RunStrom

RunStrom

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Joined on Feb 11, 2011
About me:

Plan to never run out of HD space for all my images!

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On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

Can't help thinking that a lensbaby could get the same effect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Amnon G: 8MP frames from a video creates a whole new capability of extracting the best photo out of a video instead of continuous shooting. This could be very handy for many things, from sports to kids to animals.

Only drawback is the size of the files. so more cards and storage is needed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1738 comments in total)

Well thought out, and produced article. I still think the best thing about full frame is the BIG viewfinder no matter what brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:22 UTC as 166th comment | 1 reply
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panoviews: ...and don't forget to test the Sigma software to convert raw files. IQ is great, but without supporting state-of -tha-art raw converters the whole Sigma line is a clear NO BUY.

Panoviews - before you spout on about how bad the software is - Actually try using it on SIGMA files. It does a very good job in rendering SIGMA files - it's not for retouching - you actually pay for those features on any format or platform. So pay for your lightroom - its worth it, and enjoy the Sigma Pro for sigma files. In fact don't go near a Sigma camera - its not for you, as you have no gear listed go and buy any other brand - and be happy or not.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
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panoviews: ...and don't forget to test the Sigma software to convert raw files. IQ is great, but without supporting state-of -tha-art raw converters the whole Sigma line is a clear NO BUY.

Sigma Photopro 5.5 is actually quite good, it gives great tools and exports to 16 bit tiff files that can be reworked in lightroom. Considering it is free its far better than Nikons Raw converter. Sigma is definately a MUST buy if you value getting the best images possible that have a look all of their own.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 07:05 UTC

I dare say this is the best glass you can get for your Sony!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 02:00 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (721 comments in total)
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adegroot: not the sharpest compact, those honors go to the Sigma DP Merrill series; even though those cameras work their magic best in good light.

Never mind the RX100 - the Merrills compete with the Nikon D800e.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3VjyHQiqdE

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (721 comments in total)
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adegroot: not the sharpest compact, those honors go to the Sigma DP Merrill series; even though those cameras work their magic best in good light.

But the Merrill is half the price... and you don't look like you are flipping a kipper when using it!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 09:06 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (721 comments in total)
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adegroot: not the sharpest compact, those honors go to the Sigma DP Merrill series; even though those cameras work their magic best in good light.

I agree totally with you. I was seriously considering buying one of the Sony RX100 family as it is an excellent camera - and then I bought the Sigma Dp3 Merrill. Totally different cameras as the Sony RX100 was going to replace my Ricoh Gx-100. Looks like the Ricoh will have to soldier on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
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RunStrom: These high noise tests are pretty sad, if you are any good as a photographer you will use a tripod. If you want to test a real life situation - give one person a cheap Canon or Nikon APS-C with a reasonable 50mm lens - AND a TRIPOD. Give the other person the Sony A7S (handheld) and a 50mm Sony Lens - then do your midnight shoot. There is no action motion here - so shoot at any speed and setting - the end result is what counts. Each photographer then processes the raw files, and posts them with 100% crops. I'd bet the tripod mounted cameras would produce a better final product. If you really want to set the cat amongst the pigeons - introduce another photographer with a micro 3/4 or Sigma Foveon sensor camera (on a tripod) with a similar lens and really see what a differnce a Tripod makes.

Yes I am well aware of this... but the dpreview test was not done when you would actually plan to hand hold - you chose a static location and anybody in that situation would say - "hey I need a tripod for this one". Next time go for Theatre Production photography, night bike race... or any action scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 08:29 UTC

These high noise tests are pretty sad, if you are any good as a photographer you will use a tripod. If you want to test a real life situation - give one person a cheap Canon or Nikon APS-C with a reasonable 50mm lens - AND a TRIPOD. Give the other person the Sony A7S (handheld) and a 50mm Sony Lens - then do your midnight shoot. There is no action motion here - so shoot at any speed and setting - the end result is what counts. Each photographer then processes the raw files, and posts them with 100% crops. I'd bet the tripod mounted cameras would produce a better final product. If you really want to set the cat amongst the pigeons - introduce another photographer with a micro 3/4 or Sigma Foveon sensor camera (on a tripod) with a similar lens and really see what a differnce a Tripod makes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 54th comment | 14 replies
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magneto shot: Only one thing on my mind. SigmaPhoto Pro....ouch...

Not as bad as you think, all it takes is your time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
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Eelco van Vliet: I have been reading Dpreview since the beginning, but this is cheap journalism and totally unnecessary. What has gotten into the mind of the author to start this cheap bashing on Leica over a missing battery.

If only they would have been this brave to Nikon over their D600. Now that would have been a proper statement.

Now in return you must write a full detailed review on this camera and finish the Pana DMC-FZ1000 review. And don't you dare to tag it with Humor again...

If they forgot the battery - "THEY FORGOT THE BATTERY!"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 02:10 UTC
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Mike FL: It should worth every penny because it is a Leica.

"This $2.8 million Leica is the world’s most expensive camera"

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/2-8-million-leica-world-most-expensive-camera-202354222.html

I want one but I want it in gold!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
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retro76: Microsoft is dead, the future is google and apple. Trust me, I don't hate Microsoft, in fact I was quite a fan boy back in the day (but hell I also liked cassette tapes at one time too). If you haven't graduated to Apple/Google hardware/software by now your simply living in the past, and it may sound cocky, but that's the raw honest truth.

You are less than 1% of the Market, and this is half the price of apples - so go and eat them - and be happy.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
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imaginarycam: Sooner or later, most of P&S cameras will be replaced by smartphones. There's nothing Canon or Nikon can do about it.

I'd like to see a 28mm - 200mm lens on a phone.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:58 UTC

Hasselblad, has now become a coachbuilder.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:13 UTC as 162nd comment
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Wonderful, colors cuts, edits and music - all in harmony!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 09:16 UTC as 110th comment
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

I'll take 3!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 01:57 UTC as 68th comment
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)
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JimWongyyz: After reading comments here. This forum becomes a PR nightmare for Nikon. Instead of talking about D610, this forum becomes oil frustration resentment forum.
I suppose full frame customers are big spenders compare to DX buyers. The last thing Nikon should not do is to pizz off full frame Nikon customers.

What Nikon should have done :
1) give extended warranty on D600.
2) or a discount voucher on future purchase of a Nikon camera.

If I were a D600 user, I would be mad. Most likely 2nd hand D600 would take a big hit with this new model.

Yes on all 134 of them! The Canon EOS delivered its "coup de gras" and anyone who bought these lenses in quantity never forgot it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 04:28 UTC
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