Tazz93

Tazz93

Lives in United States Pasadena, CA, United States
Joined on Feb 1, 2007

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On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (367 comments in total)
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Tazz93: If I'm not mistaken... this basically says you've taken what was thought to be an objective test and turned it into a subjective test. You can obviously see where past tests will come under fire once people realize.

I don't harbor any ill-will towards DPR, as I love the content, I'm just saying this raises more questions than it fixes (at least, IMO).

FuhTeng, If the plan was to purely test the sensor, a custom control lens would be needed. Someone else probably hit it on the head with their assessment, its more of a test of color and noise than anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (367 comments in total)
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Bombastic: I think what you should really do is revisit your focusing technique and bracket. A lot.

The A9 is a remarkable camera for a very specific crowd. I'll be shooting a dance performance this weekend and I do hope it doesn't beat up too much.

Rishi Sanyal, I get that some cameras will do better than others, but ultimately I'd rather see the test reflect a camera's inability to focus properly, rather than a person's willingness to get it right. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is a test of the camera, not the lens. If a camera can't get a reasonable level of focus, that's something of note. I am sensitive to the fact you guys are trying to make it as even as possible, its just seems by subjectively adding a person's judgement other factors come into play. No matter how hard you try to not show bias, it's tough to prove there was no bias when the test is based on a judgement.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (367 comments in total)
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Bombastic: I think what you should really do is revisit your focusing technique and bracket. A lot.

The A9 is a remarkable camera for a very specific crowd. I'll be shooting a dance performance this weekend and I do hope it doesn't beat up too much.

I think they should keep the camera in the loop. If the thing doesn't focus well on its own, that should hurt the camera's score... not be hidden behind someone's willingness to get it dead on.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (367 comments in total)

If I'm not mistaken... this basically says you've taken what was thought to be an objective test and turned it into a subjective test. You can obviously see where past tests will come under fire once people realize.

I don't harbor any ill-will towards DPR, as I love the content, I'm just saying this raises more questions than it fixes (at least, IMO).

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 81st comment | 4 replies
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

I downloaded the suite and tried it last year and its integral in my workflow now. My favorite app is Viveza. I love the soft and localized de-structuring effect, and precise adjustment ability. Color Effect Pro is another app with great utility. Its ability adjust localized areas with a very finite system makes it very powerful. Sorry to hear its losing it support, but I don't foresee a huge problem... at least until Adobe Lightroom decides to make it useless.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 00:02 UTC as 104th comment
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I did not buy a D3, because I could not understand how anyone would want a 12MP camera rather than a 16.7MP Canon 1Ds MkII, it did not figure! There was this machine that had been there four years already when the D3 eventually emerged, without sensor cleaning or anything other than live view to tempt me. I looked here at all those marbled 6400 ISO samples and was not at all impressed, though obviously it was way ahead of the Canon, because I just used fast primes when such situations occurred, instead of my zooms. I had a evil plan, and used Nikon primes bought cheap when APS-C Nikons persistence in the market had reduced prices for Nikon lenses made for full-frame 35mm to well, very little, and was waiting for the Nikon Great Leap Forward to compete with Canon, but it did not come until the D800 of 2012, when they at last decided to do reality justice. And I was ready with all those primes, waiting!!

I have to say 5'ish MP's are pretty substantial to a 12 MP camera... that said I do (and did) see the draw to the D3. I still think the biggest piece of the puzzle was its high ISO performance.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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pixtorial: Confused why Nikon chose to remove the second SD slot, and disappointed that the AF module gets no update. It isn't that the AF on the 7200 is bad, just that the D500 shows how much better it can be. I didn't expect D500 AF but still expected some level of improvement. Trading pixel density for an incremental improvement in high ISO ability is an ok trade for me, but for some they will be disappointed. I've been shooting NIkon DSLRs since I came to digital, but increasingly worried about their product roadmap. I see little to justify the D7500 over the D7200 unless you really need that higher FPS and maybe 1/2 stop of high ISO. Otherwise, spend the extra $500 and get the D500.

Unfortunately, all of your complaints can be answered with your last sentence, "Otherwise, spend the extra $500 and get the D500". It's clear they're trying to differentiate the two models and they had to strip features from this one to make it work.

The question I have is... do manufacturers have too many offerings? When you have to continually under-engineer a product to save another something might be wrong with the business model. They should be over-engineering at a set price target, not under-engineering to protect other models. One method stagnates, the other innovates.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:31 UTC

The files do seems to have a "crispness", however, they tend to be fairly noisy even at low ISO. I'm imagining this gets out of hand fairly quick. Would I call it "Game Changing"... nah, but interesting nonetheless.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)
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Tazz93: So people have been dealing with broken lenses for years and years and are now just getting an actual fix?

Ouch!

