thiefofpresence

thiefofpresence

Lives in United States New York, United States
Joined on Feb 1, 2016
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“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know” — Diane Arbus

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  • Very well explained. I remember thinking this before, but forgetting this rationale.
  • Well, street photography, which is either a rigorously defined limited form (in some peoples minds) or a fairly wide open form (as I see it) that involves people in candid situations.
  • I saw your website offering professional services, so I have figured out you are not a hipster. I guess you know it's for you, but have trouble explaining why. And from your gear list, its not like ...
  • Again, these are always presented as exclusive choices one or the other - but I consider it a win-win to end up with both - when possible. Not everyone seems to agree with you. In the Sony space ...
  • Eyesight reference was in reference to viewfinder usage as critical to manual focusing. And with sigma on AF system my eyesight would matter less after the lock. But speaking of what I see with my ...
  • Well of course there are other objectives. That said if the other objectives are achievable AND sharpness is possible as well, win-win..” so yeah as said a medium format doesn’t make sense because ...
  • Created discussion thread M10-R and 35 Summilux
    Considering the M10-R and getting started with a 35 summilux lens, but concerned about whether my eye sight applied to optically coupled rangefinder focusing will reliably create image sharpness ...
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    https://www.overgaard.dk/pdf/Summilux-M_35_mm_ASPH_Technical_Data_en.pdf

    (Sigma 35/1.4 Art)
    https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/MTF.aspx?Lens=829

  • By “summilux class” I meant f/1.4. But less hysterical is the objective measure (MTF charts) by which various Sigma lenses outperform Leitz lenses that are 10 times the cost. You have to grant a...

  • The emperor wears no clothes: give me $1500 budget (half that for APS-C) and I can pair a modern mirrorless camera with a Sigma summilux-class lens, and produce the same and better images. But then...

  • All while relying on my aging eyes and an OVF for nailing 40mp sharpness on a co-focused lens... god help me I would jump from a bridge after spending $15K on this body and a summilux lens and...

  • The emperor wears no clothes: give me $1500 budget (half that for APS-C) and I can pair a modern mirrorless camera with a Sigma summilux-class lens, and produce the same and better images. But then...

  • Commented on a photo in the Leica M10-R Sample Gallery sample gallery

    At least the future owner can know that they spent upwards of $13K to produce this image that I think a $1000 kit with a sigma 1.4 aperture lens could have blown away... (but Red dot?)

  • I love zooms, and when I am eventing or doing street photography, the versatility without lens change is great. That said, when aperture breaks 2.0 or faster, I do love the rendering that produces, ...
  • Yes, the 70-180 is sharper than 28-200 in the overlapping ranges. By closer to one stop less noise on the 70 end, and by closer to two stops less noise on the 180 end. Of course my use cases are ...
  • Wow, that was blast from the fairly recent past. These days, a lot less "minimalist". Sometimes, more is more... Sony A9ii Primes: Sony FE 20/1.8 G M-Rokkor 28/2.8 Sony FE 35/1.8 Sigma 45/2.8 C Son ...
  • Based on your description, you are not trying what was recommended. Find the "Recall Custom Hold" function as what you can assign a button to. You will not experience any messages such as you ...
  • Replied in Remarkable!
    Under other circumstances, I might care who likes my post, who responds and how quickly they respond. They say the brains reaction to receiving social media praise releases oxytocin and can be ...
  • Replied in ...
    I appreciated the shared images. And yes I often turn away from social media for days at a time without being able to continuously monitor and respond. You'd simply be amazed how long the list of ...
  • How many street photographers went around shooting with 28mm regularly? Garry Winnograd, Bruce Gilden, a lot I think. That's my reasoning. I am covered taking 28mm street shots with the Tamron, ...
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