Jostian

Jostian

Lives in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Works as a Development Specialist
Has a website at http://jostian.wordpress.com
Joined on Jun 30, 2010

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On White Egret Vs Snake in the -Animals in Combat- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (21 comments in total)

who won??????? great shot!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 10th comment
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Jostian: Pricey... and this obsession with LED flashes, Xenon is the only way to go if a company is serious about the photographic capabilities of their phones! and Xenon is tougher on battery but seriously its not like you use the flash the whole day, come on Android, get serious with photography on your phones, give us a flash not a light!

show me one example of where LED works as well as Xenon for motion...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Markol: Last year's Nexus 5 was a high-end phone as well but it was priced way lower. Plus, Motorola has yet to prove they can make decent cameras. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the IQ of my Nexus 5, esp. IS works very well. And I didn't expect it from LG. If only Samsung had made this, they know how to make a phone camera.

Samsung's camphones' IQ is no better than Sony, LG, HTC etc, and Nokia are miles ahead with their pureview sensors in the 808 and 1020 and xenon flashes, no, Samsung occupies the middle ground, nothing more...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)
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Jostian: Pricey... and this obsession with LED flashes, Xenon is the only way to go if a company is serious about the photographic capabilities of their phones! and Xenon is tougher on battery but seriously its not like you use the flash the whole day, come on Android, get serious with photography on your phones, give us a flash not a light!

mmm because LED doesnt freeze movement like Xenon, so unless you want to use very high iso (not a great idea with a camphone) you cannot take of friends, family anything that's moving at night (or low light). see this comparison http://thepockettech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Lumia-928-xenon-Test.jpg and another example http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/images/reviews/lumia920camera/drinkcomp.jpg nuff said...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)

Pricey... and this obsession with LED flashes, Xenon is the only way to go if a company is serious about the photographic capabilities of their phones! and Xenon is tougher on battery but seriously its not like you use the flash the whole day, come on Android, get serious with photography on your phones, give us a flash not a light!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 8 replies
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stratplaya: "Will your AF systems ever become competitive to Nikon's offerings?" :)

joking right! my 7D's AF is much faster and more accurate than my D7100 and my D7000, so not sure what you are one about... and the 7D is way older too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:04 UTC
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Mike FL: "We select the best sensor... That’s our policy." I wish Canon had this new policy when they select/buy G1X-MK2's sensor.

Let's see how Canon select/buy G1X-MK3's sensor.

nothing wrong with the G1X MkII's sensor, read reviews... use IR comparometer and look at higher iso shots, it murders the Sony RX100's, also better than the 70D etc., its a great sensor for its purpose. as to the general state of Canon's APS-C sensor line up, they are a bit behind Sony and NIkon imho.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:02 UTC
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

Well said aleunge! Come on Bigley... we are talking about the CM1 here not a 5D! Don't be ridiculous, u r the only guy in the world who thinks higher iso IQ can be better than low iso IQ from a specific camera...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

high iso will always deliver poorer IQ to lower iso's... hence the benefit of a Xenon flash, even if the higher ISO shots are quite good IQ wise they'll never be even close to the IQ with a Xenon flash...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 07:40 UTC
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

But if I had a Xenon flash I wouldn't need to go to the poor IQ of high ISOs...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
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photo_rb: First in its class? I guess that means f/2.8 because the Canon 16-35mm f/4 has IS.

have the Tamron 24 70 2.8 VC and its superb, so cant wait for this new one to arrive...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

high iso doesn't freeze movement just allows slightly faster shutter speeds 1/8 to maybe 1/20 which is already a sizable jump in iso is still nowhere near enough to 'freeze' movement...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:52 UTC

all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:38 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Jostian: a compact without a built in flash is a waste these days... disappointed!

having it as a separate piece is a pain, on my NEX 5 I often forgot to take flash with, was lying in the drawer, camera feels incomplete without it as part of the camera...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Jostian: a compact without a built in flash is a waste these days... disappointed!

yes a fast lens helps, but u just have much more versatility if you have a flash, even on a DSLR a flash is a nice to have in certain conditions, on a compact its a must I'm sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

a compact without a built in flash is a waste these days... disappointed!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:53 UTC as 416th comment | 12 replies

actually the first Samsung that looks and sounds wow!, cant wait to see one in the flesh!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:07 UTC as 5th comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)

yet another QC issue for Nikon...D7000, D600 and now the D810, geez, what gives Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 24 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)

if one compares the IQ against the Sony A6000, obviously the A6000 has the edge but whats interesting is that (assuming the A6000 is tested by DPReview using the 16 50 PZ lens which is far from great) is that the corners of the Mark II photos (even at 100 iso) are very soft in the corners compared to the 1650PZ lens which is very poorly rated for corner sharpness... so how bad is the G1X MkII lens then if its corners are far worse than the crappy 1650 PZ lens from the Sony A6000?? I am really keen on the MkII but have seen reviews moaning about the soft edges (at any FL) which is worrying...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 08:24 UTC as 15th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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Steen K: This camera is so tempting, but what about the lens lineup. The kit lens is crap it looks, so there is only one way, Zeiss which is very expensive. Why doens't Sony make some descent lenses of their own? Dellis12, you write that you have som really sharp E-mount ones, which are they? Does all e-mount fit the a6000 and what about autofocus etc?

But yes, that 16 to 70 Zeiss seems just awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
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