McSpin

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Sep 26, 2005

McSpin's recent activity

  • Agreed.  I've been buying full-frame lenses for years, just because I knew they worked fine on crop cameras and if a FF body ever became available, I'd already have what I needed without more lens ...
  • I use to say the same thing. I was an ardent supporter of AA use. In reality, I'm in the wilderness for two weeks each year and I can't remember ever being in the situation where I had to buy some ...
  • Great video that clearly demonstrates the value of knowledge.  Of course, those same techniques could be applied to the Nikon to up the ante even more.  Upper-level cameras can make some things ...
  • Isn't it enough that I've invested many thousands of dollars into Pentax gear and I'd like to see them continue to do well and offer even better products?  Why do I have to own stock?   If they're ...
  • Not referring to the ability to focus in low light.  Earlier in the thread others were referring to the D5's better high-ISO photos. I don't know much about the D5, just repeating what others have ...
  • If you're a pro and you really need that extra low-light capability or the better autofocus and you make your living at it - then yes, it may be worth it and maybe even worth more than they're ...
  • Replied in True, but...
    Good points and generally true, but it seems you might think this is a Pentax-only problem.  People in all brands naturally defend their buying decisions. They don't want to admit that a different ...
  • I agree with this. Also, who is to say that soft edges are a flaw? Isn't that determined by the photographer and the goal.  Some lenses are purposely made soft at the edges. There is a lot of ...
  • No matter what Pentax came out with, it couldn't possibly be the perfect camera or even desirable for everyone. We all have completely different wants and needs.  That said, I think they showed ...
  • Each supplier will place an order to receive "x" units. When they're sold, they change the date to match that of their next shipment.  It is very likely that their first shipment has pre-sold and ...
  • As long as you're not taking many pictures, another option would be to sell both and buy an expensive manual macro. If you hardly ever take photos, then a slightly lesser build quality and manual ...
  • No sense hurting any innocent freight trains.
  • Lenses differ by so many factors: Build quality Speed (aperture) Quietness Focus Speed Resolution Zoom Range ...and probably a few that don't come to mind at the moment. Whether a lens is "worth" ...
  • #3. I much prefer the interesting foreground. I think the lines and perspective is far more dynamic.  The top two remind of photos that 90% of people would take with such a scene.
  • Why use a lame one to justify the purchase when you could use a good one? I don't care how good you are at photography, better autofocus will sometimes give you better results. Greater dynamic ...
  • I don't disagree with most of that.  Dials and buttons are much easier than menus and digital readouts.  As long as we're not talking about bringing out cameras that are significantly less ...
  • I guess close is a matter of interpretation, but I don't think they are even in the same universe as far as features go. Got to be over a hundred feature on the Fuji that were not on a Spotmatic. ...
  • "infinitely complex" is not how I'd describe it.  Once you spend a little time learning the features, they are fairly easy for the most part. I agree that some things are better when made more ...
  • I'm not referring to how it looks, in fact I don't know that the OP said he wanted retro looks.  I'm talking about how it functions, and I'm not aware of a current digital camera that works like a ...
  • Those of us who used a spotmatic are so few, that I'm guessing few will even know what you're referencing. The vast majority of people are looking for more tech, not less. If I need a tiny camera, ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
McSpin has not added any gear yet.
Total messages 462
Threads started 6
Last post 2 weeks ago
Total comments 0
Total likes 0
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 0
Photos uploaded 0