Strangefinder

Strangefinder

Works as a Obtainer of Rare Antiquities
Joined on Dec 2, 2018
About me:

Smitten by radioactive Magnum neo-realists during routine space manoeuvres off the shoulder of Orion.

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John Brewton: Wish they would make a 50.

This would frame around 50mm on the oversized fourthirds sensors of the GH5S or bmpcc4k

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2021 at 14:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix S 35mm F1.8 (87 comments in total)
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TFD: While it might be fair to say that modern lens designed for mirrorless cameras are better than their predecessors. They are uniformly much larger and more expensive.

Shorter flange distance affords small wide-angle lenses, and provides less advantage to telephoto lenses of equal quality. The size increases reflect higher demand upon lenses due to high-density sensors and market expectations.

Sigmas 85mm ART lenses: SLR version = ~1200g, mirrourless version = 630g

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2021 at 14:34 UTC
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HetFotoAtelier: I canceled my Z9 order inmediatly :-)

My order still stands, but of course, I’ll place it in a viking sailing ship and set it alight and adrift as soon as it arrives.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 08:32 UTC
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vam: oh this will be perfect for street shots on my fp!

Addition:

Kipon
24/35/50/75/90
APS-C 40

I forgot all about these 2019 Kipon IBERIT "…optics designed by IB/E Optics Germany" releases. https://www.l-rumors.com/first-images-of-the-new-kipon-l-mount-lensess/

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 06:35 UTC
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Strangefinder: What can I say? They’ve finally put all the vital functions together for an Instax without compromise.

Obviously, it’s a different medium with different parameters, and I’m looking forward to even larger prints eventually, yet this is a versatile machine with very broad application and appeal.

In order to gather a large range of images, and edit variations. The memory card may facilitate printing of images from other sources, too. This saves money, and allows more extensive use than many predecessors. Of course, some images will see use elsewhere if they possess sentimental or artistic value.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 06:32 UTC
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Strangefinder: What can I say? They’ve finally put all the vital functions together for an Instax without compromise.

Obviously, it’s a different medium with different parameters, and I’m looking forward to even larger prints eventually, yet this is a versatile machine with very broad application and appeal.

The imagery taken with this is intended to potentially be printed as Instax prints - that is fundamental to the concept, otherwise there are more suitable cameras. No doubt some images will see use elsewhere if they possess sentimental or artistic value.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 05:31 UTC
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Greg Ohio: It's adorable. Make one with a 1" sensor and no printer, and we'll talk. At this point an iPhone Pro in a retro case is a far better solution.

Although, for the price of an iPhone, one could buy this in addition to a couple of 1"-sensor based cameras - or maybe even the Leica (C-Lux?) on sale.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 05:24 UTC
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Kharan: I absolutely love this. I’d like to think that people like Louis Rossman played a critical part in pushing Apple to this decision, but, no matter why, it’s a tremendously welcome one. They’ve earned another couple points on my ledger.

I agree, and I believe that lawmakers and regulators that do not actively control and direct multinationals in the public interest are derelict in their duty.

By not fulfilling their part in the dialectic* they are responsible for the rampant overreach and misconduct among the corporate (and government) sector.

Props to Rossman for vigilante public interest representation.

*Or worse, operating as useful idiots and agents for exploitative, parasitic and/or anti-democratic lobbies and interest groups (often with a presumption of a Revolving Door self-enrichment/bribery opportunity.)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 05:12 UTC
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vam: oh this will be perfect for street shots on my fp!

@snapshtr, the list below includes L-mount versions of M-mount lenses, and most are Chinese manufactured:

Manual Focus third-party L-MOUNT LENSES
via https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4612075

Laowa/Venus
9/10-18/11/12/14/15/m15/m24/m25/m65/m100
APS-C f4/9

Sirui, anamorphic
50@1.6
(APS-C third-party conversions of 24/35/50/75@1.33 via MTF, UK)

Great Joy, anamorphic
60@1.33, with adaptor@1.8

7Artisans
f10/35/50
APS-C 25/60

TTArtisan
f11/21/50
APS-C f7.5/17/35/50

LensBaby, special fx
28/35/56/85

Kipon
APS-C 40

Meyer-Gorlitz
30/50/58/75/100

Manual Adaptors (first-party endorsed)
PL-L with adjustments on both sides (Sigma)
PL-L standard adjustment on one side (Leica)
M-L, bonus lens profiles on Leicas (Leica)
R-L, bonus lens profiles on Leica SL (Leica)
EF-L/F-L, bonus AF for SL/SL2 (Novoflex, endorsed by Leica)
EF-L/SA-L, bonus AF for Sigma GV and unofficially for modern Canon (Sigma)

m= macro, f= fisheye

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 00:58 UTC
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ebarak71: It's funny that Apple uses graphics closely "inspired" by Yellow Submarine.
The image that immediately came to my mind is of the "Bonkers" - slim figures throwing big green apples on people heads to knock them out...

