ottonis

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This must be caused by something faulty that most likely could be corrected with a FW update.
There is no way a contemporary FF CMOS sensor will fall that far behind smaller sensors w/r to DR.
So, everyone take a seat and let's wait for an official statement by Canon.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 279th comment | 1 reply
On article Are the NLE wars beginning to heat up? (33 comments in total)
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SoundMix: I'm still using Vegas Pro 13.

Me too. Very slick and neat NLE.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)

These are truly amazing and stunning photos! At first glance I thought they were artificial until I realized they are indeed real.
Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational article. My lust for photography just jumped up a few nods!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 6th comment
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Triplet Perar: On DPR was published a rumour that Ricoh is thinking into shutting down camera business "because of the losses". DPR published Ricoh's reply too, but went no extra mile, no extra 20 articles to dig more, see what is going on, because, imagine!, DPR may fear they may loose some valuable audience? Does DPR care about users of Ricoh's and Pentax cameras that come to DPR?

But there is TONS of coverage about one camera from one manufacturer. How disproportionate is that — care about one single product vs the future of an entire manufacturer and majority of their products?

That is one example I used to state DPR lost balance and reporter's cool. So instead of DPR, users of Ricoh Imaging's equipment must dig more, investigate what is the truth. In Ricoh's latest annual report, camera business division marked increase of sales (!) in fact. And, Ricoh is to repurpose some compact cams plants, and that is shown as cost, of course. How that squares with words in rumours? Who cares for truth?

Haha, dude, seriously? Please, read your own post or let another person read it loudly for you.
You keep complaining about a photo hardware review site posting reviews on photo hardware. Really now?
Maybe you should akso complain about medical doctors treating patients, about Tesla making electric vehicles, about Usain Bolt running, about the NASA doing their space stuff and about Johny Depp playing Jack Sparrow.
On a serious note: I have been amazed by the thorough review DPR posted on the PentaxRicoh K1 camera. Be happy and stop talking stuff like a toddler.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:36 UTC

Great article by DPR, thanks for sharing!
And a big LOL at those forum members who actually keep complaining about a photo gear website posting articles, tests and reviews on photo gear. Haha, humanity never fails to amaze me!

@ DPReview: Don't worry too much! Trolls have always been and will always be there. In the earlier days of the internet, about 15 years ago, there used to be a much higher signal to noise ratio at virtually any messaging board and forum because it's been the early adopters and smarter people in general who made use of this technology. Nowadays however, literally everyone has access to the internet, so people posting here do more closely resemble our entire society which consists of few geniuses and good people just as well as of plenty of seriously "strange" characters, to put it nicely.
Facebook is not the slightest bit better, since you have tons of fake profiles there that are posting fake stuff.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:27 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies

It all boils down to the question how well AF will work with adapted Canon glass. If Canon EF lenses provide for *sufficiently* fast AF when attached to the A9 body, it will make a lot of sense for most photographers not to change the entire system but just integrate the new A9 body into their existing Canon system.
If Sony is smart, they will actually support Metabones some help to make those Canone lenses work well enough on Sony bodies, in order to get their foot into the high-end sports_/action-camera market.
They can of course spare some goodies (e.g. face detection, eye-detection) to work only with their genuine Sony lenses; but they first need to make the photographers want to buy their body. If they start loving the A9 body, people will sooner or later also get the original Sony lenses, one by one, in order to make full use of the A9's potential.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:41 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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ottonis: "...short zoom, long zoom, super telephoto. Essentially a 16-35, 70-200 and 400 mm F2.8,' explains Seattle Times photographer..."

To my knowledge, many sports photographers carry a couple of camera bodies with different lenses attached.
As of now, I do see the A9 as a "second body" with a short zoom attached ti it, alongside a D5 or 1Dxii with a long zoom.
The weight and size advantage if the A9 would make it the ideal "tiny" companion to a big camera with a gigantic lens.
That's exactly how I envision the A9 to make its way into the pro sports photography segment.
If the pro's like its performance they will ultimately upgrade to longer lenses once they become available.

@badi: you raise a couple of very valid points; but don't forget that we don't only have huge media companies but also an increasing number of freelancers who might very well be tempted to try the new system and look if it can benefit their work.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

"...short zoom, long zoom, super telephoto. Essentially a 16-35, 70-200 and 400 mm F2.8,' explains Seattle Times photographer..."

