Ignat Solovey

Ignat Solovey

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Works as a photojournalist
Has a website at http://www.dyor.ru
Joined on Jul 24, 2004

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rhlpetrus: This is what Leica should be doing, an all electronic RF system at a reasonable price. If the IQ is good, this could be a very interesting camera for those with M lenses that find current Leica prices beyond their reach.

That what's Fuji promised finally did in X100T. Digital overlay in direct optical viewfinder. Fixed prime on APS-C, though, Leitz fanbois disapprove.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (110 comments in total)
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sharkcookie: Any drone owner here that offer their service commercially? I'd love to hear your opinion!

any professional photographer/cinematographer, who uses drone for one's work, uses drone commercially, if one charges a customer for pictures or footage made with this drone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:12 UTC
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PerL: Its needs a viewfinder. A 600 mm eqv lens without a viewfinder is almost useless. And with a external EVF it will probably get very expensive.
Otherwise, if all pieces are in place, like reasonably fast AF, not to big size, a good EVF, a 1" with a 24-600 eqv is a nice compromise, especially with a manual zoom - electronic zoom is a pain in this large range.

@PerL
The zoom here is electronic (note the traditional lever around the shutter button), although I think it can be customized to be controlled with a lens barrel ring. Also it has "Zoom Framing Assist" feature, which sometimes may be useful. It's something between G7X and SX710, I think.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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Tharaphita: Uhuu, I wonder what this is gonna be. i was thinking about Samyang 24mm f/1.4 for wide angle and astro but this got me on hold

If you're fine with manual focusing and really need 24/1.4, go get Samyang. When Sigma tells that “price and availability are yet to be announced”, it means anything between 2 months and 2 years until you can really go and buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:49 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Fancy. Is this the widest rectangular-wide production lens ever made?

@Jan Madsen
Oh, shoot... yup, my bad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 09:24 UTC
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ttran88: I wonder if live view AF is any good? Will it AF as fast as a mirror less camera in live view?

If you compare that to mirrorless, I guess here the live view system is close to middle-class, but definitely slower than in top-class (Sony A7R, A7 II, Fuji X-T1, Samsung NX1, Panasonic GH4, Olympus EM-5 II and EM-1).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
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ttran88: I wonder if live view AF is any good? Will it AF as fast as a mirror less camera in live view?

70D's live view is better. Traditional phase-detection AF system is basically the same, from the original 7D in both, but I wouldn't be surprised if Canon loosened some screws in terms of speed and precision in Rebels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:55 UTC
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Ignat Solovey: Nice to see at last that someone at Canon noticed better AF and advanced features of junior Nikon and Sony bodies, but splitting the lineup in two and creating even more mess in consumers poor brains... Quite unexpected. Logical, though, considering rivaling lineups.

They were VERY different in either price and functionality (1100D and 600D, respectively, in Europe). The difference of these two is only in slightly better controls of T6s/760D.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)
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Ignat Solovey: Someone decided to beat Sigma by four degrees of diagonal field of view eleven years after original 12-24 came out. Several times more expensive and probably better... Until there is 12-24 Art out there... Somewhere... Sometime...
I guess there is no other UWA lens to perform as expected on 5DsR, and 126 degree FOV on 51 Mp is yummy-yummy for interiors (less so for landscapes, we need to be careful about viewers brains), but for everyone else, who need JUST wide angle... Nope. Or Sigma.

I can only agree with you... and be a bit envious that you have such thankful customers, who know what they want and, moreover, are willing to pay for that. Here in Russia, even in Moscow, they are endangered species, especially with all that mess which happens in our politicians' minds. When I see certain well-guarded gentlemen, I want to do something quite brutal to them using my carbon-fiber monopod or even tripod... which are Sirui, though they could and should be Gitzo. Last year I wouldn't have a second though about buying 11-24 on my own and putting it through paces where I need the UWA. Now I can't even persuade my boss to do purchase it, because what's $3000 in the US here is more like $5000 these days. And I feel really lucky I'm employed as resident photographer, graphic designer and cameraman, with all my technical requirements covered by the office. Many of my colleagues from newspapers and wire services became freelancers during last months, and with with very dim future.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Fancy. Is this the widest rectangular-wide production lens ever made?

It is. Until that Sigma was the top dog with it's 12-24/4.5-5.6EX... Nikon once produced 12-24/4, back in 1980s, if not 1970s, but it was... well... not up to expectations in terms of quality, so it was never popular.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)
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Ignat Solovey: Someone decided to beat Sigma by four degrees of diagonal field of view eleven years after original 12-24 came out. Several times more expensive and probably better... Until there is 12-24 Art out there... Somewhere... Sometime...
I guess there is no other UWA lens to perform as expected on 5DsR, and 126 degree FOV on 51 Mp is yummy-yummy for interiors (less so for landscapes, we need to be careful about viewers brains), but for everyone else, who need JUST wide angle... Nope. Or Sigma.

@arbuz @peiasdf
ru-canon.lj.ru/958351.html — тут мои соображения по поводу всех сегодняшних новинок от Canon.
Перевод же такой:
«Кто-то решил, что надо, наконец, превзойти сигму. Через 11 лет после выхода первой 12-24 появился прямой конкурент, в несколько раз дороже и, вероятно, лучше качеством... По крайней мере до тех пор, пока может быть когда-нибудь не выпустят Sigma 12-24 Art (третью версию 12-24 то есть).
Думаю, что нет ни одного другого суперширика, который бы дал реально классную картинку на 5DsR, и 126-градусное поле зрения на 51-мегапиксельном сенсоре — это дико вкусно для интерьеров (для пейзажей в меньшей степени, не надо взрывать мозг зрителям... *в интерьерах грамотное применение гиперширика визуально увеличивает помещение, но не более того). Но если кому-то нужен просто классный ширик — это перебор, и 11-24 не для них. А если вдруг что — им и сигмы хватит».

