Hellraiser

Joined on Dec 19, 2013

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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

A good photographer can make some very nice photos with crappy equipment. Just look at some images taken with a phone https://www.flickr.com/cameras/apple/iphone_6/
https://www.flickr.com/cameras/apple/iphone_6_plus/
That doesn't prove that some other people can't push limits of far Superior sensors.
For example - when i had a low DR sensor camera, I've constantly had banding issues when processing images. And now that i have a high DR one thos issues are a thing of the past.
Some people use forms and objects as a main part of their composition - and for them the low DR cameras can work just fine. But for others, that use colour as a main part of the composition - every single stop of DR is a welcome addition.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
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kryten61: Alternatively , I wonder if Sebastiao Salgado realises his award winning work is shot on a sensor that is not quite state of the art. Maybe if he know he would rush back to all those recent locations and take much better images. :-)
I wonder if he cares?

Canon need to improve from a Pixel peeping point of view, or do they? Of course improvement is welcomed but needs perspective.
I know many working photographers who have no idea what is being discussed in here, who are oblivious to any of this PP.
It doesn't seem to be quite as big an issue to them and or they are more than happy with their gear, lenses , performance etc offered by their systems. And I suppose more importantly so are their Clients.

I wonder if clients will start demanding a Nikon or Sony shooter because of their much better images?????…I think not. :-)

Yep.. same thing with Ansel Adams. He was using what was good at the time he was around. And he had great results.
Does that mean that all of us should use medium and large format film cameras and ignore new and better technology?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 08:32 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

@Barry Goyette
Funny thing you are trying to say here. I actually use flat raw files from camera because i KNOW how to use them and what to make of them. If you can't, that is your issue... I use my own tone curves and tone map images to my liknig. And yes 2 stops of DR matters a LOT to me. If they dont matter to you, fine, i won't argue about your techniques. But as long i can crop my images enough to my liking and have some Extra DR to work with, I'm happy.
Saying that you dont need more DR is just like saying "hey, most of screens are 1920x1980, why the hell would i need more than 2MP" :S
It gives you lattitude to make small errors. And if you know how to use those extra 2 DR stops you can make stunning results.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

Actually it does matter. A lot. Tonemaping those extra DR can give you lots of freedom in post procesing. No one prints a flat RAW out of the camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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Lan: I still can't understand why they've launched this lens. There are a lot of 100mm 1:1 macro lenses out there already, and many of those are quite affordable too... Those competitors often include auto apertures, autofocus, and image stabilizers.

A 2:1 macro lens would have been interesting, but this is just perplexing.

I'll concede that the geared version might make some sense for macro videographers, but how many of those are there?!

Pentax ftw :P

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 06:32 UTC
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jrkliny: I am truly uncertain how to interpret this new data. When I look at the comparisons it seems that a Nikon 7200 can be pushed about +5 stops without excessive noise. The T6 sensor can be pushed about +3 stops. A couple of extra stops is clearly an improvement, but I am not sure how valuable this will be in normal use.

@ nanananana
You can't compare the weight of a prosumer body that is metal alloy to a plastic Canon.
Pentax has far more dedicated APS-C lenses (that are smaller and lighter) than Canon does.
Anyone who shoots with K-3 range of a camera couldn't care less about free software, even if they do Rawtherapee and Darktable are free and have all the features even a pro would need.
Yes, you love your Canons, but there are far better alternatives for the same price.
Btw, I got my Pentax with a free Silkypix RAW editor that I dont use because I'm a Lightroom user.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 09:27 UTC

woooah! Who could have seen that coming?!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 111th comment
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semorg: 1/3 inch sensor at 1.27 megapixels = 63.5 megapixel Full Frame sensor!

Nope, wrong again. Canon doesnt have a single camera that has a DR over 12.1EV
http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/Landscape

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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joeyv: Faster than even the fastest pro dslrs. Unmatched telephoto reach w/ ft1 adapter. A unique tool that gives photographers new capabilities. And it all fits in the palm of your hand. (Well, not quite.) if you can't see the possibilities, you sure are missing something.

If you fit it with a FT1 adapter and DSLR lenset it doensnt even closely fit the palm of your hand -.-

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The camera is missing an Aps-c sensor, viewfinder and sd card slots. Nikon really needs to hire some new staff!!!!!

Dont fixate on APS-C sensor size. 1" ise more than enough for the system. The price is the problem here. Camera as s such is a really nice one.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

Agree!
A small compact system camera that costs as D7100. Bad marketing I say!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 08:06 UTC as 200th comment

Cmon Nikon!
A compact mirrorless camera that has the same price tag as D7100?!
At least put it in the price range of D5300, this is waaaaay overpriced -.-

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 07:53 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app (209 comments in total)
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paulbysea: Where is the android version?

Umm... we using the same Android? Most powerful? Nice drugs u have there man... :)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On article Pentax K-500 Real-world Samples Gallery (30 comments in total)

Dear Pentax,
Please consider moving 14 bit DA converter more down the line. Nikon 5100 has it, and it is cheaper than K-50.
Your loyal customer.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 13:34 UTC as 4th comment
On article First impressions of the Pentax K50 and K500 (85 comments in total)

Dear Pentax,
Please consider moving 14 bit DA converter more down. Nikon 5100 has it, and it is cheaper than K-50.
Your loyal customer.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (329 comments in total)
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Nectar D Or: Pentax can enjoy their 15 minutes of fame...

Because the K3 (a fine camera, by the way) is going to be all forgotten about once the 7d mk II is introduced.

And then again pentax will upgrade the k3... and the race will go on...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 09:42 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (329 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: Sorry Pentex sucks rt now compared with bang for the buck that nikon or canon give and actually Sony is much better choice then Pentex , now I know Pentex fan boys are to defend why their camera is great , but it's not .. I would buy a Sony before giving a Pentex a second look .. Just not big enough selection .. Maybe down the road but by then sony with be the 3rd name in DSLR

Sony and dslr? Have u actually tried some of sony lensel? Worst crap on the market. Only 3rd parties save them...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (329 comments in total)
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naththo: I prefer vote both Canon and Nikon due to complete lens line up. But K-3 would not get a vote from me for reason due to some problem around that has more technology problem than the old K5. Probably due to Ricoh is rushing around release new camera without testing first. It is not fair for Pentax fan to be honest. They were hoping that they exceed their expectation which is very important.

They really do... canon doesnt have a single prime in ef-s lineup :/

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 14:46 UTC
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M Jesper: Pentax K-3
Pentax K-3 !
Pentax K-3 !!

A camera so nice, you say it thrice.

I have it... its a great camera if u dont need weather resist features... movie mode sucks but k-500 is a ptotographic tool, not a camcoder...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 14:34 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 (329 comments in total)

I currently own K-500 and i can say it is the best entry level aps-c camera. Pentaprism 100% cover viewfinder, a really nice sensor and not to mention Pentax offers far more nice prime lenses than its competitors and as a bonus those lenses are half the size than their competition. If you don't want to upgrade to full frame, any of the pentax is a great choice

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 14:32 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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