Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a attorney
Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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Identity: I'm sure this is a lovely lens, but I was expecting shallower DOF in an F/1.2 lens. For me, APS-C is still the best balance of size, image quality, cost, and DOF control.

Add $400 to the price of this lens alone and you can have yourself XE2 and 56/1.2 Fuji lens. Or don't add anything and get a XE1+56/1.2 for the price of this lens alone

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)

Would not it be cool if this lens embarasses the $4000 Zeiss...... plus the AF?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies

not sure about 16-55 for me...but that 50-140/2.8 IS could be an answer to those of us looking for something around 135/F2 full frame equivalent.
18-135 - perfect vacation lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 29th comment

I dont understand why Amazon's preorder page shows April as delivery date, while dpreview article here suggest February. I am going on vacation in Mid February so it makes difference to me

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 08:14 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
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KL Matt: Who else is delivering on the promise of mirrorless APS-C like this? What a great pair of lenses. Wish their DSLR-like bodies weren't so unfathomably ugly, though. And I'm no fan of touch-screen cameras, otherwise the NX300 would be perfect. Go Samsung! And do release that rumored retro NX with good ergonomics to rival Fuji ASAP!

Also a 24 1.4 would be nice...and a 15 f/2 prime...then I'd be good to go! But I guess xmas is already over ...
:-)

Matt

the big question is will this 16-50 be sharp wide open? because if it would have to be stopped down to be sharp, it would not deliver on a promise.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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joexu: 72mm threads that is one huge lens for a mirrorless camera.

have you seen Canon 17-55 and Nikon 17-55 weight wise and size wise? these were also designed to cover the crop circle. So at least Samsung is smaller than those above. I'd be interested to see how big the rumored Fuji 16-55/2.8 would be

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:56 UTC

what's Flash Xsync rate?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:46 UTC as 33rd comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (412 comments in total)
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TDong: not worth the money we are talking about an f1.4 lens and only excellent at f4. at $1700 I want it to be excellent at f1.4. forget about special character since many put it that way to justify their purchase. It is no NOCT. if i want nice bokeh i get a longer focal lens :) like 200 f2 now that is a nice bokeh

too bad 58/1.2 Ais is $3K used. That lens IS SHARP wide open AND has great bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (412 comments in total)

you can still buy the 58/1.2 Ai-s which IS sharp wide open AND it does very plesant bokeh. Except it is going to cost you $3K for a used copy on ebay. I think dpreview reviewers should have thrown that one in as well, as it is still cheaper than the zeiss, yet faster and a better than its modern counteract. I understand Nikon says they cannot make a F/1.2 lenses with AF these days since they won't fit inside the F mount. Too bad. 58/1.2 Ais was a quite special lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 21:02 UTC as 146th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Thank you for posting samples from beautiful and picturesque London (which I loved dpreview samples before) and not completely uninspiring Seattle pictures. Seattle pictures got old pretty quickly. Can you guys go back to do all the samples in London and not in Seattle?

dpreview left London when Amazon bought it. And I am sure you've heard that Bezos guy is a very particular fellow, he likes things done certain way and that means his way. I am sure they'd rather stay in London, but amazon wanted them in Seattle. So these brave guys like Barney moved from rainy London to even more rainy Seattle.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:58 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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jackspra: Shots were so much better than we get from the seattle office.

Barnaby, I am just frustrated in Seattle views and hopeful for more samples from London, that's all. I understand amazon had you guys stationed in Seattle for good now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:49 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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jackspra: Shots were so much better than we get from the seattle office.

I write this everytime dpreview bothers to shoot some samples in London, it is like photos from two different planets.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:42 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)

Thank you for posting samples from beautiful and picturesque London (which I loved dpreview samples before) and not completely uninspiring Seattle pictures. Seattle pictures got old pretty quickly. Can you guys go back to do all the samples in London and not in Seattle?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (144 comments in total)

Oh what a treat for us camera-geeks, guys! To see the dpreview people and to have these great guest stars! I watched it live at work and now I am watching it again for the 2d time! How about you guys do it at least once a year, and maybe twice a year???? Everyone did a great job. Congratulations!

By the way, no Otus on hand? You guys out of all people should have at least one sample!

Also how about for the next time, show us some really expensive gear, like Leica 50 0.95 and other things most people have never seen in person.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 04:51 UTC as 28th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

I agree, out of all the cameras I've owned in the last few years, X100s stands out and that is the one that I am unlikely to sell anytime soon. It goes to my work bag with me and is always with me pretty much. I've taken some amazing photographs with it. Great picture quality + small size+ silent shooting = success. I wish the lens was F/1.4 instead of F/2, but hey, the camera would not be as small.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 06:27 UTC as 82nd comment
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)

Also how did you guys pick whose photos to include in the scene? I see you included Richard's photo. Shouldn't Phil Askew photo be included as a tribute?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:38 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)

great job guys as usual, lets see how many of the older cameras you can find to reshoot this. By the way how does it work, you guys at dpreview have a museum of every camera made in the last 10 years? Is there a closet with every camera and every charger? Or you borrow older cameras from friends and family members here and in England to reshoot these?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:35 UTC as 117th comment | 3 replies
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)
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Jogger: You should list the lens that you use for each camera... e.g. its incorrect to compare tele macro primes with wide angles as has been done in the past on DPR.

I assume because 56/1.2 lens is not out yet. I guess you are saying they should have used 60/2.4?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)
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Boris F: Nice camera, but... Olympus PEN camera on comparison looks better, and it is much quicker too. Plus much more lenses, definitely it is better choice, at least for my opinion.

that is why it is good to have both. Olympus m43 for serious shooting, and Fuji for those times when you can just take your time....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 15:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)

Thank u dpreview for acknowledging the mushy green issue. I think xtrans is best for portraits and especially portraits in low light. If u shoot landscapes with lots of greenery in mid and background, get xa1 instead

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 14:19 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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