Tariag

Tariag

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Joined on Jun 2, 2008

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tkbslc: If you like gear swaps, buy used gear. Use it as long as you want and then resell it used. The depreciation and costs for doing this are usually very low. Used gear is still just used after you are done with it so the biggest depreciation hit has already occurred.

As an example, I wasn't sure if I wanted a macro lens. I could have rented one for only a week for about $75 total. A new one was $499. I bought a open box one for $399. I used it all summer and got bored of it and sold it for $360. That means I had a 4 month "rental" for $39.

@jesus_freak It just happened to me last year, with a quite expensive Zeiss lens. A "bad" sample, still within its specifications but clearly below my expectations...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
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tkbslc: If you like gear swaps, buy used gear. Use it as long as you want and then resell it used. The depreciation and costs for doing this are usually very low. Used gear is still just used after you are done with it so the biggest depreciation hit has already occurred.

As an example, I wasn't sure if I wanted a macro lens. I could have rented one for only a week for about $75 total. A new one was $499. I bought a open box one for $399. I used it all summer and got bored of it and sold it for $360. That means I had a 4 month "rental" for $39.

For a $500 lens it's fine - I do it as well.
But you can't do that with a $10000 Blad...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

It not measurable. Choosing a camera by measurable criteria only is always a bad idea.
If you want to understand what I mean, just take an a6300 and a X-T1 in hands and you will see...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

Build quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:57 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)

Wow this X-T2 looks really exciting!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 175th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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left eye: I'm surprised no one has commented on the small front and rear lens elements of the featured 45mm lens.

Does that mean light emerging from the back of the lens will be hitting the edges of the sensor at an oblique rather than perpendicular angle? - which isn't great in terms of light passing straight though a bayer filter matrix and straight down the 'tube' of a photo-cell. Hence lenses 'designed for digital'.

The rear element just seems so small in relation to the so large sensor. I would think designing the rear element to be a similar size to the sensor enables the possibility for light to enter the sensor much more directly/perpendicular.

I'm not such a big specialist, but from what I've understood, since a couple of years sensors aren't much affected by the angle of the light. Microlenses and design improvements. Add some software processing (yes even on raw files...) and you get results similar to what you had before with perpendicular light.

Beside that, I agree that those small aperture, small elements lenses look ridiculous (especially when they are sold above $2k)...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

Body specs look great, but... the lenses? What's that ridiculous aperture??

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (689 comments in total)

I'm not a canonian, but I expected gold honestly.
Especially since the 70D got it...
Yet I think it's one of the best APS-C DSLR today, alongside Sony's A77II.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
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Tariag: 15 stops.
THIS is the important part of the news.
Impressive.

I missed that Phase One announcement. My bad, sorry.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 14:53 UTC

15 stops.
THIS is the important part of the news.
Impressive.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 16:36 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (294 comments in total)
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smurkjeh: Hi,

I have a 700D at the moment and want to upgrade, I was thinking about going for the 7Dmk2 until the specs for the Canon 80D were unveiled. I do a mixture of photography - landscapes, sport, portraiture, astro etc. so I figured the 80D with the 45AF points would be enough - but this review doesn't sound too positive about VF AF subject tracking - is it still worth going for do you think over the 7dmk2? I'd be pairing the camera up with a Sigma 150-600 (c) when I get it and tracking wildlife/BIF etc. but action/wildlife photography wouldn't be the biggest percentage of what I shoot.

For wildlife the 7D2 is ahead but for everything else I would choose the 80D...

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:39 UTC

Sony E or A?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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TwoMetreBill: As Hassy lenses are made by Fuji, at least some of them, a few bucks can be saved by picking up the same quality in the X-mount.

Another precious advice from someone who never shot with a Blad...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
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raztec: Pardon my ignorance, but what can these cameras and lens combination do that a Nikon D810 with a pro lens can't for 1/4 the price?

Better DR on the sensor.
Better Sharpness on the lenses (i.e. lenses are individually, fully tested, you really get the sharpness they claim).
Great PP software.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (497 comments in total)
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Tariag: TZ100 has good 4K video? Nice... But why the hell the type of people who use a 30x travel zoom would need to shoot 4K videos?

I agree, but I just don't see the point of mentioning 4K video in that context... Stick to what's really useful and make it shorter!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)

I'm totally not the average/intended customer of that camera, but I may buy one, for when I travel and don't want to take my FF DSLR along (for weight as well as theft reasons).
So I'll buy the cheapest DSLR (why DSLR and not mirrorless? Sensor size, responsiveness and low light AF, at the same price level, don't satisfy me for now), maybe this one, maybe a similar one from Nikon or Sony...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 46th comment | 25 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)
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dlinney: Having taught DSLR photography to beginners for many years let me suggest a profile for the typical buyer of this camera: he/she will shoot JPEG, will shoot in full auto-mode and will use the output pictures as is with little or no post-processing. Concepts such as shooting RAW or lifting shadows in PP are no yet in their vocabulary. They will assume the AF system works without needing to know the different AF modes. They will read an article on "20 ways to improve your photography" but give up when it simply confuses them (it took me two full days of a hands-on course to teach what such articles expect to cover in 2 pages). Enthusiasts will tell them to shoot RAW and shoot in manual mode and their photography will deteriorate and they will revert to full auto.

So, evaluate this camera against this scenario. Comments about an outdated sesnsor etc. are simply irrelevant: does it produce good Jpegs? End of story.

@dlinney
I teach DSLR photography (and PP) to beginners too and I have *exactly* the experience you describe :)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (135 comments in total)

What I would like to know now, is HOW those lenses have been cut. I guess you don't just pick a saw and cut...
Also some look "cleaner" than others... Filed, maybe?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 15:56 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (497 comments in total)
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Tariag: TZ100 has good 4K video? Nice... But why the hell the type of people who use a 30x travel zoom would need to shoot 4K videos?

I'm saying that 4K is useless for the people who buy those cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (497 comments in total)

TZ100 has good 4K video? Nice... But why the hell the type of people who use a 30x travel zoom would need to shoot 4K videos?

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 01:09 UTC as 61st comment | 7 replies
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