photoaddict

photoaddict

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Joined on Mar 13, 2004

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GaryJP: Why is it people keep talking about the "poor" dynamic range of Canon's "outdated" sensors and are unable to use their eyes enough to see the DR of the 5D Mk3, particularly in terms of the highlights, is smoking the Sony? Particularly on those big tripod like things in the distance.

Thank you @Rishu Sanyal I did notice the difference in "highlights" on the "archs" and wondered why the Sony "highlights" looked blown out while Canon showed details yet when I looked at other highlights, they all seemed to match. Now you've said the city turned the lights off before you went to Canon. That made perfect sense. Again, great job!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)
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IvanM: I would argue high DR is almost essential for amateurs or beginners...people that dont want/have the skill to expose properly. But having said that those types of photographers are probably not going to have access to post production tools like LR etc, so does it really matter, like you rightly asked? The flipside is that all Canons come with the 'free' DPP software, and if one has the patience to try it out there are some very good options in there to 'fix' poorly exposed images....but then one would have to shoot RAW, and how many beginners actually do that, or need to do that....thats maybe why Canon entry level cameras sell so well. My cousin just bought a 760D, his first 'serious' camera and his purchase was made because he perceived the Canon 760 to be 'easy to use', he trusted and knew the brand and he thought the Nikon would be too complicated...no mention of DR or noisy sensors....

Dual ISO only works with high end Canon cameras. I have Canon T3i so dual ISO won't cut. And dual ISO can damage the sensor since it literally tweaks the sensor parameters.

Besides the output from dual ISO looks a little weird since it requires rewriting the RAW codec to understand the intention of dual ISO.

Canon is awesome, no one can go wrong with it as long as they take pictures that are well exposed and all that but I am happy with Nikon. No need to hack Nikon to do the dual ISO!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 04:19 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)
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IvanM: I would argue high DR is almost essential for amateurs or beginners...people that dont want/have the skill to expose properly. But having said that those types of photographers are probably not going to have access to post production tools like LR etc, so does it really matter, like you rightly asked? The flipside is that all Canons come with the 'free' DPP software, and if one has the patience to try it out there are some very good options in there to 'fix' poorly exposed images....but then one would have to shoot RAW, and how many beginners actually do that, or need to do that....thats maybe why Canon entry level cameras sell so well. My cousin just bought a 760D, his first 'serious' camera and his purchase was made because he perceived the Canon 760 to be 'easy to use', he trusted and knew the brand and he thought the Nikon would be too complicated...no mention of DR or noisy sensors....

Its not true. A high dynamic range improves HDR processing. Sometimes you want clean details to be revealed in dark shadows and that's where Nikon excels, hands down. If I do the same with Canon, I see ugly color noise with no details. Not so with Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)

I bought Nikon 5500 for this reason. I am switching from Canon to Nikon. I am blown away with the better image quality on Nikon.

But rest assured, if you expose the shot correctly with either one of those brands, you'll not notice anything different.

However, when it comes to pushing EV in software, that's when the difference becomes apparent. NEF stays much cleaner than CR2 when EV is set to more than 2.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
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keeponkeepingon: 3 front page features on this copy of a sony innovation? Three. It's almost like dpreview has some sort of formal relationship with DXO. Oh wait they do.....

Thank you Simon Joinson.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: 3 front page features on this copy of a sony innovation? Three. It's almost like dpreview has some sort of formal relationship with DXO. Oh wait they do.....

I am also suspecting some kind of relationship. I would like DPReview to disclose that relationship.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:08 UTC

too sharp? That's not accurate, it's more like "film was never this detailed."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 00:27 UTC as 32nd comment

how is that possible to have so much bandwidth at 1000 fps at 4K resolution?!?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 22:25 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

DisplayMate just released article about iPhone 5 color display and not surprisingly, it outperformed Galaxy S by a large margin. iPhone 5 has perfect colors and has accurate gamut and doesn't need re-calibration out of the box.

http://www.displaymate.com/Smartphone_ShootOut_2.htm
Just the facts.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 03:16 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies

Despite much needed features (especially autofocus during video), 600D seems to look better than 650D. I wonder why.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 00:59 UTC as 52nd comment
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Iron Mike: a 15 in display with 2880x1800 resolution will make stuff so small it will be very hard to see, including text. The 1080 resolution on my 16 in laptop is bad enough, this will only be worse...

No, they won't be tiny at all. The MacOSX scales the text and controls nicely... the text and controls will STILL be roughly the same size as you normally see. It won't be tiny like you'd see on Windows because it cannot scale well for high DPI display.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 22:16 UTC
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photoaddict: The images don't look impressive. If I were to decide on a monochrome camera, Sigma SD1M would be the one. Sigma seems sharper and has more "depth" to it. The images from Leica looks flat and boring.

maxoney, it falls apart in color at high ISO but not in BW. BW stays relatively clean even at high ISO.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd10/13

Sigma looks significantly better than Canon in high ISO BW imaging.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 15:14 UTC

The images don't look impressive. If I were to decide on a monochrome camera, Sigma SD1M would be the one. Sigma seems sharper and has more "depth" to it. The images from Leica looks flat and boring.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 02:02 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

oh boy, i think ill sell my canon gear for nikon gear... nikon just seems to be outperforming canon significantly in the past couple of years. Good job, nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 19:11 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies

Wow! I am extremely impressed with all the sample images shown from that camera! I could buy it just for a camera!

I really love the 800 ISO sample - it looks a lot more "analog" and more organic. Love the colors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2012 at 21:34 UTC as 194th comment | 1 reply
On The 15 Minute Makeover: Photoshop Beauty Retouching article (168 comments in total)

i very much enjoyed the tutorial... I learned a couple of new tricks despite using Photoshop for many years!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 03:23 UTC as 30th comment
On Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format article (84 comments in total)
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GearGuru: I was just thinking recently how, by today's technoligal standards, that removing a card and putting it in a wired card reader to transfer images seems a bit primitive. Here's what I'd like to see: 250 GB (for now) solid state drive built into camera body. When I'm done shooting, I fire up the computer, pair using Bluetooth, then proceed to download images from camera, wirelessly.

Until then...

I have used CF and SD. I much prefer CF for its size, durability, and simplicity. I have never bent pins or experienced any problems. On the other hand, SD are too small, fragile and flimsy. I've had more than a few SD cards break. One the shell cracked open and another the lock mechanism came out and on another the plastic struts that separate each contact broke off.

I understand that a new format may be needed to address performance issues, so I'm open minded on a new format. Let's just get it dialed in so we can limit the number and different types of media cards.

I had pin issues in the past so I am glad to see CF go.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 02:10 UTC

ACLU sure comes handy at times!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 13:44 UTC as 15th comment
On Early Bird in the Starting over. New beginning. High expectation. challenge (2 comments in total)

what kind of bird is that? It's a colorful bird! Great picture!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2011 at 15:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On Happy Birthday I'm 36 in the Dystopia challenge (15 comments in total)

but you capture it so well that deserves a first place!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2009 at 16:34 UTC as 14th comment
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