probert500

Lives in United States boston, MA, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.peterharrisphoto.com
Joined on Feb 13, 2009

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probert500: boooring

no

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 19:49 UTC

Curious. Once you put coatings on, it's basically just a modern lens. Most modern lenses use variations on about 3 old designs. So what you seem to have here is a lens that looks old timey, but is not, in fact, a resurrection of any sort.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 21:15 UTC as 26th comment

boooring

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies

or just go on ebay - $30-$50 max.. CNC is the great leveler.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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probert500: What does "rangefinder style" mean? Does it have a rangefinder or not. Absurd jewelry for the well healed dilettante.

No I didn't. My guess though, is that those may have some sort of finder - range or not.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (362 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Note to you Leica haters who don't own one or never even used one:
Go to

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2017/07/10/hands-on-the-new-leica-tl2-camera-in-hand-first-look/

and read his initial impressions of the TL2 and then tell the world in your snarkiest best about iPhones, Galaxies and cheaper cameras measuring up to the Leica standards. This new TL2 makes gorgeous images and has little noise at ISO 10,000. And the colors are amazing. So go ahead and have your snark fest, I'm waiting to buy one.

I'm thinking it uses a Sony sensor, that would be good because they make the best. I like my Sonys a lot - and I can get a FF for the price of this bug. Good on them if they can get people to bite - hopefully they donate some of the profits to charity - and it is nice looking.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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probert500: What does "rangefinder style" mean? Does it have a rangefinder or not. Absurd jewelry for the well healed dilettante.

"style" means - it looks like something but it really isn't. "Rangefinder" is important for Leica marketing so they had to jam it in there - but you already knew that...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:58 UTC

There is glass in there, so it will be interesting to see how much the image degrades.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 12th comment

What does "rangefinder style" mean? Does it have a rangefinder or not. Absurd jewelry for the well healed dilettante.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 39th comment | 10 replies

I feel Galaga coming on!!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:58 UTC as 15th comment

The sx-70 used a flash bar as far as I know - so no charging sound. Unfortunately, flashbars aren't terrifying - poetic license and all.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:05 UTC as 4th comment
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Owen: Who the heck wants to go back to 36 shots per roll, sending it for processing and dragging out a Kodak slide projector that probably the damn bulb will burn out as soon as you're halfway thru viewing the slides.
I put up with film growing up and will never go back.

@fabulousrice - now that you mention it, yes.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
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fabulousrice: Not everyone:
1-likes the possibility of shooting unlimited amounts of photos
2-likes carrying around batteries, charging, having batteries die on them
3-likes having to renew their equipment every other year to entertain the financial needs of the digital industry
4-likes the idea that your digital photos will disappear when you die and / or a few years later when your hard drives do
5-likes absolute control, absolute sharpness, absolute mainstream looks
6-likes spending hours getting their eyes damaged by computer light to "retouch" photos
7-agrees with the idea that "hey the world is moving on everything is digital deal with it". Actual artists and creative people create things in the physical world
8-has a definition of photography that is "pressing a button and effing around at the stuff on a computer until your butt falls off"

I shoot both film and digital, I have seen how they age, and I do not have as much faith in digital

The only archival color film format was Kodachrome. The rest will fade to magenta obscurity.

Having done my own printing in a color darkroom for 20 years, I will not miss the fumes, and blood coming from my pores on hot summer days. I will miss the prints - which inkjet can't replicate.

And sadly - whether people shoot on film or not, inevitably it ends up digitized, and inevitably the shortcomings of the digital world make themselves apparent.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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james s. kennedy: Wonderful find. I was a professor at the University of Washington at the time, and the plumes rising from the volcano were clearly visible from my parking area. Lucky for me the wind was from the west. Mother Nature always gets the last word. Since the camera was found in a thrift shop, I have no qualms that the photos were published.

Except that the orange bloviating banal lying POS gives license to ignorant violent behavior everywhere. So any act of kindness is seen through a suspicious lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: You say the family is the rightful owner at the end, yet , unless its a stolen camera, the rightful owner is the person who bought it from the thrift shop.

Would be interesting to know why this camera ended up in a thrift shop, and why the undeveloped film wad still in the camera. I mean, not getting these photos with this subject matter developed seems odd...

It's what's called a kind gesture based on an ethical code. Rarely spotted these days, and hard to identify.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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probert500: I love the sony full frames, but it does seem, for example, that fine focusing with my A7R via the EVF, is a lot easier than with the A7R2 - this has been noticed by others. I'm almost always manual focussing, and where possible, stop down focussing.

It can be frustrating, and if the A9 is using the same evf, that could be part of the problem.

It would be nice if the manufacturers offered focus mag in clear even steps: 25%, 50%, 100%. I know in PS that at these intervals the software isn't adding aliasing artifacts - not sure if it's the same as with an evf/sony software.

Thanks for the tip - I'll check it out.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)

I love the sony full frames, but it does seem, for example, that fine focusing with my A7R via the EVF, is a lot easier than with the A7R2 - this has been noticed by others. I'm almost always manual focussing, and where possible, stop down focussing.

It can be frustrating, and if the A9 is using the same evf, that could be part of the problem.

It would be nice if the manufacturers offered focus mag in clear even steps: 25%, 50%, 100%. I know in PS that at these intervals the software isn't adding aliasing artifacts - not sure if it's the same as with an evf/sony software.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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marc petzold: Posted before into the 3rd Party Lenses Forum... ;-)
My prefered focal length. Hopefully, IQ as good as the Sony Zeiss 35/2.8...for much less of the price. MTF looks okay.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59658568

@straylightrun On what do you base this statement regarding ease of making a good f2.8? Never mind - I see the meds haven't kicked in.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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Androole: This is pretty much the price point that the Sony FE 35/2.8 probably should have arrived at.

I expect this will be pretty popular if the AF isn't totally terrible.

If it's as good, I'll be P^ssed. Yes I own the FE35.....

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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mosc: Great, now make a 24mm equiv.

On full frame, that would be - hmm - 24mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
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