Mastering Light

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On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1066 comments in total)

Something between a one inch sensor and a 4/3 sensor is the sweet spot for ILCs and future pro cameras. Lenses can be much smaller and there is enough background blur for algorithms to customize the "DoF" to the users liking (creamy? Smooth? Star shaped bokah balls?).
The GH5s show the future capabilities of low light (better than some FF sensors)

The smartphone will remain the dominant choice of camera and because of a multitude of reasons such as low manufacturing cost and ease of manufacturing, faster readout speeds, lower power consumption, etc., the smaller formats will remain more popular than larger ones.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 107th comment
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1066 comments in total)
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mckracken88: to sum it up:
Sensor size doesnt matter if you put your phone pics on 'social media'. (Ugh)
Sensor size does matter if you value your pictures and actually want to see some details in it, without fake effects.

Now that was easy, wasn't it? Can we now stop these insipid articles for good?

My smartphone takes better video than almost any Canon ILC.

I can take pics that look stunning on a 4k monitor. Almost no one needs anything better than that. For every person like you who cries that you need better, there are 999 people who say they do not.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 11:45 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1066 comments in total)

The future belongs to small sensors.
Software is more flexible.
Right now a smartphone sensor is all most people want.
Everything that gives larger sensors an advantage can be over come with software and computing power.

This reminds me of all the tools who still thing large cars engines are better. They bet thousands on drag races only to watch a Tesla with a small electric motor blow them away...and even after that they make excuses to claim large engines are better.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 11:41 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies
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Mastering Light: So back in 2009 Sony held a whopping 13% market share for ILCs.
Then they introduced SLTs, the NEX system, and FF mirrorless.
They have spent millions on marketing.

Today they have a whopping 12-14% market share. They abandoned DSLRs, SLT sales are non-existant, and the NEX name has been dropped.

They want to be Leica.
They failed selling DSLRs and SLTs.
They lost money every year selling APSC mirrorless.
The average price of Sony ILCs released in the past 3 years is over $2700

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:36 UTC

Remember when Sony fans bragged that SLTs were superior in tech and would Soon beat Nikon and Canon?
How'd that work out for them?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 18:46 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
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Mastering Light: Lol!!!!
Sony market share has stayed flat for 10 years.

Yet every year they say the same thing...From 2015....
https://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/technology/sony-aims-to-strengthen-its-camera-market-share-1.1561808

Next they'll say their cameras don't overheat and are weather sealed

Canon MIRRORLESS for the past few years has steadily increased their sales lead over Sony in markets like Japan.
And Sony SLT/DSLR sales have become nonexistent.
Now Canon and Nikon are about to introduce FF MIRRORLESS, the only place where Sony was competitive.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 18:43 UTC
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ttran88: May the best man wins!!

Sony loses every year.
Their market share is flat and SLTs were a massive failure.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 18:30 UTC

Lol!!!!
Sony market share has stayed flat for 10 years.

Yet every year they say the same thing...From 2015....
https://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/technology/sony-aims-to-strengthen-its-camera-market-share-1.1561808

Next they'll say their cameras don't overheat and are weather sealed

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 18:29 UTC as 90th comment | 7 replies

So back in 2009 Sony held a whopping 13% market share for ILCs.
Then they introduced SLTs, the NEX system, and FF mirrorless.
They have spent millions on marketing.

Today they have a whopping 12-14% market share. They abandoned DSLRs, SLT sales are non-existant, and the NEX name has been dropped.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 15:46 UTC as 135th comment | 6 replies

For light painting get an Olympus.
Live composite and the best 5 axis IS
Most of the time you can do this hand held

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 15:02 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

My guess is they will update motors to work even better with mirrorless.
The current lenses are popular with Sony and other mirrorless cameras. The new ones should very well with the upcoming Canon FF mirrorless offerings.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 19:47 UTC as 15th comment

I agree this is silly clickbait. In most situations it is NOT the best camera. Do you own Nikon lenses? Do you mostly shoot sports? Do you need a weather sealed camera? Do you take long videos? Do you NOT want to spend $1000 for each telephoto lens?

A D500 is a much better camera for more people, as are so many others. But there is NO best for everyone (or even most).

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 16:46 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1551 comments in total)
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bluevellet: A bit disappointing considering the first K1 started so strong.

I guess the D850 remains the benchmark to beat.

Wow I checked Dxo and saw the A9 is worse than I thought.

For DR the A9 is barely .5 EV better than a camera with1/4th the sensor size. The D850 is 1.5EV better than the A9!!!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 19:07 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1551 comments in total)
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bluevellet: A bit disappointing considering the first K1 started so strong.

