Michael Perham

Michael Perham

Lives in Canada Prince George, BC, Canada
Works as a Financial Advisor
Joined on Nov 17, 2004
About me:

Current Kit: K-3 and DA 12-24/F4, DA* 16-50/F2.8, DA*50-135/F2.7,DA*300/f4, 35/F2.8 Macro Limited, Sigma EX 105/F2.8 Macro. 3 AF-540FGZ, AF-360FGZ and Flashwave radio triggers, Sekonic L-358, Refconverter M, Kenko KAF extention tube set and misc filters and other gear.

Fuji Finepix EQ1
Wish list: , DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter

Comments

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Film duplicator is interesting.

I have a dedicated 35mm slide and negative scanner. Even after pulling up the software and setting up your parameters, it takes 4 minutes to scan an image. This would make it much easier and faster. I wonder if the duplicator has it's own optics along with the dedicated flash? And, it handles both 35mm and 645 ...interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 02:55 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Tilting screen, same image processor and AF as the K-3 DSLR?
Dual SD slots? Weather sealing too? Perhaps even video recording, using some fantastic MF glass?
Sounds delicious. If they pull out video somehow, this will be awesome!

I don't know that video is of much value in this format!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 02:51 UTC

I wonder if this system will work on the new 10mm f2.8 just announced?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 5th comment
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vapentaxuser: Even though you lose a little at wide angle and telephoto, this seems like a better option for the money than the older DA* 16-50.

Well, I think they serve different purposes. I have the DA* 16-50 and it is the lens that sits on my camera most of the time. However, I still covet this lens and would use it as a walk about lens, where I now use my Fujifilm X100s.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 20:30 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Fuji is still the only mirror less with an optical viewfinder. I will trade the interchangeable lenses for that any day.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:28 UTC as 330th comment | 3 replies

I feel CC doesn't offer one the control that you have when you buy ...I don't like to lose control.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 14:15 UTC as 460th comment

Interesting. However, I don't think it shows the best of what this camera can produce.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 18:55 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Absolutic: Another slow variable aperture lens? Why does it weigh so much? We r talking apertures similar to canons 55-250 is lens which is lighter. X system is supposed to be somewhat a compact system from the get go. Why not have a quality constant f/2.8 tele zoom instead?

Metal construction and glass, as opposed to plastic, lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)
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Trakl: I get why the manual focus by wire is problematic. But I don't understand why people are so anxious about the auto focus. Can someone explain that to me? Seriously, I'm curious and confused.

Are these new lenses focus by wire? That's on my X100 and it's a bit of a pain. I find I often use the hyperfocus feature and focusing is like driving on a road trip and being stuck in 1st gear.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 14:41 UTC
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Brett St Pierre: The important things with this compact is the optical viewfinder and the manual zoom, both of which are sadly hard to find anymore yet without them compacts are simply awful to use. I am not just being traditional, these simply work better. At the price I'd be somewhat tempted to get one for a bit of fun.

...and it's not just wether the viewfinder is 85% or 90%. Some compacts have close to that, but it's like looking down a tunnel compared to the big bright viewfinder on viewfinder camera's or even the X100.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 19:20 UTC
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Brett St Pierre: The important things with this compact is the optical viewfinder and the manual zoom, both of which are sadly hard to find anymore yet without them compacts are simply awful to use. I am not just being traditional, these simply work better. At the price I'd be somewhat tempted to get one for a bit of fun.

I wonder how good the optical viewfinder is ...I am spoiled with my X100 and if this execution is not much better than the G12 and its kind, I will stick with the X100. However, I really like the manual zoom idea, maybe in time we will see an X series with this zoom configeration and the OVF of the X100 and an APS sized sensor. Now that would be something!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2011 at 14:27 UTC
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