neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

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BEST_CONTEST_EVER!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 15:03 UTC as 18th comment

Honest question: I know that smartphones don't give a lot of control, thus making the test scenes a little hard to even them out. But there are some apps out there that at least let you choose ISO. It's really unfair to compare a "high ISO" of 400 against a high ISO of 1600 (Galaxy 4).

So why don't you use an app and at least use same ISO for all the smartphones?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 14:55 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The conclusions should have looked more like this.

Pros:
It is a Canon camera

Cons:

Outstanding image Quality for a sensor using 4 year old technology.

Dynamic Range that a compact camera would be proud of.

Battery life that equals its competition when in the off position.

Inventive new Auto Focus that delivers almost as good auto focus as the original Mirrorless cameras

Enables Canon to make a profit by requiring you to rebuy all new versions of your lenses.

@ howardroark - I have seen actual image comparisons between Pentax K5 and Canon 5d Mk II. Guess which camera had better DR?

People do not like DxO which is fine by me. But is there any other website out there that has a standarized methodology for measuring sensors' capabilities?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 17:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)
In reply to:

mpgxsvcd: The conclusions should have looked more like this.

Pros:
It is a Canon camera

Cons:

Outstanding image Quality for a sensor using 4 year old technology.

Dynamic Range that a compact camera would be proud of.

Battery life that equals its competition when in the off position.

Inventive new Auto Focus that delivers almost as good auto focus as the original Mirrorless cameras

Enables Canon to make a profit by requiring you to rebuy all new versions of your lenses.

Judging by DxO's scores, that sensor seems very to the old one.
http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare-Camera-Sensors/Compare-cameras-side-by-side/%28appareil1%29/895|0/%28brand%29/Canon/%28appareil2%29/870|0/%28brand2%29/Canon/%28appareil3%29/663|0/%28brand3%29/Canon

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)
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neo_nights: While I LOVE DPReview's reviews and do not share the same amount of complaint many people here do, I still fail to understand the Dynamic Range test.

According to your tests, this 70D has more DR than Pentax K5, which, by DxO's ratings, is measured to have 14.1 EV, while the 70D has only 11.6 EV!
Well, if we see more recent reviews here, even m4/3s cameras get higher DR...
(which would be highly unlikely due sensor size difference)

How?

@Jorginho - You're not wrong in your statement, but then we are comparing a more recent, state-of-art, m4/3 sensor against a 1000 years old APS-C sensor.
Even the 1" RX100 sensor is better than the old APS-C sensor from the Sony A700, for example.

So I should've more specific: given that the sensors are at same age and use (more or less) the same technollogy, the bigger sensor will always have more DR (and less noise).

In this case, it's only natural that the sensors from K5, K5-II/IIs, Nikon D7100 and so, have more DR than the recent Oly cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)

While I LOVE DPReview's reviews and do not share the same amount of complaint many people here do, I still fail to understand the Dynamic Range test.

According to your tests, this 70D has more DR than Pentax K5, which, by DxO's ratings, is measured to have 14.1 EV, while the 70D has only 11.6 EV!
Well, if we see more recent reviews here, even m4/3s cameras get higher DR...
(which would be highly unlikely due sensor size difference)

How?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 08:07 UTC as 160th comment | 5 replies

I've just had a play - that's impressive! [2]

Impressive how much I could pull the blacks. There's banding, alright, but it's impressive nonetheless.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 31st comment
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (132 comments in total)
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JohnHoppy: I suspect many respondents here have not actually read Andrew Reid's full article. It repays reading. It may well be true that traditional photographic devices are in terminal decline, but unless innovation is allowed to flourish, that decline is most certain. The advent of new technology such as mirrorless is only part of a process that seeks to perpetuate a specific device for the enjoyment of photography as we know it. Market leader Canon's EOS-M was a poor effort that really said, "Our SLR is the thing to buy" and Nikon's 1 series was weakly conceived too. By steadfastly opposing mirrorless and throwing its weight against what it represented rather than embracing and adapting it, Canon in effect has projected its own possible fate. Things will have to change or Reid's scenario may be a reality in a few years.

"Mirrorless is not as good in IQ"..... WHAT?????

Yes, AF speed isn't "there" yet. Although, for consumers, the AF speed from most mirrorless are good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 13:24 UTC
On Sigma announces pricing and availability of 24-105 F4 lens news story (167 comments in total)
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cgarrard: If it performs, that's a good price. A very nice lens too in design. The control rings, style of the lens, all exude quality and practicality at the same time. Very impressive on this one Sigma.

