tim_b

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On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

Wasn't a big part of Leica up for sale? With lenses like this they must be turning the company around in no time.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 08:28 UTC as 16th comment
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)
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Boky: I truly enjoyed the "Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery" published a week ago. Beautiful in all regards.

Could someone explain to me why is this lens $6,500? Where is its value? I find the bokeh disturbing so much that I can no look at these shots.

Same here. I really don't get it ....

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

I'm sure this lens might have a couple of followers...
If I feel I want to get that kind of look in my images, I will try to get my hands on a Helios 40-2 85mm f1.5 for a fraction of the price (actually about 5%...).
Can't these "soft focus" effects be achieved with PS?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On photo There's No Place I'd Rather Be in Blue Polaris's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

absolutely stunning photo!!!! and also a good example of why image resolution does not mater

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)

this might be the camera that makes the toughest fanboy falter

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)

....will there be some job vacancies at the Canon Camera engineering department now...?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 232nd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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tim_b: I was lucky (?) to place a preorder for around $ 300 less than current MSRP a week ago.
I just cancelled it and am looking for a used 6D / 5D III or even 5D II instead now.

Yes, I'm afraid this might be the case....Its even hard to get a 5D MK II for a reasonable price. There are quite a few photographers who prefer it over any newer 5D / 6D ...

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Soft 1080p video for a decade (2012-2022) for those poor schmucks who bought into the 6D line... :)

there's an increasing number of videographers who are using their phones as capturing devices, just as they would do with a Sony A7RII / SII or Canon 1DX MK II or whatever shoots 4K. Even field monitors or external recorders for those cameras like Atomos Shogun etc. do not give you the possibility to view your 4K footage in 4K.

The whole thing is not about being able to view 4K on your phone or any of your recording devices. I do not think that anyone would expect that to be an overwhelming experience. Its about watching your footage on a 4K TV or computer display afterwards. 4K IS the hardware (not broadcasting) standard for consumer TVs for quite a while now and it is absolutely great to watch 4K footage on them. Even 4K footage taken by a small iPhone SE looks pretty neat on a 4K panel!

I would at least want to have the option to shoot 4K in any new device in this price region! My Panasonic GX80 is able to produce very nice 4K stuff and it did cost me 400$...

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)

I was lucky (?) to place a preorder for around $ 300 less than current MSRP a week ago.
I just cancelled it and am looking for a used 6D / 5D III or even 5D II instead now.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 248th comment | 2 replies

These are quite solid results for a lens with a range like that...
Fot those who can't wait for the sample gallery to be loading correctly or want to see additional samples:
http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/sample_images/tamron-18-400mm-f3-5-6-3-ii-sample-image-gallery-106876

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 50th comment
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Nuno Saldanha: It will cost like what? $2800? Like the D810? Or it will be something insane like the D810A?

I would reckon that too and would love to see the price under $3000.
But I'm affraid and pretty sure they won't place it there... I mean, the D750 was $2299 Body only at the time of release...
D800 was roughly $3000, D800E $3300, D810 $3300...
Sony A7R II and Canon 5D Mark IV were placed well over $3000, alsmost hitting the $4000 or exceeding it in case of Sony A9...

So placing the D850 slighty below $3000 is unlikely I guess. But I am sure it would bring (back) quite a few photographers to Nikon. Thats for sure! So wouldn't it be a very skilful decision to ask less than $3000 for the D850, Nikon? :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
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Nuno Saldanha: It will cost like what? $2800? Like the D810? Or it will be something insane like the D810A?

If the rumors about the hybrid EVF / OVF will turn out true, I see no reason why Nikon would charge less than for a D810A at its release.
This feature alone would make it absolutely unique in its way.
If the D850's sensor combines all the good things of the D810, A7Rii and Canon 5DsR sensors and won't have stars for dinner, I see even less reason to place it below $ 3,000. The D850 would be the ultimate object of desire.....
I wish it would cost below $3,000 so bad though...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 09:20 UTC

Looking at the test shots at 0EV...

The Canon shots look somehow sharper or more contrasty.

Does Canon apply more sharpness or contrast by standard?
2 more Megapixels cannot be the reason I guess.
Is the Canon lens which was used optically superior to the Nikon lens used for the test?

Just look at the little coloring tubes, the text on it and the caps.

Interestingly, if you look at the pencil drawing next to the portraits on the left side of the image, the Nikon reveals the vertical lines on the wall a lot better (e.g. above the door frame). no vertical lines visible there on the canon image. But the Canon seems to be able to reveal vertical and skewd lines better as can be seen on the drawing as well....

I am confused. Enough pixel peeping for today...

I am diappointed by 6D II's DR, kind of pleased by its detail resolving abilities but asking myself if its not just due to adding more contrast / sharpnes by default...

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:10 UTC as 282nd comment
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Vermeero: I found myself comparing shadow noise shot with the 6D mkII at +3 or +4 EV with the Canon EOS 5D.

... and I am really considering to go for a like new 6D under 1K USD or if I can find one an old 5D II or even 5D. I guess the 6D II is not going to decrease resell values of the former 6D / 5D models ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
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Marty4650: You really have to wonder why an $8,000 camera requires bug fixes so soon after introduction. Was this camera hastily rushed to market, and not thoroughly tested prior to introduction?

I can understand getting new features via firmware, but any new camera that costs this much should be bug free.

the hubble telescope did cost about US$4.7 billion by the time of its launch and it was not bug free ;-)

but to be honest it was not a software bug...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)

Strange thing...
Please compare the X-A3 to X-Pro2 or X-T2!
You'll see the X-A3 is sharper on the left side of the image and X-Pro2 or X-T2 are sharper on the right side of the image (compared at base ISO 200 and 1600, both JPEG and RAW)...

x-a3 vs x-pro2 - low right:
https://ibb.co/fqMMca
x-a3 vs x-pro2 - top left:
https://ibb.co/fk3pVv

You can see it clearly if you look at both brushes and the color tubes in the upper left and lower left corners of the test scene...

Are these lens centering issues or slightly different camera alignments to the test scene (I also noticed the new peacock feather)?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)
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Artem Holstov: looks just marginally worse than the x-trans

Here is the sample showing the issue I posted two posts above:
x-a3 vs x-pro2 - low right:
https://ibb.co/fqMMca
x-a3 vs x-pro2 - top left:
https://ibb.co/fk3pVv

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 13:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)
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Artem Holstov: looks just marginally worse than the x-trans

Strange thing going on here...Maybe no one needs to get their eyes checked.

Please compare the X-A3 to X-Pro2 or X-T2!
Then you'll see the X-A3 is sharper on the left side of the image and X-Pro2 or X-T2 are sharper on the right side of the image (compared at base ISO 200 and 1600, both JPEG and RAW)...

You can see it clearly if you look at both brushes and the color tubes in the upper left and lower left corner of the test scene...

Lens centering issues? Or camera alignment to the test scene?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:26 UTC

why no tethering for the X-Pro2.....?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

Mssimo: What kind of tripod are they using?

The Seaport MegaMast
:-D

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
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