Tiger1

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Sorry, but this is a landscape photographer's wet dream!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 06:14 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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EXkurogane: Sony emphasised on 30fps but was too afraid to tell us the mechanical shutter speed.

I'm guessing it must be 10fps only lol, for a $6500 body.

Why would you want to use a mechanical shutter anyway when the ES is just so good? Faster, quieter, and with no shutter shock/vibration. It seems like you need to step into the 21st century!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 05:31 UTC
On article The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR sample gallery (DPReview TV) (36 comments in total)
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fPrime: I’m sorry, but I viewed this set of photos and it looks just like a Sony A7rIV gallery. Same colors, same sharpness, same (or worse) shallow DOF.

Literally nothing screams medium format or even Fuji here.

That's not quite true. The X-T4 uses a different sensor - the x-trans - while the other two are the same (normal Bayer pattern).

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 09:05 UTC
On article Film Fridays: 10 classic Olympus film cameras (134 comments in total)

They had some of the best lenses ever made. I have the 90mm F2 macro which is still unbelievable. Never had the money but desperately wanted to buy the 180mm F2 (which NASA said was the sharpest lens they had ever tested at the time), the 250mm F2, and the 350mm F2.8. Also, the 24mmF3.5 shift was another legendary lens. Alas if they had gone down the path of a FF OMD in a small body........

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 01:27 UTC as 6th comment
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bufo vulgaris: The M43 telephoto advantage is based on a high pixel density compared to the competition. If they don't have that, there is no real point. As an example, let's take this 150-400/4.5 behemoth, coupled to a recent Olympus 20MP camera.

I am provocatively saying that combo can't do anything that a sony 150-600 (or even a 70-400) with a A7R3 or 4 can't do...

Look at it like this; The FF camera, because it has rougly the same pixel density, will allow cropping and You will still have the same resolution as with the M43 system.

It's lika an A7r4 has a "built in" M43 camera.

To sing, that 150-400 lens needs a new high resolution camera. ...But that is obviously not going to happen since even the recent M43-cameras continue to use the medieval 20MP.

This lens/camera strategy makes no sense. What were Olympus thinking? It's like they forgot what the strong side of the M43 was and just went bezerk. The M43 squirrel tried to kill the FF-bear. No wonder they are going out of business.

I actually think the main advantage is not pixel density. It's the fact their lenses have the unique combination of quality and small size and they fit on a small but still ergonomic body. I'm sure that's what people love. It was the ethos behind Olympus cameras since they released the OM1 film camera. It's the reason why you probably bought into their system.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 09:25 UTC
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Unsubscribe me please: 45 x 30 and they call it MEDIUM FORMAT!
645 60 x 45
then we have 2 1/4" Square
60 x 70
The 645 just squeezed into the Medium format class.
Leica is a CON calling their Just-Above-35mm MF
Fuji as an example have years ahead of Leica in digital Products, then when we look at Canon Nikon, in my opinion, . they are not even in the race?
I can place a couple of Real cameras that have a huge system in my studio and still buy lunch and cover operating costs.

Not quite true, but still I see your point.

645 - 56mm x 42mm
6x6 - 56mm x 56 mm
6x7 - 56mm x 67mm

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 23:48 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Tiger1: I don’t have one, but on balance, the Panasonic S1R seems to be the best "static" landscape camera. Why? It combines portability, lens selection via the L mount alliance, and by far the best multi shot performance with real motion compensation out there.
Just download some of the hi res files and see the detail and it’s unbelievable. The Sony has more native MP but its multi shot performance in the real world is unusable. I known it has much faster autofocus but for landscapes you need accuracy and the contrast based autofocus of the Panasonic is extremely accurate and doesn’t suffer at all from PDAF artefacts. The Leica SL2 would even be better as it’s a smaller version of the same thing but would be too expensive in comparison. So if you don’t shoot fast moving action and you are a pure static landscape photographer, the Panasonic seems perfect.

You do realise ALL RAW files have some type of irreversible processing in camera? It’s just a matter of how much. The Panasonic multi shot RAW file can be opened by common RAW developers and can have white balance adjusted completely at the time of processing which still remains a RAW files greatest advantage over a TIFF.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:18 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)
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Tiger1: I don’t have one, but on balance, the Panasonic S1R seems to be the best "static" landscape camera. Why? It combines portability, lens selection via the L mount alliance, and by far the best multi shot performance with real motion compensation out there.
Just download some of the hi res files and see the detail and it’s unbelievable. The Sony has more native MP but its multi shot performance in the real world is unusable. I known it has much faster autofocus but for landscapes you need accuracy and the contrast based autofocus of the Panasonic is extremely accurate and doesn’t suffer at all from PDAF artefacts. The Leica SL2 would even be better as it’s a smaller version of the same thing but would be too expensive in comparison. So if you don’t shoot fast moving action and you are a pure static landscape photographer, the Panasonic seems perfect.

The multi shot on the panasonic comes out in RAW as well which you can develop on a real computer....

