ZAnton

ZAnton

Lives in Germany B-W, Germany
Joined on May 4, 2008

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On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (265 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Ho ho ho, concerning other Oly lenses, I wonder what horryfying barrel distortions will that 7-14 have.

the trick is, after correction (and cropping) it is not 7mm any more.
It will be 8 or even 9 mm.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 20:13 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (265 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: ZAnton:

The Nikon 1 system has an f/1.8 18mm lens and an f/2.8 10mm lens.

The system doesn't have fast zooms.

For 2.7 crop f/2.8 can barely be counted as "bright".
Ok, I missed 18 f/1,8.
But still, their zooms are way too dark, f/3,5 and worse.
No f/2.8, f/2.0 or better standard zoom.
No wide-angle fixes, no wide-angle zoom,
no more or less bright tele and portrait.
And 32mm for 711 Euro - seriously? 711 Euro for a toy camera?
To the top of all, 1 doesn't accept Nikon flashes and "old" Nikkor lenses are so unsharp, that they are totally unusable on Nikon 1. So for me, as a Nikon owner Nikon 1 doesn't make any sense. I bought M43 for my wife.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (265 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Ho ho ho, concerning other Oly lenses, I wonder what horryfying barrel distortions will that 7-14 have.

*conserning -> considering

All their recent lenses have massive distortions. Both Oly and Pana.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
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ImageAmateur: Looking forward to the Photozone review. I currently use an older Tokina 28-70 2.8 AF-D and it works lovely on my D300. Really nice optics.

If this lens comes with the usual Tokina optical excellence, and comes in around USD1,000 it will surely sell well.

Hopefully they keep QC in top form, avoid decentering issue with copies etc.

I don't care about VR, moreso optical and build quality. And at say, 1,000 it will not be much more expensive than some fast primes and much cheaper than others.

16-28 on a crop sensor?
Are you OK?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
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Azzy: $1250 ??? 1,010g ???? 82mm filter???? no VR ????

Good luck Tokina....you'll need it

The price will go down very steep, but that's still not enough.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
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WindKeeper: I'll admit, I expected this lens to be in the $700-900 range. The first assumption of $1250 really puts me off. I know I've been vocal about waiting (no lie) since February of 2014 to give this a shot. Sounds like I'm either getting the Nikon used or maybe going for the Sigma. I've used the Tamron quite a bit and simply can't stand the aberrations.

The real price will be at 1/2 of the recommended in 2 month.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:49 UTC
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Albert Silver: The biggest issue I have with it is neither the price nor the concerns of sharpness, but the weight: 1010g !! (over 2.2 pounds) That is heavier than any 24-70 out there and by quite a margin. For example, it is over 25% heavier than the Canon equivalent. I know a lot of people complaining about the weight of 24-70 lenses as it is, so it is hard to imagine this being a runaway success unless the optics are out of this world, and the AF is too.

@ImageAmateur
The thing is, optically Tokina is not better than any of the competition.
Neither it has an OS/IS/VR, like Tamron has.
It will be good, if its IQ will reach at least level of Tamron or Nikon.

So it is in all regards Tokina is WORSE than the rest.
The only advantage - price, but is it enough?
I own Tamron, and I find it bloody heavy.
Add another 200 gramms and save $50-$100 - no thanks.
And again, Tamron at least has OS/IS/VR.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (265 comments in total)

Ho ho ho, concerning other Oly lenses, I wonder what horryfying barrel distortions will that 7-14 have.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:38 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (265 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Looking at these extra large lenses compared to FF equvalents I believe at this point only the Nikon 1 system has held to the original promise of a portable system

but Nikon makes no bright lenses for its 1 System, with exception of 32mm.
Nikon needs bright lenses even more than m43, but they failed. Pana, Canon, Sony have already done supecompacts with bright zooms for the same sensor size as Nikon, and Nikon is still picking a nose.
No bright cheap fixes, no moderaletely expensive bright zooms... nothing

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:36 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)
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MikeGre: How do I attach this lens to my belt or harness? I would need a very strong
connection and attachment or worry about it getting lose.

