Roland Schulz

Roland Schulz

Lives in Germany NRW, Germany
Works as a electrical engineer
Joined on May 16, 2004
About me:

Nikon D4
Nikon D3
Nikon D2X
Fujifilm Finepix S2pro
Ricoh GR
Sony NEX-5 (sold)
Sony NEX-7 (sold)
Panasonic LX100
Sony RX-100 II
Panasonic LX5 (sold)
Nikon F4s

Nikon 70-200 VRII 2.8G AF-S ED
Nikon 24-70 2.8G AF-S ED
Nikon 14-24 2.8G AF-S ED (sold)
Nikon 24-120 VR 4.0G AF-S ED
Nikon 85 1.4G AF
Nikon 60 2.8D AF micro
Nikon 50 1.4G AF
Nikon 35 1.4G AF
Nikon 105 2.8G VR micro
Nikon 18-35G AF (sold)
Nikon 16-35 4.0G AF
Sigma 50 1.4 Art
Sony SEL 18-55 3.5-5.6 (sold)
Sony SEL 50 1.8 (sold)
Sony CZ SEL 24 1.8 (sold)
Sony SEL 55-210 (sold)

Nikon SB900
Nikon SB910
Nikon SB800 (4x)
Nikon SB29s
Nikon SB28

Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 (died)
Canon i9950

Gitzo 1541
Gitzo 2542L
Manfrotto 055Pro MF3 + MGRC0 + others

i7 4770k (Win7/64) - 24GB
MacBook Pro Retina 13" 8/512GB
EIZO CG276
X-Rite i1 Publisher Pro 2 (i1Pro2)
X-Rite i1 Display pro
DTP94B (sold)
DTP70 (sold)
Monaco Profiler Gold
Wacom INTUOS Pro S
etc.

Comments

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On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)

Well done, Mark (Weir), absolutely very well done!!!

This will be the very most exciting camera in 2015 and probably further, leaving everything and everyone else behind in dense dust!!

But this is only the current top of the mountain, current strategy and products like lenses, also cooperation with Zeiss (Batis) shows that Sony really has taken off the gloves now!!
This is Sony as I liked in my childhood, this is innovation and power - again - I'm speechless!!

Awesome work, Mark!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)
In reply to:

PaulDavis: I have never seen so many positive comments for any product on this website. Way to go Sony.

I am a Nikon guy (D4/D3...), but this is really groundbreaking!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:12 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1262 comments in total)
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Anadrol: Am I the only one shocked by the price ? 3200 $ !!!

The A7R cost initially 2300 USD...

Price is ok for what you get!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
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Horshack: Amazing how $1,800 lenses can have a decentered/tilted element. It's something you expect (and get) on a Samyang 14mm but not on a class of lens like the 14-24mm. Sadly it's a problem seen on many expensive optics. I've tried three different copies of a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II and all have had significant tilting issues.

I also had two 14-24 Nikon where the first was a paperweight. The second was very fine but I also sold it after antime because I used it less.

Btw., I had 10!! 24-70 2.8G and my first and oldest is still the best but focusing with the very left AF sensor at 50mm. All the other were worse somewhere...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3410 comments in total)

Ok, 1st I´m a Nikon D4 shooter and many will cry "low res" camera now.
I also tried a D800 those days but went for the D4. I´m doing weddings and other stuff and for the very most of at least my work 16MP is plenty enough!

What I like very much with this "low noise" camera is the capability to push the curves in PP hard with much headroom, without getting noise problems. No other camera can do this like a D4/s these days. Even the A7s loses some of the D4/s´s color, punch and "look".

50MP is fine for people who need it - but who does really?! Are you really cropping so hard or printing A0+?
Most of my client´s are watching the pics on an iPad or on TV these days.
What about the lenses, especially the corners? What about AF?! If Sony would bring a A7RII with good live view AF I would say "ok", but with all these submirror PD AF systems we are lost. You may get a sharp shoot, but that´s hardly reproduceable.

For me already 36MP was a bit over - just my 2 cents...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:37 UTC as 804th comment | 5 replies
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0260 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Nice photos, Jeff! But for the camera - the photos look somewhat better than the stuff I´ve seen to date - in my eyes that lens is inferior to the RX100I-III lenses, and even these were never near perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Nice photos, Jeff! But for the camera - the photos look somewhat better than the stuff I´ve seen to date - in my eyes that lens is inferior to the RX100I-III lenses, and even these were never near perfect.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (314 comments in total)

VERY NICE, well done, congratulations Nikon!!
Cute design, especially the silver one!
Best sensor, fair size and weigth, I think this camera will win many friends!!
Maybe I will get one beside my D4.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:34 UTC as 70th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (515 comments in total)
In reply to:

