zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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Riezer: @Jimmy jang Boo:
not in raw, there the sony is humilliated by the pentax

in raw, amazingly it beats pretty much everything using a d7000 sensor. i believe it has to do with an amazing technology called noise reduction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 01:01 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIS Review article (268 comments in total)
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mark25: sadly, another camera review with horrible sample photos... i'm afraid no one pays attention to the samples anymore here on dpreview.com... back in the day, when most reviews were done by Phil Askey, the samples were so much better in terms of content and composition...

i just wished the IIs samples also used some sharp prime lenses. the zoom is just horrible.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 13:05 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (370 comments in total)

Looks legit since it is boring as hell(no mount, non FF, lens looks like a Canon EF-S kit). The leaked image above doesn't appear opposing the slightly opened box in their website.
The zoom is probably Leica's answer to their growing Asian market.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 09:58 UTC as 69th comment
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NAwlins Contrarian: I suspect that most people wanting very good image quality in a compact camera and willing to spend $450 for a Canon G15 or Nikon P7700 could get substantially better image quality by stretching the budget to $650 and getting a Sony RX100. But one tends to suspect that DPR won't run that comparison--just like the comparison widgets limit your choices--lest it embarrass Canon and Nikon.

I find the RX100's price expensive...which they deserve because there is no competition. There is no competition for the RX100 because the manufacturers have been complacent with the traditions of the serious compact market and no one doesn't want to drastically outdo the other so that innovation comes in small increments.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 06:27 UTC
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Adrian Van: The Panasonic LX7 received a 75% but outperforms the Canon G15 in Jpeg and Raw and Movie and Low Light High ISO Performance if you use the camera comparison tool on conclusion page.
It got a Silver award in premium compact category. I personally think it should have got a Gold and tied with Canon G15 at least. There were a few plus and minuses which are close, (operational speed was only a bit faster on Canon) but LX7 is a solid performer at the top of premium compacts in some key categories. Only 1 point between silver and gold?

Doesn't matter, I'd choose the LX7 over these two SUVs.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 06:09 UTC
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fuego6: just curious - why would anyone buy one of these cameras now a days?? I mean - I owned a G9 and loved it to pieces... but with many mirrorless cameras not much larger in size - why bother with these small sensor P&S's?

it's an entertaining read but not at useful to me. i also don't see the point of these cameras nowadays. first, if i wanted nice handling cameras for larger hands, i'd just go with cheap previous generation DSLRs for ~$400 with kit lens.
small and pocketable, the LX7 or XZ-2 with ND filters.
in the middle in terms of handling and image quality are mirrorless, such as the E-PM2 and NEX 3n for approximately the same prices, again.

times has changed and Canikon has to innovate. at least start with a one inch sized sensor since the RX100 is pretty much enjoying and comfortable up there.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 02:09 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Leica makes beautiful cameras, but this one looks boxy and hard to handle.

F.

"You're holding it wrong."

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 13:37 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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BBnose: When a product model called Mini. It would be smaller and less function. When it named with M. It should have the M mount. I guess it is manual focus with the M mount, cannot use R lenses without adapter, no rangefinder, focusing with high resolution live view lcd display panel, with focusing aid indicator, optional Visofles EVF2, metal cast body, less weight and smaller size than Leica M, still full frame and same resolution as Leica M, price about USD4500. Just guess, don't be too serious.

M mount because it has a letter M on it's name? Micro M? Nano M?

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 06:24 UTC
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Scorpius1: Foveon is great for lansacpe and architecture but I think it's a little harsh for portraits and fashion,the skin tones are less appealing than those from a Bayer sensor..

it's just the default processing of SPP, or simply the sharpness/clarity/contrast settings.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 06:15 UTC
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Sdaniella: folks have to remember triple layer for triple color capture for imagery has been around as long as the film era (kodachrome involves triple layers too), so it isn't a brilliant step to translate 'triple layer capture' from light sensitive film emulsion to electronic light sensors for 'digital film'. all that's happened is going from analog to digital, nothing more. key is, there are umpteen ways to do it, but only a few will be effective.

sdyue

wow. thanks for the reminder but you make it sound that layers of pixel technology is just trying mimic film . a good background for you to read is how the Foveon company started.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 06:14 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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massimogori: Autofocus? Is that so difficult?

there is no mount.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:57 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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Najinsky: I glanced at nearly all the comments and don't understand why I seem to be the only one concerned about focussing manual focus glass. That's what the rangefinder part of the M is for.

So take away the rangefinder, and you get a camera that takes manual focus lenses, without the part that helps you focus?

Let's hope it comes with some stellar focus confirmation aids.

