armandino

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Peter62: A picture is worth a thousand words:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=nikon_d500&attr13_1=fujifilm_xpro2&attr13_2=nikon_d7200&attr13_3=fujifilm_xe2&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=12800&attr16_2=12800&attr16_3=12800&attr126_2=normal&attr171_1=off&attr171_2=off&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0.2776808831894487&y=-0.6231332382786893

What is AF-speed and build quality good for, when image quality lacks?

At half the price the D500 would be of great value...

@Peter62
what is IQ good for if you cannot get the shot?
The D500 is designed for what the Fuji cannot shoot in terms of action photography, and the IQ advantage is debatable in RAW

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Neodp: I'd rather shoot with a D3300. Go try them both.

Sink or swim Nikon. SMALLER (APS-C or FF) please.

I did not say it has to be pocket or to small. Just smaller. YMMV.

It worked with film SLR's and it will work now. Mirrorless or not. Lose the BRICK!

Oh boy,
I am sure you also drive a FIAT 500 and you argue around why people drive a BMW 3 series....

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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philipfenglin: It's still a solid camera, as Nikon's always been delivering. But is it really worth it to pay twice as much as the D7200 to go from 'enthusiastic' to 'semi-pro'? At least for me I'm not sure. Guess if you are the one who's got a lot of chance to shoot sports event for your local school, and get some kind of payment (which qualifies you to be 'semi-pro'), the increased AF points would be meaningful. On the other hand, the 2MP wireless transfer could be a welcomed feature. But as cell phones nowadays usually have impressive embedded cameras and way easier integration to social media apps, this is no longer a huge differentiator. I would go for the D7200.

Same story the Canon 7DII..
The D500 is not for everyone, yet it is exactly what some need, and the price is right for these.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Mordi: I don't understand the praise for this camera if the photo of the young woman with a pole on her shoulder is an example of what it can do at ISO 100. Looking at it on my ASUS HDMI monitor, it doesn't come close to a MFT or any of the first-generation NEX models.

And surely, not close to the many 16x24 prints on my wall from my D300 and D7000.

...and reach
that is why the combo of the 3 features make this camera great accompanying a D5 the shooting sports (in decent light)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

I really like this camera, it would be a great addition for sports and reach. Funny one of the best cameras now and it does NOT have pop up flash just like all Canon FF bodies, but hey, it is Nikon, so it is OK to leave it out now, and nobody will complain about it.
Btw I am a big fan of no pop up so no complain here in Nikon choice ;-). Ironically I have a Canon 7DII WITH pop up and I wish it did not have it... just like every other camera I have.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (209 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Mediocre camera shoots a nice video

whatever dude

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 00:38 UTC
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armandino: great shots here and on 500px,
I feel that some of the shots could have shot in a true HDR (multiple frames) avoiding highlight clipping

https://500px.com/photo/121938921/inferno-by-mike-olbinski?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=77897
https://500px.com/photo/80141473/thunder-and-stars-by-mike-olbinski?ctx_page=2&from=user&user_id=77897
https://500px.com/photo/153340969/chester-by-mike-olbinski?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=77897

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 21:32 UTC

great shots here and on 500px,
I feel that some of the shots could have shot in a true HDR (multiple frames) avoiding highlight clipping

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Facebook announces support for 360 degree photos (15 comments in total)

FB, please improve your image recompression first...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 4th comment
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armandino: Funny, I have exactly a symmetric view of Mt. Baker from my home....

Sorry I missed you! I must had just put down my 500L+2x+1.4x...
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7479542344/photos/3445722/10263910985_4996d8c456_o

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 00:23 UTC

Funny, I have exactly a symmetric view of Mt. Baker from my home....

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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Azathothh: yay another article about dynamic range and 5 stops shadows push... Can't wait for you 10 stops push article. Do it more please. I really get excited looking at the noise.

@ photenth
again this was already well elaborated on by the DPReview team. Typically 14 bit has plenty for taking take care of quantization within current sensor DR. In terms of noise you are just wrong when you are dealing with an ISO invariant sensor. Take the following example:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/96121329@N04/5hFw91
this image was a pushed 3 stops. Shot at ISO 320, it would have been around ISO 3K. The final image does not display any more noise than if shot at proper iso settings. However if I did that the LEDs and other areas of the image would have been blown out. There is no quantization to worry about, as you can see. If that was done with a non-iso invariant sensor, then the image would have been a lot grainier. This is indeed a BIG downfall of the new D5 in my opinion. And such tests DPR is providing help us in seeing it. I would pick a D750 over a D5 for night event photography, just because of that.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:53 UTC

DPReview,
Adobe Flash is dead, when are you going to get rid of it?
Thank you!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 38th comment
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Azathothh: yay another article about dynamic range and 5 stops shadows push... Can't wait for you 10 stops push article. Do it more please. I really get excited looking at the noise.

