Jerry-astro

Jerry-astro

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a High Tech Prod Mktg Mgr - Retired
Joined on Jan 16, 2003
About me:

Equipment: Fujifilm X-T2, Fuji 16-55 f/2.8 lens, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 lens, Fuji 56 f/1.2 lens, Fuji 100-400 f/4-5.6 lens, Fuji 1.4 TC, Nissin i40 flash

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  • Replied in Tulip season!
    Yes sir, it was that very place.  I try to make it there annually, and it certainly wasn't a disappointment this time around.  It might, however, take a little while for my back to recover from ...
  • Replied in Tulip season!
    Thank you, sir.  The more I use that lens, particularly in combination with the X-H1, the more I love it.  I guess my tolerance for weight has gone up somewhat since it's not really even ...
  • Replied in Tulip season!
    Well, it's tulip season here in the Pacific NW and our local tulip farm is a riot of color. Here are a few shots from our recent trip there.  All were taken handheld with the X-H1 and 16-55.
  • Yes to both questions.  The USB cable is used to charge the battery in the camera.  The grip has a power connection of its own.  These are separate cables and both can be plugged in at the same ...
  • FYI, my chargers sit in storage and are never used. I plug the camera directly into a USB adapter to charge it. The grip also can be charged using the cable/adapter that comes with the camera. I ...
  • Replied in Insurance
    Well, that's unfortunate, but good to know. It's all too easy to assume that coverage like this might be available worldwide, and based on your experience, that's obviously not the case. I hope ...
  • Tokumeino-san-- I must admire your patience and desire to understand (and I also really appreciate your contributions to the forum).  No everyone here sees the X-H1 review in the same way that Greg ...
  • Replied in Disagree...
    Read my post again, Greg.  I'm not here to give insurance advice either... I was just sharing my own approach and tried to be very careful to state that this is a very individual thing and not a ...
  • Absolutely agree.  Inevitably, a wet cleaning will likely be necessary, but that may be months away depending on how often you change lenses, how carefully you do it, etc.  Frankly, my philosophy ...
  • Replied in Insurance
    A lot also depends on what sort of insurance you get. I have my camera equipment on what State Farm calls a “Personal Article Insurance” policy. Cost is fairly reasonable considering the value of ...
  • You’re welcome.  And for no extra charge, I’ll even share another tip with you.  Getting the camera perfectly aligned to the chart isn’t easy, but it’s critical for success. I think I’ve found a ...
  • So, for those of us who are French language impaired, I believe that "à la hussarde" means "in a hurry", if you haven't already figured that out.  I had to Google it.
  • Consider a test chart like this one: https://www.edmundoptics.com/test-targets/resolution-test-targets/resolving-power-chart/ I've used it to evaluate lenses for years now and it works very well, ...
  • Replied in I concure
    Greg, I'm going to make a "wild" assumption here that your wife doesn't read DPR, because if she were to come across your second paragraph above, I can only assume that you might have to start ...
  • So, what do you define as "better"?  Let's start with the obvious difference, say between the X-H1 and X-T2 (I happen to own both, so I'm not just guessing here).  The major difference between the ...
  • I'm not hung up on the "clutter" issue you mentioned.  But there's always a cost associated with adding any of of these features... even though it's "only software."  I know you didn't use that ...
  • Replied in Disagree...
    That's quite possibly really bad advice, at least for some people.  Because you have sufficient financial resources to replace important items doesn't mean other people out there do as well... ...
  • Replied in Suggestion
    That's exactly what we're using.  Haven't had to take advantage of that coverage yet (thank goodness), but it's comforting to know it's there.
  • Replied in Suggestion
    And that varies by policy, so as a blanket statement, that simply isn't correct.  Some insurers (such as ours), when covering equipment in a separate policy, will often allow one loss before ...
  • I'd love to hear how 14fps is limiting your photography and what additional burst speed (were it available) would enable you to do that you can't now in terms of photography.  The major difference ...
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