Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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I hope they do. Competition is good for the consumer. Oh, and Sony, you will need lenses.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 16:13 UTC as 98th comment

I notice quite a few people have a MFT (micro 4/3rds) camera along with their larger SLRs. The MFT system has an extensive lens lineup backed by 2+ manufacturers and the 2x crop factor means small telephoto lenses. Sure the smaller sensor will have limitations as compared to larger ones, but the system has a lot of merits. It is the direction I have moved when Nikon gave up on the N1 system.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 231st comment | 1 reply

I hope Nikon takes its time and gets it right. Don't cripple the system like with the N1.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 14:56 UTC as 164th comment

I had it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 15:33 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2164 comments in total)

Canon needs to work on the exposure latitude of the senor used in the 6DII. It got whipped and whipped bad. Even their own 24mp APSC sensors are better.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies
On article Sample gallery: Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR (126 comments in total)

Lens looks sharp to me even in 1.4x mode. I notice that when I upload images, the dpr gallery app softens the images a bit. I'd check a proper lens test on this before deciding to buy. Having a good 160-560mm range on hand is quite versatile.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 16:33 UTC as 27th comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1299 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ebrahim Saadawi: Where does this leave the rebels? it dangerously cannabilizing, not Canon's way of thinking.

This had over a rebel an EVF, 4K, better HD and IS, better conneectivity, ef-option, smaller size/lighter weight.

A rebel only has that battery life and OVF, it's basically the ability to turn the camera sensor off and still have a VF and no start-up delay...

I don't know many would choose battery life over this neat thing.

Yes, I have both the F/4 18-55mm, and the 55-250mm STM and the 40mm pancake. All great lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 01:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1299 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ebrahim Saadawi: Where does this leave the rebels? it dangerously cannabilizing, not Canon's way of thinking.

This had over a rebel an EVF, 4K, better HD and IS, better conneectivity, ef-option, smaller size/lighter weight.

A rebel only has that battery life and OVF, it's basically the ability to turn the camera sensor off and still have a VF and no start-up delay...

I don't know many would choose battery life over this neat thing.

The EF-S kit lenses are better than the EF-M lenses. Sure you can adapt EF-S lenses on this camera, but that is an additional expense and another part to juggle when out shooting. The EF-M kit lens has a slower aperture at the long end and has strong vignetting. The 55-250 STM is better than the M 55-200 STM all around (besides the size). To me it is worth getting the SLR and having better lenses out of the gate.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 22:51 UTC

I've always known I was a crappy photographer. I've watched other's who started off awful and develop an amazing skill in the hobby, but my pictures were always just "meh".

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:32 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply

The next few years of the photo industry will be interesting. Keep in mind it has overall been shrinking due (mainly) to the smart phone being good enough for most people. Of course, photo enthusiasts and professionals will still be buying cameras, lenses and accessories. With Sony & Canon now and potentially Nikon soon getting into the mirrorless game, it will put more pressure on the other companies that are now producing mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 14:03 UTC as 295th comment

Not wide enough and too slow of aperture. FAIL! ;^)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

No 4K, no external mic jack - NO SALE!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 50th comment

I like the PEN cameras. I hope they invest more into them. The Nikon 1 system seems to be at EOL. I'd like to move in to another mirrorless system as the N1 lens system died incomplete.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:53 UTC as 78th comment
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io_bg: Waiting for the Nikon review. I hope you asked them where are the mirrorless cameras :)

When was the last N1 camera released? When was the last N1 lens released? Didn't they close down the factory where the N1 cameras were produced? I'd say it is over. As an N1 user, I liked the system. it fit me well. Sad that it is over.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:48 UTC
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jadot: This interview condensed :

"No - we won't be doing that, but we might allude to doing that, and yes we are going to do this, but we don't want to tell you that that's all we want to do, but we probably won't do much more than that."

Aside from the Sigma interview, that sounds just about the same from all the other camera manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:43 UTC
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Simon97: My first Tamron lens was the 200-400 from over 20 years ago. Anyone ever shoot with that? Even back then, 3rd party lensmakers were finding ways into the market.

your saying that lens didn't exist back then?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 16:03 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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nathantw: Those poor employees. Went from a failing company to one of the largest companies with some of the best perks around (free food and free dry cleaning!). Those poor people.

Actually kind of sad. When a tech company shuts down, The core group (usually the brighter engineers) get hired elsewhere, but the others are left unemployed, at least for a while, such as the secretaries, janitor, HR, accounting...

Before striking out on my own, I worked for an engineering company that, because of the field they were in, were very subject to the economy and how well certain commodities were doing. I saw a lot of people come and go. Sometimes it got damn scary.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 15:53 UTC

My first Tamron lens was the 200-400 from over 20 years ago. Anyone ever shoot with that? Even back then, 3rd party lensmakers were finding ways into the market.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 16:05 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: but... no word about Nikon - who did first the groundbreaking 1.4/105 mm - I doubt if Sigma can get close. And some Sigma-lenes are to big, to heavy like the 1.4/85 mm too.
I used a lot of Sigma lenses in the past decades and I loved being first with 15-30 mm - 12-24 mm - 2.8/150 mm macro - 4.0/100-300 mm - 2.8/120-300 mm - 5.6/300-800 mm
but now, the electronic work together with the camera is essential to me.
For me Canon lost a bit of innovation, 1.4/35 mm is great, and a lot better the Sigma, 4.0/400 mm DO is unique but now it is Nikon time with best telephoto lenses and Sony time with best wide-angle lenses and sensors. And not to forget the Leica-Panasonic optics - they are marvelous.

Sigma needs:
1.2/43 mm
2.8/300 mm OS
4.0/300 mm OS
4.5/400 mm OS
5.6/600 mm OS
4.5/50-300 mm OS
5.6/100-600 mm OS
2.8/150 mm Macro OS

According to wikipedia: "An optical system with the ability to produce images with angular resolution as good as the instrument's theoretical limit is said to be diffraction limited."

When using the 400/2.8 II there was no improvement upon stopping down. In fact, only when getting into higher f-stops did the image start to soften due to diffraction. Perhaps on the latest high res 51mp 5DS can wide aperture optical faults be seen (which would mean it isn't really diffraction limited). Image resource also noticed this in their lens test.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 22:07 UTC
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (339 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: but... no word about Nikon - who did first the groundbreaking 1.4/105 mm - I doubt if Sigma can get close. And some Sigma-lenes are to big, to heavy like the 1.4/85 mm too.
I used a lot of Sigma lenses in the past decades and I loved being first with 15-30 mm - 12-24 mm - 2.8/150 mm macro - 4.0/100-300 mm - 2.8/120-300 mm - 5.6/300-800 mm
but now, the electronic work together with the camera is essential to me.
For me Canon lost a bit of innovation, 1.4/35 mm is great, and a lot better the Sigma, 4.0/400 mm DO is unique but now it is Nikon time with best telephoto lenses and Sony time with best wide-angle lenses and sensors. And not to forget the Leica-Panasonic optics - they are marvelous.

Sigma needs:
1.2/43 mm
2.8/300 mm OS
4.0/300 mm OS
4.5/400 mm OS
5.6/600 mm OS
4.5/50-300 mm OS
5.6/100-600 mm OS
2.8/150 mm Macro OS

The Canon 300/2.8, 400/2.8, 500/4 and 600/4 are pretty much diffraction limited optics. Stopping down won't improve sharpness because they are as sharp as they can be wide open. Their latest zooms are impressive as well. Even the STM lenses have improved optics over the old versions. For example the 55-250 stm is significantly better than the non stm versions. What "old designs" are you referring to?

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
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