Ziginox

Joined on Jan 26, 2015

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On article Leica X-U (Typ 113) Sample Gallery (161 comments in total)

Wait, this is a prime lens? I seriously thought it was a zoom going by the softness...

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 21:05 UTC as 3rd comment

I love the green ring, but am I the only one finding FUJINON TELEPHOTO PRIME and the green swoop a little bit gaudy?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 20:46 UTC as 5th comment
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Marksphoto: waiting for 85 1.4 - that would be my last lens I buy.

I was wondering the same, wouldn't a 55-56mm make more sense?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 20:43 UTC
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SHood: Sony phones have some of the worse JPEG output and don't support RAW. I doubt they will improve their JPEGs, so unless RAW is supported we won't see the benefits.

Even getting the full resolution out of my Z5 with a third-party app is difficult.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 21:39 UTC
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adengappasami: If only the fones were good, sony phones would sell good numbers. Somehow they make great camera phones and sloppy phones in general.

Just get a stock android, plonk this camera and let user enjoy stock android.

Launcher aside, Sony is still one of the closest to stock, third only to Motorola and Nexus/Pixel phones.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 21:38 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000: what you need to know (593 comments in total)

I wonder if that 4GB video limit goes away if you use an exFAT-formatted card, as it does on Sony cams.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 15:42 UTC as 102nd comment
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (481 comments in total)
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aleksey4738: I think it’s time for us to admire what Sony is doing and stop having allegiances with brands that are being selfish and they just make money from us with innovating and giving us top products. Sony has been kicking everyone’s rear for the past 8 years period. Canon has released slight refreshes of their cameras and lenses and nothing more. Nikon the Same. I don’t care if Sony is not a dedicated photography brand. If they are doing better than the big two that tells me a lot about how much they care

I mostly agree with you, but that D850 was a pretty big jump for Nikon. I can't really say the same for Canon, though...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2018 at 19:40 UTC
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Ziginox: I'm so confused by some of the "they just glued an adapter on!" comments. Sigma has clearly stated that the in-lens logic has been changed. Is there a hollow section on the rear of the lens body? Yes. However, it's nothing new. The Sony 70-200mm lenses both have an identical hollow section, despite being exclusively designed for E-mount.* It's actually a bit of a good thing, with how small the diameter of E-mount is and how large the lens elements in an f/1.4 lens are. How else would you fit your fingers between the grip and the lens?

*: The optical formulas between the SAL70200G2 for A-mount and the SEL70200G/SEL70200GM for E-mount are similar in the front group, but otherwise quite changed.

You're correct. Neither Canon or Nikon give third party manufacturers access to the physical, electrical, or protocol specifications for their lens mounts. I wouldn't call E-mount an "open" standard as it's still proprietary information, but it is at least available to third parties like Sigma. (Although, probably for a fee and/or under NDA.)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 23:37 UTC

I'm so confused by some of the "they just glued an adapter on!" comments. Sigma has clearly stated that the in-lens logic has been changed. Is there a hollow section on the rear of the lens body? Yes. However, it's nothing new. The Sony 70-200mm lenses both have an identical hollow section, despite being exclusively designed for E-mount.* It's actually a bit of a good thing, with how small the diameter of E-mount is and how large the lens elements in an f/1.4 lens are. How else would you fit your fingers between the grip and the lens?

*: The optical formulas between the SAL70200G2 for A-mount and the SEL70200G/SEL70200GM for E-mount are similar in the front group, but otherwise quite changed.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 20:47 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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FodgeandDurn: I love my Fuji gear, but my logical arguments for sticking with them (especially when I know I want better astro capability and I like IBIS) are dwindling. That isn't to say that I wouldn't always keep a Fuji body and a couple of the WR primes, but my God, these Sigma lenses and the A7III make Sony impossible to ignore. Now if they just add one of their wildlife zooms...

FodgeandDurn, I'm honestly waiting for some more tele third party glass- be it from Tamron or Sigma, as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 20:37 UTC
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maxmarra: these are all EF lenses with builtin MC11 which make the look weird. some sony lenses also look the same, seems initially designed for DSLR and then adopted to ML.

