AmaturFotografer

Lives in Malaysia KL, Malaysia
Works as a Not Photographer
Joined on Jan 27, 2011

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Am I a fetish? Because I value my DSLR as an object I think. As a photographic tool, I use my phone and P & S most of the time. Oh no..

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 27th comment

Ditto to Giottos.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 01:32 UTC as 9th comment
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Richard Murdey: At the end of the day they all take pretty pictures.

The 6D has however, is SMALL. So beautifully compact and well-proportioned. I'm a Nikon guy who is not so happy with the recent directions of the D7000/D600 body design. (DAT /GRIP/!) and I can tell you truthfully I am envious.

The 6D is the kind of camera I could spend some quality time with.

I have owned the D7000 and I'm totally agree with you. It's a nice camera except for the grip. If the new D600 shares the same grip than it's not a good grip(according to my taste of course).

On the other hand, all Canon DSLRs I ever tried fit perfectly into my palm.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 03:09 UTC
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scrup: I guess this camera is not going to get a Gold Award.

Hopefully more people buy the d600 so Canon can start being more competitive with its pricing.

In my country, 6D is cheaper than D600.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 02:48 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: As I am doing photography since more than 40 years, I have many first rate classic lenses left (from Nikon, Zeiss to Leica). I tried them by adapters (with lens, without lens) fixed to many: Canon FF, Nikon FF, Oly MFT, Pana FT, Digital Crops Nikon etc. I am not a scientific lab because it’s my hobby. But none of those adapted lenses matched digital sensor requirements. Center might be ok, but that’s it.

If you have an amount of material (your lense) and put another material (lenses by adapter system) in addition between, the output compared to the input is less. Some specifications may be lifted, others will suffer more. The net result is negative. Save your $$$ and buy for the USD 600 savings (from this funny adapter) a good lens for digital to enjoy. There are excellent quality offers.

Digital is the future, adapters are out. Don’t fall in love with things which cannot deliver.

Also don't forget that the designer of this thing has designed Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro in the past. He knows optics. Google this lens, it's legendary.

"The optics of Speed Booster is designed by Brian Caldwell, PhD, a veteran of highly-corrected lens designs such as the Coastal Optics 60mm f/4 UV-VIS-IR APO Macro lens with exemplary MTF performance (focusing done with visible light requires no correction whatsoever for the full spectrum from UV to IR)."

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 01:10 UTC
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Mike Bons: Can you connect 2 together?

Wait.. if I'm not mistaken, there's a maximum input it can takes, f1.2 I think. So theoretically stacked telecompressors cannot be used together with a f/1.2 lens.

Second thing to consider is this: it shorten the focal length of the lens before it. So with this behavior, I don't think you can stack multiple telecompressors and retain infinity focus of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 06:57 UTC
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Alex Notpro: How about diffraction? Light does weird things when you compress it into tighter spaces. I'm surprised in 400 comments no one has mentioned diffraction and how it may affect performance.

I don't think it can worsen diffraction as it doesn't have any aperture like device.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 06:17 UTC
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Taikonaut: If this doesnt kill of dSLR I don't know what will.
dSLRs with mirrors is an old concept from the film age that should have been fazed out years ago. Mirrorless is the way to go.

"Show me a mirrorless system that can produce images like my 1D IV,, at 10fps,,and will autofocus my L glass at full speed"

Although it doesn't exist yet, it is possible in form of NEX alike FF mirrorless + LEA2 alike adapter that accepts Canon lens + L glass.

current NEX already capable of doing 10fps, and LEA2 adapter provides full time AF, even in video mode.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 09:28 UTC
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Mike Bons: Can you connect 2 together?

I think it is possible. Can wait for someone to stack 2 telecompressors behind the Canon T & S to see how sharp it could get.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 06:06 UTC
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bobbarber: Wow! A resolution advantage!

That means I can take a picture of my T.V. screen, and the information which comes out the back image of the lens, the T.V. screen in real life, IS NOT THE LIMIT OF DETAIL WHICH I CAN HOPE TO CAPTURE!

I just put this handy-dandy little thing on the back of a lens, and DETAILS WHICH WERE NOT CAPTURED FROM REAL LIFE BY THE LENS BECOME APPARENT! THE T.V. SCREEN SHOWS MORE DETAILS IN THE PICTURE USING THIS ADAPTER, THAN IT DOES IN REAL LIFE! AMAZING!

