Tim Devine

Tim Devine

Lives in United States PA, United States
Works as a IT Technical Lead
Has a website at www.devine.photography
Joined on Mar 9, 2003
About me:

Primary Equipment:

Camera:
Sony a7R

Primes:
Zeiss 15mm Distagon T* f/2.8 ZE
Zeiss 21mm Distagon T* f/2.8 ZE
SMC Pentax 28mm f/3.5
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA
Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 SL Macro APO-
Lanthar

Zooms:
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA
OSS
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm f/3.4 C/Y
Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS L

Secondary Equipment:

Cameras:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D
Sigma DP1 Merrill

Primes:
Nikon Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI
Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-s
Zeiss 28mm Distagon T* f/2.8 C/Y
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Nikon Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AI

Zooms:
Minolta MD 35-70mm f/3.5 Macro

Accessories
Singh-Ray LB, Zeiss, Marumi Polarizers
Tiffen HT NDs, Marumi NDs
Canon 580EX,
Gitzo GT2540EX
Acratech GP
Gitzo GT1541T
Photoclam PC-33NS
RRS L Brackets
Mountainsmith Paragon
Crumpler 6, 8 MDH

Comments

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On Adams Falls in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

ThanksForMemories: Beautiful.

Much appreciated, thank you!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
In reply to:

aftab: " There are many development tasks around that goal, such as increasing resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and so on. Ultimately what we want is to have a camera that incorporates all of this. With unlimited resolution, unlimited sensitivity and unlimited dynamic range you can take photos of anything that exists on this earth. That's our ultimate goal. "

Canon users who worry about resolution and DR, worry not. Canon has you in their mind. :)

Ah...I sort of understand Canon's strategy. Stick with the old sensor designs until they can come up with a sensor that has unlimited resolution and unlimited dynamic range. Why bother making improvements when they are so close (I assume) to an impossible goal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
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Donnie G: "Canon should do things the same way that Sony does". REALLY? Sony is closing 65 stores in the U.S. and eliminating 1,000 jobs. They call it restructuring or cost control. Others might call it RETREAT. Canon controls their costs by selling specific products to the regions of the globe where there is an actual demand for that product, (ie., the EOS M2). Thus, no excess inventory and no wasted marketing dollars. Which is the better cost control strategy? Don't know? Sony does!

"Canon should make their CMOS chips the same way that Sony does, because the Sony chips are way better". REALLY? Some Gear Heads may indeed see an advantage in the Sony chip design, but Gear Heads make up less than 1% of the camera market, and chip design, by itself, doesn't sell cameras. Brand identity does. Over 70 million Canon EOS DSLR owners think the Canon brand is perfect for their needs. How many Sony Alpha, DSLR, SLT, NEX, etc., owners feel as strongly about the Sony brand?

Stagnation on sensor technology = good?
Innovation on sensor technology = bad?

Milking your sensor designs can only get you so far, eventually the lemmings will figure out there are other options.

I've owned Canon cameras since the 80's, the EOS 650, EOS 630, EOS 3, 10D, 20D, 5D, and 5D II. My last camera (and two lens) purchases were Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 01:03 UTC
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
In reply to:

DavidsfotosDotCom: Why is DXO rating at 30 in one place & 31 in another?
Why is DXO not rating the ef 35mm f2 iS yet?
Canon's ef 35mm f2 iS has better MTF than its 35mm f1.4L!
We need this info to compare.

The jury is out I guess until they get it reviewed, but early reports seem to indicate Sigma will still win in the resolution department.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/12/another-35mm-lens-for-canon#more-11231

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 01:40 UTC

It's beautiful...but finding a way to produce a more expensive version of the SD1 does make me snicker a little. Sort of seems like a "Netflix" type move. Release a camera at a price that causes an uproar and then produce a limited edition version that's even more expensive. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 22:46 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
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