WordsOfFarewell

WordsOfFarewell

Lives in Germany Haltern am See, Germany
Works as a Musician / Student
Has a website at www.nicolasalexanderotto.net
Joined on Jun 30, 2011
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WordsOfFarewell: Good thing Sigma lenses are getting amazingly good these days. :)

Ah, yeah forgot about that one. But I thought the trinity is usually referred to as 14-24 24-70 70-200. I get your point however. ;)

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WordsOfFarewell: Good thing Sigma lenses are getting amazingly good these days. :)

Is there a 14-24 announced? :O

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 09:07 UTC

Good thing Sigma lenses are getting amazingly good these days. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:00 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article GoPro's poor holiday sales lead to staff layoff (124 comments in total)

I guess they need to innovate a little since the marked is saturated with their products by now and people don't buy incremental updates everytime. But no, they kick people out because they only barely made half a billion. Makes the company very sympathetic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 10:04 UTC as 4th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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WordsOfFarewell: Hm, APS-C for $2000? Seems like a tad overpriced even though the other features may seem pretty good. Guess this might make a good weapon for Sports or Press people however. Nothing for me though. Still waiting for a D900.

Didn't know they drop prices that fast. Usually I thought about 30% for street prices. But ok then it's not overpriced, just ambitious.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Hm, APS-C for $2000? Seems like a tad overpriced even though the other features may seem pretty good. Guess this might make a good weapon for Sports or Press people however. Nothing for me though. Still waiting for a D900.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 97th comment | 5 replies

Ok, by now even as someone keen to go back from Nikon to Pentax (only left due to FF) my attention span is waning because I frankly am disappointed with the delays and secrecy. At some point it's do or die. And somehow, even though I don't want to be a naysayer, having been a Pentaxian most of my life, I feel like this will fall through because they can't get things done before other companies double down and offer something more reasonable. But I hope they prove me wrong!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:40 UTC as 38th comment

Looks like it does have quite a few people thinking about the ergonomics and versatility. I like what I see, the only thing that I'm missing the is a round eyepiece with an integrated shutter.

Other than that, very tasty. Can't wait to get some technical specs!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:23 UTC as 104th comment
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (146 comments in total)
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sirkhann: Most Nikonians probably think there is no logical reason to choose the Sigma versus 20/1.8G.

And then I promise you - just wait to see the samples from this lens. You can cut your finger o this baby's corners, so sharp!

Or ,maybe landscapes that do not involve a sky, such as forests, creeks, ravines and whatnot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (146 comments in total)
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sirkhann: Most Nikonians probably think there is no logical reason to choose the Sigma versus 20/1.8G.

And then I promise you - just wait to see the samples from this lens. You can cut your finger o this baby's corners, so sharp!

Well I guess the only reason why I would chose the Nikon one is that it takes regular 77mm filters which also makes it viable for daylight photography not only night stuff. In cases of Long Exposure Photography or Landscapes which require a CPL.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: Sorry for I'm asking something this dumb, but can someone tell me what the potential customer base for this product is? I can't imagine any, I really can't.

Hey Guys, thanks for the replies. Maybe I'm not to acquainted with some of the usages of photography or why one would need a camera that is basically only good for a limited amount of things. But apparently there are specialists who prefer this over a more versatile camera. Good to know though, wouldn't have considered but portability is indeed an advantage for some especially for street photography. Still I would imagine it's a though trade for only having focal length on a 3500 buck camera. But you learn something new every day. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 16:14 UTC

Let's see the streets price and the low light test shots and I may consider, then on the other hand it doesn't take 77mm filters as it seems. Still very intriguing!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 18:28 UTC as 18th comment
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WordsOfFarewell: Sorry for I'm asking something this dumb, but can someone tell me what the potential customer base for this product is? I can't imagine any, I really can't.

Wouldn't even dentists think a professional DSLR for the same money is more versatile? Let it be an Alpha7 mirrorless, if they want something small. I mean their educated. And even the average hipster wouldn't spend that sum on something like this I would reckon.

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matthew saville: "In a first for digital cameras...variable low-pass something-something-something..."

..Um, Pentax? No?

I think even the K5-II had that feature. :D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:31 UTC

Sorry for I'm asking something this dumb, but can someone tell me what the potential customer base for this product is? I can't imagine any, I really can't.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:28 UTC as 107th comment | 8 replies
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.2 adds local dehaze (60 comments in total)

I wonder why there is still no lens profile for the Samyang 14mm 2.8

Keen to test the local dehaze; globally I always thought it to be nothing but a contrast enhancer which works pretty much the same to a regular curves tool. But maybe that's just me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:44 UTC as 5th comment
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WordsOfFarewell: Even as a professional landscape-photographer I wouldn't need more than 50Mps so I wonder how affordable these will be and if there will ever be a consumer market for this in the next 5-10 years. Simply because no one who doesn't shoot advertisement only would need it in any way but the files need a computer with 128GB RAM more and about 20gbs per psb. if you have some image layering.

But good to know they're wasting their money on stuff like that. Seems like they're not really learning what the market needs. No wonder Canikon are losing market share to Sony (and hopefully soon Pentax)

Well, I know a lot of landscapers who switched from their Canon FF to Sony Alpha 7R because of the MP (which kind of goes against my original argument). But none of them consider switching back to Canon because of the 5Ds, so MPs are not the reason because 36MP are sufficient at the moment. On the other hand everyone of my peer group who went to Nikon due to the D800 (like me) are switching because of the software side and handling, at least that is what I heard. It's highly personal empiricism though. I have no idea about people photographers and their scene to be honest. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 12:07 UTC

Even as a professional landscape-photographer I wouldn't need more than 50Mps so I wonder how affordable these will be and if there will ever be a consumer market for this in the next 5-10 years. Simply because no one who doesn't shoot advertisement only would need it in any way but the files need a computer with 128GB RAM more and about 20gbs per psb. if you have some image layering.

But good to know they're wasting their money on stuff like that. Seems like they're not really learning what the market needs. No wonder Canikon are losing market share to Sony (and hopefully soon Pentax)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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WordsOfFarewell: Now, give me a 18mm 1.8 or better yet 16mm 1.8. Tamron you can do it, someone just has to.

Yeah -3EV on 1.4 in the corners is a tad too much for good astro photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:06 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: Now, give me a 18mm 1.8 or better yet 16mm 1.8. Tamron you can do it, someone just has to.

Checked out various reviews of the 24 1.4 most were pretty stellar. But I indeed didn't check photozone yet. Thanks for the reminder. Seeing as various great primes are released I still haven't given up home for a prime UWA. There is a market. And where there is money to be made there will be people trying to do so. I mean maybe the Samyang guys will step up their gaime with a 14mm 2.0 one day. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
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