Jogger

Jogger

Lives in United States Ottawa, United States
Joined on Jul 27, 2003
About me:

D700, 24/1.4, 50/1.4, CZ100/2, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, SB600, NEX5, 18-55

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On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (85 comments in total)

I like my Nikon 50/1.4G because its small and compact for when i travel light... if youre going to carry a monster like this, might as well take an f2.8 zoom for add flexibility, better AF speed, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Eyefi announces photo sharing cloud service news story (14 comments in total)
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Jogger: The NSA should be pleased.

Not prison, but, you can bet there is a backdoor to their new service and automatic facial recognition/scanning... it is an American company after all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
On Eyefi announces photo sharing cloud service news story (14 comments in total)

The NSA should be pleased.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (116 comments in total)

Better to get an RX1/r and crop.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (443 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: The complaints about it not being mirrorless are a little short sighted. While it would have created a real stir among enthusiasts a mirror less camera still would have required expensive R&D that is amortized over a small production run. This camera allows Ricoh to hopefully create an upswell of interest that can result in sales volume that will justify a ML 645 in the future.

Not only that, but, the only lenses that cover the full sensor are MF sensors which require a fixed flange distance. A mirrorless format would be just as large unless they were insance enough to launch a mirrorless MF system (Sony might do just that).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (443 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Sorry, but a sensor size of 44x33mm cannot be called medium format by traditional definition.
This is a APMFS-C sized sensor (Advanced Photo Medium Format System type-C)

Reminds me of when Olympus was marketing their 43 system as full-frame, since the lenses do indeed use the full-frame... obviously, much better than those crop APSc cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 14:10 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (443 comments in total)

The next jump in FF resolution will be 54mp; that combined with high-performing, modern lenses will keep a lot of people in the Nikon/Sony camp.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 81st comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (460 comments in total)

DPR reviews the flagship cams from Oly, Fuji, Pana, Sony.. but, ignores the best from Nikon and Canon. This has the effect of making things like the EM1/XT1 look better than they are.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 118th comment | 3 replies

Im sure its a fine lens, but, 50mm is such a boring focal length. Not wide enough to capture the atmosphere and too short for intimate subject captures. The only reason 50mm primes were popular in the past because it was such a simple and cheap lens to manufacture and bundle with SLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (441 comments in total)

Great, but where are the reviews for the D4 and 1Dx?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 149th comment
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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l_d_allan: One of my "pet peeves" is small cameras that could have a small "grip" on the front, but don't. To me, unless the lens fully retracts into the body so the front is completely level, the designers might as well have a grip + larger battery ... and full size SD card in the case of the J1 thru J4.

As long as the lens protrudes somewhat from the rest of the body when powered off, you might as well have a grip that protrudes a similar amount.

For example, my S110 is quite a small camera that easily goes in a normal size shirt pocket. I'm mostly really happy with it, except for limited battery life and no grip.

When powered off, there is still about 3/16" of the lens protruding (~5mm). If there was a grip that protruded the same 3/16" inch, it wouldn't detract at all from being pocketable. Plus, the battery could be larger.

My 2¢

You mean a grip like the one on the V3?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:22 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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Impulses: I don't have much of a problem with a cloud model or cloud services being offered as a subset of LR, Adobe's shaky security practices notwithstanding... But the price has gotta be right. It'd cost me $80 every year to upgrade LR, so for $40 more per year this isn't worth it to ME (nevermind that I'd have to wait for Android support anyway).

Sure it includes PS, but I'm fine with PS Elements, which I only upgrade every other year (and can be found as low as $80, even bundled with Premier for that price). I don't need LR to import some photos unto my tablet for browsing or even to play around with the RAW files a bit, there's already apps for that on Android.

Catalog sync and 20GB of cloud storage would be nice, but not at $40 more per year. Specially when I already have 45GB on Dropbox and 25GB on Skydrive & Goggle Drive for free (thru various offers & promos), plus 50GB on Amazon for much less... Adobe's gotta up their storage game or lower prices to convince me. I imagine 20GB would be worthless to pros too.

If $40/yr is a deal breaker for you then this product is not geared towards you. This is for people who make money off of photography, $40/yr for what is essentially a mobile companion app. that will improve their workflow, save them time, and allow them to make more money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)

lmao.. i just use the full LR5.3 on my surface pro 2.. why make it harder for yourself. get a surface.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Matt1645f4: I wouldn't touch a Sony phone i've had sony for years when they had ericsson at the end but now they are crap ive sent my Sony xperia t back 3 times with various faults i never had a prob with a Nokia or an iPhone the camera may be grea but if you cant make calls whats the point.......

Wow, you mean I'm not able to make call at all on the Z2.?? Thanks for the warning.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 16:22 UTC

Most people prefer external monitors (for flexibility in placement) and you cant access the controls on the body unless the screen is flipped out (which also gets in the way of operation).
Should have just left out the monitor imo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies

Weird, the only reason to use the m43 mount is to use native m43 lenses.

If the m43 lenses doesnt cover the s35 sensor, then there is no point.

If the idea is to have a free, ready-made mount (and expect users to use non-native m43 lenses), then there are others mounts that already serve this purpose.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:27 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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ProfHankD: This probably was a minimal-effort way for Sony to bring out support for serious 4K, and it gives Sony an interesting read on the market in comparing sales of A7, A7R, A7S. In addition, if this comes out around $2K, Sony is going to sell a heck of a lot of them to would-be videographers that otherwise would buy Canon DSLRs or micro4/3.

I also wonder if this is the last step before the mechanical focal plane shutter goes bye bye -- which should happen sometime soon....

So, creating a 12mp full-read out, full-frame sensor that so far isnt used in any other camera.. this is minimal effort?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
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Paul Guba: At first look this seems great technology wise. As this is clearly a video/movie camera I questioned the form which is that of a still camera. Is it just that Sony has this platform so it is expedient?

There is an entire aftermarket industry that sells gear to use still cameras in video production. Do you not see the one photo up there with the A7 rigged up?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:24 UTC

lol at all the butt-hurt commenters. the fact that this is a NAB release tells me to ignore the usual ignorant comments.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:11 UTC as 37th comment
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Saffron_Blaze: Killing in God's name. How civilised.

Yes, the Crusades come to mind.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
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