forpetessake

forpetessake

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Everything points it's a very good lens with excellent resolution border to border, light and small. But f/2 is just too small aperture. At this time it's only $50 cheaper than f/1.4 version, which is much preferable in most cases. Fuji should have been developing f/1.0 lens instead.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
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ThatCamFan: Honestly? I prefer the 1.4 version, why? Not because its a 1.4, Id be happy with a 2.8 But because this one is just so dumb looking in my opinion, the shape of it that is. Does not fit the retro style they are going after in my opinion.

Don't care about the looks, but a stop difference is not to be sneezed at.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
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Timbukto: Was just shooting my K-50 with a 35mm f2.4. 16MP sensor, similar focal length prime, etc. IMO even the stopped down shots here are not that great. The f2.8 shot of the Settlers Cabin shows soft zones even mid frame (i.e. left mid frame near the outerwear when compared to the right side outerwear, etc). Or complete absence of detail in the upper left 'H' letter when compared to letters in upper right.

Worst of all I hate how the bokeh highlights turn into triangles in the corners. Pentax 35mm f2.4 does not do that, and the triangle bokeh highlights are more reminiscent of affordable EF primes (like the 50mms) on a FF sensor.

Only chiming in because I just got done pixel peeping the crap out of images I shot with my 35mm f2.4 wide open. But as always, copy to copy variation is a b*&% and its all luck of the draw. I'm immensely satisifed with my 35mm f2.4 which I think I paid $80 for.

It's well known that Adobe default sharpening is very weak for Fuji raw files.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
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fenceSitter: DPReview about the Pentax 645Z: "the larger sensor area does mean more light is gathered than comparable full-frame 35mm DSLRs."

I'm afraid this is patently false. Pentax's fastest medium format lenses are so much slower than those available for full-frame DSLRs that it completely obliterates any light-gathering advantage that the larger sensor might otherwise have.

To wit, a full-frame DSLR sensor behind a lens @ f1.4 gathers more than twice as much light as the 645Z sensor behind a lens @ f2.8, and f2.8 is the fastest there is in Pentax's current 645 portfolio.

@Rishi: you may think that 645Z dynamic range would be much better than any FF camera, but it isn't. According to DR measurements the Pentax is just ~0.15 stop better than Sony A7R or Nikon D810.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 08:54 UTC
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Ben O Connor: LEICA SL.

WHAT A MACHINE! it feels like it carved purposely for my hands (I am 6" 183cm , can hold size 7 basket ball in my hand!).

AMAZING ERGONOMICS AND BEST EVF TO DATE! The first evf that I did not dissapointed, even amazed.

Thanks to Kokkolan Kuvatiimi (Kokkola/Finland) for this handheld experience! Such a great surprise for an ordinary Saturday!

I agree, Leica is not the ugliest camera -- Hasselblad was uglier.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:51 UTC
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fenceSitter: DPReview about the Pentax 645Z: "the larger sensor area does mean more light is gathered than comparable full-frame 35mm DSLRs."

I'm afraid this is patently false. Pentax's fastest medium format lenses are so much slower than those available for full-frame DSLRs that it completely obliterates any light-gathering advantage that the larger sensor might otherwise have.

To wit, a full-frame DSLR sensor behind a lens @ f1.4 gathers more than twice as much light as the 645Z sensor behind a lens @ f2.8, and f2.8 is the fastest there is in Pentax's current 645 portfolio.

@pannumon: how is that f/t-stop determines the shutter speed? My camera allows setting them independently.
Of course, it's the physical aperture that collects the light. So the equivalent lenses with the same physical aperture collect the same amount of light, etc. etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:46 UTC

The process is too slow and laborious. Some macro enthusiasts may use it for focus stacking, but I doubt there will be materially different from zero percent of users who would care to use it, especially when there aren't any compelling applications.

I would suggest they do it differently. They need to do focus bracketing in the vicinity of the focus point. That would allow to fix those infrequent focusing errors. It will also be a lot faster.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 20:07 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)

Are they liquidating? Amazon started selling the B5-0035 ILLUM for $399.99.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 08:29 UTC as 7th comment
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forpetessake: Sony might have made the most technical advances. But in the end of the day it's the pictures that matter. And honestly looking at all those samples it's hard to deny the two Canons the most pleasing colors and tonality, far better than Sony.

Looks like some people live in a fantasy world thinking they can get any color rendering from any camera as long as they shoot raw.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
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forpetessake: Sony might have made the most technical advances. But in the end of the day it's the pictures that matter. And honestly looking at all those samples it's hard to deny the two Canons the most pleasing colors and tonality, far better than Sony.

"...disservice to representing accurately what your eye has seen" -- that's a frequently repeated myth. In reality human color memory is horrible! Nobody can ever tell "what the eye has seen." That's what every research shows. People always choose pleasing colors, not the accurate colors -- even if they wanted they wouldn't know what the accurate colors were.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
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mailman88: Just think....the pro's once used Canon's 10D and 20D. Got great results and made plenty of money.

What's your point? I've used 8MHz 640K computer at the time of writing my dissertation.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 01:55 UTC

Sony might have made the most technical advances. But in the end of the day it's the pictures that matter. And honestly looking at all those samples it's hard to deny the two Canons the most pleasing colors and tonality, far better than Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 84th comment | 13 replies
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Even though the foreground is very close to the camera and background is virtually in infinity, the automatic separation is pretty poor and defects are visible even on that small picture. The PS mask would do a better job in not much more time. And, of course, in real work creating a mask is the simplest of the tasks. Getting the lighting and colors consistent is more difficult.

Looks like Lytro is still looking for an application for their product and have hard time finding any.

It seems to me the separation errors are significantly larger than could be explained by the low resolution. Now imagine, if that little dude wasn't wearing a cap, his hair would have been unattractively separated from his head :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)
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alatchin: Interesting, as a great deal of this is software based Panasonic's new post focus feature which can use peaking style overlays could be used in a similar fashion... I think Lytro's best chance of success is their new virtual reality... imgine combining pupil tracking with focus for an utterly convincing Virtual Reality environment.

Lytro won't go far in any reality until they solve the low image resolution problem.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
On article Lytro Desktop 5.0 introduces depth-based image editing (41 comments in total)

Even though the foreground is very close to the camera and background is virtually in infinity, the automatic separation is pretty poor and defects are visible even on that small picture. The PS mask would do a better job in not much more time. And, of course, in real work creating a mask is the simplest of the tasks. Getting the lighting and colors consistent is more difficult.

Looks like Lytro is still looking for an application for their product and have hard time finding any.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:05 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies

Enough resolution to crop. So for many practical purposes it's as good as 35-70/2.0-4.0 zoom.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 23:51 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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ThatCamFan: My interest died because of the megapixel count, a 16-24mp rx1 with the af improved would of been a must have for me.

Are you having problems with too large files? Then just switch the in-camera resolution to lower setting. I'm sure this camera just like every other has a few menu selections for output resolution.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (91 comments in total)
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photomedium: There is nothing more depressing in a man's life than sitting in the car on a rainy day waiting to pick up the wife coming from the hairdresser. Tom masterfully records that.

Rather take Prozac, don't make everybody else suffer.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (91 comments in total)
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Xeexon: It's refreshing to see a return to portraying photography as what it is: an artistic medium.

Yeah, as artistic as Rorschach pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:16 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (91 comments in total)

"In 2007, after taking a 25 year break from photography, Tom Goodman started taking pictures again and hasn't stopped since." -- What a tragedy. What happened? Somebody gifted him a camera?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:14 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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