Dianoda

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An actual roadmap would be great. Did they have anything to say about new lenses specifically designed for APS-C?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 22:28 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Three new lenses added to Fujifilm's G-mount roadmap (23 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Good to see extra lenses, but what would make the system more attractive to me would be an additional WA lens. There's the 45mm (36mm FOV FFE) and the 23mm (18mm FOV FFE), but nothing in-between. They need a very portable lens of about 30mm (24mm FOV FFE) of modest speed for the landscape and architecture genres that MF does so well in.

The 32-64mm f/4 exists, and is a great lens, optically one of the better zooms out there. I still agree with you, the system could benefit from a wider aperture WA option, something like a 28mm f/2.8 or 30mm f/2.8 would be very welcome.

Fuji's decision to add a pancake style 50mm makes sense to me, and it's pretty likely that I'll be adding it to my line-up (the 23mm, 32-64mm, and 110mm are all quite large lenses, I've been debating the 45mm f/2.8, but an even more compact 50mm would suit me better). Other than the benefits of having OIS, the decision to add a 45-100mm f/4 (I think the line-up would have been better served by a fast 80mm) and the 100-200mm being f/5.6 instead of f/4 both strike me as odd. If I had to guess, I'd put my money on a UWA zoom or WA prime being next to appear on the roadmap.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 17:11 UTC
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LessMirrored19: 1. The ultimate sport combo for Canon would be: 1dx II + 400f2.8 = 16.38lbs

2. The ultimate sport combo for Sony would be: A9 + 400f2.8 = 10.03lbs

3 kilograms ...

Of course, the grip isn't technically required for it to work. I mentioned the grip because I have experience shooting with wide aperture superteles and the extra grip area makes for a better (subjective) user experience when shooting with heavy glass, plus the extra battery life is a bonus as well (in my opinion, those two benefits are easily worth the minimal weight penalty).

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:25 UTC
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LessMirrored19: 1. The ultimate sport combo for Canon would be: 1dx II + 400f2.8 = 16.38lbs

2. The ultimate sport combo for Sony would be: A9 + 400f2.8 = 10.03lbs

3 kilograms ...

Additionally, how did you come up with that weight for the A9 + 400mm f/2.8? I am unsure if the weight quoted by Sony for the lens is with or without the hood (probably without), but the weight of the A9 alone plus a battery and memory card is 673g, add in the grip and extra battery and you are up to 1030g. Add the lens and you get 3,925g or 8.65lbs. I can't imagine the hood being 1.38lbs...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 15:12 UTC
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LessMirrored19: 1. The ultimate sport combo for Canon would be: 1dx II + 400f2.8 = 16.38lbs

2. The ultimate sport combo for Sony would be: A9 + 400f2.8 = 10.03lbs

3 kilograms ...

Check again, the 1DX II with card and batteries is 1530g, the 400mm f/2.8L IS II is 4070g with hood, total weight is 5600g/12.35lbs. Does the weight you quoted for the A9 include the grip and an extra battery? Or just the A9 alone?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 14:57 UTC
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Dianoda: Monument Valley is in Arizona.

Check a map - the road to the park entrance is in Utah but you cross the state line into Arizona before you stop to pay the entrance fee. The photo that DPReview used in the header image was shot in Arizona.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 16:40 UTC

Monument Valley is in Arizona.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 16:10 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
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evogt500: Those "camera" usb sticks will probably not fit in most laptops. Why make something less useful?

Practicality and value are not the primary motivations for those who chose to spend roughly US$80-$90 on a 8GB/16GB USB drive. These are collector items.

That said, which laptops are you referring to? It looks to me like these should be compatible with just about any laptop that has a USB type A port - they might get in the way of other ports, but they should be usable.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 20:39 UTC

Any chance that a variant of these new sensors could have on-sensor phase-detect AF points? I own a GFX 50S, more confident AF would be great for use with lenses like the 110mm f/2. As it is now, autofocus is extremely accurate in one-shot, and usually reasonably quick - but servo-AF is, well, rather slow and has a tendency to hunt, I'm better off just using one-shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 71st comment
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Dianoda: No mention of display gamut? Are these wide-gamut/DCI-P3 like the Studio or do they continue with sRGB like the previous-gen Surfacebooks?