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)
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Ignat Solovey: Someone decided to beat Sigma by four degrees of diagonal field of view eleven years after original 12-24 came out. Several times more expensive and probably better... Until there is 12-24 Art out there... Somewhere... Sometime...
I guess there is no other UWA lens to perform as expected on 5DsR, and 126 degree FOV on 51 Mp is yummy-yummy for interiors (less so for landscapes, we need to be careful about viewers brains), but for everyone else, who need JUST wide angle... Nope. Or Sigma.

@Photomonkey Better — yes. As for credibility... I pity you if your customers care what brand name is engraved on your lenses. Until today, Sigma 12-24 had no real substitute nor equivalent (save for Nikkor 14-24/2.8, which is quite different. Cropped lenses doesn't count). I use it for nine years, as a tool as well, and no one really cares that it's Sigma. It does the job. Of course, I'd like to have 11-24/4 and it's much more suitable for making money with it. But until I didn't buy it, or 5DsR (and, frankly speaking, I need lens this wide and camera this pixel-packed really seldom), I won't part with old trusty 12-24. For APS-C, there's still Sigma 8-16 and nothing wider. Sigma does really good in last 10 years, and especially in last 5. Just in case, Sigma doesn't pay me. Canon Russia does, but for activities totally different from praise in dpreview comments.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)

Into Russian, or explain it in more common language?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)
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Ignat Solovey: Someone decided to beat Sigma by four degrees of diagonal field of view eleven years after original 12-24 came out. Several times more expensive and probably better... Until there is 12-24 Art out there... Somewhere... Sometime...
I guess there is no other UWA lens to perform as expected on 5DsR, and 126 degree FOV on 51 Mp is yummy-yummy for interiors (less so for landscapes, we need to be careful about viewers brains), but for everyone else, who need JUST wide angle... Nope. Or Sigma.

Into Russian, or explain it in more common language?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 13:21 UTC
On Canon introduces 11-24mm f/4L USM wide angle zoom article (50 comments in total)

Someone decided to beat Sigma by four degrees of diagonal field of view eleven years after original 12-24 came out. Several times more expensive and probably better... Until there is 12-24 Art out there... Somewhere... Sometime...
I guess there is no other UWA lens to perform as expected on 5DsR, and 126 degree FOV on 51 Mp is yummy-yummy for interiors (less so for landscapes, we need to be careful about viewers brains), but for everyone else, who need JUST wide angle... Nope. Or Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:49 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies

WUT DA QUACK? Where IS that perfectly logical and highly anticipated Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Canon's mirrorless, which would make M3 quite a player against other EVIL? Ok, let it be no enthusiast-oriented lens lineup, but poor lens choice and NO industry's best live view system... By the pricking of my thumb, poor sales this way come...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:36 UTC as 36th comment

Nice to see at last that someone at Canon noticed better AF and advanced features of junior Nikon and Sony bodies, but splitting the lineup in two and creating even more mess in consumers poor brains... Quite unexpected. Logical, though, considering rivaling lineups.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:31 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (72 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: a "film DSLR"? I don't remember seeing one of those in days of yore, but such a hybrid is a mind-boggling concept!

Thanks for the memories

Happy New Year :-)

Leica R8 and R9 with Leitz Digital Modul R.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (72 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I vote for England 1939. Other than that, I would have picked different things. Olympus continued making cameras (not a value judgment on their excellent products, just financial reality), Nikon offered users free replacement cameras and Sigma went from being a bargain brand to making some of the best lenses ever made by anybody. Wow. Who could have predicted these things?

Sigma made very interesting, if not high quality, lenses even 40 years ago, when they started. And they really banged not in 2014, but in 2004, when 12-24/4.5-5.6EX HSM was out. Even before then they produced excellent stuff... 180/2.8 macro, 500/4.5... Actually, before Nikon's 14-24/2.8 their 12-24 had absolutely no rivals when it came to full-frame cameras, and for systems other than Nikon it still is. More recent 8-16/4.5-5.6 (cropped version of the second 12-24, so to say) is absolutely unique. It's the only "rectangular", i.e. non-fisheye, 8mm lens for APS-C, and brilliant one. Canon's UWA super-sharp L zoom is still no more than imagination... at least for people not tied by Canon's NDA.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (207 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I support BPG. Let's go for it!!!

We need a way out of the 8bit world, and if this takes off, I'm all for it.
We had JPEG-XR by Microsoft, JPEG2000, and we have WEBP by Google. All of which didn't get wide-spread acceptance. I hope this one will, as long as it's truly royalty-free. The decoding speed is crucial to its success, but the author didn't quite talk about it.

Before going out of 8-bit in RGB, you have to do something with CMYK. Sure enough, print medium which allows broader color representation, does exist, like 12-ink inkjet printers, Durst machines and thermal sublimation printers. But they are not intended for large-volume printing, like magazines, newspapers or books, which, of course, did suffer in numbers after the advent of mobile devices, but not everywhere (exceptions are China, Brazil and India, and this is almost half of world's population). Moreover, the better mobile displays are, the better image quality is required, despite the perception of what “good photograph” is didn't change much for the last 50 years... yet. So, smaller size images are good, especially when things like wireless broadband are next to unknown, but you can't just dump JPEG, as well as any other well-established file format.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
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