artnaz

artnaz

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Has a website at www.FotoVriend.nl
Joined on May 13, 2009

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1340 comments in total)
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ARoussil: No external mic input feels like a marketing ploy not to compete with other Sony products. Sony has been guilty of this in the past and it never ends well to forget that the real competition is outside your company and will be barking at your heels before you know it. It's a deal-breaker for me and this lack has often been a deal-breaker in the past for advanced users. It's a great camera and certainly worth the money otherwise.

Are you serious or are you complaining for the sake of it? I can't imagine anyone serious enough to use a decent microphone being not serious enough about and use a pocket camera for that...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Cokin announces Nuances range of ND filters article (12 comments in total)
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artnaz: That's 50% more expensive than a (on paper) similar Lee Big Stopper. If they would have no colour cast as they claim, that could be interesting. But they should release comparable gradient filters and a sturdier holder to really compete with Lee (and others, but in Europe, Lee is the real competition).

Ok, I have never had the Seven5 in my hands, but the P-system is fine for the price. The materials of the Lee vs the Z-system is better though, but of course more expensive too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
On Cokin announces Nuances range of ND filters article (12 comments in total)

That's 50% more expensive than a (on paper) similar Lee Big Stopper. If they would have no colour cast as they claim, that could be interesting. But they should release comparable gradient filters and a sturdier holder to really compete with Lee (and others, but in Europe, Lee is the real competition).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (667 comments in total)
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Stephen Williams: There are many claims here about the superiority of a monochrome sensor over a color sensor. Could someone please supply a reference (URL) where there are samples showing direct comparisons of files made under controlled conditions?

Yes, but the question is how this is in real life regarding cameras that 'ordinary' photographers can use.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 12:47 UTC
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steve_hoge: Would be interested to know if any other Aperture refugees find this a competent replacement, and if there's any library conversion scheme.

@zakoops: There's a Lightroom Develop module? That should be enough fore me. I think I'll buy the software, I have a love-hate relationship with Lightroom and still fantasize about Aperture 4 being announced... Maybe this will Affinity will be better!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
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steve_hoge: Would be interested to know if any other Aperture refugees find this a competent replacement, and if there's any library conversion scheme.

Aperture = Lightroom, Affinity Photo = Photoshop. So not really an Aperture replacement. That being said, I miss Aperture... :(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:31 UTC
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mediman30: Let the cancellation of pre-orders for the 5DS/R begins!....

Here comes the Sony A7R II ! :)

My complaint is ergonomics and battery life. Especially the last one... I'd probably need 6-8 batteries for a full day shoot, while now I don't have to care about batteries at all (second battery in grip). Big difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:26 UTC
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Celsus: Hey DPR, if this is news, then why don't you have an article raving about the amazing 85 score for the DxO One? It is much bigger news that a 1" sensor can match a 50MP FF sensor! Or don't you believe that either? Then you should do a fact check job on it, right? Right?

Why are you all whining about that DxO One? It's their own camera in which they developed that 'multi shot' technique. Of course they would make use of the opportunity (or made the opportunity in the first place) and show the results.

They are not obliged to do the same treatment for Olympus, or maybe they just came up with testing camera with 'multi shot'. Either way, it's a free website, they do tons of research, and we can use that. Just read well, and draw your own conclusions...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:24 UTC
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Buttons252: I have never owned a canon camera nor want too, but these scores are a pile of rubbish. I have used 5d mkiii and 6d for paid gigs. Borrowed a rebel T3i to compared against my Pentax K-X (long time ago). Each time ive used a canon i have been impressed with its output. Not just in the quality of the photos which were excellent but their whole system -- flash, lenses, autofocus and knock on wood -- no failures. They are good cameras that will get the job done.

Your story doesn't make sense. You say that the cameras were very good and name a few aspects. None of them was the sensor performance. These scores are about - guess what - the sensor performance. So why do you project your completely different aspects on these articles and call them rubbish?

