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LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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LJ - Eljot: Video to a 3 month old article?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3064016408/sunrise-sunset-sigma-24-35mm-f2-art-gallery-updated

I am not complainig. But it is the same day, or?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:39 UTC

Video to a 3 month old article?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3064016408/sunrise-sunset-sigma-24-35mm-f2-art-gallery-updated

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 124th comment | 3 replies
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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oscarvdvelde: Medium format used to be 56x42mm or larger. Perhaps 44x33 mm should be called "fuller frame"?

Here for instance:
https://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/filme/rollei-rera-pan-100-127.html
you can still buy 127 film. But it is a niche product for dacades.
Interesting. Hm, it was introduced in 1912 by Kodak. Did they use metric sizes? I have some old family fotos that are contacts from 127 film. I could measure.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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kadardr: Why dont they put this sensor in a fixed lens rolleiflex like body. And in a rolleiflex like body you could get a soph PDAF installed (in the mirror chamber). Or in a fixed lens body with EVF but no mirror chamber, and a second lens only for the PDAF. I like a big sensor.

But fast action is not really the realm of MF. Why would PDAF be necessary then? Why not rely on CDAF?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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oscarvdvelde: Medium format used to be 56x42mm or larger. Perhaps 44x33 mm should be called "fuller frame"?

There were the 127 roll film. It was the small version of the 120 roll film, only 46mm wide. There were cameras with picture size in 4 cm × 4 cm (exakt 1½" × 1½“ bzw. 38,1 mm × 38,1 mm) and also 4x6 and 4x3. At the time it came to market this was called small picture. 135 format was not there yet. Cameras that used this film were called "Baby Brownie" and "Baby Rollei". And ther were much more formats than 56x56 that were called middle format. It does not really matter, or?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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kadardr: Why dont they put this sensor in a fixed lens rolleiflex like body. And in a rolleiflex like body you could get a soph PDAF installed (in the mirror chamber). Or in a fixed lens body with EVF but no mirror chamber, and a second lens only for the PDAF. I like a big sensor.

Because it is totaly stupid. With a Twin-lens reflex camera you have a really hard time changing the lens. There were the Mamiya C220 and C330 with interchangeble lenses. The lens and the VF-lens are one unit. And you don't have the TTLexperience. You have parallax error and other disatvantages. No, it would be a nightmare. No, I used a Rolleiflex 2.8 and I have to say I don't really liked it. I loved the Rolleiflex SL66 (single lens).

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 08:44 UTC
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Kelvin L: I use a 4x5 field camera, and have been constantly on the lookout for an affordable digital alternative with the same lens movement versatility. I like the look of this system (and it's priced sensibly for what it is), but unfortunately it seems more useful for product/macro than location work.

I have a Nikon D800 body, and it seems like Canon is the way to go for a decent range of tilt-shift lenses - a significant investment for a total system swap and 3 TS lenses. Thus the continued use of the Wista field camera.

Sooner or later the 4x5 film supply will dry up and I'll have to take the plunge. Perhaps someone enterprising in Japan (or Kickstarter) can come up with an affordable dedicated wideangle capable flexbody-type digital for the masses - 4/3 format perhaps?

There are things like the Arca-Swiss F-Universalis:
http://www.arca-shop.de/en/cameras/f-line/f-universalis/f-universalis-dslr
But I don't know what you consider as reasonably priced. And it is also not a perfect solution.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
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Kamox: Sure not the same thing, but 1/5 of the price:
if you attach this (Leica-expensive) TS lens (which has a usable area of 36x44mm) to a Canon 5DS R, you'll end up with 92 MP.
http://www.hartblei.de/en/sr40if.htm

Excuse me please for the typo. Exposure should it be.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 06:48 UTC
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Fingel: It seems like the utility has been removed from a system like this by not having tilt and shift with a bellows. I could do the same thing this system does by using an old Hasselblad (or Rollei, or Fuji GX, or Mamiya....) body and putting a digital back on it. Or I could get tilt and shift by putting a digital back on a 4x5 and get the same Rodenstock lens or any number of other great LF lenses by Nikon, Fuji, Rodenstock, Schneider, Cooke...

There are models that can shift: http://www.alpa.ch/en/article/alpa-12-max but it is not part of the a-series. The a-series is essentially an Alpa 12 TC with back, lens, software and calibration included.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 22:37 UTC

Well, no suprise. They have the A-series cameras with PhaseOne backs and they have the new 100MP back. Sure they sell the A-series with the new back.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 35th comment
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Kamox: Sure not the same thing, but 1/5 of the price:
if you attach this (Leica-expensive) TS lens (which has a usable area of 36x44mm) to a Canon 5DS R, you'll end up with 92 MP.
http://www.hartblei.de/en/sr40if.htm

But not in one shot. You have to stich two exposers together, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: 4K video with an OVF ? I would much prefer a high resolution 2.3-4.4 mp EVF. but this looks like the best DSLR for video so far.

