steelski

Lives in Bulgaria Bulgaria
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jun 19, 2006

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On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)

I honestly think the pictures look oversaturated, oversharpened and a bit crappy. I guess it's good for a phone. But for the price, I still think people are getting mugged by their loyalty to this overhyped brand. A decent point and shoot would be better for these photos IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:49 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: More marketing BS as always. Anybody with $50 P&S camera + courtside game ticket or access to these POV will be able to produce better if not similar results.

I am rolling my eyes.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: More marketing BS as always. Anybody with $50 P&S camera + courtside game ticket or access to these POV will be able to produce better if not similar results.

Which Iphone option has the better than 50mm equivalent lens available? Or a decent grip? hmmmm

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
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mvmv: Hmmm… how about highlight recovery test?

I think I understood this! Its an interesting thing. The Pentax K5 did this with its ISO 80 implementation, there was a bit of a color shift if I remember. As the Minolda 5D and 7D were CCD It would be interesting to know what they did, but then again, they are obsolete.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)

Big phone.
http://www.iainclaridge.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/0110/i_am_on_the_phone.jpg

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 11:24 UTC as 5th comment
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Kamox: Note to the Dpreview editors: you should definitely produce a comparison video for über-geeks featuring:
- this lens;
- the Zeiss 1700/4 (you might have to fly to Qatar);
- the Sigma 200-500/2.8;
- the Canon 1200/5.6;
- the Nikon 1200-1700/5.6-8.
If you can find those lenses, that is.

Pentax 800mm F4

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)

Thank you for this. Its much appreciated.
You might want to also consider the F16 setting used. Although its common in landscapes, its really hitting the defraction limit on a standard 2.8 Zoom.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Zoran K: Unfortunately, digital artefacts are noticeable when Pixel Shift Resolution with Motion Correction is turned on.

Its an ACR/Lightroom/Adobe Issue

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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steelski: Please oh please try the files in the Pentax software, Update it first to the latest version.
As others have said, The Camera Store tested it and it coped better.

Rishi, Try the Pentax software. Maybe in SilkyPix software it does not work, But not in the Pentax provided software!!!
There is a massive difference with and without Motion correction!!!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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steelski: Please oh please try the files in the Pentax software, Update it first to the latest version.
As others have said, The Camera Store tested it and it coped better.

Here is an extract from the DXOMark Lens comparison of the Tamron equivalent lens.
"A sharpness score of 17 P-Mpix is impressive in terms of the direct competition again ranking 1st for pro standard zooms, ahead of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED with 15 P-Mpix, and the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM with 16 P-Mpix.
Considering the huge 36-megapixel sensor in the D800 however a sharpness score of 17 P-Mpix is less than half of the camera’s resolution and put into that perspective is less impressive. So whilst the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD – and pro standard zooms in general – offer good features, build and versatility, lenses that cover such a focal range with a large fixed maximum aperture aren’t the sharpest. "
Moral of the story,
The lens MP combo is not going to show off Pixel Shift. We are really getting into the limits of lenses here IMO.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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steelski: Please oh please try the files in the Pentax software, Update it first to the latest version.
As others have said, The Camera Store tested it and it coped better.

I just tried all the picture with the worst artifacts. It actually works in the Pentax software. But also, I think its masked by defraction at F16!,
I would imagine a much better showing at F5.6 - F8, which would not have suited the waterfall. Photozone tested the Tamron lens and it showed falloff at F11 on a Canon 21MP camera,
Now imagine the effect on something with over twice the resolution, (when you take pixel shift into account).

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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steelski: Please oh please try the files in the Pentax software, Update it first to the latest version.
As others have said, The Camera Store tested it and it coped better.

I lightbulb went on in my head, I just tested it and low and behold, its very different!.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Please oh please try the files in the Pentax software, Update it first to the latest version.
As others have said, The Camera Store tested it and it coped better.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 98th comment | 10 replies
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Lloyd709: I bet all those stuck in the mud staying with CS6 are starting to feel just a little bit jealous now!!!! Anyone guess what waterfall that is?

well, its pretty good for a first attempt.
Am I kidding?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
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Lloyd709: I bet all those stuck in the mud staying with CS6 are starting to feel just a little bit jealous now!!!! Anyone guess what waterfall that is?

no, you do know that this is already doable in CS6 right?
you just have to do it individually for each corner

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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Ian Leach: So we are comparing a designed in 1999 diminutive 77mm ltd lens against the hunk of glass which is the Nikkor 85mm 1.4G.

It is a golden limited lens! but thats because of its character, it has never really tested great in terms of off centre sharpness and chromatic aberration. Its mediocre at best!!! but it makes a great looking image IMO.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
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NeilJones: Complete overkill.
Sony a7r ii can achieve similar results at a fraction of price.
With most images being web based now, who needs a 100mp!
So silly.

There's always one.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best Cameras for Kids 2015 (105 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: How 'bout dads old dslr ;)

how about dads old SLR and craptastic 50mm F2 lens.
Teach those SOBs to focus on something in life :P.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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srados: Still my 2 year old Note 4 does 10x better job.

you guys are dumb.... As its a note 4, it will be 4 times better.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 22:27 UTC

all over 200 dollars........ are you kidding me.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 13:23 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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