Karroly

Karroly

Lives in France Grenoble, France
Joined on Jan 13, 2009

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On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)
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beavertown: Best IQ in its class of cameras.

@HowaboutRAW
WB matters when viewing on a good HDTV screen also and dynamic range is larger than that of a sheet of glossy paper...
I know shooting RAW allows post-process fine adjustments. But I want to spend as little time as I can on my computer for post-processing. So I like cameras that feature a lot of jpeg engine adjustments. However I must admit that the NX11 lacks the super fine sharpness adjusments and NR levels that the K-x offers... Plus the NX11 in-camera 1920x1080 downsize algorithm is not good (but my other cameras do not perform really better. Looks like a quick and dirty algorithm...). So I shoot in 16:9 full-rez, then downsize (eventually crop) and apply fine sharpening in post-processing in batch mode...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)
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beavertown: Best IQ in its class of cameras.

@ HowaboutRAW
"Being "sharp" isn't the only way to judge a jpeg. "
For sure... Did you notice that I also talked about NR, WB, color saturation, dynamic range, etc...? ;-)
I also own an EOS 600D and Pentax K-x, but I prefer the NX11 jpegs at low ISO...Slightly more reliable exposure and faithful WB, imho...and I did not notice "color lacks" compared to 600D and K-x.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)
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beavertown: Best IQ in its class of cameras.

@ HowaboutRAW,
So, please, could you be more specific about the Samsung jpegs issues... ?
Personally, after having fine-tuned the in-camera Picture Wizard and WB to my liking (I am not a fan of saturated and too contrasty pictures), I am happy with the OOC jpegs of my NX cameras. I did not find any particular issues with the dynamic range and do not care about the NR at high ISO as I rarely shoot above 800 ISO at full resolution... I find the jpegs quite sharp, especially when shot with lenses like the 20mm, 30mm and 45mm I own. So it gives me room to crop down to HDTV resolution if needed. Have a look at some samples in the Samsung NX album of my gallery...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
On Samsung NX3000 real-world samples article (143 comments in total)
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beavertown: Best IQ in its class of cameras.

The quality of the Samsung jpeg engine only matters for pixel-peepers or picture-croppers...Not for me : I only look at my pictures on an HDTV screen and I rarely crop that much...
And I like the Samsung color rendition.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: I don't think that would fit in my Christmas stocking...

@ ljclark
Plus suscribe to your local gym club so you fit its weight... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 10:37 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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deep7: That first paragraph confused me. Reading on, it's not actually a copy but a genuine example. That would be a heck of a price for a mere copy!

Or maybe "unit" or "sample"...
But english is not my mother language.
By the way, Roger Cicala at LensRentals.com talks about "copies" when he benchmarks lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 10:31 UTC

That monkey lives in the forest apparently. Thus far from humans, unlike a monkey living in a zoo and used to seen humans using cameras to take pictures of him.
I know monkeys quickly mimic human behaviors. The fact that this one grabbed the camera and "played" with it, after seeing the photographer using it, is not really questionable. But taking selfies is another story...How did this "uneducated" monkey know what a camera trigger is and is used for ?
Must be very clever...or helped a little bit...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 09:29 UTC as 374th comment | 1 reply
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nerd2: Digital already surpasses film in every aspects (resolution, dynamic range, noise) and can closely simulate any film we had. I think we should ban film photography, just for environmental reasons.

@nerd2
You are apparently ignoring that the digital era is not particularly respectfull of the environment too. There are zillions of obsolete, dead, digital devices that are, for the most part, left unrecycled. For the part being recycled, just a small part of it is recycled through legal and certified channels because of still expensive processes. The major part is sent to poor countries to be "recycled" in very dangerous conditions for the workers' health and the environment. People involved in the illegal side of this recycling business belong more or less to mafia...This business generates even more cash than the drug business worldwide.
Moreover, manufacturing electronics components is not a clean process too...
If you want to know more, here are links. Sorry, two are french... Arte is a french/german TV channel dedicated to documentaries.
http://future.arte.tv/fr/la-tragedie-electronique
http://boutique.arte.tv/f9742-tragedie_electronique
http://cnx.org/content/m14503/latest/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
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tom1234567: consumers will buy these cameras and realize they aren’t much better than their phones

@RedFox88
This is more a matter of focal length than camera type. With a wide angle lens, close portraits produce distorted faces...Shallow DOF is another story, only available in postprocessing for both smartphones and P&S. But for sure, as BarnET said, nobody needs a 1000mm lens for portrait...except the soccer, paparazzi, mom maybe ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
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Karroly: Inexpensive cameras ?
With a battery life of about 200 pics, you'll have to buy a bunch of expensive Canon battery packs...

"The battery is the least of it's problems"
This is not a camera problem, it is mine...and apparently not yours...You are lucky ! ;-)
Not me, when I carry a camera during 2 weeks, trekking far away from any AC outlet...
I also tried a lot of non-OEM batteries for various camera models and have always been dissappointed by the capacity so far. Even those sold by Uniross or Hama here in Europe (non bought from China on eBay...). However I must say the capacity was on par with the purchase price at least...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 22:59 UTC

Inexpensive cameras ?
With a battery life of about 200 pics, you'll have to buy a bunch of expensive Canon battery packs...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:11 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

What make these pics look different from when taken from a plane, balloon, helicopter, paraglider or UFO ?
These are just aerial shots...that do not require a special contest IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 22:23 UTC as 25th comment
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)
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Nick Wong: I feel scared by looking at picture #2. Might because of some deadly faces...

This is a new Instagram filter to turn people into zombies...Its name is Thriller...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)
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24bit: Great pics, but what happens when the drones motor fails and falls on the crowd of people in the stadium below !

And what about drunk drone pilots ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)
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vFunct: This camera isn't for the idiot that thinks a bigger sensor is better.

You are right. This camera is for idiots who think an expensive camera is better...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (54 comments in total)

These pictures of natural sea water splashes are much more interesting than those artifical paint splashes over the fields...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 29th comment

I do not mind photographers using techniques to show us frozen slices of time that our eyes cannot catch. If not always artistic, I find it somewhat instructive and/or amazing.
But, is there anybody out there...to sue these polluters ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: I don't need to know

Me too. Title shoud have been : what high-end FF DSLR potential buyers need to know...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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NeilJones: 12mp is only really good for posting on Facebook. Looks like most photogs out there will be fine! Doh.

@Der Steppenwolf,
Are you, too, so ignorant that you do not know ignorance can be cured by learning ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Real-world Samples article (17 comments in total)

I like the color rendition, like the one of my XZ-2, but definitely not better than most 1/1.7" from other manufacturers as said below. My old 7MP 1/2.3" sensor PowerShot A720 IS takes sharper pictures than this camera. I downsized picture ISO125-P6050380 to 7MP to compare with the A710, then to 2MP to be seen on an HD TV screen but picture still shows lack of sharpness...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 7th comment
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