Vinhinpress

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sportyaccordy: Can you please kill "3D pop and microcontrast" dead in your next article?

Excellent stuff as always.

Micro contrast, in fact, is color or tonal resolution, in term of optical design, could be a trade off, with spatial resolution

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2020 at 10:24 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Can you please kill "3D pop and microcontrast" dead in your next article?

Excellent stuff as always.

3D pop could be ambiguous, but micro contrast is the real thing. Anyone had been using scanners during film's era, like prepress, printing...could tell the difference between good scanner (usually from Linotype-Hell, or Crossfield, very expensive) and bad one.

The biggest difference is in micro contrast

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2020 at 21:51 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II review (1272 comments in total)
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Qbalion: DPR, you are heavily influencing potential buyers. Gold is gold and everyone wants the best. Ask yourself what do you gain by generously awarding gold to some brands (like Fuji with X-T30, X-T4 and soon X-S10 or Sony) and only silver to Nikon? I believe you heavily influence the majority to think that Nikon products are worst. But you should stay objective. You seem to be demoting one of the best mirrorless system - Z system which is loved by its owners for outstanding ergonomy, amazing IQ, huge keepers ratio. You are demoting a system that is so balanced and gives so much fun for doing photography and is easily rewarding photographers with outstanding results for invested money! At the same time, you simply mislead multitudes of potential buyers. Meanwhile, many are back to Nikon cause they were disappointed with other brand's bells and whistles. Those bring very little to real photographic use cases. Again, only silvers for Z and many golds for others seem neither objective nor fair.

Who cares about gold or silver here :D

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2020 at 12:59 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II review (1272 comments in total)
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brownie314: If you can afford the extra scratch and you don't already have a lens investment - the R6 looks like a better option.

I'm absolutely sure, that Z lenses will make great pictures on Nikon Z.

Regarding shallow flange of Nikon Z, I could mount all my lenses on my Z6 II, and results are great.

Thing could be different with Z lens, once I get one, I have to stick to Nikon Z system, and hope someone will make a shorter flange camera system.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2020 at 04:13 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II review (1272 comments in total)
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brownie314: If you can afford the extra scratch and you don't already have a lens investment - the R6 looks like a better option.

Nikon Z is ok, for the camera itself, and the fact that, now we can adapt almost all other lenses, tks to its short flange. Regarding Z in-camera auto lens corrections, I would think twice before buying Z lens

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2020 at 12:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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Weia: Distortion seems to be extremely low.

In-camera lens corrections in action

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 12:16 UTC
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Harold66: What a terrible video ! First of all, you talk like a m4/3 F4 lens is an equivalent F8 lens period, like DOF equivalency is the ONLY criteria which matters. Have you heard about exposure? Which means that to get your "equivalency" the 35mm sensor cameras at equal speed needs to bump the iso by two stops losing some of the IQ advantage in the process. But more importantly, you continue to spread this silly idea that thin DOF is always to be sought . Maybe most people agree for portrait stuff but it is far from being the case from every subject. For wildlife, for instance , there are instances when you want the animal surroundings to be in focus in which case the advantage of using m4/3 lenses extend beyond just weight and size by providing a better result at f 5.6 than the 35mm combination would at F11
And this is from reviewers who claim they like the m4/3rds . they could have fooled me
Harold

It seems you mistaked lens' and sensor's resolving power. With unlimited sensor resolving power, same lens would reproduce same image on different sensors, with same distance to the object.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:10 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: At 1:40min, the real truth is shown, but not told. The back lens element INCREASED in diameter (and geometric complexity). In other words, the new lenses for a wider mount with a shorter flange distance MUST be more expensive. Such mounts require more corrections happening in a shorter space, therefore more glass surface(s) overall, not less. And the cost of good quality optical glass grows not in a linear fashion, but *exponentially.*

Say, to cover a 45mm diameter with optical glass, the 529π surface area is needed, while 54mm wide diameter requires the 729π surface area. That is nearly 40% more optical glass claimed, with more mass added too.

To compensate the increase, the manufacturers will try to find ways to "overcome issues" (cheat on materials, rely heavily on software for necessary optical corrections, etc.), but one thing is certain: the age of compact FF lenses is GONE.

Large rear element requires even larger intermediate elements, it seems you miss your physics lessons :)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 03:20 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: At 1:40min, the real truth is shown, but not told. The back lens element INCREASED in diameter (and geometric complexity). In other words, the new lenses for a wider mount with a shorter flange distance MUST be more expensive. Such mounts require more corrections happening in a shorter space, therefore more glass surface(s) overall, not less. And the cost of good quality optical glass grows not in a linear fashion, but *exponentially.*

Say, to cover a 45mm diameter with optical glass, the 529π surface area is needed, while 54mm wide diameter requires the 729π surface area. That is nearly 40% more optical glass claimed, with more mass added too.

To compensate the increase, the manufacturers will try to find ways to "overcome issues" (cheat on materials, rely heavily on software for necessary optical corrections, etc.), but one thing is certain: the age of compact FF lenses is GONE.

