pictureAngst

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
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Joined on Sep 16, 2011

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On article Hands-on with the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 cine lens (26 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: what a neat idea. Of no use to me but I'm still happy it exists for the folks who can use it!

Oops chose wrong comment to reply to - apologies

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 cine lens (26 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: what a neat idea. Of no use to me but I'm still happy it exists for the folks who can use it!

My previous reply was based on the reviewer comment...

"I also tried using the MK50-135mm with the full frame Sony a7R II in Super 35mm mode. "

...so as I said, this is an APS-C lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 cine lens (26 comments in total)
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CanonKen: I'd love to see some a7R II stills, only to see if its really built for 4k resolution, or it actually holds up against a good still-focused lens.

As these lenses are built to cover up to APS-C, I suspect full frame shots won't come out so well.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 13:52 UTC

Dale, I don't have an answer to your first question as I'm not an expert or power user, but am fascinated by the medium.

To your second question though, I think VR will be most useful for tourism and natural history, in that it can give you an immersive preview of somewhere you may want to visit (say the beach outside a hotel in the Bahamas) or somewhere you'll never visit but would like to find out more about what it would be like there (say the rim of a volcano or deep in the Amazon jungle).

But in terms of extending the realm of photography and videography, I just can't see that happening. What I mean is, photography benefits from having tight restrictions in terms of a defined aspect and stationary nature, so the viewer can digest the picture within these given boundaries so much more easily than a VR scene where the freedom of space leads to a lack of focus and a diminished ability to storytell, in my opinion anyway.

Just my thoughts, and of course I'll probably be proven completely wrong (my wife can testify to that!)

Best regards,
pA

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 20:51 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Carey, are you guys having a competition for the most tenuous photography story?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

I always wondered what the main design differences were between stills and cine lenses and now I know (and it makes sense) - thanks DP.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:01 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

This has inspired me to make my own tribute study - 'The Trolleys of Tesco', juxtaposing the ironic elegance of slowly decaying fine metalwork with the long gone halcyon days of canal transportation networks.

Or I may just do more cat photos. Tough call.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 18:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pinhole Pro DSLR lens is on Kickstarter (39 comments in total)

Probably the first time I've been disappointed that a lens IS available in my mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 9th comment
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (138 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Nothing a proper FF camera can't do.

Have you ever noticed that those who say "size doesn't matter, it's what you do with it" always have small ones?

I am, of course, referring to sensor size.

I have an APS-C sensor, but I know my place.
I look down on MFT but secretly admire their weight saving.
I look up at FF and secretly acknowledge their sensor advantages.
I look up at MF and secretly lust after their smooth gradations.
I know my place.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 06:56 UTC

At least they'll have perfect 1080p hindsight

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 11:33 UTC as 12th comment
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Frank in Bridgewater: Finally, Auto ISO implementation with focal length dependency for minimum shutter speed. Even Canon came around to this a year ago.

Agreed.

Also, I hope they give an option for 1 / (2x focal length) as 'old school' 1xfocal length isn't really fast enough for APS-C digital.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: It'll never work.

No matter how polished and attractive they are, real walnut panels with solid silver inlaid 'H' logos are going to make the Mavic ProH too heavy.

Sigh

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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pictureAngst: It'll never work.

No matter how polished and attractive they are, real walnut panels with solid silver inlaid 'H' logos are going to make the Mavic ProH too heavy.

I was trying to make a joke, but I guess it didn't fly.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 09:03 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

It'll never work.

No matter how polished and attractive they are, real walnut panels with solid silver inlaid 'H' logos are going to make the Mavic ProH too heavy.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 07:44 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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arhmatic: you can't properly demo a Leica without inevitably including a shot of a homeless man...

... ah but in said picture you must artily juxtapose a visual marker of heartless corporate wealth.
...and include a person walking half way out of the frame.
...and use grainy black and white (i.e. above 400 ISO)

Otherwise homeless man will mock you and your Leica for abandoning the Bressonian Creed.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 08:02 UTC

Great hands-on, thanks very much Barney.

Having had an M2 and M9 and currently owning a Fuji X series, I get the appeal of the nouveau-classic. I will never argue against the ergonomic advantages of the likes of Nikon, but from an everyday enjoyment level nothing beats twiddling a knob.

IMO comparing this camera to other manufacturers is a bit like comparing a hand built classic car like the Morgan 3-Wheeler. It'll always come up wanting on specs, but it's the experience of owning and using it that delights.

One key aspect that I guess will always be missing from the digital M is the frame advance lever. The pleasure of sweeping that lever across after every shot, sensing the precision gears in action, is IMO a sad omission.

Perhaps one day Leica could figure out a way to reintroduce the lever as a means of generating electricity, to increase the battery life. Hell, if they scrapped the screen they might generate enough electricity to never need separate charging!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:00 UTC as 125th comment

The Fotodiox product pre-launch internal review:

Design team: 'ta-da!'

Product manager: 'what the hell is THAT???'

Design team: 'It's what you asked for'

Product manager: 'huh???'

Design team: 'you clearly said "make a cool Sony Alpha battery charger" '

Product manager: 'Doh!'

Senior manager: 'Looks cool - ship it!'

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 31st comment
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sop51: Siegel's next project should be arranging photographic equipment to form cats. DPR's panel of art critics might find that more acceptable; their favorite subject re-imagined using bits and pieces from their favorite hobby. What could be more appropriate?

Or more challenging - arranging cats to look like photographic equipment.

...like a catadioptric lens.
...or an Olympus Mju.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:03 UTC
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pictureAngst: This time around they should build drum scanning into the developing workflow and include it in the price - best of both worlds.

@jhinkey

You send it back to Kodachrome in the included mailer, just like the old days. Kodak could email you when the scans are ready to download, then post the slides back.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 20:56 UTC

This time around they should build drum scanning into the developing workflow and include it in the price - best of both worlds.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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