AP Hovasse

Joined on Dec 16, 2010


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On article Sigma 20mm F1.4 'Art' lens real-world sample gallery (134 comments in total)
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Peter Vancoillie: Really? Not a single shot with a night scene with distant lights/stars? I'm using a Canon 24mm 1.4 II now and the coma is terrible when I shoot night scenes (mostly northern lights and lightning), and I only use this lens for this (focus at infinity, largest aperture, high ISO). If there's anything I need to know it's how it performs this way, but it looks like every review is absolutely determined to avoid this. Vignetting, color aberration, blah blah, all things that are automatically corrected in software today and don't really matter any more. Coma can't be corrected, and fast wide angle lenses are popular for astronomers and landscape photographers like me. I really wish someone somehow would look into something that would really be a problem. We already know it's going to be sharp and will have great color and contrast. The only reason I would or would not buy/use it is coma.

You read my mind on this one.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 06:56 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1563 comments in total)

Lost the Plot?
I come here for photography, not for movie making, and when I bought the first version of this camera, it was all about the awesome digital raw files it came up with. NOT video! All i hear about is 4K and 60fps, and frankly, that's not why I purchased this beautiful camera . Could we maybe just get back to that, you know the photography aspect of this camera? How does this stacked sensor affect the photos?????? Are the files better than before? How? Is low light photography about to advance past the Nikon low light abilities? With this camera, can I continue to crop inside the frame and still come up with terrific images? Are the colours real? Can we please see the RAW files? Dpreview, I've been a fan for many many years, but this obsession with video over still images really disappoints me.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 308th comment | 14 replies

I'm a little surprised by the amount of push-back I read in the comments. People seem to be denying the present: iPhones now take more photos combined that all photos taken since the invention of photography. And the quality is getting better,there's no escaping this. Next is the issue of connectivity: looking at phones, tablets, computers, even cars, all these point to more and greater connectivity as we move forward, not less. The union of such a high tech device as a camera with internet technology has to me been too long coming. Witness the extreme surge of shared images once a decent phone camera came out. Long-time Professional photographers like me, have watched with horror how our "serious" work is being flooded by iPhone and other images. But it's inescapable, we've turned the corner, and though there will always be room for high quality work, NOTHING says it cannot be done with a small well connected device such as a phone. Can regular "cameras" catch up now? It will happen.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 21:03 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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