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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kvken: Any cop who shoots someone who wasn't a threat should not be aloud to ever carry a gun again for any reason. Here is my take no one knows how they will react when they fear for there life. Once you prove how you will react and that reaction is to start shooting before you even know if the threat is real you should not have a gun anymore period. You have proven yourself unfit to use good judgment in a high pressure situation..

It's a little more complicated than that.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
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Full Frame: Dumb, Dumb Dumb. Thats why I never use a tripod bag. With all the police being shot at what was the experienced photo-journalist thinking. This was 10:00pm in the evening, was he in the shadows? doesn't say. I am not saying the police officer was correct, but these days you have to use some common sense.

Surely that goes both ways. Is it the police's prerogative to just shoot anything?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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John McMillin: Hey, I'm always looking for faster flash sync. But my current DSLR won't fire the hot shoe circuit beyond its posted 1/180 speed limit. How would I trigger this thing at 1/250 or 1/500?

I'm also concerned about mounting two pounds on gear on a delicate hot shoe. That's twice the weight of my usual flash.

DPR doesn't serve us well by typing up this press release. A novel product from a lesser-known manufacturer deserves critical scrutiny, as well and positive publicity. This could be, you know, "just a flash in the pan."

That's the HSS part of the equation.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
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GuitarCamera Man: Just imagine what this can do to your retina!
Any eye doctors out there?

There's a politician out there with first-hand knowledge.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
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Kjeld Olesen: When I bought my first PC, I opted for a "large", but expensive 90 MB hard disk - plenty of space for DOS and WordPerfect 5.1 - I was impressed!

When I bought my first dSLR, I opted for a "large", but expensive IBM 340 MB micro HD - space for over 100 RAW images - I was impressed!

And now - roughly 1000 times more capacity in a smaller form factor and considerably cheaper - phew!

640k ought to be enough for anybody.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
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jwasturias: These would probably be for Product Photography.
I wonder if the 90mm and 135mm have a floating element. If they do, that may be the reason that the use of an extension tube was not mentioned. (They did mention it as option for the 50mm). Lenses with Floating element don't work well if you move the whole lens out.

@stan:

Indeed, front rise is my most used non-focus function in table top photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 11:32 UTC

Any time you say high class...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 29th comment
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snapa: They only made 10 because that is probably (hopefully) the most people foolish or rich enough to think about buying that kind of camera. It comes with a fixed 28mm *F5.6 lens*, how crazy is that! I wonder how the 4K video and IBIS works on it, just kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰
What a worthless POS overpriced camera, OMG! Made for people with more $ than sense.

@cityofdust:

Fair enough. I disagree, but whatever.

@Canyongazer:

You obviously caught onto something I keep trying to ignore. You're right.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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shigzeo: Canon: well done. Well done. 135mm, too, which is a great lens for landscape photography. They now have all they need to cover every architectural need.

Yeah, I use TS-E lenses on an SL. Dream to work with VS a dSLR, though dSLRs with good live view focus and LCDs are here now. I never use the EVF for tilt shift. Only LCD or wifi to iPad preview.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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jwasturias: These would probably be for Product Photography.
I wonder if the 90mm and 135mm have a floating element. If they do, that may be the reason that the use of an extension tube was not mentioned. (They did mention it as option for the 50mm). Lenses with Floating element don't work well if you move the whole lens out.

Tilt shift essentially tries to emulate bellows movements, but in a solid tube system. Pancake cameras are similar, but even more restrictive. I currently shoot with Canon TS-E lenses when doing architecture work, but when doing table top work, I need to stack, and helicoid lenses do not focus as accurately, and force a lot more positional bumps that can wreck a final image than do rails. It's why I moved away from tilt shift for table top stuff, but for food photography where only one exposure is necessary, tilt shift is great.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:51 UTC
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snapa: They only made 10 because that is probably (hopefully) the most people foolish or rich enough to think about buying that kind of camera. It comes with a fixed 28mm *F5.6 lens*, how crazy is that! I wonder how the 4K video and IBIS works on it, just kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰
What a worthless POS overpriced camera, OMG! Made for people with more $ than sense.

