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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  • My Sony Nex also can bounce but you can bounce with almost any built inflash and I have with many. You simply place a small white card such as a business card in front of the flash and tilt it to ...
  • Assuming your question was serious the answer is that it depends. The general answer is that you need enough sharpness that the photos us use or share look sparp.  the old rule is 10 lines per mm ...
  • Thanks for the samples.  I could not pick out any difference even at high mag but I don't doubt the Samyang is better. That difference is not going to induce me to sell my FD.  I paid about $200 ...
  • I don;t see why I can't just mount a screw in polarizing filter.  The SEL 1018 does not have a bulbous front element and takes a reasonable sized filter. I have an old Sigma 14mm that won't take a ...
  • Thanks for that and I get the issue regarding sky but there are other situations: 1) reflections from water for scenics 2) reflections from glass particularly in museum exhibits. I enjoy shooting ...
  • Replied in bridge camera
    Best is impossible to determine but I think you can do well with an HS series used.  Ebay has risks but provides so much buyer protection that I am reluctant to sell that way.  Look for a camera ...
  • I shoot a lot of sweep panoramas and most are with very wide angle lenses.  The sweep panorama just increases the use of my rectilinear wides. I think it really does obsolete fish eyes, but since I ...
  • I have been doing photography long enough that I still have some great legacy lenses and have been using many on my APS with a focal reducer and I have been very pleased. I liked the results well ...
  • As another old timer let me suggest few things. 1) If you liked your earlier shots and can get better ones now enjoy it and move on 2) Single lens reflex camera by their nature promote camera ...
  • I have been happy with my SEL1018. I am sure there are others but its lack of a bulbous front element makes is very resistant to flare and I suggest that is the major consideration for landscape ...
  • Replied in slide scanner
    Good advice. Other benefits are time saved in learning to use scanner and scanning. Most slides lack high resolution so high end scanner is wasted money but with pro scanning this no an issue. Use ...
  • I can not see enough market to justify high end APS glass. I suspect focal reducers with legacy fast glass ate up this market. Full frame is not that much larger lens wise and that is what the well ...
  • It depends on what pictures you want to take . I travel with an HS-30 and a mirror less APS. On tours I put an ultra-wide zoom on the mirror less. When I see grandchildren I put on a legacy 135 f/2. ...
  • When I travel I carry a superzoom and a mirrorless with an ultra wide zoom.  I know them both and use them in differing situations.  The mirrorless for scenes and landscapes, views and low light ...
  • Nikon offers an unmatched range of lens options so if you expect to get unusual, exotic lenses, go Nikon if it is otherwise a hard choice. Since you are probably new to this you probably won't need ...
  • When I had the choice for an ultra wide I bought the zoom.  It was a stop slower but it had more range was comparable in IQ, and cost a bit less. My primes tend to be vintage lenses, which are fast ...
  • I would not go near one but if you want to get into the thick of it consider the Kodak Pixpro SP360. It is similar to the Go Pro but it claims a 360 degree coverage fish eye, by which I think they ...
  • I bring my Nex 7 with 10-18 zoom and a superzoom. I take most shots with the Nex 7. If I could take just one it would be the superzoom with monopod and external, dedicated, flash. On superzooms, if ...
  • I can't fault your choices. As I wrote I think most of the class are pretty good. I travel quite a bit often with a small or medium size group and we we make photobooks when we return.  I now carry ...
  • I have been happy with my Fujifilm HS-30 now the HS-35. FWIW none of the major superzooms suck except when used by people who either focus on pixel peeping or don't bother to learn to use them. I ...
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