Digital Transitions is pleased to announce a public beta or our new "Visualizer
". This free web app helps answer questions like "I use a 24mm lens on my 5DIII, what lens is similar when using an IQ180?"Click Here for Digital Transitions VisualizerWe'd Love Your Feedback!
This is a beta version and we are very eager for real world feedback and bug reports. You can leave them right here in this thread or if you wish to have more privacy you can email them to (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or use the built-in [Feedback / Questions] button in the Web App (upper right corner). Current Widest Lens Allowed
In the Beta the widest lens allowed is the equivalent of a 18mm on a FF dSLR. Before the final launch next month we will allow for up to the equivalent of 14mm on a FF dSLR.Unique Features
Many such tools already exist. Here is why the Digital Transitions Visualizer
is unique:- Free and Does Not Require Download.
Other tools (e.g. iPhone Apps) require download to computer- Does not require any 3rd Party Apps.
Other tools require applications like Excel to open.- Medium/Large Format Friendly.
Includes names of digital backs rather than sensor sizes (e.g. "36mm x 48mm") which are confusing to those new to MFDB.- Easy to Link to.
Questions can be answered on forums simply by linking to this web app. - Mobile and Desktop Friendly.
Other tools are mobile only or only work well on desktops.- Uses an Actual Photograph.
What a concept right? Rather than rely only on numbers the app shows you what a certain combo looks like.- Uses Common Photographic Terms.
Visual cues show "wide", "normal", and "long" ranges rather than numerical AOV.- Flexible.
By default the lenses will be matched automatically by diagonal AOV. But click "Auto Match Lenses" and you can manually tweak each lens. This allows the user to easily and intuitively see width or height rather than diagonal AOV, or to select specific lenses rather than theoretical lengths.Known Issues
- "Submit" button for feedback is sometimes slightly outside the white "paper"
- When simulating "very long" lenses the quality of the preview is not great. We hope to improve this modestly without sacrificing load-time.
- Pushing the back button in the browser may result in a strange bug where the window is doubled upSuccessfully Tested On
- Chrome 18.0 / OSX 10.7.3
- Safari 5.1 / OSX 10.7.3
- Firefox 11.0 / OSX 10.7.3
- iPhone 4s / iOS 5.1.1Failed Testing On
- iPad 1Not Yet Tested On
- iPad 2 or iPad 3
- iPhone 3, 3g, 4
- Any browser on WindowsAlready Planned Future Improvements
- a help/intro screen which provides basic instructions to help first time users
- inclusion of Leica S2 and M9 cameras
- a Print size feature which compares the size of prints from the two systems at a given resolution.
- other major features we won't discuss until they are closer to being ready
If you have additional ideas for improvements we can make, other cameras we should list (e.g. 4/3rds cameras? iPhone?), or other ideas please let us know! You can leave your feedback on this thread and I promise we will read it!Registration Page
- When you first launch the app it will ask for your information in exchange for your free use of the app. It only asks for this once, and remembers you after that (no need for a username/password).