SiFu

SiFu

Lives in The Alps
Joined on Oct 21, 2004
About me:

=> dedicated to macro/closeup photography

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  • Hello! Did you actually go on using your J5 for Astro? How did it hold up or did you eventually switch to dedicated cameras? Thanks and best, Alex
  • Hi! I only have just a few left from my 530, so I can not contribute much, I am afraid - ah, the 530, one of the cameras I disliked the most of all I ever used (it even felt unpleasant to my touch ...
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    Hello! For the sake of maybe building a library of working C-mount lenses for MFT - I have had a lot of fun with my Schneider Xenon 25/0.95 and a Quenox adapter. Infinity is reached and there is ...
  • Hi! Probably as controversially discussed as most photo-topics. The whole thing about the "true ancient damascus" starts with trying to define, just what it is. Is it Wootz only etc. Here is a nice ...
  • Hello! Do you want the shallowest possible DOF or as smooth a rendition as possible? Both factors can contribute to the feeling or an isolated subject but are not necissarily to be found in one and ...
  • Hi! Thanks, having a few myself, but specifically interested in the Nikkor atm (seeing it at non-closeup distances). Best, Alex
  • Hi! Would you perhaps have any non- closeup sample to share (typical busy background) - I am considering getting one of these again and would appreciate the help. Best, Alex
  • Hi! I have yet to test this myself, but I remember some talk (even on here) on the effects. Did a quick search, here is one older thread with examples - to my unscientific eye, the samples would ...
  • Hello! Note that he is apparently using a focal reducer - there have been quite a few voices in the past, attributing smoother than normal bokeh to that. I do have Lens Turbo IIs as well, but never ...
  • Hello! I am not an expert on this at all, but it seems to boil down to the arcsecond designations, where - as far as I understand it - bigger is always better... (I am clueless as to what is going ...
  • Hello! 1/ not hitting finity, or 2/ going beyond infinity? In all my years adapting (amongst others) Nikon F to pretty much every system out there, with numerous adapters, I have never come accross ...
  • Hello! There is no universal answer, I am afraid, because some lenses will not even reach infinity when being held to the body without an adapter (trying to maneuver it as close the sensor as ...
  • Replied in VR 70-300
    Hello! As with most photography of (basically) non-moving objects, the moon also happens to be a thankful subject. Like I said above, the shot I posted is a random, fully replicable snapshot and ...
  • Hello! One of our fat old boys up to no good (no good at all...) ;) just a casual J5 snap Best, Alex
  • Replied in VR 70-300
    Hello! Thanks you - this was with the J5 and 70-300 CX (handheld). Best, Alex
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    Hello! Thank you - it is a baseline replicable moon shot with the J5 and 70-300; given the air is calm and clear enough, a result like this can be had on a 10/10 basis. On the other hand, there is ...
  • Replied in VR 70-300
    Hello! You could start with the odd handheld moon-shot: ;) full zoom without the TC mentioned above, cropped in full-sized frame Best, Alex
  • Replied in VR 70-300
    Hello! Sounds about right - mine (two copies) also have a noticeable wobble/something-shifting-around-on-the-inside-feel to them. Best, Alex
  • Hello! Enjoy the 70-300! I am sure you will, btw, as it is a great compact lens. I sure enjoy mine a lot. If you ever feel the 810mm equiv FOV is still too short and you have got strong light (or a ...
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