gear1box

Lives in United States woodbridge, VA, United States
Works as a defense economist
Joined on Apr 4, 2008

gear1box's recent activity

  • tbeam -- Precisely a year ago, i was thinking the same thoughts but my body was a d600; i had the same lens and wanted some reach a bit less unstable optical performance in the mid-focal lengths.  ...
  • Replied in Happy user
    Marc -- You are a quite fortunate to have such a lens with which you are happy. For reasons that are unclear to me, this lens is subject to a high degree of sample variance.  My copy -- an early ...
  • Jeepers G-B; you hit the nail on the head about where i'm at too. I've not upgraded past my EM5 since the sensors really haven't improved much (well, i have a PL7 & 12-32 for lightweight work). But ...
  • zodiac -- Well yes, and we all agree that m4/3 yields a very portable kit, particularly compared to full frame.  But sometimes the m4/3 choice may result in a bit of buyer's (well, maybe ...
  • Leonard -- Hmm. I think that we more-or-less agree on all the empirical statements that you make. "Yes" finer spatial sampling (or the analog -- grain or dye clouds -- in film) delivers greater res ...
  • Fast -- I would say that you need to decide what exactly you are willing to trade for your goals of weight, focal length, resolution, aperture, and cost.  Yah, there are a lot of parameters.  In no ...
  • Leonard -- I think that you are on to something, but there is at least one other factor too: the capabilities and demands of the sensors in the newer bodies. On the sensor demand side, the ever ...
  • Giovanni -- i have three 1.8gs -- 28mm, 50mm, and 85mm -- and both the 28mm and 85mm are almost without flaws in my use.  Corner to corner sharpness, micro-contrast, little flare, speedy, reliable ...
  • "keystone correction" -- and, indeed, virtually all geometric post-processing for that matter -- is basically matrix algebra with the array of image pixels.  You are not "adding information", but ...
  • Toby -- Yes.  Hah!  The same was true when i was using them (even today i think) for Canikon TS lenses too. Running aperture control and indication through the TS coupling was too hard in the ...
  • you are correct of course. my points still hold though, using just the tilt function . . .
  • Biggles -- "no" i haven't used these adapters; "yes" i've used TS on 35mm bodies doing architecture work, and "yes" i've used a wide variety of lens adapters on m4/3.  Forgive me for presuming that ...
  • Marty -- i've thought about an M1, believe me.  But unless it is really cheap it has some problems for me as an acquisition.  As you say, it doesn't address the IQ issue.  The IBIS might be better ...
  • Marty -- A good summary I think of the putative prospective EM1 mkii features.  I'm coming from a slightly different place -- the EM5 -- and, consequently, am more pre-disposed to upgrade (though I ...
  • Replied in Second camera
    i have a PL7 and 12-32 with which i am charmed for that duty. Depending on needs, i also take 40-150 f4.5/5.6 and us the VF4 when shoot a lot. In the evening, i have a prime set that works well ...
  • A bargain used i suppose; at $1200 new, i will take the 70-200 f4 thank-you-very much. To me the difference between f3.5 and f4 is nowhere near as significant as VR and AF.  I suppose someone can ...
  • CRAIG's comments seem spot on to me. I have the 80-400G now and never shot the 200-500 . . . But . . . in olden days i shot a *lot* of outdoor sports as a PJ stringer (as we called 'em back then). ...
  • In ancient times we shot with primes -- as Gawd Intended -- and quick lens changes were a mandatory skill to develop for photo journo to get the shot.  The direction of turn and position of the ...
  • Sadly, Nikon's DX prime choices are thin; er, that would be just one (the 35).  So you stuck with FX primes and these don't serve the DX community very well either on the wide FOV end. The ...
  • i second both Alistar's sentiments . . . having had FM(s) (and a lovely FM3a that i can't bear to part with . . .), EMs, F100, FG, and shot with Fs and F2s, not to mention a shelf of AIS lenses ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 1379
Threads started 10
Last post 2 days ago
Total comments 1
Total likes 1
Last post Aug 25, 2012
Total reviews 1
Last review Feb 23, 2014
Entries 0
Votes cast 0
Photos uploaded 0