aftab

aftab

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Thames, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Joined on Sep 27, 2005

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Maybe I am biased, but it feels good when Panasonic does well. I wish Panasonic sells it in truckloads. :-D

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 21:25 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply

It is not just fog and the waves. Great light too.
Really beautiful.
Thanks DPR for sharing.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 20th comment

It would be interesting to see what gears world's best wedding photographers use. Then of course we will question if they are really the best or we will say just because they use a particular gear doesn't mean other gears should not be used.
In any case, number of wedding photographers using Canon or Nikon would be overwhelming. Well, number of photographers using Canon or Nikon would be overwhelming for any kind of photography.
They rule. Period.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 07:25 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
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aftab: Excellent review.
Your statement regarding this lens on APS-C sensors is confusing though. You seem to be saying that this lens gets less bright on an APS-C body. I am sure you didn't mean that.

Thanks scastle. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
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aftab: Excellent review.
Your statement regarding this lens on APS-C sensors is confusing though. You seem to be saying that this lens gets less bright on an APS-C body. I am sure you didn't mean that.

Thanks for the link Chris.
I didn't read it before. But I read quite a few articles on equivalence and followed many threads here in DPR.
Like most articles, Richard's article and your statement didn't clear one aspect of the confusion. Let's say we are shooting a subject with 5DIV and 80D from 10 ft distance. If we don't change the distance 16mm on 5DIV becomes 25.6mm on 80D, but the aperture remains the same in the sense that we won't have to lower the shutter speed and increase the ISO to achieve same brightness. Lens doesn't get less bright, 2.8 doesn't become 4.5 when 16mm changes to 25.6mm. So, using 25.6mm and f4.5 in the same sentence as equivalent is confusing. It seems to imply that going from FF to APS-C, we not only lose angle of view but also lose light when distance remains the same. F2.8 behaves like F4.5 only if we are try to achieve the same angle of view as FF (equivalent to 16mm, for example) with APS-C.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 09:56 UTC

Excellent review.
Your statement regarding this lens on APS-C sensors is confusing though. You seem to be saying that this lens gets less bright on an APS-C body. I am sure you didn't mean that.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
On article Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016 (190 comments in total)

1,5,6,8 and 9 are my favorites.
Taken with LX-100, #5 is really beautiful.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 18th comment
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aftab: Did Sony just announce an upgrade to a camera they released only months ago? I am not a Sony user, still it doesn't feel right.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:10 UTC

Did Sony just announce an upgrade to a camera they released only months ago? I am not a Sony user, still it doesn't feel right.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 148th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)

I can't think of replacing my OVF cameras with mirrorless. I love OVF. The organic feel of it. The direction connection it creates with the subject. I know mirrorless has many advantages over DSLR. For me, it is the size. Exposure simulation would be the next one.
I have been thinking of getting a mirrorless to accompany my DSLR when travelling. It surely would be very helpful. M5 seems like a good candidate for it. I would love couple more pancake/small primes in addition to 22/f2. I don't want to lose the weight advantage.
I know many have gone mirrorless completely. They have accepted the fact that except for small primes good lens will be big and heavy, similar to DSLR lenses. I am not there yet. I am sure many are not.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:51 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
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Auricom: Then ...

...Fujifilm rolls out their Medium Format Camera & Sony with their BEAST(a99 mkii) at photokina 2016, which is just around the corner, to make this already obsolete Canon even more of a joke.

You should do your homework. Sony, didn't 'create' mirrorless. Although Panasonic or Olympus didn't create mirrorless either, they made it popular by making dedicated MFT line.
All these companies went mirrorless simple because they couldn't compete with the big boys in traditional DSLR market. Canon waited till the right time. Canon maybe late, but when Canon roars it is not a good news for others.
In any case, no table is turned. Canon continues to dominate ILC market and has expressed their desire to dominate MILC market in 2-3 years.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
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Auricom: Then ...

...Fujifilm rolls out their Medium Format Camera & Sony with their BEAST(a99 mkii) at photokina 2016, which is just around the corner, to make this already obsolete Canon even more of a joke.

Which table you are you talking about, Auricom?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
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aftab: Effect is very small. Looking at the eye picture, lower eyelashes on the left hand side show the effect. This probably would be useful when a bird's eye or feather detail in the head is slightly OOF. Problem is that file size is huge. So, one will have to make the decision to use it in the right shot. In Canon forum Iliah has claimed that DPRAW would give 1 stop advantage in highlight recovery. Not sure how that works. We will have to see some user experience.

Iliah was talking about DPRAW, not normal RAW.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 19:45 UTC

Effect is very small. Looking at the eye picture, lower eyelashes on the left hand side show the effect. This probably would be useful when a bird's eye or feather detail in the head is slightly OOF. Problem is that file size is huge. So, one will have to make the decision to use it in the right shot. In Canon forum Iliah has claimed that DPRAW would give 1 stop advantage in highlight recovery. Not sure how that works. We will have to see some user experience.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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AronQZ: Only care about and comparing RAW between 5DIV vs 5DIII vs 1DXII vs 1DX there appears very little difference at all in regards to noise for real world use. The one thing I keep seeing in the samples posted anywhere so far is the 5DIV looks softer at full resolution compared with the 3 others (down sampled closer to the 20mp range and they all seem very similar again). So good news is no worse than last gen and hopefully DR shows an improvement. I think the bump in resolution is a nice marketing headline and perhaps useful for larger prints but also probably pushing the sweet spot of the 1DX II with full resolution sharpness the trade off... Once downsized its all mute.

AronQZ, at high ISO 5DIV is better than both 1DX II and 5DIII when size reduced to 5DIII/1DX II size. 5DIV probably is Canon's best sensor, as good as the best out there.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiii&attr13_2=canon_eos1dxii&attr13_3=sony_a7rii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=12800&attr16_2=12800&attr16_3=12800&attr171_3=off&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=0.13803019410496048&y=-0.9675443178860494

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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DuxX: Basically there is nothing essentially improved in terms of image quality except resolution. MK4 is not worth of upgrade in my case.

5DIV has much less noise in high ISO, especially chroma noise. 5DIV noise is much finer. Actually 5DIV seems to be better than 6D in ISO 12800 and above.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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Yossarian1: What's with the random colour artefacts from the D810 and Sony at 6400 ISO RAW:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_eos5dmkiv&attr13_1=canon_eos5dmkiii&attr13_2=nikon_d810&attr13_3=sony_a7rii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr171_1=off&attr171_3=off&normalization=print&widget=1&x=-0.6340928271795914&y=0.3767834528380055

That's the magic of going AA less. AA-less brigade will still claim AA filter is a bad idea.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 09:14 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (225 comments in total)

My first DSLR. The whole experience was magical. I bought many cameras since then. And many lenses. Never experienced that magic again.
Thanks DPR for bringing back the memories.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:46 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

I am mainly a Canon shooter. But this lens excites me. I will wait to see some sample images and reviews. I am getting this feeling that this lens will make me use my Nikon camera a lot more than I have been doing.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 05:45 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply

Why is Obama sitting in a corner and the other guy has a bigger and nicer chair?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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