jorgemtrevino

jorgemtrevino

Lives in Mexico Uruapan, Mexico
Works as a Retired
Joined on Nov 27, 2012
About me:

Clicking a camera since Xmas 1958 at age 11. Learned the ropes of darkroom ten years later, processed color& all kinds of B&W until I closed it when I moved to fully digital in 2008. I've shot with most everything from ultraminiature to view cameras, passing through SLRs, Leicas, medium format, and 4x5's. My lifelong love were Leica Ms but now I shoot mainly with X System mirrorless and an advanced compact, currently a Lumix LX100.

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On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR (139 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: i willl keep my 35 1.4 this is a bit big but the WR is nice

seeing the xe4 made me sad its controls are so different from xe2

waited for it and didnt buy for its loss of so many controls and not a fan of cihna made either

Extremely wise decision; I got me one X-E4 for the tiltable screen thinking it would be great for candid street shooting. Wrong!
The pruning of the physical controls made using the thing next to impossible.
I sold it three months later at a loss and grabbed a refurbished X-T4 that is completely the oppossite and is becoming my main camera. The IBIS in addition to the kit lens (18-55) OIS is extraordinary.
Who heard of shooting an 85mm (equivalent) lens at 1/15" and getting rock still images one after the other?
I'm keeping my 1.4 23 & 35 lenses, but I'm perfectly happy with the f/2 "Fujicrons".
The only thing that would make me sell one of them would be a Summicron sized 23/2.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 04:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR (139 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: I can't believe the whole crop vs FF fight is still alive and kicking so strong. I'm just a lurker on forums nowadays because of all of this. 😅
These are just optically corrected, F1.4 weather sealed lenses. They are going to be heavier, larger and more expensive 🤷. Why compare them to FF systems? Fuji made them as large as they needed to be for the Fuji system. 🤦
But I guess it matters to FF Sony users that much going off the comments. 🤷
Don't you guys know that most camera divisions are the manufacturers play things? 😂 Especially Fuji. They could just shut down at any point in time. Just enjoy any of them, while they are still around. Because they all won't be around soon enough. I'm going to enjoy Fuji while it's around.
That is all. Comment back if you want. I won't see it for 2-3 weeks. 😂

The format wars will last 100 years. I remember my film days (75yo geezer here, shooting since 1959) and when I accepted its demise I had 6 35mm cameras, 4 MF 120 and 2 LF 4x5. My darkroom still functions and aone in a blue moon I get there and process **film** (chemical paper is a knife in the groin to the planet, so I scan). The arguments for larger format were always over quality but the 35 always produced better work (most of the time at least).
My first digital "serious" was an APS-C DSLR but when the D700 hit the market I went for it as soon as pocket allowed. Not longer, I recanted and bought my first Fuji X; Now the D700 is with a granddaughter and I shoot almost exclusively my three X mounts. They give me great quality, enlargements to 17x22 (the largest my printer handles), system is affordable (FX cameras not, specially the newer mirrorless) and they don't break my neck nor my piggy bank.

Cheers,

Jorge.

https://www.facebook.com/jorgemtrevino/photos_albums

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 04:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR (139 comments in total)
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Bob P cz: I'm confused by the picture of 35 mm 1.4 lens in the side by side comparison - I remember the 35 mm f1.4 didn't have an apperture ring and looked differently. Did I miss there was a second version of 35 mm f1.4 ?!?

Bob, the 18-55 is a great lens in terms of convenience. Probably not the sharpest in the stable but the OIS comes as a great asset when you drive it to the long end. I've had three of them; one with the very first X-E1 that I got solely to be able to mount my Leica lenses, long gone; then an X-E2 for the Phase Detection focus (essential with manual lenses), also gone and then the third that I got with my X-T4, to which it's the natural companion. I like fast lenses and was tempted by the 16-55/2.8 for the constant aperture, but once I hefted it, I decided it's a neck-breaker, specially for a guy with bad back due to excesses of youth. The 18-55 on the X-T4 give me the ability of handholding it at the long end at 1/15" thanks to the OIS and IBIS combined. The combo is rapidly becoming my favorite travel kit.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 03:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF33mm F1.4 R LM WR (139 comments in total)
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Bob P cz: I'm confused by the picture of 35 mm 1.4 lens in the side by side comparison - I remember the 35 mm f1.4 didn't have an apperture ring and looked differently. Did I miss there was a second version of 35 mm f1.4 ?!?

