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Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,954
Posted By redisburning
you can make some argument that the 55 distagon...

you can make some argument that the 55 distagon requires effort to look aggressively sharp at small sizes. this is the opposite of say, the 50 makro-planar, and probably has to do with the contrast...
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-27-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,402
Posted By redisburning
you should get an adapter for your lens. just get...

you should get an adapter for your lens. just get a cheap Chinese one if you really wont use it (it's a good lens).

the OM 21/3.5 might work, but it's slow. and the adapter will be large.

tbh, you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,777
Posted By redisburning
well if you care about making money and you're...

well if you care about making money and you're gonna put small miles, there are some cars that will appreciate.

964 turbo comes to mind. nice car, too. Id love one in forest green with the whale...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,777
Posted By redisburning
funny, Ive been thinking about what lenses I...

funny, Ive been thinking about what lenses I would let go to get an M5.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
there are serious practical concerns to using a...

there are serious practical concerns to using a long lens, like the 90/2, as a general purpose lens.

still, this lens is nuts.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14757753181_9c2247e532_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,179
Posted By redisburning
you want the 120 macro. trust me.

you want the 120 macro.

trust me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By redisburning
if you really think that the meter is...

if you really think that the meter is underexposing from 18% grey for slides (which is reasonable), just give it an extra 1/3rd of a stop. So rate 100 at 80 and so forth.

exposure and development...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,596
Posted By redisburning
I dont know Roger, maybe you can write a rambling...

I dont know Roger, maybe you can write a rambling blog about it and off-site link to it?



why would I be worked up over your baby lamb taking it's first steps approach to trolling?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,596
Posted By redisburning
? yeah the biogon isnt just better "in my...

?

yeah the biogon isnt just better "in my dreams", it's better technically.

if you want to argue that summicron draws better, fine. if you want to argue ASPH has higher contrast wide open, fine....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,596
Posted By redisburning
http://photographylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013...

http://photographylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Carl-Zeiss-Biogon-T-35mm-f2-ZM-MTF-Chart.jpg

deal with it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By redisburning
Leica 100mm APO Macro Elmarit

Does anyone have one and would care to share some photos?

I've just purchased one. Should be interesting to compare to OM90/2, VivS190/2.5 and it's younger brother 60/2.8ME. But I wouldnt mind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,596
Posted By redisburning
biogon 35/2 if you want a 35/2. IMO better than...

biogon 35/2 if you want a 35/2. IMO better than the 35 summicrons.

consider the 50/2 hexanon as a 50mm. I prefer it to the 50 cron and definitely prefer it to the 50 planar.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 7,586
Posted By redisburning
so, just to clarify here, the issue is whether...

so, just to clarify here, the issue is whether the focus screen is in the right place relative to the film plane, right?

I thought, though perhaps incorrectly, that with an slr as long as you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,270
Posted By redisburning
I mean you could really sell down, and go with a...

I mean you could really sell down, and go with a 75 summilux +1 other lens.

Id personally choose the 40 m-rokkor over the CV 40/1.4; and Id take something like the 35 c-biogon over either of...
Forum: RFF News 07-21-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,602
Posted By redisburning
+1 to Andy also can the words "king of bokeh" be...

+1 to Andy

also can the words "king of bokeh" be added to the word blacklist?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 145,609
Posted By redisburning
you like the combo? the 50MP is the reason I own...

you like the combo?

the 50MP is the reason I own an F3; it's fun if not a bit unwieldy.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-20-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 6,174
Posted By redisburning
a hasselblad probably doesnt solve any problems...

a hasselblad probably doesnt solve any problems for you because you didn't state any problems you wanted to solve.

they are very fine cameras, with good lenses. if that's all you want, why not?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-20-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,131
Posted By redisburning
really nice SLR finders exist.

really nice SLR finders exist.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 8,369
Posted By redisburning
I own a ton of macros, the 55/2.8 and 55/3.5...

I own a ton of macros, the 55/2.8 and 55/3.5 nikkors included, and I'd still high suggest that you get the 60ME.

The difference in color separation alone makes it worth it.

Wish I had a 100APO.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,270
Posted By redisburning
why don't you buy an FM2 from KEH. if it will...

why don't you buy an FM2 from KEH.

if it will legitimately substitute for the FM3a then there you go. if not, return it.

the Leica will give you more money, but the lenses you have are better IMO....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 145,609
Posted By redisburning
while your second point here as to advantages is...

while your second point here as to advantages is true, the noct is pretty bad outside of the center compared to the 50:1.2.

these are from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2014
Replies: 2,664
Views: 787,184
Posted By redisburning
niceeeeeeeeee :cool:

niceeeeeeeeee :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 145,609
Posted By redisburning
every noct sample I've seen has been...

every noct sample I've seen has been significantly worse outside of the center than the 50/1.2, though.

and a quick look at sold ebay listings puts the noct at 26 to 45 hundred, and the otus retails...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 145,609
Posted By redisburning
maybe I'm missing something, but it's hard for me...

maybe I'm missing something, but it's hard for me to understand the hype for the noct-nikkor when the 55 distagon exists.

the 55 is much better at controlling coma, especially around the edges, than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,333
Posted By redisburning
I only hear large numbers of complaints when...

I only hear large numbers of complaints when things get worse.

