Andreas Stuebs

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1170 comments in total)
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Jeff Fenske: Will there be 35MM ADAPTERS to use Canon/Nikon 35mm lenses in 35x33mm, 4:3 and 16:9 in FULL FIELD OF VIEW?!

Like a MULTI-ASPECT RATIO SENSOR — with Hasselblad COLOR that does NOT compromise color to achieve high ISO.

a case of nitpicking: a shutter in a lens adapter will not be a focal plane shutter. A shutter located in an adaptor will have to be slower than a true lens located leaf shutter as it will have to travel quite a bit more. 1/500 is the best I assume you could achieve.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:27 UTC
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DFPanno: Lots of silly responses here.

First off - the fact that Leica is charging $7,500 for this body does not make it worth that amount. It is not some sort of platinum standard for imaging - not by a long shot.

(I can guarantee that for 99.9 percent of the people here cannot produce better images with the SL than they can with a $3,200 A7R II)

Secondly Canon makes some fabulous lenses. In fact it makes many lenses that Leica will never make.

If this Novoflex adaptor works well it is a real bonus for SL shooters and a win/win for both companies.

I would hazard a guess that 95% could not produce a better result than with a Kodak Brownie - with or without film inside. A Leica SL is to photography as a Rolex is to timekeeping.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:23 UTC
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Digitalis32: Neutrino coating? really?

If you knew what the original meaning of quark is, you really would not ask for that

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 05:23 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: It seems to me an attempt to reverse evolution. The viewing organs of higher animals are single lens designs arranged in stereoscopic setup. (In some cases more like a Theta design i.e. Horses) A case of hubris? Man trying to be cleverer than God / evolution or perhaps both?

I saw two different videos on this topic and both were stressing the point that the conventional camera was trying to improve on a basic design which was very old. The commentary was trying to make the point that the multi pinhole design was intrisically better. This is what I find hubris. You are replacing an improving optical design with an extreme simplistic design and huge computational power. Now if you wanted to mimic nature you would keep the basic optical design - simplyfy it - and remove the shortcomings with computational power (as is being done to some extent even now)
Re the wheel - with our present infrastructure the wheel is the basis of efficient transportation. But if you count in all the infrastructure required and the cost to build and maintain it, I am not so certain tha mankind did choose the right path a couple of thousand years ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 13:05 UTC

It seems to me an attempt to reverse evolution. The viewing organs of higher animals are single lens designs arranged in stereoscopic setup. (In some cases more like a Theta design i.e. Horses) A case of hubris? Man trying to be cleverer than God / evolution or perhaps both?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 07:10 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Manfrotto introduces six new monopods for XPRO range (34 comments in total)
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Sherlock74: One more for the Velbon Super 8.
Great product.
You've got to watch the video on YouTube of the Velbn employee demonstrating it. He's so proud as he extends it!

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the Velbon Super 8. I just got mine by the way of Amazon, Germany. At the price it is absolutely brilliant. It will serve me well for my G2 and it will do for my K3 with one of the more compact primes like the 50mm or 30mm. And whats so good, it fits in the bottom of my camera bag.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 09:16 UTC

I liked some of the pictures but I did find her presentation style rather long winded and not to the point. I did find something different interesting – she showed a couple of pictures of children playing. I wonder if she would have been allowed to take these pictures in the US or here in Germany. Even more so if the photographer had been a man. Street photography is all but dead when you cannot show any person anymore and have to be careful not to show anybody under the age of 18. I cannot believe the photographer got release document signed by all the respective parents/guardians of the children shown. But perhaps its ok to show pictures of people as long as they are from 3rd world countries?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

I would love to see a Pentax K adapter to Micro4/3

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 08:25 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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DiegoRodriguez: I was expecting Samsung to enter the 1inch compact war and bring their challenger to the RX100s and G5X/G7X/G9X. It won't be. :\

Hey, concerning their mirrorless, instead of throwing the NX brand and existing userbase to the bin, what if Samsung eventually sells it to some other giant who wants to try itself at photography, say LG or Apple, or even Google ?...
edit : Or what about some of you guys using crowdfunding to buy NX from Samsung and make it successful ? (Yeah, it sounds crazy.)

