Photomonkey

Photomonkey

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Oct 28, 2002

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On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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white shadow: Good news for those who are new comers to the system. Bad news for existing owners as their second value has just dropped.

For me, I have moved on to Zeiss lenses in Canon mount. If you can work with manual focus, there is no comparison when it comes to image quality. Try them to find out especially if you are serious in photography.

If you are really serious ( a working pro) you don't use Zeiss because the "advantages" are invisible to the client and the usability is compromised compared to AF offerings from anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: it means that Canon users have been ripped off so far due to lack of much competition.

times are changing

Time for you to start your camera company. We are waiting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Juraj Lacko: I am so glad i ve sold all my C gear.

We are glad you did too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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bajanexile: Canon's big problem is not their range of lenses but their lack of innovation when it comes to Camera Bodies/Sensors. I was a Canon System user since 1981, but have left the fold this year. I still own a number of EF Fit lenses but now use them on a different body with an adapter. As a former Canon user, I feel that they have pretty much abandoned their Enthusiast/Semi-Pro market for Video. I do not shoot video. I could see no real advantage in moving from my Canon EOS 5D Mk.II to the Mk.III. IMHO the Mk. III is overpriced. Canon are about two generations behind the FF and APS-C cameras equipped with Sony Sensors.

OK thanks for letting us know that the images we look at somehow suck because of this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Photo samples are supposed to demonstrate the quality and capability of a camera or lens, not to show off a photographers goofy artistic talents. Why do so few understand that? Showing one small subject surrounded by blurriness is fine, but that only demonstrates a very tiny part of what photographers need.

I suggest the whiners buy their own camera and test them and then post the review on their own gear site and put DPR out of business.
That'll show them.
Oh yeah, do it for free because we know everything is too damn high.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)

These look just as good as the Nikon D810 when I look at them at 400 pixels wide.
Hooray for the web.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 13th comment
On Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10 article (24 comments in total)

I am so disappointed. I fully expected 4K functionality plus a hybrid VF.
(Note to Nikon fanboys and the tech police, I am joking).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 6th comment
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Krich13: Wait a minute. A 100 mm MF lens whose angle of view is equivalent to that of 80 mm on FF? That means the "crop factor" is only 0.8?
Then the equivalent aperture of this f/2 lens is just f/1.6, how is it a "similar proposition" to 85/1.2 lens?

Like the 85 1.2 most will never own one.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 20:02 UTC

Bet its sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 17th comment
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steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?

I believe it is "Briticism" usually spelled "whinging" and pronounced "winjing".
We have a number of different countries and cultures represented here at DPR and thus we will see things that may at first seem incorrect.

I get annoyed when I see "errors" but as so many of my posts get "auto-corrected" by my computer I have a lot more understanding of the "errors" I see.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
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fmian: Is it just me or are the Metz flashes overpriced and overrated?
The few recent models I have handled in camera stores seemed very flimsy with poor choice of materials/build. When re-positioning the head the top sections were kind of loose rather than rigid. Even the $50 YN flash I bought ages ago felt better than the 58 model Metz.

Overpriced means poor value. As a long time user of Metz I have to say they are not overpriced. As to price, they have always been less expensive than the comparable Canon models. I do not know about the 600RT but for previous models this was true.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 18:03 UTC
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RobertSigmund: Why so expensive? :-(

Because it is not a Chinese flash.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
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yehudakgtbnet: No HSpeed mode?

I would hope that Li-ion batteries become the standard. My Ving 850 is a treat. This Metz and Li-ion would be delightful.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
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Menneisyys: They could consider decreasing their prices. After all, you can get excellent action cameras (for example, the SJ4000) for one-third of the price - no wonder a lot of people get the cheaper option. OK, the SJ4000 is not capable of 1080p60 or 4kp12/15 but, as an inexpensive, GoPro mount-compliant solution with very cheap additional batteries (4 USD as opposed to the $20 ones of GoPro), they are an excellent value.

Hooray! Another marketing genius that says "lower the price". Hmmm GoPro has the premium brand position and an affordable camera AND a large ecosystem of accessories AND a large and supportive user base. This is realized BECAUSE they have the revenues to research and develop products that created this community. The "competitors" you cite have price only. Zero environment of users.
I find it astonishing that ONLY "innovation" that would be advisers have is "lower the price and add a Death Star".
STFU

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
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3dreal: A model with exchangeable lenses is needed. and perfect 3dstereo-videosynch and manual settings.

Apply for a job!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 16:43 UTC
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Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!

So... you're interested in super narrow DOF with your new ultra wide zoom?
Boy I hope we get over this fashion soon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:47 UTC
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SirSeth: Why the cost? Just curious. It seems like a good lens but I thought Ricoh was trying to bring affordable medium format to morals.

They have to cover R&D and manufacturing over the five units they will sell. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:45 UTC

Horses for courses.
Both are excellent in their respective niches.
Carping that one is obviously better than another is a futile exercise as there will be users of both cameras that will make magic and a lot who will make rubbish.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 187th comment
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 comments in total)

No mention made of Feisol's ridiculous rubber feet. They come off at the first use and unless you are very careful are immediately lost. Despite having threaded ends, no thought is given to providing threaded rubber feet. Nor does the distributor seem to think it is a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 16th comment
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (170 comments in total)
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lbpix: Excellent set of lenses from Fuji. However I just need them to bring in a tilt shift before I dump my Nikon kit completely. Fuji - please take note!

The Samyang tests poorly and would not be the choice for the user looking for the high quality its competitors deliver.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 03:40 UTC
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