And funny, I hear people saying that that are responsible for awful changes so I think there may be some correlation.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,333
Posted By redisburning
I used to blame management but now I blame the...

I used to blame management but now I blame the web developers.

I and one of the graphic artists where I work managed to put together a decent site from renting a server to demoing it in less than a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,712
Posted By redisburning
The OM 50/2 is better than either 50...

The OM 50/2 is better than either 50 Summicron-R.

Also the 60ME isn't as good until f5.6.

Zeiss 50MP is better, granted. It is also newer. 60 Planar is much, much worse except near MFD.

I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By redisburning
field flatness is vastly superior to 50 Lux ASPH,...

field flatness is vastly superior to 50 Lux ASPH, which makes focus recompose a lot easier if you like focus photos.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-04-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
what's your budget? If you don't want to spend...

what's your budget?

If you don't want to spend that much, OM-1 or OM-2 n, with a 1-4 screen (you can do that later if you prefer, but I wouldn't wait).

If you are willing to put a little more into...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By redisburning
this is absolutely one of the best lenses in...

this is absolutely one of the best lenses in existence. exceptional fine detail resolution (nearing MTF80 across a huge portion of the frame at f5.6 for 40 lp/mm) and color discrimination. I was a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2014
Replies: 1,650
Views: 421,857
Posted By redisburning
? the 105 is very special but it's not like...

?

the 105 is very special but it's not like anyone on this forum hides that they think so.

I do not think it is because it is a medium format lens either; I've had quite a few medium format normals...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-28-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 6,367
Posted By redisburning
Nobuyoshi Araki is my favorite. the others...

Nobuyoshi Araki is my favorite.

the others don't really fall in specific order: JL Sieff, Gibson, Salgado, Kenro Izu.

and I want to give special attention to our friend Bob, aka NoTraces, for whom...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
the closest advice I can give you is look for a...

the closest advice I can give you is look for a 35/2 with "Made in Japan" spelled out on the front of the lens (like the last 50/1.8).

still no guarantee.

I personally think that even when sharp...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,785
Posted By redisburning
Helen, you gotta separate the artist from the...

Helen, you gotta separate the artist from the equipment I think.

give a bunch of lenses to a bad photographer and if there are any lenses they make really good looking photos with then you know...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,785
Posted By redisburning
I never found much practical difference in use...

I never found much practical difference in use between RF and SLR for 50mm lenses.

And because I only shoot 50, I wasn't sad when I sold my Leica. Maybe 50/1.8 is boring, I've owned 2 and I would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
well not only did you get a great lens for a...

well not only did you get a great lens for a great price, you can rescue this one from misuse.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 7,934
Posted By redisburning
congrats on the new lens and use it in your own...

congrats on the new lens and use it in your own and your kid's good health.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,053
Posted By redisburning
no. neither gear nor my own skill will ever be...

no.

neither gear nor my own skill will ever be good enough for me.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-24-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,670
Posted By redisburning
also I shoot exclusively macro and super speed...

also I shoot exclusively macro and super speed lenses but rarely shoot macros. from Leica, Zeiss, Olympus and Nikon

that probably says something about me.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-24-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,670
Posted By redisburning
why? IMO the problem is not in the...

why?

IMO the problem is not in the generalization, the problem is in the failure to recognize that it is possible to fall outside of it.

American schools have failed to do any better in teaching...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,430
Posted By redisburning
nothing can be worse than the disaster they have...

nothing can be worse than the disaster they have now.

I have an i5, 8 gigs of high end ram and a 50Mb/S internet connection and I can't get their site to not go slower than I could ever have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-23-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 7,934
Posted By redisburning
for this application your best bet is the Nikkor,...

for this application your best bet is the Nikkor, as it's going to be the best at close distance.

the Konica, and the better Minolta f1.2, are too long to really be useful as general purpose lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By redisburning
heard any updates on this?

heard any updates on this?
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 06-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 5,178
Posted By redisburning
maybe it's just me but none of these images are...

maybe it's just me but none of these images are very compelling compared to the staggeringly good samples released alongside the DP3m.

I properly resized one of the sample images, and it looked...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,349
Posted By redisburning
the minolta 50/1.4 is based on the 58/1.2...

the minolta 50/1.4 is based on the 58/1.2 formula, though after so many compromises I do not personally feel that it retains the magic of it's bigger brother. it's not bad, though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-19-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,349
Posted By redisburning
f3hp and ZF 50/1.4 Planar then. get a red dot...

f3hp and ZF 50/1.4 Planar then.

get a red dot screen.

you can veto olympus but I will tell you that their 50/1.2 is the prime pick of the fast lenses and with a 1-4 or 2-4 it's pretty out of this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,349
Posted By redisburning
if you're legitimately curious send me a pm if...

if you're legitimately curious send me a pm if you're just being snarky Im not gonna waste my time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-15-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,349
Posted By redisburning
Some people need to read the OP: if your...

Some people need to read the OP:



if your answer to that is the old 70/80s 50/1.4s I think you've got a perspective issue.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,349
Posted By redisburning
C/Y Planar 50/1.4 has awful OoF rendering wide...

C/Y Planar 50/1.4 has awful OoF rendering wide open, some focus shift and hemorrhages contrast as you get closer to MFD.

