Kelvin L

Kelvin L

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Sep 29, 2008

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On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? news story (203 comments in total)

Fotoman has had a point-and-shoot 4x5 for quite some time. It even has shift movements. http://www.fotoman.cc/showPro.asp?id=26

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:31 UTC as 49th comment
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (129 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.

I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.

What I find amazing are the reports of excellent image quality for the WCL adapter. This is contrary to my personal experience with converter lenses on video cameras I guess this justifies their cost.

Good point about the lack of sensor dust with lens changes too. I hadn't considered that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (129 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.

I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.

But on second thoughts, the adapters might make sense if I had 2 X100 cameras. One with the tele-extender and one with the wide adapter left on at all times. Grab and go x2!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (129 comments in total)

I really like my X100, it's been everywhere for the last 3 years, but given the price of the WCL-X100 adapter (USD$315 on a well known website) I think I'd be better served putting the money for both wide and tele adapters towards another camera. I love the X100 for what it is - the digital version of the Konica Hexar AF, just grab and go.

I'd end up using the electronic viewfinder with the adapters anyway so I might as well use something else for wider or longer focal lengths. Adapters are a neat concept but pretty fiddly to use in practice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 20th comment | 10 replies
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (114 comments in total)

"he shot the image using Fujichrome"
"Corbis reps contacted him to acquire the original negatives"

*facepalm*

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (67 comments in total)
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Donald Chin: Fix for ACR 8.4 CS6 Mac
http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/acr-84-bridge-cs6-metadata.html

Thank you very much Donald for the link - most helpful. Looks like manual updates for Adobe products are the way to go, rather than relying on autoupdate.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 01:47 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (67 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: OK..

I have finally managed to find a direct link to download the last LR5.4 version

here is it (window version) :
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=5741&fileID=5773

You have to log in to see the link probably.

Hi rrr_hhh

Looks like you might have already solved your problem, but I've had similar hiccups with LR upgrades in the past (ie. not finding it from within the application). Usually I can find the latest update version for download manually by logging on to my Adobe account then going to "My Orders" for the download link. Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (67 comments in total)
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max ott: camera raw:
after updating, "open in camera raw" is greyed out in bridge, on mac osx 10.9.2, and CS 6..... do you have any advices to get it working again (downgrade or whatever) thanks for answers, max

Download ACR 8.3 plugin link: http://adobe.ly/1eccz5t

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:10 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (67 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Found this link for reverting to ACR 8.3:
http://adobe.ly/1eccz5t

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (67 comments in total)
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Kelvin L: Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Thank you for the helpful replies, cheers

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (67 comments in total)

Camera Raw 8.4 is also broken on my copy of Bridge CS6. No option to open in Camera Raw when right-clicking a thumbnail, and option is greyed out in File menu. Running Photoshop CS6 Extended on MacOS 10.9.2

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:25 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

Yes Adrian you are correct; my bad, I haven't worded things properly. I probably should have said "the MAXIMUM aperture is determined by the size of the primary refractive element" which applies for a theoretical single element perfect lens; but entry pupil is also influenced by the diameter of anything behind this lens - as you have described as "virtual image of the aperture as seen through the front of the lens" - in a compound system.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

What Adrian said. Max aperture is determined by the diameter of the primary refractive element and its focal length. This is usually (not always) the front element. Once you stick a front-mount converter on a lens this generally becomes the new primary refractive element, with everything behind acting as corrective elements. There are limits however based on the original lens - you can't just stick a 1 metre wide piece of convex glass in front of your 35mm f/2 and turn it into an f/0.001 (or whatever). The front element of the prime lens defines the limits of maximum aperture and light-gathering.

With a rear mount converter you are essentially 'stretching out' the light that's already being gathered, thus the loss in light transmission (t-stop) and effective f-stop.

A bit hard to explain using text; it's easier with optical diagrams.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

"hmm I thought the effective aperture is the ratio between the aperture diameter and the focal length?"

Generally true for teleconverters mounted behind the lens, less so for those mounted in front (size of front element determines f-stop to some degree)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)

Shut up and take my money!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 57th comment
On Fujifilm, Sigma, and Pentax post firmware updates news story (6 comments in total)
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MayaTlab0: For some reason, while I believe the X-E1/X-E2/X-pro 1 got faster minimum shutter speeds in auto ISO, the X100s didn't and remains stuck at 1/125.

Use shutter priority instead

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 06:42 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

Perhaps Nikon could create a new enthusiast line of mirrorless cameras as a revival of the Nikon S rangefinder series? That would be cool. Something APS-C competing with the Fujifilm X series would be fine with me. I would have no problem with Nikon coming up with a brand new lens mount for it, as F-mount is probably long overdue for retirement anyway.

As for the Df I have no beef with it - a fine camera if it were only a bit cheaper. Currently it's priced in AU more or less the same as a D800.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 06:48 UTC as 152nd comment | 4 replies

It could be worse, they might decide to build cameras without user replaceable batteries - like on my phone and laptop

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 05:00 UTC as 31st comment
On DxO releases FilmPack 4.5 news story (36 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: I'm kind of curious why they included Ektar when it's one of the few color film options still available. Wouldn't it be far easier to get the Ektar "look" by, you know, shooting a roll of Ektar?

Ektar is one of the hardest colour neg films to scan without bizarre colour casts creeping in.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 04:51 UTC

I find the lens a remarkable and impressive technical achievement, but I agree with Richard's sentiment that this is a lens which I can't imagine owning myself. These days the only times the big and heavy DSLR comes out is when I'm taking photos for other people, in which case I have the luxury of optimising the lighting. (We all managed perfectly fine with medium format and its f/4-5.6 lenses back in the day.) When I'm taking photos of low light scenarios for clients it's usually situations like events and stage performances, in which case I'm looking for fast telephotos rather than wide angles. If I'm getting to the point where I need an f/1.8 at ISO6400 then most likely the lighting is going to look rubbish for the client regardless of what lens I use.

When it comes to personal photography I'm using more discreet pocket cameras - usually an X100 these days, or my iPhone. I am amazed at how versatile the X100 is and concur with DPReview's Gear Of The Year award for the X100S.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 03:43 UTC as 26th comment
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