Just Ed

Just Ed

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Nov 5, 2011

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On Sony: An eye on focus article (709 comments in total)
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rsf3127: I come straight to the comments thread.
This section may one day be referred in my post doctoral thesis on human behavior.

Let's see what people elaborate to bash this camera. ; )

The sky os falling and we are all DOOMED, I tell you!

And why can't they get the hue and saturation right on that falling sky anyway.

..maybe someday?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (221 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its nice to see that the "old girl", Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, is up there with the best of them. Good news is that once you load the lens profiles into the converter the fringing is a non-issue. Add super fast and precise AF to the mix and what's not to like?

Don't see it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (221 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its nice to see that the "old girl", Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, is up there with the best of them. Good news is that once you load the lens profiles into the converter the fringing is a non-issue. Add super fast and precise AF to the mix and what's not to like?

BarnET, the Otus looks sharper at 1.4 than the Nik at 1.8 to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (221 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: Wow, the Canon 5dsr/Otus Combo completely SLAUGHTERS the nikon Otus combo.

Thanks for doing these additional test.

Now you've started it 😀

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (203 comments in total)

Very nice series Jon, just in time to celebrate the fourth with!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 31st comment

Wonderfully made mechanical devices in the new digital electronic age.
Possibly that is the design philosophy which needs changing?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 14:49 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1050 comments in total)
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Iloveaircraftnoise: G'day all,

Well for all the innovation this camera brings, the battery life is an anachronism... And there is one other thing I don't understand...... Why bang on with this ''smaller form factor'' philosophy when a quality 70-200 telephoto lens attached to the body will still make it look like the elephant dragging a mouse ? Surely the Sony engineers are kidding themselves.....

Op, possibly Sony thought they could deliver more compact lenses. Alas, even Sony can't change physics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 14:06 UTC

Reminds me of Sonny's, "Sony, no bologna" commercial.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 14:24 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
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Lassoni: Mirrorless doesn't give size savings if the objective is big. I guess it works well with pancake objectives, but even stuff like 50 or 85 prime start struggling on a mirrorless body that is small. There's also the problem if you happen to attach a heavy objectibe on a small light body, the weight balance will be off. DSLRs require special tripods to balance the use of 400+ prime teles, whilst I think a small body mirrorless might already start running into troubles trying to balance a 1kg prime/zoom.

TMR, It looked like you were replying to my comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
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Lassoni: Mirrorless doesn't give size savings if the objective is big. I guess it works well with pancake objectives, but even stuff like 50 or 85 prime start struggling on a mirrorless body that is small. There's also the problem if you happen to attach a heavy objectibe on a small light body, the weight balance will be off. DSLRs require special tripods to balance the use of 400+ prime teles, whilst I think a small body mirrorless might already start running into troubles trying to balance a 1kg prime/zoom.

TMR, who said anything.about a tripod? These are used for bif's and other wildlife.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:35 UTC
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Lassoni: Mirrorless doesn't give size savings if the objective is big. I guess it works well with pancake objectives, but even stuff like 50 or 85 prime start struggling on a mirrorless body that is small. There's also the problem if you happen to attach a heavy objectibe on a small light body, the weight balance will be off. DSLRs require special tripods to balance the use of 400+ prime teles, whilst I think a small body mirrorless might already start running into troubles trying to balance a 1kg prime/zoom.

You bring up a good point. I don't understand the philosophy of a small mirrorless body with lens adapter and large prime or zoom lens. It just sucks for manageability.

Not that mirrorless is lacking merit, it jas great potential. But I rather suspect most photogs who use large lenses prefer DSLR sized bodies like the Canon 5D series. Even my 6D's seem a bit small with the 100-400 mkii or 400 DO lenses attached.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (570 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: If it had an EVF and decent AF it might have been a handy tool for wildlife, airshows etc but I don't like the idea of framing at 600mm with sun glaring off the lcd much

Plus sized deeman, you hit the nail right on the head.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:56 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (963 comments in total)
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Adrien S: I thought I'd wait for the 5D mk IV.

I think I won't, actually.

If you wait until just after Xmas, Sony will probably have a newer model out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (963 comments in total)
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Umi: Nice.
Just found a customer for my kidneys, should last long enough to take a few shots

be sure to use overnight shipping. You only have a week or so now, so don't waste any of it😀

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (561 comments in total)

Wow, no one mentioned that the Leica red dot name tag is slightly crooked.
How could people miss such an important "feature?" 😀

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (561 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

Agree with jacs. Think they want it to be a travel camera for scenic shots, but 35mm would be more useful for all around photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:21 UTC
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)
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Lassoni: If the lens is subpar, what's the point of putting it in front of a camera that is capable of much more? I think this might work very well on a APS-C camera (especially since aps-c bodies are also light), but on FF I don't expect seeing someone using something that's between the quality of a nikon 50mm 1.8, and a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro . I mean come on, even Tony Northup said "but the Canon's 50 is cheaper than Nikon's" .. is this something that really matters when shooting with a 6D or 5D, that are both good bodies ? Imo go a little extra mile to get something that's actually good.

Well I have the old 50 1.4 and it is a OK-ish lens. Using it sometimes makes sense because of its speed and narrow DOF.
If IQ is paramount, then it isn't my first choice.

This new 50mm 1.8 STM is much cheaper and probably focuses faster (don't have one to compare).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 01:36 UTC
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Just Ed: Nice lens, but 3'6" close focus....ouch!

Wow....thanks that makes much more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 01:17 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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straylightrun: RIP Canikon, 2015.

Let us know on January 1st 2016 how your prediction turned out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: Mirrorless is the official term now? So instead of choosing a term which describes the camera, they have moronically chosen a term describing what the camera does not have. One day DSLRS will be a nostalgic memory and we will still be stuck with "mirrorless". Same situation as clipless bicycle pedals.

Genius.

How about EVILC

electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens camera

Not a derogitory remark btw

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
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