I guess the D850 remains the benchmark to beat.

The A9 output is poor for a FF camera these days. The D850 has more resolution and images are noticeably better.

But the A9 isn't even weather sealed, so if there is a chance of rain, dust, sand and so on, you have to leave it at home or risk losing $4000.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 18:58 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)
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van Ark: Honestly, I do think this camera is going to have a hard time, with the new A7 III out. Looks nice though.. Always liked what Fuji did - but the marked really changed lately.

The first comment about a story on a FujiFilm camera...and we see minutes after the story was posted the Sony fanboys are out in force attacking people and FujiFilm.

But here is the reality. 8+ years after it was found that Sonybcameras shutdown and overheat, we see a number of complaints about the A7iii overheating and shutting down. 5+ years after users notice lines and artifacts due to the Sony OSPDAF sensors, the A7iii is found to suffer from the problem noticeably more than previous models. And 5+ years after it was proven Sony ILCs are not properly weather sealed despite some marketing claims, we find the latest models still are not properly sealed.

It is amazing that Sony has refused to fix all these problems after all these years.
There is nothing wrong with using the same sensor technology for a few years, but it is seriously bad when a company refuses to fix obvious problems for over 8 years.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 01:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)
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Mastering Light: Chris and those guys are great. I've always enjoyed their videos.
The camera looks good though it was funny that much of the video was shot on the GH5s (as DPR says, the best video ILC. Period)

I see the say fanboys quickly showed up to bash Fuji as usual. We see an article that has nothing to do with Sony and with in minutes the same sad Sony guys show up to attack everyone. These are the same guys who cried that Sony cameras are weather sealed despite all the evidence.

Anyway, I recently bought an X-A5 and the colors are gorgeous. I am sure the H1 is as good or even better.

I saw someone post in the Samsung forums deep in a thread that the NX1 was better than the A6000. Now the Samsung forum is probably the least read forum and there is no reason for Sony owners to read it unless they are interested in owning a Samsung. But 3 Sony fans replied attacking the poster within a couple hours. It got so bad the posts had to be removed. I quickly learned that happens a lot.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 00:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I didn’t watch this video, though I did watch the previous one out of curiosity. So my question to the DPR community is this: What do we learn from these videos that we don’t learn from the written reviews? Looking forward to the replies ;)

Yeah!!
Everyone knows books and newspapers are more popular than TV and video.

No one wants to watch video these days. Didn't the latest Avengers comic book just make a billion???

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 00:21 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)

Chris and those guys are great. I've always enjoyed their videos.
The camera looks good though it was funny that much of the video was shot on the GH5s (as DPR says, the best video ILC. Period)

I see the say fanboys quickly showed up to bash Fuji as usual. We see an article that has nothing to do with Sony and with in minutes the same sad Sony guys show up to attack everyone. These are the same guys who cried that Sony cameras are weather sealed despite all the evidence.

Anyway, I recently bought an X-A5 and the colors are gorgeous. I am sure the H1 is as good or even better.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2018 at 15:02 UTC as 68th comment | 7 replies
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Max Iso: "Also, much like we use light, color, and composition, it is an extremely effective way to guide the eyes of the viewer to wherever you want them to focus. "

I guess we are preserving the safe spaces of phones by not mentioning DOF control? Woops, i forgot about fake bokeh. Sorry...

It is always sad when people show they do not understand what composition means. These are often the same people who think shallow DoF is what makes all photos look good...as we just saw.
There are dozens of ways to compose an image to draw the eye to the subject. Limiting DoF is only one.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 13:50 UTC
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Kharan: I'm not impressed. An RX10M4 would produce better results than this, and you get a free camera along with the superior lens for the same money. Panasonic missed the mark badly with the 50-200mm, which could've been an excellent and very useful lens for MFT :(

A quick check of Amazon shows Kharan is misleading AGAIN with the claim that the Canon 70-300L is "substantially " cheaper than the Panasonic. $1699 vs $1349.
We must also consider that any Canon camera with close to the FPS specs of an EM1/2 will cost a few thousand more.
Also, 70-300 lenses like the Sony FE are notorious for being soft at the long end. Cropping to match 400mm makes that even worse.

And the Canon weighs 1050g and is 5.6 inches long, while the Panasonic is 655g and only 5.2 inches. Adding a body will only give the Panny an even greater size/weight advantage!

The fact is, if you want a weather sealed camera and lens for hiking and outdoor photography, nothing can compete with these for the price and size. That really bothers certain people.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 19:35 UTC
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