naththo

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Hobby
Joined on Oct 13, 2011
About me:

Hard of hearing, live with parent, hobby are weather, photography and computers.

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On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (548 comments in total)
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naththo: The colours are strange from that camera, some skies are glowing and neon or some object are very saturated. Not sure whats up with that?

Adobe failed miserably with the wrong colour calibration. Thats pretty much sums up.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (548 comments in total)

The colours are strange from that camera, some skies are glowing and neon or some object are very saturated. Not sure whats up with that?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (91 comments in total)

Same as Samsung they use aggressive noise reduction as well, Sony isn't the only one really and oh Canon does use aggressive sharpness in canon images as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 16th comment
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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eno2: I really don't like the Sony processing engine, colors are bad, NR is strong and sharpening is high leading to high artifacts at higher ISO values. Once again, the Sony JPG engine is one of the worst out there. :(

Is this monitor display really part of topic about this camera really? *Scratching his head*

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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eno2: I really don't like the Sony processing engine, colors are bad, NR is strong and sharpening is high leading to high artifacts at higher ISO values. Once again, the Sony JPG engine is one of the worst out there. :(

Im sorry but not everyone have Adobe RGB monitor. We all use sRGB mostly to view photos to make sure colours, lighting etc are correct for the display and the prints. Most printer device including photolab using sRGB as a standard one. Only printer can do wide gamut such as Adobe RGB will be Epson or Canon wide commercial inkjet printer.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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eno2: I really don't like the Sony processing engine, colors are bad, NR is strong and sharpening is high leading to high artifacts at higher ISO values. Once again, the Sony JPG engine is one of the worst out there. :(

Outdoor colours do not look pleasant to me from Sony A6500, pretty mediocre at best. :\

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

I can achieve shallow DoF from fully complaint/compatible Sony current lens line up for A7 series camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Mike99999: Wow, there is something wrong with the Mark I samples. I had to compare to the E-M5 to get a decent comparison.

My conclusion:
- E-M1 II has a slight increase in detail over the E-M5
- E-M1 II is one stop behind the D500 in terms of ISO noise
- E-M1 II is three stops behind the A7R II in terms of ISO noise

To make myself clearer: E-M1 II at ISO 800 has the same noise level as A7R II at ISO 6400.

You can compare 4/3 to full frame using comparison on Studio sample. If the noise is higher at 4/3 than A7RII at same pixel level, then 4/3 is lagging behind A7RII then. I believed Mike is right. It does make sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

Most photography would still want shallow DoF for some reason though. Sometimes too much DoF is just very ugly. You sometimes need to blur out foreground or background depends on what kind of photos you are taking. For architecture and landscape you need very good dynamic range though and very expensive razor sharp lens to cover all in deep DoF. For portrait, macro, etc you will still need a good shallow DoF to achieve that. That's the problem.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

Yes, lens for FF camera cost a lot more than you get lens for APS-C or 4/3rd camera. You need sharper for FF to get sharp across all frame, cos of more shallow depth of field and softer on corner/edge in FF as usual. So you end up needing high quality lens which cost a lot to match FF camera very well.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 17:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (119 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Lens was way good, and so the C-3040, i do have had the C-3030 Zoom, which was my 1st digital Olympus. Later, i've bought the C-5050, which i do still have, and also the C-8080 Widezoom, which was the best in it's class, into 2004. Both with latest Firmware Upgrades. I do still use my C-8080 WZ nowadays occasionally, the 5x Zoom lens was sharper than the 50/1.4 EF onto the 8 MP EOS 20D, as the DPReview stated, back in time...for a Zoom lens, very good & sharp. Like the C-5050, a alu-magnesium Body, very tough build quality back into their heyday, these Olympus Digicams.

Yes those were excellent camera, I had C3030Z before that 3040 came out. Brilliant camera I say.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (333 comments in total)
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endofoto: This camera is great for its price. However Nikon D3400 sensor has surpassed FF cameras (like Nikon Df and Canon 5DM4) with colour depth 24.8 bits and DR 13.9 EV according to DXO lab. I think I would go for Nikon and get better sensor than class leader FFs at base ISO. I never increase ISO for quality purposes.

@Thematic, agreed!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)
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naththo: First digital camera I had was Olympus C-3030Z, that was long time ago!

C is Camedia they called it. Z is Zoom.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:21 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

First digital camera I had was Olympus C-3030Z, that was long time ago!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:20 UTC as 636th comment | 1 reply

Pretty good as I noticed Olympus behaves in similar to Sony by underexpose to preserve highlight, interesting! But of course Iceland is not a bright place to take pic due to often bad weather.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 09:37 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
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naththo: Well, either this or Macbook Pro new one come up, I just hope if they will pass the test as long as it is close to 6500K in colour temperature and sRGB must be at over 99%.
I go to the website to check

http://www.notebookcheck.net/

If they fail it is not going on my wish list.

@nawknai, Apple buy LCD screen from LG, not all are high gamut for example some panel are 80% sRGB, some maybe 90% or 97% and some 99%. Etc. Its depend on what model of apple you are after. The higher end, more expensive one will usually come with better panel at nearest to 100% of sRGB. Lower price will give you low end panel. At almost 100% panel is very expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
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naththo: Well, either this or Macbook Pro new one come up, I just hope if they will pass the test as long as it is close to 6500K in colour temperature and sRGB must be at over 99%.
I go to the website to check

http://www.notebookcheck.net/

If they fail it is not going on my wish list.

Ah thanks! I will bookmark that website also need that as well in case.

I noticed their old surfacebook was showing excellent display quality in review even beats Apple.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Good colour from those lenses, both.

Good that YI went with DNGs.

I noticed you got mixed up with name of model. It is actually Acer Aspire.

Recent new Acer Aspire V Nitro use AUO display panel in IPS, it is mediocre at best in default factory setting without calibration as shown in notebookcheck.net and the display technology of AUO IPS is different to LG IPS technology. They use I believed/suspected to be AHVA invented by AUO. The chart showing fairly large error in blue, green and yellow and also in orange.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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VisualFX: Dell Precision laptops much better value and has all the same features and more.

timberD, who cares. He has rights to post whatever he likes.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Graham Austin: For £1200 I got an incredibly powerful windows laptop.
i7, 16GB DD4 RAM, 15.6" IPS 1920/1080 SRGB panel, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 2 USB3 ports, 1 USB 3.2/Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI, Mini DP, SD slot, Ethernet port, Dedicated Nvidia 970M GPU, in built DAC, great keyboard with customizable colours (geeky but cool), all metal 20mm thick chassis and only weighs 2KG. The battery is a bit rubbish, but usually 2 hours is fine without a plug.
https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS60-6QE-Ghost-Pro.html#hero-overview

Why the hell would anyone want a less powerful machine with adapters hanging all over the side of their laptops for £2000 (plus the cost of all the adapters)??

I would only prefer build or buy PC computer cos of the cost vs the Apple enormous cost to compare. Apple service does not come cheap like what rfsll said. Its the truth unfortunately! Why the hell would apple use ATI video cards that still lag behind Geforce at higher cost from Apple? I am sure thats a rip off?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 16:29 UTC
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