AshMills

Lives in United Kingdom Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.AshMills.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2002

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Satyaa: I was discussing the use of Medium Format lenses on FF cameras on the adapted lenses forum. There seems to be good use for those who already own such lenses. These adapters will be interesting.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/62024924

The "sharper edge" argument is nullified if you use a speedbooster like these, as you are once again seeing the edges.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 00:43 UTC

Ignore me.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 00:41 UTC as 6th comment

Calling these lenses "Elegant" does not make the Fat-mount-thin-lens appearance look any better.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 09:31 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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marquiz325: Beutiful lens, costly but for sure it worth it. The quality should be outrageous) would love to get one of this, with a new pay cheque !

Sadly $799 is not really a "costly" lens nowadays.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2018 at 22:38 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 to ship this Friday for $1999 (315 comments in total)

I am very tempted..

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery (72 comments in total)
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J A C S: The bokeh does not look good.

I don't see a problem - a dodgy bokeh ball is easily softened in 5 seconds of tweaking.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2018 at 15:36 UTC
On article Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery (72 comments in total)
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J A C S: The bokeh does not look good.

But for stuff that matters (ie. things you are focused on) it does look good.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2018 at 14:58 UTC

This all sounds very exciting to me - global shutter and built in ND will benefit us all.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 13:52 UTC as 20th comment
On article Hasselblad XCD 80mm F1.9 sample gallery (107 comments in total)

So come on, what's the Full Frame aperture DoF equivalence (YES, I KNOW ITS A 1.9 lens!!)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 13:48 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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Dierk: I did full res images of this lens, compared with the CV 10mm, CV 12mm, Leica WATE and Sony 16-35/4

if you are interested, here are the images, for full resolution click on the down arrow and then on 'original'
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157701394989165/with/43999802944/

the full review is here:
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-impressions-of-the-laowa-10-18mm-f-4-5-5-6-fe-c-dreamer-ultra-wide-zoom-a-pre-production-sample-by-dierk-topp/

please keep in mind, that this is a prototype lens!

and more than 100 images made with this lens are here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157671677687247

It may also of some interest, that besides the filter thread at the rear Laowa also offers a filter adapter for 100x100 filters!

Mike- you could always set the FL on the camera to 5mm, and it will work fine- you should not need too much at 9mm anyway...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 13:14 UTC
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Holscen: The added lighting, depth of focus and Photoshop on this image don't feel right to me. It stands out, it's an interesting shot, but there's just something about it that feels false or contrived to me. Just a gut reaction, no disrespect intended to the photographer.

Well, personally I see it as a portrait rather than a natural shot- when remote flash does the modelling light, and is the fill on the left natural or PS? I like the shot though.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
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Dierk: I did full res images of this lens, compared with the CV 10mm, CV 12mm, Leica WATE and Sony 16-35/4

if you are interested, here are the images, for full resolution click on the down arrow and then on 'original'
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157701394989165/with/43999802944/

the full review is here:
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-impressions-of-the-laowa-10-18mm-f-4-5-5-6-fe-c-dreamer-ultra-wide-zoom-a-pre-production-sample-by-dierk-topp/

please keep in mind, that this is a prototype lens!

and more than 100 images made with this lens are here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157671677687247

It may also of some interest, that besides the filter thread at the rear Laowa also offers a filter adapter for 100x100 filters!

Well, the 7-14 is very good indeed, but the exposed front element is a bit prone to flare. If it wasnt 2.8 perhaps they could create a decent 5-9mm zoom.

I'd be up for one.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 12:18 UTC
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Dierk: I did full res images of this lens, compared with the CV 10mm, CV 12mm, Leica WATE and Sony 16-35/4

if you are interested, here are the images, for full resolution click on the down arrow and then on 'original'
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157701394989165/with/43999802944/

the full review is here:
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-impressions-of-the-laowa-10-18mm-f-4-5-5-6-fe-c-dreamer-ultra-wide-zoom-a-pre-production-sample-by-dierk-topp/

please keep in mind, that this is a prototype lens!

and more than 100 images made with this lens are here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157671677687247

It may also of some interest, that besides the filter thread at the rear Laowa also offers a filter adapter for 100x100 filters!

@Mike FL - I agree that would be great, but I wonder whether it could be scaled down.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 09:07 UTC

Presumably this is designed more for attaching to a telescope and using clever stacking etc to produce images, rather than the poor video that goes with this story?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2018 at 19:55 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

How long till desktop users are locked into using Cloud PSDs, forcing CS6 users onto a Cloud they don't want to sit on?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2018 at 08:13 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (652 comments in total)

Would it be a big ask for testers given a superzoom camera to give us two shots from the same angle at the range of focal length extremes? (ie. 4.5 or whatever and 539mm)

Oh, you did in page 2, my apologies, I went straight to the gallery, because the photos matter most.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 13:55 UTC as 189th comment
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stevie wonder: This is complete BS. The max speed of the phantom 4 pro is about 50 mph. How can it catch up on the plane doing over 200mph even if it was beside it. This could never happen in reality.

Laden or unladen swallow?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 13:11 UTC

What's wrong with the software that runs this website now? Just asking!

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 11:04 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
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Dr_Jon: Rather curiously doesn't support .CR2 files, which is probably about 500 Billion pictures...
Also won't eat full-res 5Dsr JPEGs despite just about everything else being okay with them... (plus was testing on an iPad Pro, not the phone).
If I had to guess I'd say it doesn't have DLO, which IMHO is the only reason to use DPP...

What, and make you buy a new camera? That would be a silly idea for a camera manufacturer...

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 21:27 UTC

Personally I don't think this is a bad idea, or oppose it at all, but those involved need to consider that Sony are doing this for their own benefit- to have women in adverts directed at women, rather than to narrow a gender gap.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 08:21 UTC as 114th comment
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