MWBG, please enlighten us with your ever-so-brilliant account of the fix/problem.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 23:42 UTC
On article Leica offers free fix for faulty AF in some S lenses (92 comments in total)

So people have been dealing with broken lenses for years and years and are now just getting an actual fix?

Ouch!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Seems a little gimmicky... but I'm sure there's a use of two for it, and it has a reasonable price. Just prep the forums for a little more flora photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 16:09 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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citrate: So, people who want to buy a Fuji GFX or Hasselblad X1D should really save their money now and wait the the new sensors?

Depends how quickly they perform on the road map...

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 17:50 UTC

Funny thing is nearly every lens they mentioned I also have a strong affinity towards. The 11-24L will be my next purchase, the 24-70L II is now one of my fav's, the 100-300 was my first tele and I loved it until I got a 70-200L.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:56 UTC as 91st comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)
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The Dopaminer: There`s always something absurd in these tests. 5DSR with the 85 1.8?
Put some recent L glass on there, obviously.

And the Fuji`s 50mp raw is 112mb? Double the Canon`s ?

Mikael, there's a problem with using moire as a measuring stick. It does prove the lens is sharp enough to out resolve the sensor in that particular instance/area, but if the lens were fully out-resolving sensor you could also say no lens is sharper on a 5DSR and I don't I believe that. That said, I don't necessarily believe the 85's sharpness is a problem in these tests, but the lack of CA reducing coatings/techniques are.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)
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The Dopaminer: There`s always something absurd in these tests. 5DSR with the 85 1.8?
Put some recent L glass on there, obviously.

And the Fuji`s 50mp raw is 112mb? Double the Canon`s ?

I think the 1.8 is better at the given shot settings. Personally, I'd prefer the 50 STM as the Canon measuring stick, but I'd settle for the 5DSr getting its crops updated with the newer ACR v2 profile.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
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sleibson: Sentence the van driver to community service... on the salt-flat repair team.

Obviously they don't care about rules... community service would likely be tricked-off and then were back to square one... jail time.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (904 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Glad to see how a "lesser" Canon lens still delivers the goods even against Sony + Zeiss lens or even medium format cameras. It would be interesting (and fair) the comparison with L glass.

The ART looks like it might have better contrast and less fringing, but looks very similar in sharpness (Note, that may be an illusion because the crops I'm viewing are very simple and may not reflect an ability to get really fine detail). The 70-200 II looks close in the center, but gives up a little in the corners and edges at 70'ish mm. What I really thought was odd is the 100L Macro doesn't seem to best the "lowly" 85 1.8. The really funny thing is the $100 miracle lens, 50mm STM, seems to be the best Canon in the 50-100mm at f5.6. Judge it for yourself...I used TDP crops for the comparisons.

Canon seems a little behind the curve in the heart and soul range of portraiture photography 50-100 mm, but I don't feel they give up much in real world use, just when comparing apples to apples.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (363 comments in total)
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Leo "Zoom": Pros:
"No USB charging" - whaaat? Whay would we need that? I had Sony NEX with USB charging. The very first accesory I bought was a dedicated battery charger.
"Control of Auto ISO potentially confusing." It may be a bit confusing, but it actually works. And works perfectly. All these "simple" solutions from other manufacturers are close to useless.

I have to admit that a USB charger would be convenient, but USB charge ports are simply too delicate. Personally, I would prefer to leave them off. Wireless charging might be worth looking into, but the logistics and compatibility with grips could stifle that idea.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Here's where I'd start:

Kill Coolpix - Never going to compete with smartphones even though IQ is way superior with point-and-shoots, so just end it now and save some money.

Kill APS-C D3xxx - This model line can't hold a candle to mirrorless offerings from Olypus, Panasonic, Sony, or Fuji in or around the same price range.

Kill APS-C D5xxx - Just like the D3xxx, the D5xxx isn't really accomplishing anything compared to other mirrorless offerings in terms of price/size/weight/IQ/features

Kill FF D6xx - If you're going to make a full frame, make it right. The D600/610 are pretty minimalist designs when it comes to features that are available for just a few hundred dollars more with the D750

Things to keep:

APS-C: D7xxx for enthusiasts
APS-C: D5xx for pros
FF: D7xx for enthusiasts
FF: D8xx for pros
FF: D5 for pros/action

If Nikon consolidates their offerings to those 5 model lines, then they can increase output and shave off a couple hundred bucks from each of them.

The bottom end cameras are all about costs and margins. Even though the first question a new person will generally ask is "which one is best", the cost or brand will generally sell that class of camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
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Hachu21: I guess it's a way for natural selection to still make its job.
You cannot protect people from themselves, especially when they think they are smarter.

I've seen people do that on 2-3 feet of snow in the same area... Totally insane. Sure, using a tripod to feel out the ground in front of you helps, but why risk life and limb for a shot that effectively more than a million other people have?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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