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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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

@Sean65:

Yeah, I'm having a hard time understanding why that basic information isn't getting through. F/2,0 is fast.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Hope it's as optically good as the 35mm f2.0, that's starting to approach Leica and Zeiss territory.

It's a nice lens, but in no way the equal of a modern Leica lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:33 UTC

Amazing how closely the f/2 series follows a Leica summicron design ethic. Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

@turbsy:

Of course it is a 50mm lens. Just as a 50mm lens made for MF or LF is a 50mm lens. The thing is, this 50mm lens only covers APS-C and only works with a single system.

It gives an angle of view similar to a 75mm lens on FF and a DOF equivalent of F/2,8.

The Fuji 35/1,4 is the one that should be compared to FF 50mm lenses, and those at f/2,0 to be most accurate in terms of both DOF and FOV. As I said above, APS-C lenses tend to be more expensive at similar FOV/DOF equivalents, sometimes almost double.

But again, this 50mm lens shouldn't be compared to 50mm FF lenses as the angles of view they give on their native mounts are completely different.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:30 UTC
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

It's not slower than other 50mm lenses. It is slower than 50mm lenses faster than it. But let's be clear, there are few 50mm lenses for APS-C sensors. Instead of comparing it to FF 50mm lenses, it is fairer to compare it to 75mm FF lenses of around f/2,8.

APS-C lenses, when compared to FOV/DOF equivalents tend to be more expensive than FF counterparts, anyway. But make sure you're not comparing across incompatible FOV lines.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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turbsy: $450 for a slow 50mm? No thanks Fuji

Slower than most what?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (351 comments in total)
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MJSfoto1956: so what's fifth? "V" perhaps? then there is six and seventh. Not buying it...

M

Horrible, brain dead marketing. i, ii, iii, iv, etcetera make far more sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
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villagranvicent: I am glad with each new release the M9 keeps losing value and gets closer to my camera bag.

@rgump12:

Um... red herring much?

I tend to buy from Hong Kong because it is so much cheaper. It is in fact, so much cheaper that I could buy a ticket to Hong Kong, get a hotel, eat a lot, buy a Leica, fly back, and still save some dosh.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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shigzeo: Why?

@xeriwthe:

There are some weird, complete aesthetic craziness that is normal here. So, while it sounds stupid, it is pretty spot on in some ways.

Still: why?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
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villagranvicent: I am glad with each new release the M9 keeps losing value and gets closer to my camera bag.

Here in Japan used copies still go for around 4.000$. I think it is time to migrate.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:40 UTC

Why?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 23:14 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies
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24Peter: Thanks everyone for your kind words and other feedback. It means a lot to me! And thanks again Chris Williams and the other Editors for this great opportunity to share my work on DPReview. Nice to be able to give something back since you guys have helped me so much when I was starting out. Check out some of my latest moon shots on Instagram (@peteralessandria)

@Mike FL

Good comment, but imho, what's got under your bonnet?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
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cosinaphile: walk anywhere in america with one of those pieces of art and you'll be instantly gunned down and filled with lead by a "peace" officer.

Um... and many more Americans are killed (and per 100.000) by other regular thuggy Americans doing their thing: going around doors, flipping burgers, appearing in a stairwell, or regular asshat stuff.

The police are too shoot-happy in America. That is a fact. But they are less shoot happy than much of the general population DESPITE interacting almost exclusively with thugs, felons, and terrorists.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
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GinoSVK: What is the keymission of the next president?

Quick! First to call the other savage wins!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
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cosinaphile: walk anywhere in america with one of those pieces of art and you'll be instantly gunned down and filled with lead by a "peace" officer.

You sure about that?

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 06:25 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (151 comments in total)

Oh my god...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 68th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

With photographers so obviously talented, board members needn't look far for inspiration. My God, this selection is full of stars.

Well done. Beyond my wildest expectations.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 45th comment
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madecov: Good news for both owners.

@RubberDials

To be fair, I had no idea that 'fishsticks' was from South Park. I assumed it was a snack, which I'd not *enjoyed since I was a kid. In no way would I first go to Urban Dictionary to find the meaning to a term I didn't know. First I'd go to Oxford. If not in there, I'd go to grammar and dictionary forums. As a last resort, I'd go to Urban Dictionary. And even then, I count Urban Dictionary as a joke site and assume that anything caustic referenced there is first a joke. Only if I had completely drunk outrage progressive full-on lefty doosh (no sic here, this is on purpose) tactic would I blow up.

To be realistic and directly aimed @HowaboutRAW: where in the hell is your outrage coming from? You are determined to be upset at anything for any reason at all. You insist that people are tearing down a product; even if they are, the original OP was funny. Then you insist that a person is racist and homophobic.

Dude, you need to calm down.

*hint: I never liked them.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
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Retzius: I respect a lens that is so large it removes the size advantage of the mirrorless body to which it is attached.

bravo

The Sony A7 may be the sized of an old film camera, but that ignores a single, important data point: those cameras didn't blister with 20 or more buttons. They were small, simple, and directly controlled by a minimum of switches that were almost impossible to accidentally nudge in the wrong direction.

The same is not true of the A7, whose size is its only blessing.

The SL is roughly the same size as the original SL/SL2 Leicaflex cameras, and it has so few buttons and almost no way to accidentally bump anything into or out of intended settings.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
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madecov: Good news for both owners.

OP: it was funny.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
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