ulfie

ulfie

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On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)

Why not just get a ZM 50/2 w/ E-mount adapter? Save money and get basically the same thing as the Loxia.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

Finally, the perfect lens ... ? Well, as Zen monk Suzuki-roshi said, "Seek perfection in imperfection." This leaves, for me at least, options: (1) Go figure. or (2) Cough up the cash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 21:00 UTC as 22nd comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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ulfie: Size-wise, it's a dang blunderbuss! Kind of negates its low-light, f1.4 shooting abilities if camera shake adds blur due to its size/length, no?

It's not just weight but length of the lens too. Even a little movement is multiplied by its longer length.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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ulfie: Size-wise, it's a dang blunderbuss! Kind of negates its low-light, f1.4 shooting abilities if camera shake adds blur due to its size/length, no?

Weight alone doesn't negate hand-held camera shake. On a tripod, of course. It is LONG, 100mm/4 inches. Add the body size too and hand-holding steadily at low shutter speeds is dicey for sure.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)

Size-wise, it's a dang blunderbuss! Kind of negates its low-light, f1.4 shooting abilities if camera shake adds blur due to its size/length, no?

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 23:36 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

It should be the CC not the T model. CC for Conspicuous Consumption.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 525th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

The original-version jpeg sample pics aren't better than much cheaper camera-lens options. To me, at least, jpeg IQ quality is all I want and need and use (for now). To spend this much money for this quality is a non-starter for me. Your bank account may vary.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 547th comment
On The Woodsman in the Action Sequence Photography challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice image(s). But never split (or chainsaw) wood without eye protection. Never!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (288 comments in total)

Wow, zits (aka pimples) can now be volcanoes!!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 100th comment
On DSCF0587 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Urban sadhu.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 1st comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)

Reality check: This is a PR (Public Relations) video, a form of advertising, not a detailed and exact QA (Quality Assurance) documentary nor one on Japanese work values, ethics and non-smiling. Get real folks. Caveat: I lived/worked in Japan for 8 years and have in-laws there. You want to see or know Japan, go there for more than a week as a tourist. Corporate PR videos are just that corporate PR. Not all that is Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 19:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

71 mm (2.8″) long make it a bit long for steady, low-light, hand-held shooting considering these two full-frame Sonys have no IBIS unless you're willing to pump up the ISO. The price for a "normal" lens is, IMHO, ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 50th comment | 9 replies

Another "Let-them-eat-cake!" priced optic...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 20:53 UTC as 73rd comment
On Sleeping in the rain... in the Siesta challenge (2 comments in total)

The Life of Ril3y par excellance!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 01:44 UTC as 1st comment

Looks good, very good even. But not knock-your-socks-off better than say Olympus OM-D EM-5 with good primes, especially up to and including ISO 1600. Maybe Oly's jpeg engine is just plain excellent while this one is very good considering the sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Wow, I can see the veins and arteries in the horse's eyes. Incredible resolution. Other than that ... Maybe this is an electron microscope and not a camera.

Seriously folks, these were meant as initial shots, obviously not studio tests. Let's hope DPR puts out some more in a variety of lighting and subjects including landscapes which it should--not should--excel at as Sony touts the RX-1r. Give DPR a break, posters.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 04:53 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses article (218 comments in total)

Home sweet home ... ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:32 UTC as 63rd comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

Duh ... $3,000 for a body only doesn't sound like the FM or FM-2n I used to have. Unless the price would be lower, MUCH lower, I'll stick with my pseudo-Leitz Minolta CL Olympus E-PL1 w/ pseudo-but-better-than Nikon 45/2.8 Panasonic 20/1.7.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 22:41 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On Perspective in the Color challenge #9: BROWN challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice take on a doorways' image. Unique, off-center perspective is refreshing after seeing a zillion centered ones. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 19:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

OMG ... $799 for a plain-vanilla 35mm f2.8 lens. That's not good. Period.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:18 UTC as 494th comment | 5 replies
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