Kiril Karaatanasov

Lives in Bulgaria Bulgaria
Has a website at http://www.karaatanasov.info
Joined on Mar 31, 2006

Comments

Total: 1245, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article DPReview TV: OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro review (375 comments in total)
In reply to:

Foskito: Meanwhile the stellar Canon 40mm f2.8 is 100 bucks... 🤔

It is DSLR lens, no? Also a stop slower. So the combo lens and camera may be heavier and bulkier and a bit worse in performance.

But then again Nikon Z 40/2 is the same spec at 300$.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2021 at 16:48 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro review (375 comments in total)
In reply to:

theBitterFig: It'd be interesting to see a head-to-head between this and the Sony 40mm f/2.5 G. That seems like the closest to this lens in design--equivalent in focal length and aperture (just about), more expensive than budget options, less expensive than pro options, and trading the slightly darker optics for overall good performance.

Nikon 40/2 seems to be closer still.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2021 at 16:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro review (375 comments in total)

Can't help to notice that this is the same effect as the Nikon 40/2 that is 300$

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7388674600/hands-on-with-the-nikon-z-40mm-f2

This is 800$.

It seems a full-frame is actually cheaper and more compact

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2021 at 16:44 UTC as 36th comment | 29 replies

Wow so A6600 is the only black Sony APS-C camera now?

That is quite a departure.

I guess the more cheerful A6100 cameras remain.....

PS I forgot the ZV-E10. Anyway, the point stands - APS-C from Sony is near-extinct now. Long gone are the glory days of the NEX cameras. Those featured a new model every few months ranging from tiny QX1 camera, through NEX-3 and NEX-5 series to the mighty NEX-7 and practical NEX-6.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2021 at 12:48 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Roland Karlsson: When reading the replies I do not think people understand condensation and fogging.

There are two potential problems.

1. A cool camera do condensate warm humid air on it. That happens when you take a cool camera indoors, or if you breathe at a cool camera outdoors. This might fog the lens.

2. A warm camera that is cooled down may contain humid warm air. This humid warm air might fog the lens.

So, if you keep the lens warm when going out in the cold, then neither will happen and the lens will not fog. So - a lens warmer will work just fine if it is strong enough.

...but glass elements or other fine mechanics may be stuck? The process of cooling the air inside the lens will be slowed down and hence one will be getting fog longer with the warmer thing....

This article seems inappropriate. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 16:55 UTC
In reply to:

Kiril Karaatanasov: is it not this dangerous? I thought one needs to leave lenses and camera to get same temperature as the environment before using them.

I mean that materials shrink or expand with temperature differences. Keeping warm half of the lens or indeed a couple of elements while other cool down may result in physical damage.

also it may actually prolong and accelerate condensation process.

Tourlou thanks, this sounds like good advice. At least it correlates with my understanding of physics. Certainly better than the article above.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 16:52 UTC

is it not this dangerous? I thought one needs to leave lenses and camera to get same temperature as the environment before using them.

I mean that materials shrink or expand with temperature differences. Keeping warm half of the lens or indeed a couple of elements while other cool down may result in physical damage.

also it may actually prolong and accelerate condensation process.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 08:43 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Andrey K: Should we expect more alignment issues with interchangeable sensors and interchangeable lenses? With 8k sensor isn't it supposed to be crucial to have a perfect alignment? Will Roger Cicala be testing this? Though I don't see how exactly could it be tested...

By the way the sensor modules seem to have both the sensor and mount together. So the sensor to mount alignment is done by Sony once.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2021 at 18:06 UTC
In reply to:

scrup: If Sony continued with A mount, all that extra space ripping out mirror / SLT drive line will free up space for interchangeable sensors.

Different body styles, different sensors.

The sensor is in a fixed position in all mounts. The extra space on A mount only creates issues in optical design especially on wide angle.

Face it SLRs are dead. They were an aberration in the history of imaging.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2021 at 18:01 UTC
In reply to:

Andrey K: Should we expect more alignment issues with interchangeable sensors and interchangeable lenses? With 8k sensor isn't it supposed to be crucial to have a perfect alignment? Will Roger Cicala be testing this? Though I don't see how exactly could it be tested...

You take an image of a brick wall pointing straight to the wall. That is all about alignment testing to figure out it is messed up. You do not need Roger Cicala

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2021 at 18:00 UTC
In reply to:

forest dream: Compare with DJI Ronin 4D team, can't found major innovation from Sony mobile department. Beside shutter button at side of phone, can we has focus-defocus button like Sony ZV-1?

DJI Ronin 4D has new Automated Manual Focus (AMF) mode. AMF mode use "LIDAR" track subjects and turn the focus wheel during recording, with the option for the camera operator to jump in and manually pull focus when needed. To help in manual focus and AMF modes, there will be LiDAR Waveform available on the monitor to help cinematographers ‘locate focus points and pull focus with extreme precision.’

