wakaba

Joined on Oct 10, 2012

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galone: why is it important the feature "de-clicked aperture control ring" ?
What happens then with the aperture control located on the camera body ?

I own the declicked Samyang Fisheye. Very good and very usable.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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wakaba: Those filters are wonderful. Live in a town at the bottom of a mountain with some seriously large t-scopes. We have very dim and few streetlights and most homes are also dimly lit because of the scopes. No need for astro-filters anymore. Almost zero light pollution. Sleepquality is amazing without all that pollution. There really is no need for leaving lights on at night in buildings and on the street. Its time to turn of the lights worldwide and enjoy the nightsky again.

Streetlighting, robbing and roadsafety cannot be linked reliably. Sleepproblems, unnecessary waste of energy and environmental impact, however, are.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 21:35 UTC

Those filters are wonderful. Live in a town at the bottom of a mountain with some seriously large t-scopes. We have very dim and few streetlights and most homes are also dimly lit because of the scopes. No need for astro-filters anymore. Almost zero light pollution. Sleepquality is amazing without all that pollution. There really is no need for leaving lights on at night in buildings and on the street. Its time to turn of the lights worldwide and enjoy the nightsky again.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 00:24 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

Full frame iq is maxed out. Die pricings coming down. FF Dlsr pricing is down. Next step is going MF for makers. Big sensors rule since APS and FF Are too similar.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 40th comment | 8 replies
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)
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saiko: I like Samyang for bringing affordable yet high quality lenses for the masses.
But sad to see that these lenses are a ripoff of Zeiss Batis Lenses!
They could have easily invested for an original Samyang design.

Like Samyang. I own a fisheye. Supersharp, no ghosting, no noisy clickstops on my vid type lens on Nikon FF and pretty sturdy. There are only so many ways to build a lens. It all comes down to process and accuracy in manufacture. With this lens we can establish that building a very good lens must not be costly and Zeiss is just a rogue brand marketeer with no desire to innovate and invest.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
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Oli4D: The camera might have it's uses.
But I think the fisheye lens was a huge mistake by Olympus. Fisheye is ok as long as there is not much movement in a video. Or for stills.
But for video with a lot of movement it's super annoying :/

Fisheye is good. Action has to be centered. Shooting and viewing expectations and habits have changed a lot. The old "photographic" school principles don't hold much truth anymore. Most were built around mediocre cam performance anyway and turned into artistic dogma by the followers. I wait this one out. I want a bigger sensor, better lens and no interpolated 4k and deeper dive. Good package, though.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 16:13 UTC

Just crushed my Nikon compact at 75f freediving. Will give this a try if IQ good and the switching near surface isn't funky or can't be turned off.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)
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webrunner5: And they have a NEW CEO and this is pretty much a flop. Well done!

BMW and Mercedes are equally boring. Not much visioning going on and each vision is drab. Curbs are littered with their poopy visions.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)
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webrunner5: And they have a NEW CEO and this is pretty much a flop. Well done!

;) What do you expect? Hasselblad is building small metal boxes with a round hole and a square hole. They buy the logic and the glass. Can't Ceo much there except overseeing marketing and margin. Wooden handles...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
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PKDanny: They should make AF lenses. Or. They are lazy!!

I buy Samyang Videolenses excactly because they Are manual and no clicks. Makes my cineastic photostyle possible and as primes are supersharp. Oh yes, they do video better than many older super expensive lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:36 UTC

Crappy cam. 15m depth. 3.5. Straight to the bin.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 17:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Not really. Just bored with low res and underperforming cam corps.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Tiny sensors and small glass look bad. FF is better and closing the gap to MF. Mostly because some of the new FF lenses are close to the mathematical max and MF lenses are of an older generation.

Btw: Audio cassette is not Hifi. It was a portable format and never exceeded 8bit resolution by today's metric. The P'sonic is right about there.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

35mm is also full frame. Logic not your strength?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 07:41 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Yes, MF in a D600 form factor is what I want. FF is what I get and tiny phone sensors are just that.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Yes. The world has moved on. Big sensors rule. Good FF now touch MF. Why would I want anything less?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 17:49 UTC as 16th comment | 14 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)

All I want is a MF camera in a D6xx form factor and 4k/30f video. Till this happens I wont buy a new DSLR. FF has reached physical limitations. Olympus, Sony, Canon overamplify their cheap sensors creating garrish pics compared to Nikon engineered sensors and software. So its Microsoft phone and Nikon and nothing inbetween.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 125th comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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40daystogo: I don't get it. The Leica SL's performance looks no different to the Lumix GM5 which only has a micro 4/3rds sensor.

I've owned a Leica M before, and another digital Leica - but these test results beg the question of the SL - "whether the emperor has clothes".

Pixel count rules everywhere. Just shoot Aloha Classic with my FF Nikon and a 200 Nikon Prime. Fast action and every pic cropable and usable. Not possible with a crumy 43, Aps...or a Leica or supersaturated overamplified Canony. What I really want is MF in a D600 style body.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

Massively overpriced Panasonic rebranded crap. Underperforming and ugly. IQ is below average. Most expensive doorstop ever?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 06:30 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
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