attomole

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On article Lensbaby Twist 60 real-world sample gallery (98 comments in total)

What ever your thoughts on the product, this is nice gallery showing what it can do.
If your a portrait photographer I can see that this would be a good lens for the bag, could save a lot of messing around on the computer.
It delivers on the effect, which seems suitably defuse and not overcooked and it looks sharp where needed

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 06:39 UTC as 15th comment

Hurrah! ! now the comments section can light up with "if it doesn't have 8K blah blah" type comments, it will be particularly hilarious if Pentax gets it first or last or in 3D or something. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 09:09 UTC as 20th comment

Oh no! Nikon you have made the focal length and the wrong aperture and the rendering will be all wrong and it costs to much. where is the VR ? and it doesn't fit Pentax. cont p.96

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:04 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: To be honest, the big issue I have now with medium format, is that the sensor is not large enough, as they all fall far short of a full sized 645 frame.

These sensors are even smaller than the 36x48mm sensor (2xFF) I had in my Mamiya digital MF camera years ago.

Why is it that no one is offering a full 645 sized sensor?

Also the lenses, the high resolution, big diameter aperture, edge to edge, super corrected, non vignetting performance demanded these days is unlikely to be satisfied by simple Planar, Biotars and Tessar designs of roll film days, even 35mm fixed and modest focal length lenses are turning into optical behemoths, a 6X7 equivalent would likely be the size of a magnum of champagne

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:32 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

I think they have done a great Job with packaging on this, the gains for medium format loosing the mirror box are bigger than 35mm, silly that others have not made this enginerring choice before (Pentax).

Like others, I am sceptical that given the ubiquitous DSLR has better, faster technology development, and better light gathering, fast lens options. This will struggle to find its place, but with some specialist focal plane adjustment lenses, a "super wide C" lens option, as a specialist studio and field camera, and it looks like it might even work as a street shooter. It might find its spot in the market none the less.

It does look a nice rig to use, it has an "I want one" appeal.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:12 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article Facebook announces support for 360 degree photos (16 comments in total)

I don't get 360, it looks rubbish when wrapped onto standard flat dispayy, you waste a s!!!! ton of bandwidth on stuff of no interest like sky, feet, what's behind you, perspective is so mangled any sort of spatial awareness or depth perception is lost to the viewer.
360 why ?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 01:30 UTC as 5th comment
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attomole: I think the main thing with APSC is that even in indoor low light conditions without flash, the best examples will get some great results. @ ISO 3200 /6400 still has decent gradation through the shadows and some recovery of shadows is possible without getting a mosaic of coloured dots as soon as you lean on the adjustment, not possible with D200, D80 era cameras, the D7200 has a huge dynamic range, D500 looks like it will be same and maybe slightly better. In this regard the best Nikon APSC's are well ahead of the mFT's (sorry, I like the cameras). Sure, latest 5D's and D750 will do better but performance of the APSC covers all the bases, not so back in the day good "available" light photography was much improved by FF, now APSC has bridged that gap

would be interesting to see what they do withe D610 on refresh, I prefer to have the choice, but suspect it is there to disrupt Sony A7 series sales at the entry level. time will tell if an entry FF can sit at a lower price point than a high end professional grade APSC.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 02:51 UTC

I think the main thing with APSC is that even in indoor low light conditions without flash, the best examples will get some great results. @ ISO 3200 /6400 still has decent gradation through the shadows and some recovery of shadows is possible without getting a mosaic of coloured dots as soon as you lean on the adjustment, not possible with D200, D80 era cameras, the D7200 has a huge dynamic range, D500 looks like it will be same and maybe slightly better. In this regard the best Nikon APSC's are well ahead of the mFT's (sorry, I like the cameras). Sure, latest 5D's and D750 will do better but performance of the APSC covers all the bases, not so back in the day good "available" light photography was much improved by FF, now APSC has bridged that gap

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 06:44 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies
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jadot: It's worth putting the X-Pro 2 next to the D500 here as far as I can tell.

No doubt the D500 is the DSLR to go for for many people, but if we're looking for a great performing APSC sensor the Fuji is keeping it's end up here, so to speak.

try looking at the DR though, the D500 looks quite a bit better when you start pulling up the shadows,

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 20:42 UTC

I love the MFT cameras for there size and this should be there natural environment, but for me the results from this shoot lack something, possibly its that stop or stop and a half DOF control you would get with a Leica M or a 5D. or the density and tonal resolution in the shadows.

good article for the site though, well done to all involved.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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timo: I agree with other posters about the folly of using FF equivalent focal lengths. That really is confusing.

I note also that DPR acknowledges Olympus's support for the video. I know that manufacturers do supply review cameras, but this is taking sponsorship further. Most websites are commercially driven to some extent, but DPR's status as an objective commentator on cameras and photography seems in ever-greater danger of being compromised.

The video is quite nice, and the content atmospheric, but I'm not sure how much it really told us about the camera, apart from a few recitations from the spec sheet.

I think you can't get away from quoting equivalent focal length thats what we understand WRT angle of view, it just needs to be clear where you are using it, Say with a suffix 300mm(env)I think particularly with MFT we are used to using the "real" focal lengths, because thats how they are marketed and sold.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

prefer black background,

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 286th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)

Don't what ever you do don't drop or change the award system it would stop hilarious fanboyism in the comments.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 09:04 UTC as 106th comment

One of these and a RX1 Mk2 (X100t maybe) would be my travel kit of choice, I think it covers most things unless you are very specifically traveling to shoot landscape and wildlife, I think if the opportunistic sighting of wildlife and scenery urban and in the wilderness, for example if hiking, fishing or shopping, is your primary activity this would be a decent rig, although MFT aficionados may disagree.

wouldn't be able to afford to go far though, oh well Derbyshire gets some great light in the spring

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 11th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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attomole: $500 camera with a $1000 price tag

It's worth what people will pay for it and if they are disappearing off the shelves then that's an end of the discussion, apart from check what else you can get for the money, there are some seriously good cameras, or Sony's A6000 which has similar perfoming sesnsor and will leave budget for decent lens arsenal to boot.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 15:14 UTC

would be intresting to see comparison between crop to 400 mm on the 2 vs 400 mm on the 3 wiith a stop less light

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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attomole: $500 camera with a $1000 price tag

@pkcpga Its a good camera but I think it's priced for early adopters with a bit of dosh, and to keep stocks of A6000 which is very good value, winding down.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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attomole: $500 camera with a $1000 price tag

@Richard Butler the electronics and processing technology has moved up a generation I don't see that it has moved up a slot in the Market, although if pushed I would conceed on the construction, For example a 2017 BMW 3 series will be a improment on 2012 model. it will still be priced for the same customers, around 30 thousand quid not 60 even though its a better car.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)

$500 camera with a $1000 price tag

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 05:20 UTC as 259th comment | 14 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)

Nikon 7200 still beats it on Noise, the Fuji XPO2 now as well, Not sure differences are with the processing or the CFA but competitors seem to squeeze more performance than Sony from the same silicon

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 388th comment | 1 reply
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