He could be wrong about inner diameter of EF mount, but right about size of glass elements. With shorter flange, the rear element must be larger, even with same inner mount diameter, and so with others

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 02:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (581 comments in total)
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Vinhinpress: It seems that Fuji's taking same approach of XF lines, affordable cameras bodies, AND expensive lenses.

Fuji lenses truly sharp, I owned and used almost all XF lenses. The problem with Fuji prosumer lenses are lack of microcontrast, smooth render, and 3D pop, images are sharp and flat, just like taken with Nikon 105/2.8 VR micro. In body software corrections could be the reason.

Fuji professional lenses are different story.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2019 at 07:20 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX 100 (581 comments in total)

It seems that Fuji's taking same approach of XF lines, affordable cameras bodies, AND expensive lenses.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 02:32 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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Daspletosaurus: I'm curious how the IQ compares to an Otus. Assuming both at f1.4, that is.

No one would buy an Oti for sharpness and, of course, AF. This lens would not on par even with Milvus

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 13:20 UTC
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martindpr: For me Fuji (crop) is more fun to use than say a Nikon FF. If I were Fuji, I'd build a $670-690 manual focus 35mm F1 lens to closely match the 50mm F1.5 FF as well as try to compete with the 10X more expensive Leica. I think there is a market for such a lens but the Marketing Dept should do its job and do the math. I'd rebrand the xpro2 to xpro3 with a regular Bayer sensor reducing some annoying buttons and features.

Fuji XF lenses are not of Fuji's highest standard, and Fuji use software to correct CA, distortion, vignetting... I'm not sure whether XF lenses are at the same league with Nikon F nano G or not, but they are below Zeiss Milvus and Nikon Z mount S lenses for sure.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 23:20 UTC
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(unknown member): Even in stills, there are many times when manually focusing is preferable. And all too often, it is a frustrating chore. At the very least, manual focusing should always be linear. I want to be able to predict how much the focus will change based on how I move the ring. The way most cameras and lenses are nowadays, it feels like the camera is always second-guessing what I'm trying to do—and always guessing wrong. I hate it and I don't understand why this plague of non-linear focus has persisted for so long.

"I want to be able to predict how much the focus will change based on how I move the ring"

As far as I know, so far only Cine lens could do that

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 15:04 UTC
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(unknown member): Even in stills, there are many times when manually focusing is preferable. And all too often, it is a frustrating chore. At the very least, manual focusing should always be linear. I want to be able to predict how much the focus will change based on how I move the ring. The way most cameras and lenses are nowadays, it feels like the camera is always second-guessing what I'm trying to do—and always guessing wrong. I hate it and I don't understand why this plague of non-linear focus has persisted for so long.

If it's software, then how about lenses from different manufacturers, and lenses with no electronic contact. Here we talk about MF

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 14:51 UTC
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(unknown member): Even in stills, there are many times when manually focusing is preferable. And all too often, it is a frustrating chore. At the very least, manual focusing should always be linear. I want to be able to predict how much the focus will change based on how I move the ring. The way most cameras and lenses are nowadays, it feels like the camera is always second-guessing what I'm trying to do—and always guessing wrong. I hate it and I don't understand why this plague of non-linear focus has persisted for so long.

You would need CINE lens to get that

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 14:39 UTC

So now, bad AF is also an advantage.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2019 at 14:37 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
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martindpr: For me Fuji (crop) is more fun to use than say a Nikon FF. If I were Fuji, I'd build a $670-690 manual focus 35mm F1 lens to closely match the 50mm F1.5 FF as well as try to compete with the 10X more expensive Leica. I think there is a market for such a lens but the Marketing Dept should do its job and do the math. I'd rebrand the xpro2 to xpro3 with a regular Bayer sensor reducing some annoying buttons and features.

Wow, could fun, envy and expectation get along so well together

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2019 at 23:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1963 comments in total)
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icexe: Wow. Looks like you'll need to pony up close to $3500 (S1 + 24-105) just to get your feet wet. That's a really big ask, especially for an unproven system. I find it hard to justify spending that much money just to show off my lame (but super sharp and perfectly exposed!) pics on the Internet to people who couldn't care less.

M43 is mature system, with Olympus on still and Pana on video side. If someone want to take a video, Gh5/5s are among best choice, with hundreds of native and adapted lenses, and it's still considered prosumer.

On still side, Pana has lots of work to do with AF (as on their Gh5/5s now) in order to be acknowledged as professional gear (Professional understood as paid job, you get the money and do not miss the moment)

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2019 at 13:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1963 comments in total)
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icexe: Wow. Looks like you'll need to pony up close to $3500 (S1 + 24-105) just to get your feet wet. That's a really big ask, especially for an unproven system. I find it hard to justify spending that much money just to show off my lame (but super sharp and perfectly exposed!) pics on the Internet to people who couldn't care less.

Funny, what's professional camera, and no professional would buy into unproven systems, like this one

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2019 at 04:37 UTC
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