Rinman

Rinman

Lives in Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Joined on May 19, 2009

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On article DPReview TV: Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GM II Review (325 comments in total)
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4sofnature: Not really worth buying unless using it on A1 or A9.

I have to agree with 4sofnature, a bit anyways: The most important reason for this lens is speed, so this excellent GM-II should be most useful on A1 and A9.

I know it also is the sharpest of all 24/28 - 70/75 zooms, but not by a huge margin compared to the Sigma. And don't get me started on the weight; the difference might be close to 20% but that is less than 10% of the whole setup including camera.

This GM-II is a GORGEOUS lens, but I believe for A7-owner the Sigma is still champion of bang for buck. By far.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2022 at 21:50 UTC

I do wish LENS selection would have played a bigger part in this comparison. Lenses like the Tamron 17-70mm f2.8 and the Sony 70-350mm and the new auto-focus Samyang 12mm f2.0 ánd the Sigma 16-30-56mm f1.4 trio are just plain GOLD and such excellent value.

I can learn to live with bad menu's, and my hands have gotten used to the small(er) form factor of the A6600. It is the lenses that make (much of) the quality and attraction of a system. Now if only I had an eye for photography... šŸ˜‰

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 13:59 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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M A R C E L I N O: I would prefer the entry-level cameras to have 6 native megapixels with a higher quality at high ISO. It would be much more useful than 24 megapixel with noise. I still use a Canon T3i. it is 18 megapixel. I use a Canon 600EX II-XT and Canon 16-35mm f / 2.8L Mark 3 Speedlite and only ISO 100 photographer. So I keep a clear and noiseless file in all light situations. But I would prefer to have 6 megapixel native with better quality at ISO. BE RESPECTFUL IN THE COMMENTS. SAVE YOUR FRUSTRATIONS TO YOUR PRIVATE LOCATION. THANKS.

You do know it is nót the number of pixels that make the noise, it is the size of the sensor as a whole. Downsize those 108 mpix images to 6 mpix and you will have performance similar to a native 6 mpix sensor.

That is how ISO works; it is a sensor trait, not a pixel trait

Link | Posted on May 26, 2021 at 21:36 UTC
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goodnitesteve: This is just a rebranding of the Brightin Star 12mm. It's the same weight, stats, look. The only difference is the name and the price. Dustin Abbott did a little review of that a while back and it looked promising, but too close to the Rokinon in price, now that it's only $165, I may give it a try for Christmas.

A link to Dustin's review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVE9V8dotUU

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 09:14 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 II official sample images sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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J A C S: Half an eye in focus...

Which shows that the camera focussed perfectly on that eye.

So what is your point, that f/2.8 is not good for portraits? This article is about the camera, not the (settings of the) lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 22:26 UTC
On article Tested: Four travel tripods for every budget (519 comments in total)
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Rinman: In my opinion a review with limited use

These 4 tripods are so enormously different in price that this cannot qualify as a side by side review. It does not really help choosing one; If for instance I would like to spend around ā‚¬150 then based on this review I could only choose the cheapest one. The next is already double in price.

It is a bit like a camera review, where the 4 options are a Fujifilm GFX100, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Fuji X100V and a Ricoh WG-70

I understand reviews take a LOT of time and effort to make and I don't want to sound ungrateful, but wouldn't a review with 4-6 tripods in a similar price range make more sense?

Unless... Are these 4 the absolute best in their respective price range? Because thát would be VERY useful info šŸ˜€

@Svein, thank you for that link šŸ˜€

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 19:49 UTC
On article Tested: Four travel tripods for every budget (519 comments in total)

In my opinion a review with limited use

These 4 tripods are so enormously different in price that this cannot qualify as a side by side review. It does not really help choosing one; If for instance I would like to spend around ā‚¬150 then based on this review I could only choose the cheapest one. The next is already double in price.

It is a bit like a camera review, where the 4 options are a Fujifilm GFX100, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Fuji X100V and a Ricoh WG-70

I understand reviews take a LOT of time and effort to make and I don't want to sound ungrateful, but wouldn't a review with 4-6 tripods in a similar price range make more sense?

Unless... Are these 4 the absolute best in their respective price range? Because thát would be VERY useful info šŸ˜€

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 15:58 UTC as 108th comment | 2 replies
On article The EOS-1D X Mark III shoots Canon's best-ever JPEGs (267 comments in total)
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NotAPhotog: Can't wait to see all the inevitable "DSLRs are dead" comments...

Congratulations, you are the first here to pre-comment the comments

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:39 UTC
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Halftrack: This is a disappointing review that fails to mention a major problem with this camera.

I have one of these. I had a TG-5. Both of them are good cameras for what they are but they have an achilles heel: the purple blob.

Something in the optics of this lens causes a purple blob to appear in some photos, especially when shooting zoomed in under dim and flat lighting conditions. Some people call this "flare," and it probably is some kind of internal reflection, but it's not like normal flare from oblique lighting. It appears as a large, off-center, purple blob, when light is dim and flat and the camera is zoomed in. The blob does not move or change, no matter which direction the camera is pointing. Very frustrating!

