Xentinus

Xentinus

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Xentinus: In short;we still have to buy native,expensive Sony lenses to be able to use sophisticated AF system of Sony.
I can't blame them,but beside old Minolta lenses,even their SLT cameras don't have relatively cheap lenses like Nikon 85mm 1.8 G (or Canon counterpart),Canon 100mm 2.0,Nikon 70-300 G,Canon 55-250 STM etc.
It would have been really nice,making videos with 85mm at 1.8 or at 300 mm.
I know;some people,who have never tried Sony's really cool AF on videos,will say "video=manual focus"...

As an old Pentax user,yes I know they are stabilized.But even third party brands don't have a cheap 85mm 1.8 or 100mm 2.0 (Tamron 85 1.8 is new,not as cheap as Nikon or Canon equivalents and I think there is no Sony mount).
I didn't write my post to bash a brand.Actually these are the lenses which I would prefere to be in my bag.I was considering to buy Sony LE-A4 adapter and few A mount lenses.But I couldn't find lenses to convince me that, it is a good idea.Especially because with this adapter,I will be stuck with its own AF ability.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 04:59 UTC

In short;we still have to buy native,expensive Sony lenses to be able to use sophisticated AF system of Sony.
I can't blame them,but beside old Minolta lenses,even their SLT cameras don't have relatively cheap lenses like Nikon 85mm 1.8 G (or Canon counterpart),Canon 100mm 2.0,Nikon 70-300 G,Canon 55-250 STM etc.
It would have been really nice,making videos with 85mm at 1.8 or at 300 mm.
I know;some people,who have never tried Sony's really cool AF on videos,will say "video=manual focus"...

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:48 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

I love design of this camera very much!
This is how new Hasselblad supposed to be designed...But I have to say that;despite many teasers about the wooden grip,it looks so ergonomic.

So this design with Hasselgrip would have been really cool!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 70th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1178 comments in total)
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kalpeshmodi: Pentax K-01 ..... in MF

Yeah,this is also what I thought...Suddenly the design of Pentax K-01 appeared good to my eyes (not).

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1178 comments in total)

To be honest,the price looks reasonable.And thinking about the message of this announcement gave about the future of the mirrorless,it is game changer indeed!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:25 UTC as 232nd comment
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

ilza,
No,i am not confused.
If you want to show a tall building and (NOTICE I DON'T SAY OR...I SAY AND...THIS IS THE BASIC RULE OF THE LOGIC) if you don't want it to lean over in the frame,you will need 1 and 2 together!
We are not talking about neither TS lenses nor a fisheye lens here!

What I said so far,I am behind.I can see that you are not able to understand and I really don't want to waste more time with you.
You have no idea what you are talking about really.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 03:13 UTC

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!
Nice photos and great article.Fİrst photo is my fav!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 12:15 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

:) BTW think about the horizon itself...Is it actually straight?
This is what I mean!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

BorisK1,
http://prntscr.com/bhsfxt
But I agree with you about wcl x70...I don't think,the distortion it has,is noticeable.
I would worry about sharpness more about this converter.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:16 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Photorumors.com: "Hasselblad will announce a new mirrorless medium format camera that will have the same 50MP sensor/platform as the CFV-50C digital back. The new camera will be compatible with the existing Hasselblad medium format lenses."

If it is true,considering its possible price,it won't change the game...At least for me :)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:38 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

Maybe a camera with a curved sensor?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:19 UTC as 158th comment
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

There are some lenses which have complex characteristics about distortion.

Imagine you are taking a photo...Your camera has 3 degree angle with the horizon AND it is tilted 2 degree upward.
Now a line which supposed to be straight,will be like into the frame in three dimensional space on the z-axis.

http://www.imagescience.org/meijering/software/transformj/affine/cosystem.gif

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Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

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And about the sample image,I really don't care if the horizon is parallel or if the lines are straight (because we can never be sure since we were not there).*I just wanted to show you that maybe the image needs to be rotated*.

If it is very important for you and if you will buy the product only if it doesn't have distortion,then my advice is to search for a real distortion test of the product.Or you will never be sure by analyzing these samples.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

ilza,
If you want to fill the frame with the tall buildings,you will need to change the direction of the camera.So you will need number 2 too.(unless you have a tilt-shift lens).
Tilt shift lenses changes the image plane (can also change lens plane too),so you will not need my "2".But we are talking about ordinary lenses,not TS-lenses.

http://prntscr.com/bhn1hh

With an ordinary lens,you will get an image like in the "a".If you want to show the whole building in the image,you will need to tilt your camera as it shows in "b",but this time you will have distorted image.
So If you want to get an image of the building like in the "c",you will need a tall ladder or a TS-lens.

....................................................

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

4.7 degree is also what I did (If I remember right)...but the horizon is very hard to see,so do buildings on the horizon.
Those are old buildings,don't expect super straight lines on the doors or windows.
we don't know how bad asphalt,so I can't guess the center of gravity of the car too.
I have used fish-eye lens for a long time,what you said is true when it is about fisheye lens (as BorisK1 said)
But leaning is another topic...If you don't want it,I guess your camera needs to be 1-parallel to the horizon 2-at the at the middle of the building from ground level...

English is not my main language,so I don't know how to explain the "angle of view" of a lens and what the the relation of it with the ground level.But I will try to show it via this link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_of_view

If we rotate the camera as I tried to show in the picture,the point of view will rotate and perspective will change too.

http://prntscr.com/bh1xoz

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 10:52 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

,
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The red line shows the horizon.You need to ask Sam,why those poles are not straight;but it happens :)

ilza,in this photo the horizon is almost in the middle but as u can see there is perspective distortion (leaning over).
http://static.bhphotovideo.com/explora/sites/default/files/styles/960/public/erased-2.jpg?itok=aik_71j8

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 07:03 UTC
On article Bolt-on 21: Fujifilm WCL-X70 sample images (54 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Everybody's saying the quality is great. But look at the photo above, the one before you click on the 'View our gallery...' Look at the extreme distortion of the house and telephone pole. They're both literally leaning over!

Pentax 15mm limited has no distortion!
GabrielZ,I don't think "leaning" is related to distortion,it is about pespective.

And this is why there are tilt-shift lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
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badbob42mk1: wait! no 4k! it has a mirror, what was pentax thinking? its 2016 ........... is that not the standard complaining on here?

mirror on the wall,who's the fairest of them all?

LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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Xentinus: Hybrid AF...Finally!

Yeah,I know very well...I wish Ricoh bought Samsung's mirrorless technology,but rumours say Nikon did it.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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They call me Hans: FINALLY something entry level that has weather sealing isn't a 'tough' camera. Too bad it isn't mirrorless or I'd be all over it.

Pentax K200D and K30 were WR too.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
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