Nikolausz

Nikolausz

Lives in Germany Leipzig, Germany
Joined on May 10, 2006

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On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (430 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I remember those 80' watch makers wars between Casio VS the Swiss, Casio was bringing all the exiting new products while the Swiss wasn't ready to switch to quartz digital. Casio had all these fancy watches with g-shock, compass, solar battery, 200m water proof, calculator, etc. etc. More than anything Casio watches were accurate while Swiss watches were not. Everybody thought the Swiss watch industry would die. But hey, they didn't, they rule today. Sony of today is exactly like Casio was, but they don't rule the market and they won't CANIKON will adapt and eventually, they will kick butt. Where is casio now?
The M50 is the turn of the corner, I mean you have to be blind not to see it. Tell me which camera at this price point has a MIC input?

I have no idea about swiss but I have a Casio watch.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 16:27 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: And nothing is said about flash duration??

How short it is. Very important for macro!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
On article Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit (20 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: Seriously, besides Lensbaby, what are some good brands of close-up filters? I'm considering getting some, along with extension tubes (although not necessarily going to use them together at the same time). I'm looking for alternatives to buying a dedicated Macro lens as I'd like to get back into macro since it's winter here in the US and where I'm at, the temps get pretty cold and makes it difficult to get outside for anything, so I'm looking for something to do in-doors during the winter...

Raynox achromats are very good.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 07:50 UTC
On article Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit (20 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: Seriously, besides Lensbaby, what are some good brands of close-up filters? I'm considering getting some, along with extension tubes (although not necessarily going to use them together at the same time). I'm looking for alternatives to buying a dedicated Macro lens as I'd like to get back into macro since it's winter here in the US and where I'm at, the temps get pretty cold and makes it difficult to get outside for anything, so I'm looking for something to do in-doors during the winter...

This blogpost might help: http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2015/04/macro-and-close-up-photography-options.html

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 16:10 UTC
On article Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit (20 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: Seriously, besides Lensbaby, what are some good brands of close-up filters? I'm considering getting some, along with extension tubes (although not necessarily going to use them together at the same time). I'm looking for alternatives to buying a dedicated Macro lens as I'd like to get back into macro since it's winter here in the US and where I'm at, the temps get pretty cold and makes it difficult to get outside for anything, so I'm looking for something to do in-doors during the winter...

I agree with Jan. Buy achromat. Marumi is also a good brand. Avoid single element close up filters.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 13:00 UTC
On article Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit (20 comments in total)

Is it better quality than any single element close up filter kit around 10-20 euro on amazon? I doubt.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 18:59 UTC as 6th comment
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ozturert: If you are a keen reader of DPR, you all know what takes to take a good photo:
Number 1: ISO invariance
Number 2: Dynamic range (i.e. recover shadows by +5EV)
Number 3: Performance at ISO25600+
All others come after these key points

+ extreme corner sharpness (at fully opened aperture)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 09:38 UTC
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Franz Weber: So we are supposed to attach this box and the cables together with the RX0 to the helmet of a skateboarder or surfer?

No. RXo is not an action camera. It's a professional filming tool that will be used also in blockbuster movies.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 07:40 UTC
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bed bug: Is this novel? No. Cold light sources have been around for decades and have employed various bulbs over the years as the light source. The latest iterations have LEDs. However, the device is relatively cheap; perhaps this is its beauty.

and small. In addition, it's easy to change the direction of the light source for macro subjects (just to defend it).

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 08:48 UTC

It reminds me of my old DIY fiberstrobe adapter:
http://strobist.blogspot.de/2011/03/if-you-cut-one-light-off-three-more.html
I think this system can be used well for static subjects but it's not good for hand-held macro photography.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 6th comment
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NickyB66: I brought the Adaptalux kit for Xmas from the companies website. Although the arms are well made, the control pod is not that well made. The tripod bush at the bottom on my one was off centre and being near the rear edge make it an award fit.

Also the supplied hotshot mount is poor and does not fit my X-Pro2 without the whole pod assembly sliding around, it should not be like that.

However the LED lighting is good, I only got the starter kit. UV sounds interesting, but the tripod mount and supplied hotshot fitting IMHO is below par, especially for the price of the starter kit.

Probably not. It will never replace a good macro flash.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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Gregg Morris: I drooled over GoPro for years, waiting for the time when I would have enough $$$ to buy one - especially after seeing a while back the founder of GoPro being interviewed by CBS Morning Newscasters, including Charlie Rose before he was exposed and truncated for you-know-what. But during those years, and even after the CBS news show, I read a lot of distressing posts about the quality of GoPro's manufacturing, about equipment failure, etc. So, I say it's time for me to check out Sony RXO.

Buy a Yi4K instead (or the lite version)Cheaper and more capable.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 16:49 UTC

It's like comparing a fisheye lens with a 24mm rectilinear lens. The two cameras have completely different intended use. Check the PARALLAX video above for the RX0's real potential.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 09:17 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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Nikolausz: I've been waiting for such a lens for a long while. I will buy it for sure. It will also be perfect for the APS-C folks (like me) waiting for an affordable quality macro lens with a bit better reach compared to the 30mm macro.

"75mm equiv is still pretty worthless reach for nature subjects "
Not in a macro master's hand

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 06:19 UTC

I've been waiting for such a lens for a long while. I will buy it for sure. It will also be perfect for the APS-C folks (like me) waiting for an affordable quality macro lens with a bit better reach compared to the 30mm macro.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 17:59 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I like wider angle macro fotography. I also use frequently my 30mm sony macro lens. Such affordable macro lenses are welcomed to any system.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 11:57 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: The e-mount 10-18 f4 is pretty good though, especially with the small form factor of the body and the nice tilting screen.

Photozone is a joke.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 07:53 UTC
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Mister Roboto: Too expensive, I am using a Generic 8mm f/3.8 Fisheye lens that I bought for 60 bucks.

Many fisheye lens has good close-up capability but the they're far from macro. The closer part of the text in your photo is not sharp and the background is not blurred. The same picture with the Laova lens would be completely different. I played a lot with various wide angle close-up options:
http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2015/09/freelensing-versus-30mm-macro-with.html

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2014/09/put-sel30m35-lens-into-perspective.html

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
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Mister Roboto: Too expensive, I am using a Generic 8mm f/3.8 Fisheye lens that I bought for 60 bucks.

a) why couldn't you use an extension tube?
The extension tube for a fisheye or extreme wide angle must be very thin (1-2mm) otherwise it would focus inside the lens, but it's a good way (below I wrote about a freelensing technique, which has actually the same effect)
b) why would you want to?
For such pictures:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4907250161/photos/3316712/mycena-sp08

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
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Mister Roboto: Too expensive, I am using a Generic 8mm f/3.8 Fisheye lens that I bought for 60 bucks.

Can you do wide angle macro with it? Probably not.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
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