Photo_AK

Photo_AK

Lives in Slovenia Logatec, Slovenia
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 23, 2006
About me:

Nikon D850,
Leica Q

Irix 11mm f/4
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G,
AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G,
AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E,
AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G,
AF-S Nikkor 105/1.4E
Nikkor 70-200/2.8E FL

Speedlight SB-5000,
Nikon FM2,
Ai-S Nikkor 50/1.2
Nikon F Photomic N,
Nikkor H 50mm f/2,
Nikon Zoom-NIKKOR 28-50/3.5

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Stefan Hundhammer: l-rumors.com rumored that this will be a "compact wide angle for L mount and Sony E mount".

The lack of any rumors or speculations here can only mean that they are under NDA and have already been testing that lens for a week or two so the initial review will be ready at launch day. Sigma has become quite good at orchestrating those announcements.

20/2.8, 28/2.8, 45/2.8 and 75/2.8 would be a fantastic street photography setup ...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 09:02 UTC
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Stefan Hundhammer: l-rumors.com rumored that this will be a "compact wide angle for L mount and Sony E mount".

The lack of any rumors or speculations here can only mean that they are under NDA and have already been testing that lens for a week or two so the initial review will be ready at launch day. Sigma has become quite good at orchestrating those announcements.

I'll say we're gonna see a 28/2.8 ...

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 08:32 UTC
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I like Lenses: I would love a small, light, affordable 16-35 F/4. I find Sigma lacking in the compact wideangle department.

Sigma is a party in L-mount Alliance, where Panasonic offers a fantastic 16-35/4 S-Pro lens, even "certified by Leica," whatever that means. So I guess this kind of lens is not a priority for Sigma.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 08:30 UTC

I'm sure this is to make plenty of Pentax users happy.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 18:12 UTC as 27th comment
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derfotograf: Most commenters here forget that it is definitely not the »lens roadmap« or the camera body that sells images. It is the vision and ideas of the photographer behind any camera that generate emotions and sells images.

I am still working with a large format camera (film!) and an »old« Nikon full frame with a Sigma lens, but I bet only one or two of the people here could »hold a candle« for me.

So please stop hyperventilating about side issues.

...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 09:03 UTC

Large(er) sensor ... right.
It's actually a very, very, very small sensor vs. a very, very small one.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 10:37 UTC as 39th comment
On article Zeiss ZX1 initial review (388 comments in total)

Simply ... no.It doesn't look good, it doesn't inspire me, it's not convincing with specs, the lens, ergonomics ... just no.
If it'd cost a third less, oh hell, even "only" $3000, I'd still choose Q2 for $5000 over it!

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 18:43 UTC as 103rd comment
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Photo_AK: But ... but ... will it blend?

Now that I mentioned it again, it is, yes.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2020 at 08:55 UTC

But ... but ... will it blend?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 18:42 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands on: Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x (627 comments in total)
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entoman: "our experience so far suggests that this is indeed a lens which can be shot without a tripod. At least for a short while..."

I see very little likelihood of people handholding this. It will used almost exclusively on a tripod, ar at the very least, supported by a bean bag. Which negates most of the advantages of M43 over FF.

So for me, it would make a lot more sense to use an FF setup, which offers higher image quality, less noise, and (usually) greater options for cropping (very important with BIF and wildlife photography) due to higher MP.

Don't get me wrong, I'm by no means anti-M43, in fact I often praise Olympus here, but while M43 certainly has a valuable role to play, I just don't think this 150-400mm and EM1x set-up is a very good choice.

@Richard Murdey; yes, you can get to 280-700/8 with Nikon using teh NIKKOR 200-500/5.6 and 1.4X teleconverter, or 400-1000/11 using the 2X teleconverter. With VR of course, and lower cost.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2020 at 13:26 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: Another disaster for Sony. They can never compete with DJI when it comes to pricing so will have to close down ultimately.

That's what they said when Sony acquired Konica Minolta's camera program and said they're after the leading position on the camera market ... "They can never compete with Canon and Nikon when it comes to cameras so will have to close down ultimately."
Well ... didn't that turn out "somewhat differently" ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 09:31 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

Yes, this one definitely has a great price/performace ratio, it sure does offer a lot of "bang for the bucks," I agree. But it's important to understand the lens' features, knowing it's strengths (sharpness, bokeh, compactness, nice design, weather sealing ...) and shortcomings (longitudinal CA, purple fringing, flare ...). Without these shortcomings, the lens would probably cost somewhere around $1000.

But you can't just praise the pros and at the same time say the cons are NOT THERE just because you're OK with them.

Yes, I will continue to look for a better option; at this time it's the Sigma 85/1.4 DN - more lens for more cash.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 15:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

Let me try it with larger letters ... THERE'S NO NEED TO ENLARGE THE IMAGES AND ALSO NO NEED TO PRINT BIG TO SEE IT.

It's OK, you can stop proving me wrong with something so obvious, because you're making a fool out of yourself.

If you can't see it, than all is OK, buy the lens, use it and make great images with it. Meanwhile I'll wait for something better. Different courses for different horses.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 13:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

Here's an example.
Take a look at this review video and jump to about 3:57 mark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMI6EoTAP6M

See the hair going horiziontally below her right eye in the direction of her nose? The magenta/purple cast? If not, zou definitely must be color blind.

Now imagine a bride in white dress with some sparkly add-ons ... shot in a contrasty situation ... the whole photograph would/will be purpleish ...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 13:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

Clearly NOT.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 13:10 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

@Fairlane; no pixel-peeping needed here; to see or notice purple fringing one does not even need to enlarge the images, it's clearly seen on images just while scrolling various galeries. You need to understand it and know what to look for.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 13:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

@panther fan - that's LoCA, longitudinal CA, I'm talking about purple fringing, a mild magenta-purpleish halo on high-contrast ares. Clearly visible on lots of shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 13:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

I also like the lens, and the only problem I've noticed on multiple photos is somewhat pronounced purple fringing.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 11:48 UTC

If there's anything we don't need ... it's more YT channels ...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 18:56 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix S 85mm F1.8 initial sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Not quite seeing the point to introduce rather cheap lenses for rather expensive camera bodies. You pay some premium to gain something and then downgrade it with this type of lenses. Looks like APS-C level of performance when inspecting the details. Do not view at 100%? Why cameras should have more than around 10 MP (about 4K) then? You pay for 24 MP or 47 MP and then advise people not to check the whole resolution?!

There's a 1st look video on YT showing this lens has no problems whatsoever resolving 96mpix done ih high-res pixel-shift mode with S5 ... WIDE OPEN.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 13:25 UTC
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