JohnMatrix

JohnMatrix

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 27, 2003
About me:

5D, 20/2.8, 50/1.2, 24-70/2.8, 132/2

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Cyril Reif: I find all the obsession with upgrades and finding reasons to upgrade amusing. I've been a photography enthusiast since 1962 when I got my first SLR, a Canon RM and then got a Nikon F Photomic FTn in 1971, which I used for 26 years.....when you've got a great product there is no reason to upgrade!

Did the quality of 35mm negative and slide film not improve over those 25 years?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
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JohnMatrix: It's official then. The EOS 100D is a girlie camera.

Absolutely NWWT. Just sayin that's all!

I own one myself - a lovely GF5 (in black I might add)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:48 UTC

It's official then. The EOS 100D is a girlie camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 07:46 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
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JohnMatrix: My first question would have been:

So Mr Maeda, enough about cameras. Why after 21 years do we still have the same old 50mm f1.4 EF lens in the Canon line up?

Answer: Because if you want modern optics and AF in your 50mm we want you to spend three times as much and buy the f1.2L instead.

@ Michael_13 Yeah you're right. Nobody buys 50mm lenses anymore. sheesh!

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Camera-Photo-Lenses/zgbs/photo/562261011

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 08:57 UTC

My first question would have been:

So Mr Maeda, enough about cameras. Why after 21 years do we still have the same old 50mm f1.4 EF lens in the Canon line up?

Answer: Because if you want modern optics and AF in your 50mm we want you to spend three times as much and buy the f1.2L instead.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:40 UTC as 48th comment | 9 replies

OK, for those of you who thought you might actually find out WHEN and WHERE by reading this 'news' story, it's 26 June to 19 October 2014 @ Burlington Gardens, London.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 16th comment

Anyone knows what happens to the f stop when you attach the tele-converter? Presumably you don't get something for free? thx

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 08:21 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

Great photos, no doubt about that.

But wouldn't the title of this artcicle be better if it was "...on how to shoot staged engagement sessions for self-obsessed couples"?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 34th comment
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Alan Lai: FF equivalent whine....check
M43 sensor too small whine....check
Too big whine....check
Too expensive whine....check
Aperture ring whine....check
Olympus is better whine....check

Back to topic: Good lens and handy focal length. Price is a little bit too high.

Dare I say it, the truth hurts?

A body the size of the GM1 needs a redesigned pancake like the current 14mm f2.5. Not a larger, overpriced lens like this one "to Capture Fashionable Defocused Reportage Pictures".

The main point of the GM1 is pocketability surely?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

dpr team: Any chance you could update your definitions here?

http://www.dpreview.com/misc/sitefaq#q3

thx

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:19 UTC as 171st comment
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onlooker: > Like the 50mm focal length in full frame, the Touit 1.8/32 reproduces the perspective of the human eye

I wish we would stop repeating this myth.

@onlooker

I agree. That quote from the press release stood out as odd to me too. I think everyone aceepts that changing the focal length without changing the subject distance doesn't change perspective.

So the statement as written in the press release (or was it even DPR's own words?) needs qualifying with additional info regarding subject distances.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 20:17 UTC
On Photographer captures concert with DSLR-mounted GoPro article (76 comments in total)

two questions:
1. why would you want to do this? (the end result is quite annoying to watch IMO).
2. why is this even 'news'?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review article (164 comments in total)
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JohnMatrix: dpr team: can we agree whether it should be Olympus's or Olympus' and stick with it? ;)

yes of course they are (though we are talking about punctuation, not grammar).

The point I was making was regarding consistency and 'house style'

:)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 12:22 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review article (164 comments in total)

dpr team: can we agree whether it should be Olympus's or Olympus' and stick with it? ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 06:23 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Wouldn't argue with those choices. Both very nice products.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 18:41 UTC as 32nd comment
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alexander kooistra: crop or no crop the aperture stays 1.2 is it not? I see people multiplying aperture by crop, but thats not the case. So it's a 32mm 1.2 lens with a price that suits a 1.2 lens...

but even Nikon play the game in their press release: "86mm equivalent in 35mm format", yet for some reason they don't state what its equivalent f stop would be.

I agree, it is priced appropriately given the aperture and construction. But Nikon are clearly selling this as a "f1.2" lens because people know "f1.2" lenses in 35mm format produce wonderful bokeh etc.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 06:16 UTC

Good grief DPR. Adobe seems to have you doing basic market research for them now, for free no less. Too little, too late.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:36 UTC as 838th comment | 1 reply

Looks great. It's very long(!) but that's to be expected - kudos to Sigma for putting this out. They're putting Canon & Nikon to shame with their latest line of lenses for non-FF users.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 05:06 UTC as 193rd comment
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Andrew Booth: So is Canon going to leave us dangling with just a single pancake lens in the lineup (and 40mm isn't a great length for APS-C)?

I guess you're expected to slap one of Canon's traditional big-ass kit zooms on this thing.

Something like a 20 or 24mm f2.8 pancake might even persuade me to trade in my micro 4/3rds for an SL1.

Don't forget the voigtlander 20mm and 28mm pancakes. Canon could easily give crop users a 30mm f2.8 pancake but choose not to.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 14:49 UTC
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iShootWideOpen: This SL1 and the 22mm F/2 similar to the EOS M along with the 40 2.8 would make for an awesome small kit.

My bad. I completely forgot that 65mm f2.8 primes were popular as heck during the film SLR days. Everybody wanted one coz they were so useful.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 14:45 UTC
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