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On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (9 comments in total)
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Hasa: Why would we need a F5.6 shot? this is not where an expensive f1.8 lens should distinguish itself.

@Hasa: There are 49 images shot with this new 35mm S lens in this gallery. 34 of them were shot at f1.8. (one at 1.4 which seems to be an error...)
Please chose one of those shots to do whatever you want but stop posting your crap here on one of the 15 shots that were not taken wide open. (sorry to be so harsh but you already once ignored my advice to use the grid view + filter feature in this gallery and I wanted to be sure...)

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 18:56 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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lakkot: I'll take the Sony-Zeiss 24-70 F4 over this any time of the day (and especially night).

I do not know how you can even try to judge lens sharpness based on OOC-JPEGs that obviously have too much NR going on. THIS IS A PREPRODUCTION CAMERA AND FIRMWARE (and lens)! Wait for final products and RAW conversions.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 15:49 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Dharma1965: soft ..not in focus? if this is the quality of the new lens I'm starting to worry!

This is at 70mm and f4, likely close to the minimum focusing distance. Thin DoF and the lens might not be optimized for this.
But IMO the parts that are in focus show good amount of detail. Also this is SOOC jpeg. Wait for the RAWs and re-judge.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2018 at 13:17 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (9 comments in total)
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Hasa: Why would we need a F5.6 shot? this is not where an expensive f1.8 lens should distinguish itself.

Shoot it at f1.8 and we get comments about how this subject would have needed more DoF. Probably such "critical shots" should be done somewhere in the middle of "wide open but nothing really in focus" and "whole subject in focus".
Any objections?

On the other hand you can use the "Grid View" (top left corner) and filter for this lens and aperture=1.8. Probably you are lucky and find more than ZEEEro shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2018 at 13:13 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (10 comments in total)

IMO this shot as well as many other low light high ISO shots in this gallery would have been a great chance to test the IBIS. 1/10s should have been doable. Comparison to high ISO at "reasonable" shutter speed would have been nice, too. Probably something you could do with a final sample of the camera/lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 14:01 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (10 comments in total)
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T_smith: At full resolution I'm seeing lines in the shadow detail.

I am seeing stripes as well. But not only at full res. As those stripes are also visible right at the edge of the frame (bottom edge, left half) I don't think they are from OSPDAF but probably some other artefacts...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Z7 sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Yay, seems like it uses an X-Trans sensor. Or at least Nikon tried to please Fuji photographers and included some X-Trans worms ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 11:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Shooting live music with the Panasonic Lumix GX9 (143 comments in total)

Am I the only one who thinks that the first two photos are not focused correctly?
#1 has focus on the ears (or at least behind the eyes/nose/mouth) and #2 has focus on the persons right eye, that is further away and in shadow. You can still see details, but as this article is about the AF in the GX9 I think it should have been focused better.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2018 at 08:24 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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entoman: I think 4K Photo Mode will be a short-lived phenomenon.

A shot extracted from this only yields an 8MP image, which is pretty small by today's standards. It's perfectly usable for modest-sized uncropped prints, but there are plenty of cameras that can shoot at very fast burst speeds while retaining the full megapixel count.

The Sony a9 can already shoot 24MP stills at sustainable burst speeds of 20fps, and the Olympus OMD EM1Mkii can shoot 20MP stills at sustained 60fps bursts in single-AF mode, or 18fps in C-AF mode.

If someone can convince me that Panasonic's 4K Photo Mode is anything other than an ephemeral gimmick, please go ahead and try.

entoman show me a 16MP camera that can shoot 6K. And show me a single 400 $/€ entry level camera that shoots anything close to those 30fps like 4K photo does.
The high end Panasonics shoot 4K Foto @60fps, so even with 6K available 4K might be useful.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2018 at 18:23 UTC
On article Leica Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH sample gallery (291 comments in total)
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deep7: This lens is insanely good! Though I would rarely want to use it faster than f2 so it's a bit of overkill, here at least.

Cough, ahem, is there a little shutter shock at around 1/320?

> Cough, ahem, is there a little shutter shock at around 1/320?
No. IMO. There are 3 photos taken at 1/320s and only one looks a little bit blurry.
I also looked at those images taken at 1 step slower and faster (as of the filtered grid view) and couldn't see anything that could be shutter shock.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 07:07 UTC
On a photo in the Leica SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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guywithyashica: To see what a lens can do, images should not be sharpened. This is not a cheap lens. Sharpening gives a false impression of its capabilities.