And it is still the best of the regular 50/1.4s. In fact, it's a good lens...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-12-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
the OM focusing screens vary significantly in...

the OM focusing screens vary significantly in quality IMO.

I use a 2-4 and a 1-5, though I may replace the latter with a 1-4n eventually, and I find the 1-5 to be leagues better than the usual 1-13...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-11-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 8,336
Posted By redisburning
the very nice pictures are enough for me.

the very nice pictures are enough for me.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,535
Posted By redisburning
or you can make a mobile site with resizing that...

or you can make a mobile site with resizing that people can go to if they have smaller screens?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 6,976
Posted By redisburning
I found 4x5 and 35mm to be good companions and MF...

I found 4x5 and 35mm to be good companions and MF a poor compromise specifically because of the cameras themselves.

I just couldn't find a camera that worked for me in the format, regardless of how...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-10-2014
Replies: 182
Views: 35,379
Posted By redisburning
well let me throw my hat in with the complaint...

well let me throw my hat in with the complaint that they're too small for even medium sized screens.

you can just put that kind of scaling option on the mobile site and people can use that if they...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2014
Replies: 361
Views: 115,049
Posted By redisburning
I've always thought the 8 element was the most...

I've always thought the 8 element was the most beautiful in style.

But on the Zeiss value issue once you take the initial hit from NIB to used they don't really go down much. Leica lenses have the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,751
Posted By redisburning
some lenses work better than others, some are...

some lenses work better than others, some are worth going through the pain and others not.

for example, I found my 28/3.5 to be quite lacking on digital, whereas the 28/2 is great. on film, it's...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 06-02-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 52,622
Posted By redisburning
I'd be more inclined to think it's a telecentric...

I'd be more inclined to think it's a telecentric design, so that would be a 35/1.4 distagon.

if Zeiss could recapture the magic of the C/Y 35/1.4 in a relatively small 35, I'd straight up re-enter M...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 5,259
Posted By redisburning
my last post in this thread was before I owned...

my last post in this thread was before I owned the 50/2.0 OM Macro.

having had both the 40/2.0 and the 50/2.0 Macro, I can say the 50 wins easily for me. I'd also put the 50/1.2, 55/1.2 and 50/3.5...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,073
Posted By redisburning
so OP to be clear what you're saying is an...

so OP to be clear what you're saying is an average performing fast 35 on a 16mp aps-c sensor is the same in output quality as a lens which legitimately reaches 55 distagon levels of performance...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 10,094
Posted By redisburning
auto bellows or auto close up tool. if you want...

auto bellows or auto close up tool.

if you want that level of magnification, you want one of the really short / high mag macros like the 20, or maybe the 80.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,059
Posted By redisburning
I said it was at the end of that post... at...

I said it was at the end of that post...

at least in my personal opinion.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 6,059
Posted By redisburning
lmao so someone outright insults another user's...

lmao so someone outright insults another user's work and it's nbd, but I make an expression about a lifeless object that certain wrong people own and I get threatened with a ban publicly?

not to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,180
Posted By redisburning
there's always the RX-1. if you go for the non-R...

there's always the RX-1. if you go for the non-R version, there are some SCREAMING deals to be had on a second hand one. I don't think you can do better for the price, as long as you're OK with one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-01-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
I could see liking the 40/2 over the 50/1.8 and...

I could see liking the 40/2 over the 50/1.8 and 50/1.4. And I would definitely take it over either 35.

I do prefer the 50/1.2 and 50 macros though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,180
Posted By redisburning
the end game of lens design is to have lenses...

the end game of lens design is to have lenses where stopping down changes only the depth of field, not contrast.

selective focus is quite a powerful effect, even in landscapes. that is the design...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,180
Posted By redisburning
well, yes they are actually. see, you can't...

well, yes they are actually.

see, you can't compare LENSES across systems. you can compare total system output, however, as measurements are in lp/wh, which is line pairs over the image height....
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,180
Posted By redisburning
could you show examples under similar...

could you show examples under similar circumstances?

the person in question is a respectable and skilled member of the community, and a happy Fuji owner.

also, any proof of your claim wrt the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 5,180
Posted By redisburning
the Fuji won't be an upgrade. Nikon focuses...

the Fuji won't be an upgrade.

Nikon focuses faster and the flash system is better. Plus you'll take a hit to your pocketbook. In addition, ACR and Capture 1 do a poor job with raw conversion, so if...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By redisburning
I think the main difference is most Canons are...

I think the main difference is most Canons are nice, but only some jupiters are nice. of course in a perfect world we could have every lens we might conceivably wish to use and the best example of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By redisburning
they look fine to me. shadow detail is overrated,...

they look fine to me. shadow detail is overrated, these are moody, effective photos. more than be said of a lot of people's "properly" exposed photos.

there's rarley only one correct exposure for a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By redisburning
you bought the better lens at a good price, seems...

you bought the better lens at a good price, seems like a win-win to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By redisburning
reviews have always had a sample size of 1. but...

reviews have always had a sample size of 1. but to be fair, the better reviewers are able to measure centering and have been able to since the days that pop photo was testing on tech pan.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By redisburning
this puts Roger in a very elite group as far as...

this puts Roger in a very elite group as far as being able to adjust lenses optically in this country.

of course Im sure some people will come along and wonder what the point is and shouldn't you...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-28-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,977
Posted By redisburning
no. I don't use hoods but Im a regular customer...

no.