I thought this adapter was a neat idea even when it appeared that the laws of physics would limit it to increasing effective aperture at the (slight) expense of detail. But this thing actually conjures up MORE detail than the lens itself captures! Wow! Gee-whillikers! I'm so excited, I just whacked my knee and my falsies fell out!

"Your argument is this: that microfilm has MORE RESOLUTION than the source material (e.g., newspapers), because it has more lines of resolution per unit area. Did I get that right?"

You get it wrong. In your example, how could you get the MTF measurement of the newspaper? You cannot compare resolution of a picture to a thing. What you can do, however, is compare picture vs picture. In your example, compare microfilm vs microfilm, not microfilm vs newspaper.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 04:22 UTC
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Yaroha: I wonder if it could be used with legacy glass... I got no problem with manual control.

I think that's the idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 03:10 UTC
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qianp2k: Does this adapter supports AF/AE on Canon EF lenses with Sony NEX for example? Otherwise $600 is too much.

It does... AF is slow though.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 03:00 UTC
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bobbarber: Wow! A resolution advantage!

That means I can take a picture of my T.V. screen, and the information which comes out the back image of the lens, the T.V. screen in real life, IS NOT THE LIMIT OF DETAIL WHICH I CAN HOPE TO CAPTURE!

I just put this handy-dandy little thing on the back of a lens, and DETAILS WHICH WERE NOT CAPTURED FROM REAL LIFE BY THE LENS BECOME APPARENT! THE T.V. SCREEN SHOWS MORE DETAILS IN THE PICTURE USING THIS ADAPTER, THAN IT DOES IN REAL LIFE! AMAZING!

I thought this adapter was a neat idea even when it appeared that the laws of physics would limit it to increasing effective aperture at the (slight) expense of detail. But this thing actually conjures up MORE detail than the lens itself captures! Wow! Gee-whillikers! I'm so excited, I just whacked my knee and my falsies fell out!

Your imaginary scenario is true, you can get more detail using this adapter, detail outside the crop zone to be specific.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 01:11 UTC
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Peiasdf: Someone make a 1.0 crop version so I can use Canon's 35 f/1.2 as 35 f/0.8 on my X-E1

No, it's still 50mm on crop sensor with this adapter. Without it, it'd be 75mm.. unless you mount it on FF NEX. But then it would be vignette like hell.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 01:58 UTC
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AllOtherNamesTaken: Too bad about the 1/1.7" sensor. Looks like an OK camera other than the sensor. With how small M43, Nikon V1, and Sony RX100 type cameras are, there is no excuse to be using such a small sensor IMO. Just not for me, but I'm sure some will like it.

1/1.7 is pretty big for a compact.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 03:41 UTC

This thing has swivel screen that EOS-M should have.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 03:33 UTC as 5th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples (222 comments in total)
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R Valentino: Just can't see why anyone would buy into the Nikon 1 system over 4/3s. The one ISO 800 image I looked at was awful. Didn't care to look at any more after that.

@Shunda77

"...I can't see why anyone would buy APS-C over full frame..."

It's the price. Before the Nikon D600(let's pretend Sony A850 doesn't even exist), the price gap between the cheapest FF and high end APS-C is quite significant.

I think Nikon did a right thing in lowering the price, to differentiate it from m4/3rd offerings, just like the APS-C vs FF thing.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 06:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples (222 comments in total)
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Camerabrain: I've always thought of Nikon as the BMW of camera makers. They are better to stick with producing top quality at the higher price levels and let Volkswagen do cheap speed.

"Volkswagen" market is just too big to be ignored.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 05:57 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)
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Albert Ang: If Nikon's camera is voted to be the best, Canon fanboys will bash it.
If Canon's camera is voted to be the best, Nikon fanboys will bash it.
If non-Nikon/Canon camera is voted to be the best, both Canon and Nikon fanboys will combine their forces and bash that camera :)

Makes my day!! ahahaha..

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 05:40 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)

At least they mentioned K-01 as... interesting. Hehehehe.. Congrats Oly.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 04:29 UTC as 248th comment
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