If it is that bad, why do professional camcorders have it? The Canon C500 has a tiltable EFV and an external monitor that can be rotated to operate the camera from the side. Sounds quite awsome vor video.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: 1.:
No, you must be wrong with that. "The speed of the Ethernet port has been increased from 100Mbps to 330Mbps" That makes no sense. There is no 330Mbps ethernet standard. And also the 1D X has gigabit ethernet.

2.:
"the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode" congratulations Canon! That is wtf, even with a prototype model. This will be fixed in production hopefully.

3.:
"reverting to the older packs will see the maximum continuous shooting rate from from 14 fps (with 16 fps in live view) back to the 12/14 fps rate offered by the original 1D X" Because the older battery does not have enough power for the motor to advance the film fast enough? I don't get it.

@ rolando_cz That is one possible explanation.

@BarnET Sure, every compact camera has more pixels for light metering, but it is very impressive in a SLR. I used flagship cameras that hat 5 (Nikon F4) or even just one (Contax RTS II). It is just not the way a SLR works. The first camera with a light metering system like this was the Nikon F5 with a whooping 1005 pixels module.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: full res FF stills @ 16fps in LIVEVIEW mode with zero blackouts ... allowing one to follow fast moving subjects ... that's nice!!! (what video has always been able to do: no blackouts whatsoever during capture)

now, all we want is a mirrorless FF dcam offer it as well.

Like Canon C100, C300 and C500 but with larger sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: 1.:
No, you must be wrong with that. "The speed of the Ethernet port has been increased from 100Mbps to 330Mbps" That makes no sense. There is no 330Mbps ethernet standard. And also the 1D X has gigabit ethernet.

2.:
"the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode" congratulations Canon! That is wtf, even with a prototype model. This will be fixed in production hopefully.

3.:
"reverting to the older packs will see the maximum continuous shooting rate from from 14 fps (with 16 fps in live view) back to the 12/14 fps rate offered by the original 1D X" Because the older battery does not have enough power for the motor to advance the film fast enough? I don't get it.

4.:
360,000 pixel metering sensor !! That is impressive. My first digital camera (Canon G3) had a 118,000 pixel screen and made videos with 320 x 240 pixels. Look: VGA is 640 x 480 = 307,200 pixels. With that metering sensor you have enough information for liveview at the rear screen. Very impressive.

5.:
For completely silent operation electonic first and second courtain shutter would be usefull. Olympus has this in several models.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:02 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)

1.:
No, you must be wrong with that. "The speed of the Ethernet port has been increased from 100Mbps to 330Mbps" That makes no sense. There is no 330Mbps ethernet standard. And also the 1D X has gigabit ethernet.

2.:
"the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode" congratulations Canon! That is wtf, even with a prototype model. This will be fixed in production hopefully.

3.:
"reverting to the older packs will see the maximum continuous shooting rate from from 14 fps (with 16 fps in live view) back to the 12/14 fps rate offered by the original 1D X" Because the older battery does not have enough power for the motor to advance the film fast enough? I don't get it.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 94th comment | 7 replies
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RedDog Steve: Still no hint at the resolution ?

We don't what Pentax is up to at this point. But I think somthing higher than 24MP is most likely.
Leica SL is pretty new and for some odd reasons it has only 24MP and it is not a sports camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 09:27 UTC
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RedDog Steve: Still no hint at the resolution ?

And because 24MP "would be too conservative for a new top-end FF model" the Nikon D5 only has 21. Totaly OK.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
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RStyga: The only ergonomic issue I can see so far is the way the LCD tilt mechanism has been implemented: it forces you to place the LCD to the side of the body and then rotate it in order to tilt the LCD upwards or downwards. Thus, when you want - for example - to take a waist-level shot the camera becomes twice in length and the balance as well as the steady grip goes out the window. In my opinion, P5 has the right implementation, but, alas, they had to please the selfie bunch...

The Canon G1 had one in 2000. I don't if someone did it before. But there where some interesting designs out there in those years.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 22:55 UTC
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BJL: With the rear dial looking dedicated to exposure compensation, how does manual exposure setting mode work? Does that dial become aperture, or shutter speed, despite its labelling?

Anyway I a happy to see Olympus offer a small, low profile body (so-called "rangefinder style") with an eye-level viewfinder. I want to down-size from my "bump-top" EM-5 some day.

Take a closer look! There is a normal dial left to the exposure compensation dial.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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