EvilTed

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On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)
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EvilTed: @Nowelly

It's useless as a street camera.
I tried one yesterday and the AF is too slow and sluggish and then there's the extreme high resolution that is none too forgiving of bad technique.

The result of my 1 hour test shooting F8 1/500s on the streets yesterday was ZERO sharp or in focus images.

If you favor the camping style of street photography (wait somewhere for someone to walk into your scene), this may be an acceptable camera, but for those of us who shoot one-handed and constantly on the move, it's just not going to cut it.

@Rawphoto
It's not that fast to focus, because it essentially moves all the lens elements in and out. It's noticeably slower (and noisier) than say the 35mm F2.8 on the A7r II but at least it doesn't close down the IRIS in APS-C mode, like both the A6300 and A7r II do.
The MF experience is bad. You cannot zone focus it, but pre-focus to a known distance will work. That's too much of a PITA for me though...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am as lukewarm impressed by this as I was when it was significantly trailing behind.

I know exactly what DR serves for and, in my view, it plays a very limited part in overall picture quality, something Canon delivers in spades.

In a system, then, image quality is something that even goes outside any one specific camera, as optics have to necessarily be factored in.

It is here (advanced bodies+ unique consistent optical quality in new generation lenses) that, right now, Canon is unbeatable, even if, sometimes, a bit over-priced.

(cont)

@Timbukto
Why don't you go here:
http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm

Add Nikon D5, Canon 1DX II and Ideal FX (the ideal curve for FF).
What do you see?

The Canon 1DX II has 1 stop better DR between ISO 100 and 400 and then they are equal at ISO 1000, after which the D5 has a consistent stop of DR more than the 1DX II for the usable range.

This is hardly what I would call much better DR :)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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EvilTed: Sony, can you please fix the single-threaded file writing routine SO THAT IT DOESN'T LOCK EVERYTHING UP.

I learned to write multi-threaded software correctly 20 years ago.
I guess this has been lost to the JavaScript masses :(

@jhinkey
Well, it's pretty shabby engineering if they designed the processor and IO system for single queue operation...
I guess they will fix this in the A9, but then they have to fix the iris closing down on APS-C focussing etc too.
I'll stick with my D5 for the fast stuff :)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
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IR1234: We so need the holy grail - a digital 35mm film size sensor that can be popped into these old cameras.

@tassienick
Whoops, didn't read that correctly.
I prefer 28mm over 35mm anyway and if you prefer 35mm, you can crop a little :)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 19:38 UTC

Sony, can you please fix the single-threaded file writing routine SO THAT IT DOESN'T LOCK EVERYTHING UP.

I learned to write multi-threaded software correctly 20 years ago.
I guess this has been lost to the JavaScript masses :(

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
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IR1234: We so need the holy grail - a digital 35mm film size sensor that can be popped into these old cameras.

@Triplet Perar
Ricoh GR
Nikon Coolpix A

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)
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EvilTed: @Nowelly

It's useless as a street camera.
I tried one yesterday and the AF is too slow and sluggish and then there's the extreme high resolution that is none too forgiving of bad technique.

The result of my 1 hour test shooting F8 1/500s on the streets yesterday was ZERO sharp or in focus images.

If you favor the camping style of street photography (wait somewhere for someone to walk into your scene), this may be an acceptable camera, but for those of us who shoot one-handed and constantly on the move, it's just not going to cut it.

@idM photography
I always use auto ISO on the street and let it float between 100 and max.
F8 + 1/500s is what I shoot all my cameras on the street, film and digital.
Rarely I'll stop down to F16 and shoot faster, but most of the time F8 + 1/500s works.
It just doesn't work on the RX1r II for me.
To be honest, my Ricoh GR is the ideal street camera...

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 03:54 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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aarif: I want the AF of the D500 but I don't want a cropped sensor, and I don't want the D5 cause it's size and weight so I will have to wait...

