peterwr

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On article Fujifilm X100F Review (672 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Yawn....

Because...?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
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cshyde: So for eight thousand dollars you don't get autofucus?? Ithough the whole point of a rangefinder was to easily find the range to the subject. I guess the hundred or so one percenters who can afford one can also afford a tape measure to get their distance correct. Stupid millenials. Next they'll start shooting film because digital images offend them.

<< Did you mean to parody the use of the word "parody"? >>

Kind of. I was being ironic. That, or *very* charitable. ;-) I basically agree with you, Barney and Stu.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 21:26 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
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Noah Placebo: That guy is a hipster. Everybody that buys a Leica is stupid. I can't afford one. Immigrants are a problem. Trump never lies.

Brexit. Take back control.

... have I got the hang of this?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
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cshyde: So for eight thousand dollars you don't get autofucus?? Ithough the whole point of a rangefinder was to easily find the range to the subject. I guess the hundred or so one percenters who can afford one can also afford a tape measure to get their distance correct. Stupid millenials. Next they'll start shooting film because digital images offend them.

Awesome parody, bro.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 23:08 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
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kpaddler: "...One day, it seemed as if I had the wrong lens mounted the entire day. Every time I switched lenses I'd see a shot that would have worked perfectly with the previous lens...."

And there is the wisdom of 50mm lens, it sees what your eyes see, and the rest is up to your legs...

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I think the ideal lens is inbetween: 40 - 45mm (ideally 42mm but let's not be too picky). For a long time I found that when I play with zoom trying to find the right framing vs. the right distance, I end up with that focal length.
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Amen to that - my all-time favourite lens, in terms of its perspective and framing, is the 40mm. And 28mm on APS-C gives an equivalent field of view, give or take a mm or two.

Interestingly, 28mm is also a commonly-used focal length for movie shooting on 35mm. Consensus seems to be that it gives the most natural perspective.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)
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zwobot: Totally agree, Barney, its tricky. shot this open with M10 and NOCTILUX-M 1:0,95…

http://thorstenwulff.com/albums/people/content/joel-meyerowitz/lightbox/

;))
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Excellent! This is what Leicas are for (and Noctiluxes). Kudos.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

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Sorry to get your hopes up there bud...
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No worries, I didn't really think it was going to happen either. Still saving up for a mint 2.8F or G, though...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 09:58 UTC
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arbux: Pentax Z being "630 g/22.3 oz heavier than the Fujifilm" - oh no, a truly show stoper for someone into medium format.

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Try carrying around an extra 1.5 pounds around your neck all day as a working pro and get back to us.
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*Carry* a camera? Pah. That's what assistants are for. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

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I'm still waiting for the digital TLR Rolleiflex are going to probably make.
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*Sigh*. Me too. Favourite. Camera. Ever.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Nikon take notice. Build great mid level and high end products and we will buy.

They've been doing that way longer than Apple - since the late '60s, if memory serves. An people have been buying.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
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MrBrightSide: Was the red-headed rugby player's face in the first shot really so purpley red? I shoot a lot of fair-skinned people and it would be a bummer if skin tones are biased toward overly red.

...or a woman.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
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MrBrightSide: Was the red-headed rugby player's face in the first shot really so purpley red? I shoot a lot of fair-skinned people and it would be a bummer if skin tones are biased toward overly red.

Playing rugby will do that to a man. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Those awards were meaningless. For those big movies, other than Arri, Panavision, Sony and RED, will the cameras like Eclair, Canon, Panasonic be considered?? Since these 4 companies are already the biggest players in the market, does it mean anything to give them the awards?

Eclair? Last time I had my hands on an Eclair was in 1984. Eclair stopped making cameras in 1986, when they sold out to Aaton.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Compare the specs themselves with the Sony A7rii And A7sii and the upcoming a9s to the Alexa. Of course the Alexa has more hardware bells and whistles. but check out bitrates and even m4/3 the Oly bitrates and GH5 by comparison.

Using any of these coud be used fir a big hollywood production after getting all the other needed hardware to go with it.

<< Of course the Alexa has more hardware bells and whistles. >>

They're more than just "bells and whistles" - they make the work of film production more efficient, and therefore less expensive.

A cinema camera has hardware controls right on the camera so the camera assistant(s) can set it up without having to disturb the camera operator or spend time fiddling about with menus. It has standardised fittings for hardware accessories - again, to minimise downtime while the camera is tweaked between shots/scenes.

Likewise, sets of cinema lenses are all made the same size so that when the focus puller changes the lens, they don't have to faff around re-aligning focus/iris mechanisms, matte boxes and so on.

All these things take time, and since a cinema production commonly has 20 - 50 people involved in a shot, many getting north of $1000 a day, you want to be using a camera that minimises interruptions to the workflow.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)
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peteshap: Sorry everyone. They're just tools for the job. Let's not get worked up. It's all good gear. Mind you, i'm quite enjoying seeing current films shot on 16mm.

For instance?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1080 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: I think the Fuji GFX ate the SL's lunch.

<< Hey lets have a conversation about equivalence and medium format vs 35mm! >>

Oh Jeez, let's not.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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peterwr: The 4.1Mp 995 was the end of the line, if memory serves. Man, I *wanted* one of those, but by the time I could afford it, it was out of production.

The swivelling lens unit was a work of genius. I wish Nikon would make an updated version. An 8Mp version with a 2/3" chip and a 3" screen would do nicely.

D'oh! I stand corrected. *That* was the one I wanted. Mis-remembered it as the 950.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
On article COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection (39 comments in total)

Wrist strap seems OK - ish - but does anyone else think the shoulder strap looks really cheap?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies

The 4.1Mp 995 was the end of the line, if memory serves. Man, I *wanted* one of those, but by the time I could afford it, it was out of production.

The swivelling lens unit was a work of genius. I wish Nikon would make an updated version. An 8Mp version with a 2/3" chip and a 3" screen would do nicely.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 23:28 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
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elefteriadis alexandros: I don't call a 44 x 33 mm medium format.

<< I don't call a 44 x 33 mm medium format. >>

OK, so what *do* you call it? It's bigger than "full frame" and smaller than Large Format.

Jeez.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
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