David Lumsden: Does this camera have the microscope/focus bracket/focus stacking capabilities of the TG-4?
It has a fixed lens, therefore I doubt that.
LiveFromPhilly: Wow, that's a really good idea. I hope Sony makes something like that someday (but maybe 60mm equivalent).
Are you serious? Something similar has been done decades ago. Just with flash instead of continous light. The medical Nikkor for example https://cameraquest.com/nf200med.htm or the Yashica 100mm f/4.0 medical.
LJ - Eljot: If there were an adapter for contax/yashica lenses on K-mount I would have bought one K-1 allready. I know, there is an adapter from leitax, but I still like to use the lenses with my Contax cameras.
I have allready heard of that. But I am not conviced yet. "have to shorten the Contax/Yashica aperture lever (non-reversible…) by 3+mm" sounds not so great.
If there were an adapter for contax/yashica lenses on K-mount I would have bought one K-1 allready. I know, there is an adapter from leitax, but I still like to use the lenses with my Contax cameras.
left eye: Maybe an award above GOLD?
First platinum, then diamond.
Kostasm: Amazing performance indeed. So bad though there are no equivalent to the sensor lens options at the moment. Visible CA ruins the perfection. Just image how an Otus lens would perform in pixel shift..
You can convert Leica R-lenses to K-mount with an adapter from leitax. Do it and post the results in the forum! Some people would be interested.
Aroart: Is enthusiast photographer a person at the wedding trying to get pics and is annoying the photographer. Or the uncle at the party thats taking pics from crazy angles to justify spending $1000 on his camera.. Maybe the creepy guy at the park thats pretending to take photos of birds but is really taking pics of ....
An enthusiast photographer ist someone who is making photos of enthusiasts, obviously.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
"The X70 definitely doesn't suck, unlike some of these." to the picture of some old vacuum cleaners. I like that one.
Several times you used the 35mm lens at 135mm. (the bride) How is that possible?
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.htmlbut 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
mosc: For those who don't speak Zeis:
Batis: FF AFTouit: APS-C AFLoxia: FF MF
These are all genera af birds.Otus=Scops owlMilvus=Milvus (Red Kite for example)Batis=kind of SparrowsTouit=kind of ParrotsLoxia=Crossbill (kind of Finches)