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BarnET

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now come on give me long a range video stream so i can strap it under a drone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 7th comment
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TFD: I believe that the "stacked" sensor only improves its video performance and is 4K capable by added DRAM onto the sensor.

Both it and its previous version are BSI sensors so one would expect that the still imaging performance would be largely the same.

Indeed,

Even though the stacked sensor may have some practical advantages for stills shooters too.

limited to no rolling shutter while using a fully silent electronic shutter could be useful. The fast burstspeed is a more obvious improvement.

These were made possible by this new sensor technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 06:53 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I know one thing for certain.
Fuji takes care of its customers.

For a Autofocus update like this most other camera manufacturers would bring out a new body instead.

More then 40 new features have been added to the Fuji X-T1 since its introduction. No that is not bugfixes, but complete new features that weren't in the camera when it was released.

And for those that want to bash.
Then not that this camera always performed as advertised and people bought it upon the specifications as it was released.

my XE-2 came with 1.01

it did not feel finished. the autofocus wasn't acceptable.
once i updated it the performance more or less transformed.

then there were feature added like an intervalometer. which i think should be built-in from the start based on the release date.

now i am not gonna bitch further. the kit-lens is exceptional. it feel like a truly luxury item. It breaths photographic passion but the base firmware wasn't good at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I know one thing for certain.
Fuji takes care of its customers.

For a Autofocus update like this most other camera manufacturers would bring out a new body instead.

More then 40 new features have been added to the Fuji X-T1 since its introduction. No that is not bugfixes, but complete new features that weren't in the camera when it was released.

And for those that want to bash.
Then not that this camera always performed as advertised and people bought it upon the specifications as it was released.

Abrasive.

Yeah well not all of it. Fujifilm was clearly behind some of it's peers in regards to Software. Yet they decided to release these products together with their really impressive lens line-up. That they made from scratch in record time.

This time pressure let Fujifilm to cut corners. Which they adress very well by firmware updates. Is this good business practice? well the jury is out on that one. I like that we get prolonged use out of these camera's due to these firmware updates.

I don't like paying a lot of money on unfinished products. Even though they do become better then what was promissed eventually.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
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FuhTeng: I'm curious about Fuji's comendable on-going support (no really, I think it's great they improve their cameras like this).

Is eye-AF, for example, something they didn't think about when the camera originally shipped? Something they didn't know how to do? Or something they were working on but knew it would be a while so they shipped a product that wasn't necessarily fully-featured?

It's a double edged sword

The problem with these firmware updates is that companies release a product early and let it's customers be more or less the Beta users.

Then after a while the kinks have been ironned out. Then luckily Fujfilm is rewarding it's early adopters with free additional features that some brands would offer in a new model.
Thecamerastore did a good job in a recent video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7baCduSPCQ

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (195 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its nice to see that the "old girl", Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, is up there with the best of them. Good news is that once you load the lens profiles into the converter the fringing is a non-issue. Add super fast and precise AF to the mix and what's not to like?

of course it does never claimed otherwise.
i said the nikon is sharper then the Canon wide-open despite having a sensor with less pixels

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (195 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its nice to see that the "old girl", Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, is up there with the best of them. Good news is that once you load the lens profiles into the converter the fringing is a non-issue. Add super fast and precise AF to the mix and what's not to like?

Halfwaythere.

We buy a F1.8 lens not a F5.6 lens.
The Nikon is sharper Wide-open. And the difference is pretty significant.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 13:09 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (195 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its nice to see that the "old girl", Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, is up there with the best of them. Good news is that once you load the lens profiles into the converter the fringing is a non-issue. Add super fast and precise AF to the mix and what's not to like?

Sorry but check it out Wide-open in the corners of the frame.

It can't keep up with the Nikon F1.8G despite normalizing and 14 more megapixels.

It does need an upgrade. But then so does the Nikon 24-70mm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 12:45 UTC
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guydr: All RX100's have good IQ, I'm not gone argue that and you pay for the version you want. My only gripe with Sony cams is the launching price in the EU. RX100m3 was 849€ when introduced, now the RX100m4 will be 1149€. I think Sony lost touch with reality here and at that price they are gone sell 0,000³ units in the EU. Don't BS over the VAT, that's the price we have to pay. The G7X is now around 500€ in comparisation.

depends on what you demand.
The Canon does 60fps in 1080p.
The Sony does 240 fps in 1024p

That is a whopping 4 times performance. I expect the same difference in raw shooting.

Now if you don't mind the speed limitations and you like the smoother Bokeh of the Canon. Then by all means go for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 09:19 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-OGICwFBtk
problem solved. on the GM-5

No way on the gm-1 unfortunately.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 08:22 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

I don't know whether the japanese version has english settings. That is important. Power voltage doesn't matter. You can easily get a charger in the US for Panasonic batteries. I charged my european camera just fine in the US with nothing but a wallsocket adapter.

Always check your charger if it supports the different voltage obviously. It comes in Red which looks very classy for women.

You can do selfies. Just use your phone to compose with remote shooting by the app.

