sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
Has a website at http://500pix.com/zafar1
Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 news story (64 comments in total)
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pdelux: How to take a photo of a blood moon.

Step 1. - Go outside and take a photo of the the moon
Step 2. - In Lightroom or Photo editing software of your choice change the colour of the moon to "blood" colour. (In newer Olympus cameras you may use the inbuilt colour function in the camera)
Step 3. - Tell all your friends.

You can replace step 1 by opening photoshop or paint, draw a big circle, fill it with yellow, and smudge inside.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
On Nikon debuts lighter 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 to DX lens lineup news story (67 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I really don't see the point of these lenses. If you don't care much about IQ, just get a superzoom compact. If you want some IQ and are willing to pay for it, Sony RX10 is much better buy.... way smaller with way faster lens. I think this is for people that wants a DSLR but don't care to learn how to use a DSLR.

A superzoom on Nikon x200 or x300 will be far better than any compact superzoom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 05:42 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores news story (195 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I'm sorry to hear that, I actually purchased some Nikon gear in my last visit to Chicago about two years ago.

Online retailers are unfortunately killing these old staple firms.

Very sad to see that slowly the only way to feel something before purchasing it, is going away...

Glen is right. Camera, nowadays, are a very thin margin business and are sometimes loss leader. Camera stores used to survive on fat margins from accessories and processing. With film sales and processing gone, and accessories cheapened by direct-form-china ebay sellers, the margins are not there

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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ScottnLaguna: Anyone know what is the naitive print size of this camera? 4x6"?
I mean, what do you do with it? Tweets or facebook? If I could put my 70-200 on it and use the 20fps burst in action I might buy it. Is there a lag time on the shutter? If you could use the image to print at least 8x10" then you may have something worth $1500 (lens converter)

Previous generations of Nikon 1 have been more than capable of 8x10 prints. This should be at least as capable, if not more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:56 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)

18MP, 20fps, 300 x 2.7 focal length. Wet dream of papparazi and peepers. What is not to love!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 187th comment
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sunnycal: Fuji is becoming like Canon, milking the same sensor by creating umpteen models.

It is the same sensor, with different CFA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:01 UTC

Fuji is becoming like Canon, milking the same sensor by creating umpteen models.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 05:39 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview news story (359 comments in total)

On sensor AF is good, but I have my fingers crossed for real improvement in IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 06:47 UTC as 74th comment | 9 replies
On IMGP0684 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice bokeh from a compact camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 00:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview news story (315 comments in total)
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Plasmoic: same picture quality as with almost half priced E-Pl5?

Others do the same thing. For example, Canon SL-1 and 7D share the same sensor, but the price difference is more than two times.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:59 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)
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sunnycal: At about the same price, why would anybody want this over OM-D?

The missing EVF is a big piece which should have been reflected in the price.

Rest of the features are nice to have, but not material.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:45 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

At about the same price, why would anybody want this over OM-D?

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 05:22 UTC as 110th comment | 8 replies
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djsphynx: For those who feel comfortable with LR + PS alternative, be warned.

Imagine a scenario in 2 years time where Adobe says "The last 12 months of development was brutal. And there were results we were not happy with. We have decided to focus on the CC LR product." Sounds familiar? It should, it's what they said about CS PS.

So regardless of the fact that they've said "ya, we'll keep CS LR going, but make CC LR better", be warned before you commit more and more to their catalogues etc.

Fool me once...

+1

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 20:40 UTC
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sunnycal: A 27-50mm f/1.8 zoom! Are you kidding! If price is right, I might get it for my D800 and shoot in DX mode.

Alphoid: You dont get it. First of all you are comparing the whole system, and we are talking of just lens. Even when comparing systems. your assumptions are only valid for high ISO. At low ISO (100-800) there is no practical difference between modern APS and FF cameras. However f/1.8 is still brighter then f/2.7 on sensor of any size, any vendor, any generation.

Tell me this? When I shoot my D800 in DX mode, how is the noise going to be different then when I shoot in FX mode?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 20:49 UTC
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sunnycal: A 27-50mm f/1.8 zoom! Are you kidding! If price is right, I might get it for my D800 and shoot in DX mode.

What does noise have to do with this? Exposure is exposure. You choose exposure to get picture brightness and contrast right. We increase ISO not because we like noise, but because we want the exposure correct.

It is true that FF cameras typically have better noise performance, but

1. It does not matter at low ISO, they are practically the same. and a fast lens helps keep the ISO low and shutter fast.

2. Assuming that all APS cameras have higher noise then all FF cameras is stupid. Pentax K-II has equal or better noise performance at any ISO then the original 5D.

3. Read my original post. I said I will use it on my D800 in DX mode. How would the noise on my D800 change if I change crop mode?

Next time you shoot with your phone, check the exposure and overexpose by three stops to compensate for the small sensor of phone camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 08:08 UTC
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sunnycal: A 27-50mm f/1.8 zoom! Are you kidding! If price is right, I might get it for my D800 and shoot in DX mode.

If you were shooting at ISO 100 for a given exposure on FF, would you change your ISO if you use the same exposure on APS? No, you don't need to change your exposure. The exposure remains the same regardless of sensor size (even when using phone camera).

You would be correct if you were only trying to calculate equivalent FOV. In which case 18 is roughly equal to 27. But Focal length ain't exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 07:56 UTC
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sunnycal: A 27-50mm f/1.8 zoom! Are you kidding! If price is right, I might get it for my D800 and shoot in DX mode.

That is not correct. f/1.8 is f/1.8 regardless of sensor size. If I shoot 28mm f/1.8 on full frame, and then crop to DX size, the aperture did not change. Each pixel still got the same amount of photons (not less, not more).

People get confused about this all the time. A full frame lens will accumulate more light over the "total" area of sensor. However that figure is meaningless for photographers. A pixel is only concerned with how much light it gets (or the surrounding Bayer array gets). It does not care overall how much light the entire sensor collects.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 07:06 UTC

A 27-50mm f/1.8 zoom! Are you kidding! If price is right, I might get it for my D800 and shoot in DX mode.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 06:24 UTC as 164th comment | 13 replies
On DxOMark examines lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III news story (60 comments in total)

Canon sensors have traditionally higher per pixel sharpness. It has traditionally been attributed to weak AA Filter. However Nikon, even with D800e, does not have that kind of sharpness. I know this because I have owned 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III (and currently have D800e) and except for lower magnification, 5D compares very well with D800e in side by side comparison.

This can be easily seen in DPR test scenes, where 5D shows color moire, whereas D800e (in that test) has none.

That said, like others have pointed out, DXo MArk has not tested many of the Nikon's top lenses yet, which would make a noticeable difference in "perceived" resolution figure. I am interested in seeing what will happen when they test Nikon 200 f/2 and 300 f/2.8 VR II.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 09:42 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 news story (379 comments in total)
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maxola67: It's less the Panas-GH3!
What's next Canon step relating to lenses size?
I remember Oly made the same mini- DSLR(e-420) with no success.

You can fight it, Canon did with its DO lenses. It is just that it is hard to win!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 06:15 UTC
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