Bhima78

Lives in United States Sacramento, CA, United States
Works as a Outreach Director
Has a website at www.paulfdesign.com
Joined on Mar 27, 2010

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On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: Try harder Canon - no built in evf. Arrgh! these days - surely a clip on evf is soooo passe.

The Panasonic GF7 has a tilt up screen and the GM5 has a built in evf. And yet the Nikon 1 is excused from comparison because it is no longer being developed. The GM series doesn't get a mention.

Ah! and the GM series and GF7 have access to a whole gamut of lenses - natively mounted, no adapter required.

@rrccad
That has nothing to do with the quality of the camera and only to do with the logo on the front of it. Canon can package poo and sell it. This is just not a good camera by any stretch past the decent IQ. Functionally, the AF is terrible, the lens line-up is meh (except for the 22mm and the 11-22), and there is no EVF. This camera is made only for Canon shooters that think its a good value proposition to explore mirrorless with a camera that has the same logo on the front as their primary camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (146 comments in total)
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noirdesir: That Four-Thirds model gonna be a huge hit. Or rather the opposite.

Putting a wide-angle FF lens in front of a 4/3 sensor is already wasteful enough, releasing something for a mount which saw its last and final camera release almost six years just takes the crown in pointlessness.

Likely not cheaper than the already available 20mm f1.7 that also has AF and is the size of a slider patty.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Hopefully this will usher in the downfall of Adobe as a monopolist. So much potential wasted over the years, but finally albeit slowly we're getting there. Frankly, i'm willing to learn a completely new (and maybe more efficient) workspace, just to cut ties with Adobe for good.

The market is there, the time is ripe for the change.

@QuarterToDoom
Most of those will not replace photoshop outright as many don't have the same amount of features and the vast majority of them have a very inferior interface. Affinity's products have solved the interface issue imo, as their Designer product is the first alternative to Photoshop that didn't make me frustrated to use.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
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sh10453: The more competition the better, as always.
Never succumb to monopolies!

Affinity's Public Beta for Windows is already available for download. File size is ~ 230 MB.
Requires Windows 7 (64-bit) or later Windows versions.

I'll start playing with it soon, as it is already downloading.

That is for Affinity Designer (their version of Photoshop/Illustrator). Though its good to know they ARE working on a Windows version of Affinity Photo. I've tested out their Affinity Designer on Windows, and it is by far the only alternative to Adobe's products thats good. If I wasn't on CC at work, and had to pay for Adobe on my own, I'd definitely switch to Affinity's products.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:15 UTC

This is great news that Affinity Photo is also coming to Windows! I thought it was just Affinity Design. Is there a beta signup for Affinity Photo? I'd love to test it out on PC.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (238 comments in total)
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Niala2: Maybe last time I repeat myself so grossly:
I believe a G-Master 42mm f1.4 plus a G-Master 70mm f1.2 would have been by very far more adequate (stunning, timely, compelling, usefull) then this one..
(I extensively use the gm85 and a variety of good WA and appreciate the 55.This 1.4 angers me somewhat.)

@AshMills
The 70 even in a zoom is a compromise to keep the size and costs down. Its why basically all pro FF standard zooms end at 70mm.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (238 comments in total)
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SimenO1: 1000$ for a full frame nifty fifty 1.8 are a ridiculous price. Also considering its performance. Similar lenses for other systems cost 100-300 $.

It also defeats one of the main points about mirrorless: small size and weight. This is the longest and heavies in its class.

Right?? I mean heck, while we are at it, what's up with the Zeiss Otus 55 f1.4 costing $4,000? Similar lenses for the same systems cost 300-$1,000.

Methinks you are getting too distracted by f-stop numbers, and not realizing that actually having a sharp lens wide open actually costs money. Canon's 50mm f1.8 is a fantastic lens for its money, but it is in no way sharp wide open at all. Neither is their 50mm f1.4.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:05 UTC

His reasoning against touchscreens are clearly from a lack of imagination. Saying people use the viewfinder to compose... well sure, but you could also use a touchscreen to choose a focus point while looking through the viewfinder. Also, its easier to change settings with a touchscreen than chimping away at a D-pad, let alone having the option for touchscreen focus/fire shooting. If its "too confusing" as he says, it could be defaulted to off, and have the customer decide if they want it on.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: The Xtranny cropped sensor especially at this price is a big no go for me personally. However I really like what Fuji is doing otherwise so way to go Fuji. If this was a FF Bayer sensor I would be in love.

While I get the criticism of previous X-trans sensors due to a lack of software to handle the demosaicing, looking at the results of this, I'm not seeing a single issue whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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Bhima78: Oh dang... Fuji finally realized a touchscreen is actually a very good feature. Good on them!

