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 Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)
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marike6: The Nikkor 24-70 tested better than the Canon on both Lenstip and Photozone. Both do far more thorough testing than LensRentals.

Roger's reviews are OK, but there's always the same caveat "I only had time to test X". Either you test a lens or you don't. You don't make wild statements about optical superiority based ONLY on resolution numbers at one focal length. 50mm is the Canon's best focal length by far. At 70mm the Canon is actually worse than the EF 24-70 Mk I (see Photozone conclusion). In contrast, ALL focal lengths are brilliant on the Nikkor.

"I only had time to test 2 samples of each lens" How many do you expect him to test? He does what most review sites wont or cant do. You ever seen 22 samples of the same lens tested and charted? Only thing he does not do is make up your mind for you. Im guessing your the type of person that skips to the last page to see if a camera got a gold or silver award and then makes a comment based only on that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 16:47 UTC

I thought they are not called RIM anymore...name change to blackberry.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 03:04 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Lets compare to a FF lens if we may:

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO
vs
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm (150-600mm eqv)

500mm Reach
vs
600mm Reach

2.8
vs
6.7

15670g
vs
430g (old style)

$25,599.99
vs
$549.99

This is a perfect outdoor lens. Price is right, IQ is good, Focus is great, not too heavy, fits MFT cameras perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 04:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 11 replies
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Red G8R: 4.8-6.7, they must be joking.

DOF is the same as it would be in a full frame 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 lens. Image noise? That has nothing to do with the lens. This is a slow super tele zoom lens, what you can expect is light weight and light price. In the world of optics, its all about compromises. Did we lower the IQ requirement to become a member....?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 04:35 UTC
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Marty4650: "Body cap lens"..... where have I heard that before?

Hmmmmmm....

DXOmark just tested the Olympus 15mm bodycap...result..great toy. I would not mind if they replace normal body caps with these.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 02:26 UTC

I like the new simple look.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 34th comment
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Mssimo: AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
(Not compatible with the D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, 35mm film cameras)

Works with the Nikon 1 series......Score!!!

Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is incorporated for enhanced stability in auto exposure control during continuous shooting even when the teleconverter is used (Not compatible with the D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, 35mm film cameras)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 02:00 UTC

AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
(Not compatible with the D2 series, D1 series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, 35mm film cameras)

Works with the Nikon 1 series......Score!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 04:45 UTC as 40th comment | 12 replies

Wow, never seen a more perfect MTF chart!!

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/Telephoto/af-s_800mmf_56g_fl_ed_vr/index.htm

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 04:42 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Looks like a car that is fixed with junkyard parts

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 23:11 UTC as 70th comment
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AmaturFotografer: For those who claim this thing does not increase resolution, check this out.. Imatest test by Roger Cicala from lensrentals.com. -> http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/01/metabones-magic

"As advertised, the MTF 50 increased compared to the same lens on no adapter."

Amazing results, its worth every penny.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 01:35 UTC
On Mobile-friendly forums launched article (102 comments in total)

Now we can troll on the road! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 20:59 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
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slncezgsi: ... so the m4/3 is going viral ;)

Not sure..your fingers make that camera look mighty small.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 00:41 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: Retire adapters

Why adapters. Make it right the first time or move forward. Adapters are bridging technologies mostly not worth the price and results. The world is full of better solutions today, and even better, and for less money shortly (Moore’s Law still working for the smart). Save the money for something of today. For this adapter price in this forum context, it is just a rip-off.

I don't think you got past the title "speed booster", this adapter is to use your lens as it was designed; the speed increase is just a side effect of the adapter. They don't claim it will make the lens better, just that the MTF will be higher; more lines in less space. This is pure physics/math.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 20:17 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: Retire adapters

Why adapters. Make it right the first time or move forward. Adapters are bridging technologies mostly not worth the price and results. The world is full of better solutions today, and even better, and for less money shortly (Moore’s Law still working for the smart). Save the money for something of today. For this adapter price in this forum context, it is just a rip-off.

Do you own any lens worth more than $1000 bucks?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 19:04 UTC
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Trollshavethebestcandy: Crow will be on the menu for a lot of people here.
It's a giant sham or it works. Not a lot in between it seems.
Its humorous to see the rabid flame posts when they have not tested it. I don't know why so many people would risk money and reputation on a sham.

Nikon built it in to a camera in the late 90's. Check out Nikon E series.
It converted 35mm lens to 2/3 sensor. Same FOV, DOF, and bokeh. It also "added" 4 stops of light to the lens. Just don't point it at the sun with a 50mm f1.4 on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 03:01 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)
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rfsIII: It's ironic that you have to remind people they'll need a tripod if they shoot at the 1200mm equivalent. If you were shooting with a DSLR at that focal length you'd be using thousands of dollars worth of heads, gimbals, tripods, gyroscopic stablizers, bedrock-anchored concrete footings, and sandbags filled with ununoctium.

What I do is embed the camera into a cement block, leaving a small access hole for screen, lens and buttons.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 00:26 UTC
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Mssimo: Take a look at this: Nikon E Series
From Wikipedia:
The E series uses a unique additional optical system that enables the small sensor to capture the field of view of a 35mm film, with a crop factor of 1. This comes not at the expense of the lightness of the lenses, because the light is bundled to the 2⁄3 inch CCD sensor with approximately 1⁄16 smaller area. The result is approximately 4 stops (24 = 16) more light at the small sensor compared to a full-frame sensor. Therefore the camera has a minimum full-frame sensitivity of ISO 800 which is equivalent to ISO 50 at 2⁄3 inch. As a result the noise of the camera at ISO 800 full-frame is equivalent to ISO 50 of the 2⁄3 inch CCD sensor. Nikon could not reduce sensitivity below 800 ISO full-frame, because the little sensor will be overexposed below 50 ISO.

4 stops might fry the sensor. Would be nice if they made a 2012 version of this camera with a CX sized sensor and double ND filter ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 00:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)

I'm holding out for a 55x zoom

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 00:02 UTC as 66th comment
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Mssimo: Take a look at this: Nikon E Series
From Wikipedia:
The E series uses a unique additional optical system that enables the small sensor to capture the field of view of a 35mm film, with a crop factor of 1. This comes not at the expense of the lightness of the lenses, because the light is bundled to the 2⁄3 inch CCD sensor with approximately 1⁄16 smaller area. The result is approximately 4 stops (24 = 16) more light at the small sensor compared to a full-frame sensor. Therefore the camera has a minimum full-frame sensitivity of ISO 800 which is equivalent to ISO 50 at 2⁄3 inch. As a result the noise of the camera at ISO 800 full-frame is equivalent to ISO 50 of the 2⁄3 inch CCD sensor. Nikon could not reduce sensitivity below 800 ISO full-frame, because the little sensor will be overexposed below 50 ISO.

More details on it:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/digitalSLRs/E3E3s/index.htm

Image of optical system:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/digitalSLRs/E3E3s/filterillus.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 21:33 UTC
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