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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Jostian: Arrgghh!! iPhone 7 to have a Sony sensor... really hope they get the processing sorted this time round so we don't have the disappointment that is the 6S (which also uses a Sony sensor) in terms of IQ, massive NR and no detail....

True, but not all use its processing algorithms, in the 6s the NR is so destructive of fine detail its akin to the Xperia Z range destruction of detail, whereas other manufactures using the Sony sensors have got the processing right, Apple definitely didn't with the 6s.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 06:39 UTC

Arrgghh!! iPhone 7 to have a Sony sensor... really hope they get the processing sorted this time round so we don't have the disappointment that is the 6S (which also uses a Sony sensor) in terms of IQ, massive NR and no detail....

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 06:47 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)
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Jostian: Just don't like the plasticky feel of the GX85, so I went with the GX7 (love that 'made in Japan' bit), sure no 4k but I don't shoot video so it's no biggy, and the built quality and magnesium alloy body just exude class.

The GX8 was an option but its quite a bit bigger and has no built in flash which can be useful at times, Panasonic have a nice range of cameras and lenses at present. Got the 12 to 35mm F2.8 lens, what a cracker!

@ValiantThor, am glad for you, but then you haven't had the GX7 in your hands then, like I said originally, I 'played' with them (GX7, GX8 and GX85) in store and the GX7 and GX8's build quality is in another league imho, both made from metal not plastic, the GX85 felt hollow without the density of the other 2. Its a great camera though and offers features over the GX7, the GX7 just felt like a pro camera whereas the GX85 felt decidedly mid range in hand. Really hope the GX9 has a built in flash (one big omission from the GX8) on a smallish sized sensor camera a flash is very useful.

Overall I reckon the GX85 is probably the best Lumix out there at present, just didnt like the feel of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 07:04 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)
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Jostian: Just don't like the plasticky feel of the GX85, so I went with the GX7 (love that 'made in Japan' bit), sure no 4k but I don't shoot video so it's no biggy, and the built quality and magnesium alloy body just exude class.

The GX8 was an option but its quite a bit bigger and has no built in flash which can be useful at times, Panasonic have a nice range of cameras and lenses at present. Got the 12 to 35mm F2.8 lens, what a cracker!

true, but people will still compare...

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)
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Jostian: Just don't like the plasticky feel of the GX85, so I went with the GX7 (love that 'made in Japan' bit), sure no 4k but I don't shoot video so it's no biggy, and the built quality and magnesium alloy body just exude class.

The GX8 was an option but its quite a bit bigger and has no built in flash which can be useful at times, Panasonic have a nice range of cameras and lenses at present. Got the 12 to 35mm F2.8 lens, what a cracker!

yip, if it wasn't so plasticky I would have taken the GX85, even the G7 is nice but similarly quite plasticky in hand, I loved the solid feel of the GX7. And yes am enjoying it immensely.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (144 comments in total)

Just don't like the plasticky feel of the GX85, so I went with the GX7 (love that 'made in Japan' bit), sure no 4k but I don't shoot video so it's no biggy, and the built quality and magnesium alloy body just exude class.

The GX8 was an option but its quite a bit bigger and has no built in flash which can be useful at times, Panasonic have a nice range of cameras and lenses at present. Got the 12 to 35mm F2.8 lens, what a cracker!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 13:53 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Jostian: IQ a bit disappointing actually, especially the landscape shots, foliage looks very mushy imho on this photo http://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries?galleryId=4137508448 the woodwork is devoid of detail and the flowers and grass looks no better than much cheaper DSLR's. and detail in general has an unnatural look (could be the processing though).... Maybe I just had too high hopes given all the hype??? But I guess the AF and speed etc. are the wow points. Will wait for full review.

Hi, if you open the gallery and scroll down a bit you'll see a scene with greenery and wooden fencing with a square wooden arch, thats the one.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 06:34 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)

IQ a bit disappointing actually, especially the landscape shots, foliage looks very mushy imho on this photo http://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries?galleryId=4137508448 the woodwork is devoid of detail and the flowers and grass looks no better than much cheaper DSLR's. and detail in general has an unnatural look (could be the processing though).... Maybe I just had too high hopes given all the hype??? But I guess the AF and speed etc. are the wow points. Will wait for full review.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 08:15 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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Jostian: maybe its just me (probably) but when I look at the crops (of the bikers face) on the 'Autofocus & Performance page of the review they are just so hazy and mushy, with no detail at all... is this what we are to expect for 1 inch zoom camera's? DPR seem happy but I ain't...

as a package it looks decent but I've seen 2/3 sensor camera's that are better at 500 iso... so am surprised and disappointed at the IQ

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 07:26 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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Jostian: maybe its just me (probably) but when I look at the crops (of the bikers face) on the 'Autofocus & Performance page of the review they are just so hazy and mushy, with no detail at all... is this what we are to expect for 1 inch zoom camera's? DPR seem happy but I ain't...

still pretty 'noisy' for only 500 iso... if it was 1600 iso or so it would be ok, but like I said probably just me. :) Thanks for clarifying though, appreciated.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)

maybe its just me (probably) but when I look at the crops (of the bikers face) on the 'Autofocus & Performance page of the review they are just so hazy and mushy, with no detail at all... is this what we are to expect for 1 inch zoom camera's? DPR seem happy but I ain't...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)
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Jostian: Nice pix (though the edges look a bit hazy even at the low iso's, maybe not the greatest jpeg engine), also, would like to have seen a few taken with the 16 50 kit (know it aint the best lens) but since its the lens most will use with the camera (at least to start out) it would be nice to see some results from it. Also to see if maybe Sony have improved the 16 50 at all...

