Muster Mark

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On article OM System 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II sample gallery (106 comments in total)

Looks good. I'm guessing any difference between this and the mk I version would be very subtle. It's hard to tell, but it seems slightly soft at 2.8, judging by the picture of the building but maybe that's just because of how sharp it is stopped down, or perhaps it's because most of the image is actually outside the focal plane.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2022 at 16:07 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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WhiskeyBeforeBreakfast: The 'UPLAND BUZZARD VERSUS CORSAC FOX,' #12, is a composite. Is this a joke?

What makes you think it's a composite?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2022 at 18:40 UTC
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nameless0ne: Sony FE 200-600mm f/5,6-6,3 G OSS, current price is 1.649 Euro. Full frame lens. Very good one...

Fujifilm XF 150-600mm f/5,6-8 -- 2.199. Being APS-C. Slower. And 550 Euro more expensive.

That hurts. But people will still buy it, I suppose?

I had the same thought, but I think it's more a case of Sony's lens being a crazy good value than Fuji being overpriced. Also, one component isn't an entire system, so it's not really relevant to compare prices of single components directly since you can't mount the Sony on a Fuji camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2022 at 22:56 UTC
On article OM System OM-1 review (1808 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Unfortunately the color science has definitely changed, which isn’t mentioned in this “review”. Look at the studio scene, specifically the African American man. Very different/worse compared to the E-M1 Mark III.

That's because the test scene pictures are fading, not the camera changing. DPReview mentioned this at some point.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2022 at 14:58 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic GH6 Full Review (49 comments in total)
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Kumsal: Just a video review?
What has changed so radically about DPReview?

I think the text review is in the works. dpreviewTV has always been doing reviews of products along with the text reviews for a while now. Is it so strange that they publish this one first? Also this is a video camera, so a video review makes a lot of sense.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2022 at 04:07 UTC
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Steve in GA: Those who miss and mourn the days of mechanical video cameras should watch this video.

The digital world is capable of things that would have been absolutely impossible only a few years ago.

The high frame rate film cameras were really something else. Used for ballistic imaging, I think. Not in any way disagreeing with you, just saying it can be mind-blowing to see how people managed to overcome the limitations of their technology.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2022 at 22:32 UTC

Very surprised how light these are, all things considered.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2022 at 02:36 UTC as 131st comment
On article What is dual gain and how does it work? (164 comments in total)
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User1234567890: I am surprised nobody complains the camera lacks 8K despite the 100MP quadbayer cmos.

No I didn't but the sensor in the A7s3 has no bearing on the sensor in the GH6. The spec sheet and multiple sources say it is not quad bayer. It's also not stacked. It seems like a good sensor though.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2022 at 17:25 UTC
On article What is dual gain and how does it work? (164 comments in total)
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User1234567890: I am surprised nobody complains the camera lacks 8K despite the 100MP quadbayer cmos.

That might be because it doesn't have a 100mp quad bayer cmos.... just a guess.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2022 at 16:41 UTC
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Harold66: I am sure I am going to be a dissenting voice but I am very disappointed about the direction Chris and Jordan have been taking in their videos over the last year or so. Now it seems most of the videos is about going through the specs list of every new product and complaining or requesting that every new product to have the latest feature available somewhere else.. The request for always a higher megapixel count when most people on dpr hardly ever print , and not large
how about Chris asking the new Olympus model to have the most expensive and not always widely available card ? New card , new battery none of this matter for a reviewer who does not have to pay all this extra
Now regarding the dialog between different companies ..companies are here to make profits not to please reviewers and would Jordan have the same requirements for the three companies of the L mount system ? I doubt it ..
and do not get me started on REALLY comparing merits of different systems regarding DOF

This is probably the silliest reason to want more MP I have ever seen. You are of course allowed to want what you want, for the reasons you want it. Thanks for the laugh. m43 might not be for you if you like being able to zoom in a lot on a super hi-res monitor before hitting 1:1. Maybe go for 64MP full frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2022 at 15:38 UTC
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B-rad: We need a pro macro lens.

what's wrong with the 60mm macro from olympus? Just curious.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2022 at 02:59 UTC
On photo Short-eared Owl in the My Best Photo of the Fortnight challenge (14 comments in total)
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Muster Mark: What a fantastic shot! If I could ask a silly question, what was the reasoning behind using f8 instead of f4? Was it for increased DoF? Thank you!

Oh, doh! Thanks for the explanation!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2022 at 14:42 UTC
On photo Short-eared Owl in the My Best Photo of the Fortnight challenge (14 comments in total)

What a fantastic shot! If I could ask a silly question, what was the reasoning behind using f8 instead of f4? Was it for increased DoF? Thank you!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2022 at 14:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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Don Wiss: It still has a useless keyboard. All Microsoft's keyboards subrogate the useful function keys. In their place are all the function that control screen and sound, which one rarely, if ever, uses. As one that uses F2, Ctrl-F4, and Alt-F4 literally hundreds of times a day, any keyboard that requires a function key to access them is a non-starter for me.

