3dwag

3dwag

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jan 18, 2002
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SEE DPR GEAR LIST for most of digital cameras, lenses

***Support***
FLM CP26-Travel tripod, with CB-32F ball head
RRS TVC-24L tripod, with FLM CB-38FTR ball head
Gitzo GT3532LS tripod, with FLM CB-48FTR ball head, Manfrotto 502HD video head
Various Arca-Swiss compatible clamps, plates, brackets, rails
Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker

***Peripherals***
Scanners - Nikon Coolscan 5000, Epson Perfection 4870
Computer - Win10 Pro, Intel Xeon Broadwell 6-core 3.6GHz 32GB, Nvidia GTX1070 8GB
Display - NEC 2690WUXi2 (1920x1200)
Color Management - SpectraviewII (X-rite for NEC)
Printers - Epson P600; Epson WorkForce 7520 large format all-in-one

***Film Cameras***
3D (!) ranging from 1950s Stereo Realists and TDC Vivids to 21st century RBT X4 Stereo SLR w/2x Pentax SMC 24-90mm
35mm - Pentax MX, SMC Takumar 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8

***Video***
Canon HF100, HF G10
Software - Affinity Photo; AdobeCS6 Suite; Avid Media Composer 8.7; Boris Red; DxO v11; Topaz Suite; Pinnacle Studio Ultimate v20.

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  • On the other hand, the digital medium formats are not FFMF (full frame medium format) so from my limited perspective I think that if Olympus were to venture into a larger format it should be MF. ...
  • I think what you mean is that, amongst the consumer video recording formats, hi-8 and super VHS were better than the original VHS format in that respect, and using the S-video cable to connect ...
  • And so it is “Plan B”.  I like your approach to start with small expenditures for trial runs before zeroing in on the final solution. Good Luck 🍀 on success!
  • Well, LOL!  🤗 My wife loves her little Panasonic ZS50: https://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/compacts/panasonic_dmczs50 I believe that it has been superceded by the ZS60.
  • As I recall, the wiping of settings with major (unit increment) firmware never occurred in Olympus cameras until the EM1, with v2.0, then 3.0, &c, then the EM5ii with v2.0.  I’d have to go back ...
  • ***** This feature (save and restore settings) was one of the top five new features I liked about the EM1ii — maybe #1!  It was so painful to have to go back and set up everything again every time ...
  • It depends on what (subject, size) you plan to shoot, and what quality of illumination you need for your purpose. Although I don’t have any experience with the items in your links, I am quite ...
  • OK so you don’t care about your cheap lens, but that cheap adapter may also damage your camera body. Which brand/ model camera body do you have?  Perhaps someone here will have suggestions specific ...
  • You will probably get more responses in the Retouching and Printing forums. I suggest that you first do a search on each of these devices in each forum to see the number and general quality of ...
  • Replied in You can go ...
    Sorry, I don’t understand your point here. I’m not comparing anything, just the opposite.  I’m stating to you that I understand the differences in light gathering between sensor sizes, but that ...
  • Replied in You can go ...
    Bob, not sure who you are replying to here 😉. I was at the same time being sarcastic and stating that the numbers are not important to me, just that I’m happy with the final image.  I think that ...
  • Replied in You can go ...
    Hah, hah, very funny.  No, I don’t have to cover-up for missing a quarter of the light.  The fact is, I don't care...I can shoot my μ4/3 lenses at the same f-stop as you shoot your equivalent FOV ...
  • Replied in I don't either
    Tom, Well said.  At the end of the day, yours is the best answer to the OP, assuming the OP’s was not a rhetorical question.  😉 Of course, there are also the realistic costs associated with any ...
  • Yet, your posts here seem to assume that a)  Everyone who comes here is trying to find out about μ4/3 vs FF (not about working only within μ4/3, nor about vs MF, APS-C, 1-inch, etc.) b)  the OP is ...
  • Replied in Nikno 400 2.8
    NP.  😉 I’m in a grumpy mood and over-sensitive today; it’s cold here now and the whole city and half of the state will be shutting down tomorrow due to a thin sheath of ice on all the roads and ...
  • Replied in It also...
    This is pragmatically wrong.  F-stop is often compromised by either minimum or maximum shutter speed requirements, which can vary according to subject, focal length, camera body features, and ...
  • Replied in Nikno 400 2.8
    ——- Precisely! I often didn’t even have much choice as to which camera/ lens I was using, but the real challenge was getting the right composition, perspective, and lighting to make a good ...
  • Thanks, but there seems to be a glitch in your links, they just take me to this forum’s post list. I remember occasionally seeing posts here about adapting various lenses but don’t recall specifics ...
  • Replied in Nikno 400 2.8
    I didn’t start the comparison, s.seng did; I was replying to s.seng. If I had a FF system, I’d be buying the brighter glass, to take every advantage of the system I could afford. I currently own ...
  • Replied in Nikno 400 2.8
    OK, but now if I keep the same (minimum) shutter speed because of those nervous, twitchy birds I’m shooting, I’ll need to increase ISO by 2 stops, so what happened to the 2-stop DR advantage of ...
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