SushiEater

SushiEater

Joined on May 4, 2013
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Photographer for over 45 years.

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ottonis: I am skeptical because of the lower durability of this new QLC technology. SSDs do already have an inherent limitation of write-cycles/operation and QLC is going to reduce those even more - from what I have gathered.
This technology might be fine for purposes that require a low number of writes (e.g. archiving documents/files). But for people who are eciting gigabytes of large RAW files or who are doing 4k video these SSDs would scare me.

Samsung's other 4TB (non-pro) is rated at 600 writes. IOW you can write 4TB data 600 times. I think this one will be the same

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
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ecka84: And a nice small 35-200mm F3.5-5.6 could be next :).

I was joking about Tamron coming out with 18-135mm but not about what I want. I still believe it is very much possible though. No I don't want super zoom. I want super wide to medium wide in one lens. No, not a joke. And I will take 18-105 too as long as it is relatively bright. For FF of course.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 03:22 UTC
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ecka84: And a nice small 35-200mm F3.5-5.6 could be next :).

Oh, if Tamron does not come out with 18-135mm then I will buy 17-35mm and switch lenses for the group shots on D5. Changing 15-30mm with 24-70mm is not very good idea because 15-30mm is huge and not very manageable for quick change.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 19:03 UTC
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ecka84: And a nice small 35-200mm F3.5-5.6 could be next :).

I don't think 18-135mm would be a large lens. Canon has one and even though it is for APC-C there is not much difference between FF and APC-C but the rear element. Yes, it would be large but not that large. With today's technology it can be done. Many of today's 10x zooms are very good to excellent. Even Nikon 28-300mm is pretty good. Sigma 50-500mm is excellent.
I shoot on the red carpet.
Most of the time I use 24-70mm, 70-200mm part of the time. 15-30mm occasionally. But I have to bring all 3 bodies and all 3 lenses with me at all times unless I am outside in good light then I bring Nikon 24-120mm.
Now, if I am outside usually 24mm is enough for a group shot since I am at least 10-15ft away. But on the inside I am 6-10ft away and 24mm many times not wide enough. And a lot of times on inside there are no lights so environment is dim. And I can't switch cameras sometimes or it is a hassle. Thus I want one lens that does everything from all distances.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 18:59 UTC
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fishy wishy: I expect it will be pap reminiscent of the iffy Sigma ultrawides of the early 2000s except the Tamron will feel more hollow and plasticky.
If you've ever had an underperforming cheap ultrawide you will know the frustration involved. Save yourself pain and get something good no matter which model it is.

Fishy wishy, did you see MTF chart on Tamron site? Take a look and tell us how bad this lens is.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 18:30 UTC
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ecka84: And a nice small 35-200mm F3.5-5.6 could be next :).

18-135mm is basically a walk around lens on APS-C. I want specific purpose lens on FF where I can photograph a group of people and a bust without changing lenses. Right now I have to use three bodies, D5, D500 and D810 with 15-30, 24-70, 70-200 to do this one job of one 18-135mm F2.8 lens. I am sure it will be no larger than 70-200mm F2.8. Even if it is still don't care because it will be more convenient and lighter than three bodies.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 17:22 UTC
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ecka84: And a nice small 35-200mm F3.5-5.6 could be next :).

What makes you think it is crop? Yes, it will be huge but I don't care.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 15:16 UTC
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ecka84: And a nice small 35-200mm F3.5-5.6 could be next :).

18-135mm F2.8 is next. I will take F4 too or f2.8-F4.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 12:27 UTC
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SushiEater: Nikon first and then Canon? WOW, first for the third party lens makers. Bravo Tamron.

Usually third party manufacturers make lenses for Canon first because there are more Canon bodies out there than Nikon bodies. Lately though I have seen they make lenses for both at the same time. But I have never seen Nikon first until now.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 12:25 UTC

Nikon first and then Canon? WOW, first for the third party lens makers. Bravo Tamron.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 13:57 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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fishy wishy: I expect it will be pap reminiscent of the iffy Sigma ultrawides of the early 2000s except the Tamron will feel more hollow and plasticky.
If you've ever had an underperforming cheap ultrawide you will know the frustration involved. Save yourself pain and get something good no matter which model it is.

