UnfetteredWandering

UnfetteredWandering

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
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Joined on May 25, 2020

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UnfetteredWandering: I wonder how these will compare to the Nikon Z-mount's f/1.8 primes in price, size, and performance.

If this photograph is of the actual lenses (https://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/8413354019/LUMIX_Lens_Roadmap_August_2020.png) I'm going to guess that the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm lenses are roughly 9cm long (based upon measuring the lens mount width on my screen, comparing it to the know width of the L-mount, and doing some back of the envelope math).

This puts them roughly between the $600 FE 85mm f/1.8 and the $800 Z 85mm f/1.8. As for pricing, that is to be seen.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 23:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S5 sample gallery (64 comments in total)

Oh hey, Agua Verde. I miss going there for lunch and I hope they're doing alright.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 15:37 UTC as 13th comment

I wonder how these will compare to the Nikon Z-mount's f/1.8 primes in price, size, and performance.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 15:27 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies

"Air travel is better, but I still like to drive or take the train."

It depends on your metric. In terms of CO2 emissions per passenger per km traveled, air travel is far, far worse (Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49349566).

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 14:38 UTC as 224th comment
On article 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera (237 comments in total)
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Tom_A: About TLRs, from the article "They offer limited creative control but can make beautiful photos."
What limited creative control? Most have dials for shutter speed and aperture, that is full creative control. Helmut Newton made may unforgettable photos with his Rolleiflex. Diane Arbus used a Mamiya TLR (if I am not mistaken).
TLRs are actually very cool MF cameras. No mirror slap, no vibrations - better for handheld photos. Silent as well.

And with some of the Mamiya TLRs, you even have interchangeable lenses.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2020 at 16:25 UTC
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De Fotoman: Nice!
Video conferencing via a 1970’s manual lens. Will be trying that.

I tried this last night with Zoom, my X-Pro2, and a Minolta MC ROKKOR-X PG 50mm f/1.4. Everything worked successfully, but I need to get a longer USB cable and mount the camera on a tripod.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 15:55 UTC
On article 12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera (237 comments in total)

13. None of these rules are set in stone.

All of these rules are generalized guidelines and you're going to encounter scenarios that don't neatly follow them so don't agonize about it. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't do your research and plan your purchase(s).

I recommend joining owners group dedicated to the camera you're thinking about, learning from others' experience, and not being afraid to ask questions. KBO.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 15:49 UTC as 78th comment
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