maico

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On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (195 comments in total)
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vin 13: "Although the sticker price was the same as the Mark IV's, that $3500 would now be the equivalent of $4300 in today's money" Have you really seen that level of inflation that side of the pond in that time? We certainly haven't over here!

On to the 5D, I've never been able to bring myself to sell mine and it's still working fine. I've shot it more than any other camera and have always been pleased with the results, or at least the camera's part in them. The main reason I bought a 6D is for the LCD as the 5D's didn't cut it for paid work in the smartphone age. Image quality at low ISO isn't much better. 5DIV will be another level as is 5DS/5DSR, but in an age when many current cameras are still around 20MP, which is more than most people need, the 5D can still hang in there.

The Bank of England inflation calculator produces similar figures

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/resources/inflationtools/calculator/index1.aspx

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1087 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: As a Nikon D810 person I am in tears about this. Canon has totally leapfrogged us, especially since the cam is being released with two awesome new lenses and now has great video autofocus.
Although it is the natural order of things, it still hurts my ego and my sense of Nikon pride. If you need me, I'll be drinking copious amounts of Suntory and leafing nostalgically through my treasured copy of "The Nikon Way" by good old Herb Keppler and remembering when Nikon was the undisputed leader in small-format photography.

Anjularjs....have a read

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d810/14

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (1087 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

The fall in a £ to $ has been trading around 8%. Six months ago it was 1.42 to the dollar and now it's 1.32.
You can always buy new gray of course from a UK dealer. The old model is currently £ 1307 GBP ex tax ($1725 USD)

http://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-body-961-p.asp

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
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Frank C.: I wonder what camera he used when filming the moon landings

The best images of the Moon tracks and equipment debris come from a low orbit Japanese satellite

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 18:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (450 comments in total)

In the tower shot you can see a guys white socks from almost a mile away.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 26th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (450 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As I said before that If I'm interested in RX10.3, I will wait to see the to be released RX100.5. If RX100.5 has Hybrid AF, RX10.4 should have Hybrid AF too next year.

SONY is the master of Hybrid AF as well as NIKON as seem from SONY a6300 and NIKON 1 system cameras.

In other words, there is little reason and/or no reason to buy this $1500 RX10.3 now as you know SONY can do better, much better than this RX10.3.

The D4 and D5 sensors are made by Renesas

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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Tical: Lenses are manufactured by Nittoh, sensor is manufactured by Sony, flash system is manufactured by Nikon, why the hell it is called a Hasselblad is beyond me.

OT. The Bentley V8 engine is an update of the traditional Bentley V8. It's made in England. The W12 is the German design although, as I understand it, the production base for these was moved to England.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
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Tical: Lenses are manufactured by Nittoh, sensor is manufactured by Sony, flash system is manufactured by Nikon, why the hell it is called a Hasselblad is beyond me.

Hasselblad have never made lenses or flashes

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
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maico: In another thread I said the Fujifilm Tx-1 I used to own ( sold as the Hasselblad x-pan in most markets) had Fuji made lenses. Well clearly I was wrong, they were made by Nittoh.
The optical and mechanical quality was certainly superb.

link https://www.nittohkogaku.co.jp/en/

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:48 UTC

In another thread I said the Fujifilm Tx-1 I used to own ( sold as the Hasselblad x-pan in most markets) had Fuji made lenses. Well clearly I was wrong, they were made by Nittoh.
The optical and mechanical quality was certainly superb.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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Reality Check: It looks like it is time for DPR to separate a few areas of 'scoring' to their own rank..
Specifically: Build Quality - Where you have the D810 rate higher than any camera in its category, when in reality is inferior to most, including its predecessors.
It looks like DPR's assessment of build quality rests solely on whether the manufacturer says it is weather sealed.. Which is important, especially at this level, but an egg is also weather sealed and yet not capable of withstanding short drop or impact.
Since the D7000 (continuing to the D600 series, D750, and the latest D500) Nikon no longer makes magnesium body cameras below the single digit 'Pro' bodies. Everything in Nikon's stable is now their {monocoque} design of 'shielded' plastic internals. The D810 does include a bottom plate, but the remaining front is 'engineered' plastic - including the material the lens flange is mounted to.
Other manufacturers at least encase the plastic internals between front/back plating, and more.

Do you have a link showing the D810 mirror box that the mount flange attaches to ? The D800 one is metal. The Canon 5D II is plastic. See the excellent parts photos on fixyourcamera.org

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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Reality Check: It looks like it is time for DPR to separate a few areas of 'scoring' to their own rank..
Specifically: Build Quality - Where you have the D810 rate higher than any camera in its category, when in reality is inferior to most, including its predecessors.
It looks like DPR's assessment of build quality rests solely on whether the manufacturer says it is weather sealed.. Which is important, especially at this level, but an egg is also weather sealed and yet not capable of withstanding short drop or impact.
Since the D7000 (continuing to the D600 series, D750, and the latest D500) Nikon no longer makes magnesium body cameras below the single digit 'Pro' bodies. Everything in Nikon's stable is now their {monocoque} design of 'shielded' plastic internals. The D810 does include a bottom plate, but the remaining front is 'engineered' plastic - including the material the lens flange is mounted to.
Other manufacturers at least encase the plastic internals between front/back plating, and more.