Or sell it to Ricoh - as the Mirrorless offereing from them.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

@Mike99999 - I do not fully agree. Where did Sony do the right moves and where did Samsung fail? Samsung seemed a pretty powerful contender. Samsung managed - at least here in Germany - to get in big on the Computer monitor market as well as the TV market, not to mention the mobile 'phones. I would have thought with their access to the large electronic retailers they should have been able to place their products prominently into the camera shelves and bins. But they did not succeed. One major difference betwwen the two markets is a lot of people want to buy into a credible product line. A TV or a monitor you buy once and the next time you may buy another brand - not so- or to a lot smaller extent with system cameras. Sony brought with them that little of Minolta's street cred they managed not to squander. Samsung didi not bring that with them to the table. Panasonic hitched on to Olympus and then created a product which is unique in its way (GH4) I am sorry to see Samsung go.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:12 UTC

Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 92nd comment | 8 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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rinkos: i love sony ..but it seems to me as if they put THIS specific cam only to fill in the gap in the lines for consumers who failed to move on to either the higher end A7...or the E mount superb A6000 .

at least the price is highly competitive

Yes the A6000 is superb. But what are Sony going to do with it? Is there going to be a follow-up? I really am not convinced that they are taking the APS-C enthusiat market seriously. For someone who is happy with the A6000 for all the good reasons it gives you (image quality, compact size, VF) moving on to the A7 series is not automatic.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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Correction man: I can remember "Mitakon" lenses back in the 70's and 80's a Japanese brand ... I take it these Chinese lenses have nothing to do with the Old Mitakon other than revising the name ????

The two which came with my Hasselblad are German made.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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Correction man: I can remember "Mitakon" lenses back in the 70's and 80's a Japanese brand ... I take it these Chinese lenses have nothing to do with the Old Mitakon other than revising the name ????

Some still are (I own two which aren't and two which are)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On article Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner (155 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Selfidrone..

Selvideon...

I can just see a troupe of tourists going through a town such as Florence with a swarm of selfie drones following behind them. Or the Vatican during Easter Sunday's Urbi et Orbi blessing the sky darkened with drones. Do they have some sort of anti collision system I wonder.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 04:35 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (397 comments in total)
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zakaria: OR getting the pentax ks2 which has weather sealed body and af motor!!plus IS!!

and 100% VF as pentaprism and two control wheels

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:15 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (397 comments in total)

I would have liked to see how this camera stacks up against the Pentax KS2.They cost approximately the same in Germany.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section (63 comments in total)

I an not a Canonisti but I have to give it to Canon - this is really some lens. Doesn't fit on any of my cameras and pricewise not in my budget, but it is really something to dool over. It is nice that some companies build these extravagant lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 15th comment
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Andreas Stuebs: So let's see ...

Weather sealed? - No
Pentaprism? - No (just pentamirror)
DR? - well sort of

Sorry, no option for me. At the given price you can get better.

"Pentax has a) IBIS, inappropriate for a DSLR, ... " Please explain. My K3 has IBIS and I think it helps me quite a bit.
And also: We are talkin sub 1000$ cameras and hence you need to accept compromises. For some people - me for instance - weather sealing, DR and glass prism are important, for others there are other specs. Comparing cameras still make sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:58 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810A (65 comments in total)

How do trhey do it?

Nikon releases a modified versin of the D810 and they get double editorial coverage including a photo spread which shows you …. nothing (or almost nothing)
Canon issues a so so iteration of the M series and get a long article on how they should do things differently. Canon releases two reasonably specked midrange models – but nothing really ground breaking – and again get double exposure. How do they do it? How do they manage to get so much exposure for so little?
Pentax the releases a midrange camera which to all intent and purpose is a strong competition to the Canon offereings – weather sealing, glas prism, the most compact zoom lens offered in the APS-C form factor, arguably better controls, most likely better DR – and what do they get – one item with just a couple of editorial content which also reeks of sarcasm.
How do Nikon and Canon get away with so little and get so much more coverage?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:26 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
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