naththo

naththo

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Hard of hearing, live with parent, hobby are weather, photography and computers. Website option won't let me use long url of it here it is: http://s225.beta.photobucket.com/user/naththo/library/
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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (218 comments in total)

Canon JPEG Algorithm is truly awful! Look at blue skies on a crystal clear day with no haze or so, it just look like almost grey instead of true blue skies. I think Beta is the cause. Canon need to fine tune it. Skin tone is fine and green foliage looks fine. It just the skies are the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 09:28 UTC as 6th comment
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Superka: Epson V750 true optical resolution on film is 2300dpi. Too poor for film scanning.
I doubt v850 will be better. It is not a film scanner.
Used Nikon Coolscan, Imacon, Minolta, Plustek - that are film scanners.
6400dpi on Epson is a bad joke.
Can you compare it to Imacon 6300dpi? Here is what Imacon can at 6300 (24x65mm Xpan frame)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/15061496797_02e0b009de_o.jpg

Neither Epson user have ever saw this resolution on 135 film.

It does exist. MF = Multi Format

http://plustek.com/usa/products/opticfilm-series/opticfilm-120/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 15:15 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus post (34 comments in total)

I have new iPhone 6 and I must say the camera quality is very good I am very pleased, it is a LOT better than my old iPhone to compare. I am not complaining about. Dynamic range have exceeded my expectation by that far! I still am steering clear from Sony with controversial aggressive noise reduction in Xperia mobile phone. Those are the downside for me. So I rather stick to iPhone for the time being. The lens on it are excellent quality as well!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 5th comment
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Superka: Epson V750 true optical resolution on film is 2300dpi. Too poor for film scanning.
I doubt v850 will be better. It is not a film scanner.
Used Nikon Coolscan, Imacon, Minolta, Plustek - that are film scanners.
6400dpi on Epson is a bad joke.
Can you compare it to Imacon 6300dpi? Here is what Imacon can at 6300 (24x65mm Xpan frame)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/15061496797_02e0b009de_o.jpg

Neither Epson user have ever saw this resolution on 135 film.

That image shows it was the softness due to glass on the flatbed. :\

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
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halc: Sub-par sensor performance, not up to par with Sony.

Canon has become a laggard, they need to start innovating to catch up.

The problem is AF and good quality lens is the most important part that we need for high end camera. Not just the dynamic range and high iso. We need all of it in one to make a perfect system. So far I found this Sony 28-70mm isn't as good as Canon would be. 24-70mm maybe a bit better but not much due to issue problem with both vignetting and distortion. Yeah BarnET I wish Sony should quit stuffing around with different mount but it seems too late now since some people now got E and FE camera body series. So Sony is pretty slow starting new lens on mirrorless. It will take time. It will get there slowly. Im looking forward to more new Sony lens for my camera A7 I need it with MUCH less distortion that would be awesome! But A7 AF isn't as good as 7D or 7D MKII though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 10:53 UTC
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Superka: Epson V750 true optical resolution on film is 2300dpi. Too poor for film scanning.
I doubt v850 will be better. It is not a film scanner.
Used Nikon Coolscan, Imacon, Minolta, Plustek - that are film scanners.
6400dpi on Epson is a bad joke.
Can you compare it to Imacon 6300dpi? Here is what Imacon can at 6300 (24x65mm Xpan frame)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/15061496797_02e0b009de_o.jpg

Neither Epson user have ever saw this resolution on 135 film.

Exactly TheChefs! I have own Plustek MF120 and Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED. They both still are excellent resolution. For slide film I go with Nikon due to curvative and AF is needed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 08:10 UTC
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dual12: 10-1 it's just another high noise, low dynamic range sensor...typical of canon.

Utterly Rubbish! You haven't even take your time to check raw file even based iso shadow noise. Lazy bone!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:48 UTC
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halc: Sub-par sensor performance, not up to par with Sony.

Canon has become a laggard, they need to start innovating to catch up.

