AbrasiveReducer

AbrasiveReducer

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Look before you...never mind, the photos are awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 28th comment
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Francis Carver: Sculptors of the World -- Beware !!!!

Anyhow, one things is obvious here for all: the good people of Japan have too much -- no, make that way too much idle time on their hands.

We were the sculptors of the Space Shuttle!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
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JakeB: So, after having carefully studied all the graphs and analysed Roger's conclusions, it looks like [insert my favorite brand here] wins, right?

Thought so.

I think it's best to concentrate on the likelihood of getting a really good lens or mediocre copy, not about winning.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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Vlad S: It's worth remembering, that the only reason there's something to photograph at the Tayor Swift's show is that her creative team and investors put their imagination, labor, and finances into the production. The photographers are simply riding on Swift's coattails, and the show management is entitled to control how people, who did not contribute to their show, use it to their own ends.

Vlad

What would happen if nobody took pictures of her show?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
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groucher: Not bad in the centre of the frame but the edges and corners are shockingly bad. Think I'll stick with my old metal Nikon primes - much better.

I think you need more megapixels so you can render out of focus bokeh with more detail.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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1Dx4me: i have about 13 "L" lenses plus ef85 f1.8 and i have never experienced purchasing a canon lens and it was not performing excellent right out of the box. i have never done any micro-adjustment on my lenses at all. so, what is this "different copy" talk all about? am i the only one on earth to be so "fortunate"? sounds "fishy" to me ;-)

Buy some Rokinon lenses or some of the cheaper Sigmas and see if they're all identical.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
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iAPX: Great work, that explain why some are satisfied and some other not so, having same body and lens model.

Exactly. Some people obsess over DxO numbers as if the lens in the test was the one they own. Most variations are too small to worry about, but not all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:53 UTC

Roger's self-deprecating tone aside, lens variation is about as un-geeky as you can get. Sure, the charts are pure DxO, but the conclusions--how likely is it that your lens will be good--are pretty important.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 16:45 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (158 comments in total)
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turvyT: Canon 5ds gallery tells you something about the camera. These ones, barely. Someone had a nice trip. Good.

No DxO numbers?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 23:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)

Is the sky over the Space Needle really that color? I would like to see some images that really require 50mp but that aside, these look fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Dale Johnson article (39 comments in total)

Terrific shots. Number 8 has the Peter Lik thing going; light rays and a sort of inspirational or maybe religious vibe. Print it very large and it should be worth millions. What computer company wouldn't want this in their lobby? Seriously, these are great photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 21:53 UTC as 14th comment
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1232 comments in total)

All this technology. But it seems that when they try to get the best quality from a compact camera it still ends up pretty big.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 110th comment | 6 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: Three elements?

I still think a 3-element design is closer to an extension tube than a telextender but maybe Tokina knows something everybody else doesn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 16:35 UTC

Three elements?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 23:52 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1374 comments in total)
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AP Hovasse: Lost the Plot?
I come here for photography, not for movie making, and when I bought the first version of this camera, it was all about the awesome digital raw files it came up with. NOT video! All i hear about is 4K and 60fps, and frankly, that's not why I purchased this beautiful camera . Could we maybe just get back to that, you know the photography aspect of this camera? How does this stacked sensor affect the photos?????? Are the files better than before? How? Is low light photography about to advance past the Nikon low light abilities? With this camera, can I continue to crop inside the frame and still come up with terrific images? Are the colours real? Can we please see the RAW files? Dpreview, I've been a fan for many many years, but this obsession with video over still images really disappoints me.

I'm not interested in video either but realistically, what's left to add in the way of useful features? Really extended dynamic range without smoky HDR is not here yet and other than that, plenty of cameras will make great 8x10 or 11x14 prints so what's left besides video?

Perhaps this is a poor comparison but one reason Adobe switched to subscriptions is that they ran out of features to add that people would pay for.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1374 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Looks to be a hit...selling at #1 on Amazon.com

Why wouldn't it be? Check back in 90 days and see if its #1.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:20 UTC

Other than the sharpness, looks like a great lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 20th comment

Well, it's better than The Interview. But even in 360 degree panorama, it doesn't appear to be much fun, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1374 comments in total)
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nRequimM: On what matters: look at the image quality - RX100 IV is marginally worse than Rx100v3 at high resolution setting; it's slightly softer and more noisy. One could guess that innovations e.g. stacked sensor needs time to optimise, and that RX100 is in the 3rd version. Though I'm amazed that the Sony marketing machine has brainwashed dpreview readers.

Innovation is what matters. If you just want a camera with great photo quality, there were plenty before this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1374 comments in total)
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Tieu Ngao: Overpriced and "made-in-China"!!!
No, thanks. I'm happy with my Nikon Coolpix A (APS-C sensor & made in Japan).

Just one reason why Apple is so incredibly profitable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 22:20 UTC
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