LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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LJ - Eljot: Hm, focal length of the iPhone camera is 4.15mm. 18mm does't make that wider. OK, it is equivalent 18mm. But equivalent to what? 18mm on a 36mmx24mm-camera, obviously. OK. But writing 18mm on the lens? Really?

Sure, everybody knows. But I think they can advertise it with 18mm, they can write it on the package, but on the lens is too much. Yes, "18mm eq." would be exceptable.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: Hm, focal length of the iPhone camera is 4.15mm. 18mm does't make that wider. OK, it is equivalent 18mm. But equivalent to what? 18mm on a 36mmx24mm-camera, obviously. OK. But writing 18mm on the lens? Really?

I know it is common and why. But even on compact cameras the real focal length is written on the front of the lens. This just feels wrong. Even when it is just for a phone. It is an ca. 0.6x lens. That should be written on it. I konw it is not the end of our civilisation. Not that particular one. But in general, part of.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 17:40 UTC

Hm, focal length of the iPhone camera is 4.15mm. 18mm does't make that wider. OK, it is equivalent 18mm. But equivalent to what? 18mm on a 36mmx24mm-camera, obviously. OK. But writing 18mm on the lens? Really?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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Akpinxit: Note to DP stuff : MagicLantern does provides fully automated Dot Tune future for Canon , which works just as described here for Nikon .

ML is booted from the memory card. It is gone when you remove the card. And it is not difficult at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Very good Camera. Thing is that now days the image quality from even the lowest Cameras is so damn good it is hard to do much better moving up the scale. The other areas like build quality, fast focusing, feature set etc are what this camera is all about now. Kind of like back in the film days. The Nikon F4 compared to the entry level cameras of the day. Film was film but you paid more for the Pro body.

F4, my favourite Nikon camera. Compare it to cheap rubbish like the F401 or F50! Oh, these were really awfull cameras! And the market segmentation was terrible. F50: matrix metiring: yes, spot metering no. F60: matrix metiring: yes, spot metering no. F70 matrix metiring: yes, spot metering yes, but worst user interface ever. F90: that was a good one! F801s: excellent.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 07:12 UTC
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Toselli: "...offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in"
Isn't the normal distance for 1:1 magnification of lenses around 100mm of about 30 cm? Does this lens reduce the effective focal length when focusing close or is it calculated from the front of the lens instead of the focus plane?

At the tamron internet site they say 0.30m.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (346 comments in total)

"The X70 definitely doesn't suck, unlike some of these." to the picture of some old vacuum cleaners. I like that one.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 95th comment

Several times you used the 35mm lens at 135mm. (the bride) How is that possible?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Androole: 330g ain't bad.

$1500 is not cheap, though.

No, this is expensive:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1023801-REG/zeiss_2075_921_15_to_30mm_cz_2.html
but not superexpensive. This is superexpensive: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840519-REG/Fujinon_HK3_1X14_5_F_HK3_1X14_5F_14_5_45mm_T2_0_ZOOM.html or this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840667-REG/fujinon_xa101x8_9besm_tk_xa101x8_9besm_pf_2_3_precision_focus.html

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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mosc: For those who don't speak Zeis:

Batis: FF AF
Touit: APS-C AF
Loxia: FF MF

These are all genera af birds.
Otus=Scops owl
Milvus=Milvus (Red Kite for example)
Batis=kind of Sparrows
Touit=kind of Parrots
Loxia=Crossbill (kind of Finches)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)
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avotius: Holy cow, €15,000 worth of swag? Thats huge! Congrats to the winner! When I won the Zeiss photo contest in 2009 we got a choice of one (cheaper) lens, I chose the 21 f2.8, great lens, still have it.

Or you can take the Zeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom worth 14.900€.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)
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weathersealed: First ever winner was from Germany. Second place from Germany.

Second place is Australia. Third place is Germany.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)

Edit: Ups! Should be an answer to weathersealed.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 28th comment
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (223 comments in total)
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avotius: Holy cow, €15,000 worth of swag? Thats huge! Congrats to the winner! When I won the Zeiss photo contest in 2009 we got a choice of one (cheaper) lens, I chose the 21 f2.8, great lens, still have it.

15.000€? That ist the 3 Otus and then you have still 3000€ over. So, you can also buy the Milvus 2.8/21mm and something for 1300€. That is indeed much.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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rurikw: Lovely story. What was that camera again?

Olympus Pencil, wasn't it?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Another very nice production.

Were the focal lengths quoted on screen doubled for 35mm equivalence?

I’m surprised the lens model was not quoted with the info for each shot, too.
I imagine this is what a lot of DP readers are interested in, also.
Maybe in future productions, please?

all the best

Yes it is an insult and it is just plain stupid. But every photographer who uses formats other than 36x24 mm² is used to that kind of stupidity and that puzzle is solved quickly.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Another very nice production.

Were the focal lengths quoted on screen doubled for 35mm equivalence?

I’m surprised the lens model was not quoted with the info for each shot, too.
I imagine this is what a lot of DP readers are interested in, also.
Maybe in future productions, please?

all the best

They were defenitly multiplied by 2. 150mm 1.8? Such a lens does not exist for mFT. But it showed up every time the 75mm lens was seen before. And 24mm? 12mm lens. And so on. That is a bit confusing if you are an mFT user.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (312 comments in total)
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Sezano: 426g small? this is A7 territory.

A man walks into a bakery and says "I like to have one litre of bread." The man on the counter says "It is called kilogram." The costomer replies "Oh, I was was pretty shure it was "bread".".

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (312 comments in total)
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dialstatic: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (known as the GX80 outside of North America)"

This US versus non-US naming of cameras is silly enough in general, but this is downright confusing. Regular consumers may think that the GX85 is a newer camera as it seems to follows the convention of higher model numbers for consecutive generations.

Nikon N for US and Nikon F for the rest of the world. Amazing that it is Nikon D all over the world.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (590 comments in total)
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Model Mike: I like the design, but the 'old' background is less tiring on the eyes than the overpowering white (one of the reasons why I tend to avoid the Connect site). A light grey would help readability IMO.

No doubt we'll get used to the new design, but the new background does smack as change for change' sake.

Your monitor is too bright. Set it to 100 cd/m²! (something between 80 and 120, depends on how bright your place is.)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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