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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Contra Mundum: Everybody who said, "what's the point?" has a point.

You mean, doesn't understand the utility of tilt shift lenses, not their excellent coverage of medium format sensors, and most importantly, doesn't get cost/performance ratios.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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Old Cameras: Redneck - 1, Drone - 0

In this case, god bless the redneck.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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EssexAsh: It's a good thing the sensor is so small. If it was proper MF then no chance

@EssexASH:

Quite a number cover the full frame of a 645, in particular the coveted tilt shift lenses, which, while not optically as good as Rodenstock's best wide angles, cover almost as large a circle, and with much less vignetting, and each costs about one third the Rosenstock.

Want to use the rodenstock 23 for architecture? 7.000$ + 5.000$ minimum for a pancake camera, plus anything from 10.000$ to 30.000$ for a back.

This Cambo adapter and the entire canon tilt shift range costs less than the cheapest of pancake cameras, back, and lens, and will live view, tether, fire shutter at faster than 1/500s, slower than 1s, bracket, and on and on. To say that this is a revolutionary product severely misunderstands the equation.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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CaPi: What on earth,.. Won't make any sense in terms of sensor usage but hey..
this might actually be fun!

@Dianoda

In principle we agree, though about the FPS and HCam, we don't. That thing turns any back (as you know) into a fully contained camera, with optical finder, accessory shoe, electronic aperture control, and 1/4000 shutter.

You can take your back from a technical or autofocus camera and put it on the HCam to also use Canon or other lenses. There is nothing like it. The Fuji precludes the use of a lot of glass because of deep flange discrepancies.

It's advantage is that it is cheap. But it is tied to a small sensor, it can't swap between formats or sensors, and won't allow the simultaneous use of super wide angle technical lenses.

Great camera. Good replacement for the HCam for a tiny subset of lenses, but nowhere near as elegant.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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EssexAsh: It's a good thing the sensor is so small. If it was proper MF then no chance

Actually, a number of canon lenses cover the entire full frame 645 sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 21:29 UTC

83 feet with a camera? What's that, twenty five metres? Blimey, I'd shoot it down too or it or anything like it came that close to my house.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 60th comment | 19 replies
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: The perfectly straight horizons are cool. Everything else - from the flare to the low contrast to the slightly faded color and the soft corners- can be had by anyone with $25 to spend and an eBay user account.

And that is all part of the appeal of this lens. Not to you. Not to me. But to someone.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)
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desmond2046: The ghost and flare control is so bad.

I think that's sort of the point.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 14:13 UTC

Finally magnify and pan... that is a major reason I sold my X-T1.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 04:22 UTC as 56th comment
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Rod McD: Surely all of the arguments raised here comparing FF & MF can just as well be cited between any two formats? 1" upgrading to MFT, MFT to APSC, APSC to FF and FF to MF as you see them in print here. Despite all these points, the IQ certainly looks great in online images and the early reviews seem to be dripping with enthusiasm.

To think that the systems are competition rather complementary options would be a mistake. MF will never offer the lens range or lens speed of smaller formats and it's likely to remain costly. OTOH lovers of resolution - landscape, architecture and fashion enthusiasts might just find it just ticks their boxes. Personally, I can't afford it anyway, so I've no vested interest here......

The thing is: there were and are clearer advantages in a full-frame 645 sensor. In sensors smaller than it, those advantages are harder to suss.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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iaki: Hello,
I have a couple of issues: First, and to dismount the theory of aperture, on the APS-C and 35mm comparison, the APS-C actually creates a larger circle of confussion than the larger format sensor. And it is very, very noticeable.

Secondly, the aperture equivalency has been debated time and time again. The F factor is a geometric factor, hence the equivalency is a bit of a "connundrum": even with the same F number, a clearer/lighter lens can have a better light transmission, as it happens if you compare lead with unleaded glass. This is not that exotic: the FA43 from Pentax has been out there with two different glass compositions, and the leaded one has a better light transmission.

