Marcello Zini

Marcello Zini

Lives in Italy Roma / Italy, Italy
Works as a ICT project coordinator
Joined on Aug 16, 2002

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io_bg: Good! Now bring on the X-T2, 23mm f/2 and 56mm f/2!

What's wrong with the X-T1? That now it'll become cheap so I'll buy one :D

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2456 comments in total)
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Marcello Zini: Hi, judging by the image in the "A clearer view on the hybrid finder" paragraph it looks like the framelines shift as much as the focus frame after focusing, much more than the xpro1! Apparently, it shows a frame just a little smaller than the actual one captured by the sensor.

I love the x-pro1 OVF as it allows me to compose with my eyeglasses on, but while the focus point gets corrected after focusing, the frameline don't shift enough after half press and I had to learn to shift the camera... ugh

Can somebody confirm that the x-pro2 is better than the x-pro1 in this respect?
Thanks

Hi Richard, my x-pro1 at around 56mm and at that kind of subject distance seems to shift the framelines a bit less after focus, maybe it's me. Still, unless I'm focusing at infinity I always have to shift the camera a bit top left to get the OVF frameline closer to whatever the EVF shows - so I feel like the frame could shift a bit more to improve the hit rate of the parallax correction feature. I will compare the two cameras when I'll get the chance.
Thank you for replying so quickly.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2456 comments in total)

Hi, judging by the image in the "A clearer view on the hybrid finder" paragraph it looks like the framelines shift as much as the focus frame after focusing, much more than the xpro1! Apparently, it shows a frame just a little smaller than the actual one captured by the sensor.

I love the x-pro1 OVF as it allows me to compose with my eyeglasses on, but while the focus point gets corrected after focusing, the frameline don't shift enough after half press and I had to learn to shift the camera... ugh

Can somebody confirm that the x-pro2 is better than the x-pro1 in this respect?
Thanks

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 17:48 UTC as 172nd comment | 2 replies
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RaghavBaijal: Even though this is impressive and all, 10-15 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if I see a 100MP APSC sensor in a rangefinder sized body. And, it would probably do better high ISO.

And people would still be complaining about how the Kit Lens doesn't resolve more than 40MP because of which their pics look like horse $#@.

@misolo: I'm in dpreview since 2002 and I clearly remember very interesting posts even by researchers covering the subject and coming to the above mentioned conclusion. This said, if the improvement since then came from the sensor itself of from newer noise suppressing algorithms, to mention just one variable in the equation, the end result is that you can take better pictures in low light ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
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RaghavBaijal: Even though this is impressive and all, 10-15 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if I see a 100MP APSC sensor in a rangefinder sized body. And, it would probably do better high ISO.

And people would still be complaining about how the Kit Lens doesn't resolve more than 40MP because of which their pics look like horse $#@.

Still, I remember when, around 2005, it was a common saying, even among engineers, that a better high ISO would violate the laws of physics. I think we gained about 3 stops since then.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 08:05 UTC

This will change technology, research and marketing campaign stategies, if true. The paradigm amateur=>JPEG, pro=RAW will be inverted.
Given the motivation driving the idea, it kind of makes sense to me. We'll see... and shoot some RAW in the meantime while we still can =)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies

Does that mean that if I try to take a picture of my kids in St. Peter square in Rome it won't let me? Brilliant :D
Sounds like an idea from Orwell's 1984.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 07:35 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies
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Marcello Zini: Just out of curiosity: here in EU people buy a lot of Apple stuff but you usually read things like "Ona says the bag is designed to hold an M body, two to three lenses and a large tablet" while here I read "...two to three lenses and an iPad" . Is (rightfully) iPad synonym of tablet in US? I swear I'm just curious and interested to the common language issue, my son sleeps with his iPad ;)

Crystal clear! I didn't think that it would set a unambiguous size reference. Btw your bags are extraordinary and it's my style but I like smaller mirrorless-oriented shoulder/sling solutions, nothing planned? Thanks for answering.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 15:56 UTC

Just out of curiosity: here in EU people buy a lot of Apple stuff but you usually read things like "Ona says the bag is designed to hold an M body, two to three lenses and a large tablet" while here I read "...two to three lenses and an iPad" . Is (rightfully) iPad synonym of tablet in US? I swear I'm just curious and interested to the common language issue, my son sleeps with his iPad ;)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Camera51 for Android guides your photo composition (47 comments in total)

