Greg OH

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Seriously, no F1? In an era that was dominated by the Nikon F2, Canon created a number of F1 variants designed to surpass it, such as the F1 Highspeed

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 21:47 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

16” Ritchey–Chrétien. Almost 3 times the resolving power.

https://www.ioptron.com/product-p/6117.htm

$7300 OTA. Probably $20k similarly equipped.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 03:58 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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blse59: It all sounds impressive but we will not see any Netflix or Hollywood studios shooting films on iPhones any time soon. Why? Because you can't defeat physics. Image quality from larger sensor cameras and full sized lenses are many orders of magnitudes better than from what you can get from a tiny phone sensor.

Considering that the A7S3 and the R5 aren’t Netflix certified, I don’t think any phone will be for a while.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 04:26 UTC
On article Sigma will announce new products on September 9 (138 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: I can't help wondering if (and hoping that) it is no coincidence that this is *exactly* three years after the launch of the EOS R. If there has been three-year embargo prior to a licensing deal, Sigma could have a bunch of RF lenses ready to go! (Drooling over the possibility of that 85 here...)

Another little nugget of evidence is that the Red V-Raptor has an RF mount. I can't believe Red would offer a $25k cinema body without 100% support for the mount - which probably means a licence rather than reverse engineering. Coincidence that it was launched this week?

Canon is a major player in cinema, and they’re migrating to RF.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 01:47 UTC
On article Sigma will announce new products on September 9 (138 comments in total)
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José B: Hopefully a new 135/1.8 e-mount lens.

What’s wrong with the existing? I’ve been eyeing it.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 01:44 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc added to studio test scene (184 comments in total)
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maboleth: There was a reason this camera (FM2/3a) was designed like it was, pentaprism shape etc. Now with mirrorless, the only thing why it has that pyramid 'bulge' is to look old and be hipsters-ready.

Mirrorless should be about a new tech, new shapes depending on ergonomy, not new tech in old SLR skin to milk some coin on retro.

I was a huge fan and long time user of original FM and FM3a cameras. Sturdy, manual machines that barely used a single button battery for manual light meter. But this is just a disgrace.

Mirrorless, like any camera, or even anything at all, should be what the consumer wants. Most photographers are not pros selling images: they're in it for fun and to document their lives. This does that very well.

Many classic Nikons like the F3 had Italian styling.

There's an EVF inside that pentaprism hump.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 15:43 UTC

Or, Canon could have added $5 and 5 grams to build it with adequate cooling in the first place.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 13:51 UTC as 22nd comment

I had the original Mini, and loved it. I did upgrade to the Mini 2, and strongly recommend that. However, if your budget limits you to the SE, I'd be happy with that.

The chief limitation is the radio. Plan on keeping it relatively close.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 02:30 UTC as 1st comment
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K e n n e t h: Where can I find current requirements for owning and flying a drone in California?

I like images and videos captured by drones, but multiple changing rules and regulations kept me from buying one for the past few years

As I understand it now, I have to register all drones regardless of weight, but I don’t need to take an online course if it’s less than 250 grams? And national and state parks are No Fly Zones? Also areas arounds airports?

Do I need to put my contact information on the drone, since I don’t have to register it?

Anything else I need to know and comply with to avoid citations and fines?

I’ll use the drone mainly for personal use

The Aloft app can show you the restricted areas. The DJI app you actually use to fly the aircraft enforces the same restrictions. They're chiefly set by the federal government (FAA), not the states, although state and local can restrict additional spaces.

Yes, national parks are off limits, as are state parks in most states. And, a few entire cities (New York, Washington). That still leaves 99% of US airspace available. Only the areas very close to airports are no-fly zones. Further away, your altitude may be restricted.

You do not have to register a < 250g drone. You do need to pass the recreational flyer test and carry the certificate.

