bluevaping

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I like magic eBay better! In no time you camera turns into a useable 4k camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 18th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (668 comments in total)

Pentamirror, eh no. external EVF, eh no.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:57 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply

Pentamirror, eh no.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:55 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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bluevaping: Extremely disappointed approach to this post. 1. Shooting 3:2 raw beta JPGS
2. Underexposing 2/3 of the samples, my OMD EM1 ii doesn't have a metering problem. 3. Over use of exposure latitude with a camera brand your not familiar with. It's as if you never full set out to use this gear properly from the start. Despite that you still got a few good keepers.

@ottonis Exactly despite the disappointed use of the camera or fully embracing it a few truly outstanding images in the gallery. For other people that don't own a copy of the OMD EM1 ii, there is no metering problem and no need to underexpose 2/3 of your photos.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 22:04 UTC

Extremely disappointed approach to this post. 1. Shooting 3:2 raw beta JPGS
2. Underexposing 2/3 of the samples, my OMD EM1 ii doesn't have a metering problem. 3. Over use of exposure latitude with a camera brand your not familiar with. It's as if you never full set out to use this gear properly from the start. Despite that you still got a few good keepers.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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temama: Sorry, but this travel gallery is not too impressive! Couple of nice/ok photo, and the rest more or less mediocre & boring photos. Even the technical quality is not always great. This doesn't give a good impression about pricey Oly and 25/1.2 setup.

Take it with a grain of salt. I was not there, Out of 75 photos, 50 are shot with negative exposure compensation. Not a single photo with positive exposure compensation. Do you shoot like that? Clearly that workflow is not too impressive to you with this setup.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:59 UTC

There a lot to like with many of the photos. I have been shooting Olympus and primes for years. A few shots are shot with too much latitude with the exposure for my taste. If it was baking a cake, you went for dense pound cake on some shots. I might have went for a more fluffy risen cake. Overall great work! Thanks for sharing.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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ThatCamFan: I am sorry but They're scoring has become 100% null and void to me when they gave they're dxomark one camera the highest score a camera had ever gotten at the time and it was a 1" sensor.

I have to mostly agree. The DxoMark general measurement graphs are slightly useful, but score not so much. So if Nikon and DxoMark partnered up and made a Nikon D3400 DxoMark edition, it would out score this $40k+ Camera with SuperRAW.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 04:29 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Every announcement of a new DSLR triggers responses from the mirrorless acolytes. Mirrorless does have advantages in camera body size which pleases those with tiny hands. These same mirrorless acolytes consistently fail to mention that lens size is a function of sensor size, which sharply mitigates any advantage of mirrorless. Not to mention the battery life brevity for mirrorless.
One may like apples without disparaging oranges.

It's not even just camera size between mirrorless and entry level DSLR's it's about the target consumer. Just look at image resource website D5500, and Exposure tab. Scroll down to backlit portrait shoot. The live view with auto face detection nails a better exposure vs auto phase detection focus points. So if your novice user you see slow live view as better option with more keepers in some situations. A real dual system could be interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
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princecody: So Olympus EM1 Mark II & Panasonic GH5 don't produce professional results 🤔

Dark Churches, haha. Your not allowed to use lights or strobes sir. Please no ultra fast prime lens sir. What is the slowest zoom lens do you have? Not conservative enough and too fast for this church, sir. What about this Sigma SD Quattro? Oh my, I do declare...

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:49 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1633 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "JPEGs offer typically good 'Canon color" -DPR

"JPEG color rendition remains a staff favorite" -DPR

For JPEG shooters, this is a make-or-break consideration. Some competing brands of cameras just don't cut it in this area.

@Vanitas red is not the issue. I didn't say you couldn't work around the saturation thing. Still doesn't help with color shift with green.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1633 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "JPEGs offer typically good 'Canon color" -DPR

"JPEG color rendition remains a staff favorite" -DPR

For JPEG shooters, this is a make-or-break consideration. Some competing brands of cameras just don't cut it in this area.

I have had the M5 for a few days now. I find the JPEG color rendition to be just ok due to color shift and lack of saturation and the JPG engine to be a mixed bag leaving room for editing or something. It's even harder to judge JPGs due to the overall high contrast viewfinder. The files are very editable in paint by numbers Adobe way. * JPEG files strongly edited to taste.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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rrccad: I"m seeing blue shifting in low light is that tungsten wb aka .. ACR issues?

Seen that with the A6000 and NX1,etc sensors / cameras as well on this studio comparison.

I am seeing the shift at low ISO and with both lighting effects too. I said the metering was average at best with the samples pictures. And yes that means using the JPG engine with it to deliver photos. What are the official specs of the metering system? JPG engine or metering. It's the same as Canons best. Kind of, but not really. Compare the blue color checker with even the 80D. Tho, I am not seeing the huge difference in Raw. Maybe a fixable issue.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Samuel C: Excellent work, but with the prevalence of conspiracy theorists, know-nothing wiki-experts, and extremely short attention spans it behooves writers or, in this case commenters, to provide context.
First, to Carey I once again must say your skill is unmatched by your peers. You are surrounded by good photographers, but I always view images without attribution first just to be objective, and when I go back through I find the vast majority of images I feel are interesting or even moving belong to Carey.
To those criticizing noise performance, notice many images have a negative 2/3 exposure compensation which then have shadows lifted in post. M5 noise is amazing and dynamic range will make even HDR sado-masochists happy.
To those yammering about correcting color in post using RAW files I suggest they try it. Color capture, even in RAW, is a function of the color filter array optics. Rebalancing color after the fact is a pain, and even with calibration tools not always effective.

While excellent work, I will have to test it differently. I am going to saturate the hell out of this camera and sensor and see the results. How does the JPG engine handle slightly blowout highlights. I am going to bring the noise and make Tony Northrup cringe.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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bluevaping: General results look like a average point and shoot metering system with fair to average zoom lens and the good 22mm. I guess it's good that the usability of the M5 seems well thought out and users have access to other EOS lens. Your going to need one or both.

Don't get me wrong. I have this M5 on preorder. It's been years since I have owed a Canon camera. Now I see why. Not sure autofocus is enough to justify my order. Usual metering, that is a cop out from 2012. Steak and Oranges? There is no grill marks on this steak and the orange is mess. Where is the paper towels?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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crashpc: As usual, with basic JPEG processing, grass looks like ugly mush. ISO performance is okay, but I still wonder If I shouldn´t jump to FF... Decisions, Decisions!

In reality fair to average quality lens, AA filter sensor, average metering and JPG engine, slightly soft focus or wrong depth of field and this is the results you get.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)

General results look like a average point and shoot metering system with fair to average zoom lens and the good 22mm. I guess it's good that the usability of the M5 seems well thought out and users have access to other EOS lens. Your going to need one or both.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)

If this E-M1 Mark II was a sword it would be a like a rapier. Many shooting situations are brute force only options with comparable cameras, like a broad sword. Sure there cheaper cleavers that could do a certain job. If you need finesse options they are limited alteratives. Another sleeper hit from Olympus. Enjoy the holiday DPReview staff.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 190th comment

I am interested in the composite High Res 25 MP results. I think it might balance contrast & detail versus just high resolution. Looking good. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 15th comment
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

None. Nikon j5. Audio options are just as limited for video, deal killer. Viewfinder cost for one lens. PDAF autofocus for stills and decent colors at bargain price wins.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 05:58 UTC as 69th comment | 12 replies
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