kreislauf

kreislauf

Joined on Apr 20, 2013

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DPPMetro: This company is hysterical and a perfect example of the disaster eastern Germany still is.

dude, you might want to appear savvy, but you really come across like a rural anti-fan spreading conservative manure...

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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Tom K.: I guess I don't get it. That first picture looks like poor photoshop bokeh simulation, with the right side looking like bad use of the cloning tool, to boot.

amazing, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
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alandalsong: Someone please enlighten me on this statement "it's signature creamy bokeh not only in the background but also in the front".

and they differ substantially in some cases

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
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ZeneticX: cool if this sells for $100 or so (I know the original can be found in eBay for even cheaper, but companies gonna earn and this is "probably" higher quality in terms of built)

but not $749

why not? you calculate the value of a lens by its aperture?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 22:25 UTC
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MCMLXXIII AD: Good to read about XA-3 which noone mentions or has reviewed. I have this and also bought the tiny 27/2.8 which is very sharp and probably even better than the 23/2 on X100f. The F2 on X100f is soft.

they are, I guess. I use my X100T for capturing memories and soft images at f2 I can handle :)
I get sharp-enough results by stopping down to f4.
And you are right, the XF primes for the fuji cameras are better and a 27/2.8 might be better than the X100F. Also, It costs more combined with a XPro2 for a grand total of 1800$, right?

But you are right, to get applaud by my other photo-friends to celebrate sharpness at 100% magnificaiton, the X100T is not enough.
Instead, I bought Sigma cameras. That does the trick

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 08:45 UTC
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41mm: Shoot in LOW-RES with 1:1:1 Layer factor and 3.088x2.056 pixel resolution and everything will be fine.

yes, but do you see a difference when comparing in-camera binning with downsizing in post-processing?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
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mikey fried: I have a macbook pro and had to install windows 10 via bootcamp to run some software ( - so basically it works as a windows 10 pc). I've actually come to realise that it is so much faster running as a pc and windows 10 seems so refreshing and innovative compared the the tired old mac updates. Much more powerful pc options out there for considerably less money - so no more macs for me.

"but I paid bid dollars, it surely has to be better, no?"

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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mikey fried: I have a macbook pro and had to install windows 10 via bootcamp to run some software ( - so basically it works as a windows 10 pc). I've actually come to realise that it is so much faster running as a pc and windows 10 seems so refreshing and innovative compared the the tired old mac updates. Much more powerful pc options out there for considerably less money - so no more macs for me.

did you just compare your modern macbook pro with your old and ancient windows xp, having maybe only 2 cores and physical HDDs?
my desktop runs windows 10 reasonably fast...

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: I've been thinking about drone videography for a while. This is the product that will finally lure me in - small, relatively inexpensive, and quite capable. Cool!

but why? aerial photography is nice, but I don't see a point for most users...

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: Sooner or later there will be a mishap, someone will get hurt and then the media will come down hard. Legislators will follow. Then drone photography in public places will be history.

unlikely. people most probably said the same thing about smartphones. or bicycles. or the right for women to vote.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: This camera is really, REALLY interesting! And if I had money to burn, I'd get one. But for a hobbyist on a budget, it is awfully hard to justify.

I hear that far too less that a a7RII, a 5DIV or a D810 is hard to justify for most of us.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: A Foveon-type sensor reproduces colors in an unmatching way. It's very perceptible. It's curious that DPR praises more resolution, sharpness, detail, than color. I would like DPR to make a photo shoot using some other pro or semipro cameras, taking same pictures with all the cameras, for side-by-side comparison. No one beats a Foveon-like sensor in terms of color, and this other Sigma just proved that once again. It's just frustrating that Sigma is taking so long to make a more marketable camera. I don't even talk about the ISO, because I would not care to have a compromise in ISO in exchange for sucj natural colors.

I think, you have found your way to develop the sigma files.
For me, I am still not fully there yet but summer is here, so out I go...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (691 comments in total)
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LWW: I've been following these comments with some interest - and I am pleased. So very pleased that those of us that know and can accomodate the short comings of these cameras can rise above the banal, and do some unique stuff. The less 'shooters' take them up, the more 'photographers' with these tools, will make good the attributes they provide. They are not for the pixel peeper, they are for those that can recognise an opportunity, whack you between the eyes with impact, and tell a story. They have changed my approach, and what I see. The less of them about the happier I'll be in my point of difference.

"Go to the Image Quality page. Pick 6400 ISO. ( or even 1600 )"

If you would know something about the Sigmas or might even have read the article, you wouldn't bring that up.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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zodiacfml: Intriguing that Microsoft has a take on this one. Probably they find Sony's implementation with many difficulties, thus, only producing a single product from 2014, the selfie camera.

again, all sensor manufacturers are working on a curved sensor.
it would increase the IQ and simplicity of the optics immensely.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
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Bhima78: Wow... this is VERY interesting, as it looks to be a modification to already existing sensors manufactured right now, instead of an entirely new bill of materials that I think Sony is doing.

My one gripe with their test: The Canon 50mm f1.2 is notoriously soft as hell wide open. And to compound this, lenses for smaller sensors almost always have better corner sharpness since there is less overall curvature that needs to be corrected. I want to see what this tech can do as an APS-C curved vs. conventional APS-C , with the conventional APS-C having a Zeiss or Sigma ART attached to it.

please update your knowledge about photography and stop following the marketing hype.
FF is by no means the best format ever. It has some advantages that speak especially well to the alpha-male crowd (without the money for bigger sensors).

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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tlinn: I was all excited until I read the last sentence.

I don't see the point why at one point they will adapt it to changing lenses

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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Wye Photography: No doubt it will occasionally crash for no apparent reason, randomly blue screen, not work without third party support, require continued patching, not start correctly, require someone with an MCSE in attendance continually, send all your usage data "somewhere", repeatedly say in an annoying robotic american voice "it seems you are taking a photograph" and then display the message "you don't have permission to take this photograph, please see your Administrator".

But its all going to be a ride.

from where I sit, Random Photographer is leading with big points in humor compared to you, WyePhotography...!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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Deliverator: Nothing new about using fluid pressure and a supporting mold to shape something. It's been done for millennia, though not by semiconductor engineers, I suppose.

...and for the whole imaging industry.

But you can dismantle everything. Here:
"You made a new camera with a curved, organic sensor that has a global shutter?
But we had cameras since the 1860s, so nothing new.
We even had natural images since the renaissance, so nothing new.
And remember, 20'000 years b.c. there were cavemen painting walls, so your camera isn't really something innovative, had fixed images for millenia now...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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TN Args: If Canon are so slow to produce mirrorless camera/lens systems, imagine how slow they will be to adopt sensors that cannot use their existing lenses.

EVERY SENSOR PRODUCER has at least one R&D group working on curved sensors. Sony, Samsung, Canon, Aptina, Toshiba, Nikon (yes), Omnivision etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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ewelch: This is hardly an original idea with Microsoft. And considering how Windows 10 (including the server versions) has ramped up their spying on people to sell their data to others makes me wary of supporting anything they do. On top of that, the vast majority of Microsoft hardware products are not innovative, or even make it to market.

It is theoretically a great idea. But Microsoft won't be making them, Sony is most likely the manufacturer who could do it.

well, let me help you.
When some people read or hear Microsoft, all their disgust and scepticism that originated from back in the mid 1990s comes up.
Now add a bit of conspiracy-mongering and voila, microsoft is the big enemy.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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