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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-27-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,921
Posted By Avotius
Voigtlander regular adapter here, very nice and...

Voigtlander regular adapter here, very nice and no wobble.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-12-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 6,737
Posted By Avotius
My Sony A7R's 36mp sensor is just a peach. As...

My Sony A7R's 36mp sensor is just a peach. As much as I know I should sell the camera while it still has some value and consider upgrading to the more modern and refined A7's I cant help but still be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By Avotius
Can I just say that dpreview's comment section makes me ill?

Why can't "photographers" on dpreview just be civil to each other and not a bunch of spoiled little ****s.

Not that we have not had our issues here, but nothing like the bile that is sloshed around...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Avotius
I would not trust them to store valuable data...

I would not trust them to store valuable data long term. Best have a copy on the cloud, one local, and one off site. I store my backups on portable hard drives. I have had more than a few SD and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-22-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 27,781
Posted By Avotius
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Avotius
When I was a child one of my favorite books was...

When I was a child one of my favorite books was The Land I Lost about a boy growing up in Vietnam. I will have to take a look.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-02-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By Avotius
I feel your pain, for work I have a 17 inch...

I feel your pain, for work I have a 17 inch macbook pro and it only goes in a backpack. Yesterday however I bought a Tenba BYOB Insert 9 that can fit my Sony A7R with prime attached and two more...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-08-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,976
Posted By Avotius
I live near downtown Seattle and there are many...

I live near downtown Seattle and there are many camera stores within a 30 minute drive of me, however of those, one is full of really cantankerous old farts who are extremely rude and only want to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-22-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 84,440
Posted By Avotius
After Leica used one of my photographs for their...

After Leica used one of my photographs for their promotional materials without my permission they most certainly lost me, a former owner of 3 M bodies, as a customer. And now with how insanely out of...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-11-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Avotius
Its a great lens. If I were still shooting Leica...

Its a great lens. If I were still shooting Leica I would totally still have one.

When I had it on my M8 back in the day...but it was equally good on my M6 and R2A when I had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-01-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By Avotius
Holy crrrraaap. I wonder which photos got shot...

Holy crrrraaap. I wonder which photos got shot with that?
Forum: Photo Software 11-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,928
Posted By Avotius
I have had a large PSD go corrupt once before and...

I have had a large PSD go corrupt once before and I was not able to recover it, I think its a file size issue, there is a PSB format for larger PSD files.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-08-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,234
Posted By Avotius
Well that sucks a lot! Sorry to hear that, I...

Well that sucks a lot! Sorry to hear that, I guess you can always use it as a mechanical body and get a light meter like the VCII for it....
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 11-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,804
Posted By Avotius
Here are a few shots from a shoot I did a couple...

Here are a few shots from a shoot I did a couple weeks ago with the 50 1.4 on the A7R. The AF speed was fast enough to follow around a moving model despite the A7R's crappy auto...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 11-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,804
Posted By Avotius
Better late than never. I have used this lens...

Better late than never.

I have used this lens on a few model shoots, it's AF on my A7R is surprisingly capable and fast enough given how huge the elements are in this lens. The AF is noticeably...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-25-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 15,552
Posted By Avotius
I have been using a 21 2.8 ZM for many years from...

I have been using a 21 2.8 ZM for many years from film, M8, M9, Fuji XE1 and now Sony A7R. Its a good lens, not so great on the Fuji and Sony, but stopped down to f11 its acceptable but with color...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-15-2015
Replies: 107
Views: 21,585
Posted By Avotius
That 55-200 lens is damn good, and the 50-140 has...

That 55-200 lens is damn good, and the 50-140 has one of the best in lens image stabilizers. And the 16 f1.4 is awesome as well. But honestly my top 3 would have the Rokinon 12 f2, its that good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,559
Posted By Avotius
I have two camera systems I use at the same time....

I have two camera systems I use at the same time. A Canon full frame kit for work stuff, and whatever else my fancy is at the time. It was Leica, then I played around with m4/3, then Fuji X, and now...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By Avotius
Reducing flare from adapter?

So I am using a Fotodiox Canon EF - Sony FE adapter and I notice a bit of flare sometimes that may be adapter related. The inside of the adapter is painted black but with a glossy paint and I wonder...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-09-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,877
Posted By Avotius
New Voigtlander FE mount 10mm, 12mm, 15mm lenses

Can I just say...

Wow.

A 10mm full frame lens??? Holy. Crap.

No adapters needed. Lens data and aperture values transferred to camera. I cant wait to see these in action.

Bring on the gas.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,892
Posted By Avotius
Yeah I agree it is overkill for what he has...

Yeah I agree it is overkill for what he has there, but consider if you had say....a Canon 11-24 or 100 L macro (which doesn't come with the tripod collar) or some other large heavy Canon lens that...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,892
Posted By Avotius
Nope, what im looking for is the little plate...

Nope, what im looking for is the little plate that is attached to the camera and is also attached to the sony/canon adapter.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 09-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,892
Posted By Avotius
Camera to adapter plate?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew what the plate attached to the camera/adapter is in this animation?



http://www.itsworthashot.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/360_01.gif



Looks to be a long...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-27-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,539
Posted By Avotius
Honestly you probably will have some luck with a...

