io_bg

io_bg

Lives in Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
Joined on Aug 15, 2011
About me:

Currently a student, I've been interested in photography for about 10 years now. Land- and cityscapes, people and street is what I shoot for fun. I've been also shooting in night clubs and bars as a part time job for a few months now. I use my "old" Nikon DX gear for the latter, while I'd usually shoot my "recent" Fuji gear for fun.

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On article Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens (18 comments in total)
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noflashplease: It's interesting that Samyang has produced an entirely new full frame, rectilinear 16mm Cine lens before introducing the conventional version? Some of us do want our aperture clicks?

In any case, this is a unique wide angle lens and it probably is absolutely stunning in terms of optics. For APS-C users, the current 16mm F/2 (T2.2) is just fine and has the added advantage of taking common 77mm filters. It's nice to see a full frame counterpart, even with a fixed hood.

Maybe it has something to do with the new 14mm f2.4. Its T-stop is probably around T2.6 and they might've slightly modified the focal length somehow.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The idea Sony is ahead is weird. Here we have a throwback to 24MP. This alone signals competitors to continue leading the field. I use a D8. Do you know what a D8 is? Well its the D800 of course, spring 2012. Nikon pro machines are still at D5 same price and near enough the same resolution. Because 36-42-50 MP is Endgame, they restrict pro resolution deliberately to be able to continue to "offer more" in future upgrades until real world practical resolution is obtained, whilst my pics outclass in size and detail resolution all such machines, so HOW Sony CAN get away with this is all around you as Nikon and Canon pro gear is as bad, at double D810 prices.
In a decade all who bought lower res machines now will be kicking themselves, as any video aspect is irrelevant as usual when far better machines for filming exist already.

How much is an A7S and and A7R together? About the same. Battery life better? Shrugs and exits left......

But it also has a larger battery, probably the best AF system you can buy today, a better build and above all a great lens set.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (112 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The f/4 aperture of the Fuji lens isn't really impressive.. Pentax sells for its 645z a 90mm f/2.8 macro lens, also stabilized... The Pentax 90mm f/2.8 lens is sharp wide open, and would accept a larger "full frame" medium format sensor... However, the Pentax lens is more expensive...

That's true. Perhaps Fuji decided to do an "all-purpose" telephoto prime that also offers good magnification (a-la the XF 60mm f/2.4).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery (112 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The f/4 aperture of the Fuji lens isn't really impressive.. Pentax sells for its 645z a 90mm f/2.8 macro lens, also stabilized... The Pentax 90mm f/2.8 lens is sharp wide open, and would accept a larger "full frame" medium format sensor... However, the Pentax lens is more expensive...

Who's shooting macro at large apertures anyway?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
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ttran88: Does this mean XF mount is soon to be abandoned by Fujifilm?

Yes, there will be no more XF releases once the 80mm f/2.8 OIS is out.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:16 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Marty4650: "We had many discussions, and we chose to be bold and aim for a hit a higher consumer value point."

translation:

"We talked it over, and we decided to charge a lot more for it. As long as the camera performed as expected, we knew that our customers would pay a much higher price for it. And we needed a much higher price due to our sales volumes shrinking. It turned out to be the right decision."

Considering the E-M1 II is bought mainly by existing Olympus users it's not the entirely right decision ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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panther fan: I know some of you will disagree and that's fine. But for me this seems like a downgrade.
-20 Mp instead of 24Mp
-1 Card slot instead of two
-same AF

And all of that to gain a larger buffer and 4k Video with a 2,25x crop?

It's actually 21 mp. Not a significant difference compared to 24.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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zakaria: May I ask
Gold award against whom.
May I ask again why reviewing the new Fuji while the Pentax 645z is with you since a 2 years +.
Dpr I dont understand you.

Against the "Professional Interchangeable Lens Camera / DSLR" category.
The 645z is one of the 50S' closest competitors.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
On a photo in the Ryan Struck Surf Photography sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This looks a lot like this spot in NH:
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9647676,-70.7701299,3a,75y,160.83h,72.28t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7tK1U_EAWkoDQrlK9hxXeg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!6m1!1e1

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 09:37 UTC as 1st comment
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M Chambers: I'm surprised to see Turkey on the list. While it is a mostly Muslim country they're not in the Middle East and they're actually extremely tolerant (at least compared to others) of non Muslims.

Geographically speaking, 97% of Turkey's territory is located in the Middle East.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:00 UTC

That's a nice article although it's not really fair to compare a just-released system to well established mounts (F and EF in particular). No company has ever released specialized glass (like ultra fast lenses) this early in a system's lifespan. I'm sure Fuji will create ultra fast glass once they've filled the essentials (a wide, standard and tele zoom, 28, 35, 50, 85, 135mm equivalents).

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 308th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (340 comments in total)

In the Compare tool the X-T10 is supposed to have a worse build quality compared to the X-T20 while they're pretty much the same in this regard, right?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 74th comment
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princecody: I've never bought a Samsung but lately I feel Apple is swindling me with its priority hardware and software & the only reason I haven't bought a Samsung is because battery issues 🤔

iPhones have also had battery issues. And after the Note 7 recall one can be sure their battery quality control will be better than ever.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (346 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: The D5500/5600 is a great camera, but it's disappointing that Nikon still releases DSLR's in 2017 with only 95% viewfinder coverage. They also need to think about IBIS and 4K video if they want to compete with all of the mirrorless (and Sony/Pentax DSLR's) options out there now too.

Janist is right. I do agree they should've included 4k in this camera

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 00:45 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (117 comments in total)

These would look great on a Fuji body.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 12th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)
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JoeDavid: Actually, the first EF lens that was the granddaddy of the Canon general purpose L zoom was the 28-80/f2.8-4L. Even though it was variable aperture it was a great film lens with good resolution, color fidelity, and image contrast. I still have mine. No IS of course. What I'd really like to see would be a higher end 24-105L with IS. Maybe an f3.5 instead of going all the way to 2.8 to keep the size down a little. The problem for me with stopping at 70 is that I prefer to have the 70-105 range included for "walk around" photography. The new f4 version designed as an L but primarily to be a kit lens for the 5D series isn't quite up to the image quality that I'd like it to have. I would pay more for a better lens with the 24-105 range.

And the granddaddies of the 28-70/80 zooms were the even older 35-70mm f/2.8 designs.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'll just stick to my 18-55mm "kit" lens. Perfect size, build, OIS, good optics (if you get a good copy).

Thanks for letting us know.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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io_bg: Fail of the year. And 2017 has barely started.

The 18-50 would've sold well, it's (was) a unique product.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:24 UTC

Fail of the year. And 2017 has barely started.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 215th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Ingenious design! There are thousands of users that have waited for a DSLR from Pentax perfect to be used with small DA Limited lenses. Look from above reveals it's the slimmest DSLR to date. With the choice of three (3!) grips, and two versions of the body, this camera is purposefully built for small DA legacy lenses, both in black and silver. Wanna go out with DA40, or DA21, take S grip. Wanna use DA20-40, use M grip. Long tele? Grab an L grip. Same camera, different lenses, different grips. Ingenious!

Slimmest DSLR? Not really. The small grip gives the illusion of a slimmer camera but because of the DSLR design there's still a huge mirror box attached to the body.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
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