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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Swerky: Maybe I’m missing something. Not quite sure I’m seeing the usefulness of this lens. 135mm manual focus lens won’t do with nature photography.
Portraits? 85mm is enough and all manufacturers offer that focal length with fast lenses at 1.2 and 1.4 apertures with autofocus for much less money. So...

135mm is a lot better for headshots compared to 85mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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photo_rb: I wonder/hope this technology will be available in the next Sony C sensor camera. Wouldn't it be even nicer if there was a firmware upgrade for the a6500 to achieve this?

Saying that, there is some noticeable CA in the Pixel Shift image above on the right edge.

It'll be in the next hardware upgrade called a6700 ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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TClair: Sigma PLEASE a Fuji XF mount...

Sigma could easily offer offer products that are competitive - they could price them lower than native X mount lenses while having almost the same IQ.
Sigma's new Art lenses are well received and could easily perform well on an A7.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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TClair: Sigma PLEASE a Fuji XF mount...

@stevo23
Micro 4/3 and Sony are examples as already stated.
Sigma and Tamron have reverse engineered the F and EF mounts but I guess they dismiss Fuji's X mount as too "niche" to be worthwhile their time.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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TClair: Sigma PLEASE a Fuji XF mount...

Fuji won't share X-mount's protocols, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 19:13 UTC

At least they didn't cripple the second card slot like the A9 ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 191st comment | 1 reply
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absquatulate: You know those old film era prime lenses you've got stashed in a draw? they've just increased in value.

They already did when people realized they can be easily adapted and manually focused on mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Jefftan: 663 gram is lightweight?
I guess full frame not for me

It's best to compare this 24-105 to other optics from the same range such as the Canon 24-105 (795 g), Sigma 24-105 (885 g) and the Nikon 24-120 (710 g). Therefore, the Sony is the lightest 24-1xx zoom out there.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 09:01 UTC
On article Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD (179 comments in total)

Digital Patents review?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:33 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
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pshummer: This was the best mirroeless camera back then and it was actually a DSLR killer. Too bad they could not find enough market for this cam. Nikon acquired NX1's sensor technology about 2 years ago and I wonder what they did with it. We'll see when Nikon's first mirrorless FF camera showed up.

That was a fake rumor. Just like the one about Fuji buying Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
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LessMirrored19: 6500 $ for manual focus lens
And people find 4500 $ for the Sony A9 is too much ....

The Sony is not a collectible item.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
On photo Summer sunset in the Summer challenge (2 comments in total)
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wam7: Lovely picture io_bg, my personal favourite! :)

thank you :)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 09:32 UTC
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fPrime: Nikon made the right decision by putting the D5's PDAF module into the D850 given the competitive pressure from Sony's mirrorless AF advances.

At the same time, it's hardly surprising that it doesn't perform equally to the D5 given that the mirror blackout time is greater in the D850. Longer blackout period in the D850 = less time/information for the AF.

"Nikon made the right decision by putting the D5's PDAF module into the D850 given the competitive pressure from Sony's mirrorless AF advances. "
They also put the D3's PDAF module on the D700. And the D4's in the D800. So apparently Sony's mirrorless cameras aren't the reason why they did it.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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T3: "The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need"...if you still want to lug around a huge 1-kilogram camera.

Which half-kilogram camera can do better than the D850 in terms of IQ, AF and battery life?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Always use the right tool for the job. For my job the Nikon D850 clicks NO boxes—not the right tool for anything I do. Sorry, but Amazon will NOT be selling one to me.

You do realize this site is called Digital photography review, don't you? ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)
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io_bg: Shouldn't the iPhone X's be compared with the Galaxy S8?

But feature-wise they're in the same bracket - they're similarly sized, have 5.8" screens and lack pens. The main difference is the lack of a "telephoto" camera on the S8.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (379 comments in total)

Shouldn't the iPhone X's be compared with the Galaxy S8?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 13:35 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
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ctransj: Wow there are many leaks lately, GoPro and this. Are they adopting Apple's marketing technique?

There are always leaks. Until recently they were out of dpreview's scope ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 16:51 UTC
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princecody: Can't wait for the Ken Rockwell review ☺️🙂

He published it during the announcement stream.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:30 UTC

"Despite the direct step from the iPhone 7 to the 8 model number, rather than 7s, the new models look at first sight like fairly incremental upgrades."
Of course they wouldn't want to offer an iPhone 7S while Samsung is already selling the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 177th comment
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