jkokich

Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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Don’t all light meters update their readings in real time?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 17:19 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
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jkokich: You can’t go far wrong for $80.

Right on, sir.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 15:55 UTC
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jkokich: You can’t go far wrong for $80.

Of course not, sir, and it doesn’t say it would, but as a fan of, shall we say, odd looking stuff (and film), this could produce some interesting effects, especially for video.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 17:48 UTC

You can’t go far wrong for $80.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 07:22 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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Savviest: Nearly $1000 for a low element count, non-weather resistant, manual everything lens. Pathetic.

Right on.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 03:43 UTC
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jkokich: Entry level and $1400 just don’t go together.

wjan true, true.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 02:15 UTC
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jkokich: Entry level and $1400 just don’t go together.

Oh,
I get that, wjan, but $1400. I mean, yes, there are entry-level Mercedes, but still.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:22 UTC

Entry level and $1400 just don’t go together.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 06:58 UTC as 146th comment | 5 replies
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justinwonnacott: "curated"? Give me a break, how pretentious. Curated as in we "picked" stuff to re- sell you with different labels.

Right on.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2020 at 17:44 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2229 comments in total)

The camera may be smaller, but the lenses aren’t, so... why?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2020 at 06:39 UTC as 424th comment | 3 replies
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Horshack: I've read Panasonic's arguments against PDAF in various interviews done by Dpreview and Imaging Resource. None are very convincing. Their justification of maximizing image quality is tenuous - the frequency of IQ side effects from PDAF such as banding and striping is infrequent, and the success of competing PDAF implementations in the marketplace demonstrate the trade-off is well worth it.

Whatever reasons Panasonic has for avoiding PDAF seem to be to serve the interests of Panasonic rather than their customers. One day Panasonic will realize that serving the interests of their customers isthe best way to serve the interests of Panasonic.

Right on.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2020 at 18:48 UTC
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AlejandroI: As a S1 one user who rarely does video, the results above look promising, but truth is, PANASONIC will never get to be as good as Canon or Sony in regards to autofocus if they continue using DFD, such a waste of resources and energy in a race they will never even managed to get close.

This looks like PANASONIC marketing.....

As a photographer the autofocus works, is not the best, but you can make it work, but for video it will always remain dreadful. Not sure why they dont want to listen and get rid of DFD, sometimes accepting failure is the best you can do.... They market s5 for vloggers, but how many vloggers you think are going to buy this camera, with this autofocus? Wait for a74 to come out, no one will be even looking at the s5, (and this mainly due to the autofocus).

Ale, I completely agree with you. To quote WC Fields, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit; no use being a damn fool about it.”

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2020 at 18:42 UTC

Am I the only one who remembers “SkyNet”?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 18:41 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

If you have a smartphone, you already have everything you need.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 17:50 UTC as 6th comment
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Lees Channel: You know, it's funny that silver is now a special thing. Used to be that the silver models were the entry level cameras, and the black models were higher end.

The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 18:54 UTC
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dpthoughts: Horrible, to paint plastic items with cheap toy silver paint, so they look & feel like these cheap Korean "silver" transistor radios of the 70s, or like the cheap WalkMan copies of the 80s.

It not only looks as cheap as it is, straight from the beginning, but it also starts to look scruffy soon after the gear saw some usage out in the field. The lens hood will look scruffy first, from inevitable small dents and scratches which reveal the black plastic underneath it. But the other items will follow.

Usually, in the long run, the paint gets polished away where it rubs against the felt in the camera bag, which are usually the corners and edges of items.

I'd recommend to come up with innovations, rather than with "new paint".

Right on. This reminds me of the “variant cover” comic book crap.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 18:53 UTC

This would be great for indie filmmakers!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2020 at 18:51 UTC as 38th comment
On article How does anamorphic photography work? (199 comments in total)
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Mr Bolton: Great article!

And, am I the only one who looked at the Cinemascope image of the man on the beach and thought..

Wide shot: Picard awakens to find himself on an alien beach, with no memory of how he got there..

Dude! I so did that!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2020 at 23:01 UTC
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pro photo 2011: In terms of quality of materials and manufacturing (even if it's hand-made), the Leica is definitely higher, but I won't pay 14 times the price of the 7Artisans 35/1.4 for that.

Right on, Lou.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 16:36 UTC
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USN Squid: Ha. Ha. Ha. All the Leica "connoisseurs" paying $6000 for a $470 lens.

Right on, USN, and thank you for your service.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 06:43 UTC
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