It does have an aperture ring, all right, with an A setting past f/16. What it lacks is the pull-for-manual focus ring with scale that the original 23/1.4 has. The new 33 looks the size (and probably weight) of a peach can, at least a beer! Not being a pixel peeper, I traded my 23/1.4 and 35/1.4 for the f/2 versions with which I'm very happy. Won't even look at these two.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 01:54 UTC

Next we'll see the Rolex Leica M10!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 02:02 UTC as 54th comment
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rsf3127: Fuji is taking hipsterness too seriously

Latest insider rumour: X-Pro4 will be a) Film, b) Full Frame, OVF only with RF in the center, c) MF Only, d) Built by Leica in Japan, e) Cost half the price of an M10.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2020 at 05:19 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 Macro sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

I'm looking to add this lens to my Fuji X arsenal; nowadays I've been shooting macro with my old Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 with an adaptor but I'm frustrated by the lack of auto focus and the OIS sounds like a huge plus for tiny critters. Came to this gallery looking for some illustrating samples but the uploader really missed the point about a test. What do I care about repeated shots at different ISOs? I want to see just a few images shot at different apertures and distances. How does this lens perform as a macro if you stop down to f/16? Does it diffract at f/22? How does the IQ fares across the apertures? Impossible to take anything from this collection of shots all made at f/2,8. If DPR comissioned this, you should have chosen someone able to perform a lens test.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2020 at 04:25 UTC as 1st comment
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(unknown member): Hi from Finland, the land of horrible icebears which stroll at the streets of Helsinki and devour schoolchildren almost every day. Sometimes when we go to our outside latrines ( we still have no flushing toilets here in Russia) we have to have with us a long pole to push the hungry winter wolves away - when having a seat.
But.
I`ve shot winter sports 40 years for my clients.
Those mentioned above are good gear- but one thing is essential. When working at minus 20 at a skiing competiton and then having a coffeebreak inside - do not take your cameras inside. Leave them outside at the door in a bag. ( in Finland You can do that, in USA probably not cause they are not there anymore when You come back).
If You take Your gear inside they`ll soon get moist and when You take them back outside to deepfreeze they`ll die. At least Canons and other amateur gear will and do.
Happy deep snow for everyone.

( sarcasm trigger warning)

PS,
<<Even Russia and Putin are next at the border, quite frightening ha.....>>
AFAIK, Finns beat the Russians last time they met at battle, so I wouldn't be that much afraid. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 08:51 UTC
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(unknown member): Hi from Finland, the land of horrible icebears which stroll at the streets of Helsinki and devour schoolchildren almost every day. Sometimes when we go to our outside latrines ( we still have no flushing toilets here in Russia) we have to have with us a long pole to push the hungry winter wolves away - when having a seat.
But.
I`ve shot winter sports 40 years for my clients.
Those mentioned above are good gear- but one thing is essential. When working at minus 20 at a skiing competiton and then having a coffeebreak inside - do not take your cameras inside. Leave them outside at the door in a bag. ( in Finland You can do that, in USA probably not cause they are not there anymore when You come back).
If You take Your gear inside they`ll soon get moist and when You take them back outside to deepfreeze they`ll die. At least Canons and other amateur gear will and do.
Happy deep snow for everyone.

( sarcasm trigger warning)

Finland is probably one of the *very few* countries in the world where you can leave your cameras outside your door and still find them there next day. Been there a couple of times, spring and autumn --not winter tho- and can vouch for that. Sadly I didn't get to see the bears nor the wolves; wrong season probably. Toilettes worked fine also. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 08:46 UTC
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lbpix: I might be wrong but I can’t see many people upgrading an X-Pro 2 for the X-Pro 3. Little if any increase in image quality, a few changes but worth upgrading? I doubt it. Nice camera but so is it’s predecessor.

I use the 18mm as my main street lens and plan to treat myself to a 14/2.8 this end of the year; thus I won't be "upgrading" to the X-Pro3.

The single magnification of the OVF limiting the use of it to the 23mm is the dealbreaker for me; the X-Pro3 sounds rather like a *downgrade* to me. In any case, I usually shoot with the rear screen turned off or set to exposure info.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2019 at 09:23 UTC
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FeralFoto: Rather than spending $50 for tripod leg wraps, just go to your local hardware store and buy foam pipe insulator. You can cut it to size, slip it on the tripod legs and tape it with duct tape. Not pretty but far less expensive. Also, you can use a surplus piece to slip over the top of a partially open car window to rest a telephoto lens on while shooting from a car.

