zakaria

zakaria

Lives in Egypt Egypt
Works as a journalist
Joined on Jan 9, 2009

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This lens price will make me coming back to my lovely brand.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:24 UTC as 27th comment

Really nice specifications but the price is not promising.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 36th comment
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MrDigital: Don't buy numbers, buy performance. There're people out there that buy cameras because those cameras have more MP, Articulated LCD, 4K Video, better sensor, good battery life and what ever you want to throw in there.

The first reason I buy a canon camera is none of that. I buy canon cameras because they give me something that Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic and any other company you want to name can't give me. They can't give me "CANON COLORS" specially skin tone rendition. I'll not enjoy a camera if I don't like the colors produced by that camera. When canon sell you a camera they are not selling you just numbers, they are selling you "CANON COLORS".

I hope you buy a camera because you like the colors produced by that camera, and not just the numbers (more MP, Articulated LCD, 4K Video, better sensor, etc, etc)

But who buy a camera costing him 3500$ just to shoot on jpeg.
Canon color are really pleasant but you can get the color you like when shooting raw at a light cost.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available (20 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Need to know what Improved stability for general performance?

Pentax never said anything about it. But it seems things like improve the SR with new lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available (20 comments in total)

i think k1 and k3ii have recieved also a new firmware to be compitable with the new 55-300 lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 19:20 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Nice photos and the most interesting to me is that dpr staffs have mixed the technical with artistic.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 15th comment
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (62 comments in total)
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mxx: And it does cats well!!

Indeed at iso 12800

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 14:22 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 real-world sample gallery (62 comments in total)

Nice samples and life color like.
Also the photographer has artist eyes.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)

Love fuji concept of ILC and their prime lenses.
Oh did I mention the fantastic colors.
all in all system.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)

What is the concept behind the Canon Rebel M series?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:41 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

I have both Ais 50 mm 1.2 and smc pentax 50 1.2. 2 fantastic lenses regarding the build quality but the Pentax is more heavy metal though it is pain in focus than the nikon.
I love both when bokeh is matter. Both also rendering warm colors.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 57th comment

dpr says
2016 is an Olympics year, and..., Canon and Nikon are fully prepared. Both manufacturers launched brand new flagship DSLRs this spring,
......
Then dpr suggested canon for landscape!!
Is there a an Olympic game called/landscape/?
bias in every where.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

Maybe it's expensive but this lens is targeting the pros.
I like nikon and Canon marketing they know what the needs of their fans.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 48th comment
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qwertyasdf: Wow, first is the 2x macro lens, then a 15mm macro, then this lens, with a very interesting "Magic Shift" adapter (Interested to see how it works)
No matter how much I dislike the Chinese, this company is bringing out innovation after innovation in a field that is supposed to be creative.

Thank you to the Chinese you make our life so simple.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

if you want to know how the k1 sensor capable try to shoot under exposure at raw then open the file on Lr. you will find that the sensoe captured all the details. that is what happened to me yesterday night i forgot to remove the nd filter from the lens when tried to capture a very limited event when i returned home i found all fills are very dark but wait the sony sensor is here!
yes amazing dr.and this is what i want from a camera. kudos to pentax!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:38 UTC as 99th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)

Fuji AF first gen is not so good i hope the new AF system is better because i like fuji colores and have a decent xf lenses intend to buy the xt2 if the the af is like the competitors!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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BeaverTerror: Not interested in any move toward larger sensor sizes by Fuji. APS-C is the right balance between image quality, size, weight, and cost. I entered the Fuji system with the XT-1 when it was first released. At the time it was either the Fuji or a Sony A7.

I'm mostly a prime shooter. Let's look at the three most important prime focal lengths from both manufacturers.

35mm:
Fuji has the 23mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $900
Sony has the 35mm F1.4 at $1600, or the 35mm F2.8 at $800.
Comment: The fast Sony lens is difficult to justify and the slow Sony lens is absurdly overpriced. Fuji wins.

50mm:
Fuji has the 35mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $600
Sony has the 50mm F1.4 at $1500; the 50mm F1.8 at $250; and the 55mm F1.8 at $1000
Comment: Sony has this focal length well covered and wins.

85mm:
Fuji has the 56mm F1.2 (F1.6 equivalent) at $1000
Sony has the 85mm F1.4 at $1800
Comment: Almost double the price to go from F1.6 to F1.4? I don't think so.
Fuji wins

If you are referring to size and weight I think Hasselblad is the answer with it's new MF mirror less.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:04 UTC

Good writing and thoughts.
I think fuji will catch Hasselblad nearly. You got a quick conclusion that the xt2 is excellent camera!
Does that mean that it will be rewarded the DP gold award.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:28 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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Medex: i did my own test today an hour ago. Conditions:
1. The lens Pentax FA* 85 f1.4 - screw drive.
2. ISO 800, about 6:30 PM.
3. Av regimen.
4. AF-C SEL9 regimen.
5. Small JPEG (12 Mpix) to not overfill buffer during test shot series.
6. Exposure 1/500.
7. F 5.6.
Result: The best result was 29 in-focus pictures out of 30.
It is more than 95 percent hit rate.
The series of pictures is available on my facebook. User name Mindaugas MG-efoto.
Another real-life test was done with aperture f1.4. 14 shots in series, 12 - in-focus. The last two are out-of-focus and that is logical - very thin DOF. The series is also available on my FB.
In my opinion, the best result is when you start shooting the object in-focus already and use AF-C SEL9, not the single point. I did not try SEL27. You simply should keep your moving object in the 9 point focus area during shooting.

i got similar result when using fa 77 ltd with the same method.
3 in focus and one out focus. aperture was 3.2 and subject was my kid playing with his small ball inside the room.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)

Is that the lens or the model?
From the model pic I will not read any thing else because it is pretty clear that you give the lens a positive credit from the beginning.
Things are known from the beginning!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 16:27 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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