TangoMan

Lives in Djibouti Djibouti
Joined on Jan 8, 2003

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On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: First, strip them of their US Citizenship. Second, 5 years in a Southern jail in the heat on a rockpile with a sledgehammer breaking rocks from sunup til sundown wearing fashionable prison black and white horizontal striped outfits. That's five full years sleeping in unairconditioned facilities. Realize that this is strictly remedial training to get that 'rock' thing out of their systems. Third, deport them to the UAE, no papers, just drop them on the beach. These guys really annoy me.

May we hire you to find a just punishment for
-people who direct their employees to destroy nature for profit? (big and small corporations)
-politicians who make it legally possible to happen
-people who let their car or truck idle with the AC at full blast, because they can't be bothered to get out of the damn car.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (336 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Might have saved someones life actually. That thing was ready to come down at a moments notice. Might have killed some child playing under it.

Yes, it was so easy, it took only the coordinated effort of eight men to take it down with a victorious cry. We should also cut the forest trees, they feed forest fire and help them spread.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
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TangoMan: Excuse me but this part
-- "So how then does the Stylus Epic retain its incredibly small size, despite its full-frame 'sensor?' By utilizing a curved film plane, of course! This not only helps keep things shrunken, but the curvature of the film plane matches that of the lens. This is also a major reason that the Epic is so darn sharp." --
is pure bullcrap.
Tell me how Olympus managed to curve in a spherical way (to match the lens curvature) a piece of roll film so that it stays curved on the flat film holder? To my knowledge, the closest we came to handling the film perfectly was by using a vacuum to hold it "perfectly flat" in the Contax RTS III if my memory is good.
How can you write an article with such BS on a respected photography website and get away with it?

--The simpler the lens (lack of aspherical elements, lack of ED elements, etc.) the more likely it is to have a non-flat image plane--
"The more likely it is to have aberations" is the correct phrase. Name one camera manufactured during the last 40 years that has a curved film plane and I'll buy you a bottle of Champagne. Just one.
--but when a curved image plane is matched to this kind of lens the sharpness of the resulting images can be excellent.-- Not at all. It is only good for pinhole cameras to compensate for light falloff. Minox made one model with a curved film plane for its spy cameras, because it needed to be as small and light as possible and the focal lenght was very short

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 08:29 UTC
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (69 comments in total)
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SeeWildlife: It certainly is vibrant. The last time I was 'wowed' by a hyperlapse was this one.
https://vimeo.com/117770305

Wow! Seriously.
I agree that the "featured video" here is a bit "me too" and repetitive, but the link you gave, THAT was innovative and fascinating! Loved the sound effects too.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 07:58 UTC

Loved that camera and still have and use it. The incarnation of a perfect go everywhere camera with a fast and sharp lens. I wished they sold a 85mm/3.5 with the same design back then.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 84th comment
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revio: Would like that curved film plane to be shown in the article, since it´s one of the points making the cam that good, and a quite unique point at that,...strange not to show it.

I sold quite a lot of this wonderful camera at the time.
I found myself working in photo (and audio/video) retail during the eighties, nineties, and just over a decade on, until recently.

Liked the XA models too, when they were actual, but sales (in the shop I worked in) were much higher of the AF-models, like the Mju shown here. (Stylus in US)

Lots of photoshoping would be needed to create it... It doesn't exist.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (230 comments in total)
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TangoMan: The Fujifilm X-E2S, wait a minute... I was young when that was annonced! They still sell those?
I don't understand why DPReview bother to review camera so late in their life cycle. Half a year ago it would have been interesting, but a new generation of hardware (and firmware) has been introduced for a long time now...

@Richard Butler
If six month doesn't seem that late, what can I say. Meanwhile, the X-Pro2, using the next generation processor and sensor, was rumoured, waited for, announced, available in stores, bought by countless people, tested, reviewed, and started becoming old news when the X-T2 was announced with much better AF and video specifications. That camera was also previewed all over the internet and tested at lenght and is what people are now interested in. So, to me, a review of a last generation body that we almost forgot about is somewhat surprising.
But of course, there will always be people looking to purchase not so new stuff and they need reviews too, so I guess it's better late than never.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 08:11 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (230 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Certainly great camera, the only thing that keeps me away from Fuji cameras is DR, I hate when shadows are black with no detail. I know you can work with it, maybe one day...great work anyway!

