tonybelding

Lives in United States Hamilton, TX, United States
Joined on Dec 6, 2006

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  • I don't think the technology has "fully" matured, as there are still some interesting things in the labs. However, I do think the pace has slowed down, and we're getting into the era of ...
  • I hadn't seen that gadget before. I had thought about something similar for digital large format, but don't know if it would really work.  I'm imagining a "compound sensor" which would begin with a ...
  • Created discussion thread Fujifilm GFX 50S
    I'm looking at the GFX 50S prototype and doing some calculations just for fun. The sensor is 44x33mm if I'm reading correctly.  The diagonal dimension of "full frame" 135 format is 43mm.  You could ...
  • Replied in Q system dead?
    The nearest thing to it would be a Hoodman loupe, which I find actually works pretty well for me -- when I manage to keep track of it and have it with me when I need it, which is hardly ever.
  • Replied in Q system dead?
    I don't see it.  But maybe I'm not thinking of the same "equivalent" lenses that you are?  Examples??
  • I can afford whatever lenses I really want.  What I want, for the most part, are Super Takumars.  Manual focus with them is so smooth and loverly. . . Native Sony glass is autofocus.  That's like ...
  • Replied in Manual Focus
    I'd suggest continuing to experiment with manual focus on the side, when you get the chance.  Part of the trick is simply getting in some practice. The other part of the trick is using ...
  • I've gone through Pentax, Olympus, Pentax again, Fujifilm, and most recently Sony. . . I think the Pentax Q7 and the Sony Alpha A7 are the ones that will stick.  These systems are so very different ...
  • I personally favor mirrorless, however the DSLR remains very viable.  I recently tested a Pentax K-S2 and was very satisfied with it, and the price was good. If you want to travel light, one of the ...
  • And just for a bit of extra perspective, NASA's entire annual budget is around $19 billion. . .   Which puts it barely ahead of garbage collection, but behind dishes and flatware, and less than a ...
  • I think it's a valid complaint, because with Pentax you have a much bigger lens catalog, both from Pentax and from third parties, and there are both affordable options and higher-end options, and ...
  • I recently tested a Fujifilm X-T1 and a Pentax K-S2.  (The X-T2 and K-70 weren't out yet.)  Both of them worked well. The Pentax kit was much cheaper, and it may possibly have better weather ...
  • I'm not sure I can solve your problem since I have experience with both the Olympus and Fujifilm systems and found them both excellent.  I do prefer the Fujifilm control scheme, whereas the ...
  • Replied in FF vs. APS-C
    I went with a full-frame camera (Sony A7) because I wanted to use a bunch of vintage SLR lenses that were all designed for the 35mm format.  However. . . I also tested a Pentax K-S2 and a Fujifilm ...
  • The A7S is 12 MP, isn't it? I like my Sony A7.  However...  If I weren't using it with a bunch of adapted vintage lenses, which are all designed for a "full frame" sensor, I think I probably would ...
  • Replied in Ukraine
    I recently bought a lens from Ukraine.  (Apparently it's not "The" Ukraine anymore.  Because reasons.)  EBay gave me what seemed like a ridiculously long estimate for shipping time, much longer ...
  • Replied in Q system dead?
    That would be an interesting exercise.  I'd like to see a specific gear list.  My intuition is that you could fit a M4/3 system into a pretty small bag, but not that small, and there would have to ...
  • Try this on. . . Fogbow near Aleman, Texas To my shame, I didn't even have my Q7 with me when I stumbled onto this.  I had to take two shots with my iPhone and later stitch them together.  It's the ...
  • Replied in Q system dead?
    I would love an EVF.  I would love a "Super Q" sort of like a midget OM-D. BTW, I bought the Q7 Premium Kit, which is what you see in that photo, with the bespoke, optimized bag.  (The 03 Fisheye ...
  • My old 35mm film SLR had a DoF preview switch that could stop down the aperture while I looked through the viewfinder.  Of course most DSLRs can also do this today.  However. . .   I'm not sure if ...
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