@Brian, that’s the Apple I was referring to.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 20:31 UTC
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Strangefinder: What can I say? They’ve finally put all the vital functions together for an Instax without compromise.

Obviously, it’s a different medium with different parameters, and I’m looking forward to even larger prints eventually, yet this is a versatile machine with very broad application and appeal.

It would be interesting to compare an instax print from this with that of the GFX100 to see how the instax print benefits from the large sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 16:21 UTC
On a photo in the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 VXD sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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snapa: Interesting picture, but not sure what the subject is. :/

I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s a poignant reminder that the cages we live in are merely shadows…

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 16:06 UTC
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ebarak71: It's funny that Apple uses graphics closely "inspired" by Yellow Submarine.
The image that immediately came to my mind is of the "Bonkers" - slim figures throwing big green apples on people heads to knock them out...

Perceptive. Apple was the Beatles’ music label, wasn’t it? And they sued Apple for breaking an agreement to not enter the music industry. Perhaps Apple is trolling the Beatles now?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 15:43 UTC

Ever since Roger started dating Linda Evangelista he won’t sell anything for under $10,000 ;-)

https://archive.vogue.com/issue/19901001

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 15:09 UTC as 2nd comment
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Strangefinder: Don’t balk at the pricing. Haven’t you seen Desperately Seeking Susan?

Some of these cameras and lenses used to belong to Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley. A few even still have memory cards full of moon-landings and regime-change operations.

Just be careful not to get amnesia, think the shots are yours, and have to go on the run from violent archaeologists with Madonna’s boyfriend’s best friend.

"I think we can accommodate even the most refined and elliptical of tastes, Mr.08, step this way… Ken Rockwell actually used this 70-200 to capture the Declaration of Independence, and half of the proceeds go to his growing family…"

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 15:06 UTC
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BrentSchumer: Given the revenue split between Instax and MILC products (70%/30%), the massive R&D required for MILC, and Fuji's leadership calling MILC a sort of mascot for the company, will Fuji eventually go 100% instax and drop their XF /GFX lines?

Right now non-Instax personal photography is 4% of company revenues.

The in silico modelling shows that within thirty-seven years the XF/GFX will be captured by the Instax system.

After the orbit is secure the product cycles will enter hyperacceleration, releasing two or three models per month at first, but possibly reaching a height of sixteen models every eight minutes. Most of the population of Japan will be involved in Fuji production and marketing at this point.

The rapid development will lead to a photogenic collision between the two design philosophies. Most likely the Instax system will dominate, but by this stage the two technologies may be indistinguishable and unrecognisable to a modern observer.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 14:46 UTC

What can I say? They’ve finally put all the vital functions together for an Instax without compromise.

Obviously, it’s a different medium with different parameters, and I’m looking forward to even larger prints eventually, yet this is a versatile machine with very broad application and appeal.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 14:27 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
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tkbslc: So it's a mediocre digital camera with a built in printer?

1/5" sensor? Not even the cheapest smartphones would go that low. That's abysmal!

And announce before Christmas but don't ship until Feb?

@Androole, Ah yes, thanks, I’d heard that the new iPhones were finally using larger sensors. The argument was being made long before this, though, and most phones are still using sensors in the ~1/2.5" vicinity.

The point really is whether it is fit for purpose. This is for a slightly smaller ink image than a phone screen light image. I think the arguments for both are quite comparable.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 14:17 UTC
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Kit Lens Avenger: Fuji must have their own Jonathan Ive; every camera they make is trim, tight, beautifully proportioned and *clean* looking. Even toys like this.

It's a damned handsome toy.

Masazumi Imai

I don’t know if he designed this camera, but he designed the X100 and others. He was at one of the Fuji X-Summits.

"My team and I first consider ourselves as users of our own products and project the feelings of our target audience upon ourselves. Then, we do a series of repeated tests of the camera, learn from the mistakes and fine-tune the design until we’re satisfied. As a result, we tackle design challenges with the idea that our actual users will be satisfied with the camera if we’re satisfied with our own design first."
https://www.tatlerasia.com/style/gear/fujifilms-masazumi-imai-on-good-camera-design

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 14:03 UTC
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ProfHankD: Not "10 integrated lenses" but 10 lens effects. There's just one lens, marked as 28mm f/2.0.

10 lenses in quantum superposition

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 13:49 UTC
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