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On Petronas Twin Towers in the Low Light - Low ISO #2 challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice pic! You must have been standing next to me :-)
I have a very similar one, even some of the windows are lighted up in a similar pattern...
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/321195005/photos/2828428/img_0633?inalbum=malaysia

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 08:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On AutumnTrees in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (12 comments in total)

Amazing shot! Congratulations.
Guess I need to add east Oregon to the list of places to visit ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 08:53 UTC as 6th comment
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Chronis: exactly what Canon needed at this point... another expensive lens for those already invested in their system...

shows how out of touch they are, building trimmings for bodies that (given the choice) any sensible customer would have at the bottom of his list...

If it's better or at least as good as the 400 F/5.6L, I'll buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9176 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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Peter Gurdes: at ISO 100 i hardly notice a difference to the old 18 MP sensor.

the 70D and 7D MK2 sensor sure have better shadows.
less banding and cleaner.

it would have been nice to see this low-iso performance with an improved resolution around 28 MP.

but low iso performance is stagnating overall.

You are right! You did not write: "shadow at Iso 100 is awesome, and there is zero banding"
I red your post as a complaint, as even my old 20d had no issue with shadow noise in a medium sized jpeg, shot at iso 100 on a sunny day. <insert the sarcasm tag of your choice here>

Guess my eyes are ok, but I need to check my detector for "glass half empty" messages and learn to ignore them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9598 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)
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Eric Calabros: Well.. We have a DR disaster here

Looks like an exposure disaster to me...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 07:49 UTC
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9176 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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Peter Gurdes: at ISO 100 i hardly notice a difference to the old 18 MP sensor.

the 70D and 7D MK2 sensor sure have better shadows.
less banding and cleaner.

it would have been nice to see this low-iso performance with an improved resolution around 28 MP.

but low iso performance is stagnating overall.

I must have missed something.
You see banding? You see noise in the shadows?
Did you find a way to download the full res jpg or raw files?
I seriously need to get my eyes checked then

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)

Funny how the same crowd calling the DSLR mirror box a caveman design are now the target for (arguable great) MF lenses. While I always loved Zeiss, I sold off mine long time ago and financed my entry into the FF DSLR market. Never looked back to manual focus, as much as I loved my Zeiss lenses ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 08:07 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

Amazing how people always complain. First everybody complained about the insane prices canon charges for their lenses. Little dispute on how good the pro class lenses are, just too expensive. Now Canon drops the prices to the usual "after rebate" level. What's now? Everybody yelling and complaining about Canon going down, and how used lenses are depreciating...
Guys, just be happy. Somebody lowered it's prices!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 28th comment
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RunStrom: These high noise tests are pretty sad, if you are any good as a photographer you will use a tripod. If you want to test a real life situation - give one person a cheap Canon or Nikon APS-C with a reasonable 50mm lens - AND a TRIPOD. Give the other person the Sony A7S (handheld) and a 50mm Sony Lens - then do your midnight shoot. There is no action motion here - so shoot at any speed and setting - the end result is what counts. Each photographer then processes the raw files, and posts them with 100% crops. I'd bet the tripod mounted cameras would produce a better final product. If you really want to set the cat amongst the pigeons - introduce another photographer with a micro 3/4 or Sigma Foveon sensor camera (on a tripod) with a similar lens and really see what a differnce a Tripod makes.

@Shiranai. Not getting your logic at all how two ifs invalidate the idea to compare high ISO. But maybe you just replied to the wrong post :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
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RunStrom: These high noise tests are pretty sad, if you are any good as a photographer you will use a tripod. If you want to test a real life situation - give one person a cheap Canon or Nikon APS-C with a reasonable 50mm lens - AND a TRIPOD. Give the other person the Sony A7S (handheld) and a 50mm Sony Lens - then do your midnight shoot. There is no action motion here - so shoot at any speed and setting - the end result is what counts. Each photographer then processes the raw files, and posts them with 100% crops. I'd bet the tripod mounted cameras would produce a better final product. If you really want to set the cat amongst the pigeons - introduce another photographer with a micro 3/4 or Sigma Foveon sensor camera (on a tripod) with a similar lens and really see what a differnce a Tripod makes.

@Runstorm: I think you missed the point. They wanted to compare high ISO, so they looked for a scenario that would be comparable. (which failed though ...)

It's like complaining about a car magazine testing breaking performance, that there was no point for a good driver to do a full break in this situation... right, you would get into public traffic and wait for an incident ...

What I dislike about this test: If one truly aimed to _compare_ high ISO, why not in a studio? There is significant change in lighting between the Sony and the Canon images. Don't know what impact that may have had, but it's an issue for a fair comparison.

Overall the Sony looks quite a bit more clean...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:07 UTC

Interesting! Why is the EOS-M missing? Are only products listed that can be bought from Amazon?
The question actually should be which camera you want or bought, not which is the "best"...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 16:58 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Nearly deleted photo helps shot putter secure gold article (37 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: Interesting that a German photographer from Reuters Germany is even allowed to talk to judges at a professional event and provide forensic evidence to a judge to support a German athlete.

Should each country be looking to secure positions in the media to ensure they get real time photographic evidence to the judges on the field for their country?

It looks like the athlete deserved his medal. That's what counts. Not the right place for nationalism.
<disclaimer>I'm not German<disclaimer/>

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 10:25 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

Let me guess:
Either a rebadged m4/3 or nex, or the famous new apple iLeica :-)
But who cares...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 20:03 UTC as 86th comment
On not so latest news... in the Unglam Photos challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome! I know exactly where this is :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 1st comment

Give me a digital Contax G2!
This was all I needed in the analogue space when on the road.
Why wouldn't it be possible to make a digital version, with a nice FF sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:13 UTC as 245th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

Looks like the Mark II just jumped in resale value. Happy with my Mark II, very mint for ~1000 €

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:18 UTC as 361st comment | 3 replies
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras article (108 comments in total)
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arpikusz: Why can't Pentax sell this lens for $150? Both Nikon and Canon has 50mm 1.8 lenses for around $100-$150...

To GregGory:
Can you provide evidence on your "junk wide open" comment? While my personal assessment may be subjective, I found no such evidence in the linked test: http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/160-canon-ef-50mm-f18-ii-test-report--review?start=1

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 15:10 UTC
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras article (108 comments in total)
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schaki: 50mm on Aps-c equals 75mm. A focal length which I not found much use for when I had the Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8D and used it with the D1H.
Wonder if this Pentax 50mm 1.8 might cover a future Pentax with FF. Probably not, so the question is how bad the corner falloff and vignetting is going to be like.

I did some wonderful "close up full face" portraits on my Canon APS-C with the extremely affordable 50mm f1.8.
On Canon it's a 80mm, which makes it a very nice portrait lens. Now I need to find a ~31mm lens that can compete :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 15:05 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: So they've decided to aim above NEX7 and make "the only one" camera, not an addition to a DSLR and price it accordingly, i.e. very high... Risky.

NEX7 offers great IQ, alot more lenses, and lower price. So new FUJI's sensor must be something fantastic to make someone to prefer this camera.

I agree that the NEX 7 is extremely tempting with regards to size and IQ.
However the price point of the NEX 7 is close to a EOS 7d (insane!), and the choice of compact high quality "native" lenses a disaster. I'm not planning to spend this amount of money to have my "old" Contax G lenses without AF as the only viable lens option...

I guess we may agree that if the FUJI sensor is on par with the NEX, we have a new option to consider, right?
Risky, I agree, but they are addressing the weak spot of Sony: Lenses

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 09:46 UTC
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