brudy

brudy

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Has a website at www.morganslaboratory.com
Joined on Apr 26, 2006

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On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)
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Cameracist: The author is right - none of the lenses are worth spending thousands to shoot them with the smeary edges uncropped:-) I mean, I really love my old manual lenses, it's fun using them, but until the price of affordable mirrorles fullframe cameras drop to hundreds, I will stay with film cameras for fun and APS-C (with a split screen!) for digital capture.

Yeah, I wouldn't spend 2k on a camera to use budget throw away lenses. I'm using m-mount Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses and a bunch of Nikon AIS glass with great results on my A7r. Those lenses the author is using are going to look like crap on any modern digital camera.

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On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)

I agree that zooming in is critical for manual focus. But I've been shooting all legacy lenses with the my A7r and while I miss a few obviously, it's pretty easy to focus once you get into a groove (as well as set up the buttons to your liking). I'm not using crappy $10 lenses, so that may have something to do with it, but the results from Zeiss ZM 50/2 rival the FE55 and I've been focusing a Nikon 105/1.8 without much difficulty. It's really not that hard. You won't be doing sports with this, but I'm getting great results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 82nd comment

Finally the promise of size/IQ/price for m43 comes true.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (554 comments in total)

This is exactly what I want. A pure FF, small camera with OVF and manual controls, including aperture rings on lenses. Literally a digital FE2.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 197th comment | 4 replies

Just installed and this is great. A noticeable improvement in af speed in low light. General operation feels faster. Focus peaking works ok, not great, but ok. It's really pretty amazing that Fuji would release a huge firmware upgrade for a camera that is so old at this point. Thanks Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:44 UTC as 135th comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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WhyNot: Another interesting camera.. What surprises me most is the lack of the viewfinder option the LX7 has. It may have attracted a few of us that have that viewfinder and maybe sold a few at the cost of a couple mm in height.. As to pocketable I think that will be dependent on the pocket; and, being an interchangeable lens camera we'll probably have the 20 or 25mm lens on it and then how pocketable will it be?

Agreed. If I could add an external evf I'd be sold.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 14:07 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Pre-ordered the A7R as a cheap Leica...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 507th comment | 3 replies

That is a beautiful image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

Stooping to rumors? There is no way this is the camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 02:58 UTC as 99th comment
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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Monochrom: Great. I thought it was a stupid idea to have Live-view in a rangefinder camera in the first place!
It would be smart if Leica made a ME type camera (rangefinder with only the essentials) and a Live-view camera both with the 24Mp sensor.
What's the point spending thousands of dollars on a rangefinder if you're only using Live-view and R-lenses?

Totally agree. I could care less about live view on a rangefinder camera. Give me a budget m-mount, even if it's aps-c sized. I love my R-D1, but it's definitely aged.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 00:06 UTC

It's so awful from so many perspectives I don't know where to begin.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 03:08 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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vincent__l: Adobe should go one step further by making ACR an independent product that is sold with a perpetual license. That way the existing users of Photoshop CS6, which is likely to be the last Photoshop upgrade for many people, can continue to use it without become obsolete. ACR is really the only product that users need updates for. Yes, we can always use another app for RAW conversion but some of us want a unified workflow.

That's where it gets interesting. We can keep CS6, but when we buy a new camera 3 years from now, you won't be able to process the raws from it.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 01:47 UTC
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Henry M. Hertz: the crap in the new photoshop version is not worth an upgrade at all.

rounded rectangles.. REALLY?
2013 and photoshop gives us rounded rectangles WOW.

and the deblur feature.. well.... who wants to bet that it sucks?

you will be able to print 10x15cm from a blurry 22 megapixel image... that´s it.
everything bigger then 10x15cm will show ugly artifacts...

and that is what you have to expect.. minor updates... constant payment.

The editable rounded rectangles thing isn't a big deal for photographers but for designers it's huge.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:29 UTC

The problem is being forced to continuously upgrade forever. I'm still using CS5 with no problems. I'll be upgraded to CS6, but to be honest I don't really "need" a lot of the new features. Instead of keeping the older version for a few years before upgrading, it will be a constant process. Ugh.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:28 UTC as 393rd comment | 1 reply
On Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction article (1879 comments in total)

As both a professional web designer and advanced amateur (or whatever you want to call it) photographer, I'm going to have shell out for even more than most of you guys. I'm actually attending the Adobe Max conference and the reaction here is less angry than around the net but people are still sorting it out I think. Personally I'm not a fan, although I see what they're trying to do, and from a designer's perspective some of the Edge apps are very cool, so who knows. Maybe it will work out.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 02:41 UTC as 733rd comment | 1 reply
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)

It looks like a nice camera. I have an x100 with the wide angle adapter, so I don't need this focal length. I'm still waiting for a 50mm equiv fixed lens camera. 28 and 35 are a little wide for me.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:51 UTC as 25th comment

You guys seriously underestimate the rabidness of Beatles fans that still continues today. Go read some of the audiophile forums - it's beyond what you can imagine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 20:05 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)

I'm kind of excited about this. I've been looking for a smaller companion to my 7D, and this would work and keep it affordable by not having to buy any other lenses (although I'd obviously want to use smaller primes).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 100th comment
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: In my experience silkypix gives the most detail but is a pain to use. I found the fuji jpegs lacked detaill and had a lot of colour noise. It would seem that this sensor is almost impossible to proxess for optimum results.

And despite the "worst jpgs ever", an image from the XP1 won the National Geographic contest. http://harryfisch.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/how-to-win-and-loose-2012-national.html

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:48 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: In my experience silkypix gives the most detail but is a pain to use. I found the fuji jpegs lacked detaill and had a lot of colour noise. It would seem that this sensor is almost impossible to proxess for optimum results.

He's got some axe to grind and seems to have gone off the deep end lately. He's on my ignore list in the forums.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
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