JonB1975

Lives in United Kingdom Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.foto7.co.uk
Joined on Jul 23, 2009

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What is going on with the samples? they look bad....

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 6th comment
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Fujica: Nice feature, but I would have thought that most people by now would have already digitised their film negatives.

Nikon could do a smart move to give this feature in upcoming firmware updates. However I think that Nikon wants you to buy a new camera instead if you 'want' this functionality.

They do not seem to understand the power of 'Kaizen'.

The ES-2 is £139 in the UK.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 08:55 UTC
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breschdlingsgsaelz: One more reason to not buy the 6DII - the Sigma 35 f1.4 Art is a much valued Lens of mine. BTW: What is the "Rebel T7i" called outside Trumpland? Is it the 80D? Probably not, because it seems a Digic 7 issue. So which camera is meant by this?

It's down to Sigma to make their lenses work with Canon bodies, not vice versa.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 10:40 UTC
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KKnipser: Sigma users now pay the price for Sigma's fake /stolen LensIDs.
All modern cameras offer lens corrections (like CA correction etc) for their own OEM lenses (only!). The camera has the correction data in firmware and applies it to the image once it recognizes a lens which sends its unique lens ID.
https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/Canon.html#LensType
Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and other cheap 3rd party makers always have ignored this and often given their lenses lens IDs which have been used already by the original manufacturers. People who use Lightroom or care about metadata know this pain long enough.
Now the newer Canon bodies seem to know Canon lenses with lensIDs which are the same as those 3rd party ones listed and apply Canon lens corrections to 3rd party lenses, because they think another lens is mounted.
Maybe Sigma could change the IDs in their firmware but this will automatically screw up Lightroom users.

Ruekon - Why would you expect Canon to correct the firmware so their cameras have no problems with Sigma lenses??? Sigma reverse engineer everything and spoof the firmware to make their lenses work - so it's down to Sigma to make things work. That being said the Art lenses are so good optically there's little to correct - AF is another matter however....

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 10:38 UTC

The same thing happens with the original 6D - and probably all other Canon bodies with lens correction. All a result of Sigma reverse engineering rather than working with Canon (in which case the camera would automatically disable the corrections - such as with Zeiss ZE lenses).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Robin Ducker: get a camera that doesn't overheat and save money

pannumon: The GF7 IS a Panasonic...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:35 UTC
On photo Orange butterfly on brown in the Bittersweet challenge (41 comments in total)

Why did the butterfly on sh-you know what have to be the first image - showing on the main page??? I was eating my breakfast when I opened the site!! Buerk.... :-(

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 07:42 UTC as 15th comment

Translated from: " 'How can we create a year's worth of advertising content for the smallest amount of money???' - 'Here's an idea!' "

Or am I being cynical?....

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 5th comment

I had been hoping for the 1Ds mkII to be covered - this is the next best thing... :-) I still have my 1Ds II, now with a Zeiss 50mm 1.4 permanently attached - gorgeous images....

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

Over-done skies..... par for the course....

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 15th comment
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james s. kennedy: My pet leave is the use of "enormity" as something large or enormous.

Enormity refers to something incredibly evil, like the Holocaust.

Isn't it "pet peeve"?.....

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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de2000: I started with the Olympus 4/3 system. I still have 2 E-1's, an E-3, and several lenses including the 35-100 F2.8. Don't know what I can do with these now.

Buy the Olympus adapter and use the lenses on micro 4/3rds...

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 14:10 UTC
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Indohydra: I would like to know how these new medium format cameras (both hass and fuji) compare to the high megapixel full formats in terms of image quality.

I've seen comparison shots from the GFX against the D810, 5DSR and A7R II - all out of camera jpegs (including the GFX). The D810 looked muddy in all images, the 5DSR suffered mainly from lens softness and the A7RII was noisy - especially in anything less than good light. Bear in mind these were all jpeg only and RAWs from all three would be better once processed - but that also applies to the GFX....

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
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JonB1975: Sad to see.... Though I always hated having an article start in one place and then have to page to the back to read the rest - I know this isn't just for the magazines mentioned but for a lot of american mags (bowing to advertising probably)....

Maybe - if that's what you're used to.... I've only ever seen it in American magazines and tabloid newsp.... cont'd on page 94.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 09:13 UTC

Sad to see.... Though I always hated having an article start in one place and then have to page to the back to read the rest - I know this isn't just for the magazines mentioned but for a lot of american mags (bowing to advertising probably)....

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)
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achim k: One reason for beginning with 24 instead of 28mm was surely the 1.3x cropped sensors of the professional EOS cameras of those days!

They made the 17-40mm f4 L for the 1.3x crop cameras - this came out with the EOS1-v...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (116 comments in total)
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jwd8002: As a Sony A7r2 owner I read this and weep, I really, really weep. Why, oh why why why please tell me why doesn't Sony make a decent walk-around lightweight zoom lens like this Canon. Or the even more versatile and wonderful Canon 24-105 L f4. Instead Sony makes multiple 50 and 85mm primes. Mr Sony please please please give us a decent zoom.

This lens is about 70 grams heavier than the 24-70mm G Master....

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

10-24mm "unprecedented" in 2008.... wow, 2mm more on the long end than the Canon EF-S 10-22mm I bought in 2005.....

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:16 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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p5freak: Some new APS-C lenses would be better.

The 10-24mm is APS-C....

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:13 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: How can Fujifilm possibly justify the huge price hike over the X-100T?

Once you take into account the drop in value of the pound and the fact that US prices don't include tax, the price is very similar. Be glad you aren't Australian - the original X100 was A$1200 (inc.tax) new - the X100F I can only find for A$1999..... eek!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
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