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 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 must been hiding under a rock for the last few years. Olympus and panasonic has contrast detection that is faster than 95% of ALL cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
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CaPi: I am still unsure wether these two really can compare. What are we going for here? Will we learn if sensor size has become unimportant.?I wouldnt think so. hm. Any ideas?

1080p or "4K" is like making a small print (4x6 or 8x10). At smaller sizes, even cel phone pictures are hard to distinguish from Pro Cameras. Aside from sensor size, both of them are quite similar. Mirrorless, size/weight, features. If your looking for a still camera, these will work fine but many other cameras have better bang for the buck.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 21:28 UTC

He did a great job with focus.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 13:36 UTC as 333rd comment | 3 replies
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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neil holmes: 2.7x focal length multiplier?

My guess its around 5.6x

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
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Sdaniella: so, the Sony A7S has video with Full M/M ISO (ExpSim LV) control like FF EOS LV Canons do, but Pany GH4 does not... ok, got it. Oly video is stuck in Auto-ev0/autogain LV (perfect, though for P&S videographers)

wait ... auto-iso isn't available ... hm, ok ESLV is available, but adjustable, but P&S autogain (auto-ev0) mode isn't available ... ok, now, I got it ... mimics most digicam autogain/auto-ev0 video modes, which lack full M/M ISO control ... how ironic.

btw, if you want on-the-go compensation adjustment of iso in M mode with auto-ISO, it's no different from making on-the-go adjustments with M ISO directly. in both cases you are bypassing auto-ev(pick your value) altogether anyway

Olympus GH4? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Im going to upgrade from the D800e but to be truthful, this is more of a way for nikon go get the price back to MSRP till the D900 comes out. Its a old trick, it works for cars and so also with cameras.

I think the street price is around $2600 (but im sure it goes back up to $3300)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

Im going to upgrade from the D800e but to be truthful, this is more of a way for nikon go get the price back to MSRP till the D900 comes out. Its a old trick, it works for cars and so also with cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 138th comment | 2 replies
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (106 comments in total)

Anyone ever seen the Monoprice tripod. They are not huge into camera gear but they seem like they are going that direction. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=117&cp_id=11701&cs_id=1170101&p_id=10263&seq=1&format=2

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)

Another factor when slapping a lens on a adaptor is the sensor stack (optical glass thickness) See lens rentals article on this.

Wide angle and/or fast lenses are quite sensitive to sensor stack thickness and will degrade the sharpness of a image.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/07/sensor-stack-thickness-part-iii-the-summary

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 340th comment

Great camera crap software. If only lightroom supported it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 20:50 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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Mssimo: ISO 64 should be a big deal when it comes to the numbers game (DXO-Mark) This camera might be able to hit 14.5 or 15 stops of DR. In the real world, it would be the same as the current cameras from ISO 100-6400 and about the same as canon from ISO 1600+ as far as DR.

I assumed a few things..sorry. The D800 and other sony sensors show the DR gain at lower ISO's. Canon is very flat from ISO 100-1600. Pentax K5 added a lower iso and was able to gain top stop in the DR numbers race. Nikon, adding a lower ISO, might be able to gain a bit more DR. If you compare the D4 vs 1Dx, you will also notice that the DR and SNR is the same past iso 1600 or so...one reason why sport photographers are not running over to nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

ISO 64 should be a big deal when it comes to the numbers game (DXO-Mark) This camera might be able to hit 14.5 or 15 stops of DR. In the real world, it would be the same as the current cameras from ISO 100-6400 and about the same as canon from ISO 1600+ as far as DR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 17:10 UTC as 278th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: With no optical low-pass filter, is there a cover over the sensor?

If no cover how careful must one be to clean the sensor?

Or did I miss something?

thanks

im sure it still has a IR filter and a small amount of optical glass

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 17:06 UTC
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iShootWideOpen: So they are saying this sensor will hide all the flaws in the mostly less than stellar Sony lenses.

How about flaws in all "modern" lens designs? This is about physics not brand names.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
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nicoboston: Great technology, but isn't the electronic correction of aberrations more rational? And, more importantly, more flexible?
I like the approach of DxO OP and others. It's more realistic IMO.

You cant correct out of focus images. If you look up field curvature, you will see how some lenses are sharp when you focus on the center or sharp when you focus on the edge but not both (assuming you are taking a pic of a brick wall) You can correct this with complex lens designs. The best of both worlds could be a curved sensor with new/simple lens design and post electronical corrections.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:37 UTC

I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 22:48 UTC as 12th comment | 11 replies
On FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review article (28 comments in total)

Too bad it does not fit the Zeiss 15mm

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 16:41 UTC as 13th comment
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

Seems like zooms crap out at 36mp. I guess if you love zooms.....stick with the 24MP bodies even in the future. (im sure image quality will be better but no more detail)

Also, as sensor resolution goes up, the requirements for the sweet spot of the lens goes down as far as fstop. Due to diffraction, a lens performance must peak around f5.6 for a 36MP sensor and maybe around f4 for a 50MP sensor.

Anyone else noticing this "trend" in performance?

This might be why the Zeiss 55mm Otus costs so much more, They achieved performance at f1.4/f2.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)

What I dont like is that this company is very deceiving, or at least the marketing department is. They do not want to share how the actual technology works and make up new terms and verbiage in order to something new out of old technology.

As far as the Illum, this is a much better camera because it can actually get something out of focus, the older model had such a small sensor that you had to ram something right in front of it. The price is a bit too high for something that will be used as a toy. If one of my friends had one, I would wait a week before they got bored and then borrow it.

In related news, panasonic seems to have made a sensor that can capture a "light field" at full resolution. It places the micro lenses below the "sensor". They have a Gate layer that is shut for the first part of the exposure then it opens up and the layer below reflects light back up into the sensor.

Overall im at least a bit excited to see what actual people make from this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:53 UTC as 108th comment | 5 replies
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)

My guess is that actual image size is around 3.78 MP

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
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