Gato Amarillo

Gato Amarillo

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a Retired journalist / photographer
Has a website at http://www.silvermirage.com
Joined on Apr 11, 2008

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  • I'd really like the range of the 12-60, but as I understand it the autofocus does not play well with my Panasonic bodies. Given the success of these two lenses I have never understood why neither ...
  • Published work by an established poet such as Frost is almost certainly copyright and cannot legally be used without permission. You can research copyright law online for basic information, and ...
  • For me, as primarily a portrait/people guy, it's the long end. 35 or 40mm is just not as long as I like for tight faces. I would like 12 at the wide end, but can get by without it. Gato
  • Thanks. As a 14-54 user I find these reassuring. While I am somewhat tempted by the 12-40 and 12-35, the 14-54 is a much more useful range for what I do. Guess I'll keep on with what I've got. Gato
  • I doubt that more than 5% of my images are real keepers. So far, though, storage has been too cheap for me to spend a lot of time culling. This year I'm changing my filing system a bit to make it ...
  • No and Yes -- Improving the sensor will get more out of your existing lenses. No one really knows how much sensor resolution we need to make the most of current lenses - we will not know until we ...
  • Replied in what we need
    I'm going to extremes. The laptop that has been my main computer for the last few years (coupled with a graphics monitor when at home) is coming to the end of its useful life. My plan now is to go ...
  • My glib, short answer is, "As long as the check clears I'm happy." More seriously, there are some kinds of photos I will not do, mostly because I fear it may hurt my professional image or damage my ...
  • For weddings I'd definitely go with a neck or shoulder strap. There are too many times I'd need both hands free, or just want to rest my hand if there's a break in the action. I don't like to set ...
  • I don't know about the others, but I never intended to knock the 18-55 in terms of quality. It can make very nice images. However, by traditional standards it is at the short end of the range for ...
  • No reason at all one cannot do portraits with a zoom. For portraits on an APS camera most people like to work in the range of 50 to 105mm, often around 85. Three possibilities come to mind: - The ...
  • I'll grant that the 12-35 is a sweet lens, but as a one-lens solution it is just too damn short for me. Even combined with the 35-100 the break at 70mm equivalent is a real pain for me.  It may ...
  • Two questions, closely related: - What kind of photography do you want to do? - What lenses do you want/need? Your answers here should drive your choice. Of course if you just want to buy lenses ...
  • Sony is smart enough to realize there is no single right number - they offer the choice of 12, 24, or 36 MP in similar cameras. I see a lot of people getting great results with the 12MP Sony, but ...
  • Tonality and color are a concern for me as well -- one I'm thinking higher pixel count could improve by giving us more information to work with. Gato
  • I'd like both - I just don't expect to have it in the same camera anytime soon. I'd actually like to have higher ISO available - for now I limit myself to about 1200 - but resolution would be more ...
  • I've been using small pet collars.
  • I have nothing against high ISO, but there are also times I need all the resolution I can get. I'd like to have the choice. Sony may have the right idea with a choice of chips in near-identical ...
  • Because, as others have said, with current technology it is impossible to read the whole sensor fast enough. For example, many Panasonic mirrorless cameras can operate with electronic shutter, but ...
  • I thought the accuracy problems with PDAF in DSLRs came mostly from problems keeping the mirror system and focus sensors aligned and matched to the imaging sensor. Putting autofocus on the imaging ...
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