AndreaV

AndreaV

Joined on Feb 12, 2013

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Holger Drallmeyer: But does it do Velvia? ;)

this makes about as much sense as putting a sensor into a Canon F1.
It's an ergonomic l nightmare in the making. The original design was from the 1940's.
ok let's be reasonable..$15000/$7.50 for a roll of Velvia = 2000 rolls, yielding 24000 images. Sure that sensor lasts 24000 frames? :)

I hope many more than 24000! My Canon 350D passed that number long time ago and it's still working great!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (155 comments in total)
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kwa_photo: I do love how Fuji is about as open and transparent as they can be to help their users make informed decisions. It enhances loyalty to the brand IMO.

Leica M mount was born on 35mm film more than 60 years ago...has always been FF!
Isn't f1.4 on cropped format not enough shallow DoF?? Really? What do you need to shoot?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
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zorgon: So does this mean I can use my 5Diii wirelessly with my Canon 580ex, Nikon SB-28 and Nikon SB-800 all at the same time?

That would save me a huge amount of money over a 600ex-rt setup.

Yes, exactly. You lose the TTL automation of your flash, but you can shot with mixed brands (I did it with a friends: he was shooting nikon, me canon, triggering at the same time a few canon and yongnuo flashes)! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (155 comments in total)
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Usually to gather more light. I think shallow DoF is way overestimated in these days! I don't want portraits in which I've the eye on focus and the tip of the nose out of focus already. :)
And for bokeh, it's not at all true that a lens with wider aperture has a better bokeh, it simply has more oof.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 13:07 UTC

I used them in a shooting with some friends with mixed equipment (Canon and Nikon) and everything worked great! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:42 UTC as 29th comment
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (155 comments in total)
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kwa_photo: I do love how Fuji is about as open and transparent as they can be to help their users make informed decisions. It enhances loyalty to the brand IMO.

I definitely don't think they will go FF... why should they?
I think that Fuji is, thanks god, not like sony that released the third lens line-up in a few years without having even decently completed the second one...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:26 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (155 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Come on Sony, get your **** together!

Same... I actually got a NEX 5 at a very good discount... nice camera, but the lack of decent native lenses made me switch to Fuji. So happy with it, and even happier when I see a new firmware update for my xpro1 and new great lenses coming out (16mm f1.4 is amazing!) :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
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Mike FL: Just a question/thought that this particular Leica (used by Yevgeny Khalde) has its particular historic value (the 'Flag Over Reichstag') attached/added to.

For higher bids, why not auction it in Moscow, but Hong Kong?

Probably because there are a LOT of people with a lot of money in HK too... and anyway if you are willing to pay 500.000$ for this camera you will not really care about the 10.000$ for a first class ticket to go to get it

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 13:05 UTC
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darngooddesign: Which format film does it use? I wonder if its functional so you could keep taking photos with it.

I have a nice and fully functional Zorki 1C (a very well made copy of this leica) from 1951 that I still use with two original Leitz lenses (Summicron 5cm f2 from 1951 and Elmar 9cm f4 from 1939). You can put in any normal 35mm film and they works as smooth as the first day!

Of course, everything is manual, included the exposition! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1825 comments in total)
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quezra: Drama incoming in 3... 2...

I just opened my beer! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
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mrc4nl: "never touch the sensor" well thats easy because every camera has a piece of glass in front of the sensor protecting it.

probably because saying "never touch the infrared filter" (that is the 'piece of glass' in front of the sensor) would have not been readily understandable by everybody...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On Picquest wants to be the Uber for photography post (24 comments in total)
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Marty4650: OK, here's the scenario. You feel a sudden impulse to have a portrait made, and you are short on time. So you reach for your phone, and use this ap to quickly and efficiently find a portrait studio close to your home.

Luckily, you had the foresight to download this ap last week, just in case this situation ever came up!

This is what happens when someone wants to design an ap, but there are already 10,000 other aps out there, and all the good ideas have already been taken.

So they start scraping for anything that might even be remotely useful.

Next, someone will design an ap that helps you quickly find a philosopher, or a toxic waste dump. Only because no one else has designed one before.

Not totally right... anyone owning a camera THINKS to be a photographer, and that's bad.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
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goshigoo: Can anyone tell me the reason for getting these lenses?
Is 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 equivalent to 25-50mm f/2.8-4 @ 135 FF ?

Why don't you just get a Canon 5D III + 24-70 f/2.8L??

I would say it depends. In particular on:
- how does the lens at f/1.4 perform in comparison to the one at f/2.8 (usually lenses with very wide apertures perform worse than lenses with moderate apertures).
- how does the camera at ISO 1600 perform compared to the one at ISO 6400 (my Canon 350D perform at 1600 iso definitely not much better than my 1DmkIII at 6400...)

IQ doesn't depend on the FoV, just on the quality of the specific lens used and of the specific camera used.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 07:04 UTC
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CopCarSS: Dear Hasselblad,

Please stop. If your recent efforts are the best you can come up with, it's time to resign yourself to your fate and allow us to keep the memories of when the Hasselblad name meant something other than grossly overpriced "bling" products that really aren't all that inspiring photographically...

My 500C is crying in despair... :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 07:10 UTC
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goshigoo: Can anyone tell me the reason for getting these lenses?
Is 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 equivalent to 25-50mm f/2.8-4 @ 135 FF ?

Why don't you just get a Canon 5D III + 24-70 f/2.8L??

I agree, if FOV and DOF are the only parameters we look at.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:17 UTC
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goshigoo: Can anyone tell me the reason for getting these lenses?
Is 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 equivalent to 25-50mm f/2.8-4 @ 135 FF ?

Why don't you just get a Canon 5D III + 24-70 f/2.8L??

Higuel, I totally agree! Probably they never actually realized that if you shoot at f1.4 focusing on the eye the tip of the nose is already out of focus!

Anyway, I would suggest goshigoo to get the 85 f1.2 instead of the 24-70... much more out of focus!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 08:52 UTC
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goshigoo: Can anyone tell me the reason for getting these lenses?
Is 40-80 mm f/4.0-5.6 @ 645 equivalent to 25-50mm f/2.8-4 @ 135 FF ?

Why don't you just get a Canon 5D III + 24-70 f/2.8L??

Why should you get a Canon 5D III + 24-70 f/2.8L??
Why don't you just get a Sony RX100 with 24-70mm equiv. F1.8-2.8??

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 07:08 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

Nice feature! :)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

A pity they didn't go a bit wider with the FF zoom... would be nice to see something with the range of the Nikon 14-24 or the Sigma 12-24 and good optical quality!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Still nothing can compete with the Sigma 18-35/1.8

Maybe, but the Sigma 18-35 is a cropped sensor lens and the Canon 16-35 is a FF lens... I simply can't mount the Sigma on my camera, even if it's amazing!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 07:17 UTC
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