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...
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...
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.
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...
I've been looking for a compact and foldable viewfinder/loupe for my Nikon 1 J5 and I think I found one!
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...
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...
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...
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!
LFCSA 2019 Harvest Town Festival by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
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...
Nice images! It's a great and underrated lens! BTW - there are 4 versions of the Nikon "pancake" 50mm 1.8 Ai-S lens:
- Chrome ring
- Japan Only / rubber focus ring + all metal barrel
- New All plastic version
Plastic version left / Japan only rubber + metal...
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...
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...
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
Voigtlander Super Wide 15mm f/4.5 Heliar II Lens in Leica M Mount - SOLD
For sale is a very good...
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.
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. ;)
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! ;)
Santa Monica Pacific Park Pier - Santa Monica, California USA by...
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...
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
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...
Classifieds Type For Sale
Item Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Nikon *NICE!*
My Location USA
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...