NAwlins Contrarian

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Joined on Sep 9, 2009

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  • NetMage, thanks. I followed the link to the D-600L but found nothing significant, and did not flip though this one because it interested me less. Upon further review, now I see that the later...

  • Seems like in recent times Canon's new lenses have been outstanding, and on the whole notably better than Nikon's and Sony's new lenses. Combine that with their recently-improved sensors (on the 5D...

  • "[T]he [Olympus] D-600L ($1299) ... had ..., in a first for consumer cameras, a TTL optical viewfinder."

    Wait, what? This really intrigues me. How did a through-the-lens optical viewfinder work...

  • Chris, this camera's frequent fails in basic functions like auto-focus suggest that it seriously risks frustrating many beginners into retreating to their smartphones to take pictures.

    The review...

  • Beginners?!* No, this camera only makes sense for experts who know how to live within its severe limitations, and want something very inexpensive / disposable for use within this camera's narrow...

  • IMO the A-mount will die if and/or when: (1) mirrorless cameras equal or exceed the performance in every significant way of both (a) DSLRs (including Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount) and (b) ...
  • [W]hy hold the camera with one hand, and play with another? It is so annoying. Put camera on a tripod or a pod of any kind. Because sometimes you're shooting a subject, or action, or from a vantage ...
  • Tri-X you can process yourself, without a darkroom, with maybe $100 of equipment, for a very low cost per roll. I like it best at 400 in Ilford DD-X, but HC-110 is a classic developer for it and ...
  • (1) I think if you drop the preference for a ball-head you may do much better. Really good, sturdy ballheads that support decent-weight cameras tend to be expensive. (2) Often craigslist and ...
  • For the average person who doesn't want maximum quality and won't pay for drum scans or a Nikon 9000, this is what I recommend to scan film: (1) If it's not a huge number of film frames to scan, ...
  • The Tamron 10-24mm appears to be less good than the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 or either version of the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8: https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Sigma-10-20mm-F35-EX-DC-HS ...
  • If the goal is something ultra-wide then 8 mm > 10 mm > 11 mm. It makes little sense to use these at 16 mm.... I still don't really get why these are zooms. There is a Samyang 10mm F2.8. The goal i ...
  • [W]hat are ur thoughts about the sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 dc hsm? I think the Sigma 8-16mm is not as good a lens as the Sigma 10-20mm f/2.5--unless you really want wider than 10mm. Here is a DxO ...
  • I have looked and looked and read reports and viewed samples, and I keep coming to the conclusion that the best choice is the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5. Currently in the US it is on sale new for $449, ...
  • Am I the only one that thinks this is a poorly-chosen list? If you want to buy me a compact camera in the $500 - $1000 price range, then a Sony RX100 Mk. III, IV, or V, or a Panasonic LX100, would...

  • Based on the picture the OP provided, I agree that the lens in the picture appears to be a 72. As I recall, some people think the build quality of this lens is better than the build quality of the ...
  • Tamron has sold at least three, and maybe four, totally different optical designs of 90mm macro lenses, all of which are well-regarded, but there are significant differences. It depends on what ...
  • That has nothing to do with ViewPoint. What you want is a lens profile for the basic Optics Pro software. What ViewPoint fixes is something different.

  • Anyone looking at used lenses and talking about a Sigma 17-70mm should remember that there are at least three different ones--I believe all different optical designs: (1) the original Sigma 17-70mm ...
  • Others have said, and I accept as true, that the A68 does have an in-body focus motor, so you should be able to use pretty much any lens ever made for a Sony DSLR or DSLT, Konica Minolta DSLR, or ...
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