Booooo. Thanks for the heads up Richard. I went first thing to the specs page to see before I posted. I guess Fuji still thinks removing this feature is a feature unto itself.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)

Oh dang... Fuji finally realized a touchscreen is actually a very good feature. Good on them!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 221st comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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kingslayer: $9000? lol. If this thing was priced around $3500, it would sell very well.

@Clint Dunn Really? That seems extremely far off from what would be a reasonable cost for a company to pay for a sensor... regardless of size. Do you have an evidence to back that claim up?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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Kostasm: It would be nice to have an answer from Sony. This form factor + 4k, image stabilisation at ±6000eur would be the reason of selling all my dslr equipment and turn into this New Age Medium Format. Congrats Hassy for opening the road!

There is literally no world in which a MF camera needs video. I don't even think there is a pro video camera with a sensor that large... I mean, a Red Dragon is smaller than a FF sensor at 6K with full RAW readout.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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HenriAntoine: This will be excellent for those who made the most of the legendary Mamiya 7 and 7ii, which is a 6x7 rangefinder camera, highly portable with the very best image quality in film MF. This will indeed be a game changer. It looks ideal for unobtrusive handheld documentary photography that aims for the highest image quality. That was - and still is - what the Mamiya 7 does best.

@HenriAntoine
Great description of the difference between what an OMD image versus this camera would be. I agree completely, and I say that as an exclusive m43's user. MF has that extra something that justifies its cost and inconvenience for the pros who are able to use it (I'm definitely not one of them).

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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dansclic: This format makes sense only if you print wall size. Otherwise, FF is thé best ratio quality/ investment

I'm of the opinion that there really is a difference between what you get out of a MF image versus a FF image. Its subtle, but there is just something about it... be it tonality or blur gradiation. Its just enough of a difference that there is a market for products like this, though it is clearly not for any enthusiasts nor even most photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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Fotogeneticist: 1/2000 sec flash synch! That's what I'm talking about. I'm a flash synch snob. Leaf or electronic shutters, all the way! Fill flash in broad daylight without ND filters. You don't know what you're missing if you don't know what I'm talking about. Name a FF DSLR that can do that. Not that many.

@Fotogeneticist
Oh... I know what I'm missing :(. I actually have an engineer friend that is creating a very powerful, portable, wireless continuous LED light just so I can not have to deal with shutter sync outdoors. Its definitely no where near as good a solution as a camera like this, but it'll have to do.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (810 comments in total)
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: Leaf shutter make this camera awesome, speed-light guy know it.

Yep! Probably one of the bigger selling points: Medium format quality with a high shutter sync for strobes.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
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StevenE: People question m4/3 format for good reason when we see lenses like this at US$1300.
This is equivalent to a FF 24 f/2.8, which can be had for Canon at US$550, less than half the price and it is smaller and lighter. Even more significantly, you can get a FF 24mm f/1.4 from Sigma for US$850, that's a US$450 savings, and there is, and likely never will be, a m4/3 equivalent to that!
So, although it has it's uses, micro 4/3 is a compromised format

@Great Bustard
To my eyes, the PL12 is at least better in the Bokeh department than the Canon 24mm f2.8. The bokeh looks smoother, with less CA. Not sure we will be able to determine which lens is actually better than the other in terms of sharpness since, most of these reviews use MTF and it works only as a measure to check IQ quality within a format, not cross format. Just need a reviewer like Gordon to take that exact same landscape shot with a Canon 6D and the Canon 24mm f2.8.

Gordon did do a review of the Nikon 24mm f1.8, Sigma 24 and the Nikon 24mm f1.4:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_24mm_f1-8G_ED/sharpness.shtml

Looks like the PL12 edges them all out on wide open corner sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
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Chris2210: I think many prospective buyers might be weighing a choice between this and the GX8 [which I have myself]. It's slightly frustrating that this camera leapfrogs the 'higher' modle in some respects following on relatively soon after.

One big question which presents itself is that now that the street price of the GX8 has [as usual for Panasonic] dropped to a level where there is only a slight premium over the GX80 [as it's labeled in the UK], which represents better value?

Dat GX8 EVF is gold. I also like that it articulates, though that is in no way a deal-breaker.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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Caerolle: "But the difference is negligible, meaning shutter shock is effectively a non-issue on the GX85. This is a serious improvement over the GX8 and G7."

Yes, and you only have to lose a stop of shutter speed and sync speed to do it. Amazing.

@goshigoo
The e-shutter work around is fine if Panasonic implemented it like they did in the GX8 (ie: 12-bit). Unfortunately, they gimped this to be like the G7's e-shutter and thus, you have roughly a stop worse performance than if you used the mechanical shutter.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
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