FrancoD

FrancoD

Joined on Aug 26, 2010

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  • There must be a reason why high-end fixed lens cameras don't sell in huge numbers but if the idea makes sense to you , well guess what ? It makes sense to you.
  • I think that US chargers are still 110v only.
  • Reality is that cameras are cheaper now than ever , that is you get more features and quality now for your dollar (compared to income) than ever before so it isn't that cameras have priced ...
  • Some Olympus trivia Originally there was the Olympus M1 (Maitani 1)* Then Leica objected to that designation so it became OM1 . Later those two letters changed, within their literature ,from ...
  • Replied in No sticker?
    He who has the largest diameter lens wins.
  • 100x 100x S econd 100x T hird 100x F ourth after that go to 101X X for times. 100 times better
  • Replied in No sticker?
    You don't need no stinking sticker, walk around with a smug look and sooner than you think you will have a crowd around you ready to be educated about your superior quality lens. Be prepared to see ...
  • Now you know for sure that when your photos taken with the 85mm Otus are not all that good it is the lens fault and nothing to do with you.
  • Replied in Bokeh Battle
    The point of my post (the Holga shot...) was to remind folk that bokeh cannot be quantified by how thin or thick (!) it is or anything else. You either like the 'out of focus' rendering from a lens ...
  • Replied in Canon?
    Read my comment again having activated the Sarcasm-O-Meter this time
  • Where those lenses you sent in for service "compatible" ? Seriously, yes having spent 30 years in the industry, both camera and lenses used professionally needed to be serviced every so often and ...
  • Replied in Canon?
    Canon has been in the business for 70 or 80 years I would guess 80 years today. (well 2014) Started in 1934
  • "So even if you stop these lens down, do they gather more light because of the larger glass, and effectively providing more clarity and details?" You gather the same amount of light because F 8 on ...
  • Replied in Bokeh Battle
    Holga has the best bokeh prove me wrong... (photo stolen from the Net)
  • Replied in Canon?
    Canon is badly affected by stagnation. It has been at the top of the game for decades and it is still there. Maybe Canon is just too lazy to change. Weird.
  • If you mean that the OP had the wrong tool for the job , I sort of agree with you although 4 years of service divided by $200 is not bad and given that he has no complaints about the quality maybe ...
  • How can a lens that worked for 4 years and another one that worked for 1.5 be incompatible ?
  • Because most people are not very good at estimating distances and in this case it needs to be "'close enough" but not 100% spot on, measure the distance of your step (say walk 10 steps a few times ...
  • Replied in Enough monkeys
    According to a Wiki entry, the chances of typing the word banana with the first 6 key strokes is less than one in 15 billion. The chance of typing just one full sentence in the correct order (say ...
  • An easy way to see if some of the coating has been lifted is to breathe on the lens and observe how the moisture layer evaporates. If you notice that certain areas dry at a different speed , most ...
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