JhvaElohimMeth

JhvaElohimMeth

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On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (235 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: At 4:07 "Compared to a traditional dslr, the X-T2 small size and quiet shutter is ideal for candid portraiture".

Really?

- You need a battery grip to have good autonomy. A small FF like 6D doesn't need it

- You need large lenses, as big as FF ones: in the video she's carrying heavy lenses in a heavy bag

- Quiet shutter mode of 6D is really silent (and I think is the same for Nikon)

- External flash is as big as FF ones

- EVF in dim light is inferior to OVF

- Fuji AF is terrible (I tried X-T1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 + 27mm f/2.8 in dark ambient, maybe X-T2 is far superior)

- High iso is still inferior to modern FF like 6D

With Fuji (and of course Sony a7) you just have a bad handling camera that needs battery grip. It becomes as big as my 6D but with a worse handling with heavy lenses (like a fast prime)

If you want to use Fuji for a discrete reportage then every mirrorless is ok

Fuji makes great mirrorless, but comparing with FF reflex for heavy use it's pointless

my 2 cents

@dcolak: I think this passage is clear, here i write again what I wrote in the first comment:

"If you want to use Fuji for a discrete reportage then every mirrorless is ok
Fuji makes great mirrorless, but comparing with FF reflex for heavy use it's pointless.
my 2 cents".

Just to say, to make few discrete pictures I use an old Pana GX1 with the 20mm 1.7, and I don't miss any high end mirrorless for that kind of shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 14:15 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (235 comments in total)
In reply to:

JhvaElohimMeth: At 4:07 "Compared to a traditional dslr, the X-T2 small size and quiet shutter is ideal for candid portraiture".

Really?

- You need a battery grip to have good autonomy. A small FF like 6D doesn't need it

- You need large lenses, as big as FF ones: in the video she's carrying heavy lenses in a heavy bag

- Quiet shutter mode of 6D is really silent (and I think is the same for Nikon)

- External flash is as big as FF ones

- EVF in dim light is inferior to OVF

- Fuji AF is terrible (I tried X-T1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 + 27mm f/2.8 in dark ambient, maybe X-T2 is far superior)

- High iso is still inferior to modern FF like 6D

With Fuji (and of course Sony a7) you just have a bad handling camera that needs battery grip. It becomes as big as my 6D but with a worse handling with heavy lenses (like a fast prime)

If you want to use Fuji for a discrete reportage then every mirrorless is ok

Fuji makes great mirrorless, but comparing with FF reflex for heavy use it's pointless

my 2 cents

@dcolak: have you ever covered 10 hours of wedding with 100+ guests?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (235 comments in total)
In reply to:

JhvaElohimMeth: At 4:07 "Compared to a traditional dslr, the X-T2 small size and quiet shutter is ideal for candid portraiture".

Really?

- You need a battery grip to have good autonomy. A small FF like 6D doesn't need it

- You need large lenses, as big as FF ones: in the video she's carrying heavy lenses in a heavy bag

- Quiet shutter mode of 6D is really silent (and I think is the same for Nikon)

- External flash is as big as FF ones

- EVF in dim light is inferior to OVF

- Fuji AF is terrible (I tried X-T1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 + 27mm f/2.8 in dark ambient, maybe X-T2 is far superior)

- High iso is still inferior to modern FF like 6D

With Fuji (and of course Sony a7) you just have a bad handling camera that needs battery grip. It becomes as big as my 6D but with a worse handling with heavy lenses (like a fast prime)

If you want to use Fuji for a discrete reportage then every mirrorless is ok

Fuji makes great mirrorless, but comparing with FF reflex for heavy use it's pointless

my 2 cents

@Blueswanmedia X-T2 won't solve this problems:

- You need a battery grip to have good autonomy. A small FF like 6D doesn't need it

- You need large lenses, as big as FF ones: in the video she's carrying heavy lenses in a heavy bag

- Quiet shutter mode of 6D is really silent (and I think is the same for Nikon)

- External flash is as big as FF ones

- EVF in dim light is inferior to OVF

However, everyone already said that X-T1 was amazing for weddings, and it wasn't for me. Then I think there isn't much credibility in a sponsored video...

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (235 comments in total)

At 4:07 "Compared to a traditional dslr, the X-T2 small size and quiet shutter is ideal for candid portraiture".

Really?

