Advitammedicis.ro Review:

Centrul Medical Advitam Medicis Timisoara - Centrul Medical Advitam Medicis Timisoara, Cabinetul de medicina generala si medicina de familie

Country: Europe, RO, Romania

  • Todd Salerno - A lens worth buying a digital slr for

    I've been more or less addicted to wide angle photography for the last 20 years or thereabouts. Unfortunately, ultra wide angle shooters have been left out of reasonably accessible digital slr photography until very recently. Now there are several viable name brand options available, namely the Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 reviewed here, the Nikon 12-24mm f4, and the Zuiko 7-14mm f4. Because of the 3 different crop factors involved, these lenses end up being pretty close in (35mm equivalent) effective range; 16-35 for the Canon, 18-36 for the Nikon, and 14-28 for the Olympus. Many will caution against purchasing these lenses since they cannot cover the full frame 24x36 format, and cannot even be mounted on a regular body. In the Olympus' case, it doesn't matter since the company has staked its fortunes on the smaller 4/3rds sensor format, and has opened it up to other manufacturers such as Fuji and Panasonic. With the Nikon and Canon, you are taking a leap of faith that the companies will continue to produce 1.5 and 1.6 crop factor sensors into the future so that you will be able to take your crop-only lenses to upgraded digital bodies down the line. To my mind, Olympus has already demonstrated the desirable technical characteristics of a smaller sensor format, so there is good reason to believe that smaller than full frame sensors are here to stay. By extending the glass beyond the mount and into the body, and/or covering a smaller circle, Canon and Nikon are providing those same technical benefits to users of their smaller sensor cameras, namely sharp, extra wide angle in a compact package. Besides which, I'm much more concerned with the photos I couldn't take if I stayed away from the product, than I am with its unknown future upgrade path.

    While the Olympus lens and 4/3rds system was intriguing, I felt that the 7-14mm wasn't worth more than double the price of the Canon for 2 extra mm at the wide end. It's also double the weight - making it impractical for use as an everyday lens, and negating the advantages of the E-1 body. So, I was pretty much down to the Canon or the Nikon (or the always available Waitsomemore).

    At this point, I should say I'm platform agnostic. In the 80's I happily used Minolta equipment. In the 90's I bought some Nikon gear to use their 15mm prime lens. Basically, if it suits my purposes, I don't care what the label is.

    Back to the lenses. The Nikon is more expensive and less wide, but it does have the continuous maximum apeture throughout the range. The Canon is wider, a tad lighter, and a tiny amount faster at the wide end. Both appear to be excellent choices, but I could not consider them independently of the cameras they would be mated to. Since I did not already own a digital body, it also came down to a decision between the Canon 20d & Nikon D70s. Here, the Canon wins for me on quality of sensor and a host of other details.

    In practice, the lens is a joy to use. It's sharp. The zoom allows it to be as wide as you need it, which is an improvement over my previous favorite Minolta 20mm 2.8, though it does lack the depth of field scales which the Minolta has. The zoom also allows for keeping the lens mounted without switching as often, and that's important for keeping out dust. It's a very solidly built, quality instrument. Focus is fast if you're into that sort of thing, and nearly silent with the ultrasonic motor. The lens does not extend in length for zooming or focusing, though the front elements do move slightly inside the barrel. Mated to the 20d it's a tool that exceeds my previous film cameras in just about every way imaginable. I'm finally free to make the ultrawide photos that I want to make in the digital domain and the initial results have been outstanding.

    If you're into ultrawide and want to go digital, the 20d with 10-22 is a fantastic setup. If you've already gone digital and want to try wide angle, (assuming your camera can use ef-s lenses) this is a true bargain - you get a 16mm, 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm all rolled into one. It makes me positively giddy. Thank you, Canon!

  • A. Brucato "Animal lover" - Align helps me!

    I have had digestive problems for a few years and while some prescription drugs are helpful, I didn't want to continue using them because of cost, etc. I started on Align and this product helped immediately. The Amazon price was much less than local drug stores so I will continue to order this product from Amazon. Excellent delivery service as well. Thank you Amazon.

  • Regis - Windows 8, A refreshing change to a bugged predecessor or two

    Windows 7 and Vista were horrible. The number of bugs made everything harder than it needed to and the lack of compatibility with old games made them suck. This one has easy to use compatibility and it was cheap when I bought it. Add the new apps screen along with the old desktop view and getting rid of the clunky start program this and it is even better.

  • anoopktm "anoopktm" - The BEST of all...

    What I strongly want to say is NEVER BELIEVE THE CRITICS REVIEW...as it is written by some Roger Waters fan...NOT A REAL MUSIC LOVER. There's no doubt that "High Hopes" is the most beautiful song ever released by Pink Floyd. Thats not junk guitar noises, but it creates emotions through David Gilmour's guitar. I strongly recommend this album for any music fan.

  • Thomas Arsenault "music lover" - Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd

    I've been a Pink Floyd fan for a long time. I had the Wall album on vinal back when we used this thing called a "turn Table". When I wanted to get the CD of the Wall, I knew the best place to start was Amazon.com. For one thing its only half as much the cost as if it were bought in a store like Best Buy, and the second is trying to find it in a store. Most stores only stock an older groups greatest hits cd's. The Wall is one of my favroit Pink floyd albums. So far I've played parts of it every day since I received it.