sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
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Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (288 comments in total)

Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)

Anyone knows how the active AF-point is changed on this?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 186th comment | 4 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)

Proof is in the pudding and the success of this camera will be determined by real life AF test (including AF-tracking and AF with Canon lenses), low light performance, and video quality.

It still looks like that Sony has not changed its Raw format thus constraining its still quality a bit (which is not good for such high-end camera).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 187th comment | 1 reply
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (83 comments in total)

I downloaded it. It does not render high resolution Raw files from EM-5 Mark II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 07:30 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: The only thing that would get me excited about this camera is if you said it had 4K @ 60 FPS. 1080p @ 60 FPS isn’t even acceptable now that the GoPro has excellent 2.7K @ 60 FPS.

By the time this gets to ebay, it will be $40 and plenty of cheap accessories will be available.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The only thing that would get me excited about this camera is if you said it had 4K @ 60 FPS. 1080p @ 60 FPS isn’t even acceptable now that the GoPro has excellent 2.7K @ 60 FPS.

This is $64. GoPro is what, $400 or $500?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3369 comments in total)
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sunnycal: The sample images posted on canon's site are just Meh. They are large, bit do not have any additional detail. Could very well be jpeg processing, but Canon marketing should have posted some jaw dropping detailed images.

Yes, it is pretty good. I had not seen this on Canon's site.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3369 comments in total)

The sample images posted on canon's site are just Meh. They are large, bit do not have any additional detail. Could very well be jpeg processing, but Canon marketing should have posted some jaw dropping detailed images.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 797th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (939 comments in total)
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sunnycal: I have had LX100 for two weeks now. As expected it has great image quality, and very nice jpg. I shoot Raw+JPG and always prefer the jpg version, no matter how much I process Raw in lightroom.

My biggest gripes are

1. Automatic focus point selection is poor, especially if subject is moving. If you have children playing, don't expect the face detection to nail it. With still subject, face detection is fine, but overall subject selection in non-people pictures fails.

2. Manually adjusting focus point requires taking eyes off the subject and fumbling with buttons. The issue is bigger because of the issue I mentioned above.

3. EVF is not very useful. The viewfinder is small, and is difficult to peer into, specially with glasses on.

4. The biggest, deal breaker, issue for me is the lack of macro mode. With a fixed lens camera, you would expect a macro mode. This camera does not.

It is about 1 foot, from 45mm and up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (939 comments in total)

I have had LX100 for two weeks now. As expected it has great image quality, and very nice jpg. I shoot Raw+JPG and always prefer the jpg version, no matter how much I process Raw in lightroom.

My biggest gripes are

1. Automatic focus point selection is poor, especially if subject is moving. If you have children playing, don't expect the face detection to nail it. With still subject, face detection is fine, but overall subject selection in non-people pictures fails.

2. Manually adjusting focus point requires taking eyes off the subject and fumbling with buttons. The issue is bigger because of the issue I mentioned above.

3. EVF is not very useful. The viewfinder is small, and is difficult to peer into, specially with glasses on.

4. The biggest, deal breaker, issue for me is the lack of macro mode. With a fixed lens camera, you would expect a macro mode. This camera does not.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
On 17_ISO200_P1000087 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

I really hope that this is a pre production sample and production version would be much better, as this picture has no details.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

you need high speed flash and a precise trigger. Shutter is mostly irrelevant (as long as it works).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

You can not that shot even with 60fps. You need a very precise trigger which syncs with the firing of the gun.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

But can you shoot like this, the gun, I mean?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)

Does it incorporate the features added to D800 via firmware? Specifically the movie-button reconfiguration and trap-focus?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:48 UTC as 387th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)
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ET2: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d810/5

"D810's 36.3MP CMOS sensor has by far the greatest pixel count of any non medium format DSLR currently on the market, "

Really? Was this copied and pasted from 2 years old review?

D800 is 36.1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1604 comments in total)

Any change in the menus?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 388th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)
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Stray Dog: Zack Arias stuff is mediocre. Seems like a nice chap, but the shots he gets are really run of the mill. Outside being a massive Fuji shill I have no idea why anyone would make videos of him shooting.

Side on shots of people smoking are frankly boring and all the messing around pretending to shoot a sky was just useless.

A lot of the advice is just hack street photographer 101. You'll end up with boring shots if you listen to his advice on framing. Using a door as a frame is the most overplayed trick in the book. If you want a human element don't sit in a doorway waiting for a random passerby, go out and find a person that makes you want to shoot them.

Plus making people pose is very contrived. It reminds me of when Winogrand got asked about Davidson and he said it was a, "personal misunderstanding of Diane Arbus' work." It seems that that misunderstanding is still alive today in Zack Arias. Interacting is fine, but making them a caricature is bad.

@Stray Dog There are multiple ways to skin a cat. Zach showed his work and his technique. You can take it or leave it. I admire him for having a history showing technique. Share your own technique rather than blasting his.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 23:32 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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AlanG: You may as well expect actresses and models not to wear makeup either.

Makeup is fine. Now clothing...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (684 comments in total)

Same cRaw? No lossless comressed (or uncompressed) raw?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies
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