Smaug01

Smaug01

Lives in Chicago area
Works as a electrical engineer
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

Smaug01's recent activity

  • Unless your hobby is pixel-peeping, I would remind you not to get distracted by the gear and the pixel-level performance of your gear, but instead learn more about composition. Put in more effort ...
  • Replied in FYI
    https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65329804 It comes up every so often, and there seem to be three camps: (1) Maybe a little, but it's not a big deal. (2) Y ...
  • I think the OP of that thread had some specific ideas of what 'hybrid SLR' meant: hybrid, all through the viewfinder.  What it turned out to be was OVF + back screen with mirror lock-up giving ...
  • This is odd, to me. When the camera's powered down, the only thing the battery should be used for is to keep the clock & calendar going. That would be µA worth of current. When I read the earlier ...
  • Replied in 24-120 f/4 VR
    24-120 f/4 VR , then a 35/1.8 as soon as I could afford it. That would cover over 90% of my needs. The 24-120 can do landscapes, street, portraits, limited macro, travel, even indoor ambient light ...
  • I think most of us end up here at some point. How about this: (1) FF body (2) 100/2.8 macro lens doing double-duty for macro and portraits
  • I'd sell the 24-70/2.8 and get the 35/1.4, and keep the 16-35/4. The extra stop is not going to help you with such a wide angle. It's not worth the price & size, for that extra stop, IMO. You would ...
  • Replied in Buy another one
    Occasionally, we need reminders as to why we moved on in the first place. I bought a Pentax K1000 this year in a fit of nostalgia. It was my first good camera. It was fun for a while, but I pretty ...
  • "Rules are made to be broken." ;-) Consider the rule not to put a horizon in the middle to be more of a guideline. Sometimes, it looks great. When I'm considering such a shot, I ask myself: "Where ...
  • Normally, we ban accounts that only come here to poll our membership. As this is for education and photography-related, I'm allowing it this time. Please do come back and post how your project ...
  • Replied in Great question!
    I tell you what we wanted: We wanted the clarity and lack of grain of medium format, but in the 35 mm form factor. This is a generalization, of course; some people always liked the Tri-X grain and ...
  • No, there's something special about seeing slide images projected on a big screen that isn't captured by scanning. The slide would have that depth, but even with loupe magnification, it isn't the same.
  • Replied in Locked; bashing
    They took some pix and posted them so you could see the results. If you want to take them out of context and compare them to images from discrete cameras, I guess you can, but there's no need to ...
  • I get it now. No need to go on a crusade repeating it at every opportunity. It's a fine line, correcting everyone and being a stuck record. ;-)
  • A lot of people seem to like Fujis, so I don't believe image quality can be very degraded... I hope you're not just stirring the pot. Have you got any samples with the alleged degraded images ...
  • In Live View mode, the mirror comes up to let the sensor see through the lens. When you take the shot, the shutter closes, then fires, then the mirror comes down. It's a lot of actions and there's ...
  • > except seeing them projected.
  • If we look at the intent of 'macro' in photography, rather than a literal definition, it is a high quality close-up image of something. Originally, it was tied to taking up the same space on film ...
  • It is obviously a return. If you bought it as new, (at full retail price) then they should've given you full disclosure to that. If you got a good deal on it, and it works fine, I think that's ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 5515
Threads started 219
Last post 1 day ago
Total comments 233
Total likes 403
Last post 2 months ago
Total reviews 6
Last review Feb 26, 2020
Entries 0
Votes cast 5
Photos uploaded 147
Last upload 4 months ago