Bhima78

Bhima78

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Bhima78: Bah, Lighroom only. I use ACR, as I find its interface to be more intuitive than Lightroom.

It seems these profiles, once installed for Lightroom... actually are saved as curve profiles in ACR!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 03:28 UTC

Bah, Lighroom only. I use ACR, as I find its interface to be more intuitive than Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (553 comments in total)
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Bhima78: I'm starting to think that Ricoh's sensor shift idea is actually better than Oly's as it will require a whole heck of a lot less processing, and can likely be done on the fly much faster. Plus, adding resolution isn't as big of an advantage as adding color information imo. If this works well, it could replace a Foveon sensor.

@micksh6
Yes Oly does that... but at what cost? The usage case for the sensor shift is VERY limited due to the slow shutter required and the processing likely means you aren't snapping another photo right away. I haven't been that impressed yet by Oly's solution, most samples look botched because there was some movement somewhere and therefore, the resolution increase is completely negated. I know Oly has plans to increase the speed of the shifting and processing, but until then, I think Pentax's compromise leads to more use of their tech in the real world... at least for today.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (553 comments in total)

I'm starting to think that Ricoh's sensor shift idea is actually better than Oly's as it will require a whole heck of a lot less processing, and can likely be done on the fly much faster. Plus, adding resolution isn't as big of an advantage as adding color information imo. If this works well, it could replace a Foveon sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 101st comment | 6 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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km25: It looks like a nice camera. Do not make umpteen new versions of the camera. Make lens or just roll over and die. Lens, look at Sony. See why Fujiflim has a devought following....lens.

In Samsung's defense, they have at least made some great zoom lenses here that aren't slow dogs like what Sony is offering.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:14 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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veroman: Looks good. Sounds good. Lots of good features and high-end quality. But unless 28MP has some magical lure for you, I do think there are better ways to spend nearly $3k.

What is $3K??? Its a $1,500 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1199 comments in total)
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fmian: My feeling is that this camera won't have much of an impact on anything but specification comparisons on a chart.
As far as video goes the Sony A7S release has overshadowed the GH4 for serious compact video work. Pros want lens adaptability and a good frame size to suit the image circle of most lenses out there.
APS-C sits in an uncomfortable middle ground where there are lots of lenses for M43, HEAPS of lenses for full frame, and very few lenses for APS-C.
Sure, it's very close to Super35 size but why would anyone serious enough to use those kinds of lenses look at this over the A7S that can also use every full frame lens ever made to their maximum capability??
While Samsung have created a very good product in it's own right, it ends up being a bit of a black sheep that many people wish was a dark horse.
Just my 2c.

If $2k is a drop in the bucket, a pro would likely go for a RED over any of the other hybrid offerings. Also, a Sony A7S is in a completely different price category as the GH4 or the NX1... especially if you want to shoot 4K.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: It's a lovely little camera but that's one hell'o'va price for a compact, the new Oly 5II with lens costs same/less.

A lot of margin for fashion in there.

Exactly. The price is fine for those that will really enjoy the finder/handling of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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nicolaru: Hi FogdeanDurn.
It is a 23mm F2. 23 X 1.5 = 34.5mm

@JACS

Shot noise... isn't that a function of the sensor though regardless of its size? Take an original 5D and compare it to a Sony A6000. Pretty sure the shot noise on the 5D would be much higher than the smaller sensored A6000. The lens cares about light, not noise.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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kadardr: They could come with a FF X100. Would buy in a second.

...and it's $3,000. Might as well just buy an A7R and superglue a Sony 35mm f1.8 lens on it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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mgatov: How is this better than the older Sony RX-1?

The RX1 is over double the price of the Fuji. There is really nothing to compare except that they are both fixed lens cameras with prime lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
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Astrotripper: "We also want to add some more reasonably-priced lenses for entry-level users, similar to the 45mm F1.8 - we’re looking into this now. "

Yeah, that'd be nice, but I wonder if it's not too late for that. MFT has already earned a reputation for being on the expensive side, at least in some regions. Excluding body caps, 45/1.8 and 17/2.8 are the only affordable primes here. From zoom lenses, 40-150 is the only good value proposition. All other lenses are either expensive (some rightly so) or just ridiculously overpriced.

