mpgxsvcd

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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

Does the Leica Q perform lens correction in its RAW files?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 50th comment

I have a feeling this policy will be revised/repealed shortly.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:37 UTC as 92nd comment

Aren't all JPGs created from RAW files?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That lens is unusable even a 1/3 of the way through the frame from the center. Absolutely terrible. This camera should be on the “Don’t Buy” list if these test images are any indication of its performance.

Will Dpreview comment on whether these samples are indicative of what we should expect from the camera or were there outside influences like camera shake that caused the blurriness?

Barney Britton,

Fair enough. I understand that it takes a lot of time to setup and execute these tests. However, I would like to say that I don’t think I am alone in wanting to see what happens at F8.0 and F11.0 with this camera in that situation. If you ever get the chance to reshoot this I think some of your readers would definitely be curious to see if that resolves the issue or not.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That lens is unusable even a 1/3 of the way through the frame from the center. Absolutely terrible. This camera should be on the “Don’t Buy” list if these test images are any indication of its performance.

Will Dpreview comment on whether these samples are indicative of what we should expect from the camera or were there outside influences like camera shake that caused the blurriness?

@Joseph Black

"Ultra-zoom compacts do not deal well with corners."

You do realize this is a fixed lens full frame camera that we are talking about, right?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That lens is unusable even a 1/3 of the way through the frame from the center. Absolutely terrible. This camera should be on the “Don’t Buy” list if these test images are any indication of its performance.

Will Dpreview comment on whether these samples are indicative of what we should expect from the camera or were there outside influences like camera shake that caused the blurriness?

Barney, I respectively disagree with you that stopping down to F8.0 would “introduce diffraction and soften everything”. Could you reshoot the test scene at F8.0 and F11.0 and post the results?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: How close was the test scene to the camera? I guess I am having a hard time picturing how close it was to the test image. If it really was that close to the test image and this doesn't represent real world use of the camera at all, why bother posting the test images?

Couldn't you have just posted that because of the nature of this camera's fixed wide angle lens the test scenario was not indicative of its real world performance? Sometimes there is such a thing as too much information. Especially when that information is of no real world use.

The rock climbing scenarios I described are indicative of this situation. That isn’t a common scenario but it is a real world one. You usually are severely limited with where you can stand at these indoor competitions. However, you would never be within 4 feet of the competitors. 8-10 feet probably but not 4 feet.

It really just sounds like these test scenario images are pointless. We can’t really discern anything about the camera’s real world performance from them. Even noise performance in comparison to other cameras is hard to discern in the areas that are severely out of focus.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: How close was the test scene to the camera? I guess I am having a hard time picturing how close it was to the test image. If it really was that close to the test image and this doesn't represent real world use of the camera at all, why bother posting the test images?

Couldn't you have just posted that because of the nature of this camera's fixed wide angle lens the test scenario was not indicative of its real world performance? Sometimes there is such a thing as too much information. Especially when that information is of no real world use.

“Just measured, it was 56" from the center target.”

That is really close and a lot closer than I was imagining. I am not sure why Dpreview proceeded with the test once they realized how close it was to the subject. They certainly knew that this test wasn’t going to be useful for determining the real world performance of the camera. So why not just omit the test and only show the real world samples?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That lens is unusable even a 1/3 of the way through the frame from the center. Absolutely terrible. This camera should be on the “Don’t Buy” list if these test images are any indication of its performance.

Will Dpreview comment on whether these samples are indicative of what we should expect from the camera or were there outside influences like camera shake that caused the blurriness?

@ Barney Britton
"No. Stopping down further would just introduce diffraction and soften everything."

Are you suggesting that diffraction starts on this camera past F5.6?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

How close was the test scene to the camera? I guess I am having a hard time picturing how close it was to the test image. If it really was that close to the test image and this doesn't represent real world use of the camera at all, why bother posting the test images?

