role_of_72

Lives in Hungary Hungary
Has a website at https://500px.com/ketamas
Joined on Jun 23, 2011

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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 (273 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 (101 comments in total)

Get reach or die tryin'! :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 12:07 UTC as 36th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2142 comments in total)
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role_of_72: I won't have one but it is a really nice camera!

And for those who are desperate because of the 1.65 crop factor in 4K mode: just mount a Sigma 10-20, Tokina 11-16 or Samyang 8mm on it and come back to thank me the good advice. :)

Just named the some simple and cheap (and constant aperture) options.
(You can't say that I don't like Canon glass, just because I do. :) )

But here's the real deal: the Sigma/Tokina/etc. APS-C lenses are made with non-protruding back elements (unlike EF-S ones) and cover the 1.5 crop instead of Canon's 1.6x so one can be sure that they won't hurt the mirror and will cover the wider-than-16:9 video crop of this camera is covered (I don't want to go into calculations now as I have a real life to look after :) )

But there you go, Canon lenses:
- 11-24mm F4 L
- 8-15 F4 L fisheye
- modify an EF-S 10-18 to fit EF and you have STM for your 4K video, too ;)

Option 1 and 2 requires money, for option 3 you will need a saw. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2142 comments in total)

I won't have one but it is a really nice camera!

And for those who are desperate because of the 1.65 crop factor in 4K mode: just mount a Sigma 10-20, Tokina 11-16 or Samyang 8mm on it and come back to thank me the good advice. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 376th comment | 9 replies
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (292 comments in total)

Now just put this sensor to the 110D/SL2 (or to any nice xxxD) and you make me happy for years again! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 30th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)
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D135ima: What about AF coverage zone ???

I guess if you take a look at the mirror you can get an idea of the coverage:

http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/2896376384/Body-Elements/front_nolens.jpeg

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:43 UTC

Hallelujah! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 77th comment
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BobYIL: Canon 5DS R with 17, 24, 45 and 90mm TS-E lenses still cost a fraction of this 100MP back..

Probably. But does this exact model have shift movement for panoramas w/o parallax error? (That was the reason for mentioning the tilt-shift lenses at all.)
I think none of the above 3 available lenses have this feature.

But anyway, these are different products for different purposes, so they can be compared only to a certain extent.

Sensor-wise: yes, there IS a difference (although it has its price :) )

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
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BobYIL: Canon 5DS R with 17, 24, 45 and 90mm TS-E lenses still cost a fraction of this 100MP back..

I think BobYIL was referring to the possibility to stitch shifted some images with TS lenses... and for some controllable scenarios that can be comparable maybe we can admit.
(Btw for this purpose D750 won't work w/ the nice Canon ts-e lineup - but Sony maybe).

Obviously if you photograph something else (like anything moving) then you can start comparing RR to Ford of course, as you said.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (218 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Why so few low ISO samples and so many ISO400 and ISO800 samples shot at lightning conditions allowing to freely use a lower ISO..
The camera is looking good.

Wow, haven't noticed this feature yet on Fuji cameras. Is this something like Canon's Highlight Tone Priority (just with heavier pull of shadows for DR400 for example?)

This may be the cause why some samples seem to be exposed to the highlights? How the raw headroom feels with Fuji cameras in general btw? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:14 UTC
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