LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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dmartin92: Is it just me, or does the camera look huge there in the guy’s hands ?

On Camerasize it looks just a little bit smaller than a K-30.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 15:10 UTC

"If only Seattle would drop out of Log mode for a moment..."
A good chuckle there, well played!

Edit: beaten to it :-S

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 14:06 UTC as 56th comment
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)
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madsgrand: This slideshow format is still annoying!

@dmurphey
Ad space? You mean you're seeing ads without uBlock Origin? :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 18:03 UTC
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LensBeginner: The image from the camera lacks contrast.
Given that it was processed from a RAW, there's no reason why it couldn't be added during development, I guess.

Also saturation looks different, but it's strange... in the phone picture the face looks much more saturated, while the curtains look almost the same as the camera picture.
Maybe it's because it's darker that I perceive that way, or maybe because the phone's software automatically boosts saturation on the subject's face.

Final note, detection errors are very apparent in the last picture: near the mouth, cheekbone, eyebrow (amputated), hair (a mess).

My point is, for a comparison, it's quite loose.
True, there are merits in leaving all the RAW parameters to default, but we don't even know it that was the case.

To me, it's two pictures one next to the other, not a comparison.
They are perhaps sufficient to observe where the phone falls short, but don't allow to go deeper than the surface.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 20:55 UTC

The image from the camera lacks contrast.
Given that it was processed from a RAW, there's no reason why it couldn't be added during development, I guess.

Also saturation looks different, but it's strange... in the phone picture the face looks much more saturated, while the curtains look almost the same as the camera picture.
Maybe it's because it's darker that I perceive that way, or maybe because the phone's software automatically boosts saturation on the subject's face.

Final note, detection errors are very apparent in the last picture: near the mouth, cheekbone, eyebrow (amputated), hair (a mess).

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 19:22 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
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LensBeginner: As far as I understood it, Leica's strong suit is lenses, not bodies.
Why would one buy an expensive, "ok" body, and then pair it with a "so-so" lens?
Wouldn't it be better to, for instance, adapt an M lens on an A7 body?

Unless it's for "the look"...

@james s. kennedy
I know, but HCB didn't use a Handevision lens :-P

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 22:11 UTC
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)

"3. Change (something, typically colour or shade) gradually or step by step."

As already pointed out below, not much point if the steps are... just one.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 20:03 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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sirhawkeye64: Of course, then there's the frustration of You get done re-assembling and find you have an extra screw or two (or more) left... If you're careful in how you take them out and keep track, then this probably won't happen, but in some devices these days, there could be 50+ tiny screws holding the thing together...

I just draw a rough outline on a sheet of paper, and then stuck the screws in the paper thread-first...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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IR1234: Think I'm in the minority of wanting an option to slow my i6s down. The battery is utterly screwed, and I'd like it to make it to the end of the day, yet the thing continues to power along at full speed for no real reason. And I'm not being sarcastic either, it's primary function is a phone. Far more important to be available for calls than for Facebook.

@IR1234
that battery is done for, and the fact that it's in this condition after just two years is an indication that something was wrong with the design, maybe just the fact that its capacity was inadequate.

Cycling a Lithium battery 100-0-100 every single day is how you ruin it, and if it doesn't get you to the end of a typical working day when it's new, then it's bad design.

Make it bigger, make it thicker, but at the very least make it work...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 15:26 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: Of course, then there's the frustration of You get done re-assembling and find you have an extra screw or two (or more) left... If you're careful in how you take them out and keep track, then this probably won't happen, but in some devices these days, there could be 50+ tiny screws holding the thing together...

When I opened my K-30, I counted 23, IIRC.

Screws varied in length and thread pitch, so one _has_ to keep track, it's not like it's possible to rely on memory, or just try which goes where.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 22:03 UTC
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LensBeginner: As far as I understood it, Leica's strong suit is lenses, not bodies.
Why would one buy an expensive, "ok" body, and then pair it with a "so-so" lens?
Wouldn't it be better to, for instance, adapt an M lens on an A7 body?

Unless it's for "the look"...

