LJ - Eljot

LJ - Eljot

Lives in Berlin
Joined on Oct 17, 2010

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Several times you used the 35mm lens at 135mm. (the bride) How is that possible?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 14:27 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Androole: 330g ain't bad.

$1500 is not cheap, though.

No, this is expensive:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1023801-REG/zeiss_2075_921_15_to_30mm_cz_2.html
but not superexpensive. This is superexpensive: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840519-REG/Fujinon_HK3_1X14_5_F_HK3_1X14_5F_14_5_45mm_T2_0_ZOOM.html or this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840667-REG/fujinon_xa101x8_9besm_tk_xa101x8_9besm_pf_2_3_precision_focus.html

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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mosc: For those who don't speak Zeis:

Batis: FF AF
Touit: APS-C AF
Loxia: FF MF

These are all genera af birds.
Otus=Scops owl
Milvus=Milvus (Red Kite for example)
Batis=kind of Sparrows
Touit=kind of Parrots
Loxia=Crossbill (kind of Finches)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (228 comments in total)
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avotius: Holy cow, €15,000 worth of swag? Thats huge! Congrats to the winner! When I won the Zeiss photo contest in 2009 we got a choice of one (cheaper) lens, I chose the 21 f2.8, great lens, still have it.

Or you can take the Zeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom worth 14.900€.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (228 comments in total)
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weathersealed: First ever winner was from Germany. Second place from Germany.

Second place is Australia. Third place is Germany.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (228 comments in total)

Edit: Ups! Should be an answer to weathersealed.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 28th comment
On article Student takes 2016 Zeiss Photography Award top prize (228 comments in total)
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avotius: Holy cow, €15,000 worth of swag? Thats huge! Congrats to the winner! When I won the Zeiss photo contest in 2009 we got a choice of one (cheaper) lens, I chose the 21 f2.8, great lens, still have it.

15.000€? That ist the 3 Otus and then you have still 3000€ over. So, you can also buy the Milvus 2.8/21mm and something for 1300€. That is indeed much.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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rurikw: Lovely story. What was that camera again?

Olympus Pencil, wasn't it?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Another very nice production.

Were the focal lengths quoted on screen doubled for 35mm equivalence?

I’m surprised the lens model was not quoted with the info for each shot, too.
I imagine this is what a lot of DP readers are interested in, also.
Maybe in future productions, please?

all the best

Yes it is an insult and it is just plain stupid. But every photographer who uses formats other than 36x24 mm² is used to that kind of stupidity and that puzzle is solved quickly.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: Another very nice production.

Were the focal lengths quoted on screen doubled for 35mm equivalence?

I’m surprised the lens model was not quoted with the info for each shot, too.
I imagine this is what a lot of DP readers are interested in, also.
Maybe in future productions, please?

all the best

They were defenitly multiplied by 2. 150mm 1.8? Such a lens does not exist for mFT. But it showed up every time the 75mm lens was seen before. And 24mm? 12mm lens. And so on. That is a bit confusing if you are an mFT user.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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Sezano: 426g small? this is A7 territory.

A man walks into a bakery and says "I like to have one litre of bread." The man on the counter says "It is called kilogram." The costomer replies "Oh, I was was pretty shure it was "bread".".

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)
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dialstatic: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (known as the GX80 outside of North America)"

This US versus non-US naming of cameras is silly enough in general, but this is downright confusing. Regular consumers may think that the GX85 is a newer camera as it seems to follows the convention of higher model numbers for consecutive generations.

Nikon N for US and Nikon F for the rest of the world. Amazing that it is Nikon D all over the world.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Model Mike: I like the design, but the 'old' background is less tiring on the eyes than the overpowering white (one of the reasons why I tend to avoid the Connect site). A light grey would help readability IMO.

No doubt we'll get used to the new design, but the new background does smack as change for change' sake.

