Peter1976

Lives in Germany Freiburg, Germany
Works as a Marketing
Has a website at https://flic.kr/ps/2XvvNh
Joined on Jun 30, 2006

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Tom Holly: We need upgrade of the basics, 50 1.4, 85 1.8, etc

Joel, I know, but as said, your answer does not make sense... If one wants or needs 1.4, it is quite uninteresting that you are happy with a completely different lens :).

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
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Tom Holly: We need upgrade of the basics, 50 1.4, 85 1.8, etc

@joel, what has the 1.8 to do with the 1.4? Completely different lenses, besides the focal lenght...
I own the stm, too, but on a full frame and at 1.8 one can easily see its limitations

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 19:11 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: I suppose when technology plateaus then it becomes more important that the human interface is perfected. When there is not a lot left to choose between on the technology front it becomes increasingly important that the camera you use is compelling to use rather than a chore you put up with to get the images you like.

But then the Canon gear was just "too much" for him from the beginning on. I assume he did not earn his living from shooting birds ;). Try to convince a Canon professional sports shooter to change his Canon 1Dx with any long 2.8 lens to a Pana G9 with a 2.8. I assume they would all deny ;)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 08:58 UTC
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lacikuss: Sooo... how many better pictures have you taken with all these new technologies and not due photographic technique, now than five years ago?

Lacikuss, better dynamic range is e.g. something VERY useful for real estate and architectural photography or any other situation where you have to deal with high contrast scenes. Even when using off-camera flashs for interior shootings that can balance high DR the files are a lot more flexible in post.
That does not lead to photos that are better from an artistic point of view, but from a technical, I would claim...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 07:02 UTC
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Tom Holly: We need upgrade of the basics, 50 1.4, 85 1.8, etc

+1
I wonder why the 50 1.4 hasn't been upgraded for such a long time. Especially as there is such a strong competition with e.g. the Sigma 1.4.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 07:25 UTC

competition is always good. At the end it is us that profit from it, as other manufactors are pushed to be innovative, too (as someone else below already commented). I wish Sony all the luck, as I hope that my favorite brand realizes the kick in the a** and tries to speed up :).

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 07:19 UTC as 40th comment
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nicolaiecostel: We've heard so much of sony because they throw buckets of money at reviewers. Is there a reviewer out there that Sony did not invite in a hot air baloon, a helicopter, a trip to a location they would have not otherwise have afforded ?

Well, I remember a Fuji commercial movie here on DPReview that was barely recognizable as an advert (Fuji filiming a bike shop). So hey, every company does that.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 07:16 UTC
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MaxiMax: It's amazing... Every time a camera manufacturer is mentioned for its success, there are always those who come up with negative comments that seem very much to be based on envy. This is like a kindergarten discussion about toys: "Mine is better than yours". In this case, it is not the kids that are arguing, but the adult teachers that have never grown up.

@TORN, exactly! Everything that leads to more competition is very welcome! At the end it is us that profit from it. We are living in interesting times.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 07:15 UTC
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BLongborough: Anyone have any thoughts on this as a portrait lens? Is f/2.8 too much of a limitation?

just google. There are plenty of pages that show examples of different apertures at different focal lengths, then you can judge yourself. This is quite "brand or lens neutral".
But why invest in a quite expensive and specialized macro lens, if you want to shoot portraits? Or do you want to shoot both, macro and portraits?
If only portraits, there are better choices... (cheaper, brighter...)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 08:09 UTC
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (89 comments in total)
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Maksim Yankovskiy: Getting tired of camera backpacks priced 1/4 of $1K and above. The industry has elevated the perceived level of gear protection and convenience to sell overpriced and over-engineered backpacks. It seems that everyone is making these unique highly functional and excessively priced backpacks, because we are buying it. Keep it up.

there are plenty of cheap and useable camera backpacks out there. Mine is from Amazon Basics, costs 29€ and is absolutely fine. Where is the problem?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 07:12 UTC
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (89 comments in total)
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tokyojerry: "This bag features ample storage, has the ability to hold a ton of gear"

Exactly what I DON'T want to do. ..... carry a TON of weight. No thanks. However, by using the word 'ton' you meant to imply, 'lots' then that makes more sense. But even then, being a lightweight M4/3 user at my age, I still won't need one to carry 'lots' of gear.

