Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Nov 9, 2009
About me:

I like to see how things look when photographed and I like to discover how stuff works

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  • Here is the published MTF chart for the RF 50mm f1.8 for comparison.  I looks similar to the RF16mm overall. From frequent use I know the RF50mm f1.8  lens can give excellent results when the ...
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    RF 50mm f1.8 MTF chart
  • I don't altogether agree with your premise. Here is an anecdote: In 2008 I bought an EOS 40D crop sensor body with EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 lens. By chance each item cost AUD1755 at the time. I remember ...
  • Thank you. Good to know. Andrew
  • Hi, Although the CIPA rating is only 320 shots, I find that when I am shooting surfers or BIF with EFCS at 12 fps I can get about 1000 frames before the frame rate slows significantly. So the ...
  • HI, The issue for me is the filter. I often use the lens at the seaside  where it it collects salt spray on the front element. I also use it in dusty conditions and in the bush where dust, pollen ...
  • Andrew
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    The mounting ring is a press-fit onto the flange on the outer lens barrel. Not sure what the little soft spacer is for, maybe to prevent the hood scraping on the lens barrel. Anyway it all goes ...
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    With box and bitsMounted forwardHood reverse mounted
  • Have you got a bad copy ?  How are you viewing the files ? I have used my copy for thousands of photos and one of the things I appreciate is the near absence of color fringing. I shoot Raw and ...
  • Sure do. I have been using the RF 35mm f1.8 IS for over a year now and am very impressed with the ability of the lens to render great detail, texture and clarity for landscapes and close-ups. ...
  • Each unto his or her own, but my take on this after owning many compact fixed lens models is: Sony RX100 variants:  too small, cramped, poor ergononomics, popup EVF. Panasonic LX100 variants ...
  • The lens construction is quite robust so no I don't think it will break. There remains the question of whether carrying it partly extended might disturb the precise position of the lens elements. ...
  • Lowepro Protactic TLZ 75 AW 2 Information for forum members who have or are planning to get the RF100-500. The Lowepro Protactic TLZ 75 AW 2 bag takes the lens with extender and (pictured) R5 ...
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    Kit beside bag
  • G1X.3 at 15mm HI Jeff, I have bought and used many compacts over the years including Pana LX100 versions, Sony RX100 versions, Ricoh GR3, Fuji X100V, Canon "one inch" sensor  versions and variants, ...
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    W bay-2
  • You asked for advice so here is my tuppence worth. The RF 100-500 is the lens you really want.  It is really excellent for all kinds of birds including BIF and wildlife and sports. If you get the ...
  • I had one a few years ago, sold it  and have just ordered another. The main problem I had with it was the prominent color fringing at high contrast edges. In some cases I found this difficult to ...
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    With XtndrCrop only
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