MrHollywood

MrHollywood

Lives in United States Burbank, CA, United States
Works as a Screenwriter
Joined on Oct 23, 2017
About me:

5 years of experience shooting 8X10 format studio product photography before getting into a bunch of other things. Also ran a commercial studio and darkroom for a while (back in the film days). Still doing pro still work, but less and less as I've gotten deep into screenwriting here in Hollywood. I show my photos and gear without fear. Anyone who doesn't is pretty hard to take seriously...for obvious reasons. I consider myself competent at what I do and every now and again I do manage to take a good photo. But I never pretend to be remotely close to those who have devoted their lives to the art...few of which are rattling around forums like this.

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  • From above:

    "It's only really the Canon EOS R6 that pushes beyond what the Z6 II offers, and that's a significantly more expensive camera."

    I've shot with the Canon and it's excellent. I still...

  • So...in other words, the Z6 II is the best camera in the price segment.
    Sadly, I ordered the Z7 II first, but I might add a Z6 II later. ;-)

    Robert

  • Well, my copy of the FL is insanely sharp at 2.8 and I don't do landscapes with it. So I guess for now it's wouldn't gain me much by switching it out. As I said, no rush. Looking forward to putting ...
  • Thanks again for info and experience. Likely I'll make the switch, but I just won't be in a hurry. ;-) Robert
  • I guess you're right. I'll work with the FL for a while and pick up some of the S primes. I ordered the Z7 II with the 24-70 F4 and that should be okay for now. I expect I'll retire my D850 pretty ...
  • Way back when I picked up a VRII, I complained loudly about the hellacious focus breathing, which basically dropped it down into the 135mm to 160mm at typical portrait distances. No other pro lens ...
  • Thanks for that...hadn't seen it before. Yes, I tend to respect Hogan's reality-based observations. I guess I'll hang on to the FL version. If handling it with the adapter gets annoying, maybe I'll ...
  • Created discussion thread Z7 II which 70-200?
    So I've got a lovely 70-200 E 2.8....and once upon a time (not long ago) it was the finest in the land. But now I have a Z7 II coming and I wonder how the suddenly demoted F mount version will ...
  • LOL. Thought I corrected it to Leica, but I guess I didn't post it!
    I really liked the Leica, but only because of the FX sensor. Other than that I preferred the X100v, which just gave me more...

  • Yup, also ordered a while back...hoping to get one before the holiday, but I have a D850 to slum with if it sells out. Robert
  • I have a Sony RX100 VI in the same bag with the Fuji X100v. The Sony is an excellent and hugely versatile camera, but the 1" sensor is limiting and it cannot match the output of the Fuji, nor can...

  • How good is my Fuji X100v? Well, it can match my Nikon D850 with a Sigma 35mm ART lens with a lot less to carry. It's engaging to use and it can fire the tiny fill flash with the leaf shutter at...

  • I recently shot a charity event and used the D850 for the job. In my view the larger sensor paid off and here's why: In plenty of situations with the 24-70, I still found myself at distances where ...
  • "you see he has an “Amazing Fuji”. So nothing else can be any good. Facepalm."

    I owned Ricoh for years (including the film versions) and had the GRIII. I also own Sony, Fuji, Zeiss and lots of...

  • Relax kids. The GRIII is okay, but let's be a bit honest. I've had the GRII kit and the GRIII (but not the full kit). The GRIII has substandard AF, very slow FPS, no weather/dust sealing, poor...

  • Wow. Usually I can see specific windows where a camera makes some sense. The Ricoh GRIII is an overrated poorly built toy, but it does have specific and unique strengths. The Leica Q2 is hard to...

  • NO, in the pics I see on my expensive calibrated monitors, there is nothing significantly superior from the Leica. Now the word "significantly" can be argued, but I typically find that the fine...

  • This is, in my view, a fairly silly camera.
    For many years I shot with Leica, Nikon and Canon. When I wanted B&W, I used B&W film. And sometimes I'd use color films with various filters to make B&W...

  • He's correct. Most of the greatest photos EVER taken were done with gear well below the capabilities of today's average gear. So if you're actually limited by today's options, YOU are the weak link. ...
  • You're entitled to an opinion, but base it on actual experience, not on someone else's opinion. When a bunch of production units are in the hands of experienced pro's, we can aggregate and ...
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