ryansholl

ryansholl

Lives in United States Johnston US, IA, United States
Joined on Mar 4, 2009

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On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (104 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That is a nice lens. If I was shooting full frame video that would be what I would chose. However, I can’t help but think that an M4/3 version of this lens could be F2.8 all the way through for the same size if not smaller.

They certainly could, but it would require f2 for comparable depth of field wouldn't it?

Would be fine much of the time, but let's not muddy the release of a fine apple of a lens to a hypothetical orange.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I believe I can afford this lens... if I sell my old car, my wife and my kids.

Maybe he's factoring in future costs against current value

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Cool, now about the compressed raws on the various Sony A7 camera bodies.

no, you literally said that

you: now about the compressed raws on the various Sony A7 camera bodies.

me: meh

you: if you cared about good colour in digital files you'd care.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (62 comments in total)
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D1N0: The K-01* is a great camera. Just misunderstood :p

*DPReview writers wouldn't need an asterisk when they would just write accurate information in the first place.

Ah, the ol' rock solid argument of semantics.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 18:03 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Cool, now about the compressed raws on the various Sony A7 camera bodies.

If that made for a negative aspect anywhere someone would likely care.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
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steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?

To troll whose who will wine about it

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 19:51 UTC

Scroll across the last set of DRO comparisons for entertaining timelapse!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 52nd comment
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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ConanD: Don't cross the streams.

I'll remind you that the movie ended by very successfully crossing the streams.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
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Leandros S: What's a first-person video? Or, for that matter, a second-person or third-person video?

...and taught to the rest of us in the "options" section of video games. Pretty complicated stuff. Certainly nothing a not lazy person could just GOOGLE.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 04:32 UTC
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Biowizard: oh YUCK. While the city-scape bike rides looked smooth enough, the mountain climbing/hiking sequences seemed totally artificial. The way entire blocks of landscape morphed, or appeared suddenly in piecemeal fashion, reminded of all that is wrong with Microsoft Flight Simulator, when whole weather systems appear or vanish in a twinkling, completely destroying the immersive experience.

In short, there is still only one way to create decent time-lapse, and that involves tracks, servos, tripods and more, in a carefully planned fashion. Please keep this pseudo-realism away from me.

Brian

[Edited for a typo]

Guys, don't encourage the grayhairs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 04:31 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Welcome to the internet where people are mostly anonymous and can do and say whatever they want with little chance of being caught out. Responsibility for ones words and actions goes out of the window.

I wasn't referring to business decisions, I was replying to calvin regarding being a dick on the internet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

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Great, great, now could you turn your hand in just a bit?

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WHAT?!

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I said could you turn your hand in toward your chin just a bit?

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WHAT?!

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I SAID TURN YOUR HAND IN

Sounds like a great idea

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 1st comment
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Calvin Chann: Welcome to the internet where people are mostly anonymous and can do and say whatever they want with little chance of being caught out. Responsibility for ones words and actions goes out of the window.

Those with humility do so anonymously on the internet. Those without go into politics.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
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Jon Stern: My grandma didn't have glass balls. Not sure about my grandpa though.

He did. Then, due to Grandma, he didn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)
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D 503: There is no need to compare sizes. You get the results you get no matter how big or small it is.

...said your very supportive significant other.

:D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
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Dester Wallaboo: My biggest complaint with the Sony cams is that they are mirrorless.... yes.... I know the advantages, but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages in my book. Being at the mercy of a monitor to know what is coming through the lens is a not what I would call a great method for shooting. Yes, I use ML so I can get full histograms while shooting using a monitor. But at the end of the day the only real way to see what is coming through that lens, outside of long-exposure photography, is to look through the lens itself with your eye. Unless Sony has recently put in screens that can display full RAW dynamic range, which I'm certain they haven't, you are at the mercy of a monitor that cannot even display full sRGB, let alone ProPhotoRGB, and certainly not RAW.

If you've got the luxury of time and a still subject why does it matter either way? A camera with no viewfinder at all (read: mirrorless with manual focus assist) would be at least as suitable (I'd say more) to those circumstances as an optical viewfinder.

But turn that around and take away the luxury of a still subject and ample time and you're SOL if you completely miss exposure early.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
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Peter K Burian: Man it seems like a lot of work went into this test merely to show that a camera with ultra high ISO options is better than a camera without those options .....**IF you ever need to shoot at insanely high ISO.** Or am I misunderstanding what this is all about, Rishi?

I cannot recall *ever* needing to use an ISO higher than 6400. What the heck are people shooting at ISO 100,000? What needs are actually met by ISO 400,000+? Why not use a tripod or set the camera on something solid in night photography? (Or do people often shoot soccer/football night games at a 1/1500sec. shutter speed? How many people do so?)

(I'm sure a dozen guys will now attack me and say that they need ISO 100,000+ daily and that I know nothing about anything.)

A lot of work went into reaching this conclusion: ..So the bottom line is that the a7s is average at ISO 6400. (At more moderately high ISOs (6400 and below) ........... A7S will be similar to that of full-frame cameras of its generation.)..

Yawn.

No, it's not useful to my current photography, but then having the option would open up entirely new facets of photography to me. I can't take my Nex7 outside at a quarter moon and so much as hope to get photos of wildlife unless they're asleep. Sure I can use a flash and get 1 chance at a photo, not counting the subsequent photos of animal anuses as they head for the hills, or I can go ultra high ISO and completely silent shutter and take lots.

Dimly lit events? Concerts? No more need to push in PP to salvage a useable shutter speed. No need for an obtrusive flash.

Pretending that the option of shooting at extremely high ISO is useless to all only speaks to the ongoing trend of placing technical image quality over content and, if this site's comments are true, evidently over getting an image at all.

Give me a break. Anyone that had this capability on hand will absolutely find a way to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
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KeeChiuPeng: How does this compare with Nikon DF, D4s, 1Dx, 6D?

It's smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)
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jimofcan: If Walmart doesn't Ante up and offer a fair price, and I owned the copyright, I would shred the negs in front of them. If they aren't of value to them, they are of less than zero value to me

I wouldn't sell to the Waltons for any amount, nor would I shred anything. I'd sell to some guy that wants to post the photos to the internet with the sole purpose of purely humiliating photoshops.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)
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mwan: Just as the Oculus founder says, "Virtual reality's biggest enemy is bad virtual reality", I would say, "Light field camera's biggest enemy is bad Light field camera". And Lytro isn't good enough to be a consumer product, no matter in the hardware camera resolution or the software use cases.

"Much faster workflow"

That's arguable. Did you use one of the earliest? I own a Minolta RD-175. One hour photography + a car would have been quicker. Ridiculously bulky connections, external hard drives, no wireless to speak of anywhere, slow connection bandwidth in all but the luckiest of cases.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 04:56 UTC
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