Honestly you probably will have some luck with a few of those lenses and the others will be hit and miss. Even the RII is not perfect but it is a bit better than the older cameras. I find with my...
Forum: Photo Software 09-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,327
Posted By Avotius
Wow I never knew there was so many anti DNG...

Wow I never knew there was so many anti DNG feelings. I guess I better find a different way to figure stuff out then.
Forum: Photo Software 09-23-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,327
Posted By Avotius
Is anything lost converting to DNG?

So as cameras come along the raw formats they shoot might not be happy with whatever program you like. I was curious as this has just started to happen to me, before I always was fine with my Canon...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,703
Posted By Avotius
hm...no one wants to talk about them, they must...

hm...no one wants to talk about them, they must be rubbish!
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 09-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,703
Posted By Avotius
Voigtlander M-FE adapter any good?

I know the probable answer to this but I want to make sure from the people who know.

Is the Voigtlander M-FE adapter any good? I bought a 20 dollar adapter on Amazon just to try and it was...
Forum: Sony RX Series 09-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,622
Posted By Avotius
You are a funny person.

You are a funny person.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 08-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5,704
Posted By Avotius
So I have had a A7RII to test the last few days...

So I have had a A7RII to test the last few days and I have been comparing it to a Pentax 645Z.

Initial test results are that the Sony is so darn close to the Pentax. I mean really so very darn...
Forum: Sony RX Series 08-28-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,622
Posted By Avotius
I have had a unique opportunity to compare a lot...

I have had a unique opportunity to compare a lot of cameras lately and I was disappointed with the A6000 because the images that it was producing were all soft and noisy. So much so that I asked for...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 07-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By Avotius
Sony's lossy RAW compression?

Reading reviews of Sony's full frame mirrorless cameras I have come upon people saying Sony is using non optional lossy RAW compression, which in my mind really seems weird for raw images.

I was...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Avotius
It's funny, I was playing with an A7ii and a6000...

It's funny, I was playing with an A7ii and a6000 and had my 10400 mha power bank and plugged it in and it started charging the camera, though I could not use the camera while it was doing so despite...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Avotius
Yeah I am using *gasp* HDR but it is for...

Yeah I am using *gasp* HDR but it is for commercial use mostly and I tend to avoid tone mapping because of the dreamy look and focus more on exposure fusion. Yesterday I was playing around with the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Avotius
Yup to all you say here. I think its time for me...

Yup to all you say here. I think its time for me to stop screwing around with smaller sensor cameras and just bite the bullet. Those Zeiss primes are pretty neat looking but so expensive, as is...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Avotius
I have been pondering this bracketing issue for a...

I have been pondering this bracketing issue for a while now and I do like that Sony gives you a lot more than you really need with 3 or 5 shots at up to 3 ev apart which is just crazy overkill but...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Avotius
Yeah I get everything you all say here. Maybe the...

Yeah I get everything you all say here. Maybe the Fuji system is more pointed towards a different crowd but not adding better bracketing is just plain stupid. After this I poked around Google and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,659
Posted By Avotius
Why doesn't Fujifilm have good exposure bracketing in their X serise?

All Fujifilm X series cameras only do 3 frame exposure bracketing at 1/3 2/3 or 1 stop. Why? Lazy coders?

Just about every other camera manufacturer that maters does better than them. Even my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-22-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By Avotius
While I dont have the CV21, I do have the ZM21...

While I dont have the CV21, I do have the ZM21 2.8 and I must say the rear element is too close to the image sensor to be of any real use.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By Avotius
Thank you kindly good sir.

Thank you kindly good sir.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By Avotius
Does the Fuji MHG-XE grip center the tripod screw?

Need to center the tripod attachment on my XE1 for panoramic photos, was wondering if the grip Fuji makes MHG-XE with the battery cut out and arca plate built in will do this?

Thanks.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 4,723
Posted By Avotius
I shot this early last night before the moon came...

I shot this early last night before the moon came out and illuminated the sky. I was curious if the Rokinon would make a good night sky photo lens because it seems to have all the bases covered. Fast...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 8,795
Posted By Avotius
I am lurking around a bit. Been pretty busy the...

I am lurking around a bit. Been pretty busy the last few years, had to give up a lot of my RF and street gear for commercial studio equipment so haven't been hanging around much.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-25-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 8,795
Posted By Avotius
At first I will just be using my Fuji XE1 and yes...

At first I will just be using my Fuji XE1 and yes its total overkill for this system, but I also use a Canon 5Dmk2 with Canon 15 fisheye on a heavy panoramic head so need all the extra support I can...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-23-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 8,795
Posted By Avotius
How long have you been using the Sirui under what...

How long have you been using the Sirui under what kind of conditions and how would you say it feels now compared to when you first got it?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 4,723
Posted By Avotius
Rokinon 12mm f2 Fuji X review

The urge to go wide is strong. Even on my little walk around Fuji X-E1 I feel the need to go wide wide wide. I was lucky to find a Rokinon 12mm f2 in Fuji X mount for just 250 dollars lightly used so...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-22-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 8,795
Posted By Avotius
Tripod and head. Oben? Manfrotto? Others?

I am currently shopping around for a new medium tripod and ball head. I have my eye on a Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 carbon fiber tripod but keep running into these Oben tripods and heads. Any experience...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Avotius
I guess no one else came. Pity, we are enjoying...

