whensly

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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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whensly: images look like the stuff you can get with old funky lenses like the soviet stuff, Helios, Lomo's, or old cine glass that you can find for a deep fraction of the price. When avail I'll rent this lens and see what's what.

Clearly!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

images look like the stuff you can get with old funky lenses like the soviet stuff, Helios, Lomo's, or old cine glass that you can find for a deep fraction of the price. When avail I'll rent this lens and see what's what.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 14:57 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)
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JakeB: Great shot (cocktail glass) but the bokeh is terrible.

Look at the right upper-third of the image -- it actually hurts the eyes.

Cameras don't make Bokeh lenses do. Embarrassed that I have to write that on a photo blog.

Another way of getting great Bokeh is to put Vasoline on your eyeballs but not over the retina.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 15:35 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)

I've owned and used a lot of these cameras but I still have NO idea wha an ILC is?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies
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whensly: Pretty soon Sony/ Canikon will be hearing the footsteps of the Fuji XT2. If the video proves any good I'll buy one. Nice thing about Fuji besides their gorgeous glass is that they always keep improving cameras even older ones through firmware updates.

no idea what you're talking about . Punch hole?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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PanchoVilla: Give me a Panasonic GX85/GX80/GX7II over any of these junk cameras! When it come to video, nothing beats Panasonic!

I agree but you can get very fast glass for M4/3rds now and they have these things called "flashes" or "lights" that come into play.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
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whensly: Pretty soon Sony/ Canikon will be hearing the footsteps of the Fuji XT2. If the video proves any good I'll buy one. Nice thing about Fuji besides their gorgeous glass is that they always keep improving cameras even older ones through firmware updates.

"Good sales of XT-2 will benefit Sony directly (sensor).
Anyway hard deciding between XT-2 and A6300 for me."

Now it's, deciding between the XT2 and the A6500, without better lens compliments the XT2 would be my choice but IBIS in the Sony makes this a very tough decision.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 21:31 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)

in lieu of not having a hot shoe, does it have a port where I can attach radio trigger for flashes? I want to be able to use it with strobes

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 21:27 UTC as 43rd comment

Pretty soon Sony/ Canikon will be hearing the footsteps of the Fuji XT2. If the video proves any good I'll buy one. Nice thing about Fuji besides their gorgeous glass is that they always keep improving cameras even older ones through firmware updates.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:33 UTC as 40th comment | 9 replies
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Nick Brundle - Photography: The overheating issue when shooting video with the Sony is very usefull in colder climates as you don't need to wear gloves.
Why didn't Canon think of that?

4k is the tab for the hospital bills for the 2nd degree burns

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
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Timbukto: No mention of rolling shutter?
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?303559-Measuring-rolling-shutter-put-a-number-on-this-issue!

A6300 1080p quality not good but rolling shutter performance is good in that mode. 4k quality very good, but rolling shutter performance is some of the worst.

Other alternatives - NX1 great 1080p quality + outstanding rolling shutter performance, and most of the Panasonics.

Other good choices for rolling shutter, A7RII in 1080p or even Nikon D750.

The NX1? Didn't Samsung leave the camera business? Really nice cameras but would you really invest in a camera that will have NO support from now until forever?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 23:27 UTC

You might want to contact or look up Jeff Katz and or Robert Whitman who photographed Prince for years and years. They are both exceptional photographers and Whitman really an artist. He was with Price in Minne in his teens and Jeff did most of the albums.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: I know this is nuts but it could be a very viable idea. We know the weakness of this system is lenses, we also know that Fuji(with their brand new, 400 million dollar lens making plant in the Phillipines) has lots of lens making capacity, and, much more important, a line of highly regarded lenses. So, Fuji should make their lenses available in the SONY mount also, can you imagine how many a6300 users would buy the 56mm f1.2 lens? I know what you are thinking, this would be suicide for Fuji's cameras, but I don't think so. Those interested in the XPro2 or the forthcoming XT-2 I doubt would be interested in the a6300 and vice versa. The controls are so different and they are aimed at totally different buyers that I doubt this would have any effect on sales of either, the handling, menus, control dials etc couldn't be more different. SONY would get a cut of the increased lens sales and Fuji would have a great revenue stream(beyond INSTAX) for their photo division.

