oldfashioned

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so the thing that there is no servo zoom wide to tele is because they forgot? if they want to help the consumer soooo much I mean.
and a dual pixel AF is really tough to make?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 01:49 UTC as 17th comment

good stuff. no raw but who cares. This thing is for the rentals, and I'd rent it when and IF will be available (for rent). No rentals? No market.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 03:28 UTC as 7th comment
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oldfashioned: all excellent with the exception of the one with the softbox (amateurish and with nasty reflections)
It's one more confirmation that softboxes are only useful to the sales people selling them , but useless in any lighting setup.
a 25deg grid is a powerful tool, ruined here by that vignetting effect (amateurish as well)
sorry lensrentals but this is the most important photography site in the world and lighting is a very serious component...

spill :
barndoors or grids on the monolite, being grids my personal favorite

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 02:55 UTC
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oldfashioned: all excellent with the exception of the one with the softbox (amateurish and with nasty reflections)
It's one more confirmation that softboxes are only useful to the sales people selling them , but useless in any lighting setup.
a 25deg grid is a powerful tool, ruined here by that vignetting effect (amateurish as well)
sorry lensrentals but this is the most important photography site in the world and lighting is a very serious component...

@SmilerGrogan
softboxes don't diffuse because the material will stay too close to the light and in order to start diffusing you need a big size and away from the light. Simple like that, really.
A scrim with PVC paper or silk or plexiglass close to the target is answer

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 15:17 UTC

all excellent with the exception of the one with the softbox (amateurish and with nasty reflections)
It's one more confirmation that softboxes are only useful to the sales people selling them , but useless in any lighting setup.
a 25deg grid is a powerful tool, ruined here by that vignetting effect (amateurish as well)
sorry lensrentals but this is the most important photography site in the world and lighting is a very serious component...

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 22:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 5 replies

LOL that would be the equivalent of agencies paying to get featured in publications and sites, no?
gotta love this.. publishers pointing fingerssss to the other publishers

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 02:27 UTC as 50th comment
On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (83 comments in total)

amateur stuff. what was that? poor execution, no technique, horrible angles, horrible lighting: just a camera and press the shutter. And THAT's the opposite of the purpose of a piece in the most important photography site in the world.
Now cars like that can't even move 1 inch on a light 4-inch snowfall in brooklyn

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 13:23 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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nathantw: 'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'

Says Sony.

Don't forget that you MUST come out with a new variation every year...according to Sony.

@T3
I am a sony a7rII user and also a DSLR user and also a RB67 user and the optical viewfinders are 1,000 times better, not even close

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 01:01 UTC

outstanding.
I applaud the editors for this piece.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 01:52 UTC as 13th comment
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nathantw: 'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'

Says Sony.

Don't forget that you MUST come out with a new variation every year...according to Sony.

@T3
I say that there is no difference between a mirror and a mirror-less, or couldn't care less as long as the pics are the same. The problem is this: optical viewfinders are superior (not even close) and there goes the excitement for a new gadget that serves the purpose of being good only to the people selling it

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 01:23 UTC

hmmm I applaud the editors for starting to point to this kind of info. Considering that the trend is all about a crescent polarization between cellphones and pro tools, the habit of "pretending" to don't see it will start fading , no doubts.
A similar outcome can be had with a much smaller 6x7 cm negative and a proper drum scan for superior results in terms of clarity, sharpness, dynamic range and pure definition
But many still pretend to don't see it.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 20:01 UTC as 15th comment

mandatory requirements for agencies and the 40,000 pro sports professionals (in the order)
1. 400 2.8 lens on FF or 300 2.8 on 1.3
2. weather sealing
3. pro support
the points 1,2 and 3 are connected: any of those missing and there will be no chances to participate. None.
mirror or less makes no difference (none)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 19:47 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Bmxer241: Let drones fly... no need to enter crashing helicopters.

let's not. The last thing I wanna see is amateurs with drones over Manhattan

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 11:05 UTC

ok. Lee Morris said it (at some point): photographers show no problem downloading stuff but the moment a picture is used without their permission then ...
I'll put it simple: photographers sell to their clients (sell pictures).
selling to the other photographers? nah. it's not gonna work. If you feel the "urge" of sharing then you do it for free. Like I do, like many stellar talents do in this very site here that Phil invented and sold . (for example rdkirk, ellis vener, elliotn and others.: they do it for free. See? THAT works.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 13:24 UTC as 2nd comment
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (414 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: So now those that screamed "where is the long glass" will surely buy one right?

@CekariYH

you're right. I was thinking about the "sport" A9 still without a "sport" lens (this 400 is still a prototype and the a9 still doesn't have a "sport" lens ... I mean...)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 05:41 UTC
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leonche64: In 2017, Canon made two models of fixed lens cameras, both under $500. Nikon made one, under $400. Sony made zero. That is three offerings among the top three companies. Three years ago, they offered 25 models just between the three of them. Of course production would be down for these types of cameras if they are not making them any more. Did I miss a point somewhere else?

you missed the smartphones point, entirely

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 18:46 UTC
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Erwann Loison: warning canon rant:
It's Canon's fault. Bad cameras, bad sales. When you're leader you take everybody else with you.

nothing to do with smartphones.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 18:43 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (414 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: So now those that screamed "where is the long glass" will surely buy one right?

if you wanna use the camera for "sports" then you're gonna have to. Like the 40,000 sport photographers around the world do for 2 decades
If you use the camera for smartphone-like pictures then you don't have to.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 07:40 UTC
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oldfashioned: so the level is now USD 400 for a low-power flash? and there is also another fact of life: millennials are taking place in the marketing departments (naturally) and they know how to sell idiotic stuff at absurd prices to the other millennials)

@meanwhile
before you run have you tried the wall run?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 21:40 UTC
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oldfashioned: so the level is now USD 400 for a low-power flash? and there is also another fact of life: millennials are taking place in the marketing departments (naturally) and they know how to sell idiotic stuff at absurd prices to the other millennials)

@meanwhile
you have difficulties connecting the arguments because you know nothing abiout the matter
Plus a disgusting and dangerous habit of offending people
if you don't get help then I have another tip that may help
run against a wall head first
repeat until you see a bright light

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 14:35 UTC
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