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  1. Jonathan F/2

    Show: Clouds

    Kite flying with my kids in Los Angeles! 190519_SILVER_LAKE_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_005 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  2. Jonathan F/2

    The Urban Image Thread

    Trying to make a mundane scene in LA, more dramatic! 190512_Sigma_FLARE_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_001 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Portraits, any camera, any color, any subject

    I haven't done any portrait gigs in awhile, but here are few that I've shot! 1. Photo Shoot with model Alina Ropotan.Date: October 27, 2018 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 2. Photo Shoot with models Alexandra Goleva and Maria Doroshenko.December 08, 2017 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 3...
  4. Jonathan F/2

    "... so it's just normal for my age?"

    I try to preserve my eyes by limiting reading-time to camera forums only! :D
  5. Jonathan F/2

    Sigma The Sigma 15-30mm EX DG Lens - Revisiting modern vintage glass!

    I've been gravitating towards smaller, lightweight lenses. I used to chase around fast apertures and big glass, but now I'm more content with smaller lenses that still exhibit excellent sharpness, pleasant rendering characteristics and cheaper prices! Also one thing I notice lugging around a...
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Sigma The Sigma 15-30mm EX DG Lens - Revisiting modern vintage glass!

    Lately I've been researching all the various wide angle lenses you can get for a modern DSLR. After shooting mirrorless for awhile and witnessing the smallness and simplicity of compact M-mount wide angle glass, especially the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar lens, I've been searching for a DSLR...
  7. Jonathan F/2

    The Urban Image Thread

    Here's a common sight if you live in the heart of LA! LITTLE TOKYO - Los Angeles, CA USA by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  8. Jonathan F/2

    The Urban Image Thread

    Now you have to post a picture since you mentioned it! ;)
  9. Jonathan F/2

    The Urban Image Thread

    A couple taken with the D750 and my newly acquired used Sigma 15-30mm EX DG lens: 1. 190509_SIGMA_15_30__PHOTOS_FRIOLO_010 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 2. 190509_SIGMA_15_30__PHOTOS_FRIOLO_014 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 3. 190509_SIGMA_15_30__PHOTOS_FRIOLO_015 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  10. Jonathan F/2

    Expired For Sale: Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1.4 E Portrait Lens *NICE!* | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price $1699 Item Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1.4 E Portrait Lens *NICE!* My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1.4 E Portrait Lens *NICE!* Payment method: PayPal Item condition: 9+ Shows little or no signs of wear For sale is a minty USA...
  11. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I picked up a minty used copy of the Nikon 105mm 1.4 E lens for a really good price . So far focus seems spot-on using both my Nikon D750 and Sony A7 III + Commlite ENF-E1 adapter. Lens is sharp wide open, but with crazy/smooth OOF rendering. I'm split right now 50/50 if I should keep it or sell...
  12. Jonathan F/2

    Sony Sony A7 as a second camera

    To be honest I've been tempted to pick up the original A7S, mainly because it does better lowlight over the A7, I believe it has a faster refresh rate in low light (EVF/LCD doesn't get choppy), comes with a metal mount, has very good high ISO (only 12mp) and it was the first Sony FF MILC to have...
  13. Jonathan F/2

    Sony Sony A7 as a second camera

    Things I like better about the A7 are the metal dials, smaller size profile and what I believe to be better low ISO images. What I don't like about the A7 is poor low light handling (EVF/LCD gets grainy and choppy), plastic mount (fixable with aftermarket replacement), light reflections at night...
  14. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Legoland Staycation - Shot with the Nikon 1 V1 and J5!

    Took a two day trip to Legoland here in California during Easter weekend. It wasn't very busy so my kids were able to go on every ride! I took the opportunity to shoot some of the scenery. Shot everything with the V1 + 10-100mm non-PD VR and the J5 + 6.7-13mm VR + 10mm 2.8. Check it out! 1...
  15. Jonathan F/2

    Photo of a photographer taking a photo

    Head stabilization! Bangkok, Thailand - 2017: Street Photography of Bangkok Thailand by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  16. Jonathan F/2

    Does anybody else think that CCD sensors have a slightly different "look" to the images they produce?

    I just went to Photography Blog, one of the few websites that do raw samples even before DPReview started doing it and I downloaded a few D3000 raw files. You can see them here: Nikon D3000 Review - Sample Images | Photography Blog It definitely wasn't all in my head, the raw files definitely...
  17. Jonathan F/2

    Does anybody else think that CCD sensors have a slightly different "look" to the images they produce?

