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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shigzeo: Tried it at CP+ 2018. Sharp and reliable.

I didn’t, no. There was nothing interesting to shoot and I didn’t have a flash handy so all I took was images of text at 1:1. Because a lot of my work is done at 1:1 used to seeing it and this lens does a great job at 1:1.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
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tom1234567: Just buy your own TB/DRIVE the size you want no need for cloud and paying monies yearly/monthly
You be in charge not Google/Microsoft or anyone else
Take control of your files
That's what I do
Nothing hard in that

@bolt:

You don’t appear to understand cloud data. Right now I can seamlessly access all my synced files from any connected device I have. I can access my raw files, edited files, synced pictures and edit them and save them in real time.

It’s not about putting a disk in a safe. It’s about accessibility.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 19:18 UTC
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tom1234567: Just buy your own TB/DRIVE the size you want no need for cloud and paying monies yearly/monthly
You be in charge not Google/Microsoft or anyone else
Take control of your files
That's what I do
Nothing hard in that

Cloud data isn’t just about the size. You are right to say that you shouldn’t trust others with data, but cloud storage and retrieval isn’t something you can do at home with your own equipment- unless you’re a freaking tech whiz.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 12:19 UTC

Tried it at CP+ 2018. Sharp and reliable.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 01:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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Rod McD: Might be an excellent lens but sadly no use to me as a Fuji user unless it's offered in either in Fuji mount or a mount with an aperture ring that could be readily adapted. Neither seems likely. A rotating tripod collar would have been a nice pro touch too.

Good to see the conventional focus by extension. I've less time for IF lenses whose FL collapses at higher magnifications. The impact on working distance is bad news - my old MD 100/4 Macro focuses by extension and offers considerably more WD than either Fuji IF macro lens.

Plenty of active adapters for EF lenses on Fujifilm.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 01:48 UTC

0,35m close focus. Wow.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 01:24 UTC as 11th comment
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BlueBomberTurbo: So much for only Fuji adding features in firmware. Fake news continues to be revealed!

@wy2lam:

'Sell' has many meanings. I read that same comment this way: "Yes, holding back features and deceiving people into believing that updates represent feature upgrades rather than playing catch-up."

Sell is an easier way to put the above.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 08:04 UTC
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Sid911: Meanwhile in Canon land: “This firmware Addresses a phenomenon where Khoisan characters are not displayed correctly”

@vscd:

Meanwhile there is a robustly entertaining canon forum on this very site where canon users comment about various and sundry things.

But thank you n

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 13:01 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: My usual comment regarding this lens: this is not a daguerrotype lens.

@Mike:

There are a bunch of lenses I'd rather not use or simply dislike, but in no way would I call them nonsense products. A nonsense lens would be one that disallowed your camera to take photos.

Nonsense is not a product that does what it is supposed to do but not to your liking. A person's liking or disliking is merely preference, personal, idiosyncratic, and human.

But I feel that we have to different understandings of the English language. If this lens were priced absurdly high (which it is not) or was so specialty that its market didn't exist, I would join you in calling it nonsense, or rich-man's fiddle faddle. But, it costs in line with most lenses for dSLRs and mirrorless, shoots a certain style, and has backers, a market, and momentum.

I have not offered my opinions on this lens, and I certainly couldn't call it i the bee's knees I as I don't own it. But... those words you put into my mouth.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 02:21 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: My usual comment regarding this lens: this is not a daguerrotype lens.

Okay... do away with the metal barrel and gold plating. That may save a hundred dollars. We are talking about a 400$base price lens, which is exactly par for a lot of lenses even from dubious manufacturing houses. But this one has a name (like it or not), has a unique aperture system among lenses today, and just as ridiculously as many lenses that ignore mount specific hardware and electronics, is completely dumb.

It’s stabdard. The only difference is that dislike Lomography and the lens’s draw style. Which can be said of every lens from every brand at every price.

Shall we start over?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 14:28 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: My usual comment regarding this lens: this is not a daguerrotype lens.

@Mike:

What is nonsense about it?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 11:37 UTC
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David610: The interior of the lens shade is gold plated?

Flare for the win.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 10:53 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: My usual comment regarding this lens: this is not a daguerrotype lens.

That it is not. And your comment is one of the most sensible in this thread.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 08:52 UTC
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Photoman: For oil rich sheikhs with lots of money...that can't be bothered to use their cash for toilet paper...

Yeah, 400-600$is really outrageous for a lens.

Okay...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 08:48 UTC
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Guimar: It will be a prop in a Star Wars Movie, next to C3-PO!

I heard that c3p0 will be killed off doing an actual Skype call where he encounters a language that he doesn’t understand but that Rey speaks fluently. Rian told me himself.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 08:46 UTC
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Michiel953: Some images in the gallery are actually quite good, and show what type of image this lens is designed to produce.

I’m surprised too. In fact pleasantly enough to think about it. Thr included focusing helicoid is great.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 08:44 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Nothing like leading from the front....

@AZheaven:

Nikon have many weaknesses. Their lenses are good but their mount has to support three sets of electronic lenses, two of which rely on mechanical aperture motors, and only one which is purely electronic. Making adapters to support mechanical AF lenses is hard as hell and the reason canon lenses are the go to for adapting.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:07 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Nothing like leading from the front....

@Dr_Jon:

I’m a Fuji man; @Chris is a Fuji apologist/religionist to whom Fuji apparently can do no wrong. Big difference.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 07:41 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Nothing like leading from the front....

@chris:

Indeed.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 01:20 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Nothing like leading from the front....

@chris:

I don’t see how ad hominem has any place in this discussion. I’m discussing and have always discussed use case problems. My character or its assassination have nothing to do with anything.

Of course, that’s your privilege as a public mod.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 01:12 UTC
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