ZAnton

ZAnton

Lives in Germany B-W, Germany
Joined on May 4, 2008

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On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (105 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon should IMHO just end their software development. Its almost always poorly designed and never developed after release. Their wifi iOS app was a joke and really nothing more than just a remote release with live view.

TBH, I think the age of proprietary RAW converters is done. The camera makers should do what they are good at, making cameras, and let the software companies do what they are good at, make software.

Let the cameras output in TIFF or DNG (kudos to Pentax for this) and be done with it.

If you think Nikon has poor software - try Canon's =)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
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ZAnton: Well, basically monopolistic position of Adobe on the photo-software market allows them to do whatever they want.
It is time to try to uncover my Nikon's Software and look closer on the other SW.

The only problem of NX - is that I also have Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:50 UTC

Well, basically monopolistic position of Adobe on the photo-software market allows them to do whatever they want.
It is time to try to uncover my Nikon's Software and look closer on the other SW.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

I am not interested in Nikon 1 unless they make a better than f/2.8 standard zoom lens (24-70 at least) and a normal hot shoe.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 118th comment
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ZAnton: Yep A7S is 1-2-3 stops better than Canon or A7R after ISO51000, but
I think this advantage useless. IQ is already so bad, that image is barely usable.
For me it would be much important to have 2 stops cleaner image @ISO6400 or 12800. It would extend the usable ISO range.
On the contrary, what we have now is comparison of different sorts of crap. Yes, one crap is twice as good as the other, but you know, it is still crap.

It is purely marketing. Lots of non-photographers coming to the market and manufacturer must justify the price/size/weight difference comparing to the P&S.
First, in order to push p&s sales (because of cell-phones), they pushed the P&S ISO up to DSLR's level, although max acceptable ISO is still ~400, now they are pushing DSLR's "sensitivities".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 17:47 UTC

Yep A7S is 1-2-3 stops better than Canon or A7R after ISO51000, but
I think this advantage useless. IQ is already so bad, that image is barely usable.
For me it would be much important to have 2 stops cleaner image @ISO6400 or 12800. It would extend the usable ISO range.
On the contrary, what we have now is comparison of different sorts of crap. Yes, one crap is twice as good as the other, but you know, it is still crap.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 19:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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nunatak: DxO has previously verified* that Sony partially cooks their RAW data for noise reduction purposes — so rendered files "appear" to have less noise and better performance characteristics.

quote: "If reducing noise is so easy, why is it not always applied? Well, there is a price to pay: averaging pixels increases SNR, but introduces some correlation between pixels. This creates a grainy aspect to the image which is often as annoying as noise itself. Moreover, if pixels are blindly averaged, fine details may simply be erased."

a similar high ISO benefit could be achieved in post using non-sony sensors, with the exception that the photographer selects which regions and compromises are applied. as DxOmark hasn't broken out how different RAW files from different sensors are treated, comparisons of this kind appear much like RAW batter to cooked fudge. while fudge tastes great, i'm not sure DxO's recipe is absolute.

*http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Half-cooked-RAW/Noise-reduction

At ISO 51000 and higher Canon has so much noise than A7S, that no amount of NR would help.
Actually at this amount of noise, NR is totally useless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (269 comments in total)

Sony had quite noisy cameras until now.
A7s is definitely better than Nikon Df, Nikon D4s, Canon 6d and any other of low light kings.
Bravo Sony!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 21:42 UTC as 26th comment
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Garp2000: Good luck with that. If this is as beta and banana software as most Apps camera makers release this is going to fail big.

Nikon Image Space is using Adobe Flash, which is extremely unstable and buggy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 06:47 UTC
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qizhigang: Nikon SHOULD HAVE PREVENTED it from happening at the very beginning. They lied to the public and now they pay the price. Not sure if the price is costly to this big company or not but it definitely has some impact to them. $17.6m is certain not a big deal to them but YEAH, they are thinking about the reputation right now.

It is a lot even for nikon. Especially on a shrinking market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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ZAnton: A version III hassignificantly more noise than v.II (at ISO 3200), and also more than Canon GX1 mk2

@Roland Karlson
check RAW files.
One good explanation could be, that old Sony RX100 II and new Canon GX1 mk2 are doing pre-cooked raw files, while Sony mk3 does not. But that is a pure speculation and I really doubt it.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

A version III hassignificantly more noise than v.II (at ISO 3200), and also more than Canon GX1 mk2

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 266th comment | 5 replies
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ZAnton: So what is the sense of the mechanical shutter if it is not used?

And what is the sense of that? =)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 09:49 UTC

So what is the sense of the mechanical shutter if it is not used?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Cool pictures, but most of them is strongly PS-ed.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 39th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

Excellent camera!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 124th comment
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)

is there any other difference between LR4 and LR5, except for the updated camera list?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (484 comments in total)

That is what I was expecting, when Nikon had announced Nikon 1 cameras. But instead of doing good, bright zoom, they concentrated on expensive and useless slow tele- and standard lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 12:26 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply

please make it with AF

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 12:19 UTC as 36th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)

Samsung... good in a digital technologies, but total loosers in optics.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 97th comment | 8 replies
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