JochenIs

Joined on Jan 30, 2014

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Melchiorum: It boggles my mind how many people are saying this is a "good law" while completely misunderstanding it. Typical.

You do realize it's not some abstract shooting licence you will need to get, do you? With this law you will need a surveillance licence and you won't get it, even if you are a legitimate law abiding journalist who or photographer who does aerial shooting for living. For hobbyists there is literally 0 chance to get this licence. It's not a matter of "getting a licence", because no one will be able to except those who already have a right to invade your privacy. This just proves to me how most people are willing to give away their freedoms and rights willingly without even understanding what they are doing or actually reading laws that are being passed.

Again: rules that govern UAV flight are good and SHOULD be enforced. As they already are in most countries. But pretty much banning flights altogether by requiring surveillance licence isn't "good" or smart.

I dont want drones over private property and only safe drones with skilled pilots over my head.
Animals need place to live too so they need regulations to protect wildlife. But a general license for any use is too much.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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villagranvicent: No surprises here. Chinese are the kings of rip-off, they simply don't give a damn about intellectual property, or creative rights. just check how many fake Starbucks, McD or KFC are in China.

I call the 8€ for a Burger a few fries and a coke in germany a ripp-off.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
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Satyaa: Useful insights. All the sample photos were excellent.

Needing higher shutter speed with cameras having higher resolution was something I didn't know before. Good to know.

Thanks.

The jump from 12mp to 21mp seems like almost twice the resolution. But the increase in linear resolution is only +30%. Dont overrate the difference more mp make for critical sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)
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Peter62: The D500 has no chance against the Fuji X-E2 !

Just try the following, it's the best way to evaluate sensors:

Use DPREVIEWs phantastic Image Comparison Tool.
Switch to LOW LIGHT.
Set ISO 12800 (i.e.).
Compare Fuji X-E2 and Nikon D500.
Buy the Fuji. Forget the overpriced D500.

Richard Butler, thanks for clarifying that. I was looking at jpeg cause there is no raw at proposed iso 12800 for the fuji.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)
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Yxa: I thought that the sensor had 20.9 mp not 20.7

And why does 20.7 or 20.9 round to 20?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:32 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1147 comments in total)
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Peter62: The D500 has no chance against the Fuji X-E2 !

Just try the following, it's the best way to evaluate sensors:

Use DPREVIEWs phantastic Image Comparison Tool.
Switch to LOW LIGHT.
Set ISO 12800 (i.e.).
Compare Fuji X-E2 and Nikon D500.
Buy the Fuji. Forget the overpriced D500.

isn't fuji just cheating with the iso numbers?

yep fuji 1/25 vs d500 1/40 seconds exposure @f5.6

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (545 comments in total)
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JochenIs: What this guide doesn't tell you is:
If you want to buy a camera look for the lens first.

A camera without a lens or a lens without a camera takes no pictures. So they are equally important.

You can buy the best camera but if there is not the right lens for you in the system then you made a bad choice.

You can keep a good lens your whole life but you will change the camera.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (545 comments in total)
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JochenIs: What this guide doesn't tell you is:
If you want to buy a camera look for the lens first.

My comment was aimed at first time buyers who don't have a camera already. If you already have a system i think you should know what you need.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 08:54 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (545 comments in total)
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JochenIs: What this guide doesn't tell you is:
If you want to buy a camera look for the lens first.

In germany you get a used 7D for 450$, probably less in USA.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (545 comments in total)

What this guide doesn't tell you is:
If you want to buy a camera look for the lens first.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 144th comment | 13 replies

Freedom of choice! :)
No artificial resctrictions like the 12800 ISO of Canon 5DS/R. Let the user decide which ISO is useful. You never know how creative people are gonna use the possibilities the gear can give them.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 13th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (552 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: "Auto ISO is available in manual exposure mode but the camera won't let you use exposure comp to specify how bright the image should be."

Panasonic's stance on Auto ISO is just baffling. They could do it right easily but they choose not to.

A big reason why not to buy this camera!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
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spiderhunter: I have used this lens for almost every imaginable purpose with the 7D2 and 5D3. Produces better IQ with the 5d3, btw. Yes this zoom@400 is sharper than the legendary 400/5.6L and that was why I finally sold the latter. Besides, it's a zoom and quite compact actually. Great BIFs and makes a great human portrait lens too, blazingly sharp. There is quite a bit of dust inside but I reckon it has to do with me changing the lens often and not taking care. A little dust is fine, doesn't bother me.

My wish - a 28MP 5DX that can do 10 fps, better DR and noise performance than the existing 5d3 and I am will be happy as a a bird in flight. With an in-camera crop of 1.6 I still have 17.5MP that is coming from a FF sensor not a APS-C one. 1DX2 is superb but can't afford it. 10. So hopefully the 5DX, still dreaming, will have the same AF performance as the 1DX albeit with a lower frame rate with exactly the same initial acquisition speed and tracking abilities ...

You crop in two dimensions ( for example from right side and bottom). Both times you loose pixels by the factor of 1.6.
The remaining area of the sensor is basically an aps-c sensor with 10.9MP.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 07:58 UTC
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spiderhunter: I have used this lens for almost every imaginable purpose with the 7D2 and 5D3. Produces better IQ with the 5d3, btw. Yes this zoom@400 is sharper than the legendary 400/5.6L and that was why I finally sold the latter. Besides, it's a zoom and quite compact actually. Great BIFs and makes a great human portrait lens too, blazingly sharp. There is quite a bit of dust inside but I reckon it has to do with me changing the lens often and not taking care. A little dust is fine, doesn't bother me.

My wish - a 28MP 5DX that can do 10 fps, better DR and noise performance than the existing 5d3 and I am will be happy as a a bird in flight. With an in-camera crop of 1.6 I still have 17.5MP that is coming from a FF sensor not a APS-C one. 1DX2 is superb but can't afford it. 10. So hopefully the 5DX, still dreaming, will have the same AF performance as the 1DX albeit with a lower frame rate with exactly the same initial acquisition speed and tracking abilities ...

28MP / 1.6² = 10.9MP

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 00:13 UTC
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villagranvicent: Can't wait to see the sample pictures on my iPhone 4...

does it come with a selfie stick?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 05:44 UTC
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tkbslc: Why do 9/10 of Sony's FF lenses just look like DSLR designs with a mount spacer built onto the back?

Its because physics dictate the design of lenses. If you want the same optical performance it has to have the same distance from the sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
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Georgeee: Comparing to Canon corresponding lenses (all 3) , the sizes are not smaller (some are longer). Could the lens design be shorter due to the mirrorless body? The Size advantage is diminishing on Sony. Plus $400 more on price (24-70)?

I think a longer lens is necessary to achieve the same close focusing ability. I think the distance from sensor to front element has to be same for this. You could probably make it same length or shorter but close focus would not be possible.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (25 comments in total)
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Psychic1: Question for DPR staff:

D5 - are the focus points in the D5 red as in the D4s ???

Please advise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fs-_rj1s5o

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 01:55 UTC

A real-world sample gallery for this lens please! :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 15th comment
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: The raw links are a little mixed up.

I would like a feature which allows to download the jpegs or raw images without having to click so many times. On my android i have to start viewing the full size jpeg before i can download it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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