babart

babart

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DStudio: Looking at the samples, looks like a great 15mm lens!

Now, since it's going to be shot at 15mm most of the time, can anyone please remind me why we need the zoom?

Good question, since most of us already have a 16 to something zoom. The Rokinon 14/2.8 FF is only $400.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 19:10 UTC

I think I'd buy the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 for $400 and carry my 24-50/4 from back in the film days. All this expensive wide-aperture stuff is for......what? A travel zoom at 2pounds? A digital camera that won't go above ISO200? What? Soon all the new zooms will be f/1.4, cost $3000 and weight 8pounds. Scuse me, but I won't be in line to buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 13:36 UTC as 1st comment

So why can't they make a f/4 model too, so everyone can afford one?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 13:28 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Hmm. Looks like Ricoh has decided to keep Pentax in business. Glad to hear it!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 00:08 UTC as 2nd comment

Why did they not make an adapter to use all their other lenses with?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:50 UTC as 298th comment | 3 replies
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babart: Pentax should sell a lot of these, as it's well-featured for the price. The collapsible lens is a little late on the scene, but might be quite nice for travel.

BAB

Too true, I'm afraid.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:14 UTC

Pentax should sell a lot of these, as it's well-featured for the price. The collapsible lens is a little late on the scene, but might be quite nice for travel.

BAB

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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babart: Oh, good. Another camera I can't afford. Next......

Know what you mean. Especially with Lamborghinis.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 13:24 UTC

Oh, good. Another camera I can't afford. Next......

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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babart: Considering the $2500 price of the two new zooms, I'm ever so glad to have purchased a used a7 (one kilobuck) and an adapter ($50) for all my Pentax "full-frame" lenses from the film days, from 20 to 400mm. I'm set. Except for auto focus. (Have that on the APS-C K-5.) Beats waiting for another brick of an SLR that charts out at about 4 grand for one camera and one lens. I was hoping for a mirrorless from Pentax, and they missed their chance by not putting a full-frame sensor in that ugly little toy camera they produced a couple years ago. Those would have sold like hotcakes. However, I am happy to see that Pentax isn't going to fade away. They've made some excellent -- and practical -- cameras since the mid-twentieth century. Glad I save all that legacy glass.
BAB

@MacroBokeh: of course I know what flange distance is. I've been using Pentax equipment since before you were born, judging from your attitude. The K-01 would have been an excellent model to introduce a full-frame sensor. Would have sold for maybe $1000? Would have sold like hot-cakes, especially to people like myself who could mount our film lenses on it. And why would the mount have to change on a mirrorless? The lenses would have to change, but the mount could be the same, and Pentax could have sold an extender for older lenses that carried electronic connections both ways.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:47 UTC

Considering the $2500 price of the two new zooms, I'm ever so glad to have purchased a used a7 (one kilobuck) and an adapter ($50) for all my Pentax "full-frame" lenses from the film days, from 20 to 400mm. I'm set. Except for auto focus. (Have that on the APS-C K-5.) Beats waiting for another brick of an SLR that charts out at about 4 grand for one camera and one lens. I was hoping for a mirrorless from Pentax, and they missed their chance by not putting a full-frame sensor in that ugly little toy camera they produced a couple years ago. Those would have sold like hotcakes. However, I am happy to see that Pentax isn't going to fade away. They've made some excellent -- and practical -- cameras since the mid-twentieth century. Glad I save all that legacy glass.
BAB

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 52nd comment | 7 replies
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (229 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: "The announcement suggests Lightroom 6 will continue as a standalone application ... ."
Why? CC requires certain operating systems. The fact that LR 6 will also has no relevance as to whether it will be stand-alone or cloud-based. You still need an OS on your computer to access cloud-based applications.

