love_them_all

love_them_all

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Jan 9, 2007

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On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: euw.. the bokeh.. yuck

A lot of the older and cheaper lens got this bokeh. It was actually a design achievement for the engineers to get rid of it. I had a Seagull TLR that cost about $50 back in the days and it got the same kind of bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:24 UTC
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Just another Canon shooter: Can you move the camera around and stitch to get the whole FOV?

It won't be good because the light cannot hit every inch of the sensor when it is sitting behind the native mount, especially on the edges.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 13:43 UTC

Thanks to the F- stoppers for digging this up! Now I know how to remove the water mark off my grad photos. I won't know how to do that if it weren't for you guys! Who would go into such depth on the net to dig up a blog post that won't even show up on the first few pages of google search!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 04:57 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

Thumbs up!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 6th comment
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peevee1: $1500 seems expensive for a off-brand 70-200/4.

No way the street price is $1500. Yen prices are known to be much higher. You will see this lens be selling lower than the Canon eq.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)

So everything that is not OOC JPEG is potentially altered? I thought this service can detect if an image is a composite of several images or if the model in the photo has been altered to look slimmer or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 10:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

Nothing new. The M240 does in camera corrections as well

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 00:13 UTC as 257th comment
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (272 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Doesn't really look better than a "cheap" Nikon 85mm 1.8G, whether you use it on APS-C or full frame.

Fuji for Fuji, Nikon for Nikon. And Fuji is not yet mainstream like Nikon, the lower quantity, the higher the price. And even though it is an APS-C lens, being 1.2 and have such decent CA control it won't be low cost. Not sure which one is a "better buy".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 16:03 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (272 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: More clueless bokeh shots.

Foliage and flowers are the best case scenarios for bokeh; even a bad bokeh lens can do alright with that.

You need plenty of specular hghlights and lines: a bicycle shop is a tough test. Also OOF faces.

I know what you are saying. A tree shot with a lot of branches OOF would also be a good test to see how line objects goes OOF. And you can also see if it has the spinning effect (most modern lens won't anyway). The one is the sample is not enough (shot at f/2.2). The Bokeh seems not the best but quite good, CA control seems very good to excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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Serickmetz: Sexy! Hands down will blow away pathetic m4/3 and all current Aps-c cameras. Unfortunately you have to pay the price for perfection.

Who cares if this is a camera or not. It's a solid block of shiny metal that you can hang around your neck. I already asked if they can do a solid gold ver for me. 18k of course. My buddy from dubai is thinking of doing a solid platinum one. He is low profile.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 04:44 UTC
On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Just put the cap in your back/shirt pocket. I never lost one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 02:17 UTC as 54th comment
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (157 comments in total)
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RichRMA: This is not a sports camera. Time for Pentax to go mirror-less here.

But a mamiya 7 style mirroless mf would make the body much smaller. The tech issue for Sony is the battery drain for LV and the refresh rate. If they can make it just as good as the A7's LV, a true compact MF mirrorless would be amazing. Don't forget when that happens you can use pretty much every single mf slr lens out there with an adaptor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:42 UTC
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (157 comments in total)
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Brigcam: Might be better call this 55mm, the term medium format is getting a bit to nebulous

If Leica S can be called a medium format, and this sensor is the same size as the one used in the H5D and Phase One Cmos models, then it is medium format. MF has been the most liberal format. There was 4x4. 127 format film, used in the baby Rollieflex. And even in 120, using 67 or 69 format is considerable larger than 645.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)
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MatsP: While this is published April 1st and obviously an April joke I think it has some interesting ideas. 6-axis IBIS with the sensor moving back and forth? Remember the Contax AX: it had a movable film plane to get AF, and it worked quite well. In theory at least it would be possible to get AF a similar way with a moving sensor. Imagine AF with all those legacy lenses of OM, FD and other mounts existing out there.

Anyway, I actually own an OM-G, bought in the US 30 years ago, hiding in a cupboard. It exists. It's a very basic entry level slr though.

RDMPhotos , that's not a bad idea. I own the AX. The worst part is the thick body design which you cannot get rid of. Contax also came up with the focus bracketing. The best way IMO is to let the lens go +/- for fb and let the sensor stay in its place. This would be a lovely function for people who likes focus stacking.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

Wait until the OMMFG, the MF stands for medium format of course. With the self correct system any lens would be able to cover the mf sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 46th comment
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)
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GeorgeD200: To everyone who says that the service had gone downhill and the staff were arrogant:
How many times do you think you can beat the staff over the head about how the internet is cheaper and better stocked and doesn't charge sales tax before you stress them out until their performance begins to suffer?

I just left a brick and mortar camera store job after 10 years in the business and it was like coming up for air. I feel like I got water-boarded every day for the last ten years. (No offense intended to anyone who has ever really been tortured). It was very stressful to hear every day that you didn't measure up to online, and it did make me grouchy and arrogant. You can only take so much criticism before it affects you.

Same thing for the watch business. Everyday people come in to play with the watches and then ask the store to match the best prices they found online, sometimes even prices of fake watches. Some people appreciate the professional services and the chance to try on a watch before buying, but there is so much abuse you can take on a daily basis.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

BTW, is the link to their fb page working?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:54 UTC as 63rd comment
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

I always preferred Calumet over Samy's in the LA area. The staff of Samy's had done numerous unethical transactions to my friends and I back in the days. They over charged us on used equipment and used high pressure sales techniques on things we didn't need. Back then we were students and didn't know better. Then I discovered Calumet and never turned back. Their rental house is one of the best in LA.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:36 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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love_them_all: I was hoping the Cmos Sony sensor ver would be 30-40% cheaper than their CCD ver. But they are pretty much the same price.

And you know that because you work at the Sony plant as a cost accountant? How much does the sensor actually cost? Try to think the other way around - Hassy charges a price point they think can sell their target units per quarter, subject to how many units they can produce. Nobody uses "cost plus" to price their products anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 04:51 UTC
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Anastigmat: Canon is an electronics company. You wonder why they haven't made a smartphone yet.

They are not a real electronics co. And Canon cannot compete against the others. Consumers just do not associate the brand name to smart phones.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 01:36 UTC
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