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On article Nikon Z fc Review (2112 comments in total)

A mirrorless cam made to look like a DSLR. Haha.
A Z mount for a tiny APS sensor?
A silver japanese designed body still looks cheap.
"Almost" patches stuck allover the body ...

Worst ..a design team got stuck with fashioning a retro camera for years. Instead they could have gone on to develop new next gen things.
What a wasteful and degenerate product.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 02:29 UTC as 229th comment | 4 replies
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chev3100: At the end of the day...the camera wins which makes the best pictures. This is the goal. They are little bit more expensive than the less capable cams which take worse pictures. Buy what you can afford. Regardless of how a web-journalist working for an Amazon marketing branch is appeasing to two mfgs idea of product-categorization..the discussed cams take virtually identical high quality pics and the price difference between mid- and upper-range is usually negligible once you got a complete kit. As for professional use...Nikon, and probably Fuji too, have better and more consistent after-sale service than Sony - which really is a consumer brand attached to a very good sensor-factory.

Well, the jury is still out if Photography counts as art. The amazing caveart selfies and scenes seem to support this theory. Some of my best shots in the past years are phone pics, yet I am an big fan of MF HDR pics
@ Teila: I've seen a professional driver in a 356 laping guys in new Porsche Turbos. I can keep up with F40 in a 120 hp Lotus on a track. I can keep up with a 1200hp Porsche Turbo in a 500hp NA Cobra. Sometimes it's the operator, sometimes its the product yet most of the times its physics that are the limiting factor and that can be overcome with bigger and lighter is better - to a degree.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 06:21 UTC

At the end of the day...the camera wins which makes the best pictures. This is the goal. They are little bit more expensive than the less capable cams which take worse pictures. Buy what you can afford. Regardless of how a web-journalist working for an Amazon marketing branch is appeasing to two mfgs idea of product-categorization..the discussed cams take virtually identical high quality pics and the price difference between mid- and upper-range is usually negligible once you got a complete kit. As for professional use...Nikon, and probably Fuji too, have better and more consistent after-sale service than Sony - which really is a consumer brand attached to a very good sensor-factory.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2021 at 19:43 UTC as 42nd comment | 16 replies
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chev3100: How about...just using a decent size sensor of good quality capturing decent pics through a quality large lens?

I am thoroughly unimpressed with the IQ here. And the pennies saved, Google, clearly shows. It's edge-a-sketch.

No tell

Link | Posted on May 24, 2021 at 19:28 UTC
On article Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated? (911 comments in total)
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rbach44: Great choice for an article, Roger is a great addition ot this site.

Something I wonder about however:

My older Nikon manual lenses have loads of CA, spherical aberrations, etc. but also seem to give me inexplicably vibrant and life-like images. My experience with lenses such as the Sigma Art lenses is that they are sharp out to the corners and aberration free but makes everything look inexplicably dull, murky, and lacking something.

I won’t go as far as to say that the more elements you have the worse an in image will look, but there does seem to be some negatives in the hunt for optical “perfection” At least in this photographer’s experience, these things are pretty subjective.

Agree. Some lenses suck out what I call "luminosity" a visual pleasing depth perception at all openings on APS or FF. Maybe the lensmaterial or the coatings exibit allpasses or notch Qs in the spectrum. My old 180mm Nikon does not do it, my 50mm 1,4 Nikon does it, and my Petzval IQ is below the threshold where this inadequacy manifest itself.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 08:18 UTC
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BRWAT: We all knew the A-Mount was on the way out, and that the A99II was going to be the last A-Mount. I own a single A99II, and it remains fantastic. I sold the other one in order to begin the transition to the e-mount.

I still haven't decided which body, but A7RIVs are on sale with a free grip which seems like the way to go...

@Cerridwen: Intellect? Sense of humour? Disdain for the undiscerning, consuming herd? Can't help you , sorry.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 07:48 UTC
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BRWAT: We all knew the A-Mount was on the way out, and that the A99II was going to be the last A-Mount. I own a single A99II, and it remains fantastic. I sold the other one in order to begin the transition to the e-mount.

I still haven't decided which body, but A7RIVs are on sale with a free grip which seems like the way to go...

It never was fantastic and your imaginary transition to e-mount is just...imaginary. Its called caught by the b.. and now Sony is going to tear them again? Just when you thought the first scar healed.
Wait? you were d.. enough to by two of those darn things? And now you get a 4 year old A7 because of a "free" 3$ doodah? Oh and you are still stuck with the horrible A mount lenses which are worth nothing.
Transition my...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2021 at 02:43 UTC
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chev3100: How about...just using a decent size sensor of good quality capturing decent pics through a quality large lens?

I am thoroughly unimpressed with the IQ here. And the pennies saved, Google, clearly shows. It's edge-a-sketch.

Bigger pockets? Nah, I engineered a cam into a phone. Plenty of space and every phone can be made thicker. It just you and the other drones being dumb acces

Link | Posted on May 9, 2021 at 02:37 UTC
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(unknown member): I am waiting for new 16 macbook to edit video. I use the 13 inch M1 version now and it works well with 10 bit 4:2:2 and 8K video. But I'd like a larger screen and more power is always good.
TSMC is the 3rd largest semiconductor company. They actually make some CMOS sensors for Sony (I posted a link in a comment below, but you can google it too). They have a great relationship with Apple and it will be interesting to see if the start making CMOS sensors for them in the future.

