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seta666

Lives in Spain Castellon, Spain
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On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Make a macro lens and you will make many people happy

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:20 UTC as 40th comment
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Juck: A slow, manual focus 300mm mirror lens? That on anyone's shopping list?

There is lots of people buying those lenses second hand, in asia they are quite popular and the the donught like bokeh can give in teresting results, specially if they have macro capqabilities

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 15:10 UTC

When I first saw the Nikon 1 system I thought that nikon had gone crazy, specialy with the initial price of 900€ with kit lens. But now with the bargain prices I got hand of a V1 with kit lens for 250€ and the 18.5mm f1.8 for an extra 150€ and I have to say I like this system a lot. The output quality is more than enough for A3 prints and the build of the camera is excellent. I love some features like the electronic shutter.

Forget about shallow DOF photography with this system but it is still very usefull system for travel or street photography, I have also tried it at extreme macro photography on bellows with microscope lenses and it works as expected, the 2.7X field of view equivalent is very useful.

If nikon releases a macro lens this system could be a killler offering a 2.7:1 full frame equivalent and with a couple of raynox you could get similar framing as people with an MP-E on a 5D with a very compact set up

Having said this I find the price of this new lens way too step

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 07:47 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)

DSRL will allways be huge:

- Mirror box
- 45mm +/- flange distance
- Huge lenses

No matter how small the body is if then you have to stick a 24-70 2.8 on it.

With a pancake would be different but then a mirrorless makes much more sense

Canon anouncements are anything but exciting for the last few years, and I am a Canon user (I have owned 1000D, 40D, 5D and 5D mkII which I still own )
My second body is an APS-C NEX 5N with an IQ pretty simillar to that of the 5D mkII

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1514 comments in total)
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John Cerra2: My pick is the D800/E, for boldly going where no camera has gone before. Nikon going from 24 to 36MP and putting all those features in a $3000 camera just tops what anyone else did. I do understand the Olympus vote, but would argue that Olympus brought the concept to maturity, but didn't change it as much as the D800E changes the game.

I voted for the RX-1; sony has really gone where no camera's gone before in terms of size; giving a full frame 24mpx sensor for under 3000$ Ahhh, and it comes with a free zeiss lens. All in a compackt package slightly heavier than a Fuji X100

Of course there are things they could fix for next generation such as a proper EVF like on the NEX-6 but they have proved to the rest that it can be done

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 03:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview article (263 comments in total)

Well, same as with 5D mk III preview samples, super-high noise reduction.

Open the iso 100 and 3200 side by side, zoom on the wood texture and compare.

In the iso 3200 the texture has completely disapeared because of agressive noise reduction

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 09:11 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies

I love the 1/16000 electronic shutter; if only it was APS-C..................

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 07:13 UTC as 66th comment

There is already an adapter available, Metabones EF to NEX but 400$ though
http://www.metabones.com/sony/buy-eos-nex-adapter?virtuemart_product_id=4&virtuemart_category_id=13

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 15:15 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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rocklobster: Sensor sizes aside you cannot get past the fact that this camera has no EVF or accesory port for an external EVF.
Even as an upgrade from a compact which Canon sees as a potential market the camera fails as it has no built-in flash and the kit lens kills the compact feel. Yes, you can say that there is a pancake lens that makes it somewhat 'pocketable' but the compact user market is not used to a zoom-less camera. In short, what does this camera offer that an NEX-5 does not have apart from compatibility (with adaptor) with Canon EF lenses?

Cheers

Metabones makes an EF adapter for NEX cameras for 400$

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 13:38 UTC
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NikonScavenger: Every mirrorless camera seems to be a mess of compromises. You give up a big sensor, or a viewfinder, or external controls, a lens library, or a flash hotshoe. What is the point of having a camera system if there are 3-4 lenses for it? Canon is now going to spend time and money developing their mirrorless lenses, but most kit buyers will NEVER take off the 18-55 once they first install it. Once you put a flash on it and a walkaround lens, the mirrorless camera becomes big once again.

Do the majority of the people who buy these things have a huge lens library, do DSLR owners really want a scaled down SLR? I've gone on vacations, planes, trains and have just taken creative measures to cram my D300 into my luggage.

I had a m4/3 camera. It wasn't very portable. The pictures weren't as good as my Nikon, the AF wasn't as advanced, you could put a flash on it, but the flash was twice the size and weight of the camera. You could put it in a pocket, as long as you took the lens and hood off.

As you say I do not see the point of adding zooms and teles to such camera. This cameras work perfectly with small pancakes. I would love to see a 35/2 or a 35/1.4 (if possible to keep it compact)
I think also a small compact zoom would be nice, something like a 20-35/2.8 which would equal to a 30-50mm lens in FF format

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 11:51 UTC

I really like the camera; was going to buy it as second body for my macro work (I work with tripod and liveview) and main body for travel/street but....
I do not how canon omited remote shutter conections (either IR or jack) so this camera is now useless for my needs

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 09:59 UTC as 300th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-650d-rebel-t4i (274 comments in total)

First of all; studio samples are completely useless, the amount of NR in high ISO samples is insane!! It is not posible to evaluate the quality of a sensor with those washed up images.

