Rick Knepper

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Oct 8, 2003

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jnd: So which Fuji X-mount cameras have features for cinema use? Or where will you mount these lenses? Surely it's not meant for Youtube vlogging.

@Doug Found it. Doesn't say much about my "skimming" abilities does it?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 22:58 UTC
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milkod2001: If $4 -5 grand for one cinema lens is affordable how much is top notch cinema lens? What makes them so expensive?

I love detail. I don't hate cats.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
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jnd: So which Fuji X-mount cameras have features for cinema use? Or where will you mount these lenses? Surely it's not meant for Youtube vlogging.

I was wondering that myself, jnd.

hifimacianer, skimming the X-H1 DPR reviews, these lenses are not mentioned so the silence says No. What would a camera looking for an f-stop do with a T2.9 anyway?.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:33 UTC
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milkod2001: If $4 -5 grand for one cinema lens is affordable how much is top notch cinema lens? What makes them so expensive?

I've paid $5k for a non-cinema lens. Sounds like you need to expand your horizons.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 12:20 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Defective cameras and lenses can elude any QC regimen. What you have to watch out for is the service center(s) servicing your country. I sent a GF 32-64 which I thought was decentered to Fuji for correction and it was sent back as performing within spec according to their testing machine so they did nothing to it..

On the lens' 2nd trip back, I sent images along with the lens. Again, their machine couldn't find a problem but their techs had the images including RAWs and there was no doubt that the right third of the image was blurred. This was documented on the medium format forum by the way where many agreed there was a problem. The techs should have diagnosed another problem but it is unclear if they ever looked at the images. However, to their credit, they replaced the lens with a brand new one.

This new lens did not solve the problem. Jim Kasson suggested that a tilted sensor could be the problem (actually he used more technical jargon but I got the gist) and on the 3rd trip, I sent lens and camera. By this time, I was working directly with the service manager and the claim was that they still could not detect a problem, but this time, they replaced camera and lens. Problem finally solved.

To be kind, these techs were not used to working with the GFX 50s so maybe there was a problem with their training or testing procedures. To their credit, they were willing to replace lens and camera when they couldn't fix things. I don't know if this service level is available for their small sensor cameras though.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 18:57 UTC

Defective cameras and lenses can elude any QC regimen. What you have to watch out for is the service center(s) servicing your country. I sent a GF 32-64 which I thought was decentered to Fuji for correction and it was sent back as performing within spec according to their testing machine so they did nothing to it..

On the lens' 2nd trip back, I sent images along with the lens. Again, their machine couldn't find a problem but their techs had the images including RAWs and there was no doubt that the right third of the image was blurred. This was documented on the medium format forum by the way where many agreed there was a problem. The techs should have diagnosed another problem but it is unclear if they ever looked at the images. However, to their credit, they replaced the lens with a brand new one.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 18:56 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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IdM photography: I understand that for a 70-200mm zoom, an f/ 2.8 aperture is important (e.g. for portraiture...)... I undestand less why f/2.8 would be important for a wide angle zoom... Will one try to create nice bokehs? Or shoot handheld in low light? I would personnaly use such a zoom for landscape or arquitecture, using a tripod, and with an aperture equal or smaller than f/5.6... Probably never f/2.8...

Because Sigma is trying take a bread and butter lens away from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 23:23 UTC

Meike, don't they do mufflers too?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 23:10 UTC as 9th comment

"Without encryption capabilities," the letter explained, "photographs and footage that we take can be examined and searched by the police, military, and border agents in countries where we operate and travel, and the consequences can be dire."

With encryption capabilities, it could lead to summary execution by criminal dictators.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:07 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Rick Knepper: A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal deserves the best camera an owner has. The person of interest in this story apparently travels to Nepal frequently for matters other than sight-seeing. This is the difference between that person and most of the rest of you.

I doubt this last sentence. You can drop a pro-grade camera, accidentally trip the shutter and still get better pictures than some of these IQ-wise. You still need skill to operate an iPhone or a pro-grade camera. Goes without saying. But laziness is another matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 17:32 UTC

A once in a lifetime trip to Nepal deserves the best camera an owner has. The person of interest in this story apparently travels to Nepal frequently for matters other than sight-seeing. This is the difference between that person and most of the rest of you.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 15:26 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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deanfuller: Had enough government yet? This is why I hate National Parks. "Don't walk there. Don't drive here. Don't take a whiz on that. Don't even LOOK over there!"

Grock, I tried to corroborate your assertion that deanfuller does not own this land and couldn't at least not with Google.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 21:52 UTC
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deanfuller: Had enough government yet? This is why I hate National Parks. "Don't walk there. Don't drive here. Don't take a whiz on that. Don't even LOOK over there!"

Gil, are you saying it is crowded at Mesa Arch in January or no? I'll never know b/c I don't get out much in the winter months but in the spring, it is insane at Mesa Arch. Although I am generally in favor of unrestricted access to the National Parks for all US citizens, banning workshops at this location would make some kind of sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 15:09 UTC
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deanfuller: Had enough government yet? This is why I hate National Parks. "Don't walk there. Don't drive here. Don't take a whiz on that. Don't even LOOK over there!"

I agree with the OP's general sentiment. But the problems are different for every park. At the core of almost every problem is money or the lack thereof.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 11:12 UTC
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NickyB66: Make OIS or IBIS mandatory for all photographers visiting Zion, problem solved (most of the time) :-)

You are obviously someone who does not inspect his handheld shots very carefully.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 10:59 UTC

Allen, go borrow or rent a D750.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 19:56 UTC as 31st comment

Use Photoshop CC. It'll run on all of yall's raggedy machines.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 02:17 UTC as 58th comment
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Docno: Sorry, but why is this news on DPReview?

Apparently, it involved a camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 18:39 UTC

So, how many units did Nikon actually sell? Does this number count the date the camera was actually ordered or the date it was finally delivered.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 20:08 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply

I am not on social media so I guess that is the reason I do not understand the nuances of this article.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 13:27 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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