Jostian

Jostian

Lives in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Works as a Development Specialist
Has a website at http://jostian.wordpress.com
Joined on Jun 30, 2010

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Jostian: great news pity they STILL haven't added weather sealing!!! I hate using non sealed lenses on sealed body, especially in challenging conditions, doesn't inspire confidence that some dust or water won't get it... come on Sigma!

Hey, maybe you should read my comment fully, see that bit about the 24 to 70mm... mmm, so chill, I'm talking about the 24 70mm (which has a zoom!!!), a sealed prime is a no brainer as theres no zoom action... hence my worries about the 24 to 70mm!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (144 comments in total)
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Jostian: Push pull mechanism without weather sealing, no thanks... dust dust dust!!

@TN Args, not jumping to conclusions but typically these push pull variants by their very nature suck in and push out air and without dust seals DUST WILL get in... though, as I mentioned the price point will be indicative of the fact that there is no weather sealing, which is pretty standard in cheaper lenses. I was just hoping that 'in general' Sigma would move towards weather sealed construction, unfortunately, even with its more expensive lenses weather sealing is missing, which I think is a pity.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:07 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (144 comments in total)
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Jostian: Push pull mechanism without weather sealing, no thanks... dust dust dust!!

strange, I have seen quite a few threads of people complaining about the dust in the old 100 400s from Canon, (it wasn't weather sealed, hence the dust), MkII is weather sealed with a new zooming mechanism. But I have also seen many that never had an issue (like yourself). Maybe at the yet to be determined price point weather sealing was a bridge to far... I had quite a bit of dust with my old 7D and the 18 200 Sigma, so will wait to see what the reviews say, but the focal length is promising... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
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Jostian: great news pity they STILL haven't added weather sealing!!! I hate using non sealed lenses on sealed body, especially in challenging conditions, doesn't inspire confidence that some dust or water won't get it... come on Sigma!

its not, just has a rubber gasket at the mount, no seals etc on the lens itself. I know the Sigma's have great build quality but I dont understand why their full frame lenses are never weather sealed when just about all full frame bodies are, just about all Canon L lenses are weather sealed which means the body and lens are sealed.

And I understand your reasoning with internal zoom and focus but I dont think the new 24 to 70 has internal zooming, if not, all the more reason to worry about the lack of weather sealing.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (144 comments in total)

Push pull mechanism without weather sealing, no thanks... dust dust dust!!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:10 UTC as 29th comment | 10 replies

great news pity they STILL haven't added weather sealing!!! I hate using non sealed lenses on sealed body, especially in challenging conditions, doesn't inspire confidence that some dust or water won't get it... come on Sigma!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:08 UTC as 84th comment | 6 replies

Apple's heavy handed NR and over-processing obliterates detail which is a pity, far more so than other flagship phones, had really hoped Apple would dial back the processing and NR on the iPhone 7 but alas, they haven't, on small screens photos look great though!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I think its quite funky lookin' I like the compact 'chunky' look, as o what it offers vs the competition I think the AF system is probably not great but its not just about the no. of focus points, the K3 II was pretty wow with AF speeds, but live view may be a challenge, KP is clearly not a video centric DSLR which is ok I guess, I like the weather sealed spec, but lets see how it does in the reviews... its different and thats what we have come to expect from Pentax (which aint a bad thing).

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 08:13 UTC as 26th comment
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Jostian: Fuji are normally good at listening to customer feedback... strange that the weather sealing request for the X100 has yet again gone unanswered!! pity!

Doubt that a whole redesign is necessary, many cameras have moved from non weather sealed to weather sealed without much change in design (GH2 to GH3 for example) etc. Its more about inserting rubber seals, which aint rocket science, and the fixed lens should make weather sealing easier than on zoom lenses imho, anyhow, we didn't get it this time, maybe next :)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 07:08 UTC

Fuji are normally good at listening to customer feedback... strange that the weather sealing request for the X100 has yet again gone unanswered!! pity!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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Jostian: not even basic weather resistance :( got caught in a rain storm with my X100T and it got water in, and never fully recovered :) so I say now what I said then, would love a new X100xxx but must have some weather sealing... guess I'll wait and hope for another year or 2.

exactly, my T got doused in a mini cloudburst while I was doing some street photography... really a pity they didn't add in even basic weather resistance on the F

