Hellraiser

Joined on Dec 19, 2013

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bluevellet: *kisses Z6*

I bought you just in time.

that pretty much includes all of the camera gear. i dont think even all of the Leica lens components are made in Germany...
And this is not only camera business exclusive. Most of the electronic components that range from everything in your wristwatch to whatever is in your car is probably made in China.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 07:02 UTC
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Harold66: I really don't get it . Fuji is now well invested in its medium format cameras which offer a native 4.3 ratio. and yet for its aps cameras this option is limited to its entry level cameras (like the newly released XT200). Why not allow these of the 4.3 ratio on the EVF and the LCD on this new model ?
it does not add any cost and would for seduce some m4/3 users .Not to mention photographers who shoot a lot of verticals when the 3.2 ratio is "odd" to say the least.
Any thoughts Mr Butler ?

@greg - the sole reason is that there isnt any 4:3 APSC size sensor on the market

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:30 UTC
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Harold66: I really don't get it . Fuji is now well invested in its medium format cameras which offer a native 4.3 ratio. and yet for its aps cameras this option is limited to its entry level cameras (like the newly released XT200). Why not allow these of the 4.3 ratio on the EVF and the LCD on this new model ?
it does not add any cost and would for seduce some m4/3 users .Not to mention photographers who shoot a lot of verticals when the 3.2 ratio is "odd" to say the least.
Any thoughts Mr Butler ?

dunno... its just maybe me but i like having more in my original composition than edit it and make it tighter. its just more precise to do it in post.
but as i said - yeh - if they have 1:1, why not 4:3

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 09:32 UTC
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Harold66: I really don't get it . Fuji is now well invested in its medium format cameras which offer a native 4.3 ratio. and yet for its aps cameras this option is limited to its entry level cameras (like the newly released XT200). Why not allow these of the 4.3 ratio on the EVF and the LCD on this new model ?
it does not add any cost and would for seduce some m4/3 users .Not to mention photographers who shoot a lot of verticals when the 3.2 ratio is "odd" to say the least.
Any thoughts Mr Butler ?

You can always crop in post. GFX sensor has a native 4:3 ratio while, APSC has 3:2. Blame the sensor manufacturers :)
But yeah they could easily just add at least 4:3 framelines to the EVF/LCD

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 07:00 UTC
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MistyB: It's been fun, but this aging body (64) is tired of lugging around an 80D and backpack full of lenses.

Similar to the difference between a constantly emerging musician and the independently wealthy audiophile addicted to barely discernible differences of sound, I am not a professional photographer or gadget geek. And certainly not wealthy.

Rather than upgrading my gear, I am increasingly following the maxim that the best camera is the one I have with me ... my iPhone.

And if I want to indulge in greater flights of visual fancy, I'm going drone.

Show me the newest format, spec-topping handheld that can get more of a 'wow' factor, for landscapes or events, than the far cheaper, 4K-on-a-gimbal-drone a couple of hundred meters overhead.

DPReview, I've loved this site for years. But along with the too-big-to-fail camera makers, take notice. The times, they are a changing.

I really hope so for the computational photography on cameras, but i think that ship has sailed away...

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 09:37 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Pretty biased conclusion. I find any DSLR on the list a better option because they dont have to mask OSPDAF artefacts and have better battery life.

@ Magnar W - oh so missing pixels isnt an issue but some micro AF alignment for landscapes is? Hypocrite much?
Like I've said - you havent been in the field much have you? Changing a battery in the field a lot of the times just isnt an option.
@Grapejam - missing pixels are missing pixels. there is no way to faithfully reproduce them, but hey - just keep ignoring the fact. You seem like a person who would ask for evidence if the water is wet :)
Its landscape photography we are talking about here. Base ISO is all that matters. A lot of the time even base ISO isnt low enough and photographers use ND filters.
Luckily for landscape photographers there will always be cameras without PDAF.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 08:31 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Pretty biased conclusion. I find any DSLR on the list a better option because they dont have to mask OSPDAF artefacts and have better battery life.

@Grapejam - what are you dense? the missing pixels cant be faithfully reproduced. they are just estimations. There are smart ways of masking the missing data but the artifacts are there.
Any Sony sensor that Nikon used in their cameras had better results than in Sony camera.
And where do you see that A7r4 has better results than Nikon D850? What I see from tests is that Nikon has about the same DR and higher color depth at base ISO... And its an way older sensor.
Shadow - yeh for you backyard photographers battery probably isnt an problem. Try moving a few blocks from your house and youll start to appreciate every additional photo you can take. Not only that on a 3 day trip you take a lot of photos, those long exposures will drain the battery really fast...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 21:47 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Pretty biased conclusion. I find any DSLR on the list a better option because they dont have to mask OSPDAF artefacts and have better battery life.

