nemark

nemark

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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 comments in total)

I haven`t tried any of now days EVFs, but got in love with them in the past while using Oly C740. I liked live histogram and to view results without removing my eye from finder - making me ready to repeat shot without losing composition. But I understand, from my experience and readings, that OVF is still in great advantage when it comes to low light shooting, and it is not only few times a year for me.
But I am deeply convinced that it would be possible to make hybrid reflex type OVF combined with electronic overlay like in Fuji hybrid VF... It would not bring us a smaller bodies like mirrorless, but will combine the best of two worlds in a DSLR body size.
Hope to see one in the near future.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 251st comment
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sirhawkeye64: Finally a super wide angle under 14mm for NIkon FF (that's not a fisheye).

...Or huge!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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ninja250: Premium compacts never made much sense to me. At $650-$1000 a buyer can get a mirrorless camera with a much larger APS-C sized sensor, interchangeable lenses for the same price and at about the same size and weight. A Fuji X-T20 ($900), Canon M6 ($750), or Canon M3 ($480) would be a great choice compared to:

DL18-50 $850
DL24-500 $1000
DL24-85 $650

" the company's concern that it wouldn't sell enough units to make up for the increased costs, due to a slow down in the market." A valid concern. The compact market has gone from 40+ Coolpix models in 2015 to twelve today. Even 12 seems too many. When my friend asked me what camera to get his son and daughter, my response was "your old iPhone or an iPod touch. If they want more camera after using either the iPhone or iPod touch let me know."

Nikon, please focus on an APS-C and FF mirrorless camera and lens line. Your DSLR line is solid, so focus on Mirrorless please.

Premium compact might be senseless, especially when it comes to price, but they are compact. Compact premiums. And I like to have one in my pocket. Or hanging from my shoulder, if it is bigger version such as Sony RX10 MkIII.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 20:46 UTC

Pity for DL series. Expensive, but here were some really good conceptual ideas.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 20:39 UTC as 170th comment

Why don`t they sell it as a body only, or bundle it with 2.8/27mm lens? More bodies to be sold that way. Why should I need another 16-50mm lens?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 00:48 UTC as 1st comment
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nemark: Complete Fuji system looks like tailored for me (OK, I can satisfy almost 80-90% of my needs there - cameras, lenses...). But I have some complaints, too. It`s a pity that serious cameras like X-100 series are not weather sealed. Not to use them while it rains, but to protect them from internal condensation when I step inside a humid room from chill outside... And to be ready to make some photos inside without waiting camera to warm up inside my bag/pocket. And there should be an 10-12mm compact and quality prime for X series of cameras. Not necessarily F2. F2.8 or even 3.5 would be enough for me, if justified by quality and compactness...

Thank you, that is a good trick, but sometimes I want to take pictures just 5-10 minutes after coming in, very short time for camera to warm-up. I should try to shoot through the plastic bag. Thank you for idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 19:56 UTC

Complete Fuji system looks like tailored for me (OK, I can satisfy almost 80-90% of my needs there - cameras, lenses...). But I have some complaints, too. It`s a pity that serious cameras like X-100 series are not weather sealed. Not to use them while it rains, but to protect them from internal condensation when I step inside a humid room from chill outside... And to be ready to make some photos inside without waiting camera to warm up inside my bag/pocket. And there should be an 10-12mm compact and quality prime for X series of cameras. Not necessarily F2. F2.8 or even 3.5 would be enough for me, if justified by quality and compactness...

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 21:20 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (356 comments in total)
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Gediminas 8: Anyone can compare the size of the X-T20 to the X-E1? Don't think camerasize.com would have it in their database yet, and it looks tiny in those hands...

I haven't handled an X-T10 and I don't know if they are identical either.

But yes, they HAVE it in their database, and it seams that, beside the thickness, other dimensions are quite identical.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (480 comments in total)

"No built-in flash ...."

