MarkWW

MarkWW

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Joined on Aug 24, 2008

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  • I'm a bit confused by this. I thought I understood leaf shutters, but what does "aperture and shutter are the same thing" mean? I know that in some cameras the leaf shutter at very high speeds is ...
  • I just stumbled across this image, a cross section of an Olympus XZ-2. Notice how little there is between the sensor & the back of the camera & how close the lens comes to the sensor. http://www.ep ...
  • Yes, the Sigma guys are pretty hard-line about their cameras and I can totally see why you'd think I meant "professional" rather than "slow as ****"
  • Or studio lighting. Note my last bullet point here - "Horrible in low light & mixed lighting environments". Yes, and shadow areas tend to de-saturate (lose color). There's also no distinction ...
  • I don't remember, but I've hung out in the Sigma forums a lot. There's a small possibility I mis-heard or heard this from an unreliable source. This isn't a knock on the DP1 series, it's just that ...
  • The DP1 ("One" not "I") is their 28mm equiv. Sigma has acknowledged that the lens isn't up to their standards & is redesigning it for the Quattro series. If you're asking for my opinion on the ...
  • As I mentioned earlier, the current GR is smaller than the film GR because the constraint wasn't the electronics, it was the size of the roll of film. Can't make a camera thinner than a roll of ...
  • Sigma DPxM and DPxQ (1) Astounding image quality (2) Tons of "microcontrast" (possibly too much, but the newer Quattro series are better)
  • Don't be fooled, though. That lens is further from the film plane than you think. Remember cameras back then were constrained by the size of a roll of 35mm film (with a few notable exceptions of ...
  • My point is actually that if the collapsible Elmar worked on a full-frame Leica, and if Canon can make a 40mm full frame pancake lens, then it shouldn't be as difficult as people keep claiming to ...
  • Lately I want an extreme tele zoom for my cycling camera. Just today I saw the most spectacular orange sunset with blue water & the Coney Island Parachute Jump lit up in purple. Amazing. Too bad I ...
  • The Pansonic GM1 is smaller than the GR. Pair it with the 20mm pancake lens & you're getting close. Of course it's no Ricoh in terms of usability, but I'm sure it'd be pretty pocketable (perhaps a ...
  • Again I state that if Ricoh made a fixed-lens 50mm camera it would be a standout in its category . I believe that statement is objectively true. If nobody else is doing it, then it's a standout in ...
  • Replied in 50mm lenses
    Geeze, get a room you two. This is a camera forum, not a love fest.
  • That's fair, I've never handled the Sigma DP2 series. Still my point stands that going to 50mm wouldn't be "more mundane" it would actually be more rarefied.
  • That's fair & I love the GR user interface - though do sort of pine for the old days of 3 knobs and white balance was what you did when you bought the film. The thing is, if somebody made a m43 ...
  • Similar things are already being done by Nikon & Sigma and as I mentioned Fuji. The Nikon 1 has an on-sensor phase detect autofocus that's blazingly fast (aided by the small sensor). Each phase ...
  • Replied in *sigh*
    This +1000 The closest is a Sony or M/43 with a Leica or other Rangefinder style lens. Unfortunately those close lenses tend to suffer from chromatic aberration with digital sensors (light hits the ...
  • The OTHER reason to get a prime lens is because they're SHARP. Slower lenses are sharper than faster lenses.
  • Point & Shoot cameras with fixed lenses by manufacturer. 28mm - Ricoh, Nikon, Sigma 35mm - Fuji, Leica, Sony. 50mm - Sigma 75mm - Sigma What would make a 50mm fixed lens camera mundane? It would ...
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