Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
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not a bad idea

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 13:11 UTC as 9th comment

Paid over $1000 for my iPhone 7 plus with w256gb. Amazing phone. Not planning to upgrade in near future

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 02:46 UTC as 109th comment
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I've read that Nikon reps are saying, if one wants to use D850 handhold, while they recommended 1/2X FL with D800/D810, due to 46MP now, they are recommending a rule of 1/4X FL with this body to fight the shake. Is that what others are hearing? It does make sense with this body

Rishi, I think 85mm 1.8 would be a perfect idea to compare for review and comparison with Canon 5DS. Because lots of people will buy D850 for wedding use, and all of them will be shooting the 85. Trying shorter lenses like 35 does not make sense because the issue will always be more prominent with longer lenses, like 85. And typically, 85 is the longest non-VR lens most users would commonly shoot these days.

IBIS is great, but truthfully I wish it was better on A7/9 series. On my A9, and it is only a 24MP body, I can take a sharp photo with 85 1.8FE lens at 1/50. At 1/15-25 it is all blurry. [I tried mechanical and electronic shutter]. And I have pretty non-shakey hands. So that tells me that in real life Sony IBIS on my A9 is at most 1-2 stops. Better than nothing I guess.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I've read that Nikon reps are saying, if one wants to use D850 handhold, while they recommended 1/2X FL with D800/D810, due to 46MP now, they are recommending a rule of 1/4X FL with this body to fight the shake. Is that what others are hearing? It does make sense with this body

Rishi, what about 85 1.8 or 1.4? I think these are the most frequently used non-IS lenses that people would use with this body, where shutter shock might be of an issue. Have you already tried the 85 on D850?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Great sensor, Nikon knows how to tweak them! Can't wait for Nikon's rumored mirrorless camera to take all advantages mirrorless offers with the Nikon' issued sensor's advantages in DR and noise....

I hope they use Sony sensor where phase detect on sensor points go all the way to edges.

I also hope they use F mount, even if it means lenses will be larger, but if it can take F mount G and later lenses without adapter, it will be an instant hit. I don't care about the size of the mirrorless body, I am interested in other benefits of mirrorless other than size

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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Absolutic: I've read that Nikon reps are saying, if one wants to use D850 handhold, while they recommended 1/2X FL with D800/D810, due to 46MP now, they are recommending a rule of 1/4X FL with this body to fight the shake. Is that what others are hearing? It does make sense with this body

Michiel953, can you be more precise, your one stop faster shooting was with which lenses, lenses had IS or not, and what focal length? Thank you!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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thebestusername: So, D850 smokes everyone in DR. How they eliminated that purple fringe, beats me.

According to Tony Northrup, 'smoking' is only at ISO64. At ISO100, Sony A7RII is better. But you are correct in general, great sensor

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)

Great sensor, Nikon knows how to tweak them! Can't wait for Nikon's rumored mirrorless camera to take all advantages mirrorless offers with the Nikon' issued sensor's advantages in DR and noise....

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I don't get it. Why does this camera exist when it's basically just an x-t20 with the EVF in a different position?

It's for rangefinder lovers

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Just finished watching the 30 min long big taco video on YouTube comparing xe3 with xt20 I have. So xe3 is the first Fuji xe camera NOT made in Japan, now made in China. He suggests it is because it is a consumer model now. The auto mode suggests consumer too. Also flash xsync is 1/180 which again says consumer. Ok, but if you are doing a cheaper consumer model, why remove a built-in flash? It is not like xe3 is a weatherproof body and you need to remove
The flash for better sealing.

fraga500, it is not but I had no expectation of of XT20 to be made in Japan because XT10 was also made in China. XE1 and I believe XE2 were both made in Japan, am I wrong?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Just finished watching the 30 min long big taco video on YouTube comparing xe3 with xt20 I have. So xe3 is the first Fuji xe camera NOT made in Japan, now made in China. He suggests it is because it is a consumer model now. The auto mode suggests consumer too. Also flash xsync is 1/180 which again says consumer. Ok, but if you are doing a cheaper consumer model, why remove a built-in flash? It is not like xe3 is a weatherproof body and you need to remove
The flash for better sealing.