As others said above : ???
There is much more dynamic range in that sensor than you need for beautiful realistic photographs. Unless you are into showing shadows that are brighter than the sun and blue skies that cast them.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (230 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Fuji's lack of innovation is really showing. Same old sensor and SoC with poor AF. Cheating on ISO number to cover up the age of the sensor. Rely on film simulation and B&W because X-tran's RAW processing issue.

Keep in mind that this is a 7 months old minor update to a 2013 camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (230 comments in total)

The Fujifilm X-E2S, wait a minute... I was young when that was annonced! They still sell those?
I don't understand why DPReview bother to review camera so late in their life cycle. Half a year ago it would have been interesting, but a new generation of hardware (and firmware) has been introduced for a long time now...

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
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Richard Murdey: Excuse me? 100 million Nikkors and Nikon releases a 10*5* mm lens?

Opportunity ... lost!

You think they should have released a 10^8mm lens?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: These Fuji cameras are pretty toys, but I wouldn't give up my D500 for serious photography!

What is "serious photography" to you, and when you tried these new cameras, in what respect did you find them lacking?
Bonus question : Do you use the word "toys" as a spill over of your childish attitude towards what you don't know?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 04:19 UTC
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)
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FamlilyPhotographer: The optical quality is awesome...but the weight is damn heavy....i cant travel w 35 art and 50 art anymore :((
make it lighter plzzzz

@wildkat2 - the 1/f number of the max aperture doesn't actually describe how much light goes through, until you know the focal lenght of the lens. Numbers like 1.4 or 2.0 actually describe the ratio between the focal lengh and the optical path diameter, which is the only number that determines the amount of photons that will accumulate during a time period to form an image. So, Aur is wrong, because an F number of 1.4 is a property of the lens and is always 1.4, no matter what sensor is used or not with that lens, but 1.4 with different focal lenghts describe different lens diameter and therefore different blurring power and total light capture ability. That's why the lenses designed for 8 x 10 cameras are rarely 1.4, they would be huge! But yes, the light capture ability per surface unit is the same for any 1.4 lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 06:47 UTC
On article Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter (73 comments in total)

Which one is supposed to be the better photograph? The blue one with a bright spot on the forehead and harsh shadows under the nose or the orange one with burned out cheek and nose?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)
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FamlilyPhotographer: The optical quality is awesome...but the weight is damn heavy....i cant travel w 35 art and 50 art anymore :((
make it lighter plzzzz

Anything? The Fuji XF 35/1.4 is both excellent optically and very lightweight at 185 grams.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 23:46 UTC
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: Long live mechanical shutters!
The maximum flash synchronization speed is the fastest speed the shutter moves WITHOUT have to resort to the moving slit to achieve the set speed. It used to be about 1/60 for horizontal travel cloth shutters and 1/125 for vertical travel metal shutters. The latter are faster because the distance top to bottom is less than across the horizontal axis. Since the digital SLRs use smaller crop formats and mechanical technology has improved we can get sync speeds up to about 1/250 ... but the flashes today can fire stroboscopically achieving sync speeds as fast as the shutter allows, just at reduced power, a limitation of the flash.

Strobostropic flash allow you to use a higher shutter speed per image area, but there is still a 1/250th second or longer time difference between the top and bottom part of your image, creating some occasionnal distorstion. That's occasionnaly annoying ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 05:02 UTC
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)
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FRANCISQUAN: I'm just amazed that the Canon 7D mirror box can film at 10,000fps yet Nikon struggle with their flare ridden 6.5 fps full frame camera.

I guess Canon is the way to go for the newer technologies like 4K..

FRANCISQUAN, I know you are trying to be funny, but to convey your meaning, in journalistic grammar, they would have used the present tense.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)
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oselimg: And why this camera wasn't mirrorless one? Mirrorless is the way ahead. There would be no need for videos like this if all cameras were mirrorless. There are many cameras with wi-fi and selfie functions. Why don't they film those?

There is no such thing as mirrorless vs mechanical shutter. Most mirrorless today HAVE a mechanical shutter. What they don't have is the bouncy mirror.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
On article Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps (175 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The reason Canon and Nikon have dominated the professional SLRand DSLR market is their ability to manufacture high speed shutters and mirrors. In contrast, companies like Minolta/Sony, Pentax and Olympus simply could not and cannot equal Canon and Nikon in this area.

Apparently you don't know that minolta holds the record for the fastest shutter speed. 1/12 000 on the 9xi. I don't think Canon and Nikon ever matched that.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
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