PerL

PerL

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Makes me sad. Their big CT45 flashes were standard among pros. Powerful, really fast recycling and I think the balance was better with those than with todays top heavy camera/flash combos.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

Maybe if you dont count image quality as a very important parameter. And some other stuff important to photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 01:52 UTC
On Heaven-on-Earth in the 'How Green Was My Valley' challenge (13 comments in total)

Wow - beautiful

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 17:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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PerL: So people go crazy because a real pro thinks the top of the line 1Dx is a bit better. Some nasty reactions here.

@Joseph
yes, many seems to have problem accepting that a young woman is more pro than themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

So people go crazy because a real pro thinks the top of the line 1Dx is a bit better. Some nasty reactions here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 08:53 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (475 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I can’t figure out what is more impressive. The fact that Dpreview placed this camera in the “Professional Interchangeable Lens Category” or the fact that it was actually competitive in that category.

I can’t believe that the GH4 is listed in the “Professional Interchangeable Lens Category” and the Canon 5D MKIII, Nikon D800E, and Sony A7R are not. Those are all listed as Semi-Professional.

Its because of the video features. Its a special niche.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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bartolyni: IQ no different from similarly specified cameras...I just feel people appeared dysmorphic/distorted in shots taken with 20mm f1.8G . Nikon needs to learn how to deal with distortion optically.

A 20 mm is a 20 mm. It has distortion like a 20 mm, its part of the package with wide angle. Neither Nikon nor anyone else can "learn to deal with it".
Personally I like the horse shots with the 20 - it gives the drama you want to achieve with such a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:21 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

I believe many users of APS-C Canon/Nikon want the road open for eventual migration to FF, so I would choose the 70-200 2.8, or 70-200F4 if portability is a main factor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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PerL: Doing frame grabs at 100 fps sounds lot more interesting than what it is. The Casio high speed cameras has been on the market a long time, but you never see any interesting sports/action photos from them. The difficulty is not catching the moment with with todays pro still cameras. Its choosing the angle, light, lens etc. That will remain no matter the fps.

@Frog
Then we agree, but not everyone does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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PerL: Doing frame grabs at 100 fps sounds lot more interesting than what it is. The Casio high speed cameras has been on the market a long time, but you never see any interesting sports/action photos from them. The difficulty is not catching the moment with with todays pro still cameras. Its choosing the angle, light, lens etc. That will remain no matter the fps.

@Frog
The planet I live on is the one where there is a current discussion if frame grabs can or will replace still photos. I dont know what you are discussing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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PerL: Doing frame grabs at 100 fps sounds lot more interesting than what it is. The Casio high speed cameras has been on the market a long time, but you never see any interesting sports/action photos from them. The difficulty is not catching the moment with with todays pro still cameras. Its choosing the angle, light, lens etc. That will remain no matter the fps.

@Zerixos,
I am not talking about the technical quality, but that an uninteresting shot won't be better if you got 100 versions of it.
But as we speak about the technical issues - how well does the RED AF track fast moving sports with shallow DOF? 10 frames in focus is better than 100 frames out of focus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)

Doing frame grabs at 100 fps sounds lot more interesting than what it is. The Casio high speed cameras has been on the market a long time, but you never see any interesting sports/action photos from them. The difficulty is not catching the moment with with todays pro still cameras. Its choosing the angle, light, lens etc. That will remain no matter the fps.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)
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beavertown: Another overly priced piece of junk from Nikon.

800 USD, are you kidding?

Sigma is better.

The Nikon 1.8G series is among the best value/performance on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
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Daniel from Bavaria: I am in Fujifilm, but this seems to be a lovely lens - also compared to the upcoming Fuji 50-140 f2.8 lens.

I expected that this lens will be a bit bigger and heavier. But 160mm length and 880 grams weight for that lens is very reasonable.
The reach of 80-300mm with f2.8 is also great and a novum in the market.

Well done Olympus!!

@Jorghino
But the resulting images will be very much like for instance with a premium 70-200 F4 on a Canon/Nikon APS-C or like the 70-300L Canon F4-5.6 on a Canon FF. If I walk around a day shooting with say a Nikon D7100/70-200F4 or a Oly EM-1/40-150 2.8 the experience (in terms of size and weight) and the result will be rather similar.
Of course its a very good addition to the m43 system but its not a magical replacement of a 300 2.8 on FF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
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Daniel from Bavaria: I am in Fujifilm, but this seems to be a lovely lens - also compared to the upcoming Fuji 50-140 f2.8 lens.

I expected that this lens will be a bit bigger and heavier. But 160mm length and 880 grams weight for that lens is very reasonable.
The reach of 80-300mm with f2.8 is also great and a novum in the market.

Well done Olympus!!

The "reach" of 300 mm eqv at 2.8 is not a novum in the market. APS-C Canon and Nikon users have had it for years with the 70-200 2.8 lenses. However, as anyone, who has used a true 300 2.8 on FF knows, its not really the same. So no free lunch this time either.
But I am sure it is a very useful lens for m43, but then again its starts to look like a regular DSLR system.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

D750 with the 1.8G primes = Affordable super quality, high performance, compact low weight FF set. Pretty much a sweet spot. What surprised me the most was the low price, compact size and low weight of the 20 1.8.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:04 UTC as 281st comment

MY first thought is "ergonomics anyone?"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 16:05 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 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 (1575 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 (1575 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
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