slncezgsi

slncezgsi

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On Zeiss announces Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30mm T2.9 lens news story (62 comments in total)

Nobody even complained about the price yet :p

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 26th comment
On HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' post (47 comments in total)

Are you guys series that you want more than 4 Mpix from those tiny sensors? What use is 10+ Mpix image that looks like garbage (noise, clipping, colour depth) on pixel level? Already at 4 Mpix this sensor has only 2 um pixel pitch. I am just wondering ...

The lack of OIS is a bummer, no question about that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 19:31 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer news story (127 comments in total)
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falconeyes: The matter already is regulated in many areas of the world.

Where I live (Bavaria), you need an "Aufstiegsgenehmigung" which is given for a small fee to commercial photographers (valid one year).

Private persons without a plan to commercially exploit their model flights can pursue thier hobby w/o this permission.

Insurance is however still required and costs about 50€ per annum.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:40 UTC

Interesting lens, but I am wondering whether -in spite of the IS - the lens will be handhold-able. The magnification at the long end will be very hard to keep pointed towards the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Another mirrorless camera featuring a DSLR Envy Design. :-) Since you can't beat them, try to look like them.

Why? Should Porsche stop making cars that look like original 911? Once you get a good design - you keep using it and only make incremental improvements.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
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slncezgsi: I guess the camera companies just need to lear that they potential market size in not going to grow in the near future and lear to make profit on sales that they have. It may mean that will will not be seeing a re-design or update to each and every line they produce (and keep adding new lines). It seem like they are trying to over-develop each other - and that costs money, money they do not manage to recover. All this mirror-less burst (new cameras, lenses) - look how much was accomplished in just few years - now probably need to take on a bit more relaxed pace with less investment costs. The tough part will be to communicate it to the consumer who got "spoiled" by the quick advancements and logically expect it to continue. Many shooter skip 1 or 2 camera generations, because they come all to fast and it always pays to wait for the next & better one.

Similar "strategy" (or rather lack thereof) has been seen in DSLR market with probably even worse effect because there was little to improve from DSLR XY_V1 to DSLR XY_V2 to begin with.

Interesting times ahead of us - camera makers may need to change their strategy to survive in the long term.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 22:37 UTC

I guess the camera companies just need to lear that they potential market size in not going to grow in the near future and lear to make profit on sales that they have. It may mean that will will not be seeing a re-design or update to each and every line they produce (and keep adding new lines). It seem like they are trying to over-develop each other - and that costs money, money they do not manage to recover. All this mirror-less burst (new cameras, lenses) - look how much was accomplished in just few years - now probably need to take on a bit more relaxed pace with less investment costs. The tough part will be to communicate it to the consumer who got "spoiled" by the quick advancements and logically expect it to continue. Many shooter skip 1 or 2 camera generations, because they come all to fast and it always pays to wait for the next & better one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 22:36 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On Kowa to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds news story (138 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Wow, these will be like the 99th M4/3 lenses with these same focal lengths.

Manual single focal lenses like these must be dirt cheap to make -- which may explain why there are maybe 2 or 3 decent zoom lenses altogether for the Micro 4/3rd form factor.

Dirt cheap to make? Not if the lens is highly corrected and is made to high mechanical standards. Look at the diagram of the 25/1.8 - that is not a simple clone of double-gaus design. And look also at the distortion numbers. Very low.

Frankly I have no idea what is the target for Kowa with these lenses, but I would expect high quality (which will came with high price I would guess).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 20:47 UTC

The film duplicator is going to support also medium format films, hurra! I really need that sort of accessories so that I do not have to send ALL of my films out for scanning even if mostly I only need decent pre-views (the good ones are then scanned with better quality of course)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards news story (217 comments in total)

The Sigma is a little surprise to me, but why not. It shows how highly regarded (overhyped maybe?) is lens speed today - in spite of the huge advancement in high ISO performance. But I must give it to Signa that it went to direction other did not dare (or bother).

Pentax must have done something right if they managed to beat Nikon and Canon by such a large margin. But maybe it is that Nikon and Canon users care less ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
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Zeisschen: I feel Sony is going to release nothing than outstanding lenses for this FF E-mount. The myth that Sony is not good at lenses is truly a myth for people who used A-mount Sony Zeiss and Sony G glass. These new FE lenses are so incredibly lightweight as well, much lighter than they look like. Product design couldn't be better as well in my opinion. This will be a winner system for sure, not for everyone, but for people who want to travel light but don't want to make any compromise with sensor size and picture quality. Pair this with a little RX100 in your pocket and you are set for almost everything...

It is to be remembered that while Sony produces the lenses mentioned here, the optical design comes from Zeiss, as do the requirements for quality control. And on top of that - Sony really is expected to produce excellent lenses on their own too - after all they have taken over the Minolta which had some excellent lenses in their line.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
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FriendlyWalkabout: @Dpreview
Dxo also reviewed this lens on nex-7. I don’t understand how it can get a phenomenal 29/36 mp resolution on the A7r while only getting 15/24 mp result on the Nex 7. I understand the nex 7 has anti aliasing filter, but it wouldn't make that big a difference would it? I see the very cheap canon eosm 22mm lens scores a relatively better 13/18 mp. Please help me understand.

I am not 100% sure I understand the DxO rating, but I would expect anti-aliasing filter to eat away substantial amount of effective Mpix resolution. At the same time - the Nex7 has larger pixel density than the A7R (though not by much).

One way to another - the 55/1.8 seem to be an excellent lens with lovely rendition. I just hope that more Zeiss primes with this quality are coming for the A7/A7r cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:52 UTC

Glad to see more Zeiss for mirror less cameras, but I personally think that longer focal length like 80mm (or even more) would have been more useful for a macro lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 18:15 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Russian Mother captures atmospheric photos of sons on farm news story (592 comments in total)

Very nice photos - well seen and taken. But I do think that the PP (only in some of the photographs to be honest) takes part of the tangibility away and makes them feel a bit unreal for me as a viewer. Still - the PP is tasteful, just not my cup of tea.

I would love to be able to take photos this nice AND be able to do this sort of PP.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 84th comment
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back news story (197 comments in total)

I am only wondering why it is not full frame at this time of the year.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 10:08 UTC as 14th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

I do like the top view. I expect price to be comparable to E-M1 - or a little bit more.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 113th comment
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Jogger: What is this "film" that they speak of?

just google it

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 14:52 UTC

Pity that the lens is just a single element one. This keeps the camera in the 'loom' world. Doublet or triplet would make the camera much better image taker and not just a cool gimmick.

But I do appreciate the project.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)

I think this is a VERY valuable comparison. Thank you DPR. I would have loved to have access to an article like this when I was buying a ball head for my carbon tripod (some 4 years ago). I ended up with one of the first versions of Photo Clam (ball size 36mm) and while not perfect it could hold (reasonably balanced) lightweight 4x5" setup. I still have and use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 71st comment

Some people use black tape on Leica to hide the name. You can use white tape here - it will serve the same purpose even if for different reason :)

I would not expect much from it, but the body shape looks actually quite nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 23:08 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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