Sandyramirez

Sandyramirez

Lives in United States City, NY, United States
Joined on Jun 18, 2009

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On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

Yes and the difference is night and day

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

Considering I use to own a Canon 1DS Mrk II and the 50/1.2 L I can tell you completely that it looks different. If you've shot MF you would know,

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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Felix E Klee: In a professional context, for example for fashion photography in a studio, what is the advantage of a medium format camera today?

Today's full frame sensors and optics provide more than enough resolution for even very large printed ads, and dynamic range there is plenty as well. Furthermore, in a studio environment, I expect lighting to be perfect and the pro photographer to frame close to the final result.

For landscape photography medium format is interesting, but that's not my question.

The major reason is the look of MF. It allows for better subject isolation. For instance on my 645D and now the 645Z I use a 75/2.8 as my normal. The longer focal length gives shallower DOF at the same aperture - you get better subject isolation. It isn't about resolution all the time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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zakaria: It is pentax answer to any one asking for a full frame.

yfan, the sensor is much larger. To get the same performance of light gathering that a MF 2.8 lens gives use a 1.4 on the much smaller Full Frame. Seriously go learn some photography

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:58 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)

I bet it takes amazing shots and has creamy bokeh

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 03:25 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: The Nikon D5300 blows this piece of crap away at a lower price... with more resolution, a better low noise rating, stronger dynamic range, a bigger selection of lenses and TTL flashes.

And this is based on what information? Oh none

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
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Jogger: Is that bolt even functional or is it a sticker like the red dot?

On film M's it was used to adjust the RF. Could serve the same function here

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Serious Question. How many of you shoot Medium Format or would switch to Medium Format if the right camera body was produced?

I shoot MF currently.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 22:06 UTC

How does this affect current CC subscribers?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:42 UTC as 124th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)
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DDWD10: I love my original Q... it's a shame the Q10/Q7 has gone all-plastic. Bleh. The solid magnesium build of the Q was one of the things that made it feel so "special" to use.

Having actually held one I can tell you it still is a great metal body

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 03:47 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

Mini M? Isn't that that the M-E?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 16:46 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview article (159 comments in total)
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RFC1925: Looks like a winner. Hopefully we'll get a proper review this time.

I wonder what's next in the Ricoh pipeline. An updated GXR body would be great.

Actually I think the GXR body is fine. They just need a new M Module

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 20:40 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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doctorbza: You mention that the Canon & Nikon counterparts are weather sealed. The Canon 35mm f1.4 is not weather sealed.

The Canon 35/1.4 L is weather sealed. All L series lenses are

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 17:45 UTC

And folks complain about Leica's cameras! So basically a rebadged NEX-7 for about the price of a Leica M and about a $500 more than the M-E, both of which are Full Frame units.

While I am not usually one to complain nor really much of a gearhead, even I have to scratch my head at this. While folks complain that Leica is trying to cash in on their name, this is definitely a case of that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:47 UTC as 290th comment
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Nathaniel George Weir: fixed lens... I don't even know what to say about that...

How about saying "Damn! Finally a Digital Hexar!" If you are so much of a fauxtographer that you need a zoom then don't buy it and go make your fauxtographs with something else.

The actual photographers that will use this are dancing for joy

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:51 UTC
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tommy leong: i like the idea
BUT not the price....

SONY you can't keep coming with great ideas
and poor execution.
EVENTUALLY, you will run out of steam

We are discussing a Full Frame camera with a Zeiss 35/2 lens right? Last time I checked before this camera that was a bit more than the $2,800 Sony is asking

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:49 UTC
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miwo76: I always found it weird that m43 lenses have updateable firmware. I bet this will be fixed by a firmware update to the 20mm f/1.7.

Doubtful. The 20/1.7 is a Panasonic product, and they have no real incentive to help Olympus out here. The lens probably performs like gang buster on a Lumix body BTW. No this will require Olympus to come up with a solution

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 19:29 UTC

Most likely an APS-C version of the M with a rangefinder system seen recently on the M9 Titan. Possibly some plastics involved to make it more affordable, but I doubt it highly. Guessing it will come in at say 3000-4000 USD.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:10 UTC as 79th comment
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