jeffharris

jeffharris

Lives in United States NYC, United States
Works as a Architectural Designer
Joined on Dec 28, 2007

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Let’s see a line of slower, SMALLER, cheaper f2 or f2.8 primes.

20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm.

To start.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 03:53 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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I like Lenses: And the playback button is still on the left side. Seriously? Come on Nikon...

At least it’s not the power switch on the left!

Besides, chimping isn’t often necessary shooting with mirrorless and seamless full-time live view.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 10:33 UTC
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Dave Oddie: I guess it will depend how well that non-BSI sensor performs but given it's got the same AF and IBIS as the Z6 for those who couldn't care less about video, why would you buy a Z6 over this?

Anything else of significance missing or inferior?

@Venkat
Great. Missed that. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:41 UTC
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Dave Oddie: I guess it will depend how well that non-BSI sensor performs but given it's got the same AF and IBIS as the Z6 for those who couldn't care less about video, why would you buy a Z6 over this?

Anything else of significance missing or inferior?

Apparently no electronic (silent) shutter.
That’s too bad.
I’ve been spoiled by my Panasonic M4/3 cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:32 UTC
On photo Hearne-06-001 in the Alphabet soup. Letter X - Illustrate "X-Roads" (crossroads) challenge (7 comments in total)

Nice!
Where is it?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 12:39 UTC as 4th comment
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tkbslc: You'd have to turn off not only your brain, but your caveman survival instincts to get that close to one of these massive animals and ignore him getting agitated. I came across a lone bison on a trail at Yellowstone and it was very obvious that I needed to give him a very wide berth.

@ tkbslc
Oh yeah.
Some years ago I was doing a week long solo hike through the Grand Tetons on a climbers' trail, Death Canyon. I came to a bend in the trail and heard a loud SNORT.
A female moose's head appeared above a bush. Oh NO!
I backed up, turned around and saw a baby moose. YIKES!
A made a WIDE loop off-trail making lots of noise.
I was carrying a 65lb. pack and there's no way I could've run.
I was VERY lucky!

But, I did mange to take a couple of very shaky photos. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 21:52 UTC
On photo On_Time_On_Target in the Aviation Legends: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress challenge (7 comments in total)

Great shot!!!
Fantastic to be able to see it from another plane! LUCKY!!!

I took a photo of the same B-17 flying over my apartment in Manhattan back in 2012.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 20:05 UTC as 3rd comment
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jeffharris: WANT!!!

@ Copal Fit

WANT doesn't necessarily mean BUY. 😃

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 19:34 UTC

WANT!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 11:50 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Film Fridays: Konica Hexar RF review (57 comments in total)

This is the first time I ever heard about an M Lunt Konica. That looks like a Voigtländer lens, too.

My first 3 “real” cameras were Konica hand-me-downs from my father and sister.
A Konica II (bought in Japan during the Korean War) and Konica AutoS2 (a handsome camera!) rangefinders, and an Autoreflex T SLR and several primes.

Our family had lots of Japanese friends and they said at the time, in the early 70s, that Konica was considered second to Nikon.

It’s a shame that Konica disappeared.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2020 at 13:54 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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CarpentersEye: I wanted to say the ole Nikon FG is the superior body (to the EM) at that smaller Nikon SLR size. Comparable size to today's best, smaller, easy to carry cams.

The FG not only has Manual and Aperture priority; but it's also the only classic (small) one with full AE Program mode, when you rather tend to other aspects like composition and focus. Not even Nikon's latest rendition of this size has that.

And my FG works perfectly. As does my XA, pocket sized..

FE (full manual) if you want the bigger classic tank. And the pricey auto versions.

I sold the Nikon FG a girlfriend’s dad gave me and bought an FM2n.
Never really liked the FG.
That was a great decision.

Love the FM2! Still have it!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:06 UTC
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Yannis1976: now can Panasonic also make a small weather resistant FF rangefinder body?

For me, it would be an L-mount GX8.
Tilty EVF and all, but with the S1 sensor and guts.

Great form factor, ergonomics and external controls, but streamlined and with reasonable size and weight.

