Mark9473

Joined on Oct 6, 2006

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Sangster: What separates Nikon from the herd for me, as a Canadian consumer, is the warranty. Nikon backs up their bodies with a 2 year warranty and 5 years for their lenses. Everybody else is 1 year. So if Nikon does indeed launch FF mirrorless priced along the lines Sony's A7 series that extra peace of mind would be worth something for me.

"In Europe, we have 2 year warranty, that is the law."

No it isn't; two years is just the minimum.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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Mark9473: "Lightest weight (39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category."

The Panasonic 100-400 zoom is lighter.

I didn't see the footnote, thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:39 UTC

"Lightest weight (39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category."

The Panasonic 100-400 zoom is lighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies

Great news, now my modest m43 camera is less than a stop behind full frame! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 295th comment | 1 reply
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Mark9473: What's the length of the extension?

Thanks for that Dennis.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 06:51 UTC

What's the length of the extension?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article The first photo shared from a phone just turned 20 (21 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: never mind the crappy pic. How does the girl look after twenty years?

@WastingTime, why on earth would you write that?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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EdnaBambrick: Not one mention of chief ray angle in this entire discussion. Jeeezus people.

Why does that matter for legacy lenses? They'll still be at the same distance from the sensor.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (553 comments in total)

Haven't they noticed the Panasonic G85 is now below $900?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 09:20 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)

Looks like an excellent camera if you never pixel-peep. I find that very hard to do, however...
I'd be interested to see how it does at flower close-ups.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)
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Mark9473: Apart from perhaps the one with the chapel, I think they would all look better in colour.

Mario, that's a lighthouse.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

Apart from perhaps the one with the chapel, I think they would all look better in colour.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:34 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
On article Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens (18 comments in total)
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Mark9473: I have difficulty understanding a manual focus cine/video lens with such short focus throw. How is this actually used?

You must have misunderstood my comment, or I your reply.

The distance scale has a marking for infinity and the next one down is 2m which is about 6 ft. Compare with Sigma's recently announced 14mm cine lens which is markings for infinity, 30ft, 15ft, 10ft, 8ft, 7ft, 6ft and so on.

If that doesn't make a difference to you then I'd like to know more about how you "set the distance on the scale".

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
On article Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens (18 comments in total)

I have difficulty understanding a manual focus cine/video lens with such short focus throw. How is this actually used?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 20:00 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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D200_4me: On every m4/3 camera I've owned (G2, GH2, E-M5, E-M1, G85), even with a high quality lens and base ISO, it seems there's always some sort of mild grain visible when you view the image at 100%. Why is that? By comparison, if I use a middle of the road lens like the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 on my FF Nikon DSLR, the image is crystal clear (no dimpling or grainy look at all) at base ISO. I'm not talking about sky photos, but images of various objects with no sky/atmosphere involved. I'm genuinely curious about that and not complaining. Just want to know what the reason is for that very mild grain. I would have expected some differences at higher ISOs, but I assumed at base ISO (200 for example), the image should be totally clear even on a small sensor. This is not something you'd notice at normal viewing...just when you zoom to 100%.

m4/3 cameras have a bit of noise at base ISO. On galleries such as this one, this is often accentuated by doing some post processing without any noise filtering.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
On article At the market: Panasonic GH5 sample video (79 comments in total)

I so want one of those crabs ... I mean, cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:26 UTC as 24th comment
On article Pentax KP Review (664 comments in total)

To me, this is one of the most appealing DSLR's on the market.
Put an EVF in it and better video and I might buy one.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 109th comment

Great that there are further developments in this area. I have a Metabones SpeedBooster but I welcome competition, manufacturers pushing each other further. Using quality old manual focus lenses on a mirrorless body is great fun, and when they also give good results what's not to like?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 12th comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

I had my old film camera, a Nikon FM2N, out from storage today (wanted to use a lens that was still attached to it). I looked through the OVF, wanting to explain to my son how this ancient piece of technology worked - he wasn't interested, but anyway, that OVF view was by far not as bright, large and detailed as I remembered.

An EVF such as on my Panasonic G80 has a few drawbacks in some circumstances, but in many more circumstances it has significant advantages. Some people may see that balance differently, but I would never want to go back.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 19:29 UTC as 259th comment | 3 replies
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Favorable Exponynt: It didn't really get smaller did it?
http://camerasize.com/compare/#206,692

Thankfully not across the line. But try comparing the smallest E-system DSLR (that E-420 you selected) to the smallest m43 mirrorless (instead of picking the largest).

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 00:31 UTC
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