Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

Joined on Feb 14, 2007

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The point often missed is that thanks to the third party efforts, we can now enjoy freedom of choosing the lenses of choice across most of the offerings from every manufacturer.
Something what was unthinkable a decade ago.
I salute Novoflex and others for providing lens options (via adapters) beyond what Sony, Leica, M4/3 can offer.
I'ts a wonderful time for us, photographers.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 13th comment
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justmeMN: In their next version of this software, the zebra will automatically be turned into a unicorn.

Or have horizontal stripes. Marvelous.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 22:06 UTC

What a loss!
Michael was one of the most persuasive people who pushed and supported me to keep making the camera accessories. A wonderful man and mentor. I will miss him forever.

Richard

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 123rd comment
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)

This is a good effort to show the capabilities of 1DxII in the hands of experienced casual photographer. Very good indeed.
Would like to also see some pictures in more demanding venues like indoor sports or even a macro and wildlife photography which this camera should be excellent at.
Overall, very pleasing results.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: It's not innovative just re-cycle.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/special/250medical.htm

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/special/120medical.htm

Good catch, but I'm wondering how many photo enthusiasts bought that lens for everyday use? What was the cost of Nikon specialized lens?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 17:31 UTC

Any M-mount lens release is an indication that the EOS-M line is still alive and kicking. The built in ring light is a very clever if not revolutionary feature.
Bravo Canon!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

Nice story but I'm still waiting for Contax G2 teardown.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 5th comment

Ooops! they forgot the brass lever to cock the shutter.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 262nd comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (137 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Majority of people with negative comments are confined into a "thinking inside box" category, I think.
Just wondering what they do have to offer to put someone else's innovation to shame in terms of ideas or execution?
Don't want it, don't buy it. Simple as that.
Other than that shut your mouth (fingers) ...up.

I was carried away by reading so many negative comments which resulted in less than appropriate wording in my post. I apologize for that.
Opinions need to be heard. Positive or not.

Sincerely,
Richard

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (137 comments in total)

Majority of people with negative comments are confined into a "thinking inside box" category, I think.
Just wondering what they do have to offer to put someone else's innovation to shame in terms of ideas or execution?
Don't want it, don't buy it. Simple as that.
Other than that shut your mouth (fingers) ...up.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)

Another wonderful product from the great company.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 13th comment

All that for free from Leica?
Oh, I forgot the price of admission.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:55 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Keep innovating...

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 23:49 UTC as 53rd comment

A wonderful tribute to our heritage on micro-scale, skillfully done, bravo!
Watching the clip, I actually forgot that the video was showcasing the camera.
Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 23:38 UTC as 67th comment
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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Dan Bracaglia: Several readers have pointed out noticeable chromatic aberration in a couple of the images used in the shooting experience (all of which were shot with the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM). I've gone back and reprocessed those offending images in ACR to remove the CA. Thanks!

Dan,
If you want to showcase the sensor, you could use the best (EF) lenses at your disposal. This camera is not limited to EF-S lenses after all. Maybe the comparison between EF-S and EF lenses would be better representation what camera can do outside of the "kit lens"?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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RaghavBaijal: Why can't Canon put this sensor in the next EOS M Camera & save itself a lot of humiliation vs the mirrorless competition! This sensor looks nice... especially the AF.

My thoughts exactly and I hope, they will that.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
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Marty4650: This beautiful lens will be available on March 24, which is exactly one week from today.

But two people already "own it" and one person "had it" and got rid of it.

Just wait for the "user reviews": two glowing, one bashing LOL

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:42 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)

Same ol' will bring more cash than any mirrorless could dream about. Not even talking lenses and future upgrades to higher end models.
As long as Canon and Nikon are most recognizable names in photo industry, they will play this game forever.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 06:49 UTC as 66th comment | 8 replies
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Richard Franiec: For the size/weight/price, this lens should require tweaks to reduce some serious issues regarding color fringing to qualify as an Art series lens.
Just look at high contrast areas (in 100% view): plenty of purples and greens on the edges.

Thanks Rishi, I agree with your logic.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
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Richard Franiec: For the size/weight/price, this lens should require tweaks to reduce some serious issues regarding color fringing to qualify as an Art series lens.
Just look at high contrast areas (in 100% view): plenty of purples and greens on the edges.

No, it is not intense but visible with and without glasses. On the portrait, CA seems indeed very well controlled, given the aperture used.
For comparison both lenses can be used on 7DII and 5Ds respectively since the pixel pitch and effective aperture are almost identical.
I would really like to see how the few years old Canon lens fares optically against the latest and greatest from Sigma, putting aside the difference in price.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
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