tonybelding

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

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  • Not familiar with the Leicaflex.  I learned photography on a Sears KS-2 (rebadged Ricoh XR7) that had a huge, bright, beautiful viewfinder with the split-prism and micro-prism focusing screen.  It ...
  • Depending on how "ultra" you want to go with your ultrawide, the Voigtlander 10, 12 and 15mm lenses for Sony full-frame are pretty amazing. However, Bradrobb also raised a point worth pondering. ...
  • All the cameras you listed are good, but I can offer some thoughts and observations. Micro Four Thirds is a great all-purpose compromise format with a large lens catalog.  If I were only going to ...
  • This is a subject that pops up every so often in various forums.  Over on the Pentax forums we occasionally get someone asking for a digital K-1000.  I've got to admit some nostalgia for those old ...
  • That was done by a local shop, Armadillo Auto Restoration, who worked it over for about a year.  Their shop is only about 1/2 mile from my house, so I was able to drop in and check on their ...
  • Sony A7 with Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F2 in early morning sun heading down the trail Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 20mm F4 improvised sun shade with some careful cropping for great lens flare!!
  • However, the wood and brass version does remind me of my Russian FED Leica clone.

  • Created discussion thread A good walk-around zoom? 28-70 perhaps?
    I've been using a Tokina 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 Macro on my A7.  It cost me nearly nothing, has solid build quality, and overall mostly good performance.  It's main quirk is the bokeh.  At the extremes, ...
  • I'm not sure if "happy" is the right word. Pros shot medium format (or larger) film if their circumstances allowed. 35mm was a compromise based on cost and portability, favored by amateurs, ...
  • I suspect it's the same reason why car companies, with a few exceptions like Tesla, are so bad at software.  (I sometimes wonder if my Olympus E-M5 and Jeep Grand Cherokee were programmed by the ...
  • Shallow DoF. . .  muted colors. . .  a bit of vignetting in the corners. . .   It looks like an old photo from a medium format film camera.  Yeah, I'm a sucker for that look.  Is good.  :-)
  • Yes.  My old Sears KS-2 (Ricoh XR7) had a huge, bright, beautiful viewfinder with a split-prism and micro-prism focusing screen.  For a long time it was the fastest and most natural manual ...
  • For myself, I'm sick of autofocus cameras locking onto the wrong subject or failing to lock onto anything.  Autofocus has let me down a few too many times. It's not bad on my Pentax Q7 because the ...
  • Not sure if I can help you, because I think the three cameras you mentioned are excellent.  I will say the Olympus is probably the most versatile system, and it has a good EVF.  However, the user ...
  • Replied in Go for it!
    I say go for it.  I bought a used A7 off eBay a few months ago, and it's been working great for me.  We've reached the point in technology where chasing the latest-and-greatest isn't necessary for ...
  • Personally, I think you're nuts.  The EM-1 is a fantastic camera, and M4/3 has a much better lens catalog than the Sony.  At least I can say, I didn't have any problem with the performance or ...
  • I have the 28-70mm kit lens, and the autofocus does work well. However, some of us do prefer manual focusing (ideally with a MF lens, not focus-by-wire!) for much of our shooting, and I find the A7 ...
  • The Olympus is good, but. . . For a beginner? Umm. The menu system is a crazy labyrinth of confusing options. I'm an old hand at photography, and it still took me about two weeks -- with googling ...
  • I don't think this is exactly "the left" at work.  It's true many of the protestors were motivated by Trump and the climate change issue in particular, because that's the big issue of the day. ...
  • I'm disappointed with the 28-70mm kit lens on my A7.  I guess there's the possibility that I got a bad one. . .   Whatever the reason, mine is slightly bleary -- especially toward the wide end, ...
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