RStyga

RStyga

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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Unbelievable. Just when we thought that by closing down the factory and calling the deal off, this charade would be over...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 83rd comment
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RStyga: These announcements in the MF sector reinforce Pentax 645 digital series system as the most user-friendly, cost-friendly and full-featured one by far. Some pros would still pay the insane price of a Phase One (I'm referring to the cost of the matching back not the body or lenses) because of a certain feature they need but for everyone else Pentax 645 digital is the king.

Like I said, some of the pros do pay that amount, them or their company, but for the rest...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 23:37 UTC

At last!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 112th comment
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RStyga: These announcements in the MF sector reinforce Pentax 645 digital series system as the most user-friendly, cost-friendly and full-featured one by far. Some pros would still pay the insane price of a Phase One (I'm referring to the cost of the matching back not the body or lenses) because of a certain feature they need but for everyone else Pentax 645 digital is the king.

True, the 645D/Z sensor size is a cropped one but so are in many Mamiya/Leaf/Phase1 digital backs. Again, the larger MF sensors carry an extremely high price.
As, for the lenses, especially given their price, I beg to differ. They are very capable lenses, full stop.
The MF Pentax service is not something I have experience with, so I'll have to accept the comment as it stands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 12:53 UTC

These announcements in the MF sector reinforce Pentax 645 digital series system as the most user-friendly, cost-friendly and full-featured one by far. Some pros would still pay the insane price of a Phase One (I'm referring to the cost of the matching back not the body or lenses) because of a certain feature they need but for everyone else Pentax 645 digital is the king.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies
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RStyga: Is this output from an APS-C sensor camera??

It was a rhetoric question...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 07:16 UTC

Is this output from an APS-C sensor camera??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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RStyga: H medium format camera bodies are also very questionable design-wise, plain ugly in my opinion. No surprise for the rebadged ugly Sony compacts. I hope they never get to collaborate with Leaf-Mamiya-Phase.

@Blackbox
NONSENSE. Ugly IS ugly. Camera design matters, especially to non professional photographers who shoot because they appreciate not only the end result on the paper (or in their pockets) but also the art on the tool itself. It is called industrial design and digital Hasselblads are a failure in this respect. As for calling all non pros who own, say, a used $900 Mamiya AFD series camera "rich" and stupid, well, it demonstrates your unsurpassed wisdom...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:05 UTC
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fmian: Kinda sad considering it's a Leica, fixed lens, and that the Xpro 1 + 35mm (closest match on the comparison tool) absolutely destroys it.

Or a photographer rather than a fashion victim...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:57 UTC
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mikeber: People may ridicule these "creations" from Hasselbald, but in essence they are a desperate company. How can any medium format company generate enough cash these days? They have very few options left and the future seems dim.
Purists always miss the good ol days, but is making cameras like in the 1970s going to save Hasselblad and Leica?

I don't think so. H can certainly do better in the compact-camera market segment than rebadged Sony cameras...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:36 UTC
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RStyga: H medium format camera bodies are also very questionable design-wise, plain ugly in my opinion. No surprise for the rebadged ugly Sony compacts. I hope they never get to collaborate with Leaf-Mamiya-Phase.

Nonsense. Ugly is ugly. Plus, amateurs nowadays do buy MF cameras (e.g. Pentax 645D/Z, Mamiya AFD film etc).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:35 UTC

H medium format camera bodies are also very questionable design-wise, plain ugly in my opinion. No surprise for the rebadged ugly Sony compacts. I hope they never get to collaborate with Leaf-Mamiya-Phase.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 14:19 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)
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WayneHuangPhoto: Wow so many judgmental a-holes here!

Apparently, you're one of them...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 00:12 UTC
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Dheorl: I'm impressed at how little screaming about equivalence there's been. Maybe that phase has at last passed.

I've noticed reviewers mentioning that diffraction starts at a smaller F-number on smaller sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)

The Canadian Camera Store TV with Chris Niccols is way more professional and educational with plenty of good style. The "fro" circus-style character is not very worthy of promotion...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 07:48 UTC as 15th comment
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Dheorl: I'm impressed at how little screaming about equivalence there's been. Maybe that phase has at last passed.

You have to admit, though, that they have a point. And as much as you call them annoying 'evangelists', they would be annoyed and call people MFT fanboys when try to convince everyone that most MFT lenses can perfectly give a photographer the same DoF control as an APS-C camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
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Dheorl: I'm impressed at how little screaming about equivalence there's been. Maybe that phase has at last passed.

Or they've just given up expecting DoF control with 4/3 sensors...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

Damn! I was hoping to get a version with snail skin...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 00:21 UTC as 159th comment

I wonder how this compares to the 18-135mm WR... 2mm difference is very close in FL, even when it's in the wide end and considering the 1.5X.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 01:12 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

It will face stiff competition from the 1-stop darker but AF-enabled and excellent performer M.Zuiko 45/1.8.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 01:30 UTC as 5th comment
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