Starkiller

Starkiller

Joined on Jan 8, 2011

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On article Key features explained: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (95 comments in total)
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joelR42: Wait. You an't use the touchscreen to navigate or review images? That seems really odd.

You can scroll through your images with the big wheel besides the LCD way faster than with any touchscreen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:18 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (104 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: How 'bout dads old dslr ;)

http://g1.img-dpreview.com/73105D9085C3428EA27D6AC16783D768.jpg

http://g4.img-dpreview.com/08CD948196A1403786227F8321D3451D.jpg

:-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 23:58 UTC

$135 USD for a strap is only justified if the leather comes from the last unicorn.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 23:04 UTC as 16th comment
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Sir Corey of Deane: I'm waiting for the 1200mm f/0.95.

Transformers! That's why it's Optimus Prime, not Optimus Zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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Sir Corey of Deane: I'm waiting for the 1200mm f/0.95.

Canon showcased the front element of a 2000mm f2.8 at the Canon Expo 2015. That front element alone weights 115 pounds.

f0.95 is only 1/8th stop faster than f1.0, but with a 2xTC you get a 2400mm slightly faster than f2.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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JackM: 24/1.8, nice, I'm jealous. Canon has no exact match - there's the aged 28/1.8 or the slower 24/2.8 IS. Price on that Nikkor seems about $150 too high though.

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: How does it get to be so big at just slightly wider (11mm vs the 12mm of the Nikon), while the Nikon is 2.8 and it's f4? Don't get that one . . . .

(Only) The entrance pupil is f4.0. It's located in the middle of the lens. The other lens elements do not count. The front elements can be as large as the manufacturer wants them to be. Just look at the vintage Nikon 13mm f5.6. It's only f5.6, but the lens is way larger than the 11-24mm f4 or the 14-24mm f2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:58 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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Neil Schofield: Looks like a very good camera, however for the reviewer to state that the 5D lll AF system is behind the times

I don't think so

It's a feature rarely useful in practice. For example if you shoot people, you want them to look or move towards the center of the frame. If your subject looks or moves in the wrong direction (towards the left or right border), the photo is useless. You can see this on page 8 of your review in the twelve shot (test) sequence. It's nice that the camera can identify the eye and track it, but the composition in all the shots is not good. You always have to align the camera manually for the best composition. And then the AF field (or AF group) stays the same all the time. I think it's far more important to have as many as possible AF fields than to have face detection and a tracking feature. Plus it's very important to have cross type AF fields as close to the corners as possible. The D750 is better than the 5D3, but personally I would pick the 5D3 over the D750 just for having cross type AF fields where I need them. The AF future however is mirrorless. The winner is probably Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
On article Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens (174 comments in total)

For 78k I get two sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 18:54 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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nerd2: So basically equivalent to MF 20mm f5.6 for FF?

2.1 is about (not exactly) 1/8th stop slower than 2.0. If t2.1 is in this case f2.8 (almost a full stop of transmission), then yes. The FF equivalent would be a 20mm t4.36.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 23:50 UTC

In the next video Holly explains how to dry your eqipment without a microwave.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 7th comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Nikon has repeatedly said they will focus on high profit margin items so no surprise there. But this business of converting dollars to Sterling at 1:1 puzzles me.

Does anyone how much profit a single lens generates when sold for 12k? Canon and Nikon need more competitors. Imagine a car manufacturer wants 30-50 percent more money for next version of a current car model. Noboby would buy it.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 21:14 UTC

Very impressive MTF chart:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/AF-S-NIKKOR-400mm-f%252F2.8E-FL-ED-VR.html#!lightbox/carousel/media=/Photography/2217_MTF_01_en.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:25 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1043 comments in total)
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DWM: "While large, the D4s' viewfinder still falls short of Canon flagship EOS 1D X as well as the less expensive 5D Mark III."

Really?

How about "The size of the viewfinder is quite large, and in use is essentially indistinguishable from the high end Canons." (Which is clearly the case).

The Canon-centric comparisons get tiresome after a while.

Viewfinder comparision:

http://s14.directupload.net/images/140225/ab5mijxi.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:58 UTC

Is that round button an AF-Stop button?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 19th comment
On article FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale (143 comments in total)

"Horizontical" ftw! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 17:35 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? (200 comments in total)
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vodanh1982: Wow. the 75mm f/1.8 is the sharpest m43 lens and Sigma made it.

The Sigma 35mm f1.4 is just the sharpest 35mm lens. All macro lenses and all supertele primes are a lot sharper.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 21:46 UTC

A lens without AF is like a car without power steering. It works, but in 2013 nobody will buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 17:45 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
On article 12 stunning photos of Godafoss - Waterfall of the Gods (78 comments in total)

Water should look like water and not like jello.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 10:37 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel (38 comments in total)

The final image looks like a GIF with just 256 colors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 13:43 UTC as 12th comment
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