d3xmeister

d3xmeister

Lives in Romania Alexandria, Romania
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Joined on Jan 24, 2010

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itsastickup: For photographers, the crucial Dxo report will be in to the HTC One and its APS-C photosites and dynamic range. Until that comes no decision on a smartphone is really possible.

That's, right, you can put full frame pixels in a 2MP camera phone, the image will be camera phone quality, maybe even worse.
Sensor size is what matter, to put it simply to you: What amount of light is used to produce the photo ? If you take a half sensor for example, it will capture about half of the amount of light. You can make it 1MP, it will actually make the photo worse, since resolution does matter when it comes to image quality, and the amount of light captured will still be half.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 13:28 UTC

I use Aperture. But more importantly, Chase Jarvis, David Bergman and other succesful photographers use Aperture.

From a detail and noise reduction standpoint Aperture cannot compete with Lighroom. What I like about Aperture is that RAW conversion are A LOT closer that what I want them to be, so my work on them is about 20% than in Lighroom. More time to shoot or spend with the family.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 04:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: X100s: I don't like the RAWs' look, sorry, still not like a standard Bayer system. D7100 now is the best under FF camera re IQ. Let's wait for the Nikon A.

As much as I like the X100/s concept, I have to agree. I've been studied like crazy samples and stuff for my next upgrade, and I also been blown away by what the D7100 can produce. I would rate it as the best DX camera, and not only IQ wise.
But the truth is the X100s and D7100 are not really competing.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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dennishancock: I have recently migrated to the D7100 from the D90 and it's proving a quantum jump in image quality, noise, color rendition, focus response, and features.

What condemns the D7100 to the insanely good category as opposed to the insanely great in my mind is the issue heavily discussed here--the image buffer. I'm not a sports oriented photographer and I'm OK with jpegs, but the thought that skimping on two dollars worth of memory is Nikon technical management's idea of the pursuit of technical excellence is astounding.

I'm getting a burst of 18 jpegs before the frame rate drops by approximately two-thirds. ( DX mode, optimal compression quality, fine image quality, large image size.)

Considering this camera is otherwise a technical tour de force, it appears Nikon technical management wasn't thinking. Marketing should be asking how many sales of the D7100 it will be losing because of this gaffe. Heads should roll. I know they would in America.

P.S. Great review, DpReview!

Actually that's a marketing decision, not a technical one. Cutting costs is not the reason either with memory chips today. This tell me they still want to sell their D300s stock and release a faster tougher pro DX soon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2013 at 23:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: I was a little skeptical about this sensor, because I saw serious banding in some samples, from different people. Also in the D5200 RAW files. But what dpreview tested show no banding even when pushed like crazy even at high ISO's.

So I have to admit the IQ is top notch from this camera, king of crop cameras no doubt.

I don't find the buffer a limitation as long as the camera does not lock up after a burst. If it does lock up, for me it's just useless, anybody tested this ? Can I take a picture imediately after a burst while the buffers empties to the card ?

OK I was worried. Man it does look like this will be my D5100 upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)

I was a little skeptical about this sensor, because I saw serious banding in some samples, from different people. Also in the D5200 RAW files. But what dpreview tested show no banding even when pushed like crazy even at high ISO's.

So I have to admit the IQ is top notch from this camera, king of crop cameras no doubt.

I don't find the buffer a limitation as long as the camera does not lock up after a burst. If it does lock up, for me it's just useless, anybody tested this ? Can I take a picture imediately after a burst while the buffers empties to the card ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2013 at 20:04 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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mosc: People keep bickering over equivalent f-stops. Both sides are clearly right and clearly not accepting the other side is talking about a different aspect of photography.

From an exposure perspective alone, if you have fixed ISO and shutter and light, the aperture determines exposure F1.8 is F1.8 is F1.8. True.

From a comparison across platforms, you need to account for the image circle in determining results. How much aperture should I expect for a zoom, with this focal range, with this weight, with this price? You are interested in the total picture you'll get using the lens on a camera it's designed for. Because of this, exposure is just one more parameter that can be adjusted, NOT a good measure of comparison. You want to know how good a picture this lens takes on a system it's designed for in comparison to another lens on a different system. You use equivalence.

