babart

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babart: Besides the Fuji 23/2, one can acquire an 18/2, 27/2.8, 35/2, and 50/2 for very reasonable prices. Three of these are weather resistant....23, 35, 50mm (35, 50 and 75 equivalents). Not a bad range in what is a very decent camera system.

@kreislauf: I've asked Fuji to produce a 16/2 WR lens. Probably not soon, as I also asked for 16/4 shift :).

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 00:47 UTC

Fascinating article, and the advice to travelers is right on the money. I've been lucky enough to have traveled in many less developed countries and Vasquez's experiences, especially with the often remarkably open and friendly people in those locations, echo (and surpass) my own. Experienced in person, the traveler will immediately reject that elitist term 'third world,' and will bring home an understanding of world conditions and peoples very few learn to appreciate. Hopefully his travels will encourage others to do the same.

I also found his detailed accounting of the equipment he takes and how he takes care of it while flying very helpful. Scaled down, or up, to one's personal needs, Vasquez gives the traveler very solid advice. Especially since airlines are not the most cooperative organizations when it comes to cameras and electronics.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 3rd comment
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Sparky86: That sounds like a weird prize...a whole year's worth of travelling. Who wants to take a whole year out of their life for this - " a photographer who will ultimately spend a year 'identifying and living 365 new stories ' " sounds like Canon wants to use the winner to get a good story with accompanying images for each of the 365 days to use for marketing...

If I were young and single I'd go for it.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 13:54 UTC

Besides the Fuji 23/2, one can acquire an 18/2, 27/2.8, 35/2, and 50/2 for very reasonable prices. Three of these are weather resistant....23, 35, 50mm (35, 50 and 75 equivalents). Not a bad range in what is a very decent camera system.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

Interesting option, though there are lighter weight primes. Voigtlander, for instance (on a Sony alpha.) Great photos, too, and I see your point about including more foreground to give depth.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 11:24 UTC as 88th comment
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

Well, let's see. If I were a sports pro and shot high-end Canon or Nikon......I would keep what I had because changing systems can be prohibitively expensive. I would suspect the A9 to appeal more to younger photographers just starting out. But then, what do I know?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 63rd comment
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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trungtran: EVF's are getting better.

One day we won't need windscreens on our cars.

That's very true. However, cameras can fail as well, and having an optical viewfinder is no help in that situation. Too, those of us who don't shoot much action and are on in years may actually prefer the magnified focusing options of EVFs. One type viewfinder isn't the be all, end all, for everyone, and photographers can still choose which they prefer for their own style of photography. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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Studor13: What if you first level your tripod and then level your head?

Isn't this the same thing?

If one does a lot of panoramas, a separate leveling adapter between tripod and ballhead is a very worthwhile attachment. These usually will only compensate for a maximum of 15degrees in any direction, but it sure beats fiddling with tripod legs once the tripod is in the ball park.

Of course, if one has an Arca-Swiss PO, a separate leveler isn't necessary and you've also saved a minimum of $200.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Great price!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 214th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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lucidum: I have read some of the most popular posts and conclude that people will triple their wedding photography business thanks to this fantastic $4500 camera.

As well as the number of photos they have to sift through and process. Said tongue in cheek.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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elementare: Almost the 99% of the over enthusiastic comments here about the destruction of the caninkon flagships in favor of this camera come from people that have never shoot sports or any kind of serious fast action / long time session photography.

This kind of cameras with their poor ergonomics with sport lenses or almost every lens that surpasses their wight or size, unbalancing the entire working experience, and low battery life will never be a real issue for canikon and their d5 - 1dx professional audience.

People can complain about the silliest things.....ad nauseam.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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babart: Umm.....I've carried a regular umbrella (and used it effectively) in places as diverse as London and Costa Rica. I still have and use same umbrella, which cost me $11.

@Tan68: Yes about changing lenses. If you have a shoulder bag that is rain proof, it helps (more or less) to stick the butt of the umbrella into the bag. Same if you wear a belt. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 20:46 UTC

Umm.....I've carried a regular umbrella (and used it effectively) in places as diverse as London and Costa Rica. I still have and use same umbrella, which cost me $11.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: "The Pentax 645Z is the granddaddy of 'affordable' medium format."

If you say so. I've had $200 burning a hole in my pocket since I did a professional shoot last year. Lol.

Bobthearch: Too true. One can't see the facial expression of the writer, nor hear his/her tone of voice.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)

Excellent practical review. Thanks much!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: "The Pentax 645Z is the granddaddy of 'affordable' medium format."

If you say so. I've had $200 burning a hole in my pocket since I did a professional shoot last year. Lol.

@Bobthearch: I've given up on tongue-in-cheek comments on DPR. It seems there are many who can't quite believe there might be something mildly funny about any aspect of photography. I once found myself responding to people that seemed terribly angry at a satirical comment made here. One even replied, "Well, this is a serious forum, you shouldn't be making comments like that." So I don't anymore. And it's not just photographers. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 23:39 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)

Nice, but I think I'll stick to standard WD 2tb passports at $100. The solid state will come down in price in a few years. Or maybe a few months. A few days.....things move so fast today? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 23:12 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

Enjoyed the humor!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 38th comment
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Fujica: The price seems attractive until you see its light gathering capabilities, then you understand that this lens is actually not what you want.

A 400/2.8? Lots of money, especially since you'd need a porter or a wheelbarrow to move it around.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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keepreal: Dimensions: of 86.4 x 182.3mm are reasonable for 100-400mm but since when is 1180g lightweight?

You could say the same of may lenses these days where that claim is made.

Strange, isn't it. I realize there must be room for focusing apparatus but today's lenses seem heavier and larger than needed.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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