Mike CH

Lives in Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Joined on Mar 2, 2008

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  • Replied in Really?
    Everything else? Really? You would accept e.g. lenses with a max aperture of f/8, a resolution of 0.5Mp, DR of 8 stops? As long as you had en EVF and short flange distance lenses? That’s pretty ...
  • That’s not entirely true, there’s quite a bit of compromise going on. E.g. I have neither the maximum resolution possible, nor the absolute highest DR, nor the fastest or longest or widest lenses, ...
  • All of them, there isn’t a single one that is most important. The joy lies in the correct combination and balancing. Apart from video and and chip, that is. These are completely unimportant to me - ...
  • Replied in Huh?
    Shift lenses exist for Nikon F mount with a very large image circle to enable shifts of 11.5mm. Sony E mount is about the throat size of Nikon F mount has IBIS. If anybody has actual documentation ...
  • It seems to me that manufacturers provide camera bodies in a variety of sizes... Regards, Mike
  • Replied in Huh?
    I know how much it moves. The space it needs is still not directly dependent on the diameter of the throat. Regards, Mike
  • I can with absolute certainty tell you one thing: That scenario won’t ever play a role in my selecting photographic equipment. I am so glad we don’t all have the same expectations from photography. ...
  • Art is so difficult to define, and to confine, if you will allow me a pun. Every generation since the ancient Greeks have had the feeling that that modern stuff just isn't art, and yet we still hav ...
  • And why should they? They are creating ephemeral memories (now that’s a word construction 😉) - share now, forget forever after. That’s what they care about. You and I, I assume, care about ...
  • Replied in Huh?
    Interesting point. I just looked at my TS-E 24. The rear element is - for a 24mm lens - very far into the lens body, seriously retro-focal. At closest focus, it’s about 2.5cm away from the flange. ...
  • Replied in Seriously, guys
    Seriously, guys, you’re as bad as the smartphone zealots; equally incapable of live and let live. What does it matter to you if the other guy is enjoying his smartphone? Regards, Mike
  • Why would that matter? As an exercise in composition, if that is what people are asking about, yes. I've seen smartphones recommended exactly for that purpose. I actually just saw an app (can't ...
  • And certain kinds of lenses, e.g. those shorter than approx. 40mm, also can profit size-wise from the shorter flange distances that the absence of a mirror make possible. Regards, Mike
  • Replied in Choice is good
    Exactly! Which shows that the size advantage of ML is in the specific case, and not the general one. It’s good to have a choice, e.g. smaller ML bodies and lenses for the “less than 40mm focal ...
  • Replied in Huh?
    I know. Obviously there is a lower limit on the throat, but once you are not at the lower limit, it’s geometric influence rapidly dimishes. And, as can be seen by the existence of excellent tilt ...
  • Replied in Huh?
    The sensor movement is primarily restricted by the size of the rear of the sensor chamber, not the ring in front of it. Does the size of the door into a room decide in which positions you can hang ...
  • I’ll wager that most photographers actually don’t dislike smartphones. I’ll wager that many photographers commonly use smartphones, but many have more fun with their other cameras, and thus use ...
  • That’s what they said about the above topics, too... Good for you. I am not. That I will. This makes me doubt that part about being happy. You have an underlying context of being in a contest with ...
  • Replied in In ten years...
    Since decades, we have also been promised that in just  a couple of more years we will have (1) cheap energy (2) cold fusion (3) flying cars (4) true AI (5) etc ...
  • Yeah, but that's the shorter flange distance (which everybody seem to think is the best thing since sliced bread, the soup dish, and coming down out of the threes...) and not the throat diameter ...
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