Caerolle

Caerolle

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Joined on Jul 23, 2013

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On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1029 comments in total)

'The improvements to the Dual Pixel AF system in live view mean it now outclasses the camera’s viewfinder AF in several respects. '

Too bad you have to hold a 2+ pound camera plus lens out in front of you to use it.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 158th comment | 2 replies

'Lightroom 6... also available as part of Adobe's $50/month Creative Cloud subscription or its $10/month Creative Cloud Photography plan'

BOTH of which include Photoshop, lol. So what is the point of touting this option as an alternative to Ps?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 98th comment
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (423 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: I'm a Canon guy in FF, but I'm heavily invested in M43 mirrorless. I'd ship to Canon tomorrow if they got serious about the M line.

All they would need is 3 or 4 fast primes, two f2.8 zooms, and a body with a built-in viewfinder to be a major player overnight, just by getting back their own customers.

I finally gave up waiting and went with m4/3. When the M3 was dropped, actually. That was the last straw, it told me they were not going to make a mirrorless camera I wanted probably for years, if ever.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
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stevenbrantley: Fuji execs differentiate the two camera bodies by saying the $1,699 "Pro" branded X-Pro2 is for "snapshooting" and mainly for use with prime lens, which is the majority of the Fujinon X series lens options. So how is the new X-T2, priced at $100 less, and with far fewer zoom lens options to accompany (according the the Fuji execs comments), a general wal;k around snapshooter camera, whereas the X-T2 for "professional" photographers? Just judging by the lens line-up comprised mainly of primes, Fuji is doing some doublespeak. With the X-Pro2's upcoing firmware upgrade in October 2016, the X-T2's superior focusing will transfer over the the X-Pro2 (except for the Custom setting feature). snapshooter verses a professional body. Fuji describing the X-Pro2 as a snapshooting camera sounds like a smart phone camera, but at $1,699 (with no phone).

I found the whole 'snapshooter' thing pretty funny. I kept thinking of a white Canon M10 with a pair of slow kit zooms, lol.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 20:23 UTC

"One of the gentlemen I spoke to last week said that 'in future our goal is to satisfy everyone'."

Other than those of us who want 'holy trinity' primes that have fast, smooth, quiet focus motors? That was one of the big things that drove me from the system, and is plenty to keep me from ever going back. The slower hipster-style primes they are doing now don't appeal to me at all. I guess like a nice leather half-case, they are great accessories for an X-'Pro' 2 (not often I see a $2000 camera described as a shapshooter, lol) or the faux 'rangefinder' X-E models, but not what I want to shoot with. Saves me from spending money on their stuff, I guess, which is a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: $1500 for a 50mm 1.4 WTH

Chasbo, you are doubling in two dimensions, which is like squaring it. Multiply the two lengths for each sensor and look at the area. Or, another way to look at it, is that a box the size of the m4/3 sensor will only fill one quarter of a box the size of a 35mm sensor:

http://www.techhive.com/article/2052159/demystifying-digital-camera-sensors-once-and-for-all.html

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: I am a bit annoyed. In the 1960-1990ies they could make small and nice 50 mm F1.4. Or even smaller and nice 50 mm F1.7. Small jewels. I am mainly thinking about the Pentax M, K, F and FA lenses, and actually also the M42 Takumars.

OK - the big monsters of today are better - much better. But, with today's computers and exotic glasses and aspheric lenses, you are bound to be able to make much better small lenses than yesterday's small lenses. Even better small jewels. And those small things could, of course come at a lower price than the monsters of today.

But, no, big and expensive. That is it. Or zooms. And more zooms.

I mean - an improved FA 20 mm F2.8? Not bigger, but much better. Sounds possible! Or maybe F4, if that is easier? Then it might even have a 49 mm thread.

And when they are at it - maybe also the mechanical quality of the Takumars? I mean, they are 50 years old. I mean, 2016 it should be easy and cheap to make what they did 1960?

I bet it was a lot easier to keep those pesky neighborhood kids from cutting across your lawn back then, too. Young whippersnappers!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ekaton: What, a 50mm f1,4 which weights only 775 grams? C'mon Sony/Zeiss, you can do better and give a real man's 50mm with appropriate size and real weight.