Just effin do it, Panasonic! 😃

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 13:52 UTC
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Archiver: The only thing that bugs me about the G9 is the very sensitive shutter button. It's so easy to go past half-press and take a photo, or switch off video recording when you're trying to refocus. Setting up back-button focus deals with this, but the shutter is still so tricky! Apart from that, the G9 is a superb camera with excellent menu system, great ergonomics and haptics, and highly versatile video functions. I haven't tried the E-M1 III, but I have an E-M5 which I still enjoy.

@ peterrw

Dig around in the Custom Menu.
There are options for the shutter release there.
With the GX8, it’s Page 2: Half Press Release

Half Press Release
Controls the action of the shutter release button.
The shutter release has a two stage action, rather like the trigger of a gun. Press the release and there is a detente half way.
Press a bit harder and the shutter fires.

For instance, with HPR disabled you can half-press the shutter to focus and recompose, or simply pre-focus before shooting.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 13:34 UTC
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thxbb12: Woah, this is an amazing and unique range!
Traditional standard zooms always start at 24 which I often find too narrow for landscapes, hence the necessity to carry another 16-36 or similar lens which means swapping.
If Panasonic were to release a small S body, I'd seriously consider the system, for this lens alone :-) Definitely a unique selling point!
(Interestingly this lens is about the same size and weight as the Olympus 12-40 f2.8 for MFT (FF equiv to 24-80 f5.6)).

@ Androole

I’ve been shooting with Panasonic cameras’ electronic shutters since 2013 and the GX7. Rarely do I use the mechanical shutter. Driving rental cars or riding on trains, neither of which I do very often (even less now 😢).

It’s good to have the option. Not so good with the fp.
It’s lack of an EVF is more of a no-go as far as I’m concerned.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 13:59 UTC
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Swerky: Good to see a manufacturer trying something different! If Panasonic work on a rangefinder model, kinda like an x-pro from Fuji, that lens would fit it like a glove! From ultra wide angle to a bit more than the normal 50, close focus and good magnification, I can see many uses with this lens.

Take a look at Panasonic’s M4/3 GX8.

That would be the perfect rangefinder style body.
Great feature set and ergonomics. Excellent external controls.
The tilting EVF is a fantastic feature!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 13:52 UTC

Nice range.
Too bad it’s not constant f4!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 13:45 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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Photo_Genius: Sony please make this!

Also Panasonic make smaller entry level bodys and phase detection af if you want my money!

YES!
Let’s see a smaller, lighter, more discrete rangefinder style body.
An L-mount version of the M4/3 GX8 with the tilty EVF, weathersealing and the guts of the S1!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 13:44 UTC
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Archiver: The only thing that bugs me about the G9 is the very sensitive shutter button. It's so easy to go past half-press and take a photo, or switch off video recording when you're trying to refocus. Setting up back-button focus deals with this, but the shutter is still so tricky! Apart from that, the G9 is a superb camera with excellent menu system, great ergonomics and haptics, and highly versatile video functions. I haven't tried the E-M1 III, but I have an E-M5 which I still enjoy.

Disable half-press shutter release.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 07:44 UTC
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aceflibble: Urgh, you people. It's just "four thirds", not "micro four thirds". The "micro" was just part of an advertising campaign to highlight to people that, since these cameras lacked a mirror, they could be smaller. "Micro" became irrelevant once the industry coined "mirrorless" to cover all such cameras, regardless of brand. The format is "four thirds"; "micro" is just advertising.

Micro Four Thirds is the name of the lens mount.
Four Thirds is the name of the sensor.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 07:43 UTC
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Jon555: BTW this new update is huge compared to previous versions (it's a full installer, like the others). The previous ones (C11/C12/C20) were 135-150MB, this is 479MB. (It's 976MB installed.)
Ah, it seems to include a 324MB sample catalogue in folder "DemoContent"...

Just checked my Mac and there's no "DemoContent" at all.

I installed the update by dragging and dropping the application from a mounted Disk Image to the Mac OS X Applications folder, which probably explains why there's no random "DemoContent" folder stashed away.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 14:18 UTC
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