brownie314

brownie314

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This is effin fantastic. And I was just about to sell my eos-m. This could be my favorite lens of all time.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:41 UTC as 22nd comment
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

I think 28mm provides a unique perspective for macro. You get the small details and some environment in the bokeh. Could be used very creatively.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:39 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (165 comments in total)
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brownie314: Yes, yes - it was pointless, it was a waste of time, money, equipment, talent.......yet- here we are talking about it....

BTW - I am sure the cost of producing this photo is in the noise compared to the overall marketing budget for a major auto manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (165 comments in total)

Yes, yes - it was pointless, it was a waste of time, money, equipment, talent.......yet- here we are talking about it....

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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brownie314: $1,599 body only - Yikes! Plenty of quality FF equipment well within reach at this price. I LOVE Fuji bodies. But given the choice between this and a D610 at nearly the same price. Tough choice.

TORN - yup. Especially when you can get a refurb D7200 for $779 right now. So, you could potentially get a D7200 and a very, very nice lens for less than the body price of the T2. Yeah, I know the T2 does some extra stuff. But I think to most people that extra stuff is really not worth the extra price. To do the job of taking pictures - which is what most photographers do - the D7200 at that price makes the T2 look pretty expensive.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 02:42 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

Eckra - I don't understand? Did you not tell jadot that he/she should not even take an image if it is not of great quality? And saying that in the context of the current conversation could only mean you think crop sensors are incapable of high quality. Hence my comment about throwing away all the si covers that were shot by crop sensors because they could not possibly be of high quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

ecka84 - yeah, I know - no quality images have ever been shot on a crop camera. Go tell that to all the pro sports photographers using 7dmkii and D500 (some even still using D300 - gasp!). They should take all the sports illustrated covers that have been shot with crop cameras and just burn all copies that exist - because the quality is so bad.

You are chasing after some ideal that you will never quite reach. But actually - I don't mind. Keep purchasing all that expensive gear that you don't really need - it drives the cost down for everyone.

And you say I don't understand physics - but then go on to lecture me about something that has nothing to do with physics - it was just your irrational fear of pressing the shutter button of a crop camera. BTW - I am sure I know a lot about physics.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

There is no such thing as noise equivalence. Look - everyone is wasting their time here. You are convinced ff is best for your needs. Fine go buy all the ff gear you can afford. Others here think aps-c is best for their needs. There is no best overall. People chose the best for their needs, considering their constraints. But I do look forward to seeing you argue in favor of aps-c once you purchase something like a d500 and experience a truly excellent machine.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

I have no idea what you mean by twice as much light. Look - there is no "magic" sensor size. Will larger sensors perform better, all things being equal - yeah sure. But what we do as consumers is decide which size is the best compromise between size, cost and performance. Is ff better than aps-c in IQ - sure it is. Is it worth the extra cost to get that last bit of performance? If your prints are hanging in a museum - maybe. But if you are like most togs and your images are mostly viewed either on the web or hanging on the wall of a freshly married couple that could care less about any of this conversation - well you have a harder decision to make.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

Yes, the measured gap remains the same. But what is detectable without machines counting pixels - what is detectable by humans (which is what you should be concerned with) - is a gap so narrow as to be almost beyond detection by human eyes. So 10 years ago, I could see a real difference between a d700 and a d300. Dynamic range, noise, etc. You could see it with your eyes. Today, I don't think many people can really see a difference between a d610 and a d7200. The difference may be there and measurable by machines - but to humans, the difference just isn't all that noticeable.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

The differences between aps-c and ff are being chased into the shadows as tech advances. 10 years ago - yeah, the d700 was WAY better than the d300 (in IQ). Today - there isn't a huge gap between the D610 and d500 in IQ. DOF issues - well that is just optics, but frankly bokeh is over used as a creative tool and if you rely on it to heavily can hold back your development as a photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Mateus1: I would like Sony to look at this beautiful photo machine with amazing control and fast access to any feature before it will bring another toy from A6xxxx line with poor control. Probably X-E3 will also be another Fuji gem if it gets same tech - joystick, front dial, etc. Sony APS-C line is aimed for video shooters only after Next-7 and no new lenses I think.

Sony is aimed at a different crowd than the Fuji. Sony is more of a casual shooter who probably doesn't dig into the control layout a lot. And no - I have not yet seen a Sony replacement of the nex-7. That being said - the a6300 can be a very serious tool. It has the AF speed, operational quickness and sensor. Sure, it isn't much to look at, but it will bring home the bacon when in the hands of a competent person.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

@ecka84 - sorry, when you hit reply on your phone the thread disappears and I could not see your name, so was going from memory.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

@ekra84 - sure, if you are shooting with the intention of printing wall size prints - sure go MF - if makes FF look like an iPhone. But for most people, even most serious amateurs, aps-c is plenty good - it was good enough when we were in the 16mp sensor era - and is still good enough with the latest 24mp sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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Andina: I too would want to see a FF with the current image quality. Despite how much we try to convince ourselves that it doesnt matter, it does. Even compared to the first Canon 5d FF kicks high gear which makes me, at least, hesitant in investing in a lens system which is expensive and to be obsolete soon. Hassie has even released a MF compact so an APC is really an outdated format, unless one wants to do Bill Cunningham type of photography.

Aps-c offers very serious image quality. So much so, that it would probably be very difficult for anyone to tell the difference by looking at results, unless you are looking at a very large print and are standing too close. I would say lenses and technique (but not in that order) are responsible for much more image quality issues than sensor size.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 14:44 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)
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brownie314: $1,599 body only - Yikes! Plenty of quality FF equipment well within reach at this price. I LOVE Fuji bodies. But given the choice between this and a D610 at nearly the same price. Tough choice.

Thematic - they are both cameras right? They both take pictures? Or is the Fuji just for jewellery purposes?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1223 comments in total)

$1,599 body only - Yikes! Plenty of quality FF equipment well within reach at this price. I LOVE Fuji bodies. But given the choice between this and a D610 at nearly the same price. Tough choice.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 36th comment | 19 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2601 comments in total)

"However, the lack of a proficient AF system, mediocre video performance and the limited high quality full-frame lens selection really make this camera suitable for a relatively small portion of buyers" - yup

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 353rd comment | 2 replies
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brownie314: pffft. I am moving to a country that shoots images of the president with a mirrorless body. I am outta here.

MyReality - yes, good idea. Start my own country...I like it. All moving shutters banned. And I will have the high position of a lifetime appointment of being - the presidential photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 13:05 UTC

pffft. I am moving to a country that shoots images of the president with a mirrorless body. I am outta here.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
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