JhvaElohimMeth

JhvaElohimMeth

Lives in Italy Capri, Italy
Works as a Professional photographer
Has a website at www.sposarsiacapri.it
Joined on Dec 5, 2012
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On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (303 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: Am I the only one who find fuji's high iso so ugly? Flat, fake colors and smudging details.

Yes... but even RAW files are so flat...
Maybe you can avoid smudging with the right settings. But colors and contrast are terrible, midtones and shadows turns purple/yellow.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)
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JhvaElohimMeth: I don't usually like fujifilm cameras. X100 series have always been bad focusing cameras and the "mechanical wanna be" controls appeared to have "electronic" feedback in my hands.

BUT, this one tempts me... except for one thing: does this model still have the problem explained in this page? : https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmx100/17

In the end of the page linked here, they shows that the blur at high speed (above 1/1000) is "cutted" by the shutter. Are there X100F possessors that can tell me this (or a dpreview staff member)?

Thanks guys

Could someone from dpreview staff help me?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 03:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (303 comments in total)

Am I the only one who find fuji's high iso so ugly? Flat, fake colors and smudging details.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (666 comments in total)

I don't usually like fujifilm cameras. X100 series have always been bad focusing cameras and the "mechanical wanna be" controls appeared to have "electronic" feedback in my hands.

BUT, this one tempts me... except for one thing: does this model still have the problem explained in this page? : https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmx100/17

In the end of the page linked here, they shows that the blur at high speed (above 1/1000) is "cutted" by the shutter. Are there X100F possessors that can tell me this (or a dpreview staff member)?

Thanks guys

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 08:39 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)

While working I prefer optical viewfinder. It's precise, no lag, no problems in dim light. Responsiveness is instant and it's reliable. Especially if you have to "follow" people moving in light like ISO 3200 1/125 f1.4... in those conditions EVF aren't good enough for me.

However when I'm shooting around for my personal photos I prefer EVF, for several reasons:
- The same camera with an EVF is more compact. I love small cameras.
- EVF in some way reflects the style of the sensor/camera, so I'm already looking to the interpretation of my lovely favourite camera.
- The fact that is sees the world "worse" than an OVF make me throw my mind in a different world. I know, many people dislike this point, but for me is a plus, but just for personal photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply

1) No x-trans sensor? Good point!
2) It might be a good choice just for huge prints. Quality perception at normal sizes is similar to a pro grade prime lens on a FF. I expected more.

It would be interesting to try this camera with the 63mm in some backlight portrait, comparing with some FF cameras with a top 50mm lens. So we can see how it handles that wonderful, difficult light. Casual shooting isn't enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 37th comment
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (190 comments in total)

Nothing special according to my eyes. The 50ish camera is awful, imho.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 6th comment
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 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 (233 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: 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 (233 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

@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 (233 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 21st comment | 9 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (402 comments in total)

Flash sync?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 91st comment
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (916 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 131st 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 (101 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 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (153 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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