Michael_13

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Joined on Mar 21, 2011

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On article Canon 70-200mm F4L IS II sample gallery (133 comments in total)
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rallyfan: Baseball players are known for their lack of pace (compared to a rugby or football match, baseball is slower than the instant replay) yet the shots seem blurry. However the airliner came out quite sharp. I'm wondering why?

I guess you mistake a little noise for "blurriness".

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 14:32 UTC
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vFunct: Unless the mirrorless vendors introduce something they can do that a dSLR can't, then mirrorless will never succeed.

Right now, every single dSLR can be a mirrorless camera just by lifting up the mirror in LiveView mode. But, a mirrorless camera cannot have the advantages of a dSLR, such as low power use or optical viewfinder.

So, until mirrorless can prove it can do something - anything - better than a dSLR, they will remain 2nd place to dSLRs. This includes Nikon's upcoming mirrorless.

Nothing is going to beat the D850 as a pure photographers camera. It is perfect.

@vFunct: Have you ever tried out a good MILC? Probably not.
If yes and you did not find it convincing, ok. If no: Look for reports of people who switched to MILC from DSLR. They give a ton of reasons for it.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 14:23 UTC
On article Lensbaby Sol 45 impressions and sample gallery (110 comments in total)

I am sorry, but I don't understand these lenses. I am either not creative or rich enough for them, or both.
Still, there seems to be enough demand for them, otherwise they would not make them. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 12th comment
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Tom K.: That's all well and good. Now how about giving us a negative/slide scanner that will scan at 9600dpi with dust removal, in seconds rather than eons?

Dream on... or start saving. Meanwhile you could use an old Polaroid Sprintscan. Does not need dust removal and takes about 30 sec per scan, iirc.
I used it for my slides and was quite happy with the results. Better than Nikon Coolscan 4000.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 19:09 UTC

My suggestion to manufacturers:
Give us an additional indicator in EV that shows latitude before RAW clipping, e.g. EBC -0.7 (=exposure value before clipping). You could then easily decide, whether you want to change A or S for optimized exposure or not.

This would be used with RAW primarily, but could even be implemented for OOC JPG with an option in the settings like "Auto EV" that shifts an image with EBC+/-zero to a middle gray value before saving the JPG file.

Maybe I should write Olympus about his. I think they would be innovative enough for doing this and their list of settings can easily handle a few more. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 10:11 UTC as 80th comment
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Michael_13: My guess: After such a long time of development it will be already mature when it comes to market and instantly be in a class of its own, called MILF.
"F" for full format.
;-)

@cosmicnode: That was actually the joke here... a pun with the two acronyms MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens camera) and MILF.

I am sorry if it did not work, English is not my native language.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2018 at 18:04 UTC

My guess: After such a long time of development it will be already mature when it comes to market and instantly be in a class of its own, called MILF.
"F" for full format.
;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 13:24 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
On article Review: The Wandrd Prvke is a near-perfect camera bag (338 comments in total)
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Michael_13: I find the price tag ridiculous. To me it looks like an overpriced hipster product with a stupid name. But good for them if they find enough customers to pay for it...

I would not call it an "insult". To me it is a label or description. It also stands for rather high quality, but also (very) high price. It does not even pertain to a certain age group.
https://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Hipster

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 12:57 UTC
On article Review: The Wandrd Prvke is a near-perfect camera bag (338 comments in total)

I find the price tag ridiculous. To me it looks like an overpriced hipster product with a stupid name. But good for them if they find enough customers to pay for it...

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 06:44 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
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Sportsgal501: As a female,I am already wearing a bra so I need to strap another on?

No Thanks!!

LOL!

You could get two of these an leave your bra at home... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 17:26 UTC
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PLShutterbug: As another said some time ago, I’d really love it if this new system was square format. Imagine: no more rotating the camera to switch between landscape and portrait!

A great EVF would have automatic frame lines depending on a well-placed S/P/L toggle switch.

You can do this already - just crop to portrait.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 20:03 UTC
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Fakultativ: Wow, so only very few people care about good quality video (4.4%) .

My feature picks would be

2160p at 60fps by oversampling from the full sensor
Good liveview autofocus (DPAF, on-sensor phase detect, whatever, as long as it works)
10 Bit color

I'm totally satisfied with image quality of my D750, it's just the video side that could be better.

I guess, most people who care about video get an m43 system.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 19:52 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (293 comments in total)

With this lens, even the kitchen will do for a portrait session... (pic 63).
Great lens with a just as great price tag.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 15:54 UTC as 67th comment

I tried the previous version and basically liked it, but I did not buy it mainly for these reasons:
1. A two weeks trial period is far too short.
2. The software was quite unstable: I could not finish a single pic without a crash.
3. The removal tool was annoying: Undo/redo would often get stuck, followed by a freeze or crash.
4 . RAW files were not shown in their native aspect ratio but with camera setting firmly applied.
5. Switches and controls were very fiddly.

I will follow new releases and hope that I can try them again. I would never buy anything from Adobe, the company that cursed the world with their lousy flash and Acrobat products.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 15:34 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review (492 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Too thick to be pocketable, at least for me. Yeah, it'll fit in a jacket pocket but my last trip included hiking in the Utah desert in 95 degree heat so wearing a jacket isn't always wise. For me, I wear a jacket less than 10% of the time I'm on vacation.

Ever heard of belt bags?
I.m.o. this cam should even be bigger for better handling.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 14:42 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review (492 comments in total)

Why is "No in-camera Raw conversion" a con?
Just use RAW+JPG if you need JPGs immediately.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 14:41 UTC as 118th comment | 12 replies

The V1 was my first Nikon and quickly made me hate Nikon for it.
The built-in viewfinder, large battery and high speed were strong points of the camera, but it was heavily impaired by stupid design decisions:
1. No mode dial.
2. No hot-shoe.
3. No on-sensor IS.
4. Expensive and heavy OIS lenses.

IQ was good, but I found its handling so frustrating that I sold it after a couple of months. I hope that I will never meet the guy who designed it... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 08:03 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
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mike earussi: The market is slowly dividing into two extremes, cell phones for amateurs and FF for serious photographers. APS-C will linger for a while but will gradually diminish.

@mike earussi:
Yes, phones replaced point&shoots, but they will not replace system cameras i.m.o.
P&S users were mostly NOT hobby photographers. They just wanted the snapshot that they now get more easily with their phone.
Hobbyists need the handling and flexibility of a system camera. Most of them do not need or want FF, because it is heavy and the additional IQ is negligible for most.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 07:51 UTC

The first pic has very low resolution because it was shot in A mode with not the best settings: ISO and F too high. The other pics are not too bad imo.
But I guess that IQ is not the main target with this camera. The real fun is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDIPZFqfGGo
;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2018 at 21:37 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On photo Thunderbirds in the Aircraft photographed at air shows #1 challenge (2 comments in total)

Crazy. Are they actually touching with their tails?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 12:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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