historianx

historianx

Joined on Dec 23, 2011

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Note to DPR Editors:

The I Own It/I Want it/I Had It tally is silly and juvenile. Drop it, for it serves no useful purpose whatsoever. 34 people had a camera that's not even been released yet?? Who dreams up this stuff?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

I can visualize the "chicken little" posts on the Nikon Lens forum about their new lenses rattling internally when not connected to the camera. OMG the sky is falling in, or man my lens, there's something wrong. Well, that's the electromagnetic diaphragm; Sigma uses them in some of their lenses, and yes they rattle when not powered up. Just a head's up.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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elefteriadis alexandros: I look at 100% and the images is mediocre, no tack sharp and with lot of artifacts and unacceptable noise, maybe its from jpg compression?
I think with a good 50mp clean file and good resize you are very close to this.

Sharpness? How hobbyist a viewpoint.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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amateurphotographer: Quite a big statement for pros "We have a thermal shut-off if the internal temperature gets to 70C" Great to have this cut-off ! But not so great when the client and who team is standing next to you waiting for your camera to cool down. Maybe the sweat pouring off your head would cool things down :) Reminds me of my SB900 flash which many times overheated and I just ended up twiddling my thumbs. In this situation I had two SB900, but would pros end up having two X1D's?

I'm a P/T pro and find the Stellar the best pocket travel camera ive ever owned.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
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Tom Schum: The in-lens shutter is the wave of the future. Otherwise, a large focal plane shutter flapping around in front of a large high resolution sensor causes constant problems.
Sigma has a good idea to put a dust protector filter at the point where the lens attaches to the camera, except they still use the dust and oil-splatter producing focal plane shutter. But they're not doing large sensors either.
My guess is the Fuji medium format mirrorless product will be plagued by shutter-dust and oil-splatter problems.
Nobody other than the medium format guys wants to do in-lens shutters. Too much of a leap.
Now, if I could just get the Hassy for $1500 or less....

Tom your DP0 Quattro has a leaf shutter...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article Yongnuo announces YN360 LED light wand (32 comments in total)

My take on the two I have: well built, and produce fantastic light, but the bluetooth app is very frustrating and it's impossible to remotely control more than one light at a time. And manually dialing in RGB values to get certain colors is cryptic because the values are only 0-99 NOT 0-255 standard, so it's guesswork. That's why the app is so necessary if you have more than one. I hope YongNuo updates the app to use all 8 channels the app is capable of (the buttons are there), instead of just one. Kinda feel like a Beta tester here. Have a big photo project in about a week so looking forward to see how they perform. Wand A-, App C-.

Oh and you have to get power for it, it doesn't come with any.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 04:05 UTC as 2nd comment

Top of the line Instax is about $140. Times 4 = $560 for the Red Dot HA

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:10 UTC as 49th comment
On article Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film (63 comments in total)
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rosuna: The problem of Polaroid or Fuji films is the small size of the prints.

BS on Instax being sold to "teens and young adults and not serious photographers." I know plenty of pros and serious amateurs of all ages that use them. When i have a model over for a shoot i always snap a few Instaxs for her as a material memory of the shoot, they 💕 them!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 17:12 UTC

DPR dump that stupid own it/want it/had it. It's juvenile. Please.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (380 comments in total)
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Vahab: I recently bought a Fuji X-T10. It's a photography tool that you want to take pictures with. I chose it over Nikon or Canon because of smaller size (mirrorless), on par image quality, excellent lens, with 1/3 of the price. Of course the AF or FPS may not be like D500, but currently I don't find it a problem. So, I believe a mirrorless system is better. The point is to take pictures, and for that you need a camera you want to carry around and enjoy shooting with. The image and story you tell in the photo is more important. Like the famous photo of that black woman standing calmly before three police officers in the street. A cell phone could even take that quality of photo, but it was the image that captivated the world. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/11/graceful-in-the-lions-den-photo-of-young-womans-arrest-in-baton-rouge-goes-viral/

This not about Fuji. It's about two HQ Nikons.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

wow, records TIFF files? New computer time!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: >>were at pains to stress that the X1D was designed and manufactured in-house and that Fujifilm isn’t involved in any way.<<

Why the emphasis that Fuji isn't involved?

It kinda looks like a leaf-shuttered X100 series on anabolic steriods and a killer grip

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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JackM: I'm still a fan, but on second look, there are no manual controls for aperture, shutter speed, or ISO. That's a pity.

Like a Fuji, with dedicated controls.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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Ayoh: Is there a shutter in the body or only in-lens? If not then adapting other MF will not be feasible in photo mode

Leaf shutters in the lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: "It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

It's not that much bigger than a Fuji XPro1/2

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

whatever happened to Yabokkie, the poster who kept us entertained with his chicken little the sky is falling, doom and gloom perspective on everything new?

come back, Yabokkie. Some of us actually miss your biting commentary ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:00 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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peterwr: Nice. Pity it doesn't have a square sensor, though. Or a tilting screen/finder.

beeotch beeotch beeotch

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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brownie314: Looks like the only stand out feature here is the MF sensor. Everything else on the camera is bested by the Sony A7(whatever). Lens selection, AF system, etc. So, unless you have to have a MF sensor (who is this?) then a smaller sensored alternative will probably be a lot cheaper and more flexible.

Based on a Sony A7? Please post your source if that's true. Somehow, I didn't thinks so.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: that's a thin body, I had to wonder... This isn't a true medium format camera, make no mistake, my 5dmk2 will make the same image quality and I don't know whose images will look better at a pixel peeping level...

True medium format is 60mm x 45mm, I think Hassy should be 60mm x 60mm so they keep true to their marketing values. So what do we have instead.... a 44x33mm sensor; how does that compare in size to 36x24mm that most of us already have?

So I made a sensor comparison chart here: https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipNF1V4qJeB95tYIwYlkryp6nNMFXT2BU9isJgCq

Judging that this sensor is not that much bigger than the 35mm full frame sensor we could really get away with the same or better results by just adding any sigma art lens with a fast apperture of 1.4 and call it a day!

he could be one of the 11 that "had it."

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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historianx: Delicious! Interested in the battery power, as this is the one hangup with MILCs. Still, this is a game-changer.

well it is a game-changer in that it is the first MF MILC. Let's give them that.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:43 UTC
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