You multiply the aperture by the crop because it tells you about the lens independent of the system.

If you have this lens, instead of buying a D600 you can buy a D7000 and with the money left you can buy a car :)) That ,,Why not go FF,, is nonsense. it cost a LOT of money, especialy since many of us already have APSC cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 23:13 UTC
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d3xmeister: Comprison widget, and gallery slideshow not compatible with iOS. really dpreview, are you in 2013 or 2006 ?

Or is dpreview not supporting the by far most used mobile browser: Safari on iOS. Lots of blind haters and this is the proof.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:04 UTC

Comprison widget, and gallery slideshow not compatible with iOS. really dpreview, are you in 2013 or 2006 ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)

How about the Olympus E-620 from 5 years ago ? Smaller than this, and much smaller when including lenses, IS with every lens, swivel screen, illuminated back buttons, external controls for almost everyhtin, amazing ergonomics, 7 all-cross-type AF sensors, fast live view, 4fps with no buffer limit, AF fine tune for all sensors, separate tele and wide af tweaks, in-camera hot pixel mapping and many others. Ok no video and about 1,5 stops worse ISO performance.

Canon tried to re-invent the wheel but made it square.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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fakuryu: The Pentax K01, the camera that was judged more on its aesthetics rather than its capability. The body that looks and feels like a brick (in a good way) with the image quality and low light capability the OMD5 can only hope for.

I judged it on its concept. A camera as big as a small DSLR, but much slower, without a viewfinder that costs the same or more. It was pointless

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 07:25 UTC
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: From what I've seen, the dust problem is not that bad. But Nikon admitting they are less than perfect is astonishing.

I agree, I consider this a step forward for Nikon, latest problems and their silence dosn't do them any good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:34 UTC
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ScottRH: Great this announcement is out of the way. Looks good. D400 and D750 are next.

So at this time there's only one way to shoot fast with Nikon: a D4. I don't need that but I imagine some do.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 19:11 UTC
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sempull tampush: Interesting specs.
Wonder whether the card slots door is as crappy as on its predecessor and other Nikons...

Geez, aren't your lips hurting from that much kissing of Nikon's butt ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
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Earthlight: Seems to me Nikon continues to put out great products instead of dumbed down, crippled stuff in order to milk the customers.

At this point my Canon gear is pretty much complete for what I need. I will use it until it has no practical value and if at that time Nikon still dominates like this, I will happily jump ship.

You mean world class AF combined with a buffer worse than on most P&S is not ,,crippled,, ? And that in a time memory is cheap as chips.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:52 UTC
On Wellsville, PA Rodeo in the Magazine editorial: Cowpokes challenge (6 comments in total)

Now THAT'S how you take an action shot. Superb !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 20:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On HTC One: Is it the the ultimate camera phone? post (78 comments in total)

Pixel size does not really matter. You'll see this sensor would be at most on par with 1/2,3 compact cameras, not even close to G series. That's because what matters more is TOTAL light gathered and resolution. Mock my words. That's why a D7000 is not even close to a D800.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Almost 3 years on and the lazy giants Canon & Nikon have nothing like as interesting a products as the X range. Shame on them ! Only Sony have picked up the fight - but at far far too high a price point. Rock on Fuji - keep up the good work !

Actually the single thing stopping me from buying a X100s is the X-Trans sensor. I don't need that much complication with 0 benefits and poor support. I wish it had a standard sensor like the X100

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 14:08 UTC

Where is Apple Aperture ? YEs it's mac only but it seems good enough For Chase Jarvis, David Bergman and others, but not dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 13:59 UTC as 39th comment
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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Anfy: A pity the camera has not a built-in motor for AF and AF-D lenses, it would have been the perfect choice for me.

So what is my choice for a decent sized but full featured DSLR ? I mean 2 control wheels, direct AF control, direct buttons for ISO WB insetead of stupid Print button, drive mode, pixel mapping without going to sevice, af fine tune. Olympus E-620 almost got it right, and was the second smallest dslr ever

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 10:45 UTC
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