Activatedfx

Activatedfx

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Motion Graphics Designer
Joined on Dec 5, 2008

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  • Replied in Sony RX1
    Ha ha! +1 here. I planned to get a RX1, but found an unbelievable deal on an R, and I couldn't be happier. I think the "je ne sais quoi" is due to the amazing detail and micro-detail, combined with ...
  • Replied in RX1/R focusing
    Get the EVF, which "flips up". Even though I don't love the look of the EVF sitting on top of the sleek RX1 body, it is truly a joy to use. Changes the whole game. You can get them used, in like ...
  • It looks as if the camera focused on the man clapping in the audience (from what I can tell by the small original image). Did you have single point AF on, or Multi point?
  • The only point that's really worth taking issue with is the Bokeh comment. First of all, the 56/1.2, 35/1.4 and 23/1.4 all have VERY nice Bokeh. Secondly, it's pretty well-known that it ...
  • A little cluster of sprouting garlic sitting on a rusty piece of metal sculpture in front of a south-facing window. RX1R @f/2. Lightly processed in LR CC and cropped square. The combination of ...
  • Replied in Cure GAS now!
    All good, thoughtful insights. My only comment is that I SOLD my Sony RX100 M3 to help fund the RX1R. While the IQ of the RX100 is great, and the EVF makes it the leader of the pants-pocketable ...
  • Replied in Used RX1R
    I had a Canon 5D II with a bevy of L lenses for a few years, so I know what FF goodness is! I ditched all that heavy stuff when M43rds arrived, but eventually answered the Fuji X100 "Siren Song" a ...
  • Replied in Used RX1R
    Just to wrap up, I received my "used" RX1R Friday afternoon. A lucky eBay purchase for $1,700 with a Sony/Zeiss UV, Sony LCD protector, Sony external battery charger and extra battery, all in ...
  • Replied in Used RX1R
    That's an AMAZING deal. $1,450 would be great even without the EVF. If I had seen this before purchasing mine, I'd probably go for it myself! I think the prices will drop once the RX1-X is ...
  • Replied in Used RX1R
    Yeah. I saw there were 2 R's yesterday. I thought maybe YOU bought the 2nd one! LOL I didn't look at the R, but if it's a "9" to the "8+" of the one I saw, I'd say it's probably very clean, and ...
  • Replied in Used RX1R
    FWIW, I was in B&H today, and looked at the 2 used RX1's they have in stock. They have an RX1 (8+) and an RX1R (9). I took a careful look at the RX1. It was in pretty good shape. No overt marks or ...
  • If you like them, then that's ALL that matters but, to me, they don't look "vintage" at all. They look like out of focus shots taken with a lens that was fogged up with condensation. :/
  • Replied in AF-speed X-A1
    The X-A1 has only Contrast Detect AF, which is slower than the newer X bodies which have Phase Detect AF (as well as Contrast Detect). It really only makes a difference in very low light, or if ...
  • I'm with the other 2 posts. no more play than other lenses and, while the focus ring is a bit stiff, I LIKE it that way. I am using it for cityscapes. I set it to f/5.6 and put the focus ring ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Freedom Tower
    The top of the new Freedom Tower (also known as 1 World Trade Center) in lower Manhattan, NY.
    Placed 94th in the challenge. The top of the new Freedom Tower (also known as 1 World Trade Center) in lower Manhattan, NY.
  • I absolutely LOVE this photo! Exactly as I would have taken it in the same situation. The tack sharp Gull and soft focused background is magical.. just beautiful. Too many here on DPR color IN-side ...
  • I don't understand how so many folks (yes, you're not the only one) buy a $700 lens, and don't even know how it works. You need to push the focus ring forward to DIS-engage the MF clutch.
  • No need to get personal! My comment was not personal in any way. All I said was that I have never gone past +45 on the sharpening slider, and offered an alternative take based on my own ...
  • Woah! Sharpening +95? I've never gone above +45 for an X-Trans II (X-E2) file, and usually keep it closer to +35. Better to keep sharpening at +35 or less, and pump the Detail slider up to +100 ...
  • Yep. The green box moves to the most "interesting" (for the camera) point in the photo. Usually something either close to the camera, or with high contrast or vertical lines. Works for me in ALL ...
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