alatchin

alatchin

Lives in Canada Mississauga, Canada
Works as a Graphic Designer, Photographer (in that order)
Has a website at www.alatchinphotography.com
Joined on Oct 1, 2012
About me:

Owner of a design firm, I do a great deal of product photography for clients. My work has expanded to some commercial portraiture and location shooting. I have recently begun working on improving my editorial/fashion style shooting.

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The rules people here apply to photography are amusing... Don't use f22 fear diffraction, fear softness, fear bokeh, fear noise, fear blown highlights...

Then there are photographers, artists leading the charge showing these knowledgeable fearful for users what photography and art is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 14:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)

Wow, if you could keep so the pictures from their focus control it would make focus stacking a breeze :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:22 UTC as 137th comment

Superb, a strong statement about ownership.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:32 UTC as 75th comment
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)

This is a great feature of mirrorless cameras and there are lots of them. My Olympus cameras have had good eye detection focus for a long time, and it really works getting critical sharpness right at the eye.

Mirrorless systems continue to grow with some astonishing technology advancements that really to change the shooting envelope of these cameras.

This one is pretty pricey, but to those who want it, it is feature packed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 88th comment
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alatchin: These are very interesting products... For those who clearly need speed over range this seems a compelling option... However the whole purpose of a zoom is versatility.

What we have done here is reduce some versatility in the range... well quite a lot really... for a slightly better noise performance.

I would be curious how well this would sell.

C'mon, one extra stop on the aperture vs 35-70 on the focal length... I think you are reaching. One stop... We are not talking night and day isolation at 24mm etc... But the difference between ISO 1600 and ISO 3200... Vs 35-70 for FL.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
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alatchin: These are very interesting products... For those who clearly need speed over range this seems a compelling option... However the whole purpose of a zoom is versatility.

What we have done here is reduce some versatility in the range... well quite a lot really... for a slightly better noise performance.

I would be curious how well this would sell.

I dont think we are thinking about the same thing. Take shooting an event when you cant always get closer to your subject, a 12-35 will limit you when you have the camera to your eye as far a reach goes, and not by an insignificant amount.

A stop slower is a consideration, but not when you end up cropping a lot. If they come out with a matching 35-100 F2 it may work but you still have given up 100mm for 1 stop. Untill then, you shoot with a 24-35 and a 70-200? That is quite the gap.

Event shooters may or may not like this trade off

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
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alatchin: These are very interesting products... For those who clearly need speed over range this seems a compelling option... However the whole purpose of a zoom is versatility.

What we have done here is reduce some versatility in the range... well quite a lot really... for a slightly better noise performance.

I would be curious how well this would sell.

I was thinking more vs the 24-70F2.8 options

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 19:20 UTC

These are very interesting products... For those who clearly need speed over range this seems a compelling option... However the whole purpose of a zoom is versatility.

What we have done here is reduce some versatility in the range... well quite a lot really... for a slightly better noise performance.

I would be curious how well this would sell.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 45th comment | 12 replies

I carry my phone in my pocket and my camera in my hands... when i am having a coffee and have the urge to share i take my phone out of my pocket and get some pics to snapseed and upload...

But that is me... i kept my last camera for about 5 years, over that time apple has had 2 or three ports on their phone... then i cant upgrade or need 2 phones, one to use with my camera and my new phone. Do i need 2 data plans... or do i need to share from my old phone to my new?

Imagine having a great shot and you phone rings...

Having said all that... i use android :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 05:11 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1055 comments in total)
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alatchin: good looking camera... It doesnt do much about the lenses though. Having said that, I keep thinking about getting one of these for my OM lenses... Does anyone know if they have dealt with the banding?

Thanks for the info guys. When I mention lenses I do mean more that if I want small I and getting f2.8 etc and when I want to really get the benefit of this sensor I am buying large and expensive... That would be why I would maybe want one for my older MF lenses... But those zeiss do look nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1055 comments in total)

good looking camera... It doesnt do much about the lenses though. Having said that, I keep thinking about getting one of these for my OM lenses... Does anyone know if they have dealt with the banding?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
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Sabatia: Photography and mountaineering our my two primary hobbies. More than a dozen years ago, I found that I just couldn't carry my DSLR gear up the mountains, particularly if I carried the better lenses--why take a shot if its not sharp and rich? I tried using enthusiast compacts including the S90, LX5 and LX7, but was never satisfied with the image quality.

