88SAL

88SAL

Lives in Australia Brisbame, QLD, Australia
Works as a Fine Art @ QCA
Joined on Oct 25, 2011

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PHtorino: that lens is crap though!

Its an ilc module, not a whole unit. Lens is optional

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 04:09 UTC
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ThePhilips: > Hasselblad is not a luxury brand

Make an affordable TLR. And an affordable medium frame camera/lenses.

But I gather we pretty soon would find out that our understanding of the "affordable" differs.

Had once a cool conversation with an owner of golden Rolex who was insisting that the Rolex is solely for the time telling purposes. I think the discussion with Hasselblad would go the same way.

Medium format should always be more expensive. It requires more of everything to make and since its never meant to be a consumer tool (kind of like how you can aucker consumers into buying a eg. Canon 5d series) you wont fool many non pros into buying a medium format camera. Loom at pentax 645 that is considered affordable.

If you want and affordale mediun format camera and do not want to buy used, get an arax.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 05:09 UTC
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buginarug: I worked as a news photographer for several decades for The Associated Press. I shot many concerts and was repeatedly presented with such contracts. I refused to sign every time. Each time the performers management backed down. There was no question that I would just walk away. I had no control of who or how my photographs would be used by AP members. What Taylor Swift and others are doing is wrong. They want the publicity and their cake. They can't have both. Sorry. If it is a question of using someone's likeness to sell a commercial product for profit there are already rights laws about that. There is no need for this sign to shoot nonsense.

If Ts & co. Emplyed the photographer directly it would be a different story?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:26 UTC
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princewolf: But...but I loved her...

Your loss (before and after).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:19 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)

Meh?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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rallyfan: I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Hasselblad.

The Yanks pretended to use them when they faked the moon landings.

Then more recently the company decided to rebadge Sony stuff with wood grips and added a bunch of zeros to the price tag.

Brilliant stuff.

This looks really promising for anyone interested in violating people's privacy rights.

More trolling? Lets write the dony stuff off as unfortunate but the company does deserve kudos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 06:21 UTC
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Just a Photographer: So basically this is a powerful in IQ, but overpriced GoPro.

Trololololo? Go pro ilc? IQ matters? What?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 06:20 UTC

Reminds me of miyazakis perar lenses. Is it rangefinder coupled?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 05:32 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

Mmm Dpreview... want to ceedut Ken Rockwell with the find for both the ebay lens and the cacanon in BH? I doubt both DPR and KR would decide to contrast these lenses at the same time. Very co-incidental.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:21 UTC as 56th comment
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)
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AlanG: Keep in mind that Canon and Nikon started out copying Leica and Zeiss cameras and lenses. Maybe some of these Chinese companies will be the major innovators in the future. DJI is certainly doing that with multirotors.

Many lenses use fairly well established traditional designs.

Woops wro g type of rotator.. sozz.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (170 comments in total)
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AlanG: Keep in mind that Canon and Nikon started out copying Leica and Zeiss cameras and lenses. Maybe some of these Chinese companies will be the major innovators in the future. DJI is certainly doing that with multirotors.

Many lenses use fairly well established traditional designs.

You mean the shift and tilt lenses... umm hartblei and arax much?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
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Doug Frost: This is nothing special. Even my smartphone has a self-powered video camera in it. I can record and play back videos without connecting it to an external power supply. Plus it has internal power for the phone and a bunch of other stuff, too. Imagine that!

I dont care that your trolling, this comment is jusy annoying either way

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
On Video Field Test: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD article (91 comments in total)

Can we qualify uniquely in its class for stabilization? Nikon and canon both offer wide zooms with VC. Do you mean being 1mm shorter than Nikon/Canon lenses or the fact its a 2.8 zoom?given it stretches out to 30mm, i think its more like the nikon 16-35 than the nikon 14-24. Just wkndering where the destinctions are coming in?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 23:39 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (145 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Jolly impressive, but is it the lens or the camera? I'm looking forward to seeing a mix of glass used for the full review...

@Hugo, do you realise how impressive 18-35mm f1.8 constant is on such a large image area camera? On top of that designed for multiple mounts, affordable and great image quality. So sorry its not specified well enough for your needs. Go buy the 18-300 then whinge about the slow aperture. Cant help some people.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: Why care where it was taken if this foto supports his story?

He lied about his didactics and therefore is bad journalism. It cannot be celebrated.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 01:32 UTC
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Michael49: People keep complaining about the sizes of these lenses, but the way I see it for most outings all I need is the 28mm f/2, 35mm f/2.8 and the 55mm f/1.8 on the A7. Small enough for me, even when compared to my Fuji XE-1 kit.

I already own the 35 and the 55 - they are small enough and simply fantastic lenses. I only hope the 28mm f/2 is as good.

Eventually, I'll either add the 21mm adapter (if its decent) or keep using my Oly 21mm f/3.5 - which is tiny and very good.

Screw the E mount zooms, I agree that they are too large, but who needs them with such sweet and small primes!!

Mirrorrless please - Leica is a high quality manufacturing company. They do most work in house. Their lenses are The best and for the majority of products they dont have motors in the lenses. They are manual focus!!! Forget this typ T camera, it is no measure of what Leica really is.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:55 UTC
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dougster1979: If you have a tiny body, you will still have to use large lenses(full frame). Smaller lenses = 4/3rds, APSC.

Nerd2 what on eath ate you gibbering about? M4/3 have some of the fastest lenses available. There are plenty of APSC lebses with nice apertures, Pentax especially good at this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On Kodak announces IM5 Android smartphone post (47 comments in total)
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iAPX: I am sad for the Kodak brand, as here in North America we often refer to a Camera as a "Kodak".

Yes. Brand identity is sadly more important than the universally recognised noun for a thing. Can I please have a Kleenex? Lets xerox it! Etc. Etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 06:42 UTC
On Kodak announces IM5 Android smartphone post (47 comments in total)
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iAPX: I am sad for the Kodak brand, as here in North America we often refer to a Camera as a "Kodak".

Yes. Brand identity is sadly more important than the universally recognised noun for a thing. Can I please have a Kleenex? Lets xerox it! Etc. Etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 06:30 UTC

DPR, in the opening paragraph, you make mention of the 18-55, not the 55-200. Nitpicks I know ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 31st comment
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