piratejabez

piratejabez

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On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (437 comments in total)

I would love some comparisons between the OOC JPEGs and RAW conversions. For example, the shot of the shipping containers on the Shooting Experience page, or anything already processed with ACR in the samples gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 14th comment

Good for them :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 00:26 UTC as 27th comment
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1034 comments in total)

Great piece, Rishi! Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 86th comment
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DStudio: I would've expected them to add either USB 3 or Thunderbolt. Perhaps they don't expect to sell enough of them to bother? Or is it commonly used with equipment which hasn't gone past FW 800 yet?

Indeed, interesting... Apple abandoned FW800 long ago. Good for the adaptor cable industry!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (614 comments in total)
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Vitor hugo: EDIT: Nevermind, someone had the same idea as me in the comments.
///What would happen if one: 1) get this camera on a tripod 2) get 3 color filters (Red Green and Blue) 3) takes one photo with each of those filters 4) stacks the resulting pictures as RGB channels in PS?///

Sounds like a good, if tedious project. Would all depend on the filters. I'd be curious to see the results :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (614 comments in total)

"Mono a mono"... That's terrible. I love it :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:36 UTC as 67th comment
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piratejabez: Am I the only one who can't access a larger version of the top image? http://www.dpreview.com/files/t/articles/107fcaae9ad14deb8299d461f9dbd271/MIT-ReflectionRemoval-1.jpeg
I've tried multiple browsers... Firefox says "The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors." Apologies if others have already posted about this...

Apparently not. And still not working today. But I guess I'm not really missing out on much by not being able to pixel peep this example...

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 17:33 UTC

Now THIS is exciting!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 62nd comment

Am I the only one who can't access a larger version of the top image? http://www.dpreview.com/files/t/articles/107fcaae9ad14deb8299d461f9dbd271/MIT-ReflectionRemoval-1.jpeg
I've tried multiple browsers... Firefox says "The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors." Apologies if others have already posted about this...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 19:48 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3327 comments in total)

Great shot of the tulips, Rishi!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 255th comment | 3 replies

It's amazing how much more detail is captured/retailed by the Canon compared to the Nikon! I prefer Canon's color and tonal response as well. (And no, I am not a "fanboy", that's just what I'm seeing in these samples.) I love Nikon DSLRs, but would never buy one of their compacts...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 13th comment
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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brn: Warning: not for pixel peepers.

At 1:1, even this ISO100 images look terrible.

I think the image quality is terrible even scaled down. There is some very "broad" softness going on, very limited dynamic range and poor contrast/color. I guess this is to be expected for a compact and is the trade-off for such a long zoom range...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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Wesley Byrne: Not too bad, really. Seems perfectly fine for photos for the web at up to about 2000 px max dimension. But I wouldn't want to make large prints or crop much with photos from this camera.

Is that "mountain lion" what many of us would call a bobcat?

Yup, that's a bobcat. And I think the other one is a lynx?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
On Dan-14_ISO-800_500mm photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Thanks for the caption! But that's not a mountain lion... it's a bobcat. (And I think #9 is a lynx?) Very cool to see all the wildlife you came across :)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:16 UTC as 1st comment
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jonby: Nearly eight grand and no pop-up flash? Are they joking?

I opt for joke.

NO 4K VIDEO?? IT'S 2015!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 01:32 UTC
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AlanG: I'm sure this will be a useful tool for some. But b/w film handles bright highlights by increasing density and digital will clip highlight detail (that possibly could be burned in when printing from film.) So it is not the same methodology as shooting negative film.

Additionally by using this camera in place of one with a color sensor, one loses the ability to adjust the brightness of individual colors in post before converting to grayscale. That may have a greater impact on some pictures than some possible technical gains resulting from eliminating the color filter array.

Great point! It helps if you have good b&w filters and know how to use them, but I agree that it's nice to make those decisions and fine-tune in post.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 01:31 UTC
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Marty4650: Leica virtually owns this market. Expensive, but where else can you get an extremely high quality monochrome camera?

This isn't a camera for me, but Leica knows what they are doing. They understand their customers.

@joe6pack - Noise is only part of the equation.
WRT noise, images converted to B&W from color can have chroma noise REMOVED (with artifacts and loss of detail), but the Monochrom will have have no chroma noise to begin with. The luminance noise you're left with should be "cleaner" and not have to contend with other noise sources in processing or perception.
The other major benefit is detail. Traditional color sensors can only measure one color (red green or blue) per pixel, and then make an educated guess at overall luminance. They do a very good job, but compare it to the results from a Monochrom or Foveon sensor and you'll see just how much detail is being left behind!
(I'm not saying B&W conversion isn't good enough for the vast majority of photographers—it's certainly good enough for me—but as others have said, Leica knows their market and their market knows them.)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 01:21 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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LastChance4U: I just bought my D7200 today and I'm quite PLEASED when compared to my D90.

I should hope so!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 22:43 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Khal: Not a pleasant camera to hold. If you are coming from D300 you'll be disappointed with this camera. It has a plastic feel to it. It doesn't look impressive at all. Cheap plastic entry level toy like body that doesn't match it's specs. For what this camera can do a body like D300 or D800 would have been perfect.

As a D300 user, I got the same impression when I used a D7000 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
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Marksphoto: The book module is untouched, what were these guys doing all year long?

So upset with adobe adding junk features and not addressing the real issues. Blurb gets no business from me, I am using high end albums, leave that stuff to amateurs.

Was kinda hoping there would be a key mapping feature without the need to resort to third party plug ins. It's common sence and the most useful feature that speeds up the workflow for photographers! or is lightroom not concerned with fast workflow for pros.....? Where do they come up with the ideas to add new features, just poking through the camera menu settings? Do they even bother talking to real photographers?

+1 for a better book module that's not tied to Blurb, but I'm certainly not holding out for this feature.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 18:49 UTC
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