F:-)

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 05:58 UTC
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(unknown member): I am waiting for new 16 macbook to edit video. I use the 13 inch M1 version now and it works well with 10 bit 4:2:2 and 8K video. But I'd like a larger screen and more power is always good.
TSMC is the 3rd largest semiconductor company. They actually make some CMOS sensors for Sony (I posted a link in a comment below, but you can google it too). They have a great relationship with Apple and it will be interesting to see if the start making CMOS sensors for them in the future.

Jack, that's you? The smelly little weasel with the unibrow from 3rd grade? I see, you still hiding behind greasy wodaboss ;-). How picture-perfect. I heard you are a couple now? Great that you share a passion for photography! You still in the Pron business?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 13:03 UTC

How about...just using a decent size sensor of good quality capturing decent pics through a quality large lens?

I am thoroughly unimpressed with the IQ here. And the pennies saved, Google, clearly shows. It's edge-a-sketch.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 05:03 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
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(unknown member): I am waiting for new 16 macbook to edit video. I use the 13 inch M1 version now and it works well with 10 bit 4:2:2 and 8K video. But I'd like a larger screen and more power is always good.
TSMC is the 3rd largest semiconductor company. They actually make some CMOS sensors for Sony (I posted a link in a comment below, but you can google it too). They have a great relationship with Apple and it will be interesting to see if the start making CMOS sensors for them in the future.

Edit video? Use a 8+ core AMD PC/Win Pro with a fast graphics card, fast SSD, fast 32gb+ Ram and BMP and a basic proof screen. Cheaper and faster and better.

Apple makes toys and 8k? Common...:-)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 04:50 UTC

A update is fixing software errors, hardware errors and providing functionality that the mfg should have provided right from start since its already built in. This is disenfranchising consumers - its not a freebie. You paid for it and you did not get it when you spent your cash on it. Adding functionality is...like clicking a checkbox...no effort on the side of the mfg who actually licences the cameras OS. The name firmware is also misleading. Its a software update.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2021 at 02:40 UTC as 5th comment | 18 replies

Live on B.I and I know the two-step dolphin pod for many years and we freedive the abyss to 140f and the blue wall together. Frequently we see white-tips and tigers there sometimes dog-rays and golden morrays. I was fortunate to film and witness something exceptional with the spinner-pod ca. 4 months ago. Cpt Cook is good to mingle with hammerheads - just a swim across the bay towards the monument. The night-dive with the Mantas is fun. He touched all the good tourist-spots. Well done. Whis I had something better than my GP5 - but that will have to do for the moment.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 01:47 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

What kind of liquid? Cask-aged? Bordeaux? Do we get a Mountain-Dew lens for those amazing early morning pics of the Rocky-Mountains? Sake for street photography in Ropongi? ...one for the road?

A lot of unanswered questions - what will Leica do? Co-branding with Jaegermeister?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 20:00 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sigma fp L initial review (618 comments in total)

Nice 4k webcam ;-)

Great formfactor let down by a cheap sensor and underpowered DSP.
Is it just me or are all these 61mp ff cams way overpriced for the little bit of extra Q they deliver over a 10 year old APS-C cam? Todays MF cams deliver much better IQ.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2021 at 07:57 UTC as 95th comment | 2 replies

Kind o where it should have been 7 years ago after saying for five years that the biz off stills is dead.

So.. I already know what the next big thing will be and this ain't. Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 04:08 UTC as 42nd comment
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sneakyracer: The End is Near

You are correct. They beautify the cam and lens division for sale. Either a Thai or Chinese buyer. Stone Jack throws corporote chaff.

I see that coming for years and lost interest in the brand. An unending chain of mediocre and faulty products made it an easy decision.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 15:46 UTC

Got a short 800mm Samyang refractor on a D7000 for astrocaping. This APS body makes it ca 1300mm. A good value at F8. Choose your usecase and they work well. Focusing is an issue. Shoot, turn focus, shoot, turn focus...on average one frame will be spot on. My 'tripod" is a 20lb concrete block I screw the cam on. Make a windblock. ALL Tripods are too flexy.
Those refractors gum up with fungus. Keep in a plastic box with a small amount of fungizide.
They can resolve well and work well with older APS sensor that run cool and have limited spidering and hotspotting sensors.
They are fun and a good companion cam for wideangle astroscapes on full frame.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 02:40 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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chev3100: Very cool. Now somebody make a painless way to add a MF sensor and buffer and big ass battery to this platecam to attach my android phone as a camback so that I can use my google cam app. 1pic/sec is fine. 4k/30 would be nice.

Because a phone sensor sucks and the Android os, cam app and chipset is way better than camfacturers. Lens.. Lensplate with sensor, ram.. Phone as camback..to social media. Aps abd FF are dead formats. Mf it is.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 03:05 UTC
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