ecka84

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On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (193 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 31st comment
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (193 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 37th comment

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 9th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (655 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (2300 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 405th 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 (899 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 (256 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 (256 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 81st comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

It looks like a very nice camera. Although, why making a big protruding lens barrel and a tiny little grip with a small battery in it? LP-E6 would have been glorious.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:53 UTC as 141st comment
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Tapper123: Price is absurd.

Look at the Fuji equivalent. Hope this bombs hard in the market.

70-200/2.8non-IS was made in the 20th century :). It is cheaper, because it is old and inferior by all parameters. IS and non-IS are not two different lens lineups. They just started putting IS in all 70-200mm (including F4) in 21st century.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
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Frank_BR: I have no doubt that the Nocticron is a spectacular lens. However, a lens with a price tag of $1700 certainly is not a product for the masses.

With the Nocticron, Panasonic's intention is to draw attention and bring prestigie to the m43 format, especially among the professionals.

Panasonic's strategy to increase the appeal of the m43 system is almost complete. The m43 system already has fast primes and zooms, macro, ultra wide angle and fisheye lenses. What is missing now are basically the fast telephoto lenses like the 150mm F/2.8.

That said, it must be recognized that Panasonic is charging too much for the Nocticron. Consider, for example, the zoom Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, which has a more complex optical design that uses 4 or 5 times more material (optical glasses, metals, etc.), but Tamron can sell it for about $1000. From this comparison, it is clear that Panasonic could charge a little over $500 for the Nocticron, and still make a profit.

Evening Naveed :). The picture is more important for me. I guess I could live with whatever design, if it delivers the oomph :). The Nocticron may be the oomph-factory for m4/3 system, I'm not denying that, but Jeez.. it's expensive. It's like a sports-car - all the cheap ones are crap or too specializes and the good ones are too expensive :).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: Not interested. I have a m43 camera now for size. This lens is big and heavy and still slow when compared to FF.
It's prize is rather optimistic too.

@klopus How come 500mm f/4 isn't slow? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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Zoron: where's the OS ?....its 2014 and FF market going down....now or never man

Are there any non-film 35mm formats?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
In reply to:

Frank_BR: I have no doubt that the Nocticron is a spectacular lens. However, a lens with a price tag of $1700 certainly is not a product for the masses.

With the Nocticron, Panasonic's intention is to draw attention and bring prestigie to the m43 format, especially among the professionals.

Panasonic's strategy to increase the appeal of the m43 system is almost complete. The m43 system already has fast primes and zooms, macro, ultra wide angle and fisheye lenses. What is missing now are basically the fast telephoto lenses like the 150mm F/2.8.

That said, it must be recognized that Panasonic is charging too much for the Nocticron. Consider, for example, the zoom Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, which has a more complex optical design that uses 4 or 5 times more material (optical glasses, metals, etc.), but Tamron can sell it for about $1000. From this comparison, it is clear that Panasonic could charge a little over $500 for the Nocticron, and still make a profit.

Thank you Naveed. I do like my 6D, for now :), despite that it has some flaws (like any other camera). Pana and Oly learned to make nicely designed mirrorless bodies. However, I mostly prefer the ones with better grip and ergonomics. like GH# series and the new E-M1 (much better than E-M5). Not sure about the Sony A7, it's design is kind of blunt :) (I should mention that it has 4 native lenses released already, not one - 28-70, 24-70/4, 35/2.8 and 55/1.8). I spent more time handling the m4/3 RAW files than the actual bodies. E-M1's EVF is spectacular, but ... while my judgment may be spoiled by the FF output :) ... I expected better IQ for the price. Many of their optical formulas are compromised by the prioritized "pocketability" features, and the better ones are unreasonably expensive. Oh well, let's wait for the A8 (or A7N or A7T :) )

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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Zoron: where's the OS ?....its 2014 and FF market going down....now or never man

Do you realize that 35mm format means the 35mm film width (not the frame) for a vintage camera? 35mm as a dimension has nothing to do with a Digital SLR (DSLR) sensor.
However, I kinda agree with you. I think that EVF will dominate the market at some point, and I'd like them to improve that technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 22:16 UTC
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