WastingTime

Joined on Sep 6, 2013

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frankje: Realizing how a leaf shutter works let me expect that they give a smoother bokeh than a focal plane shutter. More or less in the same way as Sony's latest lens with that special filter works. Is that right, Richard?

Hey this would be cool to try on a system where you can select the shutter, like a Phase One XF, or even an older DF, with a leaf shutter lens.
I think the bokeh difference would be really subtle, but that's just my bet.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
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cshyde: Considering most artists are dirt poor until after they die I wonder how many fine artists can afford this camera?

@HowaboutRAW Most definitely will be for rent from the same dealers who sell them. In the US that would be Digital Transitions and Capture Integration.

Renting is not a big deal for any self respecting production, I know, but buying a 50K back that won't be rented nearly as much as the color version, might not be the most wise business move for a rental business. Specially when you can easily get really good B&W images from the current ones.

Can anyone really tell on a magazine if the picture was shot with the IQ100 or the IQ100 B&W. It's hard enough to guess if it was made with a medium format back at all.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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cshyde: Considering most artists are dirt poor until after they die I wonder how many fine artists can afford this camera?

@User0406267055 I disagree. Phase sells lots of backs to wealthy chinese knowleadgeable amateurs who use it almost as a travel/street camera.
I do agree that it might have some technical applications.
Try be nicer! ;)

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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cshyde: Considering most artists are dirt poor until after they die I wonder how many fine artists can afford this camera?

@HowaboutRAW Would be very rare to produce Commercial work in B&W from the start, completely removing the possibility of having the color files. I don't think most Art Directors would be on board with that idea.

This back is for wealthy amateurs and a tiny number of professional landscape photographers.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
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WastingTime: That's what every Profoto owner wants, to shoot with a PEN-F. 😂

Are you implying that there was no way for Olympus shooters to work with Profoto before? The standard Profoto Air remote will work on any camera's hotshoe, no TTL though, but who needs TTL in a studio anyway? Light shaping is the real deal in the studio, not Light metering.
Yes, I believe that a dedicated TTL trigger for Olympus is probably not going to be Profoto's best selling tool, no matter how many fancy promos of pro photographes shooting with Olympus they upload on YouTube.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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WastingTime: That's what every Profoto owner wants, to shoot with a PEN-F. 😂

Boy, you take this stuff very seriously. Do you own a PEN-F or something?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:27 UTC

That's what every Profoto owner wants, to shoot with a PEN-F. 😂

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 05:09 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies

Cool, but why not do this with the X1D? Seems more suited for drone use.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 3rd comment
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KevinG: Well. DJI sells the D-RTK GNSS system separately for $4500.00 and the Ronin MX-3 for about 1500.00 so the total price will indeed be startling!!

Still cheaper than a Phase One with 100MP sensor, and no drone.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 17:25 UTC

My dad's colonoscopy was performed using Olympus imaging hardware; he says it felt like a betrayal since he's a Canon shooter.
Now there's a chance that he can remain loyal to his fav brand when doctors are snooping around his intestines.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:32 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

I'm making my own 85mm f -2.8. Polishing the glass right now. It's equivalent to 67mm and around f -4.2. Once you go f negative the whole image goes back to sharp focus except the plane of focus, which will now be completely defocused.

All In need now is a 15 stop ND filter and a Night Vision EVF with thermal signature overlay.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:22 UTC as 10th comment

But I like my money!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 95th comment
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NAwlins Contrarian: It's a pretty cool meter I'm sure, but in this day of instant review with histograms and such, it would take some very unusual circumstances to make me think that my old Sekonic L-308S wasn't plenty enough meter for the foreseeable circumstances. I wonder how large is the market for those who will truly make good use of its capabilities.

I don't think it's intended for massive sales, but surely has a place in a high end studio when working with fluids.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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maxnimo: In 1977 I could fairly easily freeze my shots at 1/40,000 sec using a manual camera and a manual flash unit. Now I could understand if flash units had the ability to accurately measure and set flash duration, but this amazing new gizmo confuses the heck out of me.

Studio strobes have a flash duration variation that depends on the power setting on which they are being used. Most of the time, Photographers that need really short durations learn the speed of their flashes by experience, as they get familiar with the unit.
Manual flash units are not that common in high end studios. Not powerful enough and not enough light modifiers.

I agree that it would be ideal the the flash would give you the duration for each power step, but since that's not the case, then this tool could actually be quite useful.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)

If only suspenders were still in fashion. This thing will pull your pants down faster than a bar alley hooker.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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landscaper1: So much for all the malarkey that Canon needs to fill out its bankruptcy forms.

IMO the biggest thing holding Sony back is its utter proliferation of camera bodies and systems. It smacks of "throw everything we can think of against the wall and we'll see what sticks." It implies a lack of focus and a lack of an overall strategy, to say nothing of squandering limited resources. This does not instill confidence in discerning prospective customers.

Canon compacts are standalone products, can't stretch that into a system no matter how much you try to pull it.
M is a system, barely.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 21:33 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Who cares about a 400 f2.8 or a 500 f4?

How many?

A Bugatti Veyron may be be made by a company with the same parent as a VW - does not make me want to own a Golf any more than I do.

I do not care about the relative merits of a 500 f4 lens. I am not impressed by the lines of white lenses at the Olympics. I don't understand why some people are.

What about the pros that don't shoot sports ? Which is most of them, by the way.

Why should Sony invest in providing a room full of 500 f4 lenses at a sporting event with all the necessary support? Let someones else do it. It can't make money.

"Why should Sony invest in providing a room full of 500 f4 lenses at a sporting event with all the necessary support?"

What about because they are trying to enter the sports photography market and native lenses perform much better than adapted ones.

"Who cares about a 400 f2.8 or a 500 f4?"

The same people that need an ultra-fast camera, sport & action shooters, mostly.
I don't care about those lenses, or the camera. Would still be happier with an A7r II.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)
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WastingTime: Mirrorless messing around with the last fortress of the advanced DSLR, sports photography.

Canikon better wake up.

I agree with all that, I myself use a DSLR. Yet they could start paying attention and developing their own high end mirrorless.
Like you said, why not take advantage of the huge lens selection and flash systems.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:00 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1898 comments in total)

Mirrorless messing around with the last fortress of the advanced DSLR, sports photography.

Canikon better wake up.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:38 UTC as 305th comment | 3 replies
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Androole: It's pretty hard to argue that Warhol's work even constitutes a photograph at all at this point.

There's so, so, so much precedent on the side of fair use for derivative work.

I suspect the reason that there was only rumblings in public and never any actual legal filings is that it became very quickly obvious that there could be no legal case for compensation here.

While I agree that Warhol work is derivative and most likely does not violate copyright; I don't think it constitutes fair use since it was conceived for profit.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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