magneto shot

magneto shot

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MEBEE: What shallow depth of field?
At 10 feet this lens gives 3.5 feet DOF and that is nowhere near to being shallow!

...the shallow dof is nowhere near the FF....this is nikon's mistake of using a puny 1" sensor. dream on...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 03:16 UTC
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)
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magneto shot: Since my brief review of the prototype here, a series of first production models were bought by “testers” for around 60% of the retail price in exchange for feedback. And apparently, the lens has failed in its performance. I saw first hand a loose ring on Todd Hatekayama’s lens. And Facebook is now seeing many complaints regarding the len’s inability to focus at infinity in addition to loose rings.SLR MAGic has been blaming it on packaging in shipping, even when there was no shipping involved. Because of the commotion, Steve Huff, who raved unusually much about the lens and pushed for people to buy of check it out quite heavily on his site, placed an update asking people to hold off on buying.

taken from : http://leicaliker.com/2012/05/05/steve-huffs-los-angeles-workshop-2012-slr-magic-hyperprime-50mm-f-0-95-noktor-lens/

Fancis,
while its perfectly understandable to have issues with new lens, the fact that the company refused to acknowledge it is a big warning sign to any potential buyers. Such culture of using shoddy parts where it cant be seen by customers could only mean that the lens are not built to last, and there is just no confidence on buying from a company this way.
Quoting usage from Steve huff or anyone else aint gonna help cause 6 months down the road you will get the same "recommenders" backing out while u already spent ur hard earned cash on it

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 02:18 UTC
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)
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flipmac: It's interesting that there is no Samnsung NX version. Could be a technical reason as the flange distance of Samsung NX is much longer than other mirrorless and image won't focus. That said, I'm surprised that there is no Canon EF-M version.

Flange distances:
Fujifilm X-mount - 17.7 mm
Sony E-mount / Canon EF-M - 18 mm
Micro Four Thirds System - 19.25 mm
Samsung NX mount - 25.50 mm

samsung nx mount has no future for market share...
canon EF-m has no future for market share...

next question...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 02:13 UTC
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)

Since my brief review of the prototype here, a series of first production models were bought by “testers” for around 60% of the retail price in exchange for feedback. And apparently, the lens has failed in its performance. I saw first hand a loose ring on Todd Hatekayama’s lens. And Facebook is now seeing many complaints regarding the len’s inability to focus at infinity in addition to loose rings.SLR MAGic has been blaming it on packaging in shipping, even when there was no shipping involved. Because of the commotion, Steve Huff, who raved unusually much about the lens and pushed for people to buy of check it out quite heavily on his site, placed an update asking people to hold off on buying.

taken from : http://leicaliker.com/2012/05/05/steve-huffs-los-angeles-workshop-2012-slr-magic-hyperprime-50mm-f-0-95-noktor-lens/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 13:17 UTC as 8th comment | 18 replies
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)
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Slobodan Blagojevic: Has anyone tried to explain to the manufacturer that R in SLR stands for "reflex," i.e., mirror, thus making it just as ridiculous for mirrorless cameras as the whole name itself (otherwise more appropriate for, say, p3nis-enlargement pills)?

so basically buying from canon is idolatry! XD

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 13:13 UTC
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)

made in china...and u expect Leica quality.
dont jump on new things by new companies and be wary of "buy buy buy" as signaled by some blogger / reviews.

As also mentioned below in one of the comment :
http://lavidaleica.com/content/slr-magic-hyperprime-lm-50mm-t095

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 16:07 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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arthon: So this is a "semi mirrorless design". The light from my motives have to pass through a "semi translucent angled mirror" before the light hits the sensor. With the possibility that the light waves will be bent before they hit the sensor.
No thank you!
Invent some better real mirrorless design for the focus module.

some speaks out of ignorance and tries to pass it off as intelligence...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 02:15 UTC
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Jon Ragnarsson: Sony designs are getting better all the time, I'm actually impressed with the looks of this body, even though I haven't seen it in person. And unlike Canon and Nikon they are not afraid of thinking outside the box. I wouldn't be surprised if Sony were the first company to make a 36x24 (or even bigger?) mirror free camera.

