PowerG9atBlackForest

PowerG9atBlackForest

Lives in Germany Germany
Works as a Pensioner
Joined on Apr 10, 2008
About me:

Canon G9
Olympus E-PM2, E-PL7, P & O Lenses

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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (154 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens: "The lens can be zoomed in and out by either twisting the zoom ring or physically pulling the front of the lens outward and inward."
This sounds like a polite and diplomatic euphemism that (most probably due to very steep guidances inside) twisting the ring for pushing out the front will require some strong efforts. Reminds me of the Panasonic Leica Vario-Elmar DG 100-400mm F4-6.3 Asph OIS MFT.

(at) Androole: Are you familiar with the difference between pulling the front lens and twisting the zoom ring to push the front lens forward, mechanically ??

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 21:08 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (154 comments in total)

SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens: "The lens can be zoomed in and out by either twisting the zoom ring or physically pulling the front of the lens outward and inward."
This sounds like a polite and diplomatic euphemism that (most probably due to very steep guidances inside) twisting the ring for pushing out the front will require some strong efforts. Reminds me of the Panasonic Leica Vario-Elmar DG 100-400mm F4-6.3 Asph OIS MFT.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 13:59 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (61 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Ha, ha! #3 shows that the lens' focus can be adjusted to a distance in m and another in ft. How's that? Another fake?

I already noticed it several times earlier: Hardly any sense of humour in this forum!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 09:03 UTC
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (61 comments in total)

Ha, ha! #3 shows that the lens' focus can be adjusted to a distance in m and another in ft. How's that? Another fake?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 7th comment | 7 replies
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Ha! Here we are and finally, Green people cannot say that nature's straws would be better! Unless they ignore light obstructing knots and bends and twists - they normally would deny anything, wouldn't they?

Ha! Did I finally find you hiding in hornets' nests? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)

Ha! Here we are and finally, Green people cannot say that nature's straws would be better! Unless they ignore light obstructing knots and bends and twists - they normally would deny anything, wouldn't they?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies

How could I encourage you to make clear what units you use for sharpness, e.g. 4000 lp/mm or lp/ph? Hoping for the former.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
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Fujica: White balance is way off....

At Pinphot: Very true what you said. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Comedy Pet Photography Awards open for entries (46 comments in total)

Do not make a mistake! The horse depicted just has a good yawn.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 11:25 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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Dr_Jon: I can see the one that puts your phone above your lens being useful to people photographing a lot of babies... as to the rest :-)

at docdelete: What a wonderful idea - thank you!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Used Agfa ISOLETTEs are from 10 € to 100 €, depending on the lens.

Agfa Super Silette did have a coupled rangefinder (others had rangefinders but not coupled), and an Agfa Solinar is considered to be on the same high level as a Schneider Xenar. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 13:55 UTC

Used Agfa ISOLETTEs are from 10 € to 100 €, depending on the lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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TheSimpsons: Can I use this to archive my most treasured digital to film? We know film lasts atleast 100 years. Discs tend not to , CDs may, DVDs may etc but the devices to read them ? And as a last resort with film you can unreel it and look thru a lens ( as I did when at age 12 Mum could afford a Cini camera for my birthday, but we couldn't afford a projector) Those films from 50s and 60s still good , but my video8 Hi8 ... ?

Did you check the splices at your 50s and 60s rolls recently?
With films, it's all about chemistry. Glued positions will split, colors will fade, film material will get embrittled, layers will stick together, not to mention the problems of fungi, dust, bacteria, projectors' oil wil become resinous e.a.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
On article Pulse: Extreme weather in black and white (56 comments in total)

Nature is the best actor. Admirable footage!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:28 UTC as 31st comment

Thoroughly genuine and honest

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 50th comment
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (150 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: You wrote "launched December 25th, 1998, when some of our staff were still in elementary school"...
So good to hear that some of your staff actually visited an elementary school ;-)
Should that remain unclear, well, it was meant as a joke. Sorry, I could not resist the temptation.
Thanks for alle your very good work!

Addendum: As experts, you should have known that not using a wide-angle lens for the group shot would have been wise in order to be fair to those who stood on the edges ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 22:20 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (150 comments in total)

You wrote "launched December 25th, 1998, when some of our staff were still in elementary school"...
So good to hear that some of your staff actually visited an elementary school ;-)
Should that remain unclear, well, it was meant as a joke. Sorry, I could not resist the temptation.
Thanks for alle your very good work!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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maxnimo: After 1000 years new bags still keep coming and coming. How many more centuries before a perfect bag gets invented?

Are you married? Your wife may give you the answer, or rather not.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (106 comments in total)
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nimrod1212: I'm surprised this hasn't been attempted already. Not only vignetting would be improved.

@ speculatrix, Tons o Glass o Class: Well now and in short, because a curved sensor may show a higher sensivity (amongst other properties), the patent is about curving just the edges of the sensor in order to help with problems of vignetting?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 11:42 UTC

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Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 34th comment
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