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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)
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dko22: downloaded D4 as RAW developers in general and Photo Ninja in particular don't yet support the S and there's no point at all in just looking at the comparometer which is known to smudge Fuji XTrans files.

I had expected the D4, which at worst is only slightly behind the D4s, to have a clear advantage at 6400 over the Fuji XTrans cameras but in fact carefully looking at various parts of the low light image in Photo Ninja with both types of noise reduction (v3 and v4) at standard settings and also with noise reduction completely switched off, the overall result seems to be comparable with minor advantages for one side or the other in detail or noise depending on exact setting and parts of the image looked at.

I still find it hard to believe that my X-E1 really is as good a low light performer as a current Nikon FF but this is what the DPReview files show when downloaded and examined in a competent developer. And the Fuji is clearly ahead of the D7100 to which it should be comparable

The FF has a faster shutter speed in the test, aside from that, there is 0.5 or +1 stop in favor of the Xtrans.....which it seems there is little advantage in this Nikon.

In addition, the RAW files from the Xtrans is not reliable to compare to other sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 13:28 UTC
On Apple is on camera-engineer hiring spree post (87 comments in total)

Camera makers should be very afraid.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 03:04 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (258 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: What a cheapskate packing job. The outer box, which has been re-used, isn't big enough for protection and the peanuts don't even match each other. Did someone salvage those from eBay buys?

Who packs a $6,000 camera like this?

Maybe because the D4s is tougher than the common smartphone or computer....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 06:03 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

Now I understand Canikon mirrorless strategy.
Nikon is not seriously selling this camera because this is just R&D for them. As long as DSLRs continue to sell, Nikon won't be serious with mirrorless. They do bother though so that they will be prepared once mirrorless takeover the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 60th comment
On HTC One 2014 leaks, comes with "Duo Camera" post (25 comments in total)

I will take three camera sensors for that Foveon type of image capture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 11:33 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

He kept insisting the Dual Pixel tech that they have but weren't aggressive enough on their product lineup. EOS-M with that technology will put some serious competition. Even if they announce such a product this year, it would still end up too late.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 35th comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

Hilarious! :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 60th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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Vlad4D: Not fair comparison. For example on ISO 6400
Olympus has shutter speed 1/2500 but Nikon has 1/4000.

Noise should be compared at identical shutter speed and aperture.
With 1/2500 Nikon will get about twice less noise than on 1/4000.

Some companies continue tricking customers and I see that dpreview continues to support it by publishing those unfair tests.

This is the reason why MFT seems close to other formats. ANyway, it would require a different test to show the true difference between formats.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:11 UTC

I'll take this for the price of a nexus 7

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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greypixelz: that's a bunch of bull! "pushing the envelope", wack! more like giving it a new spin, but Olympus is certainly NOT pushing any envelope in the imaging dept.
even though I am not a fan, I reckon only Sigma is really pushing the envelope here against a considerable pull-back from the mainstream and with relative success.
truth be told, Olympus is just another speck of dust in the canon-nikon-sony comet which currently lead the mainstream.

since I'm a fan of Sigma, I will agree. :) yet, Olympus has the 5-axis sensor stabilization which is still impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:56 UTC

I guess they were smart enough that this would be cheaper than lose a lawsuit.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 87th comment

Hmm.....very subtle update. I was hoping better so that S4 and other phones would drop in price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)

There is very little to be recovered on those RAW files since the scene's DR is too much for any camera (maybe except for FF).
Anyway, the article above limited itself to 5MP output making it seem that RAW is useless.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 12:07 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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photogeek: Should have been f/1.8 at least. If Nikon can do it for $200, I'm sure Zeiss should be able to do it for $400. $700 for an f/2.8 lens with vignetting and less than ideal sharpness is ridiculous, no matter how you slice it.

Oh no, not possible. You need additional size and weight to mitigate vignetting and improve resolution.

In terms of price, there's no competition for a compact prime lens for the FE mount, yet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:15 UTC

All sounds good to me! Sigma is a young Canikon, started selling lenses then cameras.
Once again, I just hope the best for the company since they're the only one concerned with true Image Quality. Producing Medium Format quality images at small resolutions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:34 UTC as 55th comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)
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Rytterfalk: Beautiful!

omg, Carl! Welcome back! I thought you left completely. (i'm a small fan yours)

Anwyay, I have seen this vid and wish Sigma the best especially they really have made a great move with dp Quattro.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:48 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: Although I'm a Canon(pro equipment) guy for the most part; this seems like a better camera than the new G - Especially the fact that it has a built in flash AND a viewfinder. Waiting for the inevitable DP showdown between the latest round of high end compact mirrorless.

Oh no, the Canon just couldn't stand a chance on this one. They better drop the price of that to avoid comparisons to this Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 comments in total)

Good job Canon. ...a bit late though and too pricey considering the same old sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 49th comment
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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km25: 24MPs is a little high for APS-C, I would rather give up a few MPs for better low light use. The 24MP is fine for the mass market, but I think most serious photographer would rather a better balance, leaving 24MP for FF. I fell as if 16-20MP is best for APS-C in all the noise tests I have seen.

there's little nothing we can do about that...t.here's still plenty of consumers that there is no progress without a jump in MP. As can be taken from the sensor of the Nikon Df, bigger pixels still matter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 05:25 UTC

I'm just warming with the recently announced Canon G1x II...but seeing this at a price of $800 makes the Canon look like a joke. (even considering equivalence)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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