I don´t think the article is that good, to be honest. Plus, after seeing the "dynamic range" comparison, I have to say that the D810 does NOT look good: there is quite some nasty noise going there that, after noise cancellation, will murder detail.
Sorry, not buying it.

Do you have any comments re: the Pentax vis-a-vis the D810? How's its noise?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)

@JakeB

I've never seen or heard of anyone taking a double blind test in the photo world. I think the reason is that almost no one knows how to control for all variables. It may actually bra easier to do in the crazy audio world.

That said, my contention in this thread is that a Fuji of any stripe is made as well or to be as easily or completely controlled by a single, ruling interface.

The Q is better build than the X100. There can be no gain saying that. It may well be that the newest 100 has better dynamic range or something but even that is hard to reveal in regular, non-pushe photos.

There are certain lenses in the Leica stable that render unlike other lenses, but most are older. There are also a few lenses that far exceed the competition. This is seen even at lens rentals tests.

But yeah, I can't imagine that in a properly controlled test there would be much to talk about between any camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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shigzeo: I suppose that canon adapter has electronic contacts, otherwise I see no point.

I suppose if a sealed, workable aperture gets into the Canon one, there is a point, but by that time, you are really slowing down your workflow.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 13:29 UTC

I suppose that canon adapter has electronic contacts, otherwise I see no point.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 12:28 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort (79 comments in total)

When I perform long-term studio shoots I listen to podcasts on YouTube. For the last two or three months, the number of GoPro YouTube adverts has jumped. They certainly are trying to re-assert consciousness of the brand.

For people like me that know little about action cameras, GoPro is the brand we know and would gravitate to. But is it enough? I don't know. As stated below, this appears to be a cut throat market.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 05:50 UTC as 24th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Fuji has been teaching Leica how to get it done right.
Again.
Again.

And again..

I am referring to the only other central shutter (lens shutter) fixed lens cameras on the market from Sony and Leica. They should be well known: Q and RX1 series.

The X100 series is direct competition to those cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Fuji has been teaching Leica how to get it done right.
Again.
Again.

And again..

After this back and forth, I would only add this:

Of the fixed lens, central shutter cameras out there, the Fuji is the least expensive, the lightest, but also the least sturdy, and it has the worst lens and by far, the worst lens mechanics.

I'm surprised that even the GFX lenses feel completely like point-and-shoot lenses, with delayed action after rotating the focus ring, and worse yet, the focus ring is built so sloppily that it feels like a plastic ring attached haphazardly to the body. The X100 series hasn't addressed this in its six years on market.

Both the Leica's and the Sony's are solid, return a minimum of focus motor feel, and turn smoothly with good torque. The Leica's is just shy of feeling like a real mechanical lens. It has distance markers, way more solid aperture indents, and the camera is far more solid.

The X100 is special though because of one thing: the optical VF, which allows you to skip the horrors of EVF flicker, stutter, contrast drops, etcetera.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (744 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Fuji has been teaching Leica how to get it done right.
Again.
Again.

And again..

Leica user here. Must ask: specifically, what have Fuji been teaching Leica? To that, what have they been doing so right that Leica have been doing so wrong? The only comparable camera Leica make is the Q, which is a good seller, and some consider the best in its category of camera, among whom the X100F plays its part.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)
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Windeguy: Once you use a good EVF like the one on the X-T1 it makes you think twice about how much you think you like an OVF.

The "What you see is what you get" image from the OVF is quite helpful.

@armandino

I'll take your word for doing something I can't imagine and which I can't do unless on a tripod. For you, EVFs are great. For me, they are decades away from being ready to replace a piece of glass like an M camera's rangefinder.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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gonzalu: After I paid $799 for my RX-100 III , I am NOT paying $30 bucks for a feature that should be included. If it were say, $4.99? Maybe...

I sold my A7r long ago. I wouldn't have kept it for apps. But for owners, this is a great value-add.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
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