micahmedia

micahmedia

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a Photographic industry
Has a website at micahmedia.com
Joined on Jan 25, 2010

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On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)
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pixel_colorado: "Slow 'hybrid AF' performance in live view and video modes"....hmm, isn't focusing important?

Glad I got a Sony A57.

No, that's not electronic courage speaking. That (and this) are another human trying to tell you slow your roll, because you're yammering about things you don't know about. Wiser people are telling you what's up, and you should pay attention.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 20:19 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

Leica...silly, Leica. Let me tell you what people really wanted. They wanted an Epson R-D1 with some new lenses and a Leica badge.

If you spent marketing money on incorporating an EVF--instead of that goofy strip tease campaign--you could have sold them for $3,000 a pop. They'd have flown off the shelves.

Leica, I don't get it. Are you afraid of selling volume? Are you afraid of success? Are you just out of ideas? Are you self destructive?

Really, lots of people love your products of old. You still make nice glass. And the new M is a great step in the right direction. But some of your other endeavors make us wonder. Toss these X cameras and this new mini M and try again. Please?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 201st comment | 1 reply
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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Csaba Farkas: Leica, read my lips and get down to making a usable camera, please please! Wish list:
- APS-C or FF (sigh)
- 16, 18, 21 MP, whatever
- zillion dot, OLED, state of the art BUILT-IN EVF!
- decent, articulating LCD (I know it's not sleek, but man, is it handy?!)
- bouncable built-in flash
- M exposure dial, aperture setting on lens (that corner dial was clumsy even on the Hexar, it can be knocked inadvertently)
- proper HD vid, red button on back, manual settings available
- mount: make a mini-M mount, much like an M-NEX-E adapter, allowing infinity focus extended AND macro range with tighter close focus when retracted with a lever, opening up a whole new world with M lenses, old and new
- optional fast zoom lens in that mini-M mount, 28-70 or 35-90 equiv., 2.8-3.5 at least; or, if size matters, make it 35-75, or like a 35-50-75 tri-elmar, classic M focal lengths, who needs in-between zoom settings?
- or make anything that cries 'Leica' instead of 'outdated status symbol rip-off'
Please!

They'd never do it, unless they could implement some archaic "feature" from the wrong century. Like a manual winding lever or something.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:27 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

More marketing speak: comes with a "fixed" lens, which I'd call "broken" by design.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:25 UTC as 207th comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)
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pixel_colorado: "Slow 'hybrid AF' performance in live view and video modes"....hmm, isn't focusing important?

Glad I got a Sony A57.

Yes, it tells you they know something you don't. But you still may not understand what that is.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 03:33 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Didn't take too long to copy/paste the T4i review into this one I see! :)

...and the staff have said so much.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 03:31 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)
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rallyfan: At the end of the day it's about clicks. People love to buy Canons, and conveniently, Amazon sells Canons. Match made in heaven, and the faster the review is posted the faster money changes hands.

Shame about Pentax though.

Yes, scour it more fairly! Use steel wool!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 03:30 UTC
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hellocrowley: This is a big update that brings all the desirable Android and WP8 design/features into iOS. Good job Apple.

Yeah, none of the drawbacks of processing power, expandable memory, or flash support. Oh, add to that a killer map app.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
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Coolhandchuck: Forget just mobile photographers, what about all photographers? There was nothing mentioned about a new Aperture. Since Jobs passed away, there seems to be an almost complete focus on iOS devices and applications, and at the same time an almost complete abandonment of the higher end software that made Apple.

Wait, you obviously haven't seen the new Mac Pro specs. Not that they contradict what your saying...just that they strongly affirm your assertion.

Add to this Adobe shooting themselves in the foot and being at war with Apple, and the outlook for some of our favorite software looks grim.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 03:17 UTC
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Menneisyys: Very poor update. The Camera app receives some, I assume, Apple-made plug-in DSP's (sepia etc., I think) but nothing like the capabilities of the great JB tool "CameraTweak".

Unfortunately, the rest of the upgrade is equally pathetic if you compare it to the latest versions of Android and even WP8 / RT.

"Did you actually watch the Keynote speech?"

