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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Mssimo: Almost the same price as the lens baby velvet. What one would you pick?

Both of them are portrait lenses, both manual focus, both have "character" wide open.. Both of them are out the last two weeks... :) good converstation.

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Mssimo: Almost the same price as the lens baby velvet. What one would you pick?

$499 for black, $599 for the silver vs $799 for this. Street prices? Lens baby tends to go for retail/msrp vs instant discounts from chinese manufactures/vendors. So, yeah, almost fits the bill for me. $300 in the optics world is not very much. Just repaired a lens for $700.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 21:31 UTC

Almost the same price as the lens baby velvet. What one would you pick?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 20:51 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies

Read the camera labs review for more information on this issue.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 28th comment
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (92 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Who is making Red's 16 DR and nearly FF sized sensor? How come that sensor company isn't selling sensor to DSLRs?

TowerJazz I would guess. http://www.towerjazz.com/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 21:14 UTC

How bad is anamorphic for still photography?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (107 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I have the spyder 4 elite. I just wanted to note they never update software/drivers. I will not buy another once since I do expect product updates to fix bugs and add features. I also did not feel it did an amazing job but I cant compare it with anything. Also, they try to limit the install to one workstation by giving you another serial number.

As far as using it on other computers, you may be violating the end user license agreement. Do they care? Not sure but you might get a nasty lawyer letter from them after posting about it in a public forum. Please share if you seen otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (107 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I have the spyder 4 elite. I just wanted to note they never update software/drivers. I will not buy another once since I do expect product updates to fix bugs and add features. I also did not feel it did an amazing job but I cant compare it with anything. Also, they try to limit the install to one workstation by giving you another serial number.

Incorrect?

Spyder4Elite 4.5.4 Windows
Posted by - NA - on 08 February 2012 09:48 PM

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (107 comments in total)

I have the spyder 4 elite. I just wanted to note they never update software/drivers. I will not buy another once since I do expect product updates to fix bugs and add features. I also did not feel it did an amazing job but I cant compare it with anything. Also, they try to limit the install to one workstation by giving you another serial number.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (165 comments in total)
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Mssimo: ephotozine already has a full review out. Im not sure what to think about this lens. It seems worse than "lenscap" lenses but they managed to price it much more than a standard canon f1.4 50mm. http://www.ephotozine.com/article/lensbaby-velvet-56mm-f-1-6-macro-review-27275

I do like that effect but not sure its worth $500

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (165 comments in total)

ephotozine already has a full review out. Im not sure what to think about this lens. It seems worse than "lenscap" lenses but they managed to price it much more than a standard canon f1.4 50mm. http://www.ephotozine.com/article/lensbaby-velvet-56mm-f-1-6-macro-review-27275

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies

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
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