PerL

PerL

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On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (231 comments in total)
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Poweruser: I guess this camera is fine and all. But it´s still a brick and a technological dead-end. I know my little mirrorless is "worse" on paper. But so much more fun to have it with me all day.

Couple the D810 with a decent Nikon zoom and what you get is almost grotesque in size and weight.

The D810 is a tool, the author does a professional job.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1518 comments in total)
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3systermuser: read DXO mark on this one, you will see the IQ is the same or extremely similar to that of the D800E.
and considering the price difference between the D810 and the D800E, there is no point getting it if you do not need a touch better AF, a bit better LV,etc over the D800E.
I think this is what D800E should have been, but it is now already dated even at this point, Nikon should focus its very limited R and D money onto FX mirrorless.
for me , the Sony A7R wins over all this extremely old dated D-SLR.

Mirrorless fans should realize that EVFs is not up to par in several key areas, important to many - like lag, limited DR, long black outs etc. So its not about being out dated, it is about being demanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1518 comments in total)
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3systermuser: read DXO mark on this one, you will see the IQ is the same or extremely similar to that of the D800E.
and considering the price difference between the D810 and the D800E, there is no point getting it if you do not need a touch better AF, a bit better LV,etc over the D800E.
I think this is what D800E should have been, but it is now already dated even at this point, Nikon should focus its very limited R and D money onto FX mirrorless.
for me , the Sony A7R wins over all this extremely old dated D-SLR.

"Extremly old dated D-SLR"? One has to understand that EVFs are subpar for many discriminating users (lag, bad dynamic range, longish blackouts, timing precision, lacking true-to-life-representation, etc etc). So its not about being dated, its about being demanding.
All things considered, this is one of the absolute best cameras on the market, in some ways the best. The images will look even better when Adobe does a real update on the RAW-conversion.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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PerL: A few comments regarding the final thoughts. Personally I would definitely prefer to carry the better camera for an exclusive trip like that. And a 7D with a 70-200 is really not that behind in reach - 320 eqv vs 400 eqv on the super zoom. Not to mention that the 400 mm on the 7D is a 640 eqv, quite a bit longer. Finally, the AF of the 7D should be more capable of dealing with breaching whales (read M Reichmanns experiences from Antarctica).

@technic. The trip to Antartica Jeff Keller mentioned sounds more like a photographic adventure than a family holiday to me. For a family holiday I might choose a compact APS-C DSLR with an 18-200 lens instead of a super zoom on steroids.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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PerL: A few comments regarding the final thoughts. Personally I would definitely prefer to carry the better camera for an exclusive trip like that. And a 7D with a 70-200 is really not that behind in reach - 320 eqv vs 400 eqv on the super zoom. Not to mention that the 400 mm on the 7D is a 640 eqv, quite a bit longer. Finally, the AF of the 7D should be more capable of dealing with breaching whales (read M Reichmanns experiences from Antarctica).

@technic and Lab D. It was the author of the article that mentioned the 400 mm on the 7D. I pointed out it wasn't comparable to a FZ1000 since the reach was much longer. But if I was on photographic trip like that? Sure, I would take a 400 mm on a 7D anytime instead of a super zoom. I would also have another body with shorter zoom. But then, I enjoy taking photos, I don't think of it as constant burden that has to be lightened by choosing less capable equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

A few comments regarding the final thoughts. Personally I would definitely prefer to carry the better camera for an exclusive trip like that. And a 7D with a 70-200 is really not that behind in reach - 320 eqv vs 400 eqv on the super zoom. Not to mention that the 400 mm on the 7D is a 640 eqv, quite a bit longer. Finally, the AF of the 7D should be more capable of dealing with breaching whales (read M Reichmanns experiences from Antarctica).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 37th comment | 15 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)
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0MitchAG: TIL:
Full Frame is simply the best.
APS-C is the middle child who just seems out of place.
M43 is the minimum with the maximum price.
And Nikon 1 is just noisy rubbish.
....

