Thematic

Thematic

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
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Joined on Dec 11, 2013
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Boky: 10 years ago at a graduation ceremony I attended with my older kid, everyone held a camera - MANY of them where expensive dSLR / prime lens combos. Pretty much no-one used a mobile phone to take the shots. I used dSLR/nice zoom lens as well.

A few months back, the same occasion for my younger kid, same school. There was ONE dSLR and (a white) prime lens. The rest of us used mobile phones to take the pictures... Sad I know, but a fact.

Wonder what'll happen in next 10 years....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BFV0OZyCIAE2AOU.jpg

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 23:25 UTC

um.....everyone does know that this build wasn't just for Lightroom right?

He wants it to do other things:

"First off, this card gets you solid VR and 4K-and-beyond gaming and should continue doing its job well into the next generation of VR gear...the GTX 1080 Ti is a beast."

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 20:40 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Photoshop is an art, and you can do a lot with it. Change the atmosphere through different lighting and make the pictures look more interesting.
But so much better to get the right exposure than to have to mess around later with Photoshop.

Thanks captain obvious.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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Thematic: The hardware in that Alienware pc is over 2 years old. So the tests are all irrelevant.

That would be true if the hardware was current. But old stuff is indeed irrelevant. Faster 6 core coffee lake and or 8 core Ryzen cpus are the norm and inexpensive considering their incredible performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 01:11 UTC

The hardware in that Alienware pc is over 2 years old. So the tests are all irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 22:12 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
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Dan Donovan: WORST possible thing to happen to people wanting to make a living from photography. So sad that a profession can degraded by people who want to feel important.

Social currency has value to those who can leverage it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2018 at 08:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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xectis: As I prefer to work with and carry a compact mirrorless camera I bought and sold the NX500 a total of seven times for the past 2 years. In between I owned a variety of mirrorless from various manufactures, including GX85, G85, e-m5 mark ii ..bla bla bla. Guess what? Am back on the little beauty that the NX500 is, even without EVF or mic/head jack. Pound for pound it still is the best for my needs and at silly prices as of 2018. Beat that!

Wait you bought and sold the nx500 eight times? In two years.

... And what does this have to do with the Panasonic G9

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 23:16 UTC
On article Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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Andrei C: Why so much hate ? I think the photos look great. What do you expect from a big zoom range, to shoot like a prime ? :)

Not to mention that if you check the mtf charts it destroys the Canon and Nikon equivalents. Albeit for $100 more. Looks like a good kit lens to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 16:21 UTC
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RubberDials: There are gaps between the Fuji line up and e-mount aps-c but it's not the chalk and cheese difference some people believe. Fuji has more fast lenses (3xf1.4) versus 2x f1.4 for Sony and an f1.2 - which is faster than anything Sony has. Fuji has 5xf2 lenses versus 4xf1.8 for Sony.

There is nothing as long as the 80 or 90 in Sony but Sony goes wider, starting at 12mm.

Fuji
14/2.8
16/1.4
18/2
23/1.4
23/2
27/2.8
35/1.4
35/2
50/2
56/1.2
60/2.4 Macro
80/2.8 Macro
90/2

Sony (All AF, all aps-c, no FF)
12/2.8 Zeiss
16/1.4 Sigma
16/2.8 Sony
19/2.8 Sigma
20/2.8 Sony
24/1.8 Sony
30/1.4 Sigma
30/2.8 Sigma
30/3.5 Sony Macro
32/1.8 Zeiss
35/1.8 Sony
50/1.8 Sony
50/2.8 Zeiss Macro
60/2.8 Sigma

Fuji
10-24/4
16-55/2.8
18-55/2.8-4
18-135/3.5-5.6
50-140/2.8
55-200/2.5-4.8
100-400 4.5-5.6

Sony
10-18/4
16-50/3.5-5.6
18-55 3.5-5.6
18-105/4
18-110/4
18-135/3.5-5.6
55-210/4.5-6.3

When it comes to zooms, a fast standard zoom and 50-200 are obviously missing in Sony, with no 3rd party alternatives.

