Valentinian

Valentinian

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

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Eleson: "and utilises the existing Super35mm sensor in the EOS C100."
Tell us more! Did the sensor always have this capability or does it mean they it can be done on every sensor?
I think that last sentence was the coolest part of this press release.

Read also: "phase detection Auto Focus (AF) technology designed to support video shooting, and a compatible CMOS sensor was included in the original design of the EOS C100"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 12:48 UTC
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition article (92 comments in total)

I'm really considering putting on eBay my E M-5 with the 75/1.8.
That should give me enough fund to buy this marvellous Leica with the fascinating soft pouch.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 16:17 UTC as 49th comment
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

impressive development.
however, if someone has $1300 to spend on a camera, what would be his/her options?
Sony DCS-RX10
E M-5 with 12-50
?
?
can you make a list?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:41 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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kadardr: I want a camera with proper manual focus!

kadardr wrote : "I want a camera with proper manual focus!"

you mean a Leica?

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 13:01 UTC
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absentaneous: in some way it of course make sense but on the other hand I wonder where would be fair to draw the line. for example, I come across a great looking sports car on the street and I take a picture of it and turn it into a poster and I sell copies of it. does that mean the company which designed and constructed the car can sue me? by that logic one couldn't possible take a picture of something man made or designed and use it commercially without permission without getting sued.

@ absentaneous
1) the firm who designed the clothes the model was wearing maybe is the firm commissioning the spot.
2) the tires the ferrari is using or the color ferrari is painted with are part of the ferrari; so it would be enough to have the ferrari consent.
3) The permission from the parents who gave birth to the model are needed only if the model is under age.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 14:32 UTC
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absentaneous: in some way it of course make sense but on the other hand I wonder where would be fair to draw the line. for example, I come across a great looking sports car on the street and I take a picture of it and turn it into a poster and I sell copies of it. does that mean the company which designed and constructed the car can sue me? by that logic one couldn't possible take a picture of something man made or designed and use it commercially without permission without getting sued.

if you want to use a ferrari and a fashion model in a spot to sell whatever, you must pay the model and seek permission to have a ferrari in the spot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 23:12 UTC

The sculptor's work was exposed to the public the same way a song is copyrighted and published. Anybody who sings that song in concert for a profit should pay something to the author.
Of course the USPS had to pay the sculptor.
As someone in this forum already pointed out, it is very strange that the US government didn't reserve all rights to reproduce and use in any way the sculptor's work when his work was commissioned and he was paid.
Isn't that what happens, for instance, when you enter one of your photos into a photographic contest?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 22:54 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Well done for Nikon, except.... its marketing stinks because you cannot buy just the AW1 and the 10mm (equiv. 27mm) ONLY.
Underwater snorkeling I would use the 27mm equivalent ONLY -is that me, or anybody else agrees?
(also a flash would be useful)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 14:00 UTC as 107th comment | 4 replies
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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Chris_in_Osaka: Well, it wouldn't be a first. Back in the pre-m4/3's days, weren't the Zuiko 18-180mm and 70-300mm Sigma designed? The only difference is that those were low end "standard" lenses. The 75mm 1.8mm is a higher end product.

What I'd be more interested in finding out is if Olympus is actually manufacturing the 75mm. Considering that almost everything else in their product line is made in China, and sales of the old regular 4/3's lenses that were made in Japan are pretty much as dead as that system, it wouldn't surprise me if the 75mm is made in Japan by Sigma. I can't imagine Olympus are keeping a lens factory running to produce only 2 high end, limited market lenses (the 75mm and 12mm).

Another company manufacturing for Olympus wouldn't be a first either. If I remember correctly, the original E-1 camera, the only E system camera to have been manufactured in Japan, was built by Sanyo.

Sigma lenses are made in Japan.... is Sigma making the 75/1.8 for olympus?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 16:51 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)

Sigma became a very good quality lens maker. Will they ever design and make a 250mm/f4 for m4/3 ? (it'll be ok if sold under different "brand" name...)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 16:49 UTC as 25th comment

(Dpreview's "wolf in sheep's clothing" couldn't say it better...)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 50th comment
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TN Args: Why would they choose an eye point of only 17.5mm? Surely eyeglass wearers like me cannot live with that? My camera's eye point is 22mm and it is only just enough when wearing glasses. I would not want to go below 21mm.

