tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Master of the Universe
Joined on Nov 21, 2005
About me:

Sony RX100
Sony A77
Sony A77ii
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 "C" lens
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Also play Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Fender Squire Fretless 4 String
Fender Precision Lyte fretted 4 string
Yamaha TPG635 electronic Piano/Keyboard

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On 15-ISO1000-DSC00481.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)
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Corpy2: At ISO 1000 the detail is lost.

Ok that makes sense. I find that default NR removes too much detail and get better results with NR set to low or Off. You get a little more noise but a lot more detail. Also the noise pattern is fine grained and not unattractive, not "wormy" and "smeary" like my A77.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On 15-ISO1000-DSC00481.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)
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Corpy2: At ISO 1000 the detail is lost.

Yes and it looks like iso 3200-6400 from my A77ii. They must have used default NR. I have mine set to low and get much better results. More detail yet no more noise.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: None of the images shown in the example require 79 AF Points nor 12 fps.

If DPReview was serious with their real world samples. Why didn't they go to a football match, motorsports or shoot birds in flight?

Have to wait for a full review for that. I will say from experience the 77ii does track subjects moving toward you better than the 77 does. (I own both)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: does anyone know if & when Sony will do an update on the computer software to fix the "glitch" in conversion?

The fix is not to use Sony's crappy IDC software.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)

As an owner of both the A77 and A77ii I have to disagree on one thing. While the EVF module may be the same the image is significantly improved so it now looks totally life like unlike the overly contrasty look of the A77. When comparing the EVF with a naked eye view there is almost no difference making the new EVF much better than the old. It also works much better in low light where with the old EVF shadow areas were often too dark to see anything.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 6th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Everything indicates that this is a pretty awful, pointless piece of equipment that has little to offer anyone who is serious about taking pictures using a modern digital camera body. At £480, they are having a bit of a laugh I'd say!

I agree 100% It's pure garbage and VENTURE-STAR, I don't want to get it. If somebody gave it to me I'd use it as a paper weight.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 22:51 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)

Why, with all the new products we are waiting to see reviewed, do you people waste your time on a crappy lens almost nobody wants????

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 22:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (220 comments in total)
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BonnieSueM: "Canon's EF 100-400...simply not as sharp when compared like-for-like?"

Buy L glass they said, you'll never regret it they said. Sigh.

What are you smokin' brother?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (220 comments in total)

Lassoni, after looking at your posts you obviously don't know what you are talking about. Apparently this lens is better than what you have but believe me, all your negative posts won't change that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 20:11 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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MAStai: The Fujifilm X-S1 is overlooked--with identical concept. Its been around since 2011 and has lower res and smaller sensor but 24 – 624 mm range.

Still a lot smaller than 1".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
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Maklike Tier: The Elephant in the room for me, is that the A7 is a $1449 body.....and the 5D MkIII is a $3399 body. Yeah sure the 7S can resolve ridiculously high ISO shots, but in 'normal use' it's no advantage really from where I'm sitting...and it's a $2495 body.

For this shootut, the impressive camera to my eyes is the plain ol' boring ol' A7, punching well above it's weight.

Want.

*edit* Actually I just noticed that the comparo was for the A7R ($2298) DPR, can you add the A7 to this shootout? The 7S is worth the money if you're shooting regularly above ISO51200, but if not, then I'm not sure what the point is. A very specific tool for a very specific job? I'd be less inclined to say that if it could shoot at high ISO with more than a paltry 5fps.

In "normal use" ridiculously high iso's aren't needed either.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
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Leandros S: That's nice and all, but where is the A7? And why isn't there a Nikon in the race?

This wasn't meant to be a best high ISO article but was meant to see if reducing pixels in a specialized high ISO camera produces better results.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:17 UTC
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vadims: I think it's about time for ISO to introduce another, logarithmic scale for measuring sensor sensitivity. The fact that the numbers look crazy does not mean that the sensitivity per se is "crazy" -- it's still far cry from the capabilities of the human eye.

BTW, "who needs more than ISO 6,400" sounds to me suspiciously similar to "640 kilobytes should be enough for everyone".

Your ISO/640kilobyte analogy is irrelevant. A relevant one is pixel resolution and in both cases the higher number becomes less and less useful for more and more people. ISO 3200 and below works for me 99% of the time. ISO 6400 and below 100%.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 17:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Additionally, and like the Sony RX10, although you can use the ring around the lens to zoom, it zooms AT ITS OWN SPEED, it is motorized. It does not zoom as and when you want it to like any ordinarily available zoom lens does, so the entire concept is dead in the water-like the RX10.

I ordered and paid for an RX10, like a fool, as it seemed the ideal gizmo for an ageing population, and for their grandchildren, light, enough resolution and fast enough prefocussed to outgun a Leica, with a Leica lens, but elsewhere I discovered the thing could not be zoomed manually, so I cancelled. And both using a teeny sensor give great graphic quality- the Sony especially, yet fail to reproduce reality, which is what I have always naively thought a camera is for.

An old film camera will always give better results than this can, so what's the point, eh?

No camera can give you "reality" but digital certainly comes closer to it than film ever can. FYI I shot film for 40 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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derekmjenkins: I was starting to compare this camera to my GH1 with the 14-140 OIS 4.0-4.8 lens, and it is looking like this bridge camera beats it in every way:

Equivalent focal length: 25-400 vs. 28-200
Max aperature: 2.8-4.0 vs. 4.0-5.8
Max aperature equivalent: 7.6-10.8 vs. 8.0-11.6
ISO range: 125-12800 vs. 100-3200
EVF (dots): 2,359,000 vs. 1,440,000
LCD (dots): 921,000 vs. 460,000
Shutter speeds: 1/16000-60 vs. 1/4000-60
Flash GN (m): 13.5 vs. 10.5
Drive Speed (fps): 12 vs. 3
Focus points: 49 vs. 23
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 (1/3 steps) vs. -3 to +3 (1/3 steps)

Oh and with the FZ1000 you also get:
- Panorama mode
- HDR mode
- Orientation sensor (try using a 20mm 1.7 on a GH1 vertically!)
- 4k video up to 30 fps!
- Timelaps video
- 5-axis in body IS
- SDXC support

The only things you do not get in the FZ1000 are dof preview and white-balance bracketing. I would miss the ability to use some higher quality primes and to get down to use my 9-18mm lens.

It's a good camera.

The GH1 beats it by having better IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Fabini: When available, I will buy a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000.
I own a DMC-FZ50. It has been a great travel companion for the past eight years. Suddenly, I wish to go bigger in all ways (except for the top end zoom.) I look forward to a decade of new photos.

When did 400mm become a "super" zoom?

About 8 years ago. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: This must be a great camera. Ok, the RX10 has a faster lens but the Lumix has a greater zoom range and the price difference is big. On paper at least it's a better choice than the Sony.

They are different enough to appeal for different uses but the price difference makes the Pany a much better deal. Sony is going to have to drop the price of the RX10 big time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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MAStai: The Fujifilm X-S1 is overlooked--with identical concept. Its been around since 2011 and has lower res and smaller sensor but 24 – 624 mm range.

The small sensor puts it in a different category IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

Unless the constant F2.8 lens is important (and it can be for some uses) this, for the price, seems like a much better deal than the RX10.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 201st comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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ZAnton: A version III hassignificantly more noise than v.II (at ISO 3200), and also more than Canon GX1 mk2

It could be a difference in exposure. DPR is notorious in it's inability to maintain consistent exposure between cameras in it's studio comparisons. DXO is the only reliable source for such comparisons because it's objective and well controled.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:40 UTC
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