That is why it is not going to be interchangeable and without the rangefinder. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, Leica wouldn't simply allow use of their interchangeable lenses on any other of their cameras except the M.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:54 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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40daystogo: My dream Leica camera would be, firstly, affordable, and have a full frame sensor or APS-C with a non-interchangeable 24-90 Leica zoom lens with at least f2.0 or preferably f1.4 aperture. That would cover most of my photographic needs. i.e. their X2 with zoom lens.

I am disappointed with the Sony RX1 and Leica X1, X2 series because I need a good zoom lens, rather than fixed focal length.

The Leica zoom lens on the Panasonic LX5/LX7 - Leica D-Lux 5 etc is really sharp, and I'd love a Leica camera with non-interchangeable zoom with a decent sensor size.

I don't know with a quality zoom lens on a large sensor. The best you can have with are the 24-70mm f2.8s. Or the, Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 APSC zoom lens. So you see, once you use a zoom, everything is larger and heavier, and more expensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:47 UTC
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PhotoKhan: If it can offer any technical advantages without the "guess-what-color-when-and-how" surreal kaleidoscope amusingly offered by Sigma and hilariously ignored by SigmaFovFans, then, yes, let's see it!

@cinemascope
agreed. processing a nicely exposed Foveon RAW file, just takes an increase in saturation and I'm done. with conventional cameras though, i'll just never get what i want since I'm limited to Lightroom and I have no mastery with it.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:38 UTC
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jozhua: its obvious that there is money to be had with this three layered foveon style sensor and that is why Canon and Sony are pursuing it. that is all. they already have capable cameras with very capable processors and sensors that they can conventionally improve along. time will tell.

Yes. Current cameras take ISO 3200 images pretty well with plenty of resolution. Only a few would need better than that. Once, the market is saturated with capable cameras. They will then release these layered sensors and market them as revolutionary and a step forward since they will have 100% pixel sharp images.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:33 UTC
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l_d_allan: I think I would be more interested in a Canon dslr with:
* a monochrome sensor,
* an accessory RGB color filter pack for color scenery

Conventional sensors are monochromatic. They just add the color filters on top of it.
Foveon/Merrill sensors can be monochromatic with the use of the latest SPP raw editing software. Search/learn about them if you're into BW.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
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dpLarry: If Canon or Sony produce multi layered sensor it doesn't need to have that many pixels. Since each pixels records 3 colors of information instead of one..

agreed.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:21 UTC
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zodiacfml: I do hope Canon produce Foveon-like sensors on their cameras. I'm a big fan of previous Foveon sensors but the camera bodies are very bad.
I mean, the Merrill cameras are very high resolution but the usability is a step backward compared to the previous generation due to notorious battery life, slower write speeds, and still no EVF option. The images themselves aren't compelling due to excessive noise reduction and sharpening and I'm referring to low ISO images.

A lot cheaper Olympus E-PM2 or NEX 3n versus DP Merrill's is a no brainer.

@ Dougbm_2 It is because the previous Foveon sensors are low resolution but the DR, noise, and color are the best during their time, that is, if you're content with the resolution. Current generation Foveon/Sigma sensors are 15MP sensors, which I'm not a fan of. Current Sony sensors are nice though, which I think, it's time for me to move on with Bayer/CFA type.

@Kendall thanks for the images, the ice look nice but they are monochromatic where any camera can. Yet, I don't want to base judgement on flickr site which site which add sharpening to the web sized images and more likely, compressed jpegs. Let's just say you value resolution more than I do which I will never understand. What I understand easily though are the price and camera performance of alternatives such as of the E-PM2, and APS-C, AA filterless such as the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 13:19 UTC
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)

If I would think like Leica or any other company, this Mini will not be interchangeable. It's like them saying if you want our lenses, then get the M. Porsche don't allow more powerful engines on their Cayman or Boxster models so that their 911's remain above those.

Based on it's physically larger size, this might probably be a full frame with a fixed, prime lens of f2.0 to f1.8. Focal length might be a bit longer than X2, 40mm or longer. Price it $1,500 above the Sony RX1 and there we have the Leica Mini.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 06:47 UTC as 53rd comment

I do hope Canon produce Foveon-like sensors on their cameras. I'm a big fan of previous Foveon sensors but the camera bodies are very bad.
I mean, the Merrill cameras are very high resolution but the usability is a step backward compared to the previous generation due to notorious battery life, slower write speeds, and still no EVF option. The images themselves aren't compelling due to excessive noise reduction and sharpening and I'm referring to low ISO images.

A lot cheaper Olympus E-PM2 or NEX 3n versus DP Merrill's is a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 04:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies
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