HSway

HSway

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On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (153 comments in total)

Looks like 100-400 L IS my guess as well.
And the rumours about the 7d ll are culminating so there may be more good news for Canon in the coming weeks.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 20:42 UTC as 50th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)

I always enjoy the 'Shooting experience' series.
I just wanted to mention that the ‘Odd experience using EFC in LV’ note presents more subjective perception.
If you shoot in LV this reminds you that you are shooting in LV (I only focus in LV) which may not be the optimal mode for you. And that it drains more power from the battery and introduces more noise into the image which may or may not be a factor for one depending on settings and on the nature of the shoot and the requirements one has. or whether you shoot at ambient temperatures of 30 - 45 C which is common in some areas. So there is quite a different view to this - as the shooting experience goes - as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 09:08 UTC as 60th comment
On Afternoon Delight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Very nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 12:10 UTC as 5th comment
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (272 comments in total)
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Ian Leach: Although this focal length is going to be used more for objects than scenes, it would be nice to see how it performs right into the corners. Sky, sea, tarmac and dirt don’t tell you very much. Please always have one f8 photo looking across a town with buildings receding into the distance.

You can’t quite rely on these samples because you would need to know where the focus was, because of the resulting DOF variability and the field curvature. These are about something else I believe -much less about a controlled test. The tractor shot is at f8 and a (very) decent s. speed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 20:38 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (272 comments in total)
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HSway: Looking at the Sony, Fuji and other major players in mirrorless field I am actually *glad* that Nikon and Canon effectively as well left them this segment to themselves. They build systems I have serious doubts Nikon would come close to. Same for the large sensor compacts. Nikon was always, except an occasional feat, struggling outside the dslr.
The more so that the segment is picking up more slowly. They perhaps deserve more coin than they get at the moment but this is a work that will pay off though it can’t be quite fully evaluated by a yearly profit just yet.

@jim stirling I have one of those Fx cameras so that I agree (I said Nikon is good at it). But I was writing about the mirrorless cameras. And I see compact system cameras that have a real future only in cameras built around aps-c sensor size oe similar. The 1 inch type sensor is brilliant choice for compacts. Not a good *strategy* for anything else. Please read, I say strategy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (272 comments in total)
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HSway: Looking at the Sony, Fuji and other major players in mirrorless field I am actually *glad* that Nikon and Canon effectively as well left them this segment to themselves. They build systems I have serious doubts Nikon would come close to. Same for the large sensor compacts. Nikon was always, except an occasional feat, struggling outside the dslr.
The more so that the segment is picking up more slowly. They perhaps deserve more coin than they get at the moment but this is a work that will pay off though it can’t be quite fully evaluated by a yearly profit just yet.

Ever heard the industry is a tad struggling? - more money left for those that can do it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (272 comments in total)

Looking at the Sony, Fuji and other major players in mirrorless field I am actually *glad* that Nikon and Canon effectively as well left them this segment to themselves. They build systems I have serious doubts Nikon would come close to. Same for the large sensor compacts. Nikon was always, except an occasional feat, struggling outside the dslr.
The more so that the segment is picking up more slowly. They perhaps deserve more coin than they get at the moment but this is a work that will pay off though it can’t be quite fully evaluated by a yearly profit just yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
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a swede: Truly great images and imho it is all:

1. her eyes
2. her PP
3. 135L

in that order

And a great feeling for combining that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1607 comments in total)

Given the well established competition the camera still faces as a tool, some refining is expected to be done.

"The digital photography world was set ablaze"
"remarkable job creating these two cameras"

I think it went through the review as a kind of success no other camera currently is. Exactly in line with the above statement one is finding hard to disagree with.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:33 UTC as 374th comment

Okay a tough pick this. All five big products in more than one way. I am torn between the camera and the lens. ..it’s gonna be usually the lens that scores higher.. I shouldn’t have held that camera;-) E-M1 gets the vote.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 69th comment
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)

Merry Christmas to everybody.

Thank you for all the hard work. It has been truly appreciated and respected.

&the new format/look is now better in every way, much better, though, as the nature of this is, it sure was a big challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 12:33 UTC as 81st comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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Patrick Kristiansen: If one needs 40+mp's to crop a pic into something worth watching, one is not taking one's pics right. And 16mp is enough for just about anyone without a very special need. Not many lenses justify a higher resolution either. And not to mention the need for exceedingly high shutterspeed and/or tripods. Nah, super-high resoultion is bonk imo. Can't wait to receive my em1 and 12-40 lens. And can wait even less to try out my OM-lenses on it.

