Alphaloki

Joined on Feb 18, 2012

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Langusta: ...small sensor bla bla bla...
...my FF/APSc can do better bla bla bla...
...who needs m43 bla bla bla...
...m43 is finished bla bla bla...

Ok you said it, and since you should feel secure now, go take some pictures!

@jaybussiere - have you ever shot an indoor wedding with no flash allowed? I guarantee you, you will value that high ISO performance quite a lot. That's not some occasionally useful feature, it's vital in many instances. Ever shot action in low light? Same thing. Indoor sports at a high school? Same thing. Your kid's night time baseball game? Candlelight portraits? Christmas morning...get it? High ISO performance makes many things possible that were the stuff of fairy tales not long ago. It's a beautiful thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
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rfsIII: I am feeling nostalgic for the days when comment sections were full of rapturous praise for the color rendering and beauty of Olympus jpegs...

I'm surprised Olympus optics don't generate more excitement. Lately, they have been making some dynamite glass. I have the 50-150 2.8 and the 300 F 4.0 and I think they're both great.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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cosinaphile: heres a metric for you... 2 guys adults presumably with zero knowledge of what an slr is calling a pentaprism .... whets this a block of glass? if you've ever wondered why mirrorless is behind in the usa , but more popular in asian countries with citizens with more scientific or technical; knowledge.... in america they buy canon , then slice em

technically like 2nd graders .....

According to Wikipedia, Americans were using water jets to cut things back in the 1930's. So, we were doing this even before we had to pull your ancestors' asses out of the fire back in the 40's. Just because these two guys don't impress you with their smarts, don't assume the rest of us are idiots.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 13:57 UTC

Lens reviews ought to at least mention coma, those of us who shoot in low light might find that info useful. I dunno, maybe take a picture?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 42nd comment
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yanisha: "The question now is, does the extra 10mm of magnification make the lens a long normal or a short portrait lens?"

It is an extra 5mm, not 10mm.

focal length equivalent. i.e., 25mm=50mm, 30mm=60mm in the focal length equivalent world. So, you're both right.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
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Alphaloki: Be nice if they had the balls to post a release date. You've had 3 freaking years. Which is like 10 in the electronics industry. Yeah, yeah, I know earth quakes n such. That was a while ago, so get with the program and announce a release date. Until then, it's vaporware everyone's talking about down below...

The format wars must keep the equivalency police very busy!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:19 UTC
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Collie Camp: A 50mm 2.4 lens? Let´s see, the great Canon 40mm 2.8 STM seems similar...pretty sharp too...

...for 189,- €

Naa. The Canon is just to small, a pancake, I´ll take that 1199€ lens ;)

You know you can rent lenses, right? I agree if your main interest is low light photography, this might not be a great first choice. But, if you have just a passing interest in low light work, you can rent a lens and see if you like that niche. Then you can decide if it warrants the expense of a separate, more costly solution to feed that monkey. Also, you might just want to use it for a trip somewhere where there is a good opportunity to get a few low light shots along with your buttery soft bokeh portraits. Free your mind from the expense of ownership, you have the ability to try stuff it's difficult to justify buying. It's quite a nice ability.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
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Pitchertaker: Gee, should I get the new 30mm f/3.5 macro or stay with the 60mm f/2.8 macro I was originally going to get?

I think I'll put an extension tube on a 300mm for those venomous snake shots... :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:48 UTC

I'm pretty happy Olympus seems to have seriously considered star photos with that 1.2 lens. Working to diminish coma wide open is a great way to offset the smaller sensor's low light disadvantage compared to larger sensor formats. If you get bucket loads of star light in a shorter exposure because you can shoot at f/1.2, you'll have less noise. Can't wait to rent one from Lensrentals and try it out.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:46 UTC as 7th comment
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Alphaloki: Be nice if they had the balls to post a release date. You've had 3 freaking years. Which is like 10 in the electronics industry. Yeah, yeah, I know earth quakes n such. That was a while ago, so get with the program and announce a release date. Until then, it's vaporware everyone's talking about down below...

GGGRRRRRRRrrrrr. I am being patient. Impatiently. Thank you for the reminder, master. I'll be outside in the garden meditating.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:38 UTC
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Alphaloki: "After finding your anchor points and running the cables between the two points, the system is tightened using a winch – no tools required." Isn't a winch a tool?? I mean, I've never seen anyone pull a winch out of their ...ummm, shirt. :)

If it comes with a wench, I hope there's a mute button. Plus, the maintenance is going to be through the roof... :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:37 UTC
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princecody: Fuji went medium format. Why didn't Olympus go FF?

