Joerg V

Joerg V

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (694 comments in total)
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Tapper123: Perhaps the metallic awards system should be done away with? It just leads to contention. Seems the numerical scores are enough, not to mention the conclusion text, for people looking for a summation.

Personally I thought this was a fair review, and I own an EM5 II and enjoy it. Pair it with some really good lenses and it's as good as almost anything except for perhaps some extreme situations where a 35mm sensor has an advantage. I see it as a great all-arounder, a camera that does everything reasonably well, with world class IS, solid build and weather resistance. If you can't get a good image from this camera paired with a good lens, then I suspect the problem is not the camera.

Anyway, gold, silver -- it doesn't matter. It's a great camera, capable of great images, and has a remarkable lens selection. Enjoy it.

How about using different kinds of sea cucumber?

Wouldn't it be totally awesome to see people arguing about why camera A got a Bohadschia argus award while camera B got the Benthodytes award? Oh, the drama!!! The enjoyment!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 17:26 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (467 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Ergonomics means nothing, when compared to performance. People will put up with some real horrors. A sharp-edged machined aluminum cube would sell if you could have resolution like a medium format 80mp Phase camera and the noise control of this Sony 12mp.

Give me that cube! Now!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 14:16 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (235 comments in total)
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King of Song: The public is very fickle. We photographer's never expected too much from Sigma. It was always just a cheap 3rd party lens. Suddenly, Sigma does something extraordinary and comes out with the 35 1.4 Art, and blows away both Canon and Nikon versions. We all rally behind Sigma, because the unexpected underdog becomes the hero.

On the other hand, we photographer's expect monumental achievements from say Canon. Canon just announced a 5fps, 50MP camera. There are thousands of negative posts on this site regarding that camera not meeting expectations. Even if the camera woke up in the morning and cooked breakfast, some would complain the eggs were too hard.

If Canon just put out the exact same lens as Sigma, a 24 1.4 for $849, nobody would have anything nice to say.

I still hope that Canon can fix the egg-to-hard issue with a firmware patch.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 06:55 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Oh boy...these guys can't win, can they?
If they do, it's because they do, if they don't is because they don't...

Give them a rest (...if for nothing else, because they're probably still jet-lagged :) )

...by the way, if you can't do a general appraisal of the lens performance, after having being informed what is used with for the provided samples, I suggest you shoot more and "analyze" less.

In the meantime I can help you out: This is a most excellent lens, the full excellence of which, will be clarified with more formal evaluations.

You missed the fact that most posters here are highly experienced and renowned optical engineers! Each of them at least designed a distortion free 8mm f/1.2 prime with no corner CA wide open, a razor sharp 10-500mm f/1.8 pancake not to mention the legendary nuctulox 50mm f/0.8. They declined Sigmas extremely well endowed job offers over and over again because creating a trivial thing like a 24mm f/1.4 is just no challenge for them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:32 UTC

These images have been made under less than optimal conditions with a less than optimal camera for a wide angle lens and with no lens profile correction going on. A 24mm lens will have CA in the corners. Some of this CA will be LCA, some will be TCA (that can be corrected). But still, thanks to DPR for these shots!
Let's wait for images taken on a D810 with a proper lens profile.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Ed at JT-4481a photo in vbuhay's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

O_O! Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 1st comment
On Prairie Dog - Badlands National Park photo in Sascha 2015's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cute.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 13:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Shades of green on rice terraces photo in frenchy01's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 05:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Golden Hour Crossing photo in Marzook's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

WOW!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 15:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Morning mist photo in Niklas Ramstedt's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Made me smile! Ahh, D800 + the Sigma... my favorite combo!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha photo in ba_'s photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Simple yet very effective!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:58 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC03498_TATOO photo in Lunatic4ever's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Soon. :) (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/soon)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:58 UTC as 3rd comment
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)

I love this challenge (or whatever you might call it)!

Our world is so beautiful and it is great so see it through other people's eyes. Inspirational and wow!-ing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 21:16 UTC as 16th comment
On Alone.. photo in Johu1234's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great mood!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 21:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Dragon photo in skywalker7100's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

When I saw the image in the gallery, I immediately thought: "Wow, a fire dragon!". Phantastic capture!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 21:07 UTC as 1st comment
On The Flying Seagulls photo in ogv's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Great image!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Muratov peak photo in nedelcho's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

WOW!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 13:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSCF8114_hdr_mode_1 photo in eric87's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Nice one!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 11:15 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC02370 White Fox Squirrel photo in Dodge_Rock's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cute

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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JoEick: Cool thing to do for the users of the website. Thanks DPR staff for putting this together. There are many talented photographers here who deserve a bit of recognition for their hard work.

I didn't take any keeper photos in 2014, so it will be nice to see what others have done.

I did not meant to be rude. The comment was supposed to be funny but obviously it wasn't. My humblest apologies. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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