Roland Schulz: Reviews are coming down here: The new test scene is not where it should be.
I still have both cameras and tested for DR and noise. MKII is definitely better in DR (especially using ACR), here they found the opposite. ISO sensitivity is not accurate since RX100 ISO125 is as ISO160 on RX100II, so one must be wrong. Why are there no noise tests below ISO160? ISO100 is definitely better on the MKII than native ISO160, but I see only a whiny tiny bit of loss in DR, so I always use ISO100 as long as light allows that. The lens seems decentered from the test sample here. Ok, my first RX100 was decentered, too.
For me the MKII is about one stop better in the end, about half a stop in noise and half a stop in DR. So for me the MKII is an improvement. Lens could get somewhat better, but in the end for me the very best camera in that size and somewhat about, large headroom for PP. More than worth the price for me...

Roland.

Rechtshänder ;-)!!! The MKII for me, the MKI for my partner during last holidays. Now the MKI is going to eBay...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 06:41 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (515 comments in total)

Reviews are coming down here: The new test scene is not where it should be.
I still have both cameras and tested for DR and noise. MKII is definitely better in DR (especially using ACR), here they found the opposite. ISO sensitivity is not accurate since RX100 ISO125 is as ISO160 on RX100II, so one must be wrong. Why are there no noise tests below ISO160? ISO100 is definitely better on the MKII than native ISO160, but I see only a whiny tiny bit of loss in DR, so I always use ISO100 as long as light allows that. The lens seems decentered from the test sample here. Ok, my first RX100 was decentered, too.
For me the MKII is about one stop better in the end, about half a stop in noise and half a stop in DR. So for me the MKII is an improvement. Lens could get somewhat better, but in the end for me the very best camera in that size and somewhat about, large headroom for PP. More than worth the price for me...

Roland.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies
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Robert F. Tobler: Still no Sigma DPx Merrill support. Grrrrrr.

I also find that really bad!! Would be nice to see some support soon!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 22:00 UTC

From my view Nikon fell behind in compact camera market after the coolpix 950 and 990 models. Most cameras after those where less innovative and lacked technology/quality in contrast to other strange companies!
Maybe Nikon needs an own RX100...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 55th comment
In reply to:

Donnie G: Microsoft? What's Windows? Sounds like just another pane in the glass to me. :) I love my Mac.

Mac?? OSX??...for photo postprocessing?? Strange!!!
...but you could use Win even on a Mac!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 17:35 UTC
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (157 comments in total)
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Roland Schulz: Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but why is this all blue in the review?? This lens is soft like a pillow, see in the river shoots at f8! Somewhat sharp in the center but completly butter off center.
By the way I'm a Nikon user, not that happy with the extreme corners of the 24-70 2.8G, but what I see here is nothing I would accept.

BTW2: The review from IR is not that all positive, nor the diagram is.

The softness off center can easily be seen in several shoots, even @f8. For sure most lenses get worse towards the corners, so here. I don´t find anything special since this design seems still inferior to the Nikon 24-70 2.8G that is about 5 years old now (but also not perfect). Compare reviews from Imaging Resource, photozone.de and others for that.

I find these "diamonds" are overhyped, nothing so special with this lens for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 07:59 UTC
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (157 comments in total)

Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but why is this all blue in the review?? This lens is soft like a pillow, see in the river shoots at f8! Somewhat sharp in the center but completly butter off center.
By the way I'm a Nikon user, not that happy with the extreme corners of the 24-70 2.8G, but what I see here is nothing I would accept.

BTW2: The review from IR is not that all positive, nor the diagram is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 48th comment | 11 replies
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Mssimo: Wow, never seen a more perfect MTF chart!!

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/Telephoto/af-s_800mmf_56g_fl_ed_vr/index.htm

Dammed!!! This thing will either burn or cut your sensor into pieces!! STUNNING!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 05:37 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

In my eyes the Nikon D4 is the best camera of 2012, but as with the EOS 1dx and others only few people can afford one, others don´t want to carry that heavy equipment.

BTW: "Best professional camera" is the highest possible rating for a camera, EISA found the D4 to be the best at least of 2012.
There was also a big sticker with this statement on my D4 box, so that must be right ;-)!!
*ironic* *ironic* *ironic*

The best camera for you is the camera that meets your demands best and in the end that you can afford.

Wish you all a Happy New Year, with great health, luck, good light and beautiful pictures!!

Roland.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 14:16 UTC as 359th comment | 1 reply

In respect to the price of the 10-18 4.0 I had expected more. From what I see here I´m very disapointed.
I do not expect Nikon 14-24 2.8 (best UWW on earth in my eyes) quality, but the samples here a pretty soft.
I really hope the 12mm CZ will be BETTER.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:53 UTC as 24th comment
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