Try down loading the RAW file on dpreview:
https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/9627273872/panasonic-lumix-s1r-sample-gallery/4357417550

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 06:27 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1105 comments in total)

I don’t have one, but on balance, the Panasonic S1R seems to be the best "static" landscape camera. Why? It combines portability, lens selection via the L mount alliance, and by far the best multi shot performance with real motion compensation out there.
Just download some of the hi res files and see the detail and it’s unbelievable. The Sony has more native MP but its multi shot performance in the real world is unusable. I known it has much faster autofocus but for landscapes you need accuracy and the contrast based autofocus of the Panasonic is extremely accurate and doesn’t suffer at all from PDAF artefacts. The Leica SL2 would even be better as it’s a smaller version of the same thing but would be too expensive in comparison. So if you don’t shoot fast moving action and you are a pure static landscape photographer, the Panasonic seems perfect.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2019 at 22:54 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies
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S Yu: I can't believe they didn't support HDR and OLED until now.

Apples new monitor is not OLED. I think it's dual layer LCD.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2019 at 03:28 UTC
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entoman: No EVF
No tilting screen
No grip
No mode dial
No AF-ON

... and a tiny body that can only be used with massive L mount lenses.

Are you being serious Sigma?
Come on!

Smaller lenses are coming. The 45mm F2.8 is just the first.....

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 10:01 UTC
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Tiger1: The camera on this phone is easily the best of all smartphones. As long as you shoot RAW and use Lightroom to do corrections as the images tend to be a tiny bit flat but have a great dynamic range. I bought the phone for my daughter who is travelling through Italy sending me awesome photos back.

This is a photographer's camera phone and not one for the shooter who does not want to spend any time on editing. However, put the time in and nothing in a phone out there beats it. Nothing.

If you actually read the review you would have noticed that the photos shown were NOT RAW. The comparisons with the P30 Pro and iPhone Xs were JPEGs. The review was also published in April and probably was conducted much earlier than that and the phone has already undergone a few firmware upgrades to its camera since then that have improved its output considerably. But of course, you won't acknowledge that because you choose to believe internet sites that are often paid by certain brands which make them hardly unbiased. Take some time and do some YouTube searches which are not biased and they will show you how much better the camera on the phone is.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:50 UTC

The camera on this phone is easily the best of all smartphones. As long as you shoot RAW and use Lightroom to do corrections as the images tend to be a tiny bit flat but have a great dynamic range. I bought the phone for my daughter who is travelling through Italy sending me awesome photos back.

This is a photographer's camera phone and not one for the shooter who does not want to spend any time on editing. However, put the time in and nothing in a phone out there beats it. Nothing.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 02:00 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

Condolences to his family. Tragic loss fro them and photography in general. He will live on through his brilliant images.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2019 at 09:37 UTC as 26th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS sample gallery (132 comments in total)
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David610: Given the lens needs a 77mm filter size the absence of vignetting at f/4 is not surprising but welcome. This looks like an excellent lens.

I'm sure this is due to software adjustment. The 50mm 1.4 has very strong barrel distortion that is corrected almost entirely by software according to .....

https://diglloyd.com/blog/2019/20190421_2100-PanasonicS1R-PanasonicL50f1_4-distortion.html

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 04:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S1R sample galleries updated (106 comments in total)
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Tiger1: Amazing. Just processed the RAW pixel shift file after running picture enhancement and ended up with a gigabit file!!!

After some sharpening the file is absolutely gorgeous and you can print to ridiculous sizes. A landscape photographers dream camera.

I converted the RAW file to DNG with Adobe DNG converter 11.2.1. I then opened in Photoshop ACR. That's what I then used the enhance detail feature (new on ACR) that pushed it from a 333MB file to over one gigabyte. I applied a bit of sharpening and the resultant image has to be seen to be believed. No jaggies either. Amazing.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2019 at 05:48 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S1R sample galleries updated (106 comments in total)

Amazing. Just processed the RAW pixel shift file after running picture enhancement and ended up with a gigabit file!!!

After some sharpening the file is absolutely gorgeous and you can print to ridiculous sizes. A landscape photographers dream camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 10:55 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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McArchive: nothing starts the week off gooder than three three camera phone announcements..

Gooder? Wow!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 10:35 UTC
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panther fan: So the MC-21 for Sigmas own mount alliance doesn't support AF-C, while the MC-11 for E-Mount does?

Especially considering that all lenses listed above are just DSLR lenses with extension tubes this feels like Sigma is forcing you to buy new lenses for no good reason.

I wonder if this will be the case with there own mirrorless L mount camera. They have their previous SA mount mirrorless Quattro SD cameras which have both PDAF and CDAF. It would seem strange to abandon that combination and go to purely CDAF. On the other hand, CDAF is ultimately more accurate and Sigma camers have never pretended to be action cameras, so it wouldn't surprise me to only go CDAF in the next generation Foveon.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 10:31 UTC
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kelstertx: Why bother putting glass on the back? I have a friend that has that on his Samsung, and he has to replace that as often as a front screen, and it usually doubles the repair cost. Isn't plastic more robust? It's flexible and not brittle. Glass backs seem so stupid to me. Why are they doing that so often nowadays?

Put your expensive phone in a protective case!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2019 at 00:49 UTC
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