Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
Has a website at www.teiladay.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2005

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brycesteiner: Pretty much all ILC's produce excellent results at pretty much any size.

At what point is excellent good enough?

AngularJS, it's not just about resolution- it's also about many people wanting a 50-60mp camera that offers leaf shutter lenses, at least a 1/1600th sync speed, great colour range (DR), no filter over the sensor... For many photographers, this mirrorless body hits the 'sweet spot', for others like me, others would be far more inclined to purchase the H6D-50c. The new Hasselblad isn't a competitor to the H6D-100c.

50mp isn't just a "couple years old". 50, 60 and 80mp (CCD) have been around for a good while now. 100mp sensor is the only new kid on the block. The 50mp CMOS just expands the envelope over the older 50mp CCD.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: The amount of detail is ridiculous. Apart from the sensor, the lenses must be real good. I recognize that kind of light from the Northern European part. It is unforgiving, very hard to work with those contrasts (image no.5). The detail and tonality of the sky is something you won't get with a full frame. It hasn't got quite the analogue film feel to it, but this gets closer. Maybe the choices made by the reviewer? Or Hasselblad firmware?

Thanks for including the high iso shots. It is obvious that high iso isn't the strength of this sensor. Up till 1600 ISO the noise is pleasing, but higher it becomes a bit too much.

Very excited to see these larger sensors coming down in both bulk of camera's and prices. I'm hoping we can see this pitted against the Fuji soon.

Two masters of color coming with larger than full frame sensors. A bright photographic future lies ahead if this resonates in sales for the longer term.

PhotoRotterdam, the "images provided" do not even come close to defining or demonstrating the many and varied uses of medium format. Likewise, neither do most Nikon/Canon ads for their respective cameras which usually show simple generic uses of the product being advertised or reported on.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
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Everythingis1: The more time goes on the more I realize why full frame and ASPC are still the standards for normal shooting. The depth of field just in that nice middle ground, not to much, not to little. If m 4/3's is considered limiting with its DoF than surely Medium format is also.

DamianFL, yes you can use a tilt/shift lens, but frankly for most landscapes, they aren't used or needed. DOF just isn't that much of an issue, and when it is an issue, simply melding several exposures takes care of that small issue if there is an issue. Shooting landscapes without a tripod means that you're going to miss out on a lot of shots and detail that cannot be had with IBIS, VR or IS stabilization features. You can bet that most people shooting landscape professionally are using tripods as you severely limit your options shooting without one.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
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CortoPA: I think the images here are great, the DR is superb.

Some people need to stop looking at their current gear with rose colored glasses and try to be more appreciative of what Hasselblad has done here.

I've never owned a camera this good. And it will probably be a while before I do.

And I sure would love to have one.

@Jennysaurusrex ... if you ride in a Ferrari while going through a 20mph school zone would you be gobsmacked impressed? Of course not... because such doesn't put the car in a position to demonstrate the many performance differences between it and other motorcars. Shoot leaves and tree branches in the snow at 1mp on a sunny day with 100mp medium format camera, and then do the same with your favorite camera and notice the difference.

Keep in mind that unless a review exploits the benefit of a particular piece of equipment, you're not likely to be impressed whether we're talking about cameras, cars, airplanes, computers or boats.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: The amount of detail is ridiculous. Apart from the sensor, the lenses must be real good. I recognize that kind of light from the Northern European part. It is unforgiving, very hard to work with those contrasts (image no.5). The detail and tonality of the sky is something you won't get with a full frame. It hasn't got quite the analogue film feel to it, but this gets closer. Maybe the choices made by the reviewer? Or Hasselblad firmware?

Thanks for including the high iso shots. It is obvious that high iso isn't the strength of this sensor. Up till 1600 ISO the noise is pleasing, but higher it becomes a bit too much.

Very excited to see these larger sensors coming down in both bulk of camera's and prices. I'm hoping we can see this pitted against the Fuji soon.

Two masters of color coming with larger than full frame sensors. A bright photographic future lies ahead if this resonates in sales for the longer term.

