zakk9

Lives in Thailand Samut Prakan, Thailand
Works as a Graphic designer
Has a website at http://epixx.wordpress.com/
Joined on Sep 18, 2004
About me:

Some Fujis, Nikons and a Panasonic,
and a few Nikkor, Zuiko, Tamron, Panasonic and Zeiss lenses

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Yup, that's Ektachrome, very easy to recognise. It's funny how strong the personality of each different film emulsion is, how each one stands out. I haven't used Ektachrome since I changed to Velvia almost 30 years ago. Still, I get a feeling that I would be able to recognise the emulsion used in these photos blindfolded.... wel, almost.

I guess I have to get a few rolls to try out then.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 20:52 UTC as 57th comment

That sling actually look pretty cool, but come on... camo? Pink would have been more discrete where I live.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 23:39 UTC as 9th comment
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Negus: For me the most disappointing thing about this article on DP Review, is the use of an image from Unsplash on DP Review...

For a website that claim they care for photographers, to use a photo from Unsplash is a rather weird thing to do. Yet another reason to dump dpr.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 00:13 UTC
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onlyfreeman: New study reveals that over 90% of statistics are made up.

I'm sure you mean "Lies, damned lies, statistics and internet quotations". There's no evidence that Mr. Disraeli ever said or wrote that. It was attributed to him by Mark Twain among others... in the USA.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 00:07 UTC
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Oskar P: Strange. They mostly do NOT want mirrorless.
From a more detailed article....
"only 33% of smartphone only owners and 42% of point and shoot camera owners are thinking of getting a mirrorless camera."
Maybe they don't know any better? No matter, more want DSLRs.

May believe DSLRs will stay in the majority a while longer. This backs up that claim.

We can say we are smarter, but that doesn't change the facts.

Most people are not interested in "optimal" technical solutions. If they were, they wouldn't be driving an SUV to work and then to the mall on a perfectly flat and dry tarmac.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 00:03 UTC

My cheap Chinese phone does this also and I keep asking myself why I want a photo of something that wasn't. Luckily, it can be switched off

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 17:19 UTC as 86th comment
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Fotoni: High optical quality requires big and heavy lens. These are for people who want high quality. There is plenty of inferior lenses which are smaller, lighter and cheaper.

Like the Leica APO Summicron 50mm? $8,000 and 300 grams. Yes, it's only f/2 and it's manual focus, but f/2 is what most people need with a 50mm anyway and AF doesn't weigh 700 grams.

They make the new 50mm lenses large because it's easier and probably cheaper to make high quality lenses that way, and maybe there's a tiny little bit of bragging factor involved. Still, I think it's a sad development. What I want most of all on a relatively compact camera is an excellent lens that doesn't scare people away. No, I can't afford the leica.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
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Roderick Balle: Wow, great specs for the S series, but the big surprise was the new 10-25 constant f1.7 lens for mft.

To start with, Panasonic has shown with this launch that they are commited to the m4/3 system. That may change in the future, but I doubt it. Many users, particularly those shooting video on a limited budget, prefer the smaller sensor size for several reasons. I prefer to have access to different sensor sizes.

Secondly, there's a difference between making an f/1.8 prime lens for a tiny sensor compared to making an f/1.8 2.5x zoom for a 4/3 sized sensor. While camera phones will undoubtedly improve and become more flexible in the future, they are pretty locked into fixed focal lengths and tiny sensors for the time being. The development since the Nokia 808 has been surprisingly slow, and it's telling that the manufacturers have to use multiple cameras to achive their goals.

If the new PL lens is so pedestrian, it's strange then that no one has made an equivalent lens (20-50mm f/3.4) for the 35mm format. Maybe that has to do with the fact that in real life, there is no equivalence?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 23:08 UTC
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Roderick Balle: Wow, great specs for the S series, but the big surprise was the new 10-25 constant f1.7 lens for mft.

