goosel

goosel

Lives in Germany pfalz, Germany
Joined on Jan 26, 2010

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On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)

Impressive. Love the 3 dimensional look of the pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 34th comment
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)
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jtan163: @DPR staff any news on whether either of these have an AA filter?

talking with my dealer today. He mentioned they had asked nikon on this and were told that the D5 has an AA filter. D500 doesn't.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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MHJ19: Screw Canon. Just bought a 7d2, looks like a joke compared to this Nikon. I'm sick of being held hostage by the the aholes at Canon corporate, always making cameras with the least amount of features. Will buy this and slowly move over to Nikon.

limited 4k recording time? ->"29 min. 59 s"

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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lapomattiabarambaniviendalmare: So the D500 is aimed to Sport photographers...
Can't understand why they didn't put the same anti flickering function for indoor lights that the Canon 7d Mark II has...

I would like to have a quicker mode to switch between different camera profiles, like D7200...

Why in the world they removed it?

chapter 5-5 in the Tech Digest
Flicker Reduction Function.
http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/microsite/d500/common/pdf/technology-digest.pdf

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:45 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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goosel: WOW:

"Achieves focus in live view photography -> Automatic setting of adjustment value with a few button operations"

D500 is getting it to. Probably a feature of the new dedicated af processor.

:)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)

WOW:

"Achieves focus in live view photography -> Automatic setting of adjustment value with a few button operations"

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:55 UTC as 88th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)
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IvanM: Ok I downloaded a RAW 400iso image of the 'nightime' test chart. I converted it in LR, corrected colour balance, opened up the 'blacks' +100, pulled 'highlights' -100, then increased the 'exposure' by +2. I then darkened the right hand lighter side via the graduated filter to match left hand side with a few small tweaks.
These tweaks are the max that I would normally do and also the max that LR allows and far exceed my normal DR requirements.

I experimented by increasing the 'exposure' even more by 3 and 4 and 5 stops. Result? Shadow noise only visible at 5 stops in deepest shadows. Up to 4 stops shadows are clean. I also corrected the lens profile which reduced the moire & CA. The only moire I could see was in the B&W sketch of the family scene, but less than in the DPP unprocessed
raw sample. Even the colour fringing in the 'copy' is all gone

My conclusion? The image quality far exceeded my expectations and the resolution and sharpness is just astonishing. This camera is great!!!

not too deep but there are 2-3 stops down there in certain portions of the low-light pictures. Agreed a rough test, but it does give us an idea.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 11:48 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison (518 comments in total)
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IvanM: Ok I downloaded a RAW 400iso image of the 'nightime' test chart. I converted it in LR, corrected colour balance, opened up the 'blacks' +100, pulled 'highlights' -100, then increased the 'exposure' by +2. I then darkened the right hand lighter side via the graduated filter to match left hand side with a few small tweaks.
These tweaks are the max that I would normally do and also the max that LR allows and far exceed my normal DR requirements.

I experimented by increasing the 'exposure' even more by 3 and 4 and 5 stops. Result? Shadow noise only visible at 5 stops in deepest shadows. Up to 4 stops shadows are clean. I also corrected the lens profile which reduced the moire & CA. The only moire I could see was in the B&W sketch of the family scene, but less than in the DPP unprocessed
raw sample. Even the colour fringing in the 'copy' is all gone

My conclusion? The image quality far exceeded my expectations and the resolution and sharpness is just astonishing. This camera is great!!!

In Lightroom 6.0 I pushed the shadows of the 'tungsten 100 iso' image by 3 1/2 stops. I see loads of noise and purple horizontal bands.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 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 ??

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:32 UTC as 254th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 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...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 06:42 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software (113 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:34 UTC as 34th 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.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples (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

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

fantastic

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 10:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery (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

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:57 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery (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

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 07:48 UTC
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