samhain

samhain

Lives in United States atlanta, GA, United States
Joined on Nov 26, 2007

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Stabilized shooting with Leica 90/f2.
That doesn't suck

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 14th comment

I'm sure this has to be embarrassing for Sony. I know If it was my company, i would be embarrassed.
This problem should've never exsisted in the first place. Can't say i'm suprised though- it is Sony after all. Not really known for their durability these days...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 17th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

1545 comments, all negative. Bet Canon didn't see that coming...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 03:54 UTC as 44th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

It escaped me at first, what the 'see impossible' phrase reminded me of.
But now i remember: sony's 'Make.Believe'.
Is it just me or is Canon's new catch phrase clearly a bad knock-off?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
In reply to:

PLShutterbug: This Thursday and Friday October 11-12 ... 2018?

This Thursday is the 9th, not the 11th.

I flagged allison's comment. Someone had to :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)

@dpreview- could you please ask (particularly Fuji) about medium format, and why it hasn't been persued more? (Please refer to zack arias's post on dedpxl, pleading for a compact MF camera).

Some other juicy questions:
-to sony: what is your adversion to optical viewfinders and why have you completely abandoned them? And why not an a-mount A7/future FF?

To olympus, fuji: Kidnap their represenitives and hold them for ransom until both companies bring out Full frame cameras :)
(But seriously- rattle fuji's cage about bringing out a FF x100- actually 2 x100's: one with a fixed 35/2 & one with a fixed 50/1.4)!

Also for Fuji: The lack of full support of xtrans is rediculious at this point- What's the deal, seriously. It's the number 1 issue (only issue?) With current fuji cameras. Why hasn't this been resolved yet?

These topics are the most talked about/heated subjects in the forums. Would be nice for someone to really hold their feet to the fire and press them on it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: Bummer - Pentax missed the train. Again. Guess the others can talk about AA simulation?

And let's be honest here- what is pentax going to talk about?
The new colored camera bodies they'll be introducing?
When asked about full frame, they'll reply with a vague comment like "laughs, it's something we have been looking into and may persue in the future".
Seriously, what do you expect they'll say? Read theit past interviews- just vague, round-a-bout answers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:32 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

@dpreview Would love for you guys to do a followup with Canon to get their reaction to the overwhelmingly negative feedbacK to this terrible marketing gimmick.
From what i could find- Michael Duffett, VP is the man at the helm of this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 259th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

LAAAAAAAAMMMMMEEEE

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 282nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

That new icon(light busting out of a box) is definently relevant.
Makes me think they put a big sensor in a small camera. Im leaning towards something medium format related...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 598th comment | 4 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Jokes and dreams aside...

"We see impossible"....
That has me thinking it has to do with af. Perhaps an af system that can focus (or 'see') in the dark.

That, or having something to do with the impossible project.

I'm going with some sort of night camera/focusing

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:46 UTC as 599th comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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Josh152: LOL Canon is talking about the impossible and DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.

Right? Wth dpreview!
If it was a wifi printer i wouldn't even click on the article. That's about as exciting as a tuna casserole recipe.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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Karroly: A small, fixed-lens, FF, yet affordable, camera...

Wouldn't that be awesome? Especially if it has a 100% optical viewfinder & a fixed 50 1.4 L

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:32 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Well, for one thing, they should quickly match and exceed the D810 and D750, 'cause they're raining heavily on canon's parade.

Lol Those cameras aren't raining on anyone's parade, except maybe Nikon owners who were expecting a real successor to the d700 + d800 line.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:31 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Watch it be something like a m4/3 camera lols

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:27 UTC as 601st comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

A compact (leica m size or smaller) FF camera with a set of small fast(metal) primes. Or compact FF with a fixed 50/1.4.

A compact medium format camera(or mf sensor in standard size dslr body) with a set of glorious fast lenses.

New super fast, stabilized lenses: 35/1.2 , 50/.95 , 85/.95 , 135/1.4

It'll probably something not very overwhelming, perhaps a 'me-too' product like a retro styled cam or a compact aps-c.

But hey- if you're gonna dream, dream big right?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 604th comment

Great questions!
Unfortunently not so great answers, especially the one about not bringing out a full frame x100. That, in a word- SUCKS. That completley sucks.

Sony flopped on the RX1 by leaving off the viewfinder(evf or ovf).
If fuji brought out a full frame x100 it would sell through the roof.
I honestly dont know what they're thinking.

Not happy about the answer reguarding different focal lengths either.
The adapters dont cut it.

I like that they are improving usabillity. But this camera is getting long in thw tooth and the little tweaks to the x100t are no where near enough to warrant an upgrade from x100s. I wouldnt even upgrade from the first gen x100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

Thank you Epson!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 41st comment
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Hmm, I'm not seeing anything to get excited about. The images have the weird X-Trans 'fake' look, and are a tad soft. Lens flare is in evidence too. I know it's a pretty camera, but I don't think it's actually all that good.

Check out zack arias's instagram feed- crazy detail, no 'smoothed out' skin tones

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If such a camera would have at least 2 settings, 35mm and 80mm, I could live with it. But to be stuck at 35mm is just too limiting for me, regardless how perfect it is.

I simply can't imagine any scenario where "only 35mm" could fill my need on a photo shoot.

I used a fixed 35 (konica hexar af) for almost 2 years exclusively, except for long range stuff i never foumd myself needing a different focal length. In fact having only one lens improved my technique & approach.

That being said... I still prefer 50mm, mostly for bokeh/portrait purposes. But 35mm is a much more useful, all-purpose focal length.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
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