I guess no one else came. Pity, we are enjoying free food and wine+beer at Glazers party
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Avotius
Bleh, went to the Fuji tips and tricks thing this...

Bleh, went to the Fuji tips and tricks thing this morning and it sucked. It was just a pitch for fuji cameras and their tech. Waste of time!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Avotius
Photofest in Seattle

http://photofest2015.sched.org/

Anyone coming? I will be there all day today.
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,115
Posted By Avotius
Indeed. Your point is well received Jeff. In my...

Indeed. Your point is well received Jeff. In my mind Leica always had this traditional feel that they liked to bank on and now they are changing a lot. Kind of like people and Porches 911's where the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 22,002
Posted By Avotius
I voted 35 because that really is the classic...

I voted 35 because that really is the classic combo but it would be nice to have a real rf style viewfinder with it!
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-11-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,115
Posted By Avotius
Well it seems the masses have spoken and a...

Well it seems the masses have spoken and a majority of people are ok with such lens corrections but it seems there are still many to whom it is less than desirable.

Just curious, does anyone on the...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,115
Posted By Avotius
Which any mm photographic lens has 0 distortion?...

Which any mm photographic lens has 0 distortion? None, at least that we mere mortals can afford. But that's not the argument I make is it?
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 06-10-2015
Replies: 221
Views: 33,115
Posted By Avotius
Are you OK with lens corrections on Leica Q?

The following is just my opinion, which is bound to conflict with most of yours.

If I was spending $4250 on a Leica Q I would not tolerate after the fact distortion corrections. Even though initial...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
Yeah I think it does a pretty good job on that...

Yeah I think it does a pretty good job on that front. I am also surprised that the DOF is pretty decent. I looked it up and the hyperfocal distance for this lens is about .8m so I just set it to the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
This place looks a lot like one of my favorite...

This place looks a lot like one of my favorite fishing holes in the Olympic Mountains

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/224/521181075_3e103cf560_o.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
Ok so the weather is being typical Washington so...

Ok so the weather is being typical Washington so its grey and drizzly out. Not a best time to get out and play with a new lens, I was confined to my yard for about 5 minutes before it started dumping...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
I see RFF still crushes images during its...

I see RFF still crushes images during its attachment process...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
I just got the lens in the mail and stuck it on...

I just got the lens in the mail and stuck it on my XE1 and here is what I think so far.

Build quality is pretty good. Lens feels light but very solid. I was worried about how big the lens would be...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-09-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
Well no one wants to talk about this lens so I...

Well no one wants to talk about this lens so I just went ahead and bought one so I can have a conversation on here with myself.

:p
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
Can anyone speak to its lack of resistance to...

Can anyone speak to its lack of resistance to flare? I saw a review online that says when using the hood even not pointing at the sun the flare can be pretty dramatic. Thoughts?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-06-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
Hey guys, I would love to see some more photos...

Hey guys, I would love to see some more photos and any thoughts you might have on owning and using this lens. I am am pretty close to pulling the trigger on the 12mm or the 10mm.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
I think its safe to say that with a 300 some...

I think its safe to say that with a 300 some dollar ultra wide angle that you are still getting a good deal even with vignetting being a bit heavy. I am still interested in this lens and the images...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-04-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,931
Posted By Avotius
This is an interesting lens, the price of around...

This is an interesting lens, the price of around 320 dollars makes it seem like a great deal. I have been itching for an ultra wide on my XE1 and have been considering this 12mm or the 10mm Samyang...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Avotius
Online photo gallery with client selections?

Greetings all.

I am searching for a online photo gallery that will allow me to upload some preview photos and let clients make selections on which they would like edited that I would be able to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By Avotius
Neat I did not know those packs could be...

Neat I did not know those packs could be recharged too.

After a while of using the bricks I ended up buying a plug in dry box with auto sensor. Very handy.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,926
Posted By Avotius
I also live in a humid area. You should buy a...

I also live in a humid area. You should buy a plug in “rechargeable” dehumidifier brick. It’s a device about the size of a small paperback book that has silica beads that when you plug it in for an...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,072
Posted By Avotius
XE1, blazing sun of the Tibetan grasslands. No...

XE1, blazing sun of the Tibetan grasslands. No problems. Beware polarized sunglasses.

Consider a DSLR :D
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,325
Posted By Avotius
I noticed mine is pretty jerky (mmmm... jerky......

I noticed mine is pretty jerky (mmmm... jerky... ) too.

Try using macro mode sometimes as it seems to change the way the lens behaves though it does make it slower than it already is.

I noticed my...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By Avotius
My comments are pretty personal feelings about...

My comments are pretty personal feelings about the lens so far. It just has not fit well with me I guess but plenty have found it to be a very excellent lens. Dont let it worry you, as they...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By Avotius
I wanted the 32 Touit. I really did. In the end I...

I wanted the 32 Touit. I really did. In the end I sold off a few things that I was not using and because of the price I bought the Fuji 35, but I am not getting along with it very well in the last 2...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,038
Posted By Avotius
As someone who used to haul around a Canon 70-200...

As someone who used to haul around a Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS on a EOS 1V, I can say...no they are not. We are lucky to have such small setups nowadays.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,038
Posted By Avotius
The 10-24 is not a variable f stop zoom, it is a...

