AshMills

Lives in United Kingdom Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.AshMills.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2002

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AshMills: Seems a bit of shame they didn't test the main brands before release. Personally I've not had any problems with SanDisk with 100,000's of photos professionally.

Go on then, enlighten me as to what is not in this article. Camera has issue with some memory cards, (including the type bundled with the camera.)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 00:37 UTC

Seems a bit of shame they didn't test the main brands before release. Personally I've not had any problems with SanDisk with 100,000's of photos professionally.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Hannu108: “ Mirrorless is 'probably' the future”

Battery technology has to improve a lot to achieve this...

Agreed, I shoot professionally with EM1s and EM5Mk2 and get typically at least 500 shots per tiny battery. I only change them in the grip when I get the warning up, so never have a truly "off" moment. I shoot a whole wedding day on less grams of battery than I did with Nikon FF with grips, because I had excess capacity left over with the Nikons. Yes, I have a battery charger in my "spares" bag (which lives in the car) just in case. I use the viewfinder for any chimping I do, rather than the back screens which I only tend to use for odd angles.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Mirrorless has been the future for too long now. It's here and dslrs are also here. They are both the future.

Yes, as are record players.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 13:07 UTC

Be great if they could make Bridge and camera RAW work well. Come on, computers are fast nowadays, no excuse not to make a clone stamp refresh fast or a Preview not sharp.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 09:40 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (789 comments in total)

This just makes me excited about a global electronic shutter-based Canikon mirrorless camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 09:35 UTC as 113th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

Presumably now they have the shorter back focus one could use a suitably designed speedbooster with this camera, adapting 6x6 lenses to cover the 1.5 crop chip, giving proper MF subject isolation, sharpness etc. Come on metabones.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:00 UTC as 254th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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spunksters: The XGA viewfinder is interesting. That's 1024x768, or 2.37Mdot. I guess this camera is all about the mainstream. I think that's a good way into the market. I'm assuming it's got the same awesome dynamic range we see on other 50MP MF cameras these days. Cool. Here's hoping for a 120mm f2.2 portrait lens.

I reckon the chip size is small enough that many designed-for-full-frame lenses would cover the sensor, especially telephotos.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: One small step for Adobe, one small step for Adobe.

Nothing, but this is the internet, there has to be a negative.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 08:29 UTC
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Henry McA: I see lot´s of purple fringing, sharpness is unimpressive and noise even at base iso.

I see a cup half empty.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:19 UTC
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photofan1986: Those samples look really soft on the GX8. Then again, shooting at supid apertures like f/16 doesn't help either...

Personally I was surprised how sharp the 1.4 samples were, and the cityscape at f8 has more than enough sharpness, if you process the RAWs.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
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Trk: Softfest (probably because of GX8, try other camera please)

Were they all shot E-shutter, just out of interest?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 07:47 UTC
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Astrotripper: Nice, another confirmation of how good this lens is wide open. Looks like Panasonic engineers got their priorities straight when designing this one.

For equivalence trolls, show me a 24mm FF lens that is this good in the corners at f/2.8 :-)

Samtheman2014 - I don't see any problem with your description - "make the lens a bit wider than the label says then use software to correct the distortion etc sacrificing the extra width with the resulting image being what is stated on the label." Perhaps FF systems should start using this approach too- you just need to start from scratch with the whole lens range. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
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Astrotripper: Nice, another confirmation of how good this lens is wide open. Looks like Panasonic engineers got their priorities straight when designing this one.

For equivalence trolls, show me a 24mm FF lens that is this good in the corners at f/2.8 :-)

Well, the corners of a 12mm lens cut then?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Would be interesting to know more of the history of the lens. To what purpose did NASA buy the lens? What camera was it planned for?

Although neither of those recorded moving pictures of course, which is more likely what went on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 13:25 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Would be interesting to know more of the history of the lens. To what purpose did NASA buy the lens? What camera was it planned for?

Your smiley did not make it clear that you were joking, only that you were happy. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Would be interesting to know more of the history of the lens. To what purpose did NASA buy the lens? What camera was it planned for?

Just to be a pedant, if it were made for MF it is still a 1000mm f4 lens, so the equivalent focal length on APS-C is the same, you are just using less of the image circle it produces.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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(unknown member): Hate the price but this lens will be joining my kit as soon as it arrives. Yes it's huge and expensive, and I own and love the Oly 12mm f2. But at another focal length, 42.5mm, I have both the f1.2 and f1.7. The look of images shot at f1.2 is beautiful, it's my standard lens for nightclub or recording shoots, where there's nothing BUT distracting backgrounds and low light. The f1.7, though, is in my every day bag because it's small, light, and at f2 or f2.8, every bit as sharp as the f1.2. When I got the f1.7, it was to be part of my every day small camera four primes kit, and if I thought the difference wasn't much to the f1.2, I would sell the f1.2. I've not sold it...

Wish that they'd done an f1.2 (or f1.4, I suspect getting to f1.2 would be absurdly heavy and large) at the 35mm equivalent focal length, though. That and 85mm equivalent are my two most frequently used work lenses. 24mm equivalent is a close third, though.

There exists the 17mm 0.95, (equiv 34mm 1.9) albeit currently only MF, so in terms of lens design there's no reason not to have a 17 1.4.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Panasonic should of made it a 10mm 1.4. Even though it's a 24mm equivalent, the 4:3 ratio cuts the sides off so it's not really as wide. 10mm would of been better and would of justified the price better. I'm also guessing they tacked on an additional $400 for the Leica tax!

Or gives you extra height, depending on how you measure it!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
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ogl: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM DxL - 68.3 x 55.6 mm, 58 mm filter, 281 grams, 550 USD.

I guess that's why EVERYONE really wants full frame cameras and lenses and NO ONE sells their kits to use m43/DX professionally.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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