Alphoid

Joined on Jun 24, 2011

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  • Replied in Not my goal
    Thank you for the suggestion. While I share the sentiment, I don't think this is the time. This started to bother me a few months ago, when I saw posts silently disappearing. The first time, a ...
  • Replied in Thread
    You can judge for yourself whether my description was accurate. I have exactly one post from the thread saved, since I happened to have it open in a window at the time the ban went into place and ...
  • Created discussion thread Goodbye, folks
    Hi Folks, I've really enjoyed the community here and learned a lot. Over the past year or so, increasing numbers of posts started disappearing. Good, helpful posts, of exactly the type I learned ...
  • The equivalent lenses are: (1) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/898837-REG/Sigma_340205_35mm_f_1_4_DG_HSM.html
  • Correct up to here. And this is not correct. If you take two images, one at ISO6400 f/2.8, 1 second, and another one at ISO1600 f/2.8, 1 second, if the former were correctly exposed, the latter ...
  • Replied in Zebras
    This is not correct. Underexposing has no effect on shot noise. It effects readout noise. Readout noise decreases with each generation camera. It's completely specific to the camera. http://improve ...
  • Replied in 24-70
    My 24-70 is one of my primary lenses. Small or big room. I was fortunate to rent a 70-200mm f/2.8 before buying. That lens is just too big to be practical for what I do. Got an 85mm f/1.4 instead, ...
  • What's wrong with the A7 video? Why switch? And as for more versatile screen, have you tried using your cell phone with the A7?
  • Camera itself is at least $300, and probably has a lifespan of less than 3 years. Add 4G for photos (reasonably big transfers), and you're already over $99/year.

  • I'd pay for a service where my photos went to India and were selected/edited by someone competent. I might not pay $1200/year, mind you, but I would pay.

    The camera, though, that's another matter.

  • Replied in Yes there is
    The three most versatile cameras I've used were: (1) Cell phone. Versatile enough to be with me all the time. (2) RX100V. Image quality of a dSLR ...
  • Replied in Zebras
    I would suggest taking the time to understand them. In this discussion, it became clear there is something basic you're misunderstanding. This is increasingly unimportant. Modern cameras are ...
  • That's exactly the point. dSLRs don't have EVFs, so they don't burn power. I was one of the early converters from OVF to EVF cameras, and travel was, exactly, one of the annoyances. Even the ...
  • I think the way to phrase this to make this matter to most beginners is that a dSLR with a 50mm f/1.8 can take fine photos with about 1/7th of the light as the FZ-1000. That's why equivalence is ...
  • Then don't post misleading information. Your post is exactly confusing to beginners, with two pages of copy, and "valid for exposure purposes" isn't exactly helpful. Beginners care about the output ...
  • Replied in Fast prime
    Moving to a fast prime will give more benefit than moving to full frame. A set of fast primes covering your focal range will cost less than a full frame. If you buy the right fast primes, they'll ...
  • Your diagram is missing two pieces, the EVF and the battery. I could take a dSLR with me on a two weeks off the grid, and be okay for occasional photos. With a few spare batteries, I could do some ...
  • That contradicts everything I've read, and yet makes perfect sense... I'm still trying to wrap my head around how many web sites have serious technical errors here.
  • I have dSLTs, and had dSLRs before. I don't have any lenses microadjusted. I did once buy a lens which needed it, but I couldn't get the adjustment right. When I adjusted for focus near the ...
  • Replied in What physics?
    ... At just around $2000 :)
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