The 10-24 is not a variable f stop zoom, it is a constant f4, which is why I thought it was weird that it would not have a numbered aperture ring.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 3,038
Posted By Avotius
Coming XF lenses photo

http://www.optyczne.pl/upload2/105997_5obiektywow.JPG

From left to right: 56 mm f/1.2, 10-24 mm f/4, 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS, 16-55 mm f/2.8 OIS, 50-140 mm f/2.8 OIS

This image was lifted from here...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,544
Posted By Avotius
I have a t-shirt that says "Beware of...

I have a t-shirt that says "Beware of Perverts"
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-31-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,609
Posted By Avotius
Watch your GAS pressure!

Watch your GAS pressure!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By Avotius
Any word if this lens is fully optically...

Any word if this lens is fully optically corrected or using after the fact digital corrections?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Avotius
So I was able to find a 70x60mm plate which is...

So I was able to find a 70x60mm plate which is not perfect but might do for now. I have access to a metal working shop so I am going to have them modify it to put a set screw for the Norma's base....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By Avotius
Any word if this lens is fully optically...

Any word if this lens is fully optically corrected or using after the fact digital corrections?

Like said already price is higher than I would have hoped. Probably a foolish idea to hope for a...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,984
Posted By Avotius
And yet still 2000 dollars which for such a no...

And yet still 2000 dollars which for such a no name brand probably remounting some CCTV lens they use to watch us with. In the last two years here in the city where I am they installed over 1.5...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By Avotius
I have always thought that would be useful. ...

I have always thought that would be useful. Panasonic does something like this where you can have a little window in the center of the frame pop up that has 100% magnification during focus and goes...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-16-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 10,100
Posted By Avotius
A lot of love for Gordy goodness. Anyone liking...

A lot of love for Gordy goodness. Anyone liking the Luigi wrist straps? I have his neck strap but it's not long enough, been thinking about getting a wrist one instead.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Avotius
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=98273&stc=1&d=1387257775

Here you can see what I have now. At 60x48 this plate just covers the edges but all the 80 to 150mm plates...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Avotius
Haha Frank read me like a book. Yes I will buy a...

Haha Frank read me like a book. Yes I will buy a pan tilt head, you convinced me of that, but only when I get back to America and can inspect it myself. That may be a good year from now however and I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Avotius
Anyone please? Still looking around, an 80x80...

Anyone please? Still looking around, an 80x80 plate would work perfect for what I need! Looks like its a very special needs item though because no one seems to make them. Seems like someone would...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By Avotius
Big surface area quick release plates?

I was searching around for a Arca style quick release plate that had a large surface area. Not something like 150mm long, but looking more for wide. My plate is 60mm X ~48mm and I was searching...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-30-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 9,591
Posted By Avotius
Wait....I can take pictures with my XE1? Since...

Wait....I can take pictures with my XE1? Since when? Did they issue a new firmware update that makes the shutter button do something now?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 9,591
Posted By Avotius
This is one of the reasons I bought into the Fuji...

This is one of the reasons I bought into the Fuji system and left Olympus to rot. When I bought the just out EP1 a matter of weeks later they announced a new model and then I couldnt even give my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,053
Posted By Avotius
Actually it was given to me!...

Actually it was given to me! (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90048)


Frank, do you think a tripod like the Manfrotto 057 would be ok then? I have used carbon tripods for the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-19-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,053
Posted By Avotius
I went in search of this Sinar Pan Tilt head....

I went in search of this Sinar Pan Tilt head. Being here in China I figured that I might find one but it may be in iffy condition and a bit overpriced. I was half right. I found one! It was in pretty...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-17-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,300
Posted By Avotius
first one all the way

first one all the way
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,053
Posted By Avotius
More looking around and it seems a Manfrotto...

More looking around and it seems a Manfrotto MH057MO-RC4 might fit the bill. The Arca stuff is way way overpriced here in China, almost triple the cost of B&H. The RC4 plate looks like it might be...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,053
Posted By Avotius
Will check out some of these heads, the selection...

Will check out some of these heads, the selection here can be pretty bad sometimes and I can only buy online sight unseen.

I used to use a Horseman 45 FA (I think? The folder one...) and that was...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-16-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,053
Posted By Avotius
Help! Large format tripod heads

Over here in Chinaville we are getting ready for a new photo project that will be in and out of the studio. This time what it going to be interesting though is we are going to be shooting most of the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Avotius
Exposure compensation with manual lenses?

I got a bit of a pickle here.

If I am using a manual lens. I have auto iso (Auto6400) selected. The shutter speed is set to auto.

It always sets the shutter speed to 1/30 unless its bright enough...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By Avotius
Obviously because the reviews are saying that the...

Obviously because the reviews are saying that the Zeiss 32 auto focuses quieter than the Fuji 35, and since they are fixed focal length lenses....they dont zoom....

Of course back in the day when I...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By Avotius
This question quite on purpose pointed towards...

This question quite on purpose pointed towards the Fuji forum.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,423
Posted By Avotius
Did anyone Touit?

Sorry to add to the jokes about the Touit name, I promise not to do it again

Seriously though, did anyone purchase a Zeiss Touit?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By Avotius
Weird? I have noticed that the auto white...

Weird?

