marc petzold

marc petzold

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On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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nike: OK people... I just checked their code and they are using a simple JavaScript client site solution for this. So the date and time is today at 9 o'clock - but without a timezone this is useless. If it is 9 o'clock now at your home you will see another counter than someone living in Los Angeles. So I guess you check back today at 15 pm or later for any chance on real news...

its not the latest gear, it's the person behind the lens, you can make good photographs with any DSLR/DSLM/compact camera, good light and lowest iso for instance...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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vadims: Good grief. People, lens mounts are *designed* to break if excessive force is applied -- to prevent bigger damage.

Another FUD product.

I've read this thread with Roger Cicala days ago into the fredmiranda forum, so it's alright. I wouldn't buy that for the A7/R.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
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iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.

In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.

Sadly, the D6x0 Series ist a well made DSLR, which suffers only from a non-(semi)pro build like the D300(s) or D700, with neither weather sealing, and using the D7000 DX AF-Module.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
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iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.

In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.

You can't simply adapt all kind of lenses, which are working with E-Mount adapters, because of bajonett flange. And the Nikon FF system is much more heavy & expensive, too. I don't have FX, but have 4 Nikon DX DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
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iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.

In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.

That Body would be called A99 Mk. II - coming to a online store or photo shop near you, within january to march 2015.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 14:34 UTC

I fear A7(R) customers could drop a screw onto the sensor, or better said the filter in front of it...and couldn't get the exact torque criss-cross onto the mount.

I'm wondering, does the A7 have the internal structure basis for being stable enough to support a all metal mount? the A7S does have it by design, but neither the A7(R)...and i mind have had reading before, the A7S front panel had been extra designed heavy duty to support a metal mount, and heavy lenses, especially.

Apart from that, good idea...but can't we just mount a A7S full metal bajonet then, without that silly saying "The Tough E-Mount" - which is really fugly for my taste...of course, when you've got a lens mounted, you don't see this. ;)

Further, i don't trust the Fotodiox brand that much - could they really produce a Metal E Mount within very slighty tolerances? I doubt it...and i'd say that mod will
void your warranty. As long as you don't know at exactly what specific torque you've to tighten the screws, too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:23 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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nike: OK people... I just checked their code and they are using a simple JavaScript client site solution for this. So the date and time is today at 9 o'clock - but without a timezone this is useless. If it is 9 o'clock now at your home you will see another counter than someone living in Los Angeles. So I guess you check back today at 15 pm or later for any chance on real news...

nice, haven't known it was that dead cheap back in 2012... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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nike: OK people... I just checked their code and they are using a simple JavaScript client site solution for this. So the date and time is today at 9 o'clock - but without a timezone this is useless. If it is 9 o'clock now at your home you will see another counter than someone living in Los Angeles. So I guess you check back today at 15 pm or later for any chance on real news...

@ dbaechl

and you wrote... "you fool"... so WTF? that was also way personal.
but..nevermind.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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nike: OK people... I just checked their code and they are using a simple JavaScript client site solution for this. So the date and time is today at 9 o'clock - but without a timezone this is useless. If it is 9 o'clock now at your home you will see another counter than someone living in Los Angeles. So I guess you check back today at 15 pm or later for any chance on real news...

Canon does have good DSLRs, but not all of them throughout the whole bank. I've just reacted adequate to your previous which was post to me, typical human reaction.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 14:18 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: There must be some crazy sample variation. On the bottom left cards, the G7 X is so soft it looks like motion blur. This isn't the case from any of the other comparisons i've seen though, where I need to go back n forth to look for differences.

@Rishi

exactly, i've used that diffraction calc for all my gear to know at which f-stop i am running into it, and to avoid it. the tool is way nice, so is their website.

greetings

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 10:50 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: There must be some crazy sample variation. On the bottom left cards, the G7 X is so soft it looks like motion blur. This isn't the case from any of the other comparisons i've seen though, where I need to go back n forth to look for differences.

thanks for that info, Rishi. Well, the LX100 shouldn't be diffraction limited at F/5.6, because the sensor doesn't have 20 MP, and anyway because of the multi-aspect mode, doesn't use it's full 16 MP resolution anyway.

According to the Cambridge in Color Diffraction Calculator (nice online tool, as so is that site for ages) the 20 MP onto the 1" Sony Sensor is only diffraction limited when i choose there the "Set circle of confusion* based on pixels" check mark.

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm

greetings

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 09:04 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: There must be some crazy sample variation. On the bottom left cards, the G7 X is so soft it looks like motion blur. This isn't the case from any of the other comparisons i've seen though, where I need to go back n forth to look for differences.