Sad joe , the only folks that are not taking risks nor thinking outside the box is Canon and nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 02:14 UTC
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mavic: Hi,

I'm quite a big fan of the Sony Alpha system (and own an Alpha 55) but this body makes no sense to me.
Which professional would be jumping on a Sony Alpha FF body just reviewing the line of FF compatible glasses (either from Sony or Tamron or Sigma). There is only a very few as most of those lenses has been designed for APS-C bodies. Why should I limit myself?
Are there any plans / rumors for more lenses in the A-mount domain?
regards

think leica lens. think voightlander. think samyang. think manual lens. Think peak focusing, think sensor image stabilization.

Think Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 02:01 UTC
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Octane: I'm happy that as a customer we are getting more alternatives, more competition. It's a good thing for all of us.

Sony is great with adding new technology and fresh new ideas to SLR cameras. They are great at marketing these features. Unfortunately they don't quite work as well in real life. Each cool new features comes with limitations. The very small AF coverage for example really limits the hyped AF capabilities.

I love all the innovations that Sony is adding to their cameras, I would love to use them, but frankly as a pro system it's not there yet. Sony has *one* full frame camera. With Nikon I can pick from a number of cameras that each is designed to match a certain priority.

But most importantly the number of up to date full frame lenses just doesn't cut it. Sony has a long way to go to catch up with Canon or Nikon here. And frankly I doubt they ever will considering how consistent and fast the big two come out with new lenses.

i disagree as well. Sony's innovation rocks. The fact that they dont release much firmware also shows how much testing they done before releasing a product. We dont hear of white orbs on sony, card issues and gaffer tapes on leaked light.
Built in sensor image stabilizer rocks, using manual lens on Sony is the perfect match.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 01:58 UTC

at first its a rumor...now its a reality. boy my m9 sure lost its boasting smallest FF digital compact...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:31 UTC as 193rd comment
On Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 article (193 comments in total)
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art1sta: these Nokias have so many innovations and have such amazing hardware yet they make the mistake of not informing about prices and availability. I also dont understand why Nokia is excluding itself from android, I mean, if you make such great hardware why not use it to your advantage and exploit all the OSs that work and that are successful. It make no sense to me unless S Elop is a Microsoft plant and microsoft ends up buying Nokia on the cheap. (would not surprise me in the least)

with reagrds to the advert well its a childish mistake but surely we all know that adverts are just nice simulations of what really happens. Surely no one believes the adds on TV.

Sergey,

the real threat is not microsoft. That is the bogey man the industry been preaching for some years now that is no longer relevant.
MS gave u one of the best OS when others wants to fragment into every darn self-centred distribution and unable to unite (linux)

The real threat now is google. now MS. google owns ur daily search, ur blogs, ur data, mails, ads and now ur phones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 08:52 UTC
On Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 article (193 comments in total)

just one question....what is the sensor size...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 17:08 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On Corel announces PaintShop Pro X5 article (62 comments in total)

+1 for alternative to adobe. Corel have been around as long as i remember, i hope folks will give them a chance...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 16:54 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On Exhibition Review: 8x10 By Impossible article (85 comments in total)
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MartinaB: Just beautiful. Photography is amazing now, but it was amazing back when. I have done some big format work and there is something intangible , hard to describe about it. If you can go see the show! If you can, buy an old 8x10 and try this film. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

yup....digital has its place so does this...this belongs to the muzeum...leave it there...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 22:21 UTC
On Exhibition Review: 8x10 By Impossible article (85 comments in total)

let it go guys.... embrace the new dawn. typewriters are long gone....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 07:17 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies

ah, finally...
To any interested readers, this camera is a must have. If you never owned any sigma, this is your best entry to see what is the Foveon all about. Now, its been many years since i owned a DP2.
I have GXR, M9, Sony A55 (sold), Nikon V1. But frankly, nothing beats the IQ of a foveon at low iso and the sharpness is unmatched. Even with the M9 without AA, the old DP2 images beats it flat.

Its not for sports and low light though. Using it in low light for portrait, landscape is no problem though, tripod cometh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 08:58 UTC as 41st comment
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magneto shot: the sames goes for those insisting on shooting films. there are absolutely no advantage to it. insist there are? ur the reason Kodak thought they were right.

MarkusDaaniel,
Using a typewriter would gave the same reasons u did, but these are all just reasons that is more of a self control than real advantages...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 17:37 UTC

the sames goes for those insisting on shooting films. there are absolutely no advantage to it. insist there are? ur the reason Kodak thought they were right.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2012 at 13:24 UTC as 46th comment | 9 replies

finally, i can expect to see photos in instagram that actaully has good quality instead of the craps coming out of the existing phone-cams and ipads that is hidden by the filters

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:16 UTC as 66th comment
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