LensBeginner

LensBeginner

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On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

Yeah, I will definitely buy more as budget permits and tech advances... next one I'd like to be at least 4k (for cropping purposes), now that prices are manageable.

Audio is my No. 1 priority though, so other mics come first :)

Quality from the action cam and the camcorder is about equal... they are both lousy! :P

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:45 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

I don't... since my still cameras can't cope with continuous recording, I was forced by budget constraints to buy a consumer-grade camcorder and a Chinese-quality action cam (camera 1 and camera 2 in my setup)...

...but I do have a proper external recorder (XY integrated stereo), and a nice large diaphragm condenser mic for accents ;-)

But boy, would have I liked an interchangeable lens camera that allowed continuous recording for as long as a couple of hours... I could have put my nice lenses to good use, instead of relying on that purple-fringe-producing plastic pile of excrement that is my camcorder... :-/

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

Who said it would have been the only camera?
Who said audio was to be from the in-camera mic?

I personally place different cameras around, but the point of having cameras that record continuously is precisely to free your hands (and be able to do other stuff, be it performing or recording with other devices)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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coody: Because Sony RX100 V limits 4k for 5 minutes, user should prefer Panasonic LX 10.

@DaGuardian Well, sometimes it is necessary to do so...
To me as well limitations on continuous video recording are quite important.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 04:52 UTC
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zakaria: Shooting at 1:1 crop mode is a great addition.
Thanks Ricoh.I use pentax dslr since 2008 I never got an update from Pentax that add some features except this new firmware.
All pentax firmware updates were to enhance general stability.

...something like a multi-aspect APS-C sensor in addition to the FF one, I like it!

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (76 comments in total)
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Brooks A: This is similar to John Griggs's excellent photography, which can be seen on his website Entropic Remnants http://www.entropicremnants.com/

Yep, my opinion as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Abandoned America: Photographing a forgotten history (76 comments in total)
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Brooks A: This is similar to John Griggs's excellent photography, which can be seen on his website Entropic Remnants http://www.entropicremnants.com/

Sorry, gave a look, but too much overcooked HDR in every single picture for my taste.
While I concede that HDR gives its best with machinery, dilapidated structures and decay in general, that's far too much for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 11:00 UTC

The jaggies look just like a poor GPS module in difficult conditions (trees, echoes due to having rock on the opposite side of the satellite, slow motion etc.).

Even the most sophisticated GPS module will draw a "star" when holding still, let alone a smartphone-quality like the ones mounted on cameras (and no, GLONASS support won't make that "highly accurate"... the old Galaxy SIII - and many cellphones of that generation - had it too, and it still was a mess).

Question: is it possible to download a *.gpx file without passing through the app, just straight from the microSD card, or is it everything stored in a proprietary file format?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:45 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (38 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Wasn't the Pentax K-01 "designer inspired" too?

@Will So useful it's my only camera...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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PanchoVilla: A cheap Helios 58mm f/2 will get you the same look for $40 USD + purchase of an adapter. Another Kickstarter ripoff!

Right.
Or buy a Pentax, find a Helios 44K and forgo the adapter ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
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LensBeginner: I believe that a 3D-printed plastic item is intrinsically more fragile than a cast one.

Re the integrity I was refering to the fact that in image No.1 the thing surely looks bent under the weight of the camera, as many here noticed, just in case you missed it.

I wouldn't let anything of that sort bear the weight of an even remotely valuable film rangefinder, let alone a heavy modern camera...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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LensBeginner: I believe that a 3D-printed plastic item is intrinsically more fragile than a cast one.

@electrophoto yeah I know, type of resin, heat treatment etc.
However if I had to bet after seeing the pics I'd say that in this case I'm correct ;-)

Moreover that's the wrong process for this kind of thing, they are so simple that molding is the way to go, unless they expect to sell a veeery small number, that is...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 14:27 UTC

I believe that a 3D-printed plastic item is intrinsically more fragile than a cast one.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (66 comments in total)
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ahw82: I love the picture of the corgi. Clearly, the least artistic composition of all the photos in the gallery--you can tell the photographer was wandering Pike Place Market and took the shot on autopilot. "Look, a corgi!" And it was still good enough to include in the gallery. Proving that any photo with a corgi in it is a great photo.

If it has to do with the 15 LTD, it's not "autopilot", it's called "mind control" :-P

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (205 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: A 1995 lens being called old... what are lenses from the '70s then, dinosaurs? -_-
I can't see a SMC Pentax M 50/1.7 (because I know it, but any fifty for that matter) struggle even with a modern digital sensor, and I mean from f/2 upwards, not necessarily at peak sharpness aperture.

Many people seek sharpness wide open, which is IMHO the polar opposite of what a portrait lens should do...

You actually want some softness wide open, because that'll be good for portraits, and absolutely no corner sharpness, in order to focus the viewer's attention on the only things that matter (the face,som or facial feature, which are almost always in or near the center.

And an f/1.4 lens is almost always supposed to be softer than a f/1.7-1.8-2.0 lens.

OTOH, you'd like a lens to become progressively sharper when stopping down, mainly for other uses. I can get pixel-perfect detail on a 16MP APS-C body (and I bet I could all the same on 24MP one), maybe I'd expect some more corner fuzziness on FF (at f/2, half stop from w.o.)

That's valid for all 50s, not only Pentax's or Nikon's, of course.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (205 comments in total)

A 1995 lens being called old... what are lenses from the '70s then, dinosaurs? -_-
I can't see a SMC Pentax M 50/1.7 (because I know it, but any fifty for that matter) struggle even with a modern digital sensor, and I mean from f/2 upwards, not necessarily at peak sharpness aperture.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 06:47 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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dennis tennis: I have 4 claymore mines attached to me at all times. All of my cameras and lenses have a small gps tracker attached. If they are more than 6 feet away from me. I'll explode. I may die but the thieves will go to hell with me. I've made reservation: a nice hammock at the base of a volcano., all the acid I can drink (free refills caught on huge down there)

I suggest that you reverse the arrangement... put the mines on the gear and the safety pins on yourself... :p

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
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LensBeginner: Here in Italy 1080p broadcast compression is awful... and it still uses MPEG2 compression... I think that with a higher bitrate or better algorithms one could improve things much more than increasing the resolution to 2K, 4K, 8K or some other bogus value.

Main issue is, there's a huge confusion between frequencies lost by TV broadcasting, a switchoff in favor of DVB-T2 that hasn't been scheduled with certainty yet and uncertainty WRT to the adoption of the h265 codec.

Bottom line: there are other priorities, at least here.

My bad... RAI HD is actually 1080 interlaced... LoL...

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 08:30 UTC

Here in Italy 1080p broadcast compression is awful... and it still uses MPEG2 compression... I think that with a higher bitrate or better algorithms one could improve things much more than increasing the resolution to 2K, 4K, 8K or some other bogus value.

Main issue is, there's a huge confusion between frequencies lost by TV broadcasting, a switchoff in favor of DVB-T2 that hasn't been scheduled with certainty yet and uncertainty WRT to the adoption of the h265 codec.

Bottom line: there are other priorities, at least here.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: At 6.6 inches, this isn't a smartphone, it's a tablet.

It's not so awkward to have a 5.5" phone, especially with a grippy cover and a one-handed mode feature.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
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