Jonathan F/2

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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ ObelixCMM, you forgot the 35mm 1.8 OSS. Though have you compared center sharpness of that lens wide open to something like the Panasonic 20mm 1.7? It's incredibly soft and the 20mm is an old design. I can vouch for the Sigma lenses being good for their price range and the Sony 28mm f/2 is best on an FF sensor which I've used with decent results on an A7.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ bluevellet - If you've shot with the 58/60mm FOV, it makes your brain see the lens as a wide telephoto. The 50mm leaves you wanting to go wider, because your brain sees that focal length as a wide angle.

The 58mm FOV was the classic lens before the 50mm. The Ziess Biotar, Helios 44, Nikkor 58mm NOCT, Voigtlander 58mm, etc. are the true classics!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ Mark Alan Thomas - Translation: 50mm is too boring.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ privater, because the Sony aps-c E mount barely has any decent lenses to choose from!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC

All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 29th comment | 15 replies
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

If you're on a packed flight and there is no overhead space, they might make you to check-in your case. At least if your camera gear is a backpack you can stash it under the seat.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)

I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (118 comments in total)

Lens. Of. The. Year!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 13th comment
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Jonathan F/2: More overpriced hipster lenses by Lomo? Just buy a Helios 44 for $30-40 and get the better OOF bokeh effects, sharper glass and all for a fraction of the price!

Doesn't bother me, but for those looking for an "effects" lens, the Helios 44 and other similar lenses can serve the same purpose at a fraction of the cost. Being serious about your photography doesn't mean having to part with your hard earned cash so easily!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

More overpriced hipster lenses by Lomo? Just buy a Helios 44 for $30-40 and get the better OOF bokeh effects, sharper glass and all for a fraction of the price!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 17th comment | 11 replies
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Jonathan F/2: Panasonic makes great cameras with minimal hype. Sony makes great cameras with paid off photo bloggers who take Sony sponsored trips to Miami.

Sony taking over the world by throwing crap on the wall and seeing what sticks!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:38 UTC

Panasonic makes great cameras with minimal hype. Sony makes great cameras with paid off photo bloggers who take Sony sponsored trips to Miami.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:40 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies

So nice of Fuji to keep updating their unfinished cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year. Good job Panasonic!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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DoubleDash: Taking into account that these pictures were shot with the A7RII, i'm not really impressed by the sharpness and bokeh.

Taking into account that this lens is just $250, i still believe it's a pretty decent deal.

But, I don't see any reason why, if you have the RII, you would buy this lens over the 55mm 1.8.

Huh? I think this new 50mm will be fine on the A7R/II. I shot the the 50mm 1.8 G on the D800 with the 36mp sensor, and stopped down just a tad, pictures looked great! Not to mention the Zeiss 55mm 1.8 is probably one of the most boring optical lenses ever. The Voigtlander 58mm 1.4 for example smothers the Zeiss in wide open character and charm!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 20:44 UTC

Sony looks to be on the path of affordable FF for the masses!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 60th comment
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (278 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

In regards to flagship bodies, I believe the D1/D1H/D1X were a Nikon/Sony collaborative design of a down-sampled 10mp'ish sensor. The D3X was a Sony sensor, but everything from the D2H LBCAST sensor up to the D5 looks to be designed by Nikon in-house.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (278 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

Nikon hasn't used a Sony based sensor on their flagship sports cameras since the D1. Everything from the D2H until now has been a Nikon design.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (278 comments in total)

I think the 85mm 1.8 G shots look pretty darn good! Though I don't think any real working pro would bring an f/4 lens to a live band performance. I think either the 14-24mm 2.8 or 20mm 1.8 would of been a better choice for covering the wide angle. It'd also be more realistic pushing the D5 high ISO capabilities using those lenses as it would be reflective of how a working pro would use the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 43rd comment

M43 and Fuji are done. Budget Sony FE just drove the nail into the coffin of the small sensor format!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies
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