Translation "OMG, this is huge! Didn't you swallow the marketing hype whole?!"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 03:14 UTC

In short: absolutely nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 20:10 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Any word on the lenses? Just re-badged or will they be bringing anything new to the mount?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 19:03 UTC as 218th comment | 2 replies

Wonder if the sensor will be at all updated. I find the sensor in my D7100 to be a touch better.

Paraphrasing Dracula a little: "I want your 'blad to suck!"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 19:01 UTC as 221st comment
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micahmedia: I look forward to this using this as a 25-50mm/f1.2 equivalent on my m43 bodies with a speed booster. : D

Ok, where's the list of other f1.2 zooms that mount to a $250 body that will output 100mbit/s video for hours on end?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 18:59 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)
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trungthu: """ Sigma's choice of F1.8 as maximum aperture isn't a coincidence; it means that the lens will offer the same control over depth of field as an F2.8 zoom does on full frame."""
When we use the same shooting frame in both sensor sizes (APS-C and Full Frame).
""" What's more, it will also offer effectively the same light-gathering capability as an F2.8 lens on full frame. By this we mean that it will be able to project an image that's just over twice as bright onto a sensor that's slightly less than half the area, meaning the same total amount of light is used to capture the image."""
As I know, in normal condition, the gather of light at each aperture is different with others. The lower number, the more of light. But when we have a quantity of light is "a" to be right exposured, that means the light come to the sensor is "equal" in any aperture (in relate to shutter speed), or any sensor size, not only at f/1.8 (in APS-C) # f/2.8 (in Full Frame)
I don't know why the author say that...

DOF is important to some people. It's one reason so many speak ill of 4/3 format, since equivalent angles of view on that format give a bit deeper depth of field.

Anyway, it's important to some, but not to you. I (and others) would rather DPR gave us more info and let us do with it as we like. If that makes it frustrating for you to read, go someplace else. Like off the internet. Because there are plenty of things you don't want to read here and nobody is forcing you to read them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 17:52 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: "and good look finding an 18mm F1.8 anywhere else"
Good luck you mean?
Did you guys have a chance to pop it on a full frame camera to test it's coverage?

Dunno about this lens, but often times EF-S compatible lenses don't leave enough clearance for the mirror. Dunno if it's the same with off brand lenses. The Nikon mount one wouldn't have this issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 17:47 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)
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tkbslc: This is pretty cool, but with such a short zoom range it really only replaces 2 primes.

Replaces and may supersede, since it's faster to change focal length with this lens that two primes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 17:44 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)
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Zenjitsuman: I own a D7100, if Nikon would have made it 18mp instead of 24mp then it would
still had more pixel density/area than D600 has but would have come closer
to the D600 in high ISO/ low noise performance. With a lens like this
a 18mp D7100 would have been more competitive IQ wise to FF.

If your printing both images the D7100 18mp should have resolved more
and printed large prints just as well because the D600 pixels are distributed
over twice the area.

Sometimes more pixels just doesn't make sense.

I would be interested in this lens if street price is below $1000.

Uh, I have a D7100 as well, and shooting raw, I don't see much advantage to the D600. I mean, there is definitely a difference, but it's so incredibly subtle. I'll take the slight hit at highest ISO in trade for the higher frame rate and superior AF over the D600. For everything else, there's my D700.

Pair a lens like this with the D7100 and you have a machine that can do a lot of things the D600 can't.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 17:43 UTC

I look forward to this using this as a 25-50mm/f1.2 equivalent on my m43 bodies with a speed booster. : D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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Mike99999: Rather than this lens I'd have DX 18mm f/1.4 and 24mm f/1.4 brothers for the 30mm f/1.4.

I guess in a way this lens is a lot like the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8: very narrow range but replaces a number of non-existant primes. I wonder if the price will be similar to the 11-16 as well.

...yeah, the only one of those that doesn't already exist is the 18mm/f1.4 prime. I'd take anything in the 14-17 range, but 18mm is too close to my 20/1.8. Which, btw, is quite overdue for an update! This 18-35 zoom covers that aperture and FL, but not on FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 16:22 UTC
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