deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a writer/photographer/ecologist
Has a website at deeppics.com
Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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deep7: Olympus/Panasonic threw away the mirror, produced a new mount but also produced an adaptor to allow SLR lenses to be used. Sony did likewise. Canon already did that with their smaller format. That approach has worked vastly better than the Pentax/Sigma one of retaining an SLR mount. It is highly unlikely Canon will produce this hypothetical camera with the standard EOS mount. Expect a shorter mount and an adaptor.

I'm not quite sure what your point is, Entropy512. The 4/3-m4/3 adaptor is both mechanical and electronic and does exactly what a Canon adaptor would have to do in the scenario presented here. That is entirely obvious, is it not?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
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deep7: Olympus/Panasonic threw away the mirror, produced a new mount but also produced an adaptor to allow SLR lenses to be used. Sony did likewise. Canon already did that with their smaller format. That approach has worked vastly better than the Pentax/Sigma one of retaining an SLR mount. It is highly unlikely Canon will produce this hypothetical camera with the standard EOS mount. Expect a shorter mount and an adaptor.

Karroly, not only can you not spell but you also contradict yourself! I have and use a genuine, Olympus 4/3 (SLR) to m4/3 adaptor. It works perfectly, allowing full electronic connection and even phase detect autofocus on my EM1.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 08:23 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (362 comments in total)
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Flyer73: Sorry for my ignorance in drones, but something is puzzling me;
In the video, minute 26:18 - summary of flight, "Traveled distance" reads 6.33 KM (20,767 feet). To reach a 10 KM height (33,000 feet), doesn't the drone has to show "travel distance...10 KM"? Unless the starting point was at 4 KM height, which I doubt it was, I can't figure out the gap between the drone travel distance and altitude.
Nevertheless, the achievement is remarkable even if the drone reached 6 KM 'only'

That's likely to be the horizontal distance travelled, or as reported by the G.P.S. anyway. A vertical ascent with rotors is more efficient if you have some forward speed, so you don't keep sucking air you just accelerated, so to speak.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:13 UTC

Olympus/Panasonic threw away the mirror, produced a new mount but also produced an adaptor to allow SLR lenses to be used. Sony did likewise. Canon already did that with their smaller format. That approach has worked vastly better than the Pentax/Sigma one of retaining an SLR mount. It is highly unlikely Canon will produce this hypothetical camera with the standard EOS mount. Expect a shorter mount and an adaptor.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 20:08 UTC as 180th comment | 20 replies
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (362 comments in total)

A great technical achievement though, of course, that's been child's play for the military with their larger drones for decades. What is stupid is the judgement made by the writer of this article that the test was "stupid". Something that well planned and executed is not stupid. Please stop the paranoia!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 20:01 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2162 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: what impresses me most is the a7r3s pixel shift mode. i shoot lots of static objects. if nikon doesnt come up with something similar within the next 2 years this might be my next body after 20 years of nikon...

It's not just the Sony pixel shift. Try the other manufacturers' versions. For scenarios like this, the technology is wonderful!

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
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alcaher: Just wonder What would happen in the future to the still big dslr comunity who love big camera bodies such as the Ff dslr or big apsc. I mean all those big lenses, the weather sealed construction, people with big hands, the good balance between a big exótic lens with a big camera, ergonomics,etc. Could the manufactures produce smaller lenses with similar óptics quality as the big exotic or medium size lenses for dslr?
I mean there aré obvious advantages of mirrorless cameras and is going to be the future but there still a long way to go with long telephoto lenses in the 300-600mm Range for mirrowless. In the apsc mirrowless market i saw the Samsung nx1 as the perfect camera but it seems manufactures aré producing even smaller and slimer that that camera. What does people really want? A ff mirrowless with the weight of a point and shoot camera for their
Hikings ?

Sony's cameras aren't that small. They are about the same as the standard 35mm film SLR that was so popular for decades. Yes, there were big SLRs too but many were not that large.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 04:40 UTC
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AARonron: Honest question: How much of a redesign is really needed if the flange distance is changed, say if Canon designed a new mount for FF mirrorless?

I mean, yes, I see the value of Canon's lens catalog, but to change to adapt, say, a Canon 24-105 L lens to work natively for a FF mirrorless mount, would every lens group need to be redesigned and you're basically starting from scratch? Or, is is justmaybe the final group in before the sensor that needs updating?

Like I said, honest question. Just wondering if it isn't really a matter of scrapping all their current lens designs as has been suggested were Canon to design a new mount.

A few years ago, the problem was that lenses designed for phase detect auto focus didn't work well with contrast detect autofocus. Now Canon can use phase detect without a mirror, that's no problem at all. Theoretically, they could just re-make the lens with a built-in extension to compensate for the flange distance but they won't. They will make existing lenses work well with an adaptor, then progressively build newer ones native to the new mount. For wider lenses, that allows much smaller designs, for longer ones it makes little difference.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (537 comments in total)
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tedolf: These things are still way too expensive and nobody needs a 360mm equivalent zoom.

