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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On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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virtualreality: Too bad there's no 24-70/2.8 equivalent zoom lens available... :-(

Nor is there one available on any MF camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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km25: Does not their roadmap have 110mm F2.0. Make a 45/50mm F2.** ( a little faster then F2.8). They got other things work on too. With the next Sony 100MP, they should try to X-Trans it.

No, no X-Trans.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: im glad this got gold ..... its an amazing camera ... i wonder what goodness awaits thru firmware update

id love to see an adapter for for fuji xf lenses and see what cool vignettes happen

i wonder what the fastest lens will be for this system a 1.4 portrait lens would be very cool

@Cosinaphile:

An adapter for X-Pro lenses wouldn't just hard vignette, it wouldn't allow infinity focus. Every lens would be a short-focus quasi-macro lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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princecody: Hasselblad killer? 🤔

@Lan:

So, Hasselblad make two or three stupid cameras in their many decades history and they have killed themselves? They have admitted it was a mistake and moved on. Trolls, however, have not.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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IdM photography: DPReview staff are experienced street shooters, not studio shooters. It is not serious recomending the GFX 50S for studio. Contrast detect AF is not up to the task.

There are all sorts of studios and all sorts of studio shooting. For instance, in my studio, the camera now sits on rails for macro, where it is a dream to use.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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Petrogel: If OS X could be installed on a PC, then no-one would buy an Apple, although the last two versions (El Capitan and Sierra) are quit glitchy .

I have a feeling that Hackintosh is a gateway to the full thing, very much like adapting Leica rangefinder lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
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Pogo333: 4 years after the release of the 2013 MacPro without an upgrade and they are now getting around to making an apology and with nothing on the horizon, give me a break. The truth is they wrote off the pro community and figured we didn't matter but the reality is that these Pro Macks, iMacs and good MacBook Pro's are the bead rock of their Eco system. As one person above said it, Apple has gone down hill since the loss of Jobs with buggy software, no real improvements in hardware, no imagination or creativity. If I weren't so heavily invested in Apple products I would look seriously about making a move. I will start to get heavily into 4K video and they don't have the horsepower to support it. My topped out MacPro barely handles high megapixel images with layers in Photoshop. A "really" unhappy Apple user!

@Pogo333:

I was busy speccing systems like the HP Z2, which intrigues me for its size, noise, and shape. This announcement has me re-thinking everything.

Again.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
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henrikbengtsson: What surprises me with the design alone is how it managed to make its path from the drawing board all the way to the production center without anyone saying "....wait a minute. NO!"

But I guess they all relied on hipster-oritended designer opinions.

I don't think hipsters are into the Mac Pro. The iMac, maybe. The typewriter? Definitely.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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Petrogel: If OS X could be installed on a PC, then no-one would buy an Apple, although the last two versions (El Capitan and Sierra) are quit glitchy .

Yeah, I'd have a hard time parting with Apple computers. But, they wouldn't be Apple, nor would their brand be anything but a high-end PC if their OS was distributed widely.

I own apple products and have used apple computers since 2004, which makes me a new-oldie, or an old newbie, but I'm not a fanboy. Rather, I really like good branding, conform design, and not having to re-learn interfaces. Picking up OSX today from OS7, or earlier, is trivial.

The same cannot be said for Windows. That said, the lack of Mac Pro updates had me looking over HP's Z2 compact computer, which outfitted similarly (but better video card) costs roughly the same.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
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deluk: Apple burnt(sic) their fingers with the G4 Cube due to over heating problems. Looks like form over function has beaten them again.

Again, 'some' is an apt word. I've been eyeing this machine. I'm not a gamer, nor am I a video guy. I edit photos all day, every day. What impresses me is how quiet it is, how small it is, how well arrayed with valuable ports it is (of course, some are now quite old), and how much power is packed inside. Of course, Apple screwed the design by not updating, and also failing to make upgrade paths.

Strange as it may sound, I'm eyeing this beast.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
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Clairaut: Happy to see DNG for the SD. Some of the best images I've ever taken have been made with Sigma cameras. They're often a challenge to use, but they are specialized tools in the same way as the xPan or the old Fuji rangefinder medium format cameras where.

DNG is a killer function of any camera that offers it.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
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grasscatcher: As far as zooming via cropping, I'd think you'd need a wide-angle lens and longer focal point to make sure everything is in focus, as well as smaller aperture when possible. Especially on the larger format, where your DoF becomes shallower.

That, or implement focus-stacking...shouldnt need more than two or three frames in most cases.

Depth of focus isn't really that shallow, even by 35mm full frame standards on medium format. If people can get a 50mp canon in focus they'll have little problem with medium format, especially with central lens shutters.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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CaPi: I am very taken with what I see in the lab tests. This is well beyond my already high expectations :D

What I like about it is how ergonomically it has been designed. Its interface is impeccable. But... its EVF is slow, and like the Fuji GFX, its lenses respond like they are attached to someone else's body.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
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OlyPent: But what will the cost be? Will the 100mp show up in a $7000 camera? The 150mm will be in $30k cameras.

I'm dismayed that the 48x39 format is getting the shaft. It strikes a great balance, especially in that it allows ample movement with modern medium format wide angle lenses from Rodenstock.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:52 UTC
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belle100: Anyone knows what Type 4.2 and type 3.6 are (image size)?

Might be pixel pitch.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:51 UTC

I remember an article in Tom's Hardware in the late 1990s that asked if NVIDIA was moving too fast for the market to adopt.

Not that improvements at this pace are a bad thing. Conversely, I think the speed at which Sony move commendable.

Computing power, however, isn't quite keeping pace, especially for us stackers.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:50 UTC as 16th comment

Dafuq, Canon, your complacency will be your undoing.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:47 UTC as 37th comment
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Tiefenunschärfe: Wow Nikon, these great announcements will save your ass for sure.

Whoa... ass.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)
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Bashir Lunat: First comment. WOW!

ConVladulations!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 12:12 UTC
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)
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sh10453: "We're always excited when we get new things in the office."

I'm just thinking loud and asking myself ... When did humans become "things"???

Since the dawn of time.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
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