Jefenator

Jefenator

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Works as a Glass Blower / Musician
Joined on May 7, 2012

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  • Given that price is of some concern, and that it looks like you want a certain amount of subject isolation (judging by your sample link) I would say some Canon EF 50mm, either the 1.4 or the 1.8. ...
  • I'm thinking the Sony FE 90mm *might* make a decent all-round choice for some. (If sharpness and subject isolation are felt to be sufficient at f/2.8 then you could be all set!) It really boils ...
  • I find my old telephoto macros and my fast telephoto are very different beasts, with very different strengths. (The former is awesome for shooting product, not so great for action shots with ...
  • Wow - that adapter actually looks pretty unobtrusive. (And I notice they've come down in price a whole lot!)
  • In my travels, exploring various old nifty fifties, I have found that: • My favorite at f/2 is my Minolta MC-Rokkor-PG 1:1.4 stopped down. Sharpest and best BOKEH. (Better IMHO than my Leica ...
  • Replied in I wish....
    You might be right. I'm glad Sony went ahead and did it - maybe after a few more years it will be less of a niche thing.
  • Replied in I wish....
    My advise would be, just go ahead and get the A7. Especially now that there's a newer version, some pretty great deals can be had on the original. The beauty of this strategy is, if you're mostly ...
  • Very different beasts, as others have said. For more potential subject isolation (especially at full body portrait distances) and getting closer to a true 24MP worth of detail, the A7 would be ...
  • I concur. At one point I was seriously thinking about selling mine, but when I did a big run of prints, I noticed that EOS-M captures were disproportionately favored. Something about the character ...
  • I quite like the M for a certain character I consistently get with RAW captures converted to B&W. (I also bump up the "Clarity" slider in Lightroom.) It reminds me a bit of the Kodak Tri-X Pan film ...
  • Replied in agree 100%
    Delving into printing, I am noticing that my EOS-M captures get disproportionately selected. Something about the tonality, the "look" I get with this sensor and the way the RAW files get ...
  • If some junkie thinks my A7 isn't even worth stealing, that's fine with me! When I'm away from home not shooting, I usually tuck it away out of sight and leave my older cameras out in plain sight. ...
  • Works well? Uh, heck yeah!! :-D Tenaya Lake • Nikkor AI 24/2.8 Mt Bachelor & Three Sisters • Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 I guess these examples don't represent manual focusing at its trickiest. Okay, ...
  • You make a bunch of settings, (exposure mode, ISO, WB, drive mode, image quality, etc, etc, etc...) then use the "Memory" function to assign it all to one of the two spots on the mode dial. I have ...
  • Not an entirely trivial benefit of AF. I occasionally hand the camera over for an outsourced selfie, but never if it's sporting a manual lens. Not a single one of my friends - including some ...
  • I had the FD35/2 radioactive lens for a while. It was pretty sharp - much better than my Nikkor AF 35/2 - but I couldn't get rid of the yellow tint (and I was hitting that sucker with UV for a ...
  • I'm pretty hooked on the A7 for many things but I don't feel like having it on my person all the time. My APS-C gear has been under-utilized this year and I was thinking about maybe selling some of ...
  • The "normal" range has become most important to me recently - for people and landscapes. It wasn't always that way, though - I used to heavily favor wide angle. If I could only use one, for most ...
  • Not going to lie - the A7 has mostly taken over. But the old NEX-7 does still have a certain something about it. It is more genuinely compact and I still really enjoy the more "crisp" sound and ...
  • Never tried the 90mm M-series but I routinely use the 60mm & 100mm R-series "Macro-Elmar" lenses. (The latter one - 100mm 1:4 - can be had for about 1/10 the price of the 90mm if your $3500 value ...
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