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)

not even basic weather resistance :( got caught in a rain storm with my X100T and it got water in, and never fully recovered :) so I say now what I said then, would love a new X100xxx but must have some weather sealing... guess I'll wait and hope for another year or 2.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 86th comment | 5 replies

Pity the IQ is such a step backwards compared to the FX1000, what happened Panasonic?? Cameralabs have the same misgivings in relation to the IQ due to mediocre lens...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 69th comment
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Jostian: most improvements are on the video side not that the GH4 is a slouch, I would actually miss not having a flash, its handy to have it on the camera when needed. as a more photo-centric photographer I see no really reason to drop my GH4 for the GH5, will see if there is any marked IQ improvement, but I must say I'm still very chuffed with the GH4... This upgrade will be tempting for more hard core video-centric people I reckon.

To assume that one cannot get great IQ from the GH4 is quite naive @TheClueless (mmm yip), maybe you havent read the myriad of reviews that say quite different.

I have the GH4 in my PC bag cos I travel a bit and its simply superb for that purpose, the photos form 4K, post focus, instant AF etc. are great little features. The X-T2 will have the edge but there are features that I love that the GH4 offers that the Fuji doesn't.

I had the X-T1 and within 4 months of moderate use the cladding on the thumb-pad lifted off the body (send it in, got repaired, same happened again... not great for a flagship camera, so not big into Fuji at present). Whereas the GH4 is built like a tank.

And for the times when the photocentricity overwhelms I have the 5DsR...

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:43 UTC

most improvements are on the video side not that the GH4 is a slouch, I would actually miss not having a flash, its handy to have it on the camera when needed. as a more photo-centric photographer I see no really reason to drop my GH4 for the GH5, will see if there is any marked IQ improvement, but I must say I'm still very chuffed with the GH4... This upgrade will be tempting for more hard core video-centric people I reckon.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 14:12 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (171 comments in total)

no built in flash??? bit disappointing! i find the built in flash on my GH4 very useful at times...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)

pity the IQ is so poor! great sensor, horrid processing!

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (189 comments in total)
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melgross: I don't get the "nothing new" thing I read in a number of places. The only thing on the 7 series that isn't new is the basic look of the case. Everything else is new, including the screen.

as you say, in your opinion but if you look at DPReviews studio scene, GSMarena comparative camera studio, as well as numerous other threads, the iPhone 7's IQ is very waxy/water color effect compared to other flagships, see these 2 (of many) threads https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4073349 and here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4059733 if you are happy, that's great, but I think Apple have way to much processing and very aggressive NR happening.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 07:50 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (97 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: For a company that leads the way in Sensor design and engineering and most recently also doing a remarkable job in high-end lens construction, I am continuously appalled how throughout the years ALL of Sony phones have so lavishly horrendous sensors, lenses and software. I just cant understand this. Every single phone from Sony is follow-up disaster of low performing sensors, soft optics and disastrous camera apps. How Sony's mobile division manages to survive is a grand awe-inspiring mystery to me..

@Alex permit, the iPhone 7 IQ is not far behind the XZ! heavy handed NR and over-processing kills detail even at base iso, see here. scroll to post #15 with the crops https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4053865 iPhone 7 is horrid, maybe its using the Sony processing not just the Sony sensor?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
On article Sony Xperia XZ camera review (97 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: People are judging the pics wrong. Resized to 6MP they're as good for detail as an iphone (albeit with blown highlights). Even the higher ISO pics are ok. At a height of 1600 (retina on some smaller imacs), they look fine.

Unless you're using one of the specialised phones, no photographer with good sense should be taking pics at full resolution.

The Sony Z5 was an unmitigated disaster, but this one is acceptable when resized to something sensible.

The real test is what the lower MP settings produce. But the gallery doesn't show that. I'm resizing with a good resizer and not adding in sharpening or noise reduction.

the Lumia 930, 950 and 950XL easily have the best IQ compared to flagships today, pity about the OS which is dying a slow death, and the lack of apps. I actually enjoyed my 930 but got frustrated at basic apps (that I need) not being available, but yes IQ easily the most natural looking IQ, not sure why Sony and Apple have lost the plot so badly i.t.o processing and heavy handed NR???

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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