kpaddler

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On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Is it even possible to make f/1.2 lenses for the Nikon F mount? The lens bayonet might be too small.

Nikon has 50mm 1.2, and once upon a time had 58mm 1.2, and 300mm f2. So, yes, the bayonet is large enough for earthly lenses

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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Nikonandmore: I have the feeling, just about all lenses now are "Leica" and MF price range. Sony, Zeiss, Canon, Nikon.. amazing! I don't understand how these manufactures survive to sell enough of these or how people manage to have money to feed this price frenzy. It will only take cell phone sensors, lenses and technology to get a bit better FOR ONE to buy DSLRs anymore. This market is dead and at these prices, sinking faster and faster. Costs 10 grand (or more) these days to buy a pro/enthusiast grade body and 2 or 3 lenses. Sorry, but this and it's pricing momentum is all becoming absurd. And mind you, these new lenses are all mass produced in 3rd world countries and with more and more dubious quality control. Long gone are the "Made in Japan" days with solid products made with extremely qualified manual labor, excellent quality control AND real long-term post sales support! Indeed Leicas start looking really affordable..

"...these new lenses are all mass produced in 3rd world countries and with more and more dubious quality control. Long gone are the "Made in Japan" days..."

That may or may not be true(more like it is irrelevant), but what you say applies to all systems and manufacturers(leica excepted) regardless of sensors size(because that is really core of your argument).

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Really disappointed! I was hoping for a longer lens barrel. Put a hood and you are almost there...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:45 UTC as 34th comment
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PhotoKhan: In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

@biggercountry

You made the harshest comments about others than anyone else on this subject. So, go ahead and vent if you need to feel "bigger"

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (541 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: How to choose between GX8 and GX80? Confusing...

Haven't tried gx80, it is smaller and somewhat simpler. Frankly I don't know the point of it, all manufacturers have saturated the market and desperate to create a new need.

Ask why mercedes benz have so many different "classes" now with little difference, they used to have 3 sedans, plus a couple of coupes. Same with audi, bmw, etc.....

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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PhotoKhan: In my calibrated monitor there seems to be a yellow/greenish veil cast in all the samples.

Definition is, indeed, very good but nothing to write home about for a MF sensor.

I was hopping to be more impressed. Maybe with the next batch of samples?

Calibrate your calibrating device...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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jurgenvogt: This would be a great feature. A lot of people are just rude at concerts.

No, that is you and apple's none sense.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (816 comments in total)
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FujLiver: nice to see Hasselblad back in the game (courtesy of Sony though ...)
This is a genuine paradigm shift and I wish Hassy all the best with this one ...
I'd buy one if I had the money ...

"...(courtesy of Sony though ...)..."

Well in the good old days it was courtesy of Kodak, Agfa, etc. Oh wait, everyone relied on Kodak etal.

Lets not forget Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 00:07 UTC
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jurgenvogt: This would be a great feature. A lot of people are just rude at concerts.

I want to hear that from the performers when I buy tickets and then I decide, not the control freak apple.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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jurgenvogt: This would be a great feature. A lot of people are just rude at concerts.

Rude at the concert???? You sure you are not kissing apple's behind for this future? Let those concert performers tell the fans they should not be taking pictures when they payfor the tickets.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:45 UTC

This is for Apple to be the TRULY first JERK in the market.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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jcbmemphis: Leica is truly dead for me now.

I am actually sad to see this.

Very sad day for Leica.

BTW. that's not so much criticism of leica, nikon used to do the same but not to quite a success. Leica have to make up for their cost somehow. They set benchmarks all the time. If you ever owned a leica you know what I mean. But in this day and age, there are other good product lines that aspire to be nearly as good as leica. I'm glad at leica are making it good commercially.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
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jcbmemphis: Leica is truly dead for me now.

I am actually sad to see this.

Very sad day for Leica.

Where were you until now? Leica always pulled stunts like this. If the sheiks are willing to pay ubber price for a special edition let them, good for leica and them. You don't like it buy panasonic, I do!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
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princecody: Leica is the Ferrari of cameras 👍🏻

Ferrari is crap! Leica is Porsche of cameras

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 00:16 UTC
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

There is no such a thing as "sarcasm" tag, it shows as regular text.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: Blah blah blah blah blah .. Yes it's nice ,yes it's super expensive, so not really a for the masses camera, to bad .. The biggest question is it possibly to little to late to be relevant to the already solid cameras out there with solid image making pedigree.. Feel free to leave a snotty snobby response at the beep .....BEEP

Surely, Hasselblad is more "solid image making pedigree" than Sony does

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:17 UTC

They missed to gold plate the front element

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 22nd comment
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

Not sure what was not clear in what I said.

You expose for the subject, you could average for a couple of spots but overall exposure is adjusted in post production, not when you are taking the picture. That applies even you are an experienced jpg shooter.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
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Marksphoto: so if it's equivalent to 24 mm on full frame, what does that make the f-stops equivalent to 3.5?

You lightmeter for elements or subject, not for entire frame...unless you are a point and shoot photog

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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kpaddler: phfft, you call that a "super telephoto"....

This is a super telephoto
http://petapixel.com/2012/04/29/a-look-back-massive-carl-zeiss-lens-from-photokina-2006/

At f14, that's just a telescope...but f4, now you are talking

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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