ecka84

ecka84

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On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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munro harrap: In good light the FZ1000 equals these results, so have a think, as there is now a version 2 with a bigger zoom, and Sony have one as well. And it is absolutely silent and runs at 10 FPS in raw, as does an a6000 with adaptor and a MUCH cheaper alternative-manual lenses included as the highlighted focussing indication works well.
Of course IF you need super low-light results AND FF .......

https://i.chzbgr.com/original/7198845696/hEB14787C/1

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
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fuego6: Sales of this will be brisk - 2 units sold for 2018!

Which part? :)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)

Fine optics and the price is OK, I guess.
Now, how are we going to deal with the lack of lens collar. This is not a small lens and practically there will be a considerable front-heaviness when mounted on a tripod or a monopod. It got F6.3 aperture, so it is kind of slow and the OS may not be enough for landscape photography or precise LiveView focusing for super-telephoto with teleconverters.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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fuego6: Sales of this will be brisk - 2 units sold for 2018!

I don't really remember what Leica did there, but they claimed that it is somehow superior in a similar way this Phase One marvel supposedly is too - better details, better tone gradations ... smoothness ... clarity ... and other scientifically meaningless marketing epithets. My point is - those magical shades of gray must represent the alternative to the actual color, which means there must be at least 3 times more information. Basically IQ3's 16bit B&W translates into the usual 14bit RGB without any improvements. While 16bit RGB potentially can provide 18bit data for B&W. Maybe those 2 extra bits of "lost" data are sacrificed to get a better DR and details, but I'm not seeing it in the actual images, sorry.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Nice sample shots and a good selection of subjects. Two things:
1. Did you fine tune the autofocus? In-camera or using the dock? Or both?
2. Could you put it on a crop-sensor 80D or 77D or D7200 so we can see how it behaves with the higher pixel density?

Well, 80D and 77D have higher pixel density, but the 5DsR has no AA filter, which improves detail quality enough to compensate for the lacking resolution, I think :)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
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fuego6: Sales of this will be brisk - 2 units sold for 2018!

Maybe so :)
The next question is - Why would anyone buy B&W prints for thousands of dollars? - I mean, for thousands of dollars I can buy all the tools I need to do it myself and even keep the tools :).
I just really don't like that part of not having the choice of shooting in color. Maybe I don't understand something. Maybe B&W-only cameras have some kind of a big advantage vs. making a B&W image from color, which I didn't find in case of Leica Monochrom.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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Magnar W: A lens for wildlife photography, and the fastest action captured is a turtle! :-)

For such lenses, tracking fast moving subjects should be the proof of how useful the actual lens is. I know tracking accuracy has to to with the camera too, but the lens itself plays a major role. Hope such pictures will follow when you add more to the gallery.

You wouldn't believe how fast they can be, really :)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM sample gallery (142 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Nice sample shots and a good selection of subjects. Two things:
1. Did you fine tune the autofocus? In-camera or using the dock? Or both?
2. Could you put it on a crop-sensor 80D or 77D or D7200 so we can see how it behaves with the higher pixel density?

2. ...
- or better yet a 5DsR to satisfy everyone :)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 15:11 UTC
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fuego6: Sales of this will be brisk - 2 units sold for 2018!

Why would I want a $50k black & white camera? When Leica released their black & white M, I thought - "OK, this one is for snobs". Now, guess what ... a 'deja vu' :).

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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xmeda: Compare hi ISO image quality with Pentax K70.

Canon missed the train.

Even some m4/3 cameras do better.

Actually, K70 RAW looks very precooked and soft (for the same reason), Fuji-like BS. The Sony and Canon are much nicer with better details.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (504 comments in total)
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rjoyon: I have so many Sony,
it's hard to buy some more new onesâ˜ș

All pockets are full? :)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:50 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (504 comments in total)

I would take the a9, but if I had to pay for it, then I'd definitely get the a7RII instead :).

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 00:48 UTC as 45th comment
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (88 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, after you edit an image using this new amazing monitor and make it incredibly realistic HDR and stuff, how would it look like on a normal screen for the rest 99.99% of the world?

It's like a new TV commercial, when they show you how nice it is ... sharp, bright, contrasty and natural colors ... while doing all that through your old TV while you're watching it.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:08 UTC
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haziz: To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

@Tommi K1
"You can't use a 36Mpix FF to make a same detailed 3x2m print like you can use a 100Mpix MF."
- Actually, I can. It is called STITCHING, which allows me to make even much more detailed 3x2m prints.

"Even if you calculate the lens "equivalence", you are working with totally different image sizes and detail sizes and you will find that other has different DOF even when by "lens equivalence" they should be same."
- and guess what ... when stitching images shot with 300/5.6 lens on FF, you can get similar DoF and bokeh effect of a larger format camera (Brenizer Method).
Now the weirdest thing is that all this is perfectly in sync with the 'Equivalence'.

And then there are focal reducers (speed boosters), which follow exactly the same equivalence rules as well. Is that a coincidence? Maybe a conspiracy?
I don't think so ... . I say, theres too much ignorant people on the Internet.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
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MistaHaid: "How much would it cost a pro to switch to MF Fuji"

Please!!

Most outspoken pro "switchers" are switching for free (by being sponsored while making the "noise") or even make good money out of it. And that tells a lot about the main reason people switch systems at all. I mean, with Fuji theres more pain than gain at this point in time.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
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haziz: To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

@haziz
Physics is hard. Therefore, let's ignore it? Let's stay stupid? Really?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article Dell announces 4K HDR10 monitor (88 comments in total)

So, after you edit an image using this new amazing monitor and make it incredibly realistic HDR and stuff, how would it look like on a normal screen for the rest 99.99% of the world?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 22:19 UTC as 18th comment | 13 replies
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)
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ecka84: Canon Bad.

I'd like that :)
Canon Greedy.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article Canon will add C-Log to the EOS 5D Mark IV for $99 (463 comments in total)

Canon Bad.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)
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TN Args: The Canon was introduced at $2200. Why should this one be $300 pricier?

Because it got a G spot and a button.
:)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
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