qwertyasdf

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I'm so not gonna do this, buy 1200 rolls of film @ $5 a piece, shoot some random stuff and NOT develop it, hand it to my grandson, and instruct him to reach out his hands and ask for $15,000 after 50 years.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:14 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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AD in KC: Why are we so instantly enamored with photographers who are dead? How many living, breathing artists are out there who can't get a gallery to return their calls?

Hardly artistic shots, just some random family shots in the sample.

I guess any soccer mum or family guy will become an artist if 1. they own a camera 50 years ago 2. they died 50 years ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: Mirrorless IS the future. It does not mean, however, that this future includes Hasselblad. With digital capture technology getting better, more and more professional photographers question necessity of medium format. Of course, sensors larger than 24x36mm and files with more than 24 megapixel resolution will still be needed for some applications, 95% of professional photographic tasks can be satisfied with means more modest than medium format.
What is more important in my humble view, is quality of lenses. Hasselblad abandoned Zeiss and Schneider, which resulted in very high image quality without character. Of course, you can use old CF lenses on H bodies, but have you tried that?
The only high-end camera manufacturer that has so far stayed true to the idea of superior optical design is Leica. It would be very interesting to see a real-life comparison between Hasselblad X1D and Leica SL, which offers a smaller sensor and better optics.

Would be even more interesting to do a double-blind test to see if professional photographers, specifically Leica users can identify a Leica picture (high IQ and full of character?) and a Hasselblad, or whatever brand picture.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 14:27 UTC

Would like something fast to pair with my Noctilux f0.95, cheetah skin maybe?! Disappointed that that's not an option. Ostrich is so slow, so f1.4ish.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:52 UTC as 40th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (791 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Does it also have a focal plane shutter, or only in lens leaf shutter?

Thanks....well....so no adapted lens...too bad!!!!
I won't be able to revive the glory of my Mamiya 80/1.9

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (791 comments in total)

Does it also have a focal plane shutter, or only in lens leaf shutter?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

Some tilt shift adapters would be highly useful!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 131st comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

Maybe a photography competition named "change the game"?

Canon has teased us before.....
http://dpreview.com/articles/5505614787/canons-something-big-is-a-photography-competition-oh-well

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 139th comment
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qwertyasdf: YMMV.

This is a 24mm F2.66 equiv. lens to me
Why F2.66?! Because when I use large aperture, 90% of the time it's for DOF, and 10% of the time is for a faster speed, so 90% of the time, this lens would act like a F2.8 FF equiv.; and 10% of the time, a F1.4.

Just trying to offer a new perspective on the Equiv thingy.

My point is that the F value means different things to different users, we use the aperture for different purposes, that's it.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
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qwertyasdf: YMMV.

This is a 24mm F2.66 equiv. lens to me
Why F2.66?! Because when I use large aperture, 90% of the time it's for DOF, and 10% of the time is for a faster speed, so 90% of the time, this lens would act like a F2.8 FF equiv.; and 10% of the time, a F1.4.

Just trying to offer a new perspective on the Equiv thingy.

Ain't gonna buy a F1.4 lens and use it @ f8 for 90% of the time.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:13 UTC

YMMV.

This is a 24mm F2.66 equiv. lens to me
Why F2.66?! Because when I use large aperture, 90% of the time it's for DOF, and 10% of the time is for a faster speed, so 90% of the time, this lens would act like a F2.8 FF equiv.; and 10% of the time, a F1.4.

Just trying to offer a new perspective on the Equiv thingy.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 81st comment | 11 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)

It's a bit inconsistent to categorize by price, and name the article if "semi-pro"

Well, in this case, the Leica SL should be all by itself in the stratosphere.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 64th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (287 comments in total)

I always think that Pentax cameras are sort of penalized for their low prices, because the K-1 sells cheaper than Canikony's high end camera, that doesn't make the K-1 a mid-range/enthusiast level camera. Except AF, the Pentax K-1 is pro level in every aspect.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (287 comments in total)
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raindance: I went through this process a few weeks back. Purchase a Sony A7 for the $998 deal adding a few zeiss primes. I had so much trouble getting attractive looking images in LR, colors were very difficult to work with especially skin tones and there was noise even at mid ISO. Battery life was beyond terrible and the handling of the A7 with bigger lenses was uncomfortable. So I switched to Canon getting the 6D refurbished with 1 year warranty from Canon directly for $1099. The 6D is so ahead of its time and yet Canon is constantly picked on by for reasons I don't quite understand (maybe Canon should wine and dine its reviewers like Sony). The image quality is superb. Open an image in LR and the colors and tones are beautiful with lovely skin. Noise control is so good that even ISO 12,800 looks incredible. GPS, WIFI with untethered control, weather sealing, multi day battery life and the body is compact and light.

Exact same feeling here , the A7 is my most hated camera throughout my 10~years photography experience. Swapped to the A7r for adapted lenses, is a bit better, but still very far behind Canon 6D.

But I'm surprised by the amount of excellent A7/r series pics on the internet, i mean how did they get them?! The Sony files looked crap to me even after PP (Canon 6D files looks great SOOC).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
On article X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 (33 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Despite Fuji's reputation, and their target audience, I have to say Fuji makes one of the worst feeling cameras, the plastic on the X-T1 simply feels yuck!

I have the X-E1 and X-A1, both feels very plasticy and they actually are (which to me is a good thing though, becoz of the light weight).

I don't mind plastic, in fact, I love it for the light weight, but heck, when I tried the X-T1 in the store, the texture just made me feel yuck!
My other cameras like E-PM2 and EOSM are plastic too, but the plastic feels waayyyy wayyy more pleasant.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
On article X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 (33 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Despite Fuji's reputation, and their target audience, I have to say Fuji makes one of the worst feeling cameras, the plastic on the X-T1 simply feels yuck!

I have the X-E1 and X-A1, both feels very plasticy and they actually are (which to me is a good thing though, becoz of the light weight).

@darngooddesign
The grip....

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
On article X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 (33 comments in total)

Despite Fuji's reputation, and their target audience, I have to say Fuji makes one of the worst feeling cameras, the plastic on the X-T1 simply feels yuck!

I have the X-E1 and X-A1, both feels very plasticy and they actually are (which to me is a good thing though, becoz of the light weight).

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 4th comment | 10 replies

2x TC on 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 gives 800mm @ f11.2, if this qualifies as bringing 1219 to a system, I might as well stack five 2x TCs on a Canon 1200mm and and bring 8,246,337,208,320mm to the EF system, on a crop body.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 05:53 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
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Ayoh: Why do you perpetuate the marking non-sense of equivalent focal length? It is only supporting the misleading statements of the manufacturer. What is this reference full-frame camera which defines the "equivalent" focal length? For example, when cropped to APS-C, the canon 5Ds with a 400mm lens would give you approximately the same resolution as a 400mm lens on the fuji Xpro2 due to similar pixel pitch. Similarly when both use 2X converters. The key parameters are lens actual focal length, pixel pitch and number of pixels. The "equivalent focal length" is a deceptive marketing gimmick which you should know better not to keep using.

NO, it's not a gimmick, it's necessary.
Let's say if I have a 4mm lens, how do you know if it's the world's first rectilinear 4mm super-duper ultra wide angle lens, or it's just a crappy 28mm equivalent lens on a crappy P&S?!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
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Omexis: It would have been nice if one person shot both cameras and compared them instead of two people giving their views.

Even better if they switch cameras half-way.
They say they are reviewers and not pros, they really should have done that.......

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 03:43 UTC
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