Beat Traveller

Beat Traveller

Joined on Mar 21, 2013

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Almeida: What is the equivalent aperture godmanit?!

Who cares?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife article (25 comments in total)

Great stuff!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 10th comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The wide angle fetish continues. It's like someone who puts ketchup on everything.

Bit hard to step back with a normal lens when you're standing on a canoe...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)

#4 and #9 are pretty great.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 23:24 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Yeah, I don't know if it's been explained why they don't use USM.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
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Beat Traveller: Meh. I've tried to use MIT's MOOC stuff before, from the neuroscience courses, and I found it to be massively over-hyped. It's basically just the slides, lecture notes and references from each course: material that costs them nothing extra to produce because they put it up for the students anyway.

Without more detailed explanations it's useless as a learning tool. You might as well borrow a textbook from a public library.

So? I'm happy to be proven wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 22:01 UTC

Meh. I've tried to use MIT's MOOC stuff before, from the neuroscience courses, and I found it to be massively over-hyped. It's basically just the slides, lecture notes and references from each course: material that costs them nothing extra to produce because they put it up for the students anyway.

Without more detailed explanations it's useless as a learning tool. You might as well borrow a textbook from a public library.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 00:35 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1998 comments in total)

The arguments generated from an official DPR article on equivalence will be equivalent to two normal articles, although no one will have the same angle of view.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 354th comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: Typical example of a company charging an exorbitant price for a camera not based on merit, but because they can. They were one of a kind in the market, so, to Sony, that meant ripping off their customers is fair game. Thank God for Panasonic, and competition in general!

When you release a new category of product, you are taking something of a risk. Conservative pricing like this would be designed to ensure you at least break even on the investment.

As soon as a competitor emerges, it's a fairly clear sign that there is a market for the product, so you can afford to start discounting in order to wrestle over market share.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:40 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1484 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: No need for 4K video??? That must be in a parallel universe.

Where is 4k actually getting traction? Here in Australia there's barely any 4k screens and no proper method of content distribution yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:30 UTC
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vkphoto: Hello,
Thank you dpreview for featuring the project and thank you all for kind comments. I acquired ICA long time ago but used it only few times with original glass plates, and then it was collecting dust sitting as a decoration on the bookshelf.
Few comments/answers
1.I did the project purely for fun and yet after almost two years, still using the camera.
2.I chose Sony NEX because of its compact body, excellent focus peaking and tilting LCD. I think it was a good choice because now I can attach A7 using the same adapter.
3.I did little post processing in ACR, Tessar is surprisingly sharp and works well for the close-up photography
4.Old ICA’s front/rear standard has some movements for tilt, shift, rise, fall and swing.
All the best and have fun!

Love your work vk.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 22:16 UTC

Superzooms are always pricey when bought on their own. My theory is that manufacturers use them primarily to lift sales on more pricey camera bodies by offering beginner users who don't want to change lenses what seems like a good deal when compared to the cost of the body and the lens separately.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 01:50 UTC as 15th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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pgphoto_ca: Be carefull....it's not a f2.8-f4 with this sensor (2.7x crop)....it's f5.6-f8 or more.......the crop factor need also to be apply to the aperture :)

A real 400mm f4...is much bigger ! :)

Man, equivalence posts are the camera forum's equivalent of shouting "First".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:51 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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JJLMD: You're fixation with clicking dials cost me money. I've been using the RX100 and RX100m2 with astonishing results. Both my brother and brother-in-law bought one when they saw the IQ coming out of something they can stuff in their pockets. Because of your persistent criticism of the RX100s as uninvolving, I bought the Olympus XZ-2. Yes, it has clicking dials and the colors were nice but the noise, limited dynamic range, and inferior resolution compelled me to sell it after one outing. Oh, and it's about as big as my RX1R.

With that experience, to see you dwell again on this issue strikes me as petty. The RX100s produce class-leading IQ, are built well, are snappy performers, and allow a lot of creative control even for experienced photographers.

I like how you put forth the example of your car as though it proves your purchases exemplify fiscal restraint and thorough research...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 02:21 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: Nice. Where was image number 8 taken?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 03:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

Nice. Where was image number 8 taken?

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 245th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)

Great samples!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 08:56 UTC as 18th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Antony John: Seems like a decent camera.
However it's for 'fair weather' photography only rather than a 'take anywhere' camera due to it's lack of environmental sealing.
Pity.

Yeah, it's a real shame you can't use this camera under molten lava or in outer space.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:58 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

Very nice, Sony.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 733rd comment
On Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera article (73 comments in total)

Every time I blink there's another one of these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 22:21 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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