Not really. I shoot m4/3, APS-C, 35mm digital, 35mm film, 645 film and 6x8 film. I don't see any of those formats disappearing soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 16:25 UTC
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Roderick Balle: Wow, great specs for the S series, but the big surprise was the new 10-25 constant f1.7 lens for mft.

Oh dear... another equivalence measurebator. Please go back to wherever you came from and cuddle your 35mm camera.

There is no equivalence, never was, unless you shoot wide open exclusively.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 15:36 UTC
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Roderick Balle: Wow, great specs for the S series, but the big surprise was the new 10-25 constant f1.7 lens for mft.

Yes. Two GX8 bodies with this lens on one and a portrait lens on the other and I'm mostly ready for the world.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:34 UTC
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Roderick Balle: Wow, great specs for the S series, but the big surprise was the new 10-25 constant f1.7 lens for mft.

The 10-25mm will keep me with m4/3 for a bit longer. Perfect for my needs!

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 11:24 UTC

No distortion? Never mind. I'd buy this lens just for the good looks :)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2018 at 23:27 UTC as 18th comment
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Miron09: Bought a Canon branded BAG like this 2nd hand for USD 15

I have a Ferrari branded key ring that makes my Toyota look really, really fast!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 00:13 UTC
On article Nokia allegedly working on 5-camera smartphone (144 comments in total)
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blackcoffee17: Myself and many others would be very happy with a Pureview 808 in modern android version or even a Lumia 1020. They would sell a truckload of them, even if it's a bit thicker than modern phones. Not sure why they cannot see that.

Add a removable battery and camera button and would be heaven.

The 808nactually had a removable battery. I'm buying a new one for mine. That camera is still top class.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 01:19 UTC
On article New 32mm F1.4 STM joins Canon's EF-M lens collection (288 comments in total)
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dbateman: Hard to say if this is a last ditch effort. The new R mount really looks like this mount and the EF mount will be phased out once it gains more traction. APSC sensor in an R mount is not hard and better lenses already exist there.

Unless Canon now wants to support 3 lens systems or just two killing off the EF mount. I would have thought they would have made claims in the press announcements. As in developing the M mount for smaller lighter travel and the R mount for serious Pro photography. Instead it seems like the other players are more organized. And Canon is creating cameras to try and stay in the market. Will a Medium format new lens mount camera be announced next?

"And Canon is creating cameras to try and stay in the market."

Ha ha... funny. Canon has around 49% of the ILC market. Divide that by three, and each of the mounts has a market share larger than the number 3 player, Sony. I don't think any of Canon's lens mounts are going anywhere soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 10:57 UTC
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zakk9: The 28-70mm makes this camera a winner for many, me included. That's three primes in one lens.

For industrial photography, which is what I do, not having to change primes is more important than a wide range. F/2 is a perfect compromise. For travel, it's good too, although a bit on the heavy side.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 09:25 UTC

The 28-70mm makes this camera a winner for many, me included. That's three primes in one lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 08:30 UTC as 92nd comment | 8 replies
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zakk9: "High-zoom"? Must be for astrophotography then.

It was a joke ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 12:42 UTC
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Boss of Sony: DPREVIEW indicates the HX95 and HX99 viewfinders differ. But I'm not so sure. They are in fact both retractable:

HX99
Clear, easy-to-operate OLED Tru-Finderâ„¢
The high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder is far brighter than conventional electronic viewfinders. It displays real-time preview and shooting information, so what you see on-screen is exactly what you get in your shot. The viewfinder is easily retractable, for portability, safety, and convenience.

HX95
Clear, easy-to-operate OLED Tru-Finderâ„¢
The high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder, now even more compact, is far brighter than conventional electronic viewfinders. It displays real-time preview and shooting information, so what you see on-screen is exactly what you get in your shot. The viewfinder is easily retractable, for portability, safety, and convenience.

Nah... only the HX99 finder is "high-contrast" according to the Sony website, whatever that means. Look like fun cameras. A pocketable super zoom with a viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 00:10 UTC
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