Jared Willson

Joined on Jul 27, 2012

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  • Created discussion thread Flaming Star Nebula
    First astrophoto in a while as I have been consumed with work. This one is of IC 405, also known as the "Flaming Star Nebula". It's a combined emission and reflection nebula, composed of ionized ...
  • Replied in IC2169 V2
    What a lovely capture!  I've seen tons of images of the Cone nebula, of course, but very few images that show the lovely, dusty region near IC 2169. Well done for capturing pieces of all three! ...
  • I haven’t tried the Sigma so can’t give feedback there. I will say, though, that I’m not sure the cheaper options perform “nearly as well” as the 33mm Fuji. Since you mentioned f/1.4 or faster, I ...
  • I doubt my testing of new lenses is as rigorous as Lloyd’s, though it is sufficient for me to determine how a lens will perform in my own photography. Here are my experiences with the X2D and the ...
  • As a CloudyNights moderator and a long time astrophotographer going back to hypered TechPan film and manual guiding, all I can say is, “Welcome to the dark side!” As a user of medium format ...
  • I currently own the QHY600 which is the 36mm x 24mm version of the same camera. QHY does a really nice job on designing and selling astronomy cameras. Most of the American and European astronomy ...
  • If you just want to know which Fuji XF lenses won't be the obvious "weak link" in the optical train when coupled with a 40 megapixel sensor, I can confirm that the following lenses are optically ...
  • Neither of the two new "V" series lenses have the characteristic. I don't happen to remember whether any of the older series do.
  • Understood. There are certainly a lot more lens choices on the GFX side, particularly zooms, so if the X2D won't let you "switch over" from Fuji, I agree it's unlikely to make sense. And while I ...
  • It depends on where in the field you are looking. On axis, I found sharpness is very good--even excellent--wide open from 2m to infinity. The lens will focus quite a bit closer than 2m, and I ...
  • I can’t tell you whether the X2D is worth the extra money or not—that will depend on how you use the camera.  The X2D has the following advantages over the X1Dii: (1) IBIS is really nice for a variety ...
  • All the responses so far have been with respect to the Fuji cameras and their focal plane shutter. Their Hasselblad X2D is a bit different since it has a leaf shutter in the lens… (1) The mechanical ...
  • Replied in Dim light
    If comparing the advantages and disadvantages of a pair of formats, it doesn’t seem reasonable to compare a camera that is missing a key feature—IBIS—to one that has that feature, when the feature ...
  • You either delete one at a time, or delete all by reformatting. There is no way I am aware of to select multiple files for deletion.
  • I would add the 4:3 aspect ratio as one of the reasons to look at MF vs FF. Any given photographer could prefer either, but it is an obvious, material difference that could draw you in one ...
  • Given that your testing procedures were established long before Hasselblad made the offer, it is already too late for there to be much bias in terms of your process. As a result, unconscious bias ...
  • Hopefully I didn't imply otherwise. You have scarce resources--bandwidth--such that letting anybody and their aunts/uncles/brothers/mothers broadcast at will, untrained would do harm, hence the ...
  • If Fuji, Hasselblad, etc. would/could only sell MF cameras to professionals who could prove they need it or talented amateurs who could prove a certain level of knowledge and skill, there would ...
  • Good to know. I haven’t had a problem. It’s not a huge part of my photography with the X2D, though. I tend to use my M11 for casual people shooting.
  • Sure. Let me know if there is something specific you want me to try for you or a specific example you need. Oh, as to the concern over lenses that can shift when mounted… Yes, they can twist a bit ...
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