HSway

HSway

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Has a website at www.sunwaysite.com
Joined on Mar 21, 2010

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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
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)

It shouldn't come as a surprise.
It may well be that "selling the potatoes" lost its momentum (or one of these) for several reasons. Generally the manufacturer knows that the regular fluctuations are occurring on more than one level of the schema (some very specific to itself) which is built in its plan accordingly (i.e. not expanding too much beyond healthy flexibility). Building positions on the market is another crucial thing. Anyway, the potatoes have been shifting around for some time and will end up in a certain pot sooner or later. For the other cameras it will be about the (size of the) sensor - lens system - character - service - perception of the brand - and money a bit more than it used to be. As these things crystallize and the other phases go on shaping the market. Also, if a manufacturer was doing ok making a junk it may prove the worse option in the future with rather the selection picking up its momentum. Besides, some of the Atlasman’s point applies currently too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 11:47 UTC as 70th comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

Photography winning so that’s the point can’t agree more. Small cameras handy can be as decisive as any other feature. Nice open article from Barney as always.
One thing. *The fixed FL - discipline and creativity relation* depends strictly on how one uses a zoom lens (for convenience or otherwise). Prime is sometimes found liberating (often used argument that the option given by zoom is distracting) but that’s not about the discipline, quite the opposite. While it *can*, and at the same time doesn’t have to (quite the opposite), help more creativity. very individual, depending on a particular style and needs. So 'makes me' but no "makes you more disciplined and more creative" - that can be very wrong. Just generally. - 'you' is often meant as 'me' anyway in lighter tone writing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 21:25 UTC as 201st comment
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

The distinction between mobile and camera photography is shrinking. And nothing has changed about the photography. Particular image has to have its vital components together. Mobiles can do that.
As for the rule #3: Does this define the mobile phone photography? I fear it does. In 99% of cases. So in the line above I was thinking the rest.
Hynek

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 06:28 UTC as 28th comment
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HSway: Sony is a top innovator. This is one of the results. Their decisive sensor technologies are another and for a long time. the example of their RX 100 update is what I call The update. They are not alone it stands to reason but they really are a standout for me.

Apart from the RX 100 update and from the other I mention I mean the RX1. I see the 'R' insignificant yet a nice version of the RX1.
Hynek

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 10:26 UTC

Sony is a top innovator. This is one of the results. Their decisive sensor technologies are another and for a long time. the example of their RX 100 update is what I call The update. They are not alone it stands to reason but they really are a standout for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 08:19 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies

Very compact, non-VR, less extreme range, variable aperture, quite a bit cheaper than 16-35/4 VR, less distortions at the wide end, interesting addition to the excellent uw-wa Nikon set. I’ve not looked at the lens myself yet. But samples posted on the forums, quite a few on the lens forum, looked often promising. Some of them excellent actually. Useful design. And a great option for many.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 12th comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)
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HSway: Thanks for the work, great review. I think these little cameras are excellent, perhaps even superb for their category. For someone using most of the raw file potential though, the sensor really is in need for a substantial update. That’s why I see the rating a little too kind and would personally move the score a couple of notches from excellent to very good and bellow cameras like Nikon 5100. But that’s "For someone using most of the raw..." perspective. Tough to guess what view might be more objective overall. And the review made the point clear in respect of the sensor’s certain limitations.

@Der

There is the camera and the sensor side of things. Both rather distinctive case with these cameras. So while excellent cameras, perhaps even superb, for those used to getting the most of the raw file like myself, the camera will be seen bellow the cameras like 5100 due to some sensor limitations and I’d rate it lower. Outside the ‘excellent’ scale and more towards ‘very good’. Looks like a clear opinion to me.

But I can see *for others the camera as such* has more weight and would reflect in the individual scoring despite the sensor limitations that don’t hurt them too much. Not my view, though.
I also sold the 600d recently and used it alongside d7000 as I used d90 along with the 450d before (*That*, at that time, was an excellent sensor btw).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 09:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i review article (178 comments in total)

Thanks for the work, great review. I think these little cameras are excellent, perhaps even superb for their category. For someone using most of the raw file potential though, the sensor really is in need for a substantial update. That’s why I see the rating a little too kind and would personally move the score a couple of notches from excellent to very good and bellow cameras like Nikon 5100. But that’s "For someone using most of the raw..." perspective. Tough to guess what view might be more objective overall. And the review made the point clear in respect of the sensor’s certain limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 06:55 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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Mike99999: This lens is crazy slow.

Primes are the way to go for mirrorless systems: Olympus 12mm f/2 is the wide angle of choice.

@Mike
To get this MFT needs 9-18/f3.2-4.5 lens. I concur the Olympus in-body latest stabilization is great when you need smaller apertures and larger DOF for landscape type of photos and similar use (not everyone is a street shooter). But I am still thinking the fitted uwa (or telephoto)-specific IS could give very good results. And there is the 22/2 where the speed makes more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 10:27 UTC

Very beautiful.
Congratulations on the win.
Hynek

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 3rd comment

If it’s as good as the ef-m 18-55 (and 22/2) it’s a great addition. I see the stabilized uw-wa lens an Excellent move for this. The lens I’d be personally looking for most though is a 35-40 mil fast compact lens. The excellent ef 40 pancake is not a direct design. And yes the camera to be taken seriously needs something to look through.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 07:48 UTC as 19th comment
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm XF 14mm 1:2.8 R lens review article (78 comments in total)
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p5freak: A brand new f2,8 prime lens for 799 and it is soft in the center wide open ? Thats disappointing. A Tamron 2,8/17-50 for 299 is sharper in the center wide open.

