ecka84

ecka84

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On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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probert500: "ensures the photographer is independent from the ISO limitations of his camera". Absurd.

And I'm sure reportagers are shooting their reportage with micro thin DOF.

This stuff is like a rolex watch - you wear it but you never use it - but it "says something about you".

Inevitably the arguments for this overpriced stuff - including Leica - comes down to "nuance". Nuance, like god, is something you believe in or don't -and since it's a matter of faith, it defies logic.

Personally - I want to record things as accurately and transparently as possible - if I want "nuance" I'll add it in PP.

@probert500
Leica? For reportaging on the fly? Seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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probert500: "ensures the photographer is independent from the ISO limitations of his camera". Absurd.

And I'm sure reportagers are shooting their reportage with micro thin DOF.

This stuff is like a rolex watch - you wear it but you never use it - but it "says something about you".

Inevitably the arguments for this overpriced stuff - including Leica - comes down to "nuance". Nuance, like god, is something you believe in or don't -and since it's a matter of faith, it defies logic.

Personally - I want to record things as accurately and transparently as possible - if I want "nuance" I'll add it in PP.

35/1.4 DoF isn't that thin...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:19 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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Stanchung: I already have 85mm covered 4 times.

Doubt I will get this mostly because of the price.

Would be nice to carry this around though.

I'm afraid that prime lenses are not meant for focal range covering hobby :).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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ecka84: I'm confused
"...close-ups right down to a working distance of 0.65 meters."
"Zeiss says the lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.65 meters..."
"...high imaging performance across the entire focusing range from 0.8 m to infinity."

Zeiss statement must be wrong. Is it 0.8 MFD and 0.65 MWD?

Well, I know the difference. It's just that "Zeiss says the lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.65 meters..." (which is MFD) must be incorrect.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:37 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

I'm confused
"...close-ups right down to a working distance of 0.65 meters."
"Zeiss says the lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.65 meters..."
"...high imaging performance across the entire focusing range from 0.8 m to infinity."

Zeiss statement must be wrong. Is it 0.8 MFD and 0.65 MWD?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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phazelag: I am baffled when companies that can create genius like the Ricoh GR and K-3 end up creating wacky stuff like this. Fuji does this too, genius x series and crappy bridge series.

Still waiting for Fuji to stop mimicking knobby rangefinders from 20th century. I mean even Leica had it right with their T.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 06:25 UTC
On Week in review: 8 things we learned article (48 comments in total)

Monkey Selfie was the best :D

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 10th comment
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

"Maybe Pentax technology is so advanced, that K-S1 doesn't need a battery to run. However, the world is not ready for this technology yet, so they needed something to drain battery (LEDs ;)), for conspiracy."
:)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 36th comment
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

Now Pentax users don't have to ask people to smile when we take their pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

Something is wrong here. Oh, yes, the PRICE.
Is the Canon AE version coming for extra $$$?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 12:59 UTC as 10th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
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plevyadophy: Have all the Pentax fans actually considered the fact that this thing is NOT really medium format; it's not true medium format in sensor size nor is it digital medium format.

It's more like the medium format equivalent of a Leica M8 or Canon 1D with their APS-H sized sensors, and some have even gone as far as referring to this new Pentax's sensor size as Medium Format DX.

Really, in my view, things only matter when the diagonal of the sensor/film roughlydoubles/halves. So going from micro Four Thirds to 35mm,and then from 35mm to 645 or 6 x 6, and then up to 10 x 8 all make a significant difference. For those going from Pentax APS-C sensor cams to this Pentax 645Z there's gonna be a MASSIVE difference but I don't think it's worth bothering with if you already own say a Nikon D800e.

The camera body is superb though, the best on the market in my view. It's just a pity that they didn't provide a fully articulating rear LCD instead of the mere flip up and flip down variety.

@armandino
Well, there are all kinds of stupidity in photographic gear marketing numbers and design, which is done to fool people (on purpose :) ). 645 format means 60mm by 45mm film/sensor size, just think about it. 645Z/645D is a 1.36 crop from the real 645 (almost half the size). It should have been a Pentax 4433Z instead :). Most lens focal lengths are not accurate and something like 46.5mm is shamelessly "simplified" into 50mm, while 70-200mm could be 74-182mm really. You don't have to be an idiot to not care about those things while using the tool you like, just spread the truth :).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2305 comments in total)

What shocking release from Leica :). Beautiful camera, very nice LCD, love the GUI and 16GB internal memory is smart. Nice specs, even WiFi ...

P.S.:
Coming up next - Leica Ti (Titanium Limited Edition) for only $3999 and Leica Ti Mark II with 2 red Leica badges on the front for $7999 + free badge polishing video.
:)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 07:11 UTC as 406th comment
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RodluvanII: A medium format sensor (60x60mm) is more than 4x times larger than a 35mm sensor, or 3.7x larger in the case of a 645-sensor. Not "almost twice the physical size".

@yabokkie
Well, it is 135 film (not 135mm film), which is the official name of the photographic film that is most used today, specified by ISO (International Standard Organization) 1007:2000. Quote:
"This International Standard is not intended to apply to “bulk” 35-mm film used for reloading into 135-size magazines, nor to the reloadable magazines themselves. Also, this standard does not apply to 135-size film and magazines that are used in single-use camera applications."
http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ISO+1007:2000

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 09:44 UTC
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RodluvanII: A medium format sensor (60x60mm) is more than 4x times larger than a 35mm sensor, or 3.7x larger in the case of a 645-sensor. Not "almost twice the physical size".

@Petka
Yes, it is just like you said.
I'm after stop calling it 35mm sensor, there is nothing 35mm in it. You can shoot APS size on 35mm film, but somehow you don't call APS-C/H crop sensor a 35mm sensor. It's just wrong :).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 18:04 UTC
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RodluvanII: A medium format sensor (60x60mm) is more than 4x times larger than a 35mm sensor, or 3.7x larger in the case of a 645-sensor. Not "almost twice the physical size".

@BorisAkunin
Close enough to what? 35mm is the width of a film and it had nothing to do with the dimensions of the frame. In most photographic cameras the film is used horizontally and the frame size is the same 36x24mm, but 35mm film can be also used vertically in cinematography, so the frame dimensions are more like APS-C (Super35). So, both film and digital FF have exactly the same frame dimensions and 35mm has nothing to do with them. People keep calling FF a 35mm because old habits die hard, that's all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
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RodluvanII: A medium format sensor (60x60mm) is more than 4x times larger than a 35mm sensor, or 3.7x larger in the case of a 645-sensor. Not "almost twice the physical size".

@BorisAkunin
Yes. There are no 35mm sensors as well, but sadly, nobody cares :(

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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plasnu: Dear Jeff Keller,

I'm wondering if you actually have touched this camera and write this review. Everyone who actually touched the camera except you seems to have very different opinion about the EVF from yours. It's pretty confusing...

Image output resolution and the actual (physical) pixel count of the LCD are two different things.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:43 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)
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love_them_all: So Sony is dropping the touch screen along with the NEX name?

That's because they will release a6000+touch screen (and probably take some things away), call it a7000 and ask $300 more :).
Why won't they put it all in one camera? - I don't know, I call it greed fetish :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)
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petemod: "Sir, is that a DP2 in your pocket or are you just..."

"Sir, is that a DP2 in your pocket or a DP3 or a DP1?"
You really can't confuse it with anything else :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)

I really expected Sigma to go mirrorless, not hipster. Well, it may be a good thing :).
It should be very comfortable for left-handed people taking selfies :).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
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