I don't use hoods but Im a regular customer of B&W lmao.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-28-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
I got a new...

I got a new lens.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/13472339404_da605497b8_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/13472339404/)
Oh My (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/13472339404/)...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
new machines cost money. the less sensors you...

new machines cost money. the less sensors you make, the higher the combined unit cost.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
yeah, you.

yeah, you.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-28-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
in comparison, it's accurate. in a vacuum, it's...

in comparison, it's accurate.

in a vacuum, it's not a toy. the Fuji 35 is an average fast 50 equivalent. just like all of the rest of Fuji's lenses. middle of pack. bettered by those doing more,...
Forum: RFF News 03-27-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 131,602
Posted By redisburning
I'd like to see a considerably improved...

I'd like to see a considerably improved classifieds search and more control of my profile in easy to reach places.

currently it takes a lot of effort to see my own posts. far too much, IMO. also,...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
you should try the Zeiss 38 touit then. Zeiss...

you should try the Zeiss 38 touit then. Zeiss threw a telecompressor on the back of the ZM50P and managed to make a better lens than Fuji's system specific 35.

the fantasy of Fuji users is reaching...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
Zeiss is the key anyway. The Distagon 55 is the...

Zeiss is the key anyway.

The Distagon 55 is the class of lens that belongs with a medium format sensor. The Fuji 35 is a toy in comparison.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
me too. I wish Olympus would go full frame...

me too. I wish Olympus would go full frame sensor.

I'd love to see a FF spiritual successor to the f2 OM macros. I very much like Olympus' lens design ethos, but to me any camera with a smaller...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
if Fuji does it, it will cost more. Sony already...

if Fuji does it, it will cost more.

Sony already sank the R&D. Sony already has the scale to deal with the yields (they aint 100%). Sony has the experience. Fuji has nothing like that. Fuji hasn't...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
why? Sony already provides these sensors to MFDB...

why?

Sony already provides these sensors to MFDB makers. They have a lot more experience.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
people with lenses like APO rodenstocks and...

people with lenses like APO rodenstocks and scheiders designed for technical cameras.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 13,007
Posted By redisburning
people; just like when they called the x100 a...

people; just like when they called the x100 a rangefinder they are not being rigorous enough with definitions.
Forum: RFF Polls 03-27-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By redisburning
I cant believe poeple would vote against an...

I cant believe poeple would vote against an S3...

maybe people dont have experience with how good those konica fixed lens rfs lenses were.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
the 135DC is not even close to as powerful as the...

the 135DC is not even close to as powerful as the apodization function of the 135STF.

the 135/1.8 is, like you said, faster and AF. the APO Sonnar is a better lens in most other ways (it's really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
Sony's SLR mount is the same as the Minolta AF....

Sony's SLR mount is the same as the Minolta AF. No adapters involved.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
well to be fair the A99 uses all the Minolta...

well to be fair the A99 uses all the Minolta lenses and there are ways to use Zeiss primes (since you have ZF mount versions) so it's lens database is pretty significant. It's just that some of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
my signature is a sarcastic take on fuji brand...

my signature is a sarcastic take on fuji brand worship based on a particular joke in the comic Detroit Metal City. while it does reflect my personal experience with Fuji raw files as well as finished...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
that one really doesn't work, so the...

that one really doesn't work, so the embarrassment smiley was a good choice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
Getting paid doesn't make you knowledgeable. I...

Getting paid doesn't make you knowledgeable.

I got a few friends from highschool who make their living as photogs who regularly ask me for help with PS/lens selection and whose photos, frankly,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
well being able to electronically control the...

well being able to electronically control the aperture makes it considerably more useful. manually focusing lenses with poor focus rings can be lived with, I suppose.

and "good enough" is not at all...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
can the metabones stop down g lenses? also,...

can the metabones stop down g lenses?

also, you're going way lower resolution, the sensor does "interesting" things at 100% and the native lineup is way, way overhyped. competent? sure. as good as...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By redisburning
historic instruments get played some times. it...

historic instruments get played some times.

it would be nice if these treasures could be used on special occasions for photography. seems unlikely, though.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
Look I got a lot of sympathy for you because of...

Look I got a lot of sympathy for you because of the situation and Nikon's misbehavior, but believing anything Ken Rockwell says when his site has obviously erroneous information posted on it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,705
Posted By redisburning
oh look another one of these.

oh look another one of these.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
most of the people on FM are working pros. the...

most of the people on FM are working pros.

the equipment fetishists are way more common here and on l user forum.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-24-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,230
Posted By redisburning
the photographer's skill can't make up for the...

the photographer's skill can't make up for the lens or the sensor not doing what the operator wants.

photoshop, to some degree, can.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 6,310
Posted By redisburning
it's not a rant if you're 100% justified in what...

it's not a rant if you're 100% justified in what you're saying.

Are you going to stick it out with Nikon going forward? If Canon had better sensors, would you switch?

Anyway I hope your D800e works...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 5,301
Posted By redisburning
I always found starting at the manufacturer's...

I always found starting at the manufacturer's time and adjusting for your shooting condition worked better. I gave up on massive dev chart times after a while.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By redisburning
I dont have it myself but there is a ton of info...

