Najinsky

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samfan: (Assuming this is an April joke.)

Why doesn't something like this actually exist? I guess it wouldn't be possible for DSLR since the area in the mirror box is quite crowded and sensitive, but for MILC, maybe? At least for systems that don't have too large flange distance.

Sigma had a user-removable IR filter in their DLSRs, I think up to SD15, not sure about SD1. A pretty cool idea, again a shame other manufacturers didn't do the same at least for some special-edition products.

Even if it is (was) a fool, it's not DPR playing it, DPR is reporting a story from another company.

STC would be the one playing the fool, and DPR would be the 'fool' for reporting it.

A DPR fool would consist of DPR being the creator of the fool.

I'm pretty sure their photoshopped picture of a photographer trying to use a fridge to shoot wild bison was their attempt at that.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 06:26 UTC
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)
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maxnimo: On a more serious note, Nikon and Canon just announced they are closing their camera business permanently. Competition from smartphones killed their profits. So sad.

How is old Len? Tell him Phil Maway says hi.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2017 at 00:27 UTC

Isn't a downside of this approach that it's essentially adding an extra 1mm of glass to the sensor stack, which seems can degrade the MTF performance?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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samfan: (Assuming this is an April joke.)

Why doesn't something like this actually exist? I guess it wouldn't be possible for DSLR since the area in the mirror box is quite crowded and sensitive, but for MILC, maybe? At least for systems that don't have too large flange distance.

Sigma had a user-removable IR filter in their DLSRs, I think up to SD15, not sure about SD1. A pretty cool idea, again a shame other manufacturers didn't do the same at least for some special-edition products.

http://stcoptics.com/en/clip_filter/

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

Wait, you guys think this is the April fool joke?

I don't see it.

1. They desperately need a developer.
2. They were advertising that they were hiring a developer.
3. His face has that 'barely touched by sunlight' developer appearance.
4. The EXIFs show the images were taken by the X1D.

The closest I can see to this being an April fool joke would be an implication that someone called Vlad might have a problem finding a job in post-Trump America.

But if that was the case I'm sure there'd be an outcry as the satire got mistaken for unPCness or racism in these tension filled times of ours.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

No this is not it. This is a real product. Great idea too. Shame the only mirrorless supported is Sony A7. A slight yellow version of this would be perfect for countering purple flare when using Panasonic lenses on Olympus bodies.

A second cool feature is it could be adorned with those tiny cardboard cutouts from the other story so the silhouette is integrated directly into the scene (but remember to invert the location.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 9th comment
On article We try out the new HassleVlad (100 comments in total)

Welcome Vlad.

That's the pleasantries out out the way, now down to business ;-)

First job, please please fix the text editor for writing forum post with iPad.

I'd give you a full list of all the bugs, but this comment section is limited to 999 characters.

Second, it would be nice for those mobile users for which flash is no longer support to have access to the older lens reviews where the lens is still current. Main test results page requires flash.

Example: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-45-2p8-o20/3

Thanks, and welcome again!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Interesting. In the article you link to about getting mirrorless right, he ended with:

"If any of the camera makers wants to make a really serious go of it ... then I’m more than happy to be involved in the design process from an early point where things can still be changed.... Hell, at this point, I’m frustrated enough that I’d even work for free."

I hope you remembered to negotiate a salary Ming ;-)

But also, can we therefore read into this that Hasselblad are starting work on a new mirrorless design? Maybe another crack at using Sony's E-Mount, but done right this time?

On his blog, regarding the announcement he says:

"...But sufficient to say that we will have something very, very interesting coming later this year."

From: https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/03/29/some-big-changes/#more-14251

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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PAntunes: I don't get it.
Why not someone that works with their cameras 5 days a week? Why not get someone that instead of doing multiple things, does one really well?

It feels more like a publicity stunt that won't end well. Most hasselblad potencial users couldn't care less about what Ming has to say.

What makes you think it's for the benefit of current offerings? Their latest offering is already designed and built, too late for strategic input on that.

They already went after the E-Mount market once, and that didn't work out too well, perhaps because they didn't take input from someone who understands that market.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Paul Hodgson: Good news for him I just hope his communication style, as per his blog, doesn't hit Hassy. On a very personal level I want communications to have depth but brevity, Thien's blog always felt like reading a thesis and listening to someone who liked the sound of their own voice. I stopped following.

Horses for courses.

You write with brevity when you communicate with people you know will listen.

When you know people are needing to be convinced, and you know some of their objections, you need to address the point in more detail and from more angles. You always want to be brief but it's a lot easier to get carried away.

Ideally once all points are addressed it should be re-edited for brevity, but sometimes people are in a hurry to publish.

Before the web, we accessed bulletin boards with dial up modems, and bandwidth was very precious. We had an expression for when someone got carried away with an excessive post.