    The D3000 was Nikon's last CCD camera. It's image processing was a slight improvement over the old D200 which was also CCD. I remember the jpegs looked quite sharp with nice punchy colors, and had better output than the D3100 I tried. I might go pick one up, but I've been using Nikon 1 lately...
  18. Jonathan F/2

    What's your creative type? Adobe launches quiz to analyze you.

    I can't wait for an Adobe version of the horoscope. I bet they'll charge a subscription fee though to get access. :D
  19. Jonathan F/2

    Fuji A leather case review for GFX50R

    Meh. I'm over expensive leather half cases. I'd rather just get those cheap PU leather cases that go for a fraction of the cost and you can sell it as a "freebie" when you get around to selling the camera to boost value! ;)
  20. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Df Autofocus Question

    If paying less than $1000 USD used for a Nikon 70-200mm lens, I can't say enough good things about the 70-200mm f/4 VR. That lens is incredibly sharp, great colors/contrast, nano coated and very lightweight. The VR is also better than either the 70-200mm 2.8 VR-I or VR-II and I also think it's...
  21. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Df Autofocus Question

    The AFS should focus fine and faster than the AFD which is screw drive. Just make note the 80-200mm AFS uses Nikon's 1st gen silent wave motors that were prone to squeak and eventually fail. They might or might not have parts to repair that lens if it does eventually break. Depends if you plan...
  22. Jonathan F/2

    Feedback Front page images

    You'll have to wait for someone else to check on an iPad though, my kids are currently watching Youtube videos on it! :D
  23. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Df Autofocus Question

    By no means is the AF bad, it's just that the 51 AF point module is so good. It was just weird to use an AF system originally meant for DX/APS-C on a premium Nikon body. The battery isn't bad by itself either since it's quite compact, the problem is when you have other Nikon DSLRs all running...
  24. Jonathan F/2

    Feedback Front page images

    Looks to be fixed running Mac OS Sierra on Safari. No problems in Chrome as usual.
  25. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Df Autofocus Question

    I've been tempted to get a Df. I like everything about it except for the choice AF module and battery. Had it come with at least the 51 point AF module and el-en15 battery, I'd own one in a heartbeat.
  26. Jonathan F/2

    Sony My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    Here's how the lens looks on the A7III + TAP: 190416_GEAR_PORN_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_008 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  27. Jonathan F/2

    Sony My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    I've pretty much just narrowed down my raw presets to two looks I like and now I just use those presets for every camera I shoot with. Also the lens is sort of weird. SOOC the images are actually quite flat and odd. It's when processing the raws, I'm able to pull out much more detail and color...
  28. Jonathan F/2

    Sony My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    I also did a few OOF test to see how the bokeh renders. I actually much prefer how this looks versus the 7A 50mm 1.1 lens. It's still creamy without looking crazy. ;) DTLA - Olvera Street and Chinatown by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr DTLA - Olvera Street and Chinatown by Jonathan Friolo, on...
  29. Jonathan F/2

    Discuss - For Hybrid Stills/Video - Nikon Z6 or Panasonic GH5s?

    The footage I've seen from the GH5S looks gorgeous when processed, but I find Nikon's implementation of video more straight forward especially if it's going to be used by volunteers. I'd go Z6.
  30. Jonathan F/2

    Feedback Front page images

    Looks good on my Android tablet and Mac both running Chrome. On Safari though on my Mac it definitely looks squished.
  31. Jonathan F/2

    Feedback Front page images

    Whoa that's weird. On my Android tablet it moves forum topics to the bottom while allowing the images to expand to the full width of the screen.
  32. Jonathan F/2

    Sony My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    Thanks! It's definitely a keeper and priced affordably! It really adds a different dimension in terms of rendering.
  33. Jonathan F/2

    Leica 7Artisans 75mm 1.4 M-Mount lens announced!

    Also I'm glad this group here is a bit more open to other formats and manufacturers! I appreciate the "Leica" street style aesthetic and size advantages of M-mount lenses, but my style of shooting is more tuned to mirrorless cameras and especially using the Techart Pro adapter to get auto focus...
  34. Jonathan F/2

    Leica 7Artisans 75mm 1.4 M-Mount lens announced!

    608g is definitely more heftier. I also own a Nikon 85mm f/2 AIS and even for an SLR lens it's weighted and sized just right, unfortunately the lens isn't very sharp unless stopped down to 2.8. I'm really hoping 7Artisans does a full frame ultra wide angle next. They already do an APS-C fisheye...
  35. Jonathan F/2

    Leica 7Artisans 75mm 1.4 M-Mount lens announced!

