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photofan1986

photofan1986

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Joined on Apr 6, 2009

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I don't find smartphone "photography" fun. I use it when I really have to, usually as a memo. But I'm only having fun when holding a proper camera in my hands.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:17 UTC as 160th comment | 2 replies
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krazeyez: Again. the. same. sensor.

Sorry, there is no way in hell I would ever pay for the same thing (again).

I'm pretty sure the sensor outperforms your skills.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 08:00 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Thanks for this exciting news. Apple are probably the top innovators in photography today. I'm looking forward to growing with them in the coming years.

Oh please!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 23:12 UTC
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joelR42: Thank you for showing not only that the A7RII is capable of low-light AF but that mirrorless cameras work DIFFERENTLY than most DSLRs. Not always better or worse but if you use a mirrorless (especially Sony) like a DSLR you're likely to get frustrated.

The opposite is true: you cannot expect perfect focus accuracy from a DSLR, while you can with a mirrorless. I would really not want to get back to a DSLR's focus inconsistencies.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 20:35 UTC

Wow guys, you really should clean your camera's sensor before making such a video !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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justmeMN: I hate that sensor!

(See, how polarizing it is.) :-)

I, for one, love it! Hey, it works :D

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
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Marty4650: Is there something this thing can do that I can't do with my Panasonic GM1 and my smartphone?

Wait... I think I just figured it out. It is a lot cheaper. You pay only $299 for it, and since you are using your smartphone as the viewfinder and controller, you don't need those things built into the "camera."

Yes but the ergonomics will be awful for "normal" shooting. Might be OK for special projects, but I would take a "real" camera any day. I did use the Sony module on a smartphone, and it was a real PITA.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 07:42 UTC
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baloo_buc: Until mirrorless will have full PDAF they will have a huge handicap even for static scenes.
I have both mirrorless and dSLR cameras and I seldom regret I don't have the other with me (especially true for mirrorless).
So the gap is narrowing. Still the mirroless is too small for me.

That has nothing to do with the focusing technology. If the focus point is not on the subject or is too big, the camera can't know where you want it to focus. Did you use the small focus points? Panasonic cameras also have spot focus option, which uses a focus point that is even much smaller than a dslr phase detection sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
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baloo_buc: Until mirrorless will have full PDAF they will have a huge handicap even for static scenes.
I have both mirrorless and dSLR cameras and I seldom regret I don't have the other with me (especially true for mirrorless).
So the gap is narrowing. Still the mirroless is too small for me.

Yes, AF speed on static subjects is very fast and almost always spot on, which is far from true with a dslr!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:38 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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ttran88: If PDAF works well with metabones adapters, Canon has officially become Sony's third party lens maker.

Haha, good one :D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)

VERY nice upgrade ! Now where did I put my Visa? Oh yes, I can't afford it :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:37 UTC as 337th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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rubank: How interesting to see what the G7 can do at f/16-22.... (maybe not)

Well, I guess there are neutral density filters for those occasions.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 13:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Last time I shot with Panasonic was 4 years ago. I didn't like it because of poor colors. Now 4 models later Panasonic still has the same poor colors... On the other hand they make very good rice cookers... Maybe they should stick with that.

And if you can't shoot raw to tailor colors to your own taste, maybe you should get back to the kitchen and prepare some rice.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 09:14 UTC
On Before the Rain in the False Colors challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice!

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 08:16 UTC as 3rd comment

Would make a nice standard lens on my OMD :D

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 21:23 UTC as 62nd comment
On P1010487 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

I think it might be to show the diffraction correction feature. You can notice a mush stronger sharpening in the picture.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo in sample gallery (3 comments in total)

I think it might be to show the diffraction correction feature. You can notice a mush stronger sharpening in the picture.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)

Electronic first curtain shutter?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:52 UTC as 90th comment

Ah, you get what you pay for :D

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (482 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Images look good, for sure, but I see that as an amateur photographer, I really don't want a über-high megapixel camera.

@ FodgeandDurn
Certainly, but what can be considered as "acceptable" within the DOF limits is subjective, and the higher the resolution, the lower the threshold of tolerance would be, imo.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
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