itsastickup

itsastickup

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On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (218 comments in total)

Can one get a ground glass back/holder? without that I can't see how one is going to focus accurately enough to get all that resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:34 UTC as 34th comment
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G article (135 comments in total)
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bbccameraman: I was worried about investing in this lens for two reasons, firstly its a one trick pony which is fine because I only want to use it for portraits but secondly, why the hell is Nikon charging over £900 for its brother the 85mm f/1.4 I'm certain that this lens is just as good, in fact I tested both on my D600 and could not really see why Nikon are marketing both lenses at such amazing price differences.
I'm really pleased with this prime, its everything you could ever want in a mid range lens; very fast, pin sharp, superb bokeh and at a reasonable price, I certainly would not spend nearly a grand more just to get 0.4 of a stop of light!!

The bokeh is smoother on the f1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 22:03 UTC
On Camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction article (110 comments in total)
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alcaher: No human has ever been on the moon...we were just fooled as that person who just bought that camera for 1 million doll. was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA5mB2othx8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwEpyujblXY

No one else has been there, but Elvis was definitely seen there.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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BBking83: So... 10 years ago when the first 4/3 camera came out, no one complained about the lack of bokeh. The Olympus E-1.

I can guarantee that all the "no bokeh, no buy" spokes people never knew this and will refuse to recognise or accept that it's the SAME SIZE (regarding sensor) as this.

And every other m4/3 camera.

Michael_13, you're making not much sense here. Whatever the inadequacies (in your opinion) of the lenses, f2.8 equiv normal bokeh is not enough to please the bokeh crowd. That's the issue.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 23:04 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: It's a beautiful camera.

However:

Show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh!!!

And not at $900, FFS. These clowns won't crack mirroless until they realise that the common man wants everything but his kid's face out of focus. And he gets it from APS-C for less than $200

"The cheap Olympus 45/1.8 provides the same amount of background blur as a Canikon 50/1.8 but the bokeh is far, far better."

Sure, but it's not a normal. m4/3 needs a normal with equivalent bokeh at the right price. The £800 42.5/1.2 is not it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: It's a beautiful camera.

However:

Show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh!!!

And not at $900, FFS. These clowns won't crack mirroless until they realise that the common man wants everything but his kid's face out of focus. And he gets it from APS-C for less than $200

"Bokeh refers to the quality of the OOF image. That is a characteristic of the lens."

..to a purist, but these days it's used interchangeably with OOF. And everyone knows what you are talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: No bokeh no buy.

You have to pay a bomb to get anywhere near the bokeh of an APS-C 35/1.8.

m4/3 is fine for many purposes, but without affordable bokeh it's off many of our radars.

That 25/1.2 should be a maximum $200.

Who are they kidding. Grow up, Olympus. Get some cojones and do what you know you have to do.

"25mm f1.2 for $200? Are you insane? Nikon's 32mm f/1.2 for the 1 system is $899."

It may be insane, but the point is that it's necessary to make this camera equivalent to aPS-C and give enough bokeh as a starting point. There's just not enough in the cheaper lenses mentioned.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: No bokeh no buy.

You have to pay a bomb to get anywhere near the bokeh of an APS-C 35/1.8.

m4/3 is fine for many purposes, but without affordable bokeh it's off many of our radars.

That 25/1.2 should be a maximum $200.

Who are they kidding. Grow up, Olympus. Get some cojones and do what you know you have to do.

"are you really going to get caught up by it being a portrait lense? who in the world uses a normal focal length to take bokeh shots. only rank amateurs expect that."

Total nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: No bokeh no buy.

You have to pay a bomb to get anywhere near the bokeh of an APS-C 35/1.8.

m4/3 is fine for many purposes, but without affordable bokeh it's off many of our radars.

That 25/1.2 should be a maximum $200.

Who are they kidding. Grow up, Olympus. Get some cojones and do what you know you have to do.

"If you are referring to the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G, that lens has the worst bokeh of all the lenses I've ever used."

