mpgxsvcd

mpgxsvcd

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Canon is saying to their customers “We are listening to a very select few photographers and only doing exactly what they say. Nothing more. Sometimes less.”

I will never buy another Canon product again simply because of this interview. I don’t even care if their products are better now. I can’t stand their attitude.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:42 UTC as 176th comment

“There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony”

Well at least we know you are resigned to the fact that you are going to fail now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:40 UTC as 178th comment

They couldn’t make the resolution higher without making the pixel level quality lower so they just did nothing for 7 years. “That is a great business model” said no one, ever.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 182nd comment
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mpgxsvcd: What would have been really cool is if you tested the Panasonic 7-14mm F4.0 on the Olympus E-M5 MK II with its 63 megapixel mode as well. It gives you a broader depth of field, more resolution, and probably better optics closer to wide open than full frame would.

Since all of these shots are done with a tripod the E-M5 MK IIs high resolution mode would be just the same as the native high resolution cameras.

@Rishi

Yes I concur on the wind. If there was any at all then it would mess everything up. I have been testing the High Resolution mode on my 800mm F4.0 telescope and it works quite well. It definitely out resolves my scope optics and even the sky conditions or "seeing" in our area.

Hopefully, I can get some better optical scopes to test it on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 03:24 UTC

What aperture would you suggest using with these lenses if we wanted to maximize depth of field and yet maximize image quality across the entire lens as well?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply

Now I see why so many full frame photographers stop down so much at wide angles. Even at F11.0 diffraction hasn’t reared its ugly head with full frame. However, if you hand them an m4/3s camera they still stop down just as much.

They expect the smaller sensor camera to be just as good when stopped down excessively. It never is as good though. M4/3s is always better closer to wide open than it is stopped down past F8.0.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 20:37 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply

What would have been really cool is if you tested the Panasonic 7-14mm F4.0 on the Olympus E-M5 MK II with its 63 megapixel mode as well. It gives you a broader depth of field, more resolution, and probably better optics closer to wide open than full frame would.

Since all of these shots are done with a tripod the E-M5 MK IIs high resolution mode would be just the same as the native high resolution cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: The only thing that would get me excited about this camera is if you said it had 4K @ 60 FPS. 1080p @ 60 FPS isn’t even acceptable now that the GoPro has excellent 2.7K @ 60 FPS.

The gopro with 1080p @ 60 FPS is less than $200 on ebay and does so much more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:59 UTC

The only thing that would get me excited about this camera is if you said it had 4K @ 60 FPS. 1080p @ 60 FPS isn’t even acceptable now that the GoPro has excellent 2.7K @ 60 FPS.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

When you fund a crowdfunded project you should do so expecting nothing in return because there really isn't much you can do about it if they don't deliver.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 41st comment
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (74 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That camera is HUGE! Says my Olympus E-M5 MK II.

I have an 800mm F4.0 telescope and a 400mm F5.6 lens for Astrophotography with my m4/3s cameras. However, those focal lengths are not practical for terrestrial use with a 2x crop factor. The 100-300mm lens is a great option if you need reach for m4/3s since it acts like 200-600mm on a full frame camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Wow, Rishi! What a very thorough review. The dynamic range data was very intriguing and not at all what I would have expected. Great job uncovering that.

I still like the A7s because its video capabilities are outstanding. However, I have a lot more respect for the A7r now after this review.

@mgrum

“I really appreciate the thoroughness of reviews on DPR, but I only end up reading the ones for cameras I have no intention to buy, anything I'm seriously interested in I would have bought, (and sold) long before the review comes out.”

You say you appreciate his thoroughness and then give him a slap in the face in your next comment. The rest of your statement implies that his effort is appreciated but useless. That is a pretty fake compliment if you ask me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)

Here is what I learned from this review.

1. Based on these test results the A7s does not achieve the Maximum Dynamic Range that Sony has claimed at its Base ISO.

2. The A7r achieves a better dynamic range at base ISO than the A7s.

3. The dynamic range and noise response for the A7s exceed that of pretty much all other cameras after about ISO 51,200. However, those results still may not be acceptable at that level.

