Vadimka

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Apr 19, 2006

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tkbslc: I never cared that much about the missing SD card reader. I's rather use a fast USB one myself. What I miss is a normal video port and USB A so I can use normal accessories.

I get why magsafe is cool, but the USB C charging that Macs how now is a lot more universal and easy to find/replace on the go.

Those 2 charging methods shouldn't be mutually exclusive

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 23:38 UTC
On article Check out that lens: Zeiss ZX1 studio scene uploaded (158 comments in total)

Finally a camera capable of beating corner sharpness of Ricoh GRII. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 18:02 UTC as 34th comment

That nickel version looks nice, I'd buy it, if I didn't have original made in Germany Nokton in Leica mount. (I see less swirl on this lens thou, so could be good for some people who hate large swirl).

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 14:53 UTC as 8th comment

For the money I'd rather find original pre-war Hugo Meyer Trioplan 75mm f2.9.
At least I'll know that price will remain the same or go up in few years. (this thing is glorified chinese fake).

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 05:22 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2234 comments in total)
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Vadimka: The main issue, for me, with A7 line was always - too small of a body and mediocre EVF, now Sony solved this with smaller body and weaker EVF. :)
I'll wait for A7-H model (H - for Huge).

P.S. Is it me or new Sony looks more like Panasonic, and new Panasonic looks more like Sony. WTH.

Yeah, I hear you, but to me, Sony A7 series was always kinda uncomfortable and awkward to use. (and I did own sony A7 for about 6 month and sold it). Even if Sony better IQ and AF, I don't care, if I don't like the way it fits and controls, I won't use it. I think Pana G9 is the most comfortable DSLR style body ever built (maybe Oly E1 as well, and Nikon Z6 is pretty close too).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2020 at 00:29 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2234 comments in total)

The main issue, for me, with A7 line was always - too small of a body and mediocre EVF, now Sony solved this with smaller body and weaker EVF. :)
I'll wait for A7-H model (H - for Huge).

P.S. Is it me or new Sony looks more like Panasonic, and new Panasonic looks more like Sony. WTH.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 19:11 UTC as 231st comment | 3 replies
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Janovlk: If Zenit was designed in Russia and it's essentially the Leica M240, does this mean the other Leicas were designed by Zenit too?

Zenit designed the logo, and they did pretty shi*ty job too.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 23:46 UTC

This is basically a marketing stunt, a name recognition maneuver. This way they can try to sell tons of cheap Chinese / Russian, lenses for premium price. Leica body is their way to enter the western markets.

This camera didn't sell all that well in Putin's patriotic Russia. I don't think there are many rich Russians that want to carry a Zenit camera on their neck. :)
How many people want to put a LADA badge on their BMW?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 23:44 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
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iAPX: 7 grand for a Leica-like camera WITH a 35mm f/1.0, it's still expensive but i think the price is fair, including M39 Mount that open a wide-range of great to exceptional lenses!

Without lens it might be offered around $3k and thus be a great deal!

Who is stopping you from using M39 (L39) lenses right now on Leica M body. Adapters are like $30.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 23:24 UTC
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greencurry: This all started when camera companies started putting the little “P” with the A, S, M, and AUTO.

I do shot mediocre a lot, to save space on my hard-drive.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 20:28 UTC
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Vadimka: @dpreview, it would have been funnier on audiophile forum. Now, replace Apple with Fujifilm and AirPods with X-Pro and we have some humor.

But no, you won't do it, will you? because you review cameras right?

I have to confess, I do own gold plated USB cable. It sounds very clear, neutral, with natural response, to complement my DAC and Senheisers. LOL

They can technically still attach a tube pre-amp on top of a hot-shoe for your sound recording in movie mode.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 20:26 UTC
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greencurry: This all started when camera companies started putting the little “P” with the A, S, M, and AUTO.

I'm afraid to ask what did you think A, S and M stand for. Let me guess..
P - Pro
A - Amateur?
S - Semi-retarded?
M - Moron?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 19:28 UTC
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Duncan M: Correct title - I am getting bored of the title 'Pro' for consumer grade products.

Just call it 'Plus' or 'enhanced' or whatever marketing term you want to use. But please stop using the word 'Pro'.

All it means these days is that it tells you:
THIS IS AN OVERPRICED PRODUCT"

I thought Plus meant overweight.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 18:02 UTC
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greencurry: This all started when camera companies started putting the little “P” with the A, S, M, and AUTO.

@ Greencurry, LOL, "P" - stands for "PROGRAM" not Pro. I hope you are not paid professional.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 17:59 UTC
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grasscatcher: Much as "social media" really means "anti-social media". A haven for people to avoid each other and fritter away their hours posting nonsense and reading others' nonsense. Fewer and fewer people are putting down their phones and getting out to actually meet other people.

@grasscatcher, Thanks for posting such extroverted comment on this anti-social forum

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 17:56 UTC
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Vadimka: Actually I discovered this effect 10 years ago, when I accidentally cleaned my 85/1.2 with fine grade sandpaper.

Too late, all my lenses have already been sandpapered.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 17:43 UTC

@dpreview, it would have been funnier on audiophile forum. Now, replace Apple with Fujifilm and AirPods with X-Pro and we have some humor.

But no, you won't do it, will you? because you review cameras right?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 17:39 UTC as 66th comment | 11 replies

Actually I discovered this effect 10 years ago, when I accidentally cleaned my 85/1.2 with fine grade sandpaper.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 16:17 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens (316 comments in total)
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Victor Engel: I wonder how effective such a wide aperture is on silicon. Doesn't sensitivity fall off significantly with incident light angle? Does the microlens array control this sufficiently?

@Victor Engel, of course I know what angle you are talking about (incidence/refraction) I was just making a joke. Ok, here is what I'm saying: Most 50mm historically have double-gauss design, usually 6 elements, and most super speed lenses (f1.5 and larger) typically have one or two corrective element on the rear. This Nikon looks like a modified Triplet design, with with like 12 corrective elements. Essentially this is a Telephoto lens in a 50mm closing. Or you can also say this lens is build like a Retrofocal design wide angle lenses from SLR days, where they stretch the glass to accommodate the mirror. Anyways, what I'm saying that this lens is surely well corrected, just by looking at it, it looks like there are like 4 asph elements, etc. The reason this lens is as big as 150mm telephoto is because of light ray correction, they will be traveling at fairly straight angle wide open.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 20:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens (316 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: This lens announcement is uncovering how disconnected from Photography a good chunk of DPR users are.

An used Canon EF 50mm f/1.0 L USM - a lens discontinued 19 years ago, mind you - still goes for $3,000+ on Ebay, still people here are calling this new Nikon offer "too expensive", "bulky", "heavy" and other ridiculous epithets.

Those bidders on Ebay must be clueless about photography and so must be Nikon, one of the top photographic equipment manufacturers, a brand with multiple award winning users, overs dozens and dozens of years, that so ignorantly decided to come up with this "fail".

...DPR users, OTOH, must the oracle of photographic wisdom, sapience and and pure expertise.

That many fail to provide links to their work or even a single shot in DPR galleries to back up their self conceited enlightenment is just one of those ironic oddities life sometimes decides to throw our way.

@PhotoKhan, so you do admit one would need a quarry truck to carry this lens around?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 19:10 UTC
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