Vitruvius

Joined on Aug 12, 2011

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On photo Sony15_35_DSC026 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

This does not look like a Sony. Maybe Audi R10?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Sony Alpha NEX-6 Preview Samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)

This does not look like a Sony. Maybe Audi R10?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (323 comments in total)
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rich889: the point of the comparison scene is to COMPARE between cameras across the board, OLD AND NEW. The most logical way to do that is to expand the current scene rather than delete it and start with a clean slate.

Ya, I agree, good idea.... whoever came up with that idea must be a genius!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 17:38 UTC
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (323 comments in total)

I agree with others that there at least needs to be glass and metal objects in the scene. A small light source would also be interesting. The new scene looks really flat.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 15:45 UTC as 36th comment
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (323 comments in total)

Why not simply expand the area of the existing scene around the perimeter and add a secondary camera position?

This sounds like a great idea in general but as people noted the primary point of the tool is to compare. So with an entire new scene it will not really be possible to do direct comparisons to last years cameras.

Expanding the existing scene and adding new light configurations and a secondary camera position would solve both problems during the transition time.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 15:39 UTC as 37th comment
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photowipe: It's simple. Everything about film involved guessing, even highly educated guesses like the Zone System provided. Anyone even considering applying the Zone System to digital should already know enough about the current tools that hardware and software provide (histograms, previews and highlight warnings) to know that guessing is no longer necessary. It's the same reason why you don't see very many photographers who fully understand digital using hand-held light meters any more- they only helped us guess what the exposure should be, but usually needed to be interpreted. Film is about guessing, digital is about knowing. The Zone System is a film technique.

Wow, you obviously have not read the whole book or you just don't understand it so why are you commenting? I see far more digital photogs guessing today than I ever did with film. Guessing used to cost money and was risky with film which is why people learned. Most people I talk to now with a digital camera don't know what aperture means.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 17:28 UTC
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Vitruvius: I got the first edition from a used book store. Excelent tool and most of it still applies to digital. Not sure why this system needs a digital translation except to make more money from sales. Even the new cover is an obvious sales push.

Lots of old school rules in the book that most people have not heard about. Like how to get a propor exposure range for people shots outside by metering the back of your hand in direct sun and then in shade. The auto settings on your camera will take everything into account. But only you know that the skin tones need to be in the middle of he exposure range. Or you can just AE bracket like a clueless idiot and cross your fingers and resist learing anything useful and still get something and spend more time later on the computer and not be any wiser.

Just realized that the latest edition now covers digital histograms. That might be nice info addition.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 20:10 UTC

I got the first edition from a used book store. Excelent tool and most of it still applies to digital. Not sure why this system needs a digital translation except to make more money from sales. Even the new cover is an obvious sales push.

Lots of old school rules in the book that most people have not heard about. Like how to get a propor exposure range for people shots outside by metering the back of your hand in direct sun and then in shade. The auto settings on your camera will take everything into account. But only you know that the skin tones need to be in the middle of he exposure range. Or you can just AE bracket like a clueless idiot and cross your fingers and resist learing anything useful and still get something and spend more time later on the computer and not be any wiser.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Accessory Review: Nimbus Cloud Dome (96 comments in total)

DPREVIEW - Can you please order this and shoot your test scene so that we can all have a good laugh as you throw away $150. Meanwhile I will post my dogs old neck cone on ebay as a Numbnuts for $99.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 22:20 UTC as 64th comment

Good job... of avoiding rectilinear urban scenes! The only image with some straight lines (3849) shows significant pincushion on the top siding board. I am thinking that downtown would look like a 'fish bowl'.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 22:04 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

I am NOT a legal beagle, and I hate getting harrased in public while taking a picture of a building, BUT ...

I see legal implications written all over this (besides trying to get through customs at the airport).

Google street view had to automate software to go through ALL their images and blurr out faces and license pllates. It is actually funny because even the faces on billboards are blurred out.

What happens when people start posting video blogs or live visual diaries and somebodies wife sees their husband with their X?

You ARE responsible for what you post online and it is almost irretrievable.
The number of people trying to erase their digital past is growing.

