IslandTractor

IslandTractor

Joined on Feb 4, 2014

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  • If I was no so interested in travel, I would also stick with the Canon, add the primes you mention and then get either a X-T1 with 18-55 or a X100T for light weight travel.  The main reason I gave ...
  • I own a number of Canon L zooms and used a variety of Canon bodies over the years including the 6D before switching to Fuji.  I switched for one main reason: size/weight. I'd be hard pressed to say ...
  • I'd go for the 60mm rather than the zoom.  I have the 56 and the 55-200 and while the portrait lens is used often, the zoom rarely comes along even on a trip.
  • So if I buy a Fuji in Boston I need to ship it to ?NJ for service.  If I buy a camera in Toronto I might need to ship it back to Toronto for service.  Not much difference.  In the NAFTA era ...
  • Please, please, please add me to your ignore list.  It would be such an honor. I'll think of you every time I use my Rolleiflex TLR "point and shoot"! By the way, what category was the Rollei in ...
  • If that's the best you've got in reply then I'll assume you have retreated from the silly position on what the essential features of a point and shoot are.
  • It is flat silly to call a Rolleiflex TLR a point and shoot.  Whatever your motive is for sticking with your simplistic dividing line, it ain't logical.  If you "point and shoot" a TLR without ...
  • I don't think it is that simple.  Do you consider a Rolleiflex TLR a point and shoot because it doesn't have an interchangeable lens? I'd say that a Canon Rebel is more of a point and shoot than a ...
  • I would have to agree that a belt pouch is right up there with a pocket protector on the dorky scale.  However, the camera is out of the way, not swinging about and easily accessible.  People who ...
  • I much prefer the wrist strap and use them on all my cameras.  The neck strap is always in the way when shooting and I don't like looking dorky walking down the street with a camera hung around my ...
  • Sorry but I have to call BS on this.  "Many" are defective???  There are a few issues discussed with every camera made by every manufacturer but there is zero objective data to conclude that ...
  • Why even bother with focus on a 16mm?  Just prefocus for street shots in manual. I haven't used the 16 but own the 14 and 23 as well as a Ricoh GR that is usually selected as my "street ...
  • Replied in The X70
    The Sigma is really not a competitor.  The X70 and GR can both be thought of as general purpose travel cameras that sit at or near the top of the P+S hierarchy.  No way the Sigma fits in that ...
  • Classic street photography is more often done with mild wide angle so I'd opt for the 23mm.  The 16mm would be useful if you are aiming more to photograph the environment but for people the 23 ...
  • Replied in The X70
    I'm just surprised that the brand new X70 doesn't seem like it trounces a several year old Ricoh digital that is actually a twenty year old design (I own the original 35mm film version too). ...
  • Replied in The X70
    I owned the GV1 for my GR.  Didn't like it.  It destroys the pocketability of the camera.  It would certainly be nice to have an eye level OVF rather than using the LCD screen to compose but the ...
  • Replied in The X70
    I agree.  I don't see how the Fuji X70 competes with the GR especially since it cost about $150 more and is bulkier.  It does look prettier than the GR but doesn't look pocketable which is a major ...
  • I've had teleconverters for Canon and Pentax equipment.  They sound great but frankly teleconverters are a PITA and I think really useful only for longer fast zooms.  I cannot imagine ever putting ...
  • I would have difficulty choosing myself after reading the Fuji v Fuji comparison which was positive about both lenses. You might be interested in this post from someone who purchased the f2, had ...
  • Please direct us to a detailed comparison that clearly favors the f/2 over the f1.4 optically.  There is no reason to believe that the Fuji v Fuji review was done with a "bad sample" of the f2. ...
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