Having seen your gear list, I'll take your word for it ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 20:36 UTC

"Oh! Screw! found a screw! aaah they're all hidden under the grips! o-ho! it's all under the grips!"

...you don't say? XD

Here I stopped watching.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 20:01 UTC as 50th comment

As far as I understood it, Leica's strong suit is lenses, not bodies.
Why would one buy an expensive, "ok" body, and then pair it with a "so-so" lens?
Wouldn't it be better to, for instance, adapt an M lens on an A7 body?

Unless it's for "the look"...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
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IR1234: Think I'm in the minority of wanting an option to slow my i6s down. The battery is utterly screwed, and I'd like it to make it to the end of the day, yet the thing continues to power along at full speed for no real reason. And I'm not being sarcastic either, it's primary function is a phone. Far more important to be available for calls than for Facebook.

You're absolutely right.

Problem is, a 2 y.o. device and the battery can't get you at the end of the day? I think 1715mAh were too little a capacity for a 2015 device.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 18:02 UTC
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (210 comments in total)

...is this Kodak or... oh fuggedaboutit!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 21:22 UTC as 91st comment
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Xeexon: I hate to be boring- I’ve moved on from Pentax/Ricoh system long ago (though that was my first love and how I introduced myself to DSLR photography)- but it is so unfortunate that with over sampling based on sensor shift tech, like many other technologies they’ve pioneered, Pentax was so far ahead of its time that it seemed like a gimmick when it first came out. Now that everyone has adopted this tech and rebadged it as revolutionary, Pentax is not even a footnote in history.

I’m not asking for anything to be amended in the article or crying out for justice, but I am just amazed at the crap luck Pentax has had. Was it the lag in autofocus and video that did them in, or was it just clunky implementation of said revolutionary features (or even bad marketing/assessment of customer needs)?

Would love to hear opinions, but please remember to be gentle in your criticism- I am still a Pentaxian (read: Pentax fanboy) at heart.

IIRC Olympus introduced a pixel shift that increased resolution in the file, while Pentax developed - shortly thereafter - a pixel shift that, by moving the sensor exactly in 1-pixel increments, allowed to have real color information for each pixel.

I don't know if and/or how much Olympus relied on interpolation, nor if and/or how much Pentax's claims were marketing or not, I can only say that Pentax's way makes much more sense, because in the second case you don't need to resize the output jpeg, and end up with something roughly the same filesize as a normal jpeg.

Sony came much later, and with an implementation that takes much more time than Pentax's, so I can surmise it's a little less refined

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 17:29 UTC
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LensBeginner: These "tests" are meaningless IMHO...
Pentax cameras and lenses are advertised as "weather resistant", but I've heard lots of reports of the WR failing in light rain conditions.

Bottom line, sample variation is much too great, to the point that even though the manufacturers like to advertise weather resistance, they usually don't cover damage to the cameras/lenses involving liquids.

That's what I'm saying.
I've seen videos of cameras submerged in a swimming pool, covered in sand and washed under a shower, and then some people have their failing after 10' light rain.

Too much variability, no certainty.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:30 UTC

These "tests" are meaningless IMHO...
Pentax cameras and lenses are advertised as "weather resistant", but I've heard lots of reports of the WR failing in light rain conditions.

Bottom line, sample variation is much too great, to the point that even though the manufacturers like to advertise weather resistance, they usually don't cover damage to the cameras/lenses involving liquids.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 19:04 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)

I only have a 100/2.8... my pictures will always be junk :(

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Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 20:46 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On article Grand Canyon time lapse records rare cloud inversion (125 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: How do you do star trails like those in a time lapse?
I mean, judging by their length those are from exposures many minutes long, yet they move by a small amount and overlap with each passing frame.

I gather it's a PP thing?

I thought this out, and figured it must be some sort of "staggered" stacking...

For instance, in a series of pictures [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], the first frame is the stack 1-4, the second 2-5, the third 3-6 etc. it's the only sensible explanation.

I feel that the editors could have added some interesting bits of information like this one, instead of just pitching the thing like eBay junk (Rare! Pristine! Mint! Mint-y!)

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 20:45 UTC
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