One may talk about APS-C being "out of place" but it is by far the most sold format, the closest to a de facto standard in digital photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game article (47 comments in total)

If this request for soccer images was posted in the Open Forum instead I am sure it would have received a lot more responses. Personally I totally missed it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:59 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1518 comments in total)
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Zoron: 2014 is transition year to 4K, and this is the last chance for Nikon to milk money from 1080p, in 2016 when D900 is released with 4K.....D810 will be obsolete..

Why is that? I can't watch 4k on my TV. I can see 1080p with my Blu Ray player, but frankly I don't enjoy films more than with 720p unless in some special cases. I thought people would be interested primarily in a D810 because its extremely high capacity as a still camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
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Rob Sims: I'm slightly struggling to tell who this is aimed at. Cheaper superzooms lenses nearly always compromise on a speed and image quality... two of the main reasons why most users would have upgraded to FF for in the first place.

Is the 'beginner' FF-user category really large enough to warrant creating this lens? i'd have thought someone interested in this sort of lens would be better off with a superzoom attached to an m43 / aps-c sensor instead (just my 2ps worth).

For travels, occassional convinience etc. The low weight is the key.
540g + ca 800 g body = about 1300g or so for 36x24 mm sensor. Pansonics FZ1000 super zoom is 830g for 13x9 mm sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:52 UTC
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Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.

@Olymore
Better isolation, better high ISO = better colors - is visible even in web sized images. Shots look crisper and cleaner, a less "muddy" look. Better AF-C and viewfinder that works at speed of light gives higher hit rate. For magazine use you may want to make a two page spread or a crop.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
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Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.

@linux9
As an article for "amateurs who may want to stretch their horizons" it is fine, I have more objections if it reads as "m43 as a professional tool for shooting indoor sports is equal to a pro FF DSLR".

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
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Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.

@linux99
I thought the angle of this article was that someone was using m43 for professional sports work. I don't know how many readers are professionals. Myself I would describe as semi professional.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
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Mssimo: I have a D800e and sigma 120-300 f2.8 sport. Something I started to notice is that the bigger your gear gets, the less pictures you take.

Sure, but for professional use quality should be considered over convenience IMO.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (634 comments in total)
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PerL: How does the viewfinder behave when shooting at top fps? Have they got rid of the "slide show effect"? Why is this important issue not mentioned in the press release, or did I miss it?

@antares,
I cant believe you dont understand the problem. Have you used a camera with OVF? If you look higher up among the comments you will se an A77 owner that has the same question about the slide show effect.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (634 comments in total)
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PerL: How does the viewfinder behave when shooting at top fps? Have they got rid of the "slide show effect"? Why is this important issue not mentioned in the press release, or did I miss it?

@luke
It does not help.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 09:45 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (634 comments in total)

How does the viewfinder behave when shooting at top fps? Have they got rid of the "slide show effect"? Why is this important issue not mentioned in the press release, or did I miss it?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 147th comment | 6 replies
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PerL: Many great images. And its not about the camera, its about the talent of the photographer.
But since this is a gear forum:
Among 60 finalists, used cameras: 1 mirrorless (Fuji XPro-1), 1 SLT (Sony A77), 3 P&S (2 superzoms), of course only phones in the phone class (10). The rest DSLRs. Seems like the "dinosaurs" are alive and well.

More stats. Of the 50 images outside the phone-class, 24 was with FF cameras/senors, 20 with APS-C. A few with no records, a few with P&S sensors.
That being said, some of the phone images are really good.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
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PerL: Many great images. And its not about the camera, its about the talent of the photographer.
But since this is a gear forum:
Among 60 finalists, used cameras: 1 mirrorless (Fuji XPro-1), 1 SLT (Sony A77), 3 P&S (2 superzoms), of course only phones in the phone class (10). The rest DSLRs. Seems like the "dinosaurs" are alive and well.

Forgot a Leica M240 - so 2 mirrorless

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:11 UTC

Many great images. And its not about the camera, its about the talent of the photographer.
But since this is a gear forum:
Among 60 finalists, used cameras: 1 mirrorless (Fuji XPro-1), 1 SLT (Sony A77), 3 P&S (2 superzoms), of course only phones in the phone class (10). The rest DSLRs. Seems like the "dinosaurs" are alive and well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 10:47 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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