((chuckle)) I wish people would quit pigeon hole-ing medium format. The reason why such isos weren't used in the past is because they didn't exist or the image quality was absolutely horrible before reaching iso 800 even. Today you can find artists and photographers routinely shooting MF at iso 12800 (and higher) with the newer Sony sourced sensor, and selling work at iso 51600 printed greyscale on canvas or substrate is a reality today.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
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Everythingis1: The more time goes on the more I realize why full frame and ASPC are still the standards for normal shooting. The depth of field just in that nice middle ground, not to much, not to little. If m 4/3's is considered limiting with its DoF than surely Medium format is also.

Typically, when shooting landscapes at dawn or dusk, unless your raise the ISO, you're still looking at painfully slow shutter speeds that will often keep one from hand holding most of the time irrespective of what format you're using. Handholding will not be possible at that time of day at typical "landscape" apertures at base iso whether you're shooting FF or MF even with stabilization. If you can handhold a given landscape shot using a Canon 5dSr, then I'm confident I'd be able to get the same shot using a MF camera handheld with a negligible affect on DOF. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
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stevef1961: what is 8k if they're rich. Base it on net worth. 5% of your net worth with a minimum of 8k.

No, $8k. $8k isn't a deterrent if you're upper middle class let alone "rich". Don't have the $8k? Then you can work it off scrubbing bathrooms, showers, toilets, common areas and walkways, etc., at the prison.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Lan: So, which 10% of these senior executives are getting culled?

Don't want to be one of the first to lose your job? Go to a top B-school, pull strings, hobnob, lie, cheat, steal, and be a tiger/tigress in business and secure your future and make money over all else. Wan't to preserve your job like a hardball playing business person, then you better play hardball... otherwise you're likely to be like everyone else, flapping in the wind subject to whatever breeze happens.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

Best of the weekend to you as well Eric!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

"If you only knew." said in the context of, 'if only you knew how I know'.
"(1) More than a few public and charter schools are ditching books."
There's no implication there. I just made a statement of fact and the number of schools ditching books (however small) is growing. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: Most who will buy these very pricey laptops and need to transfer photos to them probably will be using very high end cameras & SD cards. The kind of SD cards with crazy fast speeds. As such, I'm willing to bet that they recognized that these customers would likely just be using an extremely fast external card reader anyways so why even bother with a built in card slot.

Many do, some don't. The Pentax 645z uses dual SD. I do hope fast wireless xnsfer becomes prevalent. I'd rather dump the cards altogether.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

If you only knew. But for brevity, everything I said is true.

(1) More than a few public and charter schools are ditching books.

(2) Most kids do not come to college prepared and have to work-up-to higher math/science courses just to be able to major in things like Business administration (business calculus required at many better schools), or engineering, computer science, etc. (where university physics, calc, chem., etc..) requisites are the norm)... which often is scheduled the first semester.

(3) Most public high school curriculums are *easy* and do not adequately prepare students for money making careers or skilled labor that pays more than peanuts per annum. (please dispute that)

(4) I have a firm understanding of the realities of public school, homeschooling, and higher edu.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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sh10453: Wouldn't it be nice if they'd digitize all books at public libraries?
Then multiple people can access a book simultaneously without waiting, or a trip to the library. No clerical checkout, no book return, no late fees, no torn / stolen pages, no coffee or juice spilled on the book, ..., etc.

None of my engineering books from graduate and undergraduate days has been taken off my shelves in years. They occupy a good size wall at the house. Of course I keep them there for bragging rights, and to impress and intimidate visitors. :-)

I got the same collection, and more, in digital format, plus any new editions / revisions, and that much larger collection sits in a folder, in a corner, on one of my external drives.
I only use the digital versions. Easier to find, easier to search, and easier to store.

I imagine that someday (maybe not in our lifetime, but when people run out of trees, and paper becomes pricier than gold) the paper books will be a thing of the past. Just in museums

@HowaboutRAW "(No, the PDFs are not searchable for single words--they're scans after all.)"

All my high-speed scans are searchable, and a 600 page, 600dpi scan for me is "small" :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

@Eric .. actually a lot of "normal" schools have come to the conclusion that they're about a decade behind and are offering iPads to students; many other "normal" schools allow kids to come prepared to class however they wish.