@ rrr_hhh

That's why I don't "rent" CC photoshop. I stuck with CS6 and added LR as the "front end" for CS6. If LR goes CC I'll go Phase One.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (229 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: "The announcement suggests Lightroom 6 will continue as a standalone application ... ."
Why? CC requires certain operating systems. The fact that LR 6 will also has no relevance as to whether it will be stand-alone or cloud-based. You still need an OS on your computer to access cloud-based applications.

Because it's cheaper than "renting" Photoshop on an annual basis.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 00:15 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: I knew this thread would become flamebait when I read it. And sure enough, from browsing the posts, it has become a magnet for the trolls, fanboys and equivalence experts.

Just buy what fits your budget and suits your needs. Pretty much every camera made today by the main players exceeds the capabilities of the user, regardless of sensor size.

If you have specific needs, then factor that into your decision making process when making your purchasing decision.

I use APS-C, as I have digital lenses for the two I own, a Fuji and a Pentax. Small bathrooms are difficult in more ways than one. Lighting for one, and also the optical aberrations of super wide angles. I have a 12mm for the Fuji and a 15 for the Pentax, but I try to use the longest focal length that will at least capture the idea of how the bathroom is decorated. It's not necessary to show the whole room, no matter how small.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: I knew this thread would become flamebait when I read it. And sure enough, from browsing the posts, it has become a magnet for the trolls, fanboys and equivalence experts.

Just buy what fits your budget and suits your needs. Pretty much every camera made today by the main players exceeds the capabilities of the user, regardless of sensor size.

If you have specific needs, then factor that into your decision making process when making your purchasing decision.

Very true. I think APS-C and MFT will be around for a quite a while. I personally find the mirrorless APS-C to be perfect for my needs, especially since the lenses are smaller and lighter and less expensive. I have one full-frame, also a mirrorless, that I use for architecture, but other than that I'm set with Fuji, which I even use for interiors.

Cheers,
BAB

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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babart: Richard's viewpoint is right on the money. In my humble opinion the only reason to currently move into full frame is to use a 24 to 28mm shift (or tilt/shift) lens for achitecture, so as to have the advantage of the moderate wide angle lens. Even then, it helps to have a slew of film (full-frame) lenses :). I'm in both camps and I'm buying a used A7 and a PK to Sony E adapter.

Other than that I can't see myself outgrowing my Fuji equipment in the near future. I can load an X-E1 body mounted with a 27mm pancake, and two excellent zooms of 18-55 and 55-200 in a case that's about 10 x 6 x 4 inches and weighs a bit over 3.5 pounds (1.5kg.) The image quality is superb, and I suspect it's the same with any APS-C system with a 16 - 18 mpix sensor and some decent lenses.

I have a friend that has a full-frame Nikon with a battery grip and both of the Nikon f/2.8 zooms (24-70 and 70-200.) He wonders why he's so tired at the end of his vacations. :)

Cheers,
BAB

I knew what you meant. And thanks :).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)
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babart: Richard's viewpoint is right on the money. In my humble opinion the only reason to currently move into full frame is to use a 24 to 28mm shift (or tilt/shift) lens for achitecture, so as to have the advantage of the moderate wide angle lens. Even then, it helps to have a slew of film (full-frame) lenses :). I'm in both camps and I'm buying a used A7 and a PK to Sony E adapter.

Other than that I can't see myself outgrowing my Fuji equipment in the near future. I can load an X-E1 body mounted with a 27mm pancake, and two excellent zooms of 18-55 and 55-200 in a case that's about 10 x 6 x 4 inches and weighs a bit over 3.5 pounds (1.5kg.) The image quality is superb, and I suspect it's the same with any APS-C system with a 16 - 18 mpix sensor and some decent lenses.

