Chris Butler

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Has a website at www.AcmeEnterprises.com
Joined on Apr 25, 2001

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  • A great loss to the photographic community. He was the first to tell us a lowly Canon D30 could produce professional results, and was a major influence in my transition from film
    to...

  • dpreview's latest review of the Canon 5DS now includes a "real world" dynamic range page, and it's quite interesting.  Their tests are more directed at low light recovery than highlight ...
  • Helpful hint: I sent the RX10 II back before investigating its raw files, because my aging Photoshop CS4 and current DNG converter couldn't handle raw.  I still don't know what the problem is. But ...
  • Interesting comments, but abandoning Adobe isn't an option for commercial work.  Too many projects require a .psd file as product, so the downstream crew can work with it.  Photoshop files are the ...
  • Created discussion thread RX10 II loses highlights
    I'm a Nikon guy and expect some flak for this comment. But maybe it will be helpful to some, and even to Sony. I bought an RX10 II a few weeks back, and really wanted to like it. All the reviews ...
  • Replied in already exists
    Wrong.  All those "comparator" images are studio images, shot with flat studio lighting that never really exercises the dynamic range of a camera.  Very helpful in many ways, but wouldn't have ...
  • Agreed.
  • If you're correct, I officially don't get it.  That 24-200 f/2.8 lens on the RX10 II is remarkably good, the EVF is good enough, and I actually like Sony's menuing system.  Why hamstring a fine ...
  • I'm sorry to hear that.  I've been assuming that Sony was the way forward with mirrorless, but perhaps they're avoiding marketing conflicts between the "bridge" cameras and their excellent FX series.
  • Replied in What's real?
    Curiously, Hollywood managed to make some "real world" movies in studio settings for about 50 years, until CGI pre-empted set construction.
  • Here's a sample from imaging-resource.com which illustrates what I was seeing with the RX10 II. It's a bit of an extreme example, but without other cameras to compare the Sony to, it's difficult ...
  • I always shoot raw and underexpose a little, as you suggest.  Adobe's DNG Converter doesn't handle the new-ish Sony raw format yet, so I can't comment on whether that's a better solution.  I'm not ...
  • Simple solution.  Create a "real world" scene in a studio, with shadows and bright spots, using a collection of objects found in the real world.  No light boxes -- just a single "sun".  This would ...
  • I read the same reviews, but I guess I hoped the RX10 II to be better than it was.  Thanks for the confirmation on dynamic range, but actually seeing that limitation in real world photos is useful.
  • A direct comparison of the same scene with 3 cameras is what convinced me the Sony was losing highlights.  And I really wanted to like the Sony... it does many things very well.  A "bridge too ...
  • I bought a Sony DSC-RX10 II a few days ago, after reading all the usual review websites.  It's a terrific package, but I had to send it back.  Comparing it to my Nikon D600 and even to my Nikon ...
  • Thanks, folks.  I needed this too!
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