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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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 (269 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 28th 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 20th 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 16th 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
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (112 comments in total)

BOUGHT!!!!!
What a superb idea, I can already see myself using this for client based work.
BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 19:55 UTC as 34th comment
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gooseta: Why are both A7 cameras there?!

And if they joined them why not join other cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 02:08 UTC

Their 35mm t1.4 is a gem, hopefully this one is just as good.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 01:01 UTC as 5th comment
On TIME's top photos of the year article (149 comments in total)

At least try to mix in something positive... The greatest pictures of 2013 couldnt have all been of disaster and conflict?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 06:01 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Looks good to me. Release a good 100mm f3.5 macro and I will probably buy one!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:18 UTC as 10th comment
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Naveed Akhtar: why would you need an android camera? when you can do pretty much everything with a wifi - nfc link to a mobile phone and it also act as a remote!!

I dont think you read his comment properly. He is saying why do you need an andriod phone when connectivity between cameras and phones is getting more seamless.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 22:04 UTC

I guess it is all about what focal lengths you choose to use. It sure is very small, but not that small. However an interesting idea, a short focal length range for slight adjustments you may want to make... You could create a wide version from 16-24, this one, and a long version 40-80.

May be an interesting idea.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:05 UTC as 55th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Interesting, and a different philosophy to the A7. One must wonder when choosing a camera system this has an entire suite of lenses, which all offer no real advantage to a DSLR in terms of size (while the body is a bit smaller), while the Sony only has a couple it is much smaller and cheaper...

Will AF be a contender, video, resolution, size?

Interesting times indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 17:23 UTC as 584th comment

He is absolutely right on so many counts... It flys in the face of what many believe is the stumbling around by camera companies.

The A7 is very interesting to me, my only question is, how big would a 100mm f3.5 macro lens be... That is one of my staple focal lengths for my work, and if it is relatively compact I may pick up one of these.

Aside from that, a 35mm f2.8 doesnt do too much more than a 17mm 1.8 on m43rds and the 70-200 f4 only gains a stop more than a 2.8 on m43rds and I could probably buy the upcoming 40-150 f2.8, 12-40 f2.8 and EM5 for less than that one lens... But a reasonable macro with high quality could very well get me into this as it is a very interesting alternative to the other FF bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:38 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

Thanks for the notice. Password changed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 00:28 UTC as 26th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)

Greater OOC JPEG control, greater connectivity and greater lens selection.

I can now use my growing set of m43rds primes, or my family of superb 43rds optics on the same camera. Brilliant.

What gets me is the connectivity and creative control in camera, the personalization of colour allowed in camera, the ability for me to fine tune, tweak and perfect my very own look from tone control to hue to saturation... in camera.

Why is the in camera so important to me... Because I sit in front of a computer all day for my work... the less I have to do for my photography the better.

Superb.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 01:16 UTC as 163rd comment
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