oscarvdvelde

Lives in Spain Prov. of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Works as a thunderstorm & lightning researcher
Joined on Apr 29, 2006

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On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (34 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: When I visited Horseshoe Bend a few years ago, I was surprised that there wasn't a lookout platform with railings. I remember lying down on my stomach a few metres from the edge and gradually inching forward. Terrified then dirty.

To me it was a pleasant surprise to see that. The danger of getting close to the edge with a risk of falling to death is one of the rare impressions nature can offer,

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
On article Instagram is 'liking' natural wonders to death (34 comments in total)

National Parks in the USA look like open air musea. Even stormchasing has become a mobile zoo. As accessibility and media attention increase it becomes ever more difficult to be alone and experience nature.

They should keep Horseshoe Bend pure and instead *make it impossible* to park nearby.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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ttran88: fujifilm’s 16mm f1.4 sells for $999... Good job Sigma!!

Fuji offers for that price a "made in China" XF 27mm F2.8 pancake.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
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Sacher Khoudari: How does it compare to Fuji's 16/1.4? I expect these to be on the same level.

@dpreview: Please do a comparison of these two lenses!

Update: Looks like Fuji's 16/1.4 is about 30g lighter and 20mm shorter. Minimum focus distance is 15cm (Fuji) vs. 25cm (Sigma). Looks like the specs are in favor of Fuji. But let's see how the Sigma performs :)

The XF 16mm is in fact fly-by-wire, you can pull the focus ring into manual mode and see the distance scale.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 02:23 UTC
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Sacher Khoudari: How does it compare to Fuji's 16/1.4? I expect these to be on the same level.

@dpreview: Please do a comparison of these two lenses!

Update: Looks like Fuji's 16/1.4 is about 30g lighter and 20mm shorter. Minimum focus distance is 15cm (Fuji) vs. 25cm (Sigma). Looks like the specs are in favor of Fuji. But let's see how the Sigma performs :)

Plus the Sigma seems to have no distance and aperture scales.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: A 25 cm minimum focus is a pity for Sony/MFT users. With Fuji XF 16mm F1.4 I enjoy the close focus abilities at *15 cm*!

You won 3 cm!
But probably with a different type of lens or maybe a Laowa wide macro.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 15:10 UTC

A 25 cm minimum focus is a pity for Sony/MFT users. With Fuji XF 16mm F1.4 I enjoy the close focus abilities at *15 cm*!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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HowaboutRAW: So as many people predicted LR changed to rental only.

and you even rent the access to your own photos...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:47 UTC

Will you get 12, 24 or 36 shots on that cartridge and then you need to buy a new one?
And with a supposed Yashica digiFilm app will it take one week to process the pictures to JPEG?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 15:20 UTC as 266th comment | 4 replies
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Schweikert: While I do agree on many points, I have to chuckle when an obvious young blogger/photographer refers to something "way back in March 2008". In my best Fargo accent, oh geez that's a long time ago eh. I'm a Canon user well before that and a Nikon user well before that. Use a 4x5 camera, then you'll notice almost zero innovation for 100 years. Use a 1950's Hasselblad, then a 1990's version and see little has changed.

Canon sells more than anyone so what's the motivation to innovate. No different than Apple with more profit than any other electronics company.

Buy other brands, if Canon's sales volume decreases, then they will take notice. Your power as a consumer is just to buy elsewhere.

I shoot full time. Cameras are tools. If I'm not working, I don't touch the gear. Camera phone is more that adequate on vacation because I get to enjoy and experience instead of being stuck behind a camera.

I always feel like I'm stuck behind a phone when I try to use one to take a shot, a very unenjoyable experience...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:47 UTC

They are already obsolete, since they are not made for the curved sensors we will see in the future... ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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Mfritter: This is a very aggressive price for a MF lens.

I am on the side of Great Bustard in this discussion, but I think Chris Dodkin just means that he needs the maximum quality, so when using anything less he will be able to notice it in the output. And when you factor in the competition on the job, it will count.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)
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NicoPPC: picture 23: X-T2 pattern purple flare...

Same on X-T20 and the new X-E3 ?

It's just an apparition!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 13:43 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Makes me wonder why nikon didn't do this before canon?

Because they developed 105mm F1.4.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Wait, I'm confused. I've been told many times by Canon-faithful that stabilization is not needed for larger-aperture lenses such as 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm 1.4 lenses. If you needed stabilization for those lenses, then you were obviously not doing it right.

That is one of the main reasons that the lack of IBIS on Canon bodies was supposedly no big deal.

It makes perfect sense if you realize Canon is responding today to what users really wanted 5 years ago. If you have wishes this year, you only have to wait till 2022.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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stevo23: Drop the drones. Shotguns, nets, jammers, whatever it takes. I'm getting tired of this aggravating noise pollution. They have their place, but when they have invaded so many of the places we go to for peace and quiet, it's time to kick them out.

It is not the sound level, but the distraction from an otherwise peaceful scene.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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Pedro Courelas: That's Canon today...

...and yesterday (since 2012 or so)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (449 comments in total)
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PhotoDiod: Barney, it is simply untrue that 6DII’s video limitations affect only “professional or aspiring filmmakers.” Canon chose not to include in 6DII the ALL-I 1080p video compression that was available even in the amateur 80D, let alone 6D, 5DIII, and 5DII. If you edit your home videos, their quality will be inferior. Everyone is affected by 6DII’s subpar video quality, except maybe those who don’t care about it at all in the first place. So no, it is not just about zebras or 4k.

Is it going to be “fun to use” when shooting video? Yes, but so are smartphones. (And both are impossible to see in bright light.)

This is a tradition in Canon. Add one feature, but remove or cripple another.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (449 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: My intention before it was released was to buy it. Now I'm looking at switching systems. The 6D MK II is overpriced and under spec'd for a 2017 camera that wont be refreshed for 5 years. I don't think the 5DIV is worth the money and neither is the 6DMKII so where do I go?

I will repeat that this 6D mk II is exactly what I hoped the 6D would have been in 2013 - Canon is 5 years behind! Seriously, the comparison here with the Nikon D750 says they are more or less on par, and the Nikon would have better image quality. But that camera is 3 years older!
Canon sees impossible, again.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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BlueBomberTurbo: I've had one for a few months now. Solid build. Not bad IQ at all. Nicely sharp in the middle, but takes a while for the sides to catch up. Bokeh is smooth till you go outside on a sunny day. Gets harsh on high detail backgrounds. On the bright side, the bokeh always appears round. Either way, totally worth the low price.

Samyang 50mm F1.2 costs more than double than this lens, but at least maintains good image quality wide open well outside the center. Bokeh gets busy if you shoot >5 meter away subjects and especially around f/2. Unfortunately I notice field curvature near infinity when stopped down.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
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