maxnimo

maxnimo

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On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (75 comments in total)

I was just browsing the GoPro website and apparently all their cameras have a fixed super wide-angle lens. They don't even mention the focal length, nor do they give you a choice. They must think everyone wants, needs and loves super-distorted ultra wide angle views.

This probably explains why all GoPro videos look so terribly distorted.

"Eyes rolling in disbelief!"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 19:45 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (95 comments in total)
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kkchiu215: The all new 747-8 is even better, it is more energy efficient! It save 10% cost per person per seat because of the new engine and wings design. Plus it is easy to fill up passengers the A380? Earlier this year Singapore Airline close it longest direct flight from Singspore to New York? Because they have many empty seats on the A380? Boeing knowing this will happen and therefore they did not redesign the entire jumbo plan to compete with Airbus. They modify the old 747 to add 67 more seats to become 747-8. With 467 seats plane. Because of fuel efficiency. More airline is going to buy it. Especially cargo plane.

I'm not surprised that they added seats. A few more years and all passengers will be standing like packed sardines.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (95 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Nice article. I just wish that first photo of the entire aircraft had been taken with something longer than a 2mm lens.

Well, I hope they get some proper, full portraits of it before it winds up inside an indoor museum in even tighter quarters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (95 comments in total)

Nice article. I just wish that first photo of the entire aircraft had been taken with something longer than a 2mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
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maxnimo: Ever since my Canon 50mm f1.4 failed catastrophically, I lost my taste for Canon. I would have bought the new EOS 7D Mark II, but instead I found Fuji, and I'm extremely pleased. The Fujinon kit zoom is actually better made and sharper than my Canon 50mm f1.4 was.

I used to like Canon, but it seems unlikely I'll ever go back to them. Kind of sad.

@autochrome,

It's the Minolta Rokkor-X MC 50mm F1.7

I have it in storage now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 17:23 UTC
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maxnimo: Ever since my Canon 50mm f1.4 failed catastrophically, I lost my taste for Canon. I would have bought the new EOS 7D Mark II, but instead I found Fuji, and I'm extremely pleased. The Fujinon kit zoom is actually better made and sharper than my Canon 50mm f1.4 was.

I used to like Canon, but it seems unlikely I'll ever go back to them. Kind of sad.

"you do leave me with a question though:
given your thoughts why are you reading this article and even bothering writing in here?"

Perhaps to spare someone like you from the unbearable agony of pain and suffering after your Canon lens fails at the start of a major photographic expedition?

Also, I read every article I possibly can, to stay current of all developments in the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
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maxnimo: Ever since my Canon 50mm f1.4 failed catastrophically, I lost my taste for Canon. I would have bought the new EOS 7D Mark II, but instead I found Fuji, and I'm extremely pleased. The Fujinon kit zoom is actually better made and sharper than my Canon 50mm f1.4 was.

I used to like Canon, but it seems unlikely I'll ever go back to them. Kind of sad.

That logic won't fly with me. My 50mm Minolta prime was way cheaper, excellent quality, and after 40 years it still functions perfectly.

I have no tolerance for a lens that fails before a camera does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 01:10 UTC

Ever since my Canon 50mm f1.4 failed catastrophically, I lost my taste for Canon. I would have bought the new EOS 7D Mark II, but instead I found Fuji, and I'm extremely pleased. The Fujinon kit zoom is actually better made and sharper than my Canon 50mm f1.4 was.

I used to like Canon, but it seems unlikely I'll ever go back to them. Kind of sad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 20:39 UTC as 34th comment | 10 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (567 comments in total)
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JonB1975: Reading this it sounds like if you change a button in the Q-menu, there's no way at all of changing it again or changing back to the original setting... can this be right???

I bet if you reload the firmware, the Q-menu will reset to default.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (103 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If such a camera would have at least 2 settings, 35mm and 80mm, I could live with it. But to be stuck at 35mm is just too limiting for me, regardless how perfect it is.

I simply can't imagine any scenario where "only 35mm" could fill my need on a photo shoot.

To shoot 7 family members in a small room with a wideangle would be an insult to everyone, as their faces would all come out distorted.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (103 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If such a camera would have at least 2 settings, 35mm and 80mm, I could live with it. But to be stuck at 35mm is just too limiting for me, regardless how perfect it is.

I simply can't imagine any scenario where "only 35mm" could fill my need on a photo shoot.

For family portraits I'd never use anything wider than 50mm, and for travel/vacations 35mm would satisfy less than about 30% of my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (103 comments in total)

If such a camera would have at least 2 settings, 35mm and 80mm, I could live with it. But to be stuck at 35mm is just too limiting for me, regardless how perfect it is.

I simply can't imagine any scenario where "only 35mm" could fill my need on a photo shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (632 comments in total)

Seems like a nice camera, but are there any available lenses that can properly use all those fine megapixels? Without an edge to edge sharp lens most of those megapixels simply get wasted.
Another words, how does Samsung glass compare to Zeiss, Fujinon or Leica?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 04:10 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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maxnimo: 23 glass elements? Anything over 6 glass elements makes me real nervous. I hope they know what they are doing.

OK then, assuming price and weight were irrelevant, how many glass elements should a perfect lens have... 50? 95? 340? or maybe 820?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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maxnimo: 23 glass elements? Anything over 6 glass elements makes me real nervous. I hope they know what they are doing.

Well, more glass elements give you:

1. more weight
2. more bulk
3. more light loss
4. more reflections
5. more surfaces for outgassed matter to settle upon
6. more cost

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)

23 glass elements? Anything over 6 glass elements makes me real nervous. I hope they know what they are doing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

All jokes aside, I'd love to see this lens tested side by side with a Fujinon XF 56mm F1.2 R prime.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 20:32 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I believe I can afford this lens... if I sell my old car, my wife and my kids.

Well, this lens looks better than my wife and probably performs better than my kids, so it's worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 20:20 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

I believe I can afford this lens... if I sell my old car, my wife and my kids.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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maxnimo: I'd like to see a camera stream photos in real time to such a device via low-power short range wi-fi without any internet or smartphones involved, this way you could keep the storage drive in your backpack while photos are automatically streamed to it as you shoot.

NFC is way too slow. Wi-Fi is over 1000 x faster.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
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