Subject in landscape photography? DOF? You set your lens at highest F number you can use with the lens and set your lens to hyperfocal. You dont use AF for landscapes.
Grapejam. Every sensor that has ospdsf has artefacts. That just physics for you. Where there is no light falling on the sensor you have to use masking techniques to avoid lines. Some systems do it better some less so but in the end there are artefacts present and iq degradation whether you like it or not.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 17:42 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Pretty biased conclusion. I find any DSLR on the list a better option because they dont have to mask OSPDAF artefacts and have better battery life.

Besides af is of little use for landscapes. You focus at hyperfocal distance

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 16:38 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: Pretty biased conclusion. I find any DSLR on the list a better option because they dont have to mask OSPDAF artefacts and have better battery life.

Every camera with OSPDAF has artefact issues. Some are more visible some less.
DSLRs have mirror lockups so there isnt any mirror vibration issue at all...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 16:37 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)

Pretty biased conclusion. I find any DSLR on the list a better option because they dont have to mask OSPDAF artefacts and have better battery life.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 15:46 UTC as 150th comment | 11 replies
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Duncan M: Too bad DPR forgot to add Fujifilm into this article.

They should have, because Fujifilm currently is on the same dangling side as Canon and Nikon. Revenue down 12.4%, which on first side does not look too bad. But then... Operating income down by more than 53% - That's even more than Nikon and Canon.

So yes Fujifilm is NOT doing so well either!

It is a shame DPR did not mention this and did not talk over it either. Same goes for Olympus who have made a disastrous Q1 and Q2 2020.

No no no... The release is planned for summer 2020.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 09:54 UTC
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Duncan M: Too bad DPR forgot to add Fujifilm into this article.

They should have, because Fujifilm currently is on the same dangling side as Canon and Nikon. Revenue down 12.4%, which on first side does not look too bad. But then... Operating income down by more than 53% - That's even more than Nikon and Canon.

So yes Fujifilm is NOT doing so well either!

It is a shame DPR did not mention this and did not talk over it either. Same goes for Olympus who have made a disastrous Q1 and Q2 2020.

No no no. Pentax flagship APSC. The successor of K3II

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 09:30 UTC
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Duncan M: Too bad DPR forgot to add Fujifilm into this article.

They should have, because Fujifilm currently is on the same dangling side as Canon and Nikon. Revenue down 12.4%, which on first side does not look too bad. But then... Operating income down by more than 53% - That's even more than Nikon and Canon.

So yes Fujifilm is NOT doing so well either!

It is a shame DPR did not mention this and did not talk over it either. Same goes for Olympus who have made a disastrous Q1 and Q2 2020.

There actually is that APSC flagship they have been mocking up lately...

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 08:15 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: If you are a photography enthusiast, why would you invest in new gear? Your 5, 6 or 7 year old gear is almost as good as the new gear (which is much more expensive).

There is a section of the market that needs light gear with excellent optics, but cameras are not getting smaller anymore, they get bulkier (form factor).

The mass market was compacts and has been replaced by the phone.

@PhotoRotterdam Exactly my thoughts. Everything is getting bigger and heavier. I sold much of my gear to get a replacement and then I see that for a small IQ benefit I'd have to get about 50% heavier gear :/
I Put everything on a hold now. Not to mention I already had some paying jobs I did with my smartphone camera only.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 07:33 UTC
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Duncan M: Too bad DPR forgot to add Fujifilm into this article.

They should have, because Fujifilm currently is on the same dangling side as Canon and Nikon. Revenue down 12.4%, which on first side does not look too bad. But then... Operating income down by more than 53% - That's even more than Nikon and Canon.

So yes Fujifilm is NOT doing so well either!

It is a shame DPR did not mention this and did not talk over it either. Same goes for Olympus who have made a disastrous Q1 and Q2 2020.

"A company does not exist to maintain a hobby." You should take look at Ricoh-Pentax then :D

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 07:28 UTC
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fcracer: Imagine if Apple were to design and release a camera in 2020, what would it look like and how would it be received?

It would be beautiful and have a premium finish using advanced metals and manufacturing, it would upload images to the cloud, and seamlessly work with your iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.

It would have a touchscreen experience from 2019. It would use computational photography to make the APSC sensor do things that even full frame and medium format cameras currently cannot.

It would clobber everything but the most advanced gear.

The Japanese camera companies should be happy that Apple and Samsung have so many larger fish to fry because they’d have no chance against these modern thinking companies.

Samsung made both DSLR and mirrorless cameras. They didnt see enough profit in that market so they bailed out. No, phone makers arent even considering to make cameras. Not worth the effort.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 07:26 UTC

The future is in the computational photography. Camera makers should wake up.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 12:07 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies

"The moderately low light images below show the Pixel 4 producing a slightly more detailed, less noise-smudged image in its standard camera mode versus the Canon G5 X II's out-of-camera JPEG."
Pretty much says it all...

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 09:46 UTC as 54th comment

Hopefully the price for X-Pro 2 will go down :)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 07:05 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
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