Joined on Aug 20, 2012


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Why are some people assuming this would mean the death of Panasonic cameras? Surely it just means money being invested in a more focused range of cameras rather than wasted on too many unnecessary models.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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Storky: The most critical issue with this lens is: does it autofocus correctly? That's why I (and many others) swapped the Sigma 35 1.4 for the Canon original. The Sigma may be somewhat sharper, but it just doesn't focus reliably. The USB dock is an admission of this, and represents a partial, duct-tapish solution. And being slightly off focus at 1.4 is much more detrimental to image quality than small difference in optical corrections.

'There is enough evidence to claim with certain high probability...'

Saying the evidence exists is not the same as providing actual evidence.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (225 comments in total)

I am not keen on subscribing to CC, especially if new software versions are using the latest hardware. CC forces you to accept software updates, even if you don't have the ideal hardware to run it (or the budget for computer upgrades). It's always been risky upgrading software before it's been real world tested, then again, you don't always need the latest features.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On article High-end full frame roundup (2014) (595 comments in total)
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AshMills: Id just like a Nikon native mount camera with A7S sensor, a tilt and swivel screen, onboard 4K, silent mode, fast AF. With or without an EVF. Please.

Bah, the obsession with 4K! It is not necessary right now but the 'I want it' crowd will probably get their way as the consumer market like to entice people to upgrade. The file sizes 4K produce are huge and the computer power needed to edit them is huge also. Btw LaFonte, future proofing and resale value don't feature in any companies camera products, why would they when they want people to upgrade every other year.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens (244 comments in total)
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Looca: It will be enough that this lens gets as good as their old 50mm f1.4 (+USB dock compatibility and closer focus distance) and it will be world's best 50mm autofocus lens. Just like the previous one was. I removed my beloved Canon 50mm f1.4 from my bag as soon as I bought the old sigma 50mm, and I understood that I didn't know what is a good 50mm lenst before I got it. I will chose this thing over the already-famous overpriced and overrated Otus in an instant... life is too short to miss the moments while rolling a focus ring... really... Zeiss, hearing this? Anyone?
Go Sigma. Bying this one as soon as it hits the shelves.

'life is too short to miss the moments while rolling a focus ring... really... Zeiss, hearing this? Anyone?'

Check out the photography of Robert Doisneau or Henri Cartier-Bresson (to name 2). They produced some stunning pictures with manual lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1620 comments in total)

Very disappointed when this was released. Thanks to the rumours, there was me thinking it was going to be a full frame mirrorless camera and instead we end up with another bulky dslr. I would love a smaller camera with a retro (read simpler) layout that doesn't require trawling through menus to setup for a shot. Whilst the layout is 'retro', this camera is just a dslr without video and wifi yet stupidly priced. If only Fujifilm made a full frame camera!

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On article Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout (194 comments in total)
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infiniti55: What an F-ing dissapointment that Canon and Nikon are for stooping so low to the point that their DSLR's are more geared up with video and have now begun to ditch actual useful features and opt for the video BS . Everyone is on this video bandwagon and it is getting stupid, I have a suggestion for the video guys.... Get a dedicated VIDEO CAMERA.

The main reason people are on this 'video bandwagon' is quite simply, cost. To get a dedecated video camera that gives you the quality and depth of field professional filmmakers require will cost tens of thousands whereas a DSLR plus several lenses will be significantly less. Since getting my DSLR, which I got primarily for photograpy btw, my film work has never looked so good.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 09:09 UTC
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