le_alain

le_alain

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Joined on Oct 13, 2005

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AbrasiveReducer: The takeaway is that great lenses can be built anywhere but it's too expensive in Germany. While Sony squandered most of what they got from Minolta (and yes, Minolta had some superb lenses including several re-branded for Leitz) they wisely saw they needed assistance with lenses. Of course, Zeiss is not new to this, having a similar arrangement with Kyocera for their Contax-branded cameras.

Cosina is amazingly capable especially with short runs, producing everything from budget film SLRs to Zeiss lenses but apparently they are not producing some of the most recent Zeiss.

"Only the Touits arent made by Cosina AFAIK"
nope,

only the "M", "ZE", "ZF" are made by Cosina
;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP article (168 comments in total)
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johnsmith404: Calling a resolution increase of just around 12% a 'leap' is pushing it a bit.

Nope ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)

For the remark obaout Olympus 45 1.8 resolution,
as it's sensor shift, and always a 16Mpx sensor, I don't understand why the lense should limit more the total resolution ?

For the sample I saw, it was more that pixel shift was not equal to a real full res sensor .
;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (161 comments in total)
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electrophoto: If only they would have added a 35mm lens ;)
Well I'm glad they didn't - otherwise I'd find myself tempted.
Never been a big fan of 28mm in a fixed lens camera....
I've used some - and always found my X100 23mm (=35mm) lens far more useful on a fixed.

nice camera so... especially throwing in some modern...
I'm not much a leica shooter (used to shoot some film Leicas years ago, but the price tag never was my range... ) but I can see why the Q is an interesting product.

If you do a crop, you are at the same working disatnce, you only keep what is the angle of view of a 35mm at the same distance
-> so same perspective.
But If you want to have FF the same framing than the 35mm, you have to reduce this working distance with your 28mm, and that change perspective
;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 10:15 UTC

I prefer the original coolpix 4500 :)-

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 13:07 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply
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Artak Hambarian: ...and also please at least a modest zoom like 20 - 40 mm f/2.8. In that case I would pay even $6k. This would help me not to change my lenses on the dslr so frequently. If you like this idea, give me a discount, Leica!

VARIO-ELMAR-R f/3,5-4/21-35 92-63° 9/8 - 0,50 500
VARIO-ELMARIT-R ASPH. f/2,8-4,5/28-90 63-23° 11/8 - 0,60 740
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/3,5-4,5/28-70 76-34° 11/8 - 0,50 450
VARIO-ELMARIT-R ASPH. f/2,8/35-70 64-34° 11/9 - 0,70
- 0.30
en position
macro 1000
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/3,5/35-70 (II) 64-35° 8/7 - 1,00 450
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/3,5/35-70 (I) 64-35° 8/7 - 1,00 420
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/4/35-70 64-34° 8/7 - 0,60
- 0,26
en position
macro 500
VARIO-APO-
ELMARIT-R f/2,8/70-180 34-14° 13/10 - 1,70 1870
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/4/70-210 35-12° 12/9 - 1,10 720
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/4/80-200 29-12,5° 12/9 - 1,10 1020
VARIO-ELMAR-R f/4,2/105-280 23-8,8° 13/10 - 1,70 1950

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (568 comments in total)

and with an M Mount .... :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 14:01 UTC as 84th comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1067 comments in total)
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arphoto: Though, it lacks a second sd port, for events and wedding shooters.
what is AF performance in low light ?
I expect -3ev with this sensitive sensor,that would be great

-4 is A7s territory

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:53 UTC

Well done, and fun :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 12:20 UTC as 42nd comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Alpha Photo: Now if Sony could only get rid of the fake prism box on top of their cameras....

I bougt A7, A7s, A7II, only because of this wonderful box.
Sony A6000 look is so .. so.. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:00 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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forpetessake: When will DPR stop publishing misleading numbers? It's NOT "a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom".

