Kiril Karaatanasov

Lives in Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Joined on Mar 31, 2006

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6/10 I missed the unaltered ones I guess.....to me it seemed like only couple were unaltered at all. Most faces seemed blurred or post processed.....

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 126th comment
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Kiril Karaatanasov: ...or just use Capture One.....

egk4260 more like 5 to 15 second things in Lightroom take a very short moment on C1 - 0 to couple of seconds. The most glaring example is browsing your photos even after you have seen them few times and Lightroom has had opportunity to generate preview or whatever it needs. Still moving between pictures takes forever. Zooming in and out takes forever. Seeing things with or without certain corrections takes forever. It is on many small use cases that Lightroom is many times slower and I have completely given up on it.

If you wait 5 seconds to see a given photo in Lightroom you loose your inspiration to scroll through 400 of them and sometimes one takes 4000 from an event......4000*5 seconds is 20000 seconds. This is more than 5 hours 30 minutes that I have to wait for Lightroom to just show photos.....then I need 5 more hours to see them and rate them. In C1 the whole thing is 5 hours....

Add the usable defaults in C1 and you get 3 times boost in productivity by ditching Adobe....

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: ...or just use Capture One.....

I tend to agree on the usability and result neutrality side. Capture One is faster though in several ways (a) it just works much faster. I bought A7r2 recently that makes some big files and Lightroom is just terrible like 5 to 10 times slower than C1. (b) Capture One on import applies usable settings to photos. It is not trying to make my photos all equally gray and dull as starting point. As rule of thumb there is much less to do in C1.....Plus C1 has some outstanding tools for color correction that Adobe just does not. (Adobe have lots of tools C1 lacks I tend to use them from within Photoshop in photos that require more attention)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 05:59 UTC

...or just use Capture One.....

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:17 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (360 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: It looks like Leica hired the Sony NEX-3 design team......

I talk about the looks. The first photo of the Leica I saw was front view that 1:1 with NEX-3. on the back it is different or top view. The thing is that the size, the lens release button and grip are same....

I cannot think of anything more silly than using aluminum in camera. Sony use it in lenses and it is bad compared to Canon or Sigma high quality plastics. Aluminum scratches very easy is prone to bending ...real poor choice for camera body....

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 13:56 UTC

Are the 50/1.1 and 35/2 meant for crop of full frame?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:46 UTC as 12th comment
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (360 comments in total)

It looks like Leica hired the Sony NEX-3 design team......

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 19:30 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: sony was targeting this towards sports shooters ..i cant understand why trying to accommodate the vagaries of led lighting .... lighting that is in the throws of replacing
other technologies at this moment was not the highest priority

surely sony was made aware in testing

George I do agree that for this sort of money there should be little if any such surprises.

A-Sign if Canon or Nikon ship 20 fps at 24MP would you commend this? I think this alone is remarkable. No-black-out viewfinder is quite impressive tech too. Tracking the eye of a running athlete

Indeed I am Sony user and do find A7r2 to be nothing short of amazing relative to other cameras I have used. I do not shoot fast moving things though. A7r2 is not a very fast camera. Yet it works with contemporary Sony, Canon and some old Nikon lenses - this is amazing too, no?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: sony was targeting this towards sports shooters ..i cant understand why trying to accommodate the vagaries of led lighting .... lighting that is in the throws of replacing
other technologies at this moment was not the highest priority

surely sony was made aware in testing

George it is not really beta testing. As with any cutting edge tech when you use something new there are things that were not known during development and were not taken into account. It is not like other digital cameras are immune. For example it took Canon more than 20 years to compensate focus shift problems with their f/1.2 lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
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DPPMetro: This is absolutely NOTHING to discuss. 2% in Fro's usage is nothing. True, it can be THE shot that gets someone's career going, but the fact of the matter is that in any digital camera, we all face anomolies of some sort, at some time. We are now at a point where we are nitpicking about every little thing.

Anyone who hasn't had some sort of technical anomoly in digital photography with "conventional" gear already simply isn't shooting enough. Whether it be blowing highlights, dealing with red LEDs on stages, warm lighting, tungsten, intense point light sources, extremely fast-moving objects, auto focus, moire, and on and on. Hell, push many cameras in post and see some sort of curved-field banding/grid patterning show up.

Bottom line: we're all dealing with technical phenomena and anomolies already as part of digital photography.

Fujica calm dawn and stop pouring nonsense.

Every camera has some issues. Not this issue but many others.

You are basically spamming at this stage with utter nonsense

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 07:17 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: This is absolutely NOTHING to discuss. 2% in Fro's usage is nothing. True, it can be THE shot that gets someone's career going, but the fact of the matter is that in any digital camera, we all face anomolies of some sort, at some time. We are now at a point where we are nitpicking about every little thing.

Anyone who hasn't had some sort of technical anomoly in digital photography with "conventional" gear already simply isn't shooting enough. Whether it be blowing highlights, dealing with red LEDs on stages, warm lighting, tungsten, intense point light sources, extremely fast-moving objects, auto focus, moire, and on and on. Hell, push many cameras in post and see some sort of curved-field banding/grid patterning show up.

Bottom line: we're all dealing with technical phenomena and anomolies already as part of digital photography.

It is important to point photographers to such problems so they can avoid the limitations of the technology. For example switch the A9 to mechanical shutter when such LED signs are present.

