Alex Stewart in NL

Joined on Jan 17, 2018

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  • Some people on this site dislike the 14-30 f/4S, but I like it and notice that DXO just gave it a favourable review. (Canadian spelling there, eh.) As I noted in another thread, it's not a lens ...
  • I suppose I could add to that when we learn from (hopefully) the really fine photos over the years, very few of them depend all that much on the quality of the lens. By and large the lens does its ...
  • Created discussion thread Lens qualities; 50mm f/1.8S
    I’ve had over 50 lenses, mainly Nikkors and Zuikos, as I’ve mainly had cameras by Olympus and Nikon (starting with a Nikon S3 rangefinder). How much does the lens matter? Image quality is mainly ...
  • You will have more control with ACR using the latest version. The conversion to Adobe is a fix only without the current ACR.
  • Replied in scale matters
    Guernica by Picasso: even bigger. The later Velázquez (corrected) paintings are in the 3 by 3 meter range - still big.
  • Replied in scale matters
    An obvious point, but sometimes small scale is best, sometimes middling, sometimes large. At the Prado, paintings by Goya are small, those by El Grego are middling big, and those by Valesquez are ...
  • For my purposes also, I generally do not need the resolution of the 7 (or D850). There's a good reason D750s are popular for weddings, and less resolution suits most purposes. I do not claim that ...
  • Replied in Why Z7?
    Sorry - a rather thoughtless answer of mine - based on a curator where I used to work. If we look at lateral distances, there isn't a lot of difference between the 6 and the 7: the native sizes are ...
  • Could be. However, curators and customers sometimes have different expectations.
  • Created discussion thread Used two Z7's today
    Seems a bit obnoxious to mention, but I bought a second Z7, again from a local camera store. One has the 14-30 f/4 (which, contrary to some views I find very good) and one with the 24-70 f/4. I ...
  • Sorry to ask, but have you personally tried the 14-30mm S? Many posts are way off on the quality of that lens in my experience. (I'm called a junior member, but I have owned more than 50 lenses in ...
  • Those are the lenses I've used on my Z7. Sorry no tests, no pics. I  I am preparing a show for the fall and the curator is happy with prints with either one. I haven't yet had 40 by 26.7's made, ...
  • On the card door - yes, it must be how I put it in and out of the bag. I hadn't had this issue before but also not this bag (Thinktank Retrospective - nice bag) before. Thanks for that tip. I am ...
  • Thanks... I will watch for this. It seems to happen with gloves which makes that a good candidate - it's unusually cold for the time of year here (Bonavista, NL).
  • Created discussion thread Quirk with Z7 (or maybe me!)
    Embarrassing to note, but I’ve had a couple occasions when my Z7 has switched to manual focus without my knowing why. I’ll go into the menu, and there it is: manual focus. I never set it that way ...
  • There's a lot of copy to copy variance in these complex zooms. I've had at least seven lens at 20mm or wider, and over 50 lenses in my life. So I also make up my own mind. I just looked over a set ...
  • These are complex lenses with differences copy to copy. So far I think mine is really good, whereas my 17-35 f/2.8 was off-centred and soft in the bottom left. (Frustratingly it was excellent ...
  • Serial number: 003105. It's very hard to read, just left of the Made in Japan notice.
  • I also have the F004 model. (Didn't know that til I just checked.) It works just fine with the FTZ on my Z7. A very good lens, I think. If I could find where they hide the serial number I'd report it.
  • Got mine two days ago at Newfoundland Camera in St. John's - the first one to get a copy here. So far I've just checked corner sharpness on boring, flat subjects with good crispness - like ...
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