Great Bustard

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  • Replied in f/64, eh?
    Remember the context given by the OP -- he wants a high IQ photo. Let's take a look at what diffraction does at f/64 on FF. Here's the Sigma 135 / 1.8A on FF: Courtesy Lenstip: ...
  • Yes. Larger sensor systems do not "have inherently narrow DOF", as has been explained to you many times.  Larger sensor systems have the *option* for a more shallow DOF than smaller sensor systems ...
  • Myself, I got the 6D2 for $1280 (refurb, after tax) during a sale. The A73 hadn't been announced yet, but even for $2K, I'd need the $400 metabones adapter to use my lenses, so that made it twice ...
  • That's a great photo!

  • You know, I don't know why I didn't move that stool (no pun intended :-D ) before I took the photo. It's not that I didn't notice it when taking the photo, but, for whatever reason, I didn't think ...
  • Replied in Personally...
    ...while I like the photo, I'd have liked it more with a more shallow DOF, but that's just my particular taste. To get more DOF, you can stop down, of course, but if your camera has the ability to ...
  • I'm not trying to sell you on the 50 / 1.2L or any other lens. Just saying that it was my favorite when I used the 5D. I currently own (and love) both the Sigma 35 / 1.4A and Sigma 50 /1 .4A, ...
  • Kind of you to say!  I take care not to post my lame photos.  ;-) When I got the 6D, I got the Sigma 35 / 1.4A at the same time which I liked a lot.  So, after reading some reviews on the Sigma 50 ...
  • I typically didn't frame tightly with that lens, but here are two examples of it: f/2.8: f/5.6: The focus shift issue was (is) real, but if you use an off-center AF point, it typically solves the ...
  • ...on a ten year old camera: http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/lenses/50L/ Was my favorite lens on the 5D, so I can relate to the OP rather easily.
  • Since I shoot all primes, I cannot vary the perspective and framing independently, and this is, quite honestly, a serious drawback of primes.  That said, I prefer the simplicity of primes and the ...
  • DOH!  I'm used to Canon's 1.6x and just wrote 320mm out of habit.  :-D DPR has written an article on Equivalence , if the OP is interested.
  • Replied in OP here.
    Some truths are simple in concept, but the details get involved. Let's take ISO, for example. What is it? Essentially, it's a mapping from the exposure to the digital numbers output to the image ...
  • Replied in OP here.
    The thing is that they are. However, the problem is that with all those arguing against them, it's difficult, if not impossible, for the beginner to know who is the expert and who thinks they're ...
  • When you set the RX10IV to "200mm", it was not really at 200mm, but at 73mm, resulting in the same [diagonal] angle of view as 200mm on FF.  This is because the 1" sensor in the RX10IV has an ...
  • Replied in OP here.
    That was the intent of the OP. I absolutely don't mind further technical discussion, and also absolutely agree that wrong ideas should be corrected. That said, I am fully aware that most of this is ...
  • Replied in EDIT:
    Deleted as duplicate.
  • What's Nikon? ;-) I jest, of course -- my primary camera is the Canon 6D2, so I can't throw stones at anyone! :-D But, absolutely -- your suggestion is spot-on. I regret not having thought of that ...
  • So you actually argue against that? Might be a cultural thing : Recently I visited 2 different Toyota plants. One in Nagoya, Japan and one in Burnaston, England. My observation was the version in ...
  • Thanks! EC (Exposure Compensation), metering modes, external lighting, and ISO-invariant photography are all good topics to add on to the OP. However, my goal was a short and sweet beginner ...
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