forpetessake

forpetessake

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On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)

I would buy it for $100 just for the heck of it. They clearly mispriced that thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (124 comments in total)
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kgreenhough: Guys, it's time for some tough love. This lens but the latest symptom of the disease that breeds when photographers spend too much time with other photographers. You are lying to yourself if you think that the "unique characteristics" produced by these lenses are anything but ugly. A quirky, overpriced paperweight is not going to set your work apart in any way.

Many things are sold simply because they are different, not because they are better. You can call it 'bored photographer phenomenon.'

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-Pro2 Real-world Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

The flower in this shot looks plastic. There is no texture and all subtle color hues are obliterated. It looks like X-Pro2 has all the same problems as the previous Fuji cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (211 comments in total)

Does the shutter fire four times in the pixel shift mode? Did you notice shutter shock related to that? Does the electronic shutter work in this mode?

Also since it takes four exposures per image to complete the shift, the effective ISO is four times lower than for a single exposure. I wonder if Pentax reporting ISO per image (i.e. full exposure) or per individual shift. Or do they instead report shutter speeds per full capture or per single shift?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (490 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

So, do you have a separate monitor or a TV in a portrait orientation to look at the pictures in vertical orientation? Or are you one of those who like to look at small pictures on a large screen monitor mostly filled with black or white color?

God gave us two eyes and wide screen monitors for a purpose. Think about that!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (490 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

I don't know why anybody would want articulating LCD, I had Panasonic before and it's a nuisance. So much so that I don't want any other camera with an articulating LCD. Sony tilting LCD is much more convenient.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 00:06 UTC

More and more businesses realize that paying for the ads in Google, Fakebook, social media sites is mostly a waste.

The game becomes more convoluted though, when a company owns directly or indirectly a big part of the advertisement company. Then it's mostly paying to itself for ads while boosting popularity and trying to sign in as many suckers as possible.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 23:01 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies

And the only relevant question is whether it works with MC-11 or Metabones.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)

Browsing through those pictures I caught myself thinking, why am I wasting my time? -- they look just like any other random snapshots from any other camera. What am I supposed to glean from those photos?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 23:36 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)
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Stepanfo: I dont know that much about art of photography but whats up with that woman with boob cut off ???

@Thematic: "The beauty of photography is that is all personal taste."

How did you figure that? No, I understand if you sit in your den watching your pictures ... but as soon as you ask others to look at them your personal taste becomes irrelevant.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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aftab: Few months ago a Canon executive stated that by the end of 2016 they want to be #2 in mirrorless market and #1 in 2017. As per some estimates they are currently #3. Their strategy seem to be making small, optically good and cheap/affordable lenses to lure and hook people in M system. Once they have done so, they can make more expensive lenses (and cameras) later. 35mm/1.8 is rumored for later this year.
If nothing else, this lens indicates that Canon is serious about their plan to make M system a success.
Like many, this lens has made me interested in M system for the first time. I will probably wait for M4 and another smallish prime (around 85mm equivalent). 22/2 pancake, 28/3.5 and a longer prime would be excellent to carry for travelling and for many other situations.

The M system is a dead end as it tries to compete with cell phones -- a battle which is impossible to win.

If Canon wants to be #anything in mirrorless they need to think about a compact FF system.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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forpetessake: Good idea and another point of failure.

@rrccad, read the PEARL testing data about early failures, that will give you an idea about real failure rate.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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forpetessake: Good idea and another point of failure.

@rrccad: you don't know much about led light failures, do you? Here is a hint: it's typically not the LED itself that fails.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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Gesture: The EOS-M is a lifestyle camera. The idea is to have fun.

Competing with cell phones is a tough place to be.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
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justmeMN: This is a "constant on" ring light that is activated with a button on the side of the lens, not a flash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrGXwtyCWuU

It's good that it's not a flash. You need that light to focus and frame the shot at the work aperture.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:27 UTC

Good idea and another point of failure.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 14 replies
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badbob42mk1: and the pros will be using the Nikons and Canons, and making money and making a living, whilst peeps on here, wondering if its even possible to take a picture with these cameras

Making money and enjoying the photography rarely coincide.
Many people need trucks to make money, but those who enjoy cars are driving Tesla.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 07:08 UTC
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donsdavid: The original 1DX renders the nicest skin tone colors. No other camera that I've tried came close to it. Pentax lent me a Pentax 645Z for a week but I didn't like the colors it produced. It didn't work well with the data from my Sekonic C-700R. When shooting outside the studio, I usually do not get a chance to deploy a colorcheckr.

Sek ... what?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 01:39 UTC

Yawn.

When was the last time we read something exciting about Canon? -- Oh, yes, first really cool DSLR 15 years ago.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 67th comment
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forpetessake: I have a feeling, Samyang is not an outlier and the other manufacturers will follow the suit.
Sony fe-mount is going to dominate the market, they only need a cheaper FF model for masses under $1000. Affordable body and lenses will quickly capture the market. Canon and Nikon are risking to become third party lens manufacturers.
The crop sensor cameras are also going the way of Dodo, so developing new APS-C lenses makes little sense. It makes sense for Sigma, Tamron, Tokina to switch their efforts to fe-mount before the field becomes too crowded,

"A Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS II is 17.6" long, where an Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS Pro is only 8.9" long"

You are comparing apples and oranges. These lenses are not equivalent. An equivalent FF lens is 600mm f/8, and nobody manufactures such lens because there would be little interest. But you can take any of the 300mm f/4 Nikon, or Canon, or Pentax lenses and add 2x teleconverters to them and get equivalent to the Olympus lens. If you do that you'll find out that you end up in the same ballpark regarding size/weight, and in some combinations even smaller/lighter than Olympus. Alternatively, get a high-MP camera and crop output to the same size and you get the same results.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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