mahonj

Lives in Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Works as a Machine Vision Engineer
Joined on Apr 14, 2009

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Glad to see someone making money. You won't get new products without a profit stream.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 11:29 UTC as 20th comment

Looks like a publicity stunt to me.
What a combination (for men) beer and cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 19:28 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies

It seems reasonable to me:
Master camera, Monochrome, Tele, or stereo.
That way you can increase the functionality while keeping it flat.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 08:55 UTC as 19th comment

Surely they should be using a portrait lens on the Canon, rather than a 35mm standard one.
Is that not the whole point of an ILC - that you can change to the right lens for the situation.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 15:05 UTC as 169th comment | 5 replies

I would have thought that most lenses since 1960 were apochromatic.
Once you have pan monochrome film, or colour, you need apochromatic lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 19:47 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

The wedding is over.
You can't reshoot.
They have the photos - better start cropping and photoshopping, else you'll have no photos at all.
And get over it.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 22:21 UTC as 126th comment

I wonder how much a fake Nikon would cost ...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 18:10 UTC as 33rd comment
In reply to:

dgumshu: So with respect to photography and gear, what does this really mean?

very flat cameras, possible with long (ish) focal lengths.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 17:09 UTC

If you want a zoom, you would probably better off with 2 or 3 of these each with different focal lengths driving their own sensor: for instance (in "old 35mm money" 25, 50 and 100 mm equivalent focal lengths).
IF they can do long focal lengths, or "focal lengths to order".
Note that they are calling it achromatic, not apochromatic.
It can "only" focus light form 470 - 670 nm, not all the way from 400 - 700 which is the nominal spectrum of visible light.

Still very interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 17:08 UTC as 69th comment

You can allow a couple of cameras: master, monochrome, long focal length, stereo, for example. *You could skip the "stereo" module and use the mono camera for this.
Thus, 3 cameras is a reasonable next step: tele + mono extra cameras give longer focal lengths and better low light, with stereo thrown in as a bonus.
Beyond that, I don't really see it - longer telephoto, too deep, wide axis stereo (left to right side of the camera) OK, but marginal.
+ you would want to be careful not to touch one of the 16 lenses (or touch attractors) as there are a lot of vulnerable positions.
Stitching images is not an easy thing. It is not that they need better programmers, they probably just need more time. A system such as this is horrendously complex and will take ages to get the hang of - remember, this is new ground (that many cameras of different focal lengths).

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 23:02 UTC as 3rd comment

I've had the G2 and the Lx5 and they were both great - I got years out of each of them.
I have also had DSLRs and mirrorless, but I took far more photos with the compacts.
(Sadly, I now take most of my photos with a Galaxy Note 4 [which is very good] ).

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 126th comment
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mahonj: You have to hand it to them, they have done a brilliant job of prospering in uncertain times.
They have blurred the line between Jewellery and photography to their benefit.
If you want to take pictures, get a Canon*, if you want to look good, get a Leica.
(or Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, etc.)

OK, Leica's best days were from 1926-1975 (screw threads and M3-4) and during those times, the cameras were used by working photographers to great effect.
However, the Japanese caught up (in the '60's with the Nikon F, Canon F1, Pentax Spotmatic, OM1 etc, at much lower cost, so Leica had to move up market, which they successfully achieved.
Thus, they are now producing beautiful cameras that are so expensive that they can only be classified as jewellery / wealth display goods. (Like a Rolex / Ferrari).

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 11:23 UTC

You have to hand it to them, they have done a brilliant job of prospering in uncertain times.
They have blurred the line between Jewellery and photography to their benefit.
If you want to take pictures, get a Canon*, if you want to look good, get a Leica.
(or Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, etc.)

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 00:48 UTC as 44th comment | 9 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (461 comments in total)

My camera burped a load of 15th magnitude stars onto the front porch - I spend a good 20 minutes cleaning them up.
Photons everywhere.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 32nd comment
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (424 comments in total)

What are they thinking with the silver lens on the black body.
It looks awful.
The black on black looks fine, but the silver on black just looks wrong.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:30 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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Jesaja: What's advantage against Fujifilm X-E3?

the name.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:53 UTC

The speed is nice.
Will you need a new generation of lenses for the 100 Mpix sensors ?
You won't see anything till 2019 so just get working with the current sensors and forget about the 100 Mpix generation till it is actually available with matching lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 08:38 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Does it have open aperture metering and viewing, or do you have to stop it down to meter ?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 22:58 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply

If they have enough money and determination, they will make a success of this.
It will take time and fixing what the reviewers find wrong with it (initially) - all of which costs money.
You can buy lens design software that is way beyond what Canon and Nikon started with - they you have to learn how to use it. Or you can buy in lens designs.
You can build a brand if you set your mind to it.
None of this is rocket science, it just takes determination, time and money.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 10:15 UTC as 18th comment
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ZeneticX: Isn't this the sort of image you create when you apply Vaseline on your lens?

I think you are supposed to do it on a filter, not the actual lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:48 UTC
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