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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On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (414 comments in total)
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tinternaut: There's nothing low profile Leica Ms. They're so different in appearance, to modern cameras, that they really do tend to stand out.

Otherwise, it's lovely, and I look forward to this site's incisive review. Oh, hang on a minute....

Interesting enough, that exactly “standing out” actually conceals things. A lot of kids and youth (and ignorant adults) now see camera only in something like they have: cellphone, casual zoom P&S or DSLR/MLC kit at most. When it comes to something of older or different design, it doesn't click with them that it's a camera too. Even EOS 5D3/EOS-1 with BG and 70-200/2.8, and even 400/4DO, hanging on Blackrapid strap below the waist is something people ignore 50% of time. Graflex SLRs, press cameras and TLRs are not percepted as cameras at all by at least half of the people. The best guess from some 20-years old girl who looked at Speed Graphic was: “Is this some kind of TV camera? Which channel do you work for?”... And she was dead serious.
So, Leica is black and doesn't look like off-the-supermarket-shelf camera, and that's all what's needed to hide it. Even some security guys would rather scrutinize your pens and USB sticks in search of tiny spy cam, but ignore Super Ikonta.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 09:11 UTC
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Great Bustard: In the meantime, just use a CPL.

Ok, guys, tell me how to avoid reflections in bent double Plexiglas in a room with fluorescent lights only (no windows) using CPL. I managed to do that only with LPL and success was questionable.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 07:26 UTC

$319?! I'll go get new ThinkTank for that buck. Have Airport Ultralight v.2.5 for five years, constanly overloading and overstuffing it. Zippers work like off the shelf, shoulder straps show no signs of tear... That's what I call camera bag. If camera bag can't do like that, it's a waste.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 36th comment
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Great Bustard: In the meantime, just use a CPL.

Especially in places which lack polarized light...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:05 UTC

Can't wait for Adobe to buy that and implement into ACR, because windows are one thing, but some plexiglas doors of some factory machines are different.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:03 UTC as 33rd comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)
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CNY_AP: Saw it on ebay (I think from Japan), so we could buy one, but not sure if it's NTCS and 30FPS or 25FPS. M2 is on ebay too, of course.

It's both NTSC and PAL. 29.97 fps on NTSC, not 30.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)
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Ignat Solovey: Have it on my hands for the following 1,5 weeks or so.
AF is REALLY decent, quite unexpectedly it's on par with other upper-level ILCs, Fuji X-E2 at least. if not better... Will have some speedy wildlife to put AF through paces. Ultrasonic motor remains ultrasonic when conventional EF lenses are used via original adapter. Mind to switch lens IS switch off, though, because when it's on, gyroscopes are engaged all the time the camera is on.
And, well... EOS M4 (yes, I'm already thinking of it) MUST have built-in EVF (instead of built-in flash, for instance), because with two-decade long SLR habits it's very hard to handle such miniscule contraption attached even to 70-200/2.8L IS, not to mention anything more substantial (400/4DO IS in my case).

So, I've spent several days chasing wild geese (no pun intended), and I have to say that while M3 was completely useless for shooting them in flight, it did five-star job with grazing birds. I used it with all the white pipery available on location: 70-200/2.8L IS v.1, 400/4DO IS USM v.1, EF 500/4L IS v.1, EF 600/4L IS v.2 (500 and 600 of my colleagues, pro wildlifers), as well as 28/1.8 USM and Sigma's 50/1.4. Superteles were used both on their own and with EF 2x II extender (have no III). AF is GOOOOD, I expected much less. Battery life... well, it could be better, but it is better than expected. 18-55 IS STM kit lens is quite sharp for a kit, and ACR 9.0's profile corrects distortions and CA as expected. I haven't got EVF in my kit, only body and mount adapter, and I really missed an EVF, because I'm seasoned SLR user. Although touch shutter helps. when supertele is leaned on a car window. In many cases it saved me, allowing closer pic than 5Dmk3, thx to crop. I want it for myself.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (554 comments in total)

Have it on my hands for the following 1,5 weeks or so.
AF is REALLY decent, quite unexpectedly it's on par with other upper-level ILCs, Fuji X-E2 at least. if not better... Will have some speedy wildlife to put AF through paces. Ultrasonic motor remains ultrasonic when conventional EF lenses are used via original adapter. Mind to switch lens IS switch off, though, because when it's on, gyroscopes are engaged all the time the camera is on.
And, well... EOS M4 (yes, I'm already thinking of it) MUST have built-in EVF (instead of built-in flash, for instance), because with two-decade long SLR habits it's very hard to handle such miniscule contraption attached even to 70-200/2.8L IS, not to mention anything more substantial (400/4DO IS in my case).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (169 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: I'd consider it if it was a 1.4. I already own the cheap and excellent 28 mm 2.8 from canon which I got used for 100.

@Marksphoto http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detaily.php?ID=353 go on, there it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:49 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (169 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Lenstip has a review of the the 50mm copy http://www.lenstip.com/425.1-Lens_review-Yongnuo_YN_50_mm_f_1.8.html

They did make 50/1.4, it's on their website, although hard to find. As well as 2.0x Extender. http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-detaily.php?ID=353

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:44 UTC
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Bill Bentley: Wow. Such big music for a macro solution.

That probably was the cheapest or youtube-offered free BGM

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:18 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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dcolak: My gun goes there, not camera.

@RichRMA Don't forget that ALL of the Kodak Vest Pocket descendants were fixed-lens. Things like Fuji X100 series are popular within enthusiast circles, who constantly seek “the ultimate street photography camera” in hope of grabbing some piece of Cartier-Bresson's or Salgado's laurel wreaths, and, while X100T is very close to being one, it's not the final solution to all needs. I use heavy DSLRs, and, considering what I do for living, I'm definitely not fine with Mamiya-6 (I have one with Olympus lens, made in 1955... and it's not yet THAT Zuiko of Maitani's design, just faceless mid-1950s lens). I need that DSLR bulk to snap officials and businessmen. No compact system, except Samsung, has native bright tele prime in the system now, and I haven't yet seen neither NX1 nor it's 300/2.8 in the wild. Fuji X-E2 and X-T1 are fine for vacation, but for work... still too slow. Sony A7 II is great, but still too few native lenses for PJ work. And what about dust issue with that bellows?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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dcolak: My gun goes there, not camera.

@RichRMA they can, but if pistols are more or less flat, cameras, when ready for action, are not.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 16:51 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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dcolak: My gun goes there, not camera.

If you use a camera, you have no right to use a gun, at least at the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
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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 (119 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 (51 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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