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 Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (137 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Here are the MTF charts on it. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/150-600mm-f5-63-dg-os-hsm-s

Looking at MTF charts, the lens seems to be "Tuned" for performance at the long end. This is good news. The tamron seems to give up quality right around 475-500mm

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
On Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (137 comments in total)

Here are the MTF charts on it. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/150-600mm-f5-63-dg-os-hsm-s

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (118 comments in total)

sexy looking lens, I would tap that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:10 UTC as 15th comment

It looks like the nikon with huge front element, This should yield a nice side of flare that we all love.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:46 UTC as 27th comment
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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Mssimo: DXOMark has the review out already.

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Otus-85mm-f1.4-Apo-Planar-T-Canon-ZE-and-Nikon-ZF.2-mount-lens-reviews-World-s-best-performing-85mm-portrait-lens

Here is a real world review of it. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Otus-85mm-f-1.4-Lens.aspx

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 13:36 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

DXOMark has the review out already.

http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Otus-85mm-f1.4-Apo-Planar-T-Canon-ZE-and-Nikon-ZF.2-mount-lens-reviews-World-s-best-performing-85mm-portrait-lens

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Sample image of a sony STF lens (with and without filter)

http://www.adorama.com/alc/files/12bc0d990f1f2316679ad89f7b3e1544.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:23 UTC as 17th comment
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Jogger: IT would be neat if Zeiss made an APO version of the OTUS 85/1.4 .. of course it would cost $8000.

It is APO as far as I remember.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

On the topic of manual focusing. It is a different world focusing a lens such as the Nikon 50mm f1.2 compared to a well corrected lens. Even if you manage to focus the Nikon 50mm f1.2 (focus is done wide open) the focus will shift at f5.6. It will drive you nuts. When you use a well corrected lens such as the otus, you will see a sharp line from focus to out of focus. It is a different world. Also note, even after getting the Nikon D810 with is much improved live view, it is still very difficult to focus lenses that are not well corrected wide open. The sigma 50mm art on the other hand, is a beauty.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 38th comment
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: Wow, just think how sharp all my cat pictures could be with this lens!

...although without autofocus, they would have to be sleeping cat pictures.

a cat is not a bad subject to test out the APO claim.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: The Samyang 85mm F1.4 costs less than the NJ 7% sales tax on this lens .

Im sure for the cost of a nice set of 86mm filters you could by the rest of the samyang lineup.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

I compared the MTF charts from the older 85mm f1.4 to the Otus. It seems like the Otus has the same performance @f1.4 than the older design at f5.6. Zeiss also included MTF information at near and infinity focus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:51 UTC as 42nd comment
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

Todays camera gear is very good. I would say most, 98%+ of "Professionals" are NOT limited by the gear but by skill. A small amount of photographers "2%" are so experienced and desire something closer to perfection. These photographers push the limits of todays optics. Zeiss is targeting the 2% and not the 98%. If you cant see why this lens is so special, you would not benefit from it. I always recommend the nikon f1.8's to anyone asking me for advice. If someone asks me if they should buy a zeiss, I tell them no because if they need to ask they would not get benefit from it (and possibly worse results than with a typical lens).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 43rd comment
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Gesture: Wished they had gone one step further and had a small LCD display where you go review the images and folders.

or maybe wifi to connect it to your phone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)
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BarnET2: Why on earth does Zeiss want $949,- on a simple 1920 based design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens#mediaviewer/File:DoubleGauss1text.svg

The OPIC from taylor and obson from 1920 looks very similar.
So no R&D in lens design nor in mechanics since it has no AF nor IS.

I just can't fathom where the money has gone too here.

Lensrentals did some tests on sensor stacks and the thickness and how it relates to sharpness. Zeiss did compensate for the 2mm sensor glass stack on sony sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)
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BarnET2: Why on earth does Zeiss want $949,- on a simple 1920 based design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens#mediaviewer/File:DoubleGauss1text.svg

The OPIC from taylor and obson from 1920 looks very similar.
So no R&D in lens design nor in mechanics since it has no AF nor IS.

I just can't fathom where the money has gone too here.

If Ford made a model T replica today it would not cost $240 as it did in the early 1900's and it would be much better than the original given todays manufacturing technology. Price is also relative, im sure Madonnas used undies can go for quite a few $$$ on ebay. Price will be set according to demand.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)

These are classic designs with no aspherical elements. My guess is that it will have a very pleasing image, amazing bokeh but will not "rate" very well in the lab (at least wide open)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 31st comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

You know ZAnton, Im not even sure if olympus uses PDAF for anything but legacy 4/3 SLR lenses

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

I had so many cameras from olympus and panasonic it would be hard to list. E-P1 autofocus is very very slow. Lenses that came out around that time were also very slow. Use a current model with the current lens line and you will see how fast it is. Almost instant I would say.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8K_xd_iwU

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
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