zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

Hi DPR, it wouldn't hurt if you add some Sigma DP's in the comparison tool. No reviews, just that only.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

Now he's telling that it's not difficult to design lenses for the FE mount which previously he mentioned that it is difficult and just considering the idea. How can that be difficult if its essentially an E-mount. He just meant that there no existing lens designs for the FE mount to copy from and design almost from scratch.

I knew they won't let go of the camera division. Canon and Nikon started as lens manufacturers and Sigma is doing the same.

I like the image quality of the DP Quattro but the size has been too big. Yet, I'd still get one once my DP2 stops being usable. Yet again, they have to stop the madness in chasing more resolution. It just makes their cameras less user friendly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:28 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

GoPro would still sell well as the brand is pretty powerful.
This camera targets the low end of the market for reasonable pricing without the status. They're almost not competing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (478 comments in total)

I think we're on to something here with regards to DR at base ISO.
This thing happened on the Nikon DSLRs such as the D800 against the D600 or D4s.
Amazingly, the DR of the d7000 in DXO is very close to these modern full frames.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 40th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (478 comments in total)
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Photato: If Sony could make another large pixels camera like this for their APS-C line I'd definitely ditch Canon for good.
8MP, Fast and Lite Raw files, buttery smooth low light shots, clean and sharp video !

Bit Depth, I think that limits the A7s DR versus its brothers.
Back to OP, that would be an interesting sensor. I still recall how well the Nikon d40 was with a faster flash sync speed despite the low resolution.
Better sensor performance is still needed for slower zooms and/or cheaper/lighter lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 03:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (478 comments in total)

Awesome review. I thought the review is too late but the technical information provided are plenty and high quality. Good thing you gave this much effort for the very intriguing 12MP FF Sony sensor.

Regarding DR, I believe it has something to do with the noise in the electronics or lossy RAW compression of Sony limiting the DR of the A7s similar to its brothers. A7r had it better because of the image size reduced to 12MP which increases SNR.

Sony, put this sensor in a $1,000 body then we have a new "Rebel".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:38 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
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dougster1979: How disappointing!! I was looking to upgrade my d7000 but i think i'll pass.

the d7000 has very decent DR. Some people don't need to upgrade for specialized needs. d7100 is reasonably priced right now especially in countries where Canon is a lot more popular.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:09 UTC
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (191 comments in total)

Nice camera to capture all those fog and haze.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:03 UTC as 77th comment

A very small niche. They have to mention that they're aiming to be competitive.
They could have started with a CCD sensor as this is desired by M9 owners.
They don't even have to bother too much with JPEGS as it will only cost them time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 04:40 UTC as 80th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

The 40MP mode does not seem to work well here compared to other websites where the Olympus comes very close to a D810 or Sigma SD1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:23 UTC as 109th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: I just checked the comparison tool and there's a different lens used. DPR, can you retake the E-M1 using the new lens since it is already inferior in terms of acuity.

I found the GX7 to use the 45mm 1.8. There's a small difference in acuity and more presence of moire in the EM5 II.

I'd prefer the AA filterless in the II as in practical use it would be very hard to reproduce the moire found in the studio results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

I just checked the comparison tool and there's a different lens used. DPR, can you retake the E-M1 using the new lens since it is already inferior in terms of acuity.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (139 comments in total)

Where are my equivalence values?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 47th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)

Wow, skimping on R&D.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 86th comment

They'll take it as serious as they did on APSC/EF-S.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 03:16 UTC as 86th comment

I don't think they're afraid anymore considering the options and variety of mirrorless out there. They just don't want to invest and just continue milking the industry.
I reckon they will treat the lens line up similarly to EF-S.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:01 UTC as 213th comment
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Steve in GA: I’ve never really understood the fascination with the mirrorless concept. Other than offering a smaller body size than a DSLR with a comparable sensor, what advantages does mirrorless offer?

On the other hand, there seem to be a lot of mirrorless disadvantages when compared to DSLRs. For example,

a) DSLR technology is mature. It works, and it works well for almost any conceivable photographic need. Can mirrorless improve on this?

b) The existing catalog of lenses available for major brand DSLR’s is enormous. What can mirrorless possibly offer to compete with the hundreds of, e.g., Canon and Nikon lenses available for APS-C and full-frame DSLRs?

To me, a fairly advanced amateur who used to do pro wedding work back in film days, mirrorless seems like the answer to a question that no one asked.

Sounds familiar. Analog imaging, video, and audio were superior.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2371 comments in total)

This is Canon giving the consumers what they want in terms of resolution.
They also took the liberty to improve the mirror slap/vibration since it just would be impossible to get sharper images compared to a 5diii in practical use.

Speaking of practical use, I doubt PROs would appreciate the improvements here including product photography. This camera seems made for the enthusiast.

I reckon, the reason why the Body never went far from the 5dMark iii is because they will continue to make and sell the Mark III with this, serving the enthusiasts and PROs at the same time.

This is again a calculated move from Canon while they wait for DSLRs to wane and mirrorless to reign.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 13:30 UTC as 265th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2371 comments in total)

That is not funny. ISO 6400?! To sell remaining 5d III? After that, provide a firmware to enable higher ISOs?
I have a feeling that Sony will ship earlier with their 50MP camera with better specs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 15:18 UTC as 404th comment

wow, CCD sensor. who makes that?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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