bvphotos

bvphotos

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  • Just as I suspected. The longest lens I've tried to hand-hold is a 200mm without stabilization. And in good light it's fine. Do you have any experience at 300mm? In other words, at what FL does ...
  • Good idea. Will do that.
  • Are you able to hand-hold it without too much camera shake making it difficult to focus through the EVF?
  • Due to a mix-up, I have a couple of XF 23mm lenses: one brand new from an authorized retailer and another used, but in mint condition. My first instinct was to return the brand new lens (still ...
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    No. I think it was simply a marketing/outreach program. Smart one, I should say, since it allowed potential buyers to interact with the camera system and with their employees.
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    It appears to me that my 'review' has offended at least a few people. That was not at all my intention, and for that I apologize. It was not meant to be a review, as I clearly stated that these are ...
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    Cane, thank you for saying that. I read it earlier today and was taken aback by the unhelpful tone, a sure-shot way to curb conversations here.
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    Jumping to conclusions, aren't we? I inserted my SD card into the camera and brought home all the shots (in RAW) and examined them on a 27 inch high-res monitor. As I said, I have no opinion on ...
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    I had OOF shots with native lenses as well. There are plenty of others with similar experiences. If you look at my gear list, I hope you'll agree that I'm not a point & shoot type of enthusiast.
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    The lighting was good. Static subject. Shot with the kit lens, 55mm, 35mm & Canon 24-105mm (via adapter). I had a few missed focus with all lenses. Shot with my 6D at the same time. No misses.
  • Created discussions Tried the A7
    A local store recently had a roadshow of the A7, complete with several bodies, lenses (including the Canon 24-105mm with a Metabones adapter), a set, lighting and a model. I played around with the ...
  • Thank you all for your responses. Clearly I had a brain-freeze earlier today. I should have figured this out myself.
  • Doh! But how do you set more granular shutter speeds like 1/160th or 1/180th? Why even talk about 1/180th as being the highest sync speed when you can't set it, unless it only applies to the ...
  • Sorry to bring up this very basic question. But I'm new to the Fujifilm X system after many years with Canon. I find the latter's menu system (on all the cameras I've used) to be intuitive. I have ...
  • Created discussions Helios 58mm/f2
    I received the 44M-5 MC version of the Helios lens today. And I have to say I'm disappointed, especially due to the expectations I had of it based on online reviews. Perhaps my copy is bad, or ...
  • Replied in But why?
    The CZJ 50/2.8 was not on my list. It is indeed cheap. Thanks for the suggestion.
  • Replied in Nostalgia....
    The Zenitar was on my radar, but I knocked it off after reading Ken Rockwell's review of it. http://www.kenrockwell.com/zenit/zenitar-16mm.htm Looks like your experience with it doesn't match his.
  • Replied in But why?
    You've intuited my reasons quite well. It's mostly for my Fuji X camera. But I'd like to use the MF lenses on my Canon as well, particularly in situations when I don't want to lug around my ...
  • Whoa! This lens wasn't on my radar. But the pics are excellent. And the lens is cheap. I'm certainly putting it high on my list. Thanks for the suggestion.
  • Thank you for bringing the issue of FD lenses with the 6D to my attention. I'm glad you chimed in before I started buying them. I'll focus on the alternatives now. The Rokkors, many of which are ...
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