Robgo2

Lives in United States NM, United States
Has a website at rgoldsteinphotography.com
Joined on Dec 3, 2002

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  • I am a manual focus convert and even used MF lenses on my Sony A7ii. Now I use them exclusively on my SL. The trick to fast MF (aside from pre-focusing) is to use the focusing aids that the camera ...
  • Well, when I saw your post, I got a bit worried. I had not used my SEM 21 for a while, and I thought that perhaps I had missed something. But nope. I mounted the lens on my SL and went outside to ...
  • Replied in Q v2 is coming
    What is all this bickering about? Some people speculate that a new version of the Q will be released (sooner or later), while others object, because none of us has perfect knowledge of Leica's ...
  • Here is an image taken with an SL plus the legendary Summilux R 80 f/1.4 @ f/1.8 or f/2. Many lens aficionados regard this as one of the all-time great portrait lenses. It is a Walter Mandler ...
  • No I am not using them. I realize that they are excellent, but the same is true of M and R mount lenses. I like the way that they render on the SL. Rob
  • Before I moved to Leica (Q & SL) I had used both Pentax and Sony A7x DSLRs. Without a doubt, I got many excellent images from my Pentax and Sony cameras, but I find Leica colors to be more ...
  • Replied in Q v2 is coming
    Of course the Q v2 is coming, but so is Christmas. Since this thread has veered OT, I will add my own two cents: The absolute highest priority for Leica is and always has been that their cameras ...
  • As to the original question, the answer depends on what purpose the lens will be used for. The Summilux-R 80 is widely regarded as one of the all-time greatest portrait lenses. At max or near max ...
  • I have the CV 50 f/1.5 VM, and it is a wonderful lens, but frankly, I can't see much to be gained by using an f/1.2 lens, unless the rendering is very different and more to one's liking. Rob
  • I have always felt that 40mm is perhaps the best single focal length for general use, i.e. not too wide and not too long. Good for street shooting and portraiture. If I did not already own a great ...
  • I almost always focus at the shooting aperture, which negates any possible focus shift effects that might occur with focusing wide open. The EVF shows what the sensor sees (approximately), and it ...
  • I believe that theory was tested and the findings published in "The Journal of Irreproducible Results."
  • I use my SL exclusively with manual focus lenses, mostly M-mount and a couple of R-mount. I find that focusing manually is easier than with any other camera that I have ever used, mainly because ...
  • Godfrey, I'm sure that everything you have said is correct, but the OP is clearly looking for a relatively inexpensive lens, and the SL 90-280 costs at least 12 times more than a used Elmarit-R 180 ...
  • I have not started the course and will not be able to do so for awhile. It looks like fun and hopefully will help make me a better photographer. Rob
  • BTW, the gentleman in that portrait was an Uber driver. Rob
  • Replied in Q Love
    I own both a Q and an SL with a nice collection of MF lenses. Both get plenty of use, but not at the same time, as I believe in choosing the right tool for the job at hand. For instance, when I ...
  • This looks very promising to me. Joel is one of my favorite photographers. I just signed up. It's much less expensive than most photo workshops. We shall see if its as good. Rob
  • Thank you very much. Rob
  • This is correct for most M lenses 35mm or wider. To get decent performance on any A7x camera, you must either have the sensor glass covered removed/replaced by Kolari or attach close focus filters ...
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