acidic

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My first thought was that this is stupid, existing polarizers are good enough. One cannot tell the difference in sharpness between a good polarizer and no polarizer, except when comparing side by side at 100%.

And then I thought that maybe as pixel density increases and puts more demand on optics, maybe there is a valid reason for this product.

And then I convinced myself that my first instinct is probably correct.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Why aren't their more photos of cheerleaders?
I guess this isn't the camera for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
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acidic: Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.

"If on the tripod it's written "Made in Italy" you can be sure it's made in Italy, not by the Chinese."

@crazyryoga
I never questioned whether it wasn't made in Italy. Just saying that in some industries (primarily fashion), the "Made in Italy" label, which was once a selling point, has been cheapened by Chinese factories operating in Italy, for the sole purpose of being able to legally label it "Made in Italy."

@Drazen:
Made in China products are unavoidable in certain product categories, I understand this. But sometimes consumers are willing to pay more for a product if it is made elsewhere. The Chinese are very capable of high manufacturing standards, but sadly shortcuts are taken all too often in the name of short term profits.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 00:54 UTC

Made in Italy can just as well be Made in Italy by the Chinese. At least this is often the case in fashion, but who's to say that it won't migrate to other industries as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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WeddingEtCetera Com: Completely STUPID. A photo bag is a photo bag. No less. No more. A woman photographer equals a man photographer. And reciprocal.
Where is the difference ? A special pocket for Tampax ?
This way of cataloging is even more stupid in the sense that some men will not dare to buy this bag.
Apologies for the harshness of the end.

Ps : Sorry, I am a man and I really like this bag. Will I be cataloged "Gay" with such a bag?

"A special pocket for Tampax ?"

Are you Donald Trump?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 01:03 UTC
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RichRMA: Too bad no Sony mount. It's a lot better deal than nearly $1500 for a Zeiss 21mm Loxia that's slow at f/2.8

"If I image my sony with this lens attached on a tripod? Lot of stress on the small body and mount."

Are Sony's built so poorly that its tripod mount and lens mount cannot handle a 950g lens?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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samhain: Very impressive lens, sigma is really on a roll.
Making Canon/Nikon lens division look like they're stuck in molasses :)

The Nikon D810 and Canon 5DS are not flagship cameras. Please take a look at D4S and 1DX for actual flagship cameras, both of which go for over $5K.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
On article JPEG Committee contemplates adding DRM to image format (186 comments in total)
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Goodmeme: Print screen, paste.

I can't see how drm could get round that. It's a difficult problem, which unfortunately - like most issues in society - might be best addressed with education and an unlikely moral, economic and social environment wherein very few people are overly selfish or desperate.

The thing is that the majority of people who use photos without permission will not bother with "stealing" via screenshots. Only those intent on actually stealing will go through the trouble. At which point, a stronger case can be made with regards to copyright infringement.

So adding DRM will be effective to some extent. But at what cost? If user (consumer) functionality is hampered by the addition of DRM, then most content providers will probably do without it.

I do think that there needs to be more metadata preservation when images are posted online. It's 2015, the retention of metadata has zero impact on how long it takes to load a website.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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acidic: F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.

Thank you John Bean :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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acidic: F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.

I make up for my small sensor by driving a big macho truck.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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mosc: I'm surprised this is manual focus. Probably won't be cheap either. Canon's EF 20mm/f2.8 is pretty cheap and small even with an adapter (and offers AF on A7R2)

It's so nice of Zeiss to name lenses after birds, since it will be challenging to photograph them in action with manual focus lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)

F2.8? Why so slooow? That's F1.4 equivalent in m4/3 terms.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 12 replies
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acidic: Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Oh why do young people love irony... They buy these crappy toy phonographs with equally crappy stylus to play their tiny collection of LPs, while primarily listening listen to spotify streamed over Bluetooth. And then they shoot with film SLRs and scan the developed film into their iphones via crappy app so they can post it on instagram and apply crappy filters so they can show their friends how so not crappy their lives are.

If these youngsters you speak of are shooting chromes, let me know who they are. I have around 100 rolls of 35mm Velvia 50 (RVP) and Provia 100 (RDP) sitting in my freezer that I would love to unload.

P.S. I so miss being 25.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
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acidic: Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Film's weakness? It's not used by young people. Except Holga toting hipster millenials, which is a waste of perfectly good 120 film stock.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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acidic: Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Wow, I started a thread for old people. What are you guys doing here? Shouldn't you guys be shooting film?

;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 20:25 UTC

Seattle-based bands are so 90s.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 11:00 UTC as 11th comment | 13 replies
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Joed700: The big question is what will happen to Nikon's future? Since Nikon solely depended on Sony sensors for their FF DSLRs, Sony could easily drive Nikon out of business by not supplying Nikon with newer sensors....at least Canon is making their own...

"There is no reason Sony would kill off their number one customer for FF sensors."

Unless it's to up the ante on more profitable mobile sensors.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 20:17 UTC

Neatly packaging up their sensor division allows them to set it up so for a nice clean sale.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
On photo Bianca VI-7820 in the The Modern Girl challenge (7 comments in total)

The halo is distracting and unnecessary. Maybe try processing it so the entire image is exposed like the haloed part. Or if a vignette is a must, make it more subtle with a larger gradient and much less exposure difference.

Other than that, nice photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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chlamchowder: I don't understand this move. They might be able to respond faster to market forces (i.e., other companies like Nikon buying Sony sensors), but Sony sensors are already quite popular. On the other hand, it'd reduce the camera division's influence over sensors. With Sony going for mirrorless, developing on-sensor tech like PDAF pixels is really important.

I feel like the Sony camera division has more to lose than the sensor division has to gain.

Sony sensors have far more potential for growth than their cameras. Sensors will make money, cameras will not.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 22:36 UTC
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