LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (43 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: I thought this format is as dead as a dodo.

The only camera that uses this format is the D4.

Technically, yes.
Just remember that Sony is the company of Lost Causes and Failed Formats...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 22:55 UTC
On Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced article (43 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: I thought this format is as dead as a dodo.

The only camera that uses this format is the D4.

@revenant
...yep, Sony's... (facepalm)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 18:04 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Totally not interested in zoom lenses. but I have to admit this one is good.

Price is comparable with the competition, and the street price will always be lower, and when it comes in kits, it will be dirt cheap. So for a lens with quality motor, best coating on the market, and the WR, this may be the only lens some user will ever need. Why it's not f4 constant? Well it starts at f3.5 and ends at f5.6, so average is f4 anyway.

Well done, Pentax engineers.

@iudex
Pentax has a very good record regarding intermediate apertures for zoom lenses, check the 55-300 WR

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
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LensBeginner: Wow, if it's authentic then it's a mind-bending discovery!
Scott's story is made of the stuff of legends...

Also not in summer with DST... however yesterday's was a rather bland one...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:11 UTC
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Karl Summers: Truly amazing, the first recorded selfie?

Well, that's one thing...
Compulsively taking self-portraits at arm's lenght with a cellphone in order to be able to say to the (social media) world "look!!! I've been here!!! there waw this guy/event/famous person/aircrash" etc. is quite another...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
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Karl Summers: Truly amazing, the first recorded selfie?

@BartyLobethal
Well, my modeM actually looks a little like "shellfish" :D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
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Karl Summers: Truly amazing, the first recorded selfie?

...I'd call the "modern" ones "selfish"... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
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LensBeginner: Wow, if it's authentic then it's a mind-bending discovery!
Scott's story is made of the stuff of legends...

"if" because I didn't have time to read the whole story, went out shooting the sunset...
Now I'll read it and see fr myself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 17:04 UTC

Wow, if it's authentic then it's a mind-bending discovery!
Scott's story is made of the stuff of legends...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 15:32 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
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LensBeginner: Am I the only one to find the design very similar to that of the Pentax Limiteds?

mmmh... also true! :-D
Guess there's definite trends in lens design...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 17:58 UTC

Am I the only one to find the design very similar to that of the Pentax Limiteds?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (274 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: I'm not a video person...

...but from a layman's perspective 28Mbps in AVCHD seem a tad low, especially given the quality of the sensor...

Then again, I'd thought that 4K would have been desirable at this point in time for professionals /at least/ for the raw footage, since this way you have more headroom to crop/correct/apply effects, then you can go on and produce a 1080p master.

Can a more video-savvy person comment on that?

Granted, I'd rather have 28Mbps filled with meaningful information than the "stupid-high" (as Ken Rockwell would say) 50Mbps found on some consumer camcorders with a ****** sensor and lens...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (274 comments in total)

I'm not a video person...

...but from a layman's perspective 28Mbps in AVCHD seem a tad low, especially given the quality of the sensor...

Then again, I'd thought that 4K would have been desirable at this point in time for professionals /at least/ for the raw footage, since this way you have more headroom to crop/correct/apply effects, then you can go on and produce a 1080p master.

Can a more video-savvy person comment on that?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Jogger: What sorts of things do pros say when using the voice tagging feature?

Very useful indeed!
...but I would say: "50mm, f/5.6, flash mounted on hotshoe, bounced on high ceiling @75 degrees, zoom 24mm, 1/4 power, with white card" with my manual lenses! :-P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:10 UTC

Can someone please enlighten me about what the previous generation sensors (even prototypes) were capable of doing?
I can get a feel of how much 0.005lux are, but I'm not familiar with the latest (now next-to-last) innovations...
0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 1..?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 08:15 UTC as 33rd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Certainly none of these pictures need more than 6MP to shine... Nowadays any decent smartphone will do.

Maybe this is the real birth of photography? A type of art only available in the past to a few with big pockets...

Hmmm, interesting. I like it!

Oh I discovered that way too, so I agree with you that it's a blessing, albeit in disguise...
Then I moved on to the appropriate tools for the work ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 08:10 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Certainly none of these pictures need more than 6MP to shine... Nowadays any decent smartphone will do.

Maybe this is the real birth of photography? A type of art only available in the past to a few with big pockets...

Hmmm, interesting. I like it!

"Will do" if you can get by with lackluster color rendition, limited dynamic range, bad S/R ratio and so on.

I do, in a pinch, but when I can, I tend to avoid it...

I like best Nos. 2, 16 & especially No. 9, that "smartphone glow" is kinda magical, and like the tension in the composition as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop article (71 comments in total)

Wonderful set, beautiful and rich colors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 09:07 UTC as 42nd comment
On Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards article (54 comments in total)
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lbuclk=: Why a '" guaranteed replacement in 48 hours in the event a card fails " what happens after hour 49? seems too short of a plan.

...I guess it means that you'll have a new card in less than 48hrs, not that you have to send it back within 48hrs...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 18:59 UTC
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (75 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: I've always thought that this product line is massively sexy...

...but I never bought one! :-/
maybe because my sport adventures aren't that extreme...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
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