Horshack

Horshack

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A great torture test for an image stabilization system would be to let Barney take photos while trying to stand still on roller skates.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

Ogawa-san looks so serious in the photo. These are cameras, not heart-lung machines :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 46th comment
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Thoughts R Us: It's funny to read the comments and see how many times people can post virtually the same thing...a variant of "this guy is clueless...out of touch...head in sand, etc." And then go on to complain about Canon sensors.

So the main indictment from what I see is that Canon sensors have less DR at low ISO than the competition. OK. But does that merit the vitriol? Does that mean their cameras are worthless? Aren't there other measures of a camera system...like lenses, support, ergonomics, color signature, QC, etc?

There's also the indictment that Canon doesn't pursue mirrorless with enough seriousness...with no admission that the mirrorless market isn't that big and is stagnating.

If you need more DR, then fine, go to another brand. But Canon has the most customers and most pro's stick with Canon, and it's not because they cannot switch. It's because Canon is for them the overall strongest system.

Now Canon is not perfect; no company is. But let's have some perspective.

If you're convinced that Sony's DR range advantage is due to the cooking of raws then you should be able to match Sony's DR with a Canon raw in post-processing, because "cooking" implies image processing and that can be performed in software as well. Awaiting your image comparisons that support your case.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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Vegetable Police: Let's make everything wireless! It might even be safe for humans. We're not sure yet, but it could be. There's a small chance that you will not develop any health conditions being exposed to wireless signals all day long, and we like those odds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urglg3WimHA

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 22:32 UTC

If I'm ever lucky enough to be in Iceland I'll be out taking landscapes every day even if the forecast called for earth-destroying meteors :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Horshack: Amazing how $1,800 lenses can have a decentered/tilted element. It's something you expect (and get) on a Samyang 14mm but not on a class of lens like the 14-24mm. Sadly it's a problem seen on many expensive optics. I've tried three different copies of a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II and all have had significant tilting issues.

Rishi, initially it based on your comments about the relative performance differences between the two, but rereading I see your note that you think the Tamron might be the one tilted based on its underperformance of the right edge. Comparing the f/2.8 images both lenses look mushy on the ridge edge @ infinity, the Nikon a little more so (the houses at the extreme right of frame, top 1/3). It's hard to judge either copy for centering precisely on these due to the distance differences of subject detail @ infinity for left vs right...but based on what I see the Nikon looks relatively well centered.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:47 UTC

Amazing how $1,800 lenses can have a decentered/tilted element. It's something you expect (and get) on a Samyang 14mm but not on a class of lens like the 14-24mm. Sadly it's a problem seen on many expensive optics. I've tried three different copies of a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II and all have had significant tilting issues.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 20:41 UTC as 82nd comment | 9 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (196 comments in total)

Yamaki-san for Prime Minister!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 03:01 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

For when you want your very best gear stolen at the airport ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (463 comments in total)
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Horshack: Great review. The extensive pages on dynamic range are very well done.

The only important note I'd add about the A7s is how much harder it is to manually focus vs the A7/A7r due to its lower-clarity Live View magnification and surprisingly, its much worse low-light Live View noise performance. It appears Sony is line-skipping for the A7s's LV feed ala the D800/D800E. I compared all three A7 bodies for MF here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54123743 and http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54128288

That is the issue with subjective recollection - it's fallible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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zakk9: The camera fondlers are attacking...

Do you guys ever take photos? For real photographers, he D7100 was, and still is, a great camera, but it had a buffer that was too small for certain kinds of photography. The D7200 features a larger buffer plus several other improvements, and all the majority of nerds on this forum manage to utter is "meh... the 7D II is better".

It might be an idea to remember then that the 7D II is 50% more expensive as well as 50% heavier. It's simply another class of camera. For advanced amateurs and a lot of professional photographers, the D7200 will be a great workhorse.

Nikon owes them $1199.95 of value, nothing more, nothing less.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (463 comments in total)

Great review. The extensive pages on dynamic range are very well done.

The only important note I'd add about the A7s is how much harder it is to manually focus vs the A7/A7r due to its lower-clarity Live View magnification and surprisingly, its much worse low-light Live View noise performance. It appears Sony is line-skipping for the A7s's LV feed ala the D800/D800E. I compared all three A7 bodies for MF here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54123743 and http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54128288

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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zakk9: The camera fondlers are attacking...

Do you guys ever take photos? For real photographers, he D7100 was, and still is, a great camera, but it had a buffer that was too small for certain kinds of photography. The D7200 features a larger buffer plus several other improvements, and all the majority of nerds on this forum manage to utter is "meh... the 7D II is better".

It might be an idea to remember then that the 7D II is 50% more expensive as well as 50% heavier. It's simply another class of camera. For advanced amateurs and a lot of professional photographers, the D7200 will be a great workhorse.

People are unhappy at Nikon's practice of trying to milk photogs by consistently releasing bodies with missing features. The D7000 should of had the one-button push to 100% zoom of the D7100. The D7100 should of had the deeper buffer of the D7200. The D7200 should of had the articulating screen of the D7300. And the D7300 should of had the touch-screen and USB 3 of the D7400.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)

Welcome to iteration city, population you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 05:58 UTC as 178th comment | 3 replies

Seems unfair to penalize PJ's for matching the embellishments of news anchors :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 24th comment

Roger Cicala posted an evaluation of the lens today on his blog, including a comparison with the Nikon 14-24mm and Canon 16-35 f/2.8

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/02/just-the-lenses-tamron-15-30mm-f2-8

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 28th comment | 13 replies
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (235 comments in total)
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Horshack: Samples looking good. Here's a sharpened version of the f/2.8 landscape shot:

http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZcDgZGh/0/O/i-ZcDgZGh.jpg

Odd bit of flare at near the right edge though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (235 comments in total)

Samples looking good. Here's a sharpened version of the f/2.8 landscape shot:

http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZcDgZGh/0/O/i-ZcDgZGh.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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joe6pack: All pros and no cons. I am feeling more and more that these videos are all paid advertisements. Tell me this isn't so!

Nah, if these videos were paid advertisements you'd see slogans like "I AM A GOOFY CAMERA" or "See the Impossible With an 8 Year Old Sensor"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 01:39 UTC

How well does the camera survive a collision with a tree?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 01:35 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
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