Andreas Stuebs

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On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (519 comments in total)
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peevee1: "The EOS 6D is perhaps best understood as a full frame version of the popular EOS 60D"

... with broken flash and articulated screen...

... and who cares? I for one would be happy with the framerate the camera has. Not everyone has need for a high framerate otherwise why would anyone buy a Hasselblad or a Pentax 645D

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 13:02 UTC

I think this could be a good idea. It would be neat to be able to use a Shift/Tilt lens witrh my Micro4/3 camera without loosing too much of the angle of view. Only question is: is there any issue with the image circle? Would it work if effectively the booster is not colinear with the lens?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 17:45 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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avbee: additional of glasses will degrade some quality. even the best coating and best material of UV will degrade the quality of the picture........

actually avbee is right. Even with prime lenses there come a time when the extra correction you can introduce by adding a new elements is offset by the incremental loss in sharpness and contrast by adding new surfaces. A good f/4 300mm lens is better than a fast shorter tele with a teleconverter no matter how good the converter is. Having said that I somewhere I still have an old 2x teleconverter - at the time a best of breed model - because I uses long lenses rarely and I was more likely to carry the converter in my camera bag then always load myself down with a large tele.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 17:41 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)

Congratulation Olympus for this success!
I must admit, I did not vote for the OMD. Mainly because when I handled it in the shop I was not happy how it felt in my hand. And also, I do not really like electronic viewfinders preferring a bright optical viewfinder. But even so - it is a well deserved win for a nice camera even if it does not suit me.
The question of the poll is rather silly. As if there can be "the best camera". There are so many different uses that there can be for each use a best camera. A camera,which tries to suit all, risks becoming a jack of all trades and a master of none. Having said that, it is quite impressive for a fairly small camera maker (compared to the BIG TWO and their fanbase) to come top of the poll. A bit like Tottenham coming out on top of the polls in the UK vs. ManU, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply
On article Breaking the Rules (141 comments in total)
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bossa: People here using the word 'rules' need to list them. And please, while you're at it, list just who it is that carved these 'rules' in stone and made them so immutable. I've been an artist for over 30 years, lectured in colleges, exhibited and sold work and I can assure you, there are no rules, just conventions.

It is a bit like busines science - some people found out that a major part of well run businesses adhered to some financial figures such as turnover per employee etc. So some wise guy thought that they needed to turn it around - if you managed to get the key figures right you would have a well run and successful business - and hence the MBA and controlling was invented - Here ist is the same - a lot of impressive pictures seem to adherer to some compositional norms and hence some people think "Wow, if I fix my pictures to obey to these, they will be good" But that is rubish. A good picture may ore may not adhere to some rules of composition but the composition does not make a good picture.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 16:33 UTC
On article Breaking the Rules (141 comments in total)

Nose room - it is unfortunate, that there is that dark stripe , a corner or something, coming out of the models head. Itentionally? I do not think so. Breaking rules or not, this the photographer should have seen if not through the viewfinder then when sorting the pictures out.-

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 16:25 UTC as 11th comment
On article Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod (50 comments in total)
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Fazal Majid: I had a couple of Manfrottos a decade or so ago. I ditched them because I kept getting my fingers pinched in the flip lever locks. Gitzo-style rotary locks, as copied by the likes of Benro, are far superior in my book.

I prefer the Gitzo type lock - however my wife prefers the Manfrotto lever locks - so it takes all kinds. (Perhaps it is because women are better at multitasking? Come to think of it neither of us is in the habit of chewing gum - so I cannot verify the point about that and walking)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 14:43 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod (50 comments in total)
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Torkn Photo: A shame there was no testing of performance, or comparison to other popular tripods with similar weights or costs. For example, how does the 290 differ from the 190 and 055 series carbon tripods? Are there other 1.4m tripods that weigh less, cost less, and can take a DSLR? Manfrotto is not going to tell us - it would be nice if an independent reviewer could tell us. Tell us something that is not in the brochure.

Tripods are really hard to buy based on manufacturer spec sheets alone. It would be nice if somebody could actually test them.

I agree. I bought my last two ripods two years ago after the 2010 Photokina. (Sadly neither Manfrotto nor Gitzo were at this years show) I had agood look at tripods then. I would not buy a tripod, which I had not seen and handled in real life.
I second all those who feel that there should be a comprehensive test of of tripods and heads. For example - how well do the considerably cheaper carbon tripods from Sirui compare with the big names. Or Calumet's own brand?
BTW I own a Gitzo Traveller, a Calumet own brand and a Sirue monopod.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 14:40 UTC
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lost_in_utah: Bit rate is measured in Mbps. The usage of mbps is improper.

