vadims

vadims

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Joined on Mar 10, 2006
About me:

Canon 5D Mk2, Sony RX100 Mk2, Tuscen TCH 5.0 ICE (cooled CCD), lots of older cameras.
Canon 16-35/2.8L II, 24-105/4L, 70-300/4.5-5.6 DO, 50/1.4, 100/2.8 Macro, Canon 500D and lots of filters and extension tubes, SLICK Pro 400DX tripod, Canon 430EX and Metz 28AF-3C speedlights, Rekam HALO-Pro 1000 Kit MOD3.1 and other professional lighting equipment.

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On Adobe to acquire Fotolia for $800 million cash article (23 comments in total)
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Jurka: You mean "Cash"? 800 mil is tonnes of paper!!!

Here, "cash" means actual money, not its equivalent in, say, shares of buying company.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 22:15 UTC
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (103 comments in total)
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PhotoBurg: Got this lens 5 months ago. Since then, didn't take it off my Canon 100D and didn't use any other lens as my all around gear. Sure, IQ is not near premium lenses, but it's Ok for me.
I try to remember that photography is about moment, composition, feelings, Light, etc. ant not about sharpness on the upper right edge in a print sizing as large as a football arena, and even not about sensor size/latest camera model.
If you can enjoy A3 size prints - this lens will be great for you and more than that.
Yet, I speak as an amateur and not as a pro.

> Yet, I speak as an amateur and not as a pro.

You speak as one who actually owns this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 22:47 UTC
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (103 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Don't see the point: that's p&s quality. You'd be better off with a good bridge camera.

I wonder if you guys own the lens... Most probably not.

The only drawback worth speaking of is CA at long end. Other than that, this lens is a marvel. I bought one for my daughter, she uses it with her 100D and can't be happier.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
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bcalkins: I'm all for improvements in technology and image quality over time, but still waiting to see an article with the title "Skilled photographer upgrades to new camera and others notice dramatic improvement!"

> Why does it have to be about "dramatic improvement" that "others notice"?

I believe bcalkins just tried another wording for "it's the photographer, not the camera, stupid!"

> I think those kinds of improvements are just as important.

So true. BTW, I should have mentioned "handling improvements" along with "weight/prortability", which with EVF come in spades.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 06:22 UTC
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bcalkins: I'm all for improvements in technology and image quality over time, but still waiting to see an article with the title "Skilled photographer upgrades to new camera and others notice dramatic improvement!"

Here you go:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/cameras/the_mirrorless_revolution.shtml

MR switches, Kevin Raber notices *dramatic* improvements in weight/portability (with similarly excellent IQ) and contemplating switch himself.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 22:08 UTC
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iAPX: Just checked against the Panasonic LX-100 (aka Leica D-Lux Typ 109), and the sensor is marginally better on the Leica X Typ 113, but the prime lens is clearly inferior, in terms of sharpness if you look at the corners. For twice the price?!?

It's incredible at this price tag to not be able to have a good prime lens!

And for those that like to laugh, compare it with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 (you could even put the X-Pro 1 at 6400 ISO in RAW, the Leica X at 1600 ISO in RAW and just compare them)

> This is not pixel-peeping

Come on, iAPX, it was a joke ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
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iAPX: Just checked against the Panasonic LX-100 (aka Leica D-Lux Typ 109), and the sensor is marginally better on the Leica X Typ 113, but the prime lens is clearly inferior, in terms of sharpness if you look at the corners. For twice the price?!?

It's incredible at this price tag to not be able to have a good prime lens!

And for those that like to laugh, compare it with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 (you could even put the X-Pro 1 at 6400 ISO in RAW, the Leica X at 1600 ISO in RAW and just compare them)

You obviously don't not *anything* about Leicas! You sensor freak go do pixel peeping elsewhere! Leicas are all about glass! Just think about all that magic of M-mount lenses that you can...

Oh wait. Not this one. Well, OK, you still don't know anything about Leicas! They are all about handling; that extraordinary all-manual experience, the viewfinder...

Oh. Fine. But Leicas still have mojo! The red dot! The... eveything! Just think about it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
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stanic042: I loved Roger Cicala´s habbelsad joke :D
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/product-announcement-lensrentals-looney

Ha... Missed that one, thanks for the link.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)
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Sup Mylo: No doubt Polin has a certain appeal. He also can fill in a lot of gaps in Photographic Knowledge. He's OK sometimes and other times he's a pain in the ase (like most people). I can't watch for extended periods because he talks too frenetically (just watch the veins in his neck stand out when he rants). I'm not about to pay $97 but others will consider it money well spent and good luck to them too. Someone on here said the folks are too judgemental... that's what they're here for.
Cheers

> He also can fill in a lot of gaps in Photographic Knowledge.

Fill with what?..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
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lacikuss: The fact that a third party manufacturer had to bring a solution to a design problem speaks volumes about Sony's respect for its customers.

> third party manufacturer had to bring a solution

Had to?

I suspect that next thing we'll hear will be that those $39.95 people pay for their great solution go straight to a charity...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 00:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (644 comments in total)

DPR, focal length is missing from the specs (p. 2).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 16th comment
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vadims: Good grief. People, lens mounts are *designed* to break if excessive force is applied -- to prevent bigger damage.

Another FUD product.

> plastic mount is just very poor design!

Please do read the article link to which I posted.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
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vadims: Good grief. People, lens mounts are *designed* to break if excessive force is applied -- to prevent bigger damage.