- You need a battery grip to have good autonomy. A small FF like 6D doesn't need it

- You need large lenses, as big as FF ones: in the video she's carrying heavy lenses in a heavy bag

- Quiet shutter mode of 6D is really silent (and I think is the same for Nikon)

- External flash is as big as FF ones

- EVF in dim light is inferior to OVF

- Fuji AF is terrible (I tried X-T1 + 18-55 f/2.8-4 + 27mm f/2.8 in dark ambient, maybe X-T2 is far superior)

- High iso is still inferior to modern FF like 6D

With Fuji (and of course Sony a7) you just have a bad handling camera that needs battery grip. It becomes as big as my 6D but with a worse handling with heavy lenses (like a fast prime)

If you want to use Fuji for a discrete reportage then every mirrorless is ok

Fuji makes great mirrorless, but comparing with FF reflex for heavy use it's pointless

my 2 cents

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 12:41 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (384 comments in total)

Flash sync?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 86th comment
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)

Interesting the double module with two focal lenght... but, holy s*it, why don't you put this fuc*ing feature ALSO on a smaller phone? Or you expect serious photographers (the one may be more interested...) to shoot easily with this frying pan in the hands?

Thanks Apple, but on the 4.7 would have been perfect.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 00:27 UTC as 130th comment
On article Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera (146 comments in total)
In reply to:

robmanueb: Nikon Coolpix A killer. Faster lens, quarter of the price and it has an optical viewfinder.

"Coolpix A killer" ahahahahah. I think there are 100 times more Coolpix A worldwide than digital Minox XD

Have a nice day,
by a Minox 5.1 owner...

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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mario loconte: Ok, nice article, but there is no mention regarding the highlights recovery (where sony does much better than canon). Sometimes even the best photographer on a rush does overexposed pictures, accidentally.

I'm not saying that no one talked about DR before 4 years ago (are you used to put your own thoughts in other people's mouth?). I'm just saying that it's becoming a stupid obsession and many people think to expose -3 stop "because I want to preserve highlights". I think you'll agree that it's not a way to shoot.

Pictures like the one above this article are kitsch and terribly awful.

However if you know how to expose your scene you'll have zero problems with every modern camera. Even my Panasonic GX1 is enough for me.

And I repeat, until 4 (or 5 maybe) years ago DR in digital (yes I wrote DIGITAL) world was not as wide as today and I've never seen complaints. No one has never told me "AH! You work with your Canon 5d mk II has not eough DR, I don't like your pictures".

There are few applications where extremely high DR is useful. But it's also true the opposite, in some kind of picture less DR is better (try to imagine Mario Giacomelli's work done today with a high DR camera...).

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (93 comments in total)

I have a question, is possible to shot b&w raw (I think yes...)?
And, more important, is possible in manual mode to expose differently ambient light and flash? For example... I want to shot -2 EV ambient light and +1 EV flash, in the same shot... can I?

Thanks guys

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (154 comments in total)

It's so difficult to have a fuc*in' mobile phone with a sensor similar to the rx100's one and an equivalent 35mm f/2 lens attached on?

I want to dream, I would have several modules: 28mm f/2, 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2.

It should come in two versions: one with a big display and a smaller one (about 4") to be more discrete.

In other words: project Ara... where are you?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 5th comment
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JhvaElohimMeth: I don't understand all this "noise" about dynamic range and shadow recovering. As a wedding photographer I am pleased with the "poor DR" Canon 6D.

The dynamic range could be more, but honestly when exposing the picture in the right way (with a good composition about the exposure of the various elements), I get always the shot I need. And this is what a real photographer should always do.

When light is bad, all cameras make bad pictures, there's no dynamic range that will save you. All that photos with extreme shadow recovery look bad, fake, kitsch. They are awful. Is absurd shooting -3 EV for preserving lights: I just imagine the bride telling "show me the photos" during the wedding, I would really appreciate her face after.

There's no need in more dynamic range. Everyone just need how to look and interpretate the natural fuc*ing light. Everyone just need to be a real photographer, able to evaluate the composition and the exposure of the various elements to show in the picture.

@dtibi: ok, no camera can froze the light you see with your eyes in the viewfinder. But that "problem" in reality is an opportunity to be creative...

Understanding light is a wonderful experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
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mario loconte: Ok, nice article, but there is no mention regarding the highlights recovery (where sony does much better than canon). Sometimes even the best photographer on a rush does overexposed pictures, accidentally.

