Rawmeister

Rawmeister

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On Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill In-depth Review preview (8 comments in total)
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Birtrum: I purchased an SD1 for my business of photographing textiles in a studio situation and I feel totally deflated. The actual image quality is excellent, but the tethering capabilities are pathetic. I expected to be able to click from my PC to launch a shot, then instantly see what I had taken, before moving on to the next item, which sadly is not the case. Their software application known as Sigma Capture Pro should be reported to the trading standards council, as there is nothing 'Pro' about it as it is just a glorified remote shutter release program. Furthermore in order to have access to your images on a PC, you need to go into the menu function on the camera and disable the 'remote capture program' then select mass storage to view your images. Going through this process with every shot, may be good for you cardiovascular system, but for someone who relies on seamless throughput to make a living, this camera is junk.

Tethering capabilities? lol. You are more interested in showing off in front of clients than achieving great results. Re-align your priorities. You do realize that 90% of the time the images are used at 400 pixels wide on a web site - do you? you don't need to check each shot at 100% mag on a full size screen before you know you got it. Give us a break with your grandstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 15:09 UTC
On Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill In-depth Review preview (8 comments in total)
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Birtrum: Is this the 24-70 ART lens that you are using ? I have the 28-80 HF and 18-50DC's but the Chromatic Aberration is shocking with these and I cannot achieve a constant colour, without discoloration around the edges. I was thinking of buying an adapter and looking for a better lens, possibly a Nikon one.

Use a full frame lens like the 24-70 F2.8 EX DG HSM. You will get fantastic results. Use it properly - on a tripod at 100 ISO and F8. Have good light. Shoot raw. Convert to 48bit tiff. Edit with the appropriate skill. If the results don't blow you away, your doing something wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 15:05 UTC

I already have a 24-70 F2.8. So why would I want a 24-35 F2 exactly?
And please don't say for the extra stop of speed.
With Image stabalization and clean 1000 ISO these days, my shutter speed is plenty fast enough?
Seems ridiculous to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 03:41 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On 017A0270.acr_2 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Rawmeister: I'm generally tired of trying to judge image quality from photos that have a depth of field of about 3/4 of an inch. Please stop doing that.
Shoot landscapes using 28 or 35mm at f8 please. Thank you.
It's image quality (sensor resolution and dynamic range) were want to judge, not techniques to get 3d effects using blurred backgrounds. Let's stay focused people.

Use a tripod next time please.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
On Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill In-depth Review preview (8 comments in total)

If you shoot at 400ISO or less, use the best lenses, shoot raw and use the latest version of the much improved Sigma raw conversion software, you will be able to upsize your clean artifact free files to around 6700 pixels across giving you an equivilant resolution of a 30MP Bayer sensor. I do this all the time and the results are fantastic. Using a full frame lens on this sensor gives you images that are sharp to the corners and almost distortion free. The 24-70mm F2.8 HSM on this sensor enables image quality way beyond anything I ever shot on a 5D2 or 5D3 with L lenses.. When you get to know the tool and develop skill to use it well, the results will blow you away. Most people want it easier than that. You reap what you sew!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On 017A0270.acr_2 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

I'm generally tired of trying to judge image quality from photos that have a depth of field of about 3/4 of an inch. Please stop doing that.
Shoot landscapes using 28 or 35mm at f8 please. Thank you.
It's image quality (sensor resolution and dynamic range) were want to judge, not techniques to get 3d effects using blurred backgrounds. Let's stay focused people.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On 000_Dan_11mm_f5.6 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (10 comments in total)

very disappointing results from both the lens and the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On 07_SAM_11.0 mm_f4.0_023 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

excess CA

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:46 UTC as 1st comment
On 05_Dan_11mm_f4.5 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

testing lenses at iso 2000?? whatever - sheesh.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 1st comment
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techjedi: Hopefully this will reduce the price of traditional coated lenses.

You tried stand up comedy yet?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 02:40 UTC

Who needs it ? - I mean seriously.
It's just another attempted wallet emptying exercise - hohum.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 02:38 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3362 comments in total)
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tony field: The camera sounds interesting. I suspect that the common shooting will be done in APSH 1.3 crop mode giving a 30MP image. Use of 51mp will be used "where appropriate".

I will be curious to see of the R version will deliver better results with current Canon lenses. Of course, all current Canon lenses will produce "sharper images" with the 51MP sensor on the R or S versions.

Yes but you can't shoot crop mode in Raw mode.
Jpegs only as far as I know. This limits the idea a fair bit.
You can shoot M raw but you get the whole frame which means soft corners mostly.
I'd want 1.3x mode for raws with the masking in the viewfinder for shooting - not cropping afterwards with "guess" framing during shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 22:17 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (228 comments in total)
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Imakefoto4U: A rectilinear 11mm Canon L lens plus zoom to 24mm is something I have been waiting for. I have all the wide Canon Zooms and only the 8-15 is wide enough but it is not rectilinear. The expense and weight will be ignored if the results are superb.

maybe you should consider the 14mm. Much more practical, lighter, cheaper, faster, wide enough and very sharp. You could even get a used one. Not saying anything. Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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Fazal Majid: The weasel language around the low-pass filter on the 5Ds R suggests an arrangement like the Nikon D810, with two mutually canceling filters, rather than the better arrangement on the D810 without a LPF in the first place.

he means the res is way past what the lens can do so any comparison, as you mention, is really unimportant.
Why Canon didn't think 40MP was just grand is beyond all reasoning. Problem is bean counting marketers wants to fool morons for profit. Its so sad.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
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Gesture: EOS-M page only listed version 3?

Life as you know it will go on without any major or even minor hardships.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:38 UTC
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BigBen08: I'm curious, why isn't it on Canon USA site?

lazziness, lack of integrity, overworked employees, lack of passion, too busy texting friends during work hours, greedy webmasters with too many clients, lack of awareness, lack of communication and on and on - you know!... all the things that are dragging the economy too it's knees.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:35 UTC
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terence_boylen: Could someone explain why this is a big deal (no sarcasm)? Does DPP do anything better than Lightroom/DxO/whatever?

It does it better and for free. End of any sensible discussion right there. Unless you actually like adobe draining your wallet any way they can think of, then yak away.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
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ozturert: DPP 4.X is a parallel development with 3.X. I think development of 3.X still continues and 3.X supports all Canons.
I think Canon will cease 3.X when 4.X supports all Canons.

Lot of peeps not keeping their comps updated and then complaining about spped. On a side note - I'm sure 60D support will come around - keep your pants on.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:29 UTC
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Suave: I sure hope they made it a bit faster.

Is your operating system a 64 bit version?
Well how about this...ACR could be waaay faster and DPP could be more than adequately fast, if you had a faster proc (eg:i7) and a 64 bit OS and more memory - like 16GB. I have 32GB and top notch SSD drives. DPP is amazingly fast for what it does. Adobe can bite me with there regular cash infusions that they expect.
Consider it as the real problem - not the programers lol.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 03:57 UTC

This is fantastic. I can process files from all my Canon bodies in one great program. I'm loving it.
Thank you Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 16th comment
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