hjaeger

hjaeger

Lives in Japan Minato-ku, Japan
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Mar 3, 2012

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CameraLabTester: Ummm... how much is a Pelican case, please?

It's not everyday that someone wants to get rid of it for $20 on eBay...

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He ordered one from B&H for $30. This is the link from the article http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/83166-REG/Pelican_1150_000_110_1150_Case_with_Foam.html

EDIT: I must have been typing too slowly :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 22:39 UTC
On Roger Cicala investigates Canon's AF marketing claims article (89 comments in total)
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stelioskritikakis: 6D has left out, why? i don't know but it smells like 5D3 + 1Dx promotion

If you check the date this article was posted, you will see that it was posted 1-2 months prior to 6D being released

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:23 UTC
On The GigaPan EPIC Pro article (39 comments in total)
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Stefan Zeiger: I've been shooting for some months with a GigaPan EPIC and a Sony RX100. I also had problems with blurry pictures in the beginning but haven't seen those any more since I bought a more stable tripod (but, of course, that's with a much smaller and lighter-weight camera than the one you used in the review; plus, I spent more on the new tripod than on the GigaPan). I wish there were an option on the GigaPan for a delay before taking each shot to give the camera time to settle. As a work-around, you can increase the per-shot time and use a self-timer on the camera (2 seconds on the RX100, so it greatly increases the time needed to take all the shots).

I have to agree on the software. It's OK when it works but without a way to control it manually, it is very limiting. I tested many stitching tools and found Autopano Giga to be the most capable with the pre-aligned shots from the GigaPan (but also one of the most expensive options).

Carsten, first of all thank you for the review - with regards to the wobbly tendencies of the EPIC Pro, is it not possible to have it take multiple shots in each "location"; not bracketing but shots with same exposure? I believe I read that somewhere; I do know that it may result in extra post processing effort to remove the doublets

My own EPIC Pro is making its way through customs clearance here in Japan, so I am looking forward to testing it next weekend - weather permitting :o)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 09:48 UTC
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hjaeger: Does this mean you have to enter a password every time you change the lens? Or will the passwords be stored in the camera (in which case there is no protection if the camera is stolen together with the lens)? How can the password be entered (are we going to have cameras with fold out keyboards :)?

Also, how will lens rental work with a system like this?

I can see the advantage from the camera manufacturer:
- control which lenses can be used with which camera bodies
- be able to charge more for a lens if it's to be used on a pro body
- be able to limit the number of bodies that can be used with a lens (e.g. you'll need to pay to use it on a second body)
- click charge, so that the lens only includes 100 shutter clicks per month, and you'll pay per click if you exceed this

Endless possibilities :S

Good point, didn't think along those lines - however, I guess it would have to be the focus ring rather than the zoom ring, otherwise primes are somewhat disadvantaged

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 03:23 UTC

Does this mean you have to enter a password every time you change the lens? Or will the passwords be stored in the camera (in which case there is no protection if the camera is stolen together with the lens)? How can the password be entered (are we going to have cameras with fold out keyboards :)?

Also, how will lens rental work with a system like this?

I can see the advantage from the camera manufacturer:
- control which lenses can be used with which camera bodies
- be able to charge more for a lens if it's to be used on a pro body
- be able to limit the number of bodies that can be used with a lens (e.g. you'll need to pay to use it on a second body)
- click charge, so that the lens only includes 100 shutter clicks per month, and you'll pay per click if you exceed this

Endless possibilities :S

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:34 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies

With regards to price, they are available for pre-order in Japan for ¥59,800 (approx. US$660 at today's exchange rate)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 09:32 UTC as 27th comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery article (130 comments in total)
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ezradja: saw some low light high iso samples of this camera and my first impression is negatives so far. Too bad. And the body itself is not charming enough, as if this camera is targeting for domestic market. Canon, why you don't use retro look on this camera design? We really want to see Canonet comeback from the grave.

I believe Gothmoth is referring to the royal "we"; sometimes called "majestic plural" :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:11 UTC
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