km25

km25

Lives in United States Fairfield, 94533, CA, United States
Works as a MRI Technologist
Joined on Sep 1, 2007

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It will be the official camera of the White House.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:02 UTC as 12th comment

A few rules to follow. The camera being offered. If it just stood alone would you want it, say the desert island scenario. The test is to see if the camera backs the camera in firmware up grades, fixes defects, beyond the warranty and if a new kind of camera, starts creating lens. In other words they back both camera and system, they are not just creating a shinny new object.
A long time ago a camera company, which will remain nameless...Canon stopped making a lens mount on their SLR cameras, then started to make a whole new mount,
it was so different that old lens were like they were from a different make, all your glass unusable with the new cameras. It took Canon a bit of time to recover from that one. Shinny new objects vs old proven and developed systems. Be up to date with a proven system and company. In NO WAY am I saying Canon is untrustworthy company, to contrary, they a very old and trustworthy company.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 19:00 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

How is the follow focus, moving away, toward, ect. God there are just a million of these lines. Or use Leica 28mm F8 (F5.6?).

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 00:39 UTC as 35th comment

Does it make phone calls, He-He?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 00:34 UTC as 13th comment

Or just sent your 35mm lens at F8.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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km25: Not trying to be negative, but Sony, again has to put shutter speed dials and/or LCD windows on the top their camera cameras, the PASM dial only is not enough. This is not a huge deal ! Does this camera have a vertical grip. Sony good technology, not so good execution.

During the Korean War two jet fighters ruled the sky, one a Russian Mig 15 the other US F86. One of the advantages of the F86 was radar aimed guns, with a HUD, a heads up displace.In the windshield you aimed your guns.
The shutter speed dials and the LCD are like that. Nikon, Canon, Leica, Fuji, they all have one form of this. You just look down at the camera and see it is ready to go, sorry all these other manufacturers of cameras are not wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)

Not trying to be negative, but Sony, again has to put shutter speed dials and/or LCD windows on the top their camera cameras, the PASM dial only is not enough. This is not a huge deal ! Does this camera have a vertical grip. Sony good technology, not so good execution.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 355th comment | 8 replies
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RUcrAZ: Too small, too darn small ! Why don't they come up with something that shatters previous numbers...like an order of magnitude increase? (We can take it!!!)

800mp and maximum ISO 1200. Better of shouldering film and scanning it in.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 19:31 UTC

100 to 150mp. Even with back light, gold wire and what ever else Sony does, I have the feeling the 50mp will have higher ISO. Also, it better be one great lens in front of the sensor. And the speed of the lens maybe a nice slow F4 micro that can deliver 150mp. Not to mention the price of such glass. You better be make'n money on your images.
or give up owning a car. The normal lens for Fuji in the ads say it can deliver 100mp, but then there is the 150mp. A regular bonfire of bucks.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 19:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)
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d2f: Just me, a rank amateur, I would go old school with a 4x5 or 8x10 view camera to create quality B&W portraits and landscapes images. Yet I can see why a working professional studio/commercial photographer would lean towards GFX. In regards to lenses, my guess is third party adapters will appear allowing MF meduim format lenses to fill the lens gap, assuming auto focus is not as strong requirement for studio and landscape work. If one is shooting a fashion runway event or some other moving subject the current AF lenses may not suffice either. Speaking only for myself, the analog or digital meduim format camera systems are best suited for high end portraiture and landscape subjects that rarely move. For myself, I only use meduim or large format cameras when image quality is paramount thus requiring the camera system is on a rigid tripod with a remote shutter release.

Please try to understand. Large formate cameras in film days alway were slower to use then a 35mm camera. You just stated about 4X5 and 8X10 cameras, will back then they worked poorly at 5 FPS, just kidding. I owned a 4X5 camera, medium format and 35mm cameras. The 4X5 was to big and slow. The 35mm would be able to take-a-picture-anywhere, but with the lowest IQ. The medium format camera where also slow, but portable. I even own an RB6X7 by Mamyia. It produced great images...but used a Hassi for size. Also the viewing of the RB6X7 was an experience of joy untoo it self. Just get camera like the Nikon D5/D500 for super fast. Get a camera like this for shots that take more time to set up. The right tool......