Nope, the 55mm. They just recompared it with the 50/1.8 Sony came out with, and the variance in the MFT is horrid, And I think there are a lot of issues with failures due to build quality, which was covered in the QC post Roger did. Seems it is sharp lens that works well if you get a good one, but the variability is high and the reliability is low, compared to a lot of other lenses, mostly newer Canon ones.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: $1500 for a 50mm 1.4 WTH

*Our* system charges $1600 for a 42.5/1.2 that only covers 1/4 the sensor size. And a Nikon 58/1.4 is like $1800. So, seems not so bad, to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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Caerolle: Wow, Sony is putting together a killer lens system for the FE bodies.

I wonder, though, for that price do they throw in a cheap monopod to help support the camera with these large, heavy lenses?

I honestly couldn't care less about how much you have to carry, or really anything else about you. Did it ever occur to you that perhaps *I* am interested in the a7 system? And though I love these lenses, am concerned about how they handle on an a7?

I don't know if they have a grip that can be added or not, that would make a difference. But even though I support most of the weight of a camera and lens with my left hand under the body and the lens, some of these seem a lot for a bare a7.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ekaton: What, a 50mm f1,4 which weights only 775 grams? C'mon Sony/Zeiss, you can do better and give a real man's 50mm with appropriate size and real weight.

"Easiest lens to get a good copy of."

Sure, keep telling yourself that...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ekaton: What, a 50mm f1,4 which weights only 775 grams? C'mon Sony/Zeiss, you can do better and give a real man's 50mm with appropriate size and real weight.

"then get the 55mm F1.8 Zeiss nicknamed the baby otus problem solved"

If you can manage to get a good copy.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: Samyang have a 50mm F1.4 AF that's gonna be priced less than $600

Is the Sony Zeiss gonna be $900 better?

By the time you buy ten Samyangs to get a decent copy, probably so.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Wow, Sony is putting together a killer lens system for the FE bodies.

I wonder, though, for that price do they throw in a cheap monopod to help support the camera with these large, heavy lenses?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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mosc: Technology is one thing but cmon curmudgeons. There's no way you don't look at a camera with dials for shutter, ISO, aperture, exposure, and still have a dial under your finger to use for whatever else you can desire and not start to drool. I'm starting to feel like the camera is more about the enjoyment I get out of using it and all the dials and big EVF really make it fun to USE, not just fun to look at the pictures that come out afterwards.

Actually, I more want to gag. Had Fuji, got sick of the limitations of those dedicated dials and the aperture control ring. Give me a modern button-and-dial system, not something crippled by mimicking some 70-year-old design. I guess at least it seems you can now bypass some of that and use the control dials, and just have the dedicated knobs to look cool.

I hated the horrid mechanical design of the primes I used, too. If they ever made a camera with a modern control system and a Bayer sensor and updated their old primes to work as smoothly and quietly as modern lenses should, with decent manual focus rings, I might think of going back. But the odds of any of that happening probably even less than Canon dropping a killer mirrorless system or Sony developing a usable menu system, decent handling, and compelling APS-C lenses, so I guess I don't need to spent any time planning for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
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Caerolle: I guess I am the only one who finds this kind of look quite ugly rather than 'warm and pleasing.' Other than the DOF, this seems like exactly something from a mobile, with all the ugly flare, at least as it looks in the article.

Yes, it reminds me exactly of what snapshot prints often looked like in the 60's and 70's. Not really appealing to me, personally.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:14 UTC

I guess I am the only one who finds this kind of look quite ugly rather than 'warm and pleasing.' Other than the DOF, this seems like exactly something from a mobile, with all the ugly flare, at least as it looks in the article.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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Interestingness: I have a tween daughter that has a birthday next month and she wants a camera. Dad shoots with a Canon, and her friends parents have Canon's. She's young, it will probably be dropped and broken before it ever wears out and if it doesn't get stolen or left behind somewhere, there is a good chance it will suffer water damage from the pool.

You guys that are OBVIOUSLY pro's based on your well thought out comments (and those amazing galleries and personal webpages you hold) are totally correct - instead of buying her something like this I should drop $10k+ on the latest and greatest full framer and a bagful of lenses, right?

Dumbasses. Every time I read the comments here my IQ goes just that much lower.

"Dumbasses. Every time I read the comments here my IQ goes just that much lower."

I wouldn't worry too much about that, you don't seem to have much to lose.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: I think the 1300D buyers would not read camera review at all.

I am sure the ad copy on the box is pretty compelling, though!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 02:20 UTC

I very much like the new theme!

I am guessing the 'I hate EVFs'/'I hate touchscreens'/'I hate tilt screens'/'I hate mirrorless' folks are all not so fond of it, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:43 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies
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