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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Terry Breedlove: Buying this makes you stupid.

Think about that house, that car, that belt, that burger, that coat, the trousers you wear: you could have gotten better insulation, lower rent, a smaller carbon footprint, a better zipper, fewer or more calories to sustain you; but instead you went with the easiest or the prettiest, or the brand you like instead.

For pete’s sake, you went with your opinion rather than the low interjection from a silly person. And you are stupid for it. Next time, listen to the heavy browed authoritarian, follow his lead, and buy what he says is best. Because the choice offered by the moral or other grandstanding bully is then best.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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shigzeo: I ended up throwing in for the GFX because of the focal plane shutter. I used digital backs previously (CMOS and the other one) and focused through the ground glass. I really dislike the GFX-50s as an all-in-one camera, but I was about to purchase a HCAM FPS unit for the Hassy CVF-50 and 50c. The Fuji saves time, provides the same image quality, and lets me use a single unit rather than two, plus wifi tethering.

Can't go wrong.

But if Hassy add a FPS to the X1D and/or get an adapter for it, I'll switch.

Fuji are much larger and have a much larger development team. I think Hassy will never catch up to Fuji's array of lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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AlanG: It looks perfect for when photography is not your main reason for buying a camera.

My technical cameras have shrunk over time, thanks to digital sensors being small. Currently it is a Cambo Actus Mini, whose functionality can't be emulated in Photoshop without severe loss. I also stack with it ... but will add a focusstack to speed things up.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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AlanG: It looks perfect for when photography is not your main reason for buying a camera.

Photography means many things to many people. Interestingly, I buy and use expensive bellows cameras to do something that a shift extension and a high quality macro tube set AND an automated stackshot could do better.

But, there are reasons to use the technical cameras and photography for which it is better suited, if much slower to use.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Buying this makes you stupid.

Calling others stupid for buying something you dislike, or through resentment, attack at every avenue makes you ...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Much better. This should have been introduced before the TL series imho :)

I think a lot of us that liked the idea of the T/TL agree. I'm actually thinking about this one.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)
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hypnotictortoise: Fuji have APS-C sensors, and glass that is every bit as good as Leica - which you would expect from a manufacturer that produces optics that cost more than a luxury car.

Leave Leica to the status whores who have too much money.

What 'luxury' car is less expensive than the most precious of Leica cameras? I'll wait.

As to pricing, this is expensive. Do you remember that Fuji's X-Pro 1 debuted at 1800$ USD? Or that its follow up did pretty much the same? This is 1000$ more than that, from an upmarket brand. It seems in line with other product pricing, which means that people that buy it can't be gear churners and have to be pretty careful in their purchases.

Let's spin that bad.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)

The leaked photos were awful and made this camera look ugly. In hand, and shot by DPReview's team, it looks great. Interested in adding it to my bag. I will try it out at Ginza as soon as I can.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:02 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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shigzeo: I ended up throwing in for the GFX because of the focal plane shutter. I used digital backs previously (CMOS and the other one) and focused through the ground glass. I really dislike the GFX-50s as an all-in-one camera, but I was about to purchase a HCAM FPS unit for the Hassy CVF-50 and 50c. The Fuji saves time, provides the same image quality, and lets me use a single unit rather than two, plus wifi tethering.

Can't go wrong.

But if Hassy add a FPS to the X1D and/or get an adapter for it, I'll switch.

It provides the same quality as the digital backs. Native lenses are another thing; hassy's new X1D lenses are better, but not good enough to make the camera worthwhile on its own.

I dislike the Fuji because everything is poorly designed: can't do 1/3 or 1/2 shutter steps without using a secondary dial. It isn't ergonomical like the Hassy, or as solid. Its interface doors may be of higher quality, as maybe the sealing, but it's god awful ugly, its tethering software not as good, and its interface slower to operate.

But the X1D's EVF is slow. And I use the camera on rails and need the FPS. But X3F files are faster to open and edit in LR and other apps. The Fuji has an FPS. That's it for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 03:00 UTC
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nemark: On the image above, lens is mounted on a Fuji GFX50???

More like 105mm f/1,12

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 02:56 UTC

This is totally the super best use of startup amazing genius brains I’ve ever seen. No irony at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 08:33 UTC as 32nd comment

I ended up throwing in for the GFX because of the focal plane shutter. I used digital backs previously (CMOS and the other one) and focused through the ground glass. I really dislike the GFX-50s as an all-in-one camera, but I was about to purchase a HCAM FPS unit for the Hassy CVF-50 and 50c. The Fuji saves time, provides the same image quality, and lets me use a single unit rather than two, plus wifi tethering.

Can't go wrong.

But if Hassy add a FPS to the X1D and/or get an adapter for it, I'll switch.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 06:58 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: sony should give us a tiny a7 sized "world's smallest MF" camera and cram it with features as they do best!

I'd love one of these 50-100mp chips on an IBIS platform, 4K video, S-LOG, largest EVF size, ridicilous count PD AF points, 6fps, swivly screen, etc

Do it!

I don’t think a viable one smaller than the X1D will come anytime soon.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 04:59 UTC
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shigzeo: If you pick it up in Canon EF, is its aperture controlled manually? Electronically? Nikon: automatic stop down, or manual?

Why would anyone use one on a dSLR? It acts like a dum adapted lens for another mount.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 03:05 UTC
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shigzeo: If you pick it up in Canon EF, is its aperture controlled manually? Electronically? Nikon: automatic stop down, or manual?

So it doesn’t support lens mount functions from the late 70s on nikon and Pentax. That would suck.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 14:44 UTC
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Adam Palmer: If I were a lot richer and less lazy I'd put that lens on a GFX and do portraits with it.

If you can make a sharp lens for a 46mp FF camera you can bet your tail end that it will be sharp on a medium format camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:53 UTC

If you pick it up in Canon EF, is its aperture controlled manually? Electronically? Nikon: automatic stop down, or manual?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:52 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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Rod McD: That tripod support look incredibly light for the mass on top of it (to me, at least). Anyone else notice it? - It looks like it would be very prone to flex or vibration. I really don't now why manufacturers keep making tripod supports ever taller..... There was a time when they used to make them neat and close-fitting to the lens and they never had the flex and vibration problems you sometimes get today.

Come back to my place, bouncy bouncy!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
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nemark: On the image above, lens is mounted on a Fuji GFX50???

Correction: the GFX is mounted to a 135mm F1,4 Speedmaster.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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dpfan32: :D :D :D :D :D :D

I count six.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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