MacroDonata

MacroDonata

Joined on Jul 18, 2017

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Though I've never been a buyer of special editions, I do like the look of this one.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2023 at 03:09 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

If I ever get an urge to revisit film, I'll root around my closet and see if I can find my Ricoh XR-M and get it to work. Took that thing on more trips than I can remember.

The 35-70mm kit lens was nothing special, but it did have a decent macro function that stimulated an interest in close-up imaging that I still enjoy.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2022 at 18:03 UTC as 57th comment
On article Have your say: Vote now for best prime lens of 2022 (97 comments in total)

Shortcut for voters:

Scroll down to "N" and pick three.

I'd throw in an honorable mention for the PL 9mm.

Looking forward to seeing the Oly 90mm macro on next year's list.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2022 at 02:23 UTC as 35th comment
On article Every photo accessory you need for your new camera (98 comments in total)

For chargers that don't have a built-in plug, I have found that a detachable plug that goes directly into the charger without a cord to be a very useful accessory.

It is tiny, cheap, and eliminates the need for keeping up with a bunch of battery charger cords.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2022 at 16:07 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies

Prices were getting a bit silly at Fred Miranda for used models. In the past few weeks, though, they were trending down to original list for 9+ condition.

This news is likely to send them right back to the highs.

I'd like to try one, but I'll happily make do with the Ricoh GR models for now.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2022 at 22:29 UTC as 73rd comment

Per Hodinkee's site, the Ghost set retails for $5995, which includes an extra year of warranty. The "standard" model will become available in December through the normal Leica distributors.

Nice looking camera, but Rolex has always struck me as more about marketing than horology. Some might say that makes Rolex a perfect partner for Leica...;>}

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2022 at 16:47 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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vFunct: This is going to be the premier sports photojournalist lens worldwide for the best camera in the world.

So it comes with a Z to E adapter?

(I couldn't resist.)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2022 at 04:13 UTC
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MacroDonata: Any chance it has electrical contacts to allow aperture control from the body and EXIF data? My guess is NO, but I hope to be wrong.

Even at a lower cost, I'm much less likely to buy a manual lens that doesn't transmit data to the body versus one that does.

SP, I never had a problem with such lenses either, nor does my OP say I did.

I simply expressed a preference for manual lenses that do transmit data vesrsus those that do not.

My preferences are absolutely a "real reason" to guide my choices.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2022 at 17:55 UTC

Any chance it has electrical contacts to allow aperture control from the body and EXIF data? My guess is NO, but I hope to be wrong.

Even at a lower cost, I'm much less likely to buy a manual lens that doesn't transmit data to the body versus one that does.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2022 at 15:17 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
On article DPReview TV Classics: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review (135 comments in total)

I get that there are many improvements from the 5.2 to the 5.3, but, unless I specifically need those features, I prefer using the 5.2.

Took it out to the beach at sunset yesterday with the Panasonic 14mm lens and really enjoyed it.

I hope the new version goes back to magnesium instead of the composite used in the 5.3. IMO, the marginal cost would be worth it.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2022 at 19:50 UTC as 32nd comment
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marcio_napoli: DPR's survey asked how likely I am recommending DPR to someone else. My vote was 0, a very round and sound zero.

One of the reasons are articles like this.

Articles like this are plain mockering. Photographers should stand tall and proud.

This phone stuff is downright tiresome. I'm proud to be a photographer.

While I will always prefer cameras, phones are now legitimate photographic devices.

DPR cover all such devices without bias.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2022 at 21:33 UTC
On article Sony ZV-1F review (321 comments in total)
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MacroDonata: Apparently, DPR has transitioned to new nomenclature for sensor size.

"Type 1" is formerly known as 1". Has the terminology for all other sensor sizes also changed?

For reviews that use the new terms, it might be helpful to include a chart that shows the size equivalence between the new and old terms - or a link to one - for people who are unfamiliar with the change. Thanks.

catlyn, seems you don't know how to click on someone's profile to see how long they've been around.

My point was that not all readers are aware of the new terminology and that a link to a chart - or the the sensor size article - would be helpful.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2022 at 18:48 UTC
On article Sony ZV-1F review (321 comments in total)

Apparently, DPR has transitioned to new nomenclature for sensor size.

"Type 1" is formerly known as 1". Has the terminology for all other sensor sizes also changed?

For reviews that use the new terms, it might be helpful to include a chart that shows the size equivalence between the new and old terms - or a link to one - for people who are unfamiliar with the change. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2022 at 15:36 UTC as 93rd comment | 7 replies

Extreme caution is recommended when using such an abomination.

Otherwise, some poor creature will be screaming, "Help Me!, Help Me!" in the resulting images.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2022 at 01:52 UTC as 16th comment
On article Fujifilm X-H2 initial review (442 comments in total)

Can I use one of the seven custom modes to help me keep track of the settings in the other six? ;>}

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2022 at 20:51 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
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José B: Since it’s far out, hopefully the periscope lens is coming to 14 instead of 15 :-)

ML, was regularly eating acid "mandatory" back then?

Jobs had some fairly unusual personal habits that many associate with that term.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 20:03 UTC

Every item I've read about this update specifies the update for Macs running Monterey.

Is is safe to infer that Macs running prior versions are not vulnerable?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2022 at 16:50 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II sample gallery (106 comments in total)

If you took the same shots on the same bodies with the earlier version of this lens, would people who had no idea which lens was used be able to tell a meaningful differrence?

Given that this lens is ~$1000 and exellent used copies of the first version are half that price, I'd want to know what performance advantages the new one offers.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 15:45 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

A lot of m43 macro shooters would love to see this lens in a native mount. Especially if it was chipped for EXIF data and aperture control.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2022 at 16:51 UTC as 14th comment
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MacroDonata: I really like the results using the GR ii with the WA adapter, but the handling is much different with it attached. It isn't pocketable.

Beore I bought this adapter, I'd try cropping down to the EFL that suited the image. You retain flexibility, pocketability, and you might not lose pixels vs the adapted image.

My OP might make more sense to you if you stopped forcing your inferences onto my words.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2022 at 14:21 UTC
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