Impulses

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On article Leica improves Q functionality with firmware 2.0 (30 comments in total)
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BarnET: Leica copying fuji.

Ow man the irony

That isn't Panasonic's style, sadly.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
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cbphoto123: Where are all the SONY A7R II's ??? :P

Even if they'd done that within 4 years, I doubt big services like this would overhaul their arsenal overnight... And preparation for the next Olympics or winter Olympics are probably underway already. Not sure why any Sony fan would be in a rush to serve a niche like this, the A7 are already far better at some much more common usage cases... Sony just needs to keep working that lens lineup.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
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Gregm61: If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

For that to happen you're probably gonna have to wait for a few crooks to move out of office too...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
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justmeMN: But wait, there's more: :-)

"NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. To Provide Field And Studio Equipment For Its Production Of 2016 Olympic Games In Rio"

"Over 70 Canon broadcast lenses will be used during coverage ..."

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2016/20160413-2016-rio-olympics/20160413-2016-rio-olympics

No fun without gear pr0n photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (306 comments in total)
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Impulses: " Some members of the DPReview editorial team (who shall remain anonymous) actually like Olympus menu systems. "

Huh, I now expect a comprehensive Olympus UI guide under an anonymous byline!

My money's on Richard.

Or Dan...

He/she will be ousted! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (306 comments in total)

" Some members of the DPReview editorial team (who shall remain anonymous) actually like Olympus menu systems. "

Huh, I now expect a comprehensive Olympus UI guide under an anonymous byline!

My money's on Richard.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (101 comments in total)
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Jim Hully: "All the trump cards held by the Micro-Nikkor fold when other features of the EF-M 28mm Macro are brought in to consideration, though. First, even though it is a wider FOV lens, its nearest focus distance is 3.7", nearly 3" closer than the Micro-Nikkor. Even taking the slightly longer field of view of the Micro-Nikkor in to account, the Canon is able to achieve a 1:1.2 reproduction ratio in "Super Macro" mode over the Nikkor's 1:1."

I have this lens and the difference between 1:1 and 1:1.2 is not that great and certainly not worth being 3" closer if comparing it to the NIkkor. On specs alone, the Nikkor is a better macro. Having the lights is definitely a plus for focusing but they are not powerful enough to make much of a difference if your subject is beyond 1:2 or you are using a narrow aperture.

I like this lens, an all-purpose one with a semi-wide field of view combined with decent macro options.

There's a 30mm f3.5 coming from Oly too (no clue what, if anything, will set it apart)... Guess short macros are en vogue for mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (183 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: If I were Simon Stock, and saw basically 99,9% of this board trashing an extremely high end assignment shot for Bentley, I'd sign in and ask everyone here to do any better. Would even give a deadline: 1 month, and sit back waiting for what you guys would actually produce.

But since I'm not Simon, I can't speak on his behalf.

All I can say is that it's super, super easy to criticize other's work sitting behind a keyboard.

Sorry for the harsh words, but what I'm saying is that if one doesn't know any better and stops by this comments page, one would believe this is the most talented photography board on the planet.

99% of the commenters here act like they could actually deliver a better image to Bentley!

It's basically a really nice gigapixel shot (IMO) with some heavy handed elements completely added in post (flare etc), which is still a matter of taste, and then a pretty fake car advertisement shoehorned right in the middle of it pretending to be something it's not (actually part of the original composition)... I think it's mostly the last bit that really bothers people with some sense of the technical process involved.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (225 comments in total)
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ozturert: It's a 1500 USD-lens, still we are talking about lens variation.
Time will come when we don't talk about lens variation for Sony lenses, but I'm not sure when...

Actually, it's not hard at all to test for some of the most common QC issues like decentering... Don't need any fancy equipment, heck you don't even need to resort to test charts or brick walls. Search the forums for methods like the 'four corner test' or the 'inverted red'.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:36 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (225 comments in total)
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ozturert: It's a 1500 USD-lens, still we are talking about lens variation.
Time will come when we don't talk about lens variation for Sony lenses, but I'm not sure when...