Your monitor is too bright. Set it to 100 cd/m²! (something between 80 and 120, depends on how bright your place is.)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Much better. I have been reading all articles in my thunderbird as news-feed because there I have black text on white. Now just change the text to black and it will be fine. By the way, I like the original theme, it is just a little bit hard to read.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:11 UTC as 443rd comment
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naththo: I am so unsure with your ACR files, some of the blue skies are green cast when processed with ACR. I think it might be the DCP Adobe Standard is pretty much off in that term of colour. I looked at your original JPG and the JPG one render blue skies much better. Maybe that needs to process with different DCP or use different software that could do much better job. I do know that A7 Camera Standard is truly well off in green cast but in Adobe Standard is not that bad. I tried processed with Capture One and find it is bit better though. Sometimes when opening ACR the highlight often blownout compare to JPG looks fine with conserved highlight.

I agree. It is better.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
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naththo: I am so unsure with your ACR files, some of the blue skies are green cast when processed with ACR. I think it might be the DCP Adobe Standard is pretty much off in that term of colour. I looked at your original JPG and the JPG one render blue skies much better. Maybe that needs to process with different DCP or use different software that could do much better job. I do know that A7 Camera Standard is truly well off in green cast but in Adobe Standard is not that bad. I tried processed with Capture One and find it is bit better though. Sometimes when opening ACR the highlight often blownout compare to JPG looks fine with conserved highlight.

In image 96 the sky is sky blue. The water is blue with is bit green in it. Just like see water often looks. I have not been there, therefor I can not say if it is realistic or not.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
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naththo: I am so unsure with your ACR files, some of the blue skies are green cast when processed with ACR. I think it might be the DCP Adobe Standard is pretty much off in that term of colour. I looked at your original JPG and the JPG one render blue skies much better. Maybe that needs to process with different DCP or use different software that could do much better job. I do know that A7 Camera Standard is truly well off in green cast but in Adobe Standard is not that bad. I tried processed with Capture One and find it is bit better though. Sometimes when opening ACR the highlight often blownout compare to JPG looks fine with conserved highlight.

I only took a look at the jpgs. They are in sRGB. Blue Sky looks often better in wider colour spaces, but here I don't have a comparison. It looks blue and has no greenish colour cast.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
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naththo: I am so unsure with your ACR files, some of the blue skies are green cast when processed with ACR. I think it might be the DCP Adobe Standard is pretty much off in that term of colour. I looked at your original JPG and the JPG one render blue skies much better. Maybe that needs to process with different DCP or use different software that could do much better job. I do know that A7 Camera Standard is truly well off in green cast but in Adobe Standard is not that bad. I tried processed with Capture One and find it is bit better though. Sometimes when opening ACR the highlight often blownout compare to JPG looks fine with conserved highlight.

Looks good at my Eizo ColorEdge.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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Jhaakas: It is not a 24-600 f2.4-4 .. but look closely, it is a 8-200 mm lens. The equivalent fstop is f7.2-12 (not 2.4- 4)and it is what it is.

The quality of still pics is great compared to a PS camera, however pretty ordinary compared to a APSC dslr. Zoomed photos have poor contrast, low sharpness and sort of a whitish opaqueness. Even a basic Nikon d3300 or a Pentax K-50 with a 55-200 zoom has much better pic quality.
Video is where the RX10 will have the upper hand.. and those capabilities are amazing. However you might get them also in a dedicated video camera for much less price.

The IQ of the Zuiko 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 is dissapionting indeed. The M.Zuiko 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 is also not that great. The 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II is said to be OK to quite good. I have not tested it so far, but I am going to. The Zuiko 90-250mm F2.8 should be qite good. But I have not tested it by now and probalbly never will. I am quite content with my Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 + EC-14. But it is pretty big compared to the smaller zooms.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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Jhaakas: It is not a 24-600 f2.4-4 .. but look closely, it is a 8-200 mm lens. The equivalent fstop is f7.2-12 (not 2.4- 4)and it is what it is.

The quality of still pics is great compared to a PS camera, however pretty ordinary compared to a APSC dslr. Zoomed photos have poor contrast, low sharpness and sort of a whitish opaqueness. Even a basic Nikon d3300 or a Pentax K-50 with a 55-200 zoom has much better pic quality.
Video is where the RX10 will have the upper hand.. and those capabilities are amazing. However you might get them also in a dedicated video camera for much less price.

I don't think that the IQ of the two 300mm Olympus lenses is that bad. The Zuiko 300mm 2.8 and the M.Zuiko 300mm 4 are not that bad in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
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