marc petzold

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)
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Thermidor: I'm seriously considering the D610 and Sony A7 which is much more in my price range, but I'm curious to know how much better the D750 is if you ignore the tilting LCD screen and wi-fi (which are nice to have, but not a must-have). The biggest draw for me is the one stop higher ISO performance, but is there anything else that stands out? I'm quite inclined to the D610 because it has a silent shutter option, which helps a lot with the stage shooting I normally do. I don't need to track very complicated subjects, and more often than not, I'll focus and recompose from the central AF point, so I don't need a highly sophisticated AF system, just good metering and high ISO performance.

From the raw sensor performance, the D750 is according to DxOMark even a little bit behind the D610 - but better because of some interesting features, and a 91.000 Pixel Meter instead of just 2.000 like onto the D6x0 Bodies...so AWB is a bit better.

I've bought the A7 (I) and being way happy with it - don't rely too much on tests, because into the end, you make the picture.
And you can make even great images with very cheap hardware, no fullframe required.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 10:59 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Nothing against FroKnowsPolin, aka Jared, but i can't stand his "teaching Style" in general, and if you've seen his sniffing test...well, that sort of slapstick, some ppl might like it, but i've found it way un-professional journalism. His tipps & guides are mostly only for beginners, and he's also brillant into self-marketing.

But what i can't stand is his ego, much bigger than his weird haircut, and also weird talking style - like i said, a one man freakshow, that is.

Therefore, i prefer reading/watching serious Stuff, for example from David DuChemin, Michael Frye, Piet Van Den Eynde, Bob Christ & many others - to name just a few serious Photographers.

By the way, i shoot RAW since 2002, and happy being an amateur photographer.

yes, i find the Videos with Kai very amusing, not that silly like Polin knows Photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 20:17 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Max shutter speed of 1/4000s, Limited buffer capacity affects continuous shooting, Slow AF in live view, no 4K. For a camera this price...

No doubt the sensor and handeling will be top. We live in 2014 at the edge of 2015. The above cons are easy to overcome by Nikon, but for some reason the don't want to..

@HowAboutRAW

It would maybe a good showdown to see next spring the NX400 Samsung vs. the Alpha 7000...i'm waiting for the reviews, then. ;) Personally, i'm happy with my current gear, and have no need to upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Max shutter speed of 1/4000s, Limited buffer capacity affects continuous shooting, Slow AF in live view, no 4K. For a camera this price...

No doubt the sensor and handeling will be top. We live in 2014 at the edge of 2015. The above cons are easy to overcome by Nikon, but for some reason the don't want to..

No offence - the NX1 is a good, great Camera. *BUT* with currently only 2 (yeah, two lenses) into their "S-Grade" Lineup, it's simply too less, also - the Samsung is APS-C, 28 MP, a great BSI Sensor, but samples had shown that when it comes to HighISO, the new Samsung Sensor isn't that great, and i would never change from a FF Setup when you've bought enough lenses over years, decades back to APS-C, as a 2nd body, sure, no problem - but not as main DSLR/DSLM, when you have a Fullframe camera, nothing bad meant.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)
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rekky: Thom Hogans posting a few days ago, "Ultimately, Only You Are the Judge" is very apropos. It discusses needs vs wants. I suggest that everyone considering a camera upgrade read it. I am shooting with a D7100 and am constantly improving my skills. The D750 is an excellent camera, of course; significantly better than the D7100. But, if you look at any of the photo sharing sights, you will see fantastic photos taken with cameras such as the D300 and D90, D700, and even older cameras. If you can't produce that type of results with a D7100 or D700 or D300 or D90, what makes you think that upgrading to a D750 will magically allow you to get to that level. Thom Hogan's post says it much better than I am.

As for me, I'm going to stick to my D7100 and continue to work on improving my skills; of course I wouldn't complain if I received the D750 as a gift.

@rekky

exactly, because it's the photographer, not the camera alone.
I've seen phantastic shots out of the D90, from really great guys,
and i'm also using my beloved, old D90. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)
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marc petzold: i would say the really negative Point about the D750 is the relative small buffer capacity, and 1/4000s Shutter Speed, for those guys who need it. I used 1/4000 with fast primes open aperture into bright sunlight, but never needed a faster shutter speed myself. The trend for slightly overexposure is a bad "feature" from Nikon, whileas with the otherwise excellent Color Matrix Metering III it still happens is out of my mind - even my 2nd DSLR, the Nikon D40, have had always done overexposures slightly, back into it's heyday, so i was forced depending onto the light situation with -1/3 to -2/3 EV. Why can't Nikon just fix this issues? Otherwise - nice review, guys.

