princewolf

princewolf

Lives in Turkey IZMIR, Turkey
Works as a Research Assistant
Joined on Mar 3, 2009

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Wye Photography: Hmmmm, considering if it was not for these chaps (Niepce, Daguerre, Fox Talbot and Hershel, etc.), you guys would not be masturbating over your latest piece of electronic imaging gadget. A little respect is in order.

still, we would have been masturbating on something all-right :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:19 UTC

If they don't give full refunds to backers, it's a rip-off, as that amount of money brings them huge interest in any sensible bank.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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fedway: skeptics abound.....technology marches on meanwhile the octogenarian crowd in DPReview say, I want my glass plate camera back - don't need no software correction

Glass plate cameras are cool... did you see some samples on flickr commons? Way better than film... If they could shrink this digital one reasonably and put a larger sensor camera(1'') now that would be progress...which they will do sometime in the future. With this, the question I ask is why not 100x zoom? and it will go down in price in a few short years, and Nikon brand demands a premium while there will be other competitors soon enough. Of course, we can always agree to disagree, a gentlemen's disagreement...which usually ended in duels and that's bad.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:53 UTC

Yet another 1/2.3'' tiny sensor camera...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 06:10 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

After looting so many of the world's treasures for the empire, it's not hard to understand your worries, they are pretty well founded.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:19 UTC

I LOVE Fuji, I have their X100, X10 and one of the earlier zoom models. XT-1 and the lens line-up makes me drool. However, unless they move into larger sensor sizes, I will not be buying a new one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:17 UTC as 25th comment

Some real cool shots, with a few real bad ones.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (139 comments in total)
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RPJG: I hate to ask a serious (*and* potentially dumb) question, but does anyone know where to find similar side-on/cutaway images of lenses, explaining what part of the cross-sectional area is used for the calculation of the f/ number?

(Especially in the case of fixed f/ number zoom lenses, where the aperture being measured must be increasing as the lens zooms out to its longer focal lengths.)

There are two possibilities-one is that the smallest opening changes shape, which is unlikely, and the other is that the f number specified refers to the max. value, for example for a 50-100mm zoom lens, if the specified f-number is 2, then the opening must be 50mm, but that also doesn't make sense, as it would be better to specify the f-number as f/1:2 in this case. Hmm... good question.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (139 comments in total)
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RPJG: I hate to ask a serious (*and* potentially dumb) question, but does anyone know where to find similar side-on/cutaway images of lenses, explaining what part of the cross-sectional area is used for the calculation of the f/ number?

(Especially in the case of fixed f/ number zoom lenses, where the aperture being measured must be increasing as the lens zooms out to its longer focal lengths.)

For all I know, it's the smallest opening light can get throughout the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 15:20 UTC

Too late, I already got my Tamron... and it has no 'C' on it that reveals that I cannot afford the 'S' version...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:11 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

I was contemplating buying the 35mm for my Df, but this may be a better option...if 35mm is any indication, it's sure to be tack sharp...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 21st comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "All statements are true unless proven otherwise."

Homi homini lupus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:51 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)
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jabilson007: I am thinking of buying this. What bag should I get?

The special edition comes in a white designer bag-for ladies only.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 17:04 UTC
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

I'm not interested in things I can't buy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 11:19 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies

Thank you DPR, I now almost have a brand-new Stylus 1. The only problem is now I have to buy the 0.8x wide angle converter for it :) I loved focus peaking and all the other features...Easy installation with mac...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 9th comment

What part of "Never buy a newly launched camera" some do not understand?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 10:11 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Just when I think Canon can’t fall any further they amaze me again with their ineptitude.

I am going to just say it. Canon’s camera division will see a “Real Decline” in sales this year(2015). Their camera division will take a beating mainly because cameras like this won’t sell as well as they have in the past.

In 2016 they will scrap their entire compact camera line and only focus on DSLRs and enthusiast cameras. However, their sales will decline dramatically across the board that year because most of their diehard fans will realize that their money is better spent elsewhere.

In 2017 Canon will see sales so low that they scrap everything but their higher end DSLRs and Lenses. They will continue to produce cameras and lenses for Pro photographers but their brand name will not carry any weight with regular consumers.

After that Canon will end up a lot like Leica and Hasselblad. They will be insignificant to everyone except for the people with more money than sense.

I think they would be quite lucky to end up like Leica and Hasselblad, as the brand name doesn't carry any historical weight like those.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
On Canon announces five PowerShot compacts article (150 comments in total)

Someone has to tell Canon that the consumer camera market is pretty much dead with the advent of those things we call smartphones. But again, who am I to tell a company to stop wasting money?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 36th comment
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (281 comments in total)

This is one rare case where the airplanes are more of interest to me than the camera they are shot with...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 09:55 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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EcoPix: These are modern day 5x4 and 10x8 cameras, in film speak. That part of the photographic market was always small, specialised, expensive, and mostly commercial. Nothing different, really.

Comparing an 80 mp camera with a Rodenstock lens to a Pentax SLR is like comparing a Deardorff 8x10 to a, well, Pentax SLR. Having said that, there is a yawning gap in today's camera line-up, waiting to be filled by a small medium format CMOS-fitted mirrorless body thin enough to take a range of capable tilt/swing lens adapters.

Such a body would be bread and butter for professional studio photographers and very many landscape photographers. With such a huge market, economies of scale would bring prices well down.

If Pentax can make their system SLR for $9000 with dedicated lens, then a mass-produced universal mirrorless MF body should be able to sell for $6000. And the Chinese engineers could do the rest with adapters for Hasselblad V, large format and all the other existing lenses out there.

A yawning gap indeed! And the first company to fill it will hit big...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
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