miles green

miles green

Lives in Greece Corfu, Greece
Joined on Jun 12, 2010

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On AutumnTrees in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (12 comments in total)

what a beautiful picture!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 00:42 UTC as 1st comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

"Brikk claims to donate a proportion of its profits to 'populations around the world which are suffering', and that 'For each product sold, a specific amount of aid is allocated and distributed to those in need through select NGOs'."

If companies like brikk don't want to avoid all the flaming, it might be interesting for them to elaborate on the sentance above. State that 80% of the price is going to a specific, named charity, then and all is pardoned.

Of course if the aid you're donating is 2%, it's better to keep things as vague as possible...

So what should we assume with a statement as vague as the above?

btw, i'm trying to figure out how many Nikon Dfs my wedding ring could gold plate, at the stated 4 to 5 micron thickness... Probably a dozen? That's quite a markup...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 23:15 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On balinese dancer in the -Woman- (BW+ Border) challenge (9 comments in total)
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Mongrel: WOW! Just "wow"...I think this shot is a perfect example of "captivating".

Very well executed-and the processing is wonderful. On the gear side, I am impressed with the sharpness of the Sigma 85mm at f/1.4...

Congratulations...

Superb picture!
Judging from the dof, this does not look like it was taken at f/1.4 to be, more like f/8? It's an adapted lens on the A7R, so maybe te exif is wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

Finally!
Nikon is 33 years behind Pentax - it took them a loooong time to catch up! Now i can finally replace my 1981 golden Pentax LX.
:P

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/Pentax_LX_Gold/index1.htm

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 40th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2552 comments in total)

Well there you have it: compare RAW at a common-for-birding ISO 800 with the Sony 24 mpx sensor found in the Pentax K3 & Nikon D7100 & (i think) the Sony A6000.

What i'm curious to see is how the new Samsung NX1 will perform, as it has a BACKLIT sensor. Maybe it will be the "quantum leap" some are talking about?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 13:05 UTC as 119th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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RichRMA: 28mp is of course, minor one-upmanship against 24 that other top APS cameras have, but it's ok. The fast zoom is nice, but you are paying into near Nikon lens price territory for it. However, it would be interesting to compare it against the K3.

@Cynog: Yup, dpr's constant ignoring of everything Pentax is frustratingly striking, especially since the PENTAX K3 was voted "BEST APS-C camera of the YEAR (or something like that)" on this very site.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 02:59 UTC
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (126 comments in total)

really cool! Thanks for posting! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 22nd comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: " As you can see, there wasn't a long wait for the K-3."

Sorry - was that humour? True I see no people, but I don't think anyone climbing the waterfall would get to stay long - assuming you are serious. And if you're being funny it's rather sad. Why does Pentax continue to get a disproportionate number of dismissive throwaway lines from DPR staff?

Everybody must have skipped the (year old) K3 stand and headed straight to the 645Z stand. Except for DPR, they missed that stand completely...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The tech specs are impressive - especially the AF system, not only 15fps with af tracking at full 28MP resolution, but also it can go down to -4 EV, from what ive seen into the NX1 video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA1RHC8_VnQ#t=31

Sony A6000? Nice...but the NX1 is so much better...a DSLM never have been that fast yet, even faster then Canons EOS 1D X with 12fps...can't wait for the dpreview test...competition is always great, for further developments and price reduction...and by the way: cheaper as the panasonic Lumix GH4, and *if* the video quality is equal in 4k...we have another winner here... ;)

Indeed, and with back-lit sensor it might compete with FF even in low-light capabilities. I'd say the "preview" is VERY conservative:
"The NX1's 15fps burst mode is quite impressive, as well".
At 28mpx mind you!
That would make he 1DX sluggish?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2552 comments in total)

Dpr, shouldn't you throw the Pentax K3 in the comparison table together with the 7D classic and the Nikon 7100?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 377th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Sigma really has found their market niche.

Their cameras are designed for people who really value "being different" above all other considerations. It doesn't matter if they cost too much or perform too little as long as they are bizarre in some way.

No one can ever accuse Sigma of running with the herd. And the odds are, no one will ever be stealing their camera designs.

They probably should stick with what they do best.... making lenses, and leave grotesque camera designs for someone else.

nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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RStyga: Nice design but still mediocre IQ and below average lenses. There was nothing wrong with the original Q design, by the way; all subsequent ones were much inferior in built quality. An updated sensor and a few high quality, pancake, very bright primes might do the trick.

Below average lens? I don't think so. I have the 02 and 06 zooms, they are sharp to the edge and resist flare extremely well. CA are very well controlled. Distortion is the only minus, but that's corrected in-camera if you shoot jpg...
Of course my K5 is a better camera, but the Q is so fun and addictive it's almost always with me!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
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Just a Photographer: People that have bought the 'old' 56mm will be pretty angry.
It has only been on the market for less then 6 month and now they have thrown away a 1000 euro's.

The apodisation is a tinted filter (see Sony 135mm STF) so the regular 56/1.2 will be brighter (=higher transmittance).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (271 comments in total)
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miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.
But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...

Ehhhm.. have you seen the bird? Why do you think the bird is named loxia!? It has a crooked bill! In fact the birds full name is "loxia curvirostra". So if the greek part was not enough to pass the message, you also have the latin "curvirostra" that means "crooked beak"....
That's fine though, there are many products with "interesting" names out there... :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (271 comments in total)

Looks nice. Very nice actually.
But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:34 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For little over $2 million, you can get Leica 1600mm/F5.6. How is that sound?

http://www.slrlounge.com/worlds-most-expensive-lens-leica-apo-telyt-r-1600mm/

That's one big little red dot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 16:52 UTC

I still see the nightmare from pic #1 occasionally, only with more spiders. I'll try the sword thing, thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 13th comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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Photoman: Why would anyone spend so much money on a compact sensor size camera? Is it a Asian market thing?

tinetz is right, it's the interface. All the buttons and functions are where i want them to be. The camera is responsive and behaves like a dslr but fits in my pocket. It's the first compact i've ever used that i truly enjoy using. You want manual exposure, Av, exposure compensation, auto iso, long exposure with 2-second delay, flash synch at 1/1000s with the popup, WB control, filter effects at the spin of a wheel?..... It's all there and very easy to get to.
When you're on the go (ex: with family) will come with you easily without weighing you down and delaying everyone, and it won't frustrate you like a p&s or a camera phone.
I'd love to see a body with wi-fi.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 08:08 UTC
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Steve Balcombe: Canon has been using a fluorine coating on high-end lenses for some time. It's incredibly effective.

Canon uses both:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_400mm_f_2_8l_is_ii_usm

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 08:12 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)
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Spoff: This site should take these photos down. Would they post them if they were of people manipulated in such a manner against their will? They are in bad taste. I have no issue with heavy photoshop work but hurting beings to get a picture simply has no place here.

Spoff

Prove it, post a "making of" video.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
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