Michael_13

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HowaboutRAW: "709.6-megapixel file to pixel peep". What's that in mega bytes, and is this guy willing to share a say 200 MB jpeg of this file?

@How: This report is about a 700 MP file, because the topic is resolution, not file size. File size is negligible, because it is largely :-) a result of file format and compression.
Everybody here understood this, except you, and now it's the reporter's fault? Come on...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 08:06 UTC
On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (84 comments in total)
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AshMills: It does highlight just how well photographed Top Gear is.

Oh, really?
Could this have anything to do with the budget? Maybe 1,5 Mio vs 10,000?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 07:10 UTC
On article Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow (84 comments in total)
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fireplace33: Sometime last month DPR showed us a video of a photographer being hit by rally car. Most here agreed that it is a particularly stupid thing to do to stand on the outside curve of such a race track. Well this guy seems to have documented his "stupidity" too, by doing just that, starting in the video at 7:22

@fireplace: Didn't you read the article?
The risk in this situation is highly controled due to slow speeds and professional drivers.
It is proably much riskier walking the streets with a smartphone glued to your face... as many really stupid people do nowadays. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 07:04 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: There are many of my co workers and friends that did exactly What I did. After using canon or Nikon for decades all the online/review splatter about the dinosaurs canon and nikon. The greatest thing since sliced bread, the mirrorless, started to get under their skin. Like me they went the whole circle. M43-fuji x-sony ef/e. And in the end most of them returned to the ...olde school DSLR. For many reasons. And no, they are not all pensionados. And some of them are earning good money from it. As said, I went the same circle. Canon from 1978, Nikon from 1992, canon from 2002, then oly then fuji then Sony then oly then back with canon from 2013. Please stop ridiculing different preferences. You are only making a fool of Yourself.

I don't understand how this can happen to an amateur user, because with current systems image quality is on such a high level that other things like size, handling and price are much more important and easier to choose from.
Maybe for many it is more "G.A.S." than actually changing needs... ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 10:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (127 comments in total)
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morepix: Wouldn't want a camera with such a slow lens. Someone should bring back the 1/1.7" sensor for compact long-zoom cameras. I still have an Olympus Stylus 1, with 28-300mm at f:2.8 all the way. AND a tilting LCD.

morepix: Don't give your Stylus1 away too early. The comparison above is slightly misleading, imo.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=oly_stylus1&attr13_1=panasonic_dmczs100&attr13_2=panasonic_dmczs100&attr13_3=panasonic_dmczs100&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=400&attr16_1=800&attr16_2=1600&attr16_3=1600&attr171_1=2&attr171_2=2&attr171_3=2&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=-0.8739006546014633&y=0.15196414297133728
Here you can see how they perform indoors in daylight. I compare Stylus @400 with ZS100 @1600, because the Lumix rapidly loses 2 stops when zooming in a little.
My M43 has a hard time with the kit zoom against my Stylus. I need to use primes for better results.
Regards,
Michael

PS: I also assume that Stylus1 has the better lens, but that's to be seen in a review. I would also like to see a new 1/1.7 sensor with current technology... would probably improve one stop.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 07:47 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (602 comments in total)
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lotzi: It is puzzling for me that so many people give advice to Panasonic about what type of camera they would prefer, even down to the latest specifications, which they would have instead of this particular one.

Folks, there are about 20 cameras with 1 inch sensors that you can buy. Try to image them arranged in a 3D grid by size, zoom, and lens brightness. Now if two cameras are close to each other in the grid and price, then we can discuss which one is better (eg LX10 vs RX100M2, or FZ1000 vs RX10M1). If the price is different, we can argue whether the extra cost is justified (for a particular person). One can also argue where in the grid your needs are.

But wishing that the camera would sit somewhere else in the grid - what is the point in that? The ZS200 actually extends the grid in the direction of long zoom, pocketable camera direction - there is simply no comparable camera in the 1inch sensor range, and it will easily beat the 1/2.3 ones.

"and it will easily beat the 1/2.3 ones"
Maybe... but I think a current 1/1.7 sensor with a constant F2.8 lens could be better.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 23:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (602 comments in total)

Looks nicely built, but is totally uninteresting to me.
The slow lens renders it useless indoors: F4.3 at 50mm totally wastes the potential of the large sensor. And who needs 360mm in such a tiny camera?

My preference would be a 5x zoom with F2-F2.8, e.g. 28-140mm.
Canon gets it right with the G7X and a little competition would have been nice...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 23:02 UTC as 113th comment | 3 replies

The trailer does not look good in my opinion:
Harsh contrasts and blown highlights.
Not sure if this is due to limitations of the iPhone or intended by post processing. :-)

I also noted strong perspective distortion in wide angle shots.

