tom43

tom43

Joined on Feb 28, 2013

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On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1067 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: I guess Dpreview made a error stating that ISO 102.400 can be used in video mode. Please confirm that.

No, that is correct according to Sony infos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:37 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1067 comments in total)

Will it be possible to use Nikon AF-S G lenses with support for autofocus? Any information on the RAW file format?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:36 UTC as 201st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)

It would be interesting to see the variability of this issue for one type of camera. You checked 2x D750 bodies, but only one body of the competitors. Is this issue absent in every D4s? Are there differences between different Canon bodies?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 162nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)
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abolit: I'm not sure what could cause all this but one thing that comes to my mind that Nikon (probably) should slow down a little to pay more attention to the quality control. I don't know if Canon is any better in this regards , even if it's not , it would not make any excuses for Nikon dropping the ball in QC.
It looks like Nikon is unable to make the camera right in the first place.
Nikon 600 > Nikon 610, Nikon 800, Nikon 810, etc...
Now it's Nikon d750 (flaring / banding issues) - factory recall or free fix either of which is kind of pain in a butt ....

As an owner of all older Nikon cameras of the last 15 years including the analog models F65, F75, F80, F100, F6 and many of the newer digital once up to the D810 I can´t agree: Overall quality of bodies, mechanics and optics was getting better in the last years. True, there was trouble with the D610, but this was a problem of technological complexity of current gen cameras and not a result of cheap parts. By the way: I´m completely happy with my D810 - the best camera ever built.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:32 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (151 comments in total)
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ealvarez: Is this manual focus lens? $599? I can get 135mm f2L canon for about $600 used and Nikon 180 f2.8D even cheaper used.. I don't share much of the enthusiasm. Maybe I would if I was Sony E-mount shooter.

@tkbslc: No, you are wrong. The Samyang shows clearly better performance compared to the Canon with much better edge performance focused for infinity and much lower CAs. So YOU have to reevaluate the link shared by Hubertus...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 13:17 UTC

This thing is very close to the Singh-Ray 105mm Thin Warming Polarizer, but significantly cheaper...both seem to be without any coating.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 7th comment
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Wye Photography: For me personally, and this may apply to others as well. Photoshop CS2 did everything I needed. Later version added nothing I wanted. I do 99% of my processing in Lightroom so paying a huge amount of money for Photoshop upgrades is just not worth it. I looked around for a Photoshop replacement, used Elements for a while but then found Pixelmator. For around £12 it really is a photoshop replacement, it does what I want it to do without all those features I don't need and use. After a large number of tests the Pixelmator healing brush is actually superior to Photoshop's.

The point of this, I guess, is that there are alternatives to the seeming Adobe monopoly. Save yourself money by looking around.

Thanks Adobe but I think you are an overpriced dinosaur waiting for an extinction event.

Could´nt agree less to this. There were some major improvements between Photoshop CS2 and the current status of Photoshop CC. May be there was no need to go with every renewal, but the differences between those two versions are substantial.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (69 comments in total)

Very weak performance of ALL companies for the world’s leading imaging fair. Two boring DSLRs from Nikon and Canon, nothing from Sony, an over-priced Zeiss lens, no new Sigma ART lens, no new Software from Adobe (LR 6?)....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:12 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (67 comments in total)

$799 for a Nikon lens doesn´t sound like high-end landscape lens matching the D810 resolution...let´s wait and see the first reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:22 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1609 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.

Why is it dated? The D810 delivers best image quality of all current full format sensor cameras together with a fantastic optical view finder, nice display, fast autofocus, huge number of lenses and this is all based on a technology platform which has been proven to deliver results under most demanding conditions. A true professional instrument! If you are as good as a photographer you should be proud of yourself!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1609 comments in total)

Wouldn´t it make more sense to wait for the final versions of the RAW converters like ACR or (better) Capture One Pro? Furthermore, does it make really sense to judge this high resolution cameras with sub-optimal lenses? Why not shooting with a Zeiss Otus 55, Sigma 50 Art or Zeiss Apo-Sonnar 135? To my opinion these sensors deliver such outstanding results that you have to work under perfect conditions!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
On Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (102 comments in total)
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HappyVan: To be honest, I wouldn't depend on the phone for photos.

I would slip the Nikon AW110 into my other pocket. Its footprint is even smaller than my Sony Esperia S. It's rain and freeze proof, and comes with wifi.

You can even take semi-submerged shots of a flood. Of course, it has an optical zoom.

On a budget, there is the Nikon S32 $129.

Willing to carry a chunkier camera? There's the Nikon One cameras with PDAF and able to print a clean 18x12. The J1 kit is available for $249

I have two DSLRs and my Nokia Lumia 1520. If I need image quality, then I will take the D800E. For snapshots my Lumia is most time with me. There is no need for another P&S camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: No mSD card slot; bad idea, assuming it shoots raw, like the 1520.

Ever uploaded a 20MP RAW file to Skydrive? Not a real fun...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
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