VadymA

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VadymA: I think we should stop using term computational photography. We should call it computational castration, which explains much better the essence of the process and the final output (as demonstrated by these samples IMHO).

I am talking about things that are in focus, not out of focus. Any fine detail on the border of sharp and blur, like loose hair, is completely gone. Looks very comical once you start noticing it. Fine for the phones and social media, they don’t care about details. But think about this - 5-10 years from now, these iPhone pictures will look like cartoons due to their current flaws comparing to the phones of the future, while picture taken with real lenses today will still look flawless even 50 years from now.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 05:36 UTC

I think we should stop using term computational photography. We should call it computational castration, which explains much better the essence of the process and the final output (as demonstrated by these samples IMHO).

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 02:53 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies

I don’t rent camera gear but when I saw the numbers my first though was - Canon must be cheaper to rent. And it turned out to be true. A quick look at LensRentals website showed that Canon cameras are about 10% less expensive to rent comparing to Nikon and Sony, while Canon lenses are a whooping 10-40% less expensive for a pro class. No wonder they are No 1. So I wouldn’t judge brand popularity by lens rental statistics, it just tells that most renters are price sensitive.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 13:59 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D3500 sample gallery (257 comments in total)

I might as well get one as a walk around option. I just like the size of it. Wish D610 was that small.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2018 at 17:54 UTC as 10th comment

I was reading about lasso light diffuser a few days ago here on DPR which I thought was quite cumbersome to use for an enthusiast, and it dawned on me that a small light that I could clip on my jacket or through on the ground to create some fill light would be a better, more convenient solution. And looks like they created just that :o)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 23:30 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Ringrijden in the Unusual sports challenge (6 comments in total)

Impressive shot on so many levels!!! The horse, the rider’s eye, the spear and the ring, the mud! So much is going on. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 07:46 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon Z6 sample gallery (292 comments in total)

I will wait for “Z6 goes wrestling, boxing, mountain biking, etc” series... Isn’t is supposed to be better action camera anyway?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2018 at 14:55 UTC as 77th comment
On article Gallery update: The Nikon Z7 goes wrestling (223 comments in total)

Finally pictures that can make any cellphone fanboy completely speechless.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 22:36 UTC as 33rd comment

It is not only mirrorless, it is everythingless.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2018 at 00:54 UTC as 7th comment

Remember those huge brick phones of the past? They might come back as first ever full frame phones ;D

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 01:02 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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semorg: Exact copy of Sony's announcement from July (over 3 months ago). DPreview needs a bit more editorial research to add more value than just sharing PR posts.

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/7/23/17601858/sony-imx586-announced-image-sensor-resolution-specs

Not surprising. When did Samsung create something before anybody else? I can’t recall anything.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 00:59 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100 II review (174 comments in total)

The 4K mode is “soft and also quite over-sharpened” :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

I think the researches will argue that the Mooney wing was chosen strictly due to size/cost limitations of the lab but the objective was to demonstrate the effect from the impact with a much larger/faster aircraft. If they can show that physical properties of Mooney's wing are similar to those of at least some larger planes, they will be able to justify using higher speeds in the test.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2018 at 18:15 UTC as 15th comment

Still the same haircut mess as before. All those lose hair strings magically disappear like a person gets a good dose of hair spray. Having said that, I will repeat myself again and again, this is absolutely fine for cellphone photography which is displayed predominantly on cellphones. It is convenient, it is fun, it is instant, it looks great on the phone, and it is free. What else people need if all they want is to have fun without having to learn boring theory of the art and craft of photography?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 22:48 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R (245 comments in total)
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VadymA: Hmm, I like you guys but, honestly, this is the first review when I can’t remember anything positive that was said about the camera. I am sure there was something, but all I hear is - “old sensor”, “old sensor”, “old sensor”. I think you should be more balanced in your analysis and fit it to the main audience. Even someone like me with zero knowledge about MF would understand by default that this is not a consumer camera, not a sports camera, not a travel camera, not a video camera. So there is no need to spend 80% of review on something that the camera can’t do simply by its purpose. I wanted to learn more about specific applications where camera like this would shine, but the review was useless for that. I feel sorry for Fuji sending this camera to you.

This comment was supposed to be under Chris&Jordan video review but somehow it got into here. Wish they had a delete button or something...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50R first look (119 comments in total)

Hmm, I like you guys but, honestly, this is the first review when I can’t remember anything positive that was said about the camera. I am sure there was something, but all I hear is - “old sensor”, “old sensor”, “old sensor”. I think you should be more balanced in your analysis and fit it to the main audience. Even someone like me with zero knowledge about MF would understand by default that this is not a consumer camera, not a sports camera, not a travel camera, not a video camera. So there is no need to spend 80% of review on something that the camera can’t do simply by its purpose. I wanted to learn more about specific applications where camera like this would shine, but the review was useless for that. I feel sorry for Fuji sending this camera to you.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 18:08 UTC as 5th comment
On article What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R (245 comments in total)

Hmm, I like you guys but, honestly, this is the first review when I can’t remember anything positive that was said about the camera. I am sure there was something, but all I hear is - “old sensor”, “old sensor”, “old sensor”. I think you should be more balanced in your analysis and fit it to the main audience. Even someone like me with zero knowledge about MF would understand by default that this is not a consumer camera, not a sports camera, not a travel camera, not a video camera. So there is no need to spend 80% of review on something that the camera can’t do simply by its purpose. I wanted to learn more about specific applications where camera like this would shine, but the review was useless for that. I feel sorry for Fuji sending this camera to you.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 04:26 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 review (221 comments in total)
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Aleks7: Please add normal review. Video reviews are very annoying.

I find written reviews annoying. So what should they do?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 16:01 UTC

Well, comparing to other modern primes, it can still be called a nifty fifty I suppose ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 04:27 UTC as 21st comment

Very nice. But most likely will be in the Leica price range, which is out of my reach. Sad.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 22:31 UTC as 292nd comment | 1 reply
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