Damir Knin

Joined on May 8, 2019

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"Leica says the resulting images are nearly identical".
Can you imagine that Canon told us that optical perfomaces of RF 1,2/50mm are nearly identical to FD SSC 1,2/50 from 70's!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 11:52 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies

I think that in future we will have a non-legitimate and half-legal photo kartel like german car manufactures, where all mayor MILC players, in secret, will settle prices and perfomance of each system without to be mutuall competition. Sorry for my bad english.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 18:29 UTC as 20th comment

My GM lenses are made in Thailand, "Zeiss" and "3D pop effect" comes from Thailand also. Why not Nikon? But thats not so unusual in camera production. Everybody is doing that. The problem is all photographic industry which, its seems, comes to the end. Or big part of them. I was in photo finishing buisness for over 20 years. In 2004 I bought Fujifilm Frontier and pay 70.000 Euros (5 years credit). Today my machine in exelent condition is wort between 1000 and 2000 Euros. And thats if I find a buyer!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 10:51 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Leica SL2-S Review (93 comments in total)
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Damir Knin: In 80is I had Leica's R5 and R6 (shame on you Canon, is there any copyrights?) which was over 90% german craftsman production cameras. Today, this is nice looking Leica shell with Far East consumer technology inside. There are not anymore famous hand-made precision tools. Just overpriced japanesse replicas. Sorry for my poor english.

You are right, Minolta did helped Leica regarding electronics. But still this was real, genuine Leicas (together with legendary Leica M-system) made by highest mechanical standards, which I am not sure today is case with this Panasonic copies. My point is that very high Leica prices in that time, on the contrary today, were pretty justified. But dont get me wrong. Leica still producing world class optics and best quality lenses. I am just a little sceptical about their today's MILCs.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2020 at 20:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Leica SL2-S Review (93 comments in total)

In 80is I had Leica's R5 and R6 (shame on you Canon, is there any copyrights?) which was over 90% german craftsman production cameras. Today, this is nice looking Leica shell with Far East consumer technology inside. There are not anymore famous hand-made precision tools. Just overpriced japanesse replicas. Sorry for my poor english.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2020 at 13:11 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies

Photo industry have much bigger problems.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2020 at 19:15 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Damir Knin: There is one hidden agenda in RF-mount lens system: As many of us are dual owners (in my case EOS-R and A7III) Canon wants to stop us from using outstanding Sony dynamic range and top FF 4K video. That's why I am still hesitate to sell my EF lenses and jump completely into RF mount.

ozturert, if I change my EF zooms for RF version I am loosing forever connection with my Sony A7III. It's not that much matter of photography as it is regarding full frame 4K video. There will be no RF to Sony E-Mount adaptor because of short flange distance in both mounts.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 11:06 UTC
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Damir Knin: There is one hidden agenda in RF-mount lens system: As many of us are dual owners (in my case EOS-R and A7III) Canon wants to stop us from using outstanding Sony dynamic range and top FF 4K video. That's why I am still hesitate to sell my EF lenses and jump completely into RF mount.

Absolutely it's matter of needs and individual taste. But my experience is: Comparing pictures from EOS-R with two of my favorite lenses, EF 2,8/24-70 II and 2.8/70-200 III and same lenses used on A7III (via Sigma adapter), it's very
obviously that Sony files have far more space for editing in Lightroom. They are robust, clean, extremely sharp and, in meantime, high ISO perfomances became industry standrad. And IBIS allows me to shot with 24-70 II at 1/30 sec without any problem. Since I am also partial videographer, with A7III I have stabilized 4K full frame handheld video with NON Sony lens! This is impossible with EOS-R and my NATIVE lens! Another part of story is Canon "color science", very precise DPAF or EOS-R nice ergonomics. Both cameras have purposes in my work. Doesn't mean that this is somebody else conclusion. But for myself this is very important differences.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 10:02 UTC
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Damir Knin: There is one hidden agenda in RF-mount lens system: As many of us are dual owners (in my case EOS-R and A7III) Canon wants to stop us from using outstanding Sony dynamic range and top FF 4K video. That's why I am still hesitate to sell my EF lenses and jump completely into RF mount.

"If I did not check my data I would not remember what camera I used to make the image." Me to, but I did check. Many times in many jobs. And, as a 30 years Canon user, I can officialy confirm: Sony BSI sensor is another world and another planet.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 07:52 UTC

There is one hidden agenda in RF-mount lens system: As many of us are dual owners (in my case EOS-R and A7III) Canon wants to stop us from using outstanding Sony dynamic range and top FF 4K video. That's why I am still hesitate to sell my EF lenses and jump completely into RF mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 06:11 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies
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ttran88: The big lens mount hype hasn't translated to increase sales. Nikon will be the first to fall from the big three. They don't offer anything special. At least Canon manufactures their own sensors.

It would have been better for them to stop own manufacturing and buy Sony sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 08:05 UTC
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Ingo70: Had a little smile when you wrote "Pricing has yet to be disclosed, but it will naturally be compared against Tamron's popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which retails for $850".
Despite the Tamron is missing the very important focal lengh between 24 and 28mm and ignoring that it is less complex build (15 lenses in 12 groups) the sigma will be priced for the L-System which is quite expensive. Maybe the Sigma is a tad under 2000 Dollars, but it will not be compared to the 28-75 Tamron.

FF sensors have slight crop factor of some 1.05 -1.07x. They are NOT full sized 24x36mm classic film. Meaning that 28 mm, compared to film, is actually approx. 30 mm. So yes, 24mm is must.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 08:51 UTC
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Ingo70: Had a little smile when you wrote "Pricing has yet to be disclosed, but it will naturally be compared against Tamron's popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which retails for $850".
Despite the Tamron is missing the very important focal lengh between 24 and 28mm and ignoring that it is less complex build (15 lenses in 12 groups) the sigma will be priced for the L-System which is quite expensive. Maybe the Sigma is a tad under 2000 Dollars, but it will not be compared to the 28-75 Tamron.

4 mm in my case is crucial at the weddings.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 07:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens (316 comments in total)
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Damir Knin: Nikon is really in trouble. RF 1,2/50 already have all of the perfomances of this lens for 1/4 of price + top class AF and 1000 gramms less.

Tom_A, I am just saying that RF 1,2/50 will be hard to beaten by any manufacture at the time.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 16:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens (316 comments in total)

Nikon is really in trouble. RF 1,2/50 already have all of the perfomances of this lens for 1/4 of price + top class AF and 1000 gramms less.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 06:15 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies
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AlexLex: Too expensive, too large, too heavy. Why f1.2 when f1.4 is absolutely enought for everything. Such large aperture lens had it's purpose in the film days and early dslr era, now with superb high iso performance, I just don't get it., when 99.999% users and 100% of clients cant see a difference between f1.2 and f1.4 shots. But your hands and body overall will tell the difference between 1.2kg and 800gr during day of shooting. Canon is following the same marketing strategy when they battled with Nikon 20yrs ago but man, times have changed a lot. EOS R users will, more likely, use EF-R adapter and superb EF 85 f1.4 L IS, at least I would.

It's not a question of light gathering. The EF 1,2 and 1,4/85, despite small aperture difference, has very different bokeh. Dreamy, special creamy bokeh of 1,2 version is NOT POSSIBLE wit EF 1,4/85 mm IS.
It's matter of complete optical formula, not only aperture.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 16:03 UTC
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