Into the End, i should have at least test 10 (!) LX100, to pick up the best copy of them, after carefully testing each one at aperture F1.7 up to F8...nobody can afford that, the same goes for the other ones...it's simply called: Sample variance.
But perhaps someone can buy 3 copies from amazon, and keep the best one...but i wouldn't encourage people to do that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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nike: OK people... I just checked their code and they are using a simple JavaScript client site solution for this. So the date and time is today at 9 o'clock - but without a timezone this is useless. If it is 9 o'clock now at your home you will see another counter than someone living in Los Angeles. So I guess you check back today at 15 pm or later for any chance on real news...

@dbarchli
the only fool, i see here around, is you. so stop drinking your own urine, please.
I use all brands mostly, but *not* canon, they're just inferior with their poorly designed sensors compared to the competition - or just a better tool for creating noise when pushing 2-3 stops.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 07:13 UTC
On Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 article (32 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: OK, I'll be the first: is NX-D finally worth downloading?

@yodog

Nik Software Viveza PS Plugin is for selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections. (Google quote) It's not a typical image processing plugin, i use it often.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 07:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1415 comments in total)
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marc petzold: First Review:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-full-review-26173

Verdict

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Pros

Excellent f/1.7-f/2.8 Leica lens
In camera raw editing
Lots of physical controls
Excellent build quality and handling
High resolution electronic viewfinder
12fps continuous shooting
Very good noise performance
Dual axis electronic level
Extremely fast focus
4K video recording
2 year warranty

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Cons

Touch screen would have been nice
Some noise visible in shadows
Lens flare can be an issue

HowAboutRAW:

not my fault, i can only say these filters are great & way underrated, because -like you before- nobody knows Haida...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:34 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1415 comments in total)
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marc petzold: First Review:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-full-review-26173

Verdict

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Pros

Excellent f/1.7-f/2.8 Leica lens
In camera raw editing
Lots of physical controls
Excellent build quality and handling
High resolution electronic viewfinder
12fps continuous shooting
Very good noise performance
Dual axis electronic level
Extremely fast focus
4K video recording
2 year warranty

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Cons

Touch screen would have been nice
Some noise visible in shadows
Lens flare can be an issue

@HowAboutRAW

http://www.haidaphoto.com/en/productsd.php?pid=18
And they're well muticoated, also with lotus cleaning effect, for sure quite better
then hoya pro 1 digital uv filter series, easily, 8-layer multicoating, scatch proof.

Can be bought for a great price at ebay germany, or amazon germany, for example. Note that i am into no way affected with haida, i just checked them out 1-2 years ago and consider them quite good, for the price. Haida does exist since 1997, not as long as Hoya, but they deliver.

For instance here http://www.amazon.de/Slim-PRO-II-mehrschichtverg%C3%BCtet-Filterdurchmesser/dp/B00A1AOTY2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1413190266&sr=8-5&keywords=haida+pro+ii+mc+uv

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 08:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1415 comments in total)
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marc petzold: First Review:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-full-review-26173

Verdict

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Pros

Excellent f/1.7-f/2.8 Leica lens
In camera raw editing
Lots of physical controls
Excellent build quality and handling
High resolution electronic viewfinder
12fps continuous shooting
Very good noise performance
Dual axis electronic level
Extremely fast focus
4K video recording
2 year warranty

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Cons

Touch screen would have been nice
Some noise visible in shadows
Lens flare can be an issue

@HowAboutRAW
I use only (except one Zeiss, and 2-3 Haida MC Pro UV II on cheaper lenses - Haida is quite good, for the price) B/W XS Nano Pro & Hoya HD UV Filters on all my good glas.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
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JanePete: 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."

I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.
The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.

Your post is way arrogant, JanePete. Have you ever exchanged eMails or talked to Nicolas? He's a way kind person. And his pictures are quite nice, and especially not 08/15.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)

http://www.canonwatch.com/little-bit-canon-see-impossible-humor/

EPIC FAIL, Canon is dumb-ass these days.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1415 comments in total)
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marc petzold: First Review:

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100-full-review-26173

Verdict

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Pros

Excellent f/1.7-f/2.8 Leica lens
In camera raw editing
Lots of physical controls
Excellent build quality and handling
High resolution electronic viewfinder
12fps continuous shooting
Very good noise performance
Dual axis electronic level
Extremely fast focus
4K video recording
2 year warranty

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Cons

Touch screen would have been nice
Some noise visible in shadows
Lens flare can be an issue

I think the lens is way good - and don't know currently *if* Panasonic would sell a LX100 lens hood, separately.

Btw, you haven't seen lens flare from my otherwise very good (check photozone) Tamron 17-50/2.8 (w/o AF & VC) lens *with* lens hood attached - it's horrible compared to the LX100...and i wasn't aiming for the sun, just heavy backlight...otherwise, i am quite happy with the IQ the Tammi delivers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:17 UTC
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