Niko Tod

Joined on Jan 31, 2015

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On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (532 comments in total)

You may add to the Pros list:
It doesn't drop to 12bit at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.
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Great camera!
Thank you for the review!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 122nd comment | 4 replies
On article Are the NLE wars beginning to heat up? (33 comments in total)

How much better is the full version than Premiere to justify such price difference?
Or it's just the name you pay for... the archaic Hollywood / red carpet crap that nobody buys anymore!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 8th comment

Every company is lying to a degree. If you think Samsung are honest... or LG...
Apple ads though with their clinical cleanness and brightness, also promote fakeness as a style, which is probably the worst element in their videos.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 06:37 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)

Buy a DSLR and you gonna have less banding.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:21 UTC as 107th comment | 7 replies

Take the design out of the picture and you'd realize how boring and ordinary it is. Style over substance.
I have friends, an ex iphone owners, who had confirmed that many times: the excitement lasts a month or two at max, and then the harsh reality slaps you a big time. The stupid people however will never admit that - they gonna keep buying and buying whatever has the apple logo on the box, no matter what. Like junkies who keep expecting that strong initial kick to happen again.
The new model must deliver some miraculous innovation. Although, knowing the company's medieval mentality, that's hardly a rational expectation.
When thinking of iphones, It brings memories of that Brooks character from "Shawshank Redemption".
A sad story indeed.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (178 comments in total)

How to win a photography contest:
Find a conflict zone or an event which would be heavily protected by political correctness; juxt-a-pose someone's innocence with the horrors of war - children always provide the best results. Suffering, poverty, sadness and grotesqueness are your friends; never, ever, ever, ever photograph happiness, joy and laughter - you never gonna win anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 06:15 UTC as 33rd comment | 15 replies
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beavertown: Certainly ain't Pro class lenses by any stretch of the imagination, put a Sony 300mm would beat the S out of this 300mm.

Yeah, right, not a pro class...
https://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EF-300mm-F28L-IS-II-USM-on-Canon-EOS-5DS-R-versus-Sony-300mm-F28-G-II-on-Sony-SLT-Alpha-99-II-versus-Canon-EF-400mm-F28L-IS-II-USM-on-Canon-EOS-5DS-R__400_1009_1133_1120_401_1009

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
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Niko Tod: It would be interesting to see how it compares to the Sigma 18-200 Contemporary.

Because 18-200 is closer to 18-400 than it is to 55.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:19 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Interesting, wonder which focal lengths image quality will suffer the most..

Everything above 135mm would be my guess...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 07:07 UTC

It would be interesting to see how it compares to the Sigma 18-200 Contemporary.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 07:05 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)

D5' shots are sharper

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_a9&attr13_1=nikon_d5&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&normalization=full&widget=525&x=0.631705364291433&y=-0.11944364439324104

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_a9&attr13_1=nikon_d5&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&normalization=full&widget=525&x=-0.4963399290861261&y=0.43099158346134164

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_a9&attr13_1=nikon_d5&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&normalization=full&widget=525&x=-0.05026878645773773&y=0.39258912570404514

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_a9&attr13_1=nikon_d5&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&normalization=full&widget=525&x=0.8075603339814708&y=0.6998087877624168

Sony FE 85 1.8 price?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 06:48 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

My sub-conscience just read "lens price cut in half" ... oh, dear...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 04:40 UTC as 40th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2740 comments in total)

1DxII would be my choice if shooting in conditions where you don't have time to react and change settings between the shots, and later relying on saving the shot in post.
D5 (which I dislike) would be my choice for ve-e-e-ry low light.
D4s would be my going-cheaper-with-FF choice.
D500 for range.
80D/D7200/D7500 for even cheaperer range.
A9 would be my choice if none of the above have already existed.
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People who have already heavily invested in Sony ecosystem are hardly the ones who shoot sports or BIF given all the alternatives from other brands. How many of those people would get A9 only to try speed shooting, or just to add an expensive trophy to their existing collection?

So... who is this camera for?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 08:13 UTC as 174th comment | 4 replies

As long as I know gamers care about refresh rates more than color accuracy.
And in no way it would replace my 30" 2560x1600 Dell.
125% sRGB = 100% sRGB + 25% sBS (Samsung BS).

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (257 comments in total)
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matthew saville: RE: the FPS and buffer:

Also, note that while Canon's mRAW format is borderline useless, since it slashes over half the resolution and yet averages only a 10-20% filesize savings, Nikon's RAW options offer the exact opposite: A 50-60% reduction in file size, while staying at full-resolution, by dropping down from 14-bit to 12-bit and turning on lossy compression.

While I'm sure a serious landscape photographer won't be shooting in 12-bit compressed NEF, ...a sports shooter can blast away without fear of any discernible difference in their shots. That's one reason why I'll always love Nikon for sports. Those raw compression options let me fit almost 1,000 24 MP NEF's on a 16 GB card!

Just imagine how much better would it be to shoot on 2GB card in B&W and 6-bit.
A sports shooter with 16 GB card is like... ROFL...

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 07:44 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (257 comments in total)

Fully articulated screen is a blessing from the gods that doesn't hurt your photography experience; shooting video like no one's busyness doesn't hurt your photography experience.
I don't get Nikon at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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Niko Tod: I remember my experience with my iMac several years ago(2013):
- Going back and forth with a(ny) mouse in Finder wasn't possible;
- I couldn't delete files directly - had to be done through the thrash bin;
- Going full screen was clumsy and slow animated process;
- Putting more items on the desktop would make the OS very slow.
Have they fixed these problems? Or they still think their customers are braindead?!

As I said in my first post - it's more about the attitude than being lazy for one more shortcut.
Windows gives you a choice: safe delete or one shot the file(s).
With all the countless backup options available: cloud services, ext. hdd, USB drives, sd cards etc...
Apple thinks you're idiots. And by blindly defending them, you're proving them right.
"We now have full screen apps"... y-a-a-a-y, the most advanced OS ever...
"We don't have viruses" - so does Nintendo GameBoy... and Commodore 64 - NOBODY CARES! The moment they shift their attention to macos, the myth of the secure OS is over.
"Please, Apple, make pro-macs serviceable - cry-cry-cry...".
Convert to PC where you can upgrade everything; even most of the laptops. You won't need to wait for the Tzar for the next generous act of upgrade every 5 years.
The Apple ecosystem is a Zoo - "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - B. Franklin

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (76 comments in total)

They should start selling camera kits but with a company branded cooler bags instead.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 24th comment
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Niko Tod: I remember my experience with my iMac several years ago(2013):
- Going back and forth with a(ny) mouse in Finder wasn't possible;
- I couldn't delete files directly - had to be done through the thrash bin;
- Going full screen was clumsy and slow animated process;
- Putting more items on the desktop would make the OS very slow.
Have they fixed these problems? Or they still think their customers are braindead?!

@IR1234: "Press command+delete."
Yup, and it would go into the thrash bin, and then I had to press a key combination to empty the bin.
Have they fixed that in the newer version of the OS?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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Niko Tod: I remember my experience with my iMac several years ago(2013):
- Going back and forth with a(ny) mouse in Finder wasn't possible;
- I couldn't delete files directly - had to be done through the thrash bin;
- Going full screen was clumsy and slow animated process;
- Putting more items on the desktop would make the OS very slow.
Have they fixed these problems? Or they still think their customers are braindead?!

Fujica, how do you delete files directly - I mean like in windows: press delete and it's gone? They have fixed it?
I'm not thrashing - those are obvious problems or an obsolete design.
Or you're telling me I'm holding my phone wrong? ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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