I have a friend that has a full-frame Nikon with a battery grip and both of the Nikon f/2.8 zooms (24-70 and 70-200.) He wonders why he's so tired at the end of his vacations. :)

Cheers,
BAB

Plastek: I once carried a DSLR and two zoom lenses around Paris for a day in a shoulder bag. Big mistake. I had the worst backache I ever had. A daypack would have been a much better method to carry this equipment. Most photo bags, however, are of the shoulder type, so SmilerGrogan might have a good point.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)
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babart: Richard's viewpoint is right on the money. In my humble opinion the only reason to currently move into full frame is to use a 24 to 28mm shift (or tilt/shift) lens for achitecture, so as to have the advantage of the moderate wide angle lens. Even then, it helps to have a slew of film (full-frame) lenses :). I'm in both camps and I'm buying a used A7 and a PK to Sony E adapter.

Other than that I can't see myself outgrowing my Fuji equipment in the near future. I can load an X-E1 body mounted with a 27mm pancake, and two excellent zooms of 18-55 and 55-200 in a case that's about 10 x 6 x 4 inches and weighs a bit over 3.5 pounds (1.5kg.) The image quality is superb, and I suspect it's the same with any APS-C system with a 16 - 18 mpix sensor and some decent lenses.

I have a friend that has a full-frame Nikon with a battery grip and both of the Nikon f/2.8 zooms (24-70 and 70-200.) He wonders why he's so tired at the end of his vacations. :)

Cheers,
BAB

HFLM: The Fuji is an APS-C, not m43. I had two Panasonic m43 and gave up because of the noisy sensors, which may be better now a few years down the road. The Fuji X sensor has much less noise and also no AA filter. In a pinch, the JPEGS are quite usable right out of the camera. I always shoot raw images, but have recently begun using JPEG when shooting grandchildren -- which signifcantly reduces the storage size of the approx 7 billion grandchild photos I have :).

I just bought an A7 for architectural work with a Pentax shift lens I have. Mainly to get the 28mm field of view over the 42mm crop offered by the Pentax K5 APS-C sensor. I have a slew of full-frame PK lenses from the film era to use with it. Film lenses, however, aren't quite as sharp and contrasty as digital, and for average use I'm sticking with Fuji equipment. Besides weight there's a size difference in the lenses -- both important when carrying photo equipment onto and airplane.

Thanks for the input, BAB

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1457 comments in total)
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babart: Richard's viewpoint is right on the money. In my humble opinion the only reason to currently move into full frame is to use a 24 to 28mm shift (or tilt/shift) lens for achitecture, so as to have the advantage of the moderate wide angle lens. Even then, it helps to have a slew of film (full-frame) lenses :). I'm in both camps and I'm buying a used A7 and a PK to Sony E adapter.

Other than that I can't see myself outgrowing my Fuji equipment in the near future. I can load an X-E1 body mounted with a 27mm pancake, and two excellent zooms of 18-55 and 55-200 in a case that's about 10 x 6 x 4 inches and weighs a bit over 3.5 pounds (1.5kg.) The image quality is superb, and I suspect it's the same with any APS-C system with a 16 - 18 mpix sensor and some decent lenses.

I have a friend that has a full-frame Nikon with a battery grip and both of the Nikon f/2.8 zooms (24-70 and 70-200.) He wonders why he's so tired at the end of his vacations. :)

Cheers,
BAB

Sure. But his complaints are not about carrying that, but rather the necessity of having to carry that because of his choices in equipment. By the way, he's 6' 4" and weights 220 pounds.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
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GodSpeaks: I knew this thread would become flamebait when I read it. And sure enough, from browsing the posts, it has become a magnet for the trolls, fanboys and equivalence experts.

Just buy what fits your budget and suits your needs. Pretty much every camera made today by the main players exceeds the capabilities of the user, regardless of sensor size.

If you have specific needs, then factor that into your decision making process when making your purchasing decision.

Too true, and thanks for the time you spent putting your suggestions together. I especially like your statement, "Pretty much every camera made today by the main players exceeds the capabilities of the user, regardless of sensor size." As a member of the old boys' film crowd, it is truly amazing the quality of cameras being produced today.
BAB

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 03:28 UTC
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