Your opinion is that it is too large for you, as your gear is lightweight and you don't need or want to carry lots of things. ... wow :).
This is like commenting on a Ferrari review "But even then, being someone living in the mountains with only muddy, steep roads, I would prefere a Jeep".
You know what I mean...
Regarding the vocabulary, I assume everybody reading the text knows what they were talking about, don't you think, Jerry?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 07:57 UTC
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (89 comments in total)
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tokyojerry: "This bag features ample storage, has the ability to hold a ton of gear"

Exactly what I DON'T want to do. ..... carry a TON of weight. No thanks. However, by using the word 'ton' you meant to imply, 'lots' then that makes more sense. But even then, being a lightweight M4/3 user at my age, I still won't need one to carry 'lots' of gear.

Hi Jerry, then obviously this bag is not for you. Why do you comment then? There are sure reviews for smaller bags that suit you more...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 06:50 UTC
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (89 comments in total)
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Nat123: Looks like we approached the era when all review-worthy photograpic gear is reviewed and all is left are bags, SD card wallets and rubber bands to keep those stubborn wires from getting loose.
Please review rubber bands from Staples!
Pleeeease! They are fun to use!!!

Then why do you read the review? Just move on or wait until something of your interest is reviewed. I mean c'mon, this site is for free...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 06:49 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for parents (264 comments in total)

A suggestion for another topic: "Best cameras for grandparents" - and then introduce the cameras with only an:

on-off switch
zoom lever
release button
play / erase button

no other settings possible (which you can change accidentaly) at all

THAT would be a camera my parents (>70) could handle :) :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 10:08 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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anticipation_of: Well now that is an irritatingly confusing name for a video format. Does JPEG really have enough positive brand recognition among photographers to make this name a good move? Ad a stills photographer, I think of JPEG as a ubiquitous but mediocre format which is long overdue for replacement

@anticipation_of: don't worry, I think it is an interesting and objective discussion. Nothing wrong with that, although most of it has been discussed 235.456 times before :). And yes, comparing raw to jpg doesn't make sense at all, as you and lilBuddha said.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 07:34 UTC
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anticipation_of: Well now that is an irritatingly confusing name for a video format. Does JPEG really have enough positive brand recognition among photographers to make this name a good move? Ad a stills photographer, I think of JPEG as a ubiquitous but mediocre format which is long overdue for replacement

ok, but to squeeze the best out of a sensor, any compressed format has losses, right? If only quality matters (and size not) you would always develop your raws to an uncompressed format like a TIFF, no?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 13:13 UTC
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anticipation_of: Well now that is an irritatingly confusing name for a video format. Does JPEG really have enough positive brand recognition among photographers to make this name a good move? Ad a stills photographer, I think of JPEG as a ubiquitous but mediocre format which is long overdue for replacement

ok, thanks for explaining!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 12:45 UTC
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anticipation_of: Well now that is an irritatingly confusing name for a video format. Does JPEG really have enough positive brand recognition among photographers to make this name a good move? Ad a stills photographer, I think of JPEG as a ubiquitous but mediocre format which is long overdue for replacement

why do you think JPG is mediocre for photos? Regarding compression abilities, or picture quality?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 12:37 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for parents (264 comments in total)
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ceving13: A camera for parents is a camera for portraits. I have no idea why anybody would recommend a camera producing awful backgrounds with almost no blur at all for portraits. The RX100 is probably a very nice camera for landscapes but never for portraits.

@Ceving, I own a rx100iii and of course you can get decent portraits with a blurred background. Why shouldn't it be possible? at 70mm and max. aperture and with a background far away enough from the person you shoot... no problem. Of course it is not a f1.2, so what?

@sirhawkeye: "I think the RX100 checks a lot of the boxes for what parents want" - yes, besides the price... :). Especially young parents do normally have a small budget....

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 11:36 UTC
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)
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Peter1976: I wonder why it is like it is... Is it just a coinsidence or are there real life advantages to Nikon for this kind of photos? To be honest, I would claim that probably all of the winning photos could have been taken with either a Nikon or a Canon (or Sony).
If it were professional journalists that submitted the photos, the reason for Nikon (and Canon) vs Sony could be the fact that their support for professionals is better?? Replacement, repair etc. is an important factor for journalists that earn their living with it, I assume... If I were a professional journalist, I would care more about service than about the last 1 or 2% of IQ or dynamic range etc.

sounds quite reasonable. But statistics say that Canon still has the biggest market share (https://www.dpreview.com/news/0966656912/2018-japan-bcn-camera-rankings-canon-dominates-dslrs-tops-sony-in-mirrorless), even more than Nikon. But these figures do not separate pro's from hobby photographers, afaik.
I think one of Canons biggest advantages are the lenses, with a huge choice of very, very good ones. While Nikon (Sony) have the better sensors.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 12:50 UTC
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