urix

Lives in Russian Federation Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
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Many people need serious stuff for a serious event or project. But far less people want to own it. Maybe some just can't.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 59th comment
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1126 comments in total)
In reply to:

RomanLevin: I'm user of first LX100! It's amazing camera, but I will not buy new one, because there are no critical improvements.
I wait for:
1) Articulated display - none
2) Swap of focus and aperture ring (focus ring is very close to body in v1.) - none
3) Highspeed video (more than 100 fps) - none
4) Increasing of sensor resolution - yes
5) Some kinds of dust and weather protection - none
Anything else was great in Mark 1. Anounced improvments are very weak:(

Maybe not everyone wants a dedicated 28mm wide-angle camera. LX100 is like a jack of all trades. It has 24-28mm wide-angle, 40-50mm normal, and 75mm 'portrait' capabilities in one package.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 09:50 UTC
On article What you need to know about Panasonic's LX100 Mark II (186 comments in total)

> This ... means using a slightly smaller sensor region than the 1"-type sensor found in rivals such as the RX100 V. Video quality, particularly in low light, will be reduced accordingly.

I'd say the difference in a physical size is almost negligible: 12.8 mm wide of LX100 mk II against 13.2 mm of Sony's RX100 V. Less than 4% actually.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 10:08 UTC as 29th comment
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urix: Wow! Nikon D750 aside, this new EOS 6D mk II looks worse than its smaller-sensor sibling EOS 80D :(

And the cheap Rebel T7i isn't worse than the 80D in this department.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:22 UTC

Wow! Nikon D750 aside, this new EOS 6D mk II looks worse than its smaller-sensor sibling EOS 80D :(

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 259th comment | 3 replies
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Gmon750: $1,000 less for a Windows machine isn't a better deal. It's just a cheap junk laptop. Try selling it in a year and see what you get for it.

The rest of the article is just typical Apple-bait. As a software engineer, I use both Windows and Macs every day. At the end of they day when I go home, I'm on my Mac to get real work done. To even debate this never-ending contest is just not worth the effort.

Use what makes you happy. In my job, by machine is a tool that needs to get the job done and make me money. That is a Mac. Anything else is a step backwards.

Are you a really great engineer if you're completing your tasks at the end of the day, being at home?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 06:52 UTC

Look at left side of the eye. The colors are dull in the right image. An aggressive color noise reduction could produce the same effect.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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urix: Thank you, DPReview!

Low Light, ISO 100 CR2, converted to DNG, pushed up by 5 EV, resized to 3300 x 2200 (about 7 MP):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlf8if1msrbdmgv/760D.png

go left to get 700D crop, go right for D5500 one

Well, actually I wanted to show difference among 700D, 760D, and D5500:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dswmyj31chb3ljd/AAB9UcVtFt3d74eR4DWT3mJNa

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 14:34 UTC

Thank you, DPReview!

Low Light, ISO 100 CR2, converted to DNG, pushed up by 5 EV, resized to 3300 x 2200 (about 7 MP):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlf8if1msrbdmgv/760D.png

go left to get 700D crop, go right for D5500 one

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 06:15 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1603 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: An interesting article, however, there is a fallacy within “Fallacy 2”. The manufacturers introduced a false premise that the APS-C lenses would do the same things as the FF lenses they try to emulate (35DX=50FX). The reality is; you are going to get the native characteristics of a lens’ focal length regardless of the sensor you put it on. As an example: a 35mm DX lens is going to give you 35mm lens distortion and DOF characteristics when mounted on an APS-C sensor. Other than angle of view, it (or any 35mm) is not equivalent to a 50mm lens. But, with the DX 35mm, you have all of the light falloff, distortion, and filter vignetting issues that would be reduced or nonexistent if a 35mm FF lens were used. The only APS-C lenses that make any sense are the wide to ultra-wide focal lengths. I love my Nikkor 12-24mm DX, but otherwise I find FF lenses don’t have the DX lenses' edge problems. So, there is a good reason to buy FF lenses, even when one doesn’t plan “upgrading” to a FF camera.

And vice versa. If you like a 35mm FF on your APS-C body, you'll be unpleasantly surprised by its distortion and light falloff with your new FF body :)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
On article Studio Test Scene (66 comments in total)
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urix: What did you mean with "3EV at the center" of low-lit scene? Is it correct to assume that the center illumination is 20 lx? Thanks.

@yabokkie
Really? Illumination of 25-30 lux can be learned from EXIF data.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
On article Studio Test Scene (66 comments in total)

What did you mean with "3EV at the center" of low-lit scene? Is it correct to assume that the center illumination is 20 lx? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:43 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Camera shipments continue to fall (132 comments in total)
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TWIZEEL: I know the way - OVERPRICED product never sells. Even 600 bucks for conveyor style of production for lens still expencive. 20 years ago hand-adjusted on optical bench Carl Zeiss was cheaper.

But 20 years ago the Buck has been much more valuable ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 05:13 UTC
On article Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review (1198 comments in total)
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Mike Cialowicz: Odd... they claim it has front and rear control dials, but all I see is a rear dial. Is the front dial the toothed thing surrounding the shutter button? Is that awkward to use?

Mike, did you count the dial around a shutter release button?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (143 comments in total)
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(unknown member): http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studio-compare#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=nokia_pureview808&masterSample=2012-07-20-0469&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=nokia_pureview808&slot0Sample=2012-07-20-0469&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Camera=nikon_d800e&slot1Sample=dsc_0098&slot2Camera=nikon_d7100&slot2Sample=dsc_0175&slot3Camera=canon_eos5dmkiii&slot3Sample=5d3_5213&x=-0.27194256828511937&y=1.209516054661301&extraCameraCount=0

Yes, sir. A Digicam like Sony RX100-II is more capable than Lumia 1020, giving a better sensor, a tilting screen, etc. But it is dedicated photo tool which price tag is similar to the one of the multi-purpose Lumia. Except that, we are unlikely to find a dozen of P&S digicams, justifying easily the fuss with a separate photo gadget.

DSLRs are in a diferent league. But not all ILCs of course. Personally, I had a chance to play with RX100 and NEX-6 side by side at a local store yesterday. It's all about an optics, but I find the RX100 to focus quicker and more reliably at any of its focal lengths than the NEX with conventional kit lenses. Not to mention size difference.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 07:39 UTC
On article Olympus TG-2 iHS (106 comments in total)

When I try to download original movie samples I get a message that an access denied. How can I get them?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 04:21 UTC as 23rd comment

Well... Where did you see an LX7 for $300 and a D-Lux 6 for $500?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2013 at 06:34 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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kewlguy: Why is the 24-70/4 IS much more expensive than 24-105/4 IS? The new zoom better be as good as the best primes! But then it's still f/4...

Because 24-70/2.8 II is much more expensive than 24-70/2.8
:-)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 09:27 UTC

These RRPs would be ok only if Canon is going to follow the Sigma's way. Compare Sigma 24-70 prices: $1400 MSRP and the street prices being less than $900.

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/24-70mm-f28-if-ex-dg-hsm-sigma
(and click FIND A DEALER)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 08:12 UTC as 42nd comment
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