Ronin has 5G connectivity or can it play 360 audio??? or it fits in your pocket?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 07:07 UTC

Is Samsung thy who shall not be named at DPreview?

S20 Ultra that is now 2 years old has 1/1.33" sensor yet the Google pixel and certain Chinese phones are mentioned. Yet Samsung sells about 1/4 of all phones on earth and are not mentioned even in passing on this site.......

Not to mention that >90% of the Pixel is made by Samsung and the same for most of the Chinese brands and indeed the iPhone........screens, camera modules, 5g tech, processors often come from Samsung. Even a lot of Android 12 and the new WearOS is Samsung contribution as software.

PS Samsung is now delivering it's security updates before Google Pixel. Today they released the S21 series November security update. Pixel will only see it in 2 weeks.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 07:06 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

eno2: Without a proper PDAF system, the GH6 is a DOA!

It is DOA for people that want AF. I surely am not interested in any Panasonic product for this one reason.

Panasonic has its tiny market niche that likes them as their are. This includes DPreview staff. You see the AF issue swept under the rug in every review. So much so that actually working cameras are pushed back on questionable grounds in DPreview comparisons.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 06:30 UTC
In reply to:

catlyn: Great! Now use those pixels to make the APS-C ~30 MP something stacked sensor to use in an upcoming Sony APS-C flagship - a6700, a7000 etc.

It gets progressively harder as the size increases.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 06:27 UTC

Is 8K a thing?

I mean Canon and then Sony jumped on it. Indeed I think Samsung jumped first with phones.

What is the use case for 8K? Wouldn't 6K be enough to give creators latitude for editing and compensate for bayer loss of details.

I am not video person but I feel 4K is still a struggle for consumers to make sense of. Now 8K is being touted. Is this a bit too much and not needed innovation same as 3D and VR? (I know some still keep hope for VR)

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2021 at 18:51 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

higheronymous: It's apparent that with a 24MP camera Canon just wrecked Sony from top to bottom. Just reading these comments its apparent that the Sony disinformation campaign has picked up full steam. If the A1 is so god, what are they so scared of?? LMFAO.

Thoughts Are Us well Sony are spending their budget where it matters. Canon evidently are giving tons of things no one needs and are often lacking in basics like battery life, image quality (even R5 and R6 are worse than the 3rd gen Sony cams), consistency, cooling..... Canon is just no good today for taking pictures and shooting video. Just look at this wonderful example of the excellent C200 hunting performance:

https://youtu.be/rS4mqp6PfoA?t=715

this is the quality you get from Canon. My A7C is fraction of the cost and I have sat through hours of zoom calls no overheating and never once has it hunted like that over many many months of working from home.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2021 at 16:22 UTC
In reply to:

higheronymous: It's apparent that with a 24MP camera Canon just wrecked Sony from top to bottom. Just reading these comments its apparent that the Sony disinformation campaign has picked up full steam. If the A1 is so god, what are they so scared of?? LMFAO.

do you equate your own self-worth to the camera you shoot? That is rather sad no?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2021 at 16:29 UTC
In reply to:

Kiril Karaatanasov: I wonder if comparing to A700 or NEX-7 would have made R3 look a bit better?

I am commenting on the review that we are presented with... you can all make your own judgments or purchasing selections. It is peculiar that the 2-year-old A9ii body was picked when there are much more diverse choices. We should not limit ourselves to Sony NEX-7 and A700 only.

They could have compared it to Hasselblad X1D 50C. The R3 actually has AF so it would have really shined?

Or Fujifilm GFX100S - Canon beats by a mile on continuous shooting and video is just next-gen or no.

Maybe better still they could have pitted it against the arch-rival Nikon. The F6 seems to be their best sports camera body with film. The F6 is actually found in stores.

What is the rationalle for this bizarre publication?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2021 at 16:22 UTC

I wonder if comparing to A700 or NEX-7 would have made R3 look a bit better?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:02 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

Thoughts R Us: Interesting that they chose a model shoot for the first teaser. A reminder that these type of pro bodies are for more than just sports and wildlife shooting.

On other forums, some have speculated about the use of those white horizontal markings on the model's eyes. Some are saying that makes it harder for the eye AF to work, and so this may hint at greater effectiveness. Also some are saying that the horizontal lines make it harder for any mirrorless system to accurately AF and so this may hint at the first cross type AF points in a mirrorless system.

Now some also say that the markings on the eyes would make it easier to AF.

I'll let the experts weigh in on all of this.

But surely those markings on the eyes were a deliberate choice and definitely something noticeable about the model.

Also I assume the clicking the background of the soundtrack is one of the simulated shutter sounds?

Cut the conspiracy. Any modern camera AFs on eyes even with white makeup....even my old A7r3 (it is now 2 generations behind cameras like A1) has no issues with makeup.

I shot some fantasy-inspired photos that have strange makeup. No issues at all with eye AF and A7r3. This camera will be miles ahead of A7r3 I realize that even without this clip

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2021 at 18:34 UTC
Total: 1245, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »