photogeek

photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (221 comments in total)

The real news here is how little difference there is between $4500 lens and $500 lens at f/5.6.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:57 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (622 comments in total)
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Vitor hugo: EDIT: Nevermind, someone had the same idea as me in the comments.
///What would happen if one: 1) get this camera on a tripod 2) get 3 color filters (Red Green and Blue) 3) takes one photo with each of those filters 4) stacks the resulting pictures as RGB channels in PS?///

This would happen: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=prokudin%20gorsky%20photographs, if the photographer is any good. The idea is certainly not new. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
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photogeek: Neat feature: it automatically recognizes what's in your photos. I.e. if you have a prominent landmark in e.g. Tokyo, the picture will automatically be tagged with the name of that landmark as well as with the place. That's not to mention things like dogs and cats, etc. Very impressive. Tagging was the most onerous part of photo management. It doesn't tag _everything_, and it's not always exact (e.g. in one of my pics a rabbit was tagged as kitten, rabbit and mouse at the same time), but the mistakes are plausible for a human, and tagging coverage is great.

For the first time your image collection is searchable by keywords without you doing any tagging at all. I should also mention that you don't see the actual tags the system assigned. You merely see the pics when you enter search terms.

It will likely be tagged with all those tags and come up in search for "eiffel tower", "louisiana" and "train station". But there's really no way to tell without trying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 17:25 UTC

Neat feature: it automatically recognizes what's in your photos. I.e. if you have a prominent landmark in e.g. Tokyo, the picture will automatically be tagged with the name of that landmark as well as with the place. That's not to mention things like dogs and cats, etc. Very impressive. Tagging was the most onerous part of photo management. It doesn't tag _everything_, and it's not always exact (e.g. in one of my pics a rabbit was tagged as kitten, rabbit and mouse at the same time), but the mistakes are plausible for a human, and tagging coverage is great.

For the first time your image collection is searchable by keywords without you doing any tagging at all. I should also mention that you don't see the actual tags the system assigned. You merely see the pics when you enter search terms.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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photogeek: At this price, most people on this site would expect a camera to be included with the bag. Maybe not a Leica, but some kind of camera. :-) Really, a sucker is born every minute.

>> if I had the spare cash

I'd rather buy another lens. My camera does perfectly fine in a cheap backpack or on my neck.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 00:33 UTC

Coincidentally, the widest focal length Leica M framelines can handle. If it's as good as 'Lux 35 ASPH, the price is quite justifiable.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 49th comment

At this price, most people on this site would expect a camera to be included with the bag. Maybe not a Leica, but some kind of camera. :-) Really, a sucker is born every minute.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 19:37 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)
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philippe luyckx: Well...i don't know what's so special here...the Sony A6000 is a year old...has the build in flash....is smaller and lighter....has much better AF...ergonomics are fantastic because very customisable buttons..and and probably way way cheaper.

Why, as a photographer, would you want "attention"? I want as little attention as I can get when I'm out shooting.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 05:57 UTC
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)
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photogeek: Design only a mother could love. Come on, Fuji, it's time to add IBIS and put in a proper Bayer sensor which Lightroom knows how to debayer properly.

Nah. Works fine for all the other cameras, so I'll stick with it.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 08:11 UTC
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)
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philippe luyckx: Well...i don't know what's so special here...the Sony A6000 is a year old...has the build in flash....is smaller and lighter....has much better AF...ergonomics are fantastic because very customisable buttons..and and probably way way cheaper.

APS-C is all but abandoned by Sony, though.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 06:55 UTC
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)

Design only a mother could love. Come on, Fuji, it's time to add IBIS and put in a proper Bayer sensor which Lightroom knows how to debayer properly.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 06:21 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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M Clausen: I hope the quality is comparable to the 40-150 - which is superb!
Combined with the weather sealed E-M1 you can continue taking photos while others take out their plastic bags or stop completely.
Thanks Olympus!

Not really. Raindrops on the front element will get in the way of taking photos. Although it sure is nice to not worry about having to stow away the camera just because it started to rain a bit.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 05:27 UTC
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Artpt: Legalizing prostitution would not eradicate sex trafficking of minors....some of the comments prior are a struggle to understand...

Sure. Just like legalizing marijuana didn't eradicate hard drugs. It merely will let the police to focus on the actual crimes, and not someone's arbitrary moral preferences.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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photogeek: Things are not as bad as I thought they would be. Color me impressed. OTOH, I do not believe that many lenses in Canon lineup can actually get anywhere close to the resolution of this sensor. They will have to overhaul their entire lens lineup.

Exactly right. Expensive, but IMHO well worth it. That tends to be the common theme with Apple stuff.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 07:07 UTC
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photogeek: The only real solution to this is to legalize (and therefore regulate) prostitution in the state. That way, instead of keeping all of it illegal, we could keep only the truly horrible parts of it illegal, and get the government out of the sex lives of consenting adults aged 18+ (or better yet, 21+, since kids are really stupid at 18). That way, there would be an easy, legal choice for the johns, and sex workers would be protected (and tested for STDs).

What a douchey thing to say.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 04:37 UTC
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photogeek: The only real solution to this is to legalize (and therefore regulate) prostitution in the state. That way, instead of keeping all of it illegal, we could keep only the truly horrible parts of it illegal, and get the government out of the sex lives of consenting adults aged 18+ (or better yet, 21+, since kids are really stupid at 18). That way, there would be an easy, legal choice for the johns, and sex workers would be protected (and tested for STDs).

Or maybe you're misogynist. Those women have the right to choose what to do with their bodies. Who are you to tell them what they can and cannot do?

I'm not even going to dignify your other strawman with a response.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 03:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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photogeek: Things are not as bad as I thought they would be. Color me impressed. OTOH, I do not believe that many lenses in Canon lineup can actually get anywhere close to the resolution of this sensor. They will have to overhaul their entire lens lineup.

iMac 5K, with a 15 megapixel screen. 16MP 4/3rds picture _does not_ fill the screen when shown at 1:1 magnification, and everything is incredibly sharp, even images taken with relatively modest lenses -- just like it would be in print.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 20:14 UTC

The only real solution to this is to legalize (and therefore regulate) prostitution in the state. That way, instead of keeping all of it illegal, we could keep only the truly horrible parts of it illegal, and get the government out of the sex lives of consenting adults aged 18+ (or better yet, 21+, since kids are really stupid at 18). That way, there would be an easy, legal choice for the johns, and sex workers would be protected (and tested for STDs).

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 29th comment | 15 replies

They should also fix metering. E-M1 get it right nearly 100% of the time. With Fuji I have to constantly futz with metering in post. I have better things to do.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 18:19 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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photogeek: Things are not as bad as I thought they would be. Color me impressed. OTOH, I do not believe that many lenses in Canon lineup can actually get anywhere close to the resolution of this sensor. They will have to overhaul their entire lens lineup.

85/1.8 is one of the easiest to design, and typically the sharpest in the lineup after the fifty. Nikon had this problem after releasing 36MP AA-filter-free D800E a few years ago. They said it in their product literature that only, like, five or six primes in their entire lineup could realize the full potential of the sensor. No zooms. Pixel peepers will be _extremely_ disappointed. People with Retina Macs will be ecstatic, since you can't easily pixel peep on a Retina.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 05:00 UTC
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