I tried it, it's faster and more usable than the stock Samsung s4 one, it's quicker to set ev compensation, too. The composition aid is sweet but I wish I had it 12 years ago when I started photography ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 10th comment
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Marcello Zini: Well, my Leica is just like that, around 40,000 units later... I wish it was worth a fraction of that money... I'm not sure if it was used to take any historical images, though :( how can I have an idea of its approximate value? Thanks

Thank you, I'll send you more details since you're so kind

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 18:29 UTC

Well, my Leica is just like that, around 40,000 units later... I wish it was worth a fraction of that money... I'm not sure if it was used to take any historical images, though :( how can I have an idea of its approximate value? Thanks

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again (70 comments in total)

Nice. It would be great if it could interact with PS/LR and listen where the user is so to set the 3rd select, that defaults to "Global Context", accordingly.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 14th comment

Maybe it's me but I can't really understand this strong, generalized need for shallow DOF that emerges from some posts. It is desirable effect, sure, and sometimes it can help taking superb images. Personally, I thought small DOF was a must have when I had no idea on how to compose the background but I ended up closing the aperture on APSC to shoot events and portraits to make sure to get more than one eye in focus. I won't buy this lens as the Olympus 45 1.8 and 75 1.8 can give smaller DOF than I need (and plenty!) but, judging from the low aberrations I see on the sample P1090035.acr on the left side, it may be a great tool for some. My Nikon 50 1.4 was not as good at f1.4.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Antony John: Some of the shots on other websites are excellent. Sharpness and creamy Bokeh in abundance. One thing for sure is that Leica seldom design shoddy lenses.
m4/3 certainly looks interesting these days

This one, for instance http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Leica_DG_Nocticron_42-5mm_f1-2_H-NS043E/

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)
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Marcello Zini: I think it's really nice so far. Has anyone figured out if the onboard flash is able to fire a wireless flash Olympus/Pana compatible just as the E-m5 does? None of the reviews I read mention it but Panasonic says something good on that matter http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx7/optional_accessories.html

That's good to know - it'll work with my Metz oly 48 af-1 then :D
I was worried because in this video review http://www.43rumors.com/gx7-magnum-photographers-will-use-it-and-uk-tour-from-panasonic/ I couldn't see anything on the menus about remote flash settings

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 17:16 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1200 comments in total)

I think it's really nice so far. Has anyone figured out if the onboard flash is able to fire a wireless flash Olympus/Pana compatible just as the E-m5 does? None of the reviews I read mention it but Panasonic says something good on that matter http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx7/optional_accessories.html

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 247th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (577 comments in total)

The camera looks great, I think the em-5 will make me switch from aps-c to m43 but I want to see some more pictures, for some reasons the images I see from Nikon and Canon look better to me (more pleasing colors) than those of other brands (out of camera jpg of course).
Back to iso test I think, aside from the ISO 2006 standards, what would be of interest for the majority of us to compare high iso performance would simply be setting up a scene with identical light, similar lenses and shoot at the same shutter speed, aperture and camera ISO. This would give a real idea, of what a camera can do out in the field compared to another.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 17:20 UTC as 38th comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (577 comments in total)
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FreeRadical009: I wonder how does the fact that Olympus' true ISO values differ greatly from the actual, standardized ISO values vis-a-vis High ISO results shown in this review, affect the final outcome.

The high ISO shots against the Sonys do look promising, but if it's not the true high ISO they claim it is, then I got to wonder if the sensor is really that good at all.

It's like comparing how much kilometers you get out of a liter of gasoline between two cars, except that with one, you take off everything that adds weight and you end up with a bare bones car, while on the other one, you keep the standard equipment.

Obviously the bare bones will give better performance because of the reduced weight, but that doesn't mean it will perform that good with the standard equipment on.

I'm not making this up, you can find this in DxO's site.

I think, aside from the ISO 2006 standards, what would be of interest for the majority of us to compare high iso performance would simply be setting up a scene with identical light, similar lenses and shoot at the same shutter speed and aperture varying camera ISO to match the brightness of the image. This would give a real idea of what the camera can do compared to another.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 08:21 UTC
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