To my knowledge, many sports photographers carry a couple of camera bodies with different lenses attached.
As of now, I do see the A9 as a "second body" with a short zoom attached ti it, alongside a D5 or 1Dxii with a long zoom.
The weight and size advantage if the A9 would make it the ideal "tiny" companion to a big camera with a gigantic lens.
That's exactly how I envision the A9 to make its way into the pro sports photography segment.
If the pro's like its performance they will ultimately upgrade to longer lenses once they become available.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 05:03 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies
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Triplet Perar: Is this the holy grail of spray and pray photography for techies?
Thank you Sony; you have fulfilled the ultimate techie's dream — now no one has to know anything about photography, or cameras, but only keep the shutter release pressed down. Not even fingers are needed; stick it with a tape. Mystery and learning thrown out of the window. Basically, this is a thick, FF version of the iPhone concept.

Yes, all companies need to stop innovating immediately! I am for reintroducing the manual cameras from 1900 where subjects had to stand still for a couple of minutes in order to get sufficuent exposure.
How dare Sony to advance camera technology, .... ts, ts, ts.....

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (305 comments in total)

This is the future of (mainstream) photography, as it allows for compact designs which can be adapted to fit into smartphones.
Today, most photos worldwide are already taken using phonecameras - despite all their limitations with regards to IQ, DR, SNR etc.
Now imagine a bump in IQ by factor n (will depend on number of sensors and choice of lenses). This will only further increase the likelihood to take pictures with those tiny devices that you akways carry with you.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 05:26 UTC as 42nd comment

At first, phonecameras cannibalized the compact point & shoot camera sales. Next, I guess, will probably be the 1" and m43 markets to lose share to the cameraphones.
As I see it, in the not so distant future, the marjet will dichotomize and consist of advanced (multi-sensor, multi-lens) phonecameras on the one side and people carrying their FF / MF cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 03:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 8 replies

Apple lowering prices of the new iPad means that iPad sales must be in serious trouble.
Moreover, why are they using a CPU from yesteryear?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 05:49 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies

Glad to hear about these new enhancements on flickr. Hope they work out well and prove useful.
Flickr is kind of a "dinosaur", since most young people tend to use mainly facebook or instagram to share photos. However, for old-school guys like me who want to use the cloud only for sharing photographs and not their entire social life, flickr is still golden and I hope it will continue to prosper.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 18:27 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)

I would't hold my breath. Hasselblad made an add-on module with 3x zoom for the Motorola Z, but the lens was very slow, some f/3.5-5.6ish. Add this to a tiny 1/3" sensor. That's maybe good enough for sunny beaches and mointains at noon, but any other scenario of available light will be beyond the capabilities of this add on zoom module.
Oppo did either invent some disruptive new optoelectronic technology or this 5x zoom is going to be slow as hell.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 19:12 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)

Just wanted to chime in to say that quite a few of the gallery images are adorable. It is brilliant how the photographer is making full use of negative space in some shots.
Well done and inspirational!

Best,

David

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 05:30 UTC as 25th comment
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (352 comments in total)

Does that mean that I won't be able any more in the future to install and activate my C6 production suite (that I legally possess)?
I do have the setup files and CS6 is running on my current desktop PC but sooner or later I will have to upgrade to a new computer and would like to continue using cs6.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 06:20 UTC as 38th comment
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bluevaping: Extremely disappointed approach to this post. 1. Shooting 3:2 raw beta JPGS
2. Underexposing 2/3 of the samples, my OMD EM1 ii doesn't have a metering problem. 3. Over use of exposure latitude with a camera brand your not familiar with. It's as if you never full set out to use this gear properly from the start. Despite that you still got a few good keepers.

There are quite a few truly outstanding images in the gallery. So, no need to sniff at the pictures at all.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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AshMills: Who is Trump's Official Photographer? I look forward to seeing the transition of style.

Well, all the pictures taken by Souza (that I have seen so far) are characterized by some distance. There is always plenty of context and background, making the POTUS a part of the scene. Souza's photos do tell what is going on rather than glorifying one person.
From all I know about Mr. Trump, I am more than doubtful that this style of photography would match his personal taste.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 10:57 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (174 comments in total)

I was pretty new at dpreview back in the days when the x100 was introduced and I remember drooling about its super low-noise performance at higher ISO values. I used to watch the dpreview studio scene (the old one with the globe and the blue watch) and the x100 somehow managed to produce the least amounts of visual noise between 800-3200 ISO among virtually all its peers. It was an RGB sensor before the new breed of x-trans sensors came out and I do still wonder whether Fuji had a special sensor at their hands of whether they maybe baked some in-Raw noise reduction algorithms...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 46th comment

If it is possible to read fingerprints from 3m away, then ot should be even more possible to make an iris scan from the same distance.
Maybe we should al start wearing gloves and sunglasses now?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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