Mebyon K

Lives in United Kingdom Reading, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired Electrical Engineer
Joined on Aug 30, 2008
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Present Equipment

Fuji X-T1- Fuji X-E1 - 16-55 f2.8 - 55-200 f3.5/4.8 - 90 f2 f2

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)

It is a superb piece of industrial design, clearly designed so that form follows function and aimed squarely at their target customer base, the professional portrait/fashion photographer to whom the only thing that matters is producing images that will sell. That is also why the lenses have leaf shutters to provide flash synchronisation at all shutter speeds which is absolutely vital to those photographers.

Hasselblad are right in their statement that this camera is a game changer, for the first time it gives their target market the quality of medium format sensors with the flexibility of 35 mm format photography. I suspect that their preorder list has already got a lot of names on it.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 08:19 UTC as 118th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

For me the light background is much better and I will be switching permanently to it once the Forum section has been converted.

I don't understand all the comments about the glaring white background, it's easy enough to adjust the brightness of the screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 307th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2471 comments in total)
In reply to:

carlnor: I'm a Nikon/Fuji user, and I'm quite satisfied with both systems.
In Norway the X-PRO2 will cost only around US$ 60 less than the Nikon D750.
That does not make much sense to me. I think Fuji's gonna struggle getting this one off the shelves.

The X-Pro 2 has just been introduced so the price is high to catch the earlier adopters. In the UK the D750 was £1,750 when introduced and it is now £1,350, if you are prepared to wait six months the X-Pro 2 will be down to £1,000.

The two cameras appeal to very different photographers and those that want a D750 won't be interested in the X-Pro 2 anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official (137 comments in total)

It amazes me just how many posters like some of those below, classic case being historianx, prove the old adage that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove any possible doubt.

If he had bothered to check the specifications he would find that Fuji supply a lens hood, not only with the new 90 mm, but with every other lens they produce.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 14th comment
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)
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Mebyon K: There are three things I can see no mention of; the point at which diffraction starts to occur, the very high lens quality necessary to prevent optical defects becoming apparent and the almost flawless hand holding technique required with a 28Mp crop sensor. This equates to approximately 60Mp on a full frame sensor and at that pixel pitch all three will start to become problematic.

In Photozones' review of the Fuji 56mm f1.2, the next Fuji lens I am intending to buy, it states that diffraction effects start to become visible at f8 and any aperture smaller than f11 should be avoided. Given that the Samsung has approximately twice the pixel density of the Fuji, 28 against 16, then the figures would become f5.6 and f8.

Also in the Nikon interview at CP+ that I read today, one of those interviewed highlighted the problem of loss of quality due to hand movement with the high pixel density sensors now being produced. I just hope that the camera makers in their quest to grab headlines with increased Mp don't forget those of us who actually go out and take pictures under real world conditions.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)

There are three things I can see no mention of; the point at which diffraction starts to occur, the very high lens quality necessary to prevent optical defects becoming apparent and the almost flawless hand holding technique required with a 28Mp crop sensor. This equates to approximately 60Mp on a full frame sensor and at that pixel pitch all three will start to become problematic.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 07:23 UTC as 209th comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

gl2k: About half the weight. WOW. love it.
If AF performance matches that of its f2.8 sister I'll buy it.
Focus breathing ... ?

On the subject of focal lengths, I hope the Nikon f4 zoom is closer to the claimed focal length of 70-200 than the Canon f4, which is only 74-188 and should more correctly described as 75-190 at best.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 09:34 UTC
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