I wouldn't allow my kid to attend a school that required them to have to either lug books around or have to visit their wall locker several times throughout the day just to change books. That was ridiculous 10 years ago and it's even more ridiculous in 2016/17.... Kind of lackluster backwards thinking that you don't have to deal with when you homeschool.

"Normal School" = Where the administration thinks handing out diplomas to kids who haven't had physics, chemistry, and calculus and or don't have at least a viable career "skill" that will pay at least pre-tax $50k per annum, is reasonable!
(B) Normal School... where kids waste 12 years of their life being prepared for paychecks that equate to (pre-tax) $20k above poverty.

(shakes head)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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alexzn: A very disappointing update, rather iterative on the existing hardware. I was expecting at least the bezel-less screen like the new Dell laptop. Older processors, the mess with RAM. The port situation is another downer. The crippled standard configurations (who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???) is an added insult. Just like the iPhone 7, best to skip.

@ Alexzn "(who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???)"

A LOT of us do! I don't need more than that on my MacBook for what I'm usually using the computer for and I love the thin size, Apple ecosystem, support, and OS over my PC notebooks and workstations. I do wish it had another USB-C port, but the slim notebook makes me smile more than it disappoints. Process 50mp medium format raw files in PS? I (often) don't need more than 8mb to do that unless I'm loading up a lot of files at once, many layers, complex actions, importing work to Illustrator and InDesign, etc... and I have work stations for that.

While 8mb isn't a lot, it is adequate for most people toting notebook.

I one MackBook Air that I have connected to a Cintiq is only 4mb. Grandkids don't need more than that just to 'draw' using Corel Painter; frankly nor do I for a lot of touch up work.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
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Spectro: nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

I find kids learn quicker and can peruse more content using digital means. Less page turning and hunting around in a book for a particular passage when one can locate the same passage in a matter of seconds searching a digital file.

All of my old college books have been scanned for future reference. I'm not hunting through a 1200 page book in hopes of locating a particular passage when I can find it in a matter of seconds using a string of keywords.

That said, I'd rather be in a library working on a thesis as opposed to an internet cafe', and I find libraries like the main library in Indianapolis, etc., far more attractive. If i was a kid in school today-- I wouldn't carry a single book to class, just an iPad or MacBook.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: whomever makes a usb c- card reader first- likely lexar- will be looking at $$$$

Would like to see a USB to USB-C *multi* adapter from Apple that allows DATA to flow between the USB device and the USB-C port on the MacBooks (2015). The current crep (I mean crop) of multi-adapters from Apple do not support data transfer. I'd like to run a 22in. WACOM Cintique using the MacBook which has a single USB-C port.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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gorllu: Can someone tell me, where to move and live and work as architectural photographer so I can easily afford this lens? Because in middle europe I would have to work quite alot to justify benefits of this lens considering price. It is better to me, to switch to canon, but I need DR of D800, so i can't switch. :/

@Mrkunty... Weddings? You can't be serious. Weddings are like stock photography these days and will likely never be as lucrative again as they once were for obvious reasons. Those markets have been long gutted. There's money to be made, but generally speaking (always exceptions) weddings isn't even close to being it, with such a poor amount of work-to-income ratio.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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nebulla: but why is Nikon remaking most of their lenses? Is this a marketing hype by adding fluorine and then charging premium prices? and Nikon is not the only one. The whole photography industry has gone completely wild with high prices . My 70-200mm VR1 is still a very sharp, and completely useful lens so I really do not care, but I am very much put off by these steep prices , and if by chance this has to do with video, this makes even better for me as I do not do video.

I suppose some see a lot of light fall off and others don't.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51276668

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 04:44 UTC
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dwill23: Electro aperture....

Canon did this 29 years ago ...1987 ... with ALL their lenses. Yawn. maybe this lens will be as good as the Canon's, as the Canon's is very well documented (even on this NIKON site) to be better than Nikon's....almost all lenses actually.

Also 29 years ago, ALL canon lenses had AF motors inside. Nikon started trickling them in around 2001, altho some still use drive axels and gears from the in-body motor.

In 1993 Canon came out with image stabilized lenses...Nikon was 10 years behind on this tech.

Ultra sonic...sometime in the 90s, Nikon, sometime in the 2000's.

I see a pattern......

I agree whole heartedly with you on that :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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