fft2000

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LoneTree1: The fungus shot is interesting, but would have been better shot closer-in. The trees and defocussed stars are just distracting.

The stars make it clear that this shot isn't an underexposed shot of a fungus but a night shot of a glowing fungus. To me the sky is essential to make this shot work!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2019 at 06:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G95/G90 Review (678 comments in total)
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DARKR00M: I found the review slightly disingenuous when it states that the G90/95 is hundreds more than its competitors. Body only, the a6400 and the X-T30 are $899. The G90/95 is $1199 with a $299 kit lens included. If they sold it in a “Body Only” option, it too would be $899.

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The kit-lens can be sold for 300. BUT! With the G85 there was the possibility to buy body only, and that was just 100€/$/... less than the bundle so people ended up buying the bundle, resell the lens for 300 and get an instant rebate of 200 on the body. So with this in mind the G90 still is 1100 body only.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 08:08 UTC
On photo Under the mantis in the Tiny challenge (3 comments in total)
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fft2000: Hmmm. Another one of my favorite shots ended up completely misplaced IMO.
Puts the viewer in a "tiny" position. Really great interpretation! And even without the challenge theme it's an interesting and well executed image.

IMO is short for "in my opinion".
DPReview Challenges is a weird place regarding regarding the rating of images.
Cheers and have fun!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 07:47 UTC
On photo Under the mantis in the Tiny challenge (3 comments in total)

Hmmm. Another one of my favorite shots ended up completely misplaced IMO.
Puts the viewer in a "tiny" position. Really great interpretation! And even without the challenge theme it's an interesting and well executed image.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 06:41 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Alone in the Tiny challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome image, no idea who gave all the bad votes. As the iceland shot from 32nd place this puts "small" into perspective. If you need to say that your spider was just so many mm wide but post a full portrait the theme is missed IMO.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 05:51 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Iceland in the Tiny challenge (4 comments in total)

This was my favorite shot. Well composed, well processed, and perfectly fits the challenge theme. And it immediately pops out of the other entries. 32nd place doesn't do it justice.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 04:57 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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GoodKnight: Better to take a few shots at different exposures and use what you need where you need it.

You can have massive changes in light (color, intensity, ...) during long exposures. So it can happen easily that your sky doesn't match the foreground. E.g. when the colorful sky is reflected in the water.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2019 at 05:45 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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quintana: Why can't we have native ISO 50 or even 25? I bet the mountains and other parts of the image would look a lot less noisy with such a setting.

This shot was undertexposed by nearly 3 stops! sharpening mask and optimised noise reduction will clean this image up just nicely.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2019 at 19:18 UTC
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GoodKnight: Better to take a few shots at different exposures and use what you need where you need it.

Not every shot can be bracketted. E.g. think of long exposure shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2019 at 05:10 UTC
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Old Cameras: I’m sure this company, entity - whatever - is just a reseller / repackager. These lenses with a German name will no doubt be manufactured in China - and nothing wrong with that - and sold at extreme markup to the uninstructed and the inexperienced. Same gig as before and I’d be shocked if some of the same people / backers aren’t involved again.
If you want something funky buy Lensbaby, at least they’re honest.

No, you said they still are reselling made-in-China-lenses with a German name. Nothing about possible involvement of previous actors.
Now read the link and you will find out, that the lenses will be made in Germany. It would be a disaster for the core business of OPC if it was still repackaged lenses made in China. From the link above: " OPC Optics is primarily known as a specialist in high-precision aspheric and spherical lenses, as well as double aspheric lenses, achromatic lenses and assembly units."

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2019 at 05:05 UTC
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Holscen: It was a very bad idea to try to revive a brand name that is associated with so much negative experience.

...Sort of like selling tickets for a cruise on Titanic 2 a year later...no thanks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Olympic

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 10:20 UTC

There are already so many comments questioning the new owner and requesting an official statement, so I think I will just post this here on top instead of 20 times as a reply:
https://www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com/en/news/meyer-optik-goerlitz-relaunched-by-opc-optics-following-insolvency
Read this before spreading your own (wrong) assumptions, please.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 07:58 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
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Old Cameras: I’m sure this company, entity - whatever - is just a reseller / repackager. These lenses with a German name will no doubt be manufactured in China - and nothing wrong with that - and sold at extreme markup to the uninstructed and the inexperienced. Same gig as before and I’d be shocked if some of the same people / backers aren’t involved again.
If you want something funky buy Lensbaby, at least they’re honest.

It would have taken less time to do a quick google search to find this link than typing your above message:
https://www.meyer-optik-goerlitz.com/en/news/meyer-optik-goerlitz-relaunched-by-opc-optics-following-insolvency
In short: No crowdfunding, original designs, produced and assembled in Germany.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 07:55 UTC
On article Sony RX100 VII sample gallery (191 comments in total)
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Puppy2007: Picture 26 reveals heavy NR even at ISO 200, see the windows of the front building.

@notpc Diagonals are tricky because of aliasing.
Also download the RAW file and disable NR/sharpening. You will see that there already is a certain weaviness, not only in that area but throughout the image. In certain areas it's more pronounced, in others less.
Also look at the studio test scene: Lines are smooth, the only difference is that some of the added cameras have a sharper lense and render the lines crispier.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_dscrx100m6&attr13_1=panasonic_dcg9&attr13_2=sony_a6400&attr13_3=sony_a7iii&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=125&attr16_1=200&attr16_2=100&attr16_3=100&attr126_1=1&attr171_0=1&attr171_1=1&attr171_2=1&attr171_3=1&normalization=full&widget=617&x=-0.05505470459518608&y=-0.3663558373741141

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2019 at 06:36 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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BinY88: No flash?

Hehe, thx! Though I have to note that I forgot to correct lens distortion. It isn't as noticable in this shot.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 16:11 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: Looks so good for such a small sensor, it's really impressive even compared to my oldies d7000 and d700, incredible.

You mean the opposite - left is sharp, right is blurred.
When you look at the blue sky in the right window you see a pattern - could be a moskito net?

Edit: AH! look at image 35 - there you even see moiree! So the lens is fine - sharp ebough to resolve a distant moskito net hehe!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 16:00 UTC
On article Sony RX100 VII sample gallery (191 comments in total)
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Puppy2007: Picture 26 reveals heavy NR even at ISO 200, see the windows of the front building.

Now please could you guys fight out what REALLY is the cause in those samples (18 and 26) for blurriness: Heavy NR or diffraction!
I vote for heat distortion, but that isn't on the list, unfortunately ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 09:04 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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BinY88: No flash?

Let me add some flash for you.
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/2152374249/photos/3957597/dsc00151

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 04:11 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Jozef M: diffraction problem, f/4 would be better, I guess.

No, it's the atmosphere. Hot sunny day.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 16:31 UTC
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ogl: Good catch, cool subjects. But 100% sized photos are slag. Absolutely bad results in terms of resolution, noise, accuracy and sharpness. Some of photos are made by pro level cameras...

@Aegon You occasionally see upscaled photos in the dpreview forums, too. It usually is just an oversight in export settings. I am a linux user so I can't tell you what exactly goes wrong...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 06:38 UTC
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