Jil

Lives in United States Tucson, AZ, United States
Works as a Research Scientist
Joined on Mar 11, 2000

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  • No, that's a great point, the f2.8 call is really just my own bias after shooting FF for so long and having the resources to invest in fast glass.  Agree, especially not required for cityscapes ...
  • Definitely under serious consideration - great range and the current price is eye-opening. I have a Tamron VC (15-30) that lives on my D810, amazingly versatile. And it is one of my favorites for ...
  • The strong consensus for the 18-135mm is quite encouraging! The Sigma is definitely on the list - the reviews are very positive and the range is great.  The current price is literally a steal at ...
  • That had been my original intent (I've been using FF exclusively since the Nikon D700), but I finally decided that the D90 sort of hit the sweet spot for him and would open up a broader range of ...
  • This approach is definitely moving to the top of my list, reviews look good for an 18-135mm and seems to match up well with the 90D. As I commented above my poor experience with the Fuji version ...
  • This was exactly my husband's suggestion this AM - except for the the 35 f2 since he's a long-time Sony RX10 user and seems to have an avid aversion to *ever* changing lenses ;-) . My travel set is ...
  • The Tokina is definitely an option - after only using Nikon lenses for (literally) decades I went to the Tamron VCs for my wide and mid-range zooms. Had a little sample variation issue with the ...
  • Hi all, I have zero experience with Canon but have decided to buy my future son-in-law a new SLR and lens for his graduation from grad school. He's a frugal guy and takes good care of his gear, but ...
  • I’ll be using my Kirk MPA-2, it’s great. JT
  • Yes, those pinching clips are a serious no-go. I’m likely going with the Sirui P-126.  The size is hard to pass up and with some practice will be sturdy enough . Now to see if I can escape B&H with ...
  • Hi Greg, Yes - actually it was one of your comments about how you travel with yours that reminded me I needed to figure out how to do that too.  Luckily for me, at 5'3" on a good day, I don't need ...
  • That is a nice setup, I'm pretty sure that Gitzo is a more modern version of my current one, I'll have to measure it. And 2 thumbs up for that Kirk head - I love mine, one of my best purchases, ...
  • The Sirui has pretty favorable reviews (tons of them) and of course, I agree re: the ability to pack it.  The dividing line more or less appears to be ~ 20". From a usability standpoint is that ...
  • I have one of the first carbon fiber Feisols they released years ago, son still has it and hasn't killed it yet. I like the closed size - ~ 21 inches will easily fit in my carryon and great price. ...
  • I like Induro gear - that looks nice and solid, in-stock at B&H so I'll have a look. Extremely good deal given it includes the head.  I actually have a wonderful Kirk head, super fast to switch ...
  • Created discussion thread Favorite Monopod?
    I know, not an exciting question, but in my hands, my GFX shots are usually improved with one. I know I'm not alone. Since I'm really starting to travel with my GFX setup finally, I was curious as ...
  • Replied in Thanks for this!
    Ah, had been looking for a smaller version of my Pelican 1535Air for my GFX gear!  Admittedly got the idea for the 1510 from Chris as well  ;-) - bought the 1535Air and love it.  I've been using ...
  • Thank you for the thoughtful comments - exactly what I have been wrestling with for awhile.  I am more or less happy with the RX1RII output and throughly enjoy the fixed focal length experience, I ...
  • Appreciate your impressions on the manual focus on the Q2 - any other comparisons to the RX1RII would be appreciated as I have used one since it was released (and the RX1R before it) and I'm ...
  • I’ve used the double PD anchor approach on my RRS plate and it works fine. My Current favorite with my 50s is to use the QD attachment on the plate with an old Magpul rifle sling - rock solid and ...
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