straylightrun

straylightrun

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Nov 9, 2004

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marc petzold: If only the prime would be f1.8 instead of 3.5....for 300 bucks the nx-m would
be great together with the zoom & the prime lens..perhaps when the successor comes out in 2015...

Do you understand English?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 10:44 UTC

First world problems.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 23:20 UTC as 41st comment
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (162 comments in total)

Come on Sony, get your **** together!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 27th comment | 11 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (498 comments in total)
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Black Box: The thing that REALLY irritates me (just imho) is the tooting of this camera's "future-proofing" on almost every page of this otherwise very good test.

4k is barely on the horizon. The technical requirements are enormous. Receivers, cards, storage, televisions. Not even all cables (!) are able to pump up 100Mbs! Which means a 4k-ready home-cinema will be a pretty healthy investment which, in this economy, may never come at all. It'll take a few years for 4k to catch on (if it ever does at all). This camera will be out of production by March and obsolete by next summer.

Have you been living under a rock for the past few years?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)

Bravo Nikon. Very clever and creative marketing trick.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: The V3 doesn't seem to appeal so much to gear-heads and blockheads as those who are more interested in making images with their gear.

NEWS FLASH... Most N1 owners have 'other cameras' with bigger and better sensors... and yet they still recognize and appreciate the unique strengths of the N1.

Too bad for them they can't recognise the Nikon V3's unique price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 07:43 UTC
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BJN: I like and use Peak Design's Camera Clips. I also got several of their leashes and cuffs. I've found that their anchor and clip system isn't reliable - at least not consistently so. Some clips I got refused to securely lock the anchor buttons. Since the same clips and anchors are part of this new product campaign, I'm avoiding this one. And since these new straps are targeted at bigger and heavier camera equipment, I advise being careful if you do decide to use them. Check to make sure the buttons engage fully in the clips.

This could be a manufacturing problem, but the metal spring clip's design seems vulnerable to slight variations in the bend of the latch.

@BJN Do you work for a competing camera strap company or something? I've never had a single problem with any of my Peak Design straps.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 08:39 UTC

FIRST

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 11:14 UTC as 1st comment

>$849

lol, no.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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Hachu21: So the DCwatch interview was true : http://canonanswers.com/818/canon-full-frame-mirrorless-and-new-lenses-in-2014/
Can't wait the new body with viewfinder!

All it said was 'new lens'. They were bound to make new lenses for this system. Having a pro grade body is a different thing altogether. If Canon makes one, I'm betting they will restrict plenty of features so as to not cannibalise their DSLR line.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Canon should replace the EOS M disaster with a newer body model instead on newer lenses.

New lenses, no matter how brilliant they are, are just bricks when mounted on the quagmire designed EOS M.

Come out with an upgrade for EOS M, then maybe consumers will call on the deal.

It is also your responsibility, Canon, to issue relevant and important FIRMWARE UPDATES to those who have been suckered into buying the EOS M incomplete camera. They deserve your support.

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Isn't it ironic that people demand Sony to bring out more e-mount lenses and less bodies, and Canon to bring out more eos-m bodies and less lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 07:29 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (795 comments in total)
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eastwestphoto: DT 18~70mm lens, Kit lenses are significantly improved on Sony Contrast focusing AF system by the SIMPLE addition of a 49mm Polarizer filter. Focus is faster and more accurate. At least on the NEX system DSLM cameras and the New Alpha A7 series! If you think about it it makes sense, polarized light is MUCH easier for the AF Contrast system to read! 18mm on APS-C chip sized = 27mm. I tested the DT 18~70mm kit lens on my LA-EA4 adapter and at full frame it covered a 24x36mm digital chip on the A7r from 70-21, then vignetted. I didn't expect it to work that well. The image was sharp, contrasty and Highly usable! This is a trade secret,I am revealing. I seriously doubt that Sony would want this info revealed? Remember a A200 series and A300 series Sony cameras are Sony A mount and have mirrors, therefore the back focal length of the lens is Longer by far than Nex APS-C lenses , which are for DSLM cameras. So on the LA-EA4 adapter, the lens works well! Regards, Don@Eastwestphoto

I'm not sure what you're on about. I just tested my old KM 18-70 DT and it only covered 28mm FF with no vignetting. Anything less and there was too much vignetting and the corners were very soft. The standard FE kit 28-75 performs better than this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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straylightrun: At what point in the zoom range does it drop from being f/2.8?

- RX10 is f/2.8 from 24mm to 200mm
- FZ1000 is f/2.8 from 25mm to ????

@Jostian Well that's disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The FZ1000 does have a better EVF, higher resolution as the RX10, but the Body doesn't seem to be weather-sealed as the RX10...at last, i've read nothing about it. The Top Display of a RX10 does come in handy, i'd say, too. Like that feature on my DSLR.

@Menneisyys - What are you on about? The lens IS part of the body. It is not an interchangeable camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: the big things to me are:
Panasonic = Not weather sealed
Sony = weather sealed

Sony for most of the range needs about 1/2 the light to produce the same exposure settings. It is close to 1 stop faster at most focal lengths.

They both stink at battery life but the Panasonic stinks more (320 v 420 cipa shots)

The sony lens is a little wider, the Panasonic is longer. But the Panasonic over all range of 71.5 to 5.2 vs 73.7 to 10.3 (angle of view) is better.

The real difference maker is likely to be the price. 1300 vs 900 because while the Sony is clearly the better camera is it worth 400 more? Not to most people.

@Menneisyys - What are you on about? The lens IS part of the body. It is not an interchangeable camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Using the Studio comparison tool, I see no reason to own this or any camera with a one inch sensor especially if one's primary format is FF. I was drawn here yesterday because of the hubbub over the RX100 III. Same reaction today. IQ is too compromised especially when fine detail is necessary.

Of course, the RAW isn't available yet but I downloaded the jpegs of this and the 5D3 (as I did with the RX100 III) and even on this modest laptop, viewing at "Fill the Screen" size in PS (making it a relatively small image), The differences are quite plain to see.

The FZ1000 and the RX 100 III images look nearly indistinguishable significant in the sense that the lenses are this super zoom versus a relatively moderate 24-70.

A FF sensor outperforms a 1" sensor? Wow. Shocking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

At what point in the zoom range does it drop from being f/2.8?

- RX10 is f/2.8 from 24mm to 200mm
- FZ1000 is f/2.8 from 25mm to ????

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:04 UTC as 318th comment | 4 replies
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Jogger: Be careful with social photo-apps. As is reported in the NYT, Guardian, etc.. the NSA is using these sources along with facial recognition sw to catalog the faces of everyone who is on there.

This.. along with meta data, GPS coordinates, and all of your other info... pretty scary if you ask me.

where do I buy a tinfoil hat like the one you own?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:34 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (717 comments in total)
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Paul Kersey Photography: One criticism I have of these reviews; they all feature ratings based on things the reviewer perceives as important. These choices aren't necessarily shared by others. For example, I could not care less about a camera's video function or features. Secondly, I never use flash in my photography. Thirdly, don't care at all about lack of touch screen, in fact, didn't want it. No level gauge? No worries, don't need it. Get the idea here? Personal biases which are natural lead to different ratings based on feature preferences.

Incidentally, I have read reviews elsewhere that address the new evf is better than the former one on the Nex 6.

Congratulations. That's exactly the whole point of a review. A critics subjective opinion on whatever it is being reviewed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 10:37 UTC
On PicTricks offers cheap photo 'fixes' article (20 comments in total)

How are they able to unblink a person if both their eyes are closed? Do they just photoshop a random persons open eyes in place? That's kind of unsettling.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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