fft2000

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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 Targaryen I view the desktop version of dpreview, when I view the slideshow fullscreen/in gallery mode there you see the picture dimensions. The Puffin actually is 56MP and the Albatross 63.
To "pull them" you need to click "100% zoom".

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 17:40 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...

No, it's not JPEG compression. 5 and 7 are extremely upscaled (~50MP) and 6 also looks it it was scaled up to 20 MP, judging from the noise pattern. Probably just an oversight when developing the RAW, won't really affect printing but when viewed at 100% they look really bad.
Photo 8 looks oversharpened at 100%. Still printed this will not really be an issue.
For the other photos I can't see anything that cries "how the hell could this image win in a pixel-peeping contest".
I think the photos are really great but for perfectionists these imperfections just are too noticable ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2019 at 05:21 UTC
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KStarrImages: I am sure Canon and Nikon paid a pretty penny to Audubon for the advertisement !

Although some cool images for sure.. The Eagle and fox ... wow !

@Spectro no, not a jealous comment but a sarcastic one.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2019 at 04:58 UTC
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J A C S: Another evidence that Sony is killing Canikon...

Awesome! This short conversation sums up what DPReview is all about nowadays. People bashing on other people without even trying to understand what that person wanted to say. Articles hyping Sony or Sony fanboys popping up in articles/forums is what dominates dpreview on the techside. Then dpreview writes about a competition where every single photo wasn't shot with Sony but Nikon and Canon. Even worse those were often quite old and entry level DSLRs! @J A C S sums this up pretty nicely with his sarcastic short comment. And nobody gets it, but still they beat poor little J A C S... And tell him to ENJOY the photos after beating all joy out of him. No words for that, really...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2019 at 07:43 UTC
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J A C S: Another evidence that Sony is killing Canikon...

@Priaptor @Daniel guys, enable your sarcasm-detector. And view "camera" labels of each photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 16:34 UTC
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Glassfish: It is good for Dpreview to put the winning pictures here. However, it would nice to also include the name of the photographers too (if they are there then I am sorry that I missed it).

@Wim van Dam: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the bottom left you then find "Mobile site". Click it and you will have the name of the photographer under each photograph. You can switch back to the Desktop version via the link "Switch to desktop mode" on the bottom of the mobile site.
In the desktop version the name should be in the "category/camera/location" listing.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 05:14 UTC
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Glassfish: It is good for Dpreview to put the winning pictures here. However, it would nice to also include the name of the photographers too (if they are there then I am sorry that I missed it).

Ahhhh! I have to use the mobile version to see the names...
Not great - for the photographers :/

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 04:45 UTC
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Glassfish: It is good for Dpreview to put the winning pictures here. However, it would nice to also include the name of the photographers too (if they are there then I am sorry that I missed it).

I can't find the names. I even went into the EXIFs, took the photographers name and searched it on the website. Caption only mentions the category: 2019 Audubon Photography Awards Amateur Honorable Mention

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 04:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS sample gallery (99 comments in total)
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UllerellU: The word "macro" should be forbidden for all lenses that do not reach the 1: 1 ratio. It is deceptive advertising

@NowHearThis yes! But isn't the replacement one-by-one? xD
IMO it really doesn't matter how you call a lens that allows to focus much closer than a typical lens of the same kind.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 15:25 UTC
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Carol T: Wow, I saw 'derby' and thought we were going to see a test of the CD-only C-AF. Nope, pics of large, slow-moving objects. Nice.

@Carey I think the emphasis wasn't on "AF-C" but "slow-moving objects".

I have the Lumix G81, my dad the original Olympus E-M1 (with OSPDAF). For anything that AF-S/AF-F can master the Lumix is just fine (besides preferring to focus on more contrasty background in some cases even though the AF-point is completely inside the subject...). For moving things the AF is more a matter of luck.
I shot my dogs running around in the snow. Everything white besides the dogs. With the Lumix not a single sharp shot!!! Took the E-M1 and a quite high amount of sharp images (guess 80-90%), even better: the best shots were all in focus.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 05:05 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Lots of CA on the shirt.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 13:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

That's so sad, DFD didn't get any further. I see the same thing with my G81: focus on the slightly more contrasty background and not on the subject that I placed the AF on... The ancient Oly E-M1 from my dad does way better.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 13:57 UTC as 1st comment

TC switch is on the right side and can be seen on picture #3, unfortunately the photographer decided to use thin DOF so it is quite OOF... Those additional small switches will have to do other things.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 20:34 UTC as 64th comment
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Lan: I like the composition of this one, but it looks a lot less sharp than most of the other samples?

Look at the patterns in the foreground: It looks like focus was set close to the photographer. Could be camera (misfocus) or photographer error. Or probably the focus point just drifted off: nose touched the backside LCD - I know that this camera has a joystick, but probably it still lets you set AF point via touchscreen.

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 09:58 UTC
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TyphoonTW: Weird, at f2.8 I'd expect both eyes to be in focus. The front one is clearly out of focus.

At 1/30s you can expect to see some motion blur occasionally..

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 09:52 UTC
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photofan1986: Bad focus?

focus is on the boat in the foreground (bottom left corner)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 13:08 UTC
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fft2000: The most interesting observation for me is with IBIS OFF: Rate of unusable photos is generally higher with the Sony which might proof that Nikon is just better to hold (Larger body/grip).

@T3, I think some reviews mentioned that 1) the grip on the nikon is longer so you have place for your pinky while on the sony it is sitting lose under the bottom. and 2) there is more space between the grip and the lens mount. Especially with larger glass it seems to be uncomfortable as your finger are crammed between the grip and the lens. No idea if 2) has affected the test, probably for the 200mm shot.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2019 at 07:24 UTC
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fft2000: The most interesting observation for me is with IBIS OFF: Rate of unusable photos is generally higher with the Sony which might proof that Nikon is just better to hold (Larger body/grip).

@zxaar I think the test is quite flawed, the results with IBIS go up and down (e.g. Nikon, 200mm, 1/50s - all shots perfects, while faster speeds had flawed samples), and IMO Nikon produces less completely unusable images at slower shutter speeds. 10 images just isn't enough to draw any conclusions.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 16:45 UTC
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fft2000: The most interesting observation for me is with IBIS OFF: Rate of unusable photos is generally higher with the Sony which might proof that Nikon is just better to hold (Larger body/grip).

I think none of the current cameras with IBIS physically lock the sensor in position, it uses the magnets from the IBIS. So no "passively floating sensor", whatever that means.
And the reason for removal of IBIS was AFAIR the dedication for low light shooting, they wanted to remove as many sources for noise as possible. Heat is one source for noise, and IBIS produces quite some heat directly at the sensor. As its primary use case was said to be "B-cam for professional productions" they assumed that a small package isn't needed and the camera most likely is used on a gimbal.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 16:36 UTC

The most interesting observation for me is with IBIS OFF: Rate of unusable photos is generally higher with the Sony which might proof that Nikon is just better to hold (Larger body/grip).

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 14:34 UTC as 79th comment | 10 replies
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