mikiev

mikiev

Lives in United States OR, United States
Joined on Jul 20, 2005
About me:

Currently have: Nikon D50, Nikon 18-70 DX, Nikon 70-300 ED, Sigma 10-20 HSM, Nikon 105 AFS VR Macro, Nikon 24-120 AFS VR, Tamron 200-500, and Nikon SB-600.
Next purchase will be body-upgrade... probably to D80, maybe D200.

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  • Replied in Thanks for these
    Nice to see examples I can relate to! :) I visited there a few years ago, and can see how much wider the 16-35 goes than what I was using.
  • No, it won't take any doing.

    A lens takes a flat image - like the ones people take of brick walls to check for distortion - and produce a curved image... which additional lens elements/groups are...

  • 1. Extra steps in production = more chances to fail QA = more expensive

    2. Barely past prototype stage = no economies of scale = more expensive.

    3. Only usable in fixed-lens cameras = niche...

  • Shooting straight. [I see what you did there]

    Film needed to be flat, because any sections of the negative flat against the backing-plate would be out-of-focus = ruining your pictures - in...

  • At least one company is innovating in the cellphone market!

    I don't see Apple or Samsung giving us the selfie panorama mode. :)

  • "Everyone wore hats and jackets..."

    Reminds me of seeing a motion picture made in San Francisco in the early 1900's. Camera was mounted on one of the streetcars - on level ground, not the hills -...

  • I look at the thirteen Samyang lenses listed on DPR's lens "hub" - and they are all "primes", i.e. not a zoom in the lot. I check their UK web-site = only zoom is a 650-1300mm beast that is f/8-16 ...
  • Its a 4k video camera attached to a LCD-screen - "viewfinder" - which is about the size of an iPad.

    Since most "Pro" video rigs use a larger screen connected via cables, and supported via brackets...

  • Its a 4k video camera attached to a LCD-screen - "viewfinder" - which is about the size of an iPad.

    Since most "Pro" video rigs use a larger screen connected via cables, and supported via brackets...

  • Its a 4k video camera attached to a LCD-screen - "viewfinder" - which is about the size of an iPad.

    Since most "Pro" video rigs use a larger screen connected via cables, and supported via brackets...

  • I just assumed it was similar to lbf, i.e.
    lbf = pounds force
    lbm = pounds mass
    kgf = kilograms force ???

  • I just assumed it was similar to lbf, i.e.
    lbf = pounds force
    lbm = pounds mass
    kgf = kilograms force ???

    ... kg/cm2 x cm2 [camera surface-area] = kgf [total force/pressure applied to the camera]

  • I just assumed it was similar to lbf, i.e.
    lbf = pounds force
    lbm = pounds mass
    kgf = kilograms force ???

    ... kg/cm2 x cm2 [camera surface-area] = kgf [total force/pressure applied to the...

  • It seems like the display would have to be pretty dim, in order to be transparent enough to maintain eye-contact between photographer & subject... and pretty-much a one-trick pony if that is the...

  • For some tasks, but not all . And EVFs have gotten significantly better in the last few years, while pentaprism designs haven't changed much in decades... To which I can hear the chorus ask: How ...
  • Commented on Miggo Strap and Grip review article

    Too bad the Sling has that "try to accomodate all cameras = all cameras get lousy handling" mounting-plate.

    Grip does seem a better design, since it is not trying to fit wide range of camera sizes.

  • Commented on Miggo Strap and Grip review article

    Too bad the Sling has that "try to accomodate all cameras = all cameras get lousy handling" mounting-plate.

    EDIT From the photo, it looks like the camera would be better-off mounted further-back...

  • Commented on Miggo Strap and Grip review article

    Too bad the Sling has that "try to accomodate all cameras = all cameras get lousy handling" mounting-plate.

    EDIT From the photo, it looks like the camera would be better-off mounted further-back...

  • Very nice shots. Only critique I could make is that the background on #2 and #3 "don't work" for me. EXIF shows all were shot at f/9, and I don't know if opening-up a little more - to get more ...
  • @Jogger: My 24" iMac had the video card die at the 2.5-year mark - just before the 3-year Applecare expired - and Apple had the video boards on back-order [defect in the boards?], so my local...

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