It may be the 'worst' but it's actually quite good and very usable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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itsastickup: No bokeh no buy.

You have to pay a bomb to get anywhere near the bokeh of an APS-C 35/1.8.

m4/3 is fine for many purposes, but without affordable bokeh it's off many of our radars.

That 25/1.2 should be a maximum $200.

Who are they kidding. Grow up, Olympus. Get some cojones and do what you know you have to do.

"Just buy a 45 / 1.8, "

That's a portrait lens. Where's the normal?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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BBking83: So... 10 years ago when the first 4/3 camera came out, no one complained about the lack of bokeh. The Olympus E-1.

I can guarantee that all the "no bokeh, no buy" spokes people never knew this and will refuse to recognise or accept that it's the SAME SIZE (regarding sensor) as this.

And every other m4/3 camera.

"My Leica 25/1.4, Olympus 45/1.8, Olympus 75/1.8 and Olympus 40-150mm all provide plenty of bokeh."

The only normal lens among those has very little bokeh, more like a 50/2.8, and it costs a bomb.

Until prices become reasonable these m4/3 cameras aren't a practical proposition to the non-pro bokeh photographer. That's a large market missing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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The Jacal: For any body who feels like whining about bokeh, or in case others may be taken in by the shills here, look at this:

http://admiringlight.com/blog/fuji-56mm-f1-2-vs-panasonic-leica-42-5mm-f1-2-nocticron/

Admittedly, a cople of high end lenses, but the same difference is the same at all levels between the two formats.

This is ridiculous. You can get a decent amount of bokeh from a $160 lens on APS-C. With m4/3 you have to pay an absurd amount of money for a f1.2 to get anywhere near.

That lens should be $200 max.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: This is just confirming what we all knew or expected, i.e.

The E-M10 is the camera for you, if you want to spend the least amount of money and get the most camera in the smallest but fully functional body and be in the best mirrorless system in terms of lenses, quality, portability, and future growth.

..and get no bokeh unless you spend more than twice as much again.

No thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)

It's a beautiful camera.

However:

Show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh!!!

And not at $900, FFS. These clowns won't crack mirroless until they realise that the common man wants everything but his kid's face out of focus. And he gets it from APS-C for less than $200

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 56th comment | 11 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (317 comments in total)

No bokeh no buy.

You have to pay a bomb to get anywhere near the bokeh of an APS-C 35/1.8.

m4/3 is fine for many purposes, but without affordable bokeh it's off many of our radars.

That 25/1.2 should be a maximum $200.

Who are they kidding. Grow up, Olympus. Get some cojones and do what you know you have to do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 57th comment | 11 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)

If they take a good photo of their glorious and illustrious leader without his permission, then that's just fine.

Just don't be taking photos of your family and children without their express permission or it's thirty years hard labour for you.

Very reasonable, all things considered in a politically correct country. Soon coming to the UK and US who have both given up on liberal democracy also (where the State does not interfere in the private domain, nor oppress the minority).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:32 UTC as 77th comment
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)

Because of their infernally complicated language, this is a simple misunderstanding.

In fact the new law is that any member of the Hungarian parliament taking a picture of a journalist will be given a fair trial and then shot.

..or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 79th comment

Quite likely common-sense features afflicted by the curse of patents.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 47th comment
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Crap skin tones and crap video and it gets a 80 score??? Wow, someone at DPR REALLY likes Fuji's.

You appear to be living in a bubble. Presumably the whole world should be filled with people just like you. What beautiful harmonies that would make for.

I refer you to my previous comments.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (302 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Crap skin tones and crap video and it gets a 80 score??? Wow, someone at DPR REALLY likes Fuji's.

Of course they do. What do you think event photography is?

In any case, for my purposes (semi-formal portraits) the Fuji OOC jpegs were more than good enough for my clients. I certainly wouldn't be wasting my time processing RAW; they won't give a darn.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:13 UTC
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