ashwins

ashwins

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Joined on Oct 17, 2011

Comments

Total: 113, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

ecka84: Well ... the 7 ate 9, but who ate the 4? :)

Also in China number 4 is regarded very inauspicious

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 09:53 UTC
In reply to:

Bgpgraebner: This lens would only make sense when kitted with the A6300/6500. Otherwise this is pointless. Why pay $50 more than the amazing 18-105 for no power Zoom and no constant F4 aperture? Would only make sense if it came on a kit and added $200 to the camera body price

I wouldn't call the 18-105mm lens "amazing"...

Hopefully this 18-135mm is optically better.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 13:43 UTC
In reply to:

Marcin 3M: An did they finally invented curves?

For Curves you need something like Elements+ plugin...

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 08:14 UTC
In reply to:

Gordon W: Any bets on how long before Adobe buys this product and kills it like they've done with others before?

The fact is that FreeHand was MUCH more intuitive and far easier to use than Illustrator.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (163 comments in total)
In reply to:

ashwins: I am using this set on my Nex-5n and the 30mm (which I use a lot) is a very good lens (optically better than 19mm—but not quite as good as Samsung 30/2 lens...)

...but the 60mm is stellar! Maybe my copy of it is just better than the one used in this review...

Just to get an idea of the sharpness and lack of lateral CA of the 60mm lens:

https://plus.google.com/photos/109714203611048797501/albums/6147344530841964065?authkey=CPaA8e3YtaKlRg

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On article Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (163 comments in total)

I am using this set on my Nex-5n and the 30mm (which I use a lot) is a very good lens (optically better than 19mm—but not quite as good as Samsung 30/2 lens...)

...but the 60mm is stellar! Maybe my copy of it is just better than the one used in this review...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On photo A foggy start in the My best picture this week challenge (7 comments in total)

A great shot!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 15:18 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

pedrolito: there is said: will open raws from sigma sd1m, dpxm

yes it does but the color is completely off. same like dcraw.

maybe in a few weeks and some updates ahead

@ Harry G7

That would also be great if this plugin was available for Macs as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 20:42 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (352 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mark Smith: An Ok write up a few good options are missing where is serif Photo plus? Possibly I didn't read the article and missed it because of all the options available it probably offers a larger amount of the tools that PS offers than any of the one mentioned.
http://www.serif.com/photoplus/

Limited to Windows PCs only.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 08:19 UTC
In reply to:

Shamael: they all go for 1500$, 32/1.8, 12/2.8, and 50/2.8. A lot of money for 2 diaphragm faster than Sigma 30 that sells 199$. It is not pocketable, so better run a Tokina 11/16 2.8 with adapter and a Sigma 30 1.4 beside. You get the 2 lenses and the adapter for the price of one Zeiss lens. Now, just answer AF, with EA2 adapter on NEX they do that as well. Zeiss is good, but their prices suck.

Why would you pay $199 for a Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN lens??

Here in Europe it sells for 90 euros (less than $120).

Link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 08:16 UTC
In reply to:

PaulSnowcat: Looks like SOONY NEX... Why buy something like NEX, when I can buy NEX itself? :)

Samsung NX was before Sony NEX, so if anyone copied the design it was Sony..

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 21:16 UTC
In reply to:

Timmbits: What's wrong with all the haters here? Wake up!

THIS IS AN ENTRY-LEVEL!

You don't like it, go see the NX300, NX20, or Fuji for that matter.

Stop b!tching for what is missing in a $500 package!

"...their cameras to date have all been crap."

What a pubertal comment!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2013 at 08:21 UTC

Pretty strongly over saturated images to my eye.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 14th comment
In reply to:

kecajkerugo: the sensor is from D7000..at least look like this: on the comparative chart swicth on the D7000 and see how they look like...same (almost same...depending on subjective evaluation).
Yet another good camera to take pictures. Not the best in class. Cannot compete with the best m4/3 with picture quality but it is quite there when comared with mid-class m4/3.

LOL!

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 19:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples (205 comments in total)

Nice set of pictures.

X100s seems to have the tendency to overexpose a little, though.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
On photo Three Friends in the Two or More Roses challenge (5 comments in total)

Very elegant! Congrats!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

JEROME NOLAS: Why not 24mm f2.0? I mean Sony made pancake, not that expensive Zeiss monster..

Exactly! Where's the affordable E-mount 24mm prime? Even f/2.8 would do it for me.

By the way, I have tried several quality MF 24mm f/2.8 primes with my F3 and found out that the best bang for the buck is Canon FD 24mm f/2.8, especially the S.S.C. version:

http://fdreview.com/lens-review.php?itemid=10

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
In reply to:

Najinsky: The NX have great potential, the bodies are well designed, the lens range is pretty decent and continues to improve.

But the IQ is seriously lagging behind the competition. I appreciate that for many shooters with modest publishing requirements (Computer, TV, Internet, Small prints) the IQ is good enough (and don't confuse IQ with nice pictures, which any camera can take) but really, in comparison to the competition, the IQ is really quite poor.

Don't take my word for it. Just pull up the NX210 review, go to raw image test scene and compare the NX200 @ ISO 400 with OM-D EM5, NEX-5N and NX200. Despite the huge raw files, there is noticeably less resolution.

Here's a screen dump if you don't want to go to the review section:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4910244932/download/2379009

There's a lot I like about the NXnn models but until the IQ can can match the competition, the report card is going to have to read: "Must try harder, C-".

"But the IQ is seriously lagging behind the competition."

Good Lord! I can see that you have never owned any NX cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 10:19 UTC
In reply to:

AbrasiveReducer: Just skimming but any system of measurement that shows a Sigma lens outperforming a Zeiss lens, even Cosina-Zeiss, seems pretty suspect.

To understand how good that Sigma lens is, please read on objective review by an unbiased site:

http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=359

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:40 UTC
On article Nikon marks production of 75 millionth Nikkor lens (81 comments in total)
In reply to:

JDThomas: Here we have a rather innocuous piece of fluff news from Nikon's PR and somehow the DPReview forums have again turned it into an argument.

Seriously guys, does it really matter what corporation has manufactured more lenses? Is it really worth the time it takes to type up arguments and google search for meaningless facts that have no bearing on your daily lives?

I wonder if the heads of Canon and Nikon get together everyday and pick out two random DPReview members and debate on which one has produced more and better work at their job that day? Yeah, probably not...

Hey Thom,

It's just that this forum is soo flooded with kids, and for kids "my toy is better than your toy" bragging is soo important...

For this reason I am visiting this site less and less.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 18:12 UTC
Total: 113, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »