poppyjk

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On photo fagervik in the Your City - Bricks challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful photo, no doubt. But a rural village in Finland is hardly the 'city environment' requested in the challenge rules.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 00:42 UTC as 1st comment
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nir-vana: Dear Tamron.
We, Sony FE system users have:
FE 50/1.4
FE 50/1.8
FE 55/1.8
FE 50/2.8 macro
Mitakon 50/0.95
Loxia 50/2
Samyang 50/1.4 MF
Samyang 50/1.4 AF
Slrmagic 50/1.1
But we don't have any decent telephoto option for E-mount.
I hope you realize that our system becomes much more popular than A mount.
I hope to have native Supertele for my A7RII
Nir

Ok, your example helps my dense logic. Sorry for taking your time.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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nir-vana: Dear Tamron.
We, Sony FE system users have:
FE 50/1.4
FE 50/1.8
FE 55/1.8
FE 50/2.8 macro
Mitakon 50/0.95
Loxia 50/2
Samyang 50/1.4 MF
Samyang 50/1.4 AF
Slrmagic 50/1.1
But we don't have any decent telephoto option for E-mount.
I hope you realize that our system becomes much more popular than A mount.
I hope to have native Supertele for my A7RII
Nir

(continued)
-Causes your lens to focus more closely than it was designed.
-It may alter the designed distortion and aberration control of the lens since it is using a smaller part of the image circle
-Increased potential for light loss
-Variable impact on vignetting

It is true that none of these may be noticeable on any given lens for any given user or that some maybe used as advantages by a user. But it is also true that these are real considerations in the lens optical design.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
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nir-vana: Dear Tamron.
We, Sony FE system users have:
FE 50/1.4
FE 50/1.8
FE 55/1.8
FE 50/2.8 macro
Mitakon 50/0.95
Loxia 50/2
Samyang 50/1.4 MF
Samyang 50/1.4 AF
Slrmagic 50/1.1
But we don't have any decent telephoto option for E-mount.
I hope you realize that our system becomes much more popular than A mount.
I hope to have native Supertele for my A7RII
Nir

To JensR: Ok, so I overstated the impact on image quality, but I was not wrong that an extension tube (your basic suggestion) has potential negatives that can be ignored if you choose. I don't think that a quality lens manufacturer would intentionally compromise a lens' performance by simply extending the lens housing.

The list of real and potential issues varies widely by lens and significance:
-Changes magnification ( the whole point with macro photography and almost negligible on telephotos)
-Causes your lens to lose the ability to focus accurately on distant objects(infinity)
-F-stop set by your camera might not represent the effective f-stop using the extension
(Continued below)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
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nir-vana: Dear Tamron.
We, Sony FE system users have:
FE 50/1.4
FE 50/1.8
FE 55/1.8
FE 50/2.8 macro
Mitakon 50/0.95
Loxia 50/2
Samyang 50/1.4 MF
Samyang 50/1.4 AF
Slrmagic 50/1.1
But we don't have any decent telephoto option for E-mount.
I hope you realize that our system becomes much more popular than A mount.
I hope to have native Supertele for my A7RII
Nir

JensR: Standard lens design intends to focus an image precisely on the sensor surface. I believe that physics indicates that simply changing the distance between the lens and the sensor by 25mm would keep the light thru the lens from exactly converging on the sensor resulting in a barely recognizable image.

With respect to the 'hugely successful' E-mount/ Betamax comparison. Panasonic invented the MILC category in 2008 and Sony has entered and competed well in that segment based on excellent sensors. MILC is about 25-30% of the ILC market and Sony is about 30-35% of the MILC market: a business success no doubt but only about 10% of the total ILC market. On the other hand, Sony created the VCR category and had a monopoly for a year until JVC entered the category with the cheaper, lower quality, and easier to use(fewer tape changes) VHS. Betamax maintained superior image quality but its usability and cost and 'good enough' competition' caused its death within about 15 years.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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nir-vana: Dear Tamron.
We, Sony FE system users have:
FE 50/1.4
FE 50/1.8
FE 55/1.8
FE 50/2.8 macro
Mitakon 50/0.95
Loxia 50/2
Samyang 50/1.4 MF
Samyang 50/1.4 AF
Slrmagic 50/1.1
But we don't have any decent telephoto option for E-mount.
I hope you realize that our system becomes much more popular than A mount.
I hope to have native Supertele for my A7RII
Nir

Dear Sony,
The flange design on your E-mount would require us to completely re-design the lens' optical construction. We predict that is not economically feasible for us given the relatively low distribution of the E-mount cameras. It appears that while the cameras perform well for certain users, you have recreated another 'Betamax', but for this current generation. Maybe you can find an adapter.
Sincerely,
Tamron

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 23:50 UTC

Several reviewers have mentioned the 80D advantage over the a6300 for videobloggers. The 80D fully articulating screen with live view AF functionality overrides the a6300 4K image quality and possible overheating shutdown for their self video posts.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 15:53 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
On photo Road of Many Turns in the The winding road challenge (20 comments in total)

Wonderful. Can look at this one for a long time. So much to take in.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 19:25 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On photo La Font Màgica, Barcelona in the Your City - Fountain challenge (5 comments in total)

Really a great shot. Well conceived and well executed.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 19:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Junior Seward's Folly in the Burger Mania challenge (2 comments in total)
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cits: Did he get a free meal? Great expression and love this mega burger image.

Thanks. It was fun to watch, but no free meal. He could not finish it himself and he only got the "small junior one".

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
On photo Ringo Starr, still rockin' in 2016! in the Rolling Stone challenge (1 comment in total)

Where is your 'full story' on your photo's subject? Where is the 'genuine truth' you claim to own? Where is your condescending admonition to voters whose faux-worship of someone with a little musical talent seems to absolve him of socially destructive behavior?

It must be quite enjoyable to unconsciously wallow in the hypocrisy of harshly judging others motives and actions while continuing to gleefully skip down your own self justified yellow brick road.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 17:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 50th Annual Custer Buffalo Roundup in the National flag challenge (7 comments in total)
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drummercam: poppyjk's gallery shows that he is a world traveler who documents his travels nicely. I congratulate him on a 1st place. But this being selected as a 1st place means that many people probably voted in reflexive reaction to the most cliche notions of "American freedom." When the nation "America" established itself in North America, it nearly drove the bison in this picture to extinction through hunting, profiteering, and mere entertainment. Native Americans were harshly treated, driven from ancestral homes, murdered by the U.S. Cavalry (under the same flag), and generally decimated and corralled. The man on this horse also suggests the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge malcontents who illegally seized federal lands this year, with much conspicuous flag-waving on horseback and one death. If the flag is part of the story, as D.N. observes below, then the full story ought to be told. America's western legacy is a complicated picture that often includes little to be proud of.

To drummercam - some 'genuine truth': on THIS day pictured, THIS cowboy and friends volunteered their time to preserve and protect this herd of buffalo - a precious national treasure. This qualifies as a good and honorable contribution to our society and culture. Ponder this PRESENT DAY TRUTH instead of your reflexive negative thoughts.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On photo 50th Annual Custer Buffalo Roundup in the National flag challenge (7 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: Congratulations on a worthy winner!

This has such a superb sense of place. I've never visited that part of the United States, and probably never will, but your photograph brought me right into the middle of it. The flag is part of the story of the image, like a book title.

Great lighting and composition, of course.

Thank you for your kind appreciation.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On photo 50th Annual Custer Buffalo Roundup in the National flag challenge (7 comments in total)
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drummercam: poppyjk's gallery shows that he is a world traveler who documents his travels nicely. I congratulate him on a 1st place. But this being selected as a 1st place means that many people probably voted in reflexive reaction to the most cliche notions of "American freedom." When the nation "America" established itself in North America, it nearly drove the bison in this picture to extinction through hunting, profiteering, and mere entertainment. Native Americans were harshly treated, driven from ancestral homes, murdered by the U.S. Cavalry (under the same flag), and generally decimated and corralled. The man on this horse also suggests the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge malcontents who illegally seized federal lands this year, with much conspicuous flag-waving on horseback and one death. If the flag is part of the story, as D.N. observes below, then the full story ought to be told. America's western legacy is a complicated picture that often includes little to be proud of.

I am disturbed that you would use my photograph for a condescending tirade to the voters highlighting your national self loathing and contempt for those not as 'enlightened'.

Please limit your ideological outbursts to comments on YOUR photos. Plenty of material: your lone Yellowstone bison, humans defacing nature with their tourism and rock cairns, military monuments and cemeteries, narcissism of taking selfies, the drug/alcohol abusing morally decadent Ringo Starr, ugly signage, medieval castles, ostentatious gold pens .....

Get the idea? Tell the WHOLE STORY with three paragraphs of history and ideology on every one of YOUR photos. And don't tell me I did't get the point and over reacted.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
On photo Smile Ilford FP4 in the My favourite Film challenge (30 comments in total)
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OttoVonChriek: The link where you can see a color version is here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57685972

Interestingly Tin Eye also found a copy of this photo credited to user 'Anne Dixon' on myfinepix.com

Certainly the photo's in Ted's gallery show an interesting range of cameras. Are they all his or is there something we should be told :D

It might be informational to those of us who are doubters, if you uploaded the photo of the negative to Dropbox or Box and provided the link for all to see.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On photo Smile Ilford FP4 in the My favourite Film challenge (30 comments in total)
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OttoVonChriek: The link where you can see a color version is here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57685972

Interestingly Tin Eye also found a copy of this photo credited to user 'Anne Dixon' on myfinepix.com

Certainly the photo's in Ted's gallery show an interesting range of cameras. Are they all his or is there something we should be told :D

DigitalTed, so you want me to believe that:
- you took the original photo on FP4 prior to 2006:12:06 13:00:10 with your Hasselblad 500C
-and then took the FinePix S9500 photo of the print or negative on that date, colorized it in CS3, altered it again 2010:11:13 15:55:47 and posted to your online gallery
-then on Thursday, 28th February, 2013 you retake and digitize the FP4 print or negative in b/w.
-then post it in a challenge on Sunday, 17th April, 2016
-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
-Isn't this just a good photo OF a Hasselblad 500C and NOT BY a Hasselblad 500C????

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On challenge Abstract Photo of Water (2 comments in total)

Wonderful challenge! There are so many impressive photos!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tactical Approach in the Wildlife - Birds in Flight challenge (35 comments in total)

This one just puts a grin on my face! And a very technically accomplished shot. Congratulations on yet another first place.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 03:06 UTC as 15th comment
On photo Monument Valley Sunrise in the HDR challenge (1 comment in total)

Great work! Should have won the challenge.

Too many people confuse the 'grunge look' with multi-exposure HDR.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 1st comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Thank you, DPR for working to please more of your customers.

Having a choice for lighting is really a customer service win. For me, I'll be staying with the black with white print.

Good work.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:46 UTC as 487th comment
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