Artem Holstov - that's just Big Taco's person opinion because he needed one to explain why Made in China. He assumes XE3 will sell like hotcakes. I am not sure.

Samistuin: Because Fuji itself CULTIVATES THE IDEA BY PRINTING IN BIG LETTERS, not on the bottom like other products from other manufacturers, but in BIG LETTERS, PROUDLY, "MADE IN JAPAN" usually on the back side of their cameras. You know when Nikon or Canon makes a camera in Japan, it is written in small print on the bottom. Why do you think Fuji prints MADE IN JAPAN in large letters on their cameras?? Because 'who gives a damn"? You see how your statement makes Zero sense when it comes to Fuji's own marketing?

Doug: true on all point

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (201 comments in total)

Just finished watching the 30 min long big taco video on YouTube comparing xe3 with xt20 I have. So xe3 is the first Fuji xe camera NOT made in Japan, now made in China. He suggests it is because it is a consumer model now. The auto mode suggests consumer too. Also flash xsync is 1/180 which again says consumer. Ok, but if you are doing a cheaper consumer model, why remove a built-in flash? It is not like xe3 is a weatherproof body and you need to remove
The flash for better sealing.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 07:14 UTC as 49th comment | 11 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)

I've read that Nikon reps are saying, if one wants to use D850 handhold, while they recommended 1/2X FL with D800/D810, due to 46MP now, they are recommending a rule of 1/4X FL with this body to fight the shake. Is that what others are hearing? It does make sense with this body

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 22:27 UTC as 99th comment | 12 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1138 comments in total)
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rpichlerphoto: I tested the D500 yesterday and found it to be a much more solid camera than the D750 is (which I used for 1 year now). The AF speed and accuracy is mind blowing compared to the D750 and the size of the camera is way better for use with larger lenses. I'll be getting one for sure for my wedding and portrait work since I also found the flesh colours are a lot nicer on the D500.

i think he means that nikon notoriously had been knocked down for skin colors as compared to Canon and D500 gets skin colors better.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (567 comments in total)

No mic 🎤 jack again on em10, olympus ?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 122nd comment
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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Absolutic: If canon put ibis in their cameras like Sony A class or Pentax dslrs, they would not have to worry about arabization on 85mm lenses to begin with.

I meant stabilization. iPhone autocorrect has mind of its own

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)

If canon put ibis in their cameras like Sony A class or Pentax dslrs, they would not have to worry about arabization on 85mm lenses to begin with.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:42 UTC as 46th comment | 11 replies

Reading the comments below People need to chil. Isn't it every time, first samples come out as crap from talentless photographers? Then real people buy cameras and start posting normal photos? How many time it has happened? Unless Nikon is not lying and did manufactured their own sensor like they are saying (I did not know they had capacity to do so) and the sensor turned to be crap. Don't decide the quality based on Samples by one photog only

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 40th comment
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)

Good upgrade at at a reasonable price too. However still behind mirrorless cameras in following:
1) no truly silent shooting with CAF
2) while af point spread is larger than on d800, on cameras like Sony A7r2 and a9 the points go further toward edges
3) viewfinder is larger at 0.75 but still smaller than Evfs on full frame Sonys 0.78 or even Fuji 0.77
4) video appears to be behind mirrorless
5) mirrorless offer 1/32000 shutter speed with electronic shutter
6) mirrorless offers Electronic first shutter
7) mirrorless bodies generally are smaller while d850 seemed to increase weight on d810
8) does not have anything comparable to canons dual pixel technology for live view

Bottom line - for Nikon full frame shooters who don't need d5 - i don't see anyone with d800/d810 NOT wanting to upgrade - just the af alone is a great upgrade.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 159th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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sh00t3r: So besides the cheaper price, is there any reason to get the D500 over this? Thanks to the massive MP, cropping wildlife shots will be no big deal. Looks like I won't need the APS "crop factor" anymore.

Yes. On d500 af points truly go to edges. And you get 10fps without having to put on a grip on an already heavy camera. Low light performance on d500 is remarkable. It is a very capable camera

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
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