Nephi

Lives in United States St. George, UT, United States
Joined on Apr 19, 2010

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On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (306 comments in total)

Please keep in mind they have not posted a single full rez image to date. All they have posted are noisy, scaled down images. If this camera can rival a DSLR and shoot 52 MP surely they post at least one sample?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article OPPO to announce 5x zoom smartphone technology at MWC (65 comments in total)

Does OPPO the phone maker have anything to do with OPPO the Blu-ray/headphone/electronics maker?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Does the DPR staff agree these are unusually soft?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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Nephi: I looked over most of the shots. When looking at images at 100% they all look soft to me. I couldn't find one image that I thought was sharp. They all look like they have some sort of lens blur.

The softness I am seeing has nothing to do with DPR or compression. These images are just plain soft. Just look at other samples lens images for an apple to apple comparison.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 22:53 UTC

I looked over most of the shots. When looking at images at 100% they all look soft to me. I couldn't find one image that I thought was sharp. They all look like they have some sort of lens blur.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

Quite a few people, including myself, have already received their 70-200 GMs over a month ago. The lens has been on sale for a while now so I am not sure why they are claiming it will be released on Sept 30th? Perhaps they are covering for the fact the lens was released a couple months back but they couldn't fill many orders?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 15th comment
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(unknown member): Firmware 3.10 has generalised stop-down focusing in AF-S. This cures focus shift but significantly affects overall AF performance for many users.

Does 3.30 improve on that or does it stay the same?

Someone posted this firmware fixed the stop down behavior with the 24-70 GM lens specifically. I don't have one on hand. Can anyone confirm/deny this?

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
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(unknown member): Firmware 3.10 has generalised stop-down focusing in AF-S. This cures focus shift but significantly affects overall AF performance for many users.

Does 3.30 improve on that or does it stay the same?

Thanks for the reply Rishi. How's this suggestion for simplicity? How about they simply return to focus behavior pre FW 3.0. Problem solved, no? I just can't image focus shift is that bad on the zooms. Can't be worse than stopping down!

Does this issue affect all focusing modes? I haven't tried them all yet. Just the most important mode ;-)

Do you think it would be helpful to have people call/email Sony directly and offer their feedback?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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(unknown member): Firmware 3.10 has generalised stop-down focusing in AF-S. This cures focus shift but significantly affects overall AF performance for many users.

Does 3.30 improve on that or does it stay the same?

For the love Sony! PLEASE change this back to way behavior before FW 3.0. DP staff, have you guys reached out to Sony on this issue? Any feedback at all? I'm starting to get concerned Sony can't (or won't) change the stopping down. This is especially painful for us G master owners.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
On article An introduction to our studio test scene (113 comments in total)

Do you guys plan on redoing the Canon 5DSR test scene? The images were taken with an older ACR profile that resulted in higher than normal contrast.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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Nephi: Complete vaporware. Ever heard of anyone actually owning one, being able to buy one, or of a review?

Prototype? They claim the sold out of there first "production" run. The initially said they'd be available for sale in Spring 2015. Now the are saying 2017!

Like I said, vaporware. Wanna bet 12 months from now they aren't available to order?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 03:32 UTC

Complete vaporware. Ever heard of anyone actually owning one, being able to buy one, or of a review?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (358 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: Is there a special reason DPR keeps publishing separate 'studies' of ISO invariance, AF capabilities etc. for one specific camera?

Mr Fox is in the minority. I, and I believe many others, love the post as you go approach.

Keep up the good work!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (358 comments in total)

Would have loved to see this compared to the A7R to see the visual improvement. Overall was it an improvement?

Will the studio tests be posted this week?

Thanks.

-Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 18:49 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)
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Nephi: Thanks for the article but PLEASE make it a priority to add the photos to the studio comparison tool. The 5DS/R was added BEFORE the camera was released and now, 10 days later, there is no sign of the A7R II test shots.

Thanks!

Thanks Barney. Appreciate the update.

Would you say the studio shots are days out or weeks out? It's my #1 tool.

-Brian

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (593 comments in total)

Thanks for the article but PLEASE make it a priority to add the photos to the studio comparison tool. The 5DS/R was added BEFORE the camera was released and now, 10 days later, there is no sign of the A7R II test shots.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 20:01 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies

I have their XPRO 3 head and love it. I ended up keeping it over a $500 Markins head. I was excited about this head until I read the 8 lbs. limit. That's not very "heavy duty". The XPRO 3 supports up to 18 pounds!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 17th comment
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