kadardr

kadardr

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I would like to have an X100 style MF camera with a 40-45mm equivalent lens, and lots of manual focusing aids, because the large sensor would make AF molasses slow.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 97th comment

The most important question to ask: why do you wanna buy a MF, or rather specifically the Fujifilm GFX 50S? Hopefully not for DOF, or because it is hip, or because you can show it to your friends. What does ultimate IQ means for you personally? How do you wanna use this IQ? You want to have ultra high quality or ultra large prints? Or just want to crop your images to a large-large extent?
The other important question not answered here: What MF is good for in general? What this crop MF format is good for in particular? Well this latter is not answered in the article. Or is it?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 266th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)
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kadardr: From a practical point of view there is no real difference between the Fujifilm and the Canon camera. Even at ISO 3200 the difference is minuscule. In my view the flexibility of the Canon system makes up for the most of the differences. Some straightforward direct comparison is needed. (I actually shoot Nikon)

Marcio_napoli: This is my evaluation of the present studio scene. Further the size difference of this MF sensor and the FF sensors is roughly the same as between FF and APS-C sensors. Thus I figure the upgrade level between FF and MF might be similar or the same. If you need that quality boost then OK, you need an MF camera. If you need even better, the big guys of MF class are all there.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S added to our studio test scene (440 comments in total)

From a practical point of view there is no real difference between the Fujifilm and the Canon camera. Even at ISO 3200 the difference is minuscule. In my view the flexibility of the Canon system makes up for the most of the differences. Some straightforward direct comparison is needed. (I actually shoot Nikon)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 14:36 UTC as 20th comment | 19 replies

Would be nice to learn more about manual focus features and capabilities.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply

Where does the gimbal go?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (341 comments in total)

The only real problem here is older lens connectivity, and the whole DX lens selection issue. OK, independents may save the day if you are into lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies

Drooling over

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 27th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1556 comments in total)
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rapaport: I have tested the 99 ii during a day. This beast combines all I want to have in one single body, fast AF/AF-C (even in low light) great picture, a lot of details, very responsive functions. In one singe body!!! That is how I personally define a holy user experience. I sold my hole Olympus equipment (E-M1) to switch to a completely new system and the 99 ii covers all my actual needs. But I have serious concerns to built up a new E-mount System. Is there anyone who think it is still a good idea to enter the E-Mount world? My other option is to buy the D500 for Sports and the D810 for landscape with only FF lenses. What would you do if you were in my situation???

Depends on your lens needs.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1556 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Someone said that back-lighting and other such techniques didn't have much impact on larger sensors. Seems right. At 1600 ISO RAW, the Nikon D810 output looks as good as the more modern Sony.

If it is 1/3-1/2 stop light loss, then it is 20-30% less light reaching the sensor. Let us say 25% less as average. If there is less than 1/2 stop difference between A7RII and A99II in high ISO performance, it means that the A99 sensor was tweaked to be better than the A7RII sensor. Or the new SLT mirror is wasting less light.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 12:36 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1556 comments in total)

Which one would you buy? Sony SLT a99 II or Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 23:10 UTC as 267th comment | 12 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

It seems the world of photography is obsessed with the pentaprism shape, because in most cases there is no or much smaller pentaprism under the shape.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 05:20 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

A rangefinder style (x100 style or Leica Q style) MF camera would be really great (with 40 mm equivalent lens (55 mm ?).

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 10th comment

Very hard job that is. For eight years as a valet. No money would make me do it.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 03:27 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Johannes Zander: What a disgrace! They give Canon one "N" more. Fore the sake of equivalence they should spell nikon like "Nikkon".
I will never read this weddingaling Magazine!

Those guys are nasty! Do not let them to weddings!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 15:25 UTC

DPR getting political in a sample gallery. Yield?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies

About whining on pricing: MSRP is the theoretical maximum price, and tries to set a value perception. Therefore do not buy anything in the minute of announcement. Wait half a year. The TS lens is too expensive because the calculated sales volume is too little. For those who buy TS lenses it will worth the price anyways.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 14:29 UTC as 49th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Regardless of the improvement sensor SNR, Sony Alpha lost 30% of the light which going to sensor right on the front.

Lost 30% of the light is all SONY Alpha about.

SLTs losing 1/3 EV due to the semitransparent mirror. Not good but not much either. Definitely not 30%!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:26 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (259 comments in total)

Please complain about Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX50S not having 4k video. They dont. How comes $10,000 plus camera not having 4k video? What a shame! DOA!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Amnon Duvdevany: A high-end Full-Frame body needs a reasonable line of lenses, especially the basics ones. Otherwise, it will be a waste (especially when there are alternatives).
It is also true regarding trying to attract past Minolta users - even if they kept some lenses, many of them are no longer up-to-date or even work properly.
Now its about time to have the "bread and butter" zoom lens of 24-105 back.
Without having this essential lens, selling the new camera will be almost like selling a new car with no rims and tires.
Maybe it is unreasonable to expect that Sony will invest in a full line of lenses for the A-mount, but the 24-105 is a must, and was forgotten after the Minolta (and K-M) days.
Sony, please, bring the 24-105 back.

Ok, not Sony, but if you consider Tamron VC primes and Sigma ART offerings the situation is not so bad. You may even have the 24-105 Art. Strange, Zeiss Milvus line does not offer A-mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
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