sproketholes

sproketholes

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On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)

Hello Barney,
Could you tell me if this film idea was initiated by Canon or dpreview?
And also was any part of it paid for by Canon?

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 20:12 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?

Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........

Cheers,

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I dont understand.... If you are a macro lover then a manual focus lens would be the way to go? Take a look at the Tamron 90 macro or the Pentax 100/4 macro, I still have mine and its simply off the charts for sharpness. I youd get one for crumbs.
And also consider that if you are using an APSC body then you get the added crop factor bonus..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Fredy Ross: Just disappointed as I don't take videos but would love to have a travel fe lens with a longer zoom than 70mm. also the weight is too heavy with such a lens over a kilo. Sony is innovative with cameras but very slow with lenses to match. Pity as I am sure people moved like myself from canon or Nikon to go smaller and lighter.

Well put it this way, if you were still shooting Canon, its not much bigger or heavier then an L lens, and it really could end up being the one and only lens youd need.
I quite like the idea of it and an ultra wide zoom or prime.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Jun2: "The new power zoom lens features Sony's new 'Smooth Motion Optics' design, which addresses three issues of prime concern to movie-makers: change in angle of view ('breathing') while focusing, focus shifts during zoom and movement of the optical axis during zoom. Additionally, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS has three separate control rings for focus, zoom and aperture for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. "

Sounds like a parfocal lens when zooming.

This is such a big deal. It will open doors to enthusiast film makers to expand interesting ways of filming scenes that would never previously have been in reach for those on an indy budget.
Who knows, it may be terrible at 28 or 135, but regardless, there are other aspects of this thing that make it super compelling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:52 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Mike in San Antonio: Do any of you have insight into how well this lens will work as a still photo lens? I'm primarily a Canon DSLR user with a lot of lenses but am interested in expanding into Mirrorless technology. The focal length of this lens is very appealing to me ... possibly coupled with a Sony A7s.

Intrinsically f4 means that its going to be sharper then an f2.8 lens would be if both of them were stopped down to f5.6 or 8. With 9 or 11 blades or whatever it has, the out of focus areas will look nicer then with a canon lens stopped down.
Sony are promoting this lens as being capable of out resolving a 4K sensor, which is, in stills terms an 8mp sensor. I suspect that it will look pretty solid as a stills optic also.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Wow! Sony innovation! Nice work Sony!

Downscaling photos from an A7r to 12 MP will produce image quality very similar to the A7s, so there is no need to get the A7s, while it is selling for more than the A7r, right?

As far as I can tell from what bits Ive read about it, the lens will work nicely with all of the A7 series cameras. So it would be worth renting one for a day to determine whether your A7r will play nice with this. I suspect it will.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)
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ericwestpheling: Maybe if it was 18-135mm.... for Super35 cameras this is a non-starter. I don't think there a lot of A7s shooters who want this big of a lens. Now for F7 and FS700 owners, thats another story.

Speak for yourself, I for one am planning to get this lens for use with My A7s and A6000. At this price and capability its just too good to be true. A single lens that covers many focal lengths for cinematographic work, its just unbelievable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)
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sproketholes: I want a mirrorless camera that has a bundled adapter for EF and FD lenses, in an insane flange distance which would allow anything to adapt to it. A high quality EVF, weather-proofing and hot-sht audio and video capability with all amazing port access, with the ability to connect to an SSD to record 4K output, a solid sensor that sucks in low light and be full frame, and about the size of the A6000.

All of this is really actually possible..

oh and no arbitrary file size limit or clip limit (I dont mind paying the additional 5% tax (if I actually lived in Europe).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

I want a mirrorless camera that has a bundled adapter for EF and FD lenses, in an insane flange distance which would allow anything to adapt to it. A high quality EVF, weather-proofing and hot-sht audio and video capability with all amazing port access, with the ability to connect to an SSD to record 4K output, a solid sensor that sucks in low light and be full frame, and about the size of the A6000.

