aftab

aftab

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Thames, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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On article Photo of the week: Hyena at Night (101 comments in total)

Awesome. Perfect background, angle and expression.
Wish I had at least similar background.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/4269542963/photos/3675964/_39a6279?inalbum=africa-2017

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 09:10 UTC as 7th comment
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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JackM: DPR, can you please add an automatic two-week ban feature to the "I had it" button on new gear announcements?

Jack, don't be too mean with time travelers. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
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aftab: Canon Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l3XrBwP_vQ

Haha. Did you expect McDonald ? :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
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aftab: Canon should release few more pancake lenses in addition 22mm/2.
Canon came late in mirrorless game, but they are now #2 in Japanese market behind Olympus, Sony is now #3. Who would have thought Canon would overtake Sony in their home turf?

Never said it wasn't Canon's home turf too.
Anyways, have a look at the mirrorless champion of DPR. https://photorumors.com/2017/01/16/2016-bcn-awards-in-japan-canon-wins-in-almost-all-categories/

DPR isn't real world.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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stevo23: Great place to have IS. A bit late to the game with this, but IS...nice.

My feeling is that Sigma will do very well with their lenses and will gradually take more market share from Canon and Nikon (Sony still is too small). Here is a snapshot of Japanese market in last few years.

https://photorumors.com/2017/01/16/2016-bcn-awards-in-japan-canon-wins-in-almost-all-categories/

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:15 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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Absolutic: If canon put ibis in their cameras like Sony A class or Pentax dslrs, they would not have to worry about arabization on 85mm lenses to begin with.

Use Android. :P

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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stevo23: Great place to have IS. A bit late to the game with this, but IS...nice.

I am sure Sigma is a fabulous lens and it's cheaper. And we don't even know if Canon will match sigma's optical quality, but it will be close if not better/same. When Canon tries something, (especially with their latest releases) they usually win despite the price difference. It is lighter than Sigma and will have reliable AF in addition to IS. And there is the Canon name, that's why it is still so difficult to compete with Canon. Surely, Sigma has made tremendous progress in recent years. In Japan, It now sells more lens than Nikon does. And Canon sells twice the number of Sigma.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:46 UTC

Canon should release few more pancake lenses in addition 22mm/2.
Canon came late in mirrorless game, but they are now #2 in Japanese market behind Olympus, Sony is now #3. Who would have thought Canon would overtake Sony in their home turf?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:33 UTC as 115th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)

Finally.
November feels like forever.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:14 UTC as 47th comment
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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stevo23: Great place to have IS. A bit late to the game with this, but IS...nice.

A bit late maybe, but not too late. Canon is never too late with their top cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:12 UTC

Canon Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l3XrBwP_vQ

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:50 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: I really hope Canon starts competing with Nikon and Sony instead of themselves.

Not sure what you mean. Everyone else is trying to compete with Canon, not the other way around.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)

9th post on D850.
And few whiners complained that DPR only cared about Sony. People are so clueless.

Just kidding. Couldn't help. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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aftab: So far all available images, including RAWs, look good, mediocre, crap and excellent. Nothing unusual or extraordinary. Just another FF camera as far as the IQ goes.

Me? You? Or something in the sky?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:45 UTC

So far all available images, including RAWs, look good, mediocre, crap and excellent. Nothing unusual or extraordinary. Just another FF camera as far as the IQ goes.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
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Imager of: These are compressed online Jpegs. Wait for the raws!

There are RAWs in Photography Blog.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
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Jabs767: Out of interest, are these out of camera JPG's or processed NEF?

The only one to me on my system that looks any better than my D810 is #2!

All are processed in Photoshop Mac OS X. Not sure if processed from NEF or JPEG. Pictures have lots of JPEG artifacts though.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Great. Who needs 12fps if you are only going to keep the first shot. of course many amateurs press the button way before the action happens and keep their finger down for the next thirty seconds. This guy has nothing bad to say about the D850. In advertising this is called Testimonial. let's wait for The angry photographers review and see if he will trade in his x-t2 for it. ;)

That maybe his style, but a bit unusual style. If a bird/subject is flying towards me I will lock focus when the bird is not that close, I will press shutter when I am happy about the distance and then select the picture that is sharpest and has the best composition. In all other situations (side to side movement or moving away) I will select the best composition or light in addition to sharpness. Everyone has his or her own style, but his approach is unusual.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 08:17 UTC

First picture is near the edge of the frame and it's a action shot, so it can be a bit soft. But I am surprised about the last picture as the subject is stationary. Did he use focus and recompose? Or maybe lens needed MFA? Hopefully, this camera is not like some earlier D800 with focus issues on one half of the frame.

In any case, any lens fault will be magnified with higher MP. And now everyone is looking at 100%.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 07:14 UTC as 66th comment
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (361 comments in total)
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aftab: Impressive detail on the portraits.
Image #1 shows surprising about of noise for ISO 100.
Bird pictures lacks feather detail, appears too smooth; eyes and beaks are pretty sharp though.
Image #7 shows some moire on the white.

In any case this should be a killer camera. Happy for Nikon and Nikon users.

That's maybe the case. But with Nikon's fabulous AF tracking (D5 is the best among all cameras) and 45mp I expected more. My 5DsR actually does better in this kind of BIF.
I think no matter how good AF tracking is, we have still a long way to go to match pictures taken of a still subject with same gear compared to same subject flying.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
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