misolo

misolo

Lives in United States NC, United States
Joined on Mar 1, 2009

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MAC: Colors and skin tones look off. Noise is 3 stops behind 6d. Expensive for what it is.

"Noise is 3 stops behind 6d." -- what did you expect from a 2.7 crop factor sensor? Can't overturn the laws of physics...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
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Giklab: Specs were switched - MFD is 12cm, it's 47mm from the front element! :D

Seems to be 0.47cm, or 4.7mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 05:15 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (291 comments in total)
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ttran88: Is Canon trying to get out of the camera business?

I think you mean 14-24? While in another price bracket, Canon's 11-24 is generally seen as at least a match to the Nikon in its range. And these go to 11.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 19:20 UTC

35mm-format image circle, 15mm focal length, 1:1 magnification, 12cm minimum focus distance measured from front element -- don't know much about macro but, just from simple geometry, unless there's enormous focus breathing involved surely something's wrong with these specs?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:52 UTC as 61st comment | 12 replies
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Elliot H: The days of the consumer DSLR are pretty much over.

Adding: and I think mirrorless will only take over on the consumer side when they make more inroads on the professional side: for the vast majority of buyers a DSLR is an aspirational purchase. They may not especially skilled at using it and may have done just as well or better with a simpler camera, but they buy it because they want a "serious" camera. When mirrorless cameras are more widely used professionally, then they too will have the "serious" halo with aspirational consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:24 UTC
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Elliot H: The days of the consumer DSLR are pretty much over.

You can argue its days are numbered (I think they are), but they are certainly not over: consumer DSLRs still outsell mirrorless cameras by a very large margin.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 04:18 UTC

28-50/2.0 and I might have been a customer. Still, great to see Sigma do something different, the world doesn't need yet another 24-70/2.8. Variety is good, and many people will surely love this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:41 UTC as 62nd comment
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: Only for cool people with iPhones who also get layed more.

iPhones haven't been particularly cool or otherwise in a very long time, but bad grammar and bad spelling will always be a much ickier turnoff than grammar nazism.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)
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Petrogel: Or else If you want to have a decent photo with your i phone buy a DxO One

- $600 for the DxO One + $600 for the iPhone =$1200 for 1' sensor IQ, why not buy an a7 Sony

Then you still need to buy a phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (565 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: what is the appeal of this camera? It looks like ergonomic disaster. There is not a single stand out of the crowd feature. It does not look particularly bad which probably is the best thing...

I cannot see one reason to select Canon over the FZ100 or the current RX10. The new RX10 ii is just leaps and bounds better in every single things.

This camera is for people who want 1) weather-sealing (which the FZ1000 doesn't have), 2) longer reach (which the RX10 doesn't have), and 3) a more compact size than either of those. Canon is not in the business of doing cutting-edge innovative, it's in the business of selling a lot of cameras to a lot of people, and middle-of-the-road models is exactly what you need for that. Not the cameras for me personally for sure (if I wanted one of these would much rather pick up either the FZ1000 and RX10), but it's rather arrogant and short-sighted to dismiss Canon's product strategy as clueless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak article (66 comments in total)
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Wedding photographer: Photographers and published photos are very interesting.

but, Dear DPreview, can you fix your gallery layout? because it is auwfull.
Flip through photos very uncomfortable:
1. Button "Next" appears above it is below;
2. No buttons Next, Prev buttons in full screen mode;
3. No hotkeys binded to Next, Prev.

In my opinion, gallery layout is very outdated, please upgrade it.
Thank you in advance!

The forward and backward arrow keys are bound to next and previous, but it doesn't work for the larger sized images (which are just a plain display of the jpeg file -- this is useful to have, but a larger size with the arrows working would indeed be helpful).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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Preamp: Look at the first photo: the Red Dot (R) is slanted! Why's that?

Because they're each glued individually by hand, as Leica makes a point of showing in their marketing pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 01:05 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

villagranvicent: he's right, you're wrong. If you have an interchangeable-lens camera (or just a zoom!) take five minutes to actually do a test.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: What does "stacked sensor" mean here?

Not foveon. Light sensors and logic "stacked" on different layers, rather than side-by-side on the same silicon layer. Room for bigger sensors and for more on-chip logic - so bigger dynamic range and faster readout. Previously seen on phone cameras only.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:23 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

By the way, all phone manufacturers have also come to the conclusion that around 28mm is a good focal length for a fixed-focal-length camera -- which makes 28mm, by a very, very large margin, the most common focal length in the world.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (494 comments in total)
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JimHohn: How about lens quality for the new Panasonic DMC-G7 ? I am new to this format.

The quality and variety of lenses is probably the greatest strength of the micro 4/3 system.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
On P1010245 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

maxnimo: Because it's shot with the right settings: with the lens stopped down a bit for increased sharpness, but not so much as to have diffraction soften everything.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 16:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (494 comments in total)
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Eugene232: don't understand why mirrorless cameras getting bigger and bigger..
The mirrorless idea is -to have a DSLR IQ in a smaller body/

Here it is compared to typical 35mm-format and APS-C cameras:
http://camerasize.com/compact/#312,598,621,ha,f

The smallest APS-C DSLR vs. the smallest m43 camera you can buy with a viewfinder:
http://camerasize.com/compact/#448,570,ha,t

And then there's the size of the lenses...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3361 comments in total)
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misolo: Rishi - The functionality of graduated ND filters (for landscape orientation only) could easily be implemented on the sensor for any camera that has electronic first curtain. All that's needed is to adjust the timing of the electronic first curtain ahead of the shutter closing accordingly. With an option to turn this feature on, plus two or three parameters in the menus (n. of stops, where in the image to make the transition, how quick the transition) you'd have every possible graduated ND filter in the world built-in into the camera. Unfortunately it wouldn't work for your tulips unless you took the image in landscape mode, but grad NDs are most often used in landscape mode anyway (and with the resolution of the 5DS you could alway shoot in landscape and then crop). Something you may want to pass on as a suggestion when you meet the technical people from Canon or any other manufacturer.

Rishi: we're fully counting on you to get Canon to implement my idea, and look forward to using it in my 5DS mark II (even better would be already in a FW update for my 5DIII). ;) Though this sounds more like something that either Sony, Olympus or Fuji would do first, willing as they are to try new things even if they sound weird at first.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3361 comments in total)
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armandino: Following up with a test done by Dutchphotographer1 with 50ISO files from Image Source I did indeed notice too that these files lend themselves far better to shadow recovery than the 100ISO file. I did not seem to find an obvious reduction in DR when compared to the 100ISO. I am quite impressed with the results, I think it gets much much closer to the D810. Check out the following link. The trees are grossly underexposed. I am showing the original and +5 stops. Note that the file is downsampled to 24MP equivalent to compare with the bulk of current camera resolution:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/96121329@N04/Q7JjLB
Based on what I see here I do not see a huge gap in DR and iso invariance with other brands, at least at 50ISO. Considering the downsampling potential, I think really it does not looses much at all.

Rishi: sorry if I missed it, but haven't seen anywhere in this discussion the point being made that, quantum physics being as they are, the only way to be able to lift shadows by several stops in a high DR image with single exposure and not get noise in the lifted areas would be to have much lower base ISO (that is, bigger well capacity, or some equivalent way of avoiding saturation).

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:12 UTC
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