zorgon

zorgon

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On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (46 comments in total)

They could have at least changed the screen on the X-E. I can't see much reason to get this over the Ricoh GR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (71 comments in total)
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TFD: Nice but I think Sony trumps them in two areas, Video and Panoramas. From my experience no one is as good at Panoramas as Sony.

I find the auto panorama mode on my RX100 to be worthless anyway. Why? Because the camera defaults to 1/500s shutter speed to avoid motion blur while panning. So unless you're shooting in full sunlight, the image quality is poor. I much prefer to take individual shots and stitch using Hugin. (It takes much more effort of course. ) IMO, there are too many useless features and settings on these compacts making them more complicated than DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X article (71 comments in total)

It's hard to believe that they can make a lens that small, with that zoom range and aperture. On paper at least it looks better than the Sony RX100III and Panasonic LX100 but I get the feeling that something has to give. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the image quality is like.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:46 UTC as 6th comment | 9 replies

WEX prices:
400mm f2.8 ii = £7799
400mm f4 DO ii = £6999

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On Lights, Action in the meteor shower challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot. You've got a meteorite, the northern lights and the m31 galaxy all in one picture. Interesting foreground too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

This is why I always wait at least a couple of months after release before buying a new camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 22:48 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Johannes Zander: From their website and important for me:
•Cactus V6 does not transmit TTL information wirelessly

Ah OK, I get it now. Only the flash attached to the TX unit is TTL and the rest are manual as normal.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
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Johannes Zander: From their website and important for me:
•Cactus V6 does not transmit TTL information wirelessly

From reading the manual, it doesn't transmit wireless TTL information but it does have a "TTL passthrough" mode which makes the flash behave as if it were attached to the camera.
The flashes must use same TTL system for this mode to work so no brand mixing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:52 UTC

So does this mean I can use my 5Diii wirelessly with my Canon 580ex, Nikon SB-28 and Nikon SB-800 all at the same time?

That would save me a huge amount of money over a 600ex-rt setup.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

For some reason, I read "Leica to go under the hammer"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Adrian Harris: The real problem with curved sensors is that if anyone dares introduce them, their customers current lens line-up will be obsolete overnight. Which company would dare do that???
...well Sony already have about 4 different lens systems, so what the heck, here we go for a 5th lens line-up!!!

Would Canon or Nikon dare do that?
...which is maybe why it hasn't been done before.

@blackwiggle, I'm not so sure.
Simple telephoto lenses naturally have less field curvature than wideangles. In this case they'd have to deliberately engineer field curvature into the lens to match the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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MGJA: It's not often that the DPR editorial slant takes such a comprehensive beating in the comments.

But that is fully justified this time.

That's not what it says. What it actually says is:

"More bad news for photographers looking to use unmanned aircraft for photography"

That's a VERY different statement.

People here need to learn to read things properly before criticising. Did you get bored half way through reading the sentence?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
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Adrian Harris: The real problem with curved sensors is that if anyone dares introduce them, their customers current lens line-up will be obsolete overnight. Which company would dare do that???
...well Sony already have about 4 different lens systems, so what the heck, here we go for a 5th lens line-up!!!

Would Canon or Nikon dare do that?
...which is maybe why it hasn't been done before.

Would this sensor even be suitable for an interchangeable lens system? Surely designing an entire system of lenses with exactly the same field curvature would be just as hard as designing them for a flat field?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
On ThinkTank introduces new 'Airport Roller Derby' bag article (13 comments in total)

I'm guessing the people who designed this never encountered Easyjet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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MGJA: It's not often that the DPR editorial slant takes such a comprehensive beating in the comments.

But that is fully justified this time.

DPR haven't taken any slant. Why don't you try reading it again

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 19:30 UTC

Am I the only one who wants to see a full frame GR?

I'd want something like the sony RX1 but with the ergonomics of the Ricoh GR and much more compact f2.8 lens. It was possible with the film GRs of old so why not digital?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (212 comments in total)

It's probably a test to see if people are willing to pay for lightroom on a subscription basis. Hopefully no one will.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 72nd comment
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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Photographer Jonathan: I can't wait to hear how it performs, I am hoping it's super sharp with amazing contrast, and it gives the Otus a run for it's money, I am also hoping that the price is similar to the old Sigma 50 witch I own, they should advertise it as the Canon L killer because i'm sure it will be better than the 50 L witch is over priced and under performs, The Canon 50 1.4 is nice just because of it's small size and weight, I wish Sony could make a 50 1.4 the same size for there A7/A7r, I also want to see a new Sigma 24/70 f2.8 IS, or f2, the only thing I wish is that Sigma was making there new lenses weather sealed, that is the only place that Canon has an edge, but image quality is first priority, I love my Sigma 35 f1.4 Art lens, and I also love my Sigma 85 f1.4 that I bought for 1/3 the price of the Canon 85 L, and for me it wasn't about the money, I would of bought the Canon if I thought it was better, but I couldn't deal with the slow focusing, anyway, go Sigma, and lookout Canon and Nikon

The 120-300 "sport" is weather sealed, so they do have the technology. There's no reason why a sigma 24-70 2.8 os couldn't also be weather sealed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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Alexander Tolchinskiy: Read the news. I use lenses firm Canon, the last few years. I am sure that Sigma can not create something completely new, it would be able to competitors with Canon ef 50 f.14, both in price and in quality. I wonder how this lens will cost?
Canon ef 50/ f.14 - my favorite lens

@zaakira
The canon easily outperforms the existing sigma across the frame when stopped down to f4 and beyond. The sigma might be good in the centre but has very poor corners and borders at all apertures. Hopefully the new lens will be greatly improved in this regard.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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Photographer Jonathan: I can't wait for this lens, I have a 5Dlll, and I already own the Sigma 35 f1.4 art lens, and I love it, and I also own the Sigma 50 and 85 f1.4, and I also love them, but the 85 I had to try three of them at different stores before I found the sweet one that I bought, and the 50 I sent back to Sigma for an adjustment and now it is real nice, but I have still been hoping for this new Sigma 50 f1.4 art lens, and have really high hopes for it's image quality, and i think Sigma has gotten way better with there quality control now, I would love it if Sigma advertised it as the L killer, because I would bet anything that it will have better image quality than the over priced Canon 50 f1.2 L lens, and it will probably be very close to the image quality of the manual focus Zeiss Otus, and personally I wouldn't buy a manual focus only lens, Now I am hoping for a Sigma 135 f1.8 art, and a 24/70 that is less than f2.8 with IS or a 2.8 lens with a longer focal distance, like a 24/105 f2.8 IS

I have no doubt that this will indeed be an L killer but it's extremely bad advertising to make such a statement as you're automatically setting yourself up as the inferior brand. This is the opposite of what Sigma are trying to achieve with their new art line.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
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