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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deluk: Apple burnt(sic) their fingers with the G4 Cube due to over heating problems. Looks like form over function has beaten them again.

Again, 'some' is an apt word. I've been eyeing this machine. I'm not a gamer, nor am I a video guy. I edit photos all day, every day. What impresses me is how quiet it is, how small it is, how well arrayed with valuable ports it is (of course, some are now quite old), and how much power is packed inside. Of course, Apple screwed the design by not updating, and also failing to make upgrade paths.

Strange as it may sound, I'm eyeing this beast.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
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Clairaut: Happy to see DNG for the SD. Some of the best images I've ever taken have been made with Sigma cameras. They're often a challenge to use, but they are specialized tools in the same way as the xPan or the old Fuji rangefinder medium format cameras where.

DNG is a killer function of any camera that offers it.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
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grasscatcher: As far as zooming via cropping, I'd think you'd need a wide-angle lens and longer focal point to make sure everything is in focus, as well as smaller aperture when possible. Especially on the larger format, where your DoF becomes shallower.

That, or implement focus-stacking...shouldnt need more than two or three frames in most cases.

Depth of focus isn't really that shallow, even by 35mm full frame standards on medium format. If people can get a 50mp canon in focus they'll have little problem with medium format, especially with central lens shutters.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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 9th 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 🤔

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 🤔

@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 (659 comments in total)

Handsome camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:18 UTC as 39th 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 🤔

@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 🤔

@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 🤔

@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 🤔

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 🤔

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
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