Simon97

Simon97

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

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I can tell that the lens is sharp at 400mm (crane shot). However, atmospheric distortion causes a lot of rippling and distortion with such a tight FOV. The gallery unfortunately doesn't provide us with very good examples.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 15:09 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS sample gallery (71 comments in total)

Seems like a sharp lens up to 300mm. 400mm shots may be okay as atmospherics can affect the image. Many of the images are noisy. I'm not sure about the choice of ISO and shutter speed with the slow or static subjects. This is what OS is for.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2020 at 18:41 UTC as 19th comment
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Simon97: This was a business decision. Sony must have given them a great deal. It helps get Sony recognized more as a professional brand.

Well, no kidding. Their other choices were Canon or Nikon. Their professional gear certainly isn't crap. Sony was the "lowest bidder" so to speak. I am in business and I see a large majority of work go to the company with the best price.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 19:06 UTC

It all seems to be moving to the higher end of the market. I hope there will always be new camera kits available for ~$500 and under. For now, most brands have a decent budget kit.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 15:38 UTC as 171st comment

This was a business decision. Sony must have given them a great deal. It helps get Sony recognized more as a professional brand.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 15:00 UTC as 200th comment | 9 replies

I had one. Couldn't find any bags large enough to fit it.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 18:51 UTC as 65th comment

Shooting out in the sun with a light absorbing black camera body in summer temperatures, the camera won't last 5 minutes before shutting down.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2020 at 22:29 UTC as 300th comment | 1 reply

I think it would be better just to have one 600mm f/8 and use the teleconverters. The 600/8 would become an 840/11 with the 1.4x or a 1200/16 with a 2x. I could see it selling more as it is not so specialized going over 600mm nor so slow. Canon must have done their homework and found a 600mm f/8 lens too expensive to produce for the target market.

You're stuck using these f/11 lenses in the bright sun and I find wildlife often too contrasty in the sun. You'll need to kick up the ISO to noisy levels to use these f/11 lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 18:06 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (85 comments in total)

Good lens. Stands up to 60mp quite well at the extremes of the zoom range.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 14:47 UTC as 33rd comment

This is the main reason why the digital camera market is in such decline. At normal viewing, the images are nice and colorful and still look reasonable close up yet have enough resolution for the general user.

To the pixel peeper, the images have a processed painterly quality and a high radius halo-y sharpening look that I'm not too fond of.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 14:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G100/G110 review (366 comments in total)
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Simon97: When the high initial price settles out, this should be a $550 camera that replaces the GX850 (and whatever the model was in other markets) as an entry level camera, just with a VF and better video functions. I was hoping it to be a GX85/80 replacement, but without ibis and a reduced control interface, no way. The two lens GX85 kit is still a great deal at under $500.

Bad jpegs, really? I shoot raw on my GX85 for important stuff and jpegs for general use. After tweaking the picture settings for the jpegs, I don't have much issue with them.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 19:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G100/G110 review (366 comments in total)

When the high initial price settles out, this should be a $550 camera that replaces the GX850 (and whatever the model was in other markets) as an entry level camera, just with a VF and better video functions. I was hoping it to be a GX85/80 replacement, but without ibis and a reduced control interface, no way. The two lens GX85 kit is still a great deal at under $500.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 20:09 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G100/G110 review (366 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: So sad. Before reviewing you kill a product. All for the klicks?

I appreciate the opinions. I recall the photo magazines back in the day that would say no evil about a new product.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 20:01 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL10 review (303 comments in total)
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Marty4650: These EPL and GF models are clearly for the Asian market, where they seem to sell pretty well. In fact, some of them are not even available in Europe or North America in certain colors, or only become available long after they are released in Asia.

That doesn't mean there aren't a few people here who want an entry level MILC camera here, but the EM10 and GX series pretty much covers it for them while including an EVF and a few more features for not very much more money. If you look at the DPR gearlist numbers, in the past few years we seem to be buying the EM10 models in the hundreds, and the EPL and GF models in the dozens.

Right. The GX85 has been on perpetual sale in a two lens kit for around $500. It is more capable and the kit lens is better. You also get the sharp 45-150 zoom. Granted the GX85 isn't as compact as the EPL. The EM-10 has some great deals as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 15:07 UTC

Knowing Fox's obvious bias, its not a surprise to see this.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 18:21 UTC as 69th comment

So, before declaring your new "soft on one side" Sony lens as decentered junk, you may want to check the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2020 at 15:39 UTC as 48th comment

I was expecting $1k for such a FF lens because, well, FF prices, but the price is actually reasonable given the nice 20mm wide end and sharpness (if it delivers). f/5.6 isn't fast, but again, FF, which gives you some latitude for cranking up the iso.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 17:31 UTC as 47th comment
On article Casio: the innovator that time forgot (153 comments in total)

I recall deciding between the QV-10 and the Epson PhotoPC. The Casio had the LCD screen, the Epson did not but it have VGA resolution (640x480), so I went with the Epson. I remember the slow serial transfer and the terrible battery life. It would kill 4 alkaline AAs in 40 shots!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2020 at 15:36 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Best online printing services (140 comments in total)

Persnickety Prints is another good service in the US. I used them after a recommendation in the comments and was more than happy with my prints.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 22:30 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Decentered lens. The longer focal lengths show a softness on the right side of the image. It is very poor wide open at 180mm. I wish manufacturers would pay more attention to optical alignment.

I don't want to spend my hard earned money on a lens and have it soft on one side. Yuck!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2020 at 16:43 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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