LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (214 comments in total)
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Starkiller: Videographers in 2005: 5D for stills + VHS recorder for videos. :-)

In 2005 most Videographers had miniDV cams.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
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basshead: Iconic moments always get captured by a canon

Thank you Captain Obvious!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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basshead: Iconic moments always get captured by a canon

Iconic moments always get captured on Kodak.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 06:54 UTC
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bmwzimmer: Was it shot with a Sony?

Sinar p3-df with 192MP scan back of course. How else would you get the focal plane right and get rid of the converging lines?

Oh, come on! Stop it!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Now the big question. Do you think these were taken as single shots, or captures out of the series of a burst?

They are not huge. They are slim and light, so they can be moved more swiftly.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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Greg VdB: Some nice pictures here - not too shabby for a collection of techheads ;-)

And not that it's a competition, but my personal top-3 is:
1) #10 (Wenmei's girl with fountain)
2) #29 (Rishi's motorcross rider)
3) #24 (Samuel's industrial reflection)

1) #05 (Spencer's boat at sunset)
2) #11 (Williams' stars and mountain)
3) I really don't know if #10, #3 or #1

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 06:20 UTC

Rolleiflex SL66. Better than Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 118th comment
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n3eg: Should I say it? Should I? I'll say it.

If it was micro four thirds instead of a DSLR, NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.

There, I said it.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:03 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Suing for PTSD is a thing now?

Ugh.

One of them was B. A. Baracus.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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n3eg: Should I say it? Should I? I'll say it.

If it was micro four thirds instead of a DSLR, NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.

There, I said it.

And if it was a Hasselbald it would not have fit there in the first place. (I have no if the grammar is correct or not.)

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Makes the lens faster by one stop??
What will happen to those f0.95 lenses!
Too bad I sold my tamron 10-24 lens when I sold my nikon camera and moved to GX85...

I remember the first time the speedbooster was introduced here at dpreview. I cite from this article: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8961802602/metabones-and-caldwell-photographic-annouce-speed-booster-lens-adapter-for-mirrirless-cameras "...works with lenses as fast as F1.2." I don't know why exactly 1,2, but it is clear that it has its limits. The speedbooster has no limitles diameter, so its diameter is the limit to the apterture of optical system. So, it is likely that those f/0.8 lenses will become only f/0.85 lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
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Negative287: Will they auto focus? If not, I can't see paying all that money for these things.

Leica R are manual anyway. And the Nikon version will be manual too. Kipon makes an AF version for EF.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I thought MFT shooters don't care about large formats? MFT has everything anyone ever needed lol

I kid but I do think Sony FE has pretty much killed Speed Boosters.

Kipon also makes Speedboosters for Hasselblad lenses on Sony E-mount cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Makes the lens faster by one stop??
What will happen to those f0.95 lenses!
Too bad I sold my tamron 10-24 lens when I sold my nikon camera and moved to GX85...

They will become f/0,67 lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: "Hopefully you're a fan of hexagonal bokeh"

Those, Carey, are septagons.

mono-
di-
tri-
tetra-
penta-
hexa-
hepta-
okta-
ennea-
deka-
hendeka-
dodeka-

Having 7 sides makes them heptagons.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (146 comments in total)
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jkrumm: Surprised they offer it in regular 4/3 mount in addition to micro 4/3.

Yes, but who would buy any FT lens?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 13:15 UTC
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tkbslc: I worked at a computer shop in 1997-1998 and the Floppy-based Mavicas sold like crazy. Although at that time, most people bought the more compact and cheaper versions that just had a prime lens (I think it was a 35mm eq. f2 lens)

There were a lot of drawbacks with floppies, but you have to remember that memory cards were crazy expensive. Even an 8 MB (yes Megabytes) card was $50 or more. So packing a few $1 floppies in the bag seemed like a nice alternative. Not to mention, you could just pop the disk in your computer without hooking up cables. And in the late 90s, transferring images wasn't as easy as just Autoplay on plugging in USB. Some of the cameras and card readers used Serial ports and a TWAIN driver like a scanner. So the simplicity of using a drive everyone was familiar with was very appealing to many.

Anyway, fun to bring back those memories.

FireWire

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 15:22 UTC

XGA was tha common screen resolution for PCs at that time. I had a gigantic 21"-modell whitch had SXGA @ 100Hz (1280 × 1024) as the optimal resolution. (My mothers old one.) But many poeple had monitors that could handle XGA only with much to slow 60Hz.

Edit: I am not so sure about the 100Hz @ SXGA anymore. I cannot say for sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 21:43 UTC as 45th comment
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Alphoid: Honestly, a review without even mentioning the aperture? Seriously, dpreview?

Random web site suggests this was a constant f/2.8 zoom. If that's correct, it should be on par with an FZ200 in many ways. That's a pretty decent camera. 10x zoom vs 20x zoom would be the major difference, aside from the obvious generational difference in sensor technology, storage technology, etc.

And if you use a hand light meter?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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Beckler8: Maybe the entire tone of the article shouldn't be a mocking one. After all, 17 years from now many of today's cameras are gonna seem like silly junk design wise - since they already do. Things like the current 'minimalist' design trend. You know, cameras like sony a7, a6300, rx100. When manufacturers apparently think it's stylish to purposely make cameras that have bad controls and unusable ergonomics for no reason because it's cool to have large unused areas on the body and ugly plain blocky design.

Minimalistic A7? that thing hat 4 wheels for controll. The usual 2, one aditional at the back and an exposure compensation dial (and the mode dial. But do not count that.) That is not minimalistic.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 21:24 UTC
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