Jostian

Jostian

Lives in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Works as a Development Specialist
Joined on Jun 30, 2010

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munn1: Might not have happened if it was a Nikon,......I'm just saying!

hehe brilliant! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 06:59 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: This is what happened if you crank up the exposure too high~~~

absolutely! too much negativity and way to much seriousness....

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 10:36 UTC
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munn1: Might not have happened if it was a Nikon,......I'm just saying!

please explain what would have happened differently and why...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 08:58 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: This is what happened if you crank up the exposure too high~~~

hehe :) good one!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 08:57 UTC
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Mlumiere: Canon make cheap stuff if you compare with Nikon !
Also the Canon sensor do not have dynamic range as good as Sony.

dump chirp! Canon's kit is equally tough to anything from Nikon, and I'm saying this as a D500 owner, did you see those attempted destruction vids of the old Canon 7D, very tough camera...

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 08:57 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)
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photogeek: I hope camera manufacturers are smart enough to take this computational photography stuff and run with it. Automatic HDR a-la iPhone would be really nice in my A7R3 or E-M1 Mark II. More so in Oly because Sony already has class leading dynamic range. Oly could also benefit from computational photography for DoF sometimes. Sony could benefit in terms of AE and color balance. Just methodically massage AI into everything in the imaging chain, and provide sufficient processing power to accommodate this stuff. You don’t have to do it at 10 fps if you do it asynchronously.

Most ILCs and some high end DSLRs already have electronic shutters. But I'm sure more and more DSLRs will get ES's in the future.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 07:41 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)
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photogeek: I hope camera manufacturers are smart enough to take this computational photography stuff and run with it. Automatic HDR a-la iPhone would be really nice in my A7R3 or E-M1 Mark II. More so in Oly because Sony already has class leading dynamic range. Oly could also benefit from computational photography for DoF sometimes. Sony could benefit in terms of AE and color balance. Just methodically massage AI into everything in the imaging chain, and provide sufficient processing power to accommodate this stuff. You don’t have to do it at 10 fps if you do it asynchronously.

Yes, iPhone image processing is very harsh still, smearing details into mush even at low ISO's, most smartphones do this though but makers like Samsung have started dialling it back, probably due to the incredible results Pixel phones are giving with very natural processing and none of the smearing. The small sensor tech is moving so fast, its quite exiting, and I can only imagine what phone will be capable of in 2/3 years form now. Exciting times.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 07:29 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

Geez guys, glad you're all having a great giggle, BUT if you'd read an earlier response you'd have seen I apologised for referring to the A7RIII instead of the AR7 III, so for those that were giggling, I again apologise...

Hardly a rant, just saying better weather sealing would be appreciated, clearly your idea of a rant is different from mine, and I don't need backing up to voice my opinion, seriously. No worries I've got thick skin and not everyone can be perfect as you guys clearly think you are, and never make a faux pas, enjoy your moment!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 06:55 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

ooh challenge rebuttal, sounds very 90's... if you'd read the thread and my post a few posts earlier you'd have seen my apology regarding the fact that I'd gone on the A7R III tangent! So no challenge rebuttal enticement needed, just some reading...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 18:56 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

Henry you got it wrong, that is indeed what I'm saying, that it should match the competition in terms of weather sealing, and in terms of the A7R III that is not the case, with the A7 III it remains to be seen, but its doubtful that its weather sealing will be any better as its a cheaper camera, I do hope though that reviews prove me wrong cos for the price its a no brainer...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 16:18 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

HI Magnar, apologies, I was on a tangent about the Sony A7R III the A7 III is newer and hasn't been reviewed much yet, but given the A7 III is a great deal cheaper than the A7R III I doubt the weather sealing would be better than the A7R III for which there are numerous threads and videos showing its dodgy weather sealing.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 19:01 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

So the FACT that there are numerous threads and videos showing exactly that issue with the A7 III, is not factual???????????????????? seriously!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 17:09 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

All I'm saying is that it should be better sealed like the competition, why is it wrong to think it should match the weather sealing capabilities of other brands in a similar price bracket.

I also use a rain sleeve, I dont go rushing out in adverse weather just to use my camera is those conditions. I just think it (the Sony A7 III) should be better sealed than it is, like other premium brands. That's all...

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 11:26 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

That's not the point though, weather sealed implies rain not getting in.... don't find Olympus, Canon etc with weather sealing issues. And as the vid says it was nothing like a downpour or anything hectic, even the mist test messed with the Sony . Cameras that cost half of $2000 don't have ingress, hence me saying that Sony should sort it out. A semi pro or pro body that gets water inside after a little rain is not exactly confidence inspiring.

So I'm a coward for not buying a sleeve for a camera that I should just be able to use in whichever conditions... mmm, very wise sentiment.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:05 UTC
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Jostian: Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

its not about the photographs its about your kit getting damaged due to water ingress, when there shouldn't be any... here's one example, there are many https://www.diyphotography.net/weather-sealing-test-kills-sony-a7riii-not-nikon-canon-olympus/

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 16:34 UTC

Now if Sony could just sort out their weather sealing issues...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 07:27 UTC as 21st comment | 26 replies
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (448 comments in total)

Just wish Apple would sort out their jpeg processing... NR is so heavy handed even at base ISO that details are just water color painting mush. Comparing the Pixel 2 with the iPhone X in the studio scene above shows exactly what I mean, come on Apple!!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 16:45 UTC as 40th comment
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soundimageplusblog: I've seen lots of positive reviews about this phone camera and I'm puzzled as to why. The images are poor quality and not even close to the latest iPhones. Specs. and a 3x zoom are pretty meaningless if the images disappoint. I was hoping it would be better, but sadly it's actually pretty poor by todays standards. Just what are these reviewers seeing? (Or more accurately NOT seeing!!)

iPhone IQ is mush, their over-processed approach destroys detail, detail looks like water colour paintings, read the DPR Review of the X, IQ is good but nothing special, and miles off the Pixel's IQ. Samsung and Huawei are also easily better than the current crop of iPhones... check out the crops here from GSM arena, iPhone X IQ is darn poor, https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4262844?page=2

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 14:03 UTC
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walker2000: What's the use of aperture blades on cellphone anyway, since there is no visible DoF difference, and e-shutter speed has a wide range?

@TrojMacReady yes you're right, I was a little overzealous in my conclusion.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
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walker2000: What's the use of aperture blades on cellphone anyway, since there is no visible DoF difference, and e-shutter speed has a wide range?

Yes GSM Arena tested the S9+ vs the Pixel 2, Note 8 and iPhone X in low light with some interesting results https://www.phonearena.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s9-vs-iphone-x-pixel-2-xl-galaxy-note-8-lowlight-night-camera-comparison_id103088 from the S9, the F1.5 makes quite a difference in IQ, though there is more corner softness but the benefit is definite, using the F2.4 during the day for better sharpness across the frame and then using the F1.5 at night is definitely the way to go. In the test, overall easy win for Pixel 2, then S9+ then iPhone X and Note 8.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 07:16 UTC
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