Kreitmann

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pentaust: One more camera model that I don't care about. Luckily, key camera models only come up once in every many years, which saves me a lot of money... Note: not fed-up with 3:2 FF models? How many more 3:2 24x36 models will be get before we get more choice of formats and aspect ratios?

It would be technically easier with a mirrorless camera... but it would still be a radical re-design.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 06:18 UTC
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pentaust: One more camera model that I don't care about. Luckily, key camera models only come up once in every many years, which saves me a lot of money... Note: not fed-up with 3:2 FF models? How many more 3:2 24x36 models will be get before we get more choice of formats and aspect ratios?

Like a battery grip?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2020 at 21:16 UTC
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GinoSVK: It's so silly, no one has proper pancake lens for full frame mirrorless yet, something like 40mm STM, tiny, cheap, sharp, with autofocus, short flange distance shouldn't be a problem though, as e.g. 22mm STM for aps-c exist.

Yes, a 20mm pancake lens for FF mirrorless could be small, light and high IQ. Does anybody need a FF 20mm lens?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 06:35 UTC

Digital Fashion Review

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 07:44 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

I don’t get the negativity. Some flare is inevitable, so it’s part of how cinema looks. What’s wrongs about being able to make flare (and other) imperfections part of your creativity. A technical perfect image is often lifeless and boring.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2019 at 11:40 UTC as 6th comment
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(unknown member): quote
not having autofocus which, almost, renders the lens somewhat useless for portraits.
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How do you think portraits were taken during 1827 - 1980 when reliebale AF was not around?
But...
I wonder why photographer did not go much closer to modells so that the out of focus area could have been seen better. Now it is just something.

@anulu not true. If have scanned glass plate negatives from around 1900, there was a lot of shallow DOF, some where out of focus. If the image is 5x4 inches big an equivalent aperture to f/1 on fullframe is easy to get to. A 180mm f/2.8 lens on large format will produce a similar effect as the new Nikkor.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 13:26 UTC
On article Phase One announces new XT camera system (233 comments in total)
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Kreitmann: Like an Alpa TC, just ugly and 10 years late

No, if I could buy one of these super expensive cameras, I would buy one that is also beautiful.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 05:48 UTC
On article Phase One announces new XT camera system (233 comments in total)

Like an Alpa TC, just ugly and 10 years late

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 13:29 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2020 (439 comments in total)
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zakk9: "The user interface is complex, buttons are too small, and the body is slippery and easy to drop. The RX100 VII is expensive for a compact camera, ..."

Exactly my experience with the RX100 bodies. Whatever I wanted to take photos of is long gone before I am able to get the camera ready to use, not to speak about finding a comfortable way to hold this brother of Minox.

It's a grand parade of Sony technology, but its finicky operation is a total deal breaker for me and many others I know. It's hi-tech and marketing molded into the image of Sony, a camera for geeks.

Designing a camera that is not in your way while taking pictures is hard. Some companies are better at this than others. For my, a well thought out user interface is more important than marginal improvement in IQ or features I rarely use.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2019 at 09:14 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (247 comments in total)
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mmarian: The sample photos have something unique and special about them. Never had a Leica but I do appreciate "the look" of the photos taken with this lens.

This lens is very well corrected for color aberrations. A lot of cheaper lenses are not. It is expensive, but the images look better. Also, most people couldn’t tell the difference.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2019 at 08:09 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (247 comments in total)
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Rob-in-Alberta: i read all the comments and i can’t figure out what it costs? can anyone fill me in? 🤤

They almost are, but there are some from Japan that are not understood in Europe. 😤 this one f.e.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2019 at 07:26 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (247 comments in total)
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Rob-in-Alberta: i read all the comments and i can’t figure out what it costs? can anyone fill me in? 🤤

This site is used by people from all around the world, but humor is very specific to a certain place.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2019 at 05:57 UTC
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GrapeJam: Great, now please fix the god awful color profiles of post 2015 cameras, not even Canon escapes Adobe's terrible color profiling unscarred.

Yes, one profile per camera is working well, most of the time. You might need to take a new photo for profiling under bad artificial light, but that is not too much work.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 08:47 UTC
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walker2000: I have Sony 24-240 for travel. My main concern of big zoom lens is not weight but low contrast. Sony 24-240 is 17 elements 12 groups. This RF lens is 21 elements 15 groups. So it might be worse.

@walker I don’t think that is correct. Zeiss Otus lenses have lots of elements, their transmission, contrast and color is amazing. Probably superior and expensive coatings. Without coating, even a single element will have problems with reflections

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 05:44 UTC

In a world of 100.000.00 $ statues, this is a bargain.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 05:14 UTC as 119th comment

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2018/12/disassembly-of-the-canon-rf-50mm-f1-2l/

Here you can see how complicated such lenses are. Considering how many parts you have to disassemble and reassemble, the price is quite reasonable.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 18:16 UTC as 16th comment

Gets better every day

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 21:43 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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ijm5012: An EF 85/1.4 L IS is $1,500. An EF-R adapter is $100 (or $200 if you want the control ring).

You're looking at $1,700 for an 85/1.4 WITH image stabilization, vs. $2,700 for an 85/1.2 WITHOUT image stabilization.

Why would you not pocket the extra $1,000? The 85/1.4 L is a fantastic piece of glass.

The 1.4 IS is great, but this new R lens is just better. Faster, no color aberrations. I would not upgrade, but Pro earning their money with a certain look will. High end wedding photographers will buy this lens without worrying about the price.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 05:48 UTC
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XeroJay: I really love the idea of this lens... But there's no compatible cameras that I'm interested in putting it on. Canon really needs to drop that fabled upcoming pro R body like yesterday. What a mismatched system the R is. Amazing lenses that make most pro photogs salivate, but only low to midrange bodies.
Canon, do at least one of two things immediately:
1. Announce a handful of small cost effective R lenses for your R and RP bodies.
2. Announce a pro level EOS-R body, and do not cripple it. That means IBIS, dual card slots, and full frame 4k.

Or 3, fire whomever is running the show behind the scenes there with the R line product decisions.

You could buy the R, get used to the system, buy the lenses you need, buy the R pro on release, keep the R as backup. As a real pro it is not just second card slot, you need a second camera anyway. The R is this backup camera. For a DSLR right now, for an pro R later.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 05:34 UTC
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Tester_v: it is probably a great lens
But it would not save Canon if in the next two years they would not produce advanced cameras in the same price range as Sony A7iii/A7Riii.
And they probably won't. So far they have nothing.

Because wedding photography is such an insignificant business?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 05:20 UTC
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