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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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 (156 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 (622 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 11th 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 56th comment | 6 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 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 (1667 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 (1667 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 (1667 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 (1667 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
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)

Marketing department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation all the way...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 85th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)

This uber-clever ad reminded me something:

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy defines the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as "a bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes,"...

Curiously enough, an edition of the Encyclopaedia Galactica that had the good fortune to fall through a time warp from a thousand years in the future defined the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as "a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 649th comment
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Lanski: I understand that he has to defend his brand, but I'd feel better about Canon if he'd been a bit more honest about their current sensor offering.

Canon do a lot of things well. They have a great lens lineup, not to mention getting first pick of the 3rd party lenses. Their products are normally well thought out and work as expected. They don't spray oil over their sensors or vibrate too much when you press the shutter. They have a number of things going for them in the autofocus department. Even their financial performance could be seen as a positive when investing in a system.

Their sensors however, are not their strong point.

This is fine, you can't have it all. As long as they're working on it, the system still looks like a good bet. But if I was to take Mr Maeda at his word however, I'd start to worry that I'd be stuck with a sub par DR system for some time.

Honesty can sometimes be the best policy.

> Their sensors however, are not their strong point.

And who would have thought during D30/D60/1Ds etc. glorious times that we'd ever hear that...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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Cane: What is the shape of this thing? It's like a slightly melted rectangle to me, as opposed to the crisp edges of the Sony. Makes it look very p&s.

I'd love to have my RX100M2 "melted" a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Steve Parkin: There is so much ridiculous fighting and bickering over cameras. Its hard to believe. I'm still shooting with a 5D Mark II/7D and the last generation 500mm F4 L IS lens. Its great that they reduced the pric on the new ones, but the last round of tech that I bought 5....8....10 years ago is still so freakin' good that I don't really see a need for better. Unless you're just starving to spend more money on new tech, as a Canon shooter, I'm completely fine with not having to shell out huge amounts of money every three years to get something fantastically better than what I have. Mirrorless and iPhones might be the big thing right now, but they aren't replacing my 5D2. Nor does any of that tech provide an opportunity to attach a lens anywhere near as epic as a 500mm F4 L IS to it. Life is too short and the existing gear is far too good to sit around bemoaning a lack of something better. Go make some great photographs.

> the last round of tech that I bought 5....8....10 years ago is still so freakin' good

I somewhat agree with you (and I, too own 5D2 BTW), but that last round in also "freakin' big" compared to last offerings from, say, Sony, that I'm starting to seriously look elsewhere.

Besides, I bought into DSLRs primarily for great AF. And where is 5D2's AF compared to that of A6000? Nowhere (have to focus/recompose all the time; thank you very much). Then what about auto HDR, panos? Articulated LCD? The same.

The only thing that holds DSLRs' value are lenses, and even that is being changed quite rapidly. So not surprising at all Canon is trying to protect its last stronghold.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
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