Impulses

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Joined on Apr 7, 2013

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3tagebart: Even if you don't like super zooms like this one, you have to give the manufacturer credit for creating quite an affordable 22x (!) Zoom in such a small package.

Com' on Tamron, do a 24-400mm FF now! :-)

I think it actually is kind of a bargain for what it is, but it's probably built to hit that price point more so than built to beat/match other superzooms at anything but the (very impressive) FL range. Focus breathing and all that aside, will be neat to see a video shot as it racks thru it's full focal length range...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:58 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs: full-frame (402 comments in total)
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Impulses: Pentax aside, this seems like a bit of a stagnant category...

Yeah it seems like it's a category that will likely belong to older models going forward, just because of market conditions. I'd be surprised if any new CaNikon or Sony FF body debuts under two grand, specially with Sony's penchant for keeping older models in production and all three having high end APS-C lines.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (17 comments in total)

I wish they'd make a 17 or 20 like this... Small, sharp, great build, great AF, aperture ring (comes in handy with GM bodies)... The PL15 is a little too wide for me (already having the 12/2) yet not quite enough (and the Oly 17 fails a little short), still tempting tho. M4/3 is really spoiled for choices.

The DJI version is apparently the same darn thing btw, but cheaper.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (17 comments in total)
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vinrouge0: My most used M43 lens. Why is it though that I get noisy/blotchy skies at times even at 200 ISO and these shots are much clearer?

Still doesn't have anything to do with the lens...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs: full-frame (402 comments in total)
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white shadow: We always hear of websites and people promoting the upgrading of cameras from micro 4/3 or APS-C to full frame or from P&S to DSLR but very few talk about upgrading their skills from beginner to Pro level.

I think good photography is not so much about equipment but the mastering of skills needed to get the best photo. Without proper skills, the best camera still won't get you the best photo.

A professional photographer is someone who know how to maximise the capability of his camera to get the best out of it. Often, a P&S camera like the Oly TG4 (now TG5) can capture incredible photos.

A professional photographer is someone who gets paid for it and has enough business sense to stay in business...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 07:39 UTC
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3tagebart: Even if you don't like super zooms like this one, you have to give the manufacturer credit for creating quite an affordable 22x (!) Zoom in such a small package.

Com' on Tamron, do a 24-400mm FF now! :-)

It's pretty impressive on paper, no doubt... In practice tho, and for $650? Well, keep your expectations in check obviously.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 07:37 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs: full-frame (402 comments in total)

Pentax aside, this seems like a bit of a stagnant category...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 06:52 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Slouch Hooligan: Now let's see this done with The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening!

Smacking chickens in VR would never get old...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 05:20 UTC

Way to not grab the star, 8-bit virtual fail... ;P

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 05:02 UTC as 1st comment
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Raist3d: Compelling case? Are you kidding me? First my respects/ it's a cool tech demo. No, it's not a good representation f a good game. In fact it's quite horrible as a mario game. Just watching the video makes me dizzy.

This is a game experience that was designed for a 2d screen with tight controls and action. Of course it won't translate to AR when trying to do a direct translation of the game like this

You need a good game designer to create a new version that makes sense.

Also dpreview- please. Play Mario and understand video games / video game design a little better.

I doubt anyone is under any illusions that this is anything but a tech demo, as far as tech demos go it's amazeballs tho.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 04:02 UTC

Oooone iiis the loneliest number...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 17th comment
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (97 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: By the way it's not good that dpreview accepted to obtain the Oneplus 5 before the announcement. This increases the risk that one gets biased (subconscious). It's very disappointing that so many reviewers accepted this. Reminds me of amazon reviews where often reviewers got a free product in order to review it...

I read your post, you made absolutely no mention of free gear in it, getting it early absolutely DOESN'T mean getting it for free... This is pretty common knowledge, most review gear of this kind (not exactly cheap and going to established outlets) usually has to go back by a certain date. Most large review sites of any kind of gear tend to work with loaners, be it directly from the manufacturer or from stores.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 07:27 UTC
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M Chambers: I'd never become a photographer in DC. Since you can't carry a gun there you shouldn't feel safe to carry a camera.

