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)
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Mariano Pacifico: Is this Leica manufactured and assembled in China?

@Mari:

Pretty easy to find that information without revealing laziness to the entire forum.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
On article Leica firmware update adds more customization to SL (27 comments in total)
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Steppenw0lf: The firmware upgrade is great, it improves the speed of the camera in many ways. And it is free (a free lunch ?) - you take 3 minutes to play in the upgrade and you have a fully electronic shutter. No need to buy a new camera for this.

After using the camera for almost 18 months I have now a new camera again with the latest professional features, similar to a A9. With a simple firmware upgrade.

The SL is built in Europe. And final assembly is done in Germany.
Your Apple gear is probably all built in China and your Sony equipment also to a large degree.

For me it does not matter how many other users bought a SL. Why should it matter ? But in some segments (e.g. sports cars) having a limited edition is very desirable. Order a SL lens for example and see how fast you get it - this could be an indication how many users are around, if it matters to you.

@How:

I noticed no improvement in high ISO, but the SL has always been pretty good.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
On article Leica firmware update adds more customization to SL (27 comments in total)
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RedFox88: ...for all 8 owners of this camera? 🤔

I believe the number is higher than that. I met two others, and according to Leica, at least twenty five have been sold in Asia alone. Indeed, we are talking about 78 to 80 owners, so... geez, man, why the low punches?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 08:09 UTC
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 (210 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
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