Velocity of Sound

Velocity of Sound

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Physician
Joined on Nov 11, 2009
About me:

Found an interest in photography back when I bought a cellphone that had a camera. 640x480 "VGA" images weren't glorious, but they were a start. Later won a compact camera in a raffle, and then realizing I wanted more, eventually moved on to DSLRs. I've been trying and enjoying most forms of photography since then.

Velocity of Sound's recent activity

  • Worries about manufacturer support span more than just cameras.  I wonder if they were rare in the past, or if I just never noticed them.  I suspect the idea that you could find someone to machine ...
  • Replied in True impacts
    I tend to agree with Don on this one. I use a GFX 50S and E-M1 MkII.  According to Bill Claff's Photons to Photos website, there's about a 2 eV difference in dynamic range at base ISO, and that ...
  • I agree with this.  I thought it only applied to lenses that were already a bit on the weak side to begin with, but I bought a used 40-150mm that had a cheap UV filter on it, and had mixed ...
  • Mixed bag.  I think Jonas Rask gave it a really nice review.  I really like Jonas' reviews, and his images - he's a photographer of the artistic sort, all right.  But as I recall, the lens didn't ...
  • I'm not so sure.  I tried to look at the lines in the track as a focus aid, and it doesn't look like the lines corresponding to Mr. Bolt's position are in focus, either.  To be fair, it looked to ...
  • Is it really? Well, that makes me feel a bit silly :-P
  • Tough one.  A lot of this depends on where and what you're shooting. I'd probably get the 45-100mm and 23mm, selling the 45mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/3.5.  (Unless you really like the size/weight of the ...
  • I don't know, looks like they focused on the crowd in that shot.  Not to say it's unimpressive, particularly given the equipment that they probably had to wrangle with back in the 1930's, but ...
  • People are generally quick to point out, correctly, that "full frame" systems that have gone mirrorless now achieve size and weight parity with all but the smallest of µ4/3's offerings.  That ...
  • I'd say yes. I own the 12-100mm f/4, along with the 17mm f/1.2 and 25mm f/1.2.  For a time, my usual combo for only bringing two lenses would be to have the 12-100mm and the 17mm f/1.2, switching ...
  • Replied in Sensor size
    I agree with this. I started out with 4/3 and then continued on to µ4/3, and despite being blown away by the advancements with µ4/3 I just had to experience a larger sensor for myself. Everyone on ...
  • You're right. I might be misunderstanding why you're discussing the X-mount lenses, but I think I see a misunderstanding and I'll try to clear it up. The lenses we're discussing are those that ...
  • Cropability is a definite consideration.  I've seen some GFX 100 users remark that you can take one exposure and basically have multiple photos from it.  Their examples showed that it was true, ...
  • I'm replying to a post that's a month old, but Manzur brought this thread back up so I'll go for it :-) I can't disagree with Jim's analysis on what really matters in a monitor for a photographer. ...
  • For what it's worth, I bought my GFX from a wedding shooter who was going back to "full frame." I didn't ask them for the full details of why, but part of it had to do with overall speed of ...
  • There's no one, centralized database.  There are a few places where people have remarked on various lenses - I believe there was a Fred Miranda forum thread, there have been a few here, and then ...
  • Replied in Trends
    A lot of things have changed since the film days, though.  Trend is only part of it. For example, how did people used to view photos?  4x6 prints was most common, or in magazines and newspapers. ...
  • If you choose the 110mm f/2, ask Fuji if you can buy the lens you're renting if you like it... because you're not going to want to send it back once you've taken a few shots with it.
  • I remember using those when I was a child - the bright orange/yellow Kodak box cameras in particular.  That was before I knew anything about photography, interesting to know it was probably f/11. ...
  • I know the feeling.  I try to stop down a bit with the m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 but with the 17mm f/1.2 it's usually wide-open almost all the time.  The DoF seems about perfect there - shallow enough ...
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