rbach44

Joined on Nov 4, 2011

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marcio_napoli: Pfffsssssssssss.

400 mp, seriously? Who needs this garbage?

Since the day we were educated by DPR and Rishi, we all know we can equal or beat DMF with a FF camera and f1.4 glass.

That was the day the entire DMF world collapsed into ruins, as the truth was revealed.

Try again Hasselblad, your 400 mp piece of junk still can't beat my 50mm 1.4 G !!

You misremember your training. f1.2 was medium format territory and f.95 is large format. Or maybe it depends on the MP of the 35mm camera we're comparing to? Total light or something?

Wait. I'm confused. There must be an equivalency equation for this...

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 22:06 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: How come I can't find any video use, even tests, for these cameras? They're cheap as chips for a 60/70mm 4K motion camera. Would love to hear anyone's information on this matter. (Phase One & Hasselblad)

Because they are actual pro tools. Most people who would buy these go through pro stores, reps, etc. rather than spend $50K based on video reviews/pseudo scientific geek tests.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 15:43 UTC
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anticipation_of: Another thought: do Hasselblad make lenses that can actually resolve this amount of detail? Having more pixels is worse than useless if the image being projected onto them isn’t sharp enough to use them all—might as well just downscale and save yourself the grief of wrestling with such a huge image file. I think I remember hearing that Sony’s GM lenses are designed to be good out to 100 megapixels. Are Hassy’s lenses really twice as sharp?

You're not thinking about this correctly. The multishot option doesn't improve pixel density, but rather increases pixel integrity for each photosite.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 14:54 UTC
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mick232: Too little too late!

Haven’t you heard? Nikon is now a failure of a company. ONLY #2?

Sony had one quarter where, according to Sony’s marketing department, they beat Nikon. To some, Nikon may as well as closed the doors that day…

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:19 UTC
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lorenzo pazzi: I wonder how much would a Leica miner cost

And would run off a handcrank for a more "pure" experience

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 13:58 UTC
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mick232: If it is so good at creating cash, why do they sell it instead of using it on their own? Or is it creating cash for Kodak but not for the buyer?

^ That

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:47 UTC
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visualenvy: Can't wait for Sony to make one for the A9.. like never.

Sony is releasing electronics while Nikon is releasing fine crafted masterpieces. Yes I'm biased :)

@RubberDials

“I’d say you were confused more than biased, The D850 is a also a box of electronics. Both companies have produced great cameras and lenses recently.”

Of course they are both actually a bundle of electronics. The difference is that a Nikon FEELS like a camera, while the Sonys feel like an appliance with a lens attached.The A9 feels even weirder with no blackout or shutter sound. Feels more similar to the smartphone experience than the camera experience.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 14:17 UTC

No one will buy it. Doesn't Nikon know all of the sports pros use A9's now? Who needs a pro lens when you have 20FPS and adapters that work OK under some conditions now...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 03:00 UTC as 98th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: The main reason I went with Sony (A mount) in the first place was because it had IBIS, and you could get it on $500 range bodies.

But then, I discovered canon's extremely pleasing colors, superior ergonomics, and intuitive touchscreen implementation.

Sony will need to get those three up to par, and also start including IBIS on smaller cheaper bodies before I consider one. Otherwise, all they really offer over the competition in the mid end is a minor bump in IQ, but worse overall colors & ergonomics.

How are pleasing colors a myth?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 22:13 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)

Another slow midrange zoom AND a silver version of a 2 year old camera? Some serious innovation on Sony's APS-C line.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 21:56 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Is it just me or does every portrait on Manny Ortiz’s portfolio involve a woman with big lips in weird mouth half open / mouth half closed pose?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 20:53 UTC as 4th comment
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Robert Schroeder: Those images don't look like photos to me, more like renderings.

They look like BAD renderings, which is why you noticed. Most of the the electronic product shots you see around the web are renderings...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 20:29 UTC

Has AF has become the new MP race?

