gbdz

gbdz

Lives in Reunion Etang Salé Les Bains, Reunion
Works as a silencer
Joined on Mar 11, 2014

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I am very happy with the 24-70 f/2.8 II.
In fact, I leave the primes home now that I got it.
Before, my favorite was the 35mm f/1.4 I.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 14:55 UTC as 4th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)

I have been struggling with the A6000 until the zoom lense totally fell apart. It wasn't the camera, it was the Zony Zoom that gave me the hard time. It ceased to function totally. Now it shoud be fixed. here on my island, thee is no-one to fix it.
Once I put primes on the camera, it performed very well. I have the 12mm rokinon, the 20mm pancake, the35 and the 55 mm Sony lenses.
My original bad experiences were because of a faulty zoom lens.
Now I have learned (finally) to use the various focusing and wxposure modes and it really does about the same as my 5D3. Almost is an important word here.
I have learned to get the colors right, now I have the focusing, I figured out the PP work flow. I could now actually take this camera to any mission where long teles are not needed.

The 55mm is a jewel as is the rokinon 12. Canon EF 85L looks very good on the Sony if you focus it correctly. The metabones adapter...I will not say a bad word, but.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 18th comment

I have had both Samsung and Apple. Today Samsung has a better phone on the market. The wireless Samsung charger one cannot live without...
I do not like AppleStore or iTunes. Google Play restricts the selection of apps in where I live but that's why there is VPN. In the Apple system I am confined to the store where my ID is registered. Something about the Apple attitude bugs me.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 01:03 UTC as 6th comment

BS Bingo text.
Probably the computer is OK and makes the point it is designed to make:
"YOLO and does it look like I give a ....!"

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 08:55 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (446 comments in total)
In reply to:

gbdz: I am waiting for the SL-2.

Exactly! I love pancakes!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (446 comments in total)

I am waiting for the SL-2.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article And the winners are: DPReview Awards 2015 (396 comments in total)
In reply to:

gbdz: The decisive battles are fought elseqhere, between the Androids, the iOSs and some Windows cameras. More and more, people will notice that the fancy mirrorless or dslr is gathering dust in the closet because –let's face it– your smartphone is always with you and the pictures you are taking are mostly shared on social media or printed to post card size.

I got tired of my HTC's photo quality and finallly got myself an iPhoen 6 plus.
It became obvious that the Sony A6000 has nothing to do any longer. If I want to record everyday instances, iPhone is adequate. I I want to play the Grand Artist, the 5D III covers every need I may dream of. Like in photography.
though Iäd like some more...off something that the Sony sensors have but the Canons donät...and so forth.

It is the small mammals, the smartphones, who are killing the sauriens...

Actually world is visually polluted by people who just do not have the gift of beauty, any part of it. Cell phone cameras just spread their crap around, they do not make it.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (336 comments in total)

I finally got myself the Mk I second hand as this version was introduced.
But since I upgraded the 24-70 f/2.8 to Mk II I've noticed that the occasions to use the 35mm are less and less. Canon's version II lenses are quite amazing. We will probably see the 50mm f/1.2 MkII pretty soon and there will finally be used Mk Is in the market for a reasonable price. Not that I'd upgrade, loving the quirks.

BTW Cicala's dissections of newly introduced stuff are extremely informative. You get a very good idea about what you are paying for.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 03:10 UTC as 28th comment

Got a set of lenses and an A6000...waiting for the A7500 which has controls like real cameras do...maybe.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (78 comments in total)

I used to have the LX-3. I liked it. My experience with Sony is divided: n the other hand the picture quality is excellent on the other hand their handling is awful. I have an impression that you have to have smaller hands than I do to operate the Sonys.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 5th comment
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oscarvdvelde: Interesting how this footage is enjoyed more by someone like me at 480-720p with an internet connection of 3 Mbps than guys with 4K screens, apparently unlimited bandwidth, and studio skills :D

Fabulous natural landscapes! Rare in Europe. I certainly am interested in visiting. I would probably need a drone too to enjoy the landscape in such a good way! :)

You will be positively surprised if you go to Poland. It is a beautiful country with depth and history and very nice people who make you delicious food.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)
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JawzX: My *absolute* first camera was a Kodak Instamatic X15, I think my parents let me start playing around with it about age 4. When I was 7 I got a Voigtlander Vito B for my birthday. I had to ask to use it (kept on a high shelf), but it was mine. learning on a fully manual, meter-less, un-coupled view-finder camera at such a young age did wonders for my exposure intuition. I still have that camera and the little shoe-mount Yashica meter I eventually bought for it with saved allowance money.

YO! Had the Vito C.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
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gbdz: "Aerial surveyors" that would not be the military, would it?
Just wondering who exactly might have enough money&motivation to support this pharaonic picture making behemoth...the answer is obvious. Denmark is a NATO country also.