Great researched posts by Vadims +1

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 12:22 UTC
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makofoto: Ridiculous ... We use tons of GoPro's on National Commercials. We DON'T use 4K ... we always shoot in 1080 ... and in 1080 you have a number of Angles of View, Super Wide, Linear (de-fished in-camera), Wide, Medium and Narrow. So ... he could have done a Direct Comparison of the two cameras. The GoPro in 1080, using ProTune, matches very well with our main Arri Alexa cameras. As I said, we use them all of the time ... you just don't notice it because they are so good. Vette commercial: https://images46.fotki.com/v1637/fileX4AO/4eb9f/3/43793/8928184/GoProHell.jpg

lol

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 04:19 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: Seems to me that Michael is pretty new to using long telephoto lenses, he writes that the Samyang is the first he has owned.

And with our first long lenses we were all impressed were we not?

I got my first 400 around 50 years ago, and I must say that each step forward feels like a revolution, for a while.

I loved the Nikon 80-400G for a year, or so, and then found everything with it wrong, and got rid of it.

Don't know what the young man uses as his camera, and if he has tried to keep the noise under control, or even tried to focus on the eyes of the mallard, or the cat (their eyes are not truly in focus).

Love the shot of the blue anemone, which also displays nice bokeh, and blur!

A promising start, no doubt, but not a master yet!

Seems to me that with your gallery and website of images you should refrain from passing judgment on who is and isn't a photography master. Show some humility and don't troll.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 09:39 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: Lets take an outstanding $5700 Canon lens!
Put it in front of a tiny camera that was not designed for it and take average pictures of a guy with a baseball cap backwards!
REALLY?!
How does that convince people to buy a Sony?

Yoda

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 09:34 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: Lets take an outstanding $5700 Canon lens!
Put it in front of a tiny camera that was not designed for it and take average pictures of a guy with a baseball cap backwards!
REALLY?!
How does that convince people to buy a Sony?

Chphoto123.....millions of people rent gear. Get a clue.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:58 UTC
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mgm2: So who can afford this stuff?

Rent.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 02:52 UTC
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Michael Ma: Sony color science.

That color myth that ended with the a9. The a9 and A7R3 have new color science that its equal to Canon / Fuji. Youtube has dozens of videos of Canon shooters impressed.

Happy 2018!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 02:52 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: Lets take an outstanding $5700 Canon lens!
Put it in front of a tiny camera that was not designed for it and take average pictures of a guy with a baseball cap backwards!
REALLY?!
How does that convince people to buy a Sony?

...actually since Canon doesn't have eye-auto focus, its beyond whats capable on a Canon camera so whats your point?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 02:50 UTC
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cbphoto123: This video only shows that in "good" light and with a subject matter that is not moving, the Sony A7RIII focuses "better" in combination with this lens than Sony's used to.

Well Canon can't eye auto focus at all so the fact that he can with a Canon lens is amazing..... And the whole point of the article.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 10:37 UTC
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Richard-on-Thames: The question remains - why this "review" site is putting a Canon lens on a Sony body? All of these photographs would have been just as achievable with a 5D or 6D or 1Dx.

But no, the Sony promotion continues.

I think that this site is a lost cause, but will continue to post until the inevitable ban, because this was once a really significant resource., and we do miss it.

Amazon apparently want to sell Sony cameras...

Canon does eye auto focus?

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 06:52 UTC
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LiangMing: This $5700 lens produces a picture like the one coming out of the fake bokeh “depth effect” Portrait mode from iPhone. Do a comparison before you argue.

Wrong. You don't seem to understand image compression due to the focal length. Do a comparison before you argue.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 06:48 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)
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brodgar: Be careful. YMMV but I will never buy a 135mm F2 without AF. It is too hard to focus.

Some years ago I bought a Nikon 135mm F2 AIS and tried it on my D800 -- on a tripod with fixed target, MUP etc.

Manually focusing I got 1 super sharp pic in 200 blurry ones. The lens was in great condition just unusable.

Never difficult with Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 00:21 UTC
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