fastprime

fastprime

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On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: sorry but not going to invest a dime in Russia until they respect their own people.. dont forget photography is all about art and art is intesive feeling and love..and this is all missing in today,s Russia

@Stollen1234. You're so full of shiite. Many of the best photographers in the world, sensitive and artistic are Russian.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 20:57 UTC

I bought a Zhongyi Lens Turbo M42>FX(Fuji APS-C). The silver insert (see photos above) is held in place by 3 very tiny grub screws. Within 3-4 days of use with M42 lenses, the insert fell out. One of the grub screws appeared to be sheared off. I think the design is shoddy. There is no warranty on their gear, and when I contacted them it took several emails to get approval to ship the adapter back to them for repair. That was back in early December. I've heard nothing since. Caveat emptor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Nice try, but I'm waiting on the D400 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (195 comments in total)

I recently aquired a Fujifilm XT10 to obtain focus peaking capability and a Mitakon Lens Turbo M42 to FX adapter. With this combination I obtained the use of legacy M42 Pentax/Zenitar/Pentacon glass which I've been acquiring and a full frame image on an APS-C sensor. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but on my third shoot the adapter fell apart. It seems that the design of this adapter is to place the mount component into the Turbo component and secure it in-place with three microscopic screws set in a triangle pattern around the Turbo component. It took no time for the M42 screw mount lenses to weaken the screw pressure point and shear off one of the screws. I post this as a warning to anyone else contemplating this solution to get full frame coverage using a Mitakon adapter. The adapter design relies on three tiny screws pressured against the insert to hold the assembly together is flawed. Furthermore, there is no warranty on Mitakon products, so any failure is caveat emptor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 23:23 UTC as 9th comment
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)

"Our man in England Damien Demolder". Sheesh, if you're going to be a hand model get a proper manicure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On challenge VSCO FILM 01 (8 comments in total)

I checked also and Mond is correct, $119 for Film 01, not free.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 23:00 UTC as 4th comment
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exapp: Hope they fixed the performance issues with Lightroom CC, develop module is almost unusably slow.

CC version is a disaster to use and is many many time slower than LR 5.7 and that's on a current gen PC with lots of RAM and SSDs hate to see what it would be like on an old machine.

exapp, I'm experiencing that exact same problem. Usually the first crop works, but if you try to crop a second time with that image the blue screen appears.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 13:48 UTC

The very day I upgraded to these new versions I encountered BSOD 0xc000021a -fatal error. This error requires a complete OS reinstallation which wipes out all apps. I spent 2 days reloading Windows 8.1 then reloaded my apps including Adobe PS + LR and as soon as I attempted to restart it crashed again. I'm wondering if anyone else here is running into this issue? It would be helpful if I could narrow down the cause to this Adobe upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

I'd still like to know if the LX100 will allow ISO to float when in Manual Mode (selected S & A).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Behind the Shot: Flames of the North (68 comments in total)

Ezra, my suggestion to make this shot more interesting would be to position a beautiful (nude) Icelandic female model on the ice, standing tiptoe with arms outstretched above her head. That should satisfy all the critics who find the shot uninteresting!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (102 comments in total)

The sample gallery is very impressive. The skin tones of the children in particular look perfect to m eye!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 8th comment

Critics in the use of Photoshop (or other pp sw) must all be jpeg shooters, 'cause last time I checked RAW files have to be converted and adjusted through a post-processing workflow. JPEGs go through an automated conversion process in-camera.

If the photog is not going to adjust the RAW file after opening it in software(i.e., file open>file save as) they'd actually get better results shooting straight jpegs, cause unedited RAW files look flat.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

Wonderful images, thanks for sharing them. Wish I had that kind of talent.
As for all the douche's whining about PP, there wasn't that much done IMO. A little blur on some, a burned edge on some, perhaps some desaturation on some. Pretty minimal compared to what heavy PP would look like, and not dissimilar to film-era darkroom techniques.
Most of the work was done in planning, setup and capture with lighting and composition carefully staged. Taking the studio outdoors as it were.

Flame away!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million (156 comments in total)

Adobe CC = Adobe Compromised Creditcard

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 17:26 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise (41 comments in total)

Thanks for the tutorial. Ignore the haters. Haters hate.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 18:18 UTC as 14th comment
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

OP: wondering if the Focus Peaking feature works through the EVF or limited to the LCD?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:02 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

Last night I watched an excellent documentary on the Mexican Suitcase on Netflix.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 15:24 UTC as 10th comment
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fastprime: No support for Nikon Creative Lighting System seems rather odd considering the P7700 has this feature.

Good to know. I see that there are different models available for Nikon and Canon DSLRs but didn't see any for Panasonic. Which one are you using? Does it matter? I have Nikon 800 + 7000 but also Lumix G3. I see N1 for 800, N3 for 7000. Will these fire the remote flash from the G3?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 00:59 UTC
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fastprime: No support for Nikon Creative Lighting System seems rather odd considering the P7700 has this feature.

Not following you, please elaborate how manual mode enables this camera to control external flash.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 21:08 UTC

No support for Nikon Creative Lighting System seems rather odd considering the P7700 has this feature.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
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