For a history of this idea see Steve Mann / cyberman;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mann

And don't be surprised to be assaulted...

http://eyetap.blogspot.ca/2012/07/physical-assault-by-mcdonalds-for.html#!/2012/07/physical-assault-by-mcdonalds-for.html

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 17:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2012: SLR Magic Stand Report (15 comments in total)
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Scubadu: The E-mount 23mm looks super nice. I'm also very curious about the 35mm 1.4 on E-mount.

SLR Magic, if you are listening- please change the name of your compnay, or at least the lineup. It's very confusing. I also hope that you can set up distributors in the US or Europe. As an individual user I don't want to deal with customs or put a big purchase on PayPal.

Don't worry. They won't last two more years. There is no way that the other big firms will allow this unbridled innovation to continue. Someone will buy them out, whatever the price, change the name and then cut quality. It's inevitable.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: SLR Magic Stand Report (15 comments in total)

This look awsome! The main reason I am hesitating investing in M4/3 camera system is because here are so few bright AND wide lenses. Thank you SLR Magic for this development.

Where are the prices and availability listed? I can't find the 'press release' and the SLR Magic web site is very incomplete.

Any chance that there is a bright 8.5mm lens in the works for m4/3 by anybody?

These non-electronic 'dumb' lenses make total sense with the new cameras with focus peaking. It is very intuitive and you can see the focal plane in the live view as a virtual live section through the scene. That makes these type of bright MFT lenses combined with the cameras that lack an OVF very logical and affordable workflow to get high quality work on a non-pro budget. And just to have FUN again!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 15:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Hands-on Preview (94 comments in total)

What would I need to use the Olympus ED 12-60mm f.2.8-4 lens with this camera and retain all functionality and weather protection of the camera and lens?

Is it the Olympus MMF-3 adpater?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:28 UTC as 20th comment

It will not be permitted to to have FLASH, pop-up or otherwise.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 00:31 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

Canon already made an i-pod that you attach to a lens - the EOS M. Just make it thinner, add the half eaten apple, and charge some insane price.

Oh but the User Interface!!! Power zoom would be controled only by two-finger touch screen of course. Apeture and shutter control would be apps that you need to download for $5 each.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 17:59 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

They try too hard.... no seriously, they TRY too hard. To call it ape butt ugly would be a compliment. They have gone Lunar-toons.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 17:45 UTC as 97th comment
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d2f: I wonder how the old school Samyang lens will compare to the Sigma 8-16 lens. Since the Sigma has AF, supports a electronic interface and has a zoom range that provides another level of control. I know it produces great images since I own one. Given that current DSLR cameras have high sensitivity and the depth of field of a wide angle lens is significant is there is any real need for a 2.8 lens? It is my opinion that current DSLR cameras are fairly difficult to focus manually, since their focusing screens are not optimized for manual focusing, unless there is a focus confirmation, which appears to be missing on this lens, with maybe the exception of the Nikon mount. Also this lens does not appear to have a old school depth of field scale on the lens barrel, which may limit its usefulness when it is needed.

d2f

An f2.8 lens is not at all the same as an f.4.5 lens. There is a huge void in almost all lens lines for large apeture wide angle lenses. Good luck trying to find a 17-35mm (FF equiv) f2.8 lens for any camera system except full frame (135). Nice to see somone trying to fill that void.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 17:59 UTC

Nice to see a really wide angle zoom but I would have much rather had more aperture than the power zoom. Oh well. looks like lots of nice stuff coming out.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 16:22 UTC as 13th comment
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mpgxsvcd: That looks like a terrific camera for the very controlled environments it is meant to be used in.

You wouldn't take this as a walk around camera just as you wouldn't choose a point and shoot for studio shots. It is a purpose built camera and when used correctly for that purpose it would be exceptional.

I wonder how long it will be before we have 500 megapixel cameras with ultra wide lenses and we just crop the image down instead of zooming.

Is 1.6 Gigapixel enough?
http://www.dgcam.org/dgCam/Home.html
Only $25,000 with lens

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 23:21 UTC
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