bvphotos

bvphotos

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  • Replied in Tried the A7
    nick800 wrote: Did they offer any discounts at the demo event? No. I think it was simply a marketing/outreach program. Smart one, I should say, since it allowed potential buyers to interact with...
  • 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 wrote: Mel Snyder wrote: Hey Eric - he used the camera for maybe 15 minutes. You're talking to an EXPERT in the A7! Be respectful! You people are worse than a sewing circle. My God, the...
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    and you were able to determine critical sharpness and dynamic range exactly how? just by looking at pics in the lcd display, evidently. fyi... no. Jumping to conclusions, aren't we? I inserted my...
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    Rey66 wrote: the OOF comment probably possible on some adapter with lens..this is why you have to calibrate with MicroAdj before you start complaining...I also believe it memorizes the calinbration...
  • Replied in Tried the A7
    I've never used my kit lens for real world shots but I did do a few test shots about the house in low light when it first came and although I wont claim a 100% hit rate (low light normally = lower...
  • 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.
  • afragisk wrote: (PS: don't tell me the way to set the sync speed is to simply rotate the shutter speed dial on top of the camera!) Why not ? What else could it be ? The 1/250 is almost perfect...
  • 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?
    John Michael Winterbourne wrote: I'll finish with a possible suggestion - I had an Auto Sears 50/1.4 on the D700, with optical adapter, on Sunday and I loved it. There's a caveat though, the D700's...
  • Replied in Nostalgia....
    ScarletVarlet wrote: Picked up a Zenitar 16mm f2.8 and it's quite impressive for what it does. A bit fiddly with a sticky aperture ring, but for the first few images around a car dealership, while...
  • Replied in But why?
    JackM wrote: You don't really say. You seem to be looking for lenses to cover mutually exclusive purposes. Using manual focus lenses on a FF SLR is best for landscape or static subjects. If you...
  • 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...
  • Dave Chilvers wrote: apart from many MF lenses two of the focal ranges you mention that I own: Contax 37-70 T* MM (superb and like shooting primes) Do you mean 35-70mm Vario-Sonnar MMJ lens?
  • Created discussions I've caught the MF bug
    I started with 2 M42 mount MF lenses: a Mamiya Sekor 55/1.8 & Vivitar 135/2.8. I've just bought a Helios 58/2 lens that hasn't arrived yet. All 3 cost me less than $100. I've been reading up on MF...
  • Thanks for your useful suggestions. I'll look them up.
  • PenPix wrote: Honestly, for most of the shooting I do with the X-E1, the 18-55mm covers it. For pictures of friends and family, it's the only lens I bring with me. The 14mm is amazing but I do...
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