Instead of duct tape, use nylon ties.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2019 at 07:25 UTC

Can somebody tell me why the M-E is bulkier [W x H x D] 5.47 x 3.15 x 1.65" / 139 x 80 x 42mm, than the M10 [W x H x D] 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.5" / 139 x 80 x 38.5 mm? Heavier too by 20g. Materials might explain the tiny weight increase but the extra 3.5mm thickness?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2019 at 05:57 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (100 comments in total)
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DP1: I own the LX100 and see almost NO practical improvement from the Mark II except the high res sensor and the touchscreen. On the other hand, making 4K video a cropped view is a major setback. It doesn’t justify upgrading from the original version.

The LX100 is gonna be at a sweet price while supplies last! ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 03:58 UTC
On article Why I'm delighted to see an LX100 II (100 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: Saying the lx100 ll is reminiscent of an x100 with a zoom is the most seductive thing ive yet heard about this camera ... im seriously thinking about giving my fuji x30 a semi-retirement party .

I have the original LX100 and an X100T, while I shoot the LX100 all the time, the X100 gathers dust; I got it before the X-Pro2 and love it but see no reason to constrain me to a single focal length, although, thinking it over, I did that for decades with my Leicas and use to come back with a good crop of printable images. Then again I also invested in the cumbersome 18 and 35 converters. Hmmm...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 03:56 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1128 comments in total)

About the only feature I find desirable over the Mk I is the touch screen. The pixel count is irrelevant for me, as I seldom print anything larger than 16x20 nowadays and that I can do with the LX100.

A tilt screen and an integrated flash would have been more important to me than the gimmicky Post/Stack Focus and BT connection.

Perhaps the BT solves the quirky WiFi connection that Panasonic argued could serve as a tiltscreen? In my case, not enough to justify spending $400 more than the going price of the Mk I.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 01:09 UTC as 195th comment
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1128 comments in total)
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DiffractionLtd: They probably had their reasons, but no IBIS is ridiculous in this day.

<<They probably had their reasons>>
Can think of two, right away: Price increase (probably huge) and the excellent OIS of the lens. I think IBIS can be a real plus for interchangeable lens cameras but this one's fixed.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 00:17 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (384 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Insisting on built-in EVF these days is very superfluous; when a camera can be totally controlled via the back LCD, via the smartphone, via the external EVF, tethered via the computer, etc. It is redundancy, upon redundancy, upon redundancy. As that is not not enough, but extra built-in EVF is needed too, so that camera must increase in size, or the EVF size is compromisingly small to be practical?
As the proverb goes, too many nannies spoil the child.

Or you have shaky hands, in which case the EVF is also a big help.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)

Now they'll be in real trouble! Bye Leica...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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(unknown member): These editions began in film days, and then, as now, a film using M series could be expected to last 50 years or more (because they just do).

Leitz have been using sensors that curl and peel and need replacement. After a while they charge to replace them. This happens a lot, and so you are paying a comparable special edition special price for something that will not be a camera for very long.

Indeed you are paying an extraordinary price for a really unreliable machin. Do Leitz keep spare parts (in this case sensors etc) as they used to do in film days for at least fifty years?

MikeF4Black, the Kiev is indeed a PITA and the FM2n is the best camera Nikon produced, _ever_, but try an M2 or M4 someday. You can sell it back for what you paid for it if you don't like it. The M2 requires a hard to find accessory tho, to work as it should; the quick load kit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7pFHpFWu2I

They surface on ebay from time to time.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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Taj123: Sorry but this just goes to show that German engineering is overrated and is only suitable for people with a lot of money and a requirement to look cool . There are much better photographic tools on the market for much less money which produce equal results and have similar reliability!!

«Why do you think so many professionals earn their livings with Leica cameras and glass, why historically do they hold such a place in the minds of so many professionals?»

You should use the past tense there; "earned", "held"...

e.g. How many Leicas of any kind do you see here? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/insider/a-photo-of-james-comey-takes-the-internet-by-storm.html?_r=0

Not even Sebastiao Salgado or Elliott Erwitt kept using Leica after the digital revolution.

I'm also a Leica fan (own 4 and 7 Leitz/Leica lenses, one belonged to my father --bought it when I was born in 1947) but no more.

I've even tried to go back to shoot film (B&W) but it's extremely hard to part with convenience so it's X-Pro2 or D750 for me now. I'm not about to plunge $6500 in a body that won't get me better photos than one a third its cost --or less.

For candid street or nature AF rules! Perhaps not for family or travel stills tho...

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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