gbdz

gbdz

Lives in Reunion Etang Salé Les Bains, Reunion
Works as a silencer
Joined on Mar 11, 2014

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On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (288 comments in total)

I finally got myself the Mk I second hand as this version was introduced.
But since I upgraded the 24-70 f/2.8 to Mk II I've noticed that the occasions to use the 35mm are less and less. Canon's version II lenses are quite amazing. We will probably see the 50mm f/1.2 MkII pretty soon and there will finally be used Mk Is in the market for a reasonable price. Not that I'd upgrade, loving the quirks.

BTW Cicala's dissections of newly introduced stuff are extremely informative. You get a very good idea about what you are paying for.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 03:10 UTC as 17th comment

Got a set of lenses and an A6000...waiting for the A7500 which has controls like real cameras do...maybe.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

I used to have the LX-3. I liked it. My experience with Sony is divided: n the other hand the picture quality is excellent on the other hand their handling is awful. I have an impression that you have to have smaller hands than I do to operate the Sonys.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 4th comment
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oscarvdvelde: Interesting how this footage is enjoyed more by someone like me at 480-720p with an internet connection of 3 Mbps than guys with 4K screens, apparently unlimited bandwidth, and studio skills :D

Fabulous natural landscapes! Rare in Europe. I certainly am interested in visiting. I would probably need a drone too to enjoy the landscape in such a good way! :)

You will be positively surprised if you go to Poland. It is a beautiful country with depth and history and very nice people who make you delicious food.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)
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JawzX: My *absolute* first camera was a Kodak Instamatic X15, I think my parents let me start playing around with it about age 4. When I was 7 I got a Voigtlander Vito B for my birthday. I had to ask to use it (kept on a high shelf), but it was mine. learning on a fully manual, meter-less, un-coupled view-finder camera at such a young age did wonders for my exposure intuition. I still have that camera and the little shoe-mount Yashica meter I eventually bought for it with saved allowance money.

YO! Had the Vito C.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
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gbdz: "Aerial surveyors" that would not be the military, would it?
Just wondering who exactly might have enough money&motivation to support this pharaonic picture making behemoth...the answer is obvious. Denmark is a NATO country also.

Another user who has been longing for "good enough" resolution for their digital imaging are the cytologists, the guys who make diagnoses from biopsies. (My sister used to be the chairman of the Finnish Society of Pathologists, that's how I know)

There is money in the medical industry but sadly, not for cytological diagnostics.
I bet something's going to give in once the surgeons start demanding online images from the frozen sections they take during their operations.

Does this thing go to infrared? If it does, the star men will soon be knock-knock-knocking of Leaf's door.

Imagine what kind of stress this thing causes to make-up artists!

And the joy the guys selling supercomputers will feel after the well-to-do pixelpeepers have "unpacked"...

YO, you're in the know!
Would this new sensor enter in that game or can they cover the job with the stuff they have already?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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gbdz: "Aerial surveyors" that would not be the military, would it?
Just wondering who exactly might have enough money&motivation to support this pharaonic picture making behemoth...the answer is obvious. Denmark is a NATO country also.

Another user who has been longing for "good enough" resolution for their digital imaging are the cytologists, the guys who make diagnoses from biopsies. (My sister used to be the chairman of the Finnish Society of Pathologists, that's how I know)

There is money in the medical industry but sadly, not for cytological diagnostics.
I bet something's going to give in once the surgeons start demanding online images from the frozen sections they take during their operations.

Does this thing go to infrared? If it does, the star men will soon be knock-knock-knocking of Leaf's door.

Imagine what kind of stress this thing causes to make-up artists!

And the joy the guys selling supercomputers will feel after the well-to-do pixelpeepers have "unpacked"...

Right you are. As I have understood, the data is created from an array of numerous small-sensor cameras, like hundreds of them situated in an array that allows a very wide picture angle with very little distortion. The problem is that creating images with this set up takes an enormous amount of processing power and time and it will always lag behind in real life situations like a battle.
Correct me, please, if I am wrong and if you have sources to point to, I am very much interested!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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WastingTime: I can assure that 99% of "Online clothing retailers" will not be using a photographer that owns a Phase One. They don't pay that much.

Just you wait. Soon there is the first duck picture, a picture of a keyboard, a cat and a cross-eyed baby on this forum downloadable as a 100MB RAW...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 15:42 UTC

"Aerial surveyors" that would not be the military, would it?
Just wondering who exactly might have enough money&motivation to support this pharaonic picture making behemoth...the answer is obvious. Denmark is a NATO country also.

Another user who has been longing for "good enough" resolution for their digital imaging are the cytologists, the guys who make diagnoses from biopsies. (My sister used to be the chairman of the Finnish Society of Pathologists, that's how I know)

There is money in the medical industry but sadly, not for cytological diagnostics.
I bet something's going to give in once the surgeons start demanding online images from the frozen sections they take during their operations.

Does this thing go to infrared? If it does, the star men will soon be knock-knock-knocking of Leaf's door.

Imagine what kind of stress this thing causes to make-up artists!

