davidt_man

Joined on Feb 28, 2018

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Sactojim: Sadly here in the nanny State of California, these laws get passed by the Dems in control and are harmful to business. They are doing this to ride share drivers (Uber/Lyft) and they are mad as hell. The Gov Newsom is facing a recall ballot this 2020 as a result of this and many more laws. In short, we are a mess here in the once Golden State.

Google Gov Newsom recall and click on new. There are tons of links to reputable news site showing a recall attempt has been started. Since the vast majority of media is controlled by liberals this is not being mentioned.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 18:03 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (682 comments in total)
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Madaboutpix: "There's an argument to be made that this is a self-fulfilling prophesy - Nikon's APS-C customers can't very well buy lenses that don't exist, can they? But look at the market as a whole - with a handful of honorable exceptions, there are very few high-quality lens options available for APS-C anywhere, including from third-parties."

Well, there would be the capable, compact, and rugged Pentax APS-C DSLR range with a dedicated lens line-up of nearly 30, including several premium Limiteds and DA* lenses. Yep, these are not mirrorless cameras. But do they have to be for photography to be fun and deliver results? Just saying.

Sony finally released a premium quality fast zoom for apsc e mount.... but it is priced like a full frame glass. Defeats the whole purpose.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 14:38 UTC
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yslee1: I actually wouldn't mind these in m4/3 mounts. 46mm, 66mm and 112mm are all workable focal lengths.

I was replying to Androole

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 21:46 UTC
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yslee1: I actually wouldn't mind these in m4/3 mounts. 46mm, 66mm and 112mm are all workable focal lengths.

33mm give you a 49.5mm equivalent which will be your nifty fifty. All I really care about is the 23mm

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 19:27 UTC
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marc petzold: At least, Viltrox is -hopefully- making good Lenses (APS-C hereby this time) for nice prices, small & light, too.

And into contrast, the latest Canon RF Series Lens Trio would have these rumored prices:

On August 28 Canon will announce three new RF lenses and the EOS-M6II. Here is the rumored price of the new lenses:

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM 82,600 THB – $2499 USD
Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM 82,600 THB – $2499 USD
Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 93,500 THB – $2799 USD

via CanonRumors

Oh my gosh! The latest 24-70/2.8L USM for "just" 2500$ ! Even it's really good, these prices are way over the top, for what it's worth - into this 24-70/2.8 Class. Still waiting for this kind of Einstein, saying the EOS-R System is cheap.. ;-)

Now, nobody should come and say, Leica Lenses are being "expensive", their 24-90/2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit, i've seen it already being into mint condition for 2500 EUR....i do should really play the local lottery here... ;-)

Good Light.

Jeez, I though Sony glass was expensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 19:22 UTC
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gphome: DPReview - please have a shootout between the 3 new primes against the Sigma APS-C prime trio. My bet is the Sigma’s win, and price will be very close...

Viltrox's past couple of lenses for Sony FE have been very good. If the IQ is about the same and they have a decent and quite AF motor then these will probably be a hit. They will need to price it lower than the Sigma trio to draw in any buyers. All I am interested in is the 23mm.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 19:21 UTC
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TristanW: should be released today? expecting!

Sony is making it public tomorrow. Not sure when it will be "released". Tamron made their 17-28 public months ago, but pre ordering is just starting tomorrow.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 21:09 UTC
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LiangMing: With all the excitement for the future 200-600, Chelsea and Tony just have a new Youtube video showing how bad are the Sony a7/a7R series cameras for Bird shooting.

The only camera that can use Sony telephoto lens for bird shooting is the a9. So go get one before the sales ends. If you are short on money, don't bother any tele lens from Sony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_C9Cyj1cbw

I use the a6500 for birding all the time. Works pretty well.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 21:07 UTC
On article Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II sample gallery (92 comments in total)
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SteBSit: It seems a bit better than the Neewer counterpart, for double the price (i think). Don't know if it's worthwhile

Dustin abbot just reviewed it. He is saying
it is significantly better than the mark 1 version and no longer a gimmick lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 18:04 UTC
On article Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II sample gallery (92 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I love my KamLan. It is so awful it is brilliant.

the mark 2 version is supposed to be significantly sharper than the mark 1

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 18:03 UTC
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Oleg Ivanovskiy: Price is price, but you cannot just go and copy someone else's product. It's not just round head or lithium battery, Godox copied everything: the form and size, pilot LED lights, magnetic accessories mount, accessories themselves. Their AD360 had a lot in common, but was a fair different product all right. But this V1 is just a plain copy.

patents are only granted for a certain length of time. After that time expires the product is open to being copied.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 15:59 UTC
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straitouttahell: Patents, in order to be valid, need to have a certain degree of creativity.
There's nothing creative in assembling a bunch of already available features in a single product. I am curious to see if their patent stands the test of a court.

Patents can be made to improve an existing product. If Profoto took pre-existing products and assembled them in a new way to make the over all product better then yes they may be able to patent this.

Just like microchips, they have been around for decades but various companies make small improvements to them and file a patent on that small change.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 15:57 UTC
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kvken: I'm sure China doesn't recognize Swedish patents either.

While chinese companies do tend to ignore patents, this can still hurt them. If Profoto wins they can prevent the product from being sold in most markets.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2019 at 15:54 UTC
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Dendrobium: Damn, their photo samples are very amateurish, juvenile edgy looks, not a good way to promote a serious, manual-focus only portrait lens, unless their target consumer is middle/high schooler? Are today's high schooler know how to shoot manual? :D

Edit: is it just me or the bokeh seems like very busy / nervous?

the bokeh hurts my eyes.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2019 at 18:20 UTC

The new faces of the T-800

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 22:40 UTC as 56th comment
On article Meyer Optik Görlitz brand lives on under a new owner (93 comments in total)
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techjedi: This is a poor decision OPC. I would never buy anything with this name after the last failure. Doesn't matter if its a new owner, its just tainted, let it die.

More than likely OPC bought the name for cheap. If it makes them money then great, if it does not then their loss will probably be small. Good investments are ones where there is a very high chance of succeeding or there is very little to loose if you fail.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 18:47 UTC
On article Meyer Optik Görlitz brand lives on under a new owner (93 comments in total)
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spatz: OPC is based in Bad Kreuznach, of Schneider-Kreuznach fame. Why they would name their consumer product line after an old optics company from a different part of Germany
seems odd.

They are just buying the trademark for future marketing. My guess is they will sell the lenses as OPC - Meye Optik.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 18:44 UTC
On article Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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Impulses: Timely gallery, this will be my Christmas gift for my mother, was hoping for better holiday deals on the G85 but none materialized so her G6 will make do for a while longer... 56/1.4 should complement her zooms (12-35/2.8 & 14-140) and PL25/1.4 and it's kind of an ideal sweet spot for her compared to the shorter/longer native options (several of which I shoot myself, namely the 42.5/1.7 & 75/1.8).

It's been in stock at B&H for a week but still backordered at Adorama which I prefer buying from, hrm...

I had this lens and the zhiyun crane plus on my list. My wife bough the the crane plus.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 17:50 UTC
On article Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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similaar: That bokeh looks DELICIOUS. Way better than what I get with my current FE 50mm f/1.8.
I think this lens can easily kill my wish to move to full frame.

yep, it is a longer focal length and faster aperture.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 17:49 UTC
On article Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | C sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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4sofnature: Fuji users can stop saying there aren't enough quality lenses for E mount.

Are not all of these sigma lenses both native and afordable (expect for the 56 and 16 f1.4), the rest are $350 and less

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 17:48 UTC
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