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RDMPhotos

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Joined on Mar 6, 2010
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mpgxsvcd: You had me until "Manual Focus". Manual Focus would be great for the interior architecture shots that this lens was intended for. However, I need it for low light action shots which really require good AFF.

wow
so are they going to just re-badge the whole Sony lineup?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: You had me until "Manual Focus". Manual Focus would be great for the interior architecture shots that this lens was intended for. However, I need it for low light action shots which really require good AFF.

Lens FL for IBIS is set Manually in the camera... or did you not know that ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
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nerd2: So basically equivalent to MF 20mm f5.6 for FF?

T stands for transmission and takes into account any light absorbed or scattered by the elements of a lens, so it depends on the lens. This is the reason there is no precise 'formula' to convert F stops to T stops and vice verse, as different lens designs require different amounts of compensation.
Example : the Angenieux 12-120, at F stop f2.5, is T2.2 and so on

The Majority of of Cin lenses that are calibrated and marked for both always have a T number that is lower than its corresponding F number.
I have never seen or heard of a lens whose related F & T numbers were the reverse.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
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Stanchung: 15K huh. :/

It was not the NEX or E-mount line of the Sony cameras that was being re-badged. It was one from the regular Alpha mount dSLR line or rather dSLT line.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 07:25 UTC
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Black Box: Finally a Hassy camera Luca Alessandrini hasn't put his mafioso hands on... yet!

You can be any kind of oids you want. You can even be a couple of hemorrhoids for all anyone cares; it will not magically change the meaning of the words.

dictionary.com can be quite helpful to someone like you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
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photogalleryonline: Can't wait to see this in a Nikon F mount, what a great low light still camera with 4k video this would be

Why would Sony make this in an F mount?

There are many cheep F mount adapters for this camera right now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:40 UTC

Well .... where are they ??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:38 UTC as 3rd comment
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migus: Kudos for taking the risks: FF (aka. pro) + 12Mpix (phones brag with 2-3x more) + NEX body (aka, non-pro) + ext. 4k recorder (extra CAPEX) + no 10bit (aka. amateur) = 7s !

Potentials: May shake the status quo in videography, away from 5D and GH. May offer near pro output and 4K for the rest of us... if cheaper recording solutions come from China, and if heat is not an issue for long videos. Hopefully its stills will be clean and 2-3 steps beyond the current DR.

Those cheap 4k 27" TN-based monitors will fall under their current $6-700 (see Dell, Lenovo, and a few others). For 100% AdobeRGB gamut and 31" IPS we must still pay >1K$. But now we can produce 4k content and see it at 60fps, too :-) (if the GPUs, HDMI etc. sort out their teething pains).

good move, unexpectedly bold, Sony!

"NEX body (aka, non-pro) "

Ummm .... What??
Just because its not a Can-Nikon FF, it is non pro!
Who told you that baloney?..lol
I know more than a few Pros that use a NEX body.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
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Black Box: Finally a Hassy camera Luca Alessandrini hasn't put his mafioso hands on... yet!

@black Box, . . . .
"A Racist COMMENT " : 'A racist comment includes or implies a racial basis for the comment. A racial comment can be against any race, including Caucasian/White people.'
When will people like you learn to read?.. My guess is never ..lol.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (67 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I too hate it that Kodak folded.

thank you

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (168 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Everything indicates that this is a pretty awful, pointless piece of equipment that has little to offer anyone who is serious about taking pictures using a modern digital camera body. At £480, they are having a bit of a laugh I'd say!

I agree 100%,
Some people just don't get it
... and also have no idea what garbage is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
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Kirk Bruner: At these prices, you REALLY have to want this lens. It's not my cup of tea, but I can understand others wanting to explore the possibilities of its characteristics, which, on any given day, might be termed its limitations. You won't really find its set of characteristics in any other lens, so, for those willing to spring for it, have fun. For me, that's a lot of what art is all about anyway. Currently, I'm one of those who must make do with the somewhat pedestrian gear in my bag. But then, that's also part of what art is all about. Great photos have been taken with pure junk over the years, and an ordinary DSLR with a ubiquitous 50 can be a severe taskmaster. It's all about the discovery of what YOU can do.

the ironic thing is that the price has gone up. I am kicking myself for not getting in on this when they were still on kick starter. Or even the 1st batch after the kick starter closed.
I thought for sure that they would have dropped the price, but instead it went up a couple hundred.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
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tbcass: Why, with all the new products we are waiting to see reviewed, do you people waste your time on a crappy lens almost nobody wants????

I agree they do that often too on this site.
However you should have made that comment on another review.
Not on this one where they are talking about a lens that many people, including myself, want to get.

Don't feel bad tho, it happens to the Best of us. I accidentally posted something on the wrong page once when I was younger, and 1st started posting online

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (168 comments in total)

"The lens uses drop-in Waterhouse stops to set the aperture. They're only held in by gravity, so fall out easily if you hold the lens at the wrong angle. The lens also comes with a blank, for no obvious reason."

no obvious reason???
I see the change in leadership here had no positive effect on the intelligence of the writing.

The 1st Obvious reason is for One to make their own shape, waterhouse opening, for interesting Bokeh.
If they did a complete research they would have figured out this, if they looked on the Lomo site and payed attention to nitice that the blank is one of the "4 Experimental Aperture Plates" included in the lens package

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 4th comment
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Black Box: Finally a Hassy camera Luca Alessandrini hasn't put his mafioso hands on... yet!

"I tried googling Luca Alessandrini to learn about any malpractice but couldn't find any"
That's because there was not any . The "mafioso" comment was obviously a reference to him being Italian and/or making stupid decisions.
i.e. a raciest comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
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AlanG: I bet photos made of the region by RIT photo students over the decades would probably encompass an interesting documentary collection.

tru

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (67 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I too hate it that Kodak folded.

@Holger Drallmeyer
Where or who is their Film division now?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (67 comments in total)
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maximusgeekus: What an excellent concept. Imagine a slim digital back that you could attach to your Nikon F3 (or Canon F1) that would transmit images shot to an ipad/iphone over wireless for chimping / editing and allow you to set digital parameters from the ipad too. Superbly designed and built cameras coupled to modern technology. It would be nice to think that a manufacturer was working on this concept... Sigma perhaps with a full frame X3 Foveon? Ooh, is that coffee I smell :)

interesting that you said that..
Because Leica made a Digital back for there Leicaflex cameras that were priced at 10,000 dollars. They did not sell well and production did not last long.
I do like your Idea tho, and would love someone to do it, but I doubt it would happen.

What would be best is, if someone made a back that, with appropriate adapter, can attach to more than one brand of Legacy Film cameras. That digital back would at least have a chance. .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:33 UTC
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stratplaya: As I read the comments below I am surprised by how many digital imaging experts, space flight experts and business experts we have on this board.

Yea that would make sense.. since most professional photographers would stay away from commenting on this site. It would make sense that there would be a wide variety of professions for the people who make up our our membership

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Quote:

"DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera."

I'm pretty sure that Sony had a digital camera which was commercially available in the 1980s. No, not a DSLR.

You must be very young if you are using wikipedia.org as a Source.....OR.. I am sorry! . . .maybe you are not very young . . . maybe you are too old to know any better, because everyone who has been in High school or College within the past 10-15 years (at least) can tell you; WIKIPEDIA is not a Valid source for accurate information , and no educational institution in America will accept it as a source for research. The average educated middle age person would know it as a poor source for facts too .. Especially since anyone can make a page or edit a page.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
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