Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a attorney
Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)

not mentioned in the hands on other important differences:
1) Only 1/180 Xsync rate, XT2 increased to 1/250
2) Only 1/4000 mechanical shutter speed, XT2 increased to 1/8000

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 07:21 UTC as 86th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)

Sounds like Canon is almost there with mirrorless and M6 is going to be the camera to get (once they fix the Af and EVF blackout issues, add 4K video....maybe IBIS???)..... I assume Canon will release M6 around 2017 with some more lenses and the Canon will finally join the mirrorless world.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 16:40 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Fuji beats it for AF but not buffer but then you get more keepers using Fuji
simple
watch the unbiased reviews
I'm a D7200 owner and a Fuji X-T2 owner and I love both my friend uses the D500 which I have used on occasions
Tom G

No Fuji does not beat it in af. I had xt2 and d500 at the same
Time and sold xt2. D500 af was in a different league
Stop reading and watching stupid angry photographer reviews and try yourself

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Now that you tested XT2, A6500 and Olympus EM1M2, dpreview, which one of them offers fastest focus acquisition in low light. It is interesting that none of the three of the above cameras, advertise EV -? rating. Logically I would think EM1 M2 would acquire in lowest light because it is the only one of the three that has cross-type PDAF points. But then it is not clear to me at which EV rating, these PDAF points cease to operate and we go back to Contrast AF .....

I found Sony A7RII to be amazing in its ability to acquire in lowest of the light.... My Nikon D500 is there too. Fuji (I've had them all through XT2) traditionally give up sooner than Sonys (A6000 did better than XT1 in my testing).
How I tested them? I took all my cameras with similar lenses, and would gradually lower light in my bedroom and waited to see which camera/s gave up first.

Fujis were some of the first. Along with Canon 7D... Then Olympus EM1.... Then Panasonic GX7 and GX8 (Rated EV-4).... Sony A6000 was really really good... A7RII was unmatched, every other camera gave up before A7RII. Unfortunately did not have A7RII and Nikon D500 at the same time to test side by side

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 07:38 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)

Now that you tested XT2, A6500 and Olympus EM1M2, dpreview, which one of them offers fastest focus acquisition in low light. It is interesting that none of the three of the above cameras, advertise EV -? rating. Logically I would think EM1 M2 would acquire in lowest light because it is the only one of the three that has cross-type PDAF points. But then it is not clear to me at which EV rating, these PDAF points cease to operate and we go back to Contrast AF .....

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1324 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: The Nikon D500 is king of cropped cameras, in all aspects. It's at least 1 stop better in high ISO compared to the other cameras e and the detail at base ISO is outstanding. The AF is also top-notch. Maybe Nikon will make a mirror-free version someday.

it was very dark, and it was after i had a date with my wife at a restaurant nearby, I won't be be bringing tripod with me.... I had a small 35 1.8DX mounted on D500

ISO16,000

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Nikon-D500/i-tpWxvwj/0/X3/DSC_4623-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Nikon-D500/i-LsGJXgz/0/X3/DSC_4596-X3.jpg

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)
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Absolutic: How is low light acquisition speed and accuracy, for example for portraits in very low light, or dimly lit restaurant, or even darker conditions?

Rishi does one need to turn "Live Setting" to "OFF" for better AF in low light, or it does not matter?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 08:23 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)

How is low light acquisition speed and accuracy, for example for portraits in very low light, or dimly lit restaurant, or even darker conditions?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 153rd comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1324 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: The Nikon D500 is king of cropped cameras, in all aspects. It's at least 1 stop better in high ISO compared to the other cameras e and the detail at base ISO is outstanding. The AF is also top-notch. Maybe Nikon will make a mirror-free version someday.

My d500 is remarkable in all ways and low light performance is unmatched. Except one thing: I've been spoiled by ibis in my Olympus and Sony cameras Shooting last night on the beach I kind of wished for ibis as As I had to go up to ISO 16,000 on my d500 and still had some shake in many of my shots.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1324 comments in total)

The review does not address , surprisingly, focus acqusition in low light. What is EV rating of the camera in low light and what is real life speed of acquisition. Is it similar to a7r2 that ev rating depends on how fast the lens
Is?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:24 UTC as 52nd comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (387 comments in total)

Did you guys consider that D500 is only $200 more these days? Updated price has been $1799. I had both D500 and XT2 and think. D500 is a better camera in everything other than video and of course EVF has its benefits

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I ordered one already on Adorama site. Their version is of
Course called Flashpoint but it is the same thing. $85 or $89 I believe

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Absolutic: 16fps is with electronic shutter. Rolling shutter and stripes through your shot under artificial lighting are common issues with electronic shutter. The article does not even mention this critical point. Continuous af with mechanical shutter is 10fps which is only 1 fps more than em1m1 which I can buy used for under $500 these days. 10fps is still very good but it is not unique these days. A6300, a6500, d500 are all cheaper cameras that match it.

I've read about rolling shutter when shooting things that are obviously problems for rolling shutter..... like cars of course... but I don't remember where now. I am sure dpreview will examine the rolling shutter. Also I'd like to know, since you have to use electronic shutter to achieve above 10fps with CAF, are there restrictions on what shutter speeds could be used in Electronic Shutter mode....

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 06:23 UTC

16fps is with electronic shutter. Rolling shutter and stripes through your shot under artificial lighting are common issues with electronic shutter. The article does not even mention this critical point. Continuous af with mechanical shutter is 10fps which is only 1 fps more than em1m1 which I can buy used for under $500 these days. 10fps is still very good but it is not unique these days. A6300, a6500, d500 are all cheaper cameras that match it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies
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DamianFI: I didn't realise this was a $2K camera. Nice cam, but it's about twice what it should cost.

I'd go an A7II for less money.

I did go for a7ii instead which is on sale for $1499 everywhere. Em1 mark 1 works decent enough for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:44 UTC

Does MC-11 open Phase Detect on the original A7 with Canon lenses? I know METABONES IV only opens Phase Detect starting from A7II. Does MC-11 give this capacity to the original A7?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 18:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

Russian Zenit E

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 05:16 UTC as 250th comment | 1 reply

What about the fact that transferring large raw files from your camera to your laptop eats a lot of battery power on both? I am mostly concerned with camera battery when traveling. Also most of these wireless transfers are buggy. Also physical connection by wire is more secure and less likely to be hijacked.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:32 UTC as 316th comment
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FrankS009: I just bought the old MacBook Pro before I learned about the new one. Lets just say I'm not as regretful as I thought I would be. Not only are extra adapters and dongles a pain, but they are a money grab.

F.

there are less and less inputs in apple computers as years go by

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
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t.c. marino: nice camera,but WAY OVERPRICED..nikon d750 full frame is less epxpensive...nikon d600/610 and canon eos 6d ARE A BARGAIN compared to this olympus

Guy stop with the marketing bs 18fps. The real fps with mechanical shutter and CAF is only 10fps. 10fps. Which is 1 above Olympus 9fps on EM1 which EM1 received with fIrmware 3.00. 18fps is Electronic shutter which is useless in many scenarios. 15fps fixes AF before first shot.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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