Lee Saxon

Lives in United States New Orleans, LA, United States
Works as a Photography Product Designer
Joined on May 3, 2003

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Lars V: Allison: Curious - if f/1.4 makes it the fastest AF telephoto prime on the market, is Canon's 85/1.2 then not a telephoto?

...no? I always considered the general rule of thumb that ~35-85 was a normal.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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Lee Saxon: Using the old 720x480 screen that has been around for two generations too long now was a *huge* mistake on the X-T2. Especially since the camera is designed for video users who are more likely to use a Z-Finder or other loupe on the LCD rather than the EVF.

Yeah, "designed for" was too strong a phrase, my point was if only one of these cameras was getting a higher-resolution panel I would've put it in the T2 rather than the Pro2 (though I would've put it [or better yet a 1024x768 like the D500 uses] in both). It may not be the exact same panel and better refresh rate like the EVF or more color accuracy or whatever would be nice if it's got it, but low resolution was its primary problem, so...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)

Using the old 720x480 screen that has been around for two generations too long now was a *huge* mistake on the X-T2. Especially since the camera is designed for video users who are more likely to use a Z-Finder or other loupe on the LCD rather than the EVF.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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villagranvicent: If Phase One is full frame, then the new Hasselblad X1D is something like an APS size of medium format??

As Fingel mentions I don't even agree that 6x4.5 is the "full frame" of medium format. Though I'd argue 6x7 (actually 56x~68, IIRC, not 60x70) is heading toward being a specialty format (which 6x9 surely is) and that 6x6 is the sweet spot that ought to be considered the "full frame" or "base size" of medium format.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 18:46 UTC

Lord, are we now calling not-quite-6x4.5 "full frame medium format" because of the 33x44 sensor? So obnoxious and misleading. If we've got to call a medium format full frame I'd say it ought to be 6x6. Maybe 6x7, but that's starting to get into the "specialty camera" territory (which 6x9 and larger definitely is). If it turns out these lenses don't cover full 6x4.5 I'm going to roll my eyes pretty hard.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 18:43 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (256 comments in total)
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davidjewels: Can someone please explain to me why is the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 for the Canon priced at $4490 and the Zeiss Milvus 85mm f1.4 also for Canon priced at LESS THAN HALF that of the Otus when both weigh the same and have identical specs???
I'm within the 30 day return period at B&H Photo and can give back the Otus and pick up the Milvus and another Zeis Milvus lens or 3 Canon L series lenses for the same price. Can someone please tell me if the Milvus 85mm f1.4 is THAT much better than the Otus 85mm f1.4 for the Canon. Thanks so much everyone.

The idea with the new 50 & 85 Milvus is that they have the same resolution and microcontrast as the Otus but lack the APO correction, and BOY do they lack it. Here are photos of awful bokeh from Diglloyd along with some extremely..."optimistic" commentary: http://diglloyd.com/blog/2015/20150913_1450-SLOCA.html

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 02:36 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: Slightly OT but is it safe to assume that since you're using the new 85/1.8G for the still-life shots, a full test of this lens is coming (soon)? The published MTFs are just unreal for a $500 lens...

Thanks for the detailed D4 info - I look forward to the full review even though I'm not in the market for one!

You've got typos, then. The first two paragraphs under Image Quality Samples both mention that the still life were done with the 85 1.8.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:13 UTC
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