Elchanan

Lives in Israel Southern, Israel
Joined on Oct 1, 2009

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  • Hmm, I wonder how "informed" became "infrared" in my previous post :-O Cosmetically, I'd give it about a 7/10. The mottled pattern has worn away from the thumb grip and some of the paint has flaked ...
  • In the end, I purchased a used X-T1 for $550 ($158 more than the used XE-2 I was considering). That left me with even less funds for a lens :-(. Luckily, I came across a mint 18-55 for $261 that I ...
  • That's easy to believe. Now the presence of aliens on the other hand...:-) Obviously I want both, but having never shot Fuji and currently on a restricted budge until I can offload some of my M43 ...
  • Wow, so many people willing to help a total stranger. There's hope for humankind yet ;-) Seriously though, it seems that there isn't "one right answer" to my question. I'll re-read the replies over ...
  • I should have mentioned that I am an experienced hobbyist (20 years +). My head says 18-55, but my heart says 35 - ever happen to you? Damn, decisions, decisions...
  • Created question thread First Lens: 18-55 or 35 f/2 WR?
    Hi, A bit of a dilemma. I'm purchasing my first Fuji today (XE-2) and was wondering what would be the best choice between these two lenses. Both have their advantages, but would the 18-55 be a ...
  • Thanks for taking the time to explain your workflow. I'm always looking for ways to improve my PP, especially sharpening techniques. I rarely shoot raw, but judging by your pictures, perhaps I ...
  • So I viewed the image at 100% (as one does) and was astounded at the feather detail at 400mm. Obviously the result of well-honed technique, but I imagine some subtle PP also contributed to the ...
  • Impressive. A little dodgy at ISO 6400, but that's to be expected. Also, I prefer the natural looking OOC JPEGS to the raw conversions which seem a tad overexposed.

  • Mystery solved. I got a call at 11PM from my credit card company asking me whether I had authorized the purchase of $1000 worth of Victoria Secrets lingerie!! I immediately cancelled the card, but ...
  • Created discussion thread Caught in Crossfire
    I shot with the E-M1 while my son shot with the Nikon D5500. As we're both pretty lousy shots, the spider escaped the ordeal unscathed :-)
  • No, he doesn't have a bad copy - he was commenting about the MK1. The OP was asking about the MKII. That said, I concur with your findings that the MKII (which I also own) is indeed capable of ...
  • I commend you for your willingness to give it a go, but for that kind of money, a lens should be downright sharp not sharp enough. In that respect, even the best examples shown here fall short of ...
  • "Sharp-enough" is always going to be subjective whereas actual lens sharpness is not. My comment was based on the pictures that have been posted in these forums and elsewhere. Like Trevor, I'd ...
  • I'd have to agree with you there. I have yet to see a "sharp-enough" image at 400mm that justifies the exorbitant price of this lens. But if the OP is happy with his investment, then I suppose ...
  • Very cunning. What are the odds of the thief getting the right bag? ;-)
  • Thanks. I took a whole series of shots, but the interloping branch was in all of them (window grill prevented me from changing position) - it would have taken me a while to PP all of the images. ...
  • Created photo thread You scratch mine...
    ...and I'll scratch yours :-). Saw these birds (ID?) from my living window this morning and quickly popped on the 75-300. Watching their cleansing ritual was a nice way to start the day. I'm also ...
  • Thanks! I Googled the flowers you mentioned and it seems more similar to a harebell. Although, as you pointed out, the stem does appear a little too thick.
  • Created photo thread A Touch of Lavender
    The color, not the flower :-) Anyone know what flower this is BTW?
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