Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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Simon97: A RAW shooter's dream. Low noise and ISO invariance. Way to go Sony! As a Canon user, I'm disappointed in the 6DII sensor. Worse boosted ISO performance than even its own APSC sensors. What gives?

I thought I read something on its boosted ISO performance somewhere. I might have confused it with another camera. Still, it has wonderful performance.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 14:51 UTC

A RAW shooter's dream. Low noise and ISO invariance. Way to go Sony! As a Canon user, I'm disappointed in the 6DII sensor. Worse boosted ISO performance than even its own APSC sensors. What gives?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 14:38 UTC as 122nd comment | 4 replies
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Simon97: Nope. Not for me. I also boycotted that awful flash player.

Someone please tell DPreview this. Just try to upload to your gallery without Flash Player installed.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 18:59 UTC

Nope. Not for me. I also boycotted that awful flash player.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 18:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies
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Steve Bingham: zzzzzz. Hello, Nikon! Hello? Anybody home?

Nikon needs a good PDAF sensor to compete with Canon, then there will be mirrorless after the N1 cameras. Until then... ZZZZZZ

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:08 UTC

I'll sit back with my SLR for now. Canon's mirrorless kit lenses are not appealing and there is not enough of them. The slow 6.3 apertures at the long end and not quite up to the SLR kit lenses optically. The 55-200 EF-M STM is inferior to the 55-250 EF-S STM in about every way.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:04 UTC as 145th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)
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Simon97: Nice to have the 24mm equiv. on the wide angle. Having a reach out to 200 would be plenty for me and less demanding on the optical design. All in all a good performance. People forget how awful those 1/2.3" sensor super zoom cameras are especially when zoomed in even in bright sunlight.

I've been researching P&S cameras to buy for a while. As far as I know the BSI sensors used in various models have been the best of the 1/2.3" sensors. They are okay in good light with the lens at the short end of the zoom where it has the brightest aperture. The images gets murky at the long end of the zoom even in good light. The 1" sensors are better there and when zoomed in. Yes, the ZS200 shows effects of high NR in low light / telezoom but not as murky as the tiny sensor. We have larger sensors for a reason. I'd be interested in what 1/2.3" sensor camera doesn't look like crap when zoomed in?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 19:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)
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Simon97: Nice to have the 24mm equiv. on the wide angle. Having a reach out to 200 would be plenty for me and less demanding on the optical design. All in all a good performance. People forget how awful those 1/2.3" sensor super zoom cameras are especially when zoomed in even in bright sunlight.

Having two 1" sensor cameras and 1/2.3" sensor cameras, the smaller sensor is not really usable for anything over ISO 400 where the 1" sensor still delivers usable images over 1600. Even at lowest ISO at full zoom, the 1/2.3" images turn to mush.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 14:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)
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Simon97: Nice to have the 24mm equiv. on the wide angle. Having a reach out to 200 would be plenty for me and less demanding on the optical design. All in all a good performance. People forget how awful those 1/2.3" sensor super zoom cameras are especially when zoomed in even in bright sunlight.

I know it is. That's why it's better than the 1/2.3" sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 00:23 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery (86 comments in total)

Nice to have the 24mm equiv. on the wide angle. Having a reach out to 200 would be plenty for me and less demanding on the optical design. All in all a good performance. People forget how awful those 1/2.3" sensor super zoom cameras are especially when zoomed in even in bright sunlight.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 9th comment | 11 replies

Lenses Canon, Lenses. Canon's EF-M mirrorless kit lenses, while not awful, are underwhelming. The 15-45 goes extra wide over the 18-55 SLR kit lens, but f/6.3 is too slow and the 3 stops of vignetting is horrendous. The 55-200 stm is a bit of a let down over the 55-250 stm. Better to get an SL2 or perhaps one of Canon's new budget SLRs and use the better lenses. Throw in the 24 and 40 pancakes and you have a fairly compact kit.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 19:03 UTC as 81st comment

I hope that this is not Nikon's only big announcement.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 14:14 UTC as 9th comment

Sony is trying to separate me from $2000.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 13:50 UTC as 47th comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1299 comments in total)

I just never got excited over 4K video. I'd rather shoot 1080p 60. The smoothness in motion trumps the extra resolution to me. As for the camera, I'm glad to see Canon pushing fourth with mirrorless. They need more & better lenses, however. The kit lenses with slow f/6.3 apertures on the long end and a bit lower optical performance than the EF-S counterparts is a disappointment. I don't have a MFT camera, but it is looking better at this point.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 15:37 UTC as 241st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (557 comments in total)

Geez, People complain about everything! A 1" sensor in a compact with this zoom range very nice but there is compromise. If you want fast at the long end, you can't have it in such a small package. That's why they make interchangeable lens cameras where you can choose the lens for your needs.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 15:20 UTC as 157th comment | 5 replies
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Simon97: Sure its no DSLR but I wouldn't mind this sensor and lens combo in a compact camera instead of those noisy, smeary compact cameras they push out now.

Because it could be a sub $200 camera. A G7X and RX100 aren't exactly cheap.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 00:53 UTC

Sure its no DSLR but I wouldn't mind this sensor and lens combo in a compact camera instead of those noisy, smeary compact cameras they push out now.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 19:17 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix GH5S sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Photato: Big pixels magic !
Really liked these shots.
Wish there was an APSC body with big pixels like this camera.
10 Megapixels is plenty resolutoon except for Lanscapes or extreme cropping.
Folks that need higher resolution there are plenty of other bodies out there.
Glad Panasonic is offering this option.

You can always resize a camera's image down. For example, resize a 24mp APS-C image down to 12mp. It will reduce the noise and the pictures would look sharper than a camera with a native 12mp Bayer array sensor. For still photos, more pixels are better to an extent.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 21:19 UTC

I'm not an Apple fanboy. In fact I don't own any Apple products. But I think it is cool when a big industry would use "common folk" gear to generate an end product. Now, it would be really funny if he used those cheap dollar store clip-on lenses for different focal lengths.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 15:04 UTC as 24th comment
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Michael Berg: I wonder how much camera weight it can support in the "chair" configuration? When I shoot with a tripod it's because I want the camera to be absolutely stable so I won't be in the chair when I trigger the shutter, rather standing beside the contraption. Looks to me like it would just fall over if the camera is even slightly heavy.

With 600mm f/4 monster glass attached it probably would tip over even with user seated :)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 16:52 UTC
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