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On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

The ads r extremely misleading eg the jumping kid with shallow dof.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 08:18 UTC as 3rd comment

these phone raws are getting serious

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies

let's see a 1" sensor in this hybrid...then we'll talk. With the growing numbers of bigger sensors in the market, people are used to much higher quality photos than compact 1/2.3 sensor.

Please retire 1/2.33 from all cameras in all forms. That format been milking the public for way too long.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (222 comments in total)

color rocks. i am never a big fan of B&W, i believe its important to get color so that future viewers would know what color was the things present in the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:51 UTC as 118th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)

Reading specs is not photography. Using it is. There are many things to love about leica, despite the prices.
1. DNG files, fully supported by Adobe. No inferior worries about when your raw files will be supported correctly
2. Build that echoes quality. Its hard to be inspired holding a plastic. M, X2, Xvario feels solid to the brim. T indication only seems to be better.
3. Lenses of stellar quality.

M /range finder is dated and doing middle composition and recompose is getting sillier by the day, but its lens lives on. T shows Leica is willing and able to break its own mould and move forward while setting example.

What innovation has canon and nikon did for the last 3 years? nothing. Half baked EOS-M and Nikon 1 are junks in comparison to what Leica is doing now.
Nikon DF? they forgot the dials are supposed to make things more convenient, not confusing.
Let there be light

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 516th comment | 1 reply

can nikon and canon pls take some risk and come out with something at least...interesting...days of 1/2.33 is so dead.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 5th comment

dont blame me for being ultra skeptical of anything from H, after their double delivery of Sony's beauty contest version.
time to move on....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 16:38 UTC as 29th comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)
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carlos roncatti: Why the heck no photos with the guy holding the camera showing a position that he will take photos with it?

yeah , why. nobody bothered to hold the camera in actual usage position?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 00:02 UTC
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 article (111 comments in total)
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Jogger: Much much better option than the Pana GH4 where you need an ext recorder to get prores. The only thing missing is 12V power and XLR input, but, the GH4 doesnt have that either.

who needs stills when u can grab hi-res image from the video...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 06:39 UTC
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obeythebeagle: Image is everything, and Sigma will certainly put out a better product than the Merrills, which were remarkable. I greatly respect the concept of this amazing camera, but would be concerned that the Sony A7 line is now obviously a serious contender. Every generation, the consumer wins more.

its true, A7 is not a contender, well to me at least. i wished a7 had the same sensor ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
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Kevin Purcell: The Sigma claim that the three layers are blue, green and red is just not true. It's marketing BS along with the 39MPx claim.

The probablility of a photon being absorbed in the top layer is highest for the blue, next most light for greenish and least likely for the red but all three do get some absortion in that layer. It's a desaturated bluish cyan.

In the middle layer a lot of the blue has been filtered (but not all) so that middle layer is a desaturated greenish yellow (some blue, some red and mostly green). The bottom layer is orangish red (mostly red, a little green and a very little blue).

To get to real RGB primaries you have to stick these (noisy) signal though a color matrix to remove the crosstalk between the colors (giving even noisier RGB signal out).

This is the major reason for Foeveon sensors poor high ISO performance (noise goes up quicker than you'd expect) and poor color fidelity (because your original primaries aren't very good).

Lets see, the 3 founders of Foveon :
Richard Lyon, noted for inventing the optical mouse
Richard Merill, royal photographic medal and kosar memoral award for Foveon ideas and invention
Carver Mead, Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science (CALTEH)

They should have just consulted Kevin and his great wisdom.

I owned the D4, M9 and various other cameras. i must get my eye check for liking my sigma output so much.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 04:06 UTC
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Zigmont: Finally, a camera without the trendy "retro" 1950's look! I'd buy one just for that alone. I mean after all, it is 2014. I want cameras to look like the future, not the past.

the same can be said of skeptics...until the pre-order stats comes out

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 03:58 UTC

Two wrongs don't seems to make one right

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 83rd comment
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RobertSigmund: I have no doubt: this is a superlens. But the samples also show: FF cannot be replaced by 4/3. Even at F 2, a FF 85 mm lens gives blurrier backgrounds than this 42,5 mm lens at 1,2. Quite interesting!

blur is at 2.4 equivalent to FF, thats why. But bear in mind light gathering is still 1.2 :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 22:22 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (415 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nice review and interesting results. I'd be tempted to get this lens, but I have an AF-S 60/2.8G Micro-Nikkor which I suspect is close to producing the quality and bokeh of this lens.


Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 02:10 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (415 comments in total)
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harold1968: To try and move away from Leica, one needs a f1.4 50mm lens that's sharp at f1.4.
It seems that Leica is the only game in town with a well run second of the excellent Canon 50mm f1.2.
Of course the Canon 85mm f1.2 is sharp at f2, and the Olympus 75mm (150mm) is sharp at f1.8 and the Nikon 85mm f1.4 is sharp at f2, but 50mm is that unique combination of a less claustrophobic view with thinness of field which can capture an artistic ideal for many types of photography, people and objects.
Sadly this is not the Nikon equivalent I was hoping to mount on a 610 or 800E.
Leica Summilux is still the king (and noctilux is still the emperor) and for them you need a M240. Oh well, bang goes the second car then ....

u dont need the m240. Sony a7,a7r has come into the world ...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 02:01 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (415 comments in total)

maybe it was for the same reason why i paid for the 24 mm 1.4

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 22:17 UTC as 142nd comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

the first thing that came to my mind was are those leica m9s etc gonna cope up with this... its like 1/4 of the price and manual focusing on sony's peak focusing is just sweet...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 03:34 UTC as 44th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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Leon Lusignan: Sony's sensors s.ks again. I tried them both bad colors with bad corners and smearing.
Only 2 ff sensors on market from D4 Nikon's and 6D from Canon's.
In crops world Fuji is real one. You can see by yourself Kernocks test here:

ken says..iphone 5 dynamic range and tone ...soemthing along those lines, are better than any was it ur referring to again...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 03:29 UTC
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