Dragonrider

Dragonrider

Lives in United States Oregon, United States
Joined on May 12, 2015

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  • Yep, a fixed 400mm won't focus nearly as close as this lens does unless you move the back focus a long way (think big extension tube).  The big macros accomplish close focus with floating elements ...
  • Commented on article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review

    This kind of lens testing (big scene at long focus) for all these cameras is a joke. Tests done on different days will have hugely different results (particularly at the long end) just due to...

  • The ephotozine review didn't make much sense and was inconsistent with some other more subjective reviews. Lenstip has recently reviewed the lens ...
  • Most 400mm lenses won't even focus at 10 ft. and most macro lenses (particularly long ones) display a fair bit of focus breathing.  Virtually all super zooms focus breathe very noticeably.  Hard ...
  • Seems to me the Canon 135 f/2.8 with soft focus will get you to pretty much the same place with more control and reasonable AF for less than 10% of the price (and BTW, it fits on a camera you can...

  • Sony loves proprietary memory cards (remember the memory stick?). Their Pro camcorders all use (very expensive) proprietary memory as well. I think Nikon was just close to Sony (with sensors,...

  • The crop isn't ideal for a postage stamp image, but in a large print it is awesome. it puts you in the boat where the photographer was.

  • @ fyngyrz. Clearly you don't recognize humor when you see it :-). I guess I should have added the smiley face. I am sure this is not all the pics we will see in the gallery, but it is a great...

  • My previous comment was aimed at cannonlight13's rant. No issue with the samples. The shot with the light string at f/1.4 does show a lot of axial CA, but then the Sigma 85 is guilty of some of...

  • What stars? It's fall in Seattle at DPR.

  • Sounds like a marketing ploy for the 5D IV :-).

  • This is about as nuts as the pre-exposed film in today's news - just a lot more expensive.

  • I am not sure there is anything proprietary about the concept of using QDs for a sensor. The proprietary part will be in the implementation so Apple may get there, but don't forget that the...

  • This whole cloud craze puts way too much faith in the Internet which is far more fragile than any of the purveyors would like you to think. I have much more faith in two hard drives - one on the...

  • You can also get an M5 with a slightly slower 18-45 for $200 less, so the lens had better have awesome IQ. If not, the price will drop like a rock (and that could be the plan - some folks aren't...

  • Not with a high contrast scene and frankly, to my eye phone pics all look pretty bad at anything bigger than about 5"x7". At pixel level they are awful.

  • If Canon put some of that premium price into the lens, then the G1x III should be the winner for stills. Almost two stops better for S/N in good light due to sensor size so not much doubt in...

  • Adobe already has been hacked in a huge way that affected millions of people. The problem with the whole cloud concept is that it depends on a huge amount of traffic and no company has the...

  • The subscription model is annoying, but it is the way virtually all software is going to go. In our hacker-infested world, it is expensive to keep a piece of software functional (i.e....

  • I wonder how much the phone companies paid Adobe for the cloud-centric behavior. That will generate some whopping data bills.

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