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On Using a perspective control lens for wedding photography news story (124 comments in total)
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fujidanny: You mustn't give all those negative comments!
For me as a beginner it's very interesting to learn from the article about those possibilities, that you get by t/s lenses. For me it's a good input. Thanks a lot!
For the so called 'Pro's': I think you're only envious, that you didn't write that article. Sit down and write a good article. Than you'll see: it's not that easy...
Have a nice weekend! Go out and come down taking better photos...

this was NOT an article! JUST publicity!!!
If you want to learn anything about T&S lenses or related stuff just google it because the only thing u learn here is that the 90mm T&S exist!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 00:17 UTC
On Using a perspective control lens for wedding photography news story (124 comments in total)
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yabokkie: basically we use perspective control to get things within focus. some very simple tricks can put things out of focus. just raise one side of the plate under the enlarger in the darkroom where you can have much more control than on the site (like the paper can be curved, or you put two cents under the face and focus to the raised place, you cannot do it in camera).

now we can do it more easily and comfortably in the livingroom, and lens makers begin to use "optical bokeh" in their advertisement.

my advice is "do not do anything on the site that you can do later at desk" and the "perspective bokeh" is one.

THANKS yabokkie for teaching WAY MORE then the non-article, uh publicity!

Thank you!!! :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 00:15 UTC
On Using a perspective control lens for wedding photography news story (124 comments in total)

amazing... NOT!

JUST ANOTHER supposed article with half dozen nice pictures and no real juice to get from! Nothing to learn here, people DID use tilt for this more then 1century ago already!!! Good that he feels like he discovered the wheel! The article is just another one about publicity!!! And even for the canon lens at that! :/

Indeed like someone said: he asn his budy and the store get a few more hundred clicks from all this when i believe most of us would like to ACTUALLY learn something.
A waste of time. :(

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Using a perspective control lens for wedding photography news story (124 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: to all those detractors/negators of shallow DoF images shot 'in-camera' on the spot with the mounted lens...

why not just settle for a focus-free, 'infinite' super-high deep DoF everything is in focus, via tiny apertured tiny lensed tiny sensored cellphone cameras (or something smaller than a dSLR), and photoshop all the '3D pop' shallow DoF to your hearts content POST-PROCESSED (ad nauseum)... (blurry tunnel vision lens-baby optional)

happy now?


@Steve D Yue - even then u wouldn't make them happy Steve!!!

then the FF group would start whining about it!!! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 11:01 UTC
On Rokinon gives May 2013 release date for T-S 24mm F3.5 lens news story (145 comments in total)

some $1300 for a lens that does NOT even close the iris as ordered by the camera...
from a white brand on top!

This confirms us all that Samyang has forgotten that their first major success, the 85mm f1.4 owns it to the fact that it was INDEED way CHEAPER then the options from the brands! WITH almost the same optical quality.
Start increasing the price like Sigma is doing and in no time Samyang is be story like many other brands who propose stuff way too expensive! They still have a looooong way to catch sigma in AF and ANY automation for that matter! Naturally they can try a crazy move like Sigma did with the SD1 sold at absurd prices, well, actually NOT SOLD! And in few months they had to cut the price to less then half!!! That is what Samyang deserves also!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 14:34 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
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Clyde Thomas: Good pointers in this article.

Interesting not one mention of OOFA bokeh background separation with wide aperture. Not much strong strobist work either, other than little fill. Both techniques useable within the 10 minute limit, and both techniques could provide for less background hunting for something clever.

Also surprised no Tilt/Shift lens was suggested for unique focus opportunities for a quicky shot.

See samples of all these techniques at my web site.
The quicky portraits in the "faces in places" category.

Hello Clyde

Good pointers in your text.

Really Interesting would be that instead of free publicity we would get an article talking about all those techniques you say they could also cover.

Also surprised that absolutely nothing is teached for real in a critic to an article that at least gives some insights about what they say.
Don't get me wrong, i did go to your photos and think they are indeed good(!)
However when i read an article to see if i can learn something it is that what i am looking for: Learning&knowledge
If i just wanted to see someones portfolio in the net... i would be doing that!

See samples of all these possible articles at this very same web site.

Have a good weekend!

And i would truly like to see an article from you! :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
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dcdigitalphoto: Half a car!

And cut building! Clearly another case of quantity versus quality! Fast food style invades photography! -_-

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 09:40 UTC
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Images by Kipper: Is this the work of the poster? The description would indicate that it was taken by Mr. Bruno Battaglia and if he is not the person who posted the image then it should be removed from voting.
Please clarify the situation as I really like this image, but can not vote on it at this time.
Thanks ~ Kipper

@wilbegonia: I would agree deeply with you, however after reading what he wrote, i think mmodena was honest and did NOT pretend to be the one who make it. So i don't fell like any problem. And honesty should always be rewarded! ;)

Have a good weekend!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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007peter: (head shaking) I cannot believe the words coming out of this mouth! He just confirm 3 fear:
- Canon P&S will forever stuck with lousy 1/2.7" sensor
- APS-C camera has no FUTURE
- Canon 70d will be release BEGRUDGINGLY, no 80d in the future.

I will sell off every one of my EF-S lens now. Heck, I might as well just switch to Nikon now.

i understand ur fears 007Peter!!!
we can only hope canon wakes up in time!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:22 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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dpLarry: The future is 2/3".