I have used many Canons, and I have never had any problems with it either. But I did do some testing with Nikons (I own Nikon just because I have more 'feeling' towards the company, and I like the ergonomics more), and indeed there's a huge difference in dynamic range (especially in shadows, negligible difference in highlights in my short tests). It wouldn't matter too much if you do perfectly lit shots, but any photo where you need to pull out shadows - Nikon will give better results. Just like I said though, Canon is superb, and these differences or not something that make are break a photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
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Larsskv: With maybe one or two exeptions, I can't recall to have seen a ccorrectly exposed picture that looks better when pushed 5 stops, than it would with a push of 3 stops. I'd argue that the DR advantage of the exmor sensor has very low relevance when it comes to the real world and for people actually shooting pictures. The results from DXO are very misleading if you use them when choosing a camera system. Ergonomics and handling, AF, lens offerings etc are way more important to me, than the ability to push shadows beyond 3 stops without adding noise.

Why keep people saying that DxO is misleading? Is the ability to read vanished?

DxO measures SENSORS. That's clear to start with (do they talk about AF, ergonomics, etc. or do they talk about the capabilities of the sensor?), but they also state it very clearly.

It's like checking a review of a computer processor and then say that the review was misleading because you bought a computer with that processor but it turned out to be a 11" laptop while you needed a big screen.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
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Martinka: So how exactly woudl higher DxO Mark help me to produce better pictures?
www.artofsport.cz

Looking at your pictures, looks like you like high contrast and lots of blacks. So DR is obviously not important to you, and these DxO scores will not change your pictures.

You 'just' need a camera with good AF and a decent burst rate, but I think you know that. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
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J A C S: 1. Very misleading graph (the 1st one). The vertical axis should start from 0.

2. "DxO does something similar in their 'Print' mode display of their data; however, that levels the playing field a bit much to an output of 8MP, [...]"

It does not. They show 2.4 EV difference at 8mp, you compute 2.5.

1) Officially they should have made a 'zigzag' to show that the graph is 'cropped'. But you can read the numbers don't you, so it's absolutely not misleading.

2) 'Something similar' was referring to downsampling to a lower resolution. And yes, at 8MP the difference is apparently 2.4EV, and at 36MP 2.5EV.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:06 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)

I hope Nikon is waiting for the release of the D900 with a built-in radio controller before they release new radio-flashes... CLS is superior to Canon, but damn, still no radio on Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 09:27 UTC as 19th comment
On Instagram stores higher resolution images post (20 comments in total)
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Androole: Wow, they're up to 1 full megapixel for their images!

You're blowing me away, Instagram.

Why don't you future proof yourself just a tiny little bit and at least go up to 4.6MP (2160x2160) to handle the horizontal resolution of 4K phone screens which will be coming much sooner rather than later.

And do you think that that will make the majority happy?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 12:02 UTC

While I tried most Samyang lenses, a macro is the only type of lens (and tilt/shift lenses of course) that I would prefer to have a manual focusing design (more 'throw') over a auto focus design. If it's better than the Nikkor 105/2.8VR I'm sold!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:17 UTC as 13th comment
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (667 comments in total)
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Stephen Williams: There are many claims here about the superiority of a monochrome sensor over a color sensor. Could someone please supply a reference (URL) where there are samples showing direct comparisons of files made under controlled conditions?

If you'd be able to test the Monochrom, that'd be great, Richard! Very interesting to see such a different sensor compared to the conventional ones. It would be even more interesting if you could test a newer 'conventional' Leica (M-P?) alongside with it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
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artnaz: Don't forget to update the 200/2 (or f/1.8) Nikon!

True, but the other heavy tele-primes were also 'perfect' lenses. But a lighter 200/2 would be very welcome too.

I wouldn't buy it though probably (maybe in a couple of years), as it would be still too heavy. A new 135/2 though is what I immediately would preorder.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (667 comments in total)
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Stephen Williams: There are many claims here about the superiority of a monochrome sensor over a color sensor. Could someone please supply a reference (URL) where there are samples showing direct comparisons of files made under controlled conditions?

You haven't found anything Stephen? I'm also interested to see some comparisons.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)
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Martinka: Why do you always stop for a while before taking the shot? This is not a typical usage of AF-C, so this test is more or less useless.

It's just to show us clearly when the AF starts. And it doesn't matter for the test, the focus should be correct during the entire AF period. What happens before or after you press the button doesn't matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (76 comments in total)

I've been using the Streetwalker HardDrive for 3-4 years, and indeed - it's perfect!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 6th comment
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