What were they thinking?

maybe can the EVF prescription be adjusted so that it can at least be used w/out prescription glasses ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 15:02 UTC

Olympus ! what were you thinking when you made the EP5 without an EVF ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:59 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Panasonic and Olympus should come up with this kind of sensor BEFORE Canon starts making mirrorless cameras. otherwise Canon will eat m4/3 share of the market.
Anyway, now next improvement should come in the EVF field.
Then, when EVF will be as good or even better than OVF, mirror dsrl will be dynosaurs.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 17:08 UTC as 408th comment | 4 replies
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Marty4650: I just want to throw this out.

If you need fast lenses that require manual focusing, then consider an f/1.2 legacy lens with an adapter for your M4/3 camera.

I just checked ebay, and found the following recent sales...

Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 lens in good condition..... $186
(in fact, there were several that sold for under $200)
Nikon Non AI 55mm f/1.2 lens in good condition. $260
Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2 lens in good condition... $269

the legacy lenses you quote can only be compared (maybe) to only one of the Nokton f1.2 lenses: the last one (42.5mm).
However, what you write makes sense.
Unless..... unless Cosina-Voigtlander has other plans: considering the three Cosina-Voigtlander 1.2 Nokton lenses, all for mft, and considering that they build the "poor man Leica" FF film Bessas, I wonder if Cosina -Voigtlander is planning to follow the way of Leica, and come out with a manual focus digital rangefinder mft ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:23 UTC
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Gesture: I'd like to see Cosina complete the circle and issue its own digital camera (Epson RD-1 successor). Would love it to take LTM lenses like the RD-1, but that's a dream. How many cameras has Cosina built off that one chassis. (Olympus, Nikon, Bessa, Zeiss Ikon, ...)

considering the three Cosina-Voigtlander 1.2 lenses, all for mft, and considering that they build the "poor man Leica" FF film Bessas, I wonder if Cosina -Voigtlander is planning to follow the way of Leica, and come out with a manual focus digital rangefinder mft ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:07 UTC
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tko: $1265, all manual, 760g.

Canon 85MM F/1.8 = $365, all auto, 425 G

Less performance, more expensive, and heavier. A whopping 0.3" smaller in one dimension, 0.1 in the others.

A perfect example of how M34rds rips of the unsuspecting buyers who think that a F0.95 lens is amazing, and close their eyes to the real specs.

No wonder M43rds doesn't want equivalence spec published - they reveal the sham.

"Less performance"? Really?
Then take two cameras: your Canon with a f1.9 and an OM D E M-5 mft with f1.2
All other factors being the same, the E M-5 with a f1.2 can take a photo where the light is so low that f1.9 is not good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
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fastlass: Can you just say that this is a 42.5 mm m43 lens. The target audience knows what the photographic characteristics in terms of angle of view, depth of field control, and background blur are for them. Let each standard stand on its own.

Really?
then take two cameras: a FF with a f1.9 and mft with f1.2
All other factors being the same, the mft with a f1.2 can take a very low light photo where the f1.9 is not good enough for the FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 14:51 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

Good try, Leica. Your effort is appreciated
Now that you have a camera body, start working for the next upgrade model:
- make the lens interchangeable
- get rid of that circular little flash and buy a state-of-the-art EVF in its place
- design some good Leica lenses.
- buy a state-of-the-art phase/contrast hybrid sensor for fast AF

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 18:28 UTC as 205th comment | 1 reply
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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Valentinian: All the comments seem negative. Ok , so this camera is not for the typical advanced enthusiast photographer who reads this site.
And yet... if a flash and the EVF 2 can be mounted at the same time (can they?), wouldn't this Leica quality built camera be a good choice for wedding photographers?

obviously this camera, for semi-professional indoor shooting, should be used together with a good flash - if that could be done (but VictorTasvina wrote above that it can't be done)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:09 UTC
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