Infared

Infared

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Joined on Oct 13, 2009

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sop51: Most of this exhibitionist risk-taking wouldn't exist were it not so easy to record and post these things. The insane activities one sees on Youtube these days, posted by idiots whose only motivation is getting views from strangers, wouldn't have crossed anyone's mind back when the technology wasn't so readily available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY8gvu6h2Hc

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
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The Squire: When Freddie Mercury was lead singer this would never have happened.

Squire: Perfect comment! 😬

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 11:42 UTC

It would seem that this alcoholic idiot gets more attention for kicking this woman in the face than he does for his "music". What a sad sack.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 11:41 UTC as 59th comment
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (413 comments in total)
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Infared: Just sold my Nocticron and took delivery on the 45mm f1.2 PRO. It feels and performs so "right" on my E-M1 II !!! It has this great organic look to the image, too...with super-smooth bokeh.. I feel that the slightly lighter weight smaller size, shorter hood and faster focusing, make the handling superb compared to the Nocticron. No unneeded aperture ring or IS, either. Just a fantastic lens.
The 17mm PRO will be my next lens and then I will have the whole f/1.2 PRO triad. These lenses really make photography so much fun! Does anyone know when the 17mm's will start shipping in January?

Yes...the hood on the Oly 45mm PRO is the same hood that is on the 25mm PRO (LH-66B). The hood is thin, high-quality plastic, ridged on the inside with a button lock to keep the bayonet mount securely in place. The hood is flexible, yet durable and, in my mind, would absorb shock and protected the lens in a mishap much better than a heavy, solid mental hood which would just transfer shock more. Also, the weight of the hood on the Nocti is significant, along with it's size which makes the whole set-up more unwieldy. I would like to see a weight stat for each lens with their OEM hood attached. It would tell a truer story. The Olympu 45mm "comes-off" much smaller and lighter when the lenses are handled on a camera with their hoods attached.
If you want to talk about huge lens hoods, Panasonic out did themselves with the hood on their new 200mm f/2.8. It's GINORMOUS! 😬

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (413 comments in total)
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Infared: Just sold my Nocticron and took delivery on the 45mm f1.2 PRO. It feels and performs so "right" on my E-M1 II !!! It has this great organic look to the image, too...with super-smooth bokeh.. I feel that the slightly lighter weight smaller size, shorter hood and faster focusing, make the handling superb compared to the Nocticron. No unneeded aperture ring or IS, either. Just a fantastic lens.
The 17mm PRO will be my next lens and then I will have the whole f/1.2 PRO triad. These lenses really make photography so much fun! Does anyone know when the 17mm's will start shipping in January?

Impulses...technically the Nocti is a hair longer than the Oly without their hoods on....”but", the Oly is narrower in diameter (probably because of the Nocti's IS), slightly lighter, has a much shorter, plastic, fast bayonet lens hood (which I personally prefer over the giant metal one with the thumb-screw on the Nocti). Feels more like I am driving a sports car with the Oly 45mm PRO on my E-M1 II. Big difference in handling.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (413 comments in total)

Just sold my Nocticron and took delivery on the 45mm f1.2 PRO. It feels and performs so "right" on my E-M1 II !!! It has this great organic look to the image, too...with super-smooth bokeh.. I feel that the slightly lighter weight smaller size, shorter hood and faster focusing, make the handling superb compared to the Nocticron. No unneeded aperture ring or IS, either. Just a fantastic lens.
The 17mm PRO will be my next lens and then I will have the whole f/1.2 PRO triad. These lenses really make photography so much fun! Does anyone know when the 17mm's will start shipping in January?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras over $2000 (35 comments in total)

LOVE my 5D IV! Don't need the two new big guns. Don't want to deal with all the giant files, switch systems, etc... (I am 11 ART and L lenses in). My camera is fantastic...more than I need. I need to focus on the craft more then the MP, at this point! If Canon had offered my camera without the AA filter...it would be pretty perfect...but I can live with it. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 20:14 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Cool Stuff...Can fit many lifestyles....not for me, though...I LOVE my PeakDesign EveryDay BP 20L for my Micro Four Thirds kit and my "Reworked" Clik Escape Pack for my FF Kit ..I was so dissatisfied with the whimpy straps and belts 8 years ago on ALL packs...that I bought the pack, cut off the straps (was able to keep the whimpy belt...just tucked into the pack) and attached Mountain Hardware Straps and Belt. So I have proper support for all of that weight. There are better options now, perhaps? ..but I still love my two set-ups.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 45th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1058 comments in total)
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PankajDubey: So,to sum it up, if someone hasn’t yet switched over to Sony then there is no reason to do it now, especially if you have good nikon glass.

Havoc:
Situation 5- You own a 5D IV AND 11 ART and L lenses,, your camera delivers all and more than you need, and you are not looking for any more megapixels!
I can take the money for these silly cameras, go travel and create great images!
😎😬🤓

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1058 comments in total)
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mpb002: Neither is better than pro Canons.

