jacketpotato

Joined on Dec 14, 2011

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On article Steve Huff: 'Why I love my Micro Four Thirds System' (60 comments in total)
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jacketpotato: I've brought Steve Huff to task plenty times in his site.
Told Steve Huff off too on his site.

Still fact is

1. Steve encourages folk from all over the world, various cultures nationalities religions LGBT to send their photos which he publishes on his site. (my LGBT got published).

2. Any camera gear we used for our photographs : film, mobile, cheap, high end gets published. (my cheap mobile photos got published).

3. Just have to see awesome job Steve did bringing up as single parent his son Brandon to realise Steve swell hombre.

GM1 diminutive + F1.5 Jupiter 50mm Leica screw mount : sweet.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
On article Steve Huff: 'Why I love my Micro Four Thirds System' (60 comments in total)

I've brought Steve Huff to task plenty times in his site.
Told Steve Huff off too on his site.

Still fact is

1. Steve encourages folk from all over the world, various cultures nationalities religions LGBT to send their photos which he publishes on his site. (my LGBT got published).

2. Any camera gear we used for our photographs : film, mobile, cheap, high end gets published. (my cheap mobile photos got published).

3. Just have to see awesome job Steve did bringing up as single parent his son Brandon to realise Steve swell hombre.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 comments in total)

Reading glowing endorsements dpreview forumees : Brought C8080 to test against Leica Digilux 2.

C8080 lens below Leica Digilux 2 lens quality.
C8080 zoom noise drove me to distraction.

C8080 went to new home.

Olympus C2040 F1.8 and Olympus C2100UZ I rated far more than C8080.
C2100UZ 38-380 lens quality up there with Leica Digilux 2.
C2040 atmospheric rendering .... dreamy.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 08:37 UTC as 11th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

When there are folk here saying the featured article is over processed , "fake" , hdr, not letting natural landscape shine ...

"bland" photos are an antidote.

Calmness, naturalness, sereneness in blandness ...
Something Dpr would do well to understand.

Share articles featuring monochrome landscapes just as they are alongside sudden impact articles as this.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 64th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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jacketpotato: Hmmm Dprev : nearly year prior summer I sent an article to yous on Mono landscape with 11 photos I took ...
(to cool down on summer heatwaves).

I'm a nobody and the photos I took were presumably rubbish and bland ...

Oh well they are on my gallery
https://www.dpreview.com/members/2625319480/galleries

Made me smile :-))

When there are folk here saying the featured article is over processed , "fake" , hdr, not letting natural landscape shine ...

My "bland" photos are an antidote.
I deliberately drew attention to "blandness"

Calmness, naturalness, sereneness in blandness ...
Something Dpr would do well to understand instead of just pushing sudden impact photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

Hmmm Dprev : nearly year prior summer I sent an article to yous on Mono landscape with 11 photos I took ...
(to cool down on summer heatwaves).

I'm a nobody and the photos I took were presumably rubbish and bland ...

Oh well they are on my gallery
https://www.dpreview.com/members/2625319480/galleries

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 117th comment | 7 replies

Sweet.

Next : 30mm F1.4 (F1.1 DoF, 24mm : FF equivalent) for GFX, Zhong Yi.

Cine lenses thereafter.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 09:07 UTC as 21st comment
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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 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 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 54th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 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 (220 comments in total)

Knight Rider KITT2000 of cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 77th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 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 (220 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 96th comment | 8 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 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 16th 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 96th comment
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