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  1. Jonathan F/2

    Fuji X-Pro3 first impressions

    My buddy picked up a used X-Pro 1 for $113 USD. Price-wise it'll eventually happen! :D
  2. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon 610 kit with 50 mm for $897

    In that price range there are other options worth considering. There's the A7 II + 28-70mm kit or the Z50 + 16-50mm VR kit lens, both under $1000 USD.
  3. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    The other day my buddy called me from the camera store knowing I shoot with Nikon 1 cameras. He saw this Nikon 30-110mm VR in the bargain bin at Samy's Camera here in Los Angeles and told me it was for sale. Everything in the bin is name your own price since it's stuff no one wants! Just my...
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Sony has largest share of FF market in Japan

    I always take Sony related news with a grain of salt. Though, it does coincide with the sales data of Japan's Map Camera that sells both new and used: Map Camera Awards It seems the Sony A7III is currently the best selling FF camera for 2019 in both the new and used categories. The Canon R and...
  5. Jonathan F/2

    Fuji any gfx users?

    I'd love to get a GFX 50R, one AF lens and adapt the rest. Though I'd also like to own a Sony A9 and maybe a D850 as well! Too many wants, not enough $$$! :roflmao:
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Which mount to speed boost?

    Nikon F seems to be the most plentiful, but at the same time might be a bit more expensive. I think Minoltas MD and Canon FD legacy lenses are a bit more affordable, but might be harder to obtain depending on the lens.
  7. Jonathan F/2

    It will never be the same again ...

    Sorry to hear! I always say having a good pair of shoes is important for any photographer! I've had my share of falls as well!
  8. Jonathan F/2

    Fuji X-E3 vs Oly Pen F

    For some reason, I just didn't like the image output from the Pen-F like I did from the E-M5II. In fact Olympus has a way of tweaking output on different bodies. For example I just LOVED the image output from the E-PL2. In good light images just popped from that body. I also liked the E-P5...
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Fuji X-E3 vs Oly Pen F

    I had the Pen-F, E-M5mkII and E-M1mkI. I actually preferred the E-M5II output, handling and image output amongst the three bodies. The Pen-F had the best build quality though.
  10. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Thanks! I'm fairly particular with what I use. It doesn't necessarily need to be the most expensive or most fanciest camera/lens, but I am particular about price, performance and practicality. ;)
  11. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I've been looking for a compact and foldable viewfinder/loupe for my Nikon 1 J5 and I think I found one! Foldable Viewfinder I think this viewfinder is perfect for mirrorless cameras like the Nikon J5, Panasonic GM1, Fuji X-M1 and other EVF-less bodies! In addition, it works as a sun shade...
  12. Jonathan F/2

    Trip to Japan

    Not at all! I already mentioned to my wife we should consider moving! ;)
  13. Jonathan F/2

    Trip to Japan

    I was in Japan over the summer with my family. I found it a bit overwhelming. I think I'd go crazy if I lived there. I'd probably be driving a Kei car, obsessing over camera gear, stuffing my face daily with seafood, infatuated with $6K USD designer puppies and getting fat from desserts at...
  14. Jonathan F/2

    B&H in tax trouble

    DPR is ultra biased. The fact they're owned by Amazon makes all their reporting even more suspect.
  15. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I had to add the Samyang 85mm 1.4 FE to complete my Samyang trio of the 18/45/85! The lens looks big, but does not feel that heavy in actual use. The 18mm and 45mm lenses BTW are amazing and sized the way FF lenses should be. I'm not sure why Samyang is the only lens manufacturer who are...
  16. Jonathan F/2

    It's that time of the year - Halloween 2019!

    It's almost Halloween 2019, so let's start seeing those scary and ghoulish photo ops! My kids had a school Halloween event last week, so I'll kick it off! Post your Halloween themed photos in this thread! 1. LFCSA 2019 Harvest Town Festival by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 2. LFCSA 2019...
  17. Jonathan F/2

    Body Works: Warning NSFW and Definitely NOT for the Squeamish

    I went to this show with my kids. I had to explain to them, "yeah these were real people, umm even the fetuses!" :eek:
  18. Jonathan F/2

    The Urban Image Thread

    IKEA is a great spot to test if your wide angle lenses have minimal distortion! ;) Sony A7III + Samyang 18mm 2.8 FE: 191010_IKEA_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_003 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 191010_IKEA_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_002 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 191010_IKEA_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_005 by Jonathan Friolo, on...
  19. Jonathan F/2

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Pancake-NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 AI-s

    Nice images! It's a great and underrated lens! BTW - there are 4 versions of the Nikon "pancake" 50mm 1.8 Ai-S lens: Series E: - Black - Chrome ring Nikon Ai-S: - Japan Only / rubber focus ring + all metal barrel - New All plastic version Plastic version left / Japan only rubber + metal...
  20. Jonathan F/2

    Can anyone explain why my photo became popular on Flickr?

    I received an invite for Explore, I have no clue what the group is about though!
  21. Jonathan F/2

    Can anyone explain why my photo became popular on Flickr?

    Funny, I guess people just like looking at grass! :D
  22. Jonathan F/2

    Can anyone explain why my photo became popular on Flickr?

    Totally digging the beach shot! Strange that it has such a low following.
  23. Jonathan F/2

    Can anyone explain why my photo became popular on Flickr?

    I guess I'll just shoot dreamy photos with my Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS wide open all day long! Lol
  24. Jonathan F/2

    Can anyone explain why my photo became popular on Flickr?

