XeroJay

XeroJay

Lives in Toronto
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 4, 2007

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On a photo in the Sony 85mm F1.4 GM sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

terrible exposure

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: When I see a camera like this, I can't help but think on why Nikon does not use a square 30 x 30mm sensor, which has diagonal equal to 42,4mm and so is perfectly compatible with the existing FX lenses. The use of a square sensor would eliminate all duplication of controls I see in this camera, would make the operation much simpler (and faster!), and certainly would decrease the size and weight.

Within the format 30 x 30mm there is a 24 x 30mm format, both in portrait and landscape orientation. The format 24 x 30mm is not much smaller than 24 x 36mm, which is often cropped in practice. In a camera for sport, the resolution is not so important, but if the sensor density is kept the same of the current sensor, the resolution of the 24 x 30mm format would be respectable 17.5 MP, which is greater, for example, than 16 MP of the Nikon D4. Finally, the square format has its own merits because many subjets benefit great from a square composition.

Wouldn't work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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XeroJay: I've had JPEGmini for about a year now, and to be honest, it's good; not great. There is definitely a perceivable loss on quality for most images, but it depends on how keen the user is to the quality loss. It's most noticeable on fine details of the same tone (like skin pours/texture) and especially any grainy images, where it loses significant detail. Out of curiosity, I one day imported the result into PS, overlayed onto the original, set the layer to difference, and was shocked at how much difference there was. I could actually clearly make make out every person & thing in the image, just from the difference.
To say that there's no perceivable quality loss is kind of like saying that same thing about MP3's @ 128kbs

Well, then I guess the experienced professionals comparing massive prints done with JPEGmini in this video are missing the point too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdndN5kobdg
This video is actually what sold me on the product in the first place, but the truth is that it's misleading. I could EASILY tell the difference in not just a huge print, but also even a tiny web image from the results that I've been getting. And since there's absolutely NO settings in JPEGmini, I don't see how anyone is getting any different results than me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 14:52 UTC

I've had JPEGmini for about a year now, and to be honest, it's good; not great. There is definitely a perceivable loss on quality for most images, but it depends on how keen the user is to the quality loss. It's most noticeable on fine details of the same tone (like skin pours/texture) and especially any grainy images, where it loses significant detail. Out of curiosity, I one day imported the result into PS, overlayed onto the original, set the layer to difference, and was shocked at how much difference there was. I could actually clearly make make out every person & thing in the image, just from the difference.
To say that there's no perceivable quality loss is kind of like saying that same thing about MP3's @ 128kbs

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 13:28 UTC as 112th comment | 11 replies
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (535 comments in total)
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PhotoRotterdam: Acoording to DxO Marks Landscape DR score, the A7IIR is only at 16th place, even below the original A7R. So it must be a Total Epic Fail of Interstellar Proportions.... ;)

http://www.dxomark.com/cameras#hideAdvancedOptions=false&viewMode=list

I think you are looking at he A7II; the A7RII is the new DXO Mark leader, overtaking the D810.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
On article The new Canon 35mm F1.4L II will be a thing of beauty (230 comments in total)
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Bhima78: While it is nice that Canon seems to have successfully updated this lens to match the competition, I can't help but wonder who would pay $1,800 for this when the fantastic Sigma 35mm ART is about half that price at $900.

Funny, so this talk about Sigma not lasting, or becoming obsolete... Yet Sigma comes with a 7 year warranty (here in Canada at least). Canon would have no issues throwing you to the wolves after 1yr+1 day.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
On Connect post Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera (36 comments in total)
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Jostian: Wonder if Sony will ever get image processing right... great sensors but horrid processing sees Sony Phone Cams languish behind the competition.

Yeah, you're right. Evidence of this is made clear when you use something like VSCO cam on an Xperia Z phone, which bypasses the processing in favor of its own... The results are fantastic. It's almost a shame.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On Connect post Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera (36 comments in total)

I love the Sony Z phones, but they're really beginning to stagnate in terms of evolving the line. There's no real incentive to upgrade from ANY Xperia Z to a newer model, as they are pretty similar, from the Z1 right through to this new model.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 22:52 UTC as 20th comment

This thing looks just like the Xperia Z1/2/3/4. That's a good thing though :)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 12:28 UTC as 2nd comment
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XeroJay: No update yet for my cc ... I've been signing out, restarting, rebooting... soon hopefully

uh...you mean signing out, restarting?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:45 UTC

No update yet for my cc ... I've been signing out, restarting, rebooting... soon hopefully

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies

I completely agree with the author of this article. After all, if Canon were serious about mirrorless, they would have included Dual Pixel AF in the M3 instead of the oddball decision to reserve it for cameras that already have PDAF. If ANY camera should have Dual Pixel AF, it's the M series.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 19:50 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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XeroJay: Yay, the Nikon 5D Mark III.

Yeah, no. Anyone who pays $3300 for the 5DIII today has not done their shopping. It's available for $2500ish. Enjoy that pop-up flash and articulating screen. More low-end features to break.
Ever wonder why those two features are never available in top-tier pro-level cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)

Yay, the Nikon 5D Mark III.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 13:28 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Macro photography (57 comments in total)

Wow...some of the best macro shots I've ever seen, and I'm always on the 500px macro gallery

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 17:34 UTC as 12th comment

Did anyone REALLY expect the A7S to be significantly different from the D3S when shot RAW?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Updated HTC Gallery app offers adjustable UFocus feature (16 comments in total)

Jeez, with results this awful, why bother? Looks like smartphones won't be replacing my 85L anytime soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (416 comments in total)
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PerL: This is the Nikon eqv of Canons 85 1.2 IMO. Not in DOF of course, but the special rendering that stands out.

Yeah... No.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 (88 comments in total)

Sigma 35. No question, especially when price and the fact that it actually has af (sorry but af is necessary for many fields of photography, which is a zeiss deal breaker for many).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 02:55 UTC as 30th comment
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)

They missed:
-flash gells
-electric tape
-precision screwdriver set
-colorchecker passport or at least a grey/wb card
-Advil

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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