Shamael

Shamael

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (486 comments in total)
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EnglishPhotographer: We reviewed the original Pentax 645D and loved it. Not that easy to get across in a specs sheet how intuitive it is to use. Love Pentax' weather-sealing too. Here's the 645D...

http://barcelonaphotographycourses.com/pentax-645d-camera-review/

I know the site, and by what I see when I compare what has been posted from the new 50 mpix sensor, the 40 mpix ccd does still a better job when it comes to IQ. I do not know if the sales of the 50 mpix will make a good priced 40 mpix to be available. If it does, I will try to get one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards news story (30 comments in total)
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Polytropia: Annnnd if you drop it on the ground, good luck ever finding it again.

use them with adapters, you get an adapter from smallest to largest and opposite to use any format in any format slot. Some adapters even remove size limits.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On Toshiba announces first UHS-II SD cards as world's fastest news story (30 comments in total)
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Carsten Pauer 2: Nice...
...now speed up the Write-Speed from this 32GB SD-Cards to 3x and We have the same Speed to fill the SD-Card as my aged Extreme IV CF-Card.

I never liked CF, too big to carry a few of them around, you can put 10 SD cards with ease in a matchbox. In these days with the capacity getting larger, we need just a couple of them on a trip. When SD appeared, Minolta delivered an adapter, CF/SD with the digital cameras. I use such an adapter since it has no restrictions. I remember using my coolpix 880 camera once with it and I could use a 4gig SD with the adapter and take 10000 and more shots since it ablolished the 532mb limit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (168 comments in total)

the pictures in the link are shot with an old manual Nikon 50/1.8 AIS on NEX-7, and that lens is 80$ on E-bay, and the results speak for themselves.
http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503674

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503672

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503666

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503676

despite that, 50mm is a lousy, dust catching lens size. I ask myself why they all spend so much time doing "new" good and bad ones. Most photographers have one for the principle, but seldom use it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 21st comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (168 comments in total)

like always, it depends of the camera you use, on a Canon 5Dmk3 it gives that, and it needs no comments, it says it all;

http://pliki.optyczne.pl/sig50A/sig50_fot26.JPG
http://pliki.optyczne.pl/sig50A/sig50_fot13.JPG

is it the lens or do they have a rotten camera?

http://pliki.optyczne.pl/sig50A/sig50_fot16.JPG

I still seek for a sharp spot on that one too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 22nd comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (486 comments in total)
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kadardr: This CMOS-based MF camera outshines D800 class in just a few domains, e.g. like large-scale prints. If any manufacturer comes up with a 48-55 MP FF-size sensor, the advantages may be diminishing fast. The MF class attraction is more the CCD-based sensor's quality and image style than size itself. The MF CMOS sensor may take these cameras more to outdoor shooting sessions, but the CMOS rendering is not what everybody wants in this class. No wonder Sony tries to implant this sensor in every current MF camera.

No ccd can ever be beaten by any c-mos. The Nikon Sony ccd's are among the best we ever had, the d200 chip is still difficult to beat in IQ. So is Fuji's super ccd. What gives the advantage to c-mos is this low light high ISO folly virus that has be caught by many in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:40 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (486 comments in total)
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BarnET: For everyone complaining about it's size.

This is NOT a new system. The flange distance of medium format is huge therefore it NEEDS that huge mirror box. Or else it would need NEW lenses. It can be made smaller with this crop sensor but that would require a new mount with new lenses.

That makes no sense at all. All in all this is by far the cheapest CMOS medium format and the quality WILL blow your minds. And your own gear as well. Respect that such a small brand can make this WITH native lens options.

there are MF lens sytsems for compact rangefinder style boxes, like Mamyia 7, Mamyia Press, and similar designs we found once at Bronica as well. Mamyia ZD and 7 where a flatter boxes as well with retractable lens mount box, thus a compacter, even mirrorless systems in that way can work. As I heard, Sony works on such a camera with this 51 mpix sensor. E mount was totally new too and needed new lens development, so why can't we create a new lens system once more.

On the other side, I do not find any of the shots of the Penatx 645 posted online and shot with this sensor to show anything better or more than a D800. One must see first and then decide if this camera is what one needs.

It is aloy body now and water sealed, thus has some advantages that one must consider. but here again, how about the lenses, are they water sealed too?

Paying 10000$ for such a camera with one or 2 lenses is much money, with a d800 or a A7R, you can get a pack of lenses with it for that price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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AndreSJ: photographyblog.com Has produced some great sample images from the NX30 paired with the NX 16-50mm f2-2.8 S ED OIS

check them out here:

http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/samsung_16_50mm_f2_2.8_s_ed_ois_photos/

I see only one image subject there, 2 people standing for a shooting in front of a screen, shot at different lens length and all at ISO 100. That is, to my opinion, a bit weak to give an impression of what the camera can do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: This lens seems to be better then the Nikon G type but cannot match the Zeiss Otus but the Zeiss is deadly expensive.........

