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Valentinian

Valentinian

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Sep 14, 2011

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On Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples article (182 comments in total)

ok, ok... beautiful lens.... but... in mft we have the 75mm/f1.8 which is at least as good, costs way less and it is smaller and lighter.... and if your budget is tighter, then in mft you can use the Sigma 60mm/f2.8....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

How does it compare with the Sigma 17-70 f 2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM ?
The Sigma was praised for its IQ; now it costs $399

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:20 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

Funny, interesting and great photos.
However, giving that 50% of marriages end in divorce, which one of the two spouses will wish in thirty years that he/she thru her/him down the cliff when they had a chance?
ok - that's my bad sense of humor, so I apologize....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 16:50 UTC as 27th comment

second: 200/4

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:33 UTC as 24th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (452 comments in total)

the specs comparison table seems to show that the E M-10 lcd is the tilting type. Isn't it fully articulated?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 23:03 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (581 comments in total)
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DenWil: Wish it came with the 90 f2 installed. Wide is useless to me.

In my opinion maybe the M series of cameras and lenses are at a dead end. They can still sell them the same way they still sell the M7.
Instead, the Q is the starting point of a real modern digital Leica camera series.
They do need to develop an interchangeable Q type version and Q lenses

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (581 comments in total)
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DenWil: Wish it came with the 90 f2 installed. Wide is useless to me.

Hopefully Leica will make an interchangeable version of both the Q camera and the 28mm summilux. And of course other Q lenses: 50mm , 90mm, 135mm etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:59 UTC

I took a beautiful portrait of a face of a lady friend of mine (the lady is so beautiful that it would have been difficult, even for me, that the portrait could be ugly - and no, I am not posting it). Then unsing photoshop I made it B & W. I like the black & white version more than the original.
My point is that for certain type of photos (face portrait is my case, but there could be other cases), for certain type of photos black & white is better.
However, I cannot afford the Leica monochrome and a Leica lens unless I mortgage my house, and then manage to escape my wife reaction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 11:28 UTC as 63rd comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)

it seems a very nice camera .....
I would buy it; but have the E M-5 and would not consider upgrading to the G7 because:
- would use the G7 with 10mm, 14mm and 25mm, but would not mount the 75mm without ibis.
- now my money needs to go to a tele (Kipon & Canon 200mm/2.8 L ?) then in a year or two will look for a new camera with ibis.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 16:53 UTC as 76th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: I don't know any trees that stay perfectly still for 8 second, how does the new 40mp function work in that scenario?

take a picture of a wide landscape, not of a tree near you

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Cipher: Some really nice upgrades to the original E-M5. The layout of the controls, EVF ,IBIS, wifi and electronic shutter are the biggest improvements. The 40MP hi-res mode is a bit too restrictive to be of real use. But why oh why didn't Olympus address the biggest weakness of m43 and add phase detect to the sensor. Why do Panasonic (DFD) and Olympus restrict their best focus system to one model?

well, in a sense wasn't E M-1 designed precisely to be able to use the 4/3 lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AllOtherNamesTaken: These cameras would be so much more appealing with PDAF pixels (like Nikon 1-series).

Pretty much no excuse not to have PDAF built in as well these days, especially at $1000+.

Why do you think that PDAF is better than contrast only?
contrast AF is becoming so fast that now "it can be used for sport"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Cipher: Some really nice upgrades to the original E-M5. The layout of the controls, EVF ,IBIS, wifi and electronic shutter are the biggest improvements. The 40MP hi-res mode is a bit too restrictive to be of real use. But why oh why didn't Olympus address the biggest weakness of m43 and add phase detect to the sensor. Why do Panasonic (DFD) and Olympus restrict their best focus system to one model?

phase AF hopefully will stay with E M-1 only (for anybody using the 4/3 lenses).
It appears that contrast AF is getting faster and faster, and it doesn't need to hybrid it with phase (check the forum for some problem that it creates on E M-1 sometimes)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:25 UTC

Nikon 300mm/f4 ... shorter, lighter.......available next month for $ 2,000.
When will OLYMPUS release their 300mm/f4 ?????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)

could Voigtlander manual-focus wide-angle lenses be mounted on the A7-II with an adapter? anyone did that?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (70 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

EVF has been improving, but it is not yet as good as OVF for manual focus

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (70 comments in total)

Barney Britton (6): "one of the main differences in terms of performance between DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras has been autofocus".
Well... also the EVF still has to catch-up with the DSLR' OVF...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 16th comment | 13 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)

Nobody need me to say that in the film era Leica was great: first class lenses, terrific range finder body.
However, now, it is not cost-effective to make perfect lenses, because the modern camera software will correct distortions and aberrations; and the camera body doesn't have to last forever, because the digital evolution makes any camera almost semi-obsolete after a few years compared to the new developed ones.
Sorry, Leica: you were a dream..... Now you are a memory of excellence. But to take photos other cameras are more fit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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ThePhilips: The LX100 made me realize what's missing.

No matter how hard I look at it, I see LX100 as nothing else but a m43 camera with a premium 12-35 zoom glued to it. There is no point for me to buy the LX100 as a camera - (if I decide to buy it) I would be buying it as a "lens" for my m43 collection.

And that made me realize: the missing are an LX101 with 100-300mm eq lens and an LX102 with 7-20mm eq lens. If Pana engineers have managed to cram the 12-35 into such dimensions, I'm pretty sure they can also do some magic with the longer and the wider lenses. LX100 is targeted at pro/semi-pro/enthusiasts. But to cover the market better, they also have to differentiate with the lenses: some users like it wider, some users like it longer. I'd definitely buy the LX102. And very likely the LX101. But LX100? I have already two lenses covering the "standard" range...

I "liked" your first paragraph: it was a great thing to say that the LX100 is actually .... a lens !
actually, a very good lens: why would you buy a 12-35/2.8 when you could buy the LX100 and have a second body?
I don't agree on your second paragraph:
while a lens like the one on the LX100 could not be made for the innterchangeable M4/3, a "good" 100-300mm equivalent can be made, and I wish it would be made, or, even better, a prime 250mm/f4.5... (just dreaming)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (441 comments in total)

What would be the technical reason not to release a 24-75mm(equivalent)/f1.7-2.8 for the interchangeable lens micro four thirds system?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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