If you are like 200 feet from a lion then this focal length would give you a full size
frame of just its eyeball.

How will it balance on my Canon 1000D?
Will the Canon's mount hold the weight?
Will the lens fit in my Lowa Photo-Backpack?

If you are 200 feet from the lion, you will get a full size frame of just its balls. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 13:02 UTC
On Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software article (102 comments in total)

155 Mb for a photo viewer installation file? I mean seriously?

I am using Irfan View and when installed, it needs 14.5 Mb with all plugins.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 38th comment

OK, when and where can I get my 12-600mm f/1.4, 500 gramm, for $1000 ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:03 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1112 comments in total)
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Rainer2022: The weight of the cam is listed "675g", where 7100 is listed "765g". Is this an error or did Nikon indeed reduce the weight of its 7200? - dimensions are identical to 7100.

For instance with and without battery

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 19:22 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1112 comments in total)

Does this mean I will never ever read whining about D400 again?
I am afraid it doesn't...

A tip to Nikon - make an additional service for changing the badge d7200 to d400 for $200.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 133rd comment | 6 replies
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wassim al malak: Hello for all ,

how that lens can be compared to the NIKKOR 16-35 f4 vr ?
even i was waiting for that lens , but , i am thinking now what is the major cons of it on the 16-35 ?
may someone mention the f2.8 over the f4 , but , i think the +1 on the wide and +5 on the zoom range is worth with f4 then 15-30 f2.8 .

any suggestions ?

>>how that lens can be compared to the NIKKOR 16-35 f4 vr ?

it is twice as heavy

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 08:41 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Raist3d
>>Russia not doing anything about gross discrimination, and violence.

I bet, you can't specify what kind of violence and discrimination made to gays in R.
In the best case, american propaganda had picked up 1-2 murder cases with gays involved, and presented them like a general rule for the whole Russia, like it is happening on the every day basis.
But in the most probable case - they just repeated "anti-gay violence in Russia" and "gay discrimination" for 100 times/day 3 month long (btw, right befor Olympic games), and now you and others retranslate that BS here.

Again, I agree with others hare. Gays are treated in absolutely same way as all other people in R (except gay clubs of course).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Raist3d
>> I a not going to pretend the US is perfect here, but it is prosecuted if you have gangs going after gays here.

So you think we have gangs that hunt gays? I wonder how effective your propaganda is: I am pretty sure none of the officials on CNN did ever tell that but they still made you think so.

>You tell me...
I agree with the other russians above. Nobody cares what and with whom you are doing in you bedroom.
(partly relevant story)
I new one transsexual - a guy who dressed like a gal and spoke about himself as a woman. He, or better say she worked in a big shop as a seller, so it was a very public place. I saw her several times a week for many years (I went to the shop on my way home). I never EVER saw any kind of discrimination expressed by her coworkers or visitors in the shop.

@D1N0
>>homosexual propaganda, which is effectively limiting the freedom of expression
So you mean the only result of their expression is gay propaganda?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

@Raist (main message),
first make clean your own bedroom, and then teach others, OKay?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_constitutional_amendments_banning_same-sex_unions_by_type

@ D1N0
Those horses, unable to m-bate, have lost their minds because of hormones. They would have *ex with anything that move.
I doubt you want to use that argument supporting gays.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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Gediminas 8: Those background stories are really irritating. I thought photography was about storytelling by images, not by some half-a-page-long convoluted scares accompanying the photo.

The ant, the schoolyard and the Chinese worker photos are the best. But the politicised tale accompanying the schoolyard photo is clearly redundant.

Gediminas 8
and I even haven't started my anti-US rant yet. =)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
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Raist3d: So sad to see Russia doing this. I hope the rest of the world can serve as a living example of why this is ridiculous.

Raist3d,
I am russian. Tell me, what's going on in my country. I'm sure you, and those journalists know it much better. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
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