I have noticed that the auto white balance on the camera is a little slow to react to things. I would try setting shutter speed and ISO to manual and the white balance to manual and then...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,990
Posted By Avotius
The focus peaking in indeed fooled in the rain...

The focus peaking in indeed fooled in the rain because of all the high contrast reflections from water on the ground but just about any peaking system is fooled in these circumstances. Click the back...
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Avotius
Was looking on Amazon and the moka pots are made...

Was looking on Amazon and the moka pots are made of aluminum and I have always heard it can be dangerous to your health to cook anything in aluminum so I was searching out a stainless version. I have...
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Avotius
Like that poor dead chemist in Breaking Bad?...

Like that poor dead chemist in Breaking Bad? Haha....I think I will try the easy way then graduate up ;)
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Avotius
Anyone for the french press?

Anyone for the french press?
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Avotius
Grind my own eh? Noted. Will get me a grinder.

Grind my own eh? Noted. Will get me a grinder.
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Avotius
Stovetop espresso makers anyone?

I never cared for coffee.

Then I started drinking the odd espresso with my Norwegian friend, may he rest in peace. Now I have a one year old daughter who seems to have espresso flowing through her...
Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By Avotius
For that price it had better be full of...

For that price it had better be full of scandalous photos of her that could be sold to the tabloid's, but knowing her it probably is....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-26-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,990
Posted By Avotius
Congrats on the new purchase! I have really...

Congrats on the new purchase! I have really learned to love my XE1 and I have only been using adapted lenses.

A little trick for you that I found when using focus peaking is that if you can see the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-24-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Update on this rolling impression semi...

Update on this rolling impression semi review:

My friend ended up buying the 23mm lens. After I have used it a few more times on my XE1 I want to say that it really does not fit this camera well as...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 7,285
Posted By Avotius
I am excited that Fuji has not been so fast to...

I am excited that Fuji has not been so fast to cut off old models. Also with the new XE2 I imagine there will be some things that will eventually trickle down to the XE1 which will keep old farts...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By Avotius
A lot of people in the poll said they did care...

A lot of people in the poll said they did care about lens corrections but decided not to chime in. Anyone care to make a comment?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By Avotius
I am pretty tempted to get the Zeiss 32mm lens,...

I am pretty tempted to get the Zeiss 32mm lens, just those lens corrections give me that scratchy feeling in the back of my head that Zeiss didn't finish the job. They are charging so much for a lens...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By Avotius
Do you care about in camera lens corrections?

Today I was reading some reviews as I ponder my first X mount lens purchase. I was looking at the Fuji 35, which I hear is a killer lens, and the Zeiss 32, because Zeiss optics are like catnip for...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Avotius
Yummy, that 14mm lens does look tasty. I got the...

Yummy, that 14mm lens does look tasty. I got the Zeiss 21 2.8 in M mount, favorite street lens along with a 50. Wish there was a Speed Booster for M mount lenses...

I have toyed with the idea of...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-04-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Agreed. Fuji need to bring a 23mm pancake like...

Agreed. Fuji need to bring a 23mm pancake like design to the X mount cameras as well for those who want a small daily package. I also secretly in the back of my head want Sigma to bring out their Art...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By Avotius
So I used to have a M8 and while it was a decent...

So I used to have a M8 and while it was a decent camera, I did not get along with it very well because of the somewhat dimwitted operation. It was slow and everything on it felt obsolete, not that it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-02-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Nuts! I once saw a guy here driving his Nissan...

Nuts!

I once saw a guy here driving his Nissan SUV which was a manual, with his dog on his lap, his left arm around the dog holding it and his left hand on the wheel, and his right hand holding his...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-02-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Much better than having glowing spots across the...

Much better than having glowing spots across the image!

I would say its very Zeiss like in its flare as my Zeiss lenses typically flare like this as well rather than the ugly alternative.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-02-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
My poor 2012 car. I have never had an accident or...

My poor 2012 car. I have never had an accident or scratch driving in America, but here, every month I get something new on my poor car and its white which means everything shows up. Yesterday on the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-02-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Finally a few test shots, a day late, someone...

Finally a few test shots, a day late, someone decided to help himself to my car's brakes on the freeway and I get to take the bus for 2 weeks while waiting for my poor car to get a new rear...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-01-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
A quick update, I will post pictures...

A quick update, I will post pictures tomorrow.

After giving this lens a second chance today I came up with a refinement of some of what I said before.

Lens size: Yes it is big but its not a deal...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
I would have this lens number 1 on my list right...

I would have this lens number 1 on my list right now if I did not value the smaller size of the 35 1.4 so much. I still think the lens is good though, just maybe not for me. Tomorrow I will have...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-29-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Very bad. If you take a look at the product...

Very bad. If you take a look at the product pictures online you can see where the scale is and then the focus distance marks for infinity, 5 meters, then 1 meter. Also in Feet it goes infinity, 8...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,873
Posted By Avotius
Hands on first thoughts: Fuji 23mm f1.4

A friend of mine was lucky enough to get a production copy of the Fuji 23 f1.4 for review and called me over to check it out since we are both Fuji X users. He has an X-Pro1 and I have the X-E1....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By Avotius
The Fuji 35 is so good that I bet it gives the...

