Lawn Lends

Lawn Lends

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (777 comments in total)
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justmeMN: [I had it], but returned it, because using it was a hassle. :-)

This post makes me shutter with fear.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (777 comments in total)
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Tee1up: Short of selling a kidney, this won't ever happen for me but i would love to take this out for a couple weekends. There's almost a cool steampunk thing going on....

I dont think they rent kidneys. If they did, I wonder how the kidney repossession process would work.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (777 comments in total)
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StevenE: This thing is barely medium format. The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.
Previous Hasselblads were 50% wider than full frame

Well, this also brings up a discrepancy with FF too. The "full format" actually sounds bigger than "medium format" or even "large format". Why cant we call FF what it is? "35mm format".

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (777 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.

Joe, while you are controlling the lens cap, who is lighting the flash power?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (777 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: I suppose the next thing is a Hasselblad forum here?

For the dozens of Hasselblad owners?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (777 comments in total)
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wolfie: Another nail into the DSLR coffin ... :))

Yake, I dont think you can cover everything of Wolfie's argument by just saying that this wont steal buyers of SLRs because they cant afford it. The fact is Ha$$elblad, a noted producer of quality photographic equipment, are putting a mirrorless design into a top of the line product is still significant. On the other hand, if you could show that it is the mirrorless design which is causing the high cost of the product, then I think you would have a better argument.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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ChaosCloud: Beautiful CGI

I suspect the increasing use of ganja has something to do with the proliferation of conspiracy enthusiasts.
http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20140717/marijuana-paranoia

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
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ChaosCloud: Beautiful CGI

Completely Genuine Images.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 05:29 UTC

Great, I needed something to test out my new 360 degree monitor.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 05:23 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (218 comments in total)

I tried this once and gave up. It was a simple experiment, I took two exposures of the same still scene -- one focused in the foreground and one focused on the background. Then I tried to combine them. I found that the image focused on the background had a blur in it that goes beyond the actual edge of the foreground object into the background. This blur cant be removed from the background without damaging the background. Stacking will add the foreground object in focus. But it also leaves a little blur surrounding the in-focus foreground object permanently imaged in the background. I didnt like that so I gave up.

Maybe this could be alleviated by using more images between the background and foreground -- so you are basically stacking depths of fields from each image.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 14th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Lawn Lends: I need a bit more between me and an ocean full of man-eating sharks than some stretched skin/nylon. :P

@osan if you want to trust your life and equipment to a boat that can be sunk by an angry stare, that is up to you.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
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John _ Finn: Oh dear. Imagine the social disgrace when one is found to have fitted one of these ... adapters (ugh!) ... to one's Leica. One emerges from one's Bentley (Rolls Royces are strictly for the noveau riche) with the red-dot body around one's neck and then ... the gasps around the yacht club as the whisper spreads: "Peregrine can't afford a Leica lens ... he is using an adapter to fit a Canon! Haw, haw, haw". Really, it's enough to make one gag on one's Dom Perignon, it's such a ghastly prospect, darling. What *were* Novoflex thinking?

Pardon me, do you have some Grey Canon?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On photo Lake Kilstivatnet in the Boats X2 challenge (10 comments in total)

Very nice. Needs a bit more work on the skyline transition, looks like the mountains are glowing.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 06:58 UTC as 4th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

I need a bit more between me and an ocean full of man-eating sharks than some stretched skin/nylon. :P

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 03:30 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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leica f64: I guess I'm not quite getting where this fits in the market. For day hikers - maybe.
If you've done any serious hiking - weeks long, months long, AT Maine to Georgia this is the last thing you want. You've got pack, roll, food & water and maybe an iPhone and all that weighs too much. Bring a book to read? That gets left in an angel box or thrown off a cliff to shed weight by day three. This would also.
The only things this would add is 1) Barometric-pressure sensor - okay but I can see the storm 4 miles away coming at me & 2) Accelerometer - just what my relatives need to know. How fast was I going falling off that cliff.
For the cute family day at the beach - sure this works. Given the design parameters though it's suggesting a much more rugged demanding excursion and I think they've missed the mark here.

The accelerometer would also be useful figuring out how far the bear threw you before eating you.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
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Pitchertaker: This Manfrotto bag's features are almost what I want in a second bag, which I'm searching for now.

My entire EM-1 kit fits inside my Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW (EM-1, grip, 12, 17, 45, chargers, cables, batteries, cleaning kit, memory, etc.,) and there's room for me to attach a tripod or trekking poles. The hydration reservoir is about the only useless space. I love its built-in rain cover and how flipping it around I can open and access gear without setting it on the ground.

The only problem with this bag is there's no room for me! No room to carry anything personal, I mean. I'm looking for a pack that can carry all of this gear securely in one place while leaving me room to carry more personal items like: lunch, windbreaker, phone,

I want pretty much the same features offered by my Lowepro (wearable rain cover, body-side access) but with the ability to use a portion of the pack for myself.

I'm thinking maybe the Think Tank Urban Approach 15?

Suggestions?

For a second there I thought you wanted to fit in the pack with your camera gear. :)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
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veroman: Hey guys: you used "it's" instead of "its" in your opening comments. Come on now. That all-too-common typo is beneath dpreview.

Its not that important.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
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Petrogel: No. 2 photo is……"creative " ?????????
i've got tons of creative photos !!!!!

And we all have tons of sharp photos, what's your point? Whenever we have tons of a certain style of photo that means all photos of this style are bad?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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Lawn Lends: Vindication for Canon's super secret earthquake research division.

It's tasteful because it is based on a fantastic idea, the inference that Canon killed a bunch of people taking out the competition by controlling earthquakes is something most intelligent people would believe when Santa Claus explains it to them himself after coming down their chimney. And my joke stands whether people died or not. It is not reliant on the deaths of people from the quake. That is not an element of the joke. You have to add that yourself from your holier than thou pedestal.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
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Lawn Lends: Vindication for Canon's super secret earthquake research division.

Looks like a lot of people forgot their medication today. That was just a joke, and a tasteful one too. Your response was not a joke, just a Sony fan person knee jerk reaction. In response to your post, yes, Canon has facilities in Japan, but do you realize that the quake did not damage buildings in all of Japan? Have you heard that any critical Canon facilities were affected by the earthquake? Certainly a possibility, but I havent heard it.

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