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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-28-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
That was exactly my point, but obviously it's not...

That was exactly my point, but obviously it's not good enough for "some people" here. Knowledge is offensive. It would be a pity if someone learned something new, right?

Oh, and medium format is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-27-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Yeah, it's very much noisier. Especially when you...

Yeah, it's very much noisier. Especially when you consider the pixel count.

Edit: Have anyone found a picture of the lens, attached to a MFT camera? Would be interesting to see.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-27-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Quite some, if people actually believe that it...

Quite some, if people actually believe that it gathers as much light as a 50/0.95 on FF. Hopefully, most people don't.

I have nothing against MFT and I applaude this initiative from Cosina. :)...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-27-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
I know! :cool: Good, because I'm not the one...

I know! :cool:


Good, because I'm not the one using false assumptions here. :) Let me suggest that you think about this over the weekend: Why is an ISO 100 image from an MFT camera noisier than an...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
I'm still not talking about exposure. Why are you...

I'm still not talking about exposure. Why are you talking about exposure? :confused:


The exposure meter doesn't define equality.


Must be because you don't read what I write. Let's take it...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Isn't it sad that it's normal? I've never said...

Isn't it sad that it's normal?


I've never said anything about exposure. We (at least I) were talking about "light gathering power" of a lens. If the lens sits on a larger sensor, that power is of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Please explain how the sensor does affect the...

Please explain how the sensor does affect the light gathering capability of the lens. This is going to be very interesting. :D
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Of course, but you said "light gathering...

Of course, but you said "light gathering capabilities" were the same, which is not true. If you collect the amount X of photons for getting an apropriate exposure on MFT at f/0.95, you should have...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Yes, but nothing even close to an equivalent...

Yes, but nothing even close to an equivalent image in terms of quality. Exposure is irrelevant.


And "f" is different, so "f/0.95" is also different. This is just as silly every time people without...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
Obviously you didn't read the link. Light per...

Obviously you didn't read the link. Light per area is irrelevant if area is excluded. ISO 100 isn't equal on every format. Larger area = more information = less grain or noise. So, ISO 100 on MFT is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
No. "Light gathering" is dependent on sensor...

No. "Light gathering" is dependent on sensor area. Please read this:

http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/equivalence/index.htm#myths
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras 08-26-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 16,237
Posted By Makten
No. The sensor is 1/4 of the size, so the "light...

No. The sensor is 1/4 of the size, so the "light gathering power" equivalent is 50/1.9.

25/0.95 = 26.3
50/1.9 = 26.3
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Makten
Yes, I now know that Ai is the "full" version,...

Yes, I now know that Ai is the "full" version, but I don't really know the difference. I'm probably going to buy the 7600i, but I can't afford the Ai version. So I wonder if the lesser software is...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Makten
Plustek film scanners - some questions

I have a little question for you Plustek owners: Is the film masked to the very edge of the frames? I'd like to have the "natural" border of the film left uncropped by the scanner.

Like this:...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,329
Posted By Makten
Well, if the theme is weak enough to be...

Well, if the theme is weak enough to be "distracted from" by the differences in rendering of the lenses, then it isn't much of a theme, is it? ;) We're talking about very subtle differences that most...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-12-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,329
Posted By Makten
I don't understand this. Personally I would like...

I don't understand this. Personally I would like to have different "signatures" from different lenses, because they will serve different purposes.
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 06-17-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Makten
My 35/2.8 Biogon does the same. As does every...

My 35/2.8 Biogon does the same. As does every lens I've tried on the camera, except for the 28/2 Ultron that has so much spherical aberration that it doesn't matter.

My guess is that it's the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By Makten
You're welcome! And here are some more with the...

You're welcome! And here are some more with the 55, all wide open...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Nikkor-S%2055/DSC_2576_2.jpg
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By Makten
The 28/2.8 AI-S is also a hell of a lens,...

The 28/2.8 AI-S is also a hell of a lens, especially for closeups. A very nice thing about it is that it gives virtually NO distortion what so ever. Quite uncommon at that focal length.

Note that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By Makten
Stop down metering means that you'll have to...

Stop down metering means that you'll have to manually stop down the lens before taking the picture, which means that your viewfinder will go almost black at small apertures (especially if you've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,259
Posted By Makten
Yeah, or the 55/1.2! Both are very soft and...

Yeah, or the 55/1.2! Both are very soft and dreamy wide open, but sharp as hell once you hit f/2. Contrast is moderate wide open and a little better stopped down. The 50 is certainly more "modern"...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-01-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 20,424
Posted By Makten
How could we tell from such a closeup? Sort of...

How could we tell from such a closeup? Sort of any lens will give buttery smooth blur at that distance.



It's not just you. Many people seem to think that more blur = better bokeh. I'm not one of...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 04-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Makten
I'll try to do that tomorrow! The hood is vented,...

I'll try to do that tomorrow! The hood is vented, so it doesn't bother me at all when using it on the M8. On film or M9, the lens itself will be within the field of the viewfinder though.



I...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 04-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Makten
The Biogon renders very different, with high...

The Biogon renders very different, with high contrast and low spherical aberration. The Summicron is smoother and gives a bit of veiling flare (single coated I guess) in hard light. The Biogon has...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 04-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,803
Posted By Makten
It's a little bit larger than the Nokton. You...

It's a little bit larger than the Nokton. You really shouldn't choose between these lenses based on weight and size. They are as different as lenses can be.

Here's the Biogon to the right and a...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-16-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 5,178
Posted By Makten
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB13...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB130237.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB130239.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/PB130240.jpg


This is with...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 04-08-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 28,951
Posted By Makten
Very nice Thrice! I hope you like it as much as I...

