Najinsky

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On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)

Finally, an actual thread appears where it would be appropriate for those certain Sony fans to post their 'why not just buy a Sony A6000 with pancake lens' rhetoric, but now they stay away!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 46th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (789 comments in total)
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dwill23: USB Charging is horrible. Get over it, and stop dinging camera companies for not supplying two ways to charge. Almost no camera does that anyway, and when they do it's only in-camera which is just awful. Please please stop, i'm afraid they'll listen to you and get rid of the wall charger....something you can leave in your hotel room while you're out actually using your camera with a spare battery.

Zdman, I agree, micro USB is way too fragile. Either Apple's lighting or USB-C is a much better choice. They are both reversible and much easier to use with minimal damage.

In some ways I understand Canon's choice to use mini USB over micro, in that it is probably more robust and easier to align, but realistically I think new cameras being introduced should be paying more attention to the newer connections and the advantages they bring.

With regard to supplying external chargers, I personally think the decision not to include them is probably justified, but it's not an easy call. Personally I don't use them, and I have so many obsolete chargers for so many different devices, I feel pretty good that I'm not accumulating still more. But I also get that for keeping multiple batteries charged more easily, they are useful too. For me, making them optional seems like the right call, but I can appreciate others feel the opposite.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 10:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (789 comments in total)
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dwill23: USB Charging is horrible. Get over it, and stop dinging camera companies for not supplying two ways to charge. Almost no camera does that anyway, and when they do it's only in-camera which is just awful. Please please stop, i'm afraid they'll listen to you and get rid of the wall charger....something you can leave in your hotel room while you're out actually using your camera with a spare battery.

@dwill23

How much junk can you write in one comment.

First, the phrase get over it is appropriate when something is heading into the obsolescence or becoming a new norm.

More and more manufacturers are offering the convenience of USB charging, get over it.

You see how that works better?

Next you invent lies to disinform people. Dedicated chargers are either supplied or available as an option for those who prefer, it's not USB only.

You don't want others to have a convenient feature just because you don't like it? Look up Narcissist. It's not usually meant as a compliment.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 00:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (789 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Damn, that lack of USB charging is a huge oversight.

I'm currently in Cambodia for a a few weeks and the Camera I really wanted to bring was my GXR, but lack of USB charging in the GXR meant I brought my Sony A7 instead, which does support it.

The Sony camera is clearly in a different league technically, but I simply enjoy using my GXR a lot more. In fact, it's truer to say I don't really enjoy shooting the A7 at all, I simply tolerate it because of gives great results. But I do really appreciate the USB charging, it makes travelling much more convenient.

No, I don't think you can on this earlier model but think you now can on some of the newer models.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 23:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (789 comments in total)

Damn, that lack of USB charging is a huge oversight.

I'm currently in Cambodia for a a few weeks and the Camera I really wanted to bring was my GXR, but lack of USB charging in the GXR meant I brought my Sony A7 instead, which does support it.

The Sony camera is clearly in a different league technically, but I simply enjoy using my GXR a lot more. In fact, it's truer to say I don't really enjoy shooting the A7 at all, I simply tolerate it because of gives great results. But I do really appreciate the USB charging, it makes travelling much more convenient.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 169th comment | 2 replies
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: For noobs obsessed with "equivalence", few things to learn:
1. What is the "standard" you are comparing m4/3 lenses to? How to make equivalence working? Do you know that in format equivalence, photographer also MUST account the change of distance towards the subject? You obviously never heard of that.
2. On top of that, do you know that APS format is *the de facto standard* of the photography industry, last time iterated and clearly defined in mid-1990s. And APS nowhere has 135 format (aka FF) as the part of that standard, but has APS-C, APS-H, and wide APS format defined.
3. If you want to be really smart, recalculate from m4/3 focal lengths into at least APS-C, then account for photographer's distance change, which means, calculate in DoF which is not "equivalent", but must remain SAME, and that is what equivalence means — you must calculate equivalent WORKING DISTANCE.
4. To have flexible working distances, true photogs change formats and as filmmakers, carry measuring tapes too.

To paraphrase a wise man, equivalence discussionsgrow real old real quick.

