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PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:12:01 AM »
Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:

http://nikoneyes.com

I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?


Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is?  What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses?  Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.

I agree.  Doesn't seem so odd.   And if Canon could put out some EOS glasses with interchangeable lenses, I'd consider buying them. 



The Nikons would have better DR :P


...and reoccurring oil spots!  (They would smear when using cleaning cloth...what a mess.)

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It is April Fools Day....


That came to mind... but it's no secret that some companies will retreat from the camera market. From Thom Hogan (http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/panasonics-restructuring.html):

"Panasonic's CEO seems dead set on sticking by his "5% profitability" line in the sand. He's already begun closing down businesses that don't meet that goal and have no possibility of doing so any time soon. It seems clear that more businesses will be shut down at Panasonic if they can't get to that 5% number within the next 12-18 months. More so than any other camera company, I worry about Panasonic's ability to come out of the camera sales slump intact...

Bottom line is this: Panasonic is the company to watch carefully, as they're the canary in the coal mine. They're the only one of the Japanese camera companies that currently appears to be trying to fully address years of slothful organizational bloat and are actively closing down businesses that underperform. If they keep their still camera group going, all the Japanese companies will, I think. If Panasonic takes an ax to that group (or even just the compact camera part), others may follow."


Look at what Olympus did to 4/3 cameras (NOT micro 4/3). The whole line died. No more semi-pro cameras... gone with no warning leaving it's customer base in the dust....


Not totally true...the new M1 plus new adaptor finally takes up the slack there....4/3 lenses work well with the M1.
I think this is a hoax though for April Fools Day.

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yeah.....I think this is just hoax upon hoax..(as in April Fools)..the hoax on the MFT sites is that Panasonic is getting out pf MFT and going to make a FF camera only...This is all from a (supposed) Clandestine Asian-Language  audio tape translation of higher ups in a private conversation...now someone has just added Canon buying Panasonic out....
It all looks like an April Fools Day hoax....

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:22:10 AM »



I can feel the tranquility............
Nice moment to capture and to be there as well, I bet.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:16:18 AM »
Recent images...

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 27, 2014, 12:47:13 AM »
I guess I cannot enter?   I do not macebook or twitter/tweet....?????
I thought I had entered and then .. saw how to enter. No point. I have no social media account  >:(

You can probably more gear bags in the time you save and spend productively elsewhere...  :D

Thanks for the help and the incomplete sentence.  ;D


iPhones...  >:(
...no...I think the problem was an arrogant person who cannot operate their iPhone and who left the response that I read. I don't believe that the device was the problem.

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:18:06 PM »
I guess I cannot enter?   I do not macebook or twitter/tweet....?????
I thought I had entered and then .. saw how to enter. No point. I have no social media account  >:(

You can probably more gear bags in the time you save and spend productively elsewhere...  :D

Thanks for the help and the incomplete sentence.  ;D

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:52:43 PM »
I guess I cannot enter?   I do not macebook or twitter/tweet....?????

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Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:46:06 AM »
I'd look at the sigma 35mm art again.   A lot better price for similar quality to Canon.  Sigma has raised quality standards for issues like focus.  My copy is superb.  One of my favorites for lenses.

+1

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I will wait until all of the first two batches are sold to all the people that just HAVE to have it, then get bored with it and sell them almost unused for way less than new, including a filter to me. Never fails.

HEY!....while your waiting would you like to purchase my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM ?  I will throw in a Tiffen filter, but I am keeping the B&W!   8)

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I am not going to pretend that I know anything about the cost of manufacturing a lens...but my layman's observation is that the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is similar in size and both lenses have f/1.4 with 13 glass elements...That is pretty similar in my book. I think the new 50mm lens should come in sub $1000...just like the 35mm.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 04:37:26 PM »
I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)


If you really think that, you don't know Sigma!


Indeed I don't...do I really need to know Sigma when my lenses are L? :P

Well now you know that your 35mm is soft, has tons of CA and a whole world of vignetting compared to the Sigma...you do have that plastic & a red ring that you paid an extra $500 for, tho.  :o


Since when did the 35 Art have LESS vignetting than the 35 L ??


Since the Sigma 35mm Art Lens arrived on the market? :-)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3OuN1ywuufg


That's funny.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Lens-Vignetting-Test-Results.aspx?FLI=0&API=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0&Lens=121&Camera=9&LensComp=829


Viggo...I think that there is something wrong with that comparison at The Digital Picture (which I regard as a very reliable source)....so..when you click over on the sigma arrow..notice that the WHOLE frame gets a least a stop darker...not just the edges. There is something amiss there. If the centers do not stay at the same brightness for each lens the comparison in no good. Clearly there is a problem there.   I only have the sigma or I would compare them myself...but I am only noticing (slight) vignetting when the lens is wide open...not really bothersome..certainly nothing like the portrayal there.  hmmmm....this warrants further investigation...I will look for a third source.
Mathew at Light & Matter (the U-Tube video I referenced) seems like a very responsible guy), he is slightly Sigma biased (maybe) or he is just reporting the facts fairly. 

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:15:40 PM »
I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)

If you really think that, you don't know Sigma!

Indeed I don't...do I really need to know Sigma when my lenses are L? :P
Well now you know that your 35mm is soft, has tons of CA and a whole world of vignetting compared to the Sigma...you do have that plastic & a red ring that you paid an extra $500 for, tho.  :o

Do you see any 35mm in my signature?

Wonder how many "Wow" Sigma lenses out there?  ::) 1 maybe 2 :P

You have a point!  ...but they are moving in the right direction. Perhaps they will have two WOW after the new 50mm is released.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:59:25 AM »
I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)


If you really think that, you don't know Sigma!


Indeed I don't...do I really need to know Sigma when my lenses are L? :P

Well now you know that your 35mm is soft, has tons of CA and a whole world of vignetting compared to the Sigma...you do have that plastic & a red ring that you paid an extra $500 for, tho.  :o


Since when did the 35 Art have LESS vignetting than the 35 L ??


Since the Sigma 35mm Art Lens arrived on the market? :-)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3OuN1ywuufg

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 21, 2014, 03:44:56 AM »
@jdramirez
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I wish that was the type of thing we could share.  Have one communal module.  Mail it like it was inter library loan. :(
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Good idea! Well..the dock costs only $59 @ B&H...so it makes sense to own if you have a couple of lenses that it can be useful on.

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