They should focus on a more reasonable focal range (28mm-135mm) and faster F stops at a sub $500.00 price.

TEdolph

... and a decent long lens; and a macro. Maybe something wider for those tight places. Plus several bodies so you don't get caught out with the wrong lens. Hey, why not get a big ranging zoom as well, so that doesn't happen? Or even just a well designed camera which has one built in? Sorted.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 06:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)

Terrific gallery! Bang on for the type of camera.

The lens seems better than I expected but the jpeg processing is surprisingly poor. It's hard to believe that's a one inch sensor inside!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 20:03 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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darlot: when I was still active, I won't show up to shoot the wedding if the check wasn't cleared on my bank account. We had a binding contract between a photographer and a couple.

I ran into few times with Asian couples, they wanted 50% up front, 50% after photos delivered etc. I said no, not my way of doing business.

I don't want to argue either. I am just very, very glad, darlot, that I don't live in your world. It sounds horrendous.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 03:28 UTC
On article Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+ (95 comments in total)
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NottsPhoto: Please mr Cosina can we have all the voitlander lenses in x mount?

Fuji bypassed "full frame" completely and went straight to fuller frame. I love that!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 03:26 UTC
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darlot: when I was still active, I won't show up to shoot the wedding if the check wasn't cleared on my bank account. We had a binding contract between a photographer and a couple.

I ran into few times with Asian couples, they wanted 50% up front, 50% after photos delivered etc. I said no, not my way of doing business.

darlot - you should have read what I wrote before responding! Sigh.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 01:51 UTC
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darlot: when I was still active, I won't show up to shoot the wedding if the check wasn't cleared on my bank account. We had a binding contract between a photographer and a couple.

I ran into few times with Asian couples, they wanted 50% up front, 50% after photos delivered etc. I said no, not my way of doing business.

It was never like that. I always used to meet my clients long before the wedding (at least three times, once to allow them to see my work and for me to learn about them, then a second time to scout locations, then the rehearsal). None ever dreamed I wouldn't turn up on the wedding day.

It was great for me and for my clients. A whole lot of stress gone, a good relationship and, always, photographs showing a happy occasion.

I realise people all over the world are tripping over themselves, trying to rip each other off, so I understand your cynicism. If you really have to take on every job offered, need to be sure of the money for that job, and are not able to properly gauge your clients, you would be mad not to have the security of a contract. Nevertheless, continually working with a lack of trust doesn't sound like an enjoyable way to operate. So much better not to hold the money too close and to concentrate on a good relationship!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 19:22 UTC
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darlot: when I was still active, I won't show up to shoot the wedding if the check wasn't cleared on my bank account. We had a binding contract between a photographer and a couple.

I ran into few times with Asian couples, they wanted 50% up front, 50% after photos delivered etc. I said no, not my way of doing business.

I apologise. It looked like you were making a statement, not asking a question!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 06:56 UTC
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entoman: "DPReview reached out to ProGrade Digital directly and asked if ..."

DPReview asked ProGrade Digital if...

What's with all this daft "reaching out" stuff padding out the article?

dylanear, you would benefit from reading the comments above more carefully.

Further, the term has been common for decades, with an accepted meaning. The use of it out of context is what annoys many of us. Looking at the wording your earlier comment, it's clear that you have absolutely no idea why that would be annoying. Given your inability to emphasise, can I respectfully suggest you stop trying to defend something which HAS NOT got universal support? Thank you.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 06:54 UTC
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entoman: "DPReview reached out to ProGrade Digital directly and asked if ..."

DPReview asked ProGrade Digital if...

What's with all this daft "reaching out" stuff padding out the article?

Not really. I have lived in the United States. So what?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 01:28 UTC
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darlot: when I was still active, I won't show up to shoot the wedding if the check wasn't cleared on my bank account. We had a binding contract between a photographer and a couple.

I ran into few times with Asian couples, they wanted 50% up front, 50% after photos delivered etc. I said no, not my way of doing business.

You've missed the point. No tricks, no catch. It's a better way to deal with people.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 01:24 UTC
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entoman: "DPReview reached out to ProGrade Digital directly and asked if ..."

DPReview asked ProGrade Digital if...

What's with all this daft "reaching out" stuff padding out the article?

Well said, enotman. dylanear - it may surprise you to learn that most people don't live in North America.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 00:29 UTC
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darlot: when I was still active, I won't show up to shoot the wedding if the check wasn't cleared on my bank account. We had a binding contract between a photographer and a couple.

I ran into few times with Asian couples, they wanted 50% up front, 50% after photos delivered etc. I said no, not my way of doing business.

Of course I gave them the photos. How would they know if they liked them otherwise?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 00:23 UTC
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