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

  • "ANY enthusiast camera handles better than any basic consumer camera."

    You might think so, but Canon actually had the Rebel figured out from the start. To adjust exposure compensation (or shutter...

  • Thanks for this. It looks like the Tamron 70-200 covers a little worse than the Canon 70-200/2.8IS (original), but it is close. I assume you took these samples without the lens hood? The Tokina ...
  • Incidentally, Canon's 40mm f2.8 works pretty well on the GFX covering the 44x33 sensor easily. In fact even Canon's old 35mm f2.0 covers, which was the biggest surprise out of all my legacy lenses.

  • I couldn't find any from the typical chinese stores I use (nor anything local in Japan), but it seems to be sold direct through ebay.  At least that was how I got mine last month, which cost me ...
  • Replied in 70-200 zoom
    The Sigma 50/1.4 EX and 105 do cover great (the former one of the nicer balancing lenses with the 50R), but my original EF 70-200/2.8 IS does not cover at wider angles and when it does (from ...
  • The only issue I have noticed with the Kipon is that most of the tilt-shift lenses occlude on the near side with heavy shifts (ie, this isn't from going outside the image circle).  This might be ...
  • I have the PD anchor going through that metal clip on the top.  It occasionally gets in the way of the shutter since it flops around when not in use. It is very thin, but so far none of my lens ...
  • One problem with our flowers is that you have rolling blooms from June to September so nearly always something is left wilting in the shot - especially non-macro work where background matters (sun ...
  • Replied in Leofoto LS-223C
    I actually went and researched one for my own use this past season, which with ballhead fits in a side lens pouch on my backpack. With wildflowers and shore work I found I was doing so much ...
  • Now that is climate deserving of a new camera release!  It is going to be another six months before I see anything green enough to put my 50R to its intended use.
  • It is disappointing that the longer lenses have just as many problems as the wide angle lenses when it comes to coverage. At least, it isn't easy to form a general rule-of-thumb. My 70-200/2.8IS ...
  • Replied in Adapter usage
    With the camera AF mode selector switch in Manual, the aperture of the lenses stays open unless you press the DOF-preview button once to engage the preview mode.  At that point aperture changes ...
  • Created discussion thread EF lens coverage
    Just got the Kipon AF adapter today and tried out a bunch of lenses on my 50R. Quite a few surprises here. 24L/1.4II has hard cut-off corners at all apertures, and the image circle gets ...
  • I (already!) miss stabilization the most when shooting the 50R.  Not having IS or IBIS on a standard zoom takes me back to pre-2008!  With the EM10 as long as the shutter is 1/10th or a second or ...
  • Replied in Test #2
    On the same coastline, a few kilometers south.  This is Neko Iwa (cat rock) another large formation, about 30 meters tall.  Handheld, this was pushing the limits of camera shake (in deep snow ...
  • Replied in Sensor Dust?
    Looking at the sensor this one should be on the bottom right (since the photo shows it on the top left).  I use a headlamp which makes spotting them on the sensor pretty easy, then use a rocket ...
  • When the horizon is visible, having it run through the optical axis of the lens keeps it from bending (you can even have it at 45 degrees), making it hard to tell the difference between a FE and ...
  • The filter on the prototype was 67mm, so pretty conservative.  Of course my m43 Panasonic 45-175mm zoom (f5.6 at telephoto) has just a 46mm thread, but that is almost ridiculous.
  • Yes, exactly.  I don't have a flat plate with a loop for the strap, but since most L-brackets include them I am waiting on (RRS?) somebody to come up with a solution.
  • Replied in Price?
    Wish I could swap my new-in-box 63/2.8 for this one!  Should be killer for landscapes on the go.
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