Tan68

Tan68

Lives in United States Western Slope, CO, United States
Joined on Oct 5, 2008

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tkbslc: You start to wonder if just 3 prime lens modules would be simpler and cheaper. 25-50-100 sounds good to me and gives "4x zoom"

Or honestly, since we have panorama for wide angles, I'd probably take a double lens 35/85 if I was dreaming.

The only way to do this is to use a folded optics design...

'going sideways' has a negative connotation in some places :^)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
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Stitzer23: Will we get articles on cars soon? Because quite a lot of photographers use cars. And some cars have cameras too.

Handling a phone while driving is dangerous.
There is no safe option but to use the dash cam.
Panning is easier in the winter with snow down..

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
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MichaelCourtney: This is it??? This is what's been cooked up to celebrate their 100th Year Anniversary after all the gaffs and screw-ups over the past decade?

Fire the management. They are hopelessly out of any ideas. I so hope I can switch systems.

Oh, Mike...

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
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Tan68: Perhaps overuse of 'special' was intended to be only humorous.

A couple slides in, the article reads more as mockery or sarcasm. By the end, it reads a little mean.

Sam, other companies issue special edition this or that yet they are poured upon.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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Sarge_: Jesus. Is Nikon dead or what? 100 years, and folding up shop? It's not like they didn't have... oh... a hundred years to produce something jaw-dropping for this precise moment.

I'm a Nikon pro shooter, not a Canon troll. This is just disappointing... Seems like the company is collapsing. If it isn't, they better start getting the news out, because a lot of people are going to choose Canon instead, given the writing on the walls.

The writing sure seems to be on the wall at DPR. It is becoming a popular thing to do this Nikon bashing. Each negative post feeding the next and people piling on. Interesting behaviors :^)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
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MichaelCourtney: This is it??? This is what's been cooked up to celebrate their 100th Year Anniversary after all the gaffs and screw-ups over the past decade?

Fire the management. They are hopelessly out of any ideas. I so hope I can switch systems.

Why can't you switch systems ?

You sound pretty dissatisfied with Nikon..
If you are willing to carelessly recommend people lose their livelihood, I imagine any inconvenience in switching camera systems is a reasonable burden to bear in making a point.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:16 UTC

Perhaps overuse of 'special' was intended to be only humorous.

A couple slides in, the article reads more as mockery or sarcasm. By the end, it reads a little mean.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies
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davids8560: Please complete the following sentence: "All Ricoh Pentax has to do is..."

click their heels three times and believe

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (93 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: nifty 50s ainy so nifty any more .... their like mf short teles beastin large ... what does that weigh a kilo or 2??????

it really makes me happy i shoot with m43 and fuji

I think the lens has room for two voles.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 02:37 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (93 comments in total)

Oh, my goodness.
That is huge for a Pentax lens...

Internal motor and whatever else (besides VR / SR / IS) is tucked in there is to blame! But this is the way new lenses are made.. I will miss the smaller screw drive lenses. I like those :^)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 02:34 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica SL Review (875 comments in total)
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Tan68: ..until the section titled ~ "learning curve, read the manual", I hadn't noticed the lack of mode dial.

However, I had noticed there appears to be no AF-on button...
I like AF button

Is there any way to initiate AF separately from a half-press of the shutter button ?

Maybe one of the customizable buttons can be set to do this but none of those buttons look very convenient to use for this purpose.

Okay, thanks for the replies

This review didn't have as much info in the 'controls' section as other reviews.. Those are pretty much the only pages I read anymore...

Unless I missed this tidbit about pushing the AF point select stick..?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:28 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (875 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: "I just don't see it measuring up in a crowded market of objectively better, cheaper and more flexible options "
It's rich guy jewelry, like a Rolex only with a much shorter half life.

'half life' is a giveaway !

Tritium hasn't been used in goat's years 1!!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:23 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (875 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: iphone7+ takes better photos !!!

Is the cell phone really any easier to grip?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (875 comments in total)

..until the section titled ~ "learning curve, read the manual", I hadn't noticed the lack of mode dial.

However, I had noticed there appears to be no AF-on button...
I like AF button

Is there any way to initiate AF separately from a half-press of the shutter button ?

Maybe one of the customizable buttons can be set to do this but none of those buttons look very convenient to use for this purpose.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 57th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: no cat's eyes!

but i detect almond eyes and those are not a bad thing

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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scottcraig: Yawn! ... A man on a galloping horse isn't going to notice the difference. Nor will want to for that price.

this sounds like a proverb
but i can't place it...

does it relate to 'haste makes waste' or 'another arrow (tool) in the quiver' or is it something to do with prairie dogs ?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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Cytokine: While the blur is good there is too much loss of light and contrast on the models face.

That's easy enough to fix and some may prefer starting with lower contrast.

Or, the low contrast you perceive could have been introduced when the images were prepared for the ad.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: The only obvious effect is on the highlights. I'd say the back ground blur looks a bit better without the filter. Rendering is also a bit cleaner without the filter. Maybe adobe should make a apodize highlights function in lightroom :p.

maiaibing... the effects may not be faithfully replicated but there will be an app for this..

Apo-apps will be the upgrade for the existing fake short depth of field apps.

I look forward to seeing these images

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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mezastel: Notice how the images Sony shows off has that *Simulated image disclaimer. Why couldn't they use REAL images?

The second set with the blonde looking at the camera for the 'good' image and away for the 'poor' image looks exactly like any sample image for lenses I have seen back to books copyright '78

The use of 'simulated' images is also not new..

Just the way it is

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (354 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: New technologies are welcome

It may have been designed by Sony, Emrys, but that doesn't make it a new technology...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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