forpetessake

forpetessake

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Everyone has different preferences. The real question is... who is this camera designed for?

This camera is confusing.

It is bigger than it needs to be. So it isn't the best design for a compact carry camera. It is more expensive than some semi-pro DSLRs are, so it isn't a good value. Is this camera worth more than an E-M5 or an X-E2 or a NEX-6? Because it sure costs more.

It uses a cell phone memory card, for some reason that no one can seem to understand. Perhaps they just wanted it to be different?

Having a separate and "optional EVF" might seem like a good idea on paper, but in reality it just creates the need to carry something else around. Something that could be lost, dropped or misplaced. This might be why Olympus has been more successful with their OMD line than their Pen line.

To me, it looks like this camera only makes sense for a Nikon fan who wants a "companion camera" for his Nikon DSLR, and cannot tolerate any other brand name sitting in his camera bag.

The camera is too much a sacrifice of the image quality with such a small sensor and for what? There is nothing that it offers in return.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:25 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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mikew: I just printed a glorious 17 x 22 print from a V3/ 70-200 2.8 shot of a Black Skimmer skimming along the water at a 45 degree angle toward me. It's the best shot of a skimmer I have got from decades of trying with D4 D800 D7100 etc. My only problem with that shot was that I had to choose from 20 other perfectly focused shots the V3 produced from that pass alone. And that was only the second time out with the camera. Even the D4 doesn't begin to approach the focus tracking ability of this camera. I am not saying this is the only camera you will ever need, but let's discuss this camera rationally! The technology in the camera is staggering. If I didn't have an extensive Nikon system, it would hold no interest for me. But as an addition to my system, especially for birds in flight, it's mana from heaven. The price is high, but given what I have seen it produce from 2 brief sessions, I have no regrets about getting it.
And I, too, hate the micro SD card thing!

I just love the hilarious posts like, I've just printed a wallpaper from my iphone and it's great. I wasn't able to achieve anything like that from my 10 Leicas and 20 Hasselblads.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 04:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Sony still remains the winner in this category: the images do look better in the resolution, color, and overall rendering, and though Panasonic has an extra reach the lens is very slow (not that Sony is fast).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 141st comment
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Retzius: I think this thing is going to have amazing image quality. Too bad it looks like butt.

@Thematic: "Everyone who has tried" -- who are those 'everyone'? There aren't any serious reviews available. Amazing how much faith people have in the absence of any factual information.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
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forpetessake: How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

@Just a Photographer -- this is just a nonsense. No vendor is admitting they sell an open box as a new one, it's illegal. They may admit making a 'mistake' but you can just easily return it. Also that 'regret' comment is just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
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Retzius: I think this thing is going to have amazing image quality. Too bad it looks like butt.

What's the reason to believe it will have much better image quality than the previous incarnations? We'll likely still see the same colors all over the place, the noise worse than from 1" sensors, and the battery dying in a matter of minutes. So far Foveon was able to show a better resolution per pixel, which is the least of people's concerns, but much worse in other more important areas. There are no reasons to believe this camera will be an exception.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:44 UTC

How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 30th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Nemsi: No offence, but what's the whole point of the 1 system, with small sensors and buying extra lenses for the camera, who are those for? Really sorry, I guess it's just me.. :/

"those who want to have long telephoto performance, but can't afford a 800/5.6 lens..." -- you meant to say 810mm f/16 FF equivalent. The lens is pretty much useless for anything except bright sun light and static objects. And b.t.w you can get practically the same result cropping a 300mm f/5.6 FF lens, pixel density really makes little difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 05:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Nikon 1 competes against Sony RX series and does it poorly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 05:35 UTC as 90th comment
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (233 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: Dpreview, There should be a measure at 500mm. After 400mm jumping 200 mm to 600 does not cut it.

My opinion is, for the price this lens is very good. But 600mm is mere feel good, since at 600mm it just provides 10%-15% more resolution than a 400mm prime. (even comparing with this lens itself, it will bring about 20-25% more detail only zooming from 400 -> 600)

The canon 200-400mm resolves 15% more throughout the range, but too pricey.

What a moron that jaykumar is, doesn't even understand the basics of cropping, still feels the need to speak on every topic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 22:11 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (233 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: Dpreview, There should be a measure at 500mm. After 400mm jumping 200 mm to 600 does not cut it.

My opinion is, for the price this lens is very good. But 600mm is mere feel good, since at 600mm it just provides 10%-15% more resolution than a 400mm prime. (even comparing with this lens itself, it will bring about 20-25% more detail only zooming from 400 -> 600)

The canon 200-400mm resolves 15% more throughout the range, but too pricey.

@jaykumarr: Many flaws in your analysis. Firstly, no, you won't get the same resolution from cropping 400mm image, a difference is rather significant. Secondly, by cropping you are loosing more than a stop in light and DOF. Thirdly, if you compare 400/5.6 cropped to an equivalent 600/8, the crop is nowhere near in resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:17 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (233 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Why do they optimize these lenses for use in the lower focal lengths? Does anyone really go around shooting at 150-200mm with such a lens? It would be far better to just make a 400-600mm f/5.6 and avoid the medium telephoto region completely.

Because the longer the FL, the more difficult to keep image circle from expanding and the resolution from degrading.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.

OMG, the forum is filled with fruitcakes :)
Good for Kodak, they can make money of the ignoramuses.
" There's a sucker born every minute " -- David Hannum

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (183 comments in total)

"12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 03:37 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
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forpetessake: None of those cameras are particularly useful beyond ISO 6400, and until that point A7s is behind everybody else. Going at higher ISO it looks like A7s is cooking its raw, but it's of little use for anybody but videographers.

@noirdesir: you know that the camera is cooking its raw when you see the DR curve crossing the one for the ideal (noiseless) sensor. Why it doesn't work that well in PP? -- It's a good question. But it's not the first case: take Fuji cooked raws and try to get the same from the same sensor in NEX5/6 in PP, and you'll face the same problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:57 UTC

None of those cameras are particularly useful beyond ISO 6400, and until that point A7s is behind everybody else. Going at higher ISO it looks like A7s is cooking its raw, but it's of little use for anybody but videographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies

Will they finally stop patenting trivialities? Every large company tries to create a mine field of stupid patents hoping to kill everybody who can pose a danger to their domination.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 04:55 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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KSV: It was, it is and it will be - lower pixel count = better ISO and DR. No ifs, no buts. Even marginal advantage over Nikon D4/Df (12MP vs 16MP) give Sony the edge. No downsampling mantra can beat low pixel count. Kudos to Sony that found guts to do 12MP sensor in modern day megapixel madness.

"It was, it is and it will be - lower pixel count = better ISO and DR"

And where is that coming from? We had a lot of low pixel count cameras in the past, they all much worse than high count today. Even A7R is better in those regards than A7. In reality, pixel count has no relation to noise or DR -- the active area has.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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pew pew: my dream camera :O

I suggest you keep dreaming :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Obviously 409600 looks like junk, but up to 51200 and even 102400 look pretty usable. Probably 2 stops better than any other FF competitor.

I don't see anything above 12800 to be acceptable with any of those cameras. And at 12800 there is little difference in noise, lots of difference in resolution. This camera makes sense for video, but for stills it's not really competitive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
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