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    Top 100 Photographers

    MIA Jacob Riis Edward Curtis Margaret Bourke-White Eliot Porter Gordon Parks Dorothea Lange Minor White
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    Updated: First Images of the Olympus 15mm f/8 Lens?

    Nic, you have to lay off the coffee my friend if you have to shoot a 7mm lens at 1/500 for sharp images. Seriously, that is extreme. I think you need to work on your handling. Something is wrong.
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    on-lens DOF guide question

    Sorry, you are right, two-stop difference. It is basically the square of the crop factor.
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    on-lens DOF guide question

    If your set aperture is f/8, then use the f/5.6 scales. You use the scales one stop open from the set aperture. Naturally, your maximum aperture has no scales to use.
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    I need some help with old film camera

    Did you clean the battery contacts? You can use an eraser. The mirror being up s not a good sign as mirror return is usually automatic and mechanical.
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    Cine lenses - what's the difference?

    I think you are thinking of the lens being parfocal--keeping the image plane at a constant distance with a change of focal length. Parallax is related to two different points of view.
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    Cine lenses - what's the difference?

    I would mark that Wiki entry as suspect. Effective focal length has to change in order to focus. You can't focus with out changing either the lens to sensor distance or the focal length in the case of internal focus (IF) lenses--both methods result in the change of effective focal length. Unless...
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    Cine lenses - what's the difference?

    BTW, when you drop $30K+ on a camera, a $4K lens is cheap...
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    Cine lenses - what's the difference?

    Cine lenses are in T-stops which is not just an f-number, but it also incorporates the amount of light lost in the transmission through glass--an f-number is always "brighter" than a T-number (that might be an f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens). You want a T-number to ensure exposures between different lenses...
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    Barrel Markings?

    Right, the DoF markings are off by one stop and you use the marking one stop open from the set aperture. Which means you have no DoF scale markings for the maximum aperture. The distance scale is not affected. The focal length does not change. The aperture does not change in relation to...
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    E-PL3 jpeg vs. RAW

    Your camera will work the fastest in RAW. The reason is you cut out the processing time to convert the RAW data into JPG. This is why manufactures give burst specs they cite the use of RAW images. You don't have to shoot RAW, but you are wasting most of your data. Lot of photographers are happy...
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    Barrel Markings?

    Yes, the DoF scale also changes by a factor of two or one stop. So, for example, you would use the f/8 scale markings when the aperture is set to f/11. DoF is not a property of the lens, but a subjective property of the human visual system. DoF is defined by the permissible circle of confusion...
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    The end of an "error" - how sad ...

    Sure. But film production is not a booming industry. At most you can hope for flat growth. And if you take over the factories, you are also taking over the liabilities for the clean up--film plants are nasty toxic messes. Chip plants are nasty toxic places too, but that were also built under...
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    Fuji expanding the X

    Sony beat Fuji to it though. And the X-Pro1 is not a small camera like the Nex7
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    The end of an "error" - how sad ...

    I have a small unopened package of Kodak Azo paper. The expiration date is 1918.
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    The end of an "error" - how sad ...

    Truesense Imaging was already sold. The question is about what remains. And that has nothing to do with digital imaging.
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    What age group are you in?

    And a tablet was medicine and all my phones were so stupid they had to be tied to the wall.
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    What age group are you in?

    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be...
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    What age group are you in?

    When I was 24, I was too old to ride a motorcycle--only teenagers did. Now that I am 48, I am too young.
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    What age group are you in?

    That is fast!
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    What age group are you in?

    Don't. We have all been 15 and some never really move on.
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    New E-M5 .... Let's get all the moaning done first!

    But John, not everyone understands Japanese, either in its native form or when using English words.
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    How has m43 changed your photography?

    Not only a master of EVIL, but also DSLRs...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    But what parts of the ergonomics are the manufacturers/sellers responsibility and what intrinsic to a product. You should know a DSLR is big and heavy. It is part of the ergonomics sure, but it is your choice to buy a big, heavy camera. You can always sell it. And perhaps is is the point...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    Here is something else to think about. A liberal return policy will have the effect of making you less satisfied about your purchase. If you have no return policy, you will be happier. From TED: Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness | Video on TED.com
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    So, it looks like you never returned a camera that you bought for obvious problems with ergonomics. You did changes cameras as your needs and preferences changed.
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    That was the outlier... ...or is this the outlier?
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    And exactly how many cameras have you returned because of ergonomics?
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    Adapted lens with Bayonet Removed?