The Fuji 35 is so good that I bet it gives the Zeiss lens a run for its money, plus you have the "made for it" convenience. I am using a C/Y Zeiss 50 1.7 on my XE1 and also getting nice results as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
Not yet, but that is my next think I want to try....

Not yet, but that is my next think I want to try. Unfortunately its 12:16 am here so I will have to wait a bit to do that.




I used Chrome.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
I used a Spyder 3 pro. My screen is a Dell...

I used a Spyder 3 pro. My screen is a Dell Ultrasharp that is about a year and a half old so it should not be so far gone yet.

When I reset all my color spaces to sRGB it still showed the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
As I have done a lot of image printing before I...

As I have done a lot of image printing before I think ultimately this may be a problem where email and windows is using some sort of simplified color space that is screwing with the images.

Previous...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
When I right click and go to properties in...

When I right click and go to properties in Explorer it says "Color Representation sRGB"

In ACDSee it says the color space is sRGB

In Photoshop with Color proofing off it says RGB/8 with proofing on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
I have Catalyst Control Center, have flipped...

I have Catalyst Control Center, have flipped thing on and off in there too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
So I just set my monitor profile to sRGB. I...

So I just set my monitor profile to sRGB. I turned on and off proofing in photoshop, same with ACDSee. Still they dont look the same as with the windows viewer or email.

In Windows it says device...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
Doubt I could edit in MS Paint.

Doubt I could edit in MS Paint.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
Thanks for this tip. I have never noticed this...

Thanks for this tip. I have never noticed this before. I was not looking at the images full screen in photo viewer. In full screen they look as if they would in photoshop or ACDSee. Out of full...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
Also I might add looking at the histograms of the...

Also I might add looking at the histograms of the images shows what I would expect given the brightness of the images (they are studio photos of a central object and white paper background) however...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
Yes. I am not sure if it would mater or not in...

Yes.

I am not sure if it would mater or not in this case though. We are talking about programs opening the image on the same screen looking different, not on different computers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,898
Posted By Avotius
Color management problem between programs

Ok I got a problem I have not run into before.

I am on a Window 7 box. When I am editing photos I use Photoshop CS6. When I view photos I am using ACDSee Pro 6. However when I view the photos with...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By Avotius
So its been a little while for me with the XE1...

So its been a little while for me with the XE1 and I have only been using adapted lenses with it.

My thougths:

Focus peaking is not very useful overall as it is implemented in the camera. The Sony...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Avotius
Of course. The point was not to be totally...

Of course. The point was not to be totally private, but more just not letting whoever see it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Avotius
Unfortunately wordpress is not accessible in...

Unfortunately wordpress is not accessible in China. Thanks though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Avotius
Password/private gallery site?

I have a client that wants to see photos I take for them as I am taking them from overseas. It is too much trouble to use email and dropbox is spotty at best here in China.

Is there a flickr like...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-15-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,713
Posted By Avotius
Thanks for that. The photos look good, but the...

Thanks for that. The photos look good, but the size of that lens on the XE1....holy cow! Thats a big lens!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-14-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,713
Posted By Avotius
Good point. I think that with Fuji's two recent...

Good point. I think that with Fuji's two recent budget oriented cameras there will be some more lenses coming along soon as well. As it stands the Fuji system is not budget friendly and someone with...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-14-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,713
Posted By Avotius
I think what Fuji should do is sort of what Leica...

I think what Fuji should do is sort of what Leica and Zeiss and other companies have done. They have their flagship 35mm equivalent 1.4 lens, now they should make a "budget" version, like a f2 or...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By Avotius
Does anyone have the problem where an M adapter...

Does anyone have the problem where an M adapter does not align the top center of the lens with the top center of the camera? For instance one of my lenses has a square hood and it was obvious that...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-11-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,045
Posted By Avotius
Yes that is a valid argument. If given the choice...

Yes that is a valid argument. If given the choice I think that is what I would do as well. Still there are not many 0.95 lenses around for that cheap either, but yeah I think the Fuji 35 would...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-11-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,045
Posted By Avotius
I cannot say 100% for sure but here in China when...

I cannot say 100% for sure but here in China when you search for Mitakon on Taobao (Chinese ebay) it shows up the name 中一光学 (Zhong Yi Guang Xue) in almost every title along with the Mitakon name.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,045
Posted By Avotius
Mitakon 35mm F0.95 ?

While searching for adapters and such for my newly acquired XE1 I noticed there is a Chinese company using the name Mitakon (known locally as Zhong Yi) producing some speed booster like adapters for...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By Avotius
I just got my XE1 so I am trying out a few...

I just got my XE1 so I am trying out a few different adapters and such, I am surprised to find for the Fuji X mount that very few brand name adapters are available where I am. There are some...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-08-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,713
Posted By Avotius
I wish Sigma would bring out those DN Art lenses...

I wish Sigma would bring out those DN Art lenses for Fuji mount.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-08-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 6,713
Posted By Avotius
I am a bit torn on which lens to save up for now...

I am a bit torn on which lens to save up for now that I have an XE1 but using adapted lenses only for now.

I like the idea of this 23mm lens, a semi wide normal lens with a f1.4 but as it has been...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By Avotius
I think the speed booster would be useful if it...

I think the speed booster would be useful if it were M mount, otherwise personally I wouldn't want to put my Canon lenses on a XE1.

