Erick L

Erick L

Lives in Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Has a website at http://www.borealphoto.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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misolo: 35mm-format image circle, 15mm focal length, 1:1 magnification, 12cm minimum focus distance measured from front element -- don't know much about macro but, just from simple geometry, unless there's enormous focus breathing involved surely something's wrong with these specs?

12cm minimum focusing distance is from the sensor. It's 0.47cm from the front element.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
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Gerrit J: WHY?
I own a Renault Espace and love it. Do I ever go to the website of Volkswagen or Ford to complain about their cars? Never! Why should I?
I own an EOS 650D (started with the A1 in 1978, that was innovation!!!). I am considering to replace this 650D, because I am not satisfied about the touch AF functionality.
Part of the fun of buying a new camera is reading about it. So, I regularly visit the DPREVIEW website to gather interesting/helpful information.
I also read the articles about the EOS 750D/760D and what do I see? Complaints, complaints, complaints. What garbage Canon is producing. Whether its is wise of Canon to bring an EOS 750D and an EOS 760D to the market at the same time etc. etc.
Who cares? For me Canon is allowed to also bring a 770D/780D/790D to the market at the same time. If I like the 760D (or whatever), I will buy it.
Anyway, If you hate Canon, buy a Nikon or Pentax or whatever, but WHY all this complaining (or is that for some people part of the fun?).

DPR is not Canon's website.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 03:07 UTC
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Erick L: Imagine Donald Trump with a DSLR in each hand.

LOL, yeah. I was thinking of an Orangutan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdEiCGyLlGk

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 02:46 UTC

Imagine Donald Trump with a DSLR in each hand.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 13:37 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

Keeping my money for the Hubble auction.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
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ZeneticX: i love tripods with twist lock legs

raztec, recent twist locks can be unlocked in one motion, they don't catch branches, don't pinch fingers and don't become loose over time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
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JhvaElohimMeth: Still waiting for a compact and moderately fast ultrawide fixed lens for 4/3

It's rectilinear. It covers APS sensors so it might not be as small as it could be, but... well, it exists!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
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JhvaElohimMeth: Still waiting for a compact and moderately fast ultrawide fixed lens for 4/3

There's a Samyang 10/2.8 available. Manual focus only.

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robjons: I'd like to see a 2.8 version of this for APS-C.

There is a Rokinon 10mm f2,8 for APS.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: OMG - Timelapse mode for 300 images in their press release while the battery only lasts for 250 images according to the specifications... or what about the 4K 15fps video.

Its a sad day for Nikon.
Good they didn't put out this press release yesterday as I would have thought it would have been an Aprils fools joke.

If the screen stays off during timelapse, the battery should last much longer than 250 shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:34 UTC
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joe6pack: Why does the lens says ULTRASONIC?

For dog photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
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danieljcox: Wow, these lenses are confirming all that I've been saying about the Full Frame mirrorless systems. Big sensors = Huge optics. No size benefits in the FF mirrorless systems as far as lenses are concerned. I can't believe how huge the the coming Sony 90mm F/2.8 macro is.

The Rokinon is just an adapted lens soit won't be lighter than the Canon. I don't know why the Sony A is different.

Olympus is a better exemple IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
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danieljcox: Wow, these lenses are confirming all that I've been saying about the Full Frame mirrorless systems. Big sensors = Huge optics. No size benefits in the FF mirrorless systems as far as lenses are concerned. I can't believe how huge the the coming Sony 90mm F/2.8 macro is.

I found the two Rokinon for Sony at B&H. Sony A is listed at 907g vs 570g for FE. The FE is longer and I guess it's just an adapted lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
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danieljcox: Wow, these lenses are confirming all that I've been saying about the Full Frame mirrorless systems. Big sensors = Huge optics. No size benefits in the FF mirrorless systems as far as lenses are concerned. I can't believe how huge the the coming Sony 90mm F/2.8 macro is.

The Rokinon 14/2.8 for Sony A and FE are the same size but the mirrorless version is much lighter. Both are MF so there's no advantage for either.

Same for the Olympus 9-18/4-5.6 in m43 vs plain 4/3, which is pretty small to begin with.

That's exactly what mirrorless promised: size/weight reduction in bodies and wide angles, not so much for longer lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
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danieljcox: Wow, these lenses are confirming all that I've been saying about the Full Frame mirrorless systems. Big sensors = Huge optics. No size benefits in the FF mirrorless systems as far as lenses are concerned. I can't believe how huge the the coming Sony 90mm F/2.8 macro is.

Read again, Oly's m43 are smaller than their own 4/3 DSLR lenses. Same format, same speed, same focal length. Same everything.

Rokinon, same lens, same speed, both FF, one for Sony A, one for Sony FE. Mirrorless lens is almost half the weight and I suspect they just used the same barrel. I bet it could be made smaller as well.

So yes, mirrorless lenses can be made smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
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Mike FL: WRONG:

""Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," says wildlife and nature photographer Marsel van Oosten."

CORRECT:

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" says Da Vinci.

NEXT Please!

There is no *any* reason to looking any photos more for the *reason* above.

Maybe DaVinci heard that from his local baker. :p

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Thing is, the sand pic has a foreground element: the ripples in the sand. Try again!

This is what the article says:

"What I'm talking about are images which have room for foreground, but whose massive, detailed, classical foreground element is missing"

What I see in the second photo is a massive, detailed and well defined foreground, leading lines included. It isn't subtle in any way. It's a good photo but I don't think it illustratres the article very well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
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danieljcox: Wow, these lenses are confirming all that I've been saying about the Full Frame mirrorless systems. Big sensors = Huge optics. No size benefits in the FF mirrorless systems as far as lenses are concerned. I can't believe how huge the the coming Sony 90mm F/2.8 macro is.

Richt2000, how does Olympus manage to make mirrorless lenses almost half the size of their DSLR lenses? Rokinon makes the same lens for DLSR and mirrorless and the latter is almost half the weight. Did they break the laws of physics?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Thing is, the sand pic has a foreground element: the ripples in the sand. Try again!

It's still a classic foreground, despite what the author says.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)

A prime exemple of a solution looking for a problem.

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