kewlguy

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On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Thesun: Canon QC strikes again. Like most of my L-glass, this lens also suffers from serious decentering. The sailboats at f1,4, almost 50% of the picture is unsharp. The whole right side of the picture is blurry! Great!!!

@Angrymagpie - it doesn't matter left or right is blurry, it just shows that the focus plane is tilted. You just need to know which side is going front/back. The jeep shot shows the left part has sharp focus at the back and the right at the front. The sailboats, is sharp on the left meaning that the right part is basically bokeh because the focus is way closer to the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 13:38 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Thesun: Canon QC strikes again. Like most of my L-glass, this lens also suffers from serious decentering. The sailboats at f1,4, almost 50% of the picture is unsharp. The whole right side of the picture is blurry! Great!!!

No need for flat surface if the subject is far away. the difference of sharpness between left and right frame is too extreme. Check out the sailboats shot and the jeep shot at f/1.4. In case of the jeep shot, the left part is blurrier (check the left and right tyres) suggesting tilted focus plane. It's best to check for decentering at infinity focus, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Thesun: Canon QC strikes again. Like most of my L-glass, this lens also suffers from serious decentering. The sailboats at f1,4, almost 50% of the picture is unsharp. The whole right side of the picture is blurry! Great!!!

Yes, it's badly decentered - and it's a prime lens with no IS. My 70-200 II is slightly decentered (just found out after a year so not too bad), but I had to go through 5 samples of 24-70 L II to get a decent one. So much for an L lens...

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
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arndsan: I like this one - hopefully the price reduction on the market will be even better.
I'm sick of spec. overkill and just want to take pictures.

really? you can take (good) pictures even with lowly DSLR such as D3300 and a nice DX prime lens. Don't use all the features if you don't need them. You should have said, I'm sick of spec. overkill and just wan an underspec overpriced camera to take pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
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Old Cameras: The SL is starting to look like a bargain. ISO6400? 3 frames per second? Not that you'd be in a hurry. I think I prefer a Leica that accepts film.

It's a bargain in the overpriced-lifestyle-gadget section. You should buy two or three :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 03:32 UTC

Luckily Leica did not remove the LCD screen, otherwise it would be $15,000.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies

What about converting the raw in-camera since now most cameras have built in raw processing?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (108 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Reading some(many...) of the comments below I begin to feel a bit sad....

I think this video is very nice to watch. Great nature and passioned photographer and sporters. That is what photography is all about. Go out and shoot, with whatever brand/gear.

They put a lot of effort in making this video and most comments are nitpicking.

Sometimes I ask myself how many visitors of review sites are actually enjoying photography ;-)?

I make my living with photography. And pixel peeping mostly happens online at forums and comments on reviews. Clients don't do pixel peeping most of the time. The want images which suits with their needs.

Even if some images seem to have too much noise for your needs or expectations. That is mostly seen only on your screen at 100%. As soon you start to print the images most images will look just wonderful!

Only two compliments for the video I see so far I believe. Why would Dpreview make another one, if complaining is all they get in response..

appreciated their efforts, of course. But still, Canon sensor is different from Sony sensor - one has to expose correctly (ETTR doesn't hurt), that's all. It's neither nitpicking nor pixel peeping if the results don't represent the best of what this camera can do.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 06:25 UTC
On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (108 comments in total)
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desaint: Wow very bad post production..lot of noise..please put the radius slider next time on 0.5 in lightroom...
Don't know what happend but so much noise on iso 100..can't imagine it's the camera,i have seen a lot of samples and they where much cleaner.

Yes, really bad postpro. Too much haloing, and most importantly, sub-optimal exposure. At iso100 the 5Ds is capable of producing clean shadows. The photographers need to learn more about the metering and histogram.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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Mike FL: So far, FUJI only has ONE weather sealed IS lens.

T1 is not a bad body, but too bad.

As references:

- SONY has 4 OIS+sealed E- lens

- 8 sealed MFT lens for OLY

- 18 sealed lens for Pentax

It is system camera.

Clearly you're just a gearhead. Sorry, but, *pentax* lenses? You'd be very lucky to find one that is well-centered and the variation is HIGH. Not to mention only few Pentax lenses actually have good optics/resolution. I used to be a Pentax user and I still keep some lenses (limiteds and MF). The new DA zooms are mostly meh. Fuji may not have too many OIS and WR lenses, but most of the lenses in the line up are excellent. Totally different class. So yeah you're good in pure statistics. I give you that ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
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Peter CS: Never mind a weather-sealed x-mount, fixed focal length lens. Biggest weather threat is changing lenses in a harsh environment. For this reason, I want the Fuji- X mount 10-24mm and all their other zooms to be weather-sealed for my landscape and hiking trips! I have a hard enough time just keeping my sensor clean - while changing lenses - in good weather...

WR lenses allow you to take photo under the less-than-ideal weather or harsh environment not to keep changing lenses. Get the 16-55 if you want WR zoom.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 23:22 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)
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Robert Kempen: Now let me see, who shall I believe

The endless BS from the Leica haters, or the reviews coming in from real professional photographers who actually use cameras to make a living

Oh yes and then there is the price of course - haters want the very best but cannot afford it - it is always the same is it not - the same crappy comments from the same idiots who cannot afford Leica

Just get a life - you don't like it or cannot afford it, move on and go talk your BS around your barbecue and leave the forum to people who appreciate the efforts from the camera manufacturers

There's a fanboy and there's a professional....fanboy! LOL

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
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cgarrard: Buying it. Good price, good features, seems like a good optic with two ED elements. A nice focal for casual photography. Done, this is what Fujifilm needs more of.

Same here. Looks like a good compact optic.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)
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semorg: Hahaha LOL! Who is this camera for? Hulk?

I'm sure even Hulk prefers something less fugly! Green version maybe? But no worries, it's Leica. They will put some engraving BS and different color, call it limited and sell it at twice the price ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 03:03 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)

I just read another hands on review on the rumor site, it says Leica put everything people like about mirrorless into the SL. Really?? I love my mirrorless small and easy to carry!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 01:46 UTC as 326th comment | 4 replies
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RichRMA: Voigtlander laughs at Sigma!!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1160237-REG/voigtlander_ba328a_10_5mm_for_0_95_m43.html

Why? what's so good about voigtlander? 0.95...on m4/3? laughable.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 01:30 UTC
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Marty4650: The Canon EOS M series was NOT designed to compete in the MILC market.

It's sole function is to provide Canon brand loyalists with a MILC camera to prevent them from buying a competitive brand. And when you look at it that way, it has been a raging success.

If you want a better MILC camera and a better value, then Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Samsung, and Panasonic all have one for you. It just won't have a Canon name on it.

Correct. I use Canon DSLRs (4 FF bodies) but when it comes to MILC, I use Fuji, and not one of this piece of cr@p called M series from Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 15:12 UTC

Should have been called a Tamtax or Penron lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 02:53 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
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p5freak: High end glass, but focus by hand, ridiculous. Hello Zeiss, the manual focus age is over, since decades. Canon and Nikon bodys and not build for manual focus. What is a razor sharp lens good for, when you cant focus it properly ?
A modern lens has to support on sensor phase detection autofocus. Thats the most accurate way to focus, to get the sharpest possible pictures.

@vscd - Leica uses RF for focusing which is very precise. It works well even in low light. OTOH, DSLR uses AF-assist which is not 100% accurate. In that case, I prefer AF for the sake of comfort and speed...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
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aramgrg: Zeiss is like Victoria's Secret girls. You want-but not affordable!

not really Otus not-affordable

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
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