marike6

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

Comments

Total: 2797, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (163 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: "FUJIFILM X-A10 with XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II kit will be available from January 2017 with a Suggested Retail Price of $499/£499.00".

$499, [really?], is a DOA as for $50 more users can get the all time best selling ML SONY a6000:

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-16-50mm/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1480657997&sr=1-3&keywords=sony+a6000

@abortabort First off, you can get some great cameras for $499 but lenses are always going to be the bigger expense with system camera. And the Fujifilm 16-50 kit lens is actually very good optically, unlike the Sony 16-50 kit which is a terrible lens, but a very good hockey puck. lol. And what $1000 primes? A Fujifilm 35mm f2 is only $399, it's weather sealed and it's a superb lens, WAY better optically than any Sony crop sensor lens. Secondly, it's much better to have good lenses on a great 16 mp sensor, than lousy lenses with blurry corners and borders on a 24mp sensor packed with so many pixels, you're getting diffraction limitations just one stop from wide open. lol. And if you can't make quality images on a 16mp sensor, the chance of producing quality images on a more demanding 24mp sensor is significantly less as your technique and optics need to be much better.

Lastly, the irony of the grammatical misadventure of your last sentence is not lost on anyone.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (163 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: "FUJIFILM X-A10 with XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II kit will be available from January 2017 with a Suggested Retail Price of $499/£499.00".

$499, [really?], is a DOA as for $50 more users can get the all time best selling ML SONY a6000:

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-16-50mm/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_3?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1480657997&sr=1-3&keywords=sony+a6000

First off all, $550 for the A6000 is the sale price (a minus $150 instant rebate Sony is still running but over in a couple of days). Second, why would anybody want a Sony APS-C camera when their lenses are such complete trash?

A system camera is all about glass, and Fujifilm EBC lenses are so much better than Sony's it's embarrassing. Sorry to be blunt.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:15 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (121 comments in total)

Superb lens, I've been following the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D for a while. Their 105 f/2 is quite drool-worthy. Nice looking gallery from DPR, and this gentleman on YouTube did some fantastic time lapse and star trails with the new Laowa 12mm. Really good stuff, thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfaNKRos0XQ

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:41 UTC as 34th comment
In reply to:

marike6: The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses, and those from Canikon just got their clock's cleaned by Sigma's optical engineers (again) as the Sigma 85 f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the new king of the 85mm portraits.

"The 85 Art looks OK, just OK." Dude, you are delusional. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art is one of the very best portrait lenses, and it's one of the sharpest, most optically perfect lenses that Lenstip has ever tested. Stop being such a Sony fanboy and let it go. You lost this round, end of story.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
In reply to:

marike6: VLC, the greatest swiss army knife application for digital media ever made, it literally does it all (or at least so it seems).

K-Lite is Windoze only, VLC can play any codec you throw at it, it has great subtitle support for fans of foreign films and unlike K-Lite, VLC streams radio stations from all over the world. It's probably the greatest open source, cross platform media player ever made.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:26 UTC

VLC, the greatest swiss army knife application for digital media ever made, it literally does it all (or at least so it seems).

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:54 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

marike6: The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses, and those from Canikon just got their clock's cleaned by Sigma's optical engineers (again) as the Sigma 85 f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the new king of the 85mm portraits.

There is no major difference in bokeh, there are absolutely no onion rings, but the Sony 85 does have major vignetting issues, it's not as sharp in the center and it's WAY softer in the borders and corners. The two Zeiss lenses (Otus and Milvus) easily outperform the Sony 85 and the Sigma 85 outperforms the two Zeiss lenses and the Sony. Better luck next time. ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 11:43 UTC
In reply to:

marike6: The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses, and those from Canikon just got their clock's cleaned by Sigma's optical engineers (again) as the Sigma 85 f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the new king of the 85mm portraits.

@DamianFI The Sigma 85mm f/1.4, according to Lenstip, is the sharper, better designed optic. End of story.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1241 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sigma82: It's funny how the ff maniacs all come to comments every m43 camera news,. We got it, tiny sensor, overpriced, bad iq blah blah blah. We really got it. Now please go enjoy ur cameras and leave us m43 users with our pieces of crap. Thank you ;)

@Sigma82 m43 Forum is filled with countless "m43 vs FF" threads. If anyone is obsessed with FF to the point of FF envy, it's m43 users. No camera forum has so clear a need for daily gear validation as m43. Without these silly comparisons, DPR handing out Gold Awards like candy on halloween to every m43 camera ever made, nobody would even think twice about m43. ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1241 comments in total)

Back when the original EM5 was reviewed, DPR may have confused a lot of users when they said that IQ was, more or less as good as APS-C, and that you needed to go to FF to see a dramatic improvement in IQ. Yeah, well no. I've been shooting with the EM10 for the last few months to see what all the fuss is about, and it's a good shooter, but honestly IQ really doesn't compete well with my D7100 or the Fujifilm cameras I've owned. FF isn't even part of the discussion, I'm not sure why forums are filled with some many comparisons threads. Sure you can make great images with the Olympus and Panasonic cameras, but for subjects like landscape where you want low ISO RAW files to have as little noise and as much DR and bold colors as possible, other systems have a clear advantage. That said, for people already invested in m43, this camera should make a lot of people happy.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1241 comments in total)
In reply to:

a voice of reason: i find iq to be very similar at reasonable isos to full frames like the d750

and im surprised to see the iq on my pen f looking a bit better than the em1mark2

No, IQ from the Olys is not even similar to APS-C like the D7200 or X-T2. A Full Frame like the D750, forget it.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
In reply to:

lensberg: How many more 24 MP cameras does the market need...??!! Nikon's already got about 10 or 11 of them floating around... boring the pants off everybody...

Sony and maybe Panasonic are the only companies that truly innovate and really put forth something exciting nowadays... The rest of the bunch are just same old... same old...

@BlueBomberTurbo
Lol, at $1,600, close to the price of a FF DSLR, the RX10 III had better be good. The Nikon DL superzoom model is under $1000, and like the DL24-85 and DL18-50, you can bet that the AF in the Nikon will destroy the RX100 and RX10. As far as video features, 95% of users don't need and don't want to pay whatever Sony is offering. Only an idiot would pay $1600 for a camera with a 1" sensor, you can buy a Nikon D610 for less. And the RX100 at $1000 is almost as bad. The Nikon DLs have normal, non-Sony price tags and Nikon 1 level AF performance means that when Nikon does release them, they will sell like hotcakes. Keep your overpriced Sonys. Sony are getting as bