LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

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With such a low resolution screen (920,000 dots), how would that be a smart phone like experience?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 14th comment
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Eleson: Anyone else than me that is a bit surprised with the flange diameter?
(I hesitate to use the word disappointed as I'm not even close to being in the market for this one.)
But it seems to be designed around the sensor size, which leaves no or very little room for a camera with a larger sensor at a later stage.
To me, it seems a bit shortsighted from an MF manufacturer.

Sure. But the camera would recognise the lenses and would switch to a crop mode. And the bigger lenses will do fine on the smaller sensor. The flange distance would have to be a bit longer, so that an addapter would fit. It would have been much better if they if they would have made the mount bigger in the first place.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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Kamox: Am I the only one who reads the cautious considerations of the manager as to avoid "sales cannibalization" of the much more expensive Hasselblad reflex models?

It is exactly what I think.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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Eleson: Anyone else than me that is a bit surprised with the flange diameter?
(I hesitate to use the word disappointed as I'm not even close to being in the market for this one.)
But it seems to be designed around the sensor size, which leaves no or very little room for a camera with a larger sensor at a later stage.
To me, it seems a bit shortsighted from an MF manufacturer.

They also say "...designing a mirrorless system is relatively easy compared to our usual H cameras". If it is so easy they can bring a model designed around the bigger 100MP-sensor or a later sensor from the H-series with bigger mount. Adapters would be easy to make.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:55 UTC
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Fotogeneticist: We need to stop using the term "mirrorless" to name these latest cameras. Imagine if we called cars "horseless carriages". The image follows a different path from the scene to the sensor to the finder. We used to call cameras with two lenses Twin Lens Reflex. Then Hasselblad ushered in the Single Lens Reflex. I propose Digital Sensor Reflex (DSR). The image goes directly to the sensor through the lens and the sensor "reflexes" the image to the finder. TLR --> SLR --> DSLR --> DSR.

Single lense live view camera: SLLV. Or just live view camera. Because live vew is the only way to see a preview of the picture. In contrast to viewfider cameras or other thru the lens systems like SLRs.m Or just compacts. Normal compacts and interchangeable lens compacts. I think I like interchangeable lens compacts best.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
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2JoeA7R2: Back to the future: My 4x5 Linhof has been mirrorless since I bought it in 1972.

Graflex Speed Graphic is mirrorless since 1912 (2¼ x 3¼ inch to 5 x 7 inch) for example.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Mirrorless has been the future for too long now. It's here and dslrs are also here. They are both the future.

And Compact Cassette recorders.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1186 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

Ok, I have seen the pictures of the mount. There is no space for a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1186 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: The leaf shutter both gives and takes away. You get that nice 1/2000 sync speed, but you get a slow fps rate. The lenses are also slow (36/2.8 equivalent for the 45mm) and you can't adapt other lenses to the body because it doesn't have a shutter. And you can forget about doing other mirrorless tricks, like in-camera focus stacking or a hi-res mode. Right now, a lowly Olympus E-M5 II in hi-res would compete against it well for product photography.

I can see this for fashion photographers and well-heeled landscapers, but it appears to be boxed out of most other applications by those shutters.

The Pentax Q has leaf shutters in the lenses and no machanical shutter in the body. And you can adapt lenses to it. The maximum exposure time with electronic shutter is 8s and it will not fire an external flash. So why should it not be possible to adapt lenses to the X1D?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1186 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

It is obviously price and maybe size. The question is if they have the option to go bigger in future modells. The Pentax Q/Q10 also had smaller sensors than the later modells.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I'd get it but it would only be equivalent to a F22 lens on my m4/3 body.

See what I did there, reverse equivalency???

Q/Q10 or Q-7/Q-S1 because Q/Q10 has the smaller and more densly packed sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)

1200mm is too short and f/11 too small. And it is only MF. I would rather use the 1200-1700mm f/5.6-8P IF-ED.

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/recollections/r16_e/index.htm

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:54 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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Old Minolta Guy: Failed to mention:
2400mm F22 on Micro43
3240mm on NIkon 1

"No, it's a 1200 mm f/11 on any format..." But on a 4"x5" camera it would only render a small circle in the middle of the frame.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (113 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I'd get it but it would only be equivalent to a F22 lens on my m4/3 body.

See what I did there, reverse equivalency???

No.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1186 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

Ok, to be fair: Hasselblad has two Sensor sizes in recent cameras. The sensor of the H6D-100c is 53,4 × 40,0 mm², the H5D is 40,2 x 53,7 mm² and others are 43,8 × 32,9 mm² just like this. It is a common Hasselblad format. But it is nontheless a bit dissapointing they not chose the bigger one. I don't know if the bajonett is big enough to support future modells with bigger sensor and if the lenses support the bigger image circle. (I guess not)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1186 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Why is the sensor so small?

It is obviously they wanted to get it compact. But it is much smaller than the sensor of the H6.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1186 comments in total)

Why is the sensor so small?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:50 UTC as 265th comment | 10 replies
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Lassoni: This is the most useless lens for m43, right after olympus macro 30 3.5 or whatever the new lens is.

Why? Because it creates huge disharmony. This lens has nothing to do with a m43, it's just too big. I can understand 42.5 f1.2 , because it's a portrait lens, there's actual need for wide aperture lenses for portraiture.. but I seriously don't see the need in wider-than-1.8 12mm lens.

You know what would make lots of more sense? A 90 or 100mm macro lens for some insect macro, or a 12mm T-S lens or something. If they want make 12mm prime, they could've kept it 1.8 or 2 , keep it smaller and lighter than Nikon 24 1.8 .. why would you want a FF size prime lens on a m43 ??? Might as well get a Sony a7 at that point imo

I have the Olympus 35mm 3.5 macro and apart from the focal lenght I think it is a really fine lens. It is cheap, lightweighted, gives very high magnigication ratio and good image quality. And sometimes it is not desired to capture small things with a long focal lenght because they might look flat and dull. I like that lens, but if you are in macro fotografie it should not be your only macro lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:38 UTC
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Lassoni: This is the most useless lens for m43, right after olympus macro 30 3.5 or whatever the new lens is.

Why? Because it creates huge disharmony. This lens has nothing to do with a m43, it's just too big. I can understand 42.5 f1.2 , because it's a portrait lens, there's actual need for wide aperture lenses for portraiture.. but I seriously don't see the need in wider-than-1.8 12mm lens.

You know what would make lots of more sense? A 90 or 100mm macro lens for some insect macro, or a 12mm T-S lens or something. If they want make 12mm prime, they could've kept it 1.8 or 2 , keep it smaller and lighter than Nikon 24 1.8 .. why would you want a FF size prime lens on a m43 ??? Might as well get a Sony a7 at that point imo

The Olympus 35mm 3.5 macro for 4/3 is a really nice lense. What do you think is wrong with it?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Would be interesting to know more of the history of the lens. To what purpose did NASA buy the lens? What camera was it planned for?

"This rare lens was used to document space launches and was likely mounted on a motion picture camera." There is a link in the text.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
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