gordon lafleur

Joined on Feb 23, 2011


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On article Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (259 comments in total)
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ImagesInstyle: About time nikon. i was getting tired of lusting after canons 70-200mm f4.
now stop playin, and include the tripod ring, and were all good.

I agree about the tripod collar stuff, I have an aftermarket one for my Canon f4, but have never used it in the two years I've had it.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 00:36 UTC
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itsastickup: 19 stops of dynamic range. There are lots of pics that are currently impossible without Portra. I borrow my brother's DSLR but otherwise I'm still using film.

Canon are getting close, however, with their multi-shot DR mode that is almost fast enough for portraits, but not quite.

OK while were at it, I want a real honest to gosh 6x7 cm digital back for my Mamiya RZ (have to get it back, sold it, with multiple lenses and stuff for $1000 a year or so ago.) Doesn't have to be more than 12 megapixels, but should shoot at high ISOs. Those sub-645 (36x48 or so) "medium format" backs they make now are a joke.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 00:45 UTC
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Torturegarden: I almost have the perfect camera, the Fuji X100. I would like true manual focus, preferably rangefinder coupled. A faster lens, ƒ1.4 or better would be nice as well. Other than that, the X100 is perfect for me.

I love my x100, it is my most used camera for personal work. If it weren't for the outrageous shutter lag and 2 second boot-up time, which makes me crazy, and if it were a 28mm lens insead of 22mm, it would be perfect. Oh, wait, have someone from Canon completely re-vamp the interface, and fire the idiots Fuji have working for them.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 00:39 UTC
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Dvir Rosenfeld: Seeing the above picture reminds me of the old saying: "A camel is a horse designed by a committee".

I want a full frame dslr the size of my old Pentax ME supers, with lenses to match. I mean the present size of dslrs is just stupid. I mean really, http://www.pbase.com/glafleur/image/117686412 here is my 5dmk11 beside a vintage Pentax S1a, Stupid.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 00:35 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Nimbus Cloud Dome (96 comments in total)

Wow, a new use for my cottage cheese containers, I'm gonna be rich. This is stupid.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 24th comment

No viewfinder? What are they smoking? And the price? good grief.

Interesting to see this here, but I'll stick with my Fuji x100

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 05:31 UTC as 12th comment

TS lenses, especially wide angle one, are redundant in the digital age. Photoshop does an admiral job of correcting converging verticals, and what the heck would you use tilt for on a 24mm.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 23:08 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies

I'm an x100 owner and had higher hopes for the xPro1. I'd hoped Fuji had listened and learned. Obviously not.
Why are there bugs at all? Heads need to roll at Fuji

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 21:21 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies

Your Nikon 14-24 compared to the 18mm Zeiss

Autofocus, electronic coupling, equal image quality, and a range of focal lengths that would require 3 Zeiss lenses to match. Only the amateur gear weenies buy ridiculous stuff like these Zeiss lenses, and only because it says Zeiss on it. Same as when there was the Contax/Yashica. I remmember the tests showing that there was nothing special about the Zeiss lenses except the price.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 22:10 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

Good grief, how long can Zeiss rely on their name to sell their clunky, overpriced, and often inferior products to gullible amateurs. Tests comparing their lenses to the Canon and Nikon counterparts show that these lenses do not live up to their hype.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 17:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 9 replies
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duartix: I...see...dead...pixels.......

Amazing, why is this sensor and technology not available in a camera?
I don't own a smartphone, but have been tempted to get an iphone just for the convenience of the camera, but I will hold off now.

And what a delightful change to have decent sample photos clearly taken by a proffesional instead of the crap we see from the likes of Fuji. (and I'm a x100 owner)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:12 UTC

completely idiotic

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 19:19 UTC as 161st comment
On article Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? (271 comments in total)
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djsphynx: First sentence seems to be missing something... roughly what?

what a disaster. I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole. A smaller sensor than 4/3? gimme a break. Sony's going to blow you out of the water.
Nikon must have done market research, but it seems to me that the small sensor defeats the whole idea.
Give me fast small prime lenses and a large sensor. Fast autofocus and response sounds good, but I'll stick with my x100 for now.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 17:15 UTC
On article Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look (352 comments in total)
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rondom: Anyone with any information on the shutter noise?

So what is with the stupid 24mp sensor, does ANYONE out there want 24mp? I dumb my 5d11 down to 9mp most of the time as I just don't want to deal with those huge files. Give me about 10 or 12mp and another stop of low light capability.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 17:24 UTC
On article Sony NEX-7 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera first look (352 comments in total)
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rondom: Anyone with any information on the shutter noise?

Looks like a great alternative to my lovely but oh too sluggish x100, but only if they intoduce some fast primes f2 at least, but hey, why not f1.4?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2011 at 17:18 UTC
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