Dante Birchen

Dante Birchen

Joined on Apr 11, 2017

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On article Best cameras under $2000 (238 comments in total)
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kobakokh: best image quality from this camera list have Pentax K-1. Also he is a great camera for outdoor photography and low light photography. And not expensive. I use Nikon and CAnon systems but that Pentax is better then most other cameras, in fact. I talk about photography, not about videos...

IQ of the D850 is comparable to the K-1. If you shoot landscapes a K-1 will be just as good or better. Sports is another thing. Not because of IQ but because of speed and AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 23:05 UTC

I wouldn't work for Condé Nast when they are being so constrictive.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:42 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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RadPhoto: So they dropped working on Nik Software for this? Interesting priorities, Google!

Yeah because Google does only one thing at a time....

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 10:20 UTC
On article 18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners (87 comments in total)

Caps Lock has to be used with P U or X for auto next photo on my Lightroom. I can also just use the arrow keys to go to next or previous.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 09:38 UTC as 13th comment
On article 18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners (87 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Use Capture One for low ISO
DXO PRIME for high ISO

Adobe no use

CMD+DELETE

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 09:23 UTC

So now what. Only shoot RAW? don't edit...

Before this I hadn't heard of CVS. I doubt the more sexy companies in the industry will follow suit.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 09:14 UTC as 36th comment
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Dante Birchen: What's wrong with 85mm Leica? And what's up with the F2 aperture?

Sure crap on me. That's all you can do.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
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Dante Birchen: What's wrong with 85mm Leica? And what's up with the F2 aperture?

Or I misunderstand why you would buy overpriced gear when there are perfectly good alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
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Dante Birchen: What's wrong with 85mm Leica? And what's up with the F2 aperture?

Ah so it's snobbery about never changing anything.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 14:26 UTC

What's wrong with 85mm Leica? And what's up with the F2 aperture?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 14:12 UTC as 45th comment | 12 replies
On article Gallery Update: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (96 comments in total)
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ozturert: Looks as good as an APSC sensor. It is strange actually. Performance of APSC sensors has stayed nearly the same since Nex7 (OK, some improvement but not huge) but somehow m43 sensors have been improved considerably. I think Sony has put too much effort to make its APSC sensors faster (although Sony also produces m43 sensors).
I am talking as proud owner of Nex7, A6300 (sold last week), EM1 II and EOS M5. EM1 II's low and high ISO performance is so close to A6300 that I sold A6300.

We weren't talking about that. You can get horrible bodies and lame AF in mirrorless m43 and aps-c DSLR/mirrorless alike.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 13:16 UTC
On article Gallery Update: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (96 comments in total)
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ozturert: Looks as good as an APSC sensor. It is strange actually. Performance of APSC sensors has stayed nearly the same since Nex7 (OK, some improvement but not huge) but somehow m43 sensors have been improved considerably. I think Sony has put too much effort to make its APSC sensors faster (although Sony also produces m43 sensors).
I am talking as proud owner of Nex7, A6300 (sold last week), EM1 II and EOS M5. EM1 II's low and high ISO performance is so close to A6300 that I sold A6300.

Close but no sigar. Als long as there is a cheap ass D3400 that almost tops the rankings and easily beats any m43 chock-full of noise reduction measures it shows physics cannot be beat. You can throw a lot of money at it, but you can also get a larger sensor for better IQ. I prefer the latter because it is more effective. When you are on a budget Nikon, Fujifilm and Pentax have some great offerings. For a little more you can now get a Full frame Sony A7.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 10:13 UTC
On article Gallery Update: Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 (96 comments in total)
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ozturert: Looks as good as an APSC sensor. It is strange actually. Performance of APSC sensors has stayed nearly the same since Nex7 (OK, some improvement but not huge) but somehow m43 sensors have been improved considerably. I think Sony has put too much effort to make its APSC sensors faster (although Sony also produces m43 sensors).
I am talking as proud owner of Nex7, A6300 (sold last week), EM1 II and EOS M5. EM1 II's low and high ISO performance is so close to A6300 that I sold A6300.

https://www.dxomark.com/cameras/launched-between-2002-and-2017/launch_price-from-0-to-45200-usd/sensor_format-sensor_micro43-sensor_apsc#hideAdvancedOptions=false&viewMode=list&yDataType=rankDxo

The best m43 in this list is right next to the Sony A580 which has the same sensor as the Nikon D7000 and Pentax K-5 (both score higher). It's just physics. Any improvements in m43 can also be applied in larger formats. There is no way to catch up.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 20:58 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (182 comments in total)

The product images look crappy. I had to look up other reviews to get a feel about how it looks. Don't like the design. It isn't very refined. The camera has an impressive score (100 for stills) over at DXO. But iq is still a far cry from a decent larger sensor camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:36 UTC as 26th comment
On article Lensbaby launches $50 macro filter kit (20 comments in total)

Hoya close up filter set. $29,95 (less when you buy used) Step down ring from 52 or 49mm. $1,-

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 10:20 UTC as 7th comment
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Dante Birchen: The diameter would mean Nikon wants to make very wide aperture glass.

You can always adapt some glass to it. Don't have to wait for lenses to catch up.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 09:55 UTC
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matthew saville: You mean, those clever people that thought in the ~90's, "ehh, this whole digital thing is just a fad, it will never match the quality of film; we're going to continue focusing on what we do best, because the film market isn't going anywhere."

Clever indeed.

Talk about trolling. Mirrorless are overpriced compared to dslrs. Companies are making money on them.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 23:54 UTC

The diameter would mean Nikon wants to make very wide aperture glass.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:30 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies
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jim seekers: Why they reduce the Ram from 6GB to 4GB, Sounds like a backwards step, would like to have seen 12GB Ram.

maybe because 4 is enough. No sense wasting 2GB you will never use.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 19:12 UTC
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matthew saville: You mean, those clever people that thought in the ~90's, "ehh, this whole digital thing is just a fad, it will never match the quality of film; we're going to continue focusing on what we do best, because the film market isn't going anywhere."

Clever indeed.

Kodak and Fujifilm were responsible for early development of the CCD sensor. It's not like they stood by and watched it happen. They dug their own grave. Kodak would still be in photography had they had a serious camera line-up but they hadn't they focussed on cheap compacts and we all know what happened to them.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 17:48 UTC
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