RPJG

Joined on Nov 4, 2011

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True or false: the amount of curvature on a curved sensor is ideal for a specific focal length, and the further you get away form that focal length, the more the lens still needs to "correct" for the shape of the sensor?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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p51d007: I never messed with lightroom...I kind of "grew up" with photoshop since around 1996. Never did download or use it on the trial of CC

Cool story.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
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RPJG: Does anyone know what the firmware in an adapter actually does, or why firmware is needed at all?

Thank you gents!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 01:44 UTC

Does anyone know what the firmware in an adapter actually does, or why firmware is needed at all?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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ThatCamFan: Milking FIVE generations of sony RX100 with the same sensor finally caught up? People finally realized they are buying the same image quality every time?

It's often missed in this site, but there's so much more to photography than ultimate image quality.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)
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haziz: "The camera needed to be forward of the gun, but my own body didn't. I suppose my hand took a slight risk."

Wow!

I think the risk was effectively zero. The shooter would know if he was going to hit the photographer's hand.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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Tom K.: I guess I don't get it. That first picture looks like poor photoshop bokeh simulation, with the right side looking like bad use of the cloning tool, to boot.

Thank you, I couldn't understand why the effect was asymmetrical!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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Alex Permit: And I would buy this over the cheaper Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 because..?

...you like how the images look?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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Sdaniella: i doubt a 12v lead battery was needed for extra unneeded power

as for custom-rigging a hand-trolley, it could've instead served as an alternative to a monopod, and designed to stand or pivot on the ground (even or uneven; soft or hard surfaces) ... and would not have required burdening the shoulders, nor require counterbalancing, provided the lens has a proper mid-mount (custom or not)

Not to mention, a monopod wouldn't be anywhere near as easy to use when trying to quickly follow something moving that fast across your field of view.

Welcome back, Sdaniella...

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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Sdaniella: i doubt a 12v lead battery was needed for extra unneeded power

as for custom-rigging a hand-trolley, it could've instead served as an alternative to a monopod, and designed to stand or pivot on the ground (even or uneven; soft or hard surfaces) ... and would not have required burdening the shoulders, nor require counterbalancing, provided the lens has a proper mid-mount (custom or not)

Wow.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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soundimageplusblog: Fair review. I have the SD and SD h and use them for stock photography. And no they are not my only cameras and I only take them out in bright sunny conditions. But within those limitations they both produce simply stunning results which my stock sales from them bear testament to. In the past I have used the fixed lens compacts and grown frustrated with them and sold them on. Not so with the SD Quattros which are nice cameras to use for me, as I shoot landscape, architecture and nature with them.

Yes the AF could be faster and even with a battery grip and two extra batteries I can still only just about complete a days shooting. But it's simply not possible to get that 'look' and detail / resolution from any other camera. I've never moved from ISO 100 and probably never will, but with the incredible image quality possible from that setting it strikes me as pointless to even bother. This is a sensor and a camera designed to create a certain type of image.

Have you ever done comparison pics with one of your other cameras, that highlights the look you like from your SD and SD h? It would be interesting to see.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 01:01 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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entoman: I hope that when Canon finally get around to introducing a full frame mirrorless camera, that they will also use a full length lens mount, to maintain full compatibility with existing EF lenses, rather than introduce a new mount.

Can they not do a "sensible" short-flange mirrorless design, with an all-singng adapter for EF lenses?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
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User3787089555: In my opinion, FE12-24 is way too small to be a top quality lens, compared with Canon 11-24L and Sigma 12-24.

Jesus mate, give it a rest before you embarrass yourself further. Judge a lens on its performace, not its size.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 9 quick review (51 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: The video is all-right. And the scenery shots are ok. But the giant-balloon-head portraits are just horrible.

...which has got everything to do with capture distance / perspective, and nothing to do with the camera per se.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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alcaher: See, with trump administration world's economy is
recovering fast from the mess it was.

Lol.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 02:56 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't understand if one is not cropping (digital zoom) , what is the use of these extreme sharpness and detail

Today detail in a 24MP full frame camera cannot be fully seen in a 4k TV/monitor
or in any reasonable size print

I don't even understand the point of 42MP or 50 MP full frame , let alone foveon

From what I see only sharpness/detail excel, color (which is most important to me) is not better and high ISO terrible

Jeff, do you actually take photos and print them?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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Jefftan: I really don't understand if one is not cropping (digital zoom) , what is the use of these extreme sharpness and detail

Today detail in a 24MP full frame camera cannot be fully seen in a 4k TV/monitor
or in any reasonable size print

I don't even understand the point of 42MP or 50 MP full frame , let alone foveon

From what I see only sharpness/detail excel, color (which is most important to me) is not better and high ISO terrible

You answered your own question. High resolutions enable cropping, which is extremely useful / compulsory in many many use cases. High resolutions enable large prints, for which there are obviously many use cases. Etc.

So many readers here get trapped in the "I can't use this feature, so why would anyone else need it?" mindset. It's bizarre, considering that this is an enthusiast site.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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FLruckas: SanDisk technology?

No thank you!!!!

Almost as bad as Crutial.

We've had a much higher percentage of SanDisk media fail than Samsung.

We only buy Samsung now.

You get this type of post on most tech sites whenever a brand is mentioned.
Anecdotes are basically worthless.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
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Fujica: This is the camera that does not provide me anything better then my phone. For $399,- I can buy myself a smartphone that can do more then taking images.

This is nothing more then a showcase camera to let people know that Canon did not yet abandoned this market. Even though this is a dead horse.

This comment section is in serious need of a downvote/auto-hide feature.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
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Toselli: There is a big problem: there's not a focus scale window. I usually take macro pictures setting the reproduction ratio using the scale (depending on the size of the thing I have to take a picture of), and then frame and focus simply moving the camera towards and away from the subject. With this lens it would be impossible...

Then I strongly suggest that you don't buy this lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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