saltydogstudios

saltydogstudios

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://sodium.nyc/blog/
Joined on May 2, 2018

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On article Olympus E-M10 IV sample gallery (63 comments in total)
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fPrime: Great SOOC skin tones and landscape colors here, Olympus!

It's a shame that your management team never applied Olympus color science towards a compact, full frame, mirrorless, OM camera. Offering a compact full frame is what gave the OM-2N and OM-4T a good slice of the SLR market-share in the Eighties and early Nineties, but sadly current management forgot that lesson.

Yes, I quite like Olympus colors. Olympus has become my go-to when I want to get good straight-out-of-camera sunsets.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 05:42 UTC
On a photo in the Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

OH no poor puppy!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 05:38 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Leica M10-R sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Those skin colors definitely need correction.

IMO some cameras suffer from "either too yellow or too red with nothing in between" and Leica does this in spades.

The RAW files exhibit similar tendencies. If anything, this JPG is somewhat desaturated, which helps to mask the problem.

Further proof - what color is Jordan?

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/2631304070/leica-sl2-pre-production-sample-gallery-dpreview-tv/3549781995

Watch Hugh Brownstone's face change colors as he moves his head - just watch his forehead, one moment yellow, the next moment red, with nothing in between.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yilmHb7gx10

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 09:03 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 review (185 comments in total)
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Terrible Photographer: How come you two didn't shoot this on the S1H?
I've never tried the video out of my Oly's, but you did a great color grade on this. Gotta say, the video output from you got from the OMD really surprises me, I never would think of Olympus for motion, but maybe I'm wrong. The sharpness and color look great.

My guess is weather sealing.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:58 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 review (185 comments in total)

Why are we not talking about the real news? Jordan's using an Olympus camera!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:46 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

"Dwelve" LMAO. Is it me or is Chris way more awkward in the live situations than Jordan?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 00:37 UTC as 87th comment

Fake instagram accounts are rife on the platform.

Most of these fake accounts are just content stolen from other instagram accounts.

If Instagram really cared about the image rights of users, they would give their users the tools needed to police instagram to ensure fake accounts with their honeymoon photos didn't turn up all over the place.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 21:24 UTC as 14th comment
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Nokiron: The timing of DSLR Video Shooters video about this is pretty insane.

@Gannon Burgett with a big enough lens he can see inside the Sigma's brainz.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 15:27 UTC
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Chris59: Cropped images, no indication of aperture or other EXIF, no indication of price and no test results for distortion, light fall off, etc. The images only show that, yes, it's a lens.

distortion, light falloff - people really do only care about the specs.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 21:11 UTC
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (365 comments in total)

I learned on an all mechanical Pentax K1000.

The battery just operated the light meter to tell me if my exposure was good or not. Operation was entirely mechanical.

I learned photography WAY better than anyone who had a camera with auto anything.

If you're gonna go full hipster and buy a film camera, it might as well be a mechanical one. It's not like you're going to be ripping of 36 frames per second anyway so that extra moment spent getting exposure and focusing isn't something you'll regret.

The more parts, the more things that can break or go obsolete (like batteries).

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 16:27 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
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saltydogstudios: 24mm is a bit wide for my tastes, but on an APS-C crop like a Fuji X series camera it would be a 35mm f/2.8-ish equivalent.

It would make a small Fuji body almost pocketable and would serve as the ultimate "f8 and be there" lens (or I suppose f/5.8 on APS-C crop).

Fuji made a 24mm f/1.8 bodycap lens - but it was too plasticky and gimicky with its built in filters.

This is the real deal.

Paired with a small Canon or Sony APS-C body or even the Sigma FP it would give the RIcoh GR a run for its money on small form factor + "snap focus".

MS Optics has been doing some amazing things and this is almost a "shut up and take my money" lens.

To some it may seem like a gimmick - to me it's a street photographer's "shut up and take my money" lens.

It can do more because it can mount on more cameras, I made no claim about the optics.

Fuji's (and I assume Adobe's) lens correction / sharpening / noise reduction algorithms do a good job hiding it, but it's soft off center even at f/5.6.

https://medium.com/ice-cream-geometry/x-trans-vs-foveon-a-mostly-monochrome-photowalk-1a931f8fb277

Scroll down to the "Both Compared from RAW" section for what happens to the RAW file when converted in RAW Therapee.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 01:53 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: With the GRD Ricoh made “the compact camera that Leica should have made”. The ultimate carry everywhere camera that was possibly the only high quality camera of its type and continued to be so when compact cameras failed as they were built down to the price that the wider market would pay - only to be killed off by the “free” mobile phone.