And the joy the guys selling supercomputers will feel after the well-to-do pixelpeepers have "unpacked"...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
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halc: Canon can't kill their pro video camera business.
Sony can't kill their pro video camera business.
BMD has no such issues. Red has no such issues. Both have global shutter.

It is easily doable, Canon and Sony are dragging their feet strategically.

As is higher video DR, higher video bit-rate, higher bit-depth, better log curves, etc.

We are living in a world, where lenses cost the most, and lens makers are holding their customers hostage (due to cost of switching) and providing sub-par bodies, because they don't really have to compete against newcomers (who have no lenses).

Actually the money makers for Sony are games, films and insurance business while Canon makes its bread and butter from office technology. Just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

Probably there is something terribly wrong with these pictures even though I think they look terrific. The color rendition –specially skin– is Canon at its best, on the spot.
I really like the 3-D feel that the smooth transition from highlights to shadows gives.
If this is what out-of-camera .jpgs look like, I have to think over the replacement for the 5DIII that I drowned in the ocean the other day. A Canon with real Canon lenses, no-nonsense functionality plus something I have known for decades now.
Big "Like".

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe Lightroom launches for Apple TV (23 comments in total)

I cannot have a CC account in where I live so "pass".

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:01 UTC as 4th comment
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (43 comments in total)

http://www.ayotle.com/
http://www.supamonks.com/
https://www.stereolabs.com/zed/specs/

Three recent French companies that are the leading edge in what they are doing.
Apple probably knows more about these than we do.
French smart people are very smart and hard working. They tend to go to the US to build their business as the market in France is so small and capital hard to get.
Stupid French people are very stupid and proud of it, much like anywhere else in the world.
I live in France for 15 years now. I like this place. Too bad it is going the wrong way in many respects...wrong people have got the freedom they cannot handle...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 3rd comment
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gbdz: I do not think the darkroom is "amazing"...you put a regular guy there and no miracles happen. It was all about the eyes and the hands of Ansel Adams. When I was young I tried to learn from his books but I never became an artist. I think you either are born that way or then you aren't. Like sports champions and concert pianists. Genes.

But you do not work hard enough unless you feel that your work gets you somewhere. Persistence and talent go hand in hand...talent rewards persistence. Persistence makes talent flourish.
A fly in the window is persistent but not very gifted...he goes on and on and on...and then another fly takes over. They do not learn.
Therein lies the difference!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:48 UTC

I do not think the darkroom is "amazing"...you put a regular guy there and no miracles happen. It was all about the eyes and the hands of Ansel Adams. When I was young I tried to learn from his books but I never became an artist. I think you either are born that way or then you aren't. Like sports champions and concert pianists. Genes.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

Now this certainly looks fascinating. Anything that is good enough for the intelligence industry must be more than satisfactory for the everyday user. I am really looking forward to the launch of this camera. Somehow I think that this is the way things have to turn.
The 2016 production has already been sold out.
Nothing like this ever existed in the nature or elsewhere. This is a totally new concept where you bypass the laws of optics by the sheer amount of data collected.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 30th comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)
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Greg7579: Why in the world are you describing the Fuji lens lineup as niche and attractive to a small dedicated following? Fuji lenses are the best in the world and that was the only part of your very good review that I took issue with. So that means you did a good job. I just pre-ordered the XT-2 on BH, along with the large handgrip.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

Makes one think that the logo on the camera body does not have much significance, either. Those who can, can.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: A new boss in the mirrorless world :-) ...one can hardly ask more from it, Fujifilm did it again (and there are more to come, like the much expected 23mm f:2.o WR lens).
IBIS could be a good adition but, yet again, the world did not jump in the Pentax or Minolta (then Sony SLT) because they have IBIS (unlike Canikon) ;-)
Fuji's sensors (this 24 Mpx evem more) seems to hadle image noise better then other APS-C sensors (not to mention m4/3). True, in the real world this is not much of a difference and many times when the aperture jumps over f:5,6 towards f:11 even the out of focus areas (I mean DOF :-D ) of, a let say, 24 until 85 mm lens is less obvious while compared with a FF system.
All in all, Fujifilm has become the best APS-C sensor size mirrorless system.

The Davinator, you seem to enjoy wrestling with straw men.
Also, you do not present any solid data, you are just sort of waving in the general direction of authorities.
From this discussion I understood that I do not need a Fuji camera.
I am sorry if they are your business partners but they'd get along much better without people like you.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)
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gbdz: Since you can buy yourself into a real ecosystem of lenses and whatever you might ever imagine you'd ever need in photography with the FF and APS DSLRs of Canon and Nikon and Sony, what exactly is the "raison d'etre" of this Fuji line of products?
As I've never touched one of these cameras, I do not understand.
Can you let me in on the secret, please?

No sarcasm intended.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)
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Greg7579: Why in the world are you describing the Fuji lens lineup as niche and attractive to a small dedicated following? Fuji lenses are the best in the world and that was the only part of your very good review that I took issue with. So that means you did a good job. I just pre-ordered the XT-2 on BH, along with the large handgrip.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

Makes one think that the logo on the lens is not of real importance, non?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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