Frederik Paul

Frederik Paul

Joined on Dec 29, 2007

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Frederik Paul: Big dissapointment! Won't be No. 1 APS-C for five years as the 7D did, more or less. AF improvements are okay, but the rest? Why no touch LCD when having Dual Pixel AF? Will the sensor finally be much better than the previous generation, giving less noise when pulling the shadows in RAW? And what did Canon think when they developed the AF selection modes? Why still three zones _vertically_ on both sides and a new mode with only three zones, not five like before? Not to mention that this should be 2 vertical zones on both sides, one center and two up/below, making it seven, but not nine or three! This is nonsense design!
This way, Canon (and perhaps Nikon, too) will not hold on their own against the EVILs, even though DSLR are still better in many ways.

Okey dokey, let me see, what nonsense do we have here? You know, some guys who don't seem to get anything still continue to make me shake my head or even make me really angry.
We have this Karl Günter here (still having lost his "ü"), who never heard of HDR and how many comments and reviews are dealing with the matter of noise in shadows after pulling them, including DPR. So, no more comments to this strange guy who has been passed on by most people in the forums because of his ignorance and lacking knowledge.
Now to you, Alan. Where did I write something about the 7D Mk. II AF being inferior to that in the 7D? Do you see anything? Did you even read, short of understanding what I wrote? Try again, and try to think while doing this, could be useful to use your brain…

The fact remains, apart from sensor assisted AF and some minor improvements (more than 3 shots bracketing, finally! Hooray!), this is not an upgrade that can withstand the competition for as long as the 7D did.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Big dissapointment! Won't be No. 1 APS-C for five years as the 7D did, more or less. AF improvements are okay, but the rest? Why no touch LCD when having Dual Pixel AF? Will the sensor finally be much better than the previous generation, giving less noise when pulling the shadows in RAW? And what did Canon think when they developed the AF selection modes? Why still three zones _vertically_ on both sides and a new mode with only three zones, not five like before? Not to mention that this should be 2 vertical zones on both sides, one center and two up/below, making it seven, but not nine or three! This is nonsense design!
This way, Canon (and perhaps Nikon, too) will not hold on their own against the EVILs, even though DSLR are still better in many ways.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:15 UTC as 460th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)

Finally, Group AF mode comes back to Nikon SLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:21 UTC as 223rd comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (669 comments in total)

Use Canon DPP for raw development and apply some chroma NR and the 70D gets closer to the D7100. But some people will never get this…

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 13:53 UTC as 176th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

What an ugly beast! And I'd like to see the noise you get when Sony goes 36MP.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:14 UTC as 676th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Frederik Paul: So, the AF selection switch is gone and it has a video/live view switch instead. By that, following the trend to give SLRs not only video functions but even (over-)represent them by assigning dedicated buttons to them and thereby replacing photo functions with them. Which is more important, changing AF selection mode or go into video mode?

No. Anything else?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:24 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

So, the AF selection switch is gone and it has a video/live view switch instead. By that, following the trend to give SLRs not only video functions but even (over-)represent them by assigning dedicated buttons to them and thereby replacing photo functions with them. Which is more important, changing AF selection mode or go into video mode?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:05 UTC as 231st comment | 3 replies
On How many megapixels do you need? post (221 comments in total)
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MikeCanon: A4 print at 300ppi 3,508 x 2,480 9MP
A3 print at 300ppi 4,960 x 3,5081 8MP
A2 print at 300ppi 7,016 x 4,9603 5MP

Is this data is correct? A4 needs more MP and A2 less ????

6MP for A4 and then double as you step up. But half is okay, too, because 150ppi are enough. Also consider the viewing distance.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:28 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (88 comments in total)
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Karroly: It is a great picture. It is an example of how post processing can circumvent gear limitation.
To you who think the reflections of some stars on the lake look brighter than their counterparts in the sky, and conclude it is not natural, you did not look carefully. The reflections are blue, never white, when many stars in the sky are white. So the reflections are not brighter, but bigger only. This is what happens when a light spot is reflected by a convex mirror (the top of a wave), plus the 15-sec exposure that combines each moving reflection into a larger spot. It is only your brain that concludes bigger equals brighter... Moreover, the kind of unpolished, matt surface of the lake acts as a strong AA filter, reflecting the bigger and brighter stars, filtering out the small and dim ones : just look at the small details of the mountain that are no longer there in the reflection.

It's not "gear limitation", how do you come to this conclusion?
It's photo manipulation, nothing else. By that, I don't want to say something against it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
On How many megapixels do you need? post (221 comments in total)

The majority of people needs 3 MP, max 6 MP. That would be DIN 4A at 300 ppi or roughly 8x10". Even 3 MP is okay for that size.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 10:15 UTC as 29th comment
On Puffin cleared to land in the Depth of field. challenge (13 comments in total)

Splendid!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 6th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

What is strange is that I get better results for the D7100 when I process the RAW files myself, especially regarding color noise.

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:14 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On DxOMark tests Canon EOS 70D sensor and lenses article (133 comments in total)
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lensberg: DXO might serve as the holly grail for the average Nikon fan... but their "supposed tests" hardly serve as any meaningful purpose in determining which camera / brand is the best from an overall performance point of view...

DXO's only real purpose seems to be that of a proxy for Nikon's marketing department... to give the average joe something "scientific" to go by... Plus they should add a camera quality score... something where Nikon's D600 / 800 would score abysmally... oil spots and dust galore...

Best method of determining which camera is best suited for you is to read a broad spectrum of reviews across the web to formulate your own nonbiased opinions... Or just walk into any camera store and get a first hand account for which body suits your best...

DXO supports cheating by Nikon because it's quite obvious that Nikons (and Sonys) RAW files are processed in camera in the lower ISO range to gain more DR. It's very curious that from ISO 800 on the EOS 5D Mk. III takes over the Nikons, isn't it? And why the lower ISO values? Because you have less noise there after boosting the shadows, so the closer you get the narrower the gap gets until it disappears completely. And some guys call this "scientific". Another reason why we don't need science…

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 17:07 UTC
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

Looks more like a Bridge camera to me, very cheap look, including LCD. The upgrade path thinking is okay, but it could backfire when people regard the camera as too cheap and don't buy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 07:57 UTC as 224th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

High ISO quality seems to be very good, but to test the continuous AF in video mode needs some faster subjects, same you would use for normal AF.

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 09:44 UTC as 237th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

I'm so relieved. Canon finally got their things straight and produced a sensor that can match Nikon's. Noise is marginally better than with the D7100 (okay, 4MP less, so all in all roughly the same noise) and the noise behaviour in the shadows have been improved a lot. That's how it should have been from the beginning. Still, Nikon - and Pentax with the K5 - are still visibly better in this regard. So maybe Canon can improve this further with the EOS 7D Mk.II.

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:03 UTC as 327th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Design is closer to the 7D, which isn't a bad thing. But it still has the mini back wheel and no joy stick. Apart from that, it looks okay. Now let's wait for image quality and noise.

Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 09:26 UTC as 442nd comment | 1 reply

Could it be that Canon finally got their things straight? I'm curious about the noise performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 08:23 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)

Basically, even more PS in LR. So what do we get here, what do we want? Raw development or picture retouching? Let's see how far this goes and there won't be too much of a difference between the two. It's the same as with cars: entry level cars are getting bigger and bigger, and at some point a new model below gets introduced and it starts anew.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 5th comment
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)

So what? Pretty straightforward...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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