If not fuji which I would love because I love their glass, then somebody (Sigma) please offer up some fast primes. I have the Touits . the 32 is nice but not as nice as the Fujis, the 12mm is a little too wide and the 50 macro should be a 70 macro and is WAY to expensive. Love to own the 6300 (for the improved EVF and focus points alone) but not buying $2000 lenses for it.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (811 comments in total)

"Another day, another new proprietary video format"..(and codec)

In their videos Canon keeps suggesting you use this as a 2nd camera. I don't want to spend over 3K (once you add the new cards, batteries and tax) for a 2nd camera. I'm guessing Sony and Panasonic will make a relic of this camera quickly.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 19:44 UTC as 221st comment

" Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?"

As a photog in the USA who can't have what they are now offering I'd say unequivocally NO!

I own or have owned many Panasonic, Nikon, Sony, Fuji mirrorless and pretty much love all, some more than others and all for different reasons. But I need an EVF and have had to buy too many external offerings for many of these systems.

Is Canon afraid the M3 will kill the Rebel in NAmerica, maybe it should?

If Canon wants to be serious they have to offer the camera globally (as in, to MY market:) and they have a long way to go. Innovation would be the 1st thing on the list not just sluggishly following ideas from 4 years ago.

Canon would do well to make the Rebel mirror less and geared more for video.

As they put the world to sleep I'll be waiting for Sony's A7000 and hoping Sony / Zeiss can crank out a few more fast primes.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:39 UTC as 257th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)
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whensly: wow i would like to have both the LX100 and the GM5. ( have many M 4/3rds lenses). too bad the price is so high on each. Now if these were 500 each Id buy both and call it a day.

@timbits....i have 3 great m4/3rd lenses and they didn't spend "all that money on lenses" , all what money?

Still think both these cams should be closer to $5-600 which they will be in a year than close to $1000.

If a sony A6000 is $450 for a body then i have to consider bailing on M4/3rds, and i've been in It since the gh1.

But thank you for you concern with my spending and your hosility.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 12:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)

I'm a big fan of Panasonic cameras, I've owned many. The GH4 is a really nice camera. Panasonic has presented a very finished instrument for image-gathering. That said, the advantages of the Sony A7s will probably make me buy one over the GH4, even though I have tons of glass for Panny.

The A7s is not a great "finished product' it does not have the pedigree of many iterations, it's the start of something but something I like, big sensor, big EVF and a sensor optimized for video and high ISO.

I suspect Panny will tweak their sensor and come out with something like the Sony and Sony will study the features in the Panny and upgrade their offerings soon. (not like Sony hasn't been making video cams for 40 years).

They say it's not the tool but the artisan, not the pen but the penmanship, and these are both great cameras but despite the thumbs up on the GH4 I think I'm going with the crazy new Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)

wow i would like to have both the LX100 and the GM5. ( have many M 4/3rds lenses). too bad the price is so high on each. Now if these were 500 each Id buy both and call it a day.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

why are they comparing the LX100 to the GX7 and not the GM5?

oh and you can find deals for at GX7's around 5-600 dollars as opposed to pre-ordering a cam noone has ever seen for $900 before tax and shipping.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies

Niedringhaus was a GREAT photojournalist . Problem is with working in war-zones is it gets addictive. It's like an extreme sport (but no game) the rush you get, once you leave you have to go back, it's an addiction. Flirting with danger and death makes you feel so alive.

There are always so many high-reward images in war-zones and stories and the adrenaline rush of it all. They forget that it's a death dance.

Very very sad but not surprised.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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