Joined on Feb 6, 2012


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On Sony Distagon T* 24mm F2 SSM review preview (1 comment in total)

It may be worth of notice that the flares can be kept lower if the sun is blocked by the hand.

Also which should be mentioned that other lenses which show less flares, also show much less contrast and colors.

Zeiss obviously decided to allow some flares to keep contrast and colors at an higher level.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (135 comments in total)
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GeorgeP71: Not meant for old fashioned self professed photographers! Must think of NEW WAYS TO OPTIMISE WHAT THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS TO OFFER.
For a start STOP thinking in terms of PRINTING the images. Instead interact with them on UHD (4K) 55" plus monitor. Now you are talking!

UHD (4k)???

4K is 8,2 Megapixel.

The Lytro only have 5 Megapixel, that would look mushy.

Also most people who buy an UHD Screen wants to watch Video which the Lytro is also not capable of.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 19:12 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup 2013 article (112 comments in total)

> and the Sony A58, which isn't an SLR at all

It is, who said something different? DSLR doesnt implicit that the mirror have to flip up.

The new SLTs like the a77II are also advertised as Translusent Mirror DSLR.

Right now the a58 is the cheapest of all of those cameras (380 € with kit lense in germany) and offers the most features, incl. MFNR and 100% Large Viewfinder (about the size of an fullframe camera).

Also Sony offers very good cheap primes like the 35mm f/1.8 and the 50mm f/1.8 for less than 300 €

Also with the 55-300mm Sony is the only one who offers a premium telephoto lense for APS-C

Also they are the only one with Image Stabilisation with every lense (even with fast primes like the 35mm f/1.8), that feature alone should have been enough to get the first place.

Im tired to see Canon and Nikon win for no reason, really.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:22 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)

Is everyone of you really not able to read?

"JPEG Tone Curves / Dynamic Range"

They are testing the Dynamic Range of the JPEG and so in fact testing the JPEG Engine.

They are testing the JPEG Software on the Firmware of the Camera.

This test have absolutely nothing to do with the Dynamic Range of the sensor.

So the D4s have worse JPEG Engine than the OMD-EM1 have, that _doesnt_ mean the D4s have less Dynamic Range at all!

But it should be mentioned that the Toshiba Sensors in Nikon Cameras have less DR than the Sony Sensors have, thats why the D800 have more DR than the D4(s), even if it produces more noise.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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peevee1: The best feature about A77 (and mk2) is that 16-50/2.8 lens which is a couple of classes higher than the typical 18-55/3.5-5.6 disgraces all other companies like to include in their kits.
Sony should also provide a kit with their 18-250 superzoom for the customers who like such things.

Canon also offers the 17-50 f/2.8 and Sigma also offers an EX 17-50mm f/2.8

I think they can be compared to the 16-50mm. The Canon one is worse and more expensive, the Sigma one is on par but about half price.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 05:45 UTC
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (69 comments in total)

Thanks god im minimalistic.

a99 + 24-70 f/2.8 + 70-200 f/2.8 + 14mm f/2.8

all into a 20 € amazon camera bag which is smaller than a typical travel bag.

I often go into the mountain or caves or whatever with this bag, never had any problems.

Sometimes i exchange the 70-200 for the 35mm f/1.4, but when i put the air blower in the front of the bag, i can even also take the 35mm with me.


I dont have any muscle sickness. Its no problem to carry 3,5-4kg on my back. If you have any, better shoot MFT

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:39 UTC as 13th comment
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)


When i started photography with compact cameras i taken photos 100% like this and was bashed what a crappy noob i am... funny to see that people actually make money with this crappy noob stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 2nd comment
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)
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xpatUSA: The procedure did not work in ACR 5.4 for Foveon X3F files. No matter where I put the .dcp profile on the HD, it was not shown in the ACR tab - only "embedded". Not being a great lover of Adobe anyway, I gave up on that - being most unwilling to include DNG in my workflow.

With a Foveon Sensor you most likely dont need this thing anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:25 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

After several tests i can summarize that you dont have any advantage using this on a Sigma SD1.

If i take a completely uncalibrated Test-photo of the Color Checker with the Sony a99 and the Sigma SD1, the Sigma already shows all colors correct where the a99 seems obviously to change the colors to somewhat liking i dont know.

So for the Sigma owners, you most likely dont have any advantage as you already have a good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:23 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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Mescalamba: Wonder why they think Sony users wouldnt like to have VC as option.. Sure in 24-70 difference between stabilised sensor vs lens isnt big, still for movies its nice option..

yes, price is sometimes even higher without OS/IS/VC so i dont get it why it should be without for sony.

And until now i wasnt able to get SteadyShot working in the View finder, it only affects if you take the photo or the movie so it would help a lot with manual focusing.

Also the objective IS is specialised for the focal length. Sony tells you can have 4,5 more aperture with steady shot, sigma with the 18-250 tells maximum 3

my sigma 18-250 have the better IS then the in-body steady shot (it least in my Sony A77)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 10:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)

Lol Canon told something about 75% less noise? A bad joke

really guys, 3500 € for a "slightly improvement"? A slightly improvement is a free firmware upgrade but not a new camera for 3500 €

The Nikon noises the same, have 36MP and cost less xD that is just bad at all..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 19:29 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom article (190 comments in total)

The SP Lenses of Tamron (according to DxO (for sure both tested on the same body)) are the same quality than the L-Lenses of canon (1-3% tolerance, but cost only a 1/3 or even a 1/4.

This is a SP Lense too so i hope to see Canons ass kicked (they create awesome cameras for an awesome price but the L-Lenses are just exorbitant expensive)

Too sad that Tamron only have a handfull of lenses and only some of them are SP, but in the end, im lucky about one more =)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 18:07 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
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