GSD_ZA

Works as a Geologist
Joined on Jan 3, 2010

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art99: Does the world need another aps size sensor ?
Cannot Foveon make a real FF sensor with exceptional low light performance ? Like a sd quattro FF.

@HowaboutRAW - You're absolutely right. I got myself all muddled. I was actually thinking of the A7 cameras.

They are expensive, but I wonder if these Sigmas (which compete in the same class) will be any cheaper.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
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art99: Does the world need another aps size sensor ?
Cannot Foveon make a real FF sensor with exceptional low light performance ? Like a sd quattro FF.

@deep7 & @Najinsky, for me, it's not just about capturing light, but more so about depth of field control. Sigma make some superb FF (yes, I know that's an arbitrary size, but it's bigger than APS-H) lenses, and I reckon a FF mirrorles Foveon to go with them would have got a lot of people excited.

These cameras are going to have a tough time competing with the Sony RX offerings simply because of their smaller sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:03 UTC

Good work Nikon! In the world of compacts there's no longer a space for anything other than premium quality. iPhones have taken over the "consumer" end of the market, and that's just fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 08:16 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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Timbukto: I hope Sigma takes the revenue from this high margin product for more R&D into the stuff I'd actually buy.

Do you ever buy lenses? Sigma make some pretty good ones.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
On photo Fourteen jointed limbs in the Nature's Macro Marvels challenge (25 comments in total)
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GSD_ZA: DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?

Aha! Thought there had to be some wizardry to it. Great photo!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 06:47 UTC
On photo Fourteen jointed limbs in the Nature's Macro Marvels challenge (25 comments in total)

DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)

I'm surprised by all the chromatic aberration and the really rather poor focus. I expected the results from this camera to be nothing short of superb.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 7th comment
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GSD_ZA: Old stock, new model on the way.

Ok, maybe not old, but surplus ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 12:55 UTC

Old stock, new model on the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 06:38 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Good on ya Canon. I love to see technology being pushed to the next level even if that next level gives us only the tiniest advantage over the old. Stiff competition in the photographic industry is brining us some wonderful toys.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 07:16 UTC as 25th comment
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GSD_ZA: I prefer to put my lens-caps on my lenses

Look at the photos. The lenses are in the bag, and the lens cap is on the bag, and not on either of the lenses. Pretty weird behaviour if you ask me.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 09:41 UTC

I prefer to put my lens-caps on my lenses

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 14:29 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies

How to make a perfectly good camera butt ugly

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 45th comment
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GSD_ZA: Good job Sony. The competition for Nikon & Canon is hotting up, and this will undoubtedly benefit the consumer. One day Nikon & Canon might find a way of doing away with mirrors too.

It's always caused me nightmares!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 06:08 UTC

Good job Sony. The competition for Nikon & Canon is hotting up, and this will undoubtedly benefit the consumer. One day Nikon & Canon might find a way of doing away with mirrors too.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:10 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1979 comments in total)

To all the hypersensitive brand-weenies complaining that a Canon was brought in for comparison and that DPR must be biased towards Nikon.... Go out and take a photograph for once in your silly little lives.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 09:42 UTC as 184th comment
On article Quick Look: The art of the unforeground (85 comments in total)

Good little article, thanks. It took me years to discover this simple yet critical aspect in using wide-angle lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 07:50 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1979 comments in total)
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Digital Mike0697: Has anyone notice there is a problem with lens flare on D750? Nikon Rumors, is stating there is a problem. I want to know before I buy the camera.

Thank you.

Yup, it seems to be a fairly serious flaw, but which can very easily be fixed. I won't be buying a D750 until Nikon has sorted this out.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On article Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) (145 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Well, you only manage to miss out three manufacturers, and an entire mount.

Which of those would you consider to be entry-level?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
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GSD_ZA: Hasseblad are well aware that there are enough idiots in the world to make this re-branding and uglification worthwhile for them.... or are there?

Ah well, there's still a Leica branded (and priced) Panasonic out there for them then...

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 07:18 UTC
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