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    GF 100-200 or GF 250

    I owned and loved both. The 100-200 is a carry-everywhere lens. Light, sharp, useful range. The 250 (with 1.4x) is stunningly good, but more special purpose. I shot the transit of Mercury with it hand-held. 100-200 (tight crop, still 15MP...) Untitled by Matthew Grayson, on Flickr 250 with...
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    Apple M1, a revolution in the making?

    I just followed what someone on MacRumors said (and everyone agreed). First installed "brew", which is a package installer, I guess. But the point was to load smartmontools. The command smartctl --all /dev/disk1 (disk0 was not the main SSD) produced a lot of output. In there was: Data Units...
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    Apple M1, a revolution in the making?

    IMac Pro. Four years old. 130 TBW.
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Marc, Guilty! I loved the Fuji 250/4 + extension tubes closeups, so I picked up a used Elpro. It is optically a good match for the S180 (which is high praise indeed). Not a perfect shot here, but you get the idea... Wide open, hand-held. ISO 400, 1/180 sec. Hi Dave!, Fortunately, I have...
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    Medium Format and Coffee

    It's like learning to play an instrument from a book. In the end, you have to have an idea what you're shooting for, and experiment until you get close. There is a TON of good advice that no one takes until they don't need it - for example, vary one parameter at a time until you REALLY know what...
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    Fuji GFX vs other medium format lens brands

    I spent a year each with the Hassy and Fuji MF systems. The *optics* were flawless in both. Fuji's wider range of lenses made for an amazingly capable system. Mercury transiting the Sun? Throw on 250 +1.4x, some 16 stops of filters, aim, shoot. 23mm? Perfect sharpness (although its flare is much...
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    Any problems with GFX zoom lenses on your 100MP camera?

    Joe, If by "fall apart" he means that you can see a difference at the pixel level when shifted, then yes. I have the 24 TS-E. It worked just fine with the 100. In the end, having pixels to burn, I preferred to use the Laowa 17 and correct perspective in post - which is dangerous, as you REALLY...
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    What would you do?

    I love the XH1. IBIS, big grip. Very comfortable.
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    The GFX100S – a smaller, yet still powerful sibling of the flagship GFX100

    I preferred the balance and handling of the 100 to either of the 50's. In the end, I didn't prefer any of them enough. A 100 more like the older bodies has no appeal for me, but I'm delighted for everyone who has wanted that sensor in that form. It's a spectacular system from optics to sensor...
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    The GFX100S – a smaller, yet still powerful sibling of the flagship GFX100

    Different bodies just feel different. The only Canon bodies I like holding are the full size 1D, 1Ds, 1Dx, etc. Ditto the Fuji MF. I didn't like holding the "little" ones, but the GFX 100 felt balanced in the hand. It, like everything else, is personal.
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    Help with minimum size tripod need please

    Oh, indeed yes. I do tend to collect gear (yeah, no one else has THAT problem...). Lately, I've been getting rid of stuff I don't use. No matter what you 'should" think of something, if you carry it, it is good. If you don't, then it isn't.
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    Help with minimum size tripod need please

    The pre-release PD tripod (which I now have) was also at that show. It felt like jello next to the RRS. I use the PD for iPhone movies. Maybe Fuji X with a not too long lens. But the RRS 1-series is in a different league.
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    Help with minimum size tripod need please

    I played with a prototype back in October 2019. It was nice, but I'd rather have the rigidity than the height.
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    Help with minimum size tripod need please

    Thank you for the pointer. I built the exact same thing, and it is my favorite tripod ever. RRS 14 for lighter stuff, Gitzo 4/Markins for the heavier stuff. I may be the only person on the planet who isn't in love with the P0. It's easy to use, but a BH 40 or AS D4 feels better (although...
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    S Is For Show Us Your S2 Shots

    Leica S3, S-24/3.5 Untitled by Matthew Grayson, on Flickr Matt
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