Bummer you're not making it for the Pentax K Mount, tsk tsk!

Carl

Big bummer.

Too bad it doesn't offer OIS (so NEX users could benefit from it) and there's no K-mount as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 13:39 UTC

RicoH'sselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:34 UTC as 78th comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: This is ingenious and well-played move from Ricoh: when everyone else in the industry is announcing newest FFs and latest lens designs, Ricoh announces more colours.
If Ricoh Theta camera doesn't come in piano black, I'd be hugely disappointed.

So much for a faithful wife, eh?
Hehehehehe!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:33 UTC
On Another Hasselblad Rebadge or Photoshopped Hoax? news story (187 comments in total)

I thought a site like DPReview could/would easily try to reach Hasselblad and ask them directly. I think it's fake.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 142nd comment
On Samyang announces five full frame E-mount lenses news story (18 comments in total)
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cdpinker: As these are E-mounts, will they be backwards compatible with existing NEX cameras? I have this question regarding the new FE lenses anyway... instead of buying premium NEX lenses and then having to re-buy all over again if I ever upgrade to full frame, I was wondering if I could buy FE lenses now for my NEX-6 so that if I ever did upgrade, I could re-use them.

Of course you can. It's the same mount.
There's only one E-mount. But there are fullframe (FE) lenses and APS-C (E) lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: One more comment: Sony named these as "7" models. The upcoming "9" must be one heck of a game changer!

@ Alphoid - The thing is whether an A9 will keep the Nex shape or will be an A99 successor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:18 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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mediman30: It would have been nice if DPR can post some pictures of this new A7 with another full frame DSLR to compare the size difference. Thanks in advance! Oooopsss...I just found it! Thanks DPR!

@Marvol - The A7 is bigger than Leica M9. Did Kodak manage to develop a smaller FF sensor by then?
:p
(or is M9's sensor already a Sony one? Don't remember)

What I'm saying is that the faux-prism is big. Of course the A7 would be bigger than the Nex 7, for instance. But that faux-prism made it unecessarily big, IMHO.

Can't believe that keeping a rangefinder shape would increase the size even more than this lump on the top.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:58 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: One more comment: Sony named these as "7" models. The upcoming "9" must be one heck of a game changer!

Well, since Sony has messed up completey their line's naming... it's harder to guess what they're going to release exactly.

But, perhaps, the so-called A9 (or A9000?) will have a DSLR shape (like the A3000), IBIS and that rumored sensor-shift AF thing. Then, probably, it'll have a big size again.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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mediman30: It would have been nice if DPR can post some pictures of this new A7 with another full frame DSLR to compare the size difference. Thanks in advance! Oooopsss...I just found it! Thanks DPR!

Wow! That faux-prism is REALLY big! The camera is only 3mm shorter than the Pentax K5!

I've just compared against the NEX7 and...... whoever said that the A7 was only 'slightly bigger' than the NEX7 was lying big time.
It's even bigger than the Fuji X-PRO1, which is a brick.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:53 UTC
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citrontokyo: We still have a lot to "cover." I think that's the hint: "Cover."

I'm pretty sure they're going to come up with some kind of Surface style keyboard cover for the new iPads.

We "still" have a lot to cover. I think that's the hint: "Still". As in still.... PHOTOGRAPHY... :p

Ok, I'm just being silly.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. I'm not an Apple user, but would like to see something more revolutionary again. Last releases have been a bit 'me too'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 03:09 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Beachcomber Joe: This camera is the result of Nikon misunderstanding their market research. Their research question was "What would you like to see us do with the Nikon 1 system cameras.?". Those queried overwhelmingly
responded "Throw them in the ocean."

I know that this comment's gonna be too "facebook'ish" but.... HERE, TAKE MY LIKE!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 17:49 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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jon404: First impressions... what? You couldn't take it to a beach... or find a nearby swimming pool? Suggest breaking that test budget and rent a motel room... hit that pool... and see how it works in snorkel-depth water. And, while you're at it, why not put a test target on the bottom of the pool... say at the 2-meter depth line... and start a reference standard for future underwater camera tests?

You guys didnt read the whole thing, did you? DPR staff said that this is an early pre-production model and they didn't have the time to give it a good go.
Also they stated that as soon as they get a final, production model, they WILL do all those tests.

Or you're all joking and I'm taking yourselves too seriously :)
(which I hope)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:14 UTC
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