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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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 26th 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
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!!

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 (154 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 31st 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 87th comment | 7 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 28th comment | 2 replies
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 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
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