le_alain

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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (150 comments in total)

It was a fantastic camera, with great ergonomy, solid, good feeling,
with great IQ in raw, but too slow to use raw when you need more tha 3 pictures :(

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 55th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (202 comments in total)
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ChiaYossarian: So no way this lens can replace my 16-35 4.0 L IS. Why oh why did they actually make it a zoom lens? I can imagine that a 12 mm F4, maybe even without AF, could be stellar quality, lighter and probably also much cheaper.

I love the CV 12mm
sharp full open (but f5.6), so light, so small and cheaper (but subject to flare)
:)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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Magnar W: There are a lot of Canon users visiting with harsh comments, many about colors.

As a Sony (private) and Canon user (at work), I have to say that the out-of-camera Sony colors are more technically correct, and the Canon colors are a bit warmer. There are even variations from camera model to camera model. If you are more than an out-of-camera jpg shooter, this should not cause any worries.

If you move to raw, color variations are at least as noticeable between default settings from different raw converters as between Sony and Canon cameras.

If I was a jpg shooter all the time, camera brand might have been of consideration. But when using raw, the choise of raw converter might be where to start. Or even better, starting with the default settings of my raw converter, making profiles for import that suits my taste of colors.

I have to say that the Sony A6500 looks impressive. I would like to see more tight action photos though, to judge tracking AF for this mirrorless camera. ;-)

you can precisely adjus WB to your liking if you are a jpeg shooter ?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:04 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

My first camera was
a LUMIERE 6x9 big hole folding from the 40's :)
and second camera a Kodak RETINA IIa

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 488th comment
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bernardf12: The EM1mii needs a foveon sensor to increase the IQ. Sigma will sell a lot of M43 sensors if they made them because foveon has the potential to fix the biggest shortcoming of the M43 system IMO.

Good High ISO ?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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canonluber: Well this stinks, just bought the 6300 in March, its not enen out of waranty

and it doesn't work anymore ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
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Frank_BR: What a lens! It has a solid metal construction (594 g), is much faster (F2.4) than a traditional F2.8 portrait lens and the 108mm length is very imposing. The price of $1400 is a bargain for a Zeiss lens built according to the best technology from 40 years ago, when MF lenses were preferred by the professionals. Last but not least, this is a historical lens: it is the first lens Loxia 85mm built in the world. It probably will command a huge price for collectors in the second half of this century.

The rumors are that the next Loxia lens will be a Sonnar 135mm with fast F3.5 aperture (faster than the classic Sonnar 135mm F4 from before the war), weight 1127 g, length with cap 153 mm, and a modest price (for a Zeiss) of $2,499. The price includes an all-metal 324 g tripod collar.

@Jacks, he ironize

But why such a lense, as the Contax G 90mm f2.8 is so good, so small so light and delicious?
There was only the mount to change ...

This would have been another lens than the big heavy 85mm 1.8 and 1.4
2.4 to be big, heavy, manual focus and expensive no interest (for me)
;)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
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DVT80111: F2 wow. I hope it is not a flop like the VC 15/4.5

CV 15/4.5 Flop ?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (189 comments in total)
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peterwr: Interesting. You can't zoom anywhere else but to the car. I'm wondering why the finished picture had to be such high resolution if the punters can't explore the whole thing. Or is poor Swinney still locked in a basement somewhere, stitching it together? ;-)

Yes, you didn't need to stich 700 pictures if you can't zoom else where !

Fake result, and tring to say it is truth ?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:16 UTC
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GRicoh: Interestingly enough, for this price, I could buy almost 20 used RX10s, which would allow me to take much nicer pictures.

Hell, I could even do some nice Matrix-esque shots with 20 cameras. I could supply an entire foto-walk group, rent them out, make money, learn juggling with rx10s, buy a smallish camera-fort and hide inside.
Why?

Well, because I didn't figure in the price I'd have to pay for a body that will accept this Leica lens, which, even in a best case scenario will set me back another 2 Rx10s, inculding a Leica M to FE adapter.

Ahem, sorry, but "Leica Glass is expensive" is just a cliche that's fun to poke fun at.

What is RX10s ?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
On article Zenmuse Z3 is DJI's first aerial zoom camera (54 comments in total)

22*7=77 ?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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Reactive: All of these shots, apart from the two by the window, have a strangely flat and artificial look to them, like they've all been thoroughly processed somehow. Not the best way to judge a camera's abilities?

flash/natural light

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)
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gipper51: Hmmm...can't wait till somebody like Metabones makes adapters to get 35mm format T/S glass on this body. It should cover the image circle, but probably lose shift. That will open up quite a system if you can deal with all-manual focus glass.

Plus I would imagine just about any medium format lens ever made could be adapted to this body.

Electronic shutter :) :)
doesn't work with flash.. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:33 UTC
On article Western Digital announces My Passport Wireless Pro (50 comments in total)
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Suntan: Just throwing it out as another option for people looking to backup in the field, you can get a number of battery powered "wifi access points" with SD slots and USB ports. A $40 device, plus a 2TB portable HDD ($75) can give you similar functionality, for a lot less.

Aasmund G

https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Wireless-Companion-Streamer-External/dp/B00ICEWB58

WIFI enable, can I backup a SD card with my A7RII, as if I had 2 SD slot in the camera ?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
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PedroMZ: One should bare in mind the huge carbon footprint of this type of photography. Fortunately few people can afford it.

more than 3 billion passengers per year by plane, don't know for helicopter:
how many take this "type of photography" and what about their carbon footprint ?
on the contrary this type of photography can bring you to think about the world and aim to reduce the / your carbon footprint

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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MarioV: The close-ups needed more depth of field. I dont really enjoy seeing just the midsection of the subjects. Narrow the aperture down, increase the light if necessary.

so need a 1" sensor ?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:08 UTC

No dust in the finder that time ?
;)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 37th comment
On article Sand and sky: Photographing Morocco (51 comments in total)
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VladimirCZ: Hi Michael,

Great photograph, loved them all!

May I ask what lenses did you use?

I'm planning a trip to Morocco next year and cannot decide what lenses I might need.
From your photographs I can conclude that UWA is a must for desert shots.

Right now I'm torn between 2 options:
A7II + FE 16-35 f/4
A7II + Batis 18 and nex 5n + FE 55

Your advise is very much appreciated!

Best regards,

Vlad.

to heavy, and too slow till 70mm 5.6 for events.
when in good light it is a good lense, except corners at 24mm, and a bit soft at 240mm

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 06:51 UTC
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jim bennett: "Now that the D5 has 20.8 megapixels a shutter speed of at least 1/2000th is needed to freeze most fast moving sport. What many people don’t realise is that the more megapixels you have the faster shutter speeds necessary to freeze the same action. "
This is the first time I have heard this. I have always been under the impression that it was about having a high enough shutter speed in relation to the focal length of the lens, and taking into account any crop factor that changes the equivalent focal length, but needing a faster shutter with more megapixels is news to me.

difference are linear with resolution.
Resolution is sides of the pictures, so not linear with megapixel count.
~1.4x more if you double megapixels

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 06:47 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: TC's should go no further than 1.4 and still you have to use excellent glass as a basis. It effectively blows up the middle part of your lens so sharpness is going to give. Also because it darkens your image AF is going to deteriorate.

Facts are not opinion.
When I can see the benefice of using a 2xtc over a 1.4tc or over no TC, it is a fact.
Live with your opinions and never use a 2xtc if you want,I live pretty well with 2x tc :)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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