ImageAmateur: I have tried quite a few converters. Then I tried Capture One.
Glad I did. LOVE it.
Colors, tonality, contrast, out of box and with tweaking are wonderful.
Colors especially seem much easier to control than in some other software. And when one batch processes with some other software, often the preset made in one image does not translate well onto other images, with some other RAW converters, colors especially and contrast.
With Capture One, presets made in one image of a shoot translate 'honestly' to other images, even if those need tweaking, but I get what I expect from the preset.
Cant say enough good about it.
If I had to do it over, yes, I would like to think that I would have just bought Capture One from the beginning for its price and saved on others.
But then, I would not have learnt what I did in others and would not appreciate now, just how good it is.
Try it, you may like it. I LOVE it.
My main grouse with anything other than PS is the lack of filters like Nik Filters. I use Nik Filters a LOT and I have yet to find anything as useful in other convertors.
If they ever come out with a standalone version i may consider some other converter.
Good stuff ! Surprised he lugs around a D800E as a travel camera but that 28-300mm is not totally replicable in a mirrorless space unless he goes to m43 land.
BlueBomberTurbo: Probably the new Sony M4/3 sensor. If so, M4/3 just got a huge boost in IQ.
^^ Where did they introduce them simultaneously ? The A7r was introduced months before the A7s and even then the D800 had the same sensor in the A7r which was launched a full 2 years before the A7r.
Top Dog Imaging: I hope the DPR team re-shoots the studio scene from the Olympus EM5 II. Instead of using a PanaLeica lens, a more accurate representation of the camera's capability would be to shoot with a Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, 75mm f/1.8, 25mm f/1.8 or one of the Pro f/2.8 zooms.
^^ They shoot with the approx 50mm equivalent lens in the m43 system. The Panaleica 25mm f1.4 is a pretty sharp lens by f5.6. Don't think the 25mm f1.8 will beat it and since they require 50mm equivalent then that omits the 45mm and the 75mm.
I do hope that Dpreview team will start using Otus lenses on the Canon and Nikon FF cameras. Right now their aging 50mm f1.4 lenses are not up to the task in the face of the competition's newer lenses.
The 36 MP sensor is much older than the 12 MP sensor. Compare the 12 MP sensor to the new 42 MP sensor, normalize the results and see the differences.
And the 36 MP sensor still beats the newer 12 MP sensor in DR.
zakaria: Wow aps/c camera beating ff at costless price! Is it fair to compare a small sensor against a big one? But yeah lt is Pentax that can do it with no problems.
@naththo - Please read what the OP said. He was comparing to FF. NOT the D7200 which is APS-C.
The only time the K3 can match FF is with pixel shift which requires multiple photos and thus is less useful in most scenarios.
You must be referring to the pixel shift tech which while great doesn't work on moving subjects which reduces its effectiveness greatly.
justmeMN: The Panasonic GX8 body is roughly the same size as the Canon SL1 /100D, a big size for a small sensor. (The former is actually wider.)
The SL-1 is small. But once you add lenses...
@tedolf - There is nothing really to lose with more MP other than space on your HDD.
If you crop a bit, MP matters a lot.
Joe Ogiba: DPR : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP
Really ? So DPR thinks 20mp is a bigger deal than 4K. My Sony QX1 smartphone camera also has 20mp with a larger APS-C sensor but I would prefer it had 10mp with 4K.
Oops ! Sorry. Yes you are correct.
Your Sony QX1 has a much smaller 1 inch sensor. NOT APS-C.
And 4k is no longer a headline feature as almost every new camera launch has 4k now.
I doubt that. Current sensor tech is reaching a plateau. Even the stacked sensor in the RX100 IV performs about the same as the original RX100. Every new sensor is bringing marginal improvements.
Unless Sony has done something very different IMO this will be at best a marginal upgrade in IQ.
Of course more MP will shut up some of the "We need more MP" brigade.
Kiril Karaatanasov: 21/1.8 lens?
Weirdly it looks similar to the 21/1.8 but seems a bit bigger....where was the size advantage of m43 if lenses are same as full frame in terms of size and only difference is that IQ is quite a bit lower?
@fmian - Why are you comparing some 35 year old lenses to modern lenses ?
None of the lenses you mentioned will have acceptable quality with modern digital sensors.
W5JCK: My Sony a7 original cost me half as much as the 5DS and it still out scores the top of the line Canon! Glad I dropped Canon and went with Sony.
^^ You hold big lenses by the lens not the camera body. I use a 70-200mm f2.8 without any issues.
And I use a CZ 24-70mm f2.8 on a regular basis too.
However agree on the tracking issue. If you shoot a lot of moving objects then its not a good idea to get a Sony A7 type camera. However Olympus, Panasonic and Samsung have far better cameras for tracking which can compete with most DSLRs.
Heck the $600 Sony A6000 will probably beat any DSLR in fps, focusing and tracking in that price range.
Poweruser: What a behemoth. Defeats the purpose of MFT.
^^ I am not suggesting Olympus install a filter system. Even the Nikon 14-24mm, Tokina 16-28mm, Tamron 15-30mm and other UWA lenses lack a filter system.
My grudge was the lack of an alternative. The 9-18mm takes filters but at 18mm equivalent is just not wide enough.
A cheap Canon 10-18mm is noticeably wider, far cheaper and offers IS as well.
If Olympus had an 8-15mm f4-5.6 lens for around $350/$400 then few people would complain. But their 9-18mm sells for $500 now after discounts and is just not that wide.
R Stacy: I will likely have this camera soon. Has anyone heard any good rumors about an a6000 Mk II ??
^^ Sony may claim that but honestly Sony's not got the best track record when it comes to weather sealing. A lot of their cameras have weak points where water seeps through.
So whatever Sony says you need to take with a pinch of salt.
Unfortunately there doesn't exist any waterproof rating like IPX rating system for phones.
^^ Other than the Sony A7s, all other 4k capable cameras can record 4k internally like the RX100 M4, A7r II, Samsung NX500, NX1 etc.
m43 is not the system of choice for wide angle lenses. The 7-14mm is very expensive and lacks an option to use filters and beyond that there is the far less wide 9-18mm which is still very expensive.
However the strength of the m43 system lies in its compact wide primes like the 45mm f1.7, 20mm f1.7, 17mm f1.8 etc. Plus you can get really long lenses like the 100-300mm panasonic and get a 600mm equivalent lens that weighs a fraction of a 400mm lens that you need on APS-C.
agaoo: Too many issues since it came out. I feel lucky I switched to mirrorless system and left my old-time favourite Nikon.
^^ Sorry but thats completely untrue. All mirrorless cameras have mechanical shutters and just a few have mechanical shutters BUT with the option of an electronic shutter.
Electronic shutters are plagued with problems like low flash sync speed and other issues which is the reason mirrorless cameras still use mechanical shutters.
^^ Completely untrue. Practically ALL mirror-less cameras have mechanical shutters. A FEW have mechanical shutters WITH an option of an electronic shutter.
NO ILC mirror-less camera that I know off lacks a mechanical shutter.