Gionni Dorelli

Lives in Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Joined on Dec 24, 2009

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On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (238 comments in total)

A part for distortion and a bit for vignetting, it does not seem to be much better than the regular non Art 12-24mm. Sharpness is a tad better, but in real life may no matter.
Or am I wrong....?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 27th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Are they going to make an external keyboard with the touchbar? Without such a thing, I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the function when I have an external monitor, keyboard and trackpad attached to the laptop at a work station.

I asked Apple about working with an external monitor and their response was that they can't care less.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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zeinali: My camera has SD card and normal USB cable. How can I upload my photos to new Macs?

You buy a new iMac with the usb port.
It will be the perfect companion for your new MacBook Pro.
No dongle needed.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Apple now sells 17 dongles. It's their fastest growing industry.

Everybody has made at least one Apple Dongle joke.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
On article LaCie unveils Thunderbolt 3 desktop storage devices (42 comments in total)

So you get your pretty iAirPurifier Pro and connect one of these closets via a Thunderbolt port.
Is this how we are supposed to use this stuff?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 5th comment
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EasyClick: Like many people here, at first glance it looks like a fantastic product for the creative prifessional. But once you start to look under the surface, you start to see many cracks in its proposition. First, it's a full system compromising desktop performance with tablet usability. So you get a somewhat mediocre hardware driving a hires display and touch interaction. There are other videos showing noticeable lag in pen interaction. That's a terrible software/hardware implementation already. Second you need software support for that wheel thingy. If the big creative software company (adobe, autodesk, etc) aren't on board, you're stuck with a nice piece of paperweight. Third, no options for hardware update. You're stuck with what you bought for the rest of its lifetime. You can't even detach the screen and use it on another desktop. For a top of the line $4000+ it's a hard pill to swallow (Wacom cintiq is independent of your hardware configuration). For many light creative use it might be fine (lightroom, web publishing, etc). But as a main workhorse, I think it's still lacking in CPU/gpu power, OS stability, upgradability, fas response time. Everything that frustrates you a surface pro would be magnified on the surface studio. But if you love it then this might be the way to go. Anyway, just my two cents from a creative pro.

Easy Click
It sounds exactly like the iMac, plus all the other things the iMac can not and will never do.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:10 UTC
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iainlea: A point that seems to not be getting the news it should from a photographers perspective is microsofts decision to use a 3:2 screen ratio/resolution on the surface studio and also their surface book.

I applaud them for delivering this specification as it is something I can appreciate everytime I edit an image from numerous cameras I own. Bravo MS! and why didn't apple deliver this "innovation" as the self styled digital artist platform for photographers!?

Now microsoft should do the same thing to Canons Printer products and deliver a 3:2 60x40 printer for the professional instead of one having a Canon Camera that shoots 3:2 and a Canon A3 photo printer.

A full set of 3:2 supported workflow tools/systems/printers would be something I would seriously look at purchasing irrespective of company.

Unfortunately or maybe not unfortunately after all, Apple is not a "self styled digital artist platform for photographers" anymore.
They have dropped Aperture a while ago and replaced with nothing Photos and eventually will drop Final Cut, when it will be the time that will not give them too bad publicity for doing so.
They have been a mobile device and entertainment company for a while.
They even wanted to become a car company, although that may no happen with only 7% profit margin per car...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:05 UTC

I am more of a Mac kind of person, although I also have a Microsoft workstation, but this new computer by Microsoft is very well done and is more useful for creative/artisan studio work than any device Apple has currently on the market.
Maybe a tad too expensive at 3000$ for an entry, but it will come down in few months.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 6th comment

Good!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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mosc: Man 12mm is nauseatingly wide.

It is.
12mm wide in retail architecture is very handy when you need to take photo of a large store facade and there is no room to place the camera far enough.
I correct all the distortions in post, sometimes even using a bit of liquify and I get a commercial image to give my client what they need.
Cheers.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 04:22 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: Most of the samples are a bit flat and lack contrast with muted colors, but I think is just the camera setting on the Jpeg. those images that have a proper contrast, look like an old school Nikon lens: good punch and sharpness. Bokeh is a little nervous, though.
I don't get the point of making a 1.4 lens then if the bokeh is so underwhelming, maybe only for charging over 2K and get away with it.

When I had Nikon cameras iI used both lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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noflashplease: This thing just doesn't produce results commensurate with the $2,200 price tag. In part, the problem might be the the neither-nor focal length, but it really just comes down to being underwhelming when it terms of bokeh, contrast and rendering. Looking back, the 105mm F/2.5 AI-s had a purpose? I can't say that about this lens. It's exotic and wacky. With the 105mm F/1.4E, the new electronic aperture even breaks reverse compatibility, which has always been a Nikon virtue. I think I'll pass. Nikon needs to do better with product planning and concentrate on offering realistic and competitive products.

