BTW, how often do you have an image in mind as a reply to this thread, and then find a far better image in the same folder from the same shoot?
(far better re a previous post, I was a bit slow to process this and @Snowonuluru beat me, but it still kinda works...)
My everyday (literally, over 360 days a year) shoe is the Timberland Annapolis boat shoe (https://www.timberland.com/shop/mens-earthkeepers-annapolis-2-eye-moc-toe-boat-shoes-74013214)... I have some in leather, and some in mixed suede/canvas.
I have had zero failures of...
Hi, I've got some Timberland low-rise boots I bought for a trip to Wisconsin last February during the storms.
They're waterproof but not heavily insulated; they kept my feet dry and warm enough in the snow and wind and cold (16-26 over two evenings).
I forgot to wear my thin wool socks the...
@connloyalist, yes I'd say it's negligible enough that it can be very usable.
The worst case (for pretty much all lenses) is wide-open, and I haven't shot enough wide-open portrait samples to make a firm decision there, but portraits aren't very important to me anyways.
I've long known that my Oly MC-14 teleconverter fits on most lens adapters for 'legacy' lenses, but I never really got around to trying it until @Brownie asked me what the Minolta Rokkor 58mm lenses (I have both the f/1.4 and f/1.2 models) would look like with a 1.4 teleconverter.
One reason I...
I was wrong about the thumbnails (although you can delete them anytime, and probably can limit the size.). Regardless, not huge:
digikam4.db 36.0 M
recognition.db 764.0 k
similarity.db 24.0 k
thumbnails-digikam.db 492.7 M
with 42k photos in my collections.
I'm not using the...
Hi, the 4/3 ZD 7-14/4 are a bargain, and would work well on your E-M1 with an Oly or Panasonic adapter (do NOT get a third-party adapter for UWA).
It is considered to be the best UWA zoom ever made.
Also, it can be tricked into doing f/2.8.
It's pretty heavy though.
Yeah, I occasionally use that for a batch B&W export, as there doesn't seem to be a B&W preview in it.
BTW, I don't use XnView MP as a full DAM; I've found DigiKam to be far more powerful, but it's too slow for mass culling imo. I posted a review of DigiKam and compared it to XnView MP in the...
Bumpity... international shipping available!
List updated; 5 great lenses still available!
Note lots of sample images linked.
These are fast, sharp telephotos at a great price!
They're great for concerts, events, outdoor portraits...
Questions & offers are welcome!
FWIW, Everyone's been selling it new for $447 for at least a few weeks; my friend's wife got one for him on Tuesday at Samy's.
Hi, the 4/3 ZD 7-14/4 is very cheap now, but even more enormous and heavy than the m.ZD Pro.
If you get one, you'll need the Oly or Pana adapter; the third-party ones are often not flat enough for UWA.
Hi Rose, The f/3.5 MC QF is $39.
It's a bit under 3lbs packed, which would be $38.75 shipped by USPS First Class to New Zealand.
International Priority Mail would be almost double that.
Please PM me if you'd like to discuss further.