rrccad

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The Fat Fish: Can't do that with the 6D MKII

I'm pretty sure that the 6D II can take an image, and apply post processing to it, and turn out an equally horrendous picture. probably even worse.

poor or more poor probably isn't where people should be going.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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rrccad: the micro contrast and color of the trees looks absolutely f'king horrid.

was this supposed to be an example of good technique? or just another half baked article showing a technique that is best served used sparingly and when you absolutely really need to use it.

there's no reason in the world why this should not be blended or using a grad filter to look far more reasonable of an image.

it's not reading in between any lines. it's certainly the intent of the article to demonstrate this has being a "good" technique or practice, or it would have never made it as a dpreview article.

how crazy good is the DR if the actual image is a pile of dog.... ?

this really ins't hard. the technique is good for cases when no others will do, however, it can't do any better than a) if your sensor supports dual gain b) bracketing or grads.

it's just impossible. the reason why it will never beat out bracketing if possible is that you don't necessary increase your ISO each bracket increment. raising the shadows in this matter, does increase the ISO each increment.

thinking that you *need* "crazy" DR to compensate for bad technique is certainly not a case point dpreview should be trying to make.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
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DtEW: This approach is great if one's idea of photography is limited to <2mpx JPEGs shared on social media. Or printed on a 4x6 postcard.

But it's totally the wrong approach if the photographer was at all serious about monetizing his work (i.e. in any sizable print). Because it's pretty horrendous with any semi-close inspection.

Assuming the shot was not massively cropped (which it doesn't seem to be, given that each pane is 2670x4000px = 2:3) I'd throw all my gear in the trash if my downsized-to-10mpx file looked like that.

That's why you use GNDs or multi-exposure techniques. So you don't have to pull shadows into sh!t-at-anything-other-than-web-presentation-size territory like that.

@landscaper1 - except dpreview certainly alludes to the point of shooting raw and doing this sort of shadow pullup as being entirely reasonable.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:12 UTC

*facepalm*

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 33rd comment
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rrccad: the micro contrast and color of the trees looks absolutely f'king horrid.

was this supposed to be an example of good technique? or just another half baked article showing a technique that is best served used sparingly and when you absolutely really need to use it.

there's no reason in the world why this should not be blended or using a grad filter to look far more reasonable of an image.

and the image looking at the full size looks horrid, so how is that gravitating to good technique or even a good final image?

since dpreview adds in "The photograph on the right is a single image, not a composite. Plucinski simply took the shot on the left and pulled the shadows up in post; what you see on the right is the same image, with all of the shadow detail recovered.

The lesson is pretty straight-forward: always shoot Raw."

this means they are making a suggestion that this *IS* preferred or considered adequate technique.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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pavluha: Why does the sun look bigger in the right image? Framing seems to be the same

doesn't explain why the moon is bigger in the second image.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:54 UTC

the real question is.. does it catch on fire?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:48 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

the micro contrast and color of the trees looks absolutely f'king horrid.

was this supposed to be an example of good technique? or just another half baked article showing a technique that is best served used sparingly and when you absolutely really need to use it.

there's no reason in the world why this should not be blended or using a grad filter to look far more reasonable of an image.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 39th comment | 8 replies

my cheap favs not on this list that are at times pretty indispensable.

- string monopod
- beanbag to place your camera on
- microfiber cleaning cloth
- rocket blower
- zeiss lens wipes
- filter wallets

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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rrccad: why is this news? sony's been doing trade up's since the A7 series came out.

as a matter of fact, they started their first one 2 months after the A7 series was released.

English and logic is hard for you.

This is I know.

"These kinds of trade-in programs are not uncommon in the photo world, but we're more accustomed to seeing them from brands like Hasselblad and Leica, where the price tag for upgrading from one model to the next is so high that a significant discount for trading in your older camera is a serious boon."

is patently false. Sony has been doing this for the last 3+ years. As a matter of fact, they did a trade up promotion in Jan of this year.

