Hubertus Bigend

Hubertus Bigend

Joined on Sep 13, 2011

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NCV: Welcome to the new age of internet justice. Trail by Facebook and sentencing by Twitter.

Witness the howl of the clicking keyboard mob as the miscreants are exposed, shamed and then lose their livelihoods. Surly a new cultural revolution.

I must admit I preferred the age when cases were brought to a physical law court and a judge decided between right and wrong.

@fmian: No, it's you who's missing the point in your own personal internet war against social justice. Using the "SJW" term in a derogatory fashion already says more about yourself than about any of your subjects. It is /indeed/ not about putting everyone in court and it isn't meant to be. It is about generating awareness for a reality in which privileged people tend to abuse their power and get away with it, too. It is about using the internet for generating a bit of pressure to enforce civilized behaviour. Yes, there have been examples of wrong accusations, too, but that doesn't generally make the public criticism of misbehaviour in a position of power a bad thing, or even worse than the misbehaviour itself.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 22:45 UTC
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NCV: Welcome to the new age of internet justice. Trail by Facebook and sentencing by Twitter.

Witness the howl of the clicking keyboard mob as the miscreants are exposed, shamed and then lose their livelihoods. Surly a new cultural revolution.

I must admit I preferred the age when cases were brought to a physical law court and a judge decided between right and wrong.

What you're saying is nothing but "I must admit I preferred the age when harassment and sexual exploitation could go on and on because the victims would never go to court for fear of both losing their appeals for lack of evidence and never finding a job again afterwards, either".

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 21:06 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (415 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: Sorry, but, while I'm surely no great photographic artist myself – I just can't bring myself to click through such a gallery anymore, even if it's supposed to showcase a lens I'm really interested in. The lacklustreness, the fatiguing repetition of similar (and similarly boring) images, I just can't make myself endure it to the bitter end.

What part of my post makes you think I didn't know what to look for?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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Hubertus Bigend: Too bad that until now there's still no 'travel zoom' camera yet I'd offer my money for. The only camera I ever saw that came close to one is the Olympus C-70Z aka C-7000Z. Give me something similar, with a half-decent EVF instead of the (at least) optical finder, a half-decent sensor (1/1.7" or larger), and a stabilized lens reaching up to around 200mm with really decent image quality, and I'm sold. As of now, there is no such beast (there's a Panasonic plus a Leica variant that comes close, but as far as I could see lens IQ isn't enough).

Thanks for the comments to all of you!

@FuhTeng: Yes, too big. I've already got an OM-D with a 14-150mm lens for when I don't actually need something pocketable...

@ANAYV: Nice pics, but I haven't found a travel zoom camera yet that would still be anywhere as sharp without substantially scaling down the images.

@Kharan: The G5X is a nice and capable camera, but it's indeed the 120mm which I'd find too limiting.

@Callus: The Stylus 1 is a really nice camera, too, but already too big for my purposes (see my comment to FuhTeng above)...

@james s. kennedy: The ZS100 indeed is the one camera of late that comes close to what I'm looking for. It's just that I've found the tests and sample images I've seen so far to be somewhat disappointing. But perhaps I should give it a closer look, anyway...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 10:04 UTC

Too bad that until now there's still no 'travel zoom' camera yet I'd offer my money for. The only camera I ever saw that came close to one is the Olympus C-70Z aka C-7000Z. Give me something similar, with a half-decent EVF instead of the (at least) optical finder, a half-decent sensor (1/1.7" or larger), and a stabilized lens reaching up to around 200mm with really decent image quality, and I'm sold. As of now, there is no such beast (there's a Panasonic plus a Leica variant that comes close, but as far as I could see lens IQ isn't enough).

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies

Too bad they designed their latest digital SLRs, the K-1 and KP, after the ugliest of them all, the 67. Making the K-1 so ugly they didn't even show the whole prism outline in the poster, it's cut off...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 10:55 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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iudex: Nice. That´s exactly what M 4/3 system needs: fast lenses that take advantage of smaller sensor, thus enabling relatively smaller lenses (compare to Nikkor 24mm/1,4 with 620g and 77mm filter thread).
However given the Leica badge it will cost a fortune, so I do not expect big sales. It´s a pitty Oly or Pany do not make such fast lenses (f1,2-1,4) on their own (i.e. cheaper than Leica).

electrophoto: all true, and you don't need to sell me Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds, because that's what I'm having fun using for more than ten years now. The size difference to FF becomes the smaller, though, the faster the lenses are which I want to use (as long as I compare sensibly), and a Sony A7x body isn't really bigger than my E-M1, either...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
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iudex: Nice. That´s exactly what M 4/3 system needs: fast lenses that take advantage of smaller sensor, thus enabling relatively smaller lenses (compare to Nikkor 24mm/1,4 with 620g and 77mm filter thread).
However given the Leica badge it will cost a fortune, so I do not expect big sales. It´s a pitty Oly or Pany do not make such fast lenses (f1,2-1,4) on their own (i.e. cheaper than Leica).