I dont have it myself but there is a ton of info on FM's alt forum about the combo.

There is some color shifting (yes, Im talking about the FE native mount 35/2.8 sonnar) that the computers take...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 03-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,534
Posted By redisburning
I mean people seem cool with the big Fuji and...

I mean people seem cool with the big Fuji and M4/3rds lenses which cover half or one quarter the image circle yet don't manage to be small, so I'm with you bwcolor.

it's a 70-200 with a constant...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-23-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,230
Posted By redisburning
there are no shortcuts. if you are willing to...

there are no shortcuts.

if you are willing to compromise on final output quality, that is a perfectly acceptable way to go about things. autofocus and autoexposure are compromises too, in their own...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By redisburning
v700 on 35mm is really not very good. I have a...

v700 on 35mm is really not very good.

I have a 4990, the one that came right before it. Its fine for 4x5 or 6x7 but I would honestly go through the inconvenience of wet printing and scanning the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By redisburning
the 55/1.8 is CRAZY good if you own an A7 you owe...

the 55/1.8 is CRAZY good if you own an A7 you owe it to yourself to get one.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-22-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By redisburning
moving definitely changes your photography, as...

moving definitely changes your photography, as long as your photography is in any way a reaction to what's around you (99% of the time it is, but some people are so special they can create the same...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 03-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,779
Posted By redisburning
as long as you dont have incidence issues, the...

as long as you dont have incidence issues, the A7r is the best platform for any lens as far as results go (excepting native F mount on D800e, too).

print quality is not min[lens, sensor], the two...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By redisburning
well if there are new 125s sign me up...

well if there are new 125s sign me up pleasssssssssssse.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 15,150
Posted By redisburning
35/2 and 55/1.2 ASPHERICAL; two magnificent...

35/2 and 55/1.2 ASPHERICAL; two magnificent lenses. what is the third though, that could hold such esteemed company?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2014
Replies: 138
Views: 15,150
Posted By redisburning
so far my favorite has been the OM-2SP with a 2-4...

so far my favorite has been the OM-2SP with a 2-4 screen.

makes a great combo with the 50/2.0 Auto-Macro. the F3HP/Zeiss 50MP combo is similarly (ok, a bit more) capable, but clumsier by all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,199
Posted By redisburning
why is your opinion more valid than his? he owns...

why is your opinion more valid than his?

he owns both, prefers one and says why. if that's drivel, then so too is your post.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 10,648
Posted By redisburning
not precisely. the summilux is not as strong...

not precisely. the summilux is not as strong across the field or even in the center as the 50v4.



accessories are a pain. also Leica is unlikely to ever make a digital M that will work with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By redisburning
m2 &...

m2 & zm50p

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7111517871_091c4e68c6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/7111517871/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/7111517871/) by...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By redisburning
it's not wrong. and the good is when you have a...

it's not wrong.

and the good is when you have a lens that is unusually good at the optimized aperture for a specific situation that Zeiss considers to be more relevant than shooting wide open.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,773
Posted By redisburning
nice first post LMAO those are REALLY good shots.

nice first post LMAO those are REALLY good shots.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,878
Posted By redisburning
you got the wrong sonnar there buddy, the one...

you got the wrong sonnar there buddy, the one being discussed is this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,773
Posted By redisburning
the 40 m-rokkor is 150 cheaper though. Leica...

the 40 m-rokkor is 150 cheaper though. Leica prices rarely seem to be based on logic, however.

still, either is a good lens regardless of price and do represent good values given the prices of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By redisburning
I mean I put my Canon EOS cameras on center only...

I mean I put my Canon EOS cameras on center only AF and single shot drive and still manage to machine gun shots with them. so size for me!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,272
Posted By redisburning
if you like it it's a character lens, if you...

if you like it it's a character lens, if you don't it's a weak lens technically.

to actually use, it is the sort of lens you need to understand and seek out. I would not want it as my only lens, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By redisburning
Stephen, I was wondering if there was any talk...

Stephen,

I was wondering if there was any talk of the 125 APO coming back? It's a perfect lens for the D800 and A7r and Im sure it would be a bigger seller this time given it has an established rep...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,272
Posted By redisburning
the 50/2 macro is absolutely worth 400 USD over...

the 50/2 macro is absolutely worth 400 USD over the 50/1.8 even if you never shoot closer than .45m.

also the 50/1.4 and 1.2 are very different lenses. the 50/1.2 has higher global/coarse contrast...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,272
Posted By redisburning
sell them all and get a second hand 50/2...

sell them all and get a second hand 50/2 macro.

my current list of OM ~50s is 50/1.2, 50/1.4 silvernose, 50/2.0 macro, 50/3.5 macro and 55/1.2.

the last I'd part with is the 50/2.0, easily.

fast...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-15-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,568
Posted By redisburning
the electronics have never been the expensive...

the electronics have never been the expensive part. it's the rangefinder and having to specialize the sensor cover to handle the angle of incidence of light.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,224
Posted By redisburning
Reichmann is speaking from the perspective of...

Reichmann is speaking from the perspective of someone who is going to invest a ton of money in native lenses.

