mahonj

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

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On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (407 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 21st comment
On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (386 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 60th 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 23rd 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 91st 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 16th 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
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)

I thought the link up with Panasonic was very clever. Panasonic has plenty of electronics technology, but little "optical heritage", Leica has the opposite. It is very hard to get an optical heritage quickly, so merge into one.

A great piece of marketing (+ engineering), IMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Photo story of the week: Dubai draped in fog (64 comments in total)

it is very cool, well done.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 22:34 UTC as 23rd comment
On article ICYMI: Canon 28mm F2.8 IS USM sample gallery (68 comments in total)

What is the big deal here. I had a 28mm F2.8 in 1979 (Tamron).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 18:17 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

You have to feel sorry for Pentax. Reviews are very important to marketing and to have a fab review almost finished, and then pulled must have been heartbreaking.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 22:09 UTC as 93rd comment

It would be good for people who get really drunk at parties.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 09:31 UTC as 20th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Colors of the Arctic (107 comments in total)

Clam reflective waters ?
Shome mistage surely.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 8th comment
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Lan: Good idea, but no way to accurately frame, and no way to accurately focus seem like fairly major drawbacks to me.

Absolutely, they need some kind of framing system.
No point in having a 150 Mpix equivalent camera if you aren't aiming it correctly.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
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mahonj: OK Fine, but how do you print the negatives - or do you just scan them ?

You would need a VERY big enlarger to print those negs.
Even a 4x5" enlarger wouldn't do it.
As stevo23 says, scanning is the way to go.
Enjoy the grain... (or lack of it).

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:15 UTC

OK Fine, but how do you print the negatives - or do you just scan them ?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

A bit like John Hinde used to do with postcards in the 1960's and '70's.
http://www.johnhindecollection.com/ireland1.html

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 18th comment

Any camera I ever had could photograph both sports AND weddings, even with the same lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 16:13 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply

Wait for the 3rd party benchmarks.
In general, it will be about 5% faster on single threaded applications.
They always leak the best possible benchmark at the start, (in this case based on multi-threaded applications), but the user experience will be much less impressive.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 07:07 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon G1 Review (17 comments in total)

I had one of these then I got a g2 which was a great camera - I used it for years.
You could drag a lot of information out of the 4Mpix sensor and the flip out screen was great for photographing children and small things.
Also, using the flash in daylight produced very good results.
Things were really moving in those days, digicams were finally worth buying (and memory had become cheap enough to buy a 128 MB card!).

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:04 UTC as 6th comment
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