My guess is that it will be just a tweaked old 18mpx sensor, so no improvements in low iso DR where sony puts canon to shame

Anyway, it is vey good first/consumer camera and people will love the ability for video AF; still 850$ body only is a bit step for a consumer camera, any amateur photographer with no interest in video should better find an old EOS 5D second hand

Regards
Javier

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 07:48 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: for those unfamiliar with 'extreme low light'... or nearly so...

try starry skies and scenery lit by it alone (zero artificial light)... that's extreme

add moonlit alone to the above... that's less extreme, but still extreme

and the 'brighter' the output is of a MOONLIT STARRY NIGHT SKY and LANDSCAPE, practically matching the LOOK of a 'full sunny clear blue sky day', the longer the exposure for STILLS... the more unwanted noise (even hot pixels) creeps in... so any improvement to minimize such unwanted effects is welcome, yet RETAIN HI-DETAILS.

here is an example of 'moonlit' starry skied scenery:

Yosemite Range of Light [Shawn Reeder] 2012: 5DMkII & 5DMkIII 5K RAW - vimeo

http://player.vimeo.com/video/40802206?autoplay=1&loop=1&width=1920&height=1440&frameborder=0

(Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14L II & 16-35L II
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS

Get a life!! ;-) Your quest to deffend the undeffendable is admirable but; do not you think it would help canon users more to tell canon to WAKE UP and do something about their sensor technology?

I also remember you defending those first whased up JPG with lots of NR on them

D800 and 5D mkII have same noise and tonal range at all iso settings, but D800 has 3 more stops DR at base ISO, more color depth all the time and 16mpx more

5D mkIII has 1/5 better DR from ISO 6400, that is what I call a low light beast

For me the sensor is one of the most important parts of a camera, same as having good film in film days.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 14:36 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Lea5: Identical score between D800 and 5DIII at Techradar as well.
4.5 to 4.5

What a review!! they do like HDR mode and dislike complexity of focus system. No word on low DR, high NR etc
No worth reading

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 08:18 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

D800 and 5D mkII same score, this is a joke !! Nikon boast the best sensor to date while Canon lives on the past. Video which is one of its big selling points on the 5D mkIII is worst than on a GH2.

Dpreview is becoming an advertising brochure from a shopping mall; they should learn something about reviewing from DXOmark

By the way, I use Canon; but I would like someone to tell Canon to do things right

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 08:15 UTC as 173rd comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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russbarnes: No surprises here: " it is clear that even at base ISO some visibly destructive noise reduction is applied to the image. This results in very clean images which lack some of the low-contrast detail you would find in fine textures such as fur or foliage in the distance. A comparatively aggressive default sharpening leads to traces of 'sharpening halos' around high-contrast edges. Noise reduction increases as you go up the ISO scale but the destruction of fine detail becomes more obvious once you reach ISO 3200"

Mushy JPEGs with fine detail that's been "destroyed". Hmmmm and this was meant to be Canon's top selling point for this camera, a claim of a "2 stop reduction in noise". Everyone knew that statement was a joke when it was announced. This is all no real surprise though - anyone would come to this conclusion looking at any sample anywhere out of the camera.

In a small print or at 25% on screen noise is not an issue anyway; I rather have grain like noise than whased up pictures. from fiorst time I saw those JPG preview images I said NR in 5D was way too much

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 07:57 UTC

WOW; 350$ for a screw in teleconverter!!
I am so happy I sold my X100...........

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 20:43 UTC as 41st comment

This is a street photographer's dream. A true rangefinder ( not like the Fuji's) for B/W photography with no filter whatsoever destroying information.

No filters means more light reaching the sensor, the ISOI performance must be very good.

I wish I just could afford one!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:38 UTC as 172nd comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

Maybe is just me but even RAW images seem to have some Noise reduction on them. We have to wait for DXOmark to see if those ISO valuers are real. Iso 1600 on the Fuji X100 is iso 1000. It is off by over 2/3 of a stop

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 10:11 UTC as 47th comment
On Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III firmware v1.1.2 article (26 comments in total)

In my opinion now the Aquiles heel off canon cameras is their sensors; not because they are bad, it is because Nikon/sony/Pentax sensors are way better. I was not expecting big improvement in ISO, specially after seeing those Dpreview samples with horrible amounts of noise reduction on them, but I was expecting a big improvement in DR

If you do nont need the 61 dot AF then there is little reason to upgrade from a 5D mkII. From 5D to 5D mkII it was a big step (double the resolution, better sensor, Live view (which is a must for proper high magnification macro work), Full HD video, etc) From 5D mkII to MkIII the step is not that big (AF, burst, screen, ...) but at what cost? over 50% price increase

However Nikon people have seen a big step forward with D800 over D700, in the same way canon with 5D clasic to 5D mkII. So I understand many D700 owner will want to upgrade but many 5D mkII owner just will stay how they are (like me)

Regards

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 08:10 UTC as 3rd comment
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