vtinitus

Lives in Germany changing, Germany
Joined on Sep 29, 2011

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On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 First-impressions Review (154 comments in total)

What I'd like to see is a sensor/nex mount of similar design with full support for af lenses through a adapter. I don't care too much about the clamp either. Wifi offers much more and truly disconnected opportunities

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:43 UTC as 70th comment

Kudos for the innovation. Best is the compatibility with iOS for my use case: I'm a frequent flyer and still like window seats for the view. Mostly I do hesitate to take a 'real' camera due to noise and bulk and end up shooting with my iPhone. I was already considering the rx100 but didn't need a second camera. This fills the gap extremely well, although I admit this is very niche.
I can see other interesting uses depending on the wifi reach too. Nice.

Edit: hope they add iso and more manual controls at least via apps though

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:21 UTC as 40th comment

Time for a kickstarter relaunch

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 18:24 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses (76 comments in total)
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Griffo 155: This is exciting news with the additions to the series 1 lens Stable... The 6.7-13mm has caught my eye!

Why all the negative comments...

Well, autofocus-capable max f11 lenses might at least be intersting from a design point of view ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 18:59 UTC
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spidermoon: VG900 with FF sensor E-Mount and not native FF E-mount lense, that's quite ironic :) Hopefully, they put a 250$ adapter in the box (street price of la-ea2) . Strange marketing, as usual for sony ;)

i think it's actually a quite smart step: the short flange distance of the mount allows plenty of adapters that can really make use of the full frame sensors--from cheap (but lovely) m42 lenses to quality leica glass, just the available stills lenses provide more options than one can ever use and there are also plenty of film lenses.

i must say that sony really impressed me today. along with the ip5 my wet tech dreams will soar for weeks--until i realize how few of them i'll eve be able to afford (or need).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:47 UTC

sweet.

does it come in affordable too? just kidding, i am pretty happy with my a55 and some superior 'heritage' minolta lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:38 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera (92 comments in total)
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Maxfield_photo: Hey, they put a normal hotshoe on it, good for them.

Is it only me, or are there additional pins at the front of the hotshoe visible in the tom left picture?
Interesting step by Sony anyway, they seem to make serious moves towards pro users and they sure deserve it, their SLT technology is on the ege (love my a55) and there are a lot of lovely Minolta lenses flying around for cheap.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
On photo Sandwich in the Restaurant menu: Sandwich challenge (8 comments in total)

Excellent. I'm becoming hungry...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 1st comment
On article Carl Zeiss announces CP.2 25mm T2.1 fast cinema prime (38 comments in total)

Call me uninformed but why does it not come in Sony/Minolta A/AF mount too? I recon that Sony E has probably better chances to sell well, considering their cameras but Sony's SLT Alphas aren't to bad when it comes to video too, aren't they? Or did Sony push the E mount through royalties and so forth?
I own one awesome A55 myself, but don't have any need for such a lens though. I'm just puzzled...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 19:11 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Is there really a lumix 7mm-300mm lens? I couldn't find it anywhere...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 17:39 UTC as 105th comment | 12 replies
On photo Jupiter! in the Star trails and planets challenge (1 comment in total)

I admire all the work that went into this picture. Great home made astronomy.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment

i had never planned to use sony equipment exclusively, but whenever i want something new, sony provides the best overall solutions for my needs. i'm very happy with my a55 and lenses (including some decent minolta glass, which is technicaly the same breed) and this little could be the ideal replacement for my aging dsc-h20. I also like its lines - let's hope it keeps up with its promises.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 20:57 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (146 comments in total)
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Dan Nikon: Interesting that you left out the most important and best part, Kodak is still going to make film, a niche that serves them and Ilford well and keeps us real fine art photographers set with all the options we need to stay in business. Not that many on this site would care, but many of us pros use fillm along side of digital and will continue to do so. As cited in the BJP:

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2145203/kodak-phases-digital-businesses-film-alive

I do care, and so does my m42/1 system.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 19:36 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
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viktoriskra: Does it come in pink?

