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 FotodioX WonderPana FreeArc Filter System Review article (27 comments in total)

Too bad it does not fit the Zeiss 15mm

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 16:41 UTC as 12th 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 107th 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 109th comment | 4 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (561 comments in total)
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simpleshot: The DXO test comes out with the same result as the tests from SLR gear and Digital Picture. They all confirm that:
1. The Sigma is sharper than the Otus, except in the corners.
2. The Sigma has less vignetting than the Otus.
3. The Sigma has less distortion than the Otus.
For all of that, the Sigma only costs $950 as opposed to $4000 for the Otus.
The Sigma has AF, which makes it a lot more practical.

We already know that the sigma is a great value. The Otus will show its "horns" when the 50+MP cameras come out. It is also a cinema quality build. That alone will double the price of a lens. I have two ziess lenses and I compliment them with two sigmas (the 35 and soon 50 art)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (160 comments in total)

Image Samples. http://www.camera-pentax.jp/645z/compare.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 01:33 UTC as 49th comment
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (160 comments in total)

I guess it cant do 4k video as rumored.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 01:26 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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joe6pack: The M43 sensor is 17.3mm x 13.0mm. Now they come up with a 21mm x 12mm. 17.3mm -> 21mm is a significant difference to me. It means many existing lens will be showing vignetting. Am I missing something here?

If this camera is gaining popularity. It could also mean that future M43 lens will be bigger to accommodate the wider sensor, covering 21mm x 13mm. That may not be such a good news for M43.

I think you are assuming they always cut it close with the image circle. As with the nikon 35mm f1.8G, lenses sometimes cast a much larger circle than needed. If its an issue, it will only be with a handful of lenses (If any).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
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quezra: Don't Kenwood make food processors? Finally I can get a camera that makes me smoothies while out shooting?

You are thinking of kenmore from sears. Kenwood makes mobile audio and such.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
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Mssimo: Best low light camera of all times?

-4ev is quite good...but not sure how fast it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:51 UTC

Best low light camera of all times?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 109th comment | 5 replies
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fdfgdfgdgf: This video is full of crap

Just a "bit" of horn tooting going on.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 14:52 UTC
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Mssimo: Go Pro does a much better job with marketing. You just want to buy the camera because of the footage, excitement and emotion in the videos. This Panasonic camera is much better but they already started on the wrong foot by making these boring videos of people doing boring stuff around SF.

Agree with MGBLK. GO Pro Hero 3 also had terrible firmware and battery issues. It was a horrible product but im sure it sold more than any other (action) camera on the market. Panasonic seems to be good value (lots of features) and it includes a LCD. Would be nice if you could change out the camera module depending what you are doing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 21:34 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I still only see 4 pages. Need to add the other 6.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 137th comment | 4 replies

Go Pro does a much better job with marketing. You just want to buy the camera because of the footage, excitement and emotion in the videos. This Panasonic camera is much better but they already started on the wrong foot by making these boring videos of people doing boring stuff around SF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
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Rod McD: Looks like an interesting lens. Some of the posts below are amazing. It was announced today, not one has been sold and no-one has seen an image from it. Surely critics and potential buyers alike should wait until we see what the lens's IQ and characteristics look like before passing judgement?

They do make at least one crap lens (or maybe all made for Tmount) Samyang 650-1300mm MC IF f/8-16 and the 500&800mm mirror lens but all the DSLR mount lenses are very good and the best value on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 00:21 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Fuji nor Sony have anything even close to this.

Mr Butler...BMW does have the S1000RR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:20 UTC

The biggest issue is software. Only if they could get third parties to jump in the raw processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:50 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Not a huge deal but recording 4K will crop your image by a factor of 1.2X. This will achieve a perfect 1:1 pixel/resolution ratio with no need for line skipping or scaling of video size.

Actual crop calculations:
Stills horizontal resolution - 4608
Cinema 4K horizontal resolution - 4096
4K horizontal resolution - 3840

Crop for 4k video is:

Cinema 4K - 1.125x
4K - 1.2x

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 06:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)

Not a huge deal but recording 4K will crop your image by a factor of 1.2X. This will achieve a perfect 1:1 pixel/resolution ratio with no need for line skipping or scaling of video size.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 06:32 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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