I want to know if this type of design cause drop in light ? I mean does it increase T stop??

Butoa, the LA-EA2 and LA-EA4 adapters from Sony do have a semi-translucent mirror in them. Additionally, the "Speedbooster" adapters from Metabones and others have an optical element in them.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 20:11 UTC
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yuchuxinchen: Why sigma does make any lens for fuji FX mount? Even adaptor manufacturer can get fuji FX mount communication protocol from fuji.

Not to mention, Sony's lens mount and data protocol are available to lens manufacturers. That even includes the lens firmware update mechanism!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
On article Kamlan 28mm F1.4 for APS-C sample gallery (89 comments in total)
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tkbslc: 28 seems like a nice focal length for both APS-C and 4/3. For APS-C it is a nice "true normal" at 42mm equivalent. For 4/3 it becomes a classic "long normal" at 56mm equivalent.

That said, at $200 you are not that far from a Sigma 30mm f1.4 with AF and lens coatings.

Not to mention, communication for both EXIF data and camera settings. (Distance encoding for metering, focal length to automatically set up IBIS, etc...)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 19:51 UTC
On a photo in the Inside Kodak's film factory sample gallery (1 comment in total)

The Steve Jobs poster is an interesting touch.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 18:27 UTC as 1st comment
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Brev00: The problem as I see it is that the original Nik Collection is too good. I use parts of it in my everyday processing. It offers something different from every other piece of software I own, features that are essential to my workflow. I have no complaints.

Peter, it's possible to have Lightroom write out adjustments to XMP files, as Adobe Camera RAW does. It's in Catalog Settings.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
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poopoohead: If fuji adds ibis to the specs and with a 750 dollar tag, a large majority will switch from my sony

The a6500 isn't large or heavy...

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 22:42 UTC
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poopoohead: If fuji adds ibis to the specs and with a 750 dollar tag, a large majority will switch from my sony

Judging by the price of the a6500 and X-H1, I don't think Fuji could reasonably make an in-body stabilized version of this camera at the $750 mark. Additionally, the body would probably have to be expanded a bit.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 22:31 UTC
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raminm: Nice good-looking camera but claiming it can capture 4K UHD video is a false claim because it can only do so at 15fps. It should be called a UHD time lapse device.

I'm really wondering what the purpose of 4K15 is.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
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eastwestphoto: Canon and Nikon, need to make a APS-C competitive with Sony A 6300, that has a interchangeable pancake 35/1.8 lens on it , with 10 curved aperture blades for outstanding BOKEH. Otherwise they will NEVER compete against Sony or Fujifilm's model. Changing their EOS or N/AF mount's to a special mount for mirrorless is a death- sentence! Sony is king because of the A mount ; KM ( Minolta) was adapted for the digital KM7D, a still great digital 6 meg CF card camera, still used by smart photographers today! Backwards and forwards adaptability to the mount is the secret to success, Not the manufacturer!

I'm not quite understanding "Sony is king because of the A mount..."
Sony always played third fiddle to Nikon and Canon while A-mount was their main focus. It hasn't been until E-mount debuted that they've gained more market traction. The 'backwards compatibility' of A-mount glass on E-mount bodies is there, but (at least with older, non SSM lenses and lenses with the screw-driven AF) isn't all that great. The LA-EA2 and LA-EA4 adapters have very few AF points and take a fair amount of light for the AF sensor. As I understand it, the EF lenses adapted to EF-M "just work."

(Source: Own the LA-EA4 and a few A-mount Minolta lenses)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:26 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: It's just an editorial opinion piece everyone. Don't get your knickers in a knot.
I for one will never buy any camera with an EVF. I prefer the slappy happy mirror because it doesn't cause me eye fatigue.
I don't care about real time exposure and what-you-see-is-what-you-get. They are still laggy with poor refresh rates and off-coloured.

I completely understand your point of using an optical viewfinder, but I do want to clear something up. Color I can understand, but laggy/slow refresh rate? The last time I've used an electronic viewfinder that fit that was in a camera from before MILCs were even a thing. Maybe some of the lower end mirrorless cameras?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:14 UTC
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