Paul Szilard

Paul Szilard

Lives in Australia Sydney/NSW, Australia
Works as a Pro Photo/IT Support/Web dev
Joined on Aug 5, 2000
About me:

I use Nikon D4, Fuji X-T1, X-PRO1, X100s & Sony HDR digicam.

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beetle0042000: Even a 5 yr old iphone shoots better video than the 1700$$ fuji

What kind of a dumb statement is this? Compare the size of a phone sensor, it's low light capability and lack of interchangeable lens, and then think again!

Unthinking glib throw away lines only show a lack of understanding

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On photo LX100-ISO800-P1010577 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Paul Szilard: Yuk hair inside ear on left of frame. (cat's right).

It's the cat's whiskers, obviously!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Paul Szilard: Yuk hair inside ear on left of frame. (cat's right).

It's the cat's whiskers, obviously!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

This one is quite nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo LX100-ISO640-P1010582 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

This one is quite nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo LX100-ISO800-P1010577 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Yuk hair inside ear on left of frame. (cat's right).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Yuk hair inside ear on left of frame. (cat's right).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID (149 comments in total)

Just for the record, I use a LaCie ThunderBolt BigDisk enclosure with 2x 4TB 3.5" spinning HDDs in RAID 0 for my video. Black Magic reports over 750MB/sec transfer speed.

As this is RAID 0, I back it up to a RAID 5 ReadyNAS PRO, but it's good to know what else you can consider.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 36th comment
On photo DSC_8514 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Fascinated by these images. Very informative. To me, it doesn't seem to deliver the details that I was expecting. E.g. the rider's hair in this shot.

Makes me question whether the D810 would be good for my needs.

Thanks for sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Nikon D810 Real-world Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Fascinated by these images. Very informative. To me, it doesn't seem to deliver the details that I was expecting. E.g. the rider's hair in this shot.

Makes me question whether the D810 would be good for my needs.

Thanks for sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (416 comments in total)

Will be very interesting to compare this to the new up-coming Sigma 50/1.4

Meanwhile in my world, I'll stick to my "old" 85mm 1.4 Nikkor for portraits and 50mm 1.8 Nikkor for low light, but that's just me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:15 UTC as 25th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery (125 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Like (almost) all Fuji lenses it's obviously excellent. But if I was that excited about a 35mm lens to spend this much, I'd just get the X100. I don't dispute that 35mm is a great general purpose focal length but for portraits and out of focus backgrounds? To each his own.

That's exactly how I feel. Plus have you compared the SIZE of this lens on a body versus the X100s? It's huge.

However I commend Fuji for the outstanding quality that they keep delivering. I think Leica has some stiff competition :).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:23 UTC
On Connect post 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (157 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Don't cut yourself short by losing the ability to fully process raw on a tablet. Use a powerful laptop instead. You can the latest and greatest i7, 8GB ram, SSD, for less than price of an iPad if you buy a Toshiba, Asus, Samsung. An Apple is going to cost you 3x more, but you'll have a nice looking case.

LOL, plus the Apple will actually WORK and continue working. By the way I support Windows as a job :)

My MacBook Air with 500GB PCIe SSD and access speed of 700MB/sec and i7 processor and 8GB of 1600MHz ram is no slouch. Just sayin'

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 02:41 UTC
On Connect post 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (157 comments in total)
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DVT80111: OK, what are must have apps for Android?

I could find PS Touch in the Google Play Store. Is there where it should be?

I must look for an Android (friendly) thread. I use multiple devices, iPad, Galaxy Note, MacBook Air & Pro - and find them ALL useful.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 02:38 UTC
On Connect post 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad (157 comments in total)
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rrr_hhh: I need an app to make some portfolios : what are you using ? Portfolio or Foliobook ? Anyone having both can compare ? For iPad apps, the price is a little too high to get both and choose later and the DPreview comments are a little too succinct to decide knowingly.

Thanks in advance for commenting

I actually went for Xtrafolio. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 02:28 UTC
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forpetessake: In the final analysis what it means is that APS-C and m4/3 lens manufacturers have no excuse creating lenses same size as FF but faster proportionally to the crop size. If the typical f/3.5-5.6 zooms were ok on FF, the APS-C typical zooms should be f/2.3-3.7 and m4/3 should be f/1.7-2.8 to collect the same light on smaller surface. Why do Olympus/Panasonic/Sony produce those terribly slow APS-C/m43 lenses instead?

Would be great if they made an adaptor to fit D800 to use medium format lenses! Vow!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 05:37 UTC

Isn't Aperture $80 in total??? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon issues firmware updates for D4 and D800/D800E (90 comments in total)

Well done Nikon. We thank you for being responsive and supporting your products. We expected nothing less. I LOVE my D4.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2012 at 23:09 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 (168 comments in total)
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midimid: While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!

Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.

I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.

Make sure you are running LR 4.1 not 4.0 - it is faster!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 09:53 UTC
On article Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 (168 comments in total)

I have LR4 and a trial version of Nikon NX2. NX2 is hugely better at rendering Nikon raw files, than LR 4. I would like the original of the example used here and process it in NX2.

This to me is a huge disappointment as I simply can't live without LR's DAM features!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 12:36 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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