Tariag

Tariag

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On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

I had one of these on my F80, then I replaced it with the AF-S version when I got D2Hs.

I kept it to try the "reverse 50mm" macro setup but couldn't get anything good so I ended up selling it...

I liked the IQ but AF was so slow and noisy!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 55th comment

Hum there was already an article about this camera last year... Throwbacks are cool but changing the topic is even better ;)
When I was in college, in 1997, a teacher had one of the first floppy Mavicas. FD5 I think. That looked amazing, it was the first time I saw a digital camera. I wanted to buy one for years, especially that FD91, but they were soooo expensive!!!

A funny thing that marks me, is that those still cameras used mostly parts coming from the video cameras (sensor, lense). Yet, at that time, video cameras were pretty advanced, while still cameras were so primitive (compare the IQ of a Mavica to any SLR you could buy back then for the same price !!).
The jump to digital, also at the end of the 90's has been a lot smoother in video as well.
Both evolved since then, but still cameras evolved a lot faster than video cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 01:29 UTC as 40th comment

She didn't have much damage... Reputation? Hard to value...
Those who have had damage, are those who paid the licence to use pictures that should have been free.
Getty should refund them. Period.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies

I had a E500, it was my back up camera.
I paid it almost nothing (like $100 which at that time was great bargain for a digital camera) and was happy with it. According to those days' standards, it was compact, responsive, had a decent lens and gave good pics when there was enough light.
The following year, it was stolen during a vacation...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 45th comment
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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 (1275 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 (1275 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 (1275 comments in total)

Wow this X-T2 looks really exciting!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 186th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 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 (803 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 (706 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 163rd 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 (492 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) (885 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 | 14 replies
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