@Archiver
MFT’s users will have it potentially harder with emotional justification for their purchase and you are right to expect some signs of that in the forums.
It is a generalization you can chose to make. It puts them in one bag that doesn’t exist, though. Most of them know why and what they do.
Half baked thoughts will be popular with the crowd, and they are the easy way (to another kind of satisfaction).
And when it comes to funny, if you give me a choice (and I couldn’t sell) I take that Subaru. It is a much better car.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 09:13 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)

The IQ of MFT has matured so other more refined choices just like the pure joy of using a particular camera/system are gaining importance. The more now when the choices in CSC have developed so nicely and together with accompanying lenses. great read. &happy shooting

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 22:49 UTC as 55th comment
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (265 comments in total)

All the picks earned their place deservedly imo and pleasure to read a matured assessment in a bit broader perspective. What fantastic cameras and lenses 2013 has brought.. As to Dpreview awards, otherwise photographers’ subjective rating; it'd have downgraded the reviews for me personally if they were missing. no matter my own sentiments.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:16 UTC as 76th comment

That the ultra small camera is liberating in a sense of creativity of its own kind would seem like carrying wood into the wood but trying sony nex6 these days makes that experience fresher. Impressed by the optical quality of the Touit 32/1.8 T* by the way. so much so that I can give up the range and stabilization for it and its speed. it also worked best with my d90 used as a 'compact' before.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 09:01 UTC as 26th comment
On lighting the forest in the Abundance of Sunshine challenge (30 comments in total)

@Crusader
This certainly was not neutral temperature lighting, nothing like 5500k daylight and certainly not a control factor. The angle of the Sun’s (variable factor #1) rays passing through the saturated atmosphere (#2) and the mist (#3) shift perceived colour significantly as does the angle at which you are observing from to mention just the greatest ones. Sorry to sound impolite but you better shut down your PC and get out there to the real world before giving advice about nuances of this excellent shot.
Hynek

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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HSway: I like the selection of lenses released at the launch very much. The f4 mid-range zoom is voted the first interest lens on SAR. Speciality lenses will be certainly added. Nikon users ask for compact 35 affordable prime long time. I read the 35/2.8 is only 120g. Very in line with the main concept of the A7 Alphas. If they are very good wide open it all comes spot on. Road map that just showed up confirms the next lenses coming are f4 UWA and large aperture prime.

It seems the camera is equipped with traditional f.p. shutter. It’s loud and a distinct mechanical aspect of the camera, I can understand it. But the trend is different and soft sounding shutters such as in d7000 line and d600 are very popular, including the Q mode. I didn’t see any quiet/silent mode reference re Alphas 7. This shutter can cause problems, and likely to induce vibrations during its mirrorless shutter cycle in tiny bodies. Still probably a profitable choice for the mass market. /

@ kreislauf
Something else. The effects of the shutter shock on tripod under 1/200s are almost guaranteed. Especially at slow shutter speeds. It is detectable with d800 body/lenses combinations (and more with the camera flipped vertically off axis.) Maximizing support stability (and brackets, collars etc) can negate the effects but the body of these dslrs are massive in comparison; they also have fewer shutter swings. Absolute or real-world effects hand-held are less predictable. No mirrorless without el. f.curtain for me in principle. I applaud to Sony but this omission is a pity.
Not sure anyone can read this anyway :-))

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 19:24 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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HSway: I like the selection of lenses released at the launch very much. The f4 mid-range zoom is voted the first interest lens on SAR. Speciality lenses will be certainly added. Nikon users ask for compact 35 affordable prime long time. I read the 35/2.8 is only 120g. Very in line with the main concept of the A7 Alphas. If they are very good wide open it all comes spot on. Road map that just showed up confirms the next lenses coming are f4 UWA and large aperture prime.

It seems the camera is equipped with traditional f.p. shutter. It’s loud and a distinct mechanical aspect of the camera, I can understand it. But the trend is different and soft sounding shutters such as in d7000 line and d600 are very popular, including the Q mode. I didn’t see any quiet/silent mode reference re Alphas 7. This shutter can cause problems, and likely to induce vibrations during its mirrorless shutter cycle in tiny bodies. Still probably a profitable choice for the mass market. /

/ But having the electronic front curtain as an option sure is even better one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

I like the selection of lenses released at the launch very much. The f4 mid-range zoom is voted the first interest lens on SAR. Speciality lenses will be certainly added. Nikon users ask for compact 35 affordable prime long time. I read the 35/2.8 is only 120g. Very in line with the main concept of the A7 Alphas. If they are very good wide open it all comes spot on. Road map that just showed up confirms the next lenses coming are f4 UWA and large aperture prime.

It seems the camera is equipped with traditional f.p. shutter. It’s loud and a distinct mechanical aspect of the camera, I can understand it. But the trend is different and soft sounding shutters such as in d7000 line and d600 are very popular, including the Q mode. I didn’t see any quiet/silent mode reference re Alphas 7. This shutter can cause problems, and likely to induce vibrations during its mirrorless shutter cycle in tiny bodies. Still probably a profitable choice for the mass market. /

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:16 UTC as 636th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I applaud Pentax since K20D for their excellent cameras. Good to see the trademark safe and prosperous.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 234th comment | 1 reply
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