kadardr

kadardr

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (762 comments in total)

50 MP is no snapshot territory. You have to think several times. Production job. The alternatives for (or similars of) X1D are the RX1RII and the Sigma Quattro SD H. The former lacks interchangeability and have to be rigged up. The latter has a 1/180 flash syncro speed, so not for fancy flash work. But the price of X1D is really at the pro level, and these others are much cheaper. As for the X1D lenses the 24, 35 and 70mm equivalent (30, 45 and 90mm) set is good enough as a start. A 150mm tele and a 100 mm macro could be the next (may be final) step.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

If you watched the Camera Store review ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yGmD71nyA ) you would knew that only the Pentax provided software is capable to bring out the full potential of pixel shift, and Adobe's is not.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:28 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
In reply to:

Yukon Ranger: Let the Dpreview/Nikon/bhphoto viral marketing scam begin!

Don't be fooled.

The d7200 will give u sharper cleaner images up to 3200 ISO, with 15% more reach at less than half the price.

Every shot taken on d7200 picks up 3 mp of data the d500 can't even see.

100 bucks says 10 replies to this comment, arguing how wrong I am. But the math don't lie folks, and neither do the samples.

Don't be fooled.

Ken Rockwell the unhonored reviewer by many wrote in recommendations for D500: "I would get this D500 only for sports and only if I was already inseparably bought into the Nikon system. The D7200 is better for everything else due to it's better ergonomics that allow it to be set and adjusted to different shooting conditions faster with its programmable mode dial, as well as taking two normal SD cards." But I still drool for the D500.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:53 UTC

Very nice tool for food porn.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 46th comment
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FastGlassLover: I'd switch if they had lenses to cover the lenses I use. Yes I checked, no they don't. Killer camera!

For now This list is valid: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/photo-articles/pentax-k-1-lens-compatibility-guide.html. I am sure more K- mounts will follow.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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FastGlassLover: I'd switch if they had lenses to cover the lenses I use. Yes I checked, no they don't. Killer camera!

There are always Sigma lenses to use.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 16:01 UTC

Now after all the fuss I believe that there is only one decent camera for the M lenses: A7RII that is.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:01 UTC as 141st comment

You can put a Wifi SD card into it, and chimp your phone...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 272nd comment | 2 replies

The D500 with the F1.8 Sigma zooms is a relatively cheaper and smaller alternative to the D5 with the 24-70 and 70-210 F2.8 zooms. I would definitely think about it for journalism and weddings. (plus the usual birding and wildlife shooting, but that is with a different lens set) I would still keep a D810 handy if I had one. D500 is a DSLR so I would not compare it with mirrorless APS-C cameras: that is a different market in my perception. By the way noise of D500 is on par of D810 on the pixel level, so after downsampling the latter is still better.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 37th comment
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (358 comments in total)

If you think that the most important prerequisite of good photography is a viewfinder, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foWAs3V_lkg

Lesson from Daido Moriyama:
You can get great pictures without a viewfinder...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (358 comments in total)

I hope this review will drive down the price of X70.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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Wild Light: 18??? Why not 35 or 50??????

What about Loxia 35mm/f2?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (261 comments in total)

Actually, XC-10 is marketed and sold as a video camera with stills capability. And that explains everything (for me). Actually according to videographers it is not a really good VC either. In this case A7S serves better for the purpose to "crossing the bridge".

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies

You can learn all details here: http://www.hasselblad.com/h6d. A sort of evaluation of the camera and of the MF market perspectives is here: http://blog.mingthein.com/2016/04/07/hasselblad-h6d-announcement/#more-12869. Good to know: this is a ca. 20,000-camera market.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 19:37 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)

I have seen the silliest posts ever in this thread. This camera is the high ISO king for now. Full stop.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 05:19 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1117 comments in total)

There is a real life review of Leica Q with detailed user experience and nice samples. Actually Ming kept the Q and sold the GR.
http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/06/10/review-2015-leica-q-typ-116/

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (263 comments in total)
In reply to:

kadardr: Modern design. Very sharp, very flat images, no micro contrast at all.

Thank you all for this fascinating discussion. Actually it would be very good and urgent to have a real life comparison of this FE GM 1.4/85mm lens with the Nikon 1.4/85mm AF-S G and the 1.2/85mm EF L lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (263 comments in total)
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kadardr: Modern design. Very sharp, very flat images, no micro contrast at all.

Actually it is simple and easily visible:
http://yannickkhong.com/blog/2016/2/8/micro-contrast-the-biggest-optical-luxury-of-the-world
as a good article

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (263 comments in total)

Modern design. Very sharp, very flat images, no micro contrast at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 10:58 UTC as 22nd comment | 16 replies
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

Big corporation CEOs tend to make impulsive and unsubstantiated decisions based on profit/loss statements alone. This is one of them. Altogether ca. 15 years of experience and striving went down the drain. Hopefully the 28 mp sensors will be built into some camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 08:33 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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