@Don Sata
Yes it is.
The D5 is better at high ISO and DR at high ISO than pretty much any other 35mm FF camera...

Check IdealFX and D5 against all others :)

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 05:32 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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helltormentor: @ Barney Britton

You highlighted the issues stemming from using DX lenses on a full frame body, but You didn't mention the possible IQ degradation caused by using FX lenses on a cropped sensor body. Since both share almost the same amount of pixels (24 vs 21), D500 has much smaller pixel pitch which in turn asks for a more resolving lens. Apart from some Zeiss lenses, most lenses designed for full frame are not up to that task. D500 is even more demanding than A7RII ! Using lenses designed for full frame on cropped sensor bodies is what many people do (I have even seen full frame lenses on 20MP Micro 4/3!) but it is far from sharp.

@Marko2

What I said was "FF lenses are actually BETTER on cropped sensor bodies,
because they use the center of the lens, which is generally sharper.
They also don't vignette as much", which means FF lenses (not sensors) are better than equivalent CROP lenses, when used on CROP sensors.

I'm well aware that FF is better as far as IQ, DR, noise etc.
I never said that APS-C is superior, except where the pixel density matters, because if you have to crop FF you will end up with a lower resolution image, due to pixel density.

Sorry if I wasn't clear about that.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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helltormentor: @ Barney Britton

You highlighted the issues stemming from using DX lenses on a full frame body, but You didn't mention the possible IQ degradation caused by using FX lenses on a cropped sensor body. Since both share almost the same amount of pixels (24 vs 21), D500 has much smaller pixel pitch which in turn asks for a more resolving lens. Apart from some Zeiss lenses, most lenses designed for full frame are not up to that task. D500 is even more demanding than A7RII ! Using lenses designed for full frame on cropped sensor bodies is what many people do (I have even seen full frame lenses on 20MP Micro 4/3!) but it is far from sharp.

@FuhTeng @HellTormentor

Well, I stand by my statement :)
Who the hell buys really cheap lenses to use on top-flight FF cameras?
If you do, you get what you pay for and I would argue that those lenses would be just as bad on the FF bodies...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 01:57 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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helltormentor: @ Barney Britton

You highlighted the issues stemming from using DX lenses on a full frame body, but You didn't mention the possible IQ degradation caused by using FX lenses on a cropped sensor body. Since both share almost the same amount of pixels (24 vs 21), D500 has much smaller pixel pitch which in turn asks for a more resolving lens. Apart from some Zeiss lenses, most lenses designed for full frame are not up to that task. D500 is even more demanding than A7RII ! Using lenses designed for full frame on cropped sensor bodies is what many people do (I have even seen full frame lenses on 20MP Micro 4/3!) but it is far from sharp.

@helltormentor

This is utter rubbish.
I have a D5 and D500 and if anything, the D500 is sharper. I don't have any DX glass, only top of the line pro level FX.

I also have Sony A7r II and A6300.
Again, your claims are total rubbish.
I use all my FF sony glass, including all the Batis and Loxia on the A6300 and it works superbly - better than the best Sony crop sensor glass (24mm F1.8).

You have things the wrong way around.
FF lenses are actually BETTER on cropped sensor bodies,
because they use the center of the lens, which is generally sharper.
They also don't vignette as much.
You are correct about the increased pixel density, but this is a good thing and is
why wildlife photographers prefer shooting a D500 over a D5 - not just for the increased reach.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (507 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

@Azathothh
Dude, where do you get off making assumptions about what someone shoots?

Read this article by Thom Hogan and get an idea about what I am talking about...

http://www.dslrbodies.com/cameras/the-d5d500-blog/the-perfect-d500-lens-kit.html

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 15:17 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (36 comments in total)
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Luke Kaven: What a remarkable self-promotion for a photographer whose work seems only average at best. I'm not sure why it ended up here.

@Luke Kaven
It was a generalized statement to mean that the people who self-promote and are constantly on social media are the ones who get famous.

