David Kieltyka

David Kieltyka

Lives in United States Redford, MI, United States
Works as a Retired programmer/troubleshooter
Joined on Apr 14, 2002

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  • Neato! The second photo in particular is very Sonnar-y. :-) -Dave-
  • Yep, it's a great lens. In my M10 kit it's the fast 35mm (with an f/2.4 Summarit as the smaller & lighter option). I don't mind its bulk except for the intrusion into the 35mm framelines, which ...
  • The DIA, at least when I was last there, allows non-flash photography…but might object to folks toting pro-looking rigs. -Dave-
  • The gear commentators I like best are upfront with their preferences but don't whack folks upside the head with 'em. Thorpe is one of this type. -Dave-
  • No, though I've taken photos in the atrium area too. This was the formal dinner restaurant…not sure if it even still exists as such. I should dig out the negative and re-digitize it. Used to have a ...
  • I took my favorite photo ever of my dad in the DIA's restaurant back in 2000 with an original (Cosina-era) Voigtländer Bessa and 35/1.7 lens. Kodak Supra 400 film, I think. :-D -Dave-
  • I use the iOS version of Affinity Photo and like it very much. It's more or less a Photoshop do-alike. Not free but also not subscription based. -Dave-
  • Replied in Is it just me?
    Careful not to confuse our OP's processing style with the lens' technical capabilities. The only way to really know if a lens is right for you is to use it & find out. -Dave-
  • I tested this empirically ~3 years ago with a borrowed Zeiss 85/1.2 paired with a Y/C mount Metabones SpeedBooster and also with the 17.5, 25 & 42.5mm f/0.95 Voigtländer m43 lenses, all on a ...
  • What will happen is you won't capture any more light at f/1.2 (as set via the lens) with a given shutter speed/ISO combo than at f/1.4 with the same combo. You will, however, get shallower ...
  • Yeah, I use f/7.1 a lot in brighter conditions. f/8 too sometimes. Stopping down can improve the corners some, but mainly it adds a little more overall contrast. The main thing to watch out for ...
  • Here's a photo taken with the 100–300mm at 300mm and f/6.3 (& ISO 6400). I've found the lens' "softer at 300mm" reputation is true at longer focus distances (though it's not that much softer) but ...
  • It's a great travelling lens. The Pana/Leica 100–400mm is better but also heavier and quite a bit bigger. GX8, 100–300mm v2. -Dave-
  • I've got one of these, the champagne colored version. It's one of two EF lenses I kept when I sold off most of my Canon stuff c. 2006. Great performer. At same apertures I preferred it to the v1 ...
  • Sure: reread the title of my previous post. -Dave-
  • I choose gear based on its suitability for specific tasks. Couldn't care less about abstract claims of "better." Better for what purpose? -Dave-
  • My fav is the A series Pentax 50/1.2. It's also the only f/1.2 lens I own (though I have some that are faster). :-) -Dave-
  • The 7Artisans 50/1.1 mounts fine on Sony cameras. I use mine with an A7iii via a Techart Pro. Performance-wise IMO it's pretty much a Zeiss 50/1.5 Sonnar with some extra aperture diameter. Sony ...
  • Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about those. Kinda like the "glasses" the Hubble telescope had for awhile. -Dave-
  • It's a great idea. It's also implemented by precisely no camera with IBIS I've ever used. :-( -Dave-
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