Not sure what you'd do with both, proper shooting technique usually demands focus and both hands... ;>

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 07:22 UTC
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BoFiS: as someone who is only a photographer by hobby, I see no place for Instagram in my life at all, if i want to share photos I took at a friend's wedding, I'll post them on Facebook, linking over to the Google Photos album which contains full-res copies that can be easily downloaded.

I used to think the same way... Even Google+ has far better sharing tools if you care about IQ, who your share with, etc. IG still has a certain appeal as far as following high profile photogs and organizations tho, even celebrities... The undisclosed but obvious ads do get out of hand, but it's not much worse than FB tbh. If anything there's less clutter (granted it's really geared for quick consumption on a phone).

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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FuhTeng: That's really cool, what a fun addition. Please bring it to Android!

They do have an old version on Android, so hopefully.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
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JackM: Who shoots portraits at 35mm?

With everyone shooting selfies with WA phones these days (usually wider still than 35mm), I think there may be a subconscious shift in some generations over what 'looks right' and what's acceptable distortion... Not saying ya have to like it mind you, it's possible the market self corrects too (we're starting to see longer FLs on phones for one), or it's possible it all gets mashed together intentionally or not (as in Rishi's video).

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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JackM: Who shoots portraits at 35mm?

https://m.dpreview.com/videos/9908853464/lens-technique-wide-angle-portraiture-with-the-sigma-24-35mm-f2-dg-hsm-art

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (97 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Far too much unintelligent pixel-peeping going on here. These images need to be normalised and compared like-for-like at equivalent ISOs. This camera has impressive ISO performance for a phone.

"Processing of JPEGs are horrible. Even at ISO 125 clouds in one of the images look like a painting."

It's actually quite good when you compare it, normalised, to an iphone. Iphone's only reach 6MP detail at ISO 25 in very bright light.

In fact it's smashes the iphone and I think it's probably better than a google pixel.

Look at the one portrait. Indoor, ISO1600 and yet just about ok at an ipad friendly horizontal res of 1600 pixels. And good at a more reasonable 1080.

Doesn't the exact ISO become kind of irrelevant for the Pixel if you use the camera in its default HDR+ mode anyway? (which many seem to favor) It's stacking and averaging multiple frames by default...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 10:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 sample gallery (89 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I used to own and used an X-A1 with great joy for several months. I didn't invest into the X-mount lens ecosystem, so I dropped it in favor of the A5100, which is in every respects is a much better camera than any in the X-A series, except that the X-A cameras have hotshoe, which is great. I was very hesitant to go back to Fujifilm, but eventually I sold all my gear, and jumped over to the A9. The X-A takes excellent images, but no way I'd step back from the A9. I even used the brilliant Kipon Tilt-Shift adapter on the X-A1. Now I am using a Canon TS-E 17mm on the A9. Fujifilm ... nostalgia. Thank you for sharing the great pictures.

Have never needed to turn IBIS off to improve sharpness myself (and I have two M4/3 bodies, one with and one w/o), but it's advantages *are* situational and won't benefit every shooting scenario, some people make it sound like this transformative panacea... Totally depends what/how you're shooting.

For candids and people shooting in general it really doesn't do much for me, and OIS has it's own advantages in that it's always stabilizing the view thru the DVD and it seems to work better at really long FLs (or at least the latest really long teles have superior OIS implementations).

I do think it's a drawback X mount will never have it as an option tho, specially when they left OIS off some bread and butter lenses like their standard f2.8 zoom (yet the UWA has it?), that kinda lens tends to have OIS on other systems. Fuji still has one of the best lens collections for a sub-FF system tho.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (97 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: By the way it's not good that dpreview accepted to obtain the Oneplus 5 before the announcement. This increases the risk that one gets biased (subconscious). It's very disappointing that so many reviewers accepted this. Reminds me of amazon reviews where often reviewers got a free product in order to review it...

Again with the conspiracy theories? This is a pretty standard practice, how does accepting it earlier or later bias them? All an NDA does is prevent all those with early samples from talking about it until X date, it actually levels the playing field... If they pass on it until it's out or whatever and only publish a review until 3 months after everyone else then the content is highly irrelevant and you'll see commenters complaining about that instead. They do this for cameras of all brands too FYI.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 05:49 UTC
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