Another user who has been longing for "good enough" resolution for their digital imaging are the cytologists, the guys who make diagnoses from biopsies. (My sister used to be the chairman of the Finnish Society of Pathologists, that's how I know)

There is money in the medical industry but sadly, not for cytological diagnostics.
I bet something's going to give in once the surgeons start demanding online images from the frozen sections they take during their operations.

Does this thing go to infrared? If it does, the star men will soon be knock-knock-knocking of Leaf's door.

Imagine what kind of stress this thing causes to make-up artists!

And the joy the guys selling supercomputers will feel after the well-to-do pixelpeepers have "unpacked"...

YO, you're in the know!
Would this new sensor enter in that game or can they cover the job with the stuff they have already?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
In reply to:

gbdz: "Aerial surveyors" that would not be the military, would it?
Just wondering who exactly might have enough money&motivation to support this pharaonic picture making behemoth...the answer is obvious. Denmark is a NATO country also.

Another user who has been longing for "good enough" resolution for their digital imaging are the cytologists, the guys who make diagnoses from biopsies. (My sister used to be the chairman of the Finnish Society of Pathologists, that's how I know)

There is money in the medical industry but sadly, not for cytological diagnostics.
I bet something's going to give in once the surgeons start demanding online images from the frozen sections they take during their operations.

Does this thing go to infrared? If it does, the star men will soon be knock-knock-knocking of Leaf's door.

Imagine what kind of stress this thing causes to make-up artists!

And the joy the guys selling supercomputers will feel after the well-to-do pixelpeepers have "unpacked"...

Right you are. As I have understood, the data is created from an array of numerous small-sensor cameras, like hundreds of them situated in an array that allows a very wide picture angle with very little distortion. The problem is that creating images with this set up takes an enormous amount of processing power and time and it will always lag behind in real life situations like a battle.
Correct me, please, if I am wrong and if you have sources to point to, I am very much interested!

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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WastingTime: I can assure that 99% of "Online clothing retailers" will not be using a photographer that owns a Phase One. They don't pay that much.

Just you wait. Soon there is the first duck picture, a picture of a keyboard, a cat and a cross-eyed baby on this forum downloadable as a 100MB RAW...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 15:42 UTC

"Aerial surveyors" that would not be the military, would it?
Just wondering who exactly might have enough money&motivation to support this pharaonic picture making behemoth...the answer is obvious. Denmark is a NATO country also.

Another user who has been longing for "good enough" resolution for their digital imaging are the cytologists, the guys who make diagnoses from biopsies. (My sister used to be the chairman of the Finnish Society of Pathologists, that's how I know)

There is money in the medical industry but sadly, not for cytological diagnostics.
I bet something's going to give in once the surgeons start demanding online images from the frozen sections they take during their operations.

Does this thing go to infrared? If it does, the star men will soon be knock-knock-knocking of Leaf's door.

Imagine what kind of stress this thing causes to make-up artists!

And the joy the guys selling supercomputers will feel after the well-to-do pixelpeepers have "unpacked"...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 94th comment | 8 replies
In reply to:

halc: Canon can't kill their pro video camera business.
Sony can't kill their pro video camera business.
BMD has no such issues. Red has no such issues. Both have global shutter.

It is easily doable, Canon and Sony are dragging their feet strategically.

As is higher video DR, higher video bit-rate, higher bit-depth, better log curves, etc.

We are living in a world, where lenses cost the most, and lens makers are holding their customers hostage (due to cost of switching) and providing sub-par bodies, because they don't really have to compete against newcomers (who have no lenses).

Actually the money makers for Sony are games, films and insurance business while Canon makes its bread and butter from office technology. Just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

Probably there is something terribly wrong with these pictures even though I think they look terrific. The color rendition –specially skin– is Canon at its best, on the spot.
I really like the 3-D feel that the smooth transition from highlights to shadows gives.
If this is what out-of-camera .jpgs look like, I have to think over the replacement for the 5DIII that I drowned in the ocean the other day. A Canon with real Canon lenses, no-nonsense functionality plus something I have known for decades now.
Big "Like".

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe Lightroom launches for Apple TV (23 comments in total)

I cannot have a CC account in where I live so "pass".

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:01 UTC as 4th comment
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (42 comments in total)

http://www.ayotle.com/
http://www.supamonks.com/
https://www.stereolabs.com/zed/specs/

Three recent French companies that are the leading edge in what they are doing.
Apple probably knows more about these than we do.
French smart people are very smart and hard working. They tend to go to the US to build their business as the market in France is so small and capital hard to get.
Stupid French people are very stupid and proud of it, much like anywhere else in the world.
I live in France for 15 years now. I like this place. Too bad it is going the wrong way in many respects...wrong people have got the freedom they cannot handle...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 08:10 UTC as 3rd comment
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