    You have found the spare parts included with every product but never revealed until reassembly.
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    Camera returns ethics

    I can't remember. Which returns thread this is?
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    And you enjoy cameras and enjoy trying new cameras out. Nothing wrong with that. You will probably go through more cameras than most people. But I imagine that most cameras that appeal to you that you see on the internet, meet your expectations for the most part when they arrive. That does...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    Here again, I am not advocating zero return. But you are not casually ordering cameras and sending them back because the a button is just the wrong shade of red. I am sure you are going to order a camera that you want and I would imagine that the probability you will be satisfied is high...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    How can you give opinions on whether a camera has the correct ergonomics for someone else? I mean beyond a few pointer to look for. Look, I am certainly not advocating a zero return policy. If my hand cramped with a camera, I would return it. There are certainly outliers in any group--I have...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    Why do you think I am the outlier? If this was such a big problem, the camera companies would be out of business with products people cannot hold--and they have a great deal of experience with camera ergonomics. Now, was your cramp a problem with the camera, or a problem with your hand? One is...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    But your example is different--you bought it because you held one. This is about dissatisfaction where you return it. I am saying the ergonomics of a camera are not that important because no one returns something because of the placement of a button or the shape of a grip. Generally speaking...
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    Photography: The Big Lie

    And what do you mean by great images? Well exposed and focused? Or well composed and interesting? These two ideas seem to be a little muddy in the OP's essay.
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    Well, I would say an E-M5 and an E-PL2 are not the same camera and will not feel the same. I can tell that from the pictures. I can also tell where the buttons are. But I can easily learn to use a new button layout. But I don't have to hold either to tell if I would buy one. As a 5'12" kind of...
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    Camera returns ethics

    Internet giants only exist because people shop at them.
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    'Sony NEX Full Frame Coming'

    Sure, markets and the percent of a market shifts with available technology. The box Brownie is not a really popular camera type anymore and sales reflect that (Fuji film did release a folding camera a few years ago). But the camera with the largest market share is not the best, it is simply the...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    I have bought many cameras I have never held. Never returned a single one. Cameras are designed for the human hand and the dimensions are clearly posted, so there not an infinite number of possibilities regarding size. If you have a little experience with a camera type, it is not difficult to...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    It is too costly to repair many cameras. It is certainly too costly to reassemble a camera.
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    'Sony NEX Full Frame Coming'

    I doubt the SLR camera is going anywhere. No camera type is perfect and EVIL cameras have their share of problems from a user stand point. This is why view cameras still can be bought new even though they are the oldest camera type around.
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    Photography: The Big Lie

    And this is where this topic quickly becomes very muddy. The OP is not really talking about the top of the field. And you can have a competent image without is being memorable. And how do all these factors intersect and to what degree are they important?
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    Camera returns ethics

    Camera pricing has nothing to do with politics nor religion. It is simply an economic problem.
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    No, a refurb means a perfectly working camera was returned and had to be sold at a lower price because of cosmetic damage--digital camera really cannot be repaired.
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    'Sony NEX Full Frame Coming'

    Sony has their own 35mm sensor cameras. I believe they made the sensor in the Nikon D800. So, they manufacture them now. It is just if they want to add a new camera line, which is very expensive. The more interesting question is whether they would get into producing chip larger than 35mm. So...
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    Ethics of Camera Returns

    As far as manufacturers go--I think I am qualified to speak for them--it is a huge problem. It really impacts their bottom line and margins are thin. Which is why they spend so much time and effort to minimize defects--if you consider the precision it takes to build a camera, the defect rate is...
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    What age group are you in?

    I am in that one up there in the poll at the top of the thread ^
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    Camera returns ethics

    Some years back, the country with the highest rates of returns was the States. That probably has not changed.
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    How has m43 changed your photography?

    But now, Obi Wan, I am the master...
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