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

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  • Replied in The cheap way...
    Is to get a Sony/Fuji APS-C body and pair it with a tilt-shift adapter and a standard DSLR lens.  This way you can adjust perspective, keep verticals straight, and manage most issues in camera.  ...
  • You basically can't get as deep into the weeds with the 50 as with the 24, so you have to have more prominent (bigger!) flowers, or just more flowers overall as you are shooting near head height ...
  • That depends on the adapter, and the mode (ie metabones green vs advanced)... it also would be nice to have stopped down focusing method as an option setting in the camera menus for native lenses ...
  • This lens has been my big landscape money-maker since 2010, just as I am sure the 17 has been yours for architecture. In my experience the shift function is used about 10% of the time, of which ...
  • The 50 is a very nice lens, I have only had it for a month or so now, and the results have been fantastic. Its macro ability is something I haven't worked with much, but the potential is ...
  • Replied in Aperture lever?
    I am searching for an UWA lens to use on a Sony mirrorless body, but I can't tell if the newer nikon mount Tamron 10-24 II (have the original, which works, but is optically sub-par) has an ...
  • To expand briefly, the metabones adapters are the best when working with the Canon TSE lenses (which are the best tilt shift lenses) because their "advanced mode" allows for stopped down focusing ...
  • Maybe, maybe not.  The ideal situation with a TSE lens is a subject propogating in a single vector (orientation) across your frame as a function of distance to the camera. IE: f5.6 + 45 deg ...
  • Replied in "The one" system
    Absolutely.  Options will be apparent after the price of f1.2 becomes clear, and that is why anyone paying attention (and brand agnostic) will adopt multiple systems.  It almost borders on ...
  • I actually got to shoot test landscapes with the 28-75 on the weekend and while it didn't appear on the LCD (guessing that is an embedded jpeg preview) noticed the severe distortion on the RAW ...
  • Right, so new Sigma lenses in Nikon mount are (like official E lenses) all-electronic with no aperture lever?  If that is the case, my last hope for aperture control on a tilt adapter with a ...
  • Seeing that Sigma will shave the lens hood for an additional fee, I was thinking of getting this lens in Nikon mount to use with the Kipon tilt-shift adapter on a Sony A7 series body (for some UWA ...
  • After selling my 28-70 kit I am out of native FE lenses so I don't have the opportunity to test this for myself, but if the lens compensation -> distortion compensation is set to auto, shouldn't ...
  • Blending two apertures to get sun-stars while limiting diffraction is very clever, and something I will have to try to remember.  The A7 series seems very prone to dust, I can spot it easily at ...
  • With Canon TSE lenses I always focus at 100% in live view with the aperture stopped down to perfectly align the tilt, whether on a Canon camera via the DOF preview button or a metabones on Sony ...
  • Replied in Similar thoughts
    The telephoto was the hardest for me to figure out since I had been spoiled by the m43 offerings (the 45-175mm can fit in the smallest of bags).  I settled in on the 1992 era Canon 80-200 USM ...
  • Replied in 17-40 heritage
    Check out the 17-40 MTFs and you will see how it falls off a cliff past the APS-C coverage marker.  That is the hint.  This lens was designed and released in 2003 when Canon had been selling APS-C ...
  • FF will always have the advantage, but any actual image quality "issue" is down to moving goal posts.  When m43 implemented the Sony sensor in the EM5 it solved 95% of the image quality problems ...
  • Absolutely agree with this and glad it was addressed by the system near the start.  This was the main reason I added m43 to my DSLR back when they were the only option for digital photography ...
  • I've seen claims about auto-correction before, but if true, the residual vignetting in my lenses is high enough that dealing with it is a PITA (compared to my DSLR system lenses where the lens ...
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