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 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

I can't understand why simple functions such as 13 and 19 were not available till now. I sold all my X stuff primarily because of handling trouble related not having either. Maybe it is time to re think the platform. But this is late. Very late.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 03:50 UTC as 8th comment
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

Rockwell also has some pretty good audio reviews. In fact, he's pretty objective where it counts, which in the audio world is impossibly rare.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

@FLruckas

I appreciate some of his reviews: aperture blade numbers, shape, lens weight, helicoid feeling, and sun stars. He also seems like a nice bloke. But he's not a man that takes what he does that seriously. Mr. Thein is the opposite. And he can be a complete jerk. I'm not worried about his personality. His body of work is what interests me.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (658 comments in total)

Handsome camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:18 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

@princecody

The elephant in the room really is Ken Rockwell. In what material way are he and Ming Thein remotely comparable? Thein is either superman (his work ethic), or an army of people claiming to be a single person.

I personally find his essays and photos to be good, some even great. That is my personal opinion, but as a weak-tailed blogger myself, I can admit my shortcomings next to Thein. He's god as far as I'm concerned.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

@princecody

To be fair: I'm not Japanese. I'm a perpetual immigrant (now on my third country) and have experienced wonderful semantic simplifications in all languages and countries and cultures I've lived in. It is typical to call someone the something of (say country or continent) to simplify and contrast/compare or draw attention to a person or service or company.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:00 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

@zzzxtreme: some people just see racism under every rock. Often, they are the only ones, and, if you define racism traditionally, getting upset at any imagined slight on behalf of another race, really is racism of low expectations. Stupid. Alas, not everyone has your level head.

@Stanchung

That is the only reasonable question to ask the OP. In what what is Ming Thein, a talented photographer and complete workhorse, in any way like Mr. Rockwell, a blowhard that blows out every colour he can and copies and pastes the rest?

Reach may be one. If anything, it is a slight against Americans. Where is the American Ming Thein? If he doesn't exist, why?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

Okay, so when a person calls the cowboy/Western movie genre an American samurai story, is it racist? There are such things as continents, as regions, as territories.

Ken Rockwell is American. Ming Thein is Malaysian. Each is an icon in the photographic world, and, despite reaching a worldwide audience, each does there thing in their way and represents in their photographic work, their region.

You are picking out race when you don't have to, and when logically you should not. Certainly you've heard of people eulogised as the [insert famous person] of their region or country.

There is nothing racist or xenophobic about any of it.

God man, think.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

Rule of thumb: if the same thing isn't racist if you substitute in 'German' or 'Swedish', the racist is the person considering the thing racist, rather than the person stating the obvious, which is that a person from Malaysia, is Asian.

God forbid that people use their brains rather than their feelings.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 07:05 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell πŸ€”

@Peter

What's inappropriate with considering Ming the Asian Ken Rockwell? If he were German would it be inappropriate to call him the continental, or European Ken Rockwell? If not, why?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
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EssexAsh: It's a good thing the sensor is so small. If it was proper MF then no chance

@jnd:

As I suggested in the post to which you reply, it is about savings. If you already use a MFDB, moving to a Fuji GFX yields great savings. You can probably even recoup costs by selling your back and getting a GFX. And you can still use it with the same Canon lenses you used with your ALPA FPS or HCam, and while you lose the OVF of the HCam, you gain a pretty decent live view system on the Fuji.

If you're using Canon cameras, moving to the GFX may or may not yield improvement. But again, we are talking about two completely different photographers. I happen to use MFDB on various technical cameras. I have now moved to GFX for my macro setup and have, from time to time, used the HCam/FPS with Canon lenses. They represent an incredible value for MFD.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
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tkbslc: If you want to use Canon lenses, why not save a bundle and buy a 5DS R instead of a GFX? You aren't going to get 50MP on the Fuji after the 1.3x crop.

@Photomonkey

If you attach it an Arca Swiss RM3Di, the Fuji is far more bulky. It is also a lot less expensive and not limited to 1/500 top shutter speeds and a manual bulb for anything slower than 1/1.

I'm still interested in picking up an Arca RM3Di primarily because it is compact and because I can also use it with film backs. The Fuji is for me a simple matter of workflow practicality.

I actually dislike its handling, build, and haptic interface. It is brilliant in spite of each.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
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