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 Leica firmware update adds more customization to SL (27 comments in total)

Looks like a nice laundry list. Will try it later today and report back if it improves my work flow.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 23:08 UTC as 5th comment
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beavertown: This pricing non sense is going to help 3rd party manufacturers to generate more an more profits by being way cheaper than Cankon but expensively affordable.

@io_bg

There was the older Nikon AFD 28/1.4 which still today commands prices similar to this newly announced lens. I've used it only once. Amazing.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
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Dr Blackjack: 28 is an interesting FL and I kinda want to play with it a bit more. My short experience with it has been with the Sony 28/2. I wonder how 1.4 would look!

28 has always been my favourite wide angle, though I understand the desire to drop to 24. Whatever, this is a cool addition.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)

I'm still amazed at how little noise there is today at such settings.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:00 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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zlosyn: least spectacular post I ever came accross on dpr

@photoshack:

The OP obviously is talking about a different article. Because this one rocked.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)
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DeputyPhoto: I once used one for a friends wedding. All the pictures came back with the attractive girls in group shots as the focussed point - it guessed where I was looking exactly!

If you're married you have to be careful with that lot of photos.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
On article Fotodiox Pro launches five GFX lens adapters (80 comments in total)
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baerto: I hope they make some Medium format Adaptors to Hassy, Pentax, Contax 645 etc.

Fuji has one with aperture support for Hasselblad H.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
On article Fotodiox Pro launches five GFX lens adapters (80 comments in total)
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uuronl: The Mamiya 645 stuff is dirt cheap used...

And some of it is pretty good. Some of it is down right aweful.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
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cosinaphile: the next step in the recovery of the industry is for clueless companies to team up with android phone makers like asus and zte and create larger sensor cameraphones
that work seamlessly with android using at least 43 or 58 sq mm sensors... if they have to use folded optics , so be it develop it use bak 4 prisms or something similar to ensure high quality

even better a modular cellphone with a sliding rail system to connect a module like the dxo1 that does not depend on a flimsy attachment point , dxo s achilles heel
thats what people want .... so do it better that the pathetic 17.5 sq mm sensors
and elevate shooting from its cellphone cesspool

@Bob Klein:

I've never met a photographer that wants their hobby or profession to be made more complicated. The entire market strives to simplify the experience. Players that fail to do so are wiped out.

Autofocus was developed on that premise. Auto stop down. Automatic exposure. Battery power. Size reduction. Advance levers.

Every innovation worth it was a simplifation of a complicated said.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
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Marty4650: I am no legal expert, but if ASML claims "they attempted to negotiate an extension of a cross license agreement with Nikon" and failed to do so, then it means they imply that Nikon owns the technology. It sure sounds like they had an agreement, but then it expired, and the parties involved could not agree on royalty fees for an extension.

If a licensing agreement expires, and you fail to renew it for any reason, you just don't have the right to continue using that technology. Perhaps they felt Nikon wanted too much for an extension? It doesn't matter. They have no right to appropriate someone else's intellectual property.

This technology must be vital if it helped ASML get a 90% market share. They need to pay the price Nikon wants, or develop their own technology.

Nikon copied almost wholesale early Zeiss Ikons and now Zeiss are copying or using their technology. Which came first? Which enabled Nikon to get where it is today?

Still, funny that the Axis powers have come circle.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 04:19 UTC
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BobT3218: The next big thing may be drone killer drones. Get ready for Drone Wars. Better still, how about drone capture drones? If you want a free Hassy, just reach up and take one.

Didn't that finish in 2008? http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0458290/

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 04:28 UTC
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Photomonkey: This should satisfy the minimum DOF fans.....if they can focus them.

@J A C S

Again, if you shoot far enough away, or with a lens sufficiently closed down, an entire face will be in focus. I'm confused why this is such a bugbear for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
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shigzeo: Really wish these third party 'native' lenses would incorporate native electronics to allow automatic stop down rather than forcing users to turn a 2017 camera into a 1960s SLR.

@Juck

Many thanks for hospitality. As a noob that shoots for a living, and behind bellows, self-cocking or manual shutters, and medium format cameras from Linhof, Rollei, Novoflex, and now Fujifilm, I still have must protest:

Lenses that do not support the camera's own functions are not native. They are lenses permanently attached to extension tubes. If they force you to peer through gained-up EVFs in order to focus stopped-down, and in so doing, drop frames, distort colour, lose contrast between the subject and the surrounding, amplify noise, etcetera, because they do not support automatic stop down, which is a feature used by most SLR cameras since the 1960s, they actually impede the photographer.

But what do I know, I'm a noob.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 04:09 UTC
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Photomonkey: This should satisfy the minimum DOF fans.....if they can focus them.

@JACS

But that is the case with every single lens. I think people realise that distance to subject is the most important determiner in DOF.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
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Photomonkey: This should satisfy the minimum DOF fans.....if they can focus them.

@JACS

The apparent DOF is thinner because of the larger image. Just as if you put the same lens on a 1" camera the apparent DOF would be greater.

Physics of course doesn't change and I don't see anyone arguing that it does. But the perspective certainly does, which changes everything.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:14 UTC

Really wish these third party 'native' lenses would incorporate native electronics to allow automatic stop down rather than forcing users to turn a 2017 camera into a 1960s SLR.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:10 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

I love these guys. I wish they'd take on a geared head because every system they make tends to be a clever re-think of what is currently possible with metal and haptic input.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 00:04 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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shigzeo: This is the first Sony that makes me re-think the E-mount since selling the A7r two years ago. Its properly sized AF joystick and dedicated AF-ON button are necessary ergonomic features that everyone but Leica have failed at. And Leica's SL AF nipple has the problem of sticking out too much.

I bought into the SL system because I wanted a simple interface with large, glove-friendly buttons, and a large body. The A9 is still too small, but button placement and their apparent shape and size are great.

Will revisit this camera in a few months.

Great work, Sony.

@Luke

After having used a dedicated AF-ON in both canon and Nikon bodies, I beg to differ. Both companies design that specific button to have a feel and travel unique to it. Not only do you know it. T touch as it is different to every other button, but it travels longer and has no other functionality and is lifeblood to action photography. The button Sony have made do with until today is too complicated, small, and poorly placed. It goes in and off with absolutely no hesitation and without a satisfying travel cushion.

The new button looks great and is in the right spot. The joystick is the first one from a mirrorless maker other than Leica to find the thumb because it is large and looks to be grippy.

Sony appear to have taken a page out of some of the most important books on ergonomically placed buttons.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:35 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)

This is the first Sony that makes me re-think the E-mount since selling the A7r two years ago. Its properly sized AF joystick and dedicated AF-ON button are necessary ergonomic features that everyone but Leica have failed at. And Leica's SL AF nipple has the problem of sticking out too much.

I bought into the SL system because I wanted a simple interface with large, glove-friendly buttons, and a large body. The A9 is still too small, but button placement and their apparent shape and size are great.

Will revisit this camera in a few months.

Great work, Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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friedbrains: Is it time to jump ship? I don't know... the Betamax thingy still haunts in a way...

How does Betamax at all haunt this camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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