PIX 2015
balico

balico

Lives in Indonesia Bali, Indonesia
Works as a Indoor, Outdoor Photographer
Joined on Mar 21, 2012

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And they do the in August already!? Still 4 months to go, who knows what will be announced / released these coming months..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 10th comment
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djrocks66: The Sigma 150-600 Contemporary was much better and sharper at all focal lengths then this lens with my testing using the 7D2. You can actually use the I.S. While panning too.

Usability of OIS depend how you use it.. When you always have it on, yes it might be inconvenient to have to switch it off for panning, but I (and probably many others) use OIS as a tool which is standard off and only switch on when needed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Good P&S and good money for SONY. It is too bad as there is almost no competition to bring down this M4's price.

Samsung EX2F was not a bad P&S with f/1.4 Schneider-Kreuznach lens starting at a wide 24mm equivalent, bright articulated AMOLED monitor, WIFI, and solid build.

But Samsung was gun shy in terms of IQ after Pana released LX7.

I wish Samsung developed a 1" P&S (with Schneider-Kreuznach lens) instead of wasting R&D on a not salable 1" NX MINI. It may be in the better market position than NX MINI.

If SONY feels that Samsung NX500 is a threat to a6000/a5100's marketing leading position, SONY will release an a7000 to put Samsung in the dust easily.

It's all about R&D and Samsung is a considerably large concern.
Although I love the Sony sensors, I am not that convinced that Sony can stay the leaders over the coming decennium..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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tdkehoe: Faster HDR too? My first generation RX100 is 10 seconds per frame (10spf? 0.1fps?) for HDR. Great pictures but slow.

And you probably end up with a jpg as result?
When it is like that (merged HDR is jpg) it is not interesting in the first place ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 02:46 UTC
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Stephen787: the range so small , it is a like a prime. why would anyone want this?
oh another out of the world product by sigma.

I own a 35mm f/1.4 Art and to cover 24mm on my D810 I would like to get the 24-105mm f/4 Art zoom, but that lens is on backorder everywhere.. Hope this lens doesn't end up the same!
Sigma lately makes very nice lenses but they are very difficult to get your hands on..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)
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papa natas: To Mr. robertc2k
Wrong comment, Bob.
I own a MERCEDES A-KLASSE.
Do you?
Eat my dust.

A-190, woow!? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: Why wait to find out what it's actually like. Ken Rockwell already has a review, complete with conclusion. *shakes head*

His writing should be taken with "a pinch of salt", but many times he also is hilarious and correct; "This Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR DX is for the photographer with enough money to buy expensive lenses, but who doesn't want to step up to full frame." :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)
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KInfinity: Interesting product. I'm not sure what to think, considering the price.

For people complaining about price, it's cheaper than the FUJINON XF 16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR, for comparison. Or about the same, on the used market. Yes, I know they're slightly different aperture at the long end. 2.8 vs 3.Something.

As an owner of a 16-85mm DX VR, this, and my 35mm 1.8 are my fav. lenses. But, wouldn't a used D610 with it's full frame 'kit' lens (24-85mm VR) be a compelling argument instead, for a few more bones?

Oh well, that's pricing in the camera biz.

Yes, beside the slight price difference and small advantage of reach there is no reason to go with cropped sensor anymore. Previously, the high prices of the large sensors gave space for DX, but now these prices are dropping that space gets smaller and smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)
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Meerkato: Everyone is crying about the price. Yeah it is not low, and it's not constant 2.8, but as far as I know there are more to a lens than its speed. I believe it will be a pretty darn good lens with awesome optical performance, it is still fast and has a wide focal range. I think there is a lack of good normal zoom lenses for dx, as they either slow, not wide enough, not long enough or has other flaws.
Of corse I would like it for 100$, but be realistic. This will probably be the best zoom for nikon dx so far and Nikon is not in a position in which they can push down the prices.

Beside being just a little slower, the Nikkor AF-S 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G is hard to beat and this lens has to be especially very good at it's widest aperture to justify it! f/3.5 compared to f/2.8 or f/4 to f/5.6 doesn't make that much of a different, f/1.8 or f/1.4 does ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:33 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: My original 16-85 works perfectly fine, and is sharp. Yes 2.8 would be nice, but I really don't need it.

If you would need it, you can always buy a 50mm f/1.8D for 100 bucks ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:26 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)

Over US$1K is quiet a price for a DX lens. It has to be A Lot better then the Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S to justify this high price, not only the faster aperture..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:24 UTC as 7th comment
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nixda: The article points out that one would need to ask for permission when posting to certain "social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, as those sites carry advertising that is attached to the content of its pages."

Does it not occur to people here that any problem can be avoided by not posting to such sites?

Are people not aware of the fact that such sites strip the user of all rights to their own creations?

