Tom_A

Joined on Aug 19, 2010

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nofumble: 23 x 1.5 = 35 on FF. OK

I shouldn t bother to respond to the f2*1.5 = f3 comment but it just gets on my nerves.
It is f2 for light meter, which is the key element. If you use a hand held light meter you don't have to set the film/sensor size. F2 is f2.

Only the DOF difference could be useful to calculate.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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Tom_A: While I had nikon slrs back then, it was the mju-II I brought in my backpacking holidays. By using the spot metering and AE lock it was possible to sidestep the limitations of the all auto system in tricky situations. Very very good camera with an excellent lens. A pity that the article only shows it open, it looks so marvelously sculpted when closed. And that offered a good lens protection.
A mju-II in digital with the addition of a small screen at the back would be an awesome travel compact.

Also on a later backpacking trip I brought a fuji 6x4.5 AF medium format rangefinder camera. Bigger of course but still more manageable than an slr because rather flat, and it was the mju-II that had previously taught me that a simple fixed lens camera could be an awesome travel companion.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 08:33 UTC
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Tom_A: While I had nikon slrs back then, it was the mju-II I brought in my backpacking holidays. By using the spot metering and AE lock it was possible to sidestep the limitations of the all auto system in tricky situations. Very very good camera with an excellent lens. A pity that the article only shows it open, it looks so marvelously sculpted when closed. And that offered a good lens protection.
A mju-II in digital with the addition of a small screen at the back would be an awesome travel compact.

I forgot to mention its one drawback. With the flash just next to the lens, red eyes were a given.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 08:31 UTC

While I had nikon slrs back then, it was the mju-II I brought in my backpacking holidays. By using the spot metering and AE lock it was possible to sidestep the limitations of the all auto system in tricky situations. Very very good camera with an excellent lens. A pity that the article only shows it open, it looks so marvelously sculpted when closed. And that offered a good lens protection.
A mju-II in digital with the addition of a small screen at the back would be an awesome travel compact.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 08:29 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Balooziggy: So they sampled 166 individual Instagram users, out of +400 Million subscribed? That's really scientific !!!! :-) :-) :-) Depressing isn't it ???

This is actually what I meant with sample quality - it should be representative of the population. Then a sample of 166 could be ok. I don't know how thorough they were in assembling their sample.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
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Balooziggy: So they sampled 166 individual Instagram users, out of +400 Million subscribed? That's really scientific !!!! :-) :-) :-) Depressing isn't it ???

The scientific quality depends on the sample quality, not on the size of the population.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (229 comments in total)

I have the XE1 which Is in essence a slower focusing predecessor if the xe2s.
The sensor may be relatively old, but it sure gives nice results. I like using velvia jpgs while on holiday, and raw for more concentrated work.
Ergonomics are great - but then I am an old school photographer who still thinks that the Nikon F3 is one of the best cameras ever made.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 00:49 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Actually, yes, briefly. My friend has it. Very nice picture quality and it suits his style of walking around street photography.
See my comment from last week just above philmar's.
I found it quite a tempting proposition though I would prefer a fixed 35, without cropping required.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
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Gene Kelly: a fool and his money are soon parted

So have you thoroughly tested this product before coming up with that statement?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)

I tried a friend's Q. It is now his only camera, he mainly does walking around street photography and it works well for that inded. I liked the quality feel and the few pictures I shot with it were technically excellent. All that in a relatively small package. I liked it quite a bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 07:31 UTC as 28th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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philmar: Does anyone know how this camera feels with with a $600 Gucci camera strap? And does Louis Vuitton make camera bags for this?

Jealous much?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
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Eugene343: Jack of all trades...master of none.

If you'd read the interview a bit more carefully, they would like to satisfy many people with different cameras that partly overlap but which have their own target audience.

Good interview except for 1 thing: no matter what the user focus is, quicker autofocus is always better.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

Of the 4 I liked your come towards the light most.
But I do prefer the pics in the top 10.
Still you've got an eye.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 09:41 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)

Very nice. My fave is the 3 people at the edge of the pool.
My iphone 6 is the best camera that i always have with me. Indeed my fuji, nikon or older medium format film cameras give nicer results but i don't alwsys carry them. I shot very acceptable pictures with the phone while walking to a customer meeting. Sometimes I use hipstamatic afterwards for a quick and convincing conversion to black and white.
In many cases the iphone quality is very ok for prints up to say A4. It mainly loses out at low light and because you can't have bokeh, but that is all expected.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 16th comment
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (115 comments in total)

Just ask them about the upcoming medium format camera!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:55 UTC as 21st comment
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (115 comments in total)
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Samuel Jessop: I'd like to ask Fuji why there is no GPS in any of their cameras. 6D, 7D Mk II, K-1, X1D all have it so it's not that niche, and having to separately track your travel is a fudge when the tidiest solution is to embed the location in each image file.

Meanwhile my phone has been able to geotag every photo it takes since 2011.

Gps is indeed wonderful. It is a pleasure that my iphone pictures are geotagged.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Looking pretty good on too many fronts for me to ignore it, even if I prefer the rangefinder-like position of the EVF on the left side.

But an upgrade to my good old XE-1 is now long overdue.

Exactly, I have the XE1 with 3 lenses. Beautiful results but a bit slow.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
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Ben Stonewall: Waiting for the digital fuji 6x9😇

I have the Fuji GA 645, a perfect travel companion that I still use regularly.
Indeed I can easily imagine it with a 645 sensor and a screen, and otherwise almost identical because it is so good, except that the AF speed could be inline with modern expectations.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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HenriAntoine: This will be excellent for those who made the most of the legendary Mamiya 7 and 7ii, which is a 6x7 rangefinder camera, highly portable with the very best image quality in film MF. This will indeed be a game changer. It looks ideal for unobtrusive handheld documentary photography that aims for the highest image quality. That was - and still is - what the Mamiya 7 does best.

Fully agree with Henri except that 3.5 is 3.5 for light metering purpose. Not 2.8, If you use a hand light meter you don't need to set the size of the sensor/film
Only dof vs view angle has a difference

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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itaibachar: Looks like a big Instagram toy... and since when is 44x33mm medium format?
It's an "APS-C" MF, with "aps-c MF" lenses...

It has almost 70% more sensor area than full frame, which will make a difference, and is today enough to be called mf.
Of course more would be cool, but the camera would then be more expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:56 UTC
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