DJI software makes compliance easy.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 02:23 UTC
On article Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L sample gallery (DPReview TV) (67 comments in total)

A "halo" lens that's actually useful. For less than half the price of Nikon's manual focus f/0.95.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 00:43 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies

I'd take a Nikon AF-D on an adapter if I wanted a MF 50/1.4.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 04:40 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8 (136 comments in total)
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medon78: I also want a HQ 50/1.8 for my Canon RP.
Nikon has a very nice 50/1.8, now L-mount gets one as well. Sony's quite nice as well.
C'mon Canon!! Where is the bokehlicious but not breaking-the-bank 50mm prime??

BrentSchumer, my mistake. I was thinking of the Nikon Z 50/1.8. That's a more sophisticated design at a higher price. The Canon RF is essentially the same as the EF, and not much more expensive.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 01:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix S 50mm F1.8 (136 comments in total)
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medon78: I also want a HQ 50/1.8 for my Canon RP.
Nikon has a very nice 50/1.8, now L-mount gets one as well. Sony's quite nice as well.
C'mon Canon!! Where is the bokehlicious but not breaking-the-bank 50mm prime??

The EF 50/1.8 STM goes for around $125, and performs like a native lens on the Canon adapter.

The RF is a significantly more advanced design than the EF or the Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 01:36 UTC
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Andrey K: And why exactly S1R is not mentioned?

Because it isn't a comprehensive list. It also doesn't include the R5, 5DSR, D850, GFX100, other versions of the A7R, and all the cameras with sensor-shift high-res modes.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2021 at 20:40 UTC
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Malling: The most important aspect is lens selection period, it’s not even up for debate. Landscape photographers uses a wide variety of lenses all from ultra wide primes, to very long telephoto any system that dos not have a wide variety of lenses both in AF and MF is basically useless for landscape photography.

It’s also proven that the Nikon dos not have better DR, so stop providing false information.

IBIS is limited to 6,3 stops due to earth’s rotation, anyone proclaiming more then this are making false claims. You can also make long exposure handheld with Sony it’s about technique. Surely Sony IBIS is lacking I doubt anyone will proclaim otherwise, but landscape is still very much shot on tripods and still viewed vital to get the highest possible IQ outcome.

Focus stacking is a nice to have features but far from necessary and mostly I’m an enthusiast kind of thing, pros would probably never consider using it. Besides it’s better to move your camera on rails.

Canon claims 8 stops IBIS for the 85/1.2 and 28-70/2. That 6.3 stop theory assumes that the earth's rotation isn't compensated.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2021 at 20:37 UTC

Canon has an 11-24mm lens for EF. Adapt that to an R5.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2021 at 20:20 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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24Peter: Nice work guys! I'm a Nikon shooter and am partial to the Z cameras. But I'm curious why you left the Canon and Panasonic hi-rez full frame cameras out? The R5 and S1R I'm sure would hold their own. In fact, I don't think a person could go wrong with any of the major manufacturers' offerings in this category :-)

For that matter, 24MP is fine for most landscape applications. Most any interchangeable lens camera made is fine with the appropriate lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2021 at 20:08 UTC

Film, people. If you want to capture digital photos on your classic camera, use film as an intermediary. Put your money in a good scanner.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2021 at 21:27 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
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TXforester: "Nikon's new Z fc looks to do something similar, but takes a slight different approach and has a famed historic range of classic SLRs to look back to, in terms of styling."

So does Fujifilm if it cares to do so. Think of the Fujica line in the 70s.

The Nikon FE and FM are icons. Even extremely popular Canons like the AE-1 aren't considered iconic looking.

Give me an EVF reproduction of the FE's viewfinder, and I'd have to consider it.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 18:45 UTC

Between these two, I'd choose the Nikon. But, I'd actually choose either the X-S10 or the Z5 as they have IBIS. Z6II for serious video. IBIS combined with fast, un-stabilized primes is a game-changer.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2021 at 18:41 UTC as 119th comment
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