Pictus

Pictus

Lives in Brazil Teresopolis - RJ, Brazil
Works as a Retouching and IT
Joined on May 8, 2007

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WOW!
Dpreview, when testing this gem, please test the flash sync
with some studio flash, leaf shutter has potential for higher flash sync.
Thanks!!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 20:41 UTC as 99th comment

"(...)so Prolycht is working on profiling different camera sensors so that it can tailor its output to ensure the light and saturation is within the range of the camera’s abilities to capture it accurately."
This is very interesting!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2021 at 07:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Tea Plantation in the Food on our plate - The harvesting of agricultural products challenge (6 comments in total)

Very bad sky replacement...

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 19:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (418 comments in total)
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Orim_70: C1 speeds dramatically up, if you enable hardware acceleration (Open CL graphic card needed - which supports even my 2019 13" HP Envy Ultrabook with a MX250).

Otherwise a fair review and the price could really be lower ...

True, with a modern/fast GPU it converts wayyyyyy faster than LR.
C1 is very optimized for OpenCL.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 14:50 UTC

Black holes or dark matter does not exist...
It is something else, check the videos at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIgmsQOKnmk&list=PLwOAYhBuU3Uel_1K8_OQo11Tnvdaz6SJ8

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2019 at 23:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 18 replies

I like the new new RAW Enhance Details.
Good to have better edges, less moiré and more small details…

Some examples where it made a difference: (Animated GIF)
https://i.imgur.com/U6mA8c0.gif
https://i.imgur.com/b0pqQSW.gif
https://i.imgur.com/hdHHGGX.gif

RAW files used:
https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D700/D700hSLI00100.NEF.HTM
http://download.dpreview.com/fujifilm_xpro1/DSCF2008new.RAF.zip
https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a7r/AA7RhSLI00050NR0.ARW.HTM

An excellent video
https://youtu.be/jWugeczW01o

BTW, guys now you will want a FAST/modern GPU.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 16:37 UTC as 7th comment
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Pictus: Datacolor strikes back!
Lets hope that now the Spyder X uses dichroic filters
like the i1Display Pro, so they will not age...
And now also does not have big unit variation...
Technology advances, so I hope it is now even better
than the king i1Display Pro.
Competition is good for us consumers.

Hey Dpreview, do a teardown. :)
Here one for the i1Display Pro https://youtu.be/QAwKOGSow-s

Guys, with any calibration device you have https://displaycal.net/
is the BEST calibration solution for monitors without reprogrammable LUT.
It is a masterpiece!!

The NEC PA272W has a reprogrammable LUT, so the appropriate software to calibrate is bassICColor or NEC SpectraViewII, both can access the NEC LUT.
https://www.necdisplay.com/support-and-services/spectra-view-II/Overview

I calibrated several different monitors with different solutions and for
monitors *without* reprogrammable LUT I did not find anything better
than https://displaycal.net/

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 01:58 UTC

Datacolor strikes back!
Lets hope that now the Spyder X uses dichroic filters
like the i1Display Pro, so they will not age...
And now also does not have big unit variation...
Technology advances, so I hope it is now even better
than the king i1Display Pro.
Competition is good for us consumers.

Hey Dpreview, do a teardown. :)
Here one for the i1Display Pro https://youtu.be/QAwKOGSow-s

Guys, with any calibration device you have https://displaycal.net/
is the BEST calibration solution for monitors without reprogrammable LUT.
It is a masterpiece!!

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2019 at 20:00 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Class A: https://youtu.be/EDcUQNofFJU

And this https://youtu.be/Eo61t5fH6Qw

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:39 UTC

Spy vs. Spy

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 10:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2711 comments in total)
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retr01976: I love everything that Sony is doing to mirrorless. They are also creating a nice arsenal of lenses, but after using Sony I still can't commit due to one issue - image quality. I just can't get passed their IQ. I know technically everything is there on paper : large dynamic range, color space, but when I shoot Fuji and Canon and then shoot Sony I can't help but to feel the Sony files feel more digital and not as organic as other brands. I can't put my finger on the issue, but the image qualify just not there for me at this time.

retr01976 try Capture One, the Express version is free for Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:05 UTC

Thank you for the First Impressions Review!
The big dynamic range + the leaf shutter capable of 1/2000 flash sync is a blessing for flash users, HSS looses toooooo much power.

For anyone interested, examples of the Fuji X100 capable of f/2.8 1/1000 + 3-stop ND filter https://jonathanfleming.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/fuji-x100-super-high-speed-sync/
Blue sky RuLeZ!!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 204th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: I am disappointed.

