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On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)

That 90mm is gooing to a very sallow DOF, it will be 135mm f/2.0. The lens I may want is 16mm f1.4. For me 24mm is wide enough, f/1.4 would be nice. What agreat combo, 16mm f1.4, 23mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.2 low light heaven.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 21:04 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)

I agree, a 23mm F/2 and/ or 35 f/2 would be nice lens. For a zoom, 16-48mm F4.0 IOS. would make for nice compact lens, they do have the 27mm f/2.8, not only small low cost, but a good general lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 20:59 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)
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sixtiesphotographer: This camera seems to be a disaster from an ergonomic perspective: identical non-dedicated dials, controls buried in menus, non-intuitive or counter-intuitive operation.

I love my M3's and M6's, but those were created by a different (and much better) design team.

My Fuji X-Pro1 is a far better camera than this Leica T in all respects and is closer to what a "true Leica" should be in the digital era.

Yep! If only Leica would have made the X100 or the X-Pro 1. Leica can hold on to the Ms, but better choose a path toward the future.

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

What about the sickle? I saw an interview of the Russian who rased the flag. The thing I remember the most was, why did the American and English troop have nice clean uniforms, cartons of cigarets. And the Americans had rolls of money. Did we not also win the war? The peole of Russia leared how they were being taken.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 09:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (643 comments in total)

Nikon, join the mirrorless club with a real camera, APS-C or FF. You still make MF lens! People who want small cameras want pocket cameras, they can careless about any of the mirrorless feachers. Nikon would be able to make an A7, with lens already-ready. Dump the V series.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 64th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2062 comments in total)
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DPJoe2: Please bear with me. I believe what we care about is IQ. IQ is determined by lens quality, sensor size, quality, and the sensors set sensitivity. The same is true for film. I'm treating sensor noise and film grain as equal problems. For each sensor or film sensitivity there is a built-in level of noise. How much is determined by the manufacturer. Unlike film, sensors can have there sensitivity increased electronically. But whether you use film or sensors, increasing the sensitivity increases noise. Noise and sensor size determine how much you can enlarge an image and get an acceptable result. The more you enlarge an image the more noise is visible. If you shoot with a high ISO you increase noise and lower how much you can enlarge the image to get an acceptable result. But if you shoot with a larger sensor, you don't have to enlarge the image as much, and as a result get better IQ. BTW, when I say larger sensor size, I mean the physical size of the sensor, not MegaPixels. Questions?

But, if you have 20MP image from an ISO, say 200, low. Even a "small" sensor will have little noise, what you are saying is basically true, but in the real world use not always. Back in the days of film, you may push Pan-X to ISO 80, get very low grain image that would easily be mistaken for medium format work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)

Things will always improve, part of this game is to hold back just a bit, to make look like your always and improving. Therefore more money for them too. If this game is new to you, you should just take pictures and for get about new cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Fuji is making some great zoom lens, 18-55mm zoom on a X200 with OIS would be great, even leave the leaf sutter. Eighter push to be a true F2.8 or leave at F/2.8-4.It may not replace the X100s, but if some want to travel light or have a simple system, two cameras like this may have some only wanting , later on a better sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment

Why do they show what a photograph and 4k or HD video would look like under normal light. The black cat in coal mine society has had their moment, really beside looking for Al Qedia (sic) what Earthly good would these photos have.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 02:58 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies

The Canon does a good job of staying close to the Sony 7s, so does the 7R. The camera seems to have a very narrow use. I think Sony should have made a more conventional camera, used 16-18MP. Still a low light leader, with a more useful rate of MPs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 15:56 UTC as 113th comment | 2 replies

"PLease don't take my Kodachrome way", goodbye.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 32nd comment
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)

I my test, the 7s was the best by about 2 F stops to the Nikon D4s, the Nikon D4s was about 1.5 F stops over the Nikon Df and because I own one, A fuji X-T1. To be honest I like the Fuji X-T1 in Jpeg, better then the Df. Below ISO the Nikons and Fuji start to take over from the 7s, not in noise, but in resolution. 16MP can be considered low by some, just think were 12MP comes in. It must take fine movies. It is too bad Sony does not offer high speed lens that are native to the camera. An F/1.8 cuts near and F stop over the cameras performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 29th comment | 23 replies

Not every lens has the same curve.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (76 comments in total)

What they should test is the Canon 35mm IS F2.0, it is a little nicer. The telling line in the report is that in a print, actual use. You cannot tell the difference from the most any other well made 35mm lens. Bottom line is that Nikon now has a good F2.0 35mm. The next step would to improve the old 35mm F1.4. For $600.00 it is a fine lens. As for architecture, you would shoot wider, with control lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

The IQ of the Panasonic is about the same as the Sony up to ISO 400. beyond that the Pan takes over. Poor Sony Jpegs? The only thing the Sony has is F2.8, the Pan is at F4.0 @ 150mm and starts right off. But this only one F stop, not F6 or even worse. Both lens are made/disigned by a top company. But the Pan goes to F4.0 fast, but it does not stop a 200mm it goes to 400mm. It also has 1/16,000 sec, or is this a miss print or are my eyes getting old. the LCD on the Sony is a liittle better, the EVF the same. 4k movies out of the box. The Pan is much cheaper.....A week ago the Sony looked the game in town, the Panasonic looks good to this Fuji/Leica guy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 20:35 UTC as 248th comment
On Alien Skin Software's Exposure 6 now available article (20 comments in total)

It is fast and has preset fixes. If you do a lot of portraits, I would say yes, if not.If you have a major program, Photoshop, DxO, Capture, ect you can do about the same thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Sounds as if it so automatic, it hates being told want to do. For me this would be a camera I would sometimes, therfore it would have to be intuitive when used. It sounds like it would work very well on "P". They say that is why movie works so well. Fuji is coming out with a new X30, rumors say it will have a 1" sensor. IT's got to cheaper. I will wait and see.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 104th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Photography from the being has been the closet thing man has to a time machine. The great artist and photojournalist will always give us a view of time and history. But it is the every day pictures meant to just record a personal event that will give a sense of the era. The Brownie and now the cell phone view of life. These were the days when my parents were teenagers. The comparisons for others are nearly infinite. I think that is why photo albums are fascinating, even if they are people you do not know. Great stuff. Fune work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 35th comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (561 comments in total)

Weather seal would make it prefect. Hay this lens is made in Japan? Canon and Nikon better wake up. Simga will be their lens maker. This lens for real world use has few piers.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 21:34 UTC as 74th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

Leica needs to think long and hard, is this camera really worth $7-8k. Can we make it cheaper. If Leica got rid of the expensive RF system, replaced it with AF. The cameras would still be made in Germay. Lens ground in Germany and assemble in Japan. The costs would be a lot lower. The camera $3-4k. Lens would be less then $3k. The new APS-C Leica is a start. Leica needs to jump in with both feet.
In the days of film, buying a camera that last you a "life time" maybe an investment. But with digital and changing technology. What is todays marvel is tomorrows doorstop.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 20:40 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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