Secondly: Switching brands is a painful and expensive process, but a new "trade up" promotion from Sony is trying to take a little bit of the sting away."

Again, is false for the above reasons.

So it's not news, and it's not what dpreview is making it out to be.

and stop crying, you're not in the sony forums.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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rrccad: why is this news? sony's been doing trade up's since the A7 series came out.

as a matter of fact, they started their first one 2 months after the A7 series was released.

it's not news. got it? i know that's hard for a raving sony fanboy to comprehend.

also since DPR never reports on other manufacturer sales, it's again, not news.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

Agreed. the premise is flawed. there will always be cheap ILC's that are simply better than smartphones. simply because you can do more with an ILC and always will be able to.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 21:55 UTC
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

drama much?

you'd think you were talking about costa rica the way you are describing it.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 05:03 UTC

why is this news? sony's been doing trade up's since the A7 series came out.

as a matter of fact, they started their first one 2 months after the A7 series was released.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:59 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
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rrccad: it's an interesting article. however the main premise of an ILC is the "I" at the beginning of that term. for Interchangeable.

so right away at the second paragraphy, the entire assumption is flawed.

Yes, with an ILC you can control DOF - you'll always be able to control DOF better than computational photography with a lens that actually does it.

L16,etc may change that need for an ILC - however as of right now, no modern smartphone can come close to the versatility of an ILC.

Price isn't really a factor, because unlike compacts - a lower price ILC doesn't necessarily mean lower quality output. it simply means there's usually less haptic controls and a more limited performance envelope. you still have the flexibility of an ILC.

got statistics to back that up?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

Cartago? that's coffee country. So what?

There was and is a huge power vacuum after the dismantling of FARC and the army has not solidified it's hold on alot of non-urban areas. other gangs and groups have moved into those areas of conflict. In alot of cases the demobilization of FARC has caused more problems than simply having a ceasefire.

As someone that has spent more than a few years in colombia, i'm surprised by your suggestion that implies I haven't. lol.

however thinking that colombia is as safe or safer than the united states is absurd.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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garyknrd: I am traveling solo in Colombia. I have a Nikon with me and I have never taken it out of the bag. Next to go are my big and crazy bulky supertel photo lenses. For me Canon and Nikon are dead.

I spend 6 months a year in colombia, that's simply inaccurate.

especially if you go off the beaten path - you have to make sure you know what zones you are in, if it's rebel held,etc. even in major cities such as Bogota which I love, there's areas you simply don't go - and your level of street awareness has to be alot more than it does in north america.

that all being said, whereabouts do you go? have fun in colombia, it's definitely one of my favorite countries to visit.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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Trundling: "Smartphones killed the compact and now they're coming for entry-level ILCs"

I have heard this thousands of times for the past 10 years. But, to date, I have seen a lot more new IlCs coming out to the market from Sony alone (just as example) than all smartphone models of all manufacturers put together.

you should get your eyes and head checked if you think that Sony comes out with more ILC's than all smartphone companies come out with smartphones.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:33 UTC

it's an interesting article. however the main premise of an ILC is the "I" at the beginning of that term. for Interchangeable.

so right away at the second paragraphy, the entire assumption is flawed.

Yes, with an ILC you can control DOF - you'll always be able to control DOF better than computational photography with a lens that actually does it.

L16,etc may change that need for an ILC - however as of right now, no modern smartphone can come close to the versatility of an ILC.

Price isn't really a factor, because unlike compacts - a lower price ILC doesn't necessarily mean lower quality output. it simply means there's usually less haptic controls and a more limited performance envelope. you still have the flexibility of an ILC.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:28 UTC as 287th comment | 3 replies
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justmeMN: The important thing is that the Olympus PEN-F looks pretty. :-)

sure if you like the old cerca 1970's look. it's been there, done that, and time to move on. it's hardly nostalgic.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
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