They have a Fn button that toggles whether or not the function keys are volume/brightness or f1...f12 It's really not that hard.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 13:13 UTC
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TWChua: IMHO, anything more than 24MP is a waste of storage and processing power. I would rather they focus on improving low light performance.

It's not really a trade off as far as I know. By pixel binning, you can achieve the lower light performance of a lower resolution sensor. I think there is some advantage in larger pixel pitch by having a larger full-well capacity, but someone more technically knowledgeable than me would have to explain the photographic implications.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:12 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Nikon Z fc (85 comments in total)
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Eulan13: Difficult to judge, but in spite of the different sensor size the high iso images aren't much better than those I get from my Fuji X-T3.

Aren’t they both apps-c?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 13:39 UTC
On article Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4.0 Pro field review (293 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: Ive worked on raw samples from the new lens, it’s razor sharp, fantastic lens! I find it perplexing how so much emphasis, from commenters on dpreview genreally, is put on importance of shallow dof. The true strength of m4/3 is more dof while maintaining wider apertures. With my 12-100, I regularly shoot at f13, f14, and never have to focus stack, a limitation for those obsessed with diffraction mythology, or thinking that a slightly softer background, even in a landscape, is acceptable as long as the exact point of focus is razor sharp. A good example, the 300 f4 has the advantage at the widest aperture, with the dof of an f8 lens on a 600 mm 35 mm lens, and the speed of f4, there’s nothing better for wildlife or distant landscapes, nailing tricky focus points. . I’ve tested f5.6 directly against f13 on my 12-100, no difference worth noting, pixel peeping at 200%. Blurred backgrounds are something that can be negotiated by a photographic artist not depending on luck.

As someone who shoots 4/3 I think some things should be clarified for accuracy here. Smaller format lenses only have an advantage in terms of DoF if you are using apertures that aren't available (in equivalent terms) on the larger format. So in your example, yes, using f13 or f14 on 4/3 sensor would be like f26 or f28 on a FF sensor. So yes, if these apertures are useful for you you need the smaller format as most FF lenses stop at f22.

However, it's disingenuous to say that a 300mmf4 lens on m4/3 has the DoF of f8 but the speed of f4. The noise performance benefit of the larger sensor makes up for the difference in optical brightness (f-stop). This has been debated ad infinitum with equivalence and what not and ultimately it's just true unless you are comparing sensors from very different technology generations.

I think it's more accurate to say the benefit of the m43 system here is that you get the size of a 300mmf4 with 2x TC on FF but the IQ of a 600mmf8.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 14:58 UTC
On article Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4.0 Pro field review (293 comments in total)
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brownie314: Wow - Olympus pro lenses are expensive. I think if Olympus is going to win over new customers they need to compete not just on size (because that advantage has kinda disappeared with the latest FF mirrorless) they need to compete on price too. Nikon has a great UWA DX lens for F mount for around $300. Where is the equivalent Olympus lens?

Is there any other lens for any system that gives the same FOV range though?

Edit: typo

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 16:08 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Apple M1 iMac vs. Intel PC for photo/video (466 comments in total)
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Joed700: I use both platforms on a daily basis. I use a Mac in one room upstairs and a PC downstairs. I must say PC system has evolved in a good way compared to decades ago. It's quite reliable when put it side-by-side with a Mac. I prefer using a iMac 27" during photo editing over my PC laptop connected to a 27" monitor. One thing I do want to point out though is that Consumer Reports magazine surveys revealed that Mac systems are generally more reliable than most PC with the exception of the LG Gram series. Another important issue I've noticed is that with a PC, you do have to subscribe to an anti-virus program, but I had never put any antivirus problem on my Macs since 2012...knocking on wood.

Default windows anti virus is more than good enough and won't bog the system down. It's actually very similar to what MacOS has built in I believe.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 22:24 UTC
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Oceanvista: The current sensor in my EM1 II is creating images as good as my D7500 and D750, at 200 iso (i never have the need to go more than 800) My 12-100 pro is the big differentiator, which is sharper than than my 24-120, 18-140 or the 16-80, and gets much closer without any loss of acuity. DR is never an issue for me, I've learned how to expose properly for highlight recovery in raw, well to the right, which gives fantastic results when processed in Camera RAW. I normally have no reason to use a higher iso than 200-400, I can tell you from experience, you cannot see any reasonable difference in 20X30 prints made with my Epson Stylus pro 7880, 24 inch Printer when printed on smooth fine art stock! I thought it through before making the switch, sometimes had some remorse for the change, but have found Micro four thirds is just such a joy to work with. I really welcome the new sensor if used, and despite all the hype, 20 mp is plenty! Hey, its not for everyone!

@brownie314 it's worth also considering the quality after processing through the AI noise reduction programs. Of course the bigger sensor will always do better but the difference can be remarkably small.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2021 at 21:55 UTC
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