Because it's a mature market saturated with high quality offerings already. m4/3 is a different group. The latest Olympus lenses are fantastic. I just bought the 300mm lens, and the stabilization is amazing. Hand held sharp photos at 600mm focal length equivalent. My 5D Mk III body weighs as much as the Oly lens. Ever hiked above 10K ft elevation with 20lbs of camera gear determined to get a great shot? Now imagine doing it with half the weight. Olympus has plenty of customers waiting for this body. You can scoff at the sensor size if you want, I'll buy one when it comes out. And I have a room full of Canon gear to use. Horses for courses. There are PLENTY of opportunities to use this camera and get great results. Cameras are like sports cars, sometimes you need something light and nimble, and sometimes you need something with 1000HP, they aren't the same car, usually. Most of us can afford light and nimble.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:30 UTC

Be nice if they had the balls to post a release date. You've had 3 freaking years. Which is like 10 in the electronics industry. Yeah, yeah, I know earth quakes n such. That was a while ago, so get with the program and announce a release date. Until then, it's vaporware everyone's talking about down below...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 47th comment | 7 replies
On article Metz mecablitz M400 flash unveiled at Photokina (46 comments in total)
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Smaller but is it lite-er or just light?

Could you be more non-specific? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:10 UTC

"After finding your anchor points and running the cables between the two points, the system is tightened using a winch – no tools required." Isn't a winch a tool?? I mean, I've never seen anyone pull a winch out of their ...ummm, shirt. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 10th comment | 8 replies
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Sacher Khoudari: I'm looking forward to see it in three weeks! Let's see if it can compete with Nissin's i40 in size and features. AFAIK Nissin used to manufacture their low cost flashes in the past. Apparently they learned a lot from Metz.

Btw: Do they want to save promotion cost by only using FB? No money left for an old fashioned non-FB website?

Might be that competitors like Nissin "borrowed" enough of Metz's ideas without engineering cost to allow them to sell flashes for less. *If* they were contract mfg's for Metz, which I know nothing about. But, it wouldn't be the first time a bottom tier Asian company acquired its core design from somewhere else. Maybe that's why Metz needs to save on marketing expense?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (338 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Whenever this happens, I wonder how many folks will say "ehh, no big deal..."

It's an indication of just how out of touch humanity is with the planet and its pulse, its beauty.

True, this type of entropy is inevitable. Sure, "no harm done" can be argued.

But, the point is that humanity is worsening with each generation when it comes to folks respecting property that does not belong to them, and generally being self-absorbed, reckless, and destructive as a pastime, a form of entertainment. The "Sundays Fundayz" gang, and the Point Reyes boat fire are both perfect examples of how the younger generations is out of control.

That is why I say, let the internet shaming rain down upon them. These people need to realize just how important the things they destroy actually were, at least to some people. If we just sit around making excuses for them, saying "they're just kids!" or "they said sorry, so just lay off!" ..then we'll just wind up with an even worse generation next time.

Do you really believe this is the first generation to do stupid things in the wilderness? They used to do fireworks shows in Yosemite. Yes, we should have appropriate punishment for idiots. There will still be a surplus of idiots. The world will continue to endure us and many of us will strive to preserve its beauty. It is an endless quest. In the great timeline of the Earth, we are milliseconds. Hopefully, we'll learn to respect the beauty around us. If we don't time will shrug us off like it has many things before us. The Earth doesn't care for us, but we care for it. Seems like most people get that. Those that don't should be taught with both the carrot and the stick, as appropriate. Rocks will fall, even when we don't knock them over, and in time, lots more time than we readers have, new formations will develop. Let's hope our ancestors show more respect for the beauty around us. And lets teach our children to see that beauty and protect it, it's the next step on that road.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 04:50 UTC

If you have on chip focus detection AND lens microadjustment, it seems to me the camera should be able to calibrate lenses itself. Shoot test image with default focus setting, evaluate with dual focus phase detect, shift plus or minus preset "X" amount, shoot and re-evaluate. Then calculate the offset and apply it for that lens. Switch lenses, lather, rinse, and repeat. That would be a very cool feature. Wonder if Canon thinks we might not be technically savvy enough to do it right and just uses something similar to do it for us if we send our gear in to be "matched"?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 19:04 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)
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Alphaloki: Seriously? The effing lens cap is optional? What is up with this kind of BS? If I throw down $900 for a lens, you can't give me a lens cap at no charge? What's next, a $900 lens with an optional box to package it in? Don't get me wrong, if the optical quality is as good as I hope, I'm excited by the lens, but just give us the damn cap, alright?

Ahhh, I missed the part about a plastic lens cap. Rant retracted. Of course if I were photographing live wires, the metal cap might might increase the creative opportunities, right Frank? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)

Seriously? The effing lens cap is optional? What is up with this kind of BS? If I throw down $900 for a lens, you can't give me a lens cap at no charge? What's next, a $900 lens with an optional box to package it in? Don't get me wrong, if the optical quality is as good as I hope, I'm excited by the lens, but just give us the damn cap, alright?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 22:56 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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