Now that we’re all happy with resolution, we need to ensure that we have a thousand AF points/modes that work under all conditions with adapted lenses, etc. Remember in the 90s when even the pro cameras had only 1-5 AF points and people still managed to take great pictures under just as demanding conditions?

I went the Sony A and adapted lens route for a bit but gave it up when I noticed I was spending more time testing lenses and weird combinations than making pictures.

This stuff isn’t so complicated. If you want to take pictures, there plenty of good quality gear out there for much less the $5700. But if you want to test/measure/oggle your gear, there’s no upper limit.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 17:25 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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CQui: Right now, when I want to be able to crop a wide angle shot, I need to move the camera up and down to compare the subjects and the one third grid, I would love to have custom masks to help framing for those custom frames, letter box but also a star or an oval, to check on live view. In other words, been able to save a few bit map images in grey levels that overlap the liveview or EVF on demand but record the all sensor.

Genuinely baffled here… why would someone want a star or an oval EVF overlay?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 22:05 UTC

Uh oh. A wide aperture lens? Cue the barrage of DPReview equivalency debates…

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 26th comment
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)
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rbach44: This is the reason why I left Sony an have never looked back… Why is it that every other brand has figured out noise reduction without eating fine detail? Or at least having the option to choose noise reduction levels? Or have an actual raw file where we can do this ourselves?

Personally, this issue doesn’t matter to me, but I’m not sure why Sony can’t seem to solve problems that that other manufacturers have never even had. All of these little annoyances here or there really add up to an unpleasant shooting experience.

My IQ is fine, I made a lot of good images on my A7 too. But now I’d rather use those brains cells to think about images/composition/etc. than navigating Sony’ s bizarre labyrinth of half-baked features, weird lockouts, and annoying issues that only Sony can’t seem to overcome.

I still maintain hope that they will fix these problems and realize the great concept that they started with. But until then...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:37 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)
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rbach44: This is the reason why I left Sony an have never looked back… Why is it that every other brand has figured out noise reduction without eating fine detail? Or at least having the option to choose noise reduction levels? Or have an actual raw file where we can do this ourselves?

Personally, this issue doesn’t matter to me, but I’m not sure why Sony can’t seem to solve problems that that other manufacturers have never even had. All of these little annoyances here or there really add up to an unpleasant shooting experience.

You're all missing the larger point: this is but one example (that didn't apply to me) of the mess Sony has made of their cameras.

There were a myriad of other problems that DID apply to me and my shooting, hence why I sold it. I didn't feel like working my shooting style around my camera anymore. I thought I would wait until things got better, but it looks like I would have waited a while.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (471 comments in total)

This is the reason why I left Sony an have never looked back… Why is it that every other brand has figured out noise reduction without eating fine detail? Or at least having the option to choose noise reduction levels? Or have an actual raw file where we can do this ourselves?

Personally, this issue doesn’t matter to me, but I’m not sure why Sony can’t seem to solve problems that that other manufacturers have never even had. All of these little annoyances here or there really add up to an unpleasant shooting experience.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 104th comment | 10 replies
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ZoranHR: With all the respect to time and work spent to do this,it is nothing but exercise. Null.

Yes, I am a web designer for a video advertising company and I work with this stuff everyday. There’s no Visual Basic or anything complex/groundbreaking happening here, just a basic After Effects script.

I’m not posting to point out my own greatness here. But I am suggesting that, to those in the motion video/motion graphics community, this is pretty elementary stuff. Considering that this a photography community, maybe we should be praising great photography rather than basic motion graphics/compositing.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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ZoranHR: With all the respect to time and work spent to do this,it is nothing but exercise. Null.

Astrostan:

"Video Stream Programming" this is not, its After Effects scripting used to randomize a variable or two. I use this stuff in my daily work and I'm not even that deep into the After Effects world.

Post this on a pro motion graphics forum, you'll get a big fat "meh". Post it on an amateur photography forum, however, and watch the accolades roll in.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
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