Gionni Dorelli

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

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On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

Load of bug fixes... there are a large load bugs indeed.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 08:29 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1582 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: I am a long time Sony A mount user. While I like the A mount, I must admit that Sony has done so little to promote the mount over the last few years that the only likely purchasers for the A99ii are existing A mount users. And existing A mount users, interested in full frame, will buy the A99ii regardless of the DPR review and non-A mount users won't buy it regardless how wonderful any review might be. So, to some extent, the DPR review is rather pointless as far as changing any minds. That is unless Sony actually start throwing some marketing muscle behind the A mount.

Yes canikon is the IBM of photography, then IBM did a Lenovo and Nikon may be doing one as well.

on a different note....
What is holding Sony back is the difficulty of renting their bodies and lenses especially A mount.
The number of places where you can rent Sony A and E mount is growing fast, but there still is a long way to go.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1582 comments in total)
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MikeDeane: Semi transparent mirror is a no-no in my humble opinion - Canon had that back in the 60'[s with it's PELLIX...and it bombed....not enough light entered the viewfinder for most people....MD

Never mind Canon had the Pellix mirror even in the 80ies, any comparison between the 2 mirrors does not make much sense. Sure enough, the material used by Canon at that time has very little in common with what Sony is using today.
We are talking about over 30 years of technology advances between the two materials.
Even the first SLT mirror of 2010 used in the Sony A55, is not the same that is used on the latest A77 mark II or the a99 mark II.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1582 comments in total)
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Johnish: Same old tired ancient BionzX processor. Milk mode here perhaps.

Yeah right! Sony missed the 4k bus....
Sony invented 4k

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1582 comments in total)
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MikeDeane: Semi transparent mirror is a no-no in my humble opinion - Canon had that back in the 60'[s with it's PELLIX...and it bombed....not enough light entered the viewfinder for most people....MD

To replace an SLT mirror is about 30 bucks... big deal..

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 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 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 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' (866 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' (866 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 (216 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
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