All of this is really actually possible..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 658th comment | 3 replies
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)

OMG Thats Hot Sh-t.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 12th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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sproketholes: For documentary work this kind of camera is indispensable. The 400mm lens option is not really that important for this kind of work. Build quality is important, as is weight. Stabilization is a definite consideration. I personally tend to prefer tilting screens versus articulating screens primarily because the camera remains compact in use when looking down at the screen, this is especially important if you are on a moving vehicle or in a crowd. The articulated screen, however does offer protection when closed. I very much like the accessible compensation dial of the Sony, and the additional dial on the back instead of the Panasonic's joystick. Ive experience the Sony in hand and like the lens control considerably, but until I have both in hand, I will reserve judgement.

Interesting.. Im all for new ways to use and design cameras, but old habits die hard, and honestly ergonomics are a major play in how practical a piece of equipment functions in your hands -especially in time sensitive or pressure environments, which leads me to think that the aperture control ring on the Sony would probably work out better for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

For documentary work this kind of camera is indispensable. The 400mm lens option is not really that important for this kind of work. Build quality is important, as is weight. Stabilization is a definite consideration. I personally tend to prefer tilting screens versus articulating screens primarily because the camera remains compact in use when looking down at the screen, this is especially important if you are on a moving vehicle or in a crowd. The articulated screen, however does offer protection when closed. I very much like the accessible compensation dial of the Sony, and the additional dial on the back instead of the Panasonic's joystick. Ive experience the Sony in hand and like the lens control considerably, but until I have both in hand, I will reserve judgement.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

I can see the sample potential here. Aphex Twin

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 02:37 UTC as 22nd comment
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)
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mwan: Just as the Oculus founder says, "Virtual reality's biggest enemy is bad virtual reality", I would say, "Light field camera's biggest enemy is bad Light field camera". And Lytro isn't good enough to be a consumer product, no matter in the hardware camera resolution or the software use cases.

I think thats a pretty glib approach to a new alternative way of seeing. Its creativity, and its a tool for that. I welcome all tools that allow us to experience creativity in new ways.
All it takes is for someone out there to do something with it that the manufacturers hadn't envisaged or designed the product for, for it to be a success in terms of a creative advancement on art as we know it.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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jackf00: What a pity !!
While most of competitor site of DPReview have already posted at least a long Preview or a Review, DPReview still don't go further than a single short and poor half page "quick summary" of the GH4 new Panasonic's flagship , three month after annoucement and now after it is released.
What a shame !

DPReview only provided the final Review of GH3 7 monthes after announcement and 5 monthes after release !
Same for GX7 and generally speaking for every Panasonic product !

What's the reason ? when the full long review of Olympus E-M1 was ready only one month after annoucment and BEFORE release !

Come on DP Review, be more professional and impartial.

hey, you are getting everything here for free, stop complaining. If you want something badly enough and now, then go do the work yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 03:46 UTC

Im excited about this lens. If their 35/1.4 is anything to go by and the rave reviews of the 14/2.8 then I have little doubt that this thing will be the Summilux ASPH of the Fuji X series. I am still blown away by the 18/2 ~sharp at every aperture..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 07:31 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies

"sharpness is a bourgeois concept" HCB

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 05:48 UTC as 12th comment

Im so glad that someone if finally bringing this informaton to light. I worked in a repair shop for many years and the construction of most lenses today is completely awful. Regardless of the materials used the design of them internally is terrible. Typically designed to keep the lenses small but at the cost of the overall construction and product longevity. Some of the Canon lenses are exquisite and some are almost worst case scenario, and I am talkng about L lenses here both zoom and prime. Nikon too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 20:19 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

I dont know how this company is still in business.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 15:46 UTC as 48th comment | 16 replies

Anyone know of a site that discusses specifically the GPS parts of this camera and how to use it with software?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 17:00 UTC as 3rd comment
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