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

  • I think in the last decade manufacturers have become afraid to release fast lenses that don't perform from the get-go.  The internet echo-chamber of MTF and 100% crops has had the effect of ...
  • If that is the case, there must be a lot of awful DX lenses out there.  If you shoot landscapes the Sony 28-70 is a dog - it cannot get sharp near the edges of the frame - absolutely the worst kit ...
  • Replied in Common Issue
    Sigma started... maybe this year? The 105mm has the A/S dovetail on the foot, and though the manual says it wouldn't work with a clamp, it fits perfectly in my RRS clamp.  Their new telephotos all ...
  • I have been burned using the MC-11 since lenses meter wide open while the stopped down aperture is not the t-stop the camera anticipated.  The Metabones in advanced mode gives pretty great results ...
  • UniWB color cast is probably slightly more obnoxious than a histogram.  Given that you can switch the histo on and off, I will probably assign it to a button.  How close does it match the standard ...
  • Created discussion thread GFX ETTR best practices
    As the hopeful owner of a 50R (if that B&H flash sale holds) I have been reading through the threads trying to figure out as much as I can about the GFX before I get my hands on one.  In short, ...
  • Indeed.  None of these deals in Japan, but since the good camera stores in the states ship here, I can't see anyway around not reverse-importing.  I was talking to some of my photography friends ...
  • Replied in Actually yes
    If so that is really unfortunate.  So even that sign post was an automated... error?
  • Replied in Actually yes
    I just went to the GFX 50R entry on B&H and saw the right side there is a "save up to $4000 make your own bundle" kind of window.  Click on that and you can now add all three lenses to your ...
  • There are counter-examples over the history of digital cameras. The original APS-C prime, the Sigma 30/1.4 in comparison to the 35/1.4 FF lenses. Not that there is anything magical about APS-C, ...
  • Replied in Actually yes
    B&H and Adorama, ect just started bundle sales on the GFX 50R.  Body + 32-64 + 45/2.8 + 63/2.8 ran me $5999 total.  Having no need for the 45 or the 63 (plan to use the Canon 50TSE for landscapes, ...
  • For standard AF photography I agree, the main reason for a tripod is mitigating shake over longer shutter speeds.  It does interrupt the flow which is why I largely shoot handheld and rely on IBIS ...
  • Indoor sports is pretty much the niche for the 135/2.  It focuses significantly faster (better) than the 70-200/2.8 zoom for low light sports.  It was hard to get this point across to one of my ...
  • Strangely enough the 40mm pancake covers 645 MF, so you get about a 25mm f1.7 equivalent (if you can afford the body)!

  • If they did a 200/2 for $2500 it would be rather incredible. Beyond $3000 the market is probably too niche (ie already goes for first-party options) to recoup costs in sales volume to well-heeled...

  • Keeping in mind that the cheap Canon 40/2.8 pancake actually covers MF 645 full-frame (!!!) I hope the 50/3.5 is priced accordingly. Using it adapted on the GFX has proved pretty popular in the...

  • Yes, and this was all I ever needed for some great people pics.   On crop, it was the Sigma 30/1.4 and the 85/1.2, on FF it was the original Sigma 50/1.4 and the 135L.  The FF setup had much ...
  • As a veteran of those times, I have to second this sentiment.  The 17-40 was NEVER intended for a FF sensor.  Look at the MTF, past the crop sensor dimensions it falls off a cliff! This lens was ...
  • I have the 24/50/90 but the gap between 24 and 50mm, for landscapes, is huge.  I actually find it more important to add an APS-C body with a 24 MP (or more) sensor than a second TSE lens.  I do ...
  • Thanks for that explanation.  I had wondered for years why left-eye shooters prefer the prism approach since the nose is bumping into the screen regardless, and this explains it.  I personally ...
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