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oscarvdvelde

oscarvdvelde

Lives in Spain Castellgalí, Spain
Works as a lightning research
Joined on Apr 29, 2006

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On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)
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oscarvdvelde: The main thing that matters is how well the photographer can manipulate a half-decent scene in Photoshop to make it look like there was exceptionally dramatic light and then claim that this was how the photographer saw it in reality. We all know the real scene looks better than the shot presented by the camera, but rarely as good as landscape photographers pretend, especially those who need to make a living out of them.

You got a point that most of us including myself should go out more often. Lusting over gear and spending is only useful if it's put to good use. I just started preparing a Perseids/landscape trip which is more crucial to success than the choice between buying lens A or B.

As for your photo, actually I can imagine the scene was looking a bit more impressive - I don't think this one was overdone. The photos of this article are not necessarily examples of over- post production either.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

The main thing that matters is how well the photographer can manipulate a half-decent scene in Photoshop to make it look like there was exceptionally dramatic light and then claim that this was how the photographer saw it in reality. We all know the real scene looks better than the shot presented by the camera, but rarely as good as landscape photographers pretend, especially those who need to make a living out of them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810A added to studio test scene comparison article (26 comments in total)

Raw noise is reduced in the red channel compared to D810. Color seems the same. I noticed a magenta cast in the B/W parts for these Nikons and Canon 5DS R samples which is white as it should in e.g. Fuji X-T1, Nikon Df, Pentax 645Z...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 20:29 UTC as 3rd comment
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Thomas Traub: The EU should be for human beeings not for capitalists!

Who has an advantage of such a restriction? Not the people living in the EU and not all the tourists, only the owner and the architects (the artists) will get money for taking pictures - money - that's it........ only money ... from the human people ... for the capitalsim ...

... this is not the EU the human beeings want ....

If the EU is going on like this, I will not support the EU with my vote anymore .....

But Facebook and Twitter do not take the pictures. Someone claiming rights are infringed by e.g. Facebook for using their user's pictures commercially should sue Facebook, not try to limit rights of the civilians. This may in turn be a good thing for users of these sites.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
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Thomas Traub: The EU should be for human beeings not for capitalists!

Who has an advantage of such a restriction? Not the people living in the EU and not all the tourists, only the owner and the architects (the artists) will get money for taking pictures - money - that's it........ only money ... from the human people ... for the capitalsim ...

... this is not the EU the human beeings want ....

If the EU is going on like this, I will not support the EU with my vote anymore .....

One would think that it is more simple for a capitalist to sue anyone selling images of their copyrighted designs and get their money, than it is for police to stop the general public from taking pictures in public space and uploading it to social media. So nobody is in need of such law.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: very interesting offering from fuji! a shame the cheapest lense is a 27/2.8 for €450, and the 53/1.4 is almost €700... sure, they are nice lenses, but they should introduce a couple of cheaper lenses for beginners, preferably pancake designs.

"the cheapest lens is a 27/2.8" - no, the XC 16-50mm is the cheapest and offered in kits.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
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Just a Photographer: All they need to do is break the price barrier by making a affordable MF system.

Come up with a 3000 to 3500 dollar MF body, that has the looks of the 500c and a few affordable lenses and sales will soar through the roof.

I think Hasselblad lost all connection with the photography world.
The money in this market is not to be made with the rich, but with the people that have a true heart for photography.

There are full-frame bodies of €2000. Now unlike those cameras, Hasselblad does not even need to offer things like autofocus system, burst rates, live view, HD video, electronic viewfinder or a LCD screen, all they have to produce is a basic MF camera body with a 56x41mm sensor upscaled from 18-24 MP full-frame, writing images to SD card. 3000 euros and be done with it. 1000 euros for quality prime lenses, like Fujifilm. They don't even need to be F1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)

It seems that one could pit this camera against the Sony Alpha 7R II + 28mm F2 lens, which should be roughly the same price point. You wouldn't get it much more equal than that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 20:02 UTC as 81st comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: This camera is acctualy capable of more than 8k video, Its just amazing! HOLY COW!

ok I see now, 1.8 factor was for Super 35 crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:28 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: This camera is acctualy capable of more than 8k video, Its just amazing! HOLY COW!

