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On a photo in the Nikon D850 sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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NemanRa: "Image processed to taste"
It is very far from the taste. It looks fake and artificial... Original file with deep shadows looks much better. highlights-100 shadows+100 trend needs to stop.
Regards

I totally disagree.

The original can't see a thing and would go straight to the bin.

This processed shot imo can be pushed and go way beyond considering this camera's ability.

The sample image should showcase the camera's ability, and the processing here completely failed.

Personally I would push this file much much harder to get that surreal look.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 00:31 UTC
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pmobil: Is Fuji gone completly nuts?
This lens is MUCH too expensive.
Coming from Canon a 100mm L IS still sits in my desktop (for sale).
This lens is nearly 500€ less (in Germany), lighter, weather sealed and for full frame cameras.
What in the world are they thinking?
I really wanted to buy this lens, because its a 1:1 macro.
But not at this price.
Fuji, check your prices! They have to be realistic.

These apsc and smaller (Yes that's you Olympus) systems are getting bigger, heavier and more expensive.

FF system is getting more and more enticing, you are actually getting more bang for your buck.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
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Adam Sharp: Lovely lens . But Fuji prices now pushing people away including myself . I'm sure it will be great .

Seriously you can buy an A7II + FE90 macro (one of the sharpest lens ever tested by DXO btw) for less money, weight and size.

Go figure.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
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panther fan: Any word on weight? Did they leave it out because it's heavy?
The Sony 90mm F2.8 Macro OSS is probably the sharpest and best macro lens out there. But it's gigantic. Hope this new Fuji lens is smaller and lighter, while maintaining some of that awesomeness.
Edit: just found out it's 750g and larger than the Fuji 90mm F2 :/

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Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 13:09 UTC

Seriously DPR is this meant to be a sick joke? Or are you trying to sabotage Nikon on purpose?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 09:04 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the D850 Pro Shooting Experience sample gallery (2 comments in total)

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Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 09:02 UTC as 1st comment
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chshooter: Again Sony sells their best Sensor rather than use it themselves. The d850 finally kills the Sony a99II as the best combination of speed and resolution without the limitations of the flawed SLT design.
That shows that Sony have abandoned their own product in favour of supplying the competition

Meh, just wait for A7RII with 60-70mp latest gen of Sony sensor :)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:51 UTC
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Village9991: what if this kind of test is not correct? Sensors have more information in the highlight are than in the dark one so you can get better (much better) images DARKENING digital images instead of LIGHTENING. so exposing to the right let you obtaing much better images. It would be interesting (for me instead) this kind of test.

@Village9991

Can you try pulling back the details on the white pole from the right image in 001.jpg?

I bet you can't because the pole is blown, whereas the left image in 001.jpg has tons of details albeit underexposed.

The reason why lightening the first image is bad in your example is because Canon has bad DR, with Sony sensor pushing the shadows receives almost zero penalty at base ISO.

And that's exactly the whole point of this DPR article.

Congrats! You've just proven the point why wide DR is beneficial with your example :)

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
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quietrich: This is not a this-or-that-brand-is-better comment.

"I could have achieved just as good a result from a contemporary APS-C camera" - Most readers could have achieved a much better result using a ten-year-old APS-C camera.

It's a bit disingenuous to deliberately (and massively) under-expose a "real world" sample image, and then complain about the noise produced by trying to repair the damage in post. The implication is that this camera can't produce good results under these lighting conditions, which is absolutely not the case, you just have to expose properly - it's not rocket science. We are photographers, not engineers.

If you want to give us an accurate indication of DR, then just post some correctly-exposed images of a Stouffer wedge at various ISO settings. That would be much more objective and accurate information.

Toni Salmonelli - Artificial? Sounds like someone who has been stuck with a low DR camera for far too long.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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Vignes: It’s product tier. The 6D2 is a low-end FF body. It’s pricey now but the price will eventually drop. Same tier as D610 and the newer A7II. D610 came after 6D but didn’t have GPS/Wi-Fi. The A7II has IBIS, 1/8K MS, better low ISO DR but only does 5fps MS, has no 4K Video, no GPS, no BT no full articulating display, poor battery, does not have the DPAF, touch focus, etc. For a DSLR, the 6D2 has better direct EVF/LCD interaction and interface than A7II. You’d expect MILC which is supposed to be the future like A7II to do better on direct LCD interface. The A7II is made in Thailand. There is going to be higher cost making stuff in Japan. Check D5 price against 1D. The D750 price is competitive but by the time it’s new successor comes, 6D2 price would have adjusted. So will the DR performance in low ISO itself influence this camera sell for the masses? it's a choice, go for Nikon/Sony low end FF for better low ISO DR or 6D2 if other features matter. No choice for 4K video low end FF body.

Vignes, my comments are to remind and hopefully avoid people from bending over and taking it from Canon. They don't deserve anybody's money the way how they treat their loyal customer.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
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KonstantinosK: DR matters. Canon sucks at this. Again. Fail.

Just stop making excuses for Canon, they well and truly deserves all the criticism in their decision.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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KonstantinosK: DR matters. Canon sucks at this. Again. Fail.

@Vignes

Does ff even matter to the masses?

