huffy49

huffy49

Joined on Feb 4, 2012

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On Resurrecting a WWII optic with scraps and a 3D printer article (59 comments in total)

The articles introduction is in error. Thorium oxide was not used as a lens coating. Rather, the lens elements themselves were partially composed (up to 30%) of thorium oxide. Such lenses have properties not unlike calcium flouride elements used today.
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:22 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (557 comments in total)

meh

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 00:51 UTC as 130th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
In reply to:

Karroly: K-mount and sensor-shift are big pros for "universal lens use".
But lack of electronic viewfinder or socket for an additionnal one is a big con.
Please, Pentax, design something else more ergonomic.
Shooting arm stretched with such a camera and one of the big zooms shown in the picture above is just nonsense to me. But I am aware that some people need heavy, unstable gear to muscle their arms...
My first mirrorless camera is a Samsung NX11 because it is yet the only one, as far as I know, with APS-C sensor and built-in viewfinder. And the more I use it the more I love it.
And more: compared by myself to 2 Canon, 3 Pentax standard 18-55mm lenses on various Canon and Pentax bodies, the Samsung lens produces the sharpest shots @ 18mm F:3.5 with no chromatic aberration and near zero purple fringing in backlit situation ( and lens distortion correction setting to OFF in the camera menu...)

You mean to say that Pentax won't get it right for another three years??

I reckon I must be blind to that light you're talking about ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 03:46 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
In reply to:

Karroly: K-mount and sensor-shift are big pros for "universal lens use".
But lack of electronic viewfinder or socket for an additionnal one is a big con.
Please, Pentax, design something else more ergonomic.
Shooting arm stretched with such a camera and one of the big zooms shown in the picture above is just nonsense to me. But I am aware that some people need heavy, unstable gear to muscle their arms...
My first mirrorless camera is a Samsung NX11 because it is yet the only one, as far as I know, with APS-C sensor and built-in viewfinder. And the more I use it the more I love it.
And more: compared by myself to 2 Canon, 3 Pentax standard 18-55mm lenses on various Canon and Pentax bodies, the Samsung lens produces the sharpest shots @ 18mm F:3.5 with no chromatic aberration and near zero purple fringing in backlit situation ( and lens distortion correction setting to OFF in the camera menu...)

I agree, Karroly - this camera seems, to me, to be seriously flawed. A mishmash of conflicting features: mirrorless, yet without many of the advantages that feature makes possible. Large, heavy, unable to use the smaller lenses the short back focus makes possible, and worse of all, the P&S viewfinder. Over the years, Pentax has produced many, many outstanding camera designs, but this is not one of them!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 14:35 UTC
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