rb59020

Joined on Feb 21, 2012

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NDT0001: I suppose there will always be snarky comments by people for whom the product is not intended, but Zeiss and their skill in creating products which are at the pinnacle of their industry is simply incredible. As a regular user of their cine master primes, ZE series for Canon and even older super-speed cine lenses, i can say that what they achieve in the quality of their products is peerless. If you want to see what incredible precision and intelligent engineering can create, use one of their professional products. This new series is an extension of that, and i for one think their constant evolution of product line is amazing.

Zeiss ist fantastisch!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:59 UTC

Whaaaaahhh! I'm holding my breath till they make them autofocus!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:55 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon launches budget-friendly Coolpix L620 ultra zoom (40 comments in total)

Where do you attach the EVF? The bloody tripod socket?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 16:21 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR (181 comments in total)
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JakeB: f3.5 to f5.6.

These lenses are designed for people taking pics on vacation in bright sunlight and very limiting in most other photographic situations.

If constant f2.8 is overkill in terms of weight and price, at least go for constant f4.

Here is some of that new math for you. The Sigma is full frame so it only covers a 27-52mm FOV and cost $200.00 more. It's only 88mm short on the long end, no big deal?

There are at least 3 24-70mm f2.8's out there for Nikon. The cheapest @ Sigma cost $899.00, a Tamron @ $1299.00 and the Nikon @ $1900.00. Still with me?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 14:46 UTC
On article Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR (181 comments in total)
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zanypoet: I hope Nikon didn't cheap out and put that wretched plastic lens mount like they did with 18-105mm, which was too heavy for it. Plastic mount was OK on 18-55mm lens, not 18-105mm. I suspect this is replacement for 18-105mm , which had OK IQ, crap mount. Typical Nikon's way of correcting problem w/o admitting anything.

The picture above sure looks like a metal mount to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 14:34 UTC
On article Nikon says it wants to 'change the concept of cameras' (134 comments in total)
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SushiEater: Die, smart phones, die!!!!!!!

"Great invention.

And this is just the beginning." - NSA

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 14:25 UTC
On article Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan (262 comments in total)
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KL Matt: This really surprises me -- I thought they were dropping the K-01 like a bad habit. Does releasing a new K-01 edition and all the effort that entails mean that Ricoh is commited to maintaining a K-mount mirrorless body in the lineup going forward? The plot thickens. I have no idea what they're up to, but I like it!

If Adorama sells the body for $249.00 like they did in April, I'll get another one.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 13:44 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery (136 comments in total)

Same sensor as that "brick" the MX-1? Speaking of Pentax "bricks" which I own both the MX-1 and K-01, if I did it right here is a size comparison.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#285,404,464,ha,f

http://camerasize.com/compact/#285,404,464,ha,t

http://camerasize.com/compact/#285,404,464,ha,b

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 01:01 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review (101 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: More form and less function = piece of crap. For a body twice the volume of RX100, they couldn't fit anything more than a 1/1.7?

Nokia, SONY and Apple are coming out with big sensor smartphones, pretty soon any sensor smaller than 1" will be outdated. Why aren't more company copying SONY I have no idea.

B&H sells the RX100 for $648.00 After spending $399. on the MX-1 I still have enough left over to fly round trip to the Bahamas! I'll take some pictures on the beach in Nassau.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 01:32 UTC
On article Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review (101 comments in total)

Ordered mine in black from B&H this afternoon as it is @ $399.00

From the artical:
■Excellent image quality in JPEG and Raw
■Fast autofocus
■10fps full-res burst mode
■1cm Macro mode allows extreme closeups
■Raw files contain a lot of extra detail in both highlights and shadows
■Dedicated Movie record button
■Built-in sensor-shift and pixel-track shake reduction

But still just a "74"?

Must of been the missing hot shoe. :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 21:48 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Preview (119 comments in total)

Since the camera is a full-frame Sony, I should like to try it out with the 70-200mm f/2.8 G Alpha, or the wonderful Sony/Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8. Any reviews around the net using either of these lenses? Is it available without the kit lens?, I have not much need for the 35mm. One other thing, does the 2700 Quid include the bloody VAT?

Thanks so much.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Koci sees life through Google Glass (23 comments in total)

Punch me, I'm a geek!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:40 UTC as 13th comment
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yabokkie: the weather or visibility is the most important factor. but no matter how good is the condition I don't think there is anywhere on earth one can shoot the moon so clearly on the horizon.

so image synthesis may be more important.

P.S., shooting the moon setting on a mountain (better over 10 deg from the horizon) may be a good idea. one that I'd like to recommend is Mt.Damavand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Damavand

Probably not the first choice of most Americans. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 23:16 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on (195 comments in total)
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Kuturgan: NO, Samsung, NO!!!!
IT is not the right way for development! Do like Sony! Give us a range-finder with EVF!
This ugly galaxy camera is a total disaster! Ergonomics is a total sh*t. And it is too big for mirrorless system.

And everybody thought the K-01 was big. Next to my Panny G5 and K-01 this thing is pretty big.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#465,347,285,hd,f

http://camerasize.com/compact/#465,347,285,hd,t

http://camerasize.com/compact/#465,347,285,hd,b

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 22:20 UTC
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rb59020: That's 1,265.00 US Dollars, or 1,987.00 Euros or 6,421.00 Quid ;-)

No Sony E-Mount? NEX users can't catch a break.

Duh, I thought that was what the ";-)" was for? You guys are a barrel of laughs.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:07 UTC
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SunnyFlorida: Simply Awesome! an OMD-5 with this lens will be a sweet combo

That's what that big wide focus ring is for. Heaven forbid you should have to actually touch it.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 12:03 UTC

That's 1,265.00 US Dollars, or 1,987.00 Euros or 6,421.00 Quid ;-)

No Sony E-Mount? NEX users can't catch a break.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:58 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon PowerShot D20 (83 comments in total)

I'll forgive the slow lens and even the pathetic 1.9fps, but no articulated screen or EVF? Give me at least one of them! Next.....

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 01:18 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
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