Couldn't you have just posted that because of the nature of this camera's fixed wide angle lens the test scenario was not indicative of its real world performance? Sometimes there is such a thing as too much information. Especially when that information is of no real world use.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:36 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: What is the point of a really expensive fixed lens camera that has a really bad lens on it? It is almost like they glued a “Kit” lens on this camera and charged more for it.

I shoot Indoor bouldering Rock Climbing Images. Typically the climber is climbing a single plane surface about 10-20 feet wide. The photographer is in relatively close proximity to the climber and the wall. I wouldn’t want the wall to fade into blurriness at the corners when it is in the same plane as the subject.

Does stopping the aperture down resolve the out of focus area? I could manage with that even though these are typically low light scenarios. What focal ratio were the test images shot at? I can’t download them at the moment to check the EXIF data myself.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That lens is unusable even a 1/3 of the way through the frame from the center. Absolutely terrible. This camera should be on the “Don’t Buy” list if these test images are any indication of its performance.

Will Dpreview comment on whether these samples are indicative of what we should expect from the camera or were there outside influences like camera shake that caused the blurriness?

I guess where I am confused is what makes this camera work better under normal situations than in this test scenario? Barney claims that the field curvature and close distance are causing the out of focus region. Does that mean that stopping down even further resolves the issue even with the same field of view and subject distance?

If that is the case can Dpreview post some samples stopped down to reflect what this camera would do with this test scenario and real world parameters?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:27 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

What is the point of a really expensive fixed lens camera that has a really bad lens on it? It is almost like they glued a “Kit” lens on this camera and charged more for it.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 63rd comment | 9 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)

That lens is unusable even a 1/3 of the way through the frame from the center. Absolutely terrible. This camera should be on the “Don’t Buy” list if these test images are any indication of its performance.

Will Dpreview comment on whether these samples are indicative of what we should expect from the camera or were there outside influences like camera shake that caused the blurriness?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:03 UTC as 64th comment | 13 replies
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mpgxsvcd: They all look the same to me now. The comparison tool just ins't as important for making your decision as it was before.

Features and real world use are much more important aspects than the comparison tool now.

I could take great pictures with any of these cameras if they are on a tripod with ample time to choose the best settings. What I need is a camera that can help me select those best settings when I don't have time to stop and think about it.

"Which camera review was that? (I just want to read about it, thanks)"

Look for the Auto ISO section on the page below.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-7r-ii/4

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

They could have just said “We got nuth’n, but we will have something next year”.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Did you know that Canon has never announced camera details in November? Nikon has announced details fore two(The DF and the D5200). Sony announced the A7II in November and Panasonic announced the GX1, 3D1, and GF2 in November as well. In addition, Olympus did the SH-21, E-PL1, EP2, and the E30 in November.

Pretty much November is the worst month for camera announcements ever so this “non-announcement” is par for the course.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:37 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

It would have been really big news if they had issued a press release saying that they “Were NOT working on a D4 successor”.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:28 UTC as 100th comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

I can unquestionably say that the Nikon D5 will be at least 17 megapixels, go up to at least ISO 204800 with boost, use Expeed 3 or better processor, have 51 autofocus points or more, have a 3.2 “ or bigger 921,000 Dot or more LCD screen, Shoot 11 FPS or more burst, and shoot 1080p @ 30 FPS or better video.

If that sounds really good to you, may I interest you in a Nikon D4 while you wait?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:27 UTC as 101st comment
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mpgxsvcd: They all look the same to me now. The comparison tool just ins't as important for making your decision as it was before.

Features and real world use are much more important aspects than the comparison tool now.

I could take great pictures with any of these cameras if they are on a tripod with ample time to choose the best settings. What I need is a camera that can help me select those best settings when I don't have time to stop and think about it.

And Sony perfected the Auto setting with their latest camera according to the latest Dpreview review. Until now the Auto ISO functions have been severely limited.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
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