    191011_DESIDERIO_PARK_PHOTOS_FRIOLO by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr Several days ago I uploaded this shot on Flickr and for some reason it's getting quite a few "favs" and engagements? I don't really use Flickr for social media or the online community aspects, I mainly use it as a backup for my...
  25. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    This lens is a lone duck. Even if it's a manual lens, the Nikon Z flange is the shortest compared to other FF systems. It will only work on Z bodies because of that.
  26. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Yeah, Nikon didn't make implementing IBIS on manual lenses very straight forwards, but you can place that menu option in your 'My Menu' for quicker access. I'm surprised you're having issues with some adapters? When I had a Z6, I used a Leica M to Nikon Z adapter so I could adapt both M mount...
  27. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I believe if you dial in the focal length and aperture in the Non-CPU Date menu option, it should allow IBIS for your manual lens as seen on this Youtube video:
  28. Jonathan F/2

    Completed For Sale: Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 II + 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 Leica M Lenses *NICE!* | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price CV 15mm = SOLD / 7A 35mm = SOLD Item Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 II + 7Artisans 35mm 2.0 Leica M Lenses *NICE!* My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description Voigtlander Super Wide 15mm f/4.5 Heliar II Lens in Leica M Mount - SOLD For sale is a very good...
  29. Jonathan F/2

    Sony A73 vs A7R2

    I've been tempted to pick up an A7R3 now that prices have dropped big time. There are times when I could use the extra resolution when cropping, but I wish Sony had a small/medium raw option like Nikon since I don't always need full resolution.
  30. Jonathan F/2

    Hanging out at Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, USA

    Both the 45mm and 18mm lenses employ new STM motors and I find it fast enough for most general shooting and silent enough for video. Saying that, I wish Samyang lenses were built a bit better, but I've remedied the build issue by fabricating my own neoprene sleeves. ;) samyang_45_18_001 by...
  31. Jonathan F/2

    Hanging out at Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, USA

    I went to Santa Monica Pier this weekend for a birthday party. While there I took advantage of some street and scenic shooting opportunities! All shot with the A7III + Samyang 18mm 2.8 + 45mm 1.8 FE lenses. Check it out! ;) 1. Santa Monica Pacific Park Pier - Santa Monica, California USA by...
  32. Jonathan F/2

    The Urban Image Thread

    A couple new ones with my new favorite street pair the Samyang 18mm 2.8 + 45mm 1.8 lenses: 191004_COLORADO_BRIDGE_FRIOLO_020 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 191004_COLORADO_BRIDGE_FRIOLO_013 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 191004_COLORADO_BRIDGE_FRIOLO_007 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr...
  33. Jonathan F/2

    How to deal with people telling you what you should be taking pictures of or other unsolicited advice?

    I would just smile and not really sweat it. People don't usually bug me, because I usually move around too much when behind camera. ;)
  34. Jonathan F/2

    The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    Something in my backyard! The spider is pretty small, but the Nikon 1 kit 10-30 PD VR allows for some pretty good close-ups! 190920_NIKON_V1_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_001 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  35. Jonathan F/2

    Travel kit

    I believe in taking the best for big family trips. Once your kids are big, all you'll have are your memories and amazing photos! ;)
  36. Jonathan F/2

    Street photography (Image thread)

    I have this fascination of capturing other people taking photos or in street terms I'm jumpin' other photographers! :D 190917_SAMYANG_18_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_016 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 190917_SAMYANG_18_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_021 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr 190917_SAMYANG_18_PHOTOS_FRIOLO_023 by...
  37. Jonathan F/2

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I've completed my Samyang street duo! 18mm 2.8 + 45mm 1.8 FE lens mounted on a pair of A7III bodies! samyang_45_18_002 by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  38. Jonathan F/2

    Show Clouds Sunrise/Sunset

    Shot with the Nikon V1 and 18.5mm 1.8 lens! Manhattan Beach, California - USA by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
  39. Jonathan F/2

    Sony [rant] Got my FE70-200 F4 today

    The problem with Sony isn't so much the colors, but Sony glass! It leans way too blue for my taste. You can alleviate some of your color issues shooting other brand glass. For example Samyang glass runs much warmer and punchier, giving Sony images a different look. Same goes with adapting Canon...
  40. Jonathan F/2

    Sony Sony A7 as a second camera

    $1500 is cheap if you're comparing prices to Leica equipment! Don't worry, there's no such thing as cheap in photography, eventually everyone succumbs to their GAS desires! :D
  41. Jonathan F/2

    Leica Showcase Sigma 45mm F2.8 "L-Mount"

    Looks sharp to me, even through the glasses which might cause some weird distortion, but even then you can count eyelashes. On a subject with no glasses, it should be perfect! Looking good!
  42. Jonathan F/2

    Refurb Nikon Z6 with 24-70 f4 for $1799

    The Nikon deals in the US are very good. I don't think they're as cheap anywhere else.
  43. Jonathan F/2

    Completed For Sale: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Nikon *NICE!* | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price $535 Item Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Nikon *NICE!* My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description Description: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens Payment method: PayPal Item condition: 9+ Shows little or no signs of wear For sale is an excellent condition...
  44. Jonathan F/2

    Completed For Sale: Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR and Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR *NICE!* | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Classifieds Type For Sale Price Nikon 1 6.7-13mm VR - SOLD / Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR - $220 Item Nikon 1 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 VR and Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR *NICE!* My Location USA Picture File(s) attached Description Nikon 1 6.7-13mm VR - SOLD Payment method: PayPal Item condition...
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