On fixyourcamera.org there are detailed photos of a striped down D800 showing the magnesium mirror box the mount is screwed to, and the magnesium main frame. The front cover and component parts appear to be plastic though just like the D810 ? Take a look.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: that's a thin body, I had to wonder... This isn't a true medium format camera, make no mistake, my 5dmk2 will make the same image quality and I don't know whose images will look better at a pixel peeping level...

True medium format is 60mm x 45mm, I think Hassy should be 60mm x 60mm so they keep true to their marketing values. So what do we have instead.... a 44x33mm sensor; how does that compare in size to 36x24mm that most of us already have?

So I made a sensor comparison chart here: https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipNF1V4qJeB95tYIwYlkryp6nNMFXT2BU9isJgCq

Judging that this sensor is not that much bigger than the 35mm full frame sensor we could really get away with the same or better results by just adding any sigma art lens with a fast apperture of 1.4 and call it a day!

I suppose it depends on your definition of ''not that much bigger''
1452 mm sq. vs 864 mm sq.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: that's a thin body, I had to wonder... This isn't a true medium format camera, make no mistake, my 5dmk2 will make the same image quality and I don't know whose images will look better at a pixel peeping level...

True medium format is 60mm x 45mm, I think Hassy should be 60mm x 60mm so they keep true to their marketing values. So what do we have instead.... a 44x33mm sensor; how does that compare in size to 36x24mm that most of us already have?

So I made a sensor comparison chart here: https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipNF1V4qJeB95tYIwYlkryp6nNMFXT2BU9isJgCq

Judging that this sensor is not that much bigger than the 35mm full frame sensor we could really get away with the same or better results by just adding any sigma art lens with a fast apperture of 1.4 and call it a day!

56mm x 56mm was the traditional Hasselblad size

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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One_Oldman_4U: Great camera. There will be several people out there will be considering this for portrait/landscape, etc.

Even though I will not be purchasing one of this (well, who knows), I love the bigger format as I used to shoot the 500CM back in the 80's. Nothing better. Now that this format is becoming more affordable, hopefully the "FF equivalency" crap that seems to keep popping up like mushrooms every time a new body or lens will eventually dissipates (doubt it).

Maybe Mamiya, Bronica and the rest of the MF players can come out with their version at an affordable price will be great. More choices, better prices. A lot FF users might be interested. Of course some good lenses too.

Bronica ceased production 11 years ago and the owners Tamron have presumably phased the name out.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: The only objection is the name of the camera: X1D? X and D are two notorious letters of the digital photography world, everyone is using them, and all those X and D names create enormous confusion.

I used to have a Fuji TX1. It's engraved Fujifilm on the body. They made the Hasselblad X-pan so logic might suggest a Fuji version of this camera will be available in Japan too.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1090 comments in total)
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Electricturd: The chart comparing the 3 different cameras states that the D7200 is Carbon Composite only. Thats wrong, its external body has the same materials as the D500 (Mag top and back, Carbon front)

Are the plastics in the D7200 carbon composite like the D750 chassis, I've seen no reference to it ?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article The effect of pixel size on noise (94 comments in total)

I'd be interested to know what Richard Butler thinks of this Youtube video ?
It seems to be specifically stating a bigger sensor area does not gather more total light...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnAN0nWef-I

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 00:00 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)
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maico: On page 15 of the review it says "Think of it like this: the extra light the 645Z can capture - due its ~66% greater sensor surface area...."
I don't understand why a larger surface area gets more light ?
If I shoot with a 4x5" plate camera and then mount a 6x9 roll film back on it the intensity of light per sq.mm is the same. Only a larger diameter lens will increase the light gathered.
On digital is it not the larger sensor sites on the Pentax 645 capturing more light. The larger wells rather than the total surface area increase ?

I'm working my way through the Richard Butler articles Rishi linked in his reply. There is a lot to get through !

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 comments in total)

On page 15 of the review it says "Think of it like this: the extra light the 645Z can capture - due its ~66% greater sensor surface area...."
I don't understand why a larger surface area gets more light ?
If I shoot with a 4x5" plate camera and then mount a 6x9 roll film back on it the intensity of light per sq.mm is the same. Only a larger diameter lens will increase the light gathered.
On digital is it not the larger sensor sites on the Pentax 645 capturing more light. The larger wells rather than the total surface area increase ?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 18:45 UTC as 50th comment | 14 replies
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