mike earussi

mike earussi

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The last one is great, really creative.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 7th comment

My question is why bother with a mirrorless MF system in the first place? MF systems aren't small or compact anyway so how does the absence of a mirror help?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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mike earussi: Never heard of a CPL that can transmit 90% of the light. Wonder how they're pulling that miracle off?

I already own two Hoya HD CPLs. That's why I wasn't sure what the Manfrotto PR release was talking about. ASAIK the Hoya HD CPLs use the best polarizer material available which results in a 1 1/3 stop light loss instead of the usual two.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)
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Joe Mayer: Sure, why not? Because the pro filter market isn't already covered by B+W. There aren't enough (good and great) filter manufacturers. Interesting move on their part unless they think their name will help them and the profit margin is insanely high because I doubt they'll dent the current makers, especially B+W. Of course, I'm biased and think B+W is the best and I wouldn't put anything else on my lenses.

At least it isn't Hasselblad coming out with a rebranded $50 Hoya adding wood trim and charging $500 for it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 03:36 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)

Never heard of a CPL that can transmit 90% of the light. Wonder how they're pulling that miracle off?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies

It's about time, it was an industry wide joke.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 155th comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Sometimes I get the impression that to Ricoh Pentax is nothing but a joke. Besides, I refuse to buy any camera that isn't covered with chocolate and has a cherry on top.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:34 UTC as 66th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

I guess when you have nothing new to say, the best you can do is to try to say it in a new, more dramatic, way. The end result is a big PR fiasco for Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 262nd comment

The main advantage is that Rodger has already gone over the lens before it's sent out, so you know what you purchase is in good shape. No one else does this--and I would trust Roger's lens over a manufacture's refurbished one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 03:42 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Hey, monkeys have rights, too. It's our culture's anthropocentrism that's causing us to callously destroy the habitats of other creatures who have been on this earth just as long as we have. Maybe the money from its use should go into a wildlife fund for the protection of indigenous species.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 23:56 UTC as 470th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)

I commend Sigma for completely changing their design philosophy. Once known as one of the worse lens manufactures only a few years ago (to the point where Lens Rentals quit carrying their lenses due to so much mechanical failure) they now are producing some of the best lenses around. Only time will tell how durable they are, but hopefully they will prove to be as good mechanically as they are optically.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 20:58 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: My one concern about this lens is too many people are complaining about AF issues. Is it possible to test it on as many Canon bodies as possible and report what you see? (Canon bodies as you have a Canon version.)

As someone else said, it doesn't matter how sharp it is if it misses focus...

E.g. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-50mm-f-1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Lens.aspx
"The bottom line is that, the longer I focus tested this lens, the less sure I was about its focus accuracy.
... (a bit removed as I was over the character limit for a post) ...
What I learned from the many hours (actually extended into days) spent shooting and analyzing thousands of images is that the 50 Art lens' AF cannot be completely counted on. Sometimes, most images are properly focused and when my shots counted, this lens delivered. But sometimes, more images are out of focus than I am comfortable with."

I trust Brian to have an objective opinion BTW.

No AF system is perfect. Each camera body is unique since there is always a certain amount of tolerance in its construction (see Lens Rental's series of articles if you're not familiar with this topic--http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/07/autofocus-reality-part-1-center-point-single-shot-accuracy).

That's why Sigma's AF Dock is so useful, it enables these variables to be corrected for on a body by body basis. An interesting test would be to compare Canon's 50 f1.4 to Sigma's for AF accuracy after the Sigma has been calibrated using the Dock.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (566 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: My one concern about this lens is too many people are complaining about AF issues. Is it possible to test it on as many Canon bodies as possible and report what you see? (Canon bodies as you have a Canon version.)

As someone else said, it doesn't matter how sharp it is if it misses focus...

E.g. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-50mm-f-1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Lens.aspx
"The bottom line is that, the longer I focus tested this lens, the less sure I was about its focus accuracy.
... (a bit removed as I was over the character limit for a post) ...
What I learned from the many hours (actually extended into days) spent shooting and analyzing thousands of images is that the 50 Art lens' AF cannot be completely counted on. Sometimes, most images are properly focused and when my shots counted, this lens delivered. But sometimes, more images are out of focus than I am comfortable with."

I trust Brian to have an objective opinion BTW.

That's what the USB Dock is for, to fine tune AF to your specific camera body. The tester may not have done this.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 20:04 UTC

The question unanswered is are they replacing using the new improved shutters from the D610 or just putting more faulty D600 shutters back in?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

The camera market is finally saturated with plenty of good used cameras on the market for sale. Eventually sales will stabilize to replacement levels. The question is which companies can survive at those lower sales levels?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 20:36 UTC as 103rd comment

I'm amazed that Hasselblad doesn't realize at how pathetic this comes across and how much it demeans their otherwise excellent brand.

BTW, I have an Argus C3 that I've taped a Leica sticker to that I'd be willing to part with for only $2,000. Any takers?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 15:49 UTC as 27th comment

What's really good about this lens is that it will put pressure on the other lens manufactures to up there game as well, though hopefully at less cost.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:22 UTC as 67th comment
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: I hate to say this but "smart" phones and their integrated camera devices are eating some of the market share of the entry level digital cameras.
Anywhere you might go in the world, most people take souvenir/family/vacation pictures with their telephones.
Now, how to explain the drastic drop in shipment re DSLRs and even on the relatively new concept of mirrorless cameras? Economy, lack of new technology, prices?

Saturation, there are only so many people in the world who actually want dslrs. And since the product has pretty much matured feature and IQ wise there's no real reason for present owners to update. This is a cycle all products go through, for example the PC market with its declining sales.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:44 UTC
On Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC article (398 comments in total)

BFD.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 21:29 UTC as 118th comment

Actually, I thought she was a manikin.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 00:37 UTC as 7th comment
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