Vincent DP - you don't gain two stops with the f/1.4 aperture, you only make good for the two stops you lost by cutting the sensor to a quarter of the size. With a FF sensor, you even have the choice whether you want that size resulting in much better resolution (e.g. Canon 5D MkIV) without much improved per-pixel noise, or into much better per-pixel low-light capability (e.g. Sony A7S II, which probably has an even larger advantage over MFT than just the two stops), or some of both (like Sony A7R II).

And if you choose mirrorless FF, by the way, the size advantage of MFT can become reduced to nil depending on lens choice (OM-D + 17/1.8 vs. A7 + 35/2.8 which still has a light gathering advantage of 2/3 of a stop).

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
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iudex: Nice. That´s exactly what M 4/3 system needs: fast lenses that take advantage of smaller sensor, thus enabling relatively smaller lenses (compare to Nikkor 24mm/1,4 with 620g and 77mm filter thread).
However given the Leica badge it will cost a fortune, so I do not expect big sales. It´s a pitty Oly or Pany do not make such fast lenses (f1,2-1,4) on their own (i.e. cheaper than Leica).

"stepping up the ISO will change that" – exactly. And, by tendency, the result will only start to become worse if you step it up even further than what you need to get the same shutter speed.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 09:13 UTC
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Nixyz: seriously, why are people expecting background blur from a 24mm FF equivalent lens?

Like, because they've been used to be able to produce nice background blur with their 24mm lenses on their film cameras for thirty years or more?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:40 UTC
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iudex: Nice. That´s exactly what M 4/3 system needs: fast lenses that take advantage of smaller sensor, thus enabling relatively smaller lenses (compare to Nikkor 24mm/1,4 with 620g and 77mm filter thread).
However given the Leica badge it will cost a fortune, so I do not expect big sales. It´s a pitty Oly or Pany do not make such fast lenses (f1,2-1,4) on their own (i.e. cheaper than Leica).

In practice, there's nothing a 12/1.4 can do on a MFT body that a 24/2.8 couldn't do on a FF body – if necessary at two ISO stops more. So yes, a 24/2.8 FF is always the closest match for a valid real-world comparison.

And that includes 'light gathering', too. A full-frame sensor gathers, as a good approximation, four times the number of photons with the same f-number. Stopped down two stops, it becomes the same number of photons.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
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TN Args: Are we investors? Never understood the passion for 'market watch' discussions. If, as consumers, we are obsessed with minimizing resale losses, then fear has overtaken passion, And buying gear that is 'less right' because it might resell better (in digital tech for goodness sake!) is a sure sign that you have taken up the wrong hobby.

It could also be that someone simply has no unlimited budget for pursuing their hobby, and that for some people such worldly calculations simply are necessary to come through the year if they do not want to give up the hope of being able to buy new gear when it fits.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 06:57 UTC

"It's the first camera of its kind to ever even attempt to use its native phase-detect AF system to focus non-native, even off-brand lenses" – that's slightly wrong, the first was the Olympus OM-D E-M1 :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 17:44 UTC as 107th comment

Seems it only allows for single-row panoramas, as it only rotates but does not tilt. I'd probably rather go for a Gigapan head instead...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 21st comment
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Francis Carver: Just buy a camera -- and lenses matching it in the first place. Simple, really. That'll put Metabones and all other gizmo-makers out of business, and do so rather quickly, I would surmise.

That would force me to buy (and, for that matter, carry) more than one camera in order to be able to use the lenses I want to use. And it would force me to buy a camera I wouldn't really choose if it wasn't for the lenses. This is what adapters and focal reducers are for: getting the most out of all kinds of lenses while staying with one – possibly your favorite – camera. Which is why Metabones & Co. won't get out of business any time soon, although their stuff is not cheap.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
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Jokica: Why would owners of A7R II needed SpeedBoster anyway. Why would they need adapter with PDAF ???

@Bernard Carns, random78: With DSLR lenses designed for PDAF, CDAF is either intolerably slow or inaccurate. It cannot be accurate and decently fast at the same time. Exceptions prove the rule.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 07:56 UTC

Excellent! Can't wait to try it all out... Now all that's still missing is configurable Auto-ISO and exposure compensation in M + Auto-ISO mode. I really hope they will be added, too, before the E-M1 II comes along and firmware updates for the predecessor will end. At least Olympus has conclusively proven they can do upgrades by firmware just like Fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 40th comment
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (246 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: "What's the plural of Milvus? Milvi?" Yes, may be. But in Latin, there is another form of plural for some words ending with -us: If Milvus belongs to this group the plural would be Milvus.

It stems from 'miluus', the plural of which is 'milui' (cf. http://www.latein.me/latein/miluus), so it would indeed be 'milvi' :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 15:27 UTC

Other reports say ISO 12500, not 125000.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:07 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies
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justmeMN: "US $649 (Canon EF mount)" Yikes! :-)

@dleemans: Of course, but what if you already have the camera you want and neither want to buy nor carry a second one, a camera that would come with maybe just the size and weight because of which you chose to buy into a mirrorless system in the first place?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
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