I could name names, but you know who I am talking about.
500,000+ YouTube subscribers and fawk all ability to make a single compelling image...
Sad but true these days :(

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (36 comments in total)

Photography taken on the street does not automatically make good street photography.

Real Japanese street photographers:

http://www.moriyamadaido.com/english/
https://world-street.photography/en/Keiichi
https://world-street.photography/en/Tatsuo-Suzuki

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 13:18 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (36 comments in total)
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Luke Kaven: What a remarkable self-promotion for a photographer whose work seems only average at best. I'm not sure why it ended up here.

Isn't that the way of the world - the whores make all the money?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (244 comments in total)
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John G Moore: I agree with you completely on the lens diaphragm control protocol. The lens diaphragm stopping down whilst focusing is a big issue for me, particularly when shooting in low ambient light in the studio with heads (1/200 @f11). My Nikon's and Hasselblad's perform well in that scenario where my A7RII's and G Master lenses perform particularly badly, purely because the Nikon and Blad lenses have automatic lens diaphragms that remain fully open until shutter actuation.

I would much prefer it if Sony changed the lens diaphragm control to behave like a DSLR remaining wide open whilst focusing and only closing to your chosen aperture value on shutter actuation. (Or at least let you choose in firmware) That way the camera would always be able to use phase and contrast detect AF. I'd rather have a camera and lens combination that can focus quickly and efficiently at higher apertures, than have live DOF preview.

@John G More
Do you know if the RX1r II has this problem?
I know my A6300 does :(
I was testing the 24mm F1.8 lens on it, shooting a brick wall at every aperture and I wondered why it started to slow down by F8 and was really slow by F11/F16.
Now I know :(

Got my answer from the review on this site:

"Unlike many recent Sony cameras, the RX1R II opens up its aperture to its widest setting to initially acquire AF, allowing it to collect lots of light and take advantage of shallower depth-of-field to determine focus quickly. "

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (507 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

@Azathothh

You missed my point about not wanting to buy DX specific lenses.
A 500mm or 800mm is of no interest to me - I am a D500 owner that doesn't shoot wildlife :)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (507 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

@Azanthothh

You think?
Where do they state it is aimed especially at wildlife?
It's exceptionally good for wildlife but I don't believe that it is purely marketed for this.
Wait, reading the advert "I am condensed power" is the following statement:

"From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust."

I think that wildlife and long lenses is only 1 out of 3.
Lowlight cityscape => wide angle for me and that brings me back to not wanting to buy DX lenses specifically for the D500 but not having a lot of choices in FX that are suitable.
Good ultrawide lenses for FX are not so cheap...

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (507 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

@Azarhothh

D500 is better at the long end due to the 1.5 crop, but this means it is worse at the wide end.
There really are not many choices for either a mid range zoom or primes at the wide end.
The Sigma 18-35 F1.8 is DX but the AF is a problem. It also weighs a ton :(
There is a Sigma 17-50 F2.8 = 25.5 - 75mm.
A Nikon 17-55 for $1100 or the new Nikon 16-80 but it is F2.8 - F4.
For primes, a 20mm F1.8 = 30mm which is really about it.

I don't want to have to buy a set of DX lenses just for the D500, so it has to use the FX ones that the D5 uses = compromise.
The best pairing for events for me is D500 + 70-200 F2.8 and D5 with 24-70 F2.8 with the 14-24 F2.8 in the bag, just in case I need it.

So, there are trade offs.
The D500 really excels at using lenses like the 300 F4 VR which with a 1.4x tele gives 630mm :)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (507 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

@Azathoth
Those were all fixed in firmware.

@joed700
I own D5 and D500.
I tested both cameras with a 24 1.8G and Sigma 35mm F1.4 ART.

Both shot in uncompressed RAW.
The D500 does not have better image quality.
It has a slightly more sharpness but the D5 images can be sharpened in post and you cannot tell the difference.

If the AA bugs you, you can have it removed.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
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