jacketpotato

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jacketpotato: http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kiev_rangefinder

Just get the Kiev 2! Kiev 2A, Kiev 4 Type 2 already.
Contax 2, 2A clone as this Nikon.
Comes with clone 50mm F2 as well.
£40-£80

You are clueless as to why I made the comment.

Collectors desire because they have a Void which they don't know how to fill, collecting such items shall never even begin to fill this Void.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 19:59 UTC

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kiev_rangefinder

Just get the Kiev 2! Kiev 2A, Kiev 4 Type 2 already.
Contax 2, 2A clone as this Nikon.
Comes with clone 50mm F2 as well.
£40-£80

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:01 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)

Sony just release already an Apsc 24-105 F2.8 constant camera.
Easy for you.

You already have 1inch F1.8-F2.8 24-70mm Rx100mk4.
Panasonic have m43 F1.7-F2.8 24-75mm Lx100.

Sure it's gonna be trifle larger than Lx100, gosh will it smoke slow as molasses Leica XVario F6.4 70mm :-)

While you are at it make the lens swivel ala V505 F707/717

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 45th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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jacketpotato: Gosh i digged the swivel screen I used it almost exclusively.

Low light i just couldn't keep it steady hand held (no image stabilisation). If I took plenty landscape, architecture I would kept it, in the end it's F stop at 85mm-120mm just wasn't fast enough for my requirements.

Nevertheless what an engineering visionary mirrorless offering : 4years before Olympus Pen, 9years before Rx10. There is no 16-80mm F2.8-4.8 Apsc even now. Zeiss lens alone was worth more than the R1.

So many forumees seeked updated R1. I dare say they would sell well, especially keeping same design aesthetic.

"There is no 16-80mm F2.8-4.8 Apsc even now."

Missed one word : camera

"There is no 16-80mm F2.8-4.8 Apsc camera even now."

Leica XVario too slooow F6.4 too limited 70mm max.

Fuji could outdo 1" sensor fast 24-70mm by releasing X100Z Apsc zoom camera 24-90 constant F2.8/F3.5

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 08:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)

Knight Rider KITT2000 of cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 68th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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jacketpotato: Gosh i digged the swivel screen I used it almost exclusively.

Low light i just couldn't keep it steady hand held (no image stabilisation). If I took plenty landscape, architecture I would kept it, in the end it's F stop at 85mm-120mm just wasn't fast enough for my requirements.

Nevertheless what an engineering visionary mirrorless offering : 4years before Olympus Pen, 9years before Rx10. There is no 16-80mm F2.8-4.8 Apsc even now. Zeiss lens alone was worth more than the R1.

So many forumees seeked updated R1. I dare say they would sell well, especially keeping same design aesthetic.

I picked up my R1 around £160 half a decade ago.
They are around same £££ now.
Re-reading specs surprised CMOS, expected CCD, still I suppose CMOS was necessary for higher ISO.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)

Gosh i digged the swivel screen I used it almost exclusively.

Low light i just couldn't keep it steady hand held (no image stabilisation). If I took plenty landscape, architecture I would kept it, in the end it's F stop at 85mm-120mm just wasn't fast enough for my requirements.

Nevertheless what an engineering visionary mirrorless offering : 4years before Olympus Pen, 9years before Rx10. There is no 16-80mm F2.8-4.8 Apsc even now. Zeiss lens alone was worth more than the R1.

So many forumees seeked updated R1. I dare say they would sell well, especially keeping same design aesthetic.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 87th comment | 8 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)
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j900: nice to see the KM 7D in there, a camera that many of us have fond memories of, and that some of us are still using, despite its reliability quirks.

Chunky dials, manual controls for important settings, 7D was my dream handling digital SLR were it not for known black frame concern.

Nevertheless still amongst my favourite digital SLR, superceeded handling wise only by Fujifilm XT

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)

Fujifilm X100 took Photokina folks breath away.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 14th comment
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FodgeandDurn: Is the benefit of MF undone by the relatively slow lenses? I love Fuji and I am glad they've made something so ambitious, I am wondering what advantage this camera has over a high resolution DSLR with an Otus lens, a combination that is considerably cheaper. Of course faster lens adaptation will be a factor.

I can think of uses for this setup, but nothing that 35mm can't do, and a lot of that comes down to the lens map. More of a question than a criticism. I'd love to use this to photograph stars, but even then I wonder whether an A7s wouldn't be just as useful (of course this isn't this Fuji's intended primary use).

Benefit
GFX vs FF : 1.7x surface area 60% larger
GFX vs Apsc : 3.9x surface area.

Translates to smoother tonal gradations, subtler transitions colours, gentler light to shade to dark.

Higher ISO less choppy even with slower lens.

Smaller sensor lens hit diffraction quicker at F11, some even at F8.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
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Alec: I expect, SONY will follow suit with a medium format mirrorless with a particularly short flange distance - a feature that has served its full-frame mirrorless so well in terms of 3rd party lens support.

It would be lovely to be able to mount a full-frame lens and select a "native" aspect ratio (with a 43mm diagonal at all aspect ratios not just "native" - they'd all be native) between 1:1 square format and 2.39:1 for video. Maybe even a 43mm round format for a fisheye :)

Japanese camera companies dont step on each others toes.
Thus NO Sony MF. NO Canon Nikon MF.
They will all stay with what they already do : agreement between Japanese camera companies.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:42 UTC

GFX for dough.
X1D for show.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:59 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply

Geee Fuji eXhilarating

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 95th comment
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)

Canon M5, Fuji XT10, Olympus PenF, Sony A6300.

Canon shall take Fuji XA route, release EVF less, flash less version different colours.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
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jacketpotato: Canon now complete the picture with primes, a few fast primes, macro, fastish zooms.

Things to like specswise.

Sizewise quite cute.

I'd appreciated different colours : purple, red, white, titanium : that's just me.

Wouldn't that defeat the point of lighter smaller lenses for lighter smaller m5

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)

Canon now complete the picture with primes, a few fast primes, macro, fastish zooms.

Things to like specswise.

Sizewise quite cute.

I'd appreciated different colours : purple, red, white, titanium : that's just me.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On photo Rethymno seawall in the Seawall Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Dark mysteriousness of Cretan Sea so well captured.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 21:27 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (137 comments in total)
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vaughanB: Wayhay, my E-bay 717 arrived today in almost pristine condition, the seller replaces the sensors before dispatch because they were prone to sensor failure (my old 717 had its sensor replaced in 2002 by Sony for free), it came with everthing including that nice sturdy custom Sony case, I will really enjoy using it :-)

Gosh glad you reminded me I was about to repurchase 717.
Leica Digilux2 same sensor : prone to failure.

Really folk on Leica User Forum (LUF) loooong thread extollling Digilux 2 unique look, whilst 717 gives same look (same sensor just as excellent lens) better reach shallower dof 190mm F2.4 F717 vs 90mm F2.4 Digilux2.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 07:57 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (137 comments in total)

Wo
Kudos

We will 3D print our own cameras given time
To fit our whims to fit our choice of classic lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies

Wonderful. Uplifting.

It is really the simple things that matter.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 20th comment
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