Angrymagpie

Angrymagpie

Lives in Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Joined on May 23, 2014

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Bill3R: This silly gimmick makes the brand appear to be desperate.

The gimmick makes the brand appear very attune to what its main customers want to spend money on, which says a whole lot about the kind of people Leica is targeting nowadays

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 01:46 UTC
On article Hands on: Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x (724 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Wait, a $325 dollars (protective?) filter?

It confuses me that some people seem to suggest that the cost of the accessories for a product should somehow reflect the relative cost of the product. If other established brands making similar accessories charge significantly less, then there’s absolutely no reason for us to accept that it’s normal for the lens manufacturer to charge more.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 10:00 UTC
On article Hands on: Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x (724 comments in total)

Wait, a $325 dollars (protective?) filter?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2020 at 02:26 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
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jpeghorror: An iPhone 12 is not a transistor radio. The right to repair everything is a nice fantasy with obvious limitations in 2020 that some refuse to accept.

What obvious limitations? What’s so unreasonable about demanding for rights to repair?

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 00:19 UTC
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armanius: The notch is alive and well!

I am in favour of not including a charger & stock earbuds in the box, since in all likelihood the ones we have now are still perfectly functional. We all need to do more to reduce waste, including not buying the latest iDevice unless if it's absolutely necessary, I might add.
The removal of the headphone jack, on the other hand, is ridiculous. They're pushing for wireless earbuds that are meant to be replaced instead of repair, which definitely goes against the environment-friendly image they're going for with the charger removal policy

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 16:23 UTC
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armanius: The notch is alive and well!

That’s a real shame. Hole punch is so much more tolerable. And I suspect most people would gladly trade Face ID for touch ID

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 02:26 UTC

Does anyone know if this update will come to MFT bodies like GH5 & G9?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 15:59 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)

Dear DPReview team, do you know whether if the DFD continuous AF operation update is also coming to the high-end MFT bodies like the G9 and GH5 as well? That would be amazing

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 16:54 UTC as 182nd comment
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art review (145 comments in total)
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nir-vana: Great review. I'm not sure that I need it in the middle between the 55/1.8 and 135GM that I already have, but I will consider :)

55mm, the Sony Zeiss one. I’ve always felt that its AF is noticeably worse than the two other lenses I used the most with the same body (35/2.8 & 28/2), and have been wondering if it would ever become snappy enough for photojournalism use with a newer generation body. The 55/1.8 is ludicrously sharp, which I find amazing for cropping when used with my Rii. But the AF has been a bit of a let down

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2020 at 16:01 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art review (145 comments in total)
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nir-vana: Great review. I'm not sure that I need it in the middle between the 55/1.8 and 135GM that I already have, but I will consider :)

Sorry OT, saw your gear list, you're shooting with the Rii & Riv, I was wondering how you find the AF speed of the 55/1.8 on the Riv. I use the same lens on Rii and it is by far the slowest AF lens I have - very hesitant and prone to hunt for focus.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2020 at 11:47 UTC
On article Sony a9 II sample gallery (312 comments in total)

I see the colour scientists are here early

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 13:20 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R5 review (923 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: This is how I would characterise R5:
It is top of the top photography camera that has 45 MP, best in class IBIS, top of the line AF, access to amazing RF lenses and EF lenses trough the native adaptor. It is great for Landscape and has identical DR to Sony A7RIV and better DR than any previous Canon offering. It is great for pretty much everything. On top, it can do video that is up to 8K. This is how I would advertise it. For some reason Canon positioned it as a tool for video creators and this is why there is an issue. I do not think a better photography oriented tool exists today.

I hope for those reading these comments with an interest in making a purchase decision would come away knowing that you really can’t make a wrong choice nowadays. Most of the mainstream cameras are so good that if you can’t make the kind of photos you want, it’s probably not the camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 13:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R5 review (923 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: This is how I would characterise R5:
It is top of the top photography camera that has 45 MP, best in class IBIS, top of the line AF, access to amazing RF lenses and EF lenses trough the native adaptor. It is great for Landscape and has identical DR to Sony A7RIV and better DR than any previous Canon offering. It is great for pretty much everything. On top, it can do video that is up to 8K. This is how I would advertise it. For some reason Canon positioned it as a tool for video creators and this is why there is an issue. I do not think a better photography oriented tool exists today.

@Light Pilgrim,
If we just look from the spec sheet, one could make a very reasonable argument that the A7Riv is largely comparable, and it's not immediately clear why one would choose one over the other just on that basis. But the more important thing is, in my opinion, if the parameter is "professional work," then "the general best" is not a particularly useful analytical lens. Professional photography (or anything really) tends to be very specialised, so it's really up to person's needs and preferences. Different types of photography have different priorities, and even different photographers doing a similar genre of photography may have different needs and preferences. I understand the need for DPReview to come up with such a categorisation themselves given the nature of the site and appreciate the work that goes into it - but as someone making purchasing decision, I tend to look beyond that "best of" categorisation and study the options in granular detail

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 11:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R5 review (923 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: This is how I would characterise R5:
It is top of the top photography camera that has 45 MP, best in class IBIS, top of the line AF, access to amazing RF lenses and EF lenses trough the native adaptor. It is great for Landscape and has identical DR to Sony A7RIV and better DR than any previous Canon offering. It is great for pretty much everything. On top, it can do video that is up to 8K. This is how I would advertise it. For some reason Canon positioned it as a tool for video creators and this is why there is an issue. I do not think a better photography oriented tool exists today.

A top photography camera yes, but to call it the “best/top of the top” is a little much in a world where there are plenty of excellent choices that are “better” than the R5 depending on one’s still photography needs and preferences

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 10:20 UTC
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Mika Y.: I'm a little surprised by some of the shots taken in quite bright daylight and no rapidly moving targets having a quite fast shutter speed vs. focal length, resulting to an unnecessarily high ISO value:

- 21 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/11, ISO 5000
- 18 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/11, ISO 1250
-115 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2000
- 85 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2500

In some scenarios would you want to use high ISO in broad daylight, such as when you are shooting fast moving subjects at a distance using telephoto lenses and need to both freeze the motion and have sufficient depth of field. Similarly, let’s say you have an ultra wide angle and want to do special effect shots of skaters doing a move up close, you might also need to drive up the ISO in broad day light to get the depth of field and shutter speed you need. Lastly, given the popularity of the genre, it could also be useful in “street photography” when you are zone focusing with small aperture and need to freeze motion

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:49 UTC

What's the science behind A7S having significantly better high ISO performance in video but not in still?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 13:44 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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Mika Y.: I'm a little surprised by some of the shots taken in quite bright daylight and no rapidly moving targets having a quite fast shutter speed vs. focal length, resulting to an unnecessarily high ISO value:

- 21 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/11, ISO 5000
- 18 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/11, ISO 1250
-115 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2000
- 85 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/3.5, ISO 2500

Intentionally done to show high ISO performance in day light?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 13:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S III (355 comments in total)

Very minor aesthetic issue: remove the Sony logo on the swivel screen in the production model... it looks silly upside down

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 13:52 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)

Just saw the ridiculous article title The Verge is going with for their article on the A7Siii...
I’m glad that DPReview holds itself to a much higher standard!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 01:15 UTC as 334th comment
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)

What are the Sony cameras that have this "current gen" AF implementation?
Is it just A7S iii, A9 i&ii, and A7R iv?
Looks absolutely amazing, I'm tempted to finally upgrade from my A7R ii

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 16:06 UTC as 424th comment | 3 replies
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