You either provide conversion for both f-stop and focal length, which are mind-blowing F14.6-33.8 24-2000mm FF equivalent. Or provide the physical parameters, which are F2.8-6.5 4.6-385mm.

It's hard to believe DPR continues making honest mistakes -- writing a F14.6-33.8 4.6-385mm would have been an honest mistake, and I've never seen that.

@mosc, not totally exact:
Use a FF200mm f2.8 on FF or APSC, full open you always use the 71mm aperture, and it's what give the light on the sensor or film by area unit, so You can use the same result of an external lightmeter to setup both cameras.
But as you say, the APSC sensor is 43¨of the FF sensor, so the total of light light/area*area is 43% less. That's why you for a similar picture, you have around 1stop more noise. Then for DOF, with the same physical aperture, as the angle of view is shorter, you have to go back 1.5x the distance to get the same shot, and so the DOF is 1.5x the one of a FF body, because you don't shoot the same picture at the same distance. If uou shoot at the same disatnce, you have exactly the same DOF if you shootyour 200mm at 2.8, but you have not the same picture.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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forpetessake: When will DPR stop publishing misleading numbers? It's NOT "a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom".

You either provide conversion for both f-stop and focal length, which are mind-blowing F14.6-33.8 24-2000mm FF equivalent. Or provide the physical parameters, which are F2.8-6.5 4.6-385mm.

It's hard to believe DPR continues making honest mistakes -- writing a F14.6-33.8 4.6-385mm would have been an honest mistake, and I've never seen that.

"By forpetessake (4 hours ago)
Please refrain from the silly f2.8 is f2.8 comments. It's good to know the subject before commenting and embarrassing onesel"
perhaps you don't know the difference between physical f2.8, and the quantity of light the sensor gets per area unit or in totality ?
Sorry 2.8 is 2.8. Then you can speak of equivalent for focal, DOF or overall quantity of light the sensor gets.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
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En Trance: Finally, a manufacturer correcting shortcomings for free. Wish there were more out there.
Too bad, I do not like Nikon. Don't know why?

@ En Trance
I love Nikon, I dislike Sony, but I love the A7 line, size and look, and I sold my Nikon gear, bought A7 and A7II and try to live with all their shortcomings...
As you say, many persons and many roads

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 06:53 UTC

Wow !
What a cool garage ... ! :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:57 UTC as 78th comment
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Stigg: hmm, no matter the weather you just keep taking boring snapshots. even antsy bad-breath adams could make more interesting mediocre shots than these. try throwing your camera at some rocks or off a cliff. they'll definitely be more lively than your usual.

hmmm, boring unintersting comment, threw your keyboard against the wall, it will definitely be better than your usual.
http://www.dpreview.com/members/296810275/comments

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 07:34 UTC
On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)
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vscd: I don't understand why Nikon doesn't use the number 5400 for it. The 5xxx is not unlimited with numbers and I think the series will go on for some more years ;)

That's why no D400 :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
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m43er: That cat photo sold me...I want one.

You want a cat ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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Cane: Why does Sony let Zeis make almost all their FE lenses. It's like Ford having Ferrari make all their engines. Just because a camera is FF doesn't mean only $1000 + lenses are the only thing you should attach to it.

Maybe this is such a great plan that Canon should follow and only sell L lenses.

The 35 1.4 was annouced before,
but you're right I didn't see they put it in the list
;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 08:41 UTC
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le_alain: Thanks !
as startup time with an FE lense on A7 is 3x the start-up time with a legacy lense
On A7II the startup time is better , around half the A7

No, on A7 series, before update, it makes near 3s to boot with an FE lense. Try it with a chrono ;)
on A7 II it's far quicker

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 08:37 UTC
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Cane: Why does Sony let Zeis make almost all their FE lenses. It's like Ford having Ferrari make all their engines. Just because a camera is FF doesn't mean only $1000 + lenses are the only thing you should attach to it.

Maybe this is such a great plan that Canon should follow and only sell L lenses.

Heuuuu none of the FE lenses announced today are Zeiss .....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
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