@badi, you completely misunderstand, obviously the lenses used for the photos in the gallery will give better IQ as they are higher quality lenses, I was just curious to see how the 16 to 50mm kit lens performs, and the edges I refer to are the edges of things in the photos (like the photo of the hands on the horizontal bar) the edges of the nails and fingers etc are a bit fuzzy, so not lens softness but processing...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (368 comments in total)

Nice pix (though the edges look a bit hazy even at the low iso's, maybe not the greatest jpeg engine), also, would like to have seen a few taken with the 16 50 kit (know it aint the best lens) but since its the lens most will use with the camera (at least to start out) it would be nice to see some results from it. Also to see if maybe Sony have improved the 16 50 at all...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 07:48 UTC as 64th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (306 comments in total)
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Peter Mathews: The a6000 was popular for one major reason. It was cheap for what you got, almost a giveaway. Will the new a6300 be as popular at it's introductory price? Time will tell but, my speculation is that it will face head winds of resistance.

Th RX100 justified a premium price based on the fact that it had no real competition. At the a6300 price point, one has to consider many more options such as the Nikon D5300 and Canon 760D DSLRs which are smaller and more feature rich than their predecessors, not to mention recent offerings from Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic that have more sensible lens lines.

The lack of a competitive kit lens in the Sony line will hurt sales dramatically. Buying an a6300 with the 16-50 kit lens is like buying a new Jaguar with bias ply tires.

@woodyggg I had it on my A6000 and was very disappointed, so I guess I'm allowed to express my opinion... its a bad or as good as my experience with it deems it to be. The Fuji XT-1 kit lens is superb, why cant Sony offer a better kit lens if EVERY other manufacturers kit lens is rated better than the 16 50 from Sony!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (306 comments in total)
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Peter Mathews: The a6000 was popular for one major reason. It was cheap for what you got, almost a giveaway. Will the new a6300 be as popular at it's introductory price? Time will tell but, my speculation is that it will face head winds of resistance.

Th RX100 justified a premium price based on the fact that it had no real competition. At the a6300 price point, one has to consider many more options such as the Nikon D5300 and Canon 760D DSLRs which are smaller and more feature rich than their predecessors, not to mention recent offerings from Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic that have more sensible lens lines.

The lack of a competitive kit lens in the Sony line will hurt sales dramatically. Buying an a6300 with the 16-50 kit lens is like buying a new Jaguar with bias ply tires.

@woodyggg just don't see why the fact that I made the comment about the less than great lens is such an issue... and whether I buy the body or not will have nothing to do with the kit lens, BUT given that the topic of discussion is the new Sony, which will be coming with the 16 50 it sorta makes sense to make comments on that lens rather than those of another brand that is not the focus of the article...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (306 comments in total)
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Peter Mathews: The a6000 was popular for one major reason. It was cheap for what you got, almost a giveaway. Will the new a6300 be as popular at it's introductory price? Time will tell but, my speculation is that it will face head winds of resistance.

Th RX100 justified a premium price based on the fact that it had no real competition. At the a6300 price point, one has to consider many more options such as the Nikon D5300 and Canon 760D DSLRs which are smaller and more feature rich than their predecessors, not to mention recent offerings from Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic that have more sensible lens lines.

The lack of a competitive kit lens in the Sony line will hurt sales dramatically. Buying an a6300 with the 16-50 kit lens is like buying a new Jaguar with bias ply tires.

@woodyggg such sarcasm... and you miss the point, the new A6300 has this awesome new sensor, and then its hamstrung by a very average kit lens and yes most kit lenses are not great but the Sony one is by far the worst go and check some reviews. And here you thought I was the problem, when in fact its your attitude that's the problem, not my opinion...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 comments in total)
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Marcus Antonius: Ok, so where is this camera compared to the Lumia 1020 and 1520? I still do not see any improvement over those fairly 'old' camera phones.

e.g. Lumia 1020 iq:
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nokia-lumia-1020-pro-highres-18.jpg

Lumia 1520 iq:
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/146542-image/Nokia-Lumia-1520-Review-109-samples.jpg
http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/reviews/0207/nokia-lumia-1520.jpg

Just sayin...

tough choice (Note 5 or 1020), I prefer the 1020 for the more natural look to the photos, but its a tough call indeed. from a camera perspective the edge goes to the 1020 but as a package (with Android being a better and more mature OS) the Note 5 may be a better package.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:34 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 comments in total)
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Jostian: DPReview gotta be mad, I click on the photos and at 100% there is a fuzzy haze (smeariness) to ALL the photos, no detail (very unnatural looking) no matter what the iso...if this is the best that phone camera's have to offer I shudder! What is DPR smokin'?

to me the over-processing destroys detail, at 100% even the low iso shots are fuzzy, look at the train shots at 100%, just smeary...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
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