Are people so cheap and greedy that they prefer to be stripped of their rights, rather than support regulation that protects the rights of creative people? Besides, there are sites that are free and do not strip people of their rights. Best of both worlds.

To me it seems that social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have people in a stronger bind in many instances than some totalitarian regimes. Go after those sites first.

Not necessary true. By posting on Facebook or other social media you give permission to them to use your photo, posted as-is. You will Not lose the copyright of the original capture.

So just post a small version, use a clear watermark etc.

When you want to be sure to keep your images only for yourself, just keep them on (external) harddisk or other backup media, and watch those images only when not connected to the internet as your computer might be hacked ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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jaayres20: So why is there so much noise in the sky? The sky has so much noise, it looks like it was shot at ISO 1600. I have downloaded several RAW images off of IR and I have yet to see that much noise in the properly exposed areas. Was the sky dramatically underexposed too?

I suppose the noise level is a result of pushing the exposure and the way of processing the image. The sky (although noisy) is still acceptable for me but the mountains are way to noisy and the trees on the right still exhibit CA, the bottom part also has lots of ugly chroma noise.. Probably it is not the best example as a main preview image for this camera, there is just to much processing going on to address the real camera performance here.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 05:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Jon Rista: While the 5Ds doesn't bring a huge multi-stop improvement in DR to the Canon lineup, one thing I do recognize is the color noise seems to have dropped. Banding is still there, sadly, however I don't think I could have pulled off this photo with my 5D III without a lot more banding and unsightly color blotching.

As someone who is well invested in Canon lenses (which I really love), I would be happier with the IQ from the 5Ds than the 5D III. That said, when it comes to landscape photography...I don't see much value in the Canon lineup these days. I could get better images with a $600 Sony A6000...

Wonder if Canon will ever achieve the kind of low level sensor IQ that their competitors have achieved. Even the Samsung NX1 sensor is pretty amazing...it has the most neutral deep shadow noise I've ever seen...with some of the deepest, richest blacks.

Sure Canon will improve sensor performance also. They are lagging a bit behind in technology but surely will reach current performance levels of Sony and Samsung sensors over time. The problem is that both Sony and Samsung are sure evolving their sensor technology also..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 05:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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lightmatters: Canon makes me frustrated. Their sensor's DR is inferior but their lenses are superior.
But you know what, if their sensor's DR is just good as others then there will be no competition at all.

Don't forget that Sigma is a good bridge with their new developed line of lenses. The 35mm Art and 50mm Art are better then any offering from Canon or Nikon at similar focal length/price. I guess you are not talking about zoom lenses when addressing optimum image quality?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Stanchung: I pity Canon users. Just pay for a Sony sensor already.

Even the D7200 APSC kicks its a$$

Segaman has an *abcent* image gallery, so I wonder if he is just trolling..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:45 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Mr Ed M: When normalized to print resolutions the dynamic range is competitive with other cameras.

It took a while to load, but, ISO 100 +4 EV looks fine when set to print.

ISO 100 +5 EV should clean up fine at print resolutions with a little post processing.

I don't see any issue with the available dynamic range.

When I needed HDR or exposure fusion with my previous D300 at some scenes, I regularly only need 1 image with the D810 now. Not a big deal really in general or when bracketing is possible but in high dynamic range scenes with moving subjects it is certainly an advantage.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Mr Ed M: Why aren't pushed Nikon D810 images available in the top tool for comparison?

Here they are available, maybe just added!
It seems the D810 is able to be pushed 1.5 - 2 stops more..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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K E Hoffman: As a marketing person..The releases seem a bit cynical. The DSLR market is slowing so lets do two nearly identical 50MP cameras neither of which feature wise will replace our older 20MP offering completely. So they will have to keep the old one (no used sales cannibalizing new sales) and add this. Then we can sell them another higher MP camera next year when we do REAL update.

This is Lime Coke, Vanilla Coke or Directors cut DVDs etc... its about marketing, not advancing the main 5D offering.. Then when they do a proper update to the 5dMKIII you get to buy the newer sensor again!!! but in a completer body.

Just think Theatrical Edition, Directors Cut, Collectors Edition, Box set DVDs etc. (Maybe a 5D Box Set is coming?) and we see how Canon appears to be looking to increase revenue .

They try to exactly copy what Nikon did with the two version of the D800 several years ago. I am pretty certain that the people that moved from Canon to Nikon don't come back for this 5DS/SR because it has a few more megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Canon has got to do a TSE 11-24 F4L IS STM (or USM) next
'cuz the convergence* towards the ground/sky (if pointing below/above horizon) is so obvious ... there is no pp to fix it without adding other distortions

*trees leaning outward look so weird in this tulip field landscape shot
even though it does look nice overall (where fisheye shots always look worse; no matter how corrected in post)

Therefore it is probably more useful to shoot the trees horizontal (in landscape orientation) and to add a stitched image for the downpart by making a vertorama..

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 04:19 UTC
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