Kaiju

Joined on Apr 22, 2014

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Kaiju: I'm new to shooting video with my aps-c dslr (2K max resolution). I want to move up in resolution, so is a mirrorless camera at 4K better than something like the Black magic pocket camera? It seems to me the Canon would have awesome tracking AF, compared to minimal AF with Black magic. I'm not a pro cinematographer - just having with nature vids. Thoughts?

SteveAnderson, I need the video to acquire the numerous images of the bird movements. Here is a sample composite image showing a couple buzzards gliding in circles out in the distance...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41427422@N00/49479135971/in/dateposted-public/?fbclid=IwAR33HoTeF1HP8MLz5MQiQ8o7RkVM6NQovFvkGuDbLaxOZjZxHZE-R6pfFbY

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 15:09 UTC
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Kaiju: I'm new to shooting video with my aps-c dslr (2K max resolution). I want to move up in resolution, so is a mirrorless camera at 4K better than something like the Black magic pocket camera? It seems to me the Canon would have awesome tracking AF, compared to minimal AF with Black magic. I'm not a pro cinematographer - just having with nature vids. Thoughts?

Steve, I'm an unusual video shooter. I'm shooting videos of distant birds and then creating a single, composite image from the video to show their cumulative flight paths. Right now, I get a single 2K image - too small for making an even slightly decent size print. If I go to higher resolution, I'd capture more bird details, and get a 4K final image. In light of all that, any further thoughts?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 23:15 UTC

I'm new to shooting video with my aps-c dslr (2K max resolution). I want to move up in resolution, so is a mirrorless camera at 4K better than something like the Black magic pocket camera? It seems to me the Canon would have awesome tracking AF, compared to minimal AF with Black magic. I'm not a pro cinematographer - just having with nature vids. Thoughts?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 21:43 UTC as 115th comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (566 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
Sorry folks, the difference between a photo from a mobile phone, APS-C sensor or a FF can be spotted a million miles away by 99% of us looking at it on anything larger a 5" mobile phone & with a couple of brain cells left & myopia less than 1000. Positively nothing to do just with DOF, DR, or bokeh, or ISO performance. The general fuzziness (or lack of), quality of he noise & grain, overall rendition & micro-contrast differences are all night & day. Make a large print from of a 24MP image from a crop sensor & then do another of the exact same size coming from a FF sensor, and they are world's apart.

Thats why I sold everything FF I had (aside from my beloved and pocketable Fujifilm X100F that I absolutely love) and went for a GFX50S, that now recently got replaced by a GFX100. I want nothing else or smaller ever again. Give me a larger sensor anytime and all other talk is pure horseshit from blind men. Period.

Can't see the difference? Then good for you.

I'm still dreaming of true medium format sensors, at 6x7cm...

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:25 UTC
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mandm: Large format is alive and well, but this camera makes my old 4x5 Graflex look mighty small.
For everyone here that believes large format film cameras are dead, B&H sells 23 different 4x5 cameras, 5- 5x7 and 7- 8x10, but they only stock 2, both 4x5's. These cameras start at $2099. and sell for up to $12,929. without lens.
The large format lenses B&H sells start at $585. and up to $10,000, though there is a f/256 with a 52° angle of view Pinhole camera for $90.

I've shot with 4x5 pinhole cameras, mostly a 140 degree ultrawide (and wide angle 6x6cm): https://www.flickr.com/photos/41427422@N00/albums/72157626339495208/

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 22:22 UTC
On article Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S (919 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'm not seeing Nikon reinventing Mirrorless! Just the same bigger and more expensive gear as Sony.

How much does a camera plus a couple decent lenses cost now? Around $800 like a film Hasselblad plus a razor sharp Zeiss lens? Or $4k, and it'll be obsolete in 6 or 7 months?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2019 at 00:42 UTC
On article Review: Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 S (919 comments in total)

Does this lens, like any lens I'd care to use, have a hard, non-fly-by-wire infinity focus stop setting?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2019 at 00:35 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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Walt Schwab: So Sony's into making coffee mugs now... what a laugh.
How about spending your time on production of REAL lenses instead of empty promises.

Getting close to dumping Sony

A lot of people talk about how mirrorless cameras will someday completely supplant dslrs. But what about for "extreme telephoto shooting"? Do mirrorless cameras exist that can autofocus with 400mm f2.8 or 600mm lenses, as Canon and Nikon make? I know those lenses are enormous, but -- if a photographer wants ONE PLATFORM with which he/she can use every lens, then mirrorless cameras would have to be able to accommodate (with full, equivalent capability of lens usage) everything any dslr body/lens combo can do, right?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On article A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? (220 comments in total)
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Kodachrome200: I shoot 4x5. this honestly sucks all the joy out of working 4x5. I dont need that much resolution I like camera control and the slow process. also all those shots while sharp looks hazy like there is no contrast. Is he using a crappy lens? or is it something to do with the camera design. also how is he focusing it? is he just guessing? because hyperfocal photography in 4x5 takes ALOT of light so this isnt just an easy camera to walk around and shoot with unless its really bright sunny day or you use high iso film or most likely both

Hey, don't slam 4x5 pinhole (though, of course, I know it's your opinion, and therefore valid). :) I love doing surreal, ultra-wide pinhole photography on 120, 4x5, and 8x10 film. However, I have to say that I don't like this camera. It's far too limiting. Imagine buying a 4x5 camera that can take only one lens focal length as well... I love my Crown Graphic and Shen Hao (that I use with lenses)! My pinhole cameras are all too short a focal length to shoot using my "lensed" 4x5 cameras (I shoot at 25mm most of the time).

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 10:40 UTC
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