Canon sensor in the 7D MKII is MUCH better now than the 7D and is a lot better than Nex 7 so far. It is as close as Sony A7 for the high iso noise and the shadow noise. Your comment of sensor being a sub par is utterly nonsense! And in fact Canon AF is much better and the lens line up are excellent. Sony isn't. Grow up!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The Nikon D7100 is about $800 cheaper than the 7DMKII. That is a lot of money to pay for an additional 4 frames per second. The Nikon D750 is $500 more than the 7DMKII, but it has a full frame sensor. The 7DMKII faces some stiff competition.

Even standard or poor quality lens will reduce/impair the speed and accuracy of AF. Thats a let down too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The Nikon D7100 is about $800 cheaper than the 7DMKII. That is a lot of money to pay for an additional 4 frames per second. The Nikon D750 is $500 more than the 7DMKII, but it has a full frame sensor. The 7DMKII faces some stiff competition.

Yup Lensberg thats it.

RaghavBaljal, nope Sony do not make as good lens as Canon. So it spoils it. You need very high quality lens to resolve resolution MUCH better. Rather standard or poor quality lens will not resolve much resolution so the resolution is a major loss. Only best lens line up are Carl Zeiss by itself NOT with Sony, Leica lens by itself, Canon L series lens. Those kills all over Sony lens. AF in Canon still number one best and kills all over any other brand like what Lensberg was saying. Its all about speed, accuracy of AF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The Nikon D7100 is about $800 cheaper than the 7DMKII. That is a lot of money to pay for an additional 4 frames per second. The Nikon D750 is $500 more than the 7DMKII, but it has a full frame sensor. The 7DMKII faces some stiff competition.

D7100 is older sensor technology and have banding issue problem whereas 7DMKII has newer one and is much better than 7D and have true phase detection on sensor which is much better than Sony Hybrid for example using live view mode. Canon beats everyone else for the focus accuracy! I would not opt for old Nikon with older technology and their Nikon line up lens still not as good as Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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Segaman: It will be a winner, and the people who trashes it, will be surprised, and frustrated.
Gee, what a waste of time from these people.
Canon is back.
And it will sell

I have no doubt this camera will sell faster than FF Canon. Very good move that one good work Canon!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 12:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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naththo: If I were you as a Canon Fan I would buy that 7D MKII over 7D. A huge improvement. I don't understand why some people think it is same as 70D in sensor performance, pffft 7D MKII is a pro camera, 70D is a toy to compare! 7D MKII got dual core processor thats great for sports shooting seriously!

7D MKII has a lot more feature than the 70D so the price is justified. And plus much better quality body built for 7D MKII which targets for outdoor shooting and will be heavier than 70D.

70D only got USB 2, 7D MKII USB 3 much quicker file transfer.
7D MKII use both compactflash card for pro and SD. Continuous drive is 3 fps faster than 70D. Optical pentaprism viewfinder is 100% coverage. Non articulated screen is the reason for weather sealing. 65 focus point which is much better than 19 focus points in 70D. 7DMKII can do up to ISO 52000 where as 70D has limit to 25600 in boost mode. 7DMKII has dual core processing, also 7DMKII can do much better video speed of almost 60 fps on 1920 x 1080 whereas 70D didn't have that available. 70D is targeting for mid range while 7D MKII is pro APS-C range. I pick 7DMKII over that. If you turn off GPS in 7D MKII you will have better battery life. CIPA went for much lower count of battery life when GPS is on by default.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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naththo: If I were you as a Canon Fan I would buy that 7D MKII over 7D. A huge improvement. I don't understand why some people think it is same as 70D in sensor performance, pffft 7D MKII is a pro camera, 70D is a toy to compare! 7D MKII got dual core processor thats great for sports shooting seriously!

Hrm opening a based ISO 100 and racked up shadow and exposure, I haven't seen any much of shadow noise much compare to old 7D came up with horrible amount of banding and noise. Im surprised by that! Thats a good sign.

