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Sarge_: I just wish there were a way to convert the optical effects to what you would see from a medium or large format sensor, to eliminate the distortion.

As a pro who shoots a lot of architecture, that's my biggest beef with shooting wide on a 35mm body; there's not much value as things get so ridiculously distorted.

Has anyone found any filters or software in general that can overcome the 'wide angle' distortion from these wide lenses?

The geometry in the image still looks the same. (BTW, I have also 47mm Super-Angulon.. have not used it for ages :-D)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 08:37 UTC

I do not think that lens is a zoom lens. Just ordinary 2X teleconverter.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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CarVac: I could see this as a move into an interchangeable mount that in the future would sensibly fit in an actual smartphone. If you think about it that way, it's not so unreasonable.

papa natas, see http://moto360.motorola.com/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)
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Fixx: 3 is enough. Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop.

Architectural photography. HDR is needed for managing the dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 06:02 UTC
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

3 is enough. Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I still have my Kodak DC50.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 06:06 UTC as 81st comment

Does this work with RAW-photos or does the processing produce JPEG-files? That is, if I have distortion control enabled in my camera, do I get corrected NEF-files to my Lightroom library?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 20:20 UTC as 12th comment | 12 replies
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Closely Observed Images: After decades of constantly battling with windows based architecture I bit the bullet and bought a S/H Mac Pro 1.1 that is the most amazingly capable (and stable) computer I have ever owned. I handles LR4 and photoshop apps with ease and speed, but runs Snow Leopard (IOS 10.6.8).

I have used every version of LR since it's inception.

Why no support for LR5 running under Snow Leopard then? I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer who makes a living driving taxi's and enjoys tinkering with images.

I'm gutted that whilst I would happily pay for an upgrade. Adobe have just lost my custom by making themselves even more exclusive.

Bye . . . . .

Snow Leopard is though very stable and efficient operating system. There are few benefits in upgrading to Mountain Lion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
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ScottRH: Why, why why - because it is a consumer body, not pro.

that has been always the case. Fastest shutter speeds were in consumer bodies even in film era, as fast shutters got easier broken.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 09:22 UTC
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (492 comments in total)

Remains to be seen how removal of AA filter affects image quality. If it makes images look like D600 then.. well, it will be a tough call. I think I have to buy a new body this year.

As for AA filter technology, I would think moire when it happens can be removed in software, as a localized filter (adjustment brush) in Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 09:15 UTC as 192nd comment | 1 reply
On X-Rite i1Profiler v1.4 features scanner profiling article (6 comments in total)

Does that replace i1ProfilerD2LionEdition? Which is quite beta and suffers compatibility problems. Or is it only for newer profiler devices?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2013 at 15:51 UTC as 5th comment

Looks like tool for portraiture and maybe product photography. Less a toy for amateurs (who insist on interchangeable lenses).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On The Lightroom catalog article (304 comments in total)

I find LR to be very useful and efficient tool for photo management and editing. For management part I wish it could write keywords to RAW header. They would be universally searchable that way. Of course within LR it should use its own database for speed reasons.

In export LR seems to write some metadata to images though I am not sure if it includes keywords (it should). I can find title and description (in Finder show info and in Quick Look/SneakPeek Photo) which in my case contain most of the same information. Very useful when you need to access already exported files in Finder. Command-F finds them immediately.

As for folder structures... I use folders which are by shoots and named accordingly. Generally I access latest jobs by folders but anything older I access by keywords. No substitute for that after a few years of photo accumulation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 22:33 UTC as 13th comment
On Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview article (252 comments in total)
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huyzer: Please DPreview, provide more portrait under high contrast light situations without fill flash. It's great to see how the sensor handles those situations. And while you're at it, can you provide RAW files for us to see how much Dynamic Range we can extract from each sample file you upload? Thanks, I hope you consider it.

May be that there is no software available that can open 6D RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 09:58 UTC
On Unified Color releases HDR Express 2 for Windows & Mac article (13 comments in total)

Would be nice to have a comparison review of best HDR packages. I currently use Photomatix but it has some issues.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 09:41 UTC as 6th comment
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JohnFredC: The problem with larger sensors is the size of the lenses. As long as manufacturers persist with camera form factors where the lens protrudes from the front of the camera, the sensor size will determine pocketability. This continuing reliance on historical camera design impedes progress in the areas debated so enthusiastically in this thread.

The first mfg who combines a larger sensor (1" would be swell) with a folded optics design (similar to the Sony T-series, for instance) and a decent zoom range (6x-10x), smart camera interface via large touch screen, and SLR-style mechanical controls ergonomically placed, will change the camera paradigm forever, and get my money almost immediately.

I would buy camera like that with even less zoom range. Even bifocal 35/70mm (35mm equivalent) "variable prime" lens would be enough, if f would be around 2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:37 UTC
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Torkn Photo: In what universe is a 1" sensor even remotely close to 1 inch?

In my day, 1" was 25.4mm, and the so called 1" sensor is only around half that size. Even the diagonal is much smaller than 1".

I guess the size is meant to be diagonal (like in TVs & monitors), but you're still right..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:24 UTC
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Biowizard: Wouldn't it be great if this brilliant Korean company came out with a pro-grade, retro-styled full-frame DSLR body to go with this increasingly delicious library of lenses! Something vaguely modelled on a Canon F1 or Nikon F6, only digital of course, maybe even with interchangeable (100% coverage) focusing screens and/or prism housings. Advanced photography has lost a lot since the passing of these brilliant, true system cameras.


Not likely. Designing and manufacturing a good camera body is hard. And totally different art from lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:19 UTC
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David Kinston: Will it beat the Tokina 116? F2.8, AF, very sharp to the edge

in my books my Tokina 11-16 is good enough and Samyang 10mm is not necessary. But good to have competition anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:38 UTC
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tkpenalty: they mention its rectilinear; this lens has zero distortion. If samyang manages to pull this off, this will be one of the best primes by a long shot. I cant wait to try this out on a x pro1 lol!

I do not see any mention about zero distortion. Wide angle lenses usually have more or less barrel distortion or worse.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 12:35 UTC
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