Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Absolutic: What about other changes? Any editing features enhanced so you don’t have to go to photoshop, like a smarter healing brush? Or no changes there whatsoever ?

the content aware healing brushes in Photoshop are very good. Is it so hard to move the feature to Lightroom? If they worry about photoshop being underused, they can leave liquefy to Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 16:20 UTC

What about other changes? Any editing features enhanced so you don’t have to go to photoshop, like a smarter healing brush? Or no changes there whatsoever ?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 137th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (1933 comments in total)

Dpreview reviewers, guys, i wonder why you talk about A7RII in this comparison when it comes to mirrorless AF, but for some reason don’t mention A9 which has autofocus vastly superior to that of A7RII? Just wondering why A9 is never mentioned here. Is it because A9 is $1000 more? But D5 is even more expensive?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:40 UTC as 162nd comment | 4 replies

Where did they even find this sensor these days ?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
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Shiranai: Yawn, typical "influencer" video.
This flash costs a grand. For that money you can get:
- 2x Godox AD360 II
or
- 3x Godox AD200
or
- 5x Godox V860 II

- Also simple and easy to use
- All got air-remotes built in and work with TTL
- All of them got li-ion batterys so they also got very fast recycle times.
- The AD200/AD360 give you 2-4 times as much light as a speedlite.

Yes 3 tines more. Godox 200 is 200 Watts. Profoto a1 is 76 Watts

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
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Absolutic: Will this overpower the midday sun at 1.5-2 meters ? I

Interesting. thank you for your response!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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mbot: Yet at almost half the price the Pentax K1 smashes the D850 in the "Sports" rating, and practically matches it in the portrait and landscape ratings👻

How can a camera be rated at 100% when other cameras perform better than it in certain other categories??

The 100% rating infers that it's a perfect camera, when in reality not only is it not, but there's no such thing. Seems to me that bang-for-buck in competitor cameras holds more weight as a criteria for buying.

And the D850 certainly doesn't have the supremo dual pixel autofocus of Canon, and it doesn't have 10bit video with 4:2:2 video recording with full sensor readout either.

Sorry, but afaic the DXO method of testing is not the be-all and end-all, in fact itvs quite misleading imo.

PhotoUniverse, except DXO does not measure AF, or what lenses you can use. It just measures the sensor. And D850 sensor is being killed by all other Nikon modern full frame sensors, Sonies like A7RII and A9, Pentax K1, in low light department. The language at DXO's own site says that D850 can be only confidently used up to ISO3200 noisefree, higher, you need to use Noiseware:

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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Absolutic: To me the highlight and surprise is relatively low lowlight score close to 5dsr than to say, A7r2. All modern full frame dslrs from Nikon have been better per dxo. And associated language from dxo : confident to use to iso3200 and then turn on your noise removal software, is frankly alarming these days

And I am not even going to mention Pentax K1 which has much better low light score and costs 1/2

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 15:26 UTC

To me the highlight and surprise is relatively low lowlight score close to 5dsr than to say, A7r2. All modern full frame dslrs from Nikon have been better per dxo. And associated language from dxo : confident to use to iso3200 and then turn on your noise removal software, is frankly alarming these days

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 226th comment | 1 reply

Will this overpower the midday sun at 1.5-2 meters ? I

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies

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 Review (1933 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 Review (1933 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
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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 Review (1933 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
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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 Review (1933 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 273rd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (202 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
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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
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