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kreislauf

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marc petzold: Reviews onto the Web saying that ISO 100 even does have some noise...well, can speak only for my DP2M, ISO 200 goes..but it's also best being used at ISO 100 only...and much light, where it does excel then...and the Merrill Sensor does have different than the Quadro and this 2nd Quadro Gen 3 Layers with equal Pixels, afaik.

I'd wish for a .DNG Firmware Update onto the DP Merrill Series. Since the SD1 (Merrill), Sigma should being introduce a FF-Foveon Sensor...this would really lift the Quality even way higher - also only at low ISO....Sigma Cameras with Foveon Sensor Tech are some special breed, just like the Leica M Monochrome. It's not the usual daily DSLR for shooting everything. It's a niche, but it works quite well, under the right circumstances, and the Foveon Sensor does give a special 3D Look.

actually, a FF sensor with higher photosites would increase the "high" iso Signal/Noise ratio, but only modestly.

However, I would love to have an out-of-camera DNG on my merrills, but I highly doubt that
1) the merrills have the processing power to to that and that
2) there is one coder left at sigma that still works on merrill firmwares.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 07:25 UTC
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Manfred Bachmann: The Merrill´s dp2 and dp3 are much sharper, with much more fine details showing, which i cant find in all sigmas quattros! Especially the merrill dp2 is amazing, and my alltime favorite in the Sigma line.

Urgh, that issue was debated for lengths and some quattro users might disagree.
Personally I don't mind, will keep my good weather Merrill's.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
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Contra Mundum: What's the hubbub? DNG can only represent Bayer raw formats. The Sigma DNG is a just a TIFF in DNG container. Your raw is already cooked in DNG.
The difference with jpeg is mostly in the number of bits. So you could as well edit the jpeg files from the camera with the same success, except for the pictures that require a serious surgery, which are probably not worth saving anyway.

And that, ladies and gentleman, is the difference between uneducated blubblub and Knowledge from practical experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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worldcup1982: I really see no difference from any other 24mp camera file converted with a good software

Look again

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 19:03 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (743 comments in total)
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Digimat: Does the Eye-Sensor still tend to fail when you are in bright sunlight and dont press the cam directly to your face? Made me mad on the X100S.

push the viewmode button?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (743 comments in total)
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PHtorino: Please Fuji, make a x100 with a full frame sensor and 35mm 1.4 fixed lens for price tag around 2500 euro!!!

now imagine a lens one stop faster...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (743 comments in total)
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PaulDavis: Got my x100f yesterday. Sold my x100t. The f is so much more like a mini xpro2. It feels much snappier and more responsive than the x100t. Autofocus seems faster for the most part but it still does a little hunting every so often. It is soft wide open on up close shots. Stop it down a little and it's sharp. New menu organization is a big improvement.

The camera doesn't leave me wanting or wishing for more. It feels very refined and complete... at least until the next version is released.

lol, so the next model makes your old camera incomplete?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (181 comments in total)
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ecka84: Not sure why would I take this one over the Batis 85.

because it's a 135mm lens?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Neuropsychology: my takeaway is that if one has the A7RII or 5DSR there's no reason to spend 8k or more on this system, especially given the dearth of lenses.

Yet. Lenses will come.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (899 comments in total)
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Neuropsychology: my takeaway is that if one has the A7RII or 5DSR there's no reason to spend 8k or more on this system, especially given the dearth of lenses.

man, what about the DOF? don't forget about DOF. One can even mask boring photos even more with the power of blurr

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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D200_4me: I love my iPhone, but I'm never buying a Mac computer. There's no reason to. They're more expensive and my PC is very fast and has all the ports, etc that I want/need...and there's no end to the software that's available for it.

And what's wrong with windows now?
You have to be delusional to proclaim mac os over windows from a regular user perspective...
Or listen to the marketing people too much who tried to convince you, Apple is the messiah of computing.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
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Wye Photography: ... and the Trolls are out!

you mean people not praising the product?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:26 UTC

Hehehe, modular PC user here. I never understood the need for fancy optics when you have to pay large for it...
For that price, I built a water cooled PC with similar specs and much longer duty time...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 07:14 UTC as 121st comment | 15 replies
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greencurry: If you don't have a camera that produces raw images ($100 for an old dslr and lens on fleabay), why would you care? I suppose there's a color-by-numbers aspect of matching a final result, but I'd rather mess with my own images.

Sometimes you do not have a particular scene in your archive to play with, for example a sea landscape or a detailed architectural photo.

Or you only have a an old 12mp camera and would like to learn bout the different possibilities of a Fuji xtrans iii file vs a Pentax Bayer file.
Learning, experimenting and stuff

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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steelhead3: Hope they use Sony sensor cameras or they will have to bracket.

Or use their brains and expose right instead of point and shoot a Sony sensor which seems the norm nowadays...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (648 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: "while trading useful features…" the reviewer sounds perplexed but that's what camera design is all about, giving users the features they have asked for sometimes means taking away features they want less. I mean, I would love GPS and a built in flash, but for my style of shooting a built in flash means I don't have to fuss with Pocket Wizards so ditch the GPS.

horses for courses...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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The Davinator: Once again, cue the anti Leica trolls who will blindly trash another product they are jealous about but cant afford.

I don't get it why this lens polarizes that much. No one has to huy it.
I won't either, but I like the redesign of an old lens very much.
We have so much perfection (e.g. a a7rII with the 55/1.8)...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
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Alan Brown: I find it ironic that 'most' SLR lens fora examine down to minutiae level and discuss charts/resoloution and Leica bring this out and... it's fabulous.
It might be... but the Chinese (meike etc etc) are making manual lenses, all in metal, that are mostly sharp in the center and 'some' sharpen up in the corners soon after stopping down.. are berated ..

It is true as some have said.. using old legacy lenses on modern cameras IS fun.. it used to be cheap but an old (non leica) 28mm or 24 Pentacon/Flektogon are commanding silly prices.. you can get a new chinese lens very cheaply now and it will have character (read, flaws)

I guess a price tag/label really does change perceptions.

If I had the money I would buy these retro lenses and experiment... I just don't. I'm not against anyone who has disposable income spending their own money on what they decide. I have different priorities at present :)

If we would only buy Chinese products, other manufacturers like leica would simply die.
You want cheap?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 UTC
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Scottelly: I really don't get it. f5.6? That is one sloooooow lens. How much smaller can this lens be vs. the Canon 50mm f1.8? I wonder if it's as small as the little Pentax DA 40mm f2.8 pancake lens (88 g).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1002136-REG/pentax_21390_hd_pentax_da_40mm.html

I really like hearing those statements.
Do you like old cars w/o servo and turbo?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
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photogeek: Can't wait for f/16 lenses to come out.

Yeah right.
And while doing that, please cradle your modern digital FF point and shoot and try to explain the importance of high-tech equipments to your peers.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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