RDMPhotos

RDMPhotos

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Mar 6, 2010
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Passions are what get you out of the bed in the morning.

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RDMPhotos: Oh, boy!!
The bidding is up to $20,000 right now, with just under 10 hours left till the auction closes.

Nope,
too bad the reserve was not met, what ever it was.
However, it still closed for quite a lot of money.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (160 comments in total)

I hope they build the A mount lenses with the aperture ring rotating left with f stop accenting, wich is the opposite of what Nikon and Pentax lenses always have done.

I know that Samyang always made the canon mount turn the wrong way, to match the direction of Nikon, for some unknown reason, but often had the Sony/Minolta mount lenses turn the correct way, historically.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 01:52 UTC as 7th comment
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GCHYBA: I was all ready to pay and realize I don't have a mac.
Oh well.

Is it just for a Mac users?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 01:45 UTC

Oh, boy!!
The bidding is up to $20,000 right now, with just under 10 hours left till the auction closes.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 01:41 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

I am not surprised that the Nikon was the problem.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 01:35 UTC as 7th comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (525 comments in total)
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probert500: I've been using the a7r with legacy lenses. The olympus zuikos are very small, mechanically beautiful, and very sharp if chosen properly.

I'm a tripod shooter so I use the 50mm 3.5 macro (razor sharp corner to corner) and the 24mm f2.8. I also use the tokina 17mm rmc at one setting - f11 at infinity - and it works very well.

The mir site has a lot of zuiko info - if you want fast you have to pay - if you're happy with slow - the lenses are inexpensive and second to none.

One thing I'm going to do is flock the inside of all my adapters - a lot of shiny - if black - metal there.

Sony is weird and strangely stingy on the software side - but once you get the image to the screen - and the print - all is forgiven.

Yeah @Pitchertaker ,
You absolutely can obtain good results with those lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
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fenceSitter: I find it alienating that it seems difficult to find out who these edelkrone guys are, and where they reside. The "About Us" section of their web site leaves no clue to their geographical origins at all, the word "edelkrone" is (pseudo-)german, but German they're definitely not.

Their domain name edelkrone.com is registered via an anonymizer (Registrant: Whoisguard Inc. in Panama). I don't know any law-abiding and respectable company who would do that.

i understand what "fenceSitter " is saying ..
Basically he means 'Why Act all shady if your not really shady?'

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:41 UTC
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Denis of Whidbey Island: Did I miss the part of video with the demonstration of shooting in portrait orientation?

For that you would need an L Bracket and a compact Bogen quick-release adapter with 2 plates..

:)

but seriously I think this might be marketed more towards the videography market.
Also many still shooting tripods heads can be flipped into portrait orientation easily.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
On article Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup (195 comments in total)
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jhwaaser: I am shocked at the lousy response to the Kodak name on here. Kodak invented digital photography, and Kodak, Nikon, and Olympus, all involved in film photography, were the first to tame the excess contrast of the charge coupled device. As a professional photographer, I tried Agfa, Ilford, and even earlier, Ansco products, but I discovered that Nikon cameras and Kodak film, paper, and chemicals made it easier for mecto make top quality photos without problems. I owned, used, and loved Kodak Z510 and Z712 cameras (okay, so my C735 was a p.o.s.) and I thought I would wait and get a Z-Max at a cheap price when they went out of business, but they sold out of that model first, and I lost out. One of my favorite film cameras was the Retina, and I had a iiic stolen out of a Stouffers motel, and haven't bought a Stouffers product since! High-end Kodak products rock, and I hope that the new products treat the brand name as well as, say, the resurrected Triumph motorcycles....

@MarcMedios.. The irony of what you wrote is hysterical..
I especially like how, one year, after I wrote "...However the Kodak main company ceased production of Photographic products and cameras sensors. ..." In my comment, that your reply starts with "@RDMPhotos - Kodak is completely out of the photo equipment business."
lol
Please read everything someone has written before you write a comment to them next time ..

- Looking forward to another amusing comment from you next year

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:00 UTC
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Bhima78: Mind boggled that the A7 II wins over the D750. Even though I have fully converted to mirrorless, if I had to buy a high end ILC, i'd get the one that actually has an amazing native lens library. Taken as a system, the D750 is leagues better.

Umm
He said "if I had to buy a high end ILC, i'd get the one that actually has an amazing native lens library."
Well Olympus has the best High end Native lens library of any of the Mirrorless ILC, hands down, and the largest.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
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RDMPhotos: Well .... where are they ??

Yea that guy never answered me and that was his only post here ..
I still cant find the 12mm but i do see the 8.5mm around.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 19:02 UTC

i guess they raised the price. I see it now as 399, not 359.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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mpgxsvcd: You had me until "Manual Focus". Manual Focus would be great for the interior architecture shots that this lens was intended for. However, I need it for low light action shots which really require good AFF.

wow
so are they going to just re-badge the whole Sony lineup?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: You had me until "Manual Focus". Manual Focus would be great for the interior architecture shots that this lens was intended for. However, I need it for low light action shots which really require good AFF.

Lens FL for IBIS is set Manually in the camera... or did you not know that ?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
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nerd2: So basically equivalent to MF 20mm f5.6 for FF?

T stands for transmission and takes into account any light absorbed or scattered by the elements of a lens, so it depends on the lens. This is the reason there is no precise 'formula' to convert F stops to T stops and vice verse, as different lens designs require different amounts of compensation.
Example : the Angenieux 12-120, at F stop f2.5, is T2.2 and so on

The Majority of of Cin lenses that are calibrated and marked for both always have a T number that is lower than its corresponding F number.
I have never seen or heard of a lens whose related F & T numbers were the reverse.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
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Stanchung: 15K huh. :/

It was not the NEX or E-mount line of the Sony cameras that was being re-badged. It was one from the regular Alpha mount dSLR line or rather dSLT line.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 07:25 UTC
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photogalleryonline: Can't wait to see this in a Nikon F mount, what a great low light still camera with 4k video this would be

Why would Sony make this in an F mount?

There are many cheep F mount adapters for this camera right now.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:40 UTC

Well .... where are they ??

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:38 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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migus: Kudos for taking the risks: FF (aka. pro) + 12Mpix (phones brag with 2-3x more) + NEX body (aka, non-pro) + ext. 4k recorder (extra CAPEX) + no 10bit (aka. amateur) = 7s !

Potentials: May shake the status quo in videography, away from 5D and GH. May offer near pro output and 4K for the rest of us... if cheaper recording solutions come from China, and if heat is not an issue for long videos. Hopefully its stills will be clean and 2-3 steps beyond the current DR.

Those cheap 4k 27" TN-based monitors will fall under their current $6-700 (see Dell, Lenovo, and a few others). For 100% AdobeRGB gamut and 31" IPS we must still pay >1K$. But now we can produce 4k content and see it at 60fps, too :-) (if the GPUs, HDMI etc. sort out their teething pains).

good move, unexpectedly bold, Sony!

"NEX body (aka, non-pro) "

Ummm .... What??
Just because its not a Can-Nikon FF, it is non pro!
Who told you that baloney?..lol
I know more than a few Pros that use a NEX body.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
On article 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space (67 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I too hate it that Kodak folded.

thank you

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
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