sjstremb

sjstremb

Lives in United States St Louis, USA, MO, United States
Works as a Professor of art/photography
Joined on Dec 14, 2001

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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)

Nikon FM or FE and there are lots of very nice F3's out there that are priced well especially the non-HP version. Oddly enough, the F4's are surprisingly cheap but are a lot of camera to tote around.

I own a Nikon F, F2, F3, F5 and my go to film camera is still the F2, even in the studio.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 268th comment | 2 replies

I've used this lens as a street photography lens at Mardi Gras, in close quarters its a great lens. I also have a 14-24 and the lighter weight of the 20mm is often a deciding factor. I had a chance to test drive a Zeiss 21mm Milvus last year at MG and the difference between the IQ for me was not worth the loss of the AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 20:21 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

I found this nugget from the Epson Minister of Propaganda an interesting/amusing bit: “The SureColor P5000 is a replacement to the last Epson Stylus® Pro model still available – the renowned Epson Stylus Pro 4900." Renowned for clogging-head failure, exactly what was it renowned for.... and I say that as an owner of a 4900.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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sjstremb: I have a Mk III version of this camera and although it's not the same camera its pretty similar. For me, its a great little party camera, but for any kind of really serious work I actually found the zoom lens lacking. For the $ I did n to think you get the value out of it and I did not think its the kind of camera-for the work I do-to replace either my Xpro 2 or my D810. It is a very nice sensor, but thats the most I can say for it, oh yes, in the first year I had my MK III it spent more time in warranty repair than in my hands, a word of warning to anyone considering one of these little wonders, if it breaks, heaven help you, Sony warrant repair is terrible.

of course, but the point I was making was more that I overestimated the quality of the lens design, perhaps unrealistically I thought this camera would be something that I could use to more something more than snapshots. It was in the end an unrealistic expectation in my goal to user lighter more compact gear. I just did not want anyone else to follow that assumption that I did.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:20 UTC

I have a Mk III version of this camera and although it's not the same camera its pretty similar. For me, its a great little party camera, but for any kind of really serious work I actually found the zoom lens lacking. For the $ I did n to think you get the value out of it and I did not think its the kind of camera-for the work I do-to replace either my Xpro 2 or my D810. It is a very nice sensor, but thats the most I can say for it, oh yes, in the first year I had my MK III it spent more time in warranty repair than in my hands, a word of warning to anyone considering one of these little wonders, if it breaks, heaven help you, Sony warrant repair is terrible.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 03:48 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies

Not any mention of print head design or changes to print head life span. The Epson print head failure rate is a well documented weakness of 4900-9900 printers to the extent that there has been some attempts at a class action lawsuit. Just do a search here about it, it's really criminal.

I hope this new series is not more of the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 11:32 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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