@Rishi

i know that, as i wrote before, as fix, i dialed my D40 back into its heydays -1/3 to -2/3 EV. But why can't Nikon fix that issue, so that 0 EV means really no under oder -overexposure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 19:41 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)

Well done, Nikon! From the DPR Widget Testshot, when i compare the lady portrait onto the left side of the Widget, this young indian woman or sort of...the D750 vs A7, the D750 shows the skintones better rendered, and also more refined, sharper slightly, more detailed as my A7 for example. But the A7 does come in way handy because of it's size & weight, and through E-Mount, i can virtually adapt every lens onto the Market, it's also much cheaper than the D750 Body. Anyway, the D750 is a hit for Nikon, Congratulations!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 13:11 UTC as 131st comment
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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kappa80s: For a respectable review page, I would expect more information about every product, information given here is more spec sheet alike.

For example winner here: X-M1, nothing about real advantages over X-A1, just a word about different sensor. Is that a serious review? What's about comparing them side by side? Have you really tested X-A1 at all, I don't see any X-A1 lab images...

Here, in your forums, is one side by side comparison, form unknown source:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52249359

So, if this is an entry level comparison, what is your point of making a X-M1 as a winner here? To me, X-A1 does everything for less, and this less should be a big point in entry level category.

@Mike FL
I never said a bad word about the DPR testing widget - so what is it with you? Nope, i never shoot a X-Trans Fuji by my own, but from the various reviews & sample pictures onto the web, i can say that somehow the Fuji X-Trans sensor doesn't do foliage very well - which is a dealbreaker for me, because i love to-do landscape & nature photography from time to time.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)

Addenum, very nice that DPR also mentioned this:
"The EOS 5D III is a nice enough camera, but its sensor and AF systems are behind the times, so unless you have a large collection of Canon lenses, the D750 will fit you better."
That's what i say since 2007 about Canon DSLRs, they're lacking behind in terms of raw sensor performance compared to Nikon & the rest of the competition. Into the other hand, there's the 5D Mk. I - and it's somehow own rendering, if you can find one into decent condition, Full Frame was never being cheaper nowadays...and the (of course) newer, and much better D700 costs used many 100$ more...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 154th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (737 comments in total)

i would say the really negative Point about the D750 is the relative small buffer capacity, and 1/4000s Shutter Speed, for those guys who need it. I used 1/4000 with fast primes open aperture into bright sunlight, but never needed a faster shutter speed myself. The trend for slightly overexposure is a bad "feature" from Nikon, whileas with the otherwise excellent Color Matrix Metering III it still happens is out of my mind - even my 2nd DSLR, the Nikon D40, have had always done overexposures slightly, back into it's heyday, so i was forced depending onto the light situation with -1/3 to -2/3 EV. Why can't Nikon just fix this issues? Otherwise - nice review, guys.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 157th comment | 3 replies
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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kappa80s: For a respectable review page, I would expect more information about every product, information given here is more spec sheet alike.

For example winner here: X-M1, nothing about real advantages over X-A1, just a word about different sensor. Is that a serious review? What's about comparing them side by side? Have you really tested X-A1 at all, I don't see any X-A1 lab images...

Here, in your forums, is one side by side comparison, form unknown source:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52249359

So, if this is an entry level comparison, what is your point of making a X-M1 as a winner here? To me, X-A1 does everything for less, and this less should be a big point in entry level category.

Pretty clear, Rishi. But into real life situations, how often people (as not for testing purposes) shoot a pattern like the one into your testshot, which fades out at the end...i'd say 99.999999% nobody. A full review is always quite better, but to have a specific, given example to compare comes in handy, like your DPR studio widget. I just find it personally silly somehow to compare APS-C/DX with FF sensors, because of physics law, the bigger sensor is better, proven fact, because of bigger photosites, and more light gathering abilities.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 21:19 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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kappa80s: For a respectable review page, I would expect more information about every product, information given here is more spec sheet alike.

