Andreas_F

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Scientist
Has a website at http://friedolin.smugmug.com
Joined on Jan 9, 2004
About me:

Present Equipment:
Canon R5
RF 24-105 f/4 L
RF 100-500 f4.5-7.1 L
Laowa 12 f/2.8
Rokinon 14 f/2.8
Zeiss 21 f/2.8
Canon 16-35 f/4L
Canon 70-200 f/4L
…and a bunch of non-L primes

Comments

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Basically, we are outraged that Canon was unable to suspend the laws of physics.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 00:29 UTC as 273rd comment | 6 replies
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Keith Cooper: Three excellent lenses that I've been lucky enough to test in detail.

If you want mirrorless for size/weight/AF then move along, these are not the lenses you're looking for...

Manual lenses may not be to everyone's taste, but for me it's the image quality that makes the difference and these have it in spades.

The (EF) macros in particular are excellent on my 5Ds for the technical macro work I do. That's often stacked and studio based, so great for quality, but not perhaps less so for the outdoor bug/plant macro fans.

Having just finished testing the Laowa 15/2 on an EOS RP, it confirmed how much easier manual lenses are to use on mirrorless bodies.

All I need now is for Canon to bring out a good mirrorless update to my 5Ds and much of my day to day paying work will move to mirrorless...

I bought the 12mm 1/2.8 partly based on your review and am quite happy with it. I thought it would be very much a rarely used specialty lens but it ends up on my 5D4 quite a bit. The optical quality is very good once you figure out how to mitigate the field curvature.
As far as the elusive high res RF camera goes: Given the reportedly excellent quality of the new Canon 32MP APS/C sensor, I am hopeful that they can scale it to full frame and stick it in a well-designed mirrorless body.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:46 UTC
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lattesweden: If I were Herr Böse I would be rather böse that those three cancelled out.
(The word böse in German means angry/evil).

On a more serious note, it is the Olympics back home in Japan next year that will most likely also eat a lot of their media budget.

@Ed Ingold: no, it doesn't. It means angry/evil as lattesweden pointed out.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 18:23 UTC

Beautiful, what an adventure! Did you go with Ian? I noticed he had images from the same region.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 15:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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dash2k8: I don't mean to be picky, but the footage could probably have been taken with a regular Phantom 3 or 4. The only difference that the Matrice made was the heavier payload that allowed it to carry a better camera thus the lower noise. The flying part wasn't all that special.

The second part of your post contradicts the first part of your post and the second part is correct IMO. There is no way you would get useable footage of the night sky with the small sensor camera of the P3 or P4. I have the P3 and after sunset, it gets dicey.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 14:42 UTC
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Paul Farace: A few years ago my wife and I were vacationing in NM and while driving I asked her for a map check (I was either hungry or needing a bathroom). She replied, we just passed through a dot called Hernández... I think I scared the hell out of her when I slammed on the brakes and said, that Hernández? She had no clue, but for the next 20 minutes she let me search for some spot along the road that appeared in some black and white picture. The area is now heavily overgrown and the foreground is divided into yards and parking lots... but I saw the white crosses of the grave yard and then the church... BINGO! I walked through the graveyard with my wife trailing behind, until she saw the molted snake skin... she was thinking I lost my mind until she saw the name on the property across the tiny dirt road in front of the church: Moonrise Ranch! I think I spent more time there than Ansell did... my Canon 50D image was no match for his view camera, talent, and expertise.

Great story! Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 19:09 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I've been doing this with a chinese-made articulated arm fitted to the hot-shoe + a home-made tab adapter + 2 generations of Galaxy tabs + DSLRController App for well over 2 years now :)

...In fact, I kept my previous Galaxy Tab just to have it ride in my photography bag, on account of this.

I tell you guys, it is a must have for tripod photography (landscapes/architectural/nocturnal)

Either get this or do your own do-it-yourself solution. Those chinese-made articulated arms are about $10 each.

I read about the TP-LINK solution, which is tempting. How fast is the wifi connection compared to a straight USB plug-in?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 13:25 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I've been doing this with a chinese-made articulated arm fitted to the hot-shoe + a home-made tab adapter + 2 generations of Galaxy tabs + DSLRController App for well over 2 years now :)

...In fact, I kept my previous Galaxy Tab just to have it ride in my photography bag, on account of this.

I tell you guys, it is a must have for tripod photography (landscapes/architectural/nocturnal)

Either get this or do your own do-it-yourself solution. Those chinese-made articulated arms are about $10 each.

PhotoKhan, I checked out your website. Your photography is very impressive. How do you think the Nexus 7 (2013) would compare. (I saw that it's compatible with DSLRController software.)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 12:44 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I've been doing this with a chinese-made articulated arm fitted to the hot-shoe + a home-made tab adapter + 2 generations of Galaxy tabs + DSLRController App for well over 2 years now :)

...In fact, I kept my previous Galaxy Tab just to have it ride in my photography bag, on account of this.

I tell you guys, it is a must have for tripod photography (landscapes/architectural/nocturnal)

Either get this or do your own do-it-yourself solution. Those chinese-made articulated arms are about $10 each.

PhotoKhan, which tabs are you using?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
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