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Johannes Zander: My Olympus ED 150 mm f/2.0 with EC20 is just as good. Only AF might not be as fast as with the new lens.
I don't see any super sharpness!
Bokeh is average.

"Granny 43 crashed our hipster m43 party..."

Hipsters love retro stuff, just like grannies. Give it a few more years, the hipsters will migrate from Lomos to 4/3.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:39 UTC

"It also includes a retractable hood like the one found on the M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro."

M.Zuiko Digital 50-150 F2.8 IS Pro

I've never heard of this lens. 50-150mm f/2.8 with OIS sounds like a dream of a tele-zoom. Please tell me more.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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thx1138: LOL at the price. Seriously delusional. The mirrorless fanbois would be in hysterics if Canikon released a 300 f/4 that cost $2500. Hell the Nikon with DO technology is only $2K and has to be corrected for a 4x larger sensor.

300mm f/4
= 600mm f/4
= 600mm f/8
= 450mm f5.6
= ?
So these are all essentially the same?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 01:19 UTC

I didn't hear any mention of refrigerators. Pffff, typical Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:55 UTC as 18th comment
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: I was just telling my wife last night in the grocery store how nice it'd be to have a video camera in the fridge so we could see if we'd run out of pickles. I just couldn't remember how many pickles we had left. And I just don't like hamburgers without pickles.

Thankfully, Samsung to the rescue.

"I can't help wondering how a camera in a fridge can monitor the whole contents of the fridge."

Not sure exactly how it'll work, but be assured that there will be sensors for everything soon enough (not just the fridge either). It will know how many ounces of butter you have left, and the expiration date of your milk. RFID built into food packaging is not far fetched either.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:31 UTC

"Despite being described as 'full frame' the sensor is 53.7 x 40.4mm, making it two and a half times larger than the 135 format to which the term is most often applied."

So if I mount an 80mm f/2.8 lens on this beast, what would be the micro four thirds equivalents, both focal length and aperture?


Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:02 UTC as 15th comment
On article Samsung launches tiny 2TB portable SSD memory device (28 comments in total)

‘smaller than an average business card’

2.91 x 2.28 x 0.41 inches = 2.72 cu. in.

I've never seen a business card so big.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:42 UTC as 9th comment
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

"As for stock holders one of the problems is not thinking about future markets, see here the US auto maker GM."

I'm pretty sure shareholders would be less than thrilled if the focus of Samsung's presentation was cameras with APSC sensors and big lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)

These days, the-internet-of-things (e.g. smart appliances) is far more interesting to the general population than the latest enthusiast-grade cameras. So I don't find the omission of cameras to be surprising at all, and I wouldn't read too much into it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies

If I drank responsibly, I wouldn't need a "Tough" camera. Kind of defeats the purpose.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 02:04 UTC as 30th comment

What will be the m43 equivalents when this lens is adapted for my pocketable PEN?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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Battersea: Don't you guys have any pretty gals you can take photos of? Nice lens, impressive in many ways. The progressive aperture shots are much appreciated, very informative.

Unfortunately, there has been a shortage of pretty gals in the Seattle area for quite some time.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 02:18 UTC

My first thought was that this is stupid, existing polarizers are good enough. One cannot tell the difference in sharpness between a good polarizer and no polarizer, except when comparing side by side at 100%.

And then I thought that maybe as pixel density increases and puts more demand on optics, maybe there is a valid reason for this product.

And then I convinced myself that my first instinct is probably correct.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Why aren't their more photos of cheerleaders?
I guess this isn't the camera for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
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acidic: Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.

"If on the tripod it's written "Made in Italy" you can be sure it's made in Italy, not by the Chinese."

I never questioned whether it wasn't made in Italy. Just saying that in some industries (primarily fashion), the "Made in Italy" label, which was once a selling point, has been cheapened by Chinese factories operating in Italy, for the sole purpose of being able to legally label it "Made in Italy."

Made in China products are unavoidable in certain product categories, I understand this. But sometimes consumers are willing to pay more for a product if it is made elsewhere. The Chinese are very capable of high manufacturing standards, but sadly shortcuts are taken all too often in the name of short term profits.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 00:54 UTC

Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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WeddingEtCetera Com: Completely STUPID. A photo bag is a photo bag. No less. No more. A woman photographer equals a man photographer. And reciprocal.
Where is the difference ? A special pocket for Tampax ?
This way of cataloging is even more stupid in the sense that some men will not dare to buy this bag.
Apologies for the harshness of the end.

Ps : Sorry, I am a man and I really like this bag. Will I be cataloged "Gay" with such a bag?

"A special pocket for Tampax ?"

Are you Donald Trump?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 01:03 UTC
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RichRMA: Too bad no Sony mount. It's a lot better deal than nearly $1500 for a Zeiss 21mm Loxia that's slow at f/2.8

"If I image my sony with this lens attached on a tripod? Lot of stress on the small body and mount."

Are Sony's built so poorly that its tripod mount and lens mount cannot handle a 950g lens?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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samhain: Very impressive lens, sigma is really on a roll.
Making Canon/Nikon lens division look like they're stuck in molasses :)

The Nikon D810 and Canon 5DS are not flagship cameras. Please take a look at D4S and 1DX for actual flagship cameras, both of which go for over $5K.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: Print screen, paste.

I can't see how drm could get round that. It's a difficult problem, which unfortunately - like most issues in society - might be best addressed with education and an unlikely moral, economic and social environment wherein very few people are overly selfish or desperate.

The thing is that the majority of people who use photos without permission will not bother with "stealing" via screenshots. Only those intent on actually stealing will go through the trouble. At which point, a stronger case can be made with regards to copyright infringement.

So adding DRM will be effective to some extent. But at what cost? If user (consumer) functionality is hampered by the addition of DRM, then most content providers will probably do without it.

I do think that there needs to be more metadata preservation when images are posted online. It's 2015, the retention of metadata has zero impact on how long it takes to load a website.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
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