aftab

aftab

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Is it possible that photographer himself took the photo? Was there any witness?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:39 UTC as 93rd comment | 4 replies
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)
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aftab: I think this is going to be a camera. A camera in the background is the most obvious hint. EOS-1 is another hint, it means that this will not be an upgrade of any existing model, it will be a new line which would as important as EOS-1 was for Canon. That's why it is BIG.
'Get your camera ready' is simply an aphorism meaning a star will emerge.

As I said don't take it literally. We all use it. For example, get your camera ready, game is about to start, bride is about to enter, XYZ is about to walk on red carpet ..... etc. etc. It simply means that something important is going to happen soon, be ready, you don't want to miss the moment.
Moreover, when we say get your camera ready we don't mean camera without a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

I think this is going to be a camera. A camera in the background is the most obvious hint. EOS-1 is another hint, it means that this will not be an upgrade of any existing model, it will be a new line which would as important as EOS-1 was for Canon. That's why it is BIG.
'Get your camera ready' is simply an aphorism meaning a star will emerge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 01:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1529 comments in total)

High ISO noise is better than D800 and better than A7r starting from ISO400.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 22:11 UTC as 137th comment | 8 replies
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)

Excellent. Superb images on his site too.
#2 is breathtaking.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 11:09 UTC as 39th comment
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JEROME NOLAS: Overall excellent creative approach to photography! From #1 to #7 flawless, #9 and #10 OK.

I actually liked #10 a lot. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 20:19 UTC

Different. Enjoyable. Some very inspiring. Thanks for posting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 56th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Sirandar: At last a successor to the FZ30/50

It has no where near as good high ISO performance as an OMD E5 ....

But to never have to change lenses again ...... what a dream

OMD E5 has a larger sensor, its ISO would better.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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snegron2: Beautiful design, great lens, but like the FZ-50 (which I still own) the details look smeared. In the studio comparison section check out the green blades of grass (or feathers?). The smeared details at ISO 400 are very similar to what my old FZ50 would produce. As I mentioned here when I wrote about my FZ50, I wish I had the technical expertise to swap out the FZ50's sensor with that of a better performing sensor. Even my old LX3 could out-resolve my FZ-50. This time around I think I can get equal or better results from my mirrorless G5.

I think up to ISO3200 FZ1000 will do pretty well. One will just have to shoot RAW and process. Two ISO3200 examples:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2946787/p9470231_iso3200-acr?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz1000-real-world-samples
and
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2946785/p9470223_iso3200?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz1000-real-world-samples
And also, it is not fair to compare with OMD E-M5 because one was taken with a superzoom lens and the other probably with a prime. But I agree, JPEG isn't very good.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

Some people are so jealous! :P

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:03 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I dream camera for someone who shoots landscape, candid and wildlife. Too good. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:21 UTC as 306th comment
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)

Can't read it. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 07:06 UTC as 50th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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jackpro: Was super interested after seeing comparison with G1X but colour is blah sorry but canon nails colour with no tweaking necessary :( wanting a new travel camera will keep looking)

DR Optimizer has no effect on RAW files.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 01:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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SkiHound: Comments on new cameras are always... Well, interesting.

People are not complaining about price. That's interesting too. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 00:51 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Optically (at this focal length) version 2 appears to be sharper at the center up to about 1/3rd of the frame, after this version 3 is significantly better. Noise wise, version 2 seems significantly better (less and finer noise), this is evident even at ISO200 RAW samples.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 287th comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)

The Digital-Picture.com has published MTF of the new 16-35/f4. You can also compare it with 16-35/f2.8II and 17-40/f4. Scroll down and click of respective lenses.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens.aspx

It seems that the new 16-35 is significantly better than both 16-35/2.8 and 17-40/4.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:25 UTC as 16th comment

Canon 6, Nikon 3, iPhone 2. These are among 60 of course.
Excellent images. Some are really stunning.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Joy of taking pictures with a mirrorless redefined. If the lenses are top of Leica quality then I am in. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 523rd comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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aftab: In a recent interview Sigma president commented that they could have made this lens a little more sharper, but if they did then they would have sacrificed some local contrast, so this is the balance they went for. So, the trade off between resolution and contrast continues in designing lenses. It has been said that historically Leica favored contrast slightly over resolution and Zeiss did the opposite. Leica surely were able to create more ardent fans with their approach than Zeiss did. In an interview Leica's top engineer said that although now lens designing is much easier with computer input compared to before, subjective human input of their designers continues as before. While this kind of tests or MTF surely gives us a good insight as to how the pictures from a lens would look like, real life pictures definitely would give us a more complete picture. After all it is not all about sharpness, CA, vignetting or distortion. Hopefully, DPR would show us some real life comparison.

@Kendall, it would be nice to see some comparison 'real life' pics from different lenses including Sigma and Zeiss.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 00:06 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)

In a recent interview Sigma president commented that they could have made this lens a little more sharper, but if they did then they would have sacrificed some local contrast, so this is the balance they went for. So, the trade off between resolution and contrast continues in designing lenses. It has been said that historically Leica favored contrast slightly over resolution and Zeiss did the opposite. Leica surely were able to create more ardent fans with their approach than Zeiss did. In an interview Leica's top engineer said that although now lens designing is much easier with computer input compared to before, subjective human input of their designers continues as before. While this kind of tests or MTF surely gives us a good insight as to how the pictures from a lens would look like, real life pictures definitely would give us a more complete picture. After all it is not all about sharpness, CA, vignetting or distortion. Hopefully, DPR would show us some real life comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 09:08 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
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