Jim Kaye

Jim Kaye

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  • Thanks, Guy, Greg, and Dick.  Yes, I have an Olympus-compatible flash, so I'll give it a try.  I appreciate the helpful replies!
  • I've read that the layout and functions of contacts on a Canon-compatible flash shoe are the same as for M4/3. (On looking at a picture of a 3rd party Canon-compatible TTL flash cord on the B & H ...
  • Thanks for an interesting and informative post, as well as your thoughtful responses to many of the comments and questions.

  • Replied in You're done...
    An attractive girlfriend will only make it worse. You'll need the best glass -- 85 f/1.4, Zeiss 135, 200 f/2, etc. there's no hope for you... -- Jim Kaye 'I believe that the electronic image will ...
  • Certainly using a tripod is helpful for slow shutter speeds, but I also think it's valuable when learning how to use the tilt and shift functions if the user is new to this type of lens. For ...
  • I think 16-85 and 35 f/1.8 DX make a nice combination if you can afford both.  If not, I'd recommend starting with the 35 and save up for the 16-85.  Remember 50 on DX gives an angle of view ...
  • Created discussions 58 f/1.4 -- "Sharp One?"
    I happened to glance at Popular Photography's review of this lens in the July, 2014 issue, with title as above (minus the question mark). "Among the sharpest lenss we've ever mounted on our optical ...
  • If Nikon is like many other companies, what they probably did is to estimate their costs over the expected lifetime of the product when it was being planned (including development, materials, ...
  • Lowepro AW200, like many other cases, is really designed for a 70-200 f/2.8 but it works fine for the f/4 if you want to carry it around in a case. The shoulder strap is quite comfortable. I don't ...
  • Sure, or just not shift so much when shooting.  Of course either approach partly defeats the purpose, but still there will be more picture area than there would be with a single frame shot at the ...
  • Vignetting on one side also becomes a problem at full shift (and no easy lens profile correction in Lightroom). -- Jim Kaye 'I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance. ...
  • The 45 f/2.8 is particularly good -- it's small, so doesn't attract too much attention -- but really any Nikon "P" is fine.
  • The Zeiss 35/2 has another advantage over the Sigma 35/1.4 A: DOF markings for all apertures from f/4 to f/22.  (The Sigma has them only for f/16.)  These are useful to help focus more accurately ...
  • 99.8% of the workflow was Edward Weston's (as Ig noted above) so I can't give you the details. The other 0.2%:  I photographed his print with 58 f/1.4 on D7100, processed the NEF in Lightroom ...
  • Good for you, Ig! I hadn't associated him with the Pictorialists before I saw this, but there he was, along with Day (Boston's favorite) and the others: https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/truth-and-beauty
  • Created discussions 58 f/1.4 is SOFT! (NSFW)
    Not only that, the smallest aperture is only f/16 -- for the price of this lens, it should go to at least f/64!!
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  • LensAlign recommends shooting in B & W when using their software to read the test images, but I've found that with fast primes, which usually have some longitudinal chromatic aberration, it's just ...
  • PS, I was assuming you meant you can spend $1,000 per lens…so $3,000 altogether (assuming you don't get both a 14 and a 15).  The Sigma at $800 and Zeiss at $1,850 will put you below $3,000. If you ...
  • I'd recommend the Sigma 35 f/1.4 and Zeiss 21 f/2.8 -- both are superb.  If you need wider for landscape, use a pano setup, shoot multiple portrait orientation images with the 35, and stitch. ...
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