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)
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€.
weathersealed: First ever winner was from Germany. Second place from Germany.
Second place is Australia. Third place is Germany.
Edit: Ups! Should be an answer to weathersealed.
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.
rurikw: Lovely story. What was that camera again?
Olympus Pencil, wasn't it?
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.
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.
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".".
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.
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.)