PenGun

PenGun

Lives in Canada Coombs BC, Canada
Works as a Retired. Rambler and Photographer
Has a website at carnagepro.com
Joined on May 31, 2013
About me:

Old and in the way.

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On photo Sagrada Familia in the Gaudi challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1317 comments in total)

Amazing. The Fuji X cameras are the best APS-C cameras there are right now for pure image quality. The Sony FF stuff now rules the roost and looks like it will replace one of the Canikon pair in a couple of years.

There sure is a pile of astroturf over this camera and the Nikon 750, ya think it's panic ... nah. ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 285th comment | 5 replies
On article Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 (88 comments in total)

LOL. It is useful, for me anyway, to understand how very little modern photographers know about ... well photography.

Have fun now. ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 17th comment
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Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.

Look at the Fuji XF lens prices. I paid $900 for my 14mm. An amazing and universally acclaimed piece of glass and it only has to cover APS-C.

Your consumer lens will be terrible on the a7R. Maybe get a 7R if you want to cheap out on the glass.

It goes like this. Leica makes the best lenses available. Zeiss comes in next with some very fine lenses. Then there is everyone else and sometimes some of theirs are as good as the Zeiss, the Fuji XF 14mm and the XF 35mm are good examples. But this rarely happens.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 01:38 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: A small camera wants a small lens. This one is begging for a really good 35/2.

You can't hang your average junk lens on the a7R. It will reveal all it's faults.

The 35 2.8 is a steal, as is the 55 1.8. Any used Leica or Zeiss lenses in those ranges are more.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:27 UTC
On article Ten things we learned this week (91 comments in total)
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Clueless Wanderer: Nobody should have duct tape in their bag. When you try to remove it, it either damages what is was sticking to or leaves a horrible goo behind. Considerate photographers use gaffer tape. Its very strong but not as aggressive as Duct tape..

Gorilla Tape. I have maybe 4' wrapped onto one of my tripod legs. Makes a good handle and is very strong stuff.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 08:28 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)
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PenGun: Makes no sense to me. The Fuji X cameras will just murder it in almost every way and cost less.

RAW, go have a look at my site. It is just fine.

Thin metal ... ROTFLMFAO

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)
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PenGun: Makes no sense to me. The Fuji X cameras will just murder it in almost every way and cost less.

Yeah. I use cameras to take pictures, then I print em'. I've been doing this for nearly 40 years.

Quality is what I need.

I don't need auto focus at all really. I do use it as the Fuji X is very accurate.

I don't use zooms unless I have no choice and I can set up all manner of lighting fired by the X-E1 flash.

Quality is what matters. I know all of photography has become a fashion statement and how the camera looks is all important. As well the camera has to take the pictures 'cause almost noone knows how.

I don't have any of those problems so this little toy is in no way attractive.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:49 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)

Makes no sense to me. The Fuji X cameras will just murder it in almost every way and cost less.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 18:43 UTC as 422nd comment | 11 replies
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DELETED88781: X-Trans was a very bad idea!!!!!!

You are a crazy person. They cannot keep anything X on the shelves for long. I have to wait to buy another X-E1 body.

Yeah, one is not enough. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 22:54 UTC

An amazing stack of moronic comments.

It's a very fine lens. You will need to learn how to work a camera to use it. You will need to learn how to use a camera well to even come close to what it can do.

That said I will probably not buy this one as the 35mm is just about perfect for what I do. I take pictures of nature. Very seldom is there a person and never a street! ;)

The 14mm is an amazing lens and I am still learning how to use it well. The 60mm is stone deadly and right where I like a lens. I will buy the 55-200mm in a while as well as the 35mm.

I think Fuji was toying with Zeiss and the results are just Fuji ads as the reviews come in.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 27th comment
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Glen78: Man, I was really interested in this until I found two things:

1. It costs $200 US! I imagine the manufacturing cost is no more than $20.

2. They do not have a model that fits the SB-700, only SB-800 or SB-900.

For $200 you can get a dedicated ringflash and not have to fool with this contraption. For $50 and compatible with SB-700, D600 and a 105 VR micro I would have bought it.

The very similar Cowboy Studio device goes for $35.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 21:30 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)
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PenGun: Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

You treat a high end camera like a point and shoot. Do you not understand who will buy a thing like that? Not people like the guy who did the shoot that's for sure.

I was trolling as I know how good that camera is and this is ridiculous. Here ya go:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/articleImages/Images41/bike-by-thumb.jpg

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 03:27 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)
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PenGun: Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

Oh Lord. The entire point of this exercise is to show off the camera.

This was done badly and people have noticed.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 02:45 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)
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PenGun: Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

The Fuji lenses are among the finest there are. I come from large format and Fujinon lenses are among the finest available. A very large part of broadcast TV runs on Fujinon lenses and they also are very well represented in many movies. Fuji makes some of the finest lenses in the world easily as good as anything Zeiss produces.

It's one of the main reasons I bought the camera, I know how good their glass is.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 00:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)
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PenGun: Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

Actually the Zeiss lenses that we have seen for the Fuji X cameras do not compare all that well to the equivalent Fuji lenses.

It's largely bad photographs but even the converted RAW are not at all impressive.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 17:59 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)
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PenGun: Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

My dad is long dead. I however am not.

To be fair, I think it's colour rendition and perhaps the lenses that throw me off.

i only recently started with digital imaging. I come from a 4x5 and film Nikons before that. I am very picky and ended up souping _all_ my own film because I did not like what the lab did to it. I aim to print so I need certain things from an image.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! (69 comments in total)

Takes ugly pictures. Lots of the new cameras do. The Sony's are particularly bad.

I'm not sure whether it's the photographer, poor eyesight, or just the processing.

Nothing here even threatens my Fuji X-E1, why is that?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 19:22 UTC as 7th comment | 13 replies
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (492 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: if there's one thing i wish fujifilm would tweak for the x100s it would be to extend the shadow dynamic range. i always feel there is a fight to prevent clipping blacks, tweaking in post to raise shadows and lower contrast, and somewhat distorting the natural feel of the image

the dynamic range of the original x100 is incredible, the shadow dynamic range is almost 3 stops extended over the x100s, in the s-s mode. now i know why x100 images can look so soft and natural

in the end i'll probably have to just work with a more limited dynamic range, or shoot RAW since RAW images tend to look a lot less clipped in the blacks, but it would be nice if fujifilm could extend shadow DR to levels similar to XE-1

I pull lots out of the dark end of my Fuji X-E1 Perhaps you are not getting enough exposure, it's the only reason I can think that you might find the Fuji black end clipped, whatever that means.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 01:49 UTC
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PenGun: Well the focus on the 60mm is way better. Not that it bothered me a lot with what I do, but boy she just snaps into focus now.

It's an X-E1 I use. The 14mm seems a little quicker to AF too. The 60mm is completely changed as to focus and is DSLR like now.

Was out by a swamp and the 60mm will focus right away on water through foliage. I have the focus box real small and it is amazing to have it shoot through all the bits of swamp grass and nail the smooth water if I can find a space for the focus box.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 23:34 UTC
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