rockygag

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  • Could not agree more. With most , if not all current digital cameras, the limit is the operator. The XT2 series has leveled the playing field for everyone who does not require that last few % ...
  • In the studio, with plenty of light, I prefer working with zooms. As I am not a big DOF junkie, preferring most of the face in focus, even F4 on the zooms works out. Given that I often add a bit of ...
  • Ah...but the are lenses missing from the kit!  No? Dave
  • In my wide angle shooting, really like the 10-24.  @10, really wide, allows me to play with composition and wide angle distortion. @24, just long enough to be normal.  As many have said, at the ...
  • 100-400 in my use case is for sports, so to get close to DSLR performance I use XT2 + Grip.  Gives good AFC, and better balance.  I've mounted 100-400 on xe2, and hand held for any amount of time ...
  • For what I shoot, the waxy skin tone issue is a tempest in a teapot.  Real, proven to exist, and of very minor importance for almost all my images. Most of what I do with a fair amount of skin tone ...
  • To clarify, if AFC is not needed, AND shooting a bigger zoom, (any one but 18-55) I would prefer the DSLR last gen XT1/10, to the current gen XE3, or XP2.  In this case, an older backup body can ...
  • Really like the balance of stabilized, zoom and wide with my 10-24.  Sure, IQ not the same as primes, but good enough as a walk around and casual travel lens. As long as you are not shooting sports ...
  • Ron have not tried to customize as I'm still learning... SET 5: FOR ERRATICALLY MOVING & ACCEL./DECEL. SUBJECT: Choose for hard-to-track subjects prone not only to sudden changes in velocity but ...
  • Replied in Leica Q 2?
    For me, it would be a 50mm AF  sumicron in same package. Right now, choice is M240, no AF, or Sony A7 variant, no haptics. Or just go with my Fuji and a 35.... Dave
  • Created discussion thread 100-400 Lacrosse Airshow
    Finally getting around to putting these photos up Ferrari with a MIG in the background He was about 20 feet off the ground, so moving pretty slow ... Thunderbird, panning shot ...  Working with ...
  • The 28 focal length takes some serious getting used to.  It's wide enough that things at the edge of the frame distort.  Spent about 3 months shooting the 18 on my fuji.  That proved to me the ...
  • If you can find a used Q that has been used enough that the price is not shocking, the Sumilux is exceptional.  For shooting at home, low light, fast focus, it's very good.  ISO 1600 +f 1.7, more ...
  • It's not silly, it's Sony marketing. Until you get to the extremes, print size, high frame rate, sports/bif focus,  really low light, thin dof, the 24meg APSC is just as good as the 42 FF. At the ...
  • The output really matters. Broadly the Sony is at least a stop ahead in all IQ departments.  But when you choose an F4 lens.... Why bring a knife to a 56 1.2 gunfight.  I'd want Batis on my side! Dave
  • Replied in X-T2 Freezing.
    Shot lacrosse all Saturday morning, CH, jpegs, grip, 100-400.  Not a peep of a lock up. AFC Went to the air show Sunday, output same, but shooting single shot, center point focus, 4 lockups. Have ...
  • Took the XT2, 100-400, and grip to our first lacrosse practice Did a pretty good job.  Every once in a while the chain link fence in the back would fool the focus.  Was using AF-C for most shots, ...
  • As to that last point, my wife is FRENCH, but would not support that.... Dave
  • The Q fills my need to scratch the Leica itch.  It however now has me really missing my M6! The is something special about the 28mm Sumilux and the pleasure of the Leica photographic process: never ...
  • I love shooting street style photos in Paris... But hard to do with wife + Kids tourism. So I try to make time for at least I photo walk.  For that I started with a 35 on Nikon, but gravitate to 28 ...
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