I'm disappointed that DPR made no mention of this in their review. The issue is well documented and potential buyers should be aware of it, especially since there is no workaround and it's hard to fix in post. It wasn't mentioned in the TG-5 review either.

Some examples of that purple blob:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4411404

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 13:43 UTC
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runbei99: Fact is, we're starting to turn the corner in the COVID-19 saga. E.g., Apple has reopened its 42 stores in China, and the last COVID-19 hospital in Wuhan has closed. For more, mostly positive news see: http://healthylife.pacificnaturopathic.com/2020/03/covid-19-coronavirus-its-not-all-bad-news/.

Fact is, there are now more than 10k new COVID-19 cases per day, and that number is rising fast. Fact is, this is FAR from over, despite your single source of "not all bad news"...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 14:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 pre-production sample gallery (41 comments in total)

Dear people @DPReview; If possible, might you add info on the White Balance settings to the exposure info in the little "I Details" menu, for future galleries and maybe even for this one? I figure it would help to better understand the camera or lens's capabilities, and it would certainly teach me (and others?) how to get better images.

Anyone agree? šŸ˜

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 15:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T4 pre-production sample gallery (41 comments in total)
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Rinman: About those Fuji colours, just curious; There are three images of a young man in this gallery, different only in the white balance settings. Which one of those three images represents that great / typical Fuji colours? Does that then make the remaining two images... inferior or maybe even incorrect?

Honestly, I am not critical of the images, they all look gorgeous! I am just trying to understand the comments, maybe even learn what to look for and see what other are seeing.

Honestly not being snarky! And I do get that a camera manufacturer would include settings that might be considered to be "less correct". Some like it hot, some play it cool, some get a kick from simulated šŸ˜‰ I guess Fuji would pick the regular Auto White Balance -the first of the three images- as the correct one, right?

Personally I stopped using Auto White Balance a long time ago. I like to make artsy images, play with colour and pattern. WB would screw that up majorly.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 15:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 pre-production sample gallery (41 comments in total)

About those Fuji colours, just curious; There are three images of a young man in this gallery, different only in the white balance settings. Which one of those three images represents that great / typical Fuji colours? Does that then make the remaining two images... inferior or maybe even incorrect?

Honestly, I am not critical of the images, they all look gorgeous! I am just trying to understand the comments, maybe even learn what to look for and see what other are seeing.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:04 UTC as 7th comment | 7 replies
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photographytragic: Would like to see full definition examples.
But shooting the moon is old hat! On a cruise ship we had a Canon photographer with an 800mm lens. I persuaded him to add a 2X, go wide-open, and set to underexpose, Then we had a competition of doing handheld shots of the bands of Jupiter.
Had to pixel-peep of course, and nothing I would frame, but fun even so!

Not if they don't

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 08:49 UTC
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Calphate: I'm not impressed by the moon shot......

Good to see what can be done when on a budget! But mirror lenses are notoriously difficult to focus to infinity. Walimex had a 500mm f/8 which is quite a bit sharper and easier to focus, recommended:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/19457831

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 08:41 UTC
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Wu Jiaqiu: the price doesn't reflect the aesthetics of the adapter.......

I had a similar comment about the girl that came to my hotel room last night... šŸ˜

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2020 at 13:49 UTC
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landscaper1: 'Iā€™m asking you to lock arms with us and walk through this phase of our development by accepting this change,'

The walking wouldn't be so bad except that Topaz's customers will be doing the walking while Topaz is riding on our backs.

@MyReality; you understand that in this case this company going out of business is BY FAR the least desirable solution, for ANYONE involved, right? No judge in it's right mind will entertain that posibility, ever.

I am sorry to be so blunt, but your desire for them to honor their promise, even if that likely means they have to go out of business, is preposterous, it borders on autistic rigidity. It will most likely result in families getting into financial trouble, customers no longer getting ANY support or product development AT ALL.

If you have other -more reasonable- suggestions, other than what the company has already stated that they will do, then please, by all means. A fine for the founder for breaking his promise, would that be satisfactory to you?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 06:48 UTC
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abe4652: So let me see if I understand this.

All the people who bought the software based on the promise that there would be upgrades for no charge, Topaz can just take back that promise?

I don't know what world Topaz is living in, but in the real world, we call that a "contract." And one side can't just change it.

@MyReality: And then that insurance company goes out of business, and employees and customers are left with peanuts. Good analogy, actually. Is that what you would like to happen to Topaz?

The problem in their business model is actually big enough for this scenario to really happen. They did the right thing, it would be negligent to do otherwise.

p.s. I learned how to copy - paste too !!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 07:38 UTC
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landscaper1: 'Iā€™m asking you to lock arms with us and walk through this phase of our development by accepting this change,'

The walking wouldn't be so bad except that Topaz's customers will be doing the walking while Topaz is riding on our backs.

@MyReality: And then that insurance company goes out of business, and its employees and its customers are left with peanuts. Good analogy, actually. Is that what you would like to happen?

The problem in their business model is actually big enough for this scenario to really happen. They did the right thing, it would be negligent not to.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 07:31 UTC
On article The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade? (321 comments in total)
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technotic: A lot of words in the article. It only needed two letters.

Don't agree, but funny comment nonetheless :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2020 at 09:40 UTC
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