tkbslc

tkbslc

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Joined on May 30, 2008

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The X100 series has delivered on this camera's exact goal for several years now. Not sure what the fuss is about.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 06:13 UTC as 50th comment | 16 replies
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tkbslc: Pricing is a little ambitious given the competition from Panasonic.

Lx100 and fz1000 will definitely be in the minds of anyone considering these two cameras, so I think price is very relevant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 07:28 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sony is the only camera maker that wants our money. I seriously don't even know what to buy from Nikon or Canon any more.

The Catch 22 is that Canon and Nikon are the ones selling the lenses you'd want to use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:38 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: To Canikon, this is how you update a camera.

Maybe Canon and Nikon can send Sony some info on how to update lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:36 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (958 comments in total)

You had me fooled into thinking this was a compact mirrorless body until image 9.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

Pricing is a little ambitious given the competition from Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:29 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies
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cgarrard: I'm actually interested in this.... It's got a viewfinder, nice fixed lens... in two years price may come down enough to be affordable :).

Yes it matters. Ever try to shoot f1.7 in the sun?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)
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BarnET: Samsung NX500
It performs great no surprises here at all.

The Nikon J5
Well i gotta admit,
might finally take these camera's serious. It finally closed the gap with the compareable Sony sensor. It's actually so similar to the G7x that it raises my suspicions.

Now Nikon make some F2.8-4 kit-zooms to make the low-light performance and DOF compareable with it's larger sensor peers.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
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coudet: I think I'll just buy Helios 58/2 for $2 instead.

Can you send me a link to the $2 ones?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
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christiankoehler: I wonder what Mr. Petzval himself would think about this lens. Remember: He was not aiming for a 'special effect' lens. He just designed the fastest portrait lens that was possible in his time. His f/3.7 lens was revolutionary because exposures shorter than a minute became possible for the first time. Other lenses were some f/22. He was the first who calculated the elements (and not just "guess" them). I am sure the "characteristic" bokeh was not really intended!
I don't think the new Petzval lens has much in common with the original. The optics is completely different. Much faster and the "effect" (which was not intended!) is very exaggerated.

Its a bit like pianos. On a piano low keys are harder to press than high keys. Steinway etc. tried to eliminate this "problem" for decades without success. Digital pianos could be made with all keys equal easily. But now digital pianos do their best to emulate that old problem even tough it makes them more expensive.

Christian

People who have practiced 20,000 hours on an analog piano have subconscious "muscle memory" expecting the key action to feel a certain way. They aren't doing it to be cool, they are doing it so they can play without distractingly different key action.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
On P1000324 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

It's at f22 to slow the shutter down enough for panning blur. It's intentional.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (494 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: I used to like Panasonic, but the skintone of indoor portraits and high ISO noise were hideous! I took a picture of my aunt in a restaurant and showed her the pic. What a horrible mistake, she almost killed me! Her face looked sort of purple in that picture. By the way, the camera I used back then was a Panasonic LX3.

I had the same experience with my LX5, but the latest 16MP sensors from Panasonic have gorgeous skin tone. I came to a GX7 from Canon and I thin they are as good or better than on the Canon.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)

I don't know why, but I find this camera hideous looking, especially from the rear.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: Can someone tell me why a FF shooter would waste so much time telling m43 shooters that their lenses are crap? Just curious what's in it for them.

I suppose if one has a single lens kit with only a fisheye in it and they ignore body weight, then you've got a good point.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 07:05 UTC
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vscd: I don't know. Does anyone else doubt in the 7mm focal length (14mm equiv)? If I compare it with my Samyang 14mm @fullframe I could swear the FOV is a lot wider. Hmm.

Yeah, samyang has some real treats in their lineup. I suspect most m4/3 users will keep using their 7.5mm fisheye over this new Olympus 8mm.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 07:02 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (280 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why does it make so many FF shooters angry when people using cameras with smaller sensors have access to nice lenses that they can use to make good photos? Is it some kind of defense mechanism so they can feel better about buying FF?

One specialty lens (that like 0.5% of users will buy anyway) is bigger and it disqualifies the whole system?

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (280 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Why does it make so many FF shooters angry when people using cameras with smaller sensors have access to nice lenses that they can use to make good photos? Is it some kind of defense mechanism so they can feel better about buying FF?

Look at the price of these lenses. Do you think people are buying these because they can't afford FF or they are "Stuck" with a smaller sensor?

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 04:37 UTC
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cgarrard: Not sure why people dig the fisheye look of uwal's- I get dizzy everytime I look at one.

I like having it in the kit, which is why a Samyang is a handy solution. I don't use it often enough to spend $1000 on an AF one, but a $200 Samyang and I can add it to the bag for special occasions. It works better for people pictures than regular UWA because it doesn't stretch them (unless they get way too close)

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (280 comments in total)

Why does it make so many FF shooters angry when people using cameras with smaller sensors have access to nice lenses that they can use to make good photos? Is it some kind of defense mechanism so they can feel better about buying FF?

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 29th comment | 17 replies
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (280 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Ho ho ho, concerning other Oly lenses, I wonder what horryfying barrel distortions will that 7-14 have.

Unless you are married to an obscure RAW converter, it won't matter. m4/3 lenses still have some of the sharpest edges in the biz - even with heavy corrections.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 04:08 UTC
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