Great Bustard

Joined on Mar 25, 2009

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  • Replied in Thank you all!
    Apologies for not chiming back in earlier.  I want to say I very much appreciate all the great responses!  It's going to take me a bit to think of intelligent questions to ask. My goal is to ...
  • Replied in "ETTR" means...
    ..."expose to the right", but it doesn't specifically state what you're exposing to the right of or how far to the right (presumably to the right of where the camera meters up to the point of ...
  • ...is the one of the microlens covering over the sensor.  That is, even given that the focal reducer ("speed booster") can deliver f/0.7 on mFT when applied to an f/1.4 FF lens, it may very well ...
  • Replied in Yes......
    Fair to say. But now we have a visual context for your opinion, which, by the way, is shared by at least one other, who said : Quick blind test with five person. All said too shallow... That what ...
  • Created discussion thread Microcontrast
    First, let me define the term:  microcontrast is the contrast at high spatial frequencies.  With that definition in place, a few questions: (1) If System A has a higher MTF-50 than System B, does that ...
  • More to the point, all are entitled to my opinion.  ;-) Agreed.  That said, I genuinely liked the photos I linked to, but do admit to a bit of hyperbole.  In my defense, the disconnect was the ...
  • Fair to say -- it's not like everyone will agree on artistic matters.  On the other hand, I was perhaps a bit over the top by saying "outstanding" -- "excellent" (with a few exceptions) would have ...
  • Kind of you to say!  On the other hand, I did notice that you managed to get all the eyes in focus .  ;-)
  • Actually, that was my bad -- you did say the 50 / 1.4.  However, by f/2.5, there's precious little difference between that an the 50 / 1.8 STM, and the 50 / 1.8 STM only costs around $100. Again, ...
  • Replied in To be honest...
    ...I don't think the 50 / 1.2L on a 5D4 at f/2.5 will be much different than the 25 / 1.2 on an EM1.2 at f/1.2 in terms of resolution.  As I stated in an earlier post, may as well use a 50 / 1.8 ...
  • It's more than a little surprising to me that Canon has not put out an update to the 50 / 1.4 in the form of a 50 / 1.4 IS.  I mean, they put out fantastic updates of the 24 / 2.8, 28 / 2.8, and ...
  • Here's the photo in question: Is that a bad thing?
  • Replied in Actually...
    ...I think one might say that a $3200 set em1.2 plus 25mm f1.2 can easily deal with a $3200 set 5dm4 plus 50mm f1.8 STM. While the FF setup would effectively have a 2/3 stop over the mFT setup, ...
  • When I got the 6D, I also got the Sigma 35 / 1.4A.  I was so pleased with that lens, that I sold my 50 / 1.2L (which was my favorite lens) to fund the Sigma 50 / 1.4A based on my experience with ...
  • Well, the A73 photo is much lighter in your example above, so it stands to reason that the highlights would clip sooner.  However, that the A73 photo is lighter for a given exposure is not a ...
  • That's a very nice photo!

  • ... two stops to me: And rather more elsewhere in the frame: Huh? According to at least one in this forum, the differences between mFT and FF aren't ever visible in print.
  • It is the right price. There are a lot of options out there, costing both more and less, that will suit any given person better.  However, $1200 is the right price for the 6D2.
  • Here are some photos I took with it on a 5D (many, if not mostly, wide open): http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/lenses/50L/ And here are a few fullsize samples taken with it wide open on a 5D: ...
  • With regards to Canon, anyway, you'll get your wish.  ;-)
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