dervish_candela

dervish_candela

Joined on May 3, 2009

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Rawmeister: Who needs it ? - I mean seriously.
It's just another attempted wallet emptying exercise - hohum.

if you ever took your gear through a dense thicket, you'd be surprised to find all those stains and scratches on your filter at the end of the day. yay for harder materials. the prices are from space, though. sapphire is one thing, but reinforced glass is cheap to produce and should empty no wallets...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 08:22 UTC
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Digitalis32: With these filters being made of such hard material that is cut so thin, it doesn't take much to imagine what would happen if one of these shattered - which can happen if they are struck hard, from the right angle. Sapphire would tear up the front element of any lens like it was made of wet tissue paper and the thin glass will cut your fingers to shreds should you carelessly attempt to remove it.

Also, 30 layers of optical coatings, that would be 15 layers per side which raises a question... Fuji EBC coatings which are the undisputed best in the industry have only 13 layers, and 99.8% overall transmittance (I can post citations on this). Since when did Korea optics manufacturers have this kind of technology?

modern korean lenses seem to be more than capable wrt coatings
see numbers @ http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?art=129
(there is a graph for a Samyang lens in the end)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)
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KL Matt: Would love to know what the color transmission of this and other Samyang lenses is like. Weak reds? Purple or greenish hue? Odd dips in the spectral curve? Too warm like old Sigmas?

thanks for the tip @ lens tip
I've read their excellent article on lens coatings
(it also says that samyang's coatings are already beyond awesome)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (340 comments in total)

comments basically boil down to:
camp one: "I don't need shallow DoF. My 50-150 (or 35-100) is awesome."
camp two: "I need shallow DoF, so I shoot 70-200/2.8 on FF"
camp three: "canon 70-200/4 is awesome lens, because I have it."

there's no camp four "I love my 50-150/2.0" because apparently we are not worthy of having a 50-150/2.0

which is of course the one lens we really need.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 08:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)

DSLRs are the new MF, a specialised tool for the quality-concerned.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 07:49 UTC as 97th comment
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)
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KL Matt: Would love to know what the color transmission of this and other Samyang lenses is like. Weak reds? Purple or greenish hue? Odd dips in the spectral curve? Too warm like old Sigmas?

I never cease to wonder how in the world people even see the "color of lenses" in photos that by definition have who knows what "white balance" (color channel shifts) applied to them to be viewable.

never seen anyone stick a lense on a spectrophotometer...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:27 UTC

I'd just use dropbox if you like clouds and syncthing if you don't.

all of these "half backup, half sync" cloud solutions are bottlenecked by bandwidth anyway, so nothing a smart startup can possibly come up with can provide you with _better_ experience.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:26 UTC as 9th comment

only $40 to have your camera break when you drop it, instead of just the mount.
well done!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

an "enthusiast" in dpreview lingo is someone who is still learning their basics. anything less than aps-c takes "DOF control" out of photography, for all practical purposes. so for beginners, aps-c kind of offers maximum ROI. and when you're past that "enthusiast" stage, you'll know what sensor size you need.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:26 UTC as 15th comment
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9571 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Peter Gurdes: why not f11? there is hardly anything sharp in this image.
and i hope you will test with some better glass too.

to judge image quality of the camera BODY you should eliminate the influence of mediocre glass.

who cares about glass on camera test shots, really? I thought we were watching out for color rendition, practical DR and extreme contrast handling and noise. y'know, things that matter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 06:54 UTC

hahahahaha yesssssss
world doesn't need more do-nothing copyright trolls

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 99th comment
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (150 comments in total)

TL;DR: "cheap drones are useless for photography"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (425 comments in total)
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eyedo: Thru the years,Apple has really killed off a lot of features and programs that people liked and would get use out of.Many were never replaced...

Open source software is getting my attention more these days.

Too bad nothing exists that I know of for post processing other than GIMP.

try Darktable or Raw Therapee

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
On Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review article (39 comments in total)

good to see proven 3rd party manufactureres finally getting recognised and included in the discourse. however while you mention the Mitrios+, why not make a review of the whole Phottix's innovative flash triggering system that's better than fragmented solutions most of us use? (instead of presenting the regualr Mitros as a cheaper aftermarket alternative).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 07:51 UTC as 10th comment
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babalu: I simply don't understand it . Since built-in EVF's started to get larger and better - latest examples are E-M1 ,Alpha 7R, and X-T1 , there is a clear message in it: the future will be mirrorless.There is no valid excuse for Nikon to still hold on to the overlived concept of a mirror box in a camera, no matter what sensor size we're talking about. And there is no excuse for not making adequate bodies with the control elements at the right places and an ergonomic grip to hold the camera.
And lenses designed for mirrorless, meaning smaller bulk. If Nikon does not get on this wagon pretty soon, there'll be no sitting places in it for them.

there is valid excuse to hold on to OVF: Demand.
Nothing invalidates OVF. People like OVF.
EVF is just cheaper to make.

Still that's no excuse for Nikon to make crappy mirrorles and sell it for insane prices.

Lenses don't get smaller being designed for mirrorless (as sony's new 70-200/4 shows quite well). It eems to be the sensor size thing. A fast 70-200 is big no matter what, 50-140 is smaller and 35-100 is yet smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
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dervish_candela: - will there be a successor to D300s?
- our comment is no comment

- will you do any missimg DX lenses?
- no comment

- where's roadmap?
- who cares, just buy our carp

- name one reason I should not go fuji
- they haven't figured the phase AF yet, phew

- will you ever answer a question with something that is not a piece of useless blah-blah?
- we can definitely promise you big innovation in ways we deliver our noncommittal commentary of no comment

I'm dying to try X-E2/X-T1 with their 50-140/2.8, but I doubt that current-gen OSPDAF can live up to that magic and lightning-fast 3D-tracking AF I've had with D300s. Seriously, now that 56/1.2 is out, my Nikon glass investment and their tracking AF are the only 2 things still keeping me with Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 20:57 UTC

- will there be a successor to D300s?
- our comment is no comment

- will you do any missimg DX lenses?
- no comment

- where's roadmap?
- who cares, just buy our carp

- name one reason I should not go fuji
- they haven't figured the phase AF yet, phew

- will you ever answer a question with something that is not a piece of useless blah-blah?
- we can definitely promise you big innovation in ways we deliver our noncommittal commentary of no comment

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 124th comment | 8 replies

so the 35-100/2.8 wasn't "serious" enough
black won't do
it has to be white

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:35 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)

haha
what a joke
competing with D7100, 70D and K-3 ?
most of people who would consider those expensive high end mirrorless cameras are COMING from those "enthusiast" D7000's and 50D's and even 5DmkII's.

and we are buying into high-end mirrorles INSTEAD of our "upgrade path".

so it seems to me, that X-T1 and E-M1 really compete against D800 and 5DmkIII.

to hell with magnesium alloy bricks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 176th comment | 2 replies
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Mike Walters: Just to put another slant on this...

Nikon made a change to firmware to better report on the remaining charge of their batteries. Is it possible that this inadvertantly broke the support of 3rd party batteries? For them to design and test to ensure compatibility with all third party batteries and lenses, spending money that could be spent on their own product development, would be madness would it not?
I used to work for an IBM plug compatible vendor. If IBM made changes that broke our kit, the emphasis would be on us to fix it....just as Sigma have fixed their issues with Nikon bodies.
Maybe we can be a tad paranoid at times....

it is possible for anoyone to test compatibility of any product to a common standard.
assuming, of course, that you allow people to have that luxury.

it's much easier to just make cryptic crap and blame everyone else when stuff breaks.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:26 UTC
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