ChuckTa

ChuckTa

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Looking over those images, it might be me, but there seems to be something lacking in those photos. The rendering of the images seems a bit flat for a full frame sensor. The contrast/microcontrast and color doesn't really standout either.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:32 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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King of Song: I don't understand why Sony would bother to develop this lens, when the super excellent Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8 is available?

Sony should be working on some longer much needed focal lengths that are absent from the line up. How about a 300 2.8 Sony?

For APSC, actually there is the Samsung NX 85mm f1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
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nerd2: Fake ISO helps.

Let's just say if I use M mode and use the same aperture/shutter I would get a darker image from the Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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nerd2: Fake ISO helps.

My Fuji X-E1 overly states iso by roughly 1/2 stop compare to my Sony or Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 04:41 UTC

Wow, I am surprise the Xpro2 ISO invariance result is so poor. Even the lowly Samsung NX500 beats it by quit a margin, at least a stop or two.
Is there any reason for this?
While I like Fuji has pull back a bit on the raw NR, I can see chroma noise even at iso200. But why is there a reddish tint to the whole image at high iso? It starts even at iso800.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 04:40 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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Thematic: Impressive results imo.

Hover the image loop over the asian girl and look at the balanced skin tone vs other cameras - or even the older 16MP XT1. Detail and no red color shift. Pleasing results.

IMO the new Pro-2 is the most accurate and pleasing results of any camera in the test.

Portrait photographers will love this camera and system and the results will only get better once Capture One Pro supports these files.

Well done Fuji. Its on my buy list this summer for sure. Thank you Dpreview for sharing these findings.

The Fuji I have are not known for accurate color, but more toward high contrast and pleasing color.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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ChuckTa: It's a bit hefty price for the spec.
With 24mp, I can see a Fuji do away the xtran and just make one without the filter in the future. It will certainly make the image a bit sharper.

I am not sure anyone buys Fuji for preformance (ie. af), probably IQ and Fuji color.
I know how X-tran works, I have a XE1.
But I would love a taste of Fuji without the AA and Xtran filter. Its hard to go back after trying out the Samsung 28mp BSI AA filter-less.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 03:55 UTC

It's a bit hefty price for the spec.
With 24mp, I can see a Fuji do away the xtran and just make one without the filter in the future. It will certainly make the image a bit sharper.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:59 UTC as 266th comment | 5 replies

I have a Fuji X-E1 and handled the A2 in the shop. We are now at the end of 2015, the sensor, AF, function or control doesn't stand out or even near the top tier. I don't really get the logic for gear of the year. IMO, even the price is not that low.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)
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Iso1975: I thought about buying an A7II many times...
But then I read that
-it has a crappy AF in low light - uncomparable with the one on the EM-1
-The battery life is awful (I can get more than 1000 shots with 1 charge on my Pana G3)
-The sensor is really not as good as the X-T1
-camera is actually as heavy as a normal DSLR and lenses are too expensive and big
So what are the pros for this camera vs the competition...?

PS. Don't get the A7 kit if you shoot any landscape, it doesn't really get sharp at the edges even when stopped down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 04:16 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)
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kwa_photo: The NX1 may be a fine camera...BUT, how can it be "recommended" for someone when it's being discontinued in Europe (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8930601010/samsung-nx1-discontinued-in-europe-rumors-say-yes) and it's likely going to spread that way to the Americas and Asia as well. Recommending someone buy into a NEW system that was just getting its feet wet, but now is looking to be going away, doesn't make any sense to me at all.

I drove a Saab for many years (9-5 sedan) and loved it. When I needed a new car, Saab had just announced it was going to sell off the car division. Did I buy another, even though I would have loved to? Nope! I'd steer clear of the NX the same way...great camera, good luck with parts and service down the road.

Owning Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Samsung. I have to agree Samsung has the best UI of them. It just has this "intuitiveness" to it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)
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Iso1975: I thought about buying an A7II many times...
But then I read that
-it has a crappy AF in low light - uncomparable with the one on the EM-1
-The battery life is awful (I can get more than 1000 shots with 1 charge on my Pana G3)
-The sensor is really not as good as the X-T1
-camera is actually as heavy as a normal DSLR and lenses are too expensive and big
So what are the pros for this camera vs the competition...?

I only have the A7 (also have XE1) and A7 sensor is certainly better than the Fuji XE1 (same as X-T1). And A7 sensor is a tiny bit better than my Samsung NX500 (both are very close, hence the NX500 is my most used camera among the three due to small size).
The advantage of A7II is it has IBIS and it can take most of the manual lens out there and it can use Canon AF lens with adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 04:06 UTC
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Combatmedic870: Alright! Time to close the Samsung forum! Done and done

Why? The camera is still working.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 23:22 UTC
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Photoman: Too much for a APS-C camera anyway. Money is on FF now.

I have a Sony A7, but I use the Samsung NX500 much more. So APSC still has a place, especially one with near FF IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 23:19 UTC
On article Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 (185 comments in total)
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watson076: Sony really is churning out impressive cameras. I myself tried the a6000 and really liked it except one very important area: image quality. No matter how hard I tried I really couldn't get good pictures out of this camera. Maybe it was user error.

I had the Nex 18-55 kit, it's not that great. I use the Samsung NX and its kit is so much better. May be Sony should buy out Samsung lens section to get some small and good value lens out.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 02:43 UTC
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (73 comments in total)
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forpetessake: This review is 6 months too late. Everybody who was interested in this camera already bought it, tried it, and sent it back.
There are at least two very serious drawbacks that somehow the reviewers missed.
One is the kit 16-50 lens. It's so bad that it can compete with Sony 16-50 for the worst kit lens on the market. Selling 28MP camera with such poor lens is a complete waste of megapixels.
Second, other reviewers noticed, and I verified it myself, is the shutter shock problem with this camera & kit lens. It's pretty bad, people need to be aware of it.
It's also strange that the reviewers praised the low light performance. It's actually pretty unremarkable. There is a blue noise in dark areas, and the resolution goes down the tubes.

Obviously Mr Sake has not really use the NX500. There is the E shutter function if one worries about shutter shake. Secondly, the kit is pretty good and I was amaze it could resolve the 28mp sense. It is certainly better than my Sony FE kit, at least it gets sharp at the corner when stop down.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:12 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)

Hmmm, Ming should try a Samsung. I have a Sony, Fuji, Olympus, and Samsung. Samsung has the best user interface for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 02:27 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Since panasonic helped so much with this camera....are we doing to see a new Full Frame 4/3's system coming up? Maybe a full frame GH series.

There was no mention of Panasonic involvement. Not even the sensor. In an interview on Q, only thing we know the sensor (same as Q) is not from Sony or CMOSIS. Someone mention is it Samsung and Leica immediately shuts up and change the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 07:49 UTC
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)

A hint to DPR when using zoom for studio test.
DON'T use zoom at the EXTREME END if you want maximum sharpness. You did that with the Samsung NX1 as well. Try the middle range which is normally where the maximum sharpness is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 07:44 UTC as 17th comment
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discopolana: Full test at optyczne.pl (lenstip.com)
http://www.optyczne.pl/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=373

Use translator since it has not been translated yet.

The distortion and CA is a bit higher than I expect for the price of this lens. Super sharp in the center but it's odd that the edge do not sharpen up when stop down.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 03:37 UTC
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