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ashwins

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On A foggy start in the My best picture this week challenge (7 comments in total)

A great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 15:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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pedrolito: there is said: will open raws from sigma sd1m, dpxm

yes it does but the color is completely off. same like dcraw.

maybe in a few weeks and some updates ahead

@ Harry G7

That would also be great if this plugin was available for Macs as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 20:42 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)
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Mark Smith: An Ok write up a few good options are missing where is serif Photo plus? Possibly I didn't read the article and missed it because of all the options available it probably offers a larger amount of the tools that PS offers than any of the one mentioned.
http://www.serif.com/photoplus/

Limited to Windows PCs only.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 08:19 UTC
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Shamael: they all go for 1500$, 32/1.8, 12/2.8, and 50/2.8. A lot of money for 2 diaphragm faster than Sigma 30 that sells 199$. It is not pocketable, so better run a Tokina 11/16 2.8 with adapter and a Sigma 30 1.4 beside. You get the 2 lenses and the adapter for the price of one Zeiss lens. Now, just answer AF, with EA2 adapter on NEX they do that as well. Zeiss is good, but their prices suck.

Why would you pay $199 for a Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN lens??

Here in Europe it sells for 90 euros (less than $120).

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 08:16 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Looks like SOONY NEX... Why buy something like NEX, when I can buy NEX itself? :)

Samsung NX was before Sony NEX, so if anyone copied the design it was Sony..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 21:16 UTC
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Timmbits: What's wrong with all the haters here? Wake up!

THIS IS AN ENTRY-LEVEL!

You don't like it, go see the NX300, NX20, or Fuji for that matter.

Stop b!tching for what is missing in a $500 package!

"...their cameras to date have all been crap."

What a pubertal comment!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 08:21 UTC

Pretty strongly over saturated images to my eye.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 14th comment
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kecajkerugo: the sensor is from D7000..at least look like this: on the comparative chart swicth on the D7000 and see how they look like...same (almost same...depending on subjective evaluation).
Yet another good camera to take pictures. Not the best in class. Cannot compete with the best m4/3 with picture quality but it is quite there when comared with mid-class m4/3.

LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 19:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

Nice set of pictures.

X100s seems to have the tendency to overexpose a little, though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
On Three Friends in the Two or More Roses challenge (5 comments in total)

Very elegant! Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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JEROME NOLAS: Why not 24mm f2.0? I mean Sony made pancake, not that expensive Zeiss monster..

Exactly! Where's the affordable E-mount 24mm prime? Even f/2.8 would do it for me.

By the way, I have tried several quality MF 24mm f/2.8 primes with my F3 and found out that the best bang for the buck is Canon FD 24mm f/2.8, especially the S.S.C. version:

http://fdreview.com/lens-review.php?itemid=10

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
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Najinsky: The NX have great potential, the bodies are well designed, the lens range is pretty decent and continues to improve.

But the IQ is seriously lagging behind the competition. I appreciate that for many shooters with modest publishing requirements (Computer, TV, Internet, Small prints) the IQ is good enough (and don't confuse IQ with nice pictures, which any camera can take) but really, in comparison to the competition, the IQ is really quite poor.

Don't take my word for it. Just pull up the NX210 review, go to raw image test scene and compare the NX200 @ ISO 400 with OM-D EM5, NEX-5N and NX200. Despite the huge raw files, there is noticeably less resolution.

Here's a screen dump if you don't want to go to the review section:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4910244932/download/2379009

There's a lot I like about the NXnn models but until the IQ can can match the competition, the report card is going to have to read: "Must try harder, C-".

"But the IQ is seriously lagging behind the competition."

Good Lord! I can see that you have never owned any NX cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:19 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Just skimming but any system of measurement that shows a Sigma lens outperforming a Zeiss lens, even Cosina-Zeiss, seems pretty suspect.

To understand how good that Sigma lens is, please read on objective review by an unbiased site:

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=359

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:40 UTC
On Nikon marks production of 75 millionth Nikkor lens article (86 comments in total)
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JDThomas: Here we have a rather innocuous piece of fluff news from Nikon's PR and somehow the DPReview forums have again turned it into an argument.

Seriously guys, does it really matter what corporation has manufactured more lenses? Is it really worth the time it takes to type up arguments and google search for meaningless facts that have no bearing on your daily lives?

I wonder if the heads of Canon and Nikon get together everyday and pick out two random DPReview members and debate on which one has produced more and better work at their job that day? Yeah, probably not...

Hey Thom,

It's just that this forum is soo flooded with kids, and for kids "my toy is better than your toy" bragging is soo important...

For this reason I am visiting this site less and less.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 18:12 UTC
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)
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zos xavius: I don't get it. This is the same sensor as the D3200 right? Is this the same sensor as nex-7? If you ask me nex-7 looks bad from 1600 and up compared to the d7000/K-5 sensor. I do realize it has 9 million more pixels, but that brings up another point. If people are finding it hard to match lenses to their d800 that can outresolve the sensor, won't people run into the same problems here? My k-5 outresolves glass pretty easily. At 24mp, I know I would be pushing past the limits of all but my best primes. It just seems like a lesser base image for more resolution that you will have a hard time achieving with consumer level zooms, which is likely what a lot of people buying this camera will be using. Dxomark rates it as the same level of sensitivity to the d7000. Coming from a k-5 users perspective, I find this hard to believe. One of the biggest nex7 complaints was noise. Can anyone say this is now the best aps sensor? It doesn't seem to be if iq is your top priority.

For an APS-C sensor 24MP is bit too much. Even on D600, when I was trying it at Photokina, I was surprised how much chroma noise there was already at ISO 2000. To me, 16MP (like with my D7K) is a nice balance between pixel count and high ISO performance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

To me the whole rating system is kind of childish... especially the percentage value..

The rating system how, for example, PhotographyBLOG rates the cameras makes much more sense (1 to 5 stars in half stops), because the real "rating" really depends upon the features that are important for a particular user—and that varies.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:27 UTC as 40th comment
On white throated swallow squable in the My best picture this week challenge (26 comments in total)

Great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 09:07 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Sosua: Difficult to really tell of course, but the 35mm 1.8 looks pretty good - wide open and stopped down.

Impossible to tell with the 10-18mm unfortunately, with high ISO, wide open shots and no flat field stuff.

Looks OK in the ISO 400, 18mm 5.6 shot but JPEG NR isn't helping.

Look forward to more on these two lenses, if they are up to snuff, makes NEX so much more attractive.

Yes, even the corner sharpness of the 35mm 1.8 wide open looks good. I'd love to have it for my NEX 3, although the price can become a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:08 UTC
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Jambsi: Adobe just told me that Camera Raw 7.2 is not available for Elements 10. However it ships with Elements 11.

Well, that's Adobe..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 09:14 UTC
On Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 11 article (68 comments in total)
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simon65: Version 11 looks good, but my main problem with Photoshop Elements has always been the number of broken files it produces.

There are few worse editing experiences than spending a considerable time on a picture only for its Photoshop file to 'break', leaving you with nothing but your SD card original.

I'd need to hear evidence that Adobe have cracked this problem before I buy back into Photoshp Elements. At the moment I'm in market and considering my options. Upgrading to Apple is one.

I have been using Photoshop Elements 9 on my MacBook Pro for almost two years now and I haven't got a single broken file so far.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 16:53 UTC
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