Absolutic

Absolutic

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

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ppastoris: Just to put that into perspective, Olympus 45 f/1.8 on a m4/3 camera gives you comparable capabilities (90 f/3.6 equiv.) for half the price. :)

more like a third of the price.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 04:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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driftnomore: look at the high ISOs, it does not fall short off the competition, DPR. you just publish the images in the gallery...look again at those high ISO images... time to upgrade my venerable
D90.

That is incorrect because your 24mp camera is not noisy at pixel level at base ISo and close to it and u can easily print large and sharp photos and u can pixel peep all u want. Ur 8mp camera won't be able to do it. It is at high isos only that ur argument about down sampling may make sense. Do u always shoot in low light only ? U don't shoot outside or with a flash? Then I suggest u need a full frame body

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 14:18 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: I wonder if the 51 point AF system is any better or equivalent to the system in my D300. I still wonder if it is worth 'upgrading' my D300 to D7100.

I bought a D5200 recently because of the swivel LCD and low weight compared to the D300, but I am in doubt of buying a D600 or D7100.
(Also own OM-D plus prime lenses).
Build in GPS and proper wifi remote options would mean a lot to me, but that seems a bit besides the point, since D5200, D600 and D7100 are all the same in this respect.

Well not just AF system. I used to own d300 and shot EVERYThing with it from weddings to vacations and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. About 6 month ago I had an opportunity to pick up a used d300 and it was a revelation: the noise in low light is so high comparing to modern bodies! I could not believe it. What was amazing in 2007 is not as good in 2013. I sold off that body very quickly. Even d7000 has much better sensor And obviously d7100

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
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RudivanS: Which camera and lenses?

They have always used Canon 40D and Sigma 8-16 combo on all their previous adventures, so I assume they used the same this time. You can actually see it in some of the videos of their previous climbs

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
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TLD: I loved the blog pictures, but the shots from the top of the Moscow crane will give me bad dreams tonight. Good luck to their rule breaking image taking strategy.

you should see a video of these guys climbing the bridge in Kiev Ukraine, this was the scariest video I have ever seen

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 14:07 UTC
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (162 comments in total)

Love my 24-70L II. Andy, you should have invented a new 'Diamond" award, beyond the regular Gold award for that lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 23:52 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

Another slow variable aperture lens? Why does it weigh so much? We r talking apertures similar to canons 55-250 is lens which is lighter. X system is supposed to be somewhat a compact system from the get go. Why not have a quality constant f/2.8 tele zoom instead?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 14:38 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
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thx1138: Fuji X100s is a lot more appealing and please $450 for the OVF option. If I buy one of their $18000 800 f/5.6 VR's will they throw this in for free?

no, X100s kills it in every way, cheaper with Optical/EIS hybrid viewfinder, faster fps, brighter lens, looks better, 1080/60fps video, etc, etc.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 06:05 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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Edgar Matias: Pretty nice! Even the movie mode looks good.

Wish I was a 28mm shooter... :-|

no, it is 28mm equivalent (18.5mm)

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 06:03 UTC

so no TTL for $99?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 18:44 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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Absolutic: This is borning. Instead, tell us, Richard, did you get to play with Fuji X20 and X100s, and is Phase AF really that well on these, and one question that noone seems to be able to answer re: new Fujis, does phase AF gets cut off in low light like on Sonys/Nikons, or does it stay operational?

Richard thank you for your response. X20 pre-ordered on amazon and maybe X100s but i am not sure yet

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 23:02 UTC

This is borning. Instead, tell us, Richard, did you get to play with Fuji X20 and X100s, and is Phase AF really that well on these, and one question that noone seems to be able to answer re: new Fujis, does phase AF gets cut off in low light like on Sonys/Nikons, or does it stay operational?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 21:41 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

I pre-ordered one. The more i read about it the more I think it is more interesting than X100s (at least for me). Dpreview, how about some pre-production samples, please??? I have to wait for another month for the real thing!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 20:57 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I guess it is smaller than Sigma 19/2.8 ... at three times the price (Sigma 19+30 are offered at $199 both on B&H site)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 04:07 UTC as 67th comment
On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)
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RStyga: Barney, how much "faster" in specific is the new AF? Can you comment in relation to a PL3/PM-1 with a 14-42 kit lens or similar?
Thanks,

yes, I was disappointed with all previous Fuji X cameras (including E1) even though I really really wanted them, but AF is critical to me

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
On Panasonic announces DMC-ZS30 and DMC-ZS25 cameras article (30 comments in total)

more boring stuff

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 19:52 UTC as 20th comment
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Just used Oly OM-D for a new year eve party in very low light and everyone loved the pictures!!!!! All we need is more very fast lenses for it (like F/1.2)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:16 UTC as 300th comment | 1 reply
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

wait, you forgot Andrew and Simon!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:15 UTC as 301st comment
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)
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Jaelkay: I'm sure Sigma cherry-pick the lenses they send to DP Review and other reviewers.

The Sigma 35 f1.4 I have is nowhere nearly as good as my Nikon 35 f1.4. The borders on the Sigma are very soft when compared with the Nikon.

really? do they cherry pick 50 or 100 lenses that they send to lensrentals.com who does its own testing and says exactly same thing?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 03:21 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)
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plasnu: EOS 5D Mark III is more popular than I thought.

How it can be THE BEST CAMERA in 2012?

I owned D800 and 5DM3. 5DM3 overall is the best camera. It can do everything well. Sweet AF and consistency in any lighting condition. Truly Jack of All Trades and Master of all

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 04:06 UTC
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