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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On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (491 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 229th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (653 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 (491 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 (491 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 (653 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 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (376 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 70th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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km25: I brought up my lowly Fuji XT-2. All the images of all the cameras look mushy above 12800. At least the Fuji XT-2 has less moire and I think the Jpegs look better. Only thing about Fuji they will put out new Frimware for GXF 50s. Sony does make good sensors. But not so much for their cameras. All in all they look very much the same.

Fuji is very good with Jpegs. The GXF 50 has a film company creating the Jpegs, this can help with fast put though times and smaller files. As far as 1" sensors compared to APC. No 1" is going to do that. Be happy with you have. The Nikon J5 is not up to the XT-2, read the reviews, if anyone reviews the Nikon J.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (491 comments in total)

Just saying. Even at 24MP and FF. Have you ever shoot a Fuji, X-PRO 2 Ot XT-2. They are APC, but Fuji does a lot with that smaller sensor. See how close or equal they really are. Just saying. I own the M7.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)

I brought up my lowly Fuji XT-2. All the images of all the cameras look mushy above 12800. At least the Fuji XT-2 has less moire and I think the Jpegs look better. Only thing about Fuji they will put out new Frimware for GXF 50s. Sony does make good sensors. But not so much for their cameras. All in all they look very much the same.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

Hey, it's not like they had a hundred years to think up something! Oh wait they did. It should have been some DF camera. The Nikon "F" put them on the map. By the by, my ID picture that you see to left was taken by a F2s and 105mm F2.5 and Kodachrome II, ASA 64.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 07:24 UTC as 100th comment
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)

What is the "Mystique" of Leica. One needs to look at at "Build quality, how many cameras get that high and the Viewfinder performance, again it is the little things that Leica goes that extra step. Even if Leica's come out in first place they look handle and feel the part. Worth all the money, maybe not...but...it's up to you. c

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 23:09 UTC as 116th comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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panchorancho: I like my Nikon 105mm 2.5 AIS that I got for cheap. Slap it on a Techart AF adapter on a current Sony body and you got a cheap 100-105mm portrait lens that looks just as good with auto focus!

and one best lens Nikon ever made.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 19:57 UTC

Maybe Leica is going down the road of listening to it's users, in this case possible users. If a camera has a draw back that a frimware can solve you would imagine the manufacture would write that frimware. and for 7 grand per camera you would thin so.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (171 comments in total)

During the day of film Kodachrome was ended, it cost too much process. Good equal would do.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 04:05 UTC as 36th comment

Why not, Just think, you can have a back-up body. Or just think you load one with color film and one with B&W film. I just have these demons..heeee

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 05:16 UTC as 6th comment

This is badly needed camera for Leica. It puts them ballpark.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 06:18 UTC as 92nd comment

Does it take weeks and weeks learn the menu?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 03:49 UTC as 49th comment

Just say, Ansol Adams. You editing a picture of your girl/boyfriend, You say " Make him/her cute". The picture does not change, but in real life the subject does become cute. Now that's a movie!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 06:45 UTC as 40th comment

Digital is fast and perhaps a better creator of detail. Digital will give a slow film all the way up to fast film. Films have "looks" that can be part of the JPEG process. You change, undo with RAW. Therefore an Ape is able take picture of ones self, a selfy.
In the days of film, to create a proper exposure and properly focus took skill and knowledge. To day, it is more Ape like. Did Joe who has no talent and no skill ( sorry to all out there named Joe), just push the button as in those millions of monkeys
and those millions typewrites creating a War and Peace.
With film you got to know, your light ISO. Got to know lens and what will do, F stops and DOF. You got a roll ASA 200 and you knew what your after. Good God you may have read a light meter and use a gray card. It is call skill and artistry. Not saying Dig world is void of it, it's just all those monkeys.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 07:12 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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