Alphoid

Joined on Jun 24, 2011

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  • Chris R-UK is correct, as is J A C S, and Gerry. Full frame f/10 and MFT f/5 will give identical depth-of-field, and shooting at the same shutter speed, nearly identical low light performance. As ...
  • @Baba First of all, Getty could (and likely would) refund such customers, either preemptively, or at least on request. They'd have no legal case. Second of all, if they did go to court, such...

  • She devoted a tremendous amount of time and professional effort to a photography project, and donated it to the public good. It wasn't a random hobby project. It was a big chunk of her life. That...

  • @howard In the case of something intentional, damages are intentionally higher than a simple sale. It is intended as a deterrent, and to make prosecution worth the time. Anything less than tens of...

  • In these hypotheticals, the rule is any money not spent on camera equipment goes to gambling, hookers, booze, and drugs,. and is gone within a month.
  • I have an LX100 I'm very happy with. The only downsides are disfunctional wi-fi, and knobs turn too easily. Every camera has downsides. It isn't likely you'll be any more happy with a new camera if ...
  • Replied in My choice
    I think I'd take a good, long, hard look at the A7RII, and then get an OM-D EM5 Mark II ($1200), a decent selection of prime lenses, maybe one zoom, probably three flashes, a flash transmitter, ...
  • Would you consider getting a good flash, an 85mm f/1.8, and possibly a 17-55mm f/2.8? It's not a new camera, but that'd be my bare minimum for doing a wedding. You could rent a second body, if ...
  • howard: I understand the comments were in jest, but that's absolutely not how the law works. If she wins, the court will most likely award her damages, in which case the minimum will be $36 million...

  • Replied in Fairness
    I think you're looking at this wrong. Fairness has little to do with it. The US is based on at-will employment. It works so long as it makes sense for both sides. If it doesn't make sense for ...
  • An RX100 has a 10-37mm lens. Those mm are, to a first order, the depth of the lens. Telephoto lenses are a little bit shorter than the focal length, but not a lot shorter. And what lets the RX100 ...
  • Replied in QE > 100%
    Many devices are rated at quantum efficiencies of greater than 100%. That includes photomultiplier tubes and phototransistors. A single photon generates an avalanche of electrons. That doesn't ...
  • Replied in My error
    You're right. I confused threads. My apologies. Nevertheless, you're the first person I know to say 800mm is wide angle. Yes I can. (1) 40mm is not very wide. That's not where you get into crazy ...
  • Replied in Wonkiness
    So here's what I did. I bumped ISO up to 51200. Dark areas should be all noise. Around the dollar bill where OP posted, the A7S was much cleaner than the D4S. Around the black and white circular ...
  • Just so you're aware, you are the first person I've met who considers an 3100mm equivalent lens to be a wide angle lens. I'm curious -- what do you normally do photography with? The Hubble is a ...
  • Let me repeat what I said: You've made an argument, and said you were not open to any contradicting arguments. That's not a way to get to healthy policy or reasoned thought. It's a good way to get...

  • I don't know. What I know is: (1) A7RII has better measurement by DxOMark (2) Other measurements, looking around now, place A7SII ahead, especially at high ISO
  • Yes. It is. You're getting better ergonomics, which makes a world of difference. You're getting better autofocus systems, which make a big difference for sports. You're getting shooting speed. ...
  • You're wrong. There's a threshold where photos are nearly perfect at normal viewing sizes. The 1" compacts -- the RX100/LX100/DL/GX meets that threshold in all but very poorly lit conditions. They ...
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