PIX 2015
Valen305

Valen305

Joined on Jul 21, 2012

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I held the S2 when it first came out in a Leica store - it felt solid and well balanced with the 70mm. It would probably leave you sore after shooting all day, but it's still a wonderful camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:42 UTC as 41st comment
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (297 comments in total)

I bet it will be an f/1.8 version of the 23mm. IBIS would be welcome instead of OIS to keep the lens compact.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples article (182 comments in total)

The color I get straight OOC from my old X10 is really good. Especially the skin tones. I bought it as sort of a party cam that I could take anywhere and not have to worry about losing or damaging it, but it has really surprised me. Granted, you can't make as huge a print with a fuji APS-C camera as you could with something shot out of a D810 or A7R, but I think Fuji is worth considering as a work camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 23rd comment
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
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Valen305: That continuous eye-AF is amazing! I tend to miss focus on about 20% of shots with the a99 + 85mm CZ.

Thanks Rishi! Wide open, yes. Sometimes the shot I like turns out to be the one that is oof! FML.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

That continuous eye-AF is amazing! I tend to miss focus on about 20% of shots with the a99 + 85mm CZ.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 22:26 UTC as 83rd comment | 7 replies

What a misuse of a partnership with Sony. What they should be doing is creating a new segment of compact medium format mirrorless cameras. The 50mp Sony CMOS sensor seems perfect for it. The hardest part would be creating a new line of short flange lenses for it. I wouldn't be surprised if Mamiya/phase1 beats them to market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (161 comments in total)
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Samuel Spencer: Correction to myself, a 28mm Summilux costs MORE than the Q by itself.

Indeed it is interesting that the whole combo costs less than the 28mm summilux, but the summilux will be screwed on to a newer M in 5 or 10 years, while this Q will probably be in a camera shop shelf as a relic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)

Basically, the way I see it is A7r II + FE 55mm = ~ $4,200 and 1.5lbs. vs 810 + Otus 55mm = $7,000 and 4lbs for pretty much the same quality, minus IBIS, 4K, silent shutter, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (579 comments in total)

One of the biggest selling points for me is the high shutter speed flash sync ability these fixed lens cameras have. It means I don' have to screw a ND filter to open up the iris when balancing ambient with strobes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 52nd comment

Just downloaded some dng samples and didn't like the rendering at all - the highlights appear to clip early and the midtones aren't as rich as I expected. The shadow detail is OK, but overall it renders like a panchromatic film emulsion on crack.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 113th comment | 4 replies
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Sannaborjeson: Thousands words with no single picture to support the point.

I wonder if anyone can spot the difference between DSLR image converted to BW in Lightroom and Leica Monochrom output.

The average person will probably not be able to tell the difference. Same story with resolution. When you see a guy getting nose-close to your print, he's likely a photographer and he ain't buying it!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 22:36 UTC

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 92nd 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
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