That is a trade of for a built-in EVF, and I even do not notice the luck of built-in flash.
Built-in flash or built-in EVF?
EVF, of course! EVF is somethig I use almost 100% of time, flash only 20-30%. For that level of usage, I can have it in my pocket. And bundled one is really small.
So, it is not a minus for me, but contrary.
And yes, zoom should go to 100mm, at least.
And artuculated LCD would be great, to.
And also a built-in ND filter.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 140th comment
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nemark: OK, why should I by 1.8/50mm over the Zeiss 1.8/55mm? Am I missing something?
But Sony is still missing a good UWA FE prime (not a brick like Sigma ART lenses, but normally sized AND good one)...

Obviously, I missed a lot :(

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:12 UTC

OK, why should I by 1.8/50mm over the Zeiss 1.8/55mm? Am I missing something?
But Sony is still missing a good UWA FE prime (not a brick like Sigma ART lenses, but normally sized AND good one)...

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On challenge Black & White Photo of the Week #4 (2 comments in total)

Do images MUST be black and white, or monochromatic (sepia etc.) is also OK?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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Wedding photographer: Comparison with VM 21 mm / F 1,8 Ultron will be interesting.

No fair comparison. 1.8 and 2.8 are two different leagues. It would be great if 1.8 is the same or better quality (from 2.8 onwards) than 2.8, but...

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (246 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: Yikes!!! The more I look at these the more I prefer the look and handling of the classic ZF and ZE lenses. The 21mm, 100mm and 85mm are not particularly attractive. Besides there's nothing more satisfying than cold hard metal touching your fingertips.

All lenses but 1.4/50 and 1.4/85mm have the same number of elements/groups as ZF and ZE Zeisses. Should that mean that they are just redesigned? And yes, I also don`t like the look and handling of new birds of prey by Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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codeNsnap: Super ! Thanks Tamron. Finally a compact 35mm with VR/VC for us Nikon shooters. Will be my second Tamron prime after my 90mm VC Macro which has been stellar for macros and portraits.

As I already wrote, EOS pancakes are great (at least on APS-C, what I am using). People say that EOS 1.8/50mm is also great. I was eager to see Samyang 2.8/10mm, an when I saw some sample photos, I was disappointed. It is not compact (some 10-xx mm zooms are smaler - OK, not 2.8, but are zooms), it doesn't take filters (10-xx mm zooms do), and I wasn't pleased with test images - 10-xx zooms seam better or at least as good as Sam. And so on...

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 05:56 UTC
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codeNsnap: Super ! Thanks Tamron. Finally a compact 35mm with VR/VC for us Nikon shooters. Will be my second Tamron prime after my 90mm VC Macro which has been stellar for macros and portraits.

Compact? These are HUGE lenses for what they are... Can somebody make a compact AND quality prime anymore??? (Sorry Canon, your pancakes and few more are.) And yes, I am not a FF shooter...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
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electrophoto: About the ND100'000:
Cheap alternative: Welding Shield (Grade 13 solid).... works well and costs only a few quid.
might not be the same optical quality (quite certainly not) but if you're looking for a cheap option, easily affordable... that's a good thing.

If you decide to try Baader, the trick with AstroSolar and Mylar sheets is to mount them on the lens/scope lose, not tightly stretched...
HTH

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
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Digitalis32: The question is are they colour neutral?

What about custom white balance?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
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RichRMA: No idea if an ND is that safe (or good quality enough) for solar shooting. Consider using Baader Solar Film or glass filters from Thousand Oaks Optical. Both are metallized to screen out UV and IR.

ND filters of proper density are as safe as Baader or Thousand Oaks, because you don`t use them for gazing into the Sun, just to frame it and focus. I use AstroSolar ND3.8 for imaging and ND5.0 for watching sunspots as they are much cheaper and I can cover large apertures for just a few bucks. Nota Bene: these are logarithmic values, not linear as in photographic filters.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
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electrophoto: About the ND100'000:
Cheap alternative: Welding Shield (Grade 13 solid).... works well and costs only a few quid.
might not be the same optical quality (quite certainly not) but if you're looking for a cheap option, easily affordable... that's a good thing.

I used welding glass for solar imaging some ten years ago, but I was not satisfied with image quality. I don`t know if glass surfaces were not plane enough, or they were not plan parallel, or both, or something else. Now for solar imaging I use Baader Astrosolar Safety Film that is also cheap alternative. It costs some 25€ for a 20x30 cm sheet, and you can cut it into several sizes for all your needs.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:29 UTC
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