Abu Mahendra: A 50mm f/3.4 eq. lens. Joy. How exciting...
Oh No! another mathematical parrot!Sorry, you cannot impress your photographic skills thru this!
Each time a new camera came out, there are always tons of experts who will run it down, saying that there is no improvement or worst than the last model.
I just wonder how did we get this current level of marvelous digital imaging technology?, since last year's one is as good, ir not, better than this year's!
I was very excited many years ago and got 2 of their "PRO" ( I think). But the software is terrible, speed horrible, "user friendliness - sad state. etc... Stop using it after maybe less than 10 times. That was 3, 4 years ago.
From what I can gather of this Ultimate thing.... I feel sad for eyefii - the company... I sincerely hope I am wrong. But I wont buy this....
Gesture: I remember when a 20MB external hard drive was a big deal!
My First HDD was a 15MB from Miniscribe, I bet many here do not even know them, but was a key player then. It cost me a equivilent of USD1200, at the current exchange rate. And the drive, came with bad sectors - very common then... (but back then, a 360K floppy can store my MS-DOS, Wordstar software and my document!!!)
pgphoto_ca: For me, the E-P5 has a slight better ISO over the GX7 at 800 ISO. approx 1/2 stop diff.
Image quality is prime for me. I just hope Panasonic will improve a bit the ISO before they release the GX7...
go go go Pana !
And you had detected the difference. And it is going to be game changer for you!!
Nice pic - no doubt. I wish I can have something come close to this.
But, somehow, I think it has been PS more than just a 'pano from 3 frame"
1. Sun location and building shadow... like no so in sync. 2. Lightning - I wish i have the fantastic luck - just in the correct frame of a pano..
I am novice and maybe too totally wrong. My apology.
ppastoris: To DPReview : a suggestion. Could you guys please post equivalent F-numbers (in terms of DOF and light gathering ability) when you post equivalent focal length numbers? E.g. LX7's 4.7-17.7 F1.4-2.3 is the equivalent of 24-90 F7.2-11.7, not of 24-90 F1.4-2.3; similarly for FZ200 it's either 4.5-108 F2.8 or the equivalent of 25-600 F15.6 in 35mm standard.
Being one of the most influential camera review websites on the Internet you could really help your readers to understand what a lens designed for a smaller than 35mm sensor is actually capable of photographically. Clearly posting the equivalent angle of view (by posting an equivalent focal length) is only half of the story.
Just like global politics: a confused state is confusing others with confused 'facts'. What an analysis!
now logical extension to this: it seems all non-35mm or full frame cameras manufacturers are misleading the customers????
May I know what is equivalent f-number??
I wish to know my own ignorance so as not be confused expert.
Your are wrong!.
In your above example, a 25 times less 'liight' is shining on a 25times less area. The 'brightness'per unit sensor area is the same - and i think this what f-number is proxying..
And if you want to bring in the image quality stuff in, then it is because of the smaller sensor size and hence smaller pixel area for a given sensor MP count. that smaller pixel area mulitply by the same 'brightness/area give a low intensity,, blah blah...
DPReview is correct to present the values this way. Do it your way is not correct.
DXO should reflect on these comments critically.
Why a new released of a much loved software is not greeted with wide open arms!
Browsing through the comments, no one really complain about the its image correction capabiltiies, if there is any, it is satisfaction.
DXO is a 'technical product'. Photographers are techies by nature.... Repackaging, with peripheral enhancement, or ór forced upgrading - as sameone put it' , or trying to chase that last corner of the market trying to suport the lastest cameras, with few user base - will not go well. Pls pay a little more attention to the needs of existing customers...., Polish up the glitches of exiting version...Give us the things that DXO is good at - the stuff that got me to buy and happy in the first place.
Happy customers is the best market team any companies can have! Happy customers will get many more new customers, many many more than any bean-counting-marketing division can get.
I was so confident when I got my GF2 when first released that my loved DXO will help improve my image. after 1 year and both my std kit lens modules are still not there- postponing...!!! then there is the utliity lens 45-200?? These are the ones that DXO impact will be greatest!!
I like this s/w and it seems it releases many modules regularly, but I am beginning to wonder a little: are those what the main bulk of DXO users want OR those are what DXO think the the main users want?
In the absence, I start using PTlens plugin - though still not lens speciific.. but I am beginning to use less and less of DXO, even for those cam/lens which I have the modules....For non batch processing, and in conjunction with my other PS plugin, correction with PTlens is much simpler
How does DXO priotise the modules release?