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)
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km25: Does not their roadmap have 110mm F2.0. Make a 45/50mm F2.** ( a little faster then F2.8). They got other things work on too. With the next Sony 100MP, they should try to X-Trans it.

Would it not get ride of the moire! I remember that the X-Trans helps the APC cameras with low light control.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)

Does not their roadmap have 110mm F2.0. Make a 45/50mm F2.** ( a little faster then F2.8). They got other things work on too. With the next Sony 100MP, they should try to X-Trans it.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (788 comments in total)

To clean up the short coming is really easy. Fuji should do it. A good video is needed on such a camera as this. A short fast zoom should be option, as a zoom model vs fixed focal length. But 83 and gold, not bad!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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Mr Darma: If you don't think vinyl sounds better than CDs or MP3s and you get crackles and pops on playback, get rid of the garbage turntable, arm and cartridge and get something worth listening to.

Too rich for my blood, Lin is an outstanding turntable, mine is Rega. My pickup is a Grado. I like the sound of MM over MC. I think they are more honest. I like to listen to classical and vocals, I think Grado handles what I like better. The headphone are also excellent.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:01 UTC

The 50S is just the first. The advancement in sensors will doubt come. There needs to be more then Sony in sensor making. A company that just makes sensors and not cameras and therefore "holds back" the new technology. The advance technology would be open to every one. Fuji should make the sensor changeable.But the again it produces nice stuff and Fuji puts out a lot firmware up dates.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 340th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (788 comments in total)
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km25: When comes to size and speed of operation what can surpass it? It is small and produces great images. If one is traveling little and/or just wants a simple camera that is small. I think the Fuji 100's fit the bill. It is the camera that put Fuji where they are today.

Just remember this, motion is caused by all kinds of things, the subject or camera move 5 axis stabilization helps with camera end. Most people are alive when you shoot them ( until you shoot them, hehe) I early photography you took pictures of live adults and dead children, two minute exposer. People are always moving. Believe me I at one time shot live stage production. All this stuff helps. In my youth I was able shoot at about 1/15 hand held with my Nikormat and a 50mm lens. I hate to depend on nifty stuff, I would rather depend on me.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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Mr Darma: If you don't think vinyl sounds better than CDs or MP3s and you get crackles and pops on playback, get rid of the garbage turntable, arm and cartridge and get something worth listening to.

The last time I looked, Arcams where about $3k and if you got the bucks, about $6k. But everything was going to Hard Drives. Because it is easy and takes less space and now vinyl is coming back.
Again, the more you compress the source, the more you lose. Look at the new amps coming out AB push pull is fine and class A is the tops. But some very good brands, like Arcam are going to class H, like you find in your iPhone . The British created a standard along time ago and called it High Fidelity (HiFi). Now, not so much. What has gone down hill is the source. Records sound so very good.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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Mr Darma: If you don't think vinyl sounds better than CDs or MP3s and you get crackles and pops on playback, get rid of the garbage turntable, arm and cartridge and get something worth listening to.

The finest set up would be a turntable that would cost you a good $6k and up. A head phone amp. $1k plus and some cans (headphones) about $2k. CD are excellent, but MP3 loses a great deal in compression . Vinyl has no compression. They dynamic range and translation of a fine record, like a half speed master is for some, a once in a life time experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (788 comments in total)

When comes to size and speed of operation what can surpass it? It is small and produces great images. If one is traveling little and/or just wants a simple camera that is small. I think the Fuji 100's fit the bill. It is the camera that put Fuji where they are today.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

My frist camera was a Brownie Star Mite. It took 127 film. Had a setting for for bright or shade. You set the lens close ( one person), medium (three people) and distant a stick drawing of a hills. My first real camera was a Mamyia Family camera. An SLR with a fixed two element lens F2.8 to F16. It had shutter speeds from 1/15 to 1/250. It took OK pictures.
The built in meter was junk and I bought a hand held Sekonic, that meter and it's instruction book taught me the basics of photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 82nd comment
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