Such a silly thing to say.
..These two cameras are "more" than my 5D IV, but I really have no "need" for either one. My system more than fills my needs. I will take the money and go travel and create fantastic images!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1058 comments in total)
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Veselin Gramatikov: You do not have criteria. So you can not choose one :)
For me is simple as hell.
Nikon d850 is better because this is F-mount camera with DSLR ergonomics.
- Better general autofocus - d850
- Better autofocus and more native autofocus lens - d850
- Better ergonomics and responsiveness - d850
- Telephoto lens - d850
- battery live with or without grip - d850
- Most probably cheaper as system camera + lens + flashes + acc

Still a7r III have way more features /with native lenses/ but on the field ....these does not count.

It depends on who is using it for what. Nikon definitely has more native lenses.
I am just going to keep my 5D IV and10+ Sigma ART and L lenses.
I do not need that many megapixels. Ah...it felt so nice to say that. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
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randomguy: Seeing he is shooting on an A7SII he really should have considered testing the Laowa 15/2. Half the weight, 2/3rds the cost and very good optical performance that can probably match the Sigma.

Coma is pretty HORRIBLE with that lens, especially away from center but even at the center. I own a Lowa 7.5mm f/2 for my MFT bodies..the coma is pretty bad on that Laowa too..(It's great for non-astro imaging. though!). Cool little lens, but I would not shoot Astro with that format anyway unless it was a casual accident because of where I happened to be andonly that gear with me.
For decent to GREAT astro images (to take to print), it's FF all the way baby. If I am going to put the energy & effort into going out at night to a location I am going to take a decent FF camera and a low coma fast prime.
A LOT of really great, and expensive primes are NOT good for creating pinpoint starts across the frame for astro work. You would be surprised!
They show a coupe of star shots with the Laowa 15mm f/2 here at Peta Pixel (scroll down a ways and you will see the star images (perhaps it is a bad test, not sure):
https://petapixel.com/2017/08/10/review-laowa-15mm-f2-fe-zero-d-fine-lens-fair-price

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 22:09 UTC

eh...I got he Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 SP. Currently $749 at B&H.
Slightly cleaner images, better Coma and money left over to travel!!!!! :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:19 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Lee Jay: My astrophotography lens is 2,800mm.

Never thought I'd see a 14mm assigned the same term!

TN...The Milky Way is a celestial body.
By definition a celestial body is any natural body outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Easy examples are the Moon, Sun, and the other planets of our solar system. But those are very limited examples. The Kuiper belt contains many celestial bodies. Any asteroid in space is a celestial body.
Being a great photographer of any kind is technically demanding.
If I didn't know better...you kind of sound like a photo snob talking down to creative photographers.... Are you "having fun" with your photo pursuits? Get real.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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Lee Jay: My astrophotography lens is 2,800mm.

Never thought I'd see a 14mm assigned the same term!

You get the whole milky way with a 2800mm lens? On a full frame camera?
I guess that you are doing some SERIOUS stitching. LOL!.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
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Lee Jay: My astrophotography lens is 2,800mm.

Never thought I'd see a 14mm assigned the same term!

I guess that you are not getting the whole milky way in your photo with some beautiful foreground?!?!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 21:44 UTC

The Rokinon14mm F/2.4 "Special Performance". Oh yeah baby... Its nice in the hand and if you know your exposure times...on so nice on the computer screen after an all night session. It's the best of the bunch!!!!!! (Same as Sam Yang).

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 18th comment
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Infared: I opted for the Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 SP. $800. "for astro"
Its a manual-focus lens....so it is not an all-rounder, but it has less coma than the Sigma (I believe...I am sure that someone here will correct me if I am wrong. LOL!)....and is is a sharp as it gets. Pretty cool lens for the price. It's built well and "tight". Has anyone else used one for astro...I think it's great, especially if you obsess about pinpoint stars the way I do.... LOL!
..now..the Sigma in no slouch either and a better all-round lens in your kit because of the AF.

Whaaaaaat???????
No zooms for astro...unless you are just looking at it on your phone! LOL!
Primes all the way, baby.....and FF...um...nothing less!!!!!!!!
Dansclic...are you talking about the Sigma 14mm?

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 21:06 UTC

I opted for the Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 SP. $800. "for astro"
Its a manual-focus lens....so it is not an all-rounder, but it has less coma than the Sigma (I believe...I am sure that someone here will correct me if I am wrong. LOL!)....and is is a sharp as it gets. Pretty cool lens for the price. It's built well and "tight". Has anyone else used one for astro...I think it's great, especially if you obsess about pinpoint stars the way I do.... LOL!
..now..the Sigma in no slouch either and a better all-round lens in your kit because of the AF.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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Infared: I'll keep my Canon 85mm f/1.2L II.
THANKS. 🤓

"I would suggest anyone looking for a good 85mm lens for Canon should choose the 85mm f1.4"
If you want a great lens...pick the f/1.2L!!!! :-)
It also depends on what you have in your kit to complement it brendon.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
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