Originally Posted by vwinter
This is going to sound random but sometimes when I do something stupid or get myself dragged into something stupid, I go またくand shake my head. Stupid little habit I picked up but I like doing it lol. Is it written in hiragana or is there a kanji writing for this?
Not sure. Might be slang from where you live. I only know "また" means "again" and is often said in despair.
Originally Posted by tomscy2000
From the Japanese people I know, they say, NEE-kon, but I tend to say NIGH-kon. It's like Americans saying "I-KEE-a" when apparently, the real pronunciation is "e-KAY-a"
The Japanese people say it "e-KAY-a" which I thought was wrong. OOPS.
Originally Posted by jgray91
Prime lens discussion condensed for everyone elses' sake. (Click to show)
Originally Posted by Currawong
I'm dropping in again after some absence from the 'net in general. I was in NC with friends. It was totally unrelated to Head-Fi, but a lot of fun all the same.
I was in the stores yesterday and Sony's display was showing of the entire lens range. There were way more of them than I had expected.
Speaking of cameras, I've decided, after getting a D800 that I'm going to do almost all my indoor photography with 24mm f2.8 and 35mm f2 primes.
The prime lenses all seem to be stupidly expensive. I guess I know where I stand on my camera choices now with thoughts like that lol. Still, going to a store to compare between the NEX-5S and Lumix GX1. And between Fuji X20 and Sony RX100,
Originally Posted by a_recording
That's neat! So Sony is a bit more like 'sohnny'?
I do almost all my photography with the one 24mm 1.8 lens. It's such a good walkaround lens, with a 6cm minimum focus distance so it also acts as macro-ish. It was expensive but so worth the investment for me.
Well, isn't it just like headphones? We know the model numbers and the competing camera systems, and then there is some common language in terms of aperture numbers and focal lengths etc.
I honestly did not really start getting into photography till I got my first prime lens.
I guess you can take a look at some of the first party PS3 video games trailer or the PS3/4 trailers. They usually have the word Sony said in there and it sounds Japanese-like. :P
Wish I don't think prime lens are too expensive so that I'm more comfortable getting them lol.
The f1.4 primes are horrendously expensive, but I'm only using the cheaper ones. Given how rushed some of my shots of kids are, having a heavier, an ultra-sharp $2k prime isn't going to be anything other than massive overkill as I'm not going to to be printing posters. The basic AF-S D ones are sharp enough, small and light and make it easy to take shots. Now I've moved up to FX, a 35mm is spot-on whereas I wanted a 24mm for DX. After borrowing the crazy 14-24mm zoom from Anakchan, I've found that I used it mostly at 24mm on the D800, which decided things for me. I have the kit lens, a 28-300mm which I can take with me outdoors when I have NFI what I might end up shooting and the distortion and loss of sharpness wont be noticed.