Sensor size absolutely matters to those of us whose tastes are not for disposable AF...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,224
Posted By redisburning
that's one way to look at it Frank but the new...

that's one way to look at it Frank but the new Zeiss 50MP I own is the best lens I've ever shot with and the 55/1.4 they make is the best lens ever for 35mm and neither makes life easier OR...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,224
Posted By redisburning
I disagree. I have noticed in editing raw files...

I disagree. I have noticed in editing raw files that the larger the file I start with is, the easier it is to keep an impression of sharpness in the final print.

I would never print an actual 100%...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 8,224
Posted By redisburning
As many as I can get. Downsizing is awesome!

As many as I can get.

Downsizing is awesome!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By redisburning
I don't think it's pointless. And feel free. I...

I don't think it's pointless.

And feel free. I personally own the requisite equipment to make prints optically and still choose to do my "work" on a computer. whether the output is my ****ty flickr...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
both 50/1.2 on...

both 50/1.2 on FF
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/13113194874_d5f55b9739_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/13113194874/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/13113194874/) by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-12-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,192
Posted By redisburning
400 for a 60 elmarit R in box is a really good...

400 for a 60 elmarit R in box is a really good deal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By redisburning
I mean I've heard people defend awful album...

I mean I've heard people defend awful album mastering with "but it sounded good in my car". Seriously.

Good mastering is good mastering whether people spend their 300 dollars on Beats or AKGs, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By redisburning
Gary, Im still working on finding a lens that is...

Gary,

Im still working on finding a lens that is too sharp. No luck yet, even with my 50/2.0 Makro-Planar at f5.6, and that's threatening MTF80 at 40lp/mm

FWIW Fuji is my lens make of choice for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By redisburning
Gary, I agree on it being the best result in the...

Gary,

I agree on it being the best result in the overall output. People don't know how to evaluate lenses. Even professional photographers.

I see in your sig you shoot Fuji. I've seen a ton of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By redisburning
well in the case of the Leica S system you get...

well in the case of the Leica S system you get access to some of, legitimately, the greatest lenses of all time.

high ISO has never made sense to me for statis object shooters anyway. Ive gotten by...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 7,064
Posted By redisburning
A7 plus legacy lenses is about the same size and...

A7 plus legacy lenses is about the same size and IMO the output is a lot better.

there's no replacement for displacement. or at least, I feel that way.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,906
Posted By redisburning
I really agree with this post, too. You have to...

I really agree with this post, too.

You have to evaluate lenses individually. Zeiss makes a 50/1.4 that is weaker than Nikon's 50/1.4G but they make a 55/1.4 that makes the Nikkor look like a glass...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,906
Posted By redisburning
Canon might have been the best Japanese optics...

Canon might have been the best Japanese optics manufacturer of manual focus lenses when they were still making them.

Yes the prices reflect poor adaptability, the other thing is the lenses tend to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,388
Posted By redisburning
lucky to get 1k lmao is it 2018 already? ps...

lucky to get 1k lmao is it 2018 already?

ps craigslist has never worked out for me. Ive never found anything worth buying on it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,192
Posted By redisburning
that's interesting. the Zeiss 50/1.4 should be...

that's interesting. the Zeiss 50/1.4 should be noticeably sharper at f2.0-2.8 at distance than the 50/1.7.

the 50/1.4 planar is a good lens but requires the correct application to get traditionally...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,192
Posted By redisburning
contrast is way more important than brightness...

contrast is way more important than brightness anyway.

best slr 50s at f2... in order:

1. Zeiss 55/1.4 distagon
2. Zeiss 50/2.0 Makro-Planar
3. Olympus 50/2.0 Auto-Macro
4. Nikon 50/1.2 (center,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2014
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,663
Posted By redisburning
a related duo from my Canon 55/2.8 Micro...

a related duo from my Canon

55/2.8 Micro Nikkor
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/13020072225_f91bab71bd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/13020072225/)
Untitled...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-08-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 11,730
Posted By redisburning
so Roland, what is your short list for keepers?

so Roland, what is your short list for keepers?
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-08-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 11,730
Posted By redisburning
from your list it's 1a OM 50/1.2 and 1b Nikkor...

from your list it's 1a OM 50/1.2 and 1b Nikkor 5cm 1.4 LTM

My favorite 50 remains the Zuiko 50/2 Auto-Macro. It, the 60/2.8 Elmarit Macro and 50MP are constantly dueling for number 1 in my head....
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-06-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,869
Posted By redisburning
none at all. I was scanning and making prints...

none at all.

I was scanning and making prints digitally to begin with. I like film cameras fine, but this hobby for me has always been about LENSES and blocked shadows. Both of which I can...
Forum: Film vs Digital 03-05-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 24,869
Posted By redisburning
I quit film for 2014.

I quit film for 2014.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,759
Posted By redisburning
So, my recommendation for step wise sharpening...

So, my recommendation for step wise sharpening didn't count why, exactly?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,118
Posted By redisburning
you seem to be handling all that hurt in your...

you seem to be handling all that hurt in your butt just fine, though.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,759
Posted By redisburning
buy an NEC and be done with it.

buy an NEC and be done with it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By redisburning
a seminar is as much a waste as new gear. do you...

a seminar is as much a waste as new gear.

do you know how to use a camera? great, it's really simple. now go expand your visual library. look at other people's works or make your own new...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,759
Posted By redisburning
I mean most people think "retina" is something...

