Mssimo

Mssimo

Lives in United States Minneapolis, MN, United States
Works as a Software Analyst
Has a website at www.10000photography.com
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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A serious optical company would post transmittance charts. I dont see any charts.
Here is one from zeiss.
http://www.zeiss.com/content/dam/Photography/new/pdf/en/downloadcenter/filter/uv_filter_en.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:41 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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John C Tharp: Why make a 'UV' filter at all? Why not start with a protection filter without coatings that rob light?

UV protection can take away from violet or purple colors. A good filter manufacture like Zeiss would post transmittance chart. I think Hoya and BW also post charts. Check it out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Great camera, but where are the lenses? Nikon DX lens selection: 4 Primes, one f2.8 standard zoom and two wide zooms (all other are kit or super zoom lenses)

This segment will die next year. Full frames are almost hitting the magic $999 mark. Mirrorless have much better native lens selection and innovations.

Nikon has given up on DX, they are just "milking the cash cow till its bone dry" I would not invest in this system.

If I wanted to get a pair of good lenses I would go with the sigma 18-35 and 50-150. FF lenses only if I planned on going to nikon FF. If I wanted a small camera I would go with the olympus EM5 II. Much better camera with great lenses. Viewfinder is larger than Canon 1Dx. 5 axis IS is also amazing. I stick to my prediction that low to mid end APS DSLR from nikon will not be around for much longer (or they will just continue making almost the same camera till the sales drop below the point it no longer makes sense). I do like the nikon D7100/D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)

Great camera, but where are the lenses? Nikon DX lens selection: 4 Primes, one f2.8 standard zoom and two wide zooms (all other are kit or super zoom lenses)

This segment will die next year. Full frames are almost hitting the magic $999 mark. Mirrorless have much better native lens selection and innovations.

Nikon has given up on DX, they are just "milking the cash cow till its bone dry" I would not invest in this system.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 22:12 UTC as 16th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)
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AKH: Those high ISO images, sorry for saying it, beats the crap out of every micro 4/3 camera on the planet and that together with better IQ, is one of the reasons why there is still a market for those relatively cheap DSLRs.

At lens m4/3 has a ton of native lenses, metabones speedbooster and compatibility with almost all photography lens ever made. Don't get anyone started on video quality.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
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Papi61: Why would GoPro be afraid of a cheap knockoff? Call me when Xiaomi releases something capable of taking 4K video and/or 240 fps @ FHD.

Oh, and BTW, stop with the thinly-veiled anti-Chinese racism: every tech company steals ideas from others. You don't think Apple invented the phablet, now did they?

Xiaomi became one of the largest phone manufactures in the world and "the verge" wrote an article about the best phone you cant buy (in the US) This company has excellent engineers and are very capable of taking over the "action" camera market. GoPro may be the best action camera at the moment but they have horrible firmware and bugs. The moment is right for someone to step in and compete with them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 22:52 UTC

Is the dress white and gold or blue and black?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 11th comment

Titania (titanium dioxide) has become the material of choice for self-cleaning windows, and hydrophilic self-cleaning surfaces in general, because of its favorable physical and chemical properties. Not only is titania highly efficient at photocatalysing dirt in sunlight and reaching the superhydrophilic state.

The anatase phase is the most photocatalytic among its polymorphic structures. Moreover, ultraviolet irradiation creates surface oxygen vacancies at bridging sites, resulting in the conversion of relevant Ti4+ sites to Ti3+ sites which are favourable for dissociative water adsorption. These defects presumably influence the affinity to chemisorbed water of their surrounding sites, forming hydrophilic domains, whereas the rest of the surface remains oleophilic.

More info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-cleaning_glass

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

One say our selfies will be going to auction for big bucks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 19th comment
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (235 comments in total)
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Wedding photographer: Bokeh is boring, but it is quite common for Sigma.

did you expect heart shaped bokeh?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 13:02 UTC

Marumi has become one of my favorite filters. I wish they made 100x150 filters.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 04:04 UTC as 13th comment
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (86 comments in total)

First product in a while that I seen get a bad review. We need a few of these to remind us how good most cameras are.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 43rd comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Canon Announced 120MP APS-H-sized Sensor
This is the same prototype they had from 4.5 years ago. Nice progress canon!
-120M (13,280 x 9,184 pixels)
-process is 0.25um
-9.5fps continuous

http://bit.ly/1Aiy7Ig

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:12 UTC as 68th comment
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yslee1: Now that I really would like to see. No sense adopting a 500g camera to a drone when you don't need a lot of the weight associated with it (in particular, the LCD).

They have access to the mount and everything that comes with the system. No reason why they could not make a Olympus Air like camera and pancake fixed focus fisheye lens at a very low weight.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:22 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: This camera targets a very narrow market segment.

I wonder how deep the market segment is for full-frame astrophotography? How many cameras they need to sell to breakeven and who percentage of the market this represents?

This move makes sense. The DSLR world is changing and this is a niche that might be profitable.

Not sure if any of these are APSc or full frame CCDs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:08 UTC
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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Schweikert: I owned a DP1 and greatly enjoyed the image quality, truly awesome for a small camera. The menu was fine as well as the size of the body. But the biggest issue is simply software, Sigma Photo Pro sucks beyond all imagination and no Lightroom support made the pleasure of the camera and the files quickly fade.

Awesome sensor though.

Sigma, you're so close but clueless to the needs of actual users!

I agree. If you shoot jpeg or tiff, you are good to go but as soon as you have to use the sigma software...you will return the camera. Every movement in exposure takes 10-20 secs to refresh photo and that is on a high end computer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: This camera targets a very narrow market segment.

I wonder how deep the market segment is for full-frame astrophotography? How many cameras they need to sell to breakeven and who percentage of the market this represents?

This move makes sense. The DSLR world is changing and this is a niche that might be profitable.

The D810a is much more affordable than any cooled CCD cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Now make us a 85mm f1.4 and a nice macro lens.

I would take a very good f1.4 over a so and so f1.2. Also, if they can keep the $899 price range, that would be amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:16 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Now make us a 85mm f1.4 and a nice macro lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:16 UTC as 38th comment | 9 replies
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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W4YNE 1: I was hoping that maybe Sigma would have produced an 85mm in their flagship model ART lens?

I think they need a untrawide, tele and macro. I never really liked the mid 20's focal length.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 13:15 UTC
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