Pentax K-1 is a quarter of the price, but delivers much better results.

RawTherapee for Pentax Pixel Shift photos produces outstanding results!
Wayyyy more forgiving for moving objects...
https://discuss.pixls.us/t/support-for-pentax-pixel-shift-files-3489/2560/168
For this type of image Pentax K-1 PS image is the most pleasant, moiré is so ugly...

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 17:44 UTC

3 foreigners(Venezuela/Peru/Colombia) arrested for the theft.
http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/olimpiadas/rio2016/noticia/2016/08/juiz-decreta-prisao-de-3-estrangeiros-por-furto-de-jornalista-da-rio-2016.html

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 23:43 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (128 comments in total)
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exdeejjjaaaa: > new color scheme

vote it down !

JF69,
Here it works, the ACR skin always match Photoshop CC 2015.
Photoshop menu Edit>Preferences>Interface>Appearance click in the squares.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On article Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 introduces new color scheme (128 comments in total)
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exdeejjjaaaa: > new color scheme

vote it down !

New color scheme RuLeZ!

Vote it UP! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
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janbanan: WOW, first good system for Sony!

Will this be comptabile with Elinchrom and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership?

Yes, compatible with the new Sekonic L-478DR-PX
http://www.lightingrumours.com/sekonic-litemaster-px-el-7930

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2497 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: I love Fujis, but with the high prices and weird feature absences (no RGB histogram?!?!? FFS) plus customer manipulation (plastic skin textures on the 2nd gen high ISO jegs, denied by Fuji), I would jump ship but for one thing.

There's no getting around the fabulous portrait OOC jpegs that are a combo of fuji skin tones, autoDR, and wonderful jpeg engine. No need for RAW (in fact I can't get as good in RAW as I can in fuji jpeg).

Even Lightroom's Fuji modes don't come anywhere near the OOC jpegs. I did try, ladies and gents, since the plastic textures on the 2nd gens were a deal-breaker.

Thanks goodness this camera doesn't have the plastic texture issue because I was stuck. But it's time for fuji to get their finger out of their collective butts and give us an RGB histogram. I need to go lower on the ISOs to get a decent 4K image but I would then be troubled by blow-outs, particularly in the red channel. ISO 400 does not reach 4K except when shot in portrait orientation.

Try Photo Ninja, ACR/Lightroom are not optimal for X-trans...
Even better use a X-Rite Passport to create "Custom Light Profile" that works like a super white balance for Photo Ninja.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
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Teila Day: It's hard to make a compelling case for Hasselblad today, even this "deal" isn't a deal when Pentax offers practically the same performance sans sync speed (which can matter a lot on location using strobes... not that 1/800 is earth shattering but it's better than 1/125); true focus and also a host of menu nuances.

I would have a very hard time (mentally) ordering a Hasselblad today for portraiture/landscape with the Pentax 645z as an option that is probably better made, more reliable (did I say more reliable?), and weather sealed. To add insult to injury, the 40mp Pentax (645D) can be had for under $4k.

With only $15k you can have a Medium Format Pentax 645z (50mp CMOS), 90mm macro lens with stabilization, and two Profoto b1 strobes which are perfect for location and can be used TTL./HSS with your favorite Nikon or Canon.

If Pentax its bottom, offer premium leaf shutter lenses (shame on them!), clean up the menu/buttons, etc.. and Hasselblad will left in the dust.

Nicolaiecostel,
Build quality?
Try this with the Hasselblad
https://fstoppers.com/gear/running-85k-camera-under-shower-science-pentax-645z-weatherproof-test-17253

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
In reply to:

Teila Day: It's hard to make a compelling case for Hasselblad today, even this "deal" isn't a deal when Pentax offers practically the same performance sans sync speed (which can matter a lot on location using strobes... not that 1/800 is earth shattering but it's better than 1/125); true focus and also a host of menu nuances.

I would have a very hard time (mentally) ordering a Hasselblad today for portraiture/landscape with the Pentax 645z as an option that is probably better made, more reliable (did I say more reliable?), and weather sealed. To add insult to injury, the 40mp Pentax (645D) can be had for under $4k.

With only $15k you can have a Medium Format Pentax 645z (50mp CMOS), 90mm macro lens with stabilization, and two Profoto b1 strobes which are perfect for location and can be used TTL./HSS with your favorite Nikon or Canon.

If Pentax its bottom, offer premium leaf shutter lenses (shame on them!), clean up the menu/buttons, etc.. and Hasselblad will left in the dust.

Yes, there is HSS for Pentax http://flashhavoc.com/priolite-hss-for-pentax/

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
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