I’d see the sharpness wide open relative to the price. If it’s twice as expensive one could expect this pin sharp wide open. Besides, a 14mm lens at f2.8 really has limited use, the more so on an aps-c camera - like less practical for subject isolation (21/f4.3 lens full frame equiv.). This is a very challenging design lens optimized a bit differently and with remarkable distortion result that contributes to its resolution. I feel Fuji is on a good road with such lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 21:10 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

Canon may deserve some criticism but it still comes with a great concept of a compact dslr, beautiful sensor, smart and a solid camera. Great and useful review, by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 93rd comment
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)
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Homam: Well...I read the article...aren't they supposed to test the lenses with one single camera...Obviously the higher resolution of the d800 would result in higher quality and sharper images from any lens, not just 24-70.

I rented canon 24-70 II for a month or so and tried it on my 7D, while a friend had Nikon 24-70 on his d300. Comparing the images we took under the same lighting in the same conditions, the canons were way sharper than those from Nikon. Of course nikon 24 70 is better and sharper than Canon 24 70 Mark I. But the MKII is a differrent world. You can check out the comparison reviews in other websites. For one: http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm

Ken is a good man. He has provided lots of good comparisons. Sometimes he uses some seasoning to spice up his site just a bit but that’s alright we all need to make a living. Your dx comparison refers more to the article, though. I also shot my Canon’s 12 and 18 mp with 70-200/4 IS and 18mp was quite a leap in resolution with it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 12:28 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)
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HSway: Many posts would suggest the article attempts comparing the lenses performance. As for the lenses it compares one FL and wide apertures both of which can easily be of a secondary interest to a 24-70 user, at short distance. Even if it was a setting of some importance to one, everyone familiar with lens comparison knows, it tells nothing about the lens performance. That is quite a complex set of results from f16 down to 2.8 at say 4 FLs. Then still, one can be judging these differently by his/hers preferences depending on the exact picture the results would bring out.
I based my purchasing decision on Tamron vs Nikon test and if I was biased it was towards the Tamron VC success (I acknowledged it better in one early comparison on Lens forum). In reality though, I had place for both. However, unlike at least one other review presented, the Nikkor was clearly better at 24mm where I expected the Tamron better with highest probability, and then at the rest of other settings judged /

/ judged mainly from the landscape use point of view. The results are very similar to Cameralabs long distance samples, some differences I described elsewhere in the forum. In a nutshell, compared to CL the Tamron fared a bit better at some settings but the difference overall between the two was for landscape similarly apparent – and definitely greater than the parameter singled out here on the chart. As for the Canon’s new lens in almost the same test I was part of, the result was similar. clearly a better lens for landscape use on a 5d ll. (This picture can change a bit from person to person depending on what and also how he shoots and that mainly for insignificance of performance at the frame periphery while making most of the Tamron’s VS, for example. Although that diverts a bit from a sole optical assessment on the whole.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:15 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)

Many posts would suggest the article attempts comparing the lenses performance. As for the lenses it compares one FL and wide apertures both of which can easily be of a secondary interest to a 24-70 user, at short distance. Even if it was a setting of some importance to one, everyone familiar with lens comparison knows, it tells nothing about the lens performance. That is quite a complex set of results from f16 down to 2.8 at say 4 FLs. Then still, one can be judging these differently by his/hers preferences depending on the exact picture the results would bring out.
I based my purchasing decision on Tamron vs Nikon test and if I was biased it was towards the Tamron VC success (I acknowledged it better in one early comparison on Lens forum). In reality though, I had place for both. However, unlike at least one other review presented, the Nikkor was clearly better at 24mm where I expected the Tamron better with highest probability, and then at the rest of other settings judged /

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:14 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

@chlamchowder
My view is simple in this case. If you shoot Canon, buy it and be thrilled. If you shoot or want to be using Nikon, go for the d600, the IQ is magical. Just seeing it (6d) makes me want one! but that wouldn’t be practical body to our two d600 considering our lenses:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 21:55 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

Agree with rallyfan. Sort of secondary nature of some differences in features compared to 600d. Although individual, I am always all about IQ and that is the "wow factor" of this very portable, solid built camera. I use dual slots all the time, but can cope with some extra care. Viewfinder.. my d90 had 1% less coverage, a non-issue. AF, a non-issue for me either. I focus in LV for landscape and shoot with a single point handheld. It would be a shame to over look what this camera really means, brings and the possibilities it opens. Good times..
Hynek

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 21:24 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
On Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review article (182 comments in total)

35mm very sharp at 1.4 lens will be famous. I looked at bokeh shots and comparisons and that is the only area that is relatively weaker. Who is very particular about the rich background bokeh won’t be totally thrilled. OTOH, the ultimate bokeh cream is not everyone’s top priority with every FL and can be seen slightly overrated, like for me. I reckon the whole package and the very useful sharp f1.4 in this type of lens will make people easily forgiving in this regard and making them see this minor. As a side note and a MF one, I am very happy with my Samyang.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 19:52 UTC as 44th comment
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