EvilTed

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On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (591 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 (591 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? (392 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? (392 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? (392 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? (392 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 SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (35 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 (35 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 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article SmugMug Films: Point, Click, ShootTokyo (35 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 (264 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
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CreeDo: Lots of posters in this thread stuck on some kind of silly black-and-white mindset.

Either national geo never stages anything, never makes even the tiniest tweak to brightness and contrast, and applies exactly the same rules and standards to TV, magazine, and online editions...

Or their efforts to control falsified images are pointless, stupid, and hypocritical.

There IS a sensible middle ground. One that allows for some post work but leaves the reader satisfied he wasn't deceived. Just because the line is fuzzy, doesn't mean there IS no line.

I just read a National Geographic travel book for Cambodia, my next destination.
In the book they mention a photographer that gives professional tours.
Looking at the photographers own Web site he freely admits staging shots with locals to give people what they want.

Seems kinda unethical to me, but there is a LOT of cheating going on in photography these days.

This being my favorite example...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ernest-sweet/new-york-photographer-jon_b_8629244.html

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 04:19 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2164 comments in total)
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TJGKG: The pictures in the Gallery that I like the best are the ones taken with the Zeiss 24/1.8 lens. The sharpness and color rendition are the most pleasing to me.

It truly is a remarkable lens on the A6300.
Has a Leica style of rendering.
I was VERY surprised at the results from this combo, preferring it to both the RX1r II and A7r II + 35mm F2.8.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 07:36 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2164 comments in total)
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EwanMC: Don't wate your money on the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens, it has been roundly panned by nearly every review I've ever read. I would use my 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS)* HSM A-mount, with an adapter, instead. My example is an early type with OS, unfortunately Sigma later stopped including OS into their A-mount version of this lens

@EwanMC
I own the 16-70 F4 and the Sony/Zeiss 24mm F1.8.
The 24mm is the best lens I've tried on the A6300, even better than the 55mm F1.8 (and they are both Sonar designs).

The 16-70 F4 is not a cr@p lens by any means.
It is much better than the 16-50 kit lens and almost on par with the 24mm.
It definitely has that Zeiss look and using custom white balance and XFINE JPGs renders very nicely indeed...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 07:29 UTC

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't infrared "line-of -sight?
Sounds like a job for our old friend, gaffer tape :)

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (807 comments in total)

OK Nikon, your turn :)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:10 UTC as 159th comment | 3 replies
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