But all of this is still much better than the shaky camera some other idiotic directors use. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 09:52 UTC as 18th comment

What's the point?
You can do this with practically any camera (p&s, SLR) to improve IQ. Some model even do this automatically in a special low noise mode.
My Lumia phone even lets me set imaging parameters like ISO, etc with the standard photo app.
And NO, it does not show what phone cams are capable of: it simply works around their flaws.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Michael_13: Who will buy this lens?
... and who wants to look at these terribly distorted pictures?

Wayne, you're right, I missed the VR. This is the clue.
But isn't a 250° result too hard to handle? I guess that it needs to be distortion corrected to some extent.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 04:33 UTC

Wow, these look like scenes from a crazy shooter game like Doom. Astonishing.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 16th comment

Who will buy this lens?
... and who wants to look at these terribly distorted pictures?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
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JEROME NOLAS: Big, heavy, expensive. All I asked is sharp12-50/60 constant f4, short, light weight, rasonably priced...where is Sigma & Tamron when you need them?

Yes, some more nice Sigmas for mFT would be great, but I guess that the sales volume is just too low for mFT. Designing one lens and adapting it for two mounts of the mass market (CaNikon) is economically much safer than offering specialized lenses for a small niche market.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
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Michael Engelen: Why all the rants about f4, price or bokeh? You want this lens, you'll buy this lens.
It's like with an expensive car. You pay more for something less convenient or less fast -- just because that's the price for owning it. To own a Porsche is probably not reasonable, but maybe it's nicer than owning a Mercedes or a BMW.
I think it's great that Olympus offers this lens 😎

WalPhoto: Well said!
For many it is simply easier to fight about "tec-specs" than to take beautiful photos and compare the results. :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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eno2: Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus says E-M1II image quality is better than any APS-C DSLR on market!

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Setsuya Kataoka of Olympus. Here are just a couple of interesting points:

1) With the E-M1 Mark II we have surpassed the speed and image quality of APS-C DSLRs.
2) The in-body stabilisation itself gives 5.5 steps, and the Sync IS gives 6.5 steps with OIS lenses. 6.5 stops is actually a theoretical limitation at the moment due to rotation of the earth interfering with gyro sensors.
3) It’s not a PEN-F sensor: It’s a totally different sensor, two times faster, with totally different construction. On-chip phase detection is also incorporated.

Hope it is true, but still hard to believe. Guess he means IQ at base ISO and this is a bit of apples and oranges...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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rbach44: Full frame user (switched from M43 once upon a time) not looking to troll but asking an honest question:

Looking at the 25mm 1.2 makes me think the same thing as when I saw the f.95 Noktons: Isn’t this just the wrong system for shallow DOF? Putting a big, heavy, and expensive lens on a system built around portability makes no sense to me…

Especially considering that the cost of this lens is the same as a used D600+50mm 1.8, which will provide similar DOF characteristics at little size/weight penalty when considering the whole combo. And that is not even considering the (at least in my opinion) poor ergonomics of a big lens on a small body, the IQ advantage of full frame, and the (presumably) poorer performance at f1.2 compared to a good ol’ f1.8.

Of course M43 has its other advantages, but doesn’t a larger format just make more sense for shallow DOF than shoehorning a very fast lens into a system that really just doesn’t excel in that area? Am I missing something here?

rbach44, e.g. I don't want a dark optical view finder and I want weather sealing. I also hate noisy mirrors.
With these requirements alone, Olympus is very attractive. Besides, nice shallow dof can be attained with the f1.8 lenses already.
If low dof is your main preference then, yes, FF is the way to go.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (557 comments in total)
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IAMINFOCUS: How does the auto focus compare to Olympus em-5

If it is similar to Canon's 80D, it should be quite good.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1651 comments in total)
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Andreas Berglund: So help me out here why would I buy this instead of a smalllish higher end AP-C DSLR, not much difference in size, nor weight and has much better battery life and can use the regular APC lenses, which there are lots of choice of?

It does look like a nice camera with nice features, dual pixel af and touchscreen etc, but still?

Because you are fed up with noisy mirrors, slow live view and dim view finders.
My Pentax view finder is fine, but since I have used a good EVF, I never want to go back to a camera with an OVF only.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 17:50 UTC

I would buy it, if it had FourThirds format.
Maybe they should offer their sensor to Olympus?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 07:42 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)

It surely has a great lens, but what is this?

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr234_0=sony_dscrx10iii&attr234_1=panasonic_dmcfz1000&attr236_0=3&attr236_1=3&attr237_0=3&attr237_1=3&normalization=full&widget=359&x=0.0648408977628483&y=1.9729487262606418

Is it due to heat waves or some strange "sharpening" algorithm?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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