Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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Both are good cameras. I like the P7700 for the image quality and extra reach of the zoom. I'm disturbed that the Canon was so soft in the city scape shot.

OTOH, having the Nikon J1 that is very fast to use, I'm not sure I can deal with the slower P7700. When I use my compacts I get frustrated with their slowness after using the J1.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 39th comment

There seems to be a misunderstanding in several comments about the aperture of the lens. As far as light gathering ability, it is a f/1.2 lens. In other words, with a larger camera (say FF) with its own f/1.2 lens, the shutter speed would be identical to get the proper exposure under the same lighting condition. It is an extremely fast optic.

Where the f/3.2 equivalency comes in is with the depth of field. It can produce a similar amount of out of focus blur (bokeh) that an 86mm f/3.2 lens on FF can produce. While that can still produce a significant isolating DOF, it never is going to be as much as a camera with a larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 14:49 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.

No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 49th comment | 7 replies

This has been normal for a lot of engineering software for many years. I figured it would start happening to other software sooner or later.

I don't have a single piece of paid software on my computer besides Windows 7 OS. It is all open source. It does what it is supposed to do and has plenty of capability.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 634th comment

Good color and decent sharpness at 55mm (for a kit lens). Early kit lenses lacked sharpness and contrast wide open at the long end.

I still have some criticisms. Some focal lengths show pretty strong color fringing. Is the correction function not used or does the camera even have it? Some shots are very soft on one side. Finally, why only a mono mic? Even many P&S cameras had stereo sound for years now. Seems like an SLR should have stereo sound if they offer video on a camera more advanced than a P&S.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

20mp 1/2.3 sensor and a slow lens. I'd be afraid to zoom in on the pix. They make enthusiast compacts with larger 10 and 12 mp sensors, so why push an even smaller sensor to such high mp counts?

I know, I know. Look who it is marketed to.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:21 UTC as 37th comment

Interesting camera if the lens can deliver a good image.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:09 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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Lupti: And BTW: They talk about speed, but what about quality? The Nikon 1 system is just fast, but IQ is really crappy for 1". They shouldn´t sacrifice IQ for speed.

Typical dopey comment. Comparing The Nikon N1 studio test shots with some 4/3rds cameras and even some older APSC SLRs shows it doing a pretty good job.

Nikon allows some noise to show rather than trying to smear it away. I applaud that approach.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 14:39 UTC

Our carriers here in the US (UPS, FedEx) would have smashed that unpadded box to bits.

Seems interesting the camera was always pointed outward. In normal transport, it would be packed with many other parcels and a very small chance of the camera seeing the surroundings.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

This is a great travel lens - especially if you do a lot of evening & available light shooting. One could complain that it doesn't go wider to, say 24mm equiv., but I'm sure it took plenty of engineering effort to make such a zoom with this wide of aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 86th comment

Good shot of Jesus :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies

Doesn't seem too bad to me. I do wish Canon would not process the jpegs for such softness.

In many of the outdoor shots, the 18-135 has a soft "dreamy" focus on the right side.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 22:09 UTC as 13th comment

I have no issue with hunting in general but I have a great disdain for trophy hunting. It seems so wasteful of life. It gives these people something to inflate their egos even more. They are some of the most narcissistic people you will ever meet. All blab blab blab look at me types.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 19:44 UTC as 41st comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)

I like the design. This is what Pentax should have done. Trim down the camera and leave the legacy lensmount. Pentax got that, but had to do the quirky design with the K01.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:31 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply

I'm glad Canon has the sense to use the 12mp BSI sensor. If it is similar to the one used in the Pentax Q, it isn't too bad.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:13 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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M Jesper: Literally off the charts !

Yes, with the MTF score slammed against the top of the chart from f/2.8 to f/8, I'd say they need a new chart!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 18:28 UTC

I like the charm of the old brick buildings. Everything old around here is knocked down and replaced with bland modern ugly.

Oh, and I like the 400mm f/2.8 L !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 41st comment
On Sony announces SLT-A58 20MP mid-level DSLR-style camera article (128 comments in total)

I'm most interested in the "newly designed" 20mp sensor. Sony went from the excellent 16mp sensor to the 24mp sensor and now the 20mp shows up. It could possibly outperform the 16mp sensor in noise levels with the addition of a bit more resolution. It may show up in Nikon, Pentax and Nex cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 15:08 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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Simon97: I can see what a toy my Nikon J1 is compared to this camera resolution wise, although it is not much noisier at high ISOs.

When I select the J1 in the comparison tool and set to RAW and ISO 1600, I see about the same noise. The J1 has more chroma noise and the 5200 has much more detail, but overall, noise is about the same.

DXO has always been a bit of a mystery to me, especially their lens grading. Show me the images. That's all I need.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 22:50 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)

I can see what a toy my Nikon J1 is compared to this camera resolution wise, although it is not much noisier at high ISOs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 21:21 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
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