kadardr

kadardr

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On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

Lovely gallery from Wemei, who really knows how to use this lens. Leica should award her with the lens. She could hold "how to" trainings on this.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 06:34 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (738 comments in total)

X-E3 got a very clear differentiation of UX and target audience compared to X-T2 and X-T20. The user interface of new cameras should converge more towards smartphone photo apps UI than the other way around. The world now has much much more smartphone users than camera users. The sheer boasting about image quality is absolutely not enough any more. The use of an eye level viewfinder with a touch screen is not totally figured out yet. Using at least 4" touch screens should be the trend.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 05:44 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
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skanter: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/movies/jennifer-lawrence-darren-aronofsky-mother-explained.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

Similar portrait by NY Times photographer.

You cannot modify the face much.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
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Paul Auclair: anybody aware of the recent statistics on how many on duty law enforcement officers are shot and/or killed by "civilians"?
i'd bet most, if not all, law enforcement officers are keenly more aware of that statistic than the general public are.

Well, no, but this one is consolidated yearly: http://killedbypolice.net/

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2116 comments in total)
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aioravecz: Seems like a great camera, but nothing really special compared to my a99II...probably a bit more rugged and the AF is probably on par. The video seems great on paper but will probably be dissapointing in real life. they should have incorporated a oversampled 1.5x crop mode....

The A99II loses ca. 30% of light due to the semitransparent mirror. The A99 cannot take Nikon lenses. It does not have an optical VF if you miss one. Otherwise it is just fine, with comparable specs.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

I am guessing the launch of D850 will be at around Q1-Q2 2018. Something similar happened after the announcement of development of Fujifilm GFX 50. Though I would be happier with and accelerated launch like end of this year.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:52 UTC as 128th comment | 2 replies

I am wondering about the DxOMark results!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 19:12 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

The first one just painfully reminding me why did they not develop a digital fullframe rangefinder camera á la Nikon I. Or something with fixed lens Leica Q or RX1 style. Well, OK, I can live without that.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:15 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (524 comments in total)
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wakaba: Hello Nikon? This exactly the same body as yesteryears. Lousier sensor than my 5 year old D600, unusable 4k, low res screen, no batterygrip, one slot and a DSP that is a lot worse than my phones and no 4k usability and superb double shielding against the elements like my Hero5. This product has no place in my toolbox where the DSLR delivers superior image quality. Its a boatanchor, Nikon and its 2 steps forward and 1 step back business model is very dead. I expect a simple MF body at this pricepoint and no more point and shoot AW without the W.

Ok. We get it. Not for you.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

Testing your loyalty as well as financial ability and IQ.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 12:41 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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davids8560: It's a gold award winner. The marshmallows of yesteryear gather crust. The alloy finish so shiny and new blusters and sparkles in the morning sun. Think of the employee of the month. Go now and face north. See the Styrofoam cooler with tiny blue dots full of ice while angry slack jaws grind. Fully-laden, the package delivery truck departs the regional sorting facility and turns onto the main road into town.

Poetic

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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Ivan Paganacci: The K-01 may have its revenge. Sigma went with DSLR mount for mirrorless and rumors say this is the way Canon and Nikon will go, too (for FF). I'd like to see Pentax get back in now with a mirrorless version of the K-P as a stopgap until they can prepare a new system with a short registration distance.

If you think over FF mirrorless does not have a size advantage when the usage is professional multi-lens in nature. And the Canikon lens catalogue is so vast: No need for a new lens system. And as an added bonus: no lens adapter will work with it. So DSLR lens mount system has advantages.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
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kadardr: the leaf shutter with fill-in flash feature of X100s cannot be reproduced with any MILC of today. so any of the suggestions above is a serious compromise. but its good to have some information to chew on.

leaf shutter can synchronize flash up to the highest shutter speed (1/2000).

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 12:01 UTC

the leaf shutter with fill-in flash feature of X100s cannot be reproduced with any MILC of today. so any of the suggestions above is a serious compromise. but its good to have some information to chew on.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 04:24 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies

No viability in the universe of smartphones.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 28th comment

Sony must have kept this one (A900) in line with regular updates of the sensor, electronics and shutter for sentimental reasons and at a high price as their last steam engine (DSLR) camera. (Mostly sentimental reasons of the users). The finder was great.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)

I do not understand the complains about the comparison, the specs and prices etc. You are able to buy the D7200, the D500 or the D7500 as you wish, and according to your needs and pocket book. Every buyer can decide on their own and can make a good decision from the available models. One thing is sure the IQ of all APS-C models will be practically the same.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 102nd comment

I would like to have an X100 style MF camera with a 40-45mm equivalent lens, and lots of manual focusing aids, because the large sensor would make AF molasses slow.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 205th comment

The most important question to ask: why do you wanna buy a MF, or rather specifically the Fujifilm GFX 50S? Hopefully not for DOF, or because it is hip, or because you can show it to your friends. What does ultimate IQ means for you personally? How do you wanna use this IQ? You want to have ultra high quality or ultra large prints? Or just want to crop your images to a large-large extent?
The other important question not answered here: What MF is good for in general? What this crop MF format is good for in particular? Well this latter is not answered in the article. Or is it?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 374th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)
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kadardr: From a practical point of view there is no real difference between the Fujifilm and the Canon camera. Even at ISO 3200 the difference is minuscule. In my view the flexibility of the Canon system makes up for the most of the differences. Some straightforward direct comparison is needed. (I actually shoot Nikon)

Marcio_napoli: This is my evaluation of the present studio scene. Further the size difference of this MF sensor and the FF sensors is roughly the same as between FF and APS-C sensors. Thus I figure the upgrade level between FF and MF might be similar or the same. If you need that quality boost then OK, you need an MF camera. If you need even better, the big guys of MF class are all there.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
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