Compare to Nex 7, the shadow noise at based iso is pretty much neck to neck with Canon 7D MKII. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)

If I were you as a Canon Fan I would buy that 7D MKII over 7D. A huge improvement. I don't understand why some people think it is same as 70D in sensor performance, pffft 7D MKII is a pro camera, 70D is a toy to compare! 7D MKII got dual core processor thats great for sports shooting seriously!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)

Be patience people some of your comment are so dumb. Ridiculous! There are not a full review yet so just wait! I am curious to find out when they have proper review done. I also want to see how good the ISO is and the shadow noise etc. Some of you need to grow up and stop bashing Canon. They have worked very hard to improve all the way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 53rd comment

Looking forward to more new lens for Sony! Can't wait! :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 7th comment

I have been thinking for a while. It seems clear to me that it is better off for you to buy Panasonic GH4 if you want more range of lens you can get compare to Sony A7 series you won't be able to have much of lens line up which is a difficult one. I really like the look of Panasonic colours that almost looks same as real life. I think Panasonic has a clever invention in it.. Maybe if you were to do both day and night video. Probably would be good to have both GH4 and then use A7s for low light and night video. So you wouldn't have to struggle with high iso performance problem. So it is really a lot of pros and cons in it to balance in between. Why can't Sony have more lens being built for A7 series cos it is very high demand they need more lens than just few, zoom lens are more popular than prime lens. I only go for native lens, not compatible lens with speed booster that I no longer interest in due to some issue problems with it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 60th comment
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naththo: Ok,

There are almost identical across for high iso shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 RAW ISO 3200, Sony Alpha 7S RAW 12800 and Sony Alpha 7 RAW 6400. All on print preview.

Alpha 7S retains more detail than A7. A7 retains more detail than GH4.

Colours? It seems clear to me that A7 has more saturation than A7S for landscape shooting. GH4 is in between but thats studio. The outdoor photo sample of GH4 shows pleasing saturation than the other two while A7S is fairly wash out in outdoor photography. A7 prone to have problem with skies colour which I have experienced which I own A7 like skies a bit too green for my taste unfortunately. While my old Nex 7 bulleyes for blue skies though which is almost accurate enough. But for portrait A7S is just right. Interesting though! Nex 7 is awful in portrait which shows reddish. GH4 seems to hold it very well for portrait but bit more saturation than A7S though. But much better than E-M1 for portrait of course! All are raw which I looked at.

Continue...

Panasonic video mode however shows a bit too much in sharpening at both 4K and 1080. While Sony 7S seems fine. Although I pick Panasonic real life video scene over Sony for daylight outdoor but Sony for low light and indoor is the winner with better dynamic range though.

Overall winner for colour accuracy points to Panasonic for both video and real life but still a bit high saturation for some though but still the best pick out of it. Sorry Sony fan. I am Sony fan but seeing review these are lots of hard fact being present in front of my screen.

Most noticeable is blue skies in Panasonic seems much more accurate than Sony showing bit too much green for my liking.

Anyway there you go thats my pick the best is Panasonic and they have more lens than Sony so I am more comfortable with it. For low light and indoor light I tend to favour Sony A7S. But overall Panasonic though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 05:20 UTC

Ok,

There are almost identical across for high iso shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 RAW ISO 3200, Sony Alpha 7S RAW 12800 and Sony Alpha 7 RAW 6400. All on print preview.

Alpha 7S retains more detail than A7. A7 retains more detail than GH4.

Colours? It seems clear to me that A7 has more saturation than A7S for landscape shooting. GH4 is in between but thats studio. The outdoor photo sample of GH4 shows pleasing saturation than the other two while A7S is fairly wash out in outdoor photography. A7 prone to have problem with skies colour which I have experienced which I own A7 like skies a bit too green for my taste unfortunately. While my old Nex 7 bulleyes for blue skies though which is almost accurate enough. But for portrait A7S is just right. Interesting though! Nex 7 is awful in portrait which shows reddish. GH4 seems to hold it very well for portrait but bit more saturation than A7S though. But much better than E-M1 for portrait of course! All are raw which I looked at.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 05:19 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
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