Another FUD product.

Quite a bit of first-hand info on mount repairs and such:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 19:01 UTC

Good grief. People, lens mounts are *designed* to break if excessive force is applied -- to prevent bigger damage.

Another FUD product.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 58th comment | 6 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
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dark goob: I applaud DPreview for not mentioning "equivalence" in this article, and for not calling Super35 a "crop sensor".

I'm glad we've finally evolved beyond calling things "full-frame" vs. "crop". Clearly, when Canon's most advanced optics by far are made full-frame relative to Super35 (24.9x14mm), which is much smaller even than an 16:9 APS film frame, we are finally in the future where 135-format's long dominance over the cultural milieu has ended.

Maybe now DPreview would be open to switching to using Range Factor terminology. This lens is a 2.01:1–41.08:1 Range Factor. The ratio is D:W, where D=distance-to-subject, and W=width-across-frame. I.e. a 1-foot ruler will occupy the entire width of the frame left-to-right from 41.08 feet away at 1000mm. With the extender it increases to a max of 59.76:1.

"Compare" this to a Canon SX60HS which has a Range Factor of 0.62:1–39.55:1 on its 1/2.3"-format (6.2x4.6mm) sensor, which is a 27% crop of Super35.

> "Maybe now DPreview would be open to switching to using Range Factor terminology. This lens is a 2.01:1–41.08:1 Range Factor. The ratio is D:W, where D=distance-to-subject, and W=width-across-frame."

I'm sooo happy you're not a DPReview editor.

OK, "FF" bugs quite a few, I get it. Let's call it "35mm" or "135" then. KISS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
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Justin Francis: I'm the world's fastest 100m runner (1).

Note 1: Measured against against 85 year old ladies in 35c heat.

How smart!

Now go read recent reviews and eat humble pie.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 00:23 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: When someone in sales/marketing starts flapping their gums with a bunch of adverbs and adjectives, it's fair for the consumer to say, "Get to the point."

My father used to say, "Stop beating around the bush."

Canon's executives are spending way too much time in meetings (the alternative to work), and this ad campaign shows.

Will it work? I have no idea. I'm no expert, but as a prosumer of gear it's not working on me. I find it annoying, condescending, contrived, and useless. But if it causes the average Joe to get pumped up and buy Canon products, then it will be a success.

Hype is a way to sell to the consumer who doesn't like to think or research. It's a way to assume (probably correctly) that most people are easy to manipulate.

And I agree with Canon (if their assumption is that people are easy to fool with hype). Look at the ebola epidemic. Right now there are people on motorcycles or on flimsy ladders worried that they might catch ebola, all because the TV hyped it.

Yep, that was it, 1,500-th.

Your job is done, Donnie G, you may return to your post-processing work full-time now.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: When someone in sales/marketing starts flapping their gums with a bunch of adverbs and adjectives, it's fair for the consumer to say, "Get to the point."

My father used to say, "Stop beating around the bush."

Canon's executives are spending way too much time in meetings (the alternative to work), and this ad campaign shows.

Will it work? I have no idea. I'm no expert, but as a prosumer of gear it's not working on me. I find it annoying, condescending, contrived, and useless. But if it causes the average Joe to get pumped up and buy Canon products, then it will be a success.

Hype is a way to sell to the consumer who doesn't like to think or research. It's a way to assume (probably correctly) that most people are easy to manipulate.

And I agree with Canon (if their assumption is that people are easy to fool with hype). Look at the ebola epidemic. Right now there are people on motorcycles or on flimsy ladders worried that they might catch ebola, all because the TV hyped it.

> nearly 1500 hits

Another correction: 1,500 hits sharp (as of right now).

I guess I'll have the dubious honor of posting the 1,500-th comment with this one when I press "Post"...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Nearly 1,400 rants and they just keep on coming. The whiners have proven again that they spend more time thinking, typing, and dreaming about Canon than they do about any other camera brand on the planet. No wonder the other camera companies can't make a dime. Canon Envy is such a powerful emotion that those people who are afflicted with it simply can't think of anything else. Good for Canon, bad for the competition. So lets keep those rants ah-coming folks. We have a good chance at breaking a DPR record before the week's out. Ok, who's next? :)

> sales numbers for the holiday buying season will sort that out for us

Well, I'm amateur photographer, not Canon stock holder, so I for one cannot care less what those numbers will be.

I just bought Sony a6000, two E-mount lenses, and Metabones adapter -- which means my Canon glass will stay, for now. My 5D2 may or may not go; my daughter shoots lots of portraits, and Canon have arguably best skin tones, so 5D2 will suit her shooting. And I just wanted small, *fast* quality camera.

You might say that Canon could not care less about what I do... But they should, for their own sake. They make some great stuff (in categories that they do not ignore), and I wish them all the best, as maybe one day I'll buy Canon camera again. I just cannot see that happening in the foreseeable future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 02:18 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Nearly 1,400 rants and they just keep on coming. The whiners have proven again that they spend more time thinking, typing, and dreaming about Canon than they do about any other camera brand on the planet. No wonder the other camera companies can't make a dime. Canon Envy is such a powerful emotion that those people who are afflicted with it simply can't think of anything else. Good for Canon, bad for the competition. So lets keep those rants ah-coming folks. We have a good chance at breaking a DPR record before the week's out. Ok, who's next? :)

Rants? Please... At this point, it's just healthy laughter at utterly inapt marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:49 UTC
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