PerL

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On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (291 comments in total)
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PerL: Can it do CMYK-conversions? Because that is what makes Photoshop necessary for many professionals.

@GaryJP
Thanks – that was very interesting – finally a real alternative.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (291 comments in total)
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PerL: Can it do CMYK-conversions? Because that is what makes Photoshop necessary for many professionals.

Are you sure? Can it use ICC CMYK-profiles just like Photoshop?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (291 comments in total)

Can it do CMYK-conversions? Because that is what makes Photoshop necessary for many professionals.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 18:58 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (317 comments in total)

Wow - looks really good.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 13:07 UTC as 98th comment
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Mirrorlessy19: Nothing against Nikon, but I would never buy a camera with OVF, super loud flipping mirror and awful CDAF in live view & video

This camera is probably for another segment of users....

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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Dedecos: Bill Claffs estimates that Sony A7rII has better Dynamic Range than D850: http://photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%201D%20X%20Mark%20II,Sony%20ILCE-9

It seems D850 doesn't have a Sony Sensor. Is that true?

osv
According to your first link D850 has the highest DR score of them all at base ISO. We will see what DxO says soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 23:28 UTC
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Dedecos: Bill Claffs estimates that Sony A7rII has better Dynamic Range than D850: http://photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%201D%20X%20Mark%20II,Sony%20ILCE-9

It seems D850 doesn't have a Sony Sensor. Is that true?

How can this be "estimated" without any RAW-samples?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
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KShape: Too bad it won't work on older models.

Why not?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

Very interesting. I hope there will be samples out soon to judge the quality of the scans.
As far as I understand it should work on any Nikon DSLR with a macro lens?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply

The film scanning option was the most surprising and exciting for me...
Otherwise – a super camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:09 UTC as 153rd comment

Lets face it. Drones have proved themselves as movie-making tools. You can see the
footage in almost every film, almost every broadcasted video production. In major natural series like Planet Earth they play important parts with stunning scenery.
The question is, should we still photographers use the possibilities?
For me personally, the question of size and portability is key. It is a huge difference between something that could be a lethal weapon if it crashed and a tiny thing about 300 g that you easily could slip into your camera bag.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 23:51 UTC as 23rd comment
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PerL: I totally I agree. I have just added a DJI Spark – IMO it hits a critical sweet spot in terms of price, size, weight (just 300g), IQ and ease of use. For video drones are already a standard tool, but I think now it shortly will be in ambitious photographers bag, and definitely in the bags of the pros. It will be expected that they can take drone shots.

@Lee Jay
I think the IQ on the Spark (12 mp on a 1/2.3” sensor) will be good enough for a 30x40 cm print. That is enough for making it interesting for me, considering the unique possibilities to take photos (and videos) you cant shoot with a normal camera.
Sure you cant zoom (the lens has a 25 mm FOV eqv), but you can move the ”camera” closer or farther away in ways you often cant with your usual stuff.
One can wait a year or so for larger sensors at the same price, and maybe zoom lenses will come.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:19 UTC

I totally I agree. I have just added a DJI Spark – IMO it hits a critical sweet spot in terms of price, size, weight (just 300g), IQ and ease of use. For video drones are already a standard tool, but I think now it shortly will be in ambitious photographers bag, and definitely in the bags of the pros. It will be expected that they can take drone shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On article Intro to drones part 1: Drone basics (113 comments in total)
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nikon power: For me, drone was a hobby that got boring really quickly. I spent thousand$ for drones, excited on first flight when the drone stayed stationary, fun while I could go get a cup of coffee, came back, it's still hovering, fun for a few months flying and shooting video. I even modded some to carry other cameras. My drones are collecting dust in the garage right now. I don't even bother to watch my drones' videos. In 100 years, the scenic videos that I shot will look the same; the mountains will be the same, the rivers, etc. Boring boring boring. Try youtube to see of you can watch anyone's uploaded drone video to its end. Well, unless the video is about how the drone crashed. That's the only fun part for viewers.

Stephcout - amazing shots. Which drone do you use?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (524 comments in total)

The cameras in this class (high end APS-C DSLRs) are so good in terms of the combination of IQ, performance (AF-C, fps, viewfinder, lens system), ergonomics and price, that they are hard to improve upon (for stills, not video). It is good thing that now and then a new one is released to remind us of the fact.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 23:55 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 sample gallery (155 comments in total)

A wonderful filmlike, analog look to these.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 08:03 UTC as 19th comment

Seems like a very nice camera, but I wonder about the price point – for an "entry level" FF ?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 09:11 UTC as 143rd comment
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PerL: Maybe this article was inspired by the intense debate on the Nikon FF forum recently, about if Nikon should change the lens mount if the company made a FF mirrorless. A huge majority prefered for very good reasons that they should stick to the F-mount.
I am convinced that there will never be another lens system that can compare to what Canon and Nikon have built over time. The money in professional photography is shrinking and no other companies will develop a comparable system. Further I believe that phone cameras will take over a huge part of the market that mirrorless aims for – portability, video, AI-like functions, etc. The last cameras standing will be the most traditional, and ditching lens systems that are virtually photographic icons doesn't make sense when retro seems to be the straw that even mirrorless brands clings to (Fuji, Olympus with the OM and Pen-like designs).
And why would DSLR-makers change to a contrast based AF-system, when PDAF works better?

@AdiStefano
1. Irrelevant for this discussion. But there are perfectly good reasons why professionals in many cases prefers FF (subject isolation, color fidelity in low light etc)
2. Really? Lets talk when they have 200 F2.0, 200-400 F4.0, 400 2.8, 600 F4 etc.
3. Pros dont want the hassle of adapters.
4. PDAF in the pro cameras is so good it can handle virtually everything,
5. Yes. The ergonomics of the pro cameras from Canon/Nikon are superior to those of Sonys. It almost make my wrists ache when I see the Sony-bodies connected to heavy lenses, like a 70-200 2.8.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 23:06 UTC

Maybe this article was inspired by the intense debate on the Nikon FF forum recently, about if Nikon should change the lens mount if the company made a FF mirrorless. A huge majority prefered for very good reasons that they should stick to the F-mount.
I am convinced that there will never be another lens system that can compare to what Canon and Nikon have built over time. The money in professional photography is shrinking and no other companies will develop a comparable system. Further I believe that phone cameras will take over a huge part of the market that mirrorless aims for – portability, video, AI-like functions, etc. The last cameras standing will be the most traditional, and ditching lens systems that are virtually photographic icons doesn't make sense when retro seems to be the straw that even mirrorless brands clings to (Fuji, Olympus with the OM and Pen-like designs).
And why would DSLR-makers change to a contrast based AF-system, when PDAF works better?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 144th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)
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PerL: Wow - talk about advertorial for Sony.

When I have been to press events with EVF cameras I have always made the same exercise – put in fastest fps and pan fast left to right and back, while shooting continuously and let the AF work to put load on the processor. Also from dark to light so the exposure in the EVF shifts. That is a stress test that is easy to do.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
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