Canon 6d mk2 or any other camera has many of these phenomenons too. It is important to know them and avoid getting your photos ruined....

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: This is absolutely NOTHING to discuss. 2% in Fro's usage is nothing. True, it can be THE shot that gets someone's career going, but the fact of the matter is that in any digital camera, we all face anomolies of some sort, at some time. We are now at a point where we are nitpicking about every little thing.

Anyone who hasn't had some sort of technical anomoly in digital photography with "conventional" gear already simply isn't shooting enough. Whether it be blowing highlights, dealing with red LEDs on stages, warm lighting, tungsten, intense point light sources, extremely fast-moving objects, auto focus, moire, and on and on. Hell, push many cameras in post and see some sort of curved-field banding/grid patterning show up.

Bottom line: we're all dealing with technical phenomena and anomolies already as part of digital photography.

Fully agree. Yet DPreview and other sites like it would do well to explore these phenomenon is depth as they do here. Knowing your enemy is a battle won!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: sony was targeting this towards sports shooters ..i cant understand why trying to accommodate the vagaries of led lighting .... lighting that is in the throws of replacing
other technologies at this moment was not the highest priority

surely sony was made aware in testing

It is not as clear if they can see all in testing. Actually quite the opposite in testing they probably saw few hundred or may be thousands of situations where real life has millions of them... We have seen time and again such things happen with mirrorless. Bokeh clipping with front electronic shutter, sensor flare, banding with electronic shutters.... It is commendable that Sony and Fuji have come to solve these types of problems time and again with even more innovative and ground breaking products. I believe with A9 we clearly see that mirrorless has out paced DSLr by immense margin. It is to the point that A9 can take photos 1DX or D5 never could.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)

Rishi, this is some analysis! Respect to you guys for chasing this down. I am truly awed by this level of technical analysis. I hope you can keep up.

May I suggest that you explore in subsequent articles some other issues relevant to mirrorless photography? You can pick up from this thread

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56976050

Another topic is the effect of electronic shutter on photos. You explore some of the consequences in this article and it may be beneficial to publish a bit more on the limitations of current electronic shutter implementations by Fuji, Sony and others.

Third topic may be sensor flaring as found on some of the older mirrorless cameras from Sony and Fuji.

Firstly the bokeh clipping problem with first curtain electronic shutter

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:17 UTC as 106th comment
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Rick Knepper: The Sony fanboys are quite amusing.

...and surprise A9 is now fully compatible in high speed mode with Canon lenses. The fanboys of Canon selling their cameras at full speed again....I guess Canon is turning to lens company now that their cameras are not good for anything.

Just stopped laughing at the rumored 6D mk2 specs. A camera slightly worse than 10 year old Nikon. Really is this the best Canon can do in 2017?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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cosinaphile: because the manufacturer decide to remove my choice by not providing an sd card slot , this device is dead to me , and would never be under consideration because its missing an interface slot that probably cost a dollar

as interesting as apple .....for me

cosinaphile do you read the small print? Many phones have "limit" on the size of SD cards well below the limits of SD cards. 128GB is actually found on higher end models. Many lower end models are limited to 32GB or 64GB.

Here is example of phone limited to 32GB cards https://www.wileyfox.com/spark-plus-smartphone

Also my post is mainly referring the inherent Android limitations with SD cards i.e. parts of the apps cannot live on the SD cards at all. Some apps even do not want to store data on SD cards. So 32GB is doomed to fill up and then even a 32TB card is useless.

You would do better if you read before insulting people. Frankly your post is insulting and silly.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
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cosinaphile: because the manufacturer decide to remove my choice by not providing an sd card slot , this device is dead to me , and would never be under consideration because its missing an interface slot that probably cost a dollar

as interesting as apple .....for me

You do realize guys that most phones with SD slot do not support more than 128GB cards right? You also understand that under android the SD card is of very limited use so a 32GB device itself is doomed to become obsolete long before the 128GB device with no SD card.

I still have a 16GB phone that shipped with android 4 back in the day and it is very hard to use despite the 128GB card i have in it. Simply things like SO upgrade and some applications files cannot be installed on the SD card at all. Add that Sd card interface is many times slower than the built in UFS interface and Sd card is basically way to sneak in pirated music without attaching to USB that is of very little use for anything else. Even 4K video cannot be recorded to many of the SD cards anyway......

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
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jim seekers: Ok just seen still's and video comparison's between the one plus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 is miles better at capturing detail, The Camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 will be better than the One Plus 5.
Tiny Little Sensor and 20 Million Pixels, Far Too Many, I was not impressed at fine detail being very smudged while the Galaxy S8 resolved it easily and the S7 will do the same.
go on to YouTube and type in OnePlus 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Comparison.

thx1138 Samsung are using Sony sensors on their S6/S7/S8 line of phones....Your comment was by far the most uninformed I have read in a while.....

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
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cosinaphile: because the manufacturer decide to remove my choice by not providing an sd card slot , this device is dead to me , and would never be under consideration because its missing an interface slot that probably cost a dollar

as interesting as apple .....for me

With 128GB of flash on board you want SD card, really?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 07:00 UTC

ok Panasonic is bailing from m43 finally!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 11:14 UTC as 2nd comment
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