Oh wait, it was me ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article Olympus 45mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (193 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: For noobs obsessed with "equivalence", few things to learn:
1. What is the "standard" you are comparing m4/3 lenses to? How to make equivalence working? Do you know that in format equivalence, photographer also MUST account the change of distance towards the subject? You obviously never heard of that.
2. On top of that, do you know that APS format is *the de facto standard* of the photography industry, last time iterated and clearly defined in mid-1990s. And APS nowhere has 135 format (aka FF) as the part of that standard, but has APS-C, APS-H, and wide APS format defined.
3. If you want to be really smart, recalculate from m4/3 focal lengths into at least APS-C, then account for photographer's distance change, which means, calculate in DoF which is not "equivalent", but must remain SAME, and that is what equivalence means — you must calculate equivalent WORKING DISTANCE.
4. To have flexible working distances, true photogs change formats and as filmmakers, carry measuring tapes too.

GB, you kept a low profile for so long you really had me convinced that you truly were stepping back and letting folks figure it all out for themselves.

But I get it, there's only so much you can take before the caped educator has to step in and save the world from itself!

Picture Superman, now change the blue to green, and finally change the 'S' to 'E'. That's you, that is. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
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turretless: Oh, Pentax! It appears like they're still around. Who could have thought...

@lol101, it may be enough for the company, but this customer is still shooting with GXR (among others) and miss the Ricoh touch in a more modern camera.

If GXR had continued, it could now be offering a K mount module, a (sorely needed) m43 module and maybe even a Sony E mount module, along with an updated body and perhaps a 1" sensor premium compact.

It really is Photography's loss it never happened.

But few will ever understand that.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Explicit photographs of Terry Richardson with wannabe starlets have been circulating the internet since at least 'The Fappening' so I do not know where this sudden reaching for morals comes from.

@shlomo, google stats report a 3000% increase in the term 'Fappening' since you posted that. You should have monetized it!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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turretless: Oh, Pentax! It appears like they're still around. Who could have thought...

Yes, someone needs to remind them that the tortoise and the hare was a fable, not a generic 12 step plan.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
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Najinsky: Harder to name celebrities who haven't exploited their sexuality than those who have, to some degree or other.

Sexually reproducing beings, influenced by sex - shock horror!

Meanwhile, Sony a7Riii sample gallery published, beautiful provocative lady featured, lol, welcome to the circus.

tm8, anyone else writing that and I would have been gob-smacked, but as it's you I'll make allowances.

Yes, that's what I really said. I like to inform myself of the facts before drawing conclusions, I'm just weird that way.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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Najinsky: Harder to name celebrities who haven't exploited their sexuality than those who have, to some degree or other.

Sexually reproducing beings, influenced by sex - shock horror!

Meanwhile, Sony a7Riii sample gallery published, beautiful provocative lady featured, lol, welcome to the circus.

D logH, I don't know why you think this is about coercion, I see no mention of it in the article.

This article is about a leak, and my comments are about the hypocrisy in the industry and should be read in that context, if they are read at all.

As I mentioned elsewhere, TR is a controversial figure but his work and methods have been well known for a long time and the industry continued to commission it and give awards for it. That's old news.

The real news here is why the outing now, and why use a leak to do so. But there are few clues to this aspect of the story.

On a more general note, the world is not a Walt Disney Fairy Tale, and it never was. Sex is the oldest currency in the world. All fashionable morality does is to obfuscate the real value of that currency, leading some to lose empires over it, while others give it away for the price of a hot meal.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
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Najinsky: Harder to name celebrities who haven't exploited their sexuality than those who have, to some degree or other.

Sexually reproducing beings, influenced by sex - shock horror!

Meanwhile, Sony a7Riii sample gallery published, beautiful provocative lady featured, lol, welcome to the circus.

ptox, I do get it. But please don't push assertions of what you think is happening too far. You may be responsible for what you say.

At this stage, this story is about a leak from CN, not any new allegation that has come to light.

The official line from the TR camp is that releases and consent were obtained and I have not yet seen reporting disputing that.

Your own sense your morality gives you no rights over what other people choose to do with their bodies. That's an important personal freedom.