Also the M9 still have a better look. As I use an M9 in the studio...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,414
Posted By Avotius
Which adapters do you use?

Which brand of and type of adapter do you use?


I have an el-cheapo no name M mount and EF mount. That's gives me access to most of my lenses on X mount.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,607
Posted By Avotius
Note my location. I have had plain clothes police...

Note my location. I have had plain clothes police follow me around the city, even into a KFC when I went for lunch once. Luckily they never actively hassled me except telling me that I could not...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,883
Posted By Avotius
Great, more more! Especially outdoor shots if you...

Great, more more! Especially outdoor shots if you got them.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-24-2013
Replies: 261
Views: 31,092
Posted By Avotius
The oldest I am using most frequently is a...

The oldest I am using most frequently is a Olympus EP1 which I bought when they first came out and regretted ever since as it was an over priced over hyped toy and I could not sell it as it was 799...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-15-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By Avotius
Is no one using peaking with legacy lenses?

Is no one using peaking with legacy lenses?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By Avotius
Is it possible to just leave focus peaking on all...

Is it possible to just leave focus peaking on all the time no matter if you are using AF or MF, zoom or not?
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By Avotius
Focus peaking feelings a few weeks later?

So we have had the firmware update for focus peaking out now for a few weeks. I and probably many others want to know what people are thinking now that they may have had some time to really use it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-01-2013
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,203
Posted By Avotius
One of the times (and there are not as many as...

One of the times (and there are not as many as you may think) when the Japanese meaning and the Chinese meaning are not similar.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-01-2013
Replies: 184
Sticky: fuji X beauty
Views: 95,203
Posted By Avotius
Why does your camera say "alone/lonely/shut...

Why does your camera say "alone/lonely/shut in"?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-25-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,211
Posted By Avotius
Exactly. 6 months after release these will be...

Exactly. 6 months after release these will be going for 399. Panasonic cameras plunge in price like stones in water. One would have to be soft in the head to buy one of these at launch.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-24-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,918
Posted By Avotius
The XE1 can be had for 799 new body only right...

The XE1 can be had for 799 new body only right now. That with sone careful shopping on the used market for a 35mm lens should put you pretty close to your 1k limit.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-24-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Avotius
I was in the same boat. I had a EP1 and the 20...

I was in the same boat. I had a EP1 and the 20 1.7 and thought hard about changing to fuji. In the end I decided one lousey body and a single lens were not enough to keep me with m43. I am waiting on...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 07-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,301
Posted By Avotius
Next will be the Hasselblad Nebulous which will...

Next will be the Hasselblad Nebulous which will be a fancy pants RX1 with solid gold hotshoe and a strap woven from the eyelashes of virgin models, followed by the Hasselblad Galactic which will be...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 7,366
Posted By Avotius
This looks really nice. Maybe I shouldnt save for...

This looks really nice. Maybe I shouldnt save for that touit lens afterall....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-22-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 9,720
Posted By Avotius
I was in the same boat wanting a xpro1 for the...

I was in the same boat wanting a xpro1 for the ovf. After using an xe1 for a day I decided I did not really need an ovf anymore and am saving that extra money for a zeiss 32 touit lens instead.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-18-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By Avotius
Oh nuts. Your essay on China is not viewable in...

Oh nuts. Your essay on China is not viewable in China.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By Avotius
From what I found compared to my EP1 with the...

From what I found compared to my EP1 with the panasonic 20mm on it the X-E1 was slower and noisier, but its something I could live with. The upcoming firmware update says there is a new faster...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By Avotius
So in my search for the next carry everywhere...

So in my search for the next carry everywhere camera I find myself looking at the X-E1 as my prime choice right now.

Last weekend I was in another city and it just so happened out of dumb luck that...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By Avotius
I had a client I did a couple jobs for...in the...

I had a client I did a couple jobs for...in the end they did just go do it. I did a few projects with them and after they saw what it was I was doing they went out and bought almost exactly my same...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,739
Posted By Avotius
The last time I bought any sort of camera gear...

The last time I bought any sort of camera gear was September 2011. I got a Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens for my EP1. That said I have the itch for a X-E1 pretty bad.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By Avotius
Well even though I think that thr Sony...

Well even though I think that thr Sony implementation of focus peaking is the best of the bunch (red medium is great) using adapted lenses is only a part of my plan. At first more so but later I will...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Avotius
I have one too but remeber its lines for for 4:3...

I have one too but remeber its lines for for 4:3 not 3:2 image ratio
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 07-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By Avotius
A few Fuji X questions

I have finally decided my next camera will be a X-Pro1 or a X-E1.

I do have a few questions for the Fuji users here that I would appreciate any info you could share from your experiences.


How is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,603
Posted By Avotius
Absolutly agree with this rant. It pisses me off...

Absolutly agree with this rant. It pisses me off that viewfinders are left out so much. Take the Ricoh GR cameras. I have used the film ones for years. Had the first GRD but I was annoyed that they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Avotius
Just relinked to the images. Seems to have fixed...

Just relinked to the images. Seems to have fixed it.

The mutant Leica is a stainless steel sculpture. I did a series of studio photo shoots of this and other editions of the sculpture one of which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Avotius
Thanks everyone. Guess something went wonky, I...

