shigzeo

shigzeo

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
About me:

utterly impressionable

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This is totally the super best use of startup amazing genius brains I’ve ever seen. No irony at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 08:33 UTC as 9th comment

I ended up throwing in for the GFX because of the focal plane shutter. I used digital backs previously (CMOS and the other one) and focused through the ground glass. I really dislike the GFX-50s as an all-in-one camera, but I was about to purchase a HCAM FPS unit for the Hassy CVF-50 and 50c. The Fuji saves time, provides the same image quality, and lets me use a single unit rather than two, plus wifi tethering.

Can't go wrong.

But if Hassy add a FPS to the X1D and/or get an adapter for it, I'll switch.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 06:58 UTC as 7th comment
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Ebrahim Saadawi: sony should give us a tiny a7 sized "world's smallest MF" camera and cram it with features as they do best!

I'd love one of these 50-100mp chips on an IBIS platform, 4K video, S-LOG, largest EVF size, ridicilous count PD AF points, 6fps, swivly screen, etc

Do it!

I don’t think a viable one smaller than the X1D will come anytime soon.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 04:59 UTC
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shigzeo: If you pick it up in Canon EF, is its aperture controlled manually? Electronically? Nikon: automatic stop down, or manual?

Why would anyone use one on a dSLR? It acts like a dum adapted lens for another mount.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 03:05 UTC
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shigzeo: If you pick it up in Canon EF, is its aperture controlled manually? Electronically? Nikon: automatic stop down, or manual?

So it doesn’t support lens mount functions from the late 70s on nikon and Pentax. That would suck.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
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Adam Palmer: If I were a lot richer and less lazy I'd put that lens on a GFX and do portraits with it.

If you can make a sharp lens for a 46mp FF camera you can bet your tail end that it will be sharp on a medium format camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:53 UTC

If you pick it up in Canon EF, is its aperture controlled manually? Electronically? Nikon: automatic stop down, or manual?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:52 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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Rod McD: That tripod support look incredibly light for the mass on top of it (to me, at least). Anyone else notice it? - It looks like it would be very prone to flex or vibration. I really don't now why manufacturers keep making tripod supports ever taller..... There was a time when they used to make them neat and close-fitting to the lens and they never had the flex and vibration problems you sometimes get today.

Come back to my place, bouncy bouncy!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
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nemark: On the image above, lens is mounted on a Fuji GFX50???

Correction: the GFX is mounted to a 135mm F1,4 Speedmaster.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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dpfan32: :D :D :D :D :D :D

I count six.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
On article Affinity Photo for iPad Review (90 comments in total)
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DrSL: It is realy necessary to have so complex iPad app?

My perception of such apps is to have an evaluation tool for images on the go with a very limited set of tools. The final edits are still done at home...

Apart from colour matching and multi-selections, I make final adjustments in the iPad App. Affinity is brilliant.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
On article Affinity Photo for iPad Review (90 comments in total)
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LifeAfter: Can anyone tell me if RAW is supported?!
Thank you.

It uses iOS's built-in RAW converting engine, one similar to the engine that drove OSX's Aperture.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
On article Affinity Photo for iPad Review (90 comments in total)

Affinity Photo for iPad has almost completely replaced Photoshop for normal editing. The only areas where I feel it lags Photoshop is colour replace/matching tools across images, and multiple selections to target specific shapes for re-colouring/contrast. Otherwise, it is brilliant.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 07:58 UTC as 11th comment

Nothing from Schneider, Rodenstock, Hassy, or the like. Was looking at selling and buying a few lenses and got to back to the old school. I assume this is because most people looking for camera stuff aren’t looking for those parts.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:18 UTC as 11th comment
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mosc: I do "get" the whole rangefinder thing but the X100 delivers most of this type of work for a whole lot less.

The X100 is a great concept and the most fully fledged out in fuji’s Lineup. The F is great. It’s lens and focus system are not.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
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hfjacinto: I stopped reading when the author stated he put black tape on the camera. Like someone can’t tell a Leica. There was once a guy on the subway with a 1DX and an L lens (red ring) , the canon name was covered but not 1DX, I had a really hard time telling it wasn’t a Canon.. not!

People use what they like and what they like that they can afford. Sometimes they splurge. Sometimes they don’t have to. Some people wear shoes with shoestrings that must be polished and resoled and that don’t run or exercise well and that click down the hall at any gait.

And they may love those expensive, anachronistic shoes which make them walk and stand differently. And sanctimonious bastards will rail on them with comments about utility when running and jogging, price, maintenance costs and time, and play the morally superior bully until their target trades them for Velcro keds.

If you feel the need to bash a person for his choice in camera or shoes, you live a small, mean life.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:04 UTC
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hfjacinto: I stopped reading when the author stated he put black tape on the camera. Like someone can’t tell a Leica. There was once a guy on the subway with a 1DX and an L lens (red ring) , the canon name was covered but not 1DX, I had a really hard time telling it wasn’t a Canon.. not!

Yeah, so people all the time mistake X100 and X-Pro, among others for Leicas. If you think that people just know everything at a glance, you're perhaps as simple as your argument.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 11:35 UTC
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evilmagicnut: Couldn't finish the article. Gagged on irrational Leica elitism. Sorry Barney if I missed the rationale that would have come had I finished reading.

@matt_j:

"magical" re: Fuji X100, a much less expensive camera that does essentially the same thing as the M, but with AF.

https://cameralegend.com/2015/08/17/the-original-fuji-x100/
http://www.thesilenceofthelens.co.uk/blog/2016/5/11/goodbye-beloved-fuji-x100-hello-beloved-fuji-x100s
http://www.minimallyminimal.com/blog/2011/8/29/fuji-x100-review-sample-photos.html

I could go on and on and on. Magic and $$$ have nothing to do one with another.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 02:31 UTC

I dislike the M10's shutter sound, which is pitched higher than the M240, but apart from that, think it a solid camera, if crazily expensive, especially in Japan. I have two.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 01:29 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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evilmagicnut: Couldn't finish the article. Gagged on irrational Leica elitism. Sorry Barney if I missed the rationale that would have come had I finished reading.

@evil:

There is a certain draw to a rangefinder. Its operating mechanism is unique today and the main reason why it sells and has bred hopeful lookalikes such as the X-Pro and X100. Whether or not you call it magic is up to you.

Barney is right: it is hard to master and lacks a lot of features. And if he loves it all the same, what is that apart from his opinion about a piece of gear? It certainly isn't elitism.

If it won a place in his heart and bag, what does that matter? Is it elitist? Would it be elitist if said of a Nikon or Canon or Fuji?

Or, is it elitist only because it is a Leica? There's no logical link between elitist and any evidence you've so far offered.

As far as convenience, I agree. A Leica M isn't convenient if convenient is described by zooms, and against modern mirrorless cameras, size. IQ is sort of hit and miss. The M10 has amazing IQ and great high iso performance. It lacks a stop of dynamic range next to the best FF.

But none of that describes elitism.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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