wildbild

wildbild

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I just read the article again, and the more I think about all the arguments made, I think it is missing the point of medium format cameras. They are not about specs in the first place.
I want to be clear: the camera I have have used most for my personal work is a $10 flea market purchase, a Olympus mju1. This being said, I enjoy working with medium format cameras immensely. And this is not for resolution in the first place, nor for shallow depth of field, nor out of focus rendition, nor exposure latitude. The most important factor is their seriousness. Carrying such a beast is a constant reminder of the commitment to quality — it changes your mindset. I think that this is the factor that makes medium format photos stand out more than any of the technical parameters mentioned by Rishi.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
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wildbild: well, you can't beat physics. and although FF lenses have come a long way and produce the nicest of bokeh ever seen, I would still argue that even stopped down to f8 my Pentax 645d has a better separation of planes than every smaller sensor digital camera I own.

@Rishi Sanyal I don't think you have proven otherwise. What you are showing is FF compared to crop sensor in a close focus application that will naturally yield a VERY blurred background. In the fiel however, e.g. shooting portraits with a good deal of surroundings included I have never been able to get a similar look from a 1.4 50mm that my 2.8 75mm will produce.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:41 UTC

well, you can't beat physics. and although FF lenses have come a long way and produce the nicest of bokeh ever seen, I would still argue that even stopped down to f8 my Pentax 645d has a better separation of planes than every smaller sensor digital camera I own.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 385th comment | 7 replies
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)

#10 know someone on the jury. (should be #1 actually)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

$99 p.m. sounds like some rich kids had no idea how much money that is for normal people. An other thing: they should as of today take some time and start investigating why ikea is successful despite or even because of the fact that you have to do the assembly work yourself. I hope they come up with a better idea what to do with those 20mpix sensors before they are clearly outdated :)

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 09:58 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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PieterB: Knowing Apple fans, they will all buy this without any protests and dish out lots of money to buy the newest peripherals for more money to replace their not so old peripherals.
For the sole reason, that if Apple changes everything, you must follow.

Apple fans seem to swallow just about everything. Apple seems to be like God to them and can't be questioned. Some of my friends are Apple lovers and there really is no reasoning with them. They will buy whatever Apple offers at any price without any questions whatsoever. It doesn't matter how expensive it is, or how many alternatives there are. They will buy Apple. Period.

As a person who questions everything about anything, that is really remarkable.

I disagree—I figured that the introduction of the new macbook pro line-up was a strong signal to buy an older model without regret. Improvements in computing speed have been rather marginal over the last couple of years, and the latest os is also running on my 7yo white macbook. It's a good sign that computers last longer and won't be outdated too soon.
This being said I am still big fan of their OS and products.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 09:59 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

They should have named it Fondle Bar.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 09:06 UTC as 50th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

sSlling the entry mbp with 2ghz and no touchy bar (which frankly, spec wise, looks like the mbair update people have been waiting for) for a whooping fortune is ridiculous. And the 13" can't be configured with a 4core—which has always been my reservation against it—makes the new lineup look like an anorexic overly expensive joke with some improvements in productivity. Oh dear!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 08:15 UTC as 116th comment

Look at that lens hood!
So cool. I'm in love already!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 21st comment

They will most likely end up in a big cardboard box with other plastic camera junk on one of the flee markets in Berlin. Congrats to this one!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 09:34 UTC as 30th comment

It seems the sample lens is softer on the right hand side of the frame, especially at the 12mm —25mm focal lengths. Good overall performance though.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 11:37 UTC as 82nd comment
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wildbild: finally a medium format digital that looks sleek AND like a serious tool. thank you fujifilm!

consider: the camera's butt is particularly sleek!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
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wildbild: It's so nice fujifilm didn't put the sensor into the camera in portrait orientation as they used to do in their film cameras;) Big thumbs up!

depends on how you hold the texas leicas ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
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Tizzio: I know its a prototype, but still...body design looks crude and butt ugly!

Looks like a serious tool to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:53 UTC

It's so nice fujifilm didn't put the sensor into the camera in portrait orientation as they used to do in their film cameras;) Big thumbs up!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:51 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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aramgrg: Why in the world people pay these humongous premiums for 0.79 crop? I don't understand that. To tell the clients that the cameras are crazy expensive maybe?

I just purchased a used 645d for the feel. It feels different working with such a beast. It is demanding and helps you to focus on the picture you are going to take a a very different way 35 does. (but it still is more convenient than LF field cameras by far;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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kty: Next comes digital Mamiya 7!

sure. they are also working on a digital gx680 ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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Gio Magginni: Why can't they make a 6x9 digital rangefinder, the old brass ones were nice.

because focus accuracy and alignment of parts in 33x44 is already challenging. and then to get a sensor that size without defective pixels will be nearly impossible at a decent price point. Those digital beasts are far less generous and forgiving than film and film cameras were …

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:18 UTC

finally a medium format digital that looks sleek AND like a serious tool. thank you fujifilm!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (97 comments in total)
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photomedium: Goddamn this discussion is boring!

Yes. That's the idea. Make it look dull and make money;)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
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