Valen305

Valen305

Joined on Jul 21, 2012

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Dang, these are huge! Why can't they make small yet moderately fast wide and tele primes like the Contax G line's Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/2.8?! These are ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 04:18 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
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MPA1: Useless high ISO in RAW.

Maybe you're confused.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 23:12 UTC

Fujis feel really good in the hand. I've shot with the X100 and really liked it. The skin tones are also very good right out of the box. If I didn't print huge, I'd shoot with it exclusively.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 91st comment

Lovely photo. But I'm surprised it fetched that much given the subject and process aren't very original and the artist is still living.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 174th comment
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Ilan Wittenberg: There is a similar new product called Light Cube selling currently for around $700 with the following features:
Continuous High speed flashing at full power: strobe.
Completely portable with battery internally fitted.
Over 25,000 flashes @ 1/60 of a second duration from a single battery charge at full power.
Over 150 Watts / 5,000 Lumens of light output.
Stable colour temperature. Consistent colour temp as power levels are adjusted to use as a video light: 5,600K daylight-balanced light in video mode.
Master control. Set the lighting condition of a single unit in array mode and all others will match the settings.
Modelling light feature.
Trigger remotely via sync cable, wireless trigger or as light sensitive slave.
Adjustable flash speed. Adjust the flash speed of the unit to shoot at faster or slower durations. 8000MS – 1Sec.
Seems comparable in many ways...

The operative word being "similar"...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 16:05 UTC

Hasselblad needs to get its act together and make a compact mirroless medium format camera using Sony's sensors, instead of putting out this garbage.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:57 UTC as 113th comment

Sony finally came to its senses and put the shutter button in the right place. IBIS is great! Will there be an A7R?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:55 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies
On Inside RA001: World's first Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' article (127 comments in total)
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///M: complete with ashtray

Incredible that smoking was ever allowed inside an aircraft. At what point did the FAA weigh the risks against the benefits and deem it a good idea? Just...wow.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
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Valen305: Bargain! My cat photos will look so detailed...

...and after I'm done pixel peeping, I'll post them to Instagram. Prints you say? Mmmmeh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)

I just saw the sample images on Flickr. I'm not impressed by the bokeh. It looks rather agitated. I'll stick with the ZA 35mm F2.8 FE for now. Contrary to everything I read before purchasing it, it is truly excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:07 UTC as 61st comment

Bargain! My cat photos will look so detailed...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies
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Valen305: Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.

Leonard, I hold the camera with one hand gripping the lends and the other gripping the body no matter what I shoot. Where he lost me is when he said that you'd hold it like a dslr, because the Quattro doesn't have a built in viewfinder! Do you get it now?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 17:57 UTC

Insightful interview, but the explanation for the odd design of the Quattro makes no sense whatsoever. How does that body resemble a dslr? ...wait, let me smoke some crack... oh, now I see it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 10:26 UTC as 60th comment | 9 replies
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atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!

28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!

"...she's all I'll ever need..."

This is great!

The sync speed is a big selling point. There are some shots that are just not possible with a max flash sync of 1/250s. Think freezing athlete in action when mixing flash with ambient.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
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Valen305: Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?

This camera is so pointless. Professionals know better than to buy this over the a99, and consumers can’t afford it. Instead of partnering with Hasselblad to produce rebranded gear, Sony should develop their own mirrorless MF camera with Zeiss glass to compete with Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:01 UTC

Aside from a handful of dentists, who will buy this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

E-mount? Might as well get an NEX body that is more compact and lightweight!

Sony is likely targeting first time dslr buyers who will see this as a compelling alternative to a Canon Rebel. But we know better than that, right guys?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 03:02 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)
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rfsIII: I fail to see how this is any sense a bad camera. Lens makers long ago perfected the 18-55 lens, and there's an APS-C sensor, it's the Brownie Hawkeye of mirrorless cameras. Why the hate?

It would also make a great stunt cam for times when you don't want to risk your A900 and for hiking it would be wonderful.

I give up.

Because it has an E-mount. Might as well get an NEX that is more compact and lighter. The average consumer will be impressed by it, however.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 02:53 UTC
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SushiEater: I think it is stupid idea to begin with.
1. Loss of light.
2. Since it uses your flash and power (since there is loss of light you would not be able to take as many flashes) what is the point.
3. For 1/2 the price (and this is expensive version, there are other much cheaper versions) why not get
MRC-232 LED Ring Adjustable Hotshoe Light Video Lighting Lamp 6000K for DSLR
from Ebay?
It uses Sony battery included (cheaper versions use AA just like your flash), allows to use it as video light, adjustable light too.
Some versions can be used as flash or video.

an LED video light? Awsome! I just have to crank the ISO up to 125,000 and shoot wide open at F1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 14:26 UTC
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Bjorn_L: Ring flash = poor photos. They obliterate shadows and create very boring flat photos. Also the quality and usefulness of a device like this seems VERY suspect.

Some of my best shots have been taken using this contraption. *hint - you don't necessarily have to use it as the main light. Don't have an assistant to hold a reflector for fill light? You're welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 14:23 UTC
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