"Sorry for the long post, I didn't have time to write a shorter one".

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:18 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Interesting. In the article you link to about getting mirrorless right, he ended with:

"If any of the camera makers wants to make a really serious go of it ... then I’m more than happy to be involved in the design process from an early point where things can still be changed.... Hell, at this point, I’m frustrated enough that I’d even work for free."

I hope you remembered to negotiate a salary Ming ;-)

But also, can we therefore read into this that Hasselblad are starting work on a new mirrorless design? Maybe another crack at using Sony's E-Mount, but done right this time?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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Najinsky: For me it's the most interesting story of the year so far.

Years ago I used to post message in the M43 forum expressing near incredulity that people were expressing the opinion that 5mp was enough for anyone.

The incredulity wasn't at the statement, 5 good megapixels is certainly enough for a great many scenarios. It was at the blind acceptance of this doctrine to the degree that anyone suggesting they want more was subjected to the same kind of beating as Oliver Twist in Dickens novel of the same name.

There is delicious irony in the stalwart of M43 shooting joining a manufacturer dedicated to providing that 'more'.

Yes, what I posted was mostly nonsense. I was playing around with a few different angles trying to link a few recent stories together but it wasn't working. I thought I hit cancel, I must have hit post instead. Oopsy.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 07:36 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

For me it's the most interesting story of the year so far.

Years ago I used to post message in the M43 forum expressing near incredulity that people were expressing the opinion that 5mp was enough for anyone.

The incredulity wasn't at the statement, 5 good megapixels is certainly enough for a great many scenarios. It was at the blind acceptance of this doctrine to the degree that anyone suggesting they want more was subjected to the same kind of beating as Oliver Twist in Dickens novel of the same name.

There is delicious irony in the stalwart of M43 shooting joining a manufacturer dedicated to providing that 'more'.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
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ProfHankD: So, how do you know that there is actually a drone out there? It would be fairly easy to computationally render your flight from a terrain database. Think of it as a sort of "Touring" test. ;-)

It was very clever, mind you, he is a professor.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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Stefan Sobol: How do you know you are flying a real live drone? It is possible that they extensively mapped an area, which is not hard (the flying area is restricted).

You could just be maneuvering an eyepoint around a simulated environment that is photo mapped. A hint might be the statement "At best it looks like a Google Street View image"

A large number of 'live adult cams' have been around for over 15 years. Some of the models haven't aged a day, it seems....

Mind you, I imagine very few customers spend their time contemplating the underlying technology involved, while busy spending their... money.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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webber15: That first shot in this article...the sandbar...looks ideal place for Waders (British) Shorebirds (American) & Terns to breed...
Also ideal place for migratory birds to rest...
Now they have to deal with f*****g drone(s) disturbing them 😩

I really hope Cape does not unlock new locations.

Yet again...have to say drones should come under RC Aircraft regulations...

Do waders build mobile phones, or execute bitcoin trades, or make reality TV programs? No? So what are they good for?

Mind you, there is a South African recipe with chestnuts, mandarins and paprika....

Joking, joking ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
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ProfHankD: So, how do you know that there is actually a drone out there? It would be fairly easy to computationally render your flight from a terrain database. Think of it as a sort of "Touring" test. ;-)

I like your skepticism. On the surface (or in the air even) it seems like it could be a fairly straightforward, and possibly lucrative scam to execute. Just a case of switching the footage from the adult 'live cams'. Maybe even combine the two.... Ok, I need to stop writing now.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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Najinsky: @Rishi

"Manufacturing larger lenses is also slightly easier, since the same relative tolerance level can be achieved, despite a larger absolute variance."

I've seen this noted in articles on several occasions. It sounds logical and plausible to me but the subject has arisen in a forum discussion and it is being disputed.

Are there any articles you can point to that shed more light on the subject?

Thanks.

Thanks for the comments guys, appreciated.

If you fancy a foray into the forum jungle there is a small discussion going on here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59317655

The main thread has gone a little awry, but the subthread linked to is still on pretty even keel with some interesting contributions.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:00 UTC

@Rishi

"Manufacturing larger lenses is also slightly easier, since the same relative tolerance level can be achieved, despite a larger absolute variance."

I've seen this noted in articles on several occasions. It sounds logical and plausible to me but the subject has arisen in a forum discussion and it is being disputed.

Are there any articles you can point to that shed more light on the subject?

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:25 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
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Favorable Exponynt: Another random act by the child who is President

Most obvious guess is:

A) that some intelligence has surfaced about plans/attempts to use electronic devices as some form of threat.

B) that US airlines are complying with additional background check requests regarding passenger manifests, while some airlines are not, yet.

Anyone know what happens for indirect flights, for example from Thailand but with a stop in Qatar? If the device is allowed to be taken on board in Thailand, but not when re-boarding in Qatar, it could lead to confiscation, which would not be good.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
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