ecka84

ecka84

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ecka84: Actually, 4.5-108mm f/2.8 is equivalent to 25-600mm f/16.

@Revenant
"The f-number is just a ratio between two physical measurements, the focal length and the aperture."
- Well, exactly, and it's not 'just' a ratio, it is exactly that ratio and only that, nothing else. It's not an independent measurement or a constant. That's why 25-600/2.8 is a lie.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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ToolMan78: All the people complaining about the sensor size should understand that to get that sort of equivalent focal range and aperture on a larger sensor the size, price and weight of the lens would increase as well. While I won't trade in my dSLR for one, if I wanted a compact solution for carrying around with me while hiking to get a wide range of wildlife shots this would be very interesting.

Well, to get that sort of equivalent focal range and aperture on a larger sensor is easy and even cheap, if you already have the body. You are only sacrificing some quality for convenience and 4K. Something like (?Tamron) 16-300mm APS-C should work fine. You can just crop the image where it wasn't long enough and still get better quality. Unless you've got a Nikon 1 body, which would have even longer reach (300mm*2.7x). No "free lunch" there.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
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ecka84: Actually, 4.5-108mm f/2.8 is equivalent to 25-600mm f/16.

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Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 19:04 UTC

Actually, 4.5-108mm f/2.8 is equivalent to 25-600mm f/16.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:32 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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ecka84: - Did Sony just do the impossible?
- Yeap, they did it, they forgot the touch-screen. :)

@Lawn Lends
I think they are both inconveniences, nothing lethal :), but I'm sure that's a deal breaker for many enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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ecka84: - Did Sony just do the impossible?
- Yeap, they did it, they forgot the touch-screen. :)

@surlezi
Well, I'm no fanboy of any brand and I don't see any reason for justifying Sony making the same stupid marketing decision all the rest manufacturers do. And I do blame Nikon / Canon / Pentax etc. for many really stupid things they do (like all the different memory card slot type mixing, or that every little optional piece of plastic costing $50-$250 ...).
I'm sorry I decontexted (if there is such a word :)) your statement. Just wanted to make it shorter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 20:05 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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ecka84: - Did Sony just do the impossible?
- Yeap, they did it, they forgot the touch-screen. :)

@surlezi
The touchscreen is very very useful for choosing AF points in both photo and video modes. That's the main and only purpose I want it for. "Handling video properly by nature" is for lazy amateurs, who are not the people this camera is made for in the first place.
- "Sony is leaving room for improvement is necessary to make future products attractive" - yes, that's the problem :).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 11:22 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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ecka84: - Did Sony just do the impossible?
- Yeap, they did it, they forgot the touch-screen. :)

@Lawn Lends
I don't like to choose, I wan't it all in one camera. There are plenty of features you'd never use anyway, why not one more? :) Just turn it off and let the rest of us enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)

- Did Sony just do the impossible?
- Yeap, they did it, they forgot the touch-screen. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 16th comment | 8 replies
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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designdog: Sony innovations are driving the industry, but I would never own this camera:

1. not really 14 bit, and lossly compression of raw files

2. where are the fast prime lenses, after all this time

3. whoops, six months later there is an entirely new body and your is out of date

4. strap a 50mm 1.4 on it, with convertor, and it looks like an afterthought

@Rishi Sanyal
Now who on Earth would pay $800 for FE 35/2.8, while there is an amazing and delicious Canon EF 40/2.8 pancake for only $150? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 22:18 UTC

An anachronism , totally.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 11:50 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)
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allkar: What does this poll? Unfortunately nothing!
I see 9 products, not all belong to the best
and miss the other, good gear.

You have free choice, provided you choose what we want.

Here fits the Winston Churchil's quote:
"The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself"

So, everyone who's previous votes turned out to be less popular, are left with no choice to vote for in the next round(s).
This makes very little sense.
Best High-end ILC - Nikon D810 (12.2%) ~ 425 votes
Best Lens - Sigma 50/1.4 Art (22.1%) ~ 310 votes
Result - Sigma goes to the next round, D810 does not.
(Facepalm)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 21:19 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.

@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 (339 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 (339 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 (339 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 (197 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 (43 comments in total)

Monkey Selfie was the best :D

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 12th comment
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (197 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 37th comment
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