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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Neodp: This is horse manure. Mixed with technical intrigue. It is not the big picture. It's far to one sided for that.

Also, who the heck said, "how tough can it be?" to make complex lenses and tend to quality control. No one! Are we having broad lens fail/quality issues? No we're not.

Why are you suggesting lens have to be so expensive (and so you should consider renting them)? How can this not be a conflict of interest?

Still it is fine for DP to point to this article. Just like it's fine for me to say the article is BS. No ones saying lens are simple. What about the the entire camera system; that just starts with the lens? What good is a great lens without the rest?

Sensor issues next?

No. The real issue is BS like this constantly pushing the propaganda and half "truths" to inflate prices for the manufactures and sellers.

The buyers say BS! Do your job. As if it's OK to produce crap lens (or otherwise). As if this can't be helped. I mean really. How stupid do you think we are?

Roger was giving a insight to manufacturing and the world of compromise in engineering. A manufacture can test every lens and rebuilt/adjust as needed but that is going to increase costs, at some point they have to draw the good enough line. Zeiss for example MTF tests every single lens out the (COSINA) factory. Every lens has the MTF recorded and theoretically you could request that document for your serial number. The same model lens may have good center sharpness vs other samples may have great mid to edge. Roger has been writing articles about this for years now. He has invested hundreds of thousands on OLOF optical machine custom made for this reason, not for writing articles but for keeping his customers happy. Rental business is not easy with ever picky customers that live out realistic expectations realm. For some reason I think you would get along with Jessy Ventura.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 22:55 UTC
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Neodp: This is horse manure. Mixed with technical intrigue. It is not the big picture. It's far to one sided for that.

Also, who the heck said, "how tough can it be?" to make complex lenses and tend to quality control. No one! Are we having broad lens fail/quality issues? No we're not.

Why are you suggesting lens have to be so expensive (and so you should consider renting them)? How can this not be a conflict of interest?

Still it is fine for DP to point to this article. Just like it's fine for me to say the article is BS. No ones saying lens are simple. What about the the entire camera system; that just starts with the lens? What good is a great lens without the rest?

Sensor issues next?

No. The real issue is BS like this constantly pushing the propaganda and half "truths" to inflate prices for the manufactures and sellers.

The buyers say BS! Do your job. As if it's OK to produce crap lens (or otherwise). As if this can't be helped. I mean really. How stupid do you think we are?

@neodp You understand roger "works/owns" lensrentals.com right?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
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Neodp: This is horse manure. Mixed with technical intrigue. It is not the big picture. It's far to one sided for that.

Also, who the heck said, "how tough can it be?" to make complex lenses and tend to quality control. No one! Are we having broad lens fail/quality issues? No we're not.

Why are you suggesting lens have to be so expensive (and so you should consider renting them)? How can this not be a conflict of interest?

Still it is fine for DP to point to this article. Just like it's fine for me to say the article is BS. No ones saying lens are simple. What about the the entire camera system; that just starts with the lens? What good is a great lens without the rest?

Sensor issues next?

No. The real issue is BS like this constantly pushing the propaganda and half "truths" to inflate prices for the manufactures and sellers.

The buyers say BS! Do your job. As if it's OK to produce crap lens (or otherwise). As if this can't be helped. I mean really. How stupid do you think we are?

We have found our lens expert back from DXOmark.com.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
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meland: As a lens designer once told me "It is far harder to design and build something like an 18-55mm kit lens than it is a no expense spared exotic lens with aspheric and rare glass elements. However most consumers usually assume the opposite."

lets boycott kit lenses and maybe in a year or so we will have otus down to $400 bucks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
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marike6: Oh wow, another Sony NEX E-mount body for almost double the price of the A6000, the same atrociously bad kit lens and perhaps the least inspiring lens lineup ever produced.

They have not been called NEX for a few years. This is not a replacement for the A6000, its a higher end model. A6000 will stay on sale. Double the price? Are you comparing used or refurb to new fresh model on the market?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
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Mssimo: Number of diaphragm blades: 11 ... This may be a first for a 70-200mm.

26 blades, you need to post a picture of that!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
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Jekabs: I wonder what the price of the 70-200 will be. Ring SSM + dual linear motors, 11-blade diaphragm, OIS, amazing <1m MFD...

My guess is around $2400 max.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:13 UTC

Number of diaphragm blades: 11 ... This may be a first for a 70-200mm.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies

I guess we have a few lenses coming also

"24-70mm f/2.8 for $2200
70-200mm f/2.8 ships in may (Price to be determinated)
85mm f/1.4 for $1800 ships in March
Two teleconverters 1.4x, 2x will be available for the 70-200." Credit Sonyalpharumors

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 379th comment | 1 reply

typo "The a63000 is also capable of 4K video capture at up to 100 Mbps."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:04 UTC as 380th comment

Anyone rushing out to upgrade from Mark I model?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 70th comment

Does it still have 11 stops of dynamic range?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:09 UTC as 86th comment | 11 replies

2015 the year where the "s" model iphone comes out. I bet next year when the iphone 7 comes out, sales will go way up again then lower the year after.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 30th comment

everything else aside, this may be the best looking digital camera to date.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 108th comment
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Will high resolution cameras (think 60-120MP full frame) kill zoom lenses?

@androole Im not sure if you understand where I was going with the topic. Because of the bayer filter, its "impossible" for the lens to archive the full resolution of the sensor. Using those numbers it seems the best lenses can get to around 8-10% of the total sensor resolution.

I guess we dont know what the future holds, are we going to end the megapixel race around 60mp, 75 or 100+? At some point we cant overcome physics. Back to my main point, a zoom lens design with todays technology is already at the limit of resolution. Todays 24-70 may be as good as it gets.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
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Mssimo: Will high resolution cameras (think 60-120MP full frame) kill zoom lenses?

A theretical perfect lens is sharpest wide open. Not only that, the more dense pixels become, the more apperant diffraction becomes. In todays world of 36-51MP cameras, peak sharpness is around f4-f5.6. Next gen sensors will require lenses to have peak performance under f4 and soon after, f2.8 and even f1.4. Now, I'm sure the 160MP sensors of 2019 will make your Superzoom from 1996 look better than ever but it will be like putting a lens baby or CCTV lens on todays best cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 02:42 UTC

Leica is having a hard time with ray angle on CMOS sensors. I bet they tweaked the lenses to make them more digital friendly but they don't want to make older designs look bad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Will high resolution cameras (think 60-120MP full frame) kill zoom lenses?

I understand some people don't like dxo but lets just give them a pass for this example... On DXO site, the best zoom on the 5Ds R is the Sigma 24-35mm f2 with "sharpness of 32MP" and the worse is the sigma 12-24 with "Sharpness of 8MP". Best Prime on same camera is 300mm 2.8L II with "45MP" and Tamron AF180 on the low end with score of "10MP"

As far as resolution, what lenses will meet the demand for 100MP? Best primes can squeeze (45MP) from the 51MP but zooms seem to be capped at "32MP" at the moment.

Will primes slowly start the road to outsell zooms?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)

Will high resolution cameras (think 60-120MP full frame) kill zoom lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)

It may not be sharper than the original and more expensive but you are getting more lens for you money, its much bigger now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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