Revenant

Revenant

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (662 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Rumors: The next model will have a dedicated Instagram™ button...

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Yes, the Canon PowerShot N Facebook ready (wow, what a name!) needs some serious competition!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (662 comments in total)
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quezra: Where are all the m4/3 fanboys to explain how the EM1 is better?

I can't recall having seen many m43 users comparing their cameras to medium format, or even FF for that matter. It's usually people who use larger sensor cameras, who take every opportunity to tell the m43 users how tiny sensors their cameras have.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (662 comments in total)
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tassosDA: This is really a huge camera, comming from a company that is so small!! Well done Pentax.

Ricoh is a huge company by any normal standards, but sure, their camera business isn't very large.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)
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gsum: This camera isn't medium format - it is MFDX. To describe it as MF is misleading. Looks good though and is almost free of the usual useless 'features' that afflict modern cameras.

There's no reason why the term 'medium format' in the digital age should be tied to specific sizes from the film era. It's larger than 35mm, and smaller than large format, so why not call it medium format?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:02 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

HowaboutRAW:

Since the raw file is the starting point of DxO's analysis, anything that happened to the data before that point, is included in their findings. However, when they suspect that NR have been applied to the raw file, they usually mark those values as 'smoothed' in their graphs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

Since DxO's measurements are based on the raw files, they do include any processing that is done by the camera before the data is saved as a raw file. 'What the sensor saw' at the moment of capture is not something that we (or DxO) have access to.
But what DxO doesn't take into account, besides the optics, is the influence of the raw converter you use. They don't convert their raw files into actual images; they draw their conclusions from the raw values.

Personally, I think the best way to compare IQ is to convert raw files from different cameras, and then use my eyes to assess them, rather than going by a restricted set of metrics that doesn't necessarily capture all aspects of what we call IQ. After all, aren't we interested in the quality we can get from our usual work flow, with the software of our choice? That seems more photographically relevant to me, than going slavishly by DxO's results.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

@HowaboutRAW
Thanks for the link!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

Where are the A6000 raws on Imaging Resource? Their usual comparison images are straight from the camera JPEGs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
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Mario G: Why did they call it "Art"? They make it sound like some sort of lomography kind of thing...

All of Sigma's new 'Global Vision' lenses are placed in one of three categories: Contemporary (zoom lenses for everyday usage, convenience lenses), Art (prime lenses, fisheye and other specialty lenses) and Sports (fast telephoto zooms, telephoto primes).
It's a marketing thing, for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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ipecaca: Why would one be interested in samsung cameras, what's the catch? Truly interested, can owners tell me?

Presumably, for the same reason one would be interested in any other company's cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
On Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal article (42 comments in total)
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Corkcampbell: When did State Street become Japanese?

Yes, surely the Japanese branch, or subsidiary, is a Japanese company, at least in the sense that it's registered in and operates in Japan. I don't think the parent company is sueing Olympus; it's the subsidiary in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal article (42 comments in total)
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Corkcampbell: When did State Street become Japanese?

It isn't, but it's an international company with branches in many countries, Japan being one of them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 07:34 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (503 comments in total)
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EdBov: Comparing the K5 video score with the K3 video score: DPR finds out the K5 better???????
I believe they are totally mad.......... because the video was the reason the Pentax K5 got a bad score.

Scores are relative to the current competition when the camera is reviewed. You can't compare scores directly between a new camera and one that's a few years old. There is no absolute measure of quality, it's all relative. Otherwise, all cameras from ten years ago would have got bad reviews for their lousy IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
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Master Yoda: First, the new Canon M and now this new Nikon 1 . . . both "NOT FOR SALE IN THE USA". Personally, I wouldn't buy either one but it would seem they are waiving the white flag with the USA with these kind of cameras and probably doing us a favor LOL. Meanwhile, Fuji, Oly and Panny continue to move forward.

Olympus did the same thing with the E-PL6, though. It wasn't released in America or Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
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BarnET: "Large 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor"

Large compared to what?!.
Lmao!!!!!

Rangefinder-styled is used (by DPR at least) to describe mirrorless cameras that are not DSLR-styled. It basically means 'rectangular without a viewfinder hump'. It's not meant to imply that there's an actual rangefinder in the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Studio Camera article (23 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: another video camera, maybe change the site name to DVReview now?

There's a lot of video news right now, because of the NAB show in Las Vegas. It's not like DPR has suddenly decided to shift focus to video at the expense of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 11:23 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Image processing is good, but the lens does not excite.
Leica's lens in X-Vario, or Ricoh's lens in the GR, are both miles ahead of this camera.
But, I believe, if Canon wanted to implement a really good lens, the package would cost twice as much. It would be worthwhile, though. It would be good Canon comes out with a kick-@ss enthusiast camera, not another budget 'zoom': they have plenty of budget cameras already.

According to Canon's information brochure, the G1 X MkII lens is actually the most complex compact camera lens that Canon has ever made. Making the lens as compact as it is, and with those specs, isn't easy. It even required different manufacturing equipment than usual, so it probably is quite costly to make.
It's easy to say that the lens should be better for the asking price, when not knowing what technical challenges had to be overcome to make it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 11:13 UTC
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goloby: AF sensitivity down to -4eV WOOOW!!! Not even 1Dx or D4s do that!!!!

I think it's pretty clear that newboyz is talking only about what happens when the mirror is down. Light is reflected away from the imaging sensor, and is then divided between the AF sensor and the viewfinder. When the mirror flips up, all light of course reaches the imaging sensor, and nothing in his post suggests that he doesn't understand that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:15 UTC
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ProfHankD: "Olympus Imaging Corp. and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced" is a pretty strange way for JVC to announce new products. Ok, the proposed products are really at "NAB 2014 (JVC Booth: Central Hall #C4314)." I don't see any of this on the JVC website?

Looks like things were cooking and this press release is a somewhat rushed response to Sony's A7S announcement....

Anyway, the more folks push 4K, the sooner it will reach critical mass. :-)

Olympus and Panasonic didn't announce JVC's products, they announced that JVC has joined the MFT group.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 21:19 UTC
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joe6pack: The M43 sensor is 17.3mm x 13.0mm. Now they come up with a 21mm x 12mm. 17.3mm -> 21mm is a significant difference to me. It means many existing lens will be showing vignetting. Am I missing something here?

If this camera is gaining popularity. It could also mean that future M43 lens will be bigger to accommodate the wider sensor, covering 21mm x 13mm. That may not be such a good news for M43.

If it's possible to make lenses that cover the Super35 sensor, that means that the m4/3 mount have been wide enough all along. The mount specifications haven't been changed, after all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
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