awojtas

awojtas

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awojtas: Curious if you can shoot RAW/DNG on the telephoto with the Note 9, or if it's like previous Samsung models where only the standard lens allows Pro mode with DNG, and the telephoto is limited to JPG.

I've had a multitude of cameraphones that shoot raw from both Samsung and Sony, currently on a S8, and the DNG output is pretty spectacular on the S8. The Sony's with their 21-23mp sensor were junk by comparison. Of course, the S8 doesn't compare to my full-frame 6D, but for memories and casual snaps, it does pretty darn great. Lightroom seems to be able to pull a lot of info out of the DNG files. It did take me awhile to get a preset configured how I want, but now I have, I just apply that preset to all my S8 DNG files. For holiday photos, the results are comparable to my Olympus mirrorless with kit lens in good light (put a more expensive prime on and the difference is more visible). So, cut a long story short, I really like the DNG on the S8 and am looking forward to the S10. But I really wish any telephoto was also DNG enabled.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2018 at 06:03 UTC

Curious if you can shoot RAW/DNG on the telephoto with the Note 9, or if it's like previous Samsung models where only the standard lens allows Pro mode with DNG, and the telephoto is limited to JPG.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 22:31 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies

I'm intrigued many commenters are talking about colour faithfulness. I didn't score my picks based on faithfulness, I rated them based on what I liked, and I favoured many images that were warmer and more favourable to softer shadows. For me this was 10x Nikon, 2x Sony and no Canon photos. (disclaimer: I shoot Canon FF and Olympus m43).

I also wonder about the screen people used to view these images. I used a crappy 24" with barely a hint of sRGB coverage designed for office use. On that screen, the D5's looked best to me, but if I used the MBP or the calibrated Dell 27" it might be a different store.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 05:53 UTC as 210th comment | 3 replies

My blind portrait picks- 10x D5, 2x A9, no 1Dx. I shoot Canon FF and Olympus m43. Quite surprised.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 276th comment | 1 reply

This is rubbish, the strawberries still have a red component to the color we are seeing. Anyone can open this in Photoshop and see that the pixels are typically R120-160, G180-200, B180-200. So of course they still look red in context, because all the pixels around the strawberries are much brighter and have more green and blue. The strawberries are red behind a cyan filter.
And no photographer is going to look at the image on the left or right and say the white balance is sorted for this.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 21:22 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
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dougjgreen1: I coulda sworn this was the new Hasselblad

There is a secret Heidelbokeh conference every year. During this conference, all the camera manufacturers gather in secrecy to discuss domination plans for the upcoming year.

Despite the media blackout shrouding this event, a strangely named policy called "Retroturd's law" has been leaked and we now have further details on how this policy is constituted.

It appears this is a strictly enforced policy whereby the number of cameras commonly viewed as "retrolicious", "wow!" or proponents of GAS - examples being the GM1, EP5 or any X-En series - are to be equally balanced by the deliberate release of what are referred to as "retroturds".

Today, we have confirmation that this policy is still enforced and it appears Ricoh has drawn the short-straw for implementation, taking over from long-time defender Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:43 UTC
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