Michel Savage

Michel Savage

Lives in Thailand chiang mai, Thailand
Works as a writer
Joined on Oct 22, 2004
About me:

Magazine journalist/photographer, writer, editor, translator

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  • Replied in Problem solved
    I know I will struggle in low light. But I'll find ways to make it work.
  • Replied in Problem solved
    Incredible deal on XT-2 and 18-135. No need for second camera. No need for more lenses. No need to change lenses and get dust inside. I know. The lens is slow. It's not the highest quality. But ...
  • Replied in Problem solved
    Incredible deal on XT-2 and 18-135. No need for second camera. No need for more lenses. No need to change lenses and get dust inside. I know. The lens is slow. It's not the highest quality. But ...
  • Thinkin here was simple: I used to publish pics in magazines, and print extensively. I haven`t printed anything in 10 years. My last magazine article with photos goes back 5 years. Since then, ...
  • Interesting observation. But you are right. Zooming is, indeed, like cropping, except for the compression of perspective as the focal length increases. Moving toward or away from a scene is more ...
  • This zoom vs prime approach in photography is philosophically interesting. Using a zoom, like a mid-range 16-50, is like going fishing with worms, ready to catch anything that will bite. But using ...
  • Soul searching... Back in 2012, I did a successful photo trip in Northern Thailand. I was carrying then a Canon 5DII and a Rebel, fitted with a 35 1.4 and an 85 1.8. No once did I miss a wider or ...
  • Vittorio: 16 and 60... interesting, or 16 and 55-200. However, even though the majority of my shots are at the ends of 18-55, a few are in between. So, I`d keep the 18-55, add the 16, and the 60 ...
  • Created discussion thread Zooms or primes: self-discovery
    Been taking pics for 60 years. Just learned something basic: I have a 18-55 2.4-4 zoom. Well, I just checked and 95% of all my pics are taken either at 18 or 55. Very few are in between. And yes, ...
  • Vittorio. mmm... interesting. Someone in this thread wrote that XT-2 and XT-20 doesn`t really make a difference in size and weight once a lens is attached to them. So, I think it will be XT-2 ...
  • Yes DV312, the 50-140 is, indeed, far more versatile. But it's also far heavier and bigger, and far more expensive...
  • Also compelling for the XT-2. For lenses, I wish the 50-140 were lighter and smaller. I know it's a marvel though. The 55-200 is overkill... don't need that much reach, and it's fairly slow. The ...
  • Mmm... very compelling in favour of the XT2... Thanks
  • My thinking continues. I am now realizing that all these years, I have been using zooms like primes. I either use them at the widest or at their longest, rarely in between. Indeed, my 18-55 2.8-4 ...
  • So far, there seems to be a toss up between XT-20 and XT-2. Many say "XT-2" without hesitation while many also say XT-20 for portability. Vic's response here makes quite a lot of sense when he ...
  • Strict cold reason tells me the answer lies in the XT-20, and instead of going long from my 18-55, I should go wide with the 14 or the 16. Portability would be satisfied with my 27, and it would ...
  • Vittorio. Absolute portability would be a Sony RX 100 or the equivalent. You use the XT-2 with three primes. That`s still quite portable. I already have the 18-55 and the 27. As I said, I love ...
  • Created discussion thread Facing GAS or not
    Currently use XE-2 with 18-55 2.8-4, and 27. Time to upgrade. The main reason I left Canon, then Nikon, is size and weight. I thought that going Fuji would allow me to carry a camera at all times. ...
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