duchamp

Lives in Israel Israel
Joined on May 6, 2009

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mr.izo: how is focus breathing on this thing etc? probably something like 25-250 mm usable..

Focus breathing usually occurs on the closest distances of the bigger end. This lens is an all around lens meaning "a little bit of everything but nothing perfectly". ;) But if you care for focus breathing you will be better with a macro lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 09:50 UTC
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Gatoraied: For people that actually use every piece of gear they own and use them until they wear out , like me, this is a very interesting travel, hiking etc lens. One lens and you can shoot landscapes and zoom in on distant wildlife. I travel the country shooting wildlife & landscapes and typically hike or canoe into remote places but also lugging heavy glass. This lens can be of outstanding value on such outings. In a few months after issue this lens will be under $600.00US which quite frankly is amazing. Nikons 80-400 won't shoot most landscapes and costs 4 times as much. This is good for both amateurs and many pros.

I think it should be compared to Nikon 18-300, not the 80-400.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
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digiart: With 18-400mm zoom range, image quality will probably be low. Hope Tamron releases modern 55-300 or 70-300 for APS-C, since Nikon newest offerings are not compatible with most older camera bodies.

Why would you like a newer lens for an older body? The Tamron 70-300 VC is on par with Nikon 70-300 VR and both perform greatly on 12-16mp sensor cameras. Why pay more for resolution older cameras won't be able to take advantage of?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 09:39 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (284 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

I don't know about the rest of the world but here in Israel sales of Pentax cameras goes extremely bad. From the beginning of the year the store I work in has sold only one body with a couple of lenses. This is awful by any standards. For a comparison for the same period we sold (among other bodies) 10- D810s, 20- D750s, 16- 5D M3s, 10- 5D M4s, 25- 6Ds, 5- XT2s and a great amount of lenses for them. I hope in other countries Pentax sales are better.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Dear Cambo, can you also do the same for X-Mount? Much appreciated! =)

rdupre, is there at least a Fujifilm tilt-shift lens? Put aside the twist movement.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
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tinternaut: I like it that $10 is considered hefty, for a bit of software today.

$10 for the final product is reasonable, but a beta version should be free.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 11:49 UTC
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CQui: Does it take into account mountains in the way and location altitude to calculate real sun set time?
Does any one know an app or web site doing this?

I use suncalc.net for years

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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KubeKube: Wouldn't it be more accurate and fair toward DPR readers to include the price as a criterion when determining the score of a camera? I think so. In that case the Leica SL would probably score at least 10 points lower based on the price alone. The reviewer has definitely taken into consideration the price point but I am not sure to what extent it is reflected in the score.

It's score is 84 but no medal. While Fujifilm XT10 scored only 80 points and still received a Silver award. Definitely the price/value ratio had a heavy influence on the decision.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 13:39 UTC

"Articulated LCD: Fully articulated"

Strange.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 3rd comment

It could be a "rebranded" Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 that looks VERY similar to the Canon lens in question.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 13:57 UTC as 18th comment

Richard Avedon. From the ones alive: Karl Taylor.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:21 UTC as 36th comment

#6 reminds me of Cerebro from the X-Men world :)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 11:30 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Small World 2016 winners announced (18 comments in total)

Interestingly, most pictures if not all were not made with Nikon lenses. I don't get why would Nikon make such a competition if they don't produce neither lenses with more than a life size magnification nor bellows.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 07:52 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2209 comments in total)
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duchamp: Oddly all pictures in this review don't look sharp on my screen (1280x720).

I checked later they don't look sharp in the text of the review but are ok when opened separately in a new tab.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2209 comments in total)

Oddly all pictures in this review don't look sharp on my screen (1280x720).

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 09:39 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies

They are feeding us crap!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 10:19 UTC as 10th comment
On a photo in the Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED real world sample images sample gallery (2 comments in total)

I hoped for an incredible sharpness and lovely bokeh. I see only the lovely bokeh and not very nice CAs. I feel sad.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 1st comment
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K1000usr: Is there a camera which sync's at 1/8000 shutter speed? Thanks.

DamianFI, one D2 offers more power than even 4 speedlites but still this set up it's too complicated. A working pro prefers to pay more to ease his workflow.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
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endofoto: Flash sync 1/8000. You can shoot f2 and 1/4000 on the beach middle of the day.
Medium format lenses can sync only upto 1/800. This is the solution for portraitscapes.

RPJG, for freezing very fast action you need a very short flash duration while maintaining high power output. Speedlites may have a very short impulse at their lowest power output. Studio flashes even at their lowest power are much more powerful than speedlites and they can fire over and over again. For higher output one can combine several cheap speedlites in, for example, drop photography. However, for a working pro, lets say for splashes on models, using multiple speedlites is too cumbersome. Putting aside incompatibility with his light modifiers.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)

Heavy fining + community service work for a substantial period

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 75th comment
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