Richard Frederick

Richard Frederick

Lives in United States Quakertown, PA, United States
Works as a Pilot, retired
Joined on Jun 3, 2002
About me:

Advanced amateur active for 50 years. Previous color and B&W darkroom work now fully converted to digital.

Richard Frederick's recent activity

  • I dunno about ditching the kit lens.  After all, that lens is supposed to function for a typically 25 MP sensor in today's world.  I seriously doubt that a move from roughly 2 MP to 4 MP is ...
  • I think that some of this HDR effect can be explained because "the eye is a scanning device" as I read some time ago.  Exposure-wise, this is perhaps similar to a video camera panning through ...
  • In a lot of ways I like to look at old stuff:  1934 Ford Roadster, 1955 Chevy 2-door hardtop, 1963 Jaguar XK-E, etc.  I do not expect that old stuff to be up to modern specs, but then again... The ...
  • Replied in Ok
    Well, I think it is appropriate as long as no extraordinary claims are made about the comparison.  When you say"dull" I am not sure if you mean the subject matter or the lighting.  Lighting was in ...
  • One of the reasons for posting these is to illustrate the large angle that rangefinder wide angle lenses need to illuminate the frame edges.  If you check the edges of the 15 and 21 mm images, ...
  • Created discussion thread C/V and Leitz Lens Examples
    I acquired several C/V and Leitz lenses a few years ago to equip a Ricoh GXR with M module camera.  The C/V lenses were purchased new about 7 years ago.  The Leitz lenses are ancient.  I have now ...
  • I have a D850e and a Z7.  Either is a much better camera than I am photographer.  How each handles and appeals is way more important than tech details, with one exception that I am aware of: If you ...
  • It certainly depends on the desired working distance.  i have two:  the 55 mm f 3.5 and the 105 mm f 2.8.  I use the 55 mm mostly.  I would suggest buying used.  Auto-focus it not important for ...
  • Replied in U1/U2/U3
    I suggest starting off in U1 (say) and then switch to M, S, A, or whatever mode you want to shoot in.  That way you start with the U settings you want and any settings you change will stay with ...
  • Replied in GAS (nt)
  • While I had been satisfied with my 4880, I "abused" it for a couple of years after purchase because I did not understand that the printer required fairly constant use.  I didn't understand that ...
  • My 4880 (9 years old) started giving trouble so I moved to a P-5000.  Works well and I am satisfied.
  • For portrait photos there are several choices in the Nikon lineup. I like to use the D500-58mm f1.4 combo, but the D800e-105mm f1.4 is an another option. Here is a low resolution photo of them ...
  • For portrait photos there are several choices in the Nikon lineup. I like to use the D500-58mm f1.4 combo, but the D800e-105mm f1.4 is an another option. Here is a low resolution photo of them ...
  • Oh dear!  You are correct, and I'll fix it later. Reason: I old and goofy.
  • Yes, the substrate is loaded directly into the printer.  BC provides a coating that is applied with a paint roller to the finished print for protection. I have had general success with the process ...
  • For portrait photos there are several choices in the Nikon lineup.  I like to use the D500-58mm f1.4 combo, but the D800e-105mm f1.4 is an another option.  Here is a low resolution photo of them ...
  • The medium in question was a Breathing Color product where printer ink is applied directly to the substrate.  In fact I printed it on an Epson 4880.  It is not at all a dye sublimation process. Acc ...
  • I agree with all of the above.  I would like to point out that the metal print that I inadvertently view up close holds detail very well IMHO.  Canvas, on the other hand, is an ideal medium to ...
  • I use the 58mm lens on a D500 which gives about 87mm equivalent.  I use it for portrait work and for that purpose the setup is great.
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