samhain

samhain

Lives in United States atlanta, GA, United States
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On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (135 comments in total)
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samhain: nice to see a 90 finally.

But- 7 blades, on a portrait lens?
Hmm.
Looking forward to seeing the bokeh. Hopefully it isn't lacking. That'd be a damn shame...

Just watched the Bert Stephani YouTube review.

Lens is sharp.
Bokeh is decent. Not the most circular oof highlights, but not terrible. Not seeing onioning.

Looks pretty good so far.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (135 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: Why Canon can sell FULL FRAME 85/1.8 USM for $350 and Fuji has to ask $950 for APS-C 90/2? No OIS in either (although even that adds maybe $20 to cost, just like WR).
Honestly, such overpricing is ridiculous.

The Canon 85/1.8 is also plastic.
Fuji is not.
I'm not saying that justifies such a price difference, but build quilts should definitely be taken into account.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (135 comments in total)

nice to see a 90 finally.

But- 7 blades, on a portrait lens?
Hmm.
Looking forward to seeing the bokeh. Hopefully it isn't lacking. That'd be a damn shame...

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 03:13 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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Wallace Ross: As a happy current K-3 owner I will not likely be upgrading but the pixel shifting is intriguing I think that it has the possibility to make the K-3 II the best camera available for copying art work. Even higher megapixel cameras don't reproduce colour accurately around edges.

@jpini79 does stitching & panorama improve accurate color reproduction?
Me thinks his comment about copying artwork went over your head. He's talking about pixel shift.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
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Etzenfoto: Well, and now compare this interview to the Fujifilm interview and you know the reason why I'd never switch to Canon ...

It is quite the contrast between the Canon representative & the Fuji rep, isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
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bronxbombers4: I could be wrong, but I have a feeling it would be really nice if whoever it is who is heading up Canon's lens development program just took over the entire camera division and they dumped off the body/sensor development/chief head/MBA market planning executives. Promoted some techie engineer types to management and brought in some serious photographers/videographers into management as well so it's not just all 100% disconnected MBA types, just mix in a few of the other sort.

It feels like it's just run by MBA types with out much connection to actually doing photography/video or deep technical connection.

Really?
The lenses have been more stagnant than the bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
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samhain: If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses...
I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.

Imo- Dslr bodies come & go. But the lenses- that's what makes all the difference.
Innovation will move a brand up the food chain. Fast, unique, well made glass will keep em there.

The 31mm may be the most 'legendary', but having owned perfect copies of all the FA LTD's, the 31mm was the least impressive of the 3.
The 43 & 77 had much more magic to them.

I didn't know he worked at Tamron now. That's a smart hire.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:21 UTC

If Ricoh would re-hire Jun Hirakawa to design new Pentax FF lenses...
I could honestly see Pentax being a serious competitor to Canon/Nikon.

Imo- Dslr bodies come & go. But the lenses- that's what makes all the difference.
Innovation will move a brand up the food chain. Fast, unique, well made glass will keep em there.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:00 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
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GoneMirrorless: Holy cow!
I bet these were designed by
Emerson Biggens!

(Wait a minute, you will eventually get it :D )

Ha!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:25 UTC

Good job Sony, nice to see a f1.4. I didn't think they had it in em.
That's the kind of lens that grabs other brand shooters attention.
Hopefully more fast 1.4's to come.

But- putting out a 90mm macro before an 85mm or 90mm portrait lens?
Seriously?
That just doesn't make sense to me.
Just like when Fuji's intial lens launch included a 60mm macro and no portrait lens. Widely considered a 'wtf' move. Even Fuji later admitted that was a mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:22 UTC as 29th comment | 10 replies
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LeitzKameraAktion: I'm intrigued Mr Iida doesn't rule out Fuji making a Monochrome X camera.
I'd DEFINITELY buy one - click the 'Like' button if you would too!

A Fuji monochrome camera would be cute an all, but-
It's time for the full frame X100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 05:54 UTC
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name here: Fuji needs to work with Adobe to improve Lightroom's raw conversions.

Until Lightroom starts producing a fair output with X-trans sensors, no X-trans camera for me (that's why I purchased X-A1, which has no X-trans).

Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but...
I wouldn't be surprised if Sony, or Canon/ Nikon, etc....
How do I say it....if they 'encouraged' Adobe to maybe not be in such a big rush to improve the raw processing of X-trans.

I mean, we all know- if it was Canon or Nikon who came out with the x-trans sensor, Adobe would have it fine tuned and optimal within a month.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)
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Kirk Bruner: I'm beginning to wonder if, at Sony, the letter "a" stands for "abandonment". May be time to jump to Nikon.

Perhaps they didn't bother making an A-mount version because there's already a 135mm 1.8 in A mount? And that 135 happens to be the best 135mm ever made & can be had at a reasonable cost.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 18:59 UTC

I just can't take any full frame system that doesn't have a 50/1.4 seriously. That should've been the FIRST lens they released.
85/2 or 90/2 should've been 2nd.

7 new lenses later and still no dedicated portrait lens, with the only 'fast' lens being a wide angle?

The only lens in that entire lineup that's even halfway appealing is the 35/1.4, and that's a focal length that I've never felt the need to have a lens faster than f2.

I just don't get Sony cameras. Every new product, I'm left feeling the same way: Close, but no cigar.
One of these days they'll nail it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 04:57 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies

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

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 15th 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 18th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 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 48th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 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 87th comment | 2 replies
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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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
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