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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On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (215 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Lightroom really needs a panorama, and HDR feature. A face detection feature that exposes for subjects faces would be nice also. Maybe its too much to ask, but full GPU acceleration would be great for high MP cameras.

@MPA1 Try exporting a few exposures to photoshop and select the 32bit option (no tonemapping) and back into lightroom. You will have +10 stops for the exposure adjustment. The photo looks and feels like a normal exposure but with much more range.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 13:48 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (215 comments in total)

Lightroom really needs a panorama, and HDR feature. A face detection feature that exposes for subjects faces would be nice also. Maybe its too much to ask, but full GPU acceleration would be great for high MP cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 34th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (355 comments in total)
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Mssimo: In this age of "internets" every new product will inherit a single "flaw", and this "flaw" will define its reputation across the seas of forums. This prophecy will forever lead us to buyers remorse. How about that for a phenomenon.

This is very good for the person buying refurbs. I bought the two D800, one D800e and one D810 all new...I think i will wait a few months and get a "Flawed" body for $600 less.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (355 comments in total)

In this age of "internets" every new product will inherit a single "flaw", and this "flaw" will define its reputation across the seas of forums. This prophecy will forever lead us to buyers remorse. How about that for a phenomenon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
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completelyrandomstuff: What is pale blue between Pentax and Panasonic in CSC? Ricoh? Leica?

You can see pentax written in very small letters. or maybe it was when both of them merged.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
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Mssimo: Very good deal since no one really wants autofocus for really high mag macro work anyway.

In that case Dvlee, stick with AF 1:1 macros. I way just saying that if you guy this lens, the 2x is a feature that most lightly got your attention. With object that close to the lens, a tripod would be the typical workflow with manual focus and a few flashes setup around the object. If a focus rail is used, then lens would be set to a pre-defined magnification. But im just a typical photographer, I never got in to insect Olympics where high speed autofocus is a must.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
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SteB: This is a very interesting lens and idea. It surprises me someone hasn't thought of the idea before. Macro photography is becoming ever more popular, and 1:1 is no longer enough for many macro photographers. In reality most macro photographers use manual focus, and most general macro photos are taken at a smallish aperture part way into the diffraction limited zone.

The one limitation of this lens I see is no automatic aperture stop down. For active insect handheld photography, in practice these means stopping down to the taking aperture. This is less of a problem with mirrorless cameras than DSLRs, especially mirrorless cams with focus peaking.

The trouble with such a lens on DSLRs, is the viewfinder will be dim, and handheld it will be harder to place the plane of focus at the taking aperture. But it should be very good, as long as it performs okay on mirrorless.

Canon has a 5x macro if I really correctly and also the Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Micro Four Thirds. Has LED lights!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/183199-GREY/Canon_2540A002_Macro_Photo_MP_E_65mm.html

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:59 UTC

Very good deal since no one really wants autofocus for really high mag macro work anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 12th comment | 11 replies

14-blade iris, holy crap balls!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:53 UTC as 13th comment
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zorgon: PF maybe a blatant ripoff of canon's DO lenses, but Nikon have done something that Canon haven't; they've actually made the lens lighter.

Canon's 400 f4 DO ii weighs in at 2100g, is still huge and costs $$$.
Canon's 70-300 DO actually weighs more than the non-DO version.

So the Nikon 300mm PF is a remarkable piece of engineering at 755g. 300mm is a bit short for wildlife though.

Im not sure if canon had a patent on the use of DO in optics since the year 2000 release of the 400mm f4. Maybe it just expired, im not sure. If Nikon is ripping off canon maybe canon and Nikon is ripping off Zeiss double gauss design and this argument would never end. If it makes you happy...I'll let you "win" this silly argument.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
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RichRMA: Wow! "Only" a 35% increase in price for this (300mm f/4.0) iteration. Nikon is getting soft...

$1,300 of 2000 dollars would be worth: $1,788.17 in 2014

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
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Papi61: Did we really need another iteration of the 55-200 kit lens? Looks like the thread size is the same (52mm), while the body is possibly a tad more compact. Most likely, the AF motor is the same (i.e. nothing to write home about.) I seriously doubt there's a way to squeeze any better performance out of this design. I guess they just wanted it to be smaller.

BTW, have you noticed that some people clicked on the "I had it" button? How's that possible? These lenses haven't even been released...

I bet nikon found a way to make it even less expensive aka cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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zorgon: PF maybe a blatant ripoff of canon's DO lenses, but Nikon have done something that Canon haven't; they've actually made the lens lighter.

Canon's 400 f4 DO ii weighs in at 2100g, is still huge and costs $$$.
Canon's 70-300 DO actually weighs more than the non-DO version.

So the Nikon 300mm PF is a remarkable piece of engineering at 755g. 300mm is a bit short for wildlife though.

Im not sure its a ripoff since it has been used for many years. Even your cars taillights might use the same technology. The best examples are lighthouses that need a lens able to concentrate a light and can be viewed at a distance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
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Mssimo: Great Canon video explaining DO/PF lens design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZO3Sxrd73U

and here is a picture of a lighthouse with a Fresnel lens design http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_lens#mediaviewer/File:Fresnel_Lens_at_Point_Arena_Lighthouse_Museum.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:44 UTC

Great Canon video explaining DO/PF lens design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZO3Sxrd73U

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:31 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

I understand it would be quite a bit more work but would it be possible to provide results at two different apertures? I would also settle for a single article comparing the results from f4 and f11. As a bonus, it would be nice to see how much extra detail one could expect from a standard camera/lens setup to the same body and ultra high grade lens such as the zeiss 55 or sigma 50.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 13th comment
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Albino_BlacMan: Why doesn't dpr pick a single (probably F-mount lens) and test everything with that. Something like an Otus should have the resolution for any sensor size/pixel density and than you could compare sharpness across brands.

With sensor density getting greater, DPR needs to consider shooting at a lower aperture. DIffrection kicks in around f5.6 for a camera such as the D800/D810. D7100 would be around f4. I believe they currently shoot at f11-f13. This normalizes the results. If they shot at f22 im sure the D800 would have the same resolving power as the D700 (a 12MP camera)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Where's Otus?

Fe55 can be used on all older NEX bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 18:25 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Where's Otus?

came out last year. Sometimes they take 9 months to hit the market. 85mm may have made the 2014 list

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)

No phone camera of the year?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:35 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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