Dazed and Confused

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Joined on May 23, 2002

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  • A 'strawberry moon' doesn't happen once in a half century - it happens every June. A strawberry moon isn't an astronomical event like an eclipse - it's the name we give to the full moon that just ...
  • A 'strawberry moon' is the full moon in the month of June - the start of the strawberry season in North America. This one just happened to also fall on the summer solstice - a very rare event.  But ...
  • Good to know, thanks, but unfortunately that still doesn't address the EVF issue. I hired a Sony A7R2 and Fuji X-T1 to try, and, while they are both great cameras, I just didn't enjoy using them ...
  • Thanks. I've got a different focussing screen, which makes using the 100mm much easier. I'd prefer if it was a bit lighter, but the lightness of the 50mm compensates somewhat. How do you find the ...
  • Thanks, but I'm not a fan of EVFs (although they're getting better and better, so hopefully that will change), and I'm often away from charging opportunities for quite a while, so battery life is ...
  • Thanks. I wouldn't go as far as calling myself competent yet (you haven't seen my keeper rate!), but I'm definitely getting better at not totally screwing up an entire series of shots! I think I'm ...
  • Thanks. I like your description of how 20mm looks. Do you travel with anything to cover 24mm, if thats more suited to paid work?
  • Thanks for the reply. I have a D800. I don't dislike the 50mm 1.4D, I just prefer the look of my 1.8G images, and it's a very light lens too. How do you find the 20mm? I was leaning towards 20mm ...
  • Interesting, thanks. I'd actually previously considered the Samyang equivalent of the Rokinon, as I've got a trip coming up with a lot of unusual interiors. I was actually starting to lean towards ...
  • Many thanks for all the replies, they've been very helpful. Having read and digested them all, there seem to be two schools of thought: (1) Wide, 35mm and 85mm (2) Wide, 50mm and 85/100mm
  • Sorry, but I assume your reply was meant for me. I'm definitely erring towards keeping the 50mm and 100mm, and adding a wide. I think that moving to 20, 35 and 85 is too big a change from a formula ...
  • Many thanks. Loads of people are recommending 35mm. I know it's the classic photojournalist focal length, but I'm just so attached to 50mm. Maybe I shouldn't be, though. If I went to 35mm that ...
  • Thanks. I'm not too concerned about using only 3 primes, but more about which three. I'm just not sure about 20mm. I'm not really a landscape guy. I think I need to practice with 35mm to see how ...
  • Created discussion thread Lightweight 3 prime kit?
    Hi, I'm planning on doing a bit of travelling soon, and would like to go hand luggage only as I usually do. To keep things light in the past I've taken the 24-120 f/4 VR and one fast prime, but I'm ...
  • I thought that Leica lenses still held up, even today, though. I found this by lensrentals where they do incredibly well, even against the much larger Otus and Sigma Art: https://www.lensrentals.co ...
  • Replied in Post processing?
    Hi, I hope you don't mind me asking, but what post processing did you do on that shot?  Is it all global changes, or was there localised work, for example on the skin? I'm trying to determine if ...
  • Aftermarket - S type. Much easier manual focusing.
  • Replied in Sorted
    Replaced two thin shims with a thin and a thick.  Spot on. Thanks.
  • Created discussion thread Shimming focus screen
    Hi, My D800's focus screen does not agree with actual focus. If I use the screen to focus on an object, in the actual photo's focus is behind that object. Do I need more or less shim? Thanks!
  • Seriously? What on earth are you doing to those SD cards?! What sort of reasons are you returning them for? Honestly, with that many failures, I'd start to suspect there was a problem somehere else ...
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