Who cares it has soft face filter. Checkout the cute desert mode!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 08:13 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

in that case the gm-1 has a small advantage if you can keep the shutter speed below 1/500th. above that the electronic shutter limits the dynamic range. The larger sensor makes it easier to extract more detail.

i have this sensor in my gx7 and there is ni denying it outperforms 1 inch sensors and the 18mp Canon Apsc sensor.

remember that the Sony has more DOF at the same aperture. diffraction kicks in earlier too starting little over f4.

panasonic at f5.6-6.3 f8 is still useable. f11 is too much

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 06:08 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (493 comments in total)
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jjdsyd: Impressive on a number of fronts. But, I guess I am the only one here that doesn't like how it looks. Much prefer the looks of my GX7. Perhaps they will release a GX8 with 4k capability...

mum that is bloody brilliant.

4k great lowlight capabity in a small package.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
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DVT80111: is it just me? I did not see a huge different in IQ from RX100.

the rx10 has a more video orientated body.

it's lens even has a smooth iris option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
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guydr: All RX100's have good IQ, I'm not gone argue that and you pay for the version you want. My only gripe with Sony cams is the launching price in the EU. RX100m3 was 849€ when introduced, now the RX100m4 will be 1149€. I think Sony lost touch with reality here and at that price they are gone sell 0,000³ units in the EU. Don't BS over the VAT, that's the price we have to pay. The G7X is now around 500€ in comparisation.

The SOny is MUCH sharper at 24mm. The Canon lens does not even cover the frame at 24mm which has been shown off in
uncorrected files..

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_G7X/outdoor_resolution.shtml

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g7x/canon-g7x-shooters-report-part-i.htm

On the flipside. In order to achieve better sharpness with lens aberations Sony uses 9 aspherical elements. Canon uses 3.

All those aspherical elements cause some issues with the out of focus elements on the Sony camera. The g7x is capable on smoother Bokeh at the longer focal lengths. Which is less distracting in portraits.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
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Jefftan: Anyone care to compare with Panasonic GM1 which I just got in Japan for about US$380

In RAW both in ISO 100 and ISO 3200, IQ simply much better for GM1, very obvious

Really don't understand the excitment for this overpriced $1000 camera

By the way GM1 is very good, a greatly under appreciated camera

F1.8-2.8 vs F3.5-5.6
in short compare Sony at ISO 400 vs the Panasonic at ISO 1600.

Then the Sony does have a viewfinder and a tilty screen. the Panasonic does not.

The Sony has a mechanical leafshutter at 1/2000th or 1/4000th of a second. Which allows flash sync at really high speeds.
The GM-1 can't be used properly with flash which is it's major flaw.

The Gm-1 truly shines with the M43 small primes. Mount the 14mm 15mm or the new 42.5mm and it's a very discrete gem.
But those lenses will put the price up

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
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drivecancel: I bought a Fujifilm X100 used and upgraded it to FW 2.0 instead of buying an RX100, looking at the studio tests I made the right choice! (had to use X100S results)

Becouse you talk complete hogwash based on people saying stuff in a forum without looking further then their noses.

despite the sensor does have 4 more MP lacks an AA filter. And the JPEGs did have the detail they were looking for. Yet no lightbulb in their minds.

Then you made assumptions that the X100 is the same thing as the X100S. Which is fundementally different in every single way.

So good day.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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drivecancel: I bought a Fujifilm X100 used and upgraded it to FW 2.0 instead of buying an RX100, looking at the studio tests I made the right choice! (had to use X100S results)

That's mostly due to adobe demosaic of x-trans files.
Use photoninja and you will get a completely different result. This time with more noise and detail

Again you don't have a clue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 20:30 UTC
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guydr: All RX100's have good IQ, I'm not gone argue that and you pay for the version you want. My only gripe with Sony cams is the launching price in the EU. RX100m3 was 849€ when introduced, now the RX100m4 will be 1149€. I think Sony lost touch with reality here and at that price they are gone sell 0,000³ units in the EU. Don't BS over the VAT, that's the price we have to pay. The G7X is now around 500€ in comparisation.

The G7x does 1 fps in raw with AFC. And doesn't have a viewfinder.
Price was cut because it fell short of the RX100 mk3.

The new pricing is optimistic. And only worth it for people that value it's video capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
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pboehi: I compared the RAW output of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 that should have the same sensor, but one generation earlier, and the newer sensor seems to be less capable than the older one.

It's probably the Raw processing.
Sony uses a lossy 11-bit raw format. Panasonic uses full 14-bit in the Fz1000.

So basicly Panasonic and Canon files(G7X) don't lose information while Sony does. Making the files a little bit better.

The stacked Cmos placed the electronics for analog to digital conversion to a seperate layer. That means Sony could place DRAM there instead of the actual photosites. This architecture change lead to impressive speed improvements without the cost in image quality seen in early Nikon 1 camera's

However becouse the RX100 mk2,3 already had a BSI CMOS sensor the electronics were not in the way of the photosites. So the same photon count reach the wells. Therefor you can't really tell these sensors apart in this test.

maybe Sony also used the extra space for increasing well capacity. Which could lead to improved Dynamic range. But we have to wait till Rishi get's his job done before drawing conclusions.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 08:07 UTC
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