role_of_72

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Oh man, this lens worths the price only for its sunstar effect alone. :)

I'd be glad to see an EF-M version (9 or 10mm F2.x with 7 or 9 blades) since I've just moved to that mount. The AF algorithm shouldn't be that much different, so please Samyang, do me a favor! :)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 16:08 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Olympus 45mm F1.2 sample gallery sample gallery (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike99999: That purple fringing!

It seems that the otherwise lovely Canon 85mm F1.8 USM has just been dethroned... :(
:)

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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role_of_72: Looking at the people's movement in the front, I am more interested to try it out with longer exposures, like 5 or 10s. :) Is it possible?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 14:41 UTC

The last thing I would need when trying to nail white balance or colors on an image is a set of colorful LEDs lighting around my display... nice. :))
OK, this is for a designer rather than a photographer I assume, but still...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 23:20 UTC as 38th comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Looking at the people's movement in the front, I am more interested to try it out with longer exposures, like 5 or 10s. :) Is it possible?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

It kind of reminds me of the Olympus E-30 four thirds DSLR of 2009.

I liked that camera but strange times, nevertheless... :)

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse30

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 10:47 UTC as 186th comment
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Sdaniella: unless a new "snapshot" digital camera, such as this one, steers away from the best high volume mass produced small sensors (read: SONY), and also NOT take full advantage of wider high dynamic range capabilities (read: optimal processing of RAW) to render any output (JPEG or Print) ... the masses will NOT learn to appreciate the greater capabilities of today's advancing smartphone cameras (read: RAW processing friendliness)

... ideally, RAW-Optimizing-DR ... for JPEGs, is PREFERABLE to PRINTS ... (no chemical (read: Print) shortfalls involved)

good thing: it uses globally common (micro-)SD UHS-I memory

"the masses will NOT learn to appreciate the greater capabilities of today's advancing smartphone cameras (read: RAW processing friendliness)"

The masses don't care, they just want to take and print their family photos with no fuss - and I understand that. This is not for the artistic part of photography. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
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Spiridakis Michael: Was it so critical to use GH5 for testing it...? Do we all have to use the latest Lightroom. in order to play with RAW files...?

Why you guys always speak about the extremes? I cannot get it. Both side has a point there: we have PEN-F and E-M1 mk II with 20 megapixels (and even maybe an older 20mp model from Panasonic, don't know them that much).

It's a manual lens, so all is needed is a high-res sensor. AF capabilities and video quality is irrelevant here. Mount it on a PEN-F, you have 20megapixels and probably already raw support - best of both.

Anyway, I think the reason could be that probably they had a GH5 available for review purposes, that's all.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
On article Macro photography with the Fujifilm GFX 50S (53 comments in total)
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panther fan: great video but it just has to be said:
GFX 120mm F4 is 2:1 -> resulting in a minimum image size of 88mmx66mm
compared to the usuall 36mmx24mm of FF 1:1 macro lenses that is quite large.

Are you sure? As I've understood it so far, the magnification ratio did not depend on sensor size. It just means that if something is 1mm in reality will have a 2mm large image projected onto the sensor.

Edit: liviutza was faster than me.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 13:43 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Nice gallery. How does this compare price and image wise to the venerable Sigma 10-20 4-5.6?

Yes, I was interested when it came out (7 aperture blades, better distortion) but the Classic is just a lighter lens, sharper at 10mm... and I already had that one. :)
Nice lens, nevertheless!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Nice gallery. How does this compare price and image wise to the venerable Sigma 10-20 4-5.6?

I have the Sigma for 5 or 6 years now (Canon version). If someone buys new, it is a 100$ cheaper, smaller, lighter, has VR... but doesn't have the AF-MF switch, distance scale, FTM, premium build... The priorities depend on the individual.

For sharpness I cannot say much as for my 12mp body the Sigma is sharp enough even wide open, but for 24mp I don't know (I have a very good copy BTW).
For contrast I think the Sigma is better - but the Nikon seems to be good enough as well. (And I love the Sigma's flare at 10mm F4!)
The one thing I noticed is the far more neutral distortion of the Nikkor - this is where the Sigma 10-20 classic has funky charasteristics. :)

But don't forget, the Sigma is from 2005(!) and that was another era in digital.
Anyway, the 10-20 Sigma is my favourite lens, but I would be glad to see an ART ugrade to the Sigma though. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 10:34 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)

I photographed weddings twice not as 'Uncle' but rather as 'Friend' Bob - because the couple asked me to do so.
First both couples wanted me as the 'Pro' for their weddings but I kindly refused it and advised them to hire a real Pro.

I didn't want to do them as I have an old aps-c rig, not suitable for weddings... then I saw the 'Pro' arriving to one of the weddings with two Canon 600Ds equipped with incredibly fast lenses like the 10-18 STM, or 40mm STM... shame. I saw the pictures then (I purposefully don't call them photographs) - and he even accepted money for it!

The second guy did a much better job, had more expertise and proper gear.

I took always the second best spot when taking pictures and made sure not to bother the hired photographer. BUT I attached the battery grip of course! :D (not to show off, but because it really helped with portraits). I screwed up only a few shots and the couples were happy with the additional coverage. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 10:29 UTC as 34th comment
On a photo in the Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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Infinal: What exactly is that dark smudge to the top right? Looks like the cloning tool gone wrong.

What cloning tool? This is just dust on the sensor. Check the previous image, it has it right there, too.
Why would anyone (especially dpreview) "manipulate" a clear sky? Don't be paranoid. :D

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 09:41 UTC

So Fuji has just invented the Polaroid Snap! Great! :))

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

This is just great!
I love to see these advancements. Hopefully this will mean affordable slow-mo capable devices in just a few years. I'm sure people will find good (or at least funny :) ) ways to leverage this technology.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated (94 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I much prefer the Canon 85mm f/1.2 L images. They beat L in the 35 and 50s but not this one sorry, not by a long shot. I am a bit disappointed but maybe going that long and fast is difficult to make.

Another thing: Very fast 85mm lenses are mostly about the aesthetic not the sharpness as they almost exclusively used for people photography, so "look" is much much more important than a little sharpness. The 85mil L gives a hell of a look at 1.2 portraits. People absolutely ADORE their photos and have a dreamy creamy colourfull rich look. This is plain.

True. Sigma's 35 beats the 35L but not the mkII. But I agree on the others as the 'Art's are great.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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role_of_72: Beautiful camera!
But on the bottom... is it scratched already? Is it that vulnerable (despite the coatings) or just a displayed item was (ab)used?

Yes, noticed that too.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:40 UTC

Beautiful camera!
But on the bottom... is it scratched already? Is it that vulnerable (despite the coatings) or just a displayed item was (ab)used?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 20:24 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated (94 comments in total)

Finally! The great Canon 85mm F1.8 has just been dethroned! -- in purple fringing. :)))
But jokes aside, both are really good lenses anyway, love the Canon in spite of its age.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 18:59 UTC as 21st comment
On article Got Reach? Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 G2 sample gallery (102 comments in total)

Get reach or die tryin'! :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 12:07 UTC as 36th comment
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