strata83

strata83

Lives in Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
Joined on Jan 9, 2010

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On 8 months with the Vanguard Up-Rise 33 camera bag article (47 comments in total)

I have a smaller version of this bag, Up-Rise 28. It's advertised as big enough for 11" laptops, yet my 13" MacBook Pro fits in.

That bag has a big flaw, however — if it's tilted forward, smaller items may fall out of its front pockets. This happened to my phone and a charger — thankfully I noticed it before walking away!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 00:15 UTC as 29th comment
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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Maverick_: How disappointing. We normally associate this site with higher caliber work, even if the topic is single light source. These images are not interesting at all. I think having access to a studio, with a nice backdrop that you'd want to get more creative with your lighting. Budget has nothing to do with it, it's using your imagination, you are not shooting products for eBay. TERRIBLE.

I don't think the point of the article was to charm readers with beautiful imagery. Actually, the illustrations brilliantly show different lighting styles and patterns you can create with a single light source.

By the way, one of the best books about lighting ('Light: Science and Magic') also features many 'flat' and 'boring' illustrations that are perfectly adequate for their intended purpose.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 01:34 UTC
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)
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sensibill: Another snubbing of Samsung.

No reason why the NX10/NX11 and NX100 wouldn't be listed here. They're certainly competitive at their price point, and my NX100 produces images that are easily a match for the 12MP m4/3 models.

The cameras you mentioned are all discontinued, so no reason to list them here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 19:41 UTC
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compositor20: Full area enlargement of AF area setting ---- is this the same as the PIP in panasonic g3 for manual focus?

the improvement in noise reduction is welcomed... if it is in raw it would be better (to get rid of the green tint at high iso) since grain is already acceptable...

No, I believe they mean it will be possible to move the focusing area to the edges of the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 19:11 UTC
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Cy Cheze: The GH2 already shoots video at 1920x1080 (60i, 24p) or 1280x720 60p.

This alters the editing software that accompanies the GH2, but does not add any new video mode to the camera. Since the GH2 sensor is 60hz, one might think there be firmware to allow 1080 60p video, but maybe that's being reserved for the GH3.

120 Hz is possible, but it's used for AF only

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 17:00 UTC
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)
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JackM: 16mp on m4/3 would be like about 32mp on APS-C. Seems a bit much?? Wonder how the noise will be. We've already seen Sony fail at 24mp.

Well, see for yourself: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studiocompare.asp#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=panasonic_dmcg3&masterSample=p1-400083.acr&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=panasonic_dmcg3&slot0Sample=p1-400083.acr&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Camera=sony_slta77&slot1Sample=dsc02820.acr&slot2Camera=samsung_nx100&slot2Sample=sam_0178.acr&slot3Camera=oly_ep3&slot3Sample=p7191067.acr&x=0.9540733682706051&y=-1.3290681351905842

Even at ISO 1600 the G3 has better detail and less noise than the SLT-A77, and at ISO 3200 the difference becomes even more pronounced.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 15:16 UTC
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Cy Cheze: The GH2 already shoots video at 1920x1080 (60i, 24p) or 1280x720 60p.

This alters the editing software that accompanies the GH2, but does not add any new video mode to the camera. Since the GH2 sensor is 60hz, one might think there be firmware to allow 1080 60p video, but maybe that's being reserved for the GH3.

I believe they will introduce MP4 video recording mode, just like in the new GX1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 15:07 UTC
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)
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JackM: 16mp on m4/3 would be like about 32mp on APS-C. Seems a bit much?? Wonder how the noise will be. We've already seen Sony fail at 24mp.

LOL, what? 16 MP on m4/3 is exactly like 24MP on APS-C. And Panasonic 16MP sensors destroy Sony's 24 MP one at higher sensitivity levels.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 13:09 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)
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jj74e: Definintely not as good as Sony 5N, but also better than M4/3 and NX100. If you compare the NX200 and NX100, I would say that the NX200 definitely needs more sharpening as well as better processing- at ISO 800, even the NX100 shows more detail just in nature of how the photo is processed.

I don't know why dpreview selected the Olympus E-PL3 for comparison - it still uses the same 4-years old 12MP sensor. Compare NX200 to the Panasonic G3 and you wil be amazed at how much worse Samsung is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 08:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)
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Sosua: Interesting, can't seem to read the EXIF info on the NX200 files - no lens information or aperture information.

What is interesting in the whole exposure series, the NX200 exposures are consistently twice as long as the 5N:

ISO 100 1/25 vs 1/13
ISO 800 1/200 vs 1/100
ISO 3200 1/800 vs 1/400)

So assuming they were both shot at F8 (and I doubt the Samsung was shot at F11), the Samsung is overstating its ISO by a full stop.

Ouch.

According to DxOMark, NEX-5N's sensitivity is already overrated. Its ISO 800 is more like ISO 530. Does it mean that Samsung NX200 at ISO 800 is like ISO 265? Weird.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 01:13 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)
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danaceb: Wow, this is terrible. Looks like Samsung just had their 14mp sensor stretch to 20mp. When it comes to TVs, phones and well everything else, Samsung shames Sony with its superiority. However even with a strong start into EVIL with the NX10, this NX200 is a complete and utter joke in comparison to the NX5N. They didnt even bother to give it an EVF option, fricken OLED king samsung.

Oh and people from the wait'n'see tribe, sorry but the proof is right here before you this camera is a flop. Those JPEG results are sooo soo bad that there is no way RAW could be much of an improvement. I own an NX10, the jpeg engine is bad, but not this horrendous. Also I'm not seeing the low ISO detail others are.

I see you're pretty quick at calling others 'fanboys' for stating the obvious. Open your eyes, those JPEG samples are horrid. Even NX100 is better at ISO 400 and ISO 800.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 01:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)
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strata83: ISO 100 and 200 look very good. ISO 400 and higher are MUCH worse than just about everything else. Samsung needs to fire their JPEG engine engineers and hire somebody from Olympus to do the job.

I'm not interested in the E-P3 and its 4 years old sensor. At ISO 400 and higher, the NX200 seems to be noticeably worse than the Panasonic GH2 and the Panasonic G3. They both are older and have smaller sensors.

I also suspect Samsung is using that much noise reduction because their sensor is very noisy at higher ISOs. I will try to find a RAW converter that supports both the GH2 and the NX200 and compare them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 01:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)
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CriticalI: Ouch - lots of high ISO smoothing even at 800!

I have Samsung NX200 in front of me as I type this reply. If you're familiar with the NX10/NX100/NX11 (and I'm pretty sure you are) then you know that their menu is extremely dumbed down compared to other interchangeable lens cameras. There is no control over noise reduction and other vital parameters. The NX200, unfortunately, is no different in this regard. I believe nobody can make NX200 JPEGs worse than they already are.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 00:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)
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CriticalI: Ouch - lots of high ISO smoothing even at 800!

Frankly speaking, even at ISO 400 there is no image quality to speak of.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 00:17 UTC
On Just Posted: Samsung NX200 Studio Comparison for JPEG article (108 comments in total)

ISO 100 and 200 look very good. ISO 400 and higher are MUCH worse than just about everything else. Samsung needs to fire their JPEG engine engineers and hire somebody from Olympus to do the job.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 00:11 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax Q preview (279 comments in total)

Probably the ugliest and least useful camera ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:47 UTC as 194th comment
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