    7artisans 75mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount specifications and sample photos - Leica Rumors This lens looks like it's going to very good at a reasonable price. Link also has samples and they look great! 7Artisans said they will also make an FE version optimized for other mirrorless cameras...
  36. Jonathan F/2

    Sony My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    A couple daytime samples showing off how the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 M lens handles in good light! All shot with the Sony A7III + TAP + 7A 35mm f/2 Lens: 1. Eagle Rock - Los Angeles, CA USA by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 2. Eagle Rock - Los Angeles, CA USA by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 3...
  37. Jonathan F/2

    Sony My first shots with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.0 + A7III!

    I've been searching for a cheap replacement for my Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 Nokton MC. While it was very sharp in the center, the field curvature softness was really starting to bug me due to the thick sensor stack of the Sony bodies. I've been looking at other alternatives such as the Voigtlander...
  38. Jonathan F/2

    Dramatic B&W images

    J5 + 6.7-13mm VR: Street Photography of Old Town Pasadena by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  39. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Old Town Pasadena - The J5 + 6.7-13mm VR Shoots Suburbia!

    I had time to kill and went for a mild stroll after a doctor's checkup. The 6.7-13mm VR is a lot of fun to shoot with! Also this camera setup is so small and unobtrusive, people don't notice the camera or just brush it off as a tiny P&S! 😁 All shot with the J5 + 6.7-13mm VR: 1. Street...
  40. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Downtown Los Angeles - Street Shooting with the Nikon 1 6.7-13mm VR!

    Thanks! I've passed on a few copies of the lens, either due to high price or wrong color! The 6.7-13mm VR is something special though and really starts to shine especially on the J5. It's a real shame Nikon killed the system before fully realizing it's potential. The closest lens to the 6.7-13mm...
  41. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Downtown Los Angeles - Street Shooting with the Nikon 1 6.7-13mm VR!

    I recently picked up a used copy of the Nikon 1 6.7-13mm VR lens. I've been resisting buying this lens, but I finally caved in and found a copy of the lens in black (most used copies are silver). Anyways, I paired it with the J5 and found this combo to be pretty amazing. The VR works great, lens...
  42. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Nikon 1 Samples

    I haven't been shooting much lately, but here are a couple snaps with the J5 and V1! Brought the kids horse carriage riding: 181201_HORSE_CARRIAGE_FRIOLO_002 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 181201_HORSE_CARRIAGE_FRIOLO_001 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 181201_HORSE_CARRIAGE_FRIOLO_003 by...
  43. Jonathan F/2

    Expired For Sale: Various Adapters for M43 and Nikon 1 FT-1 Adapter *NICE!* | Location: USA | Ships: CONUS

    What type of listing is this? For Sale What are you trying to sell/buy/trade? Various Adapters for M43 and Nikon 1 FT-1 Adapter *NICE!* What are your prices? Viltrox Nik-M43 Focal Reducer Adapter = SOLD Beschoi Leica-M to M43 Adapter = $14 K&F Concept Nik-M43 Adapter = $14 Newer AF...
  44. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Dead Cameras Walking - Shooting the Nikon V1 and J5!

    Nikon was able to get OSPDAF through Aptina who cross licensed the tech with Sony. Aptina was eventually acquired by another company, so who knows what the current licensing situation is with OSPDAF? Though it seems whenever Nikon does look elsewhere for sensors, Sony comes in and messes with...
  45. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Nikon 1 Samples

    There's something immensely satisfying shooting with the V1 even though I also have the J5. Not sure what it is, but the raw files I actually find quite malleable. Also the 10-30mm PD VR is the sharpest power zoom I've tried compared to M43 and Sony power assisted kit zooms. Anyways, a couple...
  46. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Dead Cameras Walking - Shooting the Nikon V1 and J5!

    Yeah, I think due to the "consumer" nature of the J5, they probably intended the user to use the pop-up flash in heavy artificial lighting conditions. I think had they released the V3 follow-up, it would of had all the features of the V3 with the J5 sensor.
  47. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Dead Cameras Walking - Shooting the Nikon V1 and J5!

    Okay I just remembered why we need mechanical shutters! I just shot some photos with the J5 under artificial lighting and I was getting light flickering. o_O There's no auto light flicker option, just 50hz or 60hz and definitely no physical shutter with this camera!
  48. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Dead Cameras Walking - Shooting the Nikon V1 and J5!

    To be honest I think the Nikon 1 was doomed for failure. Had they come out with the Sony 20mp BSI sensor first (though I personally like the Aptina sensor), kept prices reasonable and at least given it Nikon flash compatibility, I think it might of succeeded.The jpeg output of the camera isn't...

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