For example winner here: X-M1, nothing about real advantages over X-A1, just a word about different sensor. Is that a serious review? What's about comparing them side by side? Have you really tested X-A1 at all, I don't see any X-A1 lab images...

Here, in your forums, is one side by side comparison, form unknown source:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52249359

So, if this is an entry level comparison, what is your point of making a X-M1 as a winner here? To me, X-A1 does everything for less, and this less should be a big point in entry level category.

Watch at all other parts of the DPR Testshot, the A7-II looks much better. It's weird to compare a beginners APS-C Fuji with a FF Sony...even if the Fuji APS-C Sensor is indeed way good.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xm1&attr13_1=sony_a7_ii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=200&attr16_1=200&normalization=print&widget=156&x=0.5898509134177924&y=-0.1656184922948772

The FF A7 shows much more details, better AWB.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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gunkan: Nikon 1? really???

Fuji X-A1 is just amazing.

I do love my V1 with 18.5mm/1.8 prime _and_ decent EVF, inside that well-built body, wouldn't change it for a bigger, plasticky X-A1 with prime lens. Sometimes, Sensor size is not everything, i get good shots out of my V1, and love it. It's just a tool, because the photographer are you, not the gear. If you pictures would be worse with the V1, so do they with FF or MF, too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 07:33 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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jimrpdx: I do not believe the 300 & 3000 use the same sensor. Both are 20.3Mpix but 300 and 30 use PDAF site on the sensor, and other sites prefer the output of that sensor. Ugh, nx30 3000, 3000 and a 30mm pancake lens.. too many 30** items! :-)

They don't use the same sensor, it's fact. The 20 MP Sensor is made by Samsung, inside the NX3000 & NX300(m), and it is slightly inferior compared to the 20 MP equivalent from Sony, inside the A3000, A5000 & A58 Body.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 07:30 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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Ashuaria Lee: No A5100? disappointing...I have never thought that A3000 would get any title. hurray for "Best budget mirrorless camera: Sony a3000"

It is a very good Sensor inside a plasticky DSLR-alike body. The Same sensor is also being used into the A58, and also A5000. For the price, there isn't any better IQ avialable.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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kappa80s: For a respectable review page, I would expect more information about every product, information given here is more spec sheet alike.

For example winner here: X-M1, nothing about real advantages over X-A1, just a word about different sensor. Is that a serious review? What's about comparing them side by side? Have you really tested X-A1 at all, I don't see any X-A1 lab images...

Here, in your forums, is one side by side comparison, form unknown source:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52249359

So, if this is an entry level comparison, what is your point of making a X-M1 as a winner here? To me, X-A1 does everything for less, and this less should be a big point in entry level category.

I think exactly the same - the X-M1 isn't worth the extra dollars over the X-A1.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 07:26 UTC

It would be great, if CANON would also add the 5D Mark I as supported.
Oldie, but Goldie.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Where is the 6x9 Medium Format Sony Sensor`? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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spencerda: Hi all,

Enjoyed the video. Bit of a puff piece. Would any pro really use instead of a full frame for their own paid work? Is the Fuji any better or worst than say the Oly 10 or what ever is the competing model? Anyway I did enjoy.

Own the XT-1, do mostly travel and landscape work, still trying to get the best from the camera. Great Jpegs best I have seen. Canon Jpegs suck big time.
Still need to find a good Raw converter, any advise is appreciated. As a long time Canon user always shot and worked with Raw.

Dave

@spencerda

Irident RAW Developer, if you're the Mac Guy....or RAW Therapee (OpenSource - free of charge) should work great for FUJIs X-Trans Sensor...Windows 64bit, of course. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
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lxcellent: Funny how Olivia is a beautiful woman who could clearly be the model and yet she is the photographer. I am sure that people think of me in that way when I am behind the camera...Not!

I thought the same, and i'm not cute enough for in-front of camera work, i feel mostly uncomfortable, but otherwise i feel way nice when i have the gear into my hand and photograph just the things that i like - as a amateur. barney looks better then me, i'm not the guy for shots like that. :)

What i do love onto the X-T1 is it's classical DSLR design, lots of external, direct controls, with a great viewfinder..that's simply priceless. Sad, but true...native Fuji XF lenses aren't cheap - and they're the E-Mount advantage in terms of cheap adapters from xy to NEX/E-Mount, because of that i went this route with Sony then.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
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