Chez Wimpy

Chez Wimpy

Lives in Japan Rebun, Japan
Joined on Aug 16, 2004
About me:

I live on the northernmost island in Japan, photographing the national park for a historical museum and associated galleries.

Rebun Winter Book:
http://tinyurl.com/p57l6v9

Chez Wimpy's recent activity

  • Across a number of brands (Panasonic, Canon, Olympus, Fuji) and a dozen or more options, I honestly have never used a worse standard "kit lens" than the Sony 28-70. It takes pictures alright, but...

  • Mavic Air 2 won't record 8K video in standard modes so that digital zoom, even on a 55" 4K TV, should offer real detail improvement for distant objects. "Should" because on my Mavic Zoom going...

  • If the question is "alongside" then the answer is the Sony a6000 which compliments my 50R by granting a greater pixel density on the same adapted Canon lenses (mostly tilt-shift). With the .79 vs ...
  • I tried the Canon FD 50/1.4 and it didn't cover (FD 50/1.8 did better), so I picked up the Minolta 58/1.2 owing to several promising reviews.  It is still an amazing lens, but coverage is ...
  • " I sometimes really wish I had about 14 FF equiv on GFX. "
    You can, with a little work. I modified my Sigma 12-24 ART by cutting the hood, it covers the GFX from 13.5mm onwards... aka 10.5~19mm...

  • Yeah, I am very interested in a compact 70-300ish 5.6 (or even f8) zoom option for on-the-go FF landscape use. There are reasonable ultra-wide and general zooms that cover this range, but I have...

  • Replied in As a pro
    Pretty much this.  While the 50R gives me the best image files I have ever seen, that improvement hasn't made extra income above my other gear.  Most of my landscape work is actually small prints ...
  • Replied in Samples
    I haven't played with the lens enough to know the characteristics, but I read that field curvature exists via online reviews - and that would be intrinsic to the lens design.  How much that ...
  • Replied in Samples
    Today got some clouds that might help differentiate with the framing. These are unedited, out-of-camera from the second card (jpeg). First up, 12mm showing lens coverage after the shave: Then ...
  • Replied in Got it!
    Feel the same, which is why I got the Sigma 12-24 ART and did the hood removal on it (so 10.5mm equivalent now possible).  Will post samples when I get appropriate targets - but it looks like an ...
  • Japanese susuki is pretty transparent and picks up the setting light, so can really go red if conditions are right (it was very windy that day and there were clouds on the horizon, so not quite).  ...
  • So I contacted Sigma Japan earlier this month to see if they would offer a hood removal option, or could point the way to some professional after-market service.  They replied that only the 14-24 ...
  • "Oh and Sony has a 28-70/3.5-5.6 that is no where near as wide, bad optically, pretty close in size and weight (2oz difference), won't focus anywhere near as close, and is only $200 less (and I...

  • The Panasonic variable aperture zooms for m43 are also light, cheap, and have delivered stunning image quality ever since the first 14-45 in 2008 - a lens which is still my go-to on m43. People...

  • I was mistaken, the service actually was introduced with the 14-24/2.8 which came out some time later, so I am going to contact Sigma Japan about the 12-24. I got the lens this week and tested by ...
  • I didn't go for the GF lens since I already had the Canon 24TSEII, but after a season of use I find the TSE lens needs f11+ for acceptable corner sharpness, preferably f16 - and this isn't even ...
  • How is the Sigma 40 Art on the GFX?  I assume it covers, but haven't bumped into any samples.
  • I am using an ancient Canon 80-200 USM + MC-11 because there just aren't any remotely compact telephoto lenses for FF in 2019. If anything wide aperture matters little (thinking landscapes on the...

  • Wow, these are the first numbers I have seen, but my experience on the ground mirrors this.  I live in a tourist location and the foreign visitors have shot up significantly in the 2014~ period ...
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