And there's still no middle ground zoom in MFT. You either stay with the kit lens, or have to pay serious money for large and heavy f/2.8 PRO zoom. I still can't understand why we don't have a f/2.8-4.0 zoom.

A Canon 50mm f1.4 in the US is $349. The same price that I can get the Oly 25mm f1.8 new. Yes, you can get a Canon 50mm f1.8 for cheap, but it does not compare to the Oly 25mm at f1.8 (I know because I've owned both of them).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I would love to see an example where 16 megapixels simply isn’t enough. Most kit lenses won’t even resolve that much detail. Dpreview had to resort to the “exotic” 42.5mm F1.2 lens to get consistent results in the high resolution mode.

@Peiasdf

ALL lenses, yes all of them benefit from an MP increase from the sensor. Better lenses are just able to get closer to resolving the maximum resolution than midrange or kit lenses, but they all increase in captured resolution. Just look at lenses that were shot on an A6000 vs. A7R on DxO, or, look at the Sigma 60mm f2.8 for the A6000 and look at that exact same lens on an EM-1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (754 comments in total)
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WT21: mini clip-on bounce/rotate flash. Yes! Not a reason to get this camera, but more makers need to provide this!

I hope they sell it separately. That flash is awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (754 comments in total)
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tgutgu: Welt, it is a pity that dpreview follows the urban legend that Olympus menus are more complex than the competition. It is clearly not the case.

The UI is definitely not intuitive, but its actually pretty dang easy to figure out. Once the Super Control Panel is on, most of the major controls are ready to go. Deep diving into the custom menu can be a pain, but you never have to do it during an actual shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 23:38 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Steve Huff claims the optical performance of the 35/1.4 easily surpasses the FE55/1.8. He did not specify this beyond "rich rendering" in his preview, but do you guys think we might soon be able to get a 35 AF lens that's both faster and visibly sharper than the FE55/1.8?

@aman74
No really... Bokeh is not objective at all. Some like it busier, with more contrast and shape to it, others like it smooth. That is not the same thing as some people like a lens that is less sharp than another. Micro-contrast is also up for debate (though contrast isn't) as it isn't necessarily a "thing" to begin with.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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eaa: Very interesting report!
It is rather amazing what level of ingenuity, knowledge, whit, craftsmanship and even pride that goes into a production line like this. From the design, to materials, to handling, to the machinery... Let alone the theoretical calculations and design of the lenses themselves. The Japanese are good at this! I mean, what would photography and gear as we know it have been without them?
Respect! 😊👏

Right, but the process and flavor profile is VERY similar to Scotch Whiskey (which was their intention).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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eaa: Very interesting report!
It is rather amazing what level of ingenuity, knowledge, whit, craftsmanship and even pride that goes into a production line like this. From the design, to materials, to handling, to the machinery... Let alone the theoretical calculations and design of the lenses themselves. The Japanese are good at this! I mean, what would photography and gear as we know it have been without them?
Respect! 😊👏

The Japanese, through sheer will and culture, are creating some of the best products around. Hell, even their Scotch is fantastic, better than any US-based whiskey and rivals many of the greats from Scotland.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Steve Huff claims the optical performance of the 35/1.4 easily surpasses the FE55/1.8. He did not specify this beyond "rich rendering" in his preview, but do you guys think we might soon be able to get a 35 AF lens that's both faster and visibly sharper than the FE55/1.8?

@enenzo
It is one of the only objective factors that we can compare with though. "Rendering", "micro-contrast", "bokeh quality" are all in the eye of the beholder.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
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Thorgrem: Only the 28 f/2.0 has a normal size and price. To bad it's not wider than a normal kit-lens. The rest is to big and to expensive. If I wanted to go FF, Sony wouldn't be an option anymore. To big and to expensive, can get the same size at a cheaper price at CaNikon.

@TrojMacReady
Sure, you can manually focus any lens you want on a Sony and some will AF (though very poorly). Or, as Thorgrem suggested, you can just buy into a FF system that already has every lens need/want covered natively with Canon or Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
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