Michael_13

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On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review (511 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 120th 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 79th 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
On photo Phantom at Dawn. in the Seven types of aircraft - fighters! challenge (14 comments in total)
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dibilio57: Great photo. But, is it taken at an airshow?

I'd love to go to an airshow where you can take a seat and lift off...

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2018 at 12:13 UTC
On photo Phantom at Dawn. in the Seven types of aircraft - fighters! challenge (14 comments in total)
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Jack Sofield: Only missing the right horizontal stabilizer.

Must have been a training unit - they removed it before take-off!
;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2018 at 12:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T100 sample gallery (205 comments in total)
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Seeky: This sample gallery has a well thought out selection of images.
I would have hoped for better JPEG quality compared to what I see here. The NR is killing.
Other than that, besides the kit lens the 14mm f2.8 got a lot of use. This is an entry level camera, the 14mm is a semi-pro lens (and price) and the focal length is almost identical to what you get with the kit lens (15mm). I can't understand this lens choice, although enthusiasts might actually prefer this choice.
The most likely second lens that will be bought is the 50-230 (double lens kit).

Yes, regarding NR, Fuji behaves totally idiotic imo, as you cannot turn it off for JPGs. Have to shot RAW, or better: buy another camera.
Testing the cam with excellent glass makes a lot of sense, because the kit lens - although decent - cannot completely show the quality of in camera JPG or RAW processing.
It is also not uncommon that people replace the kit lens immediately with a prime, e.g. for street or landscape photography. The lens is the deciding factor for iq, not the body.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2018 at 12:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Instant Camera Roundup (177 comments in total)
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ovatab: dpr has left me behind - I prefer/like/can read a review

Generally I prefer written reviews, too.
But in this case the topic is just not serious enough. It is only a little hype and as shown there is not much difference between cameras: Pick any of them and you'll have a lot of fun with a bunch of terribly bad pictures.
The video is well made and the little joke between Chris and his cute boy alone was worth watching it.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 13:57 UTC
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VadymA: Is there such thing as photography fatigue? If yes, I think I am having one. The pictures are technically great, but I couldn't help thinking of all of them as a cliché. Drone scenes, whales, faces, moody landscapes - all these subjects seems quite overused. And for #10, there were so many reports of staged shots like this that I am not sure if I can trust them anymore. Anybody else having photography fatigue? Is photography becoming an overused craft in general?

I guess it is information overload.
Clicking through hundreds of pictures on a PC (or even worse: phone) without even having to lift your backside from your chair can be tiresome.
I suggest you should go out and take some pics yourself or go and visit a photo exhibition where you can re-learn to spend time with a photo. If this does not help, stop looking at pics at all for some time.
Even the best things get boring when they are overdone.

PS: And keep away from stuff like Instagram. All this social media rubbish erodes your brain.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 10:31 UTC
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rhurani: There are some great shots (2,3,5,7), the rest are meh

"the rest are meh"
Not to the jury. :-)
There simply is no way of judging a pic objectively.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 10:14 UTC
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zakk9: Many nice photos, but the whole concept of "travel photography" is a bit past its prime. It dates back to the days when western photographers travelled to "unexplored" parts of the world with the assumption that the locals weren't able to capture their own lives on photo. So what is it then? An American taking photos in China while the Chinese takes photos in America?

@zakk9: So what do you suggest? Give up travel? Give up photography? Or both?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 10:08 UTC
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dmartin92: The world is full of many, many great photos... shot every day.

These ones are fine, but the difference between these photos and others, it’s not so much.

So it seems a rather arbitrary decision. You just pick a few that are maybe just a tiny bit better than others, and say “these are the winners”.

Yes, this is how competitions work. Sometimes the difference between 1st and 2nd place is only a few milliseconds.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2018 at 10:03 UTC
On article First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS (480 comments in total)
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Arastoo Vaziri: Highly pocketable. This lens perfectly illustrates mirrorless systems' size advantage over DSLRs.

@Arastoo: Don't worry about "pocketabe" - people who buy this lens have very deep pockets.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 19:40 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (197 comments in total)
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thenoilif: I like how DPR uses people who may be similar in skill to the people who read this forum to take their sample galleries. These pics are probably an accurate representation of what an enthusiast photographer may achieve using this same gear for this particular situation.

Now, how many enthusiasts would be able to get away with bringing said gear into an event like this is another story.

What else should they do? They are a team of photography journalists and not a bunch of professional photographers.
Hiring a sports-pro is too expensive for this preview, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:23 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (197 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Every time they show photographers at the FIFA World Cup I keep on trying to spot a Sony but so far only canikon.

I even googled but just came up with the pro sony video cameras to film the event.

Has anyone had better luck?

Of course, what do you expect? This lens is not on the market, yet.

If CanNikon do not answer quickly to Sony's A9+FE400GM, the next World Cup will look different... Sony is really taking "mirrorless" seriously.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:20 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (197 comments in total)
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Aleks7: boring bokeh, looks quite bad for 400mm 2.8, even the colors & contrast are weird
I'd say the 200-400 f4 can do at least comparable job

@Aleks7: I don't think a pro wants to lose one f-stop when shooting at 1/1000th s.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:12 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (197 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Busy and ugly bokeh.

Not worse than Canon/Nikon, imo. Backgrounds in a stadium are difficult for all lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:08 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (197 comments in total)
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Saramarisu: Remember the days dpreview called it football ;-)

It still is football.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 09:46 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (197 comments in total)
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trungtran: For such a fast camera, where are the money shots?

Shots on goal, players kicking the actual ball.

I'm no pro, but these photos don't really do the combo justice.

@trungtran: Where is your common sense?
This is a quick test of the equipment, not a reportage on the football game.
The people who took the pics are staff members of dpreview and not professional sports photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2018 at 09:17 UTC
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