mga010

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Joined on Jul 15, 2009

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On a photo in the Fujifilm X-T5 pre-production sample gallery (DPReview TV) sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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Menahem: There are some very nice images here. But what is there here I cannot do as well with my X-T1 or X-Pro2?

They did a lot of ooc jpegs showcasing the film simulations, and high iso images to see the noise handling. So I can’t really blame them. It’s not the way I’d use this camera, however.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2022 at 22:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS R10 production sample gallery (DPReview TV) (64 comments in total)

Those pictures could have been taken with just any decent camera. It proves that the R10 is capable of making images. Nice shots, by the way. But nothing to show off the R10.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2022 at 15:39 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (894 comments in total)
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JohnSmithsOtherBrother: Let's see what the X-H2 has to offer in September. Despite the improvements in AF I am not really tempted. Too much stuff to pay for which is of absolutely zero interest to me. Basically all that video stuff. If I want to shoot video I use a GoPro. Or even a mobile phone.

How about the advanced eye tracking or the high resolution EVF? Looks like these things could be useful for still shooting too.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2022 at 08:33 UTC

It’s another kind of photography. The processing is obvious if you look closely. The AI has to smoothen over the noise. I prefer the look of a larger sensor and optics.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2022 at 05:53 UTC as 10th comment

I see my first impression confirmed. This camera is so ordinary that there are better options. Most of these suggestions just translate to: OM, good try, but you should do better to stand out.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2022 at 15:31 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)
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mga010: Looks like Olympus and MFT is trying to get back into the camera business. From the review and looking at the price tag, I strongly doubt that they succeed. After this review, I cannot imagine a professional sports shooter to switch to this camera, nor the semi-professional wildlife photographers etc. And for amateurs, there are better options at a price tag close to 3000€ with a decent lens.

I just looked at the advertisement by Olympus and the IP53 standard. In German, the meaning is "spritzwassergeschützt", which I translate to save against splashing water. That's exactly the same wording as any other brand. If you place the Olympus into pouring rain, you are not covered IMHO. Since that is so, it should be pretty easy to find a similar camera. And I WON'T tell you a specific brand. I hate that kind of discussion.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2022 at 13:10 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)
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mga010: Looks like Olympus and MFT is trying to get back into the camera business. From the review and looking at the price tag, I strongly doubt that they succeed. After this review, I cannot imagine a professional sports shooter to switch to this camera, nor the semi-professional wildlife photographers etc. And for amateurs, there are better options at a price tag close to 3000€ with a decent lens.

Okay, I overlooked the arctic traveller, hiking with a desire for a small camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2022 at 08:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: OM System OM-1 initial review (185 comments in total)

Looks like Olympus and MFT is trying to get back into the camera business. From the review and looking at the price tag, I strongly doubt that they succeed. After this review, I cannot imagine a professional sports shooter to switch to this camera, nor the semi-professional wildlife photographers etc. And for amateurs, there are better options at a price tag close to 3000€ with a decent lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2022 at 07:30 UTC as 7th comment | 11 replies
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mga010: I don't understand the remark about the file size. According to what I read, HE* is about 22MB, which does not sound too bad.

Moreover, I think one could use JPEGS out of camera for sports. Setting the second card for JPEGS would help the workflow a lot. If needed RAWS can be on card 1 still. There are options for smaller pixel counts for JPEGS. Those don't crop, as far as I know. But I am not a professional sports shooter, so I do not know if all this is feasible.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2022 at 17:01 UTC

I don't understand the remark about the file size. According to what I read, HE* is about 22MB, which does not sound too bad.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2022 at 14:27 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
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jzamx: Until they would ban nudity (like FB and Instagram did) they wouldn't gain a lot of popularity. Due to fragile nature of high quality photography environment no so much people want to see their photos in between another half-porn. That's why 500px is so unpopular and sites of that kind also same. You need to be serious about you environment to achieve Facebook/Instagram level of popularity. I don't want to post my work, which was cost me months of work, to be surrounded by basically lightcore porn.

You are US American, aren't you?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2022 at 08:21 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (807 comments in total)
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mga010: Every review I read so far about this luxury gadget sounds as if the reviewer is justifying camera and its price tag, in spite of the shortcomings (e.g. a 2 seconds boot), the things it can't do (image stabilization), the handling problem (covered card slot), they "love" the camera. Admiration for Cartier Bresson?

Yes, I hear "I like" or "I love", but I don't get it. Is it the form factor, compact with good image quality? Or the rangefinder? I hated it when I was forced to use it in the very old days (I'm very senior).

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 18:10 UTC
On article Leica M11 initial review (807 comments in total)

Every review I read so far about this luxury gadget sounds as if the reviewer is justifying camera and its price tag, in spite of the shortcomings (e.g. a 2 seconds boot), the things it can't do (image stabilization), the handling problem (covered card slot), they "love" the camera. Admiration for Cartier Bresson?

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 07:45 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies

The change just means that you cannot go out and shoot a bit with the lens. You need to find scenes that discern the lenses from each other, and study in detail the quality of the images with different types of corrections, in camera, simple post-processing, and even professional fixes. It just means more work for lens testers. You need also always provide RAW images to let the user that needs to spend a lot of money on the lenses decide himself. A simple gallery with JPEGs is no longer sufficient.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2022 at 20:58 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sources of camera noise part two: Electronic Noise (242 comments in total)

We are not talking about astronomical photography where single photons are counted. I have my doubts that even the darkest areas in everyday images produce a measurable variance in the photon count on sensor elements. Is there any convincing proof for that?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 05:59 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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