Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)
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brn: Warning: not for pixel peepers.

At 1:1, even this ISO100 images look terrible.

What is PP?

;)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)
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forpetessake: When will DPR stop publishing misleading numbers? It's NOT "a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom".

You either provide conversion for both f-stop and focal length, which are mind-blowing F14.6-33.8 24-2000mm FF equivalent. Or provide the physical parameters, which are F2.8-6.5 4.6-385mm.

It's hard to believe DPR continues making honest mistakes -- writing a F14.6-33.8 4.6-385mm would have been an honest mistake, and I've never seen that.

> f2.8 is still f2.8 as regards to light gathering, no matter
> the sensor size. The 'equivalent' f-stops you quote are
> only related to depth of field. This is a common confusion
> in the photo community.

This is the correct physics. Why don't DPR lay the question before experts in DxO or Fujifilm, etc., and get it from the horse's mouth?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: The FZ1000 can go up to 1600mm using its digital zoom. I wonder if the image quality would be comparable to the P900 at 2000mm. Take into account that the the FZ1000 sensor is roughly four times the size of the P900.

You do get more megapixels from the p900, but i doubt youre getting 16mp worth of resolution at 2000mm

As regards Raw, I have a feeling that the images coming out of the sensor might be so noisy and distorted that if people saw them, they'd run screaming out of the room. Just a feeling.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 23:06 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: I found the pics better than I had expected when I read about the camera on photographylife.com, and I think the same again. I find them perfectly acceptable, considering the kind of camera that came from. But how about reviewing this camera at the beach? It's almost summertime so I think it would be interesting to see some beach shots.

What, horseshoe crabs?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 22:56 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)
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Azurael: Am I going mad? All the comments here are really positive, but to my eyes, this looks dreadful. In most of the wide shots, this _camera_ has worse IQ than my _smartphone_ in broad daylight. Even £50 Fujis can do better than that. And the noise... Where on Earth did they find that sensor? 2004?!

Some images at the long end of the zoom (like the Eagle) show really poor contrast, too... It was pretty obvious ISO 1600 would look like a watercolour, so I'll discount the mess that is that Snowy Owl pic.

I'm sure I'm going to get called a pixel peeper, but I was judging based on the largest gallery view, which is smaller than a lot of prints I'd like to make?

On the other hand, the first Lynx shot is quite nice. What's going on?! I think the combination of very clumsy noise reduction with rather a lot of oversharpening isn't doing it any favours. Are there controls for this on the camera? I see it doesn't have RAW, which is disappointing, it might have been possible to fix the output...

My wild guess is that if you stick to good light and 8x10 prints, you're OK.

Here's a shot at ISO 100 which has a lot of smearing in the foreground, as well as lack of sharpness on the left edge and in the left corner. The smearing is much more apparent when you correct the luminance values.
http://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/Coolpix-P900-5744/large/Nikon-Coolpix-P900-Wide-angle-DSCN7327_1427716369.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)
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georgievv: I think these samples do not represent best of what the camera is capable of or intended for. Having a 2000mm lens does not mean that you can take a clear photo of something a mile away. But the same 2000mm is ideal for wild life photography. Many DPR members already have the camera and are getting amazing shots of birds. See this flickr gallery of a DPR member myssvictoria to get a feeling of what the camera and lens is really capable of:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/myssvictoria/sets/72157651158420940//

None of the images are full resolution.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
On DSC_0675-ISO100.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This is a powerful photo.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 08:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (503 comments in total)
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Cane: OMG, how many times can you mention burst rate? You'd think that was the only feature in a camera worth buying it for.

Yes, that's right, Dan.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (503 comments in total)
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Cane: OMG, how many times can you mention burst rate? You'd think that was the only feature in a camera worth buying it for.

The marketeers are forever vociferating about selling points. Add "bokeh" to "burst rate."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
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Vegasus: Usually almost once a year or 2 years epson will release new high end scanner,.. finally epson release the new one, good job.

Terse!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (161 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: No viewfinder? So near, yet so far.

Makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
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straylightrun: Not bad for a FF superzoom that starts at 24mm, but the RRP is crazy.

Argh, that used to be MSRP.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 02:05 UTC

Bokeh didn't bother me in 1960, and it doesn't bother me now (except for the doughnuts you get with catadioptric lenses).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 22:27 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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straylightrun: Not bad for a FF superzoom that starts at 24mm, but the RRP is crazy.

What is RRP?

(When you tell me, I'll probably slap my forehead.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On DSC_0492-ACR-ISO3200- photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Impressive corner sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 02:23 UTC as 1st comment
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jwhig: "Canon's new EF 11-24mm F4 L wideangle zoom lens is Canon's widest ever rectilinear zoom by some margin"

You mean the widest FULL FRAME zoom lens. The 10-22 EF-S is wider.

My pet name is Mungawa. My wife calls me that. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2015 at 04:48 UTC
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jwhig: "Canon's new EF 11-24mm F4 L wideangle zoom lens is Canon's widest ever rectilinear zoom by some margin"

You mean the widest FULL FRAME zoom lens. The 10-22 EF-S is wider.

That was a jokie-wokie-poo. "Gezornplotz," indeed!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 02:30 UTC
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jwhig: "Canon's new EF 11-24mm F4 L wideangle zoom lens is Canon's widest ever rectilinear zoom by some margin"

You mean the widest FULL FRAME zoom lens. The 10-22 EF-S is wider.

But not as wide as my Gezornplotz 7-14mm.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 18:41 UTC

Hmmm... The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S sells for $1800. That's $1600 less than the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.

What should I do?

Pins and needles, needles and pins.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 09:01 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (800 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Is image-stabilization "class leading" only in comparison to other similarly priced in-body IS cameras (Sony, Pentax) or also in comparison with similarly priced kits with in-lens IS (Nikon, Canon etc...)?

>All I know is that I can get sharp, well focused images
>in a dark room at 300mm equivalent at 1/4 second
>shutter speed.

Now that's high-impact communication.

That's the stuff that sells people on product.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 20:52 UTC
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