@ photenth
your statement is incorrect and unformed. Please compare A7RII at ISO800 pushed to ISO6400 to properly exposed at 6400. There is virtually no difference. This means that if I shoot at ISO 800 I can retain more than 3 stop of highlights that would be lost if shot at ISO 6400. Your argument is valid only if physically underexposing, by saying that I mean reducing shutter time or aperture and letting less light in, not if you are playing with iso settings. So, this game is not valid anymore if for instance you are supposed to shoot at ISO 100 and you are starting stopping down. Reading your comment it seems to me that this is completely over your head.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 15:18 UTC
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maximumeffort: "How will they be able to push 5EV on Bolt and Gatlin?"

"But I guess the really important horsepower you need on sportsphotography is to push shadows by 5 EV."

"The idea of pushing everything by 5 stops is getting boring. "

"Unless you chose your shooting conditions so badly that you need to push exposures by 5 stops "

"Noise is the only factor that matters in photography. If your camera cannot be pushed 45+ stops is a piece of junk."

"I push all of my photos by 5 or 6 stops. Don't you? Pushing has boosted my creativity, my print quality, my street cred and my personal income."

Who are you guys addressing!?!?! Nobody is claiming that better read noise is only useful for pushing 5ev except yourselves! You're literally creating your own targets to attack.

@ Thematic
the idea is to test if the sensor performs as iso invariant. Sorry if I contradict you but this is a very important test. Iso invariance goes much beyond the need of some for heavy post processing. Iso invariance makes a massive difference for people shooting low light conditions with hight contrasts, which is the most common scenario for instance in concerts and artificially lit performances. For instance if a scene proper exposure is supposed to be ISO3K however it will cause highlights to be clipped, the problem can be circumvented by shooting at much lower iso and boosting it in post, preserving that way the highlights that otherwise would be lost in the A/D conversion. Rishi covered this extensively in the past.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 04:54 UTC
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maximumeffort: "How will they be able to push 5EV on Bolt and Gatlin?"

"But I guess the really important horsepower you need on sportsphotography is to push shadows by 5 EV."

"The idea of pushing everything by 5 stops is getting boring. "

"Unless you chose your shooting conditions so badly that you need to push exposures by 5 stops "

"Noise is the only factor that matters in photography. If your camera cannot be pushed 45+ stops is a piece of junk."

"I push all of my photos by 5 or 6 stops. Don't you? Pushing has boosted my creativity, my print quality, my street cred and my personal income."

Who are you guys addressing!?!?! Nobody is claiming that better read noise is only useful for pushing 5ev except yourselves! You're literally creating your own targets to attack.

what is all this wining about pushing shadows being a boring, useless test? If you run a performance test on a sensor, all you do is:
1) ISO performance
2) DR
3) Iso invariance.
If you are not interested in sensor performance testing move on a different article.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 00:53 UTC
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Azathothh: yay another article about dynamic range and 5 stops shadows push... Can't wait for you 10 stops push article. Do it more please. I really get excited looking at the noise.

@photenth
these tests are specific to characterize the ISO invariance capabilities of a sensor. What is the point of testing pushing 2 stops a iso 1600? What to you expect to see and publish?
ISO invariance is and extremely good test. For instance I know that my A7RII is ISO invariant at iso 640. Which means that I can literally set the iso range of my camera up to that, not bordering dealing with higher iso. In low light events with rapidly changing lights, or contrasty, you can save the highlights that way. Night life events deal with DR ranges exceedingly worse that in daylight, and your camera offers a considerably lower DR than a base iso.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: > Canon catching up? Canon EOS-1D X II tested in our studio

There it is.
Admission that Canon is BEHIND.

being behind in DR does not mean that it is behind in absolute terms.
Current DR+dual pix technology makes it probably the most desirable sensor unless shooting landscapes.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:42 UTC

This is a great camera for sure. I am glad that Canon addressed the DR issue at least to a competitive level, which, honestly it is all is needed for most humans. Better AF, 4K (60fps!) dual pix and touchscreen. Great news. A even more refined camera than the 1DX.
From my side:
my old 1DX will still do all is really needed in action photography. I am far more excited about my A7RII capabilities, and I am curios what Sony has to offer next. If the 1DXIII will be our in 4 years, Canon better come out with a novel product seen the pace at which Sony is improving its mirrorless system. For me it is already A7RII 80-90% of the times I grab a body.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 81st comment
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dgumshu: Well, this is not an apples to apples comparison. The 1DX ii is not a 42mp landscape camera and the 7R ii is not a sports action camera. Sure, the chart allows different comparisons, but lets compare apples to apples... D5 and D4, etc.

the A7RII has the highest rated sensor, currently. 1DXII is Canon flagship camera. It makes total sense to me. It is not comparing cameras but sensor performance in terms of DR and ISO against the best.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
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