I mean most people think "retina" is something special, and not just an IPS panel. And then when they find out they could have gotten one of these panels at any time in the last 10 years, they want...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By redisburning
Ben Horne is really it for high quality...

Ben Horne is really it for high quality work.

TCS is passable, and DigitalRev CAN (sometimes) be funny. Mijonju is good but rarely posts anything and it's a very different kind of thing anyway....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By redisburning
micro-contrast as a term is both nebulous as well...

micro-contrast as a term is both nebulous as well as useless. even a cursory look at an MTF graphs tell you something that I thought was fairly obvious to everyone; sharpness is simply contrast. for...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By redisburning
Malick may shoot on film but there were some...

Malick may shoot on film but there were some really questionable special effects in The Tree of Life. I mean, I liked the movie and I like his work, but he's hardly a purist.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-04-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,458
Posted By redisburning
Digital allows for small filmmakers to fill in...

Digital allows for small filmmakers to fill in the gaps left by the fall of mid budget movies in the wake of a collapsed DVD market.

Refn directed his last two movies on Arri Alexas. Shooting one...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 9,290
Posted By redisburning
as long as it's you guys supporting this cop who...

as long as it's you guys supporting this cop who get beaten for recording the police, and not me, I'm cool.

well, or your kids, since most of you are twice my age.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-01-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,260
Posted By redisburning
I don't think you're being fair to OP since when...

I don't think you're being fair to OP since when it's the other way around you tend to sing a different tune. At least, that is my perception, be it reality or not.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-27-2014
Replies: 2,664
Views: 787,184
Posted By redisburning
hard to call it something better than Nippon...

hard to call it something better than Nippon Kogyaku though.
Forum: Photo Software 02-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,706
Posted By redisburning
does anyone know if vsco edits information...

does anyone know if vsco edits information directly from the raw or it just modifies what the raw converter is already doing?

the neopan 400 looks useful, the rest just looks like a way to churn out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By redisburning
time, temperature etc. all affect film. the more...

time, temperature etc. all affect film. the more they are exposed, the more they are affected.

manufacturers simply understood that people paying for professional film were less tolerant of the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By redisburning
I have to admit some of his work has gotten blank...

I have to admit some of his work has gotten blank stares from me.

I will be honest, just because you don't 'get' something that is traditionally supposed to be of high artistic merit, doesn't mean...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-25-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 7,615
Posted By redisburning
Ive given a few of my photographs as gifts,...

Ive given a few of my photographs as gifts, always b&w images.

the ultimate compliment is to see them hanging in people's houses. so I guess personally, people "get" my black & white images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 10,094
Posted By redisburning
Actually both low frequency contrast and color...

Actually both low frequency contrast and color reproduction are influenced by glass choice / optical design, as well as coatings.

And the 50/1.4 itself almost certainly had a design change at some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By redisburning
flattest field at a good price = Leica R 60...

flattest field at a good price = Leica R 60 Macro-Elmarit R

put one on a Sony A7r and youll save a few hundred over the 55/1.8 FE which while being a fantastic lens is not ideal for your setup I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-22-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 10,094
Posted By redisburning
specific to your question, you will want to keep...

specific to your question, you will want to keep the 50/1.8 MiJ. they can almost compete with the contax 50/1.7

build quality is better on the f1.4 lens. significantly so. still, I don't think...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 247,547
Posted By redisburning
1. surrealism and ultra left wing politics were...

1. surrealism and ultra left wing politics were intertwined and not knowing that any self described surrealist was at LEAST socialist/utilitarian is ignorance, not having things kept from you.

2....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2014
Replies: 864
Views: 145,609
Posted By redisburning
the f3hp I have has a film advance better than...

the f3hp I have has a film advance better than any other Japanese camera I've ever used.

makes a great combo with zeiss ZF lenses; those have the feel that matches the camera IMO, not the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
that looks like the thickness of the kchrome base...

that looks like the thickness of the kchrome base is more than the thickness of the plane of focus lmao.

cool shot though.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,735
Posted By redisburning
too bad about some of the frames. love this...

too bad about some of the frames.

love this camera though.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,654
Posted By redisburning
Vince, sorry I did not see your post. Anyway...

Vince,

sorry I did not see your post.

Anyway with 60ME you will see basically the same very high resolution over the entire field. for 50 Cron-R, you will see a "midzone dip" that rebounds at the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-17-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 288,368
Posted By redisburning
I like vignetting. Im not a big fan of...

I like vignetting.

Im not a big fan of distortion or resolution fall off, but I LIKE vignetting. never had a picture ruined by it, had a few made better by adding some.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By redisburning
my only focal length is twice my age lmao.

my only focal length is twice my age lmao.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 4,371
Posted By redisburning
if youre self critical the better you become, the...

if youre self critical the better you become, the better you become at identifying good work from others, and the worse you feel about your own work by comparison.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By redisburning
your best bet is to waybackmachine Erwin Puts'...

your best bet is to waybackmachine Erwin Puts' site, or check his Leica lens material for R lenses from Leica's download center.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By redisburning
marek has it, mostly. the 50/1.4 planar is not...

marek has it, mostly.

the 50/1.4 planar is not good if it is BOTH wide open AND close to mfd. however, at long ranges it is stunning and has a flat field. it really is a class above the pentax at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,610
Posted By redisburning
Id recommend the 60 Elmarit over the 50 cron R...

