JFMoore

JFMoore

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 10, 2007

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  • Replied in Agree 100%
    I find it very annoying.  One of the attractions of the Fuji X for me is stepping away from menus and displays to direct, mechanical controls.   That they don't mark lenses like the 10-24 tells me ...
  • I also had one of these for a few years.  Just so you know, it's not really even "manual focus".  It is a lens with an adjustable spacer tube.  If you change the tube length, you change the ...
  • Thank you for this.

  • I don't see anyone here being impolite or accusing you of anything. They are giving their opinion on the suitability of this lens for macro use, and explaining what 'macro mode' means in this context.
  • Replied in nice surprise
    This is one of those things I found to be a nice surprise coming to the mirrorless from dslrs.  I liked having DOF preview, but it was usually awkward, like the location of the button on the ...
  • Replied in 55-200
    There is no such mechanism.  There is a mechanical aperture ring, that is all.  I forget if the aperture just reads out smaller or if it gives an error and won't let you shoot. It's an encoder, ...
  • Replied in 55-200
    Nikon has some lenses that are not constant aperture but have a mechanical ring with marked stops. It's not really confusing. The point is with the primes the f number is right there to read, as is ...
  • Replied in semantics
    That's the way I took it too, but maybe it wasn't meant in that lighthearted manner after all. If they meant it in the same vein as 'killer app' then yeah, people need to relax. If they actually ...
  • Replied in 55-200
    I did take mine out of the box and then returned it.  Partly this was because it was covered in dust and the product box was dented (thanks Amazon).  But after taking some shots and handling it, I ...
  • The Fuji lens roadmap shows a 'high speed' wide angle prime coming sometime later this year.  So that might be the dream lens you're waiting for.
  • Replied in well, bye
    Actually I do run a business, but not retail.  Even so, when i have a previous customer make a polite inquiry (or ANY customer make ANY inquiry, really) I treat them with respect, and am clear ...
  • Replied in well, bye
    I already posted on the news thread, but in short I won't be shedding any tears.  10 years ago there was no contest in local photography shops - Calumet was 5x the quality of store Ritz was. ...
  • Curious what you think is deficient about their site.  I think it's one of the better 'store' ones out there. Sites like Amazon and ebay are more dynamic looking, but I am hard pressed to say that ...
  • Given my recent experience I am not as sympathetic as I could be. At the Oakbrook store 5-10 years ago, they had nice stores and generally knowledgeable staff (Wendy was particularly awesome), but...

  • Given my recent experience I am not as sympathetic as I could be. At the Oakbrook store 5-10 years ago, they had a nice store and generally knowledgeable staff (Wendy was particularly awesome),...

  • Definitely. I sincerely doubt the 35 will be a redo anytime soon.  Although not as pricey as the other primes, it has reviewed and sold very well.  Fuji has published their lens roadmap through the ...
  • Replied in not right away
    Definitely right-eyed, and I could understand the viewfinder placement making it worse for the left-eyed.  I don't suppose there is any manufacturer of right-sided VFs?
  • Replied in not right away
    I am very interested in this lens, but I don't have a spare thousand bucks.  Will keep busy with 35, 60, and 14 for now, maybe in 6 months or a year there will be a deal and I'll weaken.  To me it ...
  • It's a minor thing, but something not mentioned yet: no aperture markings on the zoom.  Grrr.  I like being able to see shutter and aperture at a glance down at the camera, without looking at the ...
  • I've barely had any interest in the recent announcement of the XT1.  When I started using the XE2 it was a revelation: my nose doesn't have to collide with the back of a camera!  Also I don't have ...
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