4. The 1080p @ 60 FPS full sensor readout video in the A7s is the best compressed 1080p @ 60 video you get out of any camera on the market to today.

5. The high ISO video performance is exceptional and unmatched.

6. The cropped A7s 1080p video just isn't worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 14:28 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Wow, Rishi! What a very thorough review. The dynamic range data was very intriguing and not at all what I would have expected. Great job uncovering that.

I still like the A7s because its video capabilities are outstanding. However, I have a lot more respect for the A7r now after this review.

@mgrum

I am sure that a lot of other people here also buy their cameras before the dpreview reviews come out. They buy them before the review because they have done their research in advance and they know that the features and image quality will meet their needs.

However, there are some cameras that people here wait on because the technology or features are new or unproven. We wait to see what the in-depth reviews say about them so we don’t have to sell them when we find out they are not all that they were cracked up to be.

I imagine that you are in the minority if you don’t appreciate the time and effort it took for Rishi to write this article. Yes the data was out there before. However, it wasn’t compiled in a conclusive scientific test like Rishi has done here.

Rishi didn’t invent the rocket in this case but he did reach the moon first. Everyone remembers who landed on the moon first. Not many people remember who invented the rocket.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (74 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That camera is HUGE! Says my Olympus E-M5 MK II.

Yes I have had mine for more than a week.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: There may be better cameras out there for specific areas of photography. However, if you can’t take a great picture in any situation with this camera then it isn't the cameras fault.

So few people actually print to those sizes anymore. Yes there are people who still do it but that is not the norm and I bet you would be surprised at how well these pictures actually print even when blown up top moderate sizes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 21:59 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)

There may be better cameras out there for specific areas of photography. However, if you can’t take a great picture in any situation with this camera then it isn't the cameras fault.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 21:28 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies
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mpgxsvcd: I would be willing to bet that no one is ever able to take a truly good picture with this camera at the 35mm equivalent of 2000mm.

My 8 inch F4.0 telescope gives me the 35mm equivalent of 1600mm. That perfectly fills a 16:9 aspect ratio with the moon. However, it has to be on a tracking mount in order to follow the moon’s motion at this focal length. Therefore, it is unrealistic to think that you are going to get great images or even videos of objects in space while hand holding this camera or if it is on a non-tracking tripod mount.

The lack of RAW is a good indication that these images are useless without massive in camera distortion correction. Even with the correction they are probably still close to useless. That is a tiny sensor with a ridiculous zoom range.

This camera would have been so much better if they just gave it a 25x zoom and a faster aperture instead.

That is a really poor moon image and that definitely isn't at 2000mm hand held. It is probably at 1500mm or less.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 21:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)

I think Rishi should make a guest appearance on “Big Bang Theory”. He could be Sheldon’s new arch nemesis. He would play the guy that simply knows everything.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (470 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Wow, Rishi! What a very thorough review. The dynamic range data was very intriguing and not at all what I would have expected. Great job uncovering that.

I still like the A7s because its video capabilities are outstanding. However, I have a lot more respect for the A7r now after this review.

Rishi,

Please post that page. Your insight on this topic is exceptional and I would definitely like to see the deeper dive page.

I have a few questions. “In your opinion. How important is DR? Is it true that DR is only relevant if the DR of the scene you are shooting exceeds the DR that the sensor can capture?”

If two cameras have similar ISO 200 noise responses but different DR and the scene’s DR is not exceeding the DR of either camera will there be any difference in the output if we pull the shadows in post?

I rarely encounter situations where my highlights clip even at the recommended exposure setting because I don’t do a lot of landscape work. You even said that it is hard to force your test scene to push the DR of these cameras.

So how important would this DR information be to us if we don’t shoot a lot of scenes with DR? If we shoot a lot of evenly lit but very low light scenes wouldn't high ISO performance be more important? Would the A7s be a good choice in that case?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
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