d3xmeister

d3xmeister

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And this will be the official death of most APS-C dslrs. Unless Nikon and Canon decide to learn from Pentax and really support their apsc cameras with lenses, features an ergonomics at pro levels they are doomed much quicker than we thought.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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vFunct: Nikon makes the best cameras - better than Canon.

Nothing else is even in the same league.

Whenever I go to a press event, all the professional photographers are using Nikon or Canon.

There is absolutely nothing else.

Mirrorless cameras are garbage, strictly used by amateurs that do not know professional photography.

This new Nikon is just icing on their top-shelf cake.

Are you on this planet ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 03:11 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: I'll never understand why Nikon insist on starting their kit lenses at 18mm when the ideal length to start is @ 16mm (~24mm fov).

I prefer 28mm to 24mm, maybe because that's what I had in the film days. Had a few 24mm but still fell mor confortable with 28mm

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Samples Gallery Expanded! article (70 comments in total)

Not really impressed. I have cheap DX lenses with better CA performance, and my D5100 is almost matching this camera's high iso performance. When I'll see clean ISO 6400 I'll be impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 9th comment
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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cheddargav: When I can trust a small camera like this in 99.9% of situations I'll be all over it. Until then they will continue to be great for family days out and street mooching, plus as a 3rd camera at events. DSLR's are better in most situations tho.
When will the "5 reasons are shoot mostly with DSLR's" article be written? :0)

Wow, DSLR's are better ? Really ? But I don't see anybody arguing that DSLR aren't better. Sure they are. That's not the point, in any way.
What format do you use for listening music ? Let me guess, .mp3 like 95% of people ? I use only 24 bit .wav and only listen on Apogee converters, because, you know, it is better than .mp3 and onboard sound.

See the point now ? We have reached a point where a small non-DSLR camera is more than enough for anybody (except professionals and serious hobbyists)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:12 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

Very good article !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 232nd comment
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G Davidson: So this kind of card could be the fix for cameras with a fast shooting speed, but too small a cache memory? (I'm thinking of the D7100 here).

Could be. I remember one user tested the D7100 without an SD card in it and it just burst away at 6 fps forever.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 01:50 UTC
On Robotic Nikon cameras capture Wimbledon 2013 article (25 comments in total)

What breaktrough ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 15:01 UTC as 13th comment

Now that's exactly the kind of articles a good photography gear webside should post more often. A BIG thank you and a BIG bravo !

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 24th comment
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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
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