le_alain

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (696 comments in total)
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gipper51: Hmmm...can't wait till somebody like Metabones makes adapters to get 35mm format T/S glass on this body. It should cover the image circle, but probably lose shift. That will open up quite a system if you can deal with all-manual focus glass.

Plus I would imagine just about any medium format lens ever made could be adapted to this body.

Electronic shutter :) :)
doesn't work with flash.. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:33 UTC
On article Western Digital announces My Passport Wireless Pro (43 comments in total)
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Suntan: Just throwing it out as another option for people looking to backup in the field, you can get a number of battery powered "wifi access points" with SD slots and USB ports. A $40 device, plus a 2TB portable HDD ($75) can give you similar functionality, for a lot less.

Aasmund G

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Wireless-Companion-Streamer-External/dp/B00ICEWB58

WIFI enable, can I backup a SD card with my A7RII, as if I had 2 SD slot in the camera ?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
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PedroMZ: One should bare in mind the huge carbon footprint of this type of photography. Fortunately few people can afford it.

more than 3 billion passengers per year by plane, don't know for helicopter:
how many take this "type of photography" and what about their carbon footprint ?
on the contrary this type of photography can bring you to think about the world and aim to reduce the / your carbon footprint

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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MarioV: The close-ups needed more depth of field. I dont really enjoy seeing just the midsection of the subjects. Narrow the aperture down, increase the light if necessary.

so need a 1" sensor ?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:08 UTC

No dust in the finder that time ?
;)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Sand and sky: Photographing Morocco (49 comments in total)
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VladimirCZ: Hi Michael,

Great photograph, loved them all!

May I ask what lenses did you use?

I'm planning a trip to Morocco next year and cannot decide what lenses I might need.
From your photographs I can conclude that UWA is a must for desert shots.

Right now I'm torn between 2 options:
A7II + FE 16-35 f/4
A7II + Batis 18 and nex 5n + FE 55

Your advise is very much appreciated!

Best regards,

Vlad.

to heavy, and too slow till 70mm 5.6 for events.
when in good light it is a good lense, except corners at 24mm, and a bit soft at 240mm

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 06:51 UTC
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jim bennett: "Now that the D5 has 20.8 megapixels a shutter speed of at least 1/2000th is needed to freeze most fast moving sport. What many people don’t realise is that the more megapixels you have the faster shutter speeds necessary to freeze the same action. "
This is the first time I have heard this. I have always been under the impression that it was about having a high enough shutter speed in relation to the focal length of the lens, and taking into account any crop factor that changes the equivalent focal length, but needing a faster shutter with more megapixels is news to me.

difference are linear with resolution.
Resolution is sides of the pictures, so not linear with megapixel count.
~1.4x more if you double megapixels

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 06:47 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: TC's should go no further than 1.4 and still you have to use excellent glass as a basis. It effectively blows up the middle part of your lens so sharpness is going to give. Also because it darkens your image AF is going to deteriorate.

Facts are not opinion.
When I can see the benefice of using a 2xtc over a 1.4tc or over no TC, it is a fact.
Live with your opinions and never use a 2xtc if you want,I live pretty well with 2x tc :)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: TC's should go no further than 1.4 and still you have to use excellent glass as a basis. It effectively blows up the middle part of your lens so sharpness is going to give. Also because it darkens your image AF is going to deteriorate.

That is YOUR opinion,
I have my facts,
I am happy to have good 2xtc and good lenses to put in front of them.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: TC's should go no further than 1.4 and still you have to use excellent glass as a basis. It effectively blows up the middle part of your lens so sharpness is going to give. Also because it darkens your image AF is going to deteriorate.

Not opinion, facts

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

Not only 10000$ lenses !
even my 240€ Tokina ATX 300mm f4 do great with a x2TC and
Nearly every macro lenses shines with 2xtc,
yes there are reasons ( not reach) to use TC with macro lenses

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: TC's should go no further than 1.4 and still you have to use excellent glass as a basis. It effectively blows up the middle part of your lens so sharpness is going to give. Also because it darkens your image AF is going to deteriorate.

"TC's should go no further than 1.4"
nope, see above

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

"2x TCs just degrade quality so much,"
Nope, depends of the converter and of course of the lense in front of it.
Good converter and good lense (should outresolve the sensor enough) -> good results

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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jai2yeux: Can't wait for the live terrorist attacks...
Can't wait for the live suicide attempts...
Can't wait for stupid people being stupid, live...
Oh wait, there's already Periscope for all the sickos out there.
*sigh

Already exists on Periscope ... :(

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Kiwisnap: Pretty much what I have found in use: High ISO not that good and AF in poor light not that good.
Otherwise a nice machine. Could be made better by removing video and jpeg capabilities and making it a RAW only stills machine.

cheaper ?
oh, if it was Leica, remove also the LCD and it would be even more expensive !

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Also in the works as an add-on for this camera is a FILM WINDER LEVER that attaches on the upper right side.

Instead of advancing film, it charges the batteries and prevents arthritis and tendonitis of the fingers due to counting too much money during working hours of business...

.

Yes, that was PERFECT !

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
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LFPCPH: I think the Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder is closer to Das Wescentliche.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1924025521/epsonrd1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epson_R-D1

Epson RD1 was an excellent camera, an upgrade with an up to date sensor would be perfect

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
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jhinkey: Great. I can sleep better at night now.
But seriously there are at least a 1/2 dozen other things that could be improved/fixed via firmware on the A7RII alone - where are those?

- ad a real histogram that reflects the exposure on the sensor, and not the brightness of the image displayed in the view finder
- option that electronic first curtains can auto disable at 1/2000s and above.
- option for that in the quick menu.- many of the hardware option ( like above, or display effect on, etc etc) can't be assigned to the short menu or a button
- not switch to 12bit mode in slow burst mode.
- be able to do slow burst mode in silent shutter
etc etc

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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tom1234567: As a D7200 user I don't see any great advantage of the D500
Other than the tilting lcd which the next D7300 will have
I will wait until the D500 comes down to the price that it's worth which in MY opinion is no more than £1000 and whatever the equivalent is in $
I hope the price drops very soon
Tom G

The body ...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: So if Nikon were a bit like Fuji in supporting older models with firmware upgrades, I might be looking at being able to do this with my D7100. I know - it's not going to happen…

to my D700 ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
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