These days 105mm is not used for fashion that much.
The best work in fashion is taken at around 24 or 50mm (some at 85mm) then you jump straight above 200mm.
105mm For beauty in the studio should still work though, yet the beauty photographers tend to use medium format...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:31 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: Most of the samples are a bit flat and lack contrast with muted colors, but I think is just the camera setting on the Jpeg. those images that have a proper contrast, look like an old school Nikon lens: good punch and sharpness. Bokeh is a little nervous, though.
I don't get the point of making a 1.4 lens then if the bokeh is so underwhelming, maybe only for charging over 2K and get away with it.

No, I am not drunk and stand correct by facts.
The bokeh next to Zeiss and some Canon lenses at 1.4 is simply not as smooth.
At 2K it should be as smooth as butter.
105mm is the typical focal lens for amateurs on the weekend that take picture of the girlfriends at the park, or wedding and senior photographers. There are lenses out there that for the same money will give them a more pleasant background.
Nikon should have stuck to f2.0 and charged 1,200$ and then you could not complain.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

Most of the samples are a bit flat and lack contrast with muted colors, but I think is just the camera setting on the Jpeg. those images that have a proper contrast, look like an old school Nikon lens: good punch and sharpness. Bokeh is a little nervous, though.
I don't get the point of making a 1.4 lens then if the bokeh is so underwhelming, maybe only for charging over 2K and get away with it.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 14:57 UTC as 55th comment | 7 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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King of Song: Probably superior to the new Canon 5D mk IV in every way, but might not even have 5% of the marketplace success? Sony is striving for greatness, Canon is half asleep.

Too bad Sony didn't go that one step further and get rid of the redundant mirror, and score that knockout homerun against the 2 sleeping giants.

I have bough Sony lenses in USA and serviced them in South Korea or Japan under warranty, no problem.
I also had sensors cleaned up for free in South Korea and Japan, in bodies that were bought in USA.
Turnaround has always been very quick. definitively quicker than in NY.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Xentinus: It has everything (even more) I wanted!..I just wish Sony's lens line-up was as good as Canon.Especially price wise!
They have no similar products as CaNikon.Like 85mm 1.8 G,50mm 1.8 G,100mm 2.0
200mm 2.8 or 17-40 f4.

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Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Amnon Duvdevany: A high-end Full-Frame body needs a reasonable line of lenses, especially the basics ones. Otherwise, it will be a waste (especially when there are alternatives).
It is also true regarding trying to attract past Minolta users - even if they kept some lenses, many of them are no longer up-to-date or even work properly.
Now its about time to have the "bread and butter" zoom lens of 24-105 back.
Without having this essential lens, selling the new camera will be almost like selling a new car with no rims and tires.
Maybe it is unreasonable to expect that Sony will invest in a full line of lenses for the A-mount, but the 24-105 is a must, and was forgotten after the Minolta (and K-M) days.
Sony, please, bring the 24-105 back.

For advertising, fashion or wedding, which is the target photographer for this camera, all the Sony/Zeiss lenses they need are there on spades.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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raj varma: So many posts from folks complaining about limited A mount lenses. I best most of them just shoot with kit lens and have never need a Ziess A mount lens. I have and enjoy my 1.4 and 2.8 lenses and my images are only limited by my imagination- not lenses.

First if you mention someone like Mike Johnston, please put a link so we do not have to google who the hell is this nobody... and it was not very obvious even after the google search..
This line only, can give us a clear idea where Mike belong and obviously where he spends his time:
"I've seen more lens lineups that make more sense in cardboard trays on tables at swap meets."

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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Nikonandmore: 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, I would be totally in if much better than Sigma's own current 12-24mm that is already awesome. But they are starting to slide into the overdrive high pricing fetish that is what has kept them a better value above all else. At $1599.00, its too much for a Sigma lens specially given the fact I just recently bought my current 12-24mm.

A word of caution for Sigma.. you can sell more high-quality lenses at a lower price point than starting to raise prices to raise brand recognition & perceptual value. Specially given the fact the resale value of your products is always considerably lower than other key players and camera body manufactures' own glass (and will stay that way), what has specifically raised your brand recognition in recent times, is the high quality of your products at a considerable lower price point than most of the competition. If you go the same high-priced route, your edge quickly fades out & you will sell less.

.. like to me for for example.

Although it delivers very good images for the money and for being sigma, my 12-24 II, after few months of use had its front element coming off....

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
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EXX: Great specs! But why no pop-up flash? A pop-up flash can be very handy as a last resort or as wireless controller.

What is next, an A88 budget version, with a 24 MP sensor similar to the A7II sensor?

I think that was the a77 mark II.
I know it is apsc, but almost nobody cares these days...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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