Mssimo

Mssimo

Lives in United States Minneapolis, MN, United States
Works as a Software Analyst
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

On the topic of manual focusing. It is a different world focusing a lens such as the Nikon 50mm f1.2 compared to a well corrected lens. Even if you manage to focus the Nikon 50mm f1.2 (focus is done wide open) the focus will shift at f5.6. It will drive you nuts. When you use a well corrected lens such as the otus, you will see a sharp line from focus to out of focus. It is a different world. Also note, even after getting the Nikon D810 with is much improved live view, it is still very difficult to focus lenses that are not well corrected wide open. The sigma 50mm art on the other hand, is a beauty.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 38th comment
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: Wow, just think how sharp all my cat pictures could be with this lens!

...although without autofocus, they would have to be sleeping cat pictures.

a cat is not a bad subject to test out the APO claim.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: The Samyang 85mm F1.4 costs less than the NJ 7% sales tax on this lens .

Im sure for the cost of a nice set of 86mm filters you could by the rest of the samyang lineup.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:53 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

I compared the MTF charts from the older 85mm f1.4 to the Otus. It seems like the Otus has the same performance @f1.4 than the older design at f5.6. Zeiss also included MTF information at near and infinity focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:51 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

Todays camera gear is very good. I would say most, 98%+ of "Professionals" are NOT limited by the gear but by skill. A small amount of photographers "2%" are so experienced and desire something closer to perfection. These photographers push the limits of todays optics. Zeiss is targeting the 2% and not the 98%. If you cant see why this lens is so special, you would not benefit from it. I always recommend the nikon f1.8's to anyone asking me for advice. If someone asks me if they should buy a zeiss, I tell them no because if they need to ask they would not get benefit from it (and possibly worse results than with a typical lens).

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 43rd comment
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Gesture: Wished they had gone one step further and had a small LCD display where you go review the images and folders.

or maybe wifi to connect it to your phone.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)
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BarnET2: Why on earth does Zeiss want $949,- on a simple 1920 based design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens#mediaviewer/File:DoubleGauss1text.svg

The OPIC from taylor and obson from 1920 looks very similar.
So no R&D in lens design nor in mechanics since it has no AF nor IS.

I just can't fathom where the money has gone too here.

Lensrentals did some tests on sensor stacks and the thickness and how it relates to sharpness. Zeiss did compensate for the 2mm sensor glass stack on sony sensors.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)
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BarnET2: Why on earth does Zeiss want $949,- on a simple 1920 based design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens#mediaviewer/File:DoubleGauss1text.svg

The OPIC from taylor and obson from 1920 looks very similar.
So no R&D in lens design nor in mechanics since it has no AF nor IS.

I just can't fathom where the money has gone too here.

If Ford made a model T replica today it would not cost $240 as it did in the early 1900's and it would be much better than the original given todays manufacturing technology. Price is also relative, im sure Madonnas used undies can go for quite a few $$$ on ebay. Price will be set according to demand.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 13:43 UTC
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)

These are classic designs with no aspherical elements. My guess is that it will have a very pleasing image, amazing bokeh but will not "rate" very well in the lab (at least wide open)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

You know ZAnton, Im not even sure if olympus uses PDAF for anything but legacy 4/3 SLR lenses

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

I had so many cameras from olympus and panasonic it would be hard to list. E-P1 autofocus is very very slow. Lenses that came out around that time were also very slow. Use a current model with the current lens line and you will see how fast it is. Almost instant I would say.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8K_xd_iwU

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced (80 comments in total)
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ZAnton: No on-sensor PDAF - no reason to buy.

You must been hiding under a rock for the last few years. Olympus and panasonic has contrast detection that is faster than 95% of ALL cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
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CaPi: I am still unsure wether these two really can compare. What are we going for here? Will we learn if sensor size has become unimportant.?I wouldnt think so. hm. Any ideas?

1080p or "4K" is like making a small print (4x6 or 8x10). At smaller sizes, even cel phone pictures are hard to distinguish from Pro Cameras. Aside from sensor size, both of them are quite similar. Mirrorless, size/weight, features. If your looking for a still camera, these will work fine but many other cameras have better bang for the buck.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 21:28 UTC

He did a great job with focus.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 13:36 UTC as 335th comment | 3 replies
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 2.7x focal length multiplier?

My guess its around 5.6x

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
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Sdaniella: so, the Sony A7S has video with Full M/M ISO (ExpSim LV) control like FF EOS LV Canons do, but Pany GH4 does not... ok, got it. Oly video is stuck in Auto-ev0/autogain LV (perfect, though for P&S videographers)

wait ... auto-iso isn't available ... hm, ok ESLV is available, but adjustable, but P&S autogain (auto-ev0) mode isn't available ... ok, now, I got it ... mimics most digicam autogain/auto-ev0 video modes, which lack full M/M ISO control ... how ironic.

btw, if you want on-the-go compensation adjustment of iso in M mode with auto-ISO, it's no different from making on-the-go adjustments with M ISO directly. in both cases you are bypassing auto-ev(pick your value) altogether anyway

Olympus GH4? ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Im going to upgrade from the D800e but to be truthful, this is more of a way for nikon go get the price back to MSRP till the D900 comes out. Its a old trick, it works for cars and so also with cameras.

I think the street price is around $2600 (but im sure it goes back up to $3300)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

Im going to upgrade from the D800e but to be truthful, this is more of a way for nikon go get the price back to MSRP till the D900 comes out. Its a old trick, it works for cars and so also with cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 285th comment | 2 replies
On article Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits (111 comments in total)

Anyone ever seen the Monoprice tripod. They are not huge into camera gear but they seem like they are going that direction. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=117&cp_id=11701&cs_id=1170101&p_id=10263&seq=1&format=2

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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