kadardr

kadardr

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On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (168 comments in total)

This is high-precision shooting. Hard work no fun. I imagine it was being done in Liveview with a Zacuto or similar.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 71st comment

If you wanna carry the weight carry the weight. This is an image product for the buyer and for Sigma two. For those whom the gear is more important. For those who really want to buy it the good news is it can be sold only significantly below the price of 24-70/2.8 zooms. Because the one stop advantage do not equalize the reach advantage.IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 05:35 UTC as 8th comment
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Mescalamba: Hm..

14-bit issue is one of reasons why I dont want any Sony camera. Especially since Nikon D810 can offer that with ease (and absolutely spectacular sensor performance on top of that).

Im also quite curious about why Sony own implementation of their sensor isnt on par with competition. I mean, they actually make these things. :D

And dear Sony forget 14-bit, give us 16-bit and those 42 or more mpix. Then you can really call it "MFDB competition". Maybe even actually be a competition to that. :D

I have a bet that lossless rawRAW would slow the system down. Then it would need more power (computing and battery), a bigger body probably. They did not dare to do it at launch, or they were told not to.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:13 UTC

Nice work. I wonder how the sound was recorded when it's direct.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 08:07 UTC as 48th comment
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (558 comments in total)

I want one. Everything seems perfect as far as specs go. Foreseeing a huge success (in Leica terms I mean). Also very much expecting a 50 mm version Sigma DP Quattro style.

Actually I find 28 mm better than 35 mm, as preferring Ricoh GR/Nikon A to Fuji X100. But anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:29 UTC as 184th comment

This camera is for masters of B&W film photography who want to take high resolution B&W images above ISO1600. Using such camera requires a B&W state of mind, which is a different endeavour. For me the whole business of using corrective color filters and work with B&W eyes just does not fit. I like to use Color Efex Pro in a free style mode (film simulation without film simulation) and that is it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:43 UTC as 71st comment | 5 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (812 comments in total)

I have a bet Canon is using the 12-MP Sharp sensor introduced last summer/fall in their XC10 camera.
http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.hu/2014/08/sharp-announces-1-inch-12mp-cmos-sensor.html
I was wondering whose gonna be the first to use this. It seems Canon it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 65th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (812 comments in total)

I am pretty sure that a significant proportion of posters did not read the above article.
It also becomes clear that this product will need a very thorough manual on usage and style.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:17 UTC as 120th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (812 comments in total)

We just got a first glimpse how the serious Canon EVIL camera will look like in the future. This design may serve as a foundation of the coming interchangeable lens Canon cameras of the mirrorless type.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:08 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (812 comments in total)

It seems to me that crossover cameras and speciality cameras are the trend of the future. According to Canon it is for sure. Nothing wrong with that. About XC10: could you cover a wedding with this one sole camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:13 UTC as 210th comment | 2 replies
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

For this money - in my case - I could buy a Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED. I will buy this Lensbaby, when they celebrate the 100,000. sample sold.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 21st comment

How does this compare to Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC? If better all hails to Samyang.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 12:46 UTC as 10th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

The price is right, the specs are right, MP count is up: a marketers dream come true. I would wait for the next V variant to come up. But I am sure the J5 shares the speed and accuracy of the rest of the N1 system, which is still in its adolescence, though.
As for the 4k 15fps: you get what you are paying for, other words cost containment mixed with plain marketing necessities.

If you are an N1 starter: buy a V2 instead for less.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:26 UTC as 87th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (666 comments in total)

They could come with a FF X100. Would buy in a second.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 105th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (811 comments in total)
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kapeed1: I like the 5 stops of IS from an in body sensor stabilization system. This is on par with or even exceeds the 4 stops of stabilization that Canon or Nikon have with their optically stabilized lenses, don't know how 5 stops was achieved but it is super awesome.

As one perspective, 5 stops makes a F 5.6 lens behave like a F 1.0 lens in terms of light gathering ability.

As another perspective, 5 stops means light gathering ability is increased 32 times (2^5 or 2 raised to the power of 5)

The only downside is that the cost advantage in terms of lens is not seen practically. I dont see many non stabilized fast lenses, also that means that if you were to ever put a Panasonic stabilized lens on an Olympus, you will immediately lose the cost advantage.

The other downside I see to micro four thirds is lack of much support from excellent lens manufacturers like Sigma, who have made Art 18-35 lens (no equivalent here), and other Art lens at a fraction of the price of PRO level Olympus

For image stabilization you also need a stable image!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:34 UTC

Main learnings for me:
1. Data processing is the main hurdle to develop a price effective solution for high MP sensors without workarounds (compressed RAW files).
2. There is ample development potential in dual pixel AF, but see above
3. Canon is struggling with large company disorders: implementing faster time to market (FTTM), managing internal competition and meticulous safety-player (slow) decision making are all the known symptoms.
4. I am convinced they can enter the mirrorless market with full force if and when they decide.
Otherwise i want to know the individual lenses ' unit sales of the different manufacturers. (sony E, fuji x, but also nikon FF and DX etc.) Also the lens per body sales ratio. Because I suspect that developing a full lens system just eliminates profit if done too fast.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 78th comment
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kadardr: Pentax marketing is and must be niche marketing. It seems Pentax brand will be DSLR design only. I can imagine to introduce a MILC system under the Ricoh brand name. Ricoh GR APSc is up and running and needs some brushup. I hope RICOH will enter the market with a FF GR featuring a 35-40 mm lens.

They also introduced the K-01. Still, mirrorless is closer to Ricoh DNA.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:10 UTC

Pentax marketing is and must be niche marketing. It seems Pentax brand will be DSLR design only. I can imagine to introduce a MILC system under the Ricoh brand name. Ricoh GR APSc is up and running and needs some brushup. I hope RICOH will enter the market with a FF GR featuring a 35-40 mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

The D7200 announcement IMO is a good advertisement for the NX1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 09:03 UTC as 154th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)

I wonder what the overall score was for still photography? 76%? 79%? Anyway the DPR score has importance only in department store displays and on line store headlines.
This body is not for general use. More and more cameras are specialized weapons for special tasks. Nothing is wrong about this if you know what you are doing. Also less and less chance you can cover all your needs with one camera body only.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 94th comment
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