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Mssimo: A serious optical company would post transmittance charts. I dont see any charts.
Here is one from zeiss.

Koreans couldn't possibly make a decent or innovative optical product. Yes, Only serious German companies make decent glass; that must be why all serious professionals are shooting with cameras made there. Right? Comments here are so arrogant they border on being racist. Seriously!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:15 UTC

I seem to remember that Leica had a sensor built just for their needs; that is, one that somehow angled the outer chip pixels towards the sensor's center? I know that both CCD's and CMOS's do best with more collimated light. Leica's and their ilk were made in the days of film; silver halide crystals don't particularly care at which angle the photons come from.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 20th comment
On Ricoh WG-5 GPS updates rugged series article (43 comments in total)

I love my 3 year old WG3. I've taken it On every a type of adventure from sailing to snow shoeing and It's truly a remarkable camera.
I would trade off a camera that was slightly bigger for one with a larger sensor and RAW capability. And it certainly looks better than Canon and Fuji's tub toys.
People have told me it resembles a carbon fiber dog bone; I'm good with that.
Minor gripe is that the buttons are too small to,operate with gloved hands. Also, invest in a good float strap because it sinks like a rock.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 06:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)

If it's as reliable and robust as my 1Ds' it will find a place in my studio. It looks like a serious camera for skilled professionals.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 06:23 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (124 comments in total)
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otto k: See, it's not expensive, these guys are barely getting by, even the chief executive needs to save up to buy one, that's how low his salary is, all to keep the price down...

More snarky remarks from silly people.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 06:19 UTC
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neo_nights: Is it me or does it have more of a Medium Format look?

It'd be nice to see if Pentax could make a small camera (for fullframe standards of course) like they did with the K5.

Old trusty, worn 6x7 with it's wooden handle sits atop my shelf in my studio along side other relics. Sometimes I catch it leering and snarling at my digital equipment like Cerberus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
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Wm Leddon Studios: I photograph Architectural Interiors & Exteriors, Fine Art Landscapes, and Environmental Portraits. I own a Canon 5D11 that does only an acceptable job for what I do. I passed on the 5D111 and will be passing on the new 5DS & 5DS R they do not address my needs.

There was an article posted by Nic Granleese's Blog headlined with the question is the Canon DDS R architectural photographers have been waiting for? Well not for me. I always find myself in precarious positions in order to get the prospective I want. One never photographs landscape or portrait compositions from a full standing position. Almost on every shoot I'm on, the camera is in a position where I can't see the LCD screen. The defiance to incorporate a fully articulating rear LCD screen on any professional camera is irresponsible.

Would love to see this camera mirrorless, converters made available for prime major brand lenses, a no AA filter option, w. Sony-Like dynamic range & low light performance AT MINIMUM.

That would be nice. Why not a 1DX with a 17mm and 24mm TS lens? Or an Alpa (mortgages available)? http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2458339852/phase-one-and-alpa-release-official-details-and-pricing-of-a-series-medium-format-cameras

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:46 UTC

Like it. Looks like a professional camera which means that if it doesn't play video games the whiners will be here in droves. The styling is a bit reminiscent of the 6x7 (look it up). It will be interesting to see how it compares to the new Canon 5Ds which is already in production.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 93rd comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2955 comments in total)
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ozturert: It will sell like hot cakes. Some people who say "DR is bad" have no idea what DR is. In a normal print or on a regular IPS monitor, it's extremely difficult if not impossible to see the difference in DR between 5DMarkIII and D800. You need to apply +3EV or more to both RAWs or brighten shadows a lot to see the difference.
Canon's 5DMarkIII, 7D MII and 1D's are very intuitive and simple to use. Menus are logical, buttons are well placed, operation is smooth, bodies are solid, AF systems are one of the best, just like D810 and D4s are.
Get 5DsR, some primes, 11-24mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8LII, 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II, and you wil get excellent 50MP files and this set is much more mobile than medium formats. Now try to find an equivalent set in medium format. Although Hasselblad would give you better files, the difference would not be huge when you attach an Otus to 5DsR. Or mount a Sigma 50mm f1.4 A and be done.
Before jumping and screaming, note that I say "medium format files would be better".

Spot on! Couldn't have said it better myself (see my previous post). Honestly, I feel sometimes I've walked into a frat party here and had a beer spilled on my head when my intention was to attend a social gathering of adults. The consistent and robust performance of my steady but aging 1Ds MK II's and III's are a testament to this camera line's reliability and flexibility.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2955 comments in total)

If you're not used to working with controlled studio lighting or shooting with a tripod/studio stand you will never "get" this camera. It's not for phtoto journalism, sports or nature; that's what the 1DX is for.This is a professional tool to be used by capable photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 03:38 UTC as 448th comment | 4 replies
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JIMIX PHOTO: On a more serious note though, this clearly shows us what today's world is all about: marketing, hype, brand, re-brand and ultimately - as usual - money, and all that powered by sheer greed. Ever wandered about the origins of the financial crisis? The numerous wars, terrorism, hunger, unemployment, degrading natural environment, arms race, greenhouse effect, pollution justified by progress, crumbling economies, all nations going bankrupt? Well, it's always been because of greed, and the photo industry is no different in any respect.

Conspicuous consumption and narcissistic excess have always found their place when things have gone to hell.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:35 UTC

I guess that's what a head on collision between a camera and a tree looks like.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:30 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

Finally! Neiman Marcus can now sell cameras unabashedly. I would display it right next to the Beatles White Album and photo of john Lennon's all white room. Ob-La_Di, Ob-La-Da! Or maybe just Oy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

Would have been much better with some really dirty dishes in there - some flying food chunks and all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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rondhamalam: Bullsh*t !!!
Certified??? big LoL


Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:01 UTC

Can I have Victor's voice on my message?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 8th comment
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MarcusGR: A very complicated way to obtain a rather miserable result ... connecting a large, horizontal circle of cameras all around an action-scene would have provided a much more interesting result ... OK, it would have been more costly as well. But at least worth the effort !

Hope their professor gave them a decent grade for the effort.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:56 UTC

Terrific! A truly nauseating perspective here on Earth for a fraction of the cost of actual going into outer space.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

John Lennon would have loved this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:53 UTC as 45th comment
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

So the method of image or for that matter audio capture/recording is patentable? What a joke! I really had to check the date on my calendar to see that it wasn't April 1st; this story is right up there with some of NPR's April Fool's Day news parodies like exploding maple trees.
Oh gee, was my avatar photographed on a white background? I'll cease and desist!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 8th comment
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