Very nice Thrice! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Here's some more with the C-Biogon on M8:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Biogon%2035/L1001377.jpg
...
Forum: Digital Leica M8 / M8.2 / M9 / M-E /Mono / M10 aka "M" 04-05-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,543
Posted By Makten
Yeah, they probably changed the optical formula...

Yeah, they probably changed the optical formula during production to get rid of it...not. Do you seriously believe that such a thing as correction for spherical aberration would be subject to sample...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 03-25-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 28,951
Posted By Makten
You're probably right, but the 35/2.8 is...

You're probably right, but the 35/2.8 is certainly not "overpriced"; that's all I really wanted to say. It's a stellar little lens which is as good as it gets, except for the lesser speed. :)

Edit:...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 03-18-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 28,951
Posted By Makten
As if largest aperture is the only parameter...

As if largest aperture is the only parameter dictating the price of a lens? :confused: I've got the more expensive Distagon 35/2 SLR lens too, and the Biogon-C is the better lens in most respects. I...
Forum: Zeiss Ikon ZM 03-18-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 28,951
Posted By Makten
I've got the 2.8 for my M8, and it's one of the...

I've got the 2.8 for my M8, and it's one of the best lenses I've ever tried (and I've tried A LOT of lenses). Extremely flare resistant, low distortion (none on the M8), smooooooth bokeh and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,658
Posted By Makten
As if a lens gets better the wider it is? I...

As if a lens gets better the wider it is? I really hope that people aren't that stupid. If 28 mm is what you want, a 24 mm lens won't do it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Makten
Bokeh can of course be designed into the...

Bokeh can of course be designed into the rendering of a lens. Here's a lens which' rendering design was probably focused on bokeh; the Sigma 50/1.4 wide open.
...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Makten
You can have "bokeh" at whatever aperture. Round,...

You can have "bokeh" at whatever aperture. Round, hexagonal or whatever. The shape of the iris is only a minor part of the out-of-focus rendering. In low contrast scenes, you'll never even see the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By Makten
Bokeh is rendered in certain ways because of the...

Bokeh is rendered in certain ways because of the overall lens design. So you can "design bokeh", yes. But I guess that in most cases bokeh is not the first thing lens designers are aiming at. It's...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-26-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 15,584
Posted By Makten
"Horrible" to you, but "full of character" to me....

"Horrible" to you, but "full of character" to me. The good thing with this lens is that the bokeh is smooth at f/2 and "horrible" at f/1.2, as you can see. So if you want it less horrible, just stop...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,250
Posted By Makten
Ouch! I can tell you right away that they will...

Ouch! I can tell you right away that they will perform like a thousand times better when not stopped down that much. Try f/5.6 instead if you want maximum sharpness.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-25-2010
Replies: 157
Views: 15,584
Posted By Makten
Good or interesting bokeh is awesome when used in...

Good or interesting bokeh is awesome when used in the right way.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/Makten/Nikkor_50_1_2_AI/DSC_7352.jpg


...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-21-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Makten
I used the stock screen, but had to rely on the...

I used the stock screen, but had to rely on the AF confirm at larger distances. Now I've just modified an F2 type J screen, but I haven't tried it with the Samyang yet. Maybe it's time today! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Makten
Probably ~250-300 dollars. It goes under many...

Probably ~250-300 dollars. It goes under many different brand names, such as Samyang, Rokinon, Bower, Vivitar, Walimex and so on. They are all the same lens, manufactured by Samyang in Korea.
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Makten
It's much more than decent. It bests many of the...

It's much more than decent. It bests many of the known 85 mm lenses at wide apertures. Here's some wide open shots on Nikon D700...
...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,250
Posted By Makten
I've had ~40 lenses for my Nikon D700. The Zeiss...

I've had ~40 lenses for my Nikon D700. The Zeiss 35/2 Distagon ZF is THE best of them, in my opinion. The ZE is identical optically. The only real drawback is its size and a bit of barrel distortion.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-08-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 7,001
Posted By Makten
I've had the 35/2 AI, 35/2 AF-D, 35/1.4 AIS and...

I've had the 35/2 AI, 35/2 AF-D, 35/1.4 AIS and CV 40/2. I bought a Zeiss 35/2 Distagon today, and even if I haven't even tried to stop it down more than to f/2.8 yet, I can tell you that it beats...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Makten
Yes, that's probably the one. I've also got a...

Yes, that's probably the one. I've also got a Nikon D700 with some really fast lenses, so I'll not use the M8 in low light anyway.


I just want to use ONE lens, so it doesn't have to "match"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-07-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 7,001
Posted By Makten
I thought I'd share some shots with the Nikkor...

I thought I'd share some shots with the Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS. It's a nice lens, but the bokeh @ f/1.4... Well, you'll have to see for yourselves.

Wide open:
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Makten
Alright, it seems that the version 3 is quite...

Alright, it seems that the version 3 is quite good, but a tad too large and heavy. I think I'm gonna go for an ASPH, or perhaps the Biogon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Makten
OK, so the one I was about to bid on was a...

OK, so the one I was about to bid on was a version 3. I think I'll skip it unless I get a very good price. Wonder what that would be. :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Makten
Ah! Thanks, that'll help. :) I think the seller...

Ah! Thanks, that'll help. :) I think the seller of the one I'm after doesn't have a clue of what model it is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Makten
I like both low and high contrast lenses!...

I like both low and high contrast lenses! :cool::D My problem with the 28/2 Ultron was focus shift. It's a really, really good lens except for that.

The Biogon is on the list. I've tried to buy one...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 4,198
Posted By Makten
How do I know which pre-ASPH is which? I'm about...

How do I know which pre-ASPH is which? I'm about to bid on one with s/n starting with 303XXXX.
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