Truth is people dropping $2k for body only isn't just the masses. They do their research and yes the majority cares about how the sensor performs in this segment.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:05 UTC
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Vignes: It’s product tier. The 6D2 is a low-end FF body. It’s pricey now but the price will eventually drop. Same tier as D610 and the newer A7II. D610 came after 6D but didn’t have GPS/Wi-Fi. The A7II has IBIS, 1/8K MS, better low ISO DR but only does 5fps MS, has no 4K Video, no GPS, no BT no full articulating display, poor battery, does not have the DPAF, touch focus, etc. For a DSLR, the 6D2 has better direct EVF/LCD interaction and interface than A7II. You’d expect MILC which is supposed to be the future like A7II to do better on direct LCD interface. The A7II is made in Thailand. There is going to be higher cost making stuff in Japan. Check D5 price against 1D. The D750 price is competitive but by the time it’s new successor comes, 6D2 price would have adjusted. So will the DR performance in low ISO itself influence this camera sell for the masses? it's a choice, go for Nikon/Sony low end FF for better low ISO DR or 6D2 if other features matter. No choice for 4K video low end FF body.

Sure. If you are short sighted and can't wait for a few more months then sure by all means get the 6D2 and be stuck with a 10 years old sensor for another 5.

Best of luck folks.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
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Bodhi Dharma Zen: Ok guys, I was waiting for this camera to upgrade from my 80D, I want a full frame, but have absolutely HATED the stupidly low DR from canon cameras for almost ten years now. When I got the 80D I was excited to FINALLY see an improvement on DR over all other canon cameras, I really had good hopes in to them FINALLY getting a nice FF with as much DR as the Sony sensors. Obviously, they care more about not spending money than in to thinking in the consumer. So, fffuck canon.

Which camera do you recommend me if I have canon lenses? Im gravitating towards a Sony, unsure in to which one. Im thinking in spending £2,000.00 or less if possible. THANKS!!!

How many EF, FF compatible lenses do you currently own?

If your answer is 0-3 I'd suggest you to just dump them and jump ship. Seriously it will work out better for you in the long run.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
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borax: All this seems to me like Canon has segmented its camera range in 2: the effective and expensive professional FF camera > 3000$, and the entry level APSc < 1000$. And they absolutely don't know what to do between !
They just know they have to oppose something to Nikon and others offers. So they sell us a camera with some useful gadgets (to justify the 2000$ cost) but a 10 year old sensor (which is the heart of the camera). My 10 year old 5DII seems as effective as this brand new sensor !
At that time, 5D was the middle range model: top IQ / poor AF, low burst rate... things have changed. I was hoping for a new camera with specifically better IQ, particularly DR for there has been some improvement since 2008, even by Canon.
Deliberately putting on sales such a camera with such an obsolete sensor is simply an insult to Canon FF equipped photographers. Of course I won't buy this 6DII. And if my 5DII dies, I simply won't go Canon again.

@ Trk

Rishi from DPR has clarified this....the low DR is caused by off-chip ADCs and therefore no firmware or update for fix it.

You just have to accept the fact that Canon has more or less put a 10 years old sensor into it.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:50 UTC
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Vignes: It’s product tier. The 6D2 is a low-end FF body. It’s pricey now but the price will eventually drop. Same tier as D610 and the newer A7II. D610 came after 6D but didn’t have GPS/Wi-Fi. The A7II has IBIS, 1/8K MS, better low ISO DR but only does 5fps MS, has no 4K Video, no GPS, no BT no full articulating display, poor battery, does not have the DPAF, touch focus, etc. For a DSLR, the 6D2 has better direct EVF/LCD interaction and interface than A7II. You’d expect MILC which is supposed to be the future like A7II to do better on direct LCD interface. The A7II is made in Thailand. There is going to be higher cost making stuff in Japan. Check D5 price against 1D. The D750 price is competitive but by the time it’s new successor comes, 6D2 price would have adjusted. So will the DR performance in low ISO itself influence this camera sell for the masses? it's a choice, go for Nikon/Sony low end FF for better low ISO DR or 6D2 if other features matter. No choice for 4K video low end FF body.

So let me ask you this - how many years old are the D610 and A7II?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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John: What I would like to know, and nobody who has evaluated this camera has said anything about, is if Canon employs a heavy anti-aliasing filter to the sensor like they did with the 80D. Or do they employ any anti-aliasing at all?

There's definitely an AA filter employed. Only the 5DSR is free from it.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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photomedium: One thing that this reveals is that Canon has these sh*t sensors ready at default and it's a real expensive effort reserved for top of the line camera for them to produce a good sensor in 2017. It would take sony so much digging in their crap bin to pull out this bad a sensor it would not be worth it.

Canon deserves all the criticism.

I hope potential buyers will boycott Canon, vote with their wallet (and I don't mean pony up for the 5D4!) sending a clear message to Canon that this is not how you treat your loyal customer.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
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windplr: Is it possible that the test camera has some early pre-release firmware that is causing such poor performance? In any case will be interesting to see if production units are the same.

DPR test is done on a production camera.....

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 05:42 UTC
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retr01976: You know what the irony is regarding Canon's weak DR in tests ? Every single time I go onto the web and I am randomly surfing through pictures
on smugmug or Flickr and I see a picture that really blows my mind more often than not it's shot with an old 18 megapixel Rebel. A camera known for its terrible dynamic range compared to just about everything out there and yet for some reason those pictures stand out over even some of the best and most highly regarded Sony FF images I have seen. I don't know what the formula is to make a camera that takes fantastic pictures, but I think the tests we use these days no matter how scientific fail to deliver an accurate conclusion. You can either pixel
peep and measurebate until your eyes bleed or you can simply try the camera and be perfectly happy if the images coming out of it are satisfactory to your eyes. I don't know if I will continue to read camera reviews, I'd rather just look at pictures people have casually taken and draw my own conclusions after all sometimes ignorance is bliss...

Geez stop making excuses for Canon would ya~~!!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 00:59 UTC
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