kadardr

kadardr

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On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (555 comments in total)
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arhmatic: If you are paying $3300 for this, then you can definitely add $249 for the TGA-1 thumb grip.

Recommend RRX BRX1 or the one like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-ebony-wood-steel-hand-grip-brown-for-Sony-RX1-R-camera-/311380117944?hash=item487fb389b8:g:CC0AAOSw7VBTw5tn

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (555 comments in total)

Sony RX1R II is not a FF point & shoot camera. It is NOT a replacement of or alternative to any Leica camera. This is a miniature MF class camera what you use to make large prints. You have to rig it up like with a RRS BRX1 and a good tripod etc etc. Not a point and shoot. 5 DS R class.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 06:36 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

It seems the ancient teaching about portrait lenses is true. Above 85 mm it is true portrait lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

Rishi, your reference to different focal length shows that there is basically no change in the portraits proportions above 100-135 mm. Wide angle portraiture wants to or will tell more than the natural proportions of the face depending on the qualities of the photog.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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kadardr: Why dont they put this sensor in a fixed lens rolleiflex like body. And in a rolleiflex like body you could get a soph PDAF installed (in the mirror chamber). Or in a fixed lens body with EVF but no mirror chamber, and a second lens only for the PDAF. I like a big sensor.

For me the real issue is that there is no medium sized sensor with on sensor PDAF, and MF cameras are bulky. A rangefinder style fixed lens MF camera can be smaller, and the fixed lens (plus the potential price of an MF camera allow for using a separate lens/PDAF combination for very fast and correct focusing in the MF domain (plus a relatively small camera if mirrorless). Twin lens reflex is inconvenient, and compromised, agree.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
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odpisan: Pentax KS2 + Pentax 35mm/f2 AL is much better choise.

http://www.photozone.de/pentax/123-pentax-smc-fa-35mm-f2-al-photozone-review--test-report

https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/pentax/35mm-f2-al-smc-p-fa/review/

@odpisan: Please elaborate.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:27 UTC

So many judgments without experience. So many claims about Ricoh GR superiority. It seems unavoidable to do a direct comparison review. Maybe this small market will grow if the number of contenders grow. Actually from a usage point of view the X70 looks better. Only IMO.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 09:18 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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kadardr: Why dont they put this sensor in a fixed lens rolleiflex like body. And in a rolleiflex like body you could get a soph PDAF installed (in the mirror chamber). Or in a fixed lens body with EVF but no mirror chamber, and a second lens only for the PDAF. I like a big sensor.

Why?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 11:29 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)

Why dont they put this sensor in a fixed lens rolleiflex like body. And in a rolleiflex like body you could get a soph PDAF installed (in the mirror chamber). Or in a fixed lens body with EVF but no mirror chamber, and a second lens only for the PDAF. I like a big sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

So many better ones for less (and for more also).

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 06:45 UTC as 93rd comment

OK. It (85mm) is done. Looking forward to the 135mm F2 and/or the 135mm F2.8 Soft.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 19:01 UTC as 7th comment
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sneakyracer: Colors are awful in these sample images. I guess that has nothing to do with the lens but still. Ugly. The lens however seems to have very nice bokeh and is sharp. Very promising.

Colors are not my taste. No monitor problem here. Some of them are OK though. Some I would not publish. Again that's me. Skin color is important when we see a portrait lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 13:22 UTC

Wonder days are over. Just another camera. A good one though. I do not understand the whiners about lack of lenses. I made a "thought experiment" and came up with this list: Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss E 24mm F1.8 ZA, Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS, Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS or the Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS, and the Zeiss Touit T* 2.8/12 mm, Zeiss Touit 1.8/32 mm, Zeiss Touit Makro 2.8/50 mm, or the Sigma 2.8 / 19 mm DN, Sigma 2.8/30mm DN, Sigma 2.8 / 60 mm DN. (See how many OSS lenses!)
I would keep an APS-C DSLR though for sports/wildlife shooting with say a 70-300 lens

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 06:59 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies

The megapixel race is now announced to be over.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 329th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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RPJG: "However, the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode"

How does something like that get past the QA and "common sense check" processes? Seems ludicrous.

Unfortunately Canon does not have a sophl ISO auto mode. But still I think manual override is just fine and make you think which parameter to change. Anyway this is not a big deal and can live with.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (618 comments in total)
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RPJG: "However, the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode"

How does something like that get past the QA and "common sense check" processes? Seems ludicrous.

Why would you need it in M mode? You can choose A, S, ISO as you wish. There is a scale you know.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

It is not just the look, but more the feel, when you hold it, manipulate with the knobs and wheels, check out the VF and the menu, so try it. And then if the camera and the price fits you, you buy it. Actually, for instance, the Olympus XA was great, because the looks and feel (and size) was all exceptionally good. And it had no weather sealing. This classic look is more a fashion thing though, but it works in sales, so I do not mind. The message is: try before you buy!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 123rd comment | 4 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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elefteriadis alexandros: Any serious photographer know that one of the core aspect in photography is DOF control and in small format is not only unachievable but also the picture look flat because the equal mm is low compare to biger format.
The lowest format for acceptable resalts is full frame and even and this is the lower limits.
Its time to move in medium format. The technology is ready.
Nothing to see here.

Very well put! (Sarcasm)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)

Great achievement of miniaturization in the footsteps of Sony. There is no room for weather sealing, no complain is necessary on that. Ample luxury additions for the mainstream shooters (jpeg shooters). Á la bloatware. Although if you like on site laboratory (Raw development and tweaking) you do have one. Not good enough screen for the purpose though. For me these artsy modes are gimmicks. Girlish size and looks, but small size and, well, relatively light weight for traveling. IQ getting close to that of yesterdays APS-C sensors. What about AF speed and accuracy? no info yet I know of.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 215th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: Can I suggest using the X-Pro2 as an opportunity to compare Raw converters and how well they do with X-Trans. It would be an interesting article. A starting point:
http://chromasoft.blogspot.it/2013_03_01_archive.html
Mentioned as you do use ACR/LR which aren't even close to state-of-the-art for X-Trans (although quite representative of what the users are playing with I guess, which could be as no-one is doing much testing).

I'd also be very interested in a benchmark/test/whatever for high ISO noise reduction. Everyone does loads of it these days, most not that well (okay, I'm fussy). How about a test that measures artefacts and detail reduction, even if only showing visual examples to the user. (I may be alone in not seeing nice clean areas of even tone being okay in return for the detail getting nuked though.) Looking at some of the high ISO Fuji samples, which vary between good and quite bad for noise processing, prompted this BTW.

In my opinion every manufacturer must have the best of the best raw converter for their camera's images. They just gotta have it because it is as important as their jpeg engine, or even more. (And actually it is their out-of-camera jpeg engine.)

Capture NX-D is pretty good actually, just I'm too lazy to use it.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
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