TTLstalker

Joined on May 20, 2011

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Foggy8: I am waiting for a 10mm f2 micro four thirds lens. And compactness would be nice.

People should stop this nonsense with equivalence of DOF. When I used to shoot medium format no one talked about equivalent apertures with 35 mm. It might have been mentioned that DOF is reduced on medium format. If the format you use doesn't give you enough blurry backgrounds to your liking then change formats. But DOF is not the measure of everything about a format size. These people always emphasizing equivalence is just nonsense.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
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TTLstalker: Don't understand the need for such a fast wide angle lens. Could have just given me a 12mm F2.8 with excellent performance at a much cheaper price.

$ 800 for the olympus 24 mm is expensive for what it is. If they made an F2.8 version it would be cheaper. They could cut 300 bucks off the price. Most of the times you need a wide angle lens you need depth of field. So they should have a good quality and relatively cheap F2.8 version just like the 28 mm F 2.8 Panasonic lens. There are people like me who don't want to spend even $800 on a 24 mm prime. I'd opt for an12 - 35 f2.8 zoom before I spent that much on a wide angle prime.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:31 UTC

or could have given us a tilt/shift wide angle lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies

Don't understand the need for such a fast wide angle lens. Could have just given me a 12mm F2.8 with excellent performance at a much cheaper price.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 35th comment | 7 replies
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TTLstalker: I don't see this as so great. A 70 F1.4 would have been good enough. or if a zoom, I would rather have moderate wide angle to a short telephoto , like 18 -50 F2

I think 18-35 is a bit short in range. Would rather had a 20 to 50 F2. It would be like the old 35-70s F2.8 made in the film days.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 20:06 UTC

I don't see this as so great. A 70 F1.4 would have been good enough. or if a zoom, I would rather have moderate wide angle to a short telephoto , like 18 -50 F2

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 102nd comment | 7 replies
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)

Not sure if this is the right move. Maybe they should do full frame mirrorless instead since it seems the industry is going in that direction. If they spend their time and resources developing lenses for a full frame DSLR, the lenses would need an adapter if they ever wanted to go mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 143rd comment | 6 replies
On article Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens (149 comments in total)
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TTLstalker: I like these lenses. They have a no nonsense look of quality - a precision tool. But mainly I'm interested because it's a manual lens. I'm interested in buying a manual lens. This may sound crazy but I sometimes yearn for that feel of the manual lenses I always used when I did film photography. The kinds of scenes I liked to photograph didn't require speed or autofocus so my systems of choice were manual -Nikon, Olympus, Contax, Pentax, Rollie. Autofocus lenses seemed by comparison, plastic junk (well, not quite). But getting back to these Kowa lenses, all I can say is DAM !, m4/3 has so many lens options. That alone is it's reason for being.

That would be too easy. I want one of the Kowa lenses or perhaps a Voigtlander lens

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
On article Kowa announces pricing for three Micro Four Thirds lens (149 comments in total)

I like these lenses. They have a no nonsense look of quality - a precision tool. But mainly I'm interested because it's a manual lens. I'm interested in buying a manual lens. This may sound crazy but I sometimes yearn for that feel of the manual lenses I always used when I did film photography. The kinds of scenes I liked to photograph didn't require speed or autofocus so my systems of choice were manual -Nikon, Olympus, Contax, Pentax, Rollie. Autofocus lenses seemed by comparison, plastic junk (well, not quite). But getting back to these Kowa lenses, all I can say is DAM !, m4/3 has so many lens options. That alone is it's reason for being.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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Bali_Mirage: Wikipedia's entry for Perez explains why Kodak and the US are screwed:

"He was criticized for being one of the worst CEO's in the nation, citing the decline of Eastman Kodak during his stint as CEO.

In February 2011, Mr. Perez was appointed to President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_M._P%C3%A9rez#Awards.2C_Recognitions.2C_and_Controversy

Oh, here we go, a Fox "news" watcher. Can't even write a comment in a photo forum without some President bashing and reciting some right wing talking points. How boring.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 06:11 UTC

I guess the Lytro camera, as novel as it might be, is a solution looking for a problem. Just because you can make something new doesn't mean people have a need for it. I think they needed to consult with a photographer.lol

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 01:05 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
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