dark goob

dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2005

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On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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Adrien S: So... I totally need a body with these specs BUT A FULL-FRAME SENSOR.

On the day they release a FF body with similar specifications (and a comparatively low price!), Samsung can just take my money.

Point is I'm right. "Full frame" is a meaningless term these days. CHANGE THE LINGO. It's stupid!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 08:02 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
In reply to:

Adrien S: So... I totally need a body with these specs BUT A FULL-FRAME SENSOR.

On the day they release a FF body with similar specifications (and a comparatively low price!), Samsung can just take my money.

Yes, it is. All the Samsung NX lenses are full frame relative to the APS-C sensor in the NX-1 body. "Full frame" defines a *relationship* between the lens and sensor, it does not define a specific size. Just because all you idiots abuse the English language and misuse this term doesn't change the meaning of the words.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)

I love how they never mentioned battery life, once, in this video.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
In reply to:

Adrien S: So... I totally need a body with these specs BUT A FULL-FRAME SENSOR.

On the day they release a FF body with similar specifications (and a comparatively low price!), Samsung can just take my money.

It is full frame, idiot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 07:33 UTC

What, so the light doesn't go in your lens unless you have a smartphone or GoPro?

What about Sony ActionCam? Nikon D810?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 01:48 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

This pretty much says it all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 07:10 UTC as 91st comment
On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (75 comments in total)

This looks awesome. Now I can finally upgrade my Canon GL2 and use all my Olympus glass. Sweet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 19:41 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Hooray!

A scourge on all good things has been eliminated from reality.

Celebrate!!

I'll toast to this!

Halleluah!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

The 7D has plenty of lenses that are full-frame relative to it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 64th comment
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.

Well, I don't think that having a foggy, milky "intuition" or "feel" for something really counts for much. Sounds like what new age people say about the spiritual power of crystals.

What that "intuition" actually is, is just a feeling of familiarity and recognition, and a vague idea that only approximately corresponds with reality. It's not actually useful for anything specific. It has no degree of precision. Very complex math involving trigonometric equations and squares is necessary to determine anything useful from it about the angle of view or the extent of the captured frame at a given distance.

Further because camera manufacturers report the *actual* aperture but only the *equivalent* focal length, then it leads to even more confusion for consumers. This is bad.

The first step is moving away from 35mm-equivalent focal lengths and only using Range Factor (or something similar), while also ditching the idea of calling 35mm "full-frame" since "full" is a purely relative term.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
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.

@random78
In that respect I have no sympathy for people who say "we have to develop the intuition all over again about what those mean" because first of all, I highly question the idea that anyone actually really does know "what those mean."

I'm sure you know what the normal focal lengths "mean": 24, 28, 36, 50, 70, 85, 105, 135, 200, 300mm, etc.

But what about 247mm? 12.9mm? 21.4mm? 43mm? There are an awful lot of weird ones nowadays if you actually do the conversions and don't round it up to the nearest decimal (which is especially dumb to do at the wide end). I challenge anyone who thinks they really know what these 135-equivalent focal lengths "mean", to honestly sit down and try to write down how far away you would have to be from a 6' tall person to get their whole body in the frame, top-to-bottom, with focal lengths of every whole number from 1 to 50.

Now I'm sure you don't know how to do that. Nobody does. So people will say, "yeah but I have a *feel* for those numbers."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

@random78
With all due respect, I am opposed to the idea that it is a bad thing to develop new ideas, new intuitions. I believe that is the benefit of being human: we are allowed to be creative, and we have the capacity to learn and to think.

Setting things up in a way that makes logical sense and is mathematically useful follows the spirit of photography. For example the F-stop numbers and flash guide numbers were developed to make it easy to determine the distance-to-subject necessary for a proper exposure using simple division, as opposed to having to perform algebra or trigonometry. The disadvantage to using degrees (or hey, radians!) would be that almost no one can perform arctan in their head. Sorry, but you can't.

The advantage to the Range Factor idea is that, like guide numbers and f-stops, it deals with distance-to-subject and only depends on simple multiplication.

If your range factor is 41:1 and your subject is 3-meters wide, 41x3 = 123 meters distance-to-subject.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:53 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 15:46 UTC as 31st comment | 10 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Imagine if Apple did this.

They would never live it down. Never

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 215th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Brace for epic... BRACE FOR EPIC...

...

...wait for it...

...

...

...

... BOOM! YEAH! That was it!

Hahah! Yee-haw! I *know* that was the most epic set of "..." you've ever seen. Aren't I awesome?!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 230th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

No wait I got it!
CHEAP PRINTER INK!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 884th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Possibilities:
Updates Rebel t2i to 4k.
Home sensor replacement kit.
That "digital film" roll we were supposed to get by now, y'know, the one that turns an AE-1 into a dslr.
Apple buys Canon.
BlueTooth MIDI control for DSLR.
Built-in RF wireless flash control.
Cell phone by Canon!
Canon actually enforces MAP policy thru Christmas! Serious now!
Canon stops selling on Amazon and opens own site woot.
Weather-sealed EF-S lens!!!!
100 megapixels. <--- Winner

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 885th comment
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

If Hollywood concentrated on making great movies instead of all this fancy-looking gear, we might have more than one great film every three to four years interspersed with schlock-show after schlock-show. The epic scale of this wasteland is only dwarfed by the scale of the money and talent wasted to create it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Why does the guy mention a DSLR in the last quote? Crack smokers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 28th comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)

Maybe the Nikon factory got contaminated by Fukushima radiation. Check your camera with a geiger counter. Better to be safe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 03:42 UTC as 32nd comment | 9 replies
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