Dr JLW

Dr JLW

Lives in United States New England, United States
Works as a Engr
Joined on Dec 2, 2003

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  • I have the SEL 1018 on my Nex and I really like it. I have also used some of my vintage glass, including a a 14mm/3.5 Sigma with the Zhongyi Nex adaptor with decent results.  This is not a ...
  • If you have Canon lenses and like them go for the mirrorless that does the best with your lenses. Most mirrorless cameras can take Canon lenses so look for the ones with the best adaptor options.
  • I agree with this but  for for a different reason. i shoot with an APS-C camera and I have  few old Nikon f/1.4 lenses.  With my handy dandy speed booster they are F/1 and did not cost more than ...
  • I don't know about glass but exposure to high energy radioactive decay produces radiation damage in crystals.  This in the form of disrupted crystal structure.  Glass has no such structure so this ...
  • Since my last suggestion I have thought you should consider something different, a superzoom. These are well within your budget and a few have some weather sealing but they are fairly compact and ...
  • There are a lot of good choices. I suggest a a mirrorless used.  Get a high end one like a Sony Nex 7. It was a flagship model and these ususally have a long life.  I have only used Sony and ...
  • I use my cards several cameras. I find its useful to reformat them as they fill up with various files and folder I that reamin long after I have used them.
  • I have been very pleased with the ability of my 180mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/2 to pop faces and objects from complex backgrounds. I lent my 180 f/2.8 Nikkor on adapter (Mitakon) to a relative at a family ...
  • Replied in Mitzvahs
    I doubt it is Orthodox since hiring someone to work for you on the Sabbath is forbidden.  if the event takes place on Sabbath (Friday night thru Saturday night but check on this.  Most Bar ...
  • Here is a link to a general repair book. http://www.amazon.com/Camera-Maintenance-Repair-Book-Comprehensive/dp/0936262869 Diaphragm repair is a nasty business getting all the blades to go in place, ...
  • Thanks for reply. Perhaps you could explain how someone buying a camera from you can specify an unused item from you.  That is, how do you describe such an item?
  • I agree that 4000 shutter firings is not my definition of new but it seems that the definition of new has gotten broad. Going forward it seems to me that buyers who want a new factory sealed item ...
  • Have not used the Tuit but I do use my SEl1018 on my Nex 7. I suppose if I got out my microscope after shooting a calibrated color source I might see the magenta cast but I post process a lot. I am ...
  • Not cheap but fast and sharp are the Angenieux 35 70 and 28 -70 f/2.5 zooms in many adaptable mounts. I still have my 35-70 Nikon mount. Here are some samples Not sure why but clicking on this will ...
  • I have been happy with the SEL1018.  It is better that adapted legacy lenses, a lot lighter and since it does not have forward bulging element it has little flare or ghosting. It is better than my ...
  • There is lot to see and photograph in Paris. Many of the museums there are simply overwhelming. Many attractions have licensed guides and they are very knowledgable. Our tour group had a Louvre ...
  • You may be overthinking this. Unless your lens is an extreme telephoto or wide angle (reverse telephoto, it is going to behave very much like a thin, simple lens.    If you are not working close to ...
  • My view is that the OP did not pay for a fully new camera. High volume seller who discount are going include returns. Only if you pay the "extra" price for a sealed box can you reasonably demand ...
  • My quick looks says it does not.  I own two one for Nikon and one for Canon F; neither supports auto focus. The trick is to look to see whether the product description states that it supports auto ...
  • I use Nikon Ai 50mm f/1.4, 85mm F/2 180mm f/2.8 and 105 f/4 (macro) with a turbo adapter on my Nex 7 The Mitakon one costs abput $150.  Mine is a bit loose in the rotation direction but I have been ...
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