Now I'm older and even less physically strong, but I take my m4/3s bodies and lenses hiking daily(retired and moved right to the high mountains). For work that will be published, printed or for planned shows when I don't have to hike more than a couple of miles or more than 2000 feet of elevation gain, I take an Oly OMD and the supernaturally sharp but heavy 12-40 2.8. For longer treks and greater elevation gain, I take the amazingly small Pana GM5 and either the tiny 12-32 or primes. Frankly, printed at 17x22 inches, I cannot even at close inspection tell the difference between images from my former 7D and from the OMD or GM.

I could of course compare the GM5 to the 5300, as it is more similarly specced... Better you compare the EM5 to a enthusiast level camera me thinks.

294 (gm5) vs 480 (5300)

Now throw on a few lenses :)

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 19:12 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)

Every time I read equivalence pop in such as the f 3.5 comment about the fisheye, you should always add "which in turn makes the ff biddy own like a m43s body. Otherwise you are just being misleading with only half the information... The half that makes a ff Ensor like a cure all for less light... Which is only true if you have a large physical aperture, not an equivalent aperture.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 23:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

Interesting effect. Many of the comments here seem to be upset about the price, well, make your own and sell it for $200. Lens baby sets their own pricing.

As for the look of the lens, I have an old 50mm f1.4 OM lens that has some of the "glowy" feel. It can be used in many many ways.

Right now I am shooting a series of portraits for an organization to go alongside quotes from the sitters. Not knowing what the quots are, in 20mins per sitter I have been working to get a few expressions and am using 2 lenses. the 12-40 m.ziuko and the aforementioned 50mm f1.4

The result is two very different feels to the portraits, a drawing of the image that expends not just to the sharpness or lack of, but from the in-focus to the out of focus a very different feel. Well worth experimenting with.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 00:32 UTC as 37th comment

I am always amazed at how within reach this type of filming now is!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 21st comment
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dahod: As a 4/3 user, I have to admit I'm interested in this lens. Even though Olympus had it on their roadmap for a long time, they never came through with it. I do have the 50mm f2.0 but something longer would be nice and manual is fine.

Maybe somebody can help me out here. The stated magnification is 1:1 for this lens (full frame). What would it be on the four thirds sensor?

Vlad, That was basically my first reply. While the magnification will not change as long as there is no IQ loss due to the smaller sensor and lens resolving power you will have the impression it is greater magnification as you will be "closer" to your subject.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 18:27 UTC
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alatchin: I am definitely reserving any judgement until I see some image reviews.
As Pixel densities have gone up resolving them has required larger and heavier glass time and time again.
This could very well be a spectacular lens and therefore well worth the money... But only the images will give us the answer.

Just had a look at some samples, bokeh looks smooth with low CA, contrasty etc... Might be well worth the money.

Hey babart,
the samyang page has 3 images at the bottom, the paperclip was the most intersting as thd bokeh in the highlights seemed very good.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 00:35 UTC

I am definitely reserving any judgement until I see some image reviews.
As Pixel densities have gone up resolving them has required larger and heavier glass time and time again.
This could very well be a spectacular lens and therefore well worth the money... But only the images will give us the answer.

Just had a look at some samples, bokeh looks smooth with low CA, contrasty etc... Might be well worth the money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 19:28 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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dahod: As a 4/3 user, I have to admit I'm interested in this lens. Even though Olympus had it on their roadmap for a long time, they never came through with it. I do have the 50mm f2.0 but something longer would be nice and manual is fine.

Maybe somebody can help me out here. The stated magnification is 1:1 for this lens (full frame). What would it be on the four thirds sensor?

I think the lens would still be a true 1:1 lens... However you get a greater "crop" feeling like more magnification. Poor explanation...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
On 3155305 photo in JimW-203's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Lovely picture, caught site of it in the column on the right of the page. It actualy makes me sad for some reason I cant put my finger on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 03:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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