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 Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (244 comments in total)
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webrunner5: On the real world tests the Sigma is nowhere as good as the Canon at Any focal length!

@Noirdesir:

Vignetting on modern designs like the Canon 11-24, especially on small-format middle format sensors is minimal. In particular, super-wide zoom designs project pretty large image circles. Wide enough that that lens is used on the Mirex as a tilt/shift lens for the full-size Sony A7r.

The other reason it is promoted for medium format sensors is that, even with a big of vignetting, the higher resolution sensor, cropping, and the insane dynamic range of the larger sensors creates opportunities that aren't possible in either 35mm or larger digital photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (244 comments in total)

Sucks that the old adage: you get what you pay for is so often apt. Good effort to be sure.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 64th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (244 comments in total)
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webrunner5: On the real world tests the Sigma is nowhere as good as the Canon at Any focal length!

Canon's 11-24 is so impressive that some adapt it for medium format backs and perspective-control setups such as mirex.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
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barrym1966: aww cute, now the hipster mirrorless people have something to play with :)

Whatever you think of mirrorless or dSLR, more options in the flash market is a good thing. I use Canon and Nikon-compatible flashes with my mirrorless cameras. Oh, and then Hasselblad make use of Nikon TTL protocol in their new mirrorless.

I don't get the tribalist lead in here.

Unless it's a troll post. In which case well all fell for it.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 00:58 UTC

Would love to see TTL versions for Leica M and T and SL cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 00:55 UTC as 14th comment
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)

Let me help you out:

Manfrotto launches "stylish" Windsor Collection bags

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 25th comment

I guess I see myself in the winning image: fifteen or whatnot and sick of wearing the necktie and of the photographer. Wanting to get back to messing about with mates. But in all of that, the 37 year-old me is wondering: what's special about this winning image? What cultural or school-daze story does it really tell? Am I missing something? Is the entire story told in the frumpy suit, the tilted tie, the petulant look? If so, I've got dozens of winning portraits from my days in school taken by nothing more than snapshot school photographers with umbrellas.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies

Good-looking bokeh there.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 73rd comment
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

@entoman:

Pretty good advice. However, I've found that no camera is good for all genres of photography. The M is next to useless for macro, general action photography, and very obviously, anything that calls for AF. But it is the longest-supported currently developed-for mount with a staggering array of lenses, many of which never lose value, and many others which can be had for a song.

The camera hardware is both outmoded, and blisteringly up-to-date. Outmoded in that it is basically 1950s hardware around a digital core. Up-to-date in that there is no one else on the forefront of rangefinder technology and the current M has one of the best rangefinder optical systems of any 35mm rangefinder camera. It is a breeze to use, quiet, and unobtrusive.

I'm excited for the next iteration.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

@Archiver:

Sticking with it is hard. I spoke from experience. And after going through the purchase history of my mates, we each agree: they've spent far more than Leica prices on their X's, their A7's, etc. Now, I have purchased a lot FOR my Leica, but I've not sold anything, not lost money on new-to-used conversions, and have in the end gotten really familiar with my gear. Naturally, that goes for any camera. But this forum is comprised of people who change brands often - more often than normals, and who, in general, don't realise how much money they've spent.

But as you said, sticking with it is the battle.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

About the only encouragement I can offer is this: if you can afford to pick and choose between Fuji/Sony/Olympus, and do any amount of yearly or bi-yearly upgrades, you can afford a Leica. I did just that. I sold my A7r, my X-T1, my X-Pro 1 and decided I'd just stick with a platform and REALLY enjoy the single lens I could afford.

Two years later I've added a couple of lenses in lieu of the money I'd have otherwise spent on non-Leica cameras. Judging by the amount of body churn people go through on these forums, other brands's lower prices are uniquely blinding sales points.

By the time you've tried, bought, and sold, you've used up far more money that you would have in originally getting a Leica and sticking with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (173 comments in total)
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Robert Schroeder: In 2006, if you already had a halfway decent compact camera, 6 MP would have been a downgrade, not an upgrade, at least as long as there was enough light. 6 MP wasn't even enough to confidently say it would have been better than 35mm film. In 2006, I truly think there were better options, even for beginners, than a Nikon D40.

I print for magazines at 6MP. Looks great.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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dolmen: What a dismal venue to choose to shoot in.Almost as if Olympus wanted to fail with this body.

Or, that Olympus hoped for good environmental testing. Thor thundered in answer.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:59 UTC
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davev8: i find a book last month that a take out the local library in 1989....not sure how big a fine i have clocked up

Good form.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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davev8: i find a book last month that a take out the local library in 1989....not sure how big a fine i have clocked up

@PhotoUniverse:

"Judging from your writing, you didn't even read it;-)"

And the award for 'douche of the day' goes to...

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 07:59 UTC

Slapping on 24k gold plating equates to the Rolls Royce of the drone world... clueless.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 29th comment
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shigzeo: Kind of a shame it's limited to 32GB, but otherwise, I'm biting my lip.

Well, certainly a person scoffing at 32GB wouldn't be looking at a new MacBook Pro. I am impressed by this new Surface. I'm in the market for a new workstation, and while I want to stick with Apple (all my software, driver ease, workflows, etc., rely on OSX), but they haven't updated the Mac Pro for four years. The iMac is a shell of what it was 5 years ago.

They have stopped pushing the envelope on both hardware design, and basic interfaces.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:02 UTC
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Momamy: I use my surfacebook to run photoshop. I already pre ordered the surface studio. I think its going to be a great asset to photographers.

I typically use all 32GB of my iMac, so I'm dubious that this machine would be good enough for my uses. But the design that enables so many input methods, is elegant.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 03:41 UTC

Kind of a shame it's limited to 32GB, but otherwise, I'm biting my lip.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 03:40 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Oli4D: Interesting for sure... but a glossy screen?
No thank you.

@3DSimmon: it's in the video.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
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