I am 100% sure that this lens will be much better than any other ultra-wide lens in this price range.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 13:51 UTC
On article Phottix announces larger LED panels with the Kali600 (23 comments in total)

Doesn't Godox have these and larger panels for years?
I bought two 1000 LED panels for $538 and they came with the light stands, barndoors and filters.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 1st comment
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Wes: To all of you with short memories who are whining about the "price increase" ...there isn't one.

When the 70-200 mark II was released in 2010 it was $2,500. Its an 8-year old lens so naturally the price has dropped since then... but it sold for a long time at the same $2,099 that this lens is being released at. I think I purchased mine for about $1,949 from B&H and it has been well worth every penny.

So, compared with the release price of the mark II this is a $400 price reduction.

And its still the least expensive of all the high quality f2.8 70-200s on the market... by a lot.

I bought Tamron G1 for $900 long time ago and just sold it for $650. And it is in Nikon mount so it took 3 months on the facebook. So I lost $250 after 3 plus years of usage. If I had Canon lens I would lose a lot more.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 00:40 UTC
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ABW: I'd probably put this down to the fault of the graphic designer - looking for a suitable image. Probably no budget for an actual shoot or to buy stock photography and even if so, was probably not wanting to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a stock image that would come out of the (probably meager) design budget. I know myself (as graphic designer) I have been in that situation many times. Often a client will just say "can you find something on the web?". Uh, no.... because copyright. But there is the attitude of "oh well, they'll (the owners of the image) will probably never see it, we're just a small company yadda yadda". Here's one case where the owners found it. Given that the steps to cease and desist, or sue, require the defendant to have the funds and resources to pursue a case like this, many just go unchecked.

I am going to repeat this again. Stock images cost less than a self brewed cup of coffee so there is no excuse.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
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ABW: I'd probably put this down to the fault of the graphic designer - looking for a suitable image. Probably no budget for an actual shoot or to buy stock photography and even if so, was probably not wanting to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a stock image that would come out of the (probably meager) design budget. I know myself (as graphic designer) I have been in that situation many times. Often a client will just say "can you find something on the web?". Uh, no.... because copyright. But there is the attitude of "oh well, they'll (the owners of the image) will probably never see it, we're just a small company yadda yadda". Here's one case where the owners found it. Given that the steps to cease and desist, or sue, require the defendant to have the funds and resources to pursue a case like this, many just go unchecked.

It probably would be cheaper to buy the photo from anyone. There are lot of better looking women than Chelsea. I would rather see any photo of the Suicide Girls on my phone cover. The problem is there are those people who simply take without thinking of consequences. Simple as that.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 00:00 UTC
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ABW: I'd probably put this down to the fault of the graphic designer - looking for a suitable image. Probably no budget for an actual shoot or to buy stock photography and even if so, was probably not wanting to spend a couple of hundred bucks for a stock image that would come out of the (probably meager) design budget. I know myself (as graphic designer) I have been in that situation many times. Often a client will just say "can you find something on the web?". Uh, no.... because copyright. But there is the attitude of "oh well, they'll (the owners of the image) will probably never see it, we're just a small company yadda yadda". Here's one case where the owners found it. Given that the steps to cease and desist, or sue, require the defendant to have the funds and resources to pursue a case like this, many just go unchecked.

How much do you think stock photo cost? Almost nothing!!!!!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 15:15 UTC
On photo Home made Sushi in the Recipes Long Enjoyed challenge (2 comments in total)

Yummy!!!!

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 17:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (94 comments in total)
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chaos215bar2: Small nit: Annealing is definitely not going to be used to remove bubbles as suggested in the article. During annealing, glass is not brought to a temperature at which it even begins to flow, let alone the molten state you'd need to melt out a bubble. (If the glass were allowed to flow, you'd be casting, not annealing it.)

The last stage of this process at which there's any chance of removing a bubble would be while casting ingots. Even when the glass is heated for the press, it'll be about the consistency of very thick honey. Any bubbles at this point aren't going anywhere.

Annealing is used to reduce stress.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 12:11 UTC
On article This rare 14 karat gold ring doubles as a spy camera (63 comments in total)

Does it have Image Stabilization? My hands are shaky.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 14:28 UTC as 14th comment

Unless they have long warranty and established repair center in the country no one in the right mind will buy their lenses. A 1 year warranty from the store just doesn't cut it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 14:05 UTC as 14th comment
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