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Photo: Naruto the macaque

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 20:50 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

"Meyer Optik has announced its new 105 F2.7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed 105 years ago."

I wait another year for the 106mm f2.7.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 20:20 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (222 comments in total)

I've heard of lens fungus, but this lens has an even worse disease: Morbus Leica.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

Kodak should bring back VHS tapes, too. Analog videographers need both.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

If you stop the video at 29:49 and compare it with the embedded photo "number 5" below, the colors are totally different?!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 130th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

I can't imagine a single country where number 2 is street legal.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Game Boy Camera (70 comments in total)

To enable RAW mode, enter the following code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and START.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 7th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (239 comments in total)

Videographers in 2005: 5D for stills + VHS recorder for videos. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply

Does anyone use 3D-tracking/iTR? The composition determines the position of my subject within the frame.

Example (if the URL is not shown, have a look a the photo called "demo" in my gallery):

The first cyclist was my subject. I wanted him to cycle towards the center of the frame. I picked the single AF field (red box with the number 1 inside) on the left side near the point where the "rule of thirds" lines cross each other. That's the composition I had in mind.

iTR (3D-tracking) could probably have tracked the subject anywhere, but to get the composition you want, you have to move/pan your camera/lens along with your subject anyway. The active AF field (or AF group) never changes.

On Canon DSLRs you can save an AF field and assign it to different buttons. Pressing the joystick down activates the center AF field. This allows you to switch between your favorite AF fields (left side/center/right side) instantly.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)

Just don't let water in motion look like gelatin.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (455 comments in total)

What does CIPA (battery life) mean? Last weekend I shot 2942 photos ( a complete 64 GB card plus another 64 GB backup card, dual RAW) with my 1DX and a 300m f2.8 IS, which needs more power than a smaller lens. After there was no space left on my cards, the battery was still more than 50 % charged. 1210 shots is ridiculous, unless you review every photo for 30 seconds on the LCD.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:27 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

I'm expecting a new camera designed by Luigi Colani. Colani loves circles. Even his family tree is probably a circle. Everything on the new camera is going to be round.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:05 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies

I moninate Emma Gruner for the "Can't Been Unseen Award 2016". Not safe for work, by the way.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 44th comment
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Marcel: I prefer RED BULL Motor Cross event shots where motorcrossers take dangerious loops and that kind of things.

Btw i notice that the shutterspeed is too high if i see that the spikewheeks are bloody sharp. The should be blurry in order to suggest speed of the rotating wheel. Everything else should be sharp.

A slow shutter speed is only required when the wheels are on tarmac. On dirt or in the air it doesn't matter, because the movement is obvious.

Panning shots only show the skill of the photographer. They don't show how good the AF is.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
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DaddyG: Speaking of the Olympics, do you think any sports pros will be using the vaunted Sony A6300?

Not a single one.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)

No lens hood?!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 1st comment

Probably 90mm f2.8 and 91-280mm f4.0. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 12th comment
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Starkiller: The piano <> Minimoog comparison is odd. The Minimoog is an analog synthesizer. The digital equivalent of a piano would be a ROM synthesizer. In a direct comparison I prefer a real Mimimoog over any other instrument, including every piano ever build.

Original quote:

“You know, forget about your incredible piano, you're going to play this concert with a Minimoog.”

I'm sorry, but you can't compare a (grand) piano with a Minimoog, unless you are really comparing only the amount of keys.

In terms of sound you can compare a real (grand) piano with lesser pianos or any ROM keyboard/synthesizer featuring piano multisamples, but you definitely can't compare it with a Minimoog. Piano vs Minimoog is like printed photo vs painting.

The way Emmanuel Lubezki said it ("incredible piano" > Minimoog), depreciates the Minimoog as an instrument. If you ask the best music producers and the best players (i. e. Rick Wakeman), they will all tell you nothing can beat a Minimoog in terms of sound and playing it live. If you want the best sound -> any Moog. If you want an "incredible piano": anything but a Moog.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:46 UTC

The piano <> Minimoog comparison is odd. The Minimoog is an analog synthesizer. The digital equivalent of a piano would be a ROM synthesizer. In a direct comparison I prefer a real Mimimoog over any other instrument, including every piano ever build.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

I want an interview with the janitor working at Canon HQ. He is probably the only Canon employee to say something worth reading.

Interviewing any Canon Executive is like talking to my hand. If the Managers and Executives can't or won't answer your questions, don't interview them anymore.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 16:35 UTC as 11th comment
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