>I lust after Foveon like crazy.
That's a topic i wanted to touch after using the Stylus a bit some days ago. I wanted to hit the street to see my pace and antics now having read a ton, i am torn deciding what to buy for a future side camera, i am between the Stylus 1/Canon G1X and a Sigma DP2X.
The former is that zoom jack-of-all-trades and the latter is a clunky piece of software with a golden sensor, the lens itself is not bad either (40 something at f2.8). It's an old Foveon but it produces enough to know it's that tech, and a fixed lens might limit myself enough to focus on composing well. Yet in my two outings i've seen i stop a lot to do telephoto, i use compression and like to peep from afar, honestly i don't think a fixed lens or even a 24-70mm equivalent is going to do it for me. I am a perv, a zoom fucker, what can i do.
But one day i will try the Fov, those bastards are taking way too long with the full frame version and the SD1 Merrill went up in price hard, the Quattro seems a bit clunky and still doesn't have a decent Nikon F adapter but man, the pictures i've seen are stellar, shame Ps crashes a lot with their .xf3 files and the shadows are frankly a bit dirty when lifted.
It's a studio camera first and almost foremost but landscapes with it or scenery after a rain would look splendid; i am suspecting Sigma will screw it up because they've been trying quirky body designs and the Fp was a Sony-tier ergonomics nightmare, i am starting to think i will end up with the DSLR SD1 Merrill. Sad to think a reflex FF Foveon will probably not be done.
The Quattro is one of the few sensors that shocked me when converted in B&W, perhaps i was used to see the Lincoln Town Car in grey and the USPS in blue (and bricks in reddish orange) but when i saw the second pic here i got the impression i could "see" the original colors.
>the focus ring moves way further so you end up with 1.75.
Kinda same here but i remember reading 2m, unless they also read the ring and called it the same so i suppose it is 1.75/1.85
>I use a freight forwarder
Now that sounds exotic, won't push you but that really sounds like a pain in the butt.
>gives me an address to collect and bundles my stuff
Kinda what eBay offers to me but they do deliver to my door if 50 or less, if more i have to deal with USPS which hasn't been that bad to me
>I had one package delayed for over a month
Got a buster better, i had one delayed 7 months some years ago, it was from Japan and the shipper packaged me sealed legal candy God bless superbus
when i got it after tons of paperwork they delivered it to me with a wrecked box and the candy wrappers empty inside. From that day i vowed to undermine and shit our local customs agents anytime i get the chance, they are the devil and deserve nothing but stale bread and slimy milk. Didn't learn either when i started buying lenses, my first buy was the Stylus with the eBay U.S. service and a Helios 81 from Ukraine, that one never got here sadly but i'll get it eventually.
>telephoto perspective compression? that's the opposite of a point and shoot aesthetic lol
Oh snap, well from my experience and reading i recall vividly the bridge PNSs going to something around 300mm equiv. in 2'3 sensors that never get significant OoF, which makes the compression be entirely visible in seemingly-near planes, sometimes in wider focal lengths too if the lens was slow, making every kid and his cone in focus; It is a particularity and usual tell-tale of cellphone snaps when not using the in-vogue state-of-the-art computational bokeh simulators, in later ones the sign is glitchy sectors of the image with blurred objects near entirely in-focus ones.
To give an example in >>164
the dude and the white wall are 25 to 30m away according to G-Earth, the white column to the right is 30 to 35m away from him too. Fourth pic here is a random Flickr example very similar to the stuff one could see in the short-lived MySpace photo profiles back in the pre-2007 days.
>because leather is essentially skin it tries to stay hydrated
Makes sense, i added a bag in it and will probably add another sometime later. It is really, really soft and humid, feels like an actual black oiled leather jacket.
And about that Stylus snap outing, if you like spherical aberrations that machine has it in spades, some images have so much up the wazoo i don't know what to do. Stylusfag also had them but who knows what the hell did he do in post-process, he said he used little color editing but i can see he probably slid the sliders like a Tony Hawk game.