SeeRoy

Lives in United Kingdom south, United Kingdom
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Joined on Jan 13, 2009

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alcaher: that looks like a great backpack. Very interesting design.
I have some lowepros backpacks like the flipside, i love them but the ones i have are ment for specific porpuses... this backpack looks very cool but not sure if a 150-600 telephotozoom lens like the tamrons/sigmas or nikons will fit inside it.
It seems great for long hikes as long as i can find the way to carry also personal things and my sigma 150-500

I've yet to see marine mammals in general even using cameras, much less wearing backpacks, so these specific porpuses could be considered rare exceptions!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Intelligent design, clearly laid out by someone who really knows what is needed in the field.
I am always on the lookout for better, easier to use backpacks and this certainly caught my attention.
The only missing thing is showing us how the "Tripod/monopod mounting system on side and front" works, as its efficiency is a critical design point.

"...what is needed in the field..."
3 gripped DSLRs with lenses attached, one DSLR minus lenses, lotsa lenses and plenty of Other Stuff.
Good luck hiking with that stage-weight unless you're a Moose. Not to mention What do you need that lot for? OK maybe sports photographers using remoted cameras etc but other people?
Jeeze - this nonsense gets more nonsensical by the day

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
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Tapper123: Way too cheap.

The intended audience buys for bragging rights, not photography; give them prices to brag about at cocktail parties and golf outings. At least $20,000.

Yeah, paying extra for the silver version demonstrates just how skilled and serious they are.
Alternatively it indicates something else.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:33 UTC

"The new silver version of the lens however will cost a little extra, at $7995/£5900."
Silver, wow, awesome...

Never give a sucker an even break.
W.C.Fields

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 19th comment

Wow, new bags! Awesome! Trific! Kwool! Up to now there have been so few to chose from!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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GabrielZ: It costs a fortune! I know it's carbon fiber but still...

"I have a tripod and ballhead from them that cost me $1,700. And it's worth every penny. "
I guess if someone produces something similar at $2500 it'll be even better.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:26 UTC

I have an FLM 32b ball head. A three-knobber, it's a fiddly thing to adjust and certainly leaves a great deal to be desired. Best of luck to anyone spending >$600 on one of their tripods.
Who knows, people will buy anything in this market.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

Apple is surely one of the greediest, most vile, companies on the planet, if not the outright prize-winner. Whilst sitting on vast cash reserves it makes decisions about what its customers will be allowed to do with its products (we've seen this before.) It's laughable that the company still has a reputation for being "cool" - if a terrific PR success to be able to bamboozle so many people. As an early adopter of Macs (Apple used to make computers...) in 1987, I had enough of their unreliability and bad value by 1994. Their subsequent transformation, a triumph of style over substance, has given me some cynical amusement.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 09:35 UTC as 42nd comment | 9 replies
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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jsimoespedro: This is borderline fraud.
The sample photos at manufacturer's website are soft. How the hell are the claimed 60MP going to be met?
The optical layout looks like a Cooke triplet with performance to match. This is simply the simplest, cheapest, lowest performance lens to make.

"Borderline?" That's a very generous assessment.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)

"Iris diaphragm with 15 uniquely calculated steel aperture blades..."
Missed that on first scan. I'm struggling to envisage the unique calculation involved here.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:55 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: To me, f2.6 seems not enough for a portrait lens in these days.

No no no. At anything worse than F1.2 there's a danger of the tip of the subject's nose being in focus as well as part of one of the eyes. Which is generally accepted as being evidence of incompetence in portraiture.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: The one I would be very curious about is the 35mm Nocturnus . It is "just" 2k EUR...@ f/0.95...for...APS-C!

The thought of it will probably give many photographers a Nocturnus emission.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:49 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Looking at their website they have 85mm f2.0 and f1.5 lenses with 6 elements that are priced a lot more in line with expectations (599 and 999), so I'm not sure what they are trying to pull with the pricing on these 3-element lenses. The 85mm f1.5 is very sharp but with the swirly bokeh, so I could see the appeal there.

They also have some f0.95 lenses for 1999, and that's expensive but they are German made f0.95's, so you can see where that is coming from.

I like a schott glass full of single malt, myself.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)
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kgreenhough: Guys, it's time for some tough love. This lens but the latest symptom of the disease that breeds when photographers spend too much time with other photographers. You are lying to yourself if you think that the "unique characteristics" produced by these lenses are anything but ugly. A quirky, overpriced paperweight is not going to set your work apart in any way.

Not at all. Generous I'd say.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
On article Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6 (120 comments in total)

"Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Trimagon f2.6/95 is 100% handmade in Germany"
The name alone is practically a guarantee of "National Geographic" quality in one's every snap. At a trivial USD$1,699 it's a must-have addition to every gullible photographer's latest luggage.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 10th comment
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SeeRoy: "Mirrorless may be the future..."
This guy's the new Nostradamus.

And their alternative would be?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 18:01 UTC

"Mirrorless may be the future..."
This guy's the new Nostradamus.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 10:17 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This isn't the camera for me, but I really do like the IKEA like styling.

There is something very crisp and clean about Swedish design.

Rumour is that there'll be a flat pack self-assemble option before too long.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Hand made in Sweden?

Yeah, like almost every F1 car which is basically built along the M4 corridor. But they're low-tech consumer products, huh? There are a few Spitfires and Hurricanes flying too.
jaygeephoto... Amerikan maybe?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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brownie314: I think this is FAR too expensive for the type of photographer this camera will appeal to. If you shoot in the studio and need a MF sensor - you probably already have pro studio equipment and can switch out digital backs to get whatever you want. If you need to shoot on-site - well the camera is not the biggest piece of equipment you will carry out into the wild (reflectors, flash systems, stands, etc.). So I think this is aimed at the VERY well healed amateur. I don't know how many of those there are that can drop $9k and just get a body with no lenses. We will see.

Jeeze, "well-healed" in every post.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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