Yeah, I think the "DR matter" is just talking about bullshits (until 4 years ago I don't think there weren't good pictures... until 4 years ago you were just OBLIGED to shoot like a photographer that knows what's the fuc*ing light).

But if I can choose, I would have more margin in highlight recovery, at least my style of shooting tend to have so much informations in the "high" side of the exposure. However, the only Sony I used is the original A7, and it doesn't perform better than my 6D about highlights information. At least in my experience.

I don't know why everyone tend to evaluate the dynamic range just on how much you can recover from shadows... I would prefer to have more gentle passages in the highlights until they are totally burned. But it's not a "must", I'm happy with the 6D.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
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JhvaElohimMeth: I don't understand all this "noise" about dynamic range and shadow recovering. As a wedding photographer I am pleased with the "poor DR" Canon 6D.

The dynamic range could be more, but honestly when exposing the picture in the right way (with a good composition about the exposure of the various elements), I get always the shot I need. And this is what a real photographer should always do.

When light is bad, all cameras make bad pictures, there's no dynamic range that will save you. All that photos with extreme shadow recovery look bad, fake, kitsch. They are awful. Is absurd shooting -3 EV for preserving lights: I just imagine the bride telling "show me the photos" during the wedding, I would really appreciate her face after.

There's no need in more dynamic range. Everyone just need how to look and interpretate the natural fuc*ing light. Everyone just need to be a real photographer, able to evaluate the composition and the exposure of the various elements to show in the picture.

@dtibi: Until last year I had a 5D mk II. Noise (and banding) is bad compared to 6D, but dynamic range is similar. At least this is what I noticed during the workflow. However the biggest problem of the 5D mk II is not the sensor (good enough) but the slowness of the camera, and the really bad center point focus.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 09:33 UTC
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noms78: I am alittle torn trying to decide between the 5D4 and the 5DS (for still photography). Leaning towards the newer sensor though. I really would have preferred a couple more megapixels for more detail in landscape/cityscape (I think 36 is a good amount without being excessive - i.e. 50).

5DS is slower than my 6D, personally tested. If you want to shoot weddings or street 5D mk iv is surely better...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 01:33 UTC

I don't understand all this "noise" about dynamic range and shadow recovering. As a wedding photographer I am pleased with the "poor DR" Canon 6D.

The dynamic range could be more, but honestly when exposing the picture in the right way (with a good composition about the exposure of the various elements), I get always the shot I need. And this is what a real photographer should always do.

When light is bad, all cameras make bad pictures, there's no dynamic range that will save you. All that photos with extreme shadow recovery look bad, fake, kitsch. They are awful. Is absurd shooting -3 EV for preserving lights: I just imagine the bride telling "show me the photos" during the wedding, I would really appreciate her face after.

There's no need in more dynamic range. Everyone just need how to look and interpretate the natural fuc*ing light. Everyone just need to be a real photographer, able to evaluate the composition and the exposure of the various elements to show in the picture.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 01:21 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

I use just the center point with my 6D. Is fast, accurate and see everything in every light. Just like 5D mk iii (even a bit better in dim light, just to say...).

That's my experience. It has enough buffer for my needs, it's silent and light with primes mounted on.

Maybe Pentax didn't say that K1 is for weddings (and I think if you ask them they wold say "yes surely you can do everything!")... but it's strange to think that a 2K reflex is not able to cover well fast action photography... today! Even my 6d can do weddings very well...

The point is that I don't want to risk and buy something that makes me losing shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)

I sold my Pentax gear due to poor AF in almost every kind of light. As a wedding photographer that would be frustrating.

I feel very confident with Canon 6D... Pentax K1 and poor AF means lost pictures.
Bye Pentax, try to catch canikon in AF performance, and then we'll see!
I would like to return in Pentax world, I would like to try in a wedding the limited series... 31, 43 and 77mm. But if you are 10 years behind in terms of AF... there's no match!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 19:20 UTC as 268th comment | 13 replies
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David Kinston: In our family there are 3 different recent Nikon cameras, from the D7200 to the D750. Tamron, Sigma and Tokina lenses as well as Nikon. Never any issues.

Plainly CANON is the problem! They like making life difficult for their competitors - and we photographers are the ones suffering.

Lol, my 6D is crying...

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:14 UTC

Can you mount them on sony a7 series (without stupid adapters)?
No?
Too bad Tamron: too, bad!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 20:04 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (335 comments in total)

identical but smaller, with 4/3 sensor and a 20mm (40mm eq.) 1.4

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:16 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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