I can imagine scenarios in which a keen model is excited about getting a big time job, and then is confronted with very uncomfortable requirements.

Ultimately it's their call and the best you can do for your kids it's to give them the life tools and sense of self to always take care of their own interests.

If threats and consequences are invoked then clearly a line has been crossed, but I see no reporting of that in this story, and a denial from the accused, so innocence must be presumed.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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Najinsky: Wot, no GR III?

Did you ask about GR plans? If not, is there still time to ask?

Thanks.

It's tempting to assume that if plans were reasonably far along, either with a GR III or 'GRZ' as the rumor calls it, this would have been the event to show its existence.

But I can convince myself otherwise too.

Currently the only thing standing between me and Canon G1X.3 is the possible announcement of a GR/GRZ, your sample/review, and in-store availability.

No pressure, but I'm anticipating your samples/review may be the first event in that chain.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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SarahTerra: Keep in mind Conde naste is a subversive feminist / liberal /democrat / SJW media organization. They use their publications purely for advancing thier political agenda under the banner of science and tech etc to try and "con" readers into their way of thought.

They have been caught multiple times trying to manipulate articles, stir up fake controversy, fake comments, biased accounts + moderation in order to push their political views.

Not saying this guy is innocent, but Conde Naste is one of the most biased, corrupt and dirty organizations out there...guarantee the management is just as dirty as this guy.

I'm neither aligning myself, nor distancing, from Sarah's comment but I'm struggling to get a context from Boissez's comment.

Yes, the question really is why didn't CN act long ago?

It's not like this is some celebrity who has been caught in a secret dark life.

TR's work was commissioned, bought, paid for, commissioned, published and given awards by the media industry. Hardly signals of disapproval.

And now the industry wants to pretend like they just figured out who he is and how he works and just now do the 'right thing'? And this doesn't put the industry in a bad light? Lol.

It's not who you know, it's who you piz off...

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 15:37 UTC

Wot, no GR III?

Did you ask about GR plans? If not, is there still time to ask?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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SarahTerra: Keep in mind Conde naste is a subversive feminist / liberal /democrat / SJW media organization. They use their publications purely for advancing thier political agenda under the banner of science and tech etc to try and "con" readers into their way of thought.

They have been caught multiple times trying to manipulate articles, stir up fake controversy, fake comments, biased accounts + moderation in order to push their political views.

Not saying this guy is innocent, but Conde Naste is one of the most biased, corrupt and dirty organizations out there...guarantee the management is just as dirty as this guy.

Yet, interesting that this story has come from a 'leak'.

That reminds me, I need to watch house of cards. I'm a season behind

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
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Sdaniella: Canon is billing this new Powershot G1X Mark III under "expert compact camera"
that's a claim that better be backed up with a better APSC sensor
(public relations promo videos make mention of APSC dSLRs like EOS 80D
and claims of "best of both EOS & Powershots")

and excellent optics for its 24mp (i'm least concerned about how slow LENS is on tele end, but more keen on the more difficult task of making an excellent low distortion minimal aberration optics on the WIDE-ANGLE end in such a compact size, with no need for "Lens Correction" needed to alter images when pp RAW image files

...

As you pan, handheld, you will not keep the camera level. As you move the camera up slightly, that subframe will have a bit more of the sky in it. As you move the camera down slightly, that subframe will have a bit more of the ground in it.

When the subframes are stitched together, the multiframe image will have a ragged top and bottom, with bits of ground missing where you got more sky, and bits of sky missing where you got more ground. These ragged edges need removing.

So my guess is they simply take the central 70% portion, eliminating the ragged top and bottom. 2800/4000 = 0.7 and 4200/6000 = 0.7.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 09:20 UTC
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Najinsky: Harder to name celebrities who haven't exploited their sexuality than those who have, to some degree or other.

Sexually reproducing beings, influenced by sex - shock horror!

Meanwhile, Sony a7Riii sample gallery published, beautiful provocative lady featured, lol, welcome to the circus.

Technique varies, intent is a constant.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 08:18 UTC
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NicoPPC: Well, before bashing this camera.. wait for the actual lens performances..

...and then bash it?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:22 UTC
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