I don't get this. Are stamp collectors suckers? Are coin collectors, pen collectors, geode collectors, car collectors, skate collectors: are they all suckers? If so, why? What is different in this case?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
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Chaitanya S: A whole lot of Niche lenses to be announced, but pretty sure there are photographers who will put these to good use.

Sure as hell are. I've been wringing my hands because the TSE 45 and 90 were not that great.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: 135mm T/S!?!

Omg yes plz

135mm is one of my most used FL for landscape. Using it for architecture is probably a lot harder. I'd like to see some examples of it in use, though, and not just on MF.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:25 UTC
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A Owens: Wow, amazing lenses. Presumably a tilt shift macro lenses means no more focus stacking?

It depends on the size/width/depth of the subject, distance to lens/camera, etcetera. You can get buy on very small objects or thin, single plane objects without stacking and by using a TS lens, but stacking still is the order of the day.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
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jwasturias: These would probably be for Product Photography.
I wonder if the 90mm and 135mm have a floating element. If they do, that may be the reason that the use of an extension tube was not mentioned. (They did mention it as option for the 50mm). Lenses with Floating element don't work well if you move the whole lens out.

These are less for product photography and more for architecture. You can do product photography with tilt shift, but it is a lot less reliable than macro rails, bellows, or automated shifters. I got my start with tilt shift lenses (Nikon) but now only work on bellows. However, for architecture, bellows are a pain.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:23 UTC

Canon: well done. Well done. 135mm, too, which is a great lens for landscape photography. They now have all they need to cover every architectural need.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
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snapa: They only made 10 because that is probably (hopefully) the most people foolish or rich enough to think about buying that kind of camera. It comes with a fixed 28mm *F5.6 lens*, how crazy is that! I wonder how the 4K video and IBIS works on it, just kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰
What a worthless POS overpriced camera, OMG! Made for people with more $ than sense.

It's all childish, sure, but the commentary about this collectible item is silly, precisely because it doesn't understand the reason the camera was designed, marketed, and created. It misunderstands a market completely, in order to virtue signal to non-collectors, meanwhile demonising people that want to own one of the 10 available cameras.

Why demonise a person for what they own or want to own? This is resentment, pure and simple, and is below these forums.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 06:51 UTC
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snapa: They only made 10 because that is probably (hopefully) the most people foolish or rich enough to think about buying that kind of camera. It comes with a fixed 28mm *F5.6 lens*, how crazy is that! I wonder how the 4K video and IBIS works on it, just kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰
What a worthless POS overpriced camera, OMG! Made for people with more $ than sense.

Naw, it was pretty emotional. It's just as easy to remove the words 'foolish', 'or rich enough', 'crazy', 'just kidding', smiley face, 'worthless', 'POS', 'OMG', and the clincher: 'Made for people with more $ than sense'.

If you remove that you get facts: it comes with a 28mm f/5,6 lens, but as far as I can tell, it isn't fixed to the body, just painted black.

Is it a crazy price? That's sort of debatable. It's limited to ten units, and obviously to collectors, whom have the dosh, and probably the catalogue of cameras and showcase to make it worth their while.

It's not about sense anymore: it's about extrinsic worth, which drapes around any product from $ to $$$ to $$$$, and for various reasons. Is that camera worth anything to me? No. I could not buy it. But that neither impugns Leica, nor the buyers of this camera, nor the 5,6 lens, which, believe it or not, is sought after.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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shigzeo: Geez, I thought 36 MP was amazing. I know that 46 isn't a massive update, but the file quality looks great.

Sandy b:

My apologies. In truth, when I asked if 'you' were responding to me, I was asking the first person, whose commentary up to that point I couldn't fathom. When you said 'no', I stupidly read it as from brandless and not you.

From there, the undoing of shigzeo was inevitable.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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shigzeo: Geez, I thought 36 MP was amazing. I know that 46 isn't a massive update, but the file quality looks great.

Mea culpa!

I assumed that Sandy was Brandless. My apologies.

Every small screed, then, should be read as towards Brandless, not Sandy.

Apologies.

I did not consider Sandy's replies as to me. That was obvious. Which led me to read your reply as re: brandless, whom I thought was Sandy.

My bad.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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