Ednaz: Ack, wish you had an editorial policy of always showing both metric and non-metric measurements.
Because of all the visitors from Liberia & Myanmar (and that other country)?
PVCdroid: Why can't DPR take a shot of the same scene with a Nikon and either the A7R or A7Rii? What would be so difficult about that where we could see both images put through this underexposure and then pushed so far to show artifacts? I'm hearing myself and everyone else that is content with Sony RAW being called apologists. I'm not but if DPR wants to write an article on the debilitating effects of Sony's compression scheme then let's visually see the difference.
"A comparison would have created more arguing instead of just a shame piece on Sony?"
I don't think this is a shame piece on Sony, but if that's what it takes to get them to change it - shame away! :-)
Richard, are Sony making noises to DPR that this is being addressed, for existing cameras? Or alternatively, why they are stubbornly keeping it? What advantage does it give them, now that they seem to have throughput sorted?
Tikipawa: I think we should take into account that the Sony FE 55mm f1.8 Carl Zeiss is a very sharp lens. I am not sure how this compares to the other camera lenses used in this test. Are these tests really showing the "sensor" magic or the "sensor + lens combo" magic?
I am not sure how it could be done but it would be great to have a system for measuring lenses and sensors isolated from each other.
"Awarding Gold, silver etc isn't generalisation?"
The Gold/Silver awards are not awarded on resolution, or even image quality, alone.
ttran88: OK so the A7RII is looking very impressive in stills, now let's compare the video quality of the D810, 5DS/R, 6D or D750 and let's see who wins that. 😝
"I'd use an NX1 and shoot 4K."
So you'd put the NX1 up against these FF cameras for the stills part too? Otherwise what you said is nothing to do with this.
I believe there is a methodology on the site. I think they choose the highest quality native lens available.
Astropad is a great solution if you already have the gear. It's not a Cintiq replacement though, nor do they claim it to be.
Photo Pete: If you use a microsoft surface pro 3 you already have a very accurate pressure sensitive tablet that is capable of running desktop versions of photoshop, lightroom and other image editing software.
I guess needing an ipad or iphone as well as a mac or macbook is the trendy 'apple' way of doing things though... Personally I just think Apple are behind the game and are charging a premium to be there ;-)
"I guess needing an ipad or iphone as well as a mac or macbook is the trendy 'apple' way of doing things though"
Nah, it's just a company giving more options for using hardware that people already have.
I was hoping there'd be a Zony 70-140 at some point to go with the 16-70, but that doesn't look like it'll happen.
I can understand being pedantic, but ... everyone commenting on this article UNDERSTANDS EXACTLY WHAT RICHARD MEANS. The attacks are ridiculous.
Evil_Sheep: What I think would be awesome is instead of a new fixed focal length that someone will always be unhappy with, they just give us the camera with a detachable lens in X-mount, provided "as-is." The camera would be built around the attached lens and only the attached lens would be officially supported, but if you wanted to stick on other lenses you would have that option. It wouldn't cost anyone anything but simply offer more options and versatility.
It would make a lot of sense on Fuji's part as well, as they could drum up more lens sales that way and potentially have a wider market for would-be X100 purchasers.
There are two boxes. Fuji have stuff in both.
Xray Rob: I don´t understand discussing bokeh and depth of field. Anyone who is familiar with portraits knows that this focal length is unsuitable for this metier. Did anyone hear something about golden rule, about focusing and then framing for good proportions? Empty space above her head turns this pic to waste!
All I can say is: Dan, I'm jealous. She is one of the most naturally beautiful people I've ever seen.
meanwhile: "but it also shows that 600mm equiv isn't quite as big a leap up from the FZ1000's 400mm equiv as the numbers imply"
Err, the graph shows that because the scale is wrong.
"It seems like a fairly obvious choice."
"but it also shows that 600mm equiv isn't quite as big a leap up from the FZ1000's 400mm equiv as the numbers imply"
Is the ring around the shutter button a control dial, or just decoration?
meanwhile: I think Dave would appreciate this. Well played.
Who said anything about the Foo Fighters? I said the greatest rock band of ALL TIME. Tenacious D. :-)
Obviously, but Iggy is beyond mere mortals.
Also, Dave played with the greatest rock band of ALL TIME.
You'd have to ignore a lot to think that. Nirvana for one, Them Crooked Vultures for two, QOTSA for three. Meh, each to their own. Who do you proclaim as king of rock?
I think Dave would appreciate this. Well played.