Virginia Bill

Virginia Bill

Lives in United States Fredericksburg, VA, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Apr 27, 2011

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  • Under "Buying Guide" at the top of this page: 'High-End Pocketable Compacts' and 'Enthusiast Compact Cameras.'
  • I'm still quite pleased with my "older" Pentax K5, and it's pretty quiet for a dslr. My rangefinder (Leica M8) is quieter still, and my mirrorless (Leica X Vario) nearly silent. This thread ...
  • Hideous. Even worse than those a la carte Leicas. Please tell me this Photoshopped rather than a real Billingham product.
  • The K50 is an excellent first dslr, and those two lenses are pretty much the standard starting kit. They cover a wide range of focal length and are weather-resistant, which is a nice bonus for ...
  • All the cameras you mention are reliable and sensible choices, though somewhat different in use. The Sonys use electronic viewfinders, which some people dislike, while the Pentaxes use optical ...
  • Camcorder.
  • Yes; you can achieve the same effect by cropping images from your 6D. The crop factor multiplication isn't a strong argument for keeping the older camera. But having a viable backup body might be ...
  • It's not "versus" -- one OR the other. The two technologies produce different kinds of cameras which lead to different shooting styles and methods. I have both (as well as a mirrorless camera), ...
  • Albert's right, of course; your success will depend on how brightly lit the stage is. In ancient days (of film) when I did theatrical photography, I used 35m f/2, 50mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.8 lenses ...
  • I use a photographer's vest -- light weight, lots of pockets.
  • I won't be getting one even though I've found its predecessor (Panasonic LX5) very handy. But I recently bought an X Vario, which serves the same purpose -- excellent image quality, fixed ...
  • "Say 'Cheese.'"
  • When I go out with a camera carrying a prime lens I look for photographs which work with that focal length. In other words, the lens I'm carrying changes how I see the world around me. Obviously ...
  • Replied in 70D
    All are very good cameras, and all offer an adequate selection of lenses to meet most people's needs. Reading specifications, reviews, and forum comments won't help you choose because the ...
  • When I first got my XV I started carrying it around in a Billingham Pola Stowaway -- not really a camera bag but the usual Billingham quality -- because I had one sitting on my shelf. I have to ...
  • Replied in Still learning
    Interesting images all. Some of the compositions are a bit too balanced for my taste, but one can't always choose composition in street photography.
  • The first question to answer is, "what do you want to do with the images?" For screen display only (monitor, web) any decent p&s should work for you because the resolution demands are modest. If ...
  • For general walking around I use my Leica X Vario -- APS-C, mid-range zoom. If I'll need longer telephoto, I take my dslr (Pentax K5) plus a couple of lenses (21mm, 55-200 zoom).
  • Since you want a camera with interchangeable lenses for the usual variety of uses, you can safely choose just about any offering from one of the major manufacturers. The cameras you mention are ...
  • When I was first got my M8 I tried a 90mm and didn't like -- too long for urban settings. So I bought a 75mm, thinking I really needed a portrait lens. The 75mm Summarit is a fine lens, but I ...
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