mesija

Works as a software engineer
Joined on Nov 2, 2006
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D700 + 14-24 ; 24-70; 85 1.4G ; 2x sb800, sb900

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  • Best course of action for me is to try the body in store. Why I'm actually attracted to sony system are smaller primes, I was planning to get 35 f/1.4 and 50 1.4 or 1.2. Also tamron 35-150 is 200€ ...
  • Any users that have or had nikon dslr's like D850, can you compare handling and grip size to that of a7 IV? I have larger hands and I found nikon Z5/6/7 series grip too small. I'm contemplating ...
  • Replied in Z5 or Z6 II
    let me rephrase that, overpriced considering I don't care about it's form factor. I wasn't talking about Z8 feature set, but larger body design. I'd pay zf price for it's feature set in Z8 body.
  • Replied in Z5 or Z6 II
    I'll go to store to see how it handles, but I'm not a fan of small grip and I think it's a bit overpriced for what it offers. I'd rather spend less on body and buy 135 plena or 50/85 1.2. If I ...
  • Replied in Z5 or Z6 II
    Since my daughter has Z5 I did test it with 50mm 1.8 and 85 g on ftz adapter. It was in bright conditions though, so I didn't have problem with auto focus, I'll test it in darker conditions to see ...
  • Created discussion thread Z5 or Z6 II
    Just sold my D800, still have dslr lenses 14-24/24-70/70-200 f/2.8, 85 1.4. I bought my daughter Z5 + 50mm 1.8 s for birthday. I couldn't go back to full frame dlsrs after seeing eye detect af and ...
  • I'm still a dslr shooter, but got a chance to use Z5 with 50mm 1.8 over the weekend. All shot with Z5 + 50mm f/1.8, except one with 85mm g f/1.4 on ftz adapter. Honestly, loving the combo! 50 is ...
  • Since you'd like to shoot people I'd wait for 35-150mm. I think 35mm will be wide enough for family portraits. I have F version 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8. 24-70 is a workhorse, though sometimes ...
  • Replied in update III
    I was already set to get z50 kit + sigma 56 f/1.4 + nikon 24 f/1.7. Then the guy I wanted to buy ftz adapter from offered me good price on Z5. Apparently, one site screwed up the price, he bought 5 ...
  • Replied in UPDATE II
    We went through short training for D800, I've placed it in A priority, jpgs, explained how to control exposure with aperture, shutter speed and ISO and explained how to focus. She doesn't mind the ...
  • Completely misconstrued and she could herself confirm that I'm opposite of narcissistic parents you're describing ... She repeatedly asked me for camera, must be over a year now and she's ...
  • Replied in UPDATE
    Thanks everyone for advice! I had a talk with my daughter and we agreed that best course of action is to let her use my D800 with 85 f/1.4 (and other lenses if she desires) for a month at least and ...
  • I do plan to offer, not force, rigid training program, everything from color theory, composition, raw processing, manually using the camera, etc.. . Not because of my purist viewpoint, but because ...
  • I'm not gonna give her kit without zoom, but I wanna include a fast prime as well. If she only gets slow zoom she won't get the point of large camera. I have 85 f/1.4, so she can use that with adapter.
  • Z series cameras, full frame range, is pretty versatile, no? As for budget, it's not a question if I could afford it, but rather what's appropriate amount for bday. This would be 10x more than what ...
  • Her friends - so people and events mostly I expect. One of her friends already applied for photo session! When she posts my pictures of her, she gets a positive reaction from her friends, I'm ...
  • I have nikon flashes, umbrellas and light stands, and she has friends that said they wan't to have photo sessions. If she likes doing portraits, she'll have good starting lighting kit to take it to ...
  • I'm in the camp that you should learn photography with primes, not necessarily 50, but then again, why not. I do want her to have a prime to have the ability to shoot with shallow depth of field. I ...
  • My daughter will soon turn 18 and has expressed desire for camera for quite some time. She doesen't have phases , so I know she's pretty serious and was thinking full frame camera right away, even ...
  • suprised interiors look so crisp and glowy! Love image 28 interior chairs, probably could have been done with any 50mm, but the composition look like fine art!

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