Good one! m actually stands for milli - a milli-bit per second would be one bit for every 1000 seconds or approx. 20 minutes.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 14:22 UTC
On article Tracking Hurricane Sandy on Instagram (15 comments in total)

It takes a good photogropher to tell a good photographer - just to paraphrase. Excellent idea and well done

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 12:16 UTC as 5th comment
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Robert P Miller: I do believe some smartphone users would not mind better quality in low light to help with blurs and noise, but otherwise most are not candidates for a second body camera. They will simply accept the better quality sensors when they arrive in the smart phone world.

I believe you are missing the point. I, for example own an Android based smart phone, and I find myself not taking my small "take-anywhwhere-anytime" camera with me, because the smartphone covers that. But a compact camera, which offers substantially better performance and is small enough to carry in my pocket and has decent controls may tempt me. Something like the LX7 with an 1" sensor may fit the bill. I agree with the article that top of my priorities is decent low light performance and good white balance control.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:45 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review (186 comments in total)
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Tom_A: From reading the summary, I have the impression that subjectively, the camera scores higher than 75% .
It looks like an interesting premium compact camera. I still love my LX5 and will skip this upgrade, yet it is an obvious recommendation for many people !
Operationally, I find it nicer to use than the famous RX100. I examined both at a shop and the usability of the LX7 was higher.

The slow zoom would be an issue for me, but not the flash. So it is good to know where the "downgrade" came from.
I am still extremely happy with my LX3 and it looks like I am going to give this a miss - but if my LX3 would go base-over-apex on me I would definitely give this camera a better look. I find the aperture ring a Good Idea (capitals intended) and whether the zoom speed would annoy me, I would have to try out in a store.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 10:18 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR Holster Bag (95 comments in total)

Can someone please explain to me why this camera bag was singled out to be reviewed as an individual item? Wouls it not be better to have a group test of similar bags from different vendors?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 13:49 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2012 Roundup (102 comments in total)

I went to the Photokina on Friday. My impression was, that there was less to be seen than before. Some notable exhibitors were missing - Manfrotto and Gitzo were not there, Crumpler - whom I first came aware of on the Photokina - was absent. Hahnemühle and Canson Stands did no longer let you look at their paper in detail (But local company Sihl have got an interessting offereing now).
Sigma seems to have removed the apperture ring from their lenses altogether - so I can count them out for my film Pentaxes. Samyang I found interessting. Voigtlönder and Zeiss do not offer Pentax anymore. But the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm /0.95 for MFt was cool if somewhat pricy.
Re tripods - Carbon tripos are getting more affordable with offerings from Vanguard and Sirui.
Let's face it Canon and Nilon I can look at at any decent camera store in nearby Cologne or Aix-La-Chapelle. It is the accessories which interesst me.
Was it my impression, that there were fewer people than last year?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 11:42 UTC as 15th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Around the Show (26 comments in total)
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luigibozi: I wonder if voigtlander had a booth...
And thank you, guys.

Yes they did. I looked at the 25mm 1/.95 Nokton for µ4/3 lens - nice but pricey. To saad they discontinued their Pentax range

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 15:14 UTC
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James A Rinner: Corel PaintShop Pro has been doing this for many many years!

That is why I use it along side PSE and Gimp.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 14:35 UTC
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liquid stereo: How do people manual focus? I can't imagine doing it with the default finder/focusing-screen.

BY using 3rd party focussing screens. Just search the Internet. There are times, when manual focussing is actually more reliable than auto-focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 14:16 UTC

Yawn ....
Is this the camera so many were waiting for? Hardly. I will not comment either the quality of the cameras IQ or the lenses: Canon normally delivers on that - they are a professional company and they know their stuff. I'd not miss the flash, I do not know when I last used any flash 2, 3 years ago? But the ergonomics?
So there we have it, just a me-too-camera. No kudos at all. I have owned (and still own) Ixus cameras because they are really nicely designed. I like the G1 X because it is a serious piece of equipment nobody can doubt the quality of the 1Ds and 5Ds but this is such a nothing product it is hardly believable.
Will it sell? Well of course - it has 2 Mp more than the Nex 3 and 5 and it has Canon written on the front of it. Thats what counts in the market this camera is competing in

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 08:16 UTC as 77th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review (155 comments in total)

Spot the mistake:

(an f/4.9 aperture with a sensor this small is equivalent in depth of field terms to f/36.8 in full-frame 135mm terms). (page 2 of the review)

either 35mm or 135 Format - 135mm makes the format larger than 4x5inch

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 09:40 UTC as 32nd comment
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