goosel

goosel

Lives in Germany pfalz, Germany
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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

edges and corners are quite blurred with a fair amount of CA. Which lens was used?? Surely not the same one as with the D800 ??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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goosel: Just tried it on my 4 core imac loaded with memory... Slow Slow Slow.

Just tried it on a fairly new 15 inch Retina MacBook with i7 and SSD and 16 GB of ram.

Still way to slow when editing. Raw conversion is just about acceptable not very satisfactory.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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goosel: Just tried it on my 4 core imac loaded with memory... Slow Slow Slow.

i5 is plenty fast enough for Lightroom DXO capture1 C-NX2 etc...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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goosel: Just tried it on my 4 core imac loaded with memory... Slow Slow Slow.

I'm on a mac perhaps thats the problem.

I only tried D800 raw files. Extraction was OK, Any form of processing like WB adjustment was at least 3-4 times slower then C-NX2.

imac i5 with 16GB ram
All other similar products such as Lightroom and DXO are fast and responsive.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 06:42 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)

Just tried it on my 4 core imac loaded with memory... Slow Slow Slow.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:34 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
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Brian OReilly: Pardon?
"Only Supports D7000 and later DSLR"

This is a really underhand way of saying that
According to the timeline on this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Nikon_DSLR_cameras

That means it does not support:
D3
D300
D200
All D2 variants

This is really poor
So - to process Nikon NEF files with Nikon Capture NX2 I will need to keep 2 different versions of the SW on a machine
Same applies with Nikon Camera Control Pro2

But, I do not believe you can have 2 different versions of the SW on the same machine - so you need to have 2 different startup disks.

So much for using Nikon products and the longevity of the NEF format moving into the future
Do we need to keep legacy hardware and operating systems and Nikon SW so we can access our images?

Sorry for the rant - but this is really disappointing
Brian

the 'only supports' pertains to the Auto1 white balance option.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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wolfloid: I'm seeing very smeared detail in the two portraits of the girl with glasses (303 &149). The eye detail is smeared away and the hair looks very unnatural and totally lacking in detail. Obviously this is with the downloaded JPEG at maximum size. I've never seen anything like this with my 5DII (but then I never shoot JPEG).

Is this missed focus, anti-noise smoothing or something worse. Is it just very bad photography, or is it something inherently wrong in the camera/sensor?

ISO 2000. It's strong noise reduction you're seeing

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
On Sun Princess visits Wellington in the Cruise Ship challenge (5 comments in total)

fantastic

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 20:17 UTC as 2nd comment
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Thoughts: Nikon must have done a research and found that DX shooters just want an even longer superzoom, not matter how big, heavy and expensive it will be.

I, however, hoped Nikon would offer a couple of small primes for the DX shooters such as 18mm, 24mm or 28mm or even wider ones. I don't think they will do that based on their marketing research.

28 35 50 85 primes are already available wouldn't be surprised if more are on their way.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 11:00 UTC
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simon65: RIP Canon

If Nikon release a $1,500 FF DSLR then Canon's existing business model, product line up and pricing model is toast.

Canon have just released the 5D Mk III at $3,500 body only (!#!), and its near starter DSLR, the 650D at $950.

As someone who has always felt Canon are one of the more cynical manufacturers our there I can't but help feeling a touch of schadenfreude as I witness the increasingly tightening stranglehold Nikon and Sony have got them in. That even as I see the value of my Canon kit falling by the day on Ebay.

I'm selling and moving on, Canon have been offering too little for too much, for too long.

I think you are too harsh. Canon will probably catch up. AND, they have an enormous fan base that won't dry up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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simon65: Does anyone know if this is the same 24 mp sensor Sony is using in the NEX-7?

Thanks

Probably NOT.
see:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=41267286

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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forpetessake: And the truth is that Sony is making a lot better cameras than Nikon with the same sensors. The latter are cheaper, of course, otherwise why would anybody buy them.

It is most likely that the D3200 sensor is not from Sony

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 07:48 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)
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goosel: Was seriously considering buying one until i saw the samples. These samples are all quit mushy, colors especially red seem wrong. Something is missing. I was expecting a lot more from the new sensor sans AA filter. :(

Perhaps the raw converter(s) still need work.

looks like we need some patience until other raw converters are available. Will defer my opinion till then.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 21:34 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Your following words sound as those of a fan club participant, not as a formal reviewer at DPReview:

" Our first impressions are very positive though, and I hope this article will reassure and encourage anyone that has been watching the X-series and waiting for Fujifilm to 'get it right'."

Your use of the word 'hope' indicates your bias toward Fuji.

Your use of the word 'encourage' confirms the validity of my remarks posted here.

Oh well, what a shame to see DPReview take this road.

Samples don't measure up to the words of the review.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 15:34 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)
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goosel: Was seriously considering buying one until i saw the samples. These samples are all quit mushy, colors especially red seem wrong. Something is missing. I was expecting a lot more from the new sensor sans AA filter. :(

Perhaps the raw converter(s) still need work.

Yes I did.

I'm not a silkypix expert, but even with exaggerated sharpness the pics are mushy and lack micro contrast and details are smeared. The iso 200 pic of the cherry blossoms is surprisingly noisy.

all in all very disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 15:06 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Fujifilm X-Pro1 article (228 comments in total)

Was seriously considering buying one until i saw the samples. These samples are all quit mushy, colors especially red seem wrong. Something is missing. I was expecting a lot more from the new sensor sans AA filter. :(

Perhaps the raw converter(s) still need work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2012 at 12:53 UTC as 58th comment | 6 replies
On Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples article (423 comments in total)
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antoineb: Duly shot at f11 where diffraction must be a clear issue - why?

of course the test scene needs f11 for enough DOF - but surely this cannot take precedence over the need to deliver relevant results?

as it stands, these shots at f11 will suffer from diffraction BEFORE they show limits of the sensor resolution.

therefore these are cute test shots - but they're essentially useless.

These should be re-done at f5.6

sorry problems posting

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:24 UTC
On Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples article (423 comments in total)
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antoineb: Duly shot at f11 where diffraction must be a clear issue - why?

of course the test scene needs f11 for enough DOF - but surely this cannot take precedence over the need to deliver relevant results?

as it stands, these shots at f11 will suffer from diffraction BEFORE they show limits of the sensor resolution.

therefore these are cute test shots - but they're essentially useless.

These should be re-done at f5.6

@Henry,

isn't quite that clear cut.

If interpolation is used on demosaicing (100% sure it is) then you diffraction limit starts at app. 2x the pixel size.

Also don't forget, COC is based on print size and viewing distance. Pixel-Peeping at 100% would be the equivalent of printing A0? with viewing distance 50 cm?? (depends on DPI of Monitor) Ergo: diffraction limit for pixel peepers is probably evident at F8 already.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:57 UTC
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