fft2000

Joined on Nov 8, 2016

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Atindra: Are those green lights real or LEDs?

Those are real: glowing bugs.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 06:47 UTC
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migus: How is the new lens wrt. IQ / sharpness?
The prior one (shorter zoom) was not as sharp as expected, and hopefully this one is better - being also slower.

This gallery contains full-res samples, incl. RAWs. What about just checking them out and judging IQ/sharpness yourself?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 15:11 UTC
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JohnyP: He forgot to post the 60 hour video of how to install linux, apt-get apps and install with all dependencies, manage patches, drop down to command line to adjust good stuff in /etc/conf, troubleshoot your video drivers while trying to push them for 4K dual monitor setup...
Then you spend 25 minutes in Gimp editing a single image

and spend next 10 hours wiping the machine, installing windows and all new set of applications (or replacing it with a Mac) because there is no application to control your camera remotely, can't upgrade your camera firmware from linux or load/review images on the fly in tethered mode as you shoot for work and not just for making youtube videos to make a point.

And then after having installed Windows again you notice your error: You could just have used VMWare to install Windows in a virtual machine for those special applications you (think you) need.
Of course you can install Linux in a virtual machine on windows but that might be an issue because you have to reinstall WIndows over and over again because of the Viruses you install when looking for appropriate FREE SOFTWARE - which would be as simple as using just a backup Windows virtual image in linux instead of going through the hassle of reformatting the drive, running the installer, installing drivers (after downloading them - good luck with downloading a driver for your network card).

.... and so on. I hope you see my point xD

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 17:59 UTC
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Retzius: For 5.5k they could have at least made it a constant f4

OK, then. Olympus made a 14-35 f2. f2, guys! And wider at the wide end. And it's below $2k. Now beat this!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 05:55 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix GX9 sample gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Raw says it's the Panny 42.5 f1.7.
Raw also looks better, even not sharpened.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 07:10 UTC as 6th comment
On article Photo story of the week: Flowing under a solar storm (21 comments in total)

Unfortunately the composition doesn't work for me: The eye always follows the stream to the right, goes back to the reflection, follows the stream again. My brain tells me there should be another mountain peak but it seems to be excluded. The leading line just goes in the wrong direction.
Otherwise this would be a nice image: interesting light, reflection and a symmetry between the stream and the northern light.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 14:33 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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Veselin Gramatikov: Good step in right direction. Now they will stimulate using 35mm lenses on this camera. Many of 35mm lenses ve bigger circle and this will be introduced soon. For example if Sigma 50 1.4 art covers this format with medium vignetting it will act something like 35/1.0. So it will be interesting.

Another story is that you can adopt many of your old or cheaper full frame lenses. 30mp is good enough. Also you can adopt telephoto lenses. Some of telephoto lenses will cover nearly whole GFX sensor.

@catdaddy: Yes, your statement of course is 100% true. But he talks about a different thing: FF lenses often have an image circle that covers a greater area than just 24x36mm. You will have (moderate) vignetting then when used on the GFX. Seems the Sigma 1.4 50mm covers the whole area of the GFX sensor, in that case the calculation is valid (if crop factor was correct).

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 16:24 UTC
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Eric Ouellet: Hi, this is a question. Why the Sony A9 is not the best video camera? I'm limited in experience with video but that is the 2 reasons that I have to explain my choice:
- Faster readout - less rolling shutter
- Phase detection on sensor - quicker focus, less hunting
What are the major reasons that would make Panasonic better? Is is better or A9 was not considered because of its too high price tag?

Eric: I am not a videographer but like to take photos. RAW files have even higher bit depths than 10 bit (12 bit on mFT, 14bit on GH5sand most FF cameras). For viewing and even printing 8bit is enough. But as soon as you edit your files (grading, push contrast/brightness, ...) 8bit files are limited. Having 8bit files AFTER grading/RAW development will be fine.
And that probably is why 10bit is "needed" for HDR: you need the flexibility to achieve the final look from an unedited file.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (543 comments in total)

Wow, stars and stripes without any photoshop ;) AMERICA FIRST!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 20:51 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply

"If only Seattle would drop out of Log mode for a moment..."
Try to have exponential fun and you should be back to normal :P

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 14:16 UTC as 55th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro sample gallery (91 comments in total)
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fft2000: Is it harsh to say that I think my pre-digital micro-nikkor 105 f2.8 adapted on a Panasonic G81 performs similarly well when comparing macros from this gallery with macros I took? Honestly I expected more when Fuji said this was the sharpest lens they ever built.

avac: So you also have the nikon and can directly compare? And you think the macros posted in this gallery are absolutely sharp and show amazing detail? Because I don't...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 20:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro sample gallery (91 comments in total)

Is it harsh to say that I think my pre-digital micro-nikkor 105 f2.8 adapted on a Panasonic G81 performs similarly well when comparing macros from this gallery with macros I took? Honestly I expected more when Fuji said this was the sharpest lens they ever built.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On a photo in the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm/90mm F2 lenses sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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Terrible Photographer: I hate everything about this photo.

Hairy white guy with his travel notes, Newspaper in a language he probably can't read, his avocado toast and americano, with a minty, composited in Leica with a HUGE lens on it.

Subtle.

But the composition, man! Table diagonally through the image, nothing besides the camera is completely visible, The edges of the newspaper act as leading lines to the lens which is place close to perfectly on the thirds. Viewpoint exaggerated by the highest contrast (white newspaper - black camera). How could you not love such a clinically composed image ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 13:00 UTC
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CallumG: It would be great if videos showing video quality are on Vimeo or something. YouTube is stingy with compression.

Thx, Richard!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (586 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: I'll wait for GH6s

IBIS
DPAF
RAW/ProRes 444

Elliot: IBIS electronics keep the sensor in place when switched OFF, it's not a physical lock. That produces heat which produces noise. No IBIS -> better heat management -> better noise (cleaner image)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 09:19 UTC
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CallumG: It would be great if videos showing video quality are on Vimeo or something. YouTube is stingy with compression.

Is it possible to also upload still frames from the video? Slow internet and slow laptop make it impossible for me to get an impression of the capabilities this camera. Thx!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 21:21 UTC
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Prairie Pal: I would be more interested in this story had the equipment been Nikon mirrorless DSLR's.

@otto k: give it a shot, man! Way more fun - and way more BANG for the buck ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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Prairie Pal: I would be more interested in this story had the equipment been Nikon mirrorless DSLR's.

I don't think Nikon makes mirrorless DSLRs. I even think there is not a single mirrorless DSLR out there...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2017 (60 comments in total)
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marxitu: The Panasonic Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS is not in the list. It's a fraud.

Impulses: It's available here in Germany since some time now - not just "preorder" but "in stock".

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
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LiveFromPhilly: I think the criticism is a bit harsh. We're all going to die eventually no matter how safe we play it. At least he died doing something he enjoyed (the roof-toping I mean, not the falling hundreds of feet).

Honestly, I would think photographers would be especially sensitive to this kind of thing. While I'm not the type to climb mountains, shoot dangerous animals on safari, or document war zones, I would never make light of a photographer who died doing any of those things when they could have been at home where it's safe taking photos of their cats.

Gediminas: OP claims hundreds of feet while it were far less (45 as claimed by Gary). You wouldn't hear the hit if hundreds of feet were correct, too.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 08:10 UTC
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