Id recommend the 60 Elmarit over the 50 cron R too. it's a bit slow and a bit long but it has THE best color discrimination in any lens I've ever personally owned (I understand the 100 APO ME is even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
that doesnt match my experience. the last version...

that doesnt match my experience. the last version especially has quite a good reputation.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By redisburning
that one is an OM-2sp and the Zuiko 50/2...

that one is an OM-2sp and the Zuiko 50/2 macro

we have two, actually. this is the other one with a Sinar:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7664886342_7eaccd3681_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By redisburning
I have and I hated it. I like Rodinal fine for...

I have and I hated it.

I like Rodinal fine for acros, but for TMX or Delta I prefer xtol 1:1 quite a bit.

some acros+rod 1:50 shots:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/9429245801_224944bfbf_b.jpg...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-09-2014
Replies: 213
Views: 24,979
Posted By redisburning
do you want it fast, or do you want it near...

do you want it fast, or do you want it near aberration free?

the sigma dp2m is already far beyond any samsung in IQ, a slower lens that is sharp everywhere all the time makes sense, even at f2.8.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
the biggest problem is they don't work in an...

the biggest problem is they don't work in an om-1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2014
Replies: 3,733
Views: 708,493
Posted By redisburning
1-4n IMO. 10char

1-4n IMO.

10char
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 4,866
Posted By redisburning
If I had the money, I'd buy one. I mean, it's a...

If I had the money, I'd buy one.

I mean, it's a very attractive camera. And some people have enough to spend on these just to enjoy them. I'll admit it's very expensive, and having Ralph's name on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,356
Posted By redisburning
the 25/2.0 has poor corner sharpness but destroys...

the 25/2.0 has poor corner sharpness but destroys 99% of the lenses on the market to the borders.

the 25/2.8 is an older design (replaced by the f2.0 when Zeiss went to Zf.2) and for all I know it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,829
Posted By redisburning
if you want characterless lenses I would direct...

if you want characterless lenses I would direct you towards Canon, not Zeiss.

in fact, there is no greater offender in my opinion than the current EF 85L II.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6,356
Posted By redisburning
ZF.2 25mm f2.0 distagon! near APO, has weak...

ZF.2 25mm f2.0 distagon!

near APO, has weak corners but everything else is world beating levels of sharpness and contrast. great OoF rendering for a wide angle, too.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-04-2014
Replies: 234
Views: 29,900
Posted By redisburning
Ok I know mods read this thread why is this post...

Ok I know mods read this thread why is this post still here?



like I wasn't gonna call him out on it (and it's still a mod issue more than an ampguy issue), but the title of the thread is 50mm...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 4,381
Posted By redisburning
well that's a rather absolute stance on something...

well that's a rather absolute stance on something that's completely subjective.

ps my computer is not a piece of **** and processing 36mp images is not an issue and Id be happy to process 100mp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By redisburning
the biogon 35/2 is a closer match to the planar...

the biogon 35/2 is a closer match to the planar than the f2.8, from what I can tell from the net.

Ive only had the f2. I owned it for about a week, and I liked it EXCEPT it was 35mm and not 50 and I...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 5,043
Posted By redisburning
it's actually far more likely that Sony is...

it's actually far more likely that Sony is reporting ISO figures lower than they are in actuality.

when DxOmark got the FE55 they reported, at least on the A7r, a T value of 1.8. The problem with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2014
Replies: 1,713
Views: 319,663
Posted By redisburning
I like this. The 50/1.2 can serve as a decent...

I like this. The 50/1.2 can serve as a decent close up lens under the right circumstances given it's level of contrast:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/12223908586_6cb06421b5_c.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-28-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 36,748
Posted By redisburning
80mm http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/773280289...

80mm

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7732802890_64d314af03_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/7732802890/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcmanis/7732802890/) by redisburning...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By redisburning
well, there you have it. slr 21s that dont...

well, there you have it. slr 21s that dont require full time MLU are quite telecentric and that's exactly what you're trying to avoid.

if you want a lens with high high frequency contrast but low...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By redisburning
that's the point & why Im willing to spend 4...

that's the point & why Im willing to spend 4 figures even though I already have a Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By redisburning
Marek, thanks for info. Perhaps rental is the...

Marek,

thanks for info. Perhaps rental is the way to go. Unfortunately that's not an option for the Olympus.

the market to move Zeiss is a lot larger so that may sway my final decision, as might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By redisburning
Well it's very difficult to find information...

Well it's very difficult to find information comparing the OM to the ZF. From what I've gathered, the OM appears to be 2/3rds of the Price of the ZF, smaller, lighter, etc. and certainly weaker at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By redisburning
f2 or so ~100mm macros

Im looking for comments on the relative merits of fast short tele macros. As far as I know this is basically between the OM 90mm and the Zeiss 100mm at f2 but I may be missing some.

Slower is not in...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,056
Posted By redisburning
what if he had been a few inches to the left so...

what if he had been a few inches to the left so as to not frame the camera?

that doesnt change the reality of the camera being there, but now it has been ommitted because the photographer was...
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