The GR was an attempt to get into a real world size sensor but increased girth and lost features along the way. Nevertheless the GR series is well built and very capable even if it is no longer as sweet and slinky as the GRD was. But how many GR 28mm FF fov eq cameras does a person need?

The GRIII is an excellent camera and a “special edition” is a well known Ricoh ploy to lift flagging sales of a model that has fully penetrated its niche market and now tries to sell to fashionistas instead of its core rusted in enthusiasts who would buy the “original” for its known very capable “invisibility” rather than shouting that it is there.

One wonders if the 28mm viewfinder still has the old 4:3 framelines or if they've finally updated it to 3:2.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 01:46 UTC
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saltydogstudios: 24mm is a bit wide for my tastes, but on an APS-C crop like a Fuji X series camera it would be a 35mm f/2.8-ish equivalent.

It would make a small Fuji body almost pocketable and would serve as the ultimate "f8 and be there" lens (or I suppose f/5.8 on APS-C crop).

Fuji made a 24mm f/1.8 bodycap lens - but it was too plasticky and gimicky with its built in filters.

This is the real deal.

Paired with a small Canon or Sony APS-C body or even the Sigma FP it would give the RIcoh GR a run for its money on small form factor + "snap focus".

MS Optics has been doing some amazing things and this is almost a "shut up and take my money" lens.

To some it may seem like a gimmick - to me it's a street photographer's "shut up and take my money" lens.

The Fuji 27mm is soft even at moderate apertures.

The Fuji 27mm is a 43mm equivalent, not a 35mm equivalent.

The Fuji 37mm is f/2.8 not f/2.0.

The Fuji 27mm is a Fuji lens and therefore will only work with Fuji cameras.

The Fuji 27mm is autofocus/focus by wire only & not designed for zone/snap/manual focusing.

This lens is 24mm full frame and f/2.0 (even if the T stop is likely different due to physics).

A 24mm f/2 lens is fairly remarkable on its own, let alone at this size.

I can use this lens on just about any mirrorless camera - full frame or APS-C crop.

This lens will likely gain value over time as it attains cult status among collectors.

All in all - this lens can do what the Fuji 27mm f/2.8 can do and more (except autofocus).

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 00:48 UTC

24mm is a bit wide for my tastes, but on an APS-C crop like a Fuji X series camera it would be a 35mm f/2.8-ish equivalent.

It would make a small Fuji body almost pocketable and would serve as the ultimate "f8 and be there" lens (or I suppose f/5.8 on APS-C crop).

Fuji made a 24mm f/1.8 bodycap lens - but it was too plasticky and gimicky with its built in filters.

This is the real deal.

Paired with a small Canon or Sony APS-C body or even the Sigma FP it would give the RIcoh GR a run for its money on small form factor + "snap focus".

MS Optics has been doing some amazing things and this is almost a "shut up and take my money" lens.

To some it may seem like a gimmick - to me it's a street photographer's "shut up and take my money" lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 21:14 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
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Charles2: One of his earlier lenses is the Perar 21/4.5. Here it is mounted with an adapter on a Fuji XPro-2:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6257687438/download/3577856

Sample shot at f/5.6:
https://live.staticflickr.com/1752/41713445254_4ee19b0085_o_d.jpg
and another:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4534/26377012339_9351dd93a3_o_d.jpg

that's a gorgeous lens and the photos are also excellent.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 21:06 UTC
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vscd: This is really f2? Nice lens, would like to see it for my 5D Mark III

Exactly - rangefinders can have small short (wide angle) lenses because of the short flange distance. 17mm I believe for Leica M vs 43mm for Canon F - you can't produce a small 24mm lens for Canon F because you need to bend the light more.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 18:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: What's in Jordan's camera bag? (22 comments in total)
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pwmoree: I think his videos are possibly interesting but the needless (and horrible) soundtracks stops me viewing any video these days.

We can't do anything about the voices in your head.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 20:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: What's in Jordan's camera bag? (22 comments in total)
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Mortal Lion: The only gear Pentax/Ricoh make that are any good for video are lens cloths.

Boooo

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 20:54 UTC
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kiri: The biggest downside to this camera IMO is that it's L-mount.
That immediately makes it a costly and limited option given the prices of the lenses.
If there were more budget lenses available, it would be a great video camera.

Cine lenses are pretty large to begin with. If you want compact, you can go M-Mount. But Canon F mount is pretty standard in the cine industry.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2020 at 16:37 UTC
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SigmaChrome: "...capable and imperfect" : Could be said about so many cameras. Terrible title. Seems to me that you haven't spent anywhere near enough time with this camera to really get to know it. I look forward to a more thorough review in the not-to-distant future.

dpReview Titles: Compact, Capable and Imperfect.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2020 at 16:36 UTC
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