teddoman

teddoman

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Joined on Nov 20, 2012
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teddoman: Don't know if databases are any better now, but I hated using photo databases because if I moved a file in Windows, the database had to be rebuilt. So I love the idea of a non-database RAW editor.

We didn't sacrifice all those lives throwing out the British just to have to submit to an Adobe database.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:26 UTC

Don't know if databases are any better now, but I hated using photo databases because if I moved a file in Windows, the database had to be rebuilt. So I love the idea of a non-database RAW editor.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:13 UTC as 24th comment | 12 replies

You know Samsung NX is top of the line when it's apparently discontinued but still making headlines

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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mosc: For those who don't speak Zeis:

Batis: FF AF
Touit: APS-C AF
Loxia: FF MF

My pocketbook is glad I only learned how to speak Touit

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: Kind of sad. After 2 year Sony still doesn't have an APSC camera that competes with the NX1, and no F/2,.8 zooms for APSC users...unless you want to spend $2400 or $3000 for one lens that's twice the size.
Samsung had a superb 85mm F/1.8 for under $800...Sony has one for almost 3 times that much and its twice the size.

Anyway, Nikon and Samsung images still look better...and that is from cameras two years older.

Samsung 85 is a 1.4

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Is anyone else getting rather cynical about Sony's habit of keeping old cameras on the market to justify charging a premium for their new tech?

There's no way this camera should be viewed as anything other than a replacement of the A6000. Just as the RX10 II should have been a replacement of the RX10 and the RX100M4 a replacement of the RX100M3.

This minor upgrade allows you to shoot in an entirely different video format. But hey, if you're still happy with 720p, I've got a Nikon D300 for you.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
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Noorar: phase detect for the a6000 would have made my day , it would be "nice" from Sony to do that !

Actually, most products pay off in the checkout line

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 15:06 UTC

typo: link says 35mm

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 01:38 UTC as 46th comment
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BernardoAdam: Sigma, we, the users of Samsung NX Camera System need urgently an adapter like your new one. PLEASE help with your knowledge, thanks in advance

Sigma won't, but now that Sigma has shown it can be done, perhaps one of the 3rd party adapter companies will step in if Samsung stays dormant

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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tobicy68: The 50-100/1.8 at least based on it's spec would be quite ideal for indoor sports shooting such as basketball and hockey. You get the shutter speed advantage compared to the 2.8s when you want to freeze the subjects. Would be a plus if it has OS but that might make the cost and weight higher.

If this lens had OS, it'd be hard for me not to buy b/c E mount doesn't have anything in this range right now. It'd cost more, but I think I'm more likely to pay a bit more for an OS lens at this focal length.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
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teddoman: Suddenly E mount lens system looks very viable as a complete range today.

Creates a weird contradiction though. Sigma E mount lenses are limited to center area AF, but Sigma DSLR lenses from other mounts will have full native AF capabilities.

In the video, eye AF moves as the subject moves, which seems like PDAF. Pretty sure eye AF during CAF is a new feature of the A6300.

Of course native is always better but having adapter option may make switching to Sony doable for a lot more people.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 15:22 UTC

Suddenly E mount lens system looks very viable as a complete range today.

Creates a weird contradiction though. Sigma E mount lenses are limited to center area AF, but Sigma DSLR lenses from other mounts will have full native AF capabilities.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 122nd comment | 11 replies
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)
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greypixelz: ...perhaps. though, there is still a bit of maturing left to do.
I don't see fixed prime ultra-compact 1"ers. The X70 is fine but that sensor size won't allow for much miniaturization.
I want an ultra-small/light/compact 28/1.8, with all the goodies. The lens needs to be sharp wide-open edge to edge and have smooth creamy bokeh.
Or an ultra compact 40/1.4 equivalent. That couple would rock my world!

There's also the tiny DXO ONE, come to think of it. You're running out of excuses :)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)
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greypixelz: ...perhaps. though, there is still a bit of maturing left to do.
I don't see fixed prime ultra-compact 1"ers. The X70 is fine but that sensor size won't allow for much miniaturization.
I want an ultra-small/light/compact 28/1.8, with all the goodies. The lens needs to be sharp wide-open edge to edge and have smooth creamy bokeh.
Or an ultra compact 40/1.4 equivalent. That couple would rock my world!

Panasonic CM1 is a 28mm 1" ultralight etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
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rxbot: Much needed to compete with Sony and Canon.

From what I've heard, they're born every minute

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 01:38 UTC

Do facial recognition and eye AF work on Sigma E mount lenses? Or these only use center box SAF and CAF?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 7th comment | 9 replies
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Dimit: The 18-50 compared to the other two,will sell 10:1 !!!

The 24-85 version has a lot of what made the Panasonic LX series so successful (like 24mm instead of 28mm at wide end, fast lens, macro, ND filter) including new improvements in most recent LX100 like external controls, 4K, but in addition it has a touchscreen, PDAF, and a very reasonable price point. Both Sony and Panasonic just got a huge jolt with this.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
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jpeghorror: The pedants are out as usual, boring everyone with their twaddle.

In the world of urban photography, these discreet little wonders with their super-fast AF are going to kick ass, EVF or not.

With PDAF at this price point, I could really see myself buying one of these, probably w EVF that wouldn't get used that often but would be nice to have.

@Richard Murdey: 2 eye EVFs, sounds like a pair of VR goggles, not really that far fetched considering how thin and light the hardware is now for a working camera (eg DXO ONE)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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CobraClutch: I am confused by the control rings on the lens barrel (at least for the 24-85). So one is focus, the other is zoom? I figured it would have been aperture.

(I won't edit what I originally wrote. I recently bought an lx100 and it looked so similar I thought it was an aperture ring until I read the numbers. feel free to ignore me)

oh, so like the Panasonic CM1 control ring on the lens, which is also user defined

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
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samfan: Am i dreaming? I definitely did not expect this come from Nikon. I've been waiting for a good wide-angle compact for ages. I'd have been impressed with 21mm already. 18mm is a dream. And fast to boot.

Furthermore, with Nikon I'd expect this thing to cost $1500.

What's going on? Did I just drop into alternate reality where Nikon doesn't s**t on anything sub-FX and actually can come up with innovative products before everyone else? AND reasonably named? Seriously what the hell.

By the way as a Nikon 1 system owner I'd appreciate this lens for N1, but hey for the price, a standalone camera will do.

Don't count your eggs yet, do we know what the optional EVF costs? The enthusiast upgrade may come with an enthusiast price.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
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