Zafar Kazmi

Zafar Kazmi

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on May 6, 2008

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Excellent review. Just need a few more to be able to put measurements (especially MTF) in context.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 03:15 UTC as 42nd comment
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Vicariousgeorge: For that price, I'd just as soon grab the Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS for $150 LESS. I've actually used the Sigma before, and the particular copy was ridiculously sharp.

Considering the collar is ANOTHER $200+, you really aren't getting all that much for your money for an f/4 lens.

This should be around $1000 - collar included.

What you are also not getting for your money is "Weight". The primary reason people asked for this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

Just noticed that according to specs, Bracketing is three frames at only 1/3, and 1/2 EV. Is this an error?

If it true it will be a deal breaker for many landscape shooters as the bracketing only covers 1.5EV range.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 18:12 UTC as 284th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

This could be a worthy successor to 5D Mk II. Similar functionality in a modern body with reasonable price (I hope that street price will be sub-$2K).

It may eventually be my second camera to use with Canon lenses (along with D800e).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 18:10 UTC as 285th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

What Sony gives, Sony taketh. A good camera by spec, but $2800 and expensive lenses to boot! Pro photographers are not going to move to Sony anytime soon and enthusiast will be turned off by the price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 04:48 UTC as 107th comment | 4 replies

I am surprised noone is commenting on the new flash. This is a great pocket flash for 5D as a fill flash and remote commander.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 17:58 UTC as 176th comment | 1 reply
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VJVIS: BORING, Next...

Apart from bringing down the price of other mirrorless cameras, this is a total waste of time, money and effort, but I am quite happy the prices of other mirrorless cameras will come down.

+1. I am drooling for $300 cheaper OM-5 :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 17:55 UTC
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lacreed: Lol - this camera is not designed for you lot. They will naturally come out with a consumer model first - that is after all the biggest market.

If you are an enthusiast shooter: settle down, stop moaning and wait for the next one ;-)

+1. Just wait for the next shoe to drop :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 06:48 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)

Ha ha ha. Canon does not have a new sensor ready, so it is buying time with firmware refresh!

Nevertheless it is a commendable move. Instead of slapping a new camera on users with meaningless changes, this firmware while extending 7D life, does not leave existing 7D owners in cold.

I hope that they follow this trend on other cameras too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 04:31 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies

Does this mean that the new 40mm will not work on 5D Mark II until a firmware update is provided?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 18:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Technique: Digital Photo Collages article (107 comments in total)

col·lage
   [kuh-lahzh, koh-] Show IPA noun, verb, col·laged, col·lag·ing.
noun
1.
a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.

What is described here is image stitching/panorama, not collage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2012 at 21:38 UTC as 28th comment | 10 replies
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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renato: All 3 examples above are terrible. The first one - the shadows are not controlled at all, and form a bad pattern (lots of bumps on her dark side). The second - just washed out, and flat, no lighting work presented. The third - the main light is positioned too above and too aside - resulting in a larger nose than could be.

Yes, you can use just one key light, but then you have to be able to master a shadow pattern. If you can't - then stick with a large reflector and fill the shadows, just a touch, so it is not looking like black holes.

The problem is not the use of One light, the problem is in the way these pictures are taken. What is the use of demonstrating a technique, if the technique only results in poor photos.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2012 at 03:41 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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Zafar Kazmi: Sorry to say, but these images are not impressive at all.

I did not read the article. A book is judged by its cover. Looking at the images, I am not impressed and I passed.

The title images should be examples of what could be achieved, not what should be avoided.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2012 at 03:38 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)

Sorry to say, but these images are not impressive at all.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 23:48 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)

Great! DPReview gives Nikon D800 a solid 'B-' ! What does Nikon has to do to get a B+?

Some people just can not be pleased.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies
On Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples article (423 comments in total)
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bankebrett: When that great photo opportunity arises it is always nice knowing you've got the biggest badass camera in the world at home. And that you could probably take a great picture had you brought it along...

http://camerasize.com/compare/#290,155
Not to mention the size of the lenses...

I don't understand why people would spend so much on a camera with such limited applications. Camera of the past. But it sure takes nice pictures of test charts.

Plenty of people take large cameras and lenses with them. This includes pro photographers and many non-pros. I carry both an m4/3rd and 5D.II kit with me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 02:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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jackpro: At wide open all cameras end up equal go figure! http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/03/d-resolution-tests
except the D700

that is because the lens is soft wide open and has become the limiting factor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 02:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)

Interestingly the Mark III shows color moire in the same place as did Mark II, indicating that both share the same weak AA filter.

D800 does not show any moire. Looking forward to D800e to see how it compares to the other weak/no AA filters.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 01:59 UTC as 42nd comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)

I support team m4/3. I say Go Oly Go and go Pana Go.

APS-C is just not for true compacts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 00:21 UTC as 78th comment
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Alfonso Bresciani: holy cow the battery grip is expen$ive ..why??

There was a survey report a few months ago which said that people were willing to pay more for Nikon branded products. I think Canon took that report to heart, and is now pricing everything high to prove it is a better brand :(

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 05:52 UTC
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