Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a attorney
Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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Lightcapture: 3 minute limit for 4K? Mwahahahahaha!

maybe they can fix the video limit by firmware?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Within 365 days after its launch,
my then called 'revolutionary' D750 seems already to be outdated. No 4K video, relatively small buffer, limited high ISO performance. Such a shame! Wake up Peter, this is a consumer society! It's not about photography, it's about GEAR!

the 1/4000 shutter speed should have been a clue for you. the clue for me was when my first D750 fell down 3 feet on the floor and immediately started to show FEE error - construction is just not there in the same league with D700, D300, D800, etc... D750 is more in like with D7000 class of cameras, but with a bigger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1172 comments in total)
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Isoruku: No U1, U2, etc settings? Can that be right? (Tell me it's there and I missed it.)

U1 and U2 is on consumer line D7000 like bodies (D7XXX, D6XX and D750.) on serious bodies like D300/D700/D800/D3/D4 there is not a knob with various scenes and U1 U2 there

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 05:33 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1172 comments in total)
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MikeMiami: Nikon rolls out the D5 and D500 and Canon rolls out trio of inexpensive 20MP PowerShot ELPHs. Hmmmmm I wonder who has been listening to consumers!

What Nikon D500 has on 7DM2 is that amazing face recognition that Nikon had been perfecting since 2007 (D3/D300) and Canon only started to have in its rudimentary form in 5DS in 2014. D500 will have even more precise face recognition couple with phase detection system that is amazing. For all of us parents with small kids that always run, this is a god send to make it easier for us to track them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1172 comments in total)

I am one of those who don't like the D7XXX ergonomics and button placement and that was one of the reasons I sold D750 and repurchased D800. I like the button placement and ergonomics of D8XX DX series and former D300 and D700. I am glad D500 did not go the DXXXX route like D600 and D750 did. Gonna be a great camera!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 260th comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1172 comments in total)

Strong offerings for Nikon. On the other hand, the first Nikon body of that class to exclude the pop up flash for better weather protection.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 299th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Absolutic: the biggest thing that bothers me on my A7RII is ridiculous battery life. I have a total of 8 batteries, but it is a headache to always remember which ones I have charged and which ones I have not.... battery goes down so quick..... not a good vacation camera because of that. I do have a grip too but the camera becomes too big then, I might as well bring my Canon DSLR or Sony SLT instead (and never worry about battery life). I wish Sony finds a space to put in a larger capacity battery in the next iteration of this camera.

Rishi, OP here I dont know what to tell you. My experience is vastly different from yours. And I have my A7RII in Airplane mode as well to reduce battery draw but my batteries go in less than 200 shots, Sony a little better, third party even worse 150 shots or so. While my A6000 can easily reach over 300 shots with no problems. Perhaps it is lens dependent. But battery in my Sony A7R2 would reduce 10% over couple nights even if my camera is off. I would probably have to also number my batteries. And I dont do much video either...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 04:53 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (211 comments in total)

Does RX1II have IBIS?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)

the biggest thing that bothers me on my A7RII is ridiculous battery life. I have a total of 8 batteries, but it is a headache to always remember which ones I have charged and which ones I have not.... battery goes down so quick..... not a good vacation camera because of that. I do have a grip too but the camera becomes too big then, I might as well bring my Canon DSLR or Sony SLT instead (and never worry about battery life). I wish Sony finds a space to put in a larger capacity battery in the next iteration of this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 06:50 UTC as 155th comment | 13 replies

Great article Jordan. In truth, I just came from vacation where I shot A7R2 with 24-240, 55FE, and 16-70FE (in crop mode) while my friend was shooting Canon 6D (pretty basic AF) with 24-105. My A7R2 was ok in general but inconsistent, especially in lower light, sometimes refusing to focus for not clear what reason, while my friends 6D with 24-105 fired immediately and effortlessly, in any light, all the time. Another problem I had was batteries, I brought 8, and you have to keep track which ones are fresh, which ones are not, as this thing eats batteries like there is no tomorrow. Also I was on a beach and wearing wet swimming trunks so I had no space for a second battery. With Any DSLR battery life is simply not an issue. I had also taken my cheapie Sony A57 as a backup, and that thing gave me 600 shots per battery and I did not have to worry about it. And I did bring the vertical grip for my A7R2.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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JeffUlti: Way too expansive for what it is

I've owned RX1 and Fuji X100 and X100s. Image quality is not even in the same category, RX1 is ridiculous image quality, at high iso i could go up to 12800 and it was still great. X100 lens I actually found not as sharp wide open and needed to stop down a little for ultimate sharpness. Of course Fuji has many things up its sleeve on sony like ND filter (rX1 needs that ND filter bad as at F2 you are limited to 1/2000 shutter speed), and of course, a viewfinder that Sony is charging extra for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
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Shangri La: Apologize in advance for the rant, but...

