love_them_all

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On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (286 comments in total)
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love_them_all: Didn't the Yashica brand release some digital camera a few years back? Are they trying to make a retro style camera like Fuji? I'd love to see Kyocera pick up the Contax brand again and make a mirrorless camera. Until then, the Contax spirit lives on in the form of the Fuji X-T2.

The N-Digital was so limited in release and high in price, to me it's an unicorn kind of camera. It never live up to the hype and perhaps the final blow to the Kyocera Contax line. After that I quietly moved back to Canon and naturally to digital. Magically today I am still using Contax glass on my mirrorless! Long live Contax! People who didn't live thru that era could not really experience how cool it was to shoot Contax with Zeiss lenses. The only 35mm system at the time with the Zeiss exclusive, unlike today's Zeiss everywhere! I didn't count the Rollei because it disappeared in the early 80's.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
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Pritzl: Love the new Godox system. It is one of the most comprehensive, cross-compatible and cost-effective I've seen in a long while. I really like the idea of a single set of flashes being shared across camera systems as long as you have the brand-specific master.

Exactly why I went out and bought two flash units, different brand hot shoe, and yet both can be used at the same time. Although I got the brand specific trigger, you don't even need it if you don't shoot TTL for wireless.

No only that, I love the rechargeable batteries for the flash units. No need to worry about AA batteries or the external power pack.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (286 comments in total)

Didn't the Yashica brand release some digital camera a few years back? Are they trying to make a retro style camera like Fuji? I'd love to see Kyocera pick up the Contax brand again and make a mirrorless camera. Until then, the Contax spirit lives on in the form of the Fuji X-T2.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)

Looking forward to see this lens's performance wide open. As much as I love the 1.2 II, the CA above 2.0 is a little too obvious for today's standard...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 03:08 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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LMCasey: I own the 17TSE and love it. I don't know what I would do with a 135 though.

Yes, tilt shift is very helpful in macro. So the 135 is not just for some artsy off the focus plane shots. I am a little disappointed that it doesn't go 1:1. May be a short extension tube then.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 03:01 UTC

This may not be a still camera. It could be a pro level movie cam?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 04:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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love_them_all: After playing with the A9 for a while, going back to flipping mirror of the DSLR feels odd, no matter how high the frame rate is.

And 20 fps is not insane. In the near future I would like 30, 60, or even more fps on full res. I do not need it all the time but being able to take short burst in high speed video frame rate is very handy. This is the future of still photography in so many fields.

dash2k8 I like to shoot tennis. If you want those racket string hitting the ball shots you will need 300fps minimum and 500fps to be sure. 500fps is usually what the TV cameras use for their slow mo.

I also shoot insects with flowers and again 120fps and up would be very nice.

Short bursts but high frame rate open up a lot of doors.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (639 comments in total)

The deal breaker for me is the mount. If they make a removable mount, and let the 3rd party manufacture all kinds of adapters, I really wouldn't mind trying out this camera. The key is I don't have to buy the Sigma mount lenses and just use whatever I have. Sigma should know there are more EF and F mount sigma lens owners out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:31 UTC as 21st comment
On article How water droplets came to life for a Gatorade ad (103 comments in total)
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WuWuZilla: I liked it until the moment where the vertical drops gave a horizontal punch to the sandbag. It totally spoiled my impression that this is not fake. (The making-of video didn't enlighten me on that.)

I didn't like the punching bag shot either. The bag was punched, so it had to be punched by somebody (not just pulled by the string or something), then edited out, or the bag is rendered by CG. Either way it took away the 100% no special effect, just simple water drops and strobes feel to it.
I rather just see the entire clip of the water drop man running and doing some moves, knowing it's 100% practical effects.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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A Owens: Looks like a nice camera but honestly, apart from the silent shutter, why would you buy this over a 1dx or D5? Especially if you shoot full bit-depth raw and big lenses.

I totally agree with the above comments.

This is only SONY's first take on a high performance (high frame rate, fast AF) camera. It's not going to force 1Dx and D5 shooters to switch overnight but it is a nice start for the mirrorless generation to finally take on FF sports/nature photography. Somewhere down the line A9II or A9III vs 1DX III or IV, I think the playing field will be very very different. The A9 blue print clearly got more room to mature with technology.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:13 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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DVT80111: A7R2 sensor is still the king !!!

...and just now kings are dying like flies. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)

After playing with the A9 for a while, going back to flipping mirror of the DSLR feels odd, no matter how high the frame rate is.

And 20 fps is not insane. In the near future I would like 30, 60, or even more fps on full res. I do not need it all the time but being able to take short burst in high speed video frame rate is very handy. This is the future of still photography in so many fields.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:00 UTC as 186th comment | 5 replies
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rfsIII: Everyone is complaining about the noise from this camera at higher ISOs, but maybe there's life left in the old girl yet. Has anyone tried processing the raws with a current version of Lightroom? It has a pretty powerful noise reduction algo.

People got brainwashed because the Nikon gives a lot less noise than this camera and they are supposed to have the same sensor. But during that time, perhaps even now, using it at base ISO with enough light produces great IQ. I do not own this camera as I do not shoot A mount. I know a few people who has this. I was intrigued by its IQ and I always wanted the STF 135. So a few years later I finally got the STF but mount it on the NEX and now on the A7RII. Great combo.

Even if it had live view I probably would not have got it to use with the STF (just for pinpoint focusing and manual only). The Sony NEX really opened up a lot of possibilities for me and I never looked back.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 04:25 UTC
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chshooter: I had one back in the day but I exclusively saw it as a studio camera. The noise was just too much at everything but base ISO and the focusing coverage with only 9 or 11 points was pretty bad even back then. The fact that it totally missed out on the upcoming features like live-view and video was also a letdown.

It was the resolution king but pretty bad at everything else.

It was also a great landscape camera. Many photographers took amazing landscape photos with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)

I am way more excited about this release than the 1Dx II release! (I use both Canon and Sony.)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 284th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (348 comments in total)

I played with the FUJI in Japan. The AF is not as fast as the XT2 but very usable for most situations. I am amazed how it just feels like a 35mm FF SLR. You don't need leaf shutter to achieve high speed sync these days. I think the future generation of the Fuji would probably perform just like, or better than the XT2 with 100mp res or more. It is amazing just to think about it.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 19th comment
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love_them_all: Is this the cheapest monochrome camera for photos?! And Leica brand too? Sounds too good :)

Now I'm interesting getting it even just for taking B&W photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 04:21 UTC

Is this the cheapest monochrome camera for photos?! And Leica brand too? Sounds too good :)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)

28-80L That's a real throw back. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 14:02 UTC as 28th comment

The 80's was a very awesome decade for Pentax. The line up both on lenses (MF) and bodies were just incredible. I was using Nikon and also Canon EOS when it came out. I was very intrigued by my buddies' Pentax gear. The handling of the 35mm system to the quality of the medium format. It got a lot of respect from me. If I had the cash I would probably got the 645 or 67. The SFX was also wonderful and innovative in terms of design.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 07:14 UTC as 20th comment
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