This isn't a quality that's peculiar to Sony, most lenses from most manufacturers exhibit sample variance, regardless of cost. Maybe Leica hand tests every lens that leaves their production line with industrial equipment (somehow I doubt it) but most other OEM don't... I guess they've done the math on potential returns and they're at an acceptable level, the onus is on users to test their stuff and most don't. Basically if you do, and you take advantage of return policies when warranted, you've come out ahead; because better QC would only mean higher costs.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Trippy mirrored timelapse turns Hong Kong upside down (15 comments in total)

Also like the Noisey intro on Viceland... Still cool tho.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 11th comment
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BostonC: XT2's 4k quality is top notch, a quantum leap by Fuji. It puts pressure on Panny and Oly. Pls add XT2 into the video comparison tool even with the early FW, so we can see how good it really is.

Yeah, I think a lot of people will be disappointed in Oly of the upcoming E-M1 II doesn't make the reach to 4K, after all if Fuji can...

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 05:24 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (352 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: "Both are centered around the same 2.36 million-dot OLED display"

I believe the Pro2 is LCD while the T2 is OLED because you can't use polarized sunglasses with the Pro2 unless you tilt the camera a little. The same was true in regards to the Pro1 and T1.

That's something that's rarely highlighted in reviews. Screens are usually invisible one way or the other with polarized sunglasses too, I wish it'd get a small mention how either is configured on every review. OTOH OLED EVF combined with high diopter adjustment have been susceptible to sun damage in some other camera brands, dunno if it's just poor coatings or what.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
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Androole: "One reason is that a key feature of the X-series is dial operation. And dial operation and touch operation are completely different, so combining them could be confusing. The typical way of shooting with X-series cameras is with your eye to the viewfinder, and to use a touchscreen you’d have to take your eye away from the finder."

That's a deeply unsatisfying answer. How is it that Panasonic, Olympus, Canon, and Nikon have all managed to completely avoid this problem and offer totally usable touchscreen autofocus control, even with your eye to the viewfinder.?

It's about as reasonable as saying that Fuji's entire mode of exposure operation - discrete, labelled, control dials - encourages people to take their eye away from the viewfinder and look at the dials.

Touchscreen power draw is negligible, as is cost. If it were such a big deal you wouldn't see it on $300-500 Panasonic/Oly cameras with smaller batteries than any Fuji (see GM1/5, GF7, E-PLs), let alone any decent Canon P&S. Fact is Fuji probably won't put it in because it has almost become part of the design language and they're catering to people that are vehemently against it.

The actual display will always take up far more power than the touch layer, which you can just disable anyway, and the constant sensor feed (combined with either display or EVF) is such a HUGE power draw across most mirrorless bodies that nothing outside 4K video has much of an impact on battery life (not IBIS, not touch, not AF, not even actually taking photos).

We've had plenty of tests on the board where batteries for mirrorless bodies always end up lasting X amount of hours with minimal variation regardless of whether the camera fires 50 shots or 500 shots in that same X span of time. It's really more about the uptime than shot count or anything else. Besides, Fuji's got these fancy pants battery grips now...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
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Androole: "One reason is that a key feature of the X-series is dial operation. And dial operation and touch operation are completely different, so combining them could be confusing. The typical way of shooting with X-series cameras is with your eye to the viewfinder, and to use a touchscreen you’d have to take your eye away from the finder."

That's a deeply unsatisfying answer. How is it that Panasonic, Olympus, Canon, and Nikon have all managed to completely avoid this problem and offer totally usable touchscreen autofocus control, even with your eye to the viewfinder.?

It's about as reasonable as saying that Fuji's entire mode of exposure operation - discrete, labelled, control dials - encourages people to take their eye away from the viewfinder and look at the dials.

I agree with Abdroole, if you actually spend some time and actually try a good touch implementation, it suddenly becomes nearly a must have. Beyond AF point selection (where I think it's quicker and more accurate than even a joystick even with your face to the VF), and even beyond image review (zooming precisely and panning is quicker with touch, there's still other niche uses.

Don't like where Panasonic put that histogram? Tap it or pinch it, you can move it around and resize it with ease. Wanna tell an Oly body where to aim for a focus bracket? Just tap your end points. Wanna focus pull during video? Tap, the only other method to do that reliably involves MF, motors, and assistants. You know what's funny? Every decent touch implementation gives you the option to turn it off...

There's essentially zero reason to be against it, uninterested maybe, but against it? Why? Anything that broadens the appeal of your chosen system should interest you IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Not interested in any move toward larger sensor sizes by Fuji. APS-C is the right balance between image quality, size, weight, and cost. I entered the Fuji system with the XT-1 when it was first released. At the time it was either the Fuji or a Sony A7.

