fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

@Gesture,
...and?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:55 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

Well if we look at the Fuji X mount launch they had 3 lenses available that were smaller and still fast relative to what people expect from the the larger full frame system.
So I don't think it would be unreasonable to expect f/2 - f/2.8 lenses from Hasselblad during this launch.
But if you guys are happy about it that's all that matters. Hope you get one for xmas.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 06:00 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)

Looks similar to the 1000mm f/6.3 we have at work that was about to get chucked in the trash...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

It also gets tiring when a company calls something a 'game changer' when most of the features have been done before.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

@stereo, what am I trying to decide? Just stating my thoughts based on what has come before.. and I'm sure Hasselblad is better at charging exorbitant prices than I am as well..
AF.. no.. it doesn't mean anything to me. I've never needed or wished for AF with my medium format cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:18 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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fmian: For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

You all have relevant points but when I said fast it had nothing to do with DOF.

My take on it is:
It's a considerably smaller format size than the traditional 56x42mm of 645 systems, so the new lenses for X1D shouldn't be as big or heavy as 645 lenses that have come before it.

So far there are minimal specs on these new lenses.
All I can see is that the Hasselblad 45mm f/3.5 XCD is 475grams.
Whereas the Contax 80mm f/2 is 480grams.
And a Bronica 50mm f/2.8 is 490grams.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 01:30 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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capanikon: Looks great. Finally we can start moving away from the teensy so-called "full frame" format.

@VictorDB - true.
This is about as much a medium format camera as APS-c is 135 format.
More like this is a bridge-to-medium-format camera.
But I'm sure some suckers will lap this up in the swirl of marketing hype.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

For such a small sensor I would have expected them to debut it with faster glass.
Compared to what has come before it, this is quite disappointing.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:36 UTC as 43rd comment | 17 replies
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

[sarcasm] Thanks for the definitive FACTS on how to expose kpaddler. You've taught me something valuable that I clearly didn't know before.. [/sarcasm]

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

@kpaddler, first off you're underestimating the usefulness of getting an overall exposure reading in many situations outside auto point and shoot. If you can't see this.. then the less you know...
Secondly, having to meter for specific elements within the frame is the kind of scenario that breaks the example that waitformee gave.. which was the point of what I originally said - so are we going in circles with this or what?

Applying crop mode may require a change of exposure settings. ie. A larger format with the same mm lens will see more. Obviously.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 00:13 UTC
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

Surely an iPhone is more suitable as a camera than many low end dedicated point and shoot 'real' cameras out there though... evidenced by the fact that sales of those cameras have been swirling away in the toilet for some time now..
I understand what you guys mean, it's just the choice of words and the notion that a dedicated camera in all forms is somehow automatically a better option than an iPhone that has me puzzled.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

What if I buy the iphone and use it primarily as a camera?
What if I get a shoebox and make a camera out of it?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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probert500: What does bluetooth have to do with wifi?

From the sound of it the android app connects to the camera via Bluetooth to enable wifi. I'm sure I'm oversimplifying it though.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 08:18 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Le_Kilt: Canon have finally done a good job on the 80D, whether connection to a PC or to a phone, with warning symbols to save battery in case you've left it on (after some horrendous chunky and very expensive add-ons for some of their DSLRs in the past). I expect all future Canons to have the same implementation.

Nikon, you can do it too... :-)

Install Magic Lantern on Canon and it has an intervalometer...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
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webber15: Not so "mobile" with all the add'ons...might as well use a real camera...

What is a 'real' camera?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

@kpaddler I'm open to receive some actual insight from you since you're making such a suggestion.

@waitformee Point is your test only works if the scene is evenly illuminated and only then shows that exposure meter does not change. Just wanted to mention that since you didn't.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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odpisan: Once upon the time I had Nikon & I sold it because I do not like their market strategy.

They are the first pirates on the photomarket & they organize products only to suck so much money as possible from customers ... with using some despicable marketing tricks. 4 ex.: they say that Nikon has the biggest selection of lenses on the world .. BUT when a new customer buys a Nikon-body, he recognize that only few of lenses are compatibile with his new camera. So .. if customer wants a better lens, he is forced to buy a new - more expensive - body.

It is simply not fair.

But Nikonisti do not see something like that - as some religious believers do not recognize the science & they believe that 6000 years old Earth is flat ...
;o))))

OK .. I told it .. now I am waiting to be embarrassed of Nikonisti.

@Eric, do a search for Nikon Lens Compatibility Chart.
eg. G or D series autofocus lenses will not autofocus on entry level autofocus bodies. Just because it fits doesn't mean it will work.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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CIASpook: I agree with the premise but not the lawsuit. What one SHOULD do is either wait (as I am) or if this really does impede on their use of the device, return it and wait until it is resolved or buy something else that meets your needs.

This lawsuit is stupid and thankfully not in an American court as we have enough stupid here.

Perhaps some people value their time more than you do and don't appreciate it being wasted by misleading advertising and incompetent engineers...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Marty4650: My prediction..... Nikon will deny there is any problem. Then, the Chinese government will ban the sale of the D500 in China. Then Nikon will reluctantly admit there is a problem.

Nikon will offer replacement cameras that use standard WIFI, and then clearly mark their old stock as "Bluetooth Only" models. When no one buys them, they will dump them for $999 through a Hong Kong ebay vendor.

Then the incident will be completely forgotten, and the D500 Mk II will get stellar reviews.

You took the words right out of my mouth Marty :)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:08 UTC
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

You're cutting out a huge amount of real life variables here.
What if the outer parts of the full frame were highlighty areas and the centre of the frame was a shadowed area?
In this situation the FF mode will capture more light than the crop mode, and the recommended exposure reading from the meter would be different (assuming it's not set to spot or partial meter mode)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 06:25 UTC
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