MediaArchivist

MediaArchivist

Lives in United States D.C. Metro, VA, United States
Works as a Rock & roll photog, computer geek
Has a website at www.mediaarchivist.com
Joined on Feb 2, 2013
About me:

Goal: develop the proper shooting techniques and technical skills that allow for the most unusual and hard to obtain shots. This necessarily involves using equipment "incorrectly" and modifying or ignoring many accepted shooting styles.

A good deal of my current effort is directed at musicians on dimly lit stages:
http://www.roxplosion.com/

MediaArchivist's recent activity

  • Replied in My 2¢
    I would not be surprised if they do a a99S (16Mp ISO champ) and a a99R (50Mp resolution champ), both employing some of the new innovations we have been seeing (e.g. improved AF area, larger ...
  • The 85/1.4 is a model from Sigma's previous design generation. I have the 50/1.4 from that generation, and it is, to date, my most used lens ever. I do not own the 85, but from what I have seen ...
  • What is it about this site in particular that makes trolling it so entertaining? Is it the layout of the subforums, the style of threading, or the newbies that don't recognize you from your ...
  • What is the direction you ran? Another gear forum?
  • Replied in It depends.
    For lenses shorter than about 200mm, they are equally effective (depending on implementation specifics). For lenses longer than 200mm, anecdotal evidence seems to favor OS (in lens) but only a ...
  • I think that's a valid point, and the f/2.8 zooms will be released eventually. 80% of my photos last year were at f/2 or wider, well over half were at f/1.4. A flash will get you a quick security ...
  • The Sigma is indeed an impressive crop sensor lens. It is a little different in range and aperture than the Sony 1650, so a direct comparison is not really possible. Nonetheless, "lens A is a ...
  • I did understand that quip either. The 1650/2.8 is an outstanding lens (indeed, "optically great"), and recognizing that as a fact does not impact or denigrate any other lens or any person who did ...
  • Replied in It depends...
    It depends on what you want to make of it. It is designed for hip youngsters to take pictures with their cell phones, of food, and upload them with a cheesy desaturation filter that makes it look ...
  • Replied in Tariffs
    Anything that can record 30 minutes or more is classified as a different type of equipment insofar as tariffs in Europe are concerned: https://www.gov.uk/classifying-audio-and-video-equipment#class ...
  • Replied in Yes.
    I have a Blackrapid strap, it has an elastic band for extra SD cards. I have an older and slower SD card that I keep there, it is a great use for a card I would otherwise not have a use for.
  • I do mostly concert photos, my breakdown from 2014 is indicative of a typical ratio: (1) 82% portrait (2) 12% landscape (3) 6% square This is for keepers only, I ...
  • Replied in Minolta SR mount
    I it will work on Sony E-mount cameras with a simple SR to A adapter (no glass elements). There is a good chance it will work on any other mirrorless mount with a similar adapter, obviously for ...
  • Replied in Rokkor VFC
    I did not know that existed. Mind. Blown. I must have it.
  • Replied in Outrageous!
    How dare they invade your privacy! Don't they know who you are... or what and who you represent? You are photographer! You are not to be trifled with! If this happens again, in a calm and ...
  • Replied in Outrageous!
    Two rallies that you want to take photos of, happening at the same time but in different places? Outrageous! You make it clear to them that you have a god given right to photograph both of the ...
  • Replied in Older lenses
    Quite a few older lenses are (rightly) considered "classics," although certainly there were many others from days past that have outlived their usefulness. I own a few from the 80's and 90's and ...
  • Replied in Canon MP-E65
    Sony (Minolta?) used to have a similar lens, but it was limited to 3:1 enlargements. It was discontinued some time ago and is not very easy to find.
  • Sony has the 135[STF], although I think Fuji has announced a pair of primes with (somewhat) similar technology, so it may no longer be as unique as it used to be. They also have a (discontinued) ...
  • Replied in Concerts
    I used the ∑35/1.4 Art (almost) exclusively for a month doing concert shoots. Most of these were very poorly lit stages: Rocktober Summary: it is awesome for concerts! The current ∑85/1.4 is an ...
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