MAubrey

MAubrey

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Linguist
Joined on Dec 22, 2011

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mikeodial: I am sure the 14mm is a great lens, but not sure its going to be three times better than the IRIX 14mm F2.8. At $400 it is a bargain for ultra wide angle shooters who can't justify the cost of a "professional" lens.

Well, it'll nearly allow three times more light (1.3 stops vs. 1.5 stops). That puts it close to three times better right out of the gate.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Tripods, by definition, have 3 legs.
This is a quadpod.
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/quadpod

Heh.

"Project much?"

I like it.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Tripods, by definition, have 3 legs.
This is a quadpod.
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/quadpod

Well, I'm glad you so eagerly accept my expression of pity for you.

Our knowledge of language change is extensive and thorough going. Yes, it isn't simplistic It's far too complicated, in fact, for your simplistic complaint to be true.

Here, you can educate yourself: http://amzn.to/2ranfcp

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Tripods, by definition, have 3 legs.
This is a quadpod.
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/quadpod

Actually, that's exactly how language evolution works.

Exactly.

And often times efficiency override precision. That's what happening here. Sorry. But some times, "how language works" just cannot be communicated to the self-righteous.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Tripods, by definition, have 3 legs.
This is a quadpod.
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/quadpod

And garage sales can't take place in drive ways!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: Can Sony compete with Canon and Nikon? You are having a laugh. Open up your Nikon camera, it has a Sony digital imager inside it. Your Olympus? Your Panasonic? Your Fuji? Your smartphone? And soon your Canon. Sony carries the entire industry.

^This.

'Designed by' is also marketing speak for, "not commercially available from Sony to other companies."

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: Can Sony compete with Canon and Nikon? You are having a laugh. Open up your Nikon camera, it has a Sony digital imager inside it. Your Olympus? Your Panasonic? Your Fuji? Your smartphone? And soon your Canon. Sony carries the entire industry.

@Max ISO:
Chipworks took apart an E-M1-II. There's a Sony sensor inside.

"Designed by" doesn't mean "manufactured."

https://chipworks1.force.com/DefaultStore/ccrz__ProductDetails?viewState=DetailView&cartID=&sku=DEF-1703-802&&store=DefaultStore

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Alpha Jack: Most points are spot on to the point that I would say, "duh". IMHO, few pros will switch, but almost every pro will carry an a9 for the times where silence is golden. If they don't a competitor will get the shot that they couldn't even attempt. Golf shots are obvious, but there are probably times in every sport where a silent shooting mode will open up opportunities not available with other cameras. And of course it's not just sports. Imagine wildlife photos where a shutter slap means your subject matter is now a blur or a solemn event moment where the photog can benefit from being less noticed. If pros honestly choose a camera as a tool to get the job done, how can they leave this out of the bag? That doesn't mean switching systems, but adding a tool to their arsenal.

All of the sudden, carrying a secondary system becomes a significant consideration.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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tonywong: I am hoping this lens will be as good as the 100-400L II, because the 70-200 GM is definitely not as good as the Nikon (which is spectacular).

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/01/an-update-and-comparison-of-the-sony-fe-70-200mm-f2-8-gm-oss/

Nothing is as good as the new Nikon 70-200mm.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
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Wilight: I heard that Apple designers are envious of that Ethernet Port.

If apple made a camera, it'd just have a single USB-3.1 port and nothing else. No mic jack, no card readers, nothing.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: This will be a game-changer in the TV and film industry where silence is a must for any unit still photographer. Plenty of resolution, silent shutter, full frame. Man, they need to make all of the Whitehouse press get on board with this (or anyone who covers any kind of press conference). It's hard to hear or concentrate with all the clicking.

Canon and Nikon: Your full-frame cameras are less expensive, but this one from Sony is going to be able to do anything. Mirrorless/fullframe/silent shutter. That is the future.

Not to mention that 20fps in RAW is really, really close to 24fps for video. Sony's within striking distance of 8K's 33MP.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Handsome camera and lens combination.

That's the great thing about system cameras though. You can use the lenses on a variety of bodies with a variety of price points.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
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bluevellet: "2% without Sony"

So market share is 97% canon and Sony and Nikon at 2% and 1% respectively. :)

-2% growth year over year. Without Sony, the market grown would be negative. It's not percentage share by company.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)
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entoman: Am I the only person here who actively DISLIKES the current trend to produce hybrid stills/video cameras? Most of the photographers I know don't want video, which just makes stills cameras more complex and more expensive. I'm sure the Pansonic is a great compromise (biased towards video), but I'd much rather see cameras designed EITHER for stills OR for video. "Jack of all trades, master of none"

Prime candidate for Nikon Df, I'd say.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 01:49 UTC

You know the film market is improving when digital photography sites are reporting Ilford's annual ULF order.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 04:32 UTC as 10th comment
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cshyde: OK other than intimate massage devices just what is their area of strength? I have been waiting for a replacement for the LX100 but it looks like there may never be one.

Automotive audio systems are huge--they've got a monopoly on contracts with Japanese car manufacturers as well as both Volkswagen and GM.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (189 comments in total)
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rfsIII: While you guys are quibbling about the price and the optical quality, some smart New York photographer is going to make a fortune using its gentle rendering and dreamlike flare to shoot romantic images for fashion mags and ad campaigns.
Further it has just the look filmmakers want for diminishing the overly sharp look of modern cinema cameras.
And finally, at this point sunstars are a cliche, sun swords on the other hand are very cool.

You get a like for the sun swords comment!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
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CaPi: What on earth,.. Won't make any sense in terms of sensor usage but hey..
this might actually be fun!

Well, a 17mm TS has the image circle and will provide a nice 13mm equivalent ultra wide.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
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Will Hikari: There are a lot of false arguments, like medium-format is about shallower depth of field. Depth of field is not an optical property of a system, but a perceptual quality of the viewing conditions. Anyone that has shot formats larger than 35mm probably knows than getting shallow depth of fields is not the reason for going to larger formats (opinion of the internet do not count ;) ). Anyone that has done large-format landscape photography with 4x5 or 8x10 did not do that for shallow depth of fields, not if you want to use the apertures the lenses are designed for (maximum apertures on large format are for focusing, not shooting).

BTW, I shoot with a Pentax 645D and Fuji X Pro2, so I am not going to argue one over the other, but they are not the same (I also shot a Nikon D800E and my 645D always gave better results, at east for me (just as the 645Z gives a nicer image that the D810 pushed a stop in your example above (cherry picking again?))).

Yeah. People convert aero-ektars to Speed Graphics for the lppm.

Over at largeformatphotography.info, we also continue to talk about bokeh and DoF pretty regularly. We care about it and we continue to shoot LF film because of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
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Ab Latchin: This is the usual claptrap of comparisons... The fuji is compared to the A7R2 where it clearly has better noise performance and the EF mount is lens limited... It gets compared to the D810 for DR at base ISO and the Canon for detail...

Lets do it this way, compare it to the CANON for noise and DR... Oops doesn;t look to hot now does it?

Lets then compare it to the Nikon for detail... yup, eeks out a win there. And the Sony for lens selection...

Instead you take three companies and allow each on to win on its strength while ignoring their weaknesses vs one camera body 3 months old. Hardly a fair fight.

Look at the 5Dr, yup, poor noise and DR in comparison... Look at the D810 for detail, yup it loses out there too, look at the A7r2 lens selection... not the widest in the world.

Doesn't Sony beat it for lens selection?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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