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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princecody: Between the Pixel 2 & iPhone 8 which would you buy for strictly photography? 🤔

yes shooting RAW is an option but processing 50 odd photos after a day out can be tedious... but yes the option is there at least, sorry about the link, maybe just go to the gsmarena website, then select the iPhone 8, scroll down to camera specs and click on the 'check quality' link then add in the other cameras, then you can select the good light or low light scenes, and then compare.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 10:24 UTC
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princecody: Between the Pixel 2 & iPhone 8 which would you buy for strictly photography? 🤔

Apple applies to much processing and NR even at base iso, with photos that fall apart quite quick, the Googles processing is way more natural, go to gsmarena https://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=4&idPhone1=8161&idPhone2=8523&idPhone3=8505 and do a comparison between the iPhone 8, Pixel and S8, the iPhone really suffers and its worse in the low light scene.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
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Jostian: If Google would just add the LONG OVERDUE Noise Reduction settings that we have been asking for for ages!!!

Thanks for the advice, I'll check out the Noiseware app. Yip, would be great to have Snapseed with the whole 'shebang', maybe oneday...

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 11:02 UTC

If Google would just add the LONG OVERDUE Noise Reduction settings that we have been asking for for ages!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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ChuckTa: Does the Iphone 8 has the lowest screen resolution (750 x 1334) among most of the other smartphone??? Actually, its almost half the resolution of similar price phone (Samsung has 1440 x 2960 and basically any new phone resolution is way above Iphone 8)

when reading websites, looking at photos, playing games, watching videos we generally are at about 5 inches from our face and from that distance the 'low' res of the iPhone 6,7 & now 8 is quite apparent when holding something like a S8, G6 etc. next to it.
So yes it is an issue, and especially (as mentioned above too) with all the UHD, 2K, 4K content thats out there, the iPhone 8 is missing the boat imho

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
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Hyaluronan: We want battery life, Sony provides
We want a sturdy body, Sony provides
We want the best camera tech, Sony provides
Take away the bloatware, Sony obliges (mostly)
We want front facing speakers, Sony provides

And then we complain that the bezels are to wide, that the design is dated, that it looks boring...

@ S Yu the bezels of the V30 are MUCH slimmer than the XZ1, the portion below the screen on the XZ1 is about 12mm or more, with the V30 its 4 or 5mm.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:34 UTC
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Hyaluronan: We want battery life, Sony provides
We want a sturdy body, Sony provides
We want the best camera tech, Sony provides
Take away the bloatware, Sony obliges (mostly)
We want front facing speakers, Sony provides

And then we complain that the bezels are to wide, that the design is dated, that it looks boring...

other phones have stereo speakers without such massive bezels and the front facing nature means nothing if the sound ain't great. rather have stereo speakers and slimmer bezels like other modern designs.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 09:26 UTC
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Hyaluronan: We want battery life, Sony provides
We want a sturdy body, Sony provides
We want the best camera tech, Sony provides
Take away the bloatware, Sony obliges (mostly)
We want front facing speakers, Sony provides

And then we complain that the bezels are to wide, that the design is dated, that it looks boring...

battery life of the last few Xperias is poorer than some other flagships and yes the camera tech is there but the processing is horrid giving Sony some of the worst IQ compared to other flagships... check on gsmarena in the photo quality comparison page, and the massive bezels don't do it any favors either.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 09:01 UTC

mmm, would have preferred an ultra wide angle lens (like the G6) to a tele lens, but thats no biggy, looks promising, lets see what the reviews say in a few weeks.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 07:59 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Vacilando Productions: conclusion, you'd have to be a sucker to buy a canon in 2017.

with 70 to 80% odd of Pro's using Canon methinx its you who's dreaming... 5D Mark IV and the 5DsR are still monster cameras in 2017.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 08:36 UTC

yip bad news indeed for the 6D Mark II confirmed here, even worse than the Mk I... http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%201DX%20Mark%20II,Canon%20EOS%205DS%20R

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 08:33 UTC as 27th comment

beautifully built, very smooth eco-system but the last 2 generation iPhones with the Sony 12mp sensor are using SO MUCH noise reduction (even at low iso's) that detail is smeared very badly, had my iPhone 7 a month and dumped it, purely due to poor IQ imho.

Great looking pics on phone screen but looking at them on a 27 inch HD monitor they look like water paintings. Close up scenes/objects are nice enough but anything else, no thanks. Apple need to sort out their processing... the processing used by the Pixel/S7/S8/P9's/P10's etc. is much less obtrusive, leaving photos looking more natural (like on earlier iPhones) than iPhone 6 and 7 photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 12:10 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: I don't know... But those pictures in this article ... I think that I can take them using my iPhone 7. Maybe better. Maybe even better with Snapseed.....

iPhone is just mush at even base iso when looking closer, so good luck with that mission...

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 11:39 UTC

I was hoping to hear exactly how the camera got him the date...

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 31st comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)

Barney, once again a great article that interweaves an awesome story telling narrative with some great experiential feedback on the M-10, thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 10:16 UTC as 64th comment
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)
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philmar: Don't really care Adobe. You seem to only make changes to increase subscription numbers. Thousands if current subscribers are angry that you do little to improve the current speed (lack of) of the program. Try upgrading the code so that LR better uses the power of GPU acceleration. Marketers have taken over the development of LR.

Not just a PC spec thing, over the last 2 years I've seen the program getting slower with updates etc. definitely not as snappy as it was

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
On article Lightroom Mobile update brings Raw HDR capture mode (59 comments in total)

Don't suppose this feature will find its way onto the Windows Apps (Mobile and PC) would be great though if it did.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (69 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: The new sensor of the main camera is 20% smaller, but that might be not that important for jpgs. In good light smartphones like the Nexus or the Pixel can shoot better jpgs than a medium format camera.

please show an example... such a ludicrous statement!

IQ from any current flagship phone will never match even M4/3 let alone medium format.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 09:38 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!

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 (154 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
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