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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This company are tearing things up. I'll wait out this year, and after trying their 600 series, may look at replacing my Profoto setup.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 03:53 UTC as 11th comment
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DVT80111: just Photoshop it, much cheaper

Pray, tell us the exact method to photoshop that look onto an image and make it worth anyone's while.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
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Lichtbild: 'The lens is available ...', with a just launched Kickstarter campaign, it's probably more accurate to say, 'the lens is planned to be available ...'. Even if some mount version is actually available, other crowd-funding experiences tell us, other mount versions often take quite a while before being available. If ever.

Great that they're making a real M-mount version rather than a de-coupled and cheesy bajonett for mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
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Tardyvar: Wow, M42 mount..

T mount was the universal. M42 is a great old mount, but so much more a bugger than bajonett mounts.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:57 UTC

If only I could get a credit card...

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 11:56 UTC as 17th comment
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Bambi24: is this a parody video? tell me this is a parody video please

what a convoluted mess of reflectors and light boxes for a shampoo bottle, hopefully he doesn't get paid by the hour

imagine if he was asked to shoot another product in the same exact lighting after having moved all his stuff around 20 times

small products shots like that are supposed to be done in a static light tent and shouldn't take longer than 2 minutes

Not even mass produced catalogue stuff would be shot in a light tent unless there is no budget and no photographer. eBay and that's it.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
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fullstop: A Chinese made clone would be cheaper and just as good but unfortunately stigma is attached to Chineses cloned lenses.

And where, pray tell, did I say that?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: I do not think you shall be too focused (sic!) at the swirly bokeh. I can hardly imagine that it was the original makers of this lens goal to make swirly bokeh. What you have here is a lens that is sharp in the middle even at F1.5, but with some nice softness. A very nice portrait lens. To get that swirly feeling you need a high contrast background. If you instead put a soft background behind the portrait, then the swirls go away. And ... I assume that was the recommendation by the makers.

Then, this lens becomes a very nice, and sharp, general tele lens if you stop it down a bit. All in all a very nice lens.

Then, of course, if you like swirls, and have the skills to make attractive swirly images, then you can go for it. Not easy, I would imagine.

Did you just (sic) your own sentence? As interesting as this lens. I'm actually keen to try it. I hope that for Nikon it has a mechanical automatic stop down lever built in. I assume for all electronic mounts, the photographer will be stuck metering and or focusing and stopping down separately in the dark.

Interested in an M mount version.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
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fullstop: A Chinese made clone would be cheaper and just as good but unfortunately stigma is attached to Chineses cloned lenses.

And for good reason.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 03:42 UTC
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Bambi24: is this a parody video? tell me this is a parody video please

what a convoluted mess of reflectors and light boxes for a shampoo bottle, hopefully he doesn't get paid by the hour

imagine if he was asked to shoot another product in the same exact lighting after having moved all his stuff around 20 times

small products shots like that are supposed to be done in a static light tent and shouldn't take longer than 2 minutes

The OP obviously misunderstood the point of this video.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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Bambi24: is this a parody video? tell me this is a parody video please

what a convoluted mess of reflectors and light boxes for a shampoo bottle, hopefully he doesn't get paid by the hour

imagine if he was asked to shoot another product in the same exact lighting after having moved all his stuff around 20 times

small products shots like that are supposed to be done in a static light tent and shouldn't take longer than 2 minutes

I've met no one that shoots for magazines whose primary lighting setup is a light tent. In fact, I've never seen a good photo taken from inside one and never have met a Pro that uses one.

But, you've got to take care of your high horse.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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cjones63: How exciting! Next week we'll see pics of the lawns being cut.

I'm confused: this is a photographic article about the devastation suffered by a major factory behind digital sensors in many of our cameras. What could be more appropriate?

Or... I missed the sarcasm tag. Is there meant to be one?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:07 UTC

Great photo and awesome reporting. Sad sad state of the nation.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 11th comment
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TN Args: Surface problems are all superficial. Apple problems go to the core.

@kaelis:

Read it again, I think you missed something there.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
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ArendV: You do not need electronic contacts for focus peaking and/or magnification, it works perfectly fine on my old MF lenses on "dumb" adapters.

@scintilla

Thank you for that update. It appears that they are discontinued or just no longer available in Japan. I'd love to get ahold of the 58 in EF mount, which I previously owned for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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Iamnotarobot: Only manufacturer to bring purity back to Leica are the Fujiboys...

They did nothing with or for rangefinders. They added information over a zooming viewfinder, the sort that has been available since day one of the digital age.

I don't hate Fuji. I use or have used and owned every generation of their cameras except for the latest. The X-Pro 2 is such a good idea, but you can't control the frame, the exact focus, or anything the way you can on a rangefinder. The reason: it is all electronic approximation, which disconnects the shooter from the purity of what real rangefinder shooting entails.

You are often right to trust Fuji's algorithms but it is an element of trust that can't be fully tested. And it is 100% TTL, whereas rangefinder is 100% not. I can focus a Leica M with a 1000x darkening filter just as easy as I can focus without one because it isn't TTL.

The Fuji would have to gain the amp 1000x to compensate, and still, you can't be sure until you half press where the approximate frame even is. It's all looks. It's not a rangefinder.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
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ArendV: You do not need electronic contacts for focus peaking and/or magnification, it works perfectly fine on my old MF lenses on "dumb" adapters.

@panther fan:

I am sorry to hear this. Seems strange, though Voigtlander don't make EF lenses, either, perhaps for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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Brando10: Looking forward to a full review. The OOF imaging looks free from any significant LoCA.

Amazing indeed.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
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ArendV: You do not need electronic contacts for focus peaking and/or magnification, it works perfectly fine on my old MF lenses on "dumb" adapters.

That, and it keeps the lens wide open for focusing, which keeps amp noise down and frame rates up.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:06 UTC

I've love to see this thing on bellows or extension tubes beyond 1:1. It appears to have chromatic stuff under really good control.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:05 UTC as 45th comment
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