Thanks everyone.

Guess something went wonky, I can see the pics and no one else can even though they are hosted on RFF.

Lets try this again.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-02-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,070
Posted By Avotius
I have an early model Benro carbon fiber tripod...

I have an early model Benro carbon fiber tripod with a nice velbon head. I love a good carbon tripod, they last really well. Just keep it out of the sea....I got sand into my leg tightening mechanism...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-02-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By Avotius
Neato, photos used by Leica for promotion

So Leica is now using some of my photos for their promotional materials.

http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96459&stc=1&d=1372864858

This is for the new Leica store and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,229
Posted By Avotius
Shen hao and Chamonix are not popular here at...

Shen hao and Chamonix are not popular here at all. No one wants made in china here in china. That really is not how the market is moving here right now. In 10-20 years maybe. But China has nothing...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,229
Posted By Avotius
I should have mentioned he was looking for a...

I should have mentioned he was looking for a digital something under 300 dollars. And yeah I have never seen a Fotoman here in China before. Just Sinar's and the like.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,229
Posted By Avotius
Oh believe me, they know they are on the wrong...

Oh believe me, they know they are on the wrong foot here.

Chinese people are sweating over the problem that China does not have many truly competitive world brands. Even Chinese people do not prefer...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,229
Posted By Avotius
Since I am in China I want to share something,...

Since I am in China I want to share something, and I promise hand on heart that this is not BS.

A friend of mine got a Leica M9 a while ago and a 90 AA, 21 f1.4, and 50 f0.95. His other friend saw...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,643
Posted By Avotius
Thats a lot of neat looking glass there, be sure...

Thats a lot of neat looking glass there, be sure to show us some pictures. Got to love that old school lens look.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By Avotius
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs9/i/2006/010/2/d/Reni...

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs9/i/2006/010/2/d/Reni_Burri_by_avotius.jpg

Still carrying a Leica when I met him in 2005.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Avotius
Seems like it. DXO has never been one of my...

Seems like it. DXO has never been one of my favorite places to visit, probably because all my cameras and lenses get rated so low! haha.....

But really, yeah a 50 is pretty easy now a day, but...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Avotius
Zeiss Touit lenses no better than m43?

Was checking out this link here http://www.43rumors.com/zeiss-touit-lenses-no-better-than-the-cheaper-mft-lenses/

I was a bit shocked. It has always been my experience that Zeiss lenses were great,...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-25-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 29,197
Posted By Avotius
The red and purple with the wall is stunning.

The red and purple with the wall is stunning.
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-25-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 29,197
Posted By Avotius
Yeah, and today I see they are going to add focus...

Yeah, and today I see they are going to add focus peaking. From what I have seen on the Olympus models the peaking is sort of weird how it changes the whole scene look to get more contrast and I have...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-25-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 29,197
Posted By Avotius
This is what I have been thinking about as well....

This is what I have been thinking about as well. I got 3 M mount lenses and no M mount camera and a desire to get a Nex 7 or a X-E1 or OMD plus all the other good old SLR lenses I got sitting around....
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 06-25-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 29,197
Posted By Avotius
Wait a sec...these are some really good looking...

Wait a sec...these are some really good looking photos using adapted lenses on the Nex 7, something I have read to be impossible according to the world O blogs. I am impressed by the colors I see...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-25-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,946
Posted By Avotius
ehem....focus peaking firmware update coming to a...

ehem....focus peaking firmware update coming to a camera that came out a while ago.

YOU LISTENING OLYMPUS????


*regain composure*


Well done Fuji, in my current head banging about which digital...
Forum: Travel 06-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Avotius
Ah yes Wangfujing, best to just totally avoid...

Ah yes Wangfujing, best to just totally avoid that place. I advise going to a pharmacy here and picking up a box of Smecta (Si Mi Da) just in case you eat something bad.
Forum: Travel 06-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,602
Posted By Avotius
As someone who has spent way too much of the last...

As someone who has spent way too much of the last 9 years in and around China I can confirm Tin's comment about the food being better outside of China. Chinese food here has become pretty fake....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By Avotius
Anyone go to the Leica store opening in LA?

A new Leica store and gallery had an opening and I was wondering if anyone went? I had some of my photo work there. If anyone grabbed any photos of the event I would love to see them.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2013
Replies: 314
Views: 52,173
Posted By Avotius
Wish I never sold my black M6 TTL and Bessa R2A....

Wish I never sold my black M6 TTL and Bessa R2A. Fab cameras, bought a M8, hated that, sat in dry box for the better part of a year before I got rid of it. Ended up using that M8 money to pay taxes....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-20-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 12,280
Posted By Avotius
I dont have it but it looks like a really nice...

I dont have it but it looks like a really nice lens. A must have in silver IMO. Since VM lenses have a high reputation for optical quality especially the previous version of this lens I personally...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By Avotius
Yes I noticed my 20 would hunt sometimes on my...

Yes I noticed my 20 would hunt sometimes on my ep1 in low light to the point I had to find something bright and about the same distance away to focus on the recompose back to my image
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By Avotius
Yes, I am a little interested in this lens I will...

Yes, I am a little interested in this lens I will admit, especially as I splashed down money a few days before the 25 came out, so that is a bit of a kick in the pants because I would have got the...
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