Sooner or later Kai of DigitalRevTV will get challenged to do so. But it won't be pink it'll be magenta or even pinkenta ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 22:02 UTC
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Ashley Pomeroy: Well, that's that. I took my X10 and smashed it on the ground, and spat on it - and then stamped on the bits. And then I took the box and SET FIRE TO IT. And then I cut marks in my arm because I was so upset. Life is basically not worth living any more, and I hope the people of Fuji who WRONGED THE WORLD like this suffer for bringing such sadness to the world.

In fact I've half a mind to go to Japan and erect a large screen around Mount Fuji, because I'm sure the people who live in the surrounding countryside don't want to be reminded of this... this perversion of all that is good. If you have an X10, please mail it to me so that I can smash it for you.

I know it's a bit off-topic--I'm perfectly neutral about Ashley's statement--but I cannot resit to pick up the CERN "debate". There is actually quite a bit curious information of what would happen if you /would/ stick something in the beam: http://youtu.be/_NMqPT6oKJ8 and what /actually/ happens: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/02/22/what-happens-when-yo-6.html. Enjoy.

I highly recommend the infinite monkey cage btw.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 20:32 UTC
On article Buying an ILC (149 comments in total)

Nice article indeed, but isn't the optical path slightly different than shown in the mirror down graphic (no reflection on the front bevel)? I'm not quite sure though, so please ignore me if I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 15:43 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review (159 comments in total)
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vtinitus: This camera is now officially leading my want-to-have list.
Anyway, I'm looking to purchase body only, replacing it's 'mason jar' kit, which certainly cannot deliver its resolution, with a piece of more capable glass.

Does somebody know if Tamron's SP 17-50/2,8 can keep up with that sensor? What is about legacy lenses (I'm proud owner of some gorgeous M42x1 lenses)?

I'd appreciate your help.

P.S. I'm actually not so into megapixels as my question might suggest, I'm just looking to get the a body/lens combination I'll be happy with even in 5 years from now.

Thanks. I'm into zooms for practical reasons. I'm doing a lot of street and architecture photography so I dont want to carry a whole lot of lenses with me. I also tend to avoid the top-notch image quality approach. Vignetting, lens errors and dust on the filter make pictures more interesting in my opinion. Thats the main reason (next to superb ergonomics and the fun of taking control of every bit manually) why I'm using M42 lenses. All but two of mine are primes by the way.
From what I saw the A65's peeking function will also allow to focus the M42 glass nearly as fast as the split screen on my Praktica MTL3.
Thanks anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 15:30 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review (159 comments in total)
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vtinitus: This camera is now officially leading my want-to-have list.
Anyway, I'm looking to purchase body only, replacing it's 'mason jar' kit, which certainly cannot deliver its resolution, with a piece of more capable glass.

Does somebody know if Tamron's SP 17-50/2,8 can keep up with that sensor? What is about legacy lenses (I'm proud owner of some gorgeous M42x1 lenses)?

I'd appreciate your help.

P.S. I'm actually not so into megapixels as my question might suggest, I'm just looking to get the a body/lens combination I'll be happy with even in 5 years from now.

C'mon, don't just like my post, I'm looking for answers ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 18:45 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony SLT-A65 review (159 comments in total)

This camera is now officially leading my want-to-have list.
Anyway, I'm looking to purchase body only, replacing it's 'mason jar' kit, which certainly cannot deliver its resolution, with a piece of more capable glass.

Does somebody know if Tamron's SP 17-50/2,8 can keep up with that sensor? What is about legacy lenses (I'm proud owner of some gorgeous M42x1 lenses)?

I'd appreciate your help.

P.S. I'm actually not so into megapixels as my question might suggest, I'm just looking to get the a body/lens combination I'll be happy with even in 5 years from now.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 21:09 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article NASA captures the earth at night with Nikon D3S (159 comments in total)
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papparazzi: THE VIDEO SHOULD HAVE THIS MUSIC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x2PWMtKQ40

I'd rather opt for Carl Sagan's (edited) words and the subtle soundtrack of this: http://youtu.be/oY59wZdCDo0

Awesome video anyway. Thumps up fellow countryman!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 17:25 UTC
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