RDMPhotos

RDMPhotos

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Mar 6, 2010
About me:

Passions are what get you out of the bed in the morning.

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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 (199 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
On article A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens (184 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Everything indicates that this is a pretty awful, pointless piece of equipment that has little to offer anyone who is serious about taking pictures using a modern digital camera body. At £480, they are having a bit of a laugh I'd say!

I agree 100%,
Some people just don't get it
... and also have no idea what garbage is.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On article A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens (184 comments in total)
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Kirk Bruner: At these prices, you REALLY have to want this lens. It's not my cup of tea, but I can understand others wanting to explore the possibilities of its characteristics, which, on any given day, might be termed its limitations. You won't really find its set of characteristics in any other lens, so, for those willing to spring for it, have fun. For me, that's a lot of what art is all about anyway. Currently, I'm one of those who must make do with the somewhat pedestrian gear in my bag. But then, that's also part of what art is all about. Great photos have been taken with pure junk over the years, and an ordinary DSLR with a ubiquitous 50 can be a severe taskmaster. It's all about the discovery of what YOU can do.

the ironic thing is that the price has gone up. I am kicking myself for not getting in on this when they were still on kick starter. Or even the 1st batch after the kick starter closed.
I thought for sure that they would have dropped the price, but instead it went up a couple hundred.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On article A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens (184 comments in total)
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tbcass: Why, with all the new products we are waiting to see reviewed, do you people waste your time on a crappy lens almost nobody wants????

I agree they do that often too on this site.
However you should have made that comment on another review.
Not on this one where they are talking about a lens that many people, including myself, want to get.

Don't feel bad tho, it happens to the Best of us. I accidentally posted something on the wrong page once when I was younger, and 1st started posting online

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On article A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens (184 comments in total)

"The lens uses drop-in Waterhouse stops to set the aperture. They're only held in by gravity, so fall out easily if you hold the lens at the wrong angle. The lens also comes with a blank, for no obvious reason."

no obvious reason???
I see the change in leadership here had no positive effect on the intelligence of the writing.

The 1st Obvious reason is for One to make their own shape, waterhouse opening, for interesting Bokeh.
If they did a complete research they would have figured out this, if they looked on the Lomo site and payed attention to nitice that the blank is one of the "4 Experimental Aperture Plates" included in the lens package

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 17th comment
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AlanG: I bet photos made of the region by RIT photo students over the decades would probably encompass an interesting documentary collection.

tru

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:36 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.

@Holger Drallmeyer
Where or who is their Film division now?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
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