Rod McD

Rod McD

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Jan 15, 2010

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  • It's no accident that the focal length often fitted to single fixed prime lens cameras was the 35mm (if they were film FF) and this is echoed in the digital era in the X100 series with the 23mm.  ...
  • Replied in XF or Touit
    Hi, I'm going to wait and check out the 35/2 too. I really don't need f1.4.  F2 is fine for me and the smaller size and sealing appeal. I like a small kit, and want to avoid FL duplication.  I used ...
  • Suitable adapters are easy to find - there are plenty of PK - FX adapters on e-Bay. Some people swear by the nameless el cheapo adapters from e-Bay.  I tried one once, but never again - mine had ...
  • Hi Stacey, I'm sorry to hear of your experience.  The 18-55 lens' reputation does seem to vary more than any other in the Fuji line up.  I can only put that down to QC in manufacture.  If you read ...
  • Tsvonimir, optics don't communicate anything. People do. Agreed. As I said in my earlier post there is no inherent difference between DSLR and mirror-less lenses at standard FLs and longer. So it's ...
  • Replied in Is it?
    It depends on the FL you are talking about.  Once you're talking standard lenses and longer there's no difference between SLR/DSLR and mirror-less lenses anyway because there is no issue of a ...
  • Replied in Fuji <3
    Hi Elie, Thanks.  I had indeed planned only to use small primes like the 35mm for hiking and taking landscapes, but the lack of anything wider put me off the system.  Sony have just released a ...
  • Replied in Fuji <3
    Hi Elie, Thanks for posting.  Some nice shots. I'm interested that you went from Fuji (16mpx APSC) to A7r (36mpx FF) and back to Fuji.  I considered an A7r before the XT1 was released and didn't ...
  • You just stop the lens down and the camera works out the exposure - with mirror-less you don't have to worry about open aperture viewing as in an SLR.  Of course you can get more precise focusing ...
  • Hi, The 52mm would offer a reasonably proportioned look on the 27mm lens and would match your 35mm lens filter size.  You could of course step up to 62mm to match your 23mm lens, but I think it ...
  • Hi, I didn't know that solar activity was 'planned'? ;-)  Sorry I couldn't resist.  I like the city shot the best.  Like Ryan, I don't like skewed verticals, but it's a bit hard when the lights ...
  • No small variety of  subject material there......  Just buy and take the gear that suits what you shoot anywhere.  You'll have a style that you know and understand.  Use, it accept it, work with ...
  • Thanks for the extra info.  I think that since he is already familiar with photography, he could make excellent use of either outfit.  They're both capable cameras.  He's clearly narrowed his ...
  • Some very different options there....... You sound very keen to buy the next lens, any lens. Does there have to be a "next" lens? You have a fine collection of lenses covering 10mm to 200mm. You ...
  • Hi, Does your friend know anything about photography?  If he does, why specifically consider these two kits?  Does he need an ILC at all?  Is his family traveling?  Is he printing large?  Is he ...
  • Rarely do we such faith in Fuji's documentation......... I don't think using a filter is going to enhance the water resistance of a sealed lens (or an unsealed one).  Most filters aren't sealed ...
  • Hi, I'm fortunate enough (in one way) to live in a very dry climate in South Australia, so fungus isn't a problem for storage at home  - I can use my normal soft camera bags - but you're exposed to ...
  • They're a good portrait-oriented lens, a bit soft wide open.  It seems to me that all fast-ish film era short telephoto lenses give rise to some CAs and PF in high contrast areas.  They were just ...
  • Commented on Sunny Intervals in the Old Bench challenge

    Hi,
    Well done! Best bench shot I've seen in a while....and in what I'm guessing was rapidly changing light.

    Would you be happy to share your technique? Is that a grad ND filter holding the DR,...

  • Hi, I didn't vote.  I have zero problems with my black one at 12 months. I guess I'd be disappointed if it had flaked off early, but as time marches on, I don't really care all that much.  It's a ...
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