tonybelding

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

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  • Replied in Again
    There's no point in quibbling over the meaning of "garbage". Let me just say this instead… That Tokina zoom from the 1980s that I mentioned is readily available on eBay for about $18-20, and it ...
  • quote, "And, importantly, Luminar works on both Mac- and Windows-based desktop computers*."

    No Linux, no deal. Lightroom was one of the last programs holding me on the Mac platform. Now that...

  • I wish somebody had told me that before I went out of my way to buy one.   All the "reviews" I could find of it were puff pieces.  I have an adapted Tokina 28-70mm zoom from the 1980s that takes ...
  • I've owned both of these cameras, liked them both very much, ultimately chose the Sony A7. However... The Sony sensor is 135 format and the Fuji is APS-C, which in photographic terms means that ...
  • Or maybe they abandon Adobe and move to free software, and end up with more money left over for tripods, lenses, etc. That's what I'll probably do.
  • Replied in Mac vs. Ubuntu
    Windows has always driven me up the wall, so that's not an option here. The question of Mac versus Ubuntu MATE has been much on my mind recently, though.  I feel like the Mac user interface has ...
  • Recently it's been a Contax Tix.  It's a superb little pocketable camera, some might say the best APS film camera ever, but unfortunately APS format film hasn't been produced since 2011, which ...
  • Nothing.  I ended up getting a big fat nothing.  I got distracted by other things, so I guess my old cheap-ass Tokina SD 28-70mm F3.5–4.5 is still it.  And it still produces better images than the ...
  • 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 ...
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