evogt500

evogt500

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Joined on May 20, 2009
About me:

Olympus OM-1 (35mm)
Canon EOS Elan 7e (35mm)
Olympus Camedia D-560z (battery eater but no NR!)
Canon EOS 70D
Sony Cybershot DSC-P92 (aperture malfunction)
Canon Powershot SD500 (IXUS 700)
Fujifilm Finepix Z5fd (Best ultra compact camera not mentioned on DPReview)
Fujifilm S200EXR (no ORBS!)

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On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: If the new 7-bladed aperture means an improvement on bokeh (look her for instance how "special" the old one is: http://www.pbase.com/gbleek/image/37881395), I fully intend to buy one. The improved focus ring should now make it a viable option for astrophotography.

Andrea, I agree, and because there is no hard stops on the focus ring or a distance scale. it will be more difficult to find infinity compared to micromotor or USM.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: If the new 7-bladed aperture means an improvement on bokeh (look her for instance how "special" the old one is: http://www.pbase.com/gbleek/image/37881395), I fully intend to buy one. The improved focus ring should now make it a viable option for astrophotography.

Just my opinion but I don't think STM AF is good for astrophotography due to it not having hard stops.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 06:47 UTC

Those must be the new phase detection points ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 96th comment
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

I wonder if it will fit on my Pentax Q.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:42 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

Is Fuji still using micromotor technology for their autofocus?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 18:00 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3327 comments in total)

Plastic bodies for these cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 06:34 UTC as 320th comment
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)

"The Rebel T6s / EOS 750D is designed in the 'classic' Rebel way, with no top-plate mounted LCD screen and with the exposure mode dial on the upper-right of the body. "

I believe this is a typo and is instead to be T6i.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 22:58 UTC as 39th comment
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (73 comments in total)
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mattgoblue: I use a 50D for my high school sports work but wanted a full frame for portraiture. I purchased the 6d and am happy with it but can't seem to figure out how to get to the low ISO's (100 & 50). I set the ISO range to 50-1600 in the menu but the lowest ISO I can select still only goes to 200. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If you have Highlight Tone Priority turned on, the lowest ISO speed will be 200. For lower ISO, turn off HTP.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Where is the "I want it" Button? Sigma is hypnotizing me with there new ART line.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 19:03 UTC as 19th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3327 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: all mfrs are still using mono-ISO sensor circuitry (read one ISO, or at one Gain level)
hence: single rgb/luminance histogram

next generation should pursue: double (if not triple, quad, quint+) ISO sensor circuitry.

at least start with TWO, where the shooter can select ISO/Gain, so the sensor is read simultaneously twice, where one custom tweaks the position of TWO rgb/luminance histograms to cover the entire intensity range of an illuminated scenario.

whilst a peaky/narrow 'thin' histogram renders a flat looking image (not easily clipped; but lit details are good but in a very narrow luminance range)

and

a fat/stretched out 'fat' histogram renders a high contrast looking image (too easily clipped; on either/or ends of the histogram; ETTR is just as tricky as ETTL, depending on which end of the luminance details matters more (shadow or highlights?), but details are more posterized/stepped such that the finest gradients are lost (unnatural looking)

solution: two (or more) ...

Fujifilm had the EXR sensor. Low and high sensitivity photodiodes on a single chip. It was great for DR. Not so great for moving subjects and had issues with processing fine detail.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 06:24 UTC

looking at that image of their camera, I can see why they closed it down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 09:15 UTC as 141st comment | 2 replies
On Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses article (20 comments in total)
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beavertown: Does this USB dock also used for unbreak of 3rd party lenses support in the future? Like nasty Nikon switched off Tamron A005 for the V1 via dirty firmware update.

If yes, Tamron and other 3rd party lenses manufacturers should release a dock like Sigma does.

Yes, Sigma had firmware update for their lens for Nikon cameras that had the "updated" firmware. Example D5300.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

70D firmware update

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 890th comment

I want this and i don't even own a Fuji ILC.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 32nd comment

Canon, fix my 70D's wide aperture autofocus issue.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 03:12 UTC as 12th comment

Aww, I thought it was going to be a recall for the 70D's phase detection auto-focus sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 14th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (205 comments in total)

I am guessing this camera is made in the same cheap chinese factory as all the other small sensored super zooms from Kodak, Fujifilm, Afga, and Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 03:44 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply

After seeing Fuji's new line of bridge cameras, I'm happy to still have my S200EXR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (695 comments in total)
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pixperfect: It seems Canon cameras are getting better and better.

EOS 50D - Magnesium body
EOS 60D - Aliminum body
EOS 70D - Plastic body

Am I missing something?

60D was plastic as well. Both 60D and 70D have metal chassis.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 16:32 UTC
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Raist3d: Fuji, I love your other Xtrans cameras, but this is not it. This is an XF1 rebadged (the concept, not literally). Um.... no.

yup, it even says EXRCMOS under sensor type in the specs. Probably a typo. Even if its a rebadged XF1, I like it. And its not as if this is a new thing to do. All manufacturers have rebadged products with slightly new specs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:40 UTC
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