The local print shop that I work with utilizes a ZBE Chromira printer and requests files saved as uncompressed 8-bit TIFF's in the Adobe RGB colorspace. I would prefer a wide gamut display option, even if I'd still be relying on an external display (one attached to a different computer, even) to finish prepping images for print, it'd be convenient for editing/soft-proofing images on the go.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 21:42 UTC

No mention of display gamut? Are these wide-gamut/DCI-P3 like the Studio or do they continue with sRGB like the previous-gen Surfacebooks?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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vscd: Which Operating System will be running with 3TB of RAM?

Probably all of them.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Images 18 and 21 show a lot of red dots in the recovered shadows.
Is that the compression, dead pixels, problem with the camera?

It's pushing the file too far in post. There is a limit to shadow recovery.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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mandm: 60,000 Bad Lenses!!!
They forgot to include in the press release that Canon would pay shipping and insurance both ways!!!

@Jura S - The date codes get reused:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Canon-Lens-Aging.aspx

http://www.eflens.com/lens_articles/canon_lens_date_codes.html

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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mandm: 60,000 Bad Lenses!!!
They forgot to include in the press release that Canon would pay shipping and insurance both ways!!!

Well, up to 60K. Canon date codes and lens serial numbers are a bit of a mystery/moving target, but typically each lens contains a code that can be use to identify the month/year of manufacture, which revision the lens is, and some way to identify the factory that manufactured the lens. For the 50mm f/1.4, I believe the first two digits refer to month of manufacture (in this case being the first half of 2017 - Jan 2017 = 49, Feb 2017 = 50, etc.), and my guess would be that the next two digits refer to the facility of manufacture (1) and product revision number (8 - this lens has been in production since 1993, not too surprising that there would be this many revisions). The next 4 digits would be a sequential serial number during the month of production for that factory/product revision, we don't actually know how many lenses are affected. But I'm fairly confident there were 6 months of suspect EF 50mm f/1.4 production at one Canon factory.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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racenviper: Blackmagic Design offers DaVinci Resolve for free and does 4K.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

Ah, you are correct, the full license cost has come down since I first starting working with the software. A license for Studio is now $300 in the US. That said, for my needs, the free version of 12.5 has proved to be more than capable enough; honestly, I feel like I've barely touched the surface of what the software can do.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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racenviper: Blackmagic Design offers DaVinci Resolve for free and does 4K.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

I'll second davinci resolve as an excellent free video editor - a few of the more advanced features are locked unless you purchase the full license ($1K), but all the basics and then some are available in the free version. It's a decent editor to start learning on.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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CaPi: What on earth,.. Won't make any sense in terms of sensor usage but hey..
this might actually be fun!

@shigzeo

I suppose a better word choice to describe the GFX+Cambo+TS-E combo relative to the HCam would have been "compact." There really is not much else out there that provides the functionality and flexibility the HCam offers, but if you just want to shoot TS-E lenses on a larger than 35mm, it's possible some may find the GFX+Cambo adapter solution more appealing.

Either way, I find myself on the outside looking in, as I've yet to touch digital MF. But as a longtime user of Canon 35mm cameras and TS-E lenses, I've always been intrigued by the prospect of using the 17mm/24mm TS-E lenses on a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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CaPi: What on earth,.. Won't make any sense in terms of sensor usage but hey..
this might actually be fun!

The 17mm and 24mm TS-E lenses have huge image circles (approx 67mm), they more than cover the GFX sensor, even with significant movements. Mounting these lenses on the GFX with one of these adapters would be quite a bit more elegant than previous solutions like the Hartblei HCam-B1.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

This was my first camera, got me started on photography. Image quality was, er, different compared to most other cameras. I had a lot of fun with it.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 30th comment
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