nathantw

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I like the white.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 47th comment
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: Thankfully, ants weren't made as big as rats, otherwise we'd be fetching food for them.

Funny thing is that if ants were as big as elephants they wouldn't be able to walk because of gravity. The ant's legs would need to be much, much thicker to hold their weight.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
On article Video: Canon EOS 7D versus leaf-cutter ants (47 comments in total)
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Pitchertaker: Thankfully, ants weren't made as big as rats, otherwise we'd be fetching food for them.

THEM! -- if you don't know that title, just look it up. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

You're the one that doesn't understand. It appears you want to be right. I already granted you that you are, but no, you must now say that I'm stupid on top of that. You're a real work of art.

You're playing with theory and I've actually done it. By the way, yes, I have used other lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

So, let's analyze this. You first say that adapters cause vignetting, distortion and flare. I give you examples that are contrary to this. Then, because I proved that it had none of those exist, you say "well, it was done on a smoggy day" or "it was done on a low pixel count camera," both of which have no bearing to what we're discussing. I gave you clear, blue skies that are notorious for showing vignetting. Now you're saying that "oh, well, a built in shutter in the lens isn't the way to go" like it has ANY bearing whatsoever considering the shutter is never used at any point or time in the exposure.

At this point, I think I've proven my point. You have your beliefs and I have mine. We could both be right. I just know that f/4, f/11, f/16 are the same with my Hasselblad/adapter/Nikon full-frame as it is with the Hasselblad on a Hasselblad camera. I'll stick with my original remark that he should have used one lens on all the cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

Oye. No satisfying people like you. I can show you a photo taken on a bright sunny day and you'll say "look the buildings are distorted" and it would be because of the heat from the mid-day sun. Well, no reason to keep this up. You're set in your ways. By the way, because you don't seem to understand that with medium format lenses you're using the center of an image circle that's much, much larger than a full-frame DSLR lens, so not much distortion or vignetting, if any.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

Hmm, haven't experienced what you've said with my Hasselblad lens and my Nikon D700 or D810, but hey, I guess you know best.

Here are a couple examples with the 180mm lens. You can zoom in if you want.

http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/182678
http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/157193

If the lens vignettes then you'll see it on the individual frames, but since you seem to know all about lenses and adapters, I guess it's my imagination that there's no vignetting in the Gigapans. Maybe you'll see some in this photo: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/130363

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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nathantw: When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

It was an example of how you could use one lens on all the cameras to keep it consistent. No, you can't test autofocus, but you could test how each camera's sensors look since there is absolutely no variation on the lens. You won't need to correct for distortion, vignetting or flare since the adapter is usually a straight through with no optics. Well, regardless, it was just an example.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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wh13: post a NSFW besides Emma Gruner's link

i was lucky no one in my office looked at my screen when i clicked it... now i need to see if i get flagged by corporate IT

It's probably the most clicked of the group now. That was my first choice.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)

When people shoot these comparisons why don't they use the same darn lens on all the cameras? There are adapters for all of them and there has to be one lens that will fit them. I personally would use a Hasselblad V-series lens on each camera since it will fit on all of them. It would make them all consistent.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 35th comment | 18 replies

I'll agree with Time.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 21:00 UTC as 10th comment

HALLELUJAH! It's about time!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 02:58 UTC as 39th comment
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)
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nathantw: Let's look at it this way, if your livelihood depended on your camera to capture "The Moment" which camera would you buy? I know I would go with the D5 instead of a $3k Sony.

I'd take that Phase One to go with my Hasselblad. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)

Let's look at it this way, if your livelihood depended on your camera to capture "The Moment" which camera would you buy? I know I would go with the D5 instead of a $3k Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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nathantw: If you want to make a lens that will last "forever" then you better start by making it out of a material that will last "forever" and not break down. I don't think rubber gaskets are going to help since they can melt into sticky goo. Then put them into a mount that won't change, such as what Nikon, Leica and Pentax did.

Notice I specifically didn't say it had to made of metal? I did that on purpose. Some plastics get brittle and break after a few decades, especially if it's out in the sun, so notice I said didn't "break down?"

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
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Turbguy1: So far, the Nikon F mount and the Leica M mount come closest to "living forever", PERIOD!

Pretty sure the Pentax K-mount is still going strong too.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 02:08 UTC

If you want to make a lens that will last "forever" then you better start by making it out of a material that will last "forever" and not break down. I don't think rubber gaskets are going to help since they can melt into sticky goo. Then put them into a mount that won't change, such as what Nikon, Leica and Pentax did.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 02:08 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

The culprit is film. Everyone is going back to it. LOL

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 06:56 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (242 comments in total)

Now that's what I'm expecting in a modern lens, CA is corrected and no color fringing. Why Canon and Nikon seemed to think this was okay and charged a fortune so you can have the privilege of using them. Good to see at least one company that changed their way.

It appears Sigma did it right the first time.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 38th comment
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nathantw: Who pays the tax on that wonderful high-end medium format camera? The photographer, of course.

So, EthanP99, you're working very hard to get clients (and to get them to pay), you make whatever you can. Then you win a prize and suddenly you're out $5000 when tax time comes. Yeah, great. Complaining? No, just being realistic.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
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