DenWil

DenWil

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer, Scout
Has a website at denniswilliams.net
Joined on May 19, 2011

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What an annoying persona.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 22:01 UTC as 5th comment

The images on the PhaseOne site are uniformly excellent without a hint of snapshot. It is great to see samples which actually sell the gear.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 32nd comment

I'm surprised Sony doesn't just put a real grip on the lens if the body isn't going to offer something more than this tiny wedge to press your fingertips into. I look at the photo above. How comfortable can that position be with a 300 or 400mm lens attached for hours?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 01:08 UTC as 45th comment | 23 replies

Instead of offering "new imaging experiences" how about offering better final results. I do not shoot for the "experience" I shoot to get the shot.

If there is nothing left to actually improve upon but the packaging then we're done here. It's like Macy's- 52 different sales events a year but somehow no matter how it is worded the buy price never fluctuates more than a few dollars.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 20:55 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

haziz: To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

I have not shot a 35mm camera in decades. Once upon a time there was a Pentax resource that listed the equivalent lenses in 35mm for my 67 gear. The 135mm was listed with an equivalent 77mm lens in the 35mm format. Curious I checked out. There was nothing on heaven or earth equivalent about the results. Nothing.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (142 comments in total)

The 90mm f3.2 headshot features DOF so shallow that neither the tip of the nose or the sideburns are in focus. For anyone wondering about the slow lenses of MF this is a perfect example of why slow is relative and that any slower here - say f2- would prove commercially unviable. Whether you are selling a product or the model selling the product- it helps if you can get a bit in focus. I would rather be offered f3.2 lenses that I can shoot wide open occasionally than pay the price premium for f2 and always shoot at f4.5.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

A generic cliche image from an unimaginative drone. When you cannot manage light, shoot into the sun- half the image can be blown out and the masses still applaud you for being 'special'.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)

I am surprised the 645Z's crop format (44x33 sensor paired with FF 645 lenses) is not worth mentioning- or did I miss that paragraph? I would expect an IQ difference compared to the native (to 44 x 33 format) lenses of the other two brands.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 00:20 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)

It all seems incredibly contrived.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 17:01 UTC as 17th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (901 comments in total)

There have been multiple comments from DPR regarding a need for faster glass. Why? Do you expect the folks/ subject matter this camera is aimed at to need 'one eye in focus' depth of field ?

A head and shoulders shot straight on using the 135mm at f5.6 barely generates a DOF of three inches on my Pentax. Most of the nose and none of the ears will be in focus and closing down to 5.6 ½ still will not bring in the ears. How would the lens being 2.0 or 2.8 (rather than the 4 it is) benefit me?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 00:05 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply

If these photos are representative then the lens is a non issue. One more example of a company and consumers reveling over results easily attainable 30 years ago. If people would take half the time spent fawning over the next new lens and concern themselves with subject matter, styling, light, and framing the medium would be so much better off.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 7th comment | 8 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (901 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dragonrider: In comparing to the 5DSR, it is worth noting that the FF typically has at least a 1 stop, and often 2 stop lens advantage over MF, so when you get very far beyond base ISO and give the 5DSR a 1 stop exposure advantage, it looks pretty darn good. The big sensor wins at base ISO, but for more general purpose use, the 5DSR looks very good IQ wise and its AF is very fast and accurate. I don't think I will be trading mine in on a GFX.

Having f 2.0 on FF is no lens advantage over f3.5 in MF for me because DOF at f2 in MF is useless. I cannot remember the last time I shot wide open - f5.6 is average and still the DOF at 5.6 is so shallow you do not get nose to ears on an adult head in focus.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 01:11 UTC

Elements 15 was 39$ and the free ACR update took a few minutes- didn't even need to sign in.
There are options depending on what you need.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:30 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
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Contra Mundum: Some people will say the lens is sharp even @300mm, the others will say it's soft. Both are correct. It all depends on how large your monitor is and how good your eyesight is. There is a huge difference in perception between a young person looking at a picture on a 30" monitor and an old person looking at a picture on a tablet.

Just ridiculous. Sharp is sharp regardless of the perception of the viewer. The fact that it looks soft to the given individual makes no difference. It's still sharp.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 20:15 UTC

Once folks are actually using the GFX the clamoring for faster lenses will subside.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 21st comment
On article COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection (39 comments in total)

Perhaps leather is acceptable when the camera weighs a lot less. I much prefer my Op Tech USA nylon/neoprene strap for the times I need to have a camera hanging around my neck. It is far more comfortable on the neck and has some give to it.

I am certainly not anti leather- shoes, bags, furniture- I just find it less suitable as a material for a camera strap.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 5th comment
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jyw5: This isnt really medium format...just larger than FF. The price is good...but then you have to buy more glass.

5DSr and a 135 f2 is 4500$ US, GFX 50S and 120f4 macro is 9200$ US each plus grips and cards...it will be interesting to compare FF, full resolution, unretouched head shots. Then we'll all know at the same time how 50MP on 35 format with an EF lens compares to 50MP on 44 x33 format with a native G lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:02 UTC

The plaintiff was a customer not a model and she refused to sign a release at the time the images were taken.

This is not a case of oversight but incompetence or fraud. The photographer should have deleted the images the minute the customer refused to sign a release. He had no right to commercial use of the images and he knew it right then.

All so incredibly absurd considering you can hire a commercial print model fitting exactly the type you are looking for, no issues for usage, own the shots and write it all off.

Quite honestly I am surprised at how low end Chipotle advertising is. Buying from a guy who shot a pic of a customer. A lot of thought went into that.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 100th comment | 7 replies
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mactrash: Wish my client have enough budget to let me shoot this haha, do you?

You don't cut expenses. Film and processing costs what it costs. You don't pad them either. Expenses are a fact of life. Clients know the truth of it and see the results in their hands.

Editing is a breeze, I do my own scans and post is quite minimal , just a matter of tuning the file to match the film.

Not a go Kodak ra ra film post. Film is clearly not for everyone and then there is the fact I was never a yellow box fan and even if the Ektachrome was 120, I would not be buying it often.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 06:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)

If I was using multiple bodies of this camera for work I would love the paint variations- all my bodies are - for all practical purposes from 24 inches away- identical and I use a rather inelegant dot for identification.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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