deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a writer/photographer/ecologist
Has a website at deeppics.com
Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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DualSystemGuy: 14 fps sounds nice until you read the laundry list of restrictions required to get that speed, including battery type, battery charge percentage, ISO selection, AF modes, lens choices, and a variety of other camera settings.

And yet they used 14 fps in this test...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Harrison S: Having shot over 100k frames last year for cycling, triathlon races, running races, and basketball with the 1dx and now shooting 1dx mark 2, you can definitely track objects behind other obstacles. You have to use the auto focus cases, like case 2, to truly utilize it correctly .

Yes, I wondered how an article like this might work if the writers really understood how to operate these very complex cameras (no offence to the writers!). It would, surely, take quite some time and practice to get the most out of them. In skilled hands, I'd expect both to be mind-blowingly good and brand loyalty/investment would be the chief driving force behind a purchase.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)
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p5freak: Why are most bike shots at f5,6 ? To much DOF, almost looks like its been shot from a camera with 1/2.3" sensor, background way to sharp. Only pic 4 has a nicely blurred background, because it was shot at f2,8. Pic 3 is also nice, still f5.6, but closer.

Strange comments. It's very much a matter of taste. I only downloaded two of the photos and one (the front of the bus) would have benefitted greatly from a much smaller aperture! To my taste...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:12 UTC
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TheDarmok74: It's a fine camera to be sure, but "the ultimate hiking partner"? It's too heavy, regardless what Barney says, very subjectively. And who needs 600mm on a hike?
600mm are nice and the video is great, but do these count much on a hike comared to the mkII or the FZ1000? You can get 2 FZ1000 for that money, so how can the RX10 III be so much better for a hike?
There are tons of better solutions for most hikers, the much cheaper RX10 to start with, or the PAna LX100 or FZ1000 or some m43 with the 14-400mm lens.
The RX10 III is ridicolously priced.

I'll bet he thought 600mm wasn't enough for the owl shot! If you are interested in wildlife, the options you list don't cut it. The Canon G3X and new Nikon do.

There is no m43 14-400 lens!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
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JackM: The text in the center is the only place the K1 with pixel shift wins. Everywhere else, the D810 and 645Z are sharper.

Look harder! Then look at the colour circles in the lower centre for the biggest difference.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
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Sean65: Looks good. Can't believe how good the D810 looks against the 645 though. Really impressive.

I read what you said, scrolled up, looked at the crops as presented and wondered how you could come to such a conclusion? The D810 image is a moiré-laden mess!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)
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deep7: While that "Equivalent Aperture" graph isn't wrong per se, it is quite misleading. If the y axis started at f1 (the functional zero point of aperture calculations), the lines would appear much closer together, reflecting how the real world aperture differences have been exaggerated. Further, using a logarithmic scale on the x axis is very misleading and plays down the significant differences in focal lengths.

I'm not accusing anyone of anything but the graph, as presented, looks as if someone had an agenda...

"More importantly: the difference between 24mm and 48mm is essentially the same as the difference between 100mm and 200mm."

Good point. A linear scale puts no bias on the data presentation but I do understand your dilemma.

Taking this further, when you say "all you need to know is that the lower the line is on the graph below, the blurrier the backgrounds you'll be able to get", that's only half true. It's actually the lower the line and the further to the right. I guess I'm just standing up for the handful of photographers who really value the ever-expensive-and-hard-to-attain long focal lengths!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (118 comments in total)

While that "Equivalent Aperture" graph isn't wrong per se, it is quite misleading. If the y axis started at f1 (the functional zero point of aperture calculations), the lines would appear much closer together, reflecting how the real world aperture differences have been exaggerated. Further, using a logarithmic scale on the x axis is very misleading and plays down the significant differences in focal lengths.

I'm not accusing anyone of anything but the graph, as presented, looks as if someone had an agenda...

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:18 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design (53 comments in total)
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deep7: That augers well for image quality. The reviews will be interesting. (Not that I would personally get an Android phone but many people get on with Android just fine.)

""most people get on with Android just fine."

Fixed."

Not at all. Smart Alec.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
On article Huawei clarifies Leica-involvement in P9 camera design (53 comments in total)

That augers well for image quality. The reviews will be interesting. (Not that I would personally get an Android phone but many people get on with Android just fine.)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)
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BigOne: Chinese crap at least used to be cheap. Not anymore.

Everything is international these days, with components from several countries often installed in high tech items. Like many countries in the past, China has very different assembly standards, depending on the relationship with the main client and the intended use. I have Chinese things which are superb quality and other things which are quite poor. That's why I responded to the incorrect and aggressive statement made earlier.

The problem with "crap" comes from the very strong market force exerted by a very influential part of society, which craves "new"/gimmickry/gadgetry and rates it over real build quality/durability/craftsmanship when valuing potential purposes. It's got nothing at all to do with "made in" or "assembled in" and everything to do with providing the most perceived capability, at the lowest build cost that the manufacturer can get away with.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (258 comments in total)

I recently went through hours of footage I took a few years ago while on a fairly adventurous holiday. It was great but technically limited. With a camera like this, I could have made a saleable film. Sure, I could do that with many other cameras but, for the price, this looks like a real easy, manageable proposition.

I'm assuming the sensor resolution was chosen to allow direct pixel to pixel video? I appreciate that and consider 12MP totally adequate for stills, though that video-orientated AA filter pushes things (reminiscent of using my old Olympus E3 - which still made me some money!). I do wonder why there is no RAW option because that is the obvious limiting factor as a "hybrid". However, the nice highlight roll-off goes a long way to compensating for that.

An interesting camera I'd consider for the next big adventure.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 21:12 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (258 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: How the h3ll can dpreview give it an 80%? That's utter nonsense. Pretty much EVERY respected review site trashed this. It was named worst camera of the year on several.

Read the review and you will see why. The score is justified by what the reviewer found.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: Digital medium format is really stepping into a new age. Very nice product by its description, looking forward to the detailed reviews (an photos!) that no doubt will appear.
Unfortunately way out of what I ever would allow myself to spend on photographic gear, but I understand the appeal of this for people who make a living out of photography.

Fingers crossed for Fuji to enter this market segment again.

Ta, I had to head out and didn't have time to double check.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 00:29 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: Digital medium format is really stepping into a new age. Very nice product by its description, looking forward to the detailed reviews (an photos!) that no doubt will appear.
Unfortunately way out of what I ever would allow myself to spend on photographic gear, but I understand the appeal of this for people who make a living out of photography.

Fingers crossed for Fuji to enter this market segment again.

I'm pretty sure Fuji are involved already - don't they make at least some of the lenses for this system?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
On article Huawei launches P9 and P9 Plus with Leica dual-camera (80 comments in total)
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TheDarmok74: Kudos to Huawei for what they have achieved in relatively little time.
They now release 2 high-end models a year like Apple or Samsung.
BUT no OIS in a high-end device? Even with better light sensitivity, I cannot imagine that I'd want to pass on OIS. I've been uising it since the Nexus 5 and it works really great on that phone and now on the Samsung S6 too.

They have been making phones longer than Apple. We used to have ~ 2004 vintage "smart" phones made by them and they were rock solid. Not that the Windows mobile operating system was any fun to use!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
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