Instead of insulting Carey you should download the RAW file and have a look - I couldn't see a difference between this edited photo and the unsharpened photo opened in RawTherapee.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2018 at 07:02 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review (266 comments in total)
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TheDarmok74: These RX10 models keep getting more expensive and they don't really get much cheaper as with time. Good fpr Sony and they are indeed great cameras, BUT why no intervalometer? What did they think strapping their premium model in that segment of a simple software based function? Why no external charger? That costs nothing compared to the camera's price and for me is much better than USB charging (which is nice to have, but not as a primary function).
I just don't get Sony's rationale.

You could always buy a second RX10 mkIV to use as external charger...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:10 UTC
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tkbslc: Many modern macro lenses have internal focusing. The extension at 1:1 on this lens is really going to destroy your working distance.

I've got the old 105mm f2.8 micro-nikkor. Love that lens. It also doesn't have internal focus. And it extends by freaking 3 cm from infinity to 1:1. Really doesn't matter. Likely IF lenses will be larger at infinity. As long as the sigma doesn't extend by 10cm I really wouldn't care.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:07 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-H1 sample gallery sample gallery (15 comments in total)
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Jozef M: Why, oh why is this landscape at F4??? Any reason for this narrow DOF?

Neither the area in front of the skyline nor the hills behind it have better focus than the skyscrapers. This was taken at 1/1250s. Probably the softness is due to the IBIS being turned on? It's known that IS can make photos soft when taken at fast shutter speeds.
And I am also sure that f5.6 or f8 wouldn't have made any difference (besides probably lowering shutter speed so that the IBIS does a better job).

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 17:09 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)

Nice review. Thx a lot!
I have one BIG request: Could we get your beautiful shots in the galleries? Best in full res and with raw? Would be so nice to enjoy your shots in their full glory!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 13:28 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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lalilulelo: Sony user highly preferred.

Now that Jordan Drake is on board they probably will be happy with a Panasonic user.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2018 at 19:40 UTC
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Wu Jiaqiu: some look good and some don't, seems to be the trend with this lens, i have yet to see consistently sharp shots with it

Or a weakness of the camera. It got mentioned sometimes in the forum (and I had it with my own G81) that with Panasonic cameras even when the focus box is fully on target the camera focuses on something (probably more contrasty) outside the box. There is just little chance to see this in the EVF while taking the photo as long as it isn't severe misfocusing.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
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panther fan: Many images appear really soft, due to the higher noise of MFT, the atmospheric conditions and photographer error.

The first two were hard to avoid in the shooting environment but why are so many photos shot stopped down? Not only could you lower your ISO, Above F5 you are already into diffraction territory with MFT. Really no reason to shot MFT at F8 unless you need huge DOF.

Edit: Also can it be that the first shot is slightly missfocused, with focus shifted slightly behind the deer? Look at the background and how much sharper shot 22 is.

Nice to know that diffraction limitation on mFT has moved from above f8 to above f5 the last couple months. I really wonder why they even allow f22 on most (all?) lenses. Would be way cheaper to produce apertures with stops that only allow taking undiffracted images.
The lenses on my Zenzy Bronica GS1 (6x7) also don't let me stop down below 22. Probably for some reason...

On the other hand I happily use f11 and f13 on my mFT camera. I see some softness and how sharpness gradually degrades. But I NEVER had the impression a shot was ruined by stopping down to f13. And I also don't think diffraction is an issue in these shots.

Edit:
Test by Richard Wong:
http://www.photobyrichard.com/reviewbyrichard/panasonic-leica-dg-vario-elmarit-50-200mm-f-2-8-4-0-asph-lens-review/
with lens stopped down:
http://www.photobyrichard.com/reviewbyrichard/wp-content/uploads/Leica-50-200-200mm-centre-sharpness.jpg
To me no difference between f4, f5.6 and f8.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 13:54 UTC
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alberto_b: Marcio Cabral won also another international contest - Oasis Photo contest (Italy). Similar image, no anteater applied.

Here is the link: https://oasisphotocontest.it/marcio-cabral-winner/

He actually got overally-winner in yet another competition with the very same image:
http://www.glanzlichter.com/template/index.cfm/fuseaction/directCall/module/content/function/fuseactionSLASH_showContentSLASH_uuidSLASH_08143922-9EC4-D9EC-7C43757296795D1ASLASH_hideHeadlineSLASH_0/template/26/location/6CAC96C5-18D2-48B0-86F8CE1CE2FCE51B/lastuuid/846168EC-98E4-4DF2-A92D424FD4B2946B

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 11:10 UTC
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Robby-D: I hope this doesn't change the format of Chris and Jordan's year-end review video!! No stodgy corporate rules forbidding drinking while filming, please! Jordan still needs the chance to actually win one year (hah!)

And PLEASE keep up your special relation, as seen in (at the end of) the mFT f2. 40-150 vs 35-100 battle. Or the intro to the Fujinon cinema lenses.
PLEASE DON'T GET SERIOUS!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 06:22 UTC
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