I'm mostly a prime shooter. Let's look at the three most important prime focal lengths from both manufacturers.

35mm:
Fuji has the 23mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $900
Sony has the 35mm F1.4 at $1600, or the 35mm F2.8 at $800.
Comment: The fast Sony lens is difficult to justify and the slow Sony lens is absurdly overpriced. Fuji wins.

50mm:
Fuji has the 35mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $600
Sony has the 50mm F1.4 at $1500; the 50mm F1.8 at $250; and the 55mm F1.8 at $1000
Comment: Sony has this focal length well covered and wins.

85mm:
Fuji has the 56mm F1.2 (F1.6 equivalent) at $1000
Sony has the 85mm F1.4 at $1800
Comment: Almost double the price to go from F1.6 to F1.4? I don't think so.
Fuji wins

That's what I thought... Dunno how he shrunk that to 1.33 or whatever.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
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BeaverTerror: Not interested in any move toward larger sensor sizes by Fuji. APS-C is the right balance between image quality, size, weight, and cost. I entered the Fuji system with the XT-1 when it was first released. At the time it was either the Fuji or a Sony A7.

I'm mostly a prime shooter. Let's look at the three most important prime focal lengths from both manufacturers.

35mm:
Fuji has the 23mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $900
Sony has the 35mm F1.4 at $1600, or the 35mm F2.8 at $800.
Comment: The fast Sony lens is difficult to justify and the slow Sony lens is absurdly overpriced. Fuji wins.

50mm:
Fuji has the 35mm F1.4 (around F1.87 equivalent) at $600
Sony has the 50mm F1.4 at $1500; the 50mm F1.8 at $250; and the 55mm F1.8 at $1000
Comment: Sony has this focal length well covered and wins.

85mm:
Fuji has the 56mm F1.2 (F1.6 equivalent) at $1000
Sony has the 85mm F1.4 at $1800
Comment: Almost double the price to go from F1.6 to F1.4? I don't think so.
Fuji wins

How exactly are you calculating that DoF equivalence? Shouldn't it be x1.5 for Fuji? Not that I disagree with the overall message, as an outside observer (and M4/3 user) I think Fuji's done a better job of developing their lens catalog. I dunno how many lenses each one has launched since the A7 came on the scene but Fuji's roadmap seems better thought out, and I like that they actually have a roadmap (vs Panasonic who just likes dropping things out of the blue /facepalm).

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: "Our goal is to satisfy everyone." Looking at all the comment threads here on DPR, I think that's going to be an uphill battle. Good luck. ;)

Weird, dunno why that reply ended up here obviously intended elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: "Our goal is to satisfy everyone." Looking at all the comment threads here on DPR, I think that's going to be an uphill battle. Good luck. ;)

How exactly are you calculating that DoF equivalence? Shouldn't it be x1.5 for Fuji? Not that I disagree with the overall message, as an outside observer (and M4/3 user) I think Fuji's done a better job of developing their lens catalog. I dunno how many lenses each one has launched since the A7 came on the scene but Fuji's roadmap seems better thought out, and I like that they actually have a roadmap (vs Panasonic who just likes dropping things out of the blue /facepalm).

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: I have some promising experimenting with Ligthtroom on my Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a perfect mobile editing device with its high resolution screen and the _pen_. But eventually I went for _Photo Mate 3_ because it is much more stable and has a hell lot of features. I gave a try Snapseed (and many others), but it's a joke vs the Photo Mate/Lightroom. I've just upgraded Lightroom, and it is even more unstable than the previous model. Lightroom messes around the EXIF values, too; Photo Mate handles them correctly, which is important to me to upload my images onto Flickr. If only Lightroom was a bit more reliable, it would be a great tool. Until then, I use Photo Mate 3 mostly. BTW, I have no CC, and still can use Lightroom on my Edge, maybe not all features. I download my ARW and NEF files from my cameras (A5100, J5, Df) via WiFi, it works quite well. I am doing my editing on my phone more and more, since it is always with me and when I have time.

Yeah I figured it out, I had paid the upgrade pricing for R3 after installing it on my tablet (where I use it) but never bothered to install it on my phone, hence it still had R2 since they're two different apps as you say... Didn't get any prompt to buy R3 because I had already done it, duh. Must be getting old, found my email receipt tho and then it dawned on me.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
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