It can not match the Zeiss Otus to 100% but it matches it at least to 95%. If you take in charge the little less sharpness in the extreme corner edges, it can compete with the Otus without any problems. Go to imaging resource site and see the shots they made with both lenses on the same event, and compare yourself. I would even say that all over, I prefer the Sigma, it seem to me that center sharpness is a bitty better than Otus. Now compare 900$ to 4000$ and then it is easy to make a choice, except if you can waste money without any need to use your brain. Both lenses are razor sharp and respect for Sigma to offer us that quality for that price. The only thing i do not like is this lousy 50mm format, that most people use seldom. I ask myself why lens factories stick so much to that format, it is a dust catcher format. A top notch Art lens in 35 and 24, then a 85 would be a greater deal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 11:45 UTC

Sonyalpharumors reports this morning a price of 2499£ is offered in England, what will make this camera sell for +3500$. Seems to me that Sony is not interested to sell the thing, and makes a huge present to Panasonic in this matter. 1750$ is the maximum most of us would like to pay for this, beyond that, it is too expensive. Let's not forget that it can not record 4k internally, has a lousy rolling shutter and is slow like a snail in stills shooting. It's only advantage is the same one that Nikon's digital flop has, it can shoot high ISO clean. So, it seems to me that the series of digital flop gets one more member.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's still a glorified Coolpix, really. I can't really see the point in having interchangeable lenses on a camera like that, except for novelty purposes. Nikon and Canon; the DSLR "boom" isn't going to last forever so would it really threaten your entire existence to release at least 1 (no pun intended) serious mirror-less?

you can do that with a Pana GM 1 too

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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PrebenR: If they would scale this up to an APS-C sensor it could be interesting.

you can hardly pay there prices with the CX sensor, with APSC it will be off limits. Nikon has a bit the "follie des grandeurs" since a few years

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)

every time I hear the name Nikon yet, I start yawning...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 49th comment
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Photomonkey: The new A7s will be the darling/demon of the moment....until the next shiny thing comes along.

I used Nikon for almost 40 years, and there was nothing else for me, and some day a NEX-7 landed in my hands, and I was 40 years back in time with my FM body and MF ability. I could now start making the photo myself again, and not the camera, and I understood how absurd AF is in reality. I do not swear by Sony, other manufacturers, like Olympus give this comfort as well. But, NEX-7 is for me the ultimate thing. With the new Bionz engine form the a6000 cripple, it would be THE camera for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 13:28 UTC
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Shield3: How do 5 people "own this" already?

that buttons are on this site to give you an opportunity to write something. If that was not the case you would be silent, and since DPR earn money with every click you do, such things are there to trap you, and it does. Why do you think that we need to turn around 4 pages to reach what we want to see or read, or why do you think that a report is split in multiple pages. On each of them is publicity and what ever you do, read or not read them, DPR gets money for this nasty game they play with us. No need to say how boring this site is in reality.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
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h2k: No touch screen then? Sony?

what do you want to do with touch screen on a video camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:05 UTC
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ProfHankD: This probably was a minimal-effort way for Sony to bring out support for serious 4K, and it gives Sony an interesting read on the market in comparing sales of A7, A7R, A7S. In addition, if this comes out around $2K, Sony is going to sell a heck of a lot of them to would-be videographers that otherwise would buy Canon DSLRs or micro4/3.

I also wonder if this is the last step before the mechanical focal plane shutter goes bye bye -- which should happen sometime soon....

At least we can say now that Nikon is not alone to have it's digital flop. The next D5 will probably have this sensor, :-) for 4 times the pricing of A7S.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:02 UTC
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Smeggypants: Finally some sense!! Less MegaPixels and better pixel quality

We assist for the moment at a simple balancing act, less pixels, more light, better sensitivity, less resolution, vs, more pixels, less light, lower sensitivity, higher resolution. If some day we see a 24 or 36 mpix sensor doing the same performance as this one in high ISO range, we can speak about a technological revolution. For the moment there is no magick, want more light in the house, make bigger windows, that is thousands of years old philosophy. What you gain by that on one end, you lose it on the other.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
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Smeggypants: Finally some sense!! Less MegaPixels and better pixel quality

Less megapixels and better pixel quality is nonsense. Lower pixels mean just less finer resolution. We come back to the rough resolution we had when the first 6 mpix apsc dslr's appeared. I always disliked the D700 shots for that reason, they looked in resolution and detail the same as my D70 and D40. No FF needed to get this same picture detail and just a larger picture. What wonders me is comparing NEX-7 in 24 mpix to D200 in 10 mpix, both cameras have the same fine and clean rendering. As a 20mpix FF sensor, the D200 sensor system had made sense to me, but not a 12 mpix one. This camera is a video camera that can make photos as well. So, live with that, and know if the IQ and finesse of detail fits you or not. With 20 mpix I had been interested, with 12 mpix I am not. Now, if this helps the A7 to become a bit cheaper, it could arrange me, the 24 mpix is what I need anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
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aqasem: What if it has,
5-axis OIS
Global shutter
Fully articulated screen
in camera 4K
Hybrid AF
same size and around $2000

you have enough choice on the market in bigger sized real video only cameras, so what do you complain about. Sony has all you need in this matter, look in their video program.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
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