love_them_all

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On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (137 comments in total)

3D print that 10-1000mm f/0.95 lens people keep asking for on DPR LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:15 UTC as 40th comment

If you can't afford the 90 this seems to be a good alternative. I personally prefer a little bit more of the working distance.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 15:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (225 comments in total)

One of the cool feature about the 5D is its body shape. Canon can keep all the controls in the same places, but why not jazz things up just a little bit by having a slightly different body shape? Let the industrial designers have a little fun, would you Canon?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 46th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (225 comments in total)
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razadaz: Ten years is a long time in cameras these days. Hard to believe there was 12 years between the release of then Nikon F1 and the Nikon F2, and another 9 years until the F3 was released. I can also remember many photographers at the time refusing to upgrade to the F3 because they felt it was "too electronic" and many people continued to use the F2 for years.

It's simply because film is the big equalizer. There was really no need to get a fancy new toy every other year. I used to tell photography students that it doesn't matter the camera is just a "metal shoe box", you get a decent lens, good quality film (I meant Tri-X), you will still have amazing images as long as you got the proper skills. Yes the F3 was a little too electronic compared to the F2, but years later after I got the F4, I actually liked the F3 better.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 14:20 UTC

The floppy disk design was a great solution back then. I remember people who worked in insurance loved this camera (series). Floppies were dirt cheap but once CF card got affordable this line quickly died. :(

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 06:01 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

A 10 second turn is a very long time. Photographers who travel to all kinds of places should know better how to safeguard their gear at all times. When a stranger come up to me and try to talk, my first response is be very aware of where my valuables are.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 05:55 UTC as 48th comment
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Ayoh: 135mm 1.8 would be more useful. The DOF would be the same. 105mm is too close to 85mm.

I am thinking the same. If you already have a 85mm f1.4, a 105mm f1.4 is not much of a difference. I would give it a wow if there is a 135mm f1.4, and a drop of the jaw if there is 200mm f1.4, given the IQ is up to the standard of the very best of the brand. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (270 comments in total)

Any chance of seeing this lens compared to the Otus? It looks like it is very clean from PF, only a little of LCA.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:19 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: To be honest, the big issue I have now with medium format, is that the sensor is not large enough, as they all fall far short of a full sized 645 frame.

These sensors are even smaller than the 36x48mm sensor (2xFF) I had in my Mamiya digital MF camera years ago.

Why is it that no one is offering a full 645 sized sensor?

It's just a matter of time, given there is a market big enough for 645 or even 66/67 sensors. Sony is able to develop such sensors but the demand has to be big enough first. I think if the H1D is doing decent sales figures the top management of Sony may just give the go ahead on making proper MF sensor. It is not impossible but they got to think about the whole system - like the lens line up with image circle large enough to cover these sensors. That would take a lot of consumer response to convince Sony the market is there. Of course, by making it mirrorless, there is hope. There are many legacy MF lenses out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Wild Light: This is baaaaad for Leica

On the camera body side, yes. Leica lenses still got that better brand name than the Hassy branded lenses today.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Steven-T: Just watched the Hasselblad live presentation. This X1D is not for me. The sensor size is 1.68x FF 35mm. A Hassy V 6x6 film is 3.63x times FF 35mm film size. I want at least a 6x45 sensor size, 24mp is fine with me. The two XCD lenses are extremely slow, considering the much smaller image circle coverage. I want at least f/2.8 or faster. I am using three f/2.8 V lenses for my film Hassy V, covering a much larger image circle. Bokeh? What's Bokeh! Guess I need to wait longer for the next "whatever brand" . . .

2.8 or faster for a MF lens is not easy (in terms of size, weight, IQ, and cost). But I agree with you. 645 should be the starting point and I prefer 66 or even 67. May be in a couple of years Sony would enter this market... finger crossed.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:31 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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love_them_all: Fuji, Sony, I don't care. Just make a Non-Hassy ver at 1/2 of the price. Give me an adapter and I will be able to use pretty much all legacy MF lenses. Now this is a game changer. It's better than the Leica S, and better than the Pentax 645Z.

Just wait. They will come. And who says anything about needing to save money? LOL

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Fuji, Sony, I don't care. Just make a Non-Hassy ver at 1/2 of the price. Give me an adapter and I will be able to use pretty much all legacy MF lenses. Now this is a game changer. It's better than the Leica S, and better than the Pentax 645Z.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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love_them_all: Great idea. Too bad it's for the EF-M. Please make one for the Canon DSLR.

What? There are quite a few 28mm macro made for the DSLR out there in the market. It is not impossible, and many wides/normal already got close focus capabilities, just not 1:1 yet. Like sem said, the working distance is a problem. Putting LEDs on a macro is also independent to the focal length. They choose a 45mm eq is probably the shorter working distance means the no need for a very powerful light. Food pictures? :)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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tkbslc: might be worth picking up one of those dirt cheap original M bodies just to use this. Very cool ideal.

@fmian Exactly. Lighting conditions too.

@tkbslc You don't have to believe anything. But I am speaking from first hand experience and I am stating facts.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
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Pixel Pooper: Canon makes some bizarre claims about this lens on their website:

"World's first lens with a built in macro lite."

"The world's first autofocus lens capable of focusing to infinity"

WHAT??? Does anyone even make an autofocus lens that is not capable of focusing to infinity?

May be they are referring to the Olympus dental camera set up. It's got macro and built in lights.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
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Esign: Macro 45? Maybe, with the LEDs. Greater depth of field than with 100-200 macro lenses. I'm most concerned about distortion, because this lens could be useful as "scanner" of old drawings and other larger documents which I now have to first borrow (it's hard to persuade an archivist) and then take to the copy shop for scanning, and I have to pay $300 anyway.

The ring light (kind of, in this case) set up is not really good for documentation of things like drawings. The light fall off would be very serious and the center of the frame would be easily overexposed, creating a hotspot too.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 05:45 UTC
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tkbslc: might be worth picking up one of those dirt cheap original M bodies just to use this. Very cool ideal.

Canon pro DSLR with the 100L. No hunting at all. Sony mirrorless with PDAF is also good.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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tkbslc: might be worth picking up one of those dirt cheap original M bodies just to use this. Very cool ideal.

Be mindful of the slow AF and hunting in macro...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 05:20 UTC

Great idea. Too bad it's for the EF-M. Please make one for the Canon DSLR.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 05:19 UTC as 87th comment | 5 replies
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