You mean 3840 (4K) pixels * 1.8 oversampling = 6912 which is "greater" than 7680 pixels?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

when you are used to 28mm, 35mm and 24mm are odd focal lengths, and the reverse.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
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Cheng Bao: what's the phenomena of these:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207741/dan_acr_iso200_f4?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207208/dan_acr_iso200_f5-6?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3207742/dan_acr_iso200_f9?inalbum=fujifilm-xf-16mm-f-1-4-r-wr-samples-gallery

where orange lines against blue sky, I can see orange colored "halo" around lines.
Astigmatism?

JPEG artifacts probably.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 00:28 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (136 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: Why Canon can sell FULL FRAME 85/1.8 USM for $350 and Fuji has to ask $950 for APS-C 90/2? No OIS in either (although even that adds maybe $20 to cost, just like WR).
Honestly, such overpricing is ridiculous.

the 18-135mm is usually bought as kit with X-T1 for €1699. The X-T1 body sold for €1199 so the lens was actually €500. With the €100 cashback you effectively got it for €400.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (236 comments in total)
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brumd: really really useful series of articles! Thanks so much DPR!
I might have to read both of them twice again for the info and the concepts really to sink in, but I think I am beginning to understand what this means practically.

Let's see if my thinking is correct: I shoot an OM-D E-M5 (usually with f1.8 primes). I looked at the Exposure Latitude & ISO Invariance test of the E-M5 II (and I am going to assume this will be very similar to my M5 I). And I see from the ISO Invarience test that I can easily pull up the shadows +3EV.

I am shooting in a theatre, lens wide open (f1.8), shutter speed at max. 1/125 to avoid subject blur. And "normally" to have "correct" exposure I would use ISO1600.
BUT.. I understand now, I would be better off, if I keep the values for A and S (same exposure), but reduce my ISO to 400, or even 200, because, that way I will retain more of the highlights (very useful in uneven lit stage events), and I won't have more noise in my shadows.

Is this correct?

it is correct if your camera is ISO-invariant and you shoot+process RAW to apply tone curves that bring up the underexposed subject while maintaining the highlight detail you gained. If you shoot JPEGs you are not going to like the result of brightening the image, because artifacts hide mainly in the dark areas. For JPEG you better use the DR 200% or DR 400% mode which does that kind of thing.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Native advertising makes its way to dpreview?

Just add a red and green highlighted feature comparison against existing options to make it stand out, like DPreview uses in discussions of camera model updates.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (233 comments in total)
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blue hour: http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_xc10&products=panasonic_dmcfz1000

FZ 1000, 1inch sensor, 4K video, 20 megapixel stills, $899
25mm-400mm f 2.8-4

XC 10, 1inch sensor, 4k, 12 megapixel stills, $2499
24-241mm, f2.8-5.6

I suppose it is the Log output over HDMI which justifies such price over existing options. 12 MP on a 1-inch sensor means more photons per pixel with less amplification needed for equal image brightness (less noise). But I guess it's far from Sony a7s quality which does that with a full frame sensor (4x more light).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:46 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (337 comments in total)
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naththo: Fuji X-A1 shows much more details than the Fuji X100T in JPEG. Also same story goes to RAW. So it shows that X-Tran sensor is still struggle to be in compete with conventional CMOS sensor unfortunately. Thats why most camera manufacturer prefer to stick with conventional CMOS sensor nowaday.

X-T1 with the excellent 27mm lens, RawTherapee 4.2.1 with RL Deconvolution sharpening, reducing its Dampening setting to 4, I'm seeing insane level of detail, way more than in camera's JPEGs or even Fuji/Silkypix raw converter with all noise reduction disabled and also better than Photo Ninja.

It is certainly not "struggling to compete" with Bayer-CFA sensors. Most of the trouble comes from sub-par raw conversions. DPreview should run a comparison between Adobe and the free RawTherapee.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (672 comments in total)
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Cipher: Is it me or is the X100T a smidge sharper than the X100S? Could this be that maybe a different version of software (e.g. Lightroom) was used to process the X100T files than the X100S?

Adobe's X-trans demoisaicing still isn't the best. Try RawTherapee 4.2.1 (which is based on dcraw) which is even better than Fuji's own Raw File Converter 2 / Silkypix.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:45 UTC

It seems that such lens would produce a warm color cast looking at those side lobes in the picture?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 03:25 UTC as 36th comment
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (230 comments in total)

Should be interesting to see how it compares against Sigma's old 24mm f/1.8 EX and the Samyang 24mm f/1.4 also.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:27 UTC as 38th comment | 14 replies
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