kelstertx

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Joined on Jan 9, 2005

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  • Very very well written response, across the board.  Kudos!  The only thing you forgot was during the part about buying a camera and learning a few features.... you forgot to make the analogy about ...
  • Replied in DOF...
    Those two aren't mutually exclusive. You can use a nice 40 yr old lens, but still stop it down some and get more in focus. Without pixel peeping, I didn't actually notice the missed focus myself ...
  • Replied in So unique
    Well, you reminded me of the other thing I was going to say : "...unless you painted it with a flashlight". I guess painting on fill-flash looking highlights is creative, and I'd probably admire ...
  • Replied in SunStars
    And an even more affordable way to make sunstars (at almost any aperture, perhaps?) is with a star-cross filter. I have one and I've used it only a time or two over the years, so not sure if it's ...
  • Replied in So unique
    Live Composite is for adding light trails to an initial picture (typical usage = fireworks, lightning, long exposures of traffic to get streaks from headlights/taillights, etc).  Why did this ...
  • I agree with NCV on this.  I never use a tripod either, and if my usual technique is to handhold on P mode, then simply comparing the two cameras on P mode is a valid comparison, since it 100% ...
  • People of Florida : don't spy on us.
    Police of Florida : ok, we won't use drones when we spy on you

    The intent of the law was not wanting to be under surveillance. Using a blimp instead of a...

  • It's a photographer that doesn't crack jokes while shooting. :) -Kelly
  • That's an excellent suggestion. My problem with that lens isn't its weight. One issue is its price, but that should come down in a few years when there are more of them used, and even the price ...
  • No experience myself, but I found this page that shows how to physically convert it to another mount (E mount, in this case). IF you have the equipment, of course. -Kelly
  • I like the idea of a 12-100mm lens and no lens changes, especially with that much stabilization, but at 560g, it's too heavy to carry around and shoot with all the time, I think. It does weigh ...
  • Created discussion thread Do I need an ND filter for Live Time?
    I'm not worried about Live Composite, since it only adds new light trails, but for Live Time, it seems like the exposure builds up pretty fast, even on ISO LOW, unless I go to really high ...
  • The 35-70mm f3.5 is an MC/MD lens, with no AF capabilities.  You're thinking of Minolta's Maxxum line of AF lenses, which came out later with their AF mount.  The AF lenses would work with the ...
  • I've had two repairs done by Kurt's in California, and both came back in fantastic shape.  The first was more of a real repair -- a lens was coming apart in the middle.  Local shops wouldn't ...
  • I agree with the previous two posters.  I was pretty sure an original E-M1 would suffice for my upgrade from E-M10 mk2 in order to get PD AF and a better grip, but the larger battery, extra 4mp, ...
  • I do. I only use M43 now. I've never wanted to be a multi-body or multi-format guy. I've always wanted a camera that was good enough for my portraits around town with friends, but also light ...
  • I see a lot of purple fringing in that print.... LOL Ok, that's one of the coolest tools I've seen.  I don't need it myself, but I have a friend that does a lot of DIY work on his house, and I ...
  • Replied in pro shoot
    Yeah, and the configuration of the cards is saved separately for each of the C1,C2,C3 modes, so if you use the C modes, don't forget to copy your card config over to the other dial positions as ...
  • My biggest fail was on vacation with my A7rII.  I thought it had completely died because it wouldn't take a picture.  I took the lens off and back on, but nothing fixed it.  Eventually I realized ...
  • Ha, isn't that sorta like Bill Gates saying 640K memory should be enough for anyone? Once you start the masses on a new resolution upgrade every 3 or 4 years, nobody is going to want to stay at 8K ...
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