Please josh152 leave Bobbarder in peace! He spoke what SO MANY MORE PEOPLE WHO BUY APS-C AND 4/3 AND M4/3 and now even mirrorless APS-C think and feel! I don't know ANYONE who actually wants to carry a 600mm!!! But i sure know A HUGE AMOUNT that whant that reach!!!
I understand your preference for FF, i really do! But you should respect other opinions and choices also! :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:15 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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Stephen_C: So, no 7D MKII in the works? Sad really.

If they want to leave that market for other companies... :L
Well i guess pentax will be more then happy to fill that gap!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:10 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Maeda is on the right track when he says 'The concept of the EOS M is to make an interchangeable lens camera as small as possible while retaining the quality we would expect.'

The point he missed is that people who want smaller cameras also want smaller lenses. Much smaller, in fact.

And this is why Nikon made a better decision by adopting a new (smaller) set of lenses for their smaller CX camera. Pentax made the same mistake with their K-01 (although they got it right with their Pentax Q.)

The advantage of having a smaller ILC camera is virtually erased when only one lens is properly scaled for it. No one really wants to walk around with a 70-210mm Canon L lens on a tiny camera.

canon should be ashamed to have a "system" with ONLY 2lenses and call it interchangeable!!!

Sony seams to being waking up from that dream in time, lets hope canon does the same!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:08 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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peevee1: "However, he ruled out the idea of a larger sensor camera along the lines of the Sony RX100 to offer more of an image quality distinction between smartphones and compact cameras. 'I think the market does exist but it wouldn't be very large. We think we have a good balancing point in terms of price, image quality and size. Lots of other combinations are possible, but, once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch', he says."

Translation: "RX100 caught us with our pants down and we have nothing to offer and will not have for years".

GEZZZZUZZZ! ALWAYS someone begging for FF!!! o_O
How many of you ARE ACTUALLY BUYING THE RX100????

stop complaining and go out taking pictures with what you have!!!


Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:03 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (490 comments in total)
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Marty4650: The FF fans seem to think that image quality is the only concern for most camera buyers. No doubt, it is for them, but not for the mass market. The fact that so many people are happy with their camera phones proves that image quality isn't an overriding concern for the mass market.

I don't care how cheap you price a FF camera, it will always be a niche market item, and not a mainstream one. I haven't noticed any FF lenses getting any smaller, lighter or cheaper, and the whole point of interchangeable lens cameras is "changing lenses."

The same people who buy a Nikon D600 can probably afford a Nikon D800. A $2000 dollar camera is only a bargain when you compare it to a $3000 camera, not when you compare it to a $900 camera. Especially when that $900 cameras does everything you want a camera to do.

with the prices they are asking for the new FF lens capable of delivering the goods of a FF sensor for sure NOT everyone with APS will make the change!!! For sure i will not, and why would anyone would want to carry such big and heavy lenses if they could have them WAY SMALLER LIGHTER AND ABOVE ALL CHEAPER and doing basically the same?! (just compare 300mm f2.8 used with APS to FF used 400mm f2.8!!! AND YOU HAVE LESS REACH!!!... and PLEASE don't tell me the bokeh will be so very&extremely important -_-

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:01 UTC
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ngollan: So far so uninteresting. A slow wide zoom and a purely professional lens.

I have been talking quite a bit with a friend who's going to get Canon equipment, and honestly, Nikon has a lot of catch-up to play when it comes to their lens lineup. There may be many great lenses, but there is, e.g., nothing to beat something like a EF 4,5-5,6/100-400 L IS USM, with the only remotely competing lens predating AF-S and VR.

There don't seem to be any modern lenses in the "amateur" telezoom range, and Nikon seem to have phased out interesting, differentiating, lenses like the DC primes.

All in all, I hope that they are going to use the 80th anniversary of the Nikkor brand to modernise their lineup and re-enter the market for affordable, interesting lenses.

ZAnton, i wish canon would improve their stinking 50mm f1.8 for something decent!!! I wish they make a 35mm DX f1.8 at he same price!!! Etc etc etc!
The only crap canon did was creating new wide angle primes with IS and increase the price for DOUBLE!!! x_x
If only sigma would start making affordable lenses again! (not that i regret increasing the construction quality!!!)
I wonder how much more those companies will keep inflating prices?!?!? :(

we can only dream someday samyang will put auto-focus in their 85mm f1.4 and create a smaller cheaper 35mm f2.0 or a 50mm f1.4 AF!!! XD

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 13:05 UTC

let's hope this will wake up (All) the brands that keep making smaller lenses but keeping the same maximum fstops!!!

(and maybe it would even stop the eternal argument about sensor size vs DOF! :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 01:19 UTC as 9th comment
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gipper51: Released October 15...next year?!

Why even announce a product that's a year away let alone offer pre-orders ?

Then, probably, the text should be corrected.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 23:38 UTC
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fireplace33: Looks good!
Some time ago my father made me a custom built adapter for just such a ultra wide angle lens. It has worked well!
Anyone who wants to save a few pennies and is is able to do practical machine work themselves might be interested in the link of that project


Very well done! Compliments to your father!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 23:36 UTC
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Rick Knepper: If you want a $100 adapter for the Canon TSE-17mm (sans filters & holder), and wish to use Lee Filter products, here's a clever use of the $35 replacement lens cap for the 17mm and a Lee Filter ring adapter $79.


Nice! Thanks for sharing! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 23:23 UTC
On Ice Sculpture in the Solid, Liquid and Gas challenge (1 comment in total)

Couldn't agree with you more! :D

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 11:42 UTC as 1st comment
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