theprehistorian

theprehistorian

Joined on Jun 23, 2011

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  • Moire seems quite a bit worse compared to the D810 - I can't imagine why, unless Nikon suppress it in software. As for the $400 lens, it looks pretty stellar to me. Bit of fringing in the extreme...

  • Looks decent. Rather a lot of moire compared with the D810, but a commendable performance as far as I can tell.

  • ... I've just got LR6 working, and I can't see any difference between this and LR5 with my X-Trans files. Personally, I just don't think the X-Trans is a very good sensor.

  • Ming Thein said the latest version of ACR did a better job with x-trans files, and LR will almost certainly have the same demosaicing engine.

  • I found the upgrade after some digging, but the ****ing thing won't install because it can't find the "qualifying product" on my computer. I told it I had LR 5.7 and entered the serial no. but it...

  • I've had to clean the sensors on all my new Nikon DSLRs (I've had four). Don't worry about. Sensor dust is a fact of life with ILCs, just clean it off. The ONLY ILC I've ever received with a clean ...
  • You can see sensor dust at normal apertures, but it's not a big issue unless you get a lot of blue sky in your frames and/or you just don't look very closely. It also becomes more of a problem if ...
  • Good grief, Nikon were guarded to the point of paranoia!

    Thanks for trying, DPR, but it was hardly worth publishing that.

  • I presume you mean you can see white particles on the sensor itself rather than on your images? Rocket blowers often can't detach smaller pieces of dust and detritus from the sensor, and yes, a wet ...
  • Commented on Samsung NX1 Review preview

    The NX500 is of conserable interest, but I think I'd be looking for an 18mm and/or 23mm pancake to give =28 and =35mm. The 30mm you mentioned would be fine! :-)

  • Commented on Samsung NX1 Review preview

    If they'd make a couple of super sharp f/1.8 primes to give =28m and =50mm, I'd go buy one - even though it's a bit on the expensive side for an APS-C camera. Good stuff!

  • Commented on Samsung NX1 Review preview

    If they'd make a couple of super sharp f/1.8 primes to give =28mm and =50mm, I'd go buy one - even though it's a bit on the expensive side for an APS-C camera. Good stuff!

  • @bdo - fair enough, but you might find you're better served by a Sony RX10 or the Panasonic FZ1000. They'd cost less and make a nice backup camera too.

  • @badi - I agree, although I suppose some A7x owners will appreciate the option of being able to use a superzoom on their cameras for non-critical shooting, e.g. on holiday. It's not for me, I...

  • @forpetessake - how can you tell? Unless you shoot them side by side, on the same body, under controlled conditions...

    In and of itself, the samples show that it produces nice looking images over...

  • Looks alright to me for what it is. It's a bit of a dog's breakfast at the wide end, and full telephoto lacks acuity, but you can't have everything! Looks a decent enough lens if you really don't...

  • It depends where you look. In the centre of the frame it's extremely sharp, but the corners lag behind, especially if you correct the distortion.

  • And Lightroom users can import Adobe's profile from the latest version of their free DNG converter. Distortion and vignetting gone with a single click. The profile will be bundled with LR 6, but...

  • The camera corrects the distortion completely in its processed JPEGs.

    I think this distortion issue is getting blown a bit out of proportion here. It certainly has readily visible barrel...

  • By the way, one fairly major problem I've already encountered with this lens that the early reviews and image samples haven't picked up on yet is that it produces the 'bullseye' colour shifts...

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