This new gallery format is stupid and poorly implemented beyond belief. You can't even view the image full screen (I can't think of any image viewing app that doesnt have full screen view). With these high-resolution samples, dragging the image in 100% in that tiny window is awfully painful. The old gallery is so much easier to use. Have they actually tried to use the new application before switching to it?

I also loved the old gallery style when I could simply look at larger images. This one is pain and I have to download images just to look at them big. Please go back to old gallery style if at all possible

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
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Cirrus888: I still want the RX1r first generation. I still think that's too expensive at half the price now.

just wait, used prices are gonna get even better. Itll be under $1000 soon. I've already seen $1300 with viewfinder for used RX1 (non R)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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Absolutic: I am not clear, is build-in ND filter included - don't see it in the specs, that was one of the problems I had with my RX1, you want to shoot wide open at F2 where the shutter speed is only 1/2000 I believe, and there are problems, most similar cameras like Fuji X100, Sony's own RX100 III and IV all have ND filter. did they do it?

Samuel, it was not a feature on RX100 versions 1 and 2 but became a feature on RX100 starting from version 3. So Sony do sometimes adds things like that on its subsequent models. As for electronic shutter as a turn around solution, I agree with you. Fuji X100T has the best of both world, build in ND filter and electronic shutter. On my RX1, which I thought from image quality standpoint, was absolutely stunning, lack of ND filter was an issue each time I wanted to shoot outside wide open.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 20:19 UTC

I am not clear, is build-in ND filter included - don't see it in the specs, that was one of the problems I had with my RX1, you want to shoot wide open at F2 where the shutter speed is only 1/2000 I believe, and there are problems, most similar cameras like Fuji X100, Sony's own RX100 III and IV all have ND filter. did they do it?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)

Richard when is A7RII review actually gonna come out? You guys had plenty of time with it, tell Rishi to hurry up already!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 97th comment

so where is A7RII full review, dpreview team????? Its been a while....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 21:24 UTC as 4th comment

Rishi Sanyal, you need really to include the list of lenses you also tried on Canon and Nikon from each brand in the text of the article. Because I know you did in your comments yesterday about 10 times, but reading the comments here it gets boring because many write the same thing, assuming you only used Sigma 50/1.4 and your conclusions are based only based on that combo with D750. Give the list of other Nikon and Canon lenses you used and people would shut up

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 79th comment | 5 replies
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ozturert: I don't think using Sigma on Canikon is a good idea to test low-light focusing. Plus, why did you not use a 35mm lens on Canikons? I wonder how 5Ds would do with a 35mm f1.4L.
Still, obviously Sony came a long way since even A6000 because A6000 is horrible in lowlight focusing. Actually, EM5 is much better than A6000 in that. A7RII is a big step forward.

I agree rather than copy his comment 100 times, he should just include in the text what other lenses he tried on Canon and Nikon with same results

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 15:46 UTC
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Universal Creations: Although the Sigma 50/1.4 Art is a great lens (I have one myself for more than a year), it is a third party lens. Sigma has to do reverse engineering to built in autofocus, because Nikon and Canon don't share the AF technology. That's why Sigma had a lot of trouble in the past (and still has at times) with the AF.
Another flaw in this test is the difference in DoF. You're testing 50/1.4 against 35/1.4. The 50/1.4 has a shallower DoF, so it's harder to nail the focus.
There's also a difference in MFD and the difficulty of focussing at close distance with a longer focal length lens.
And what about AF assist light? Was it used on any of the cameras (the 5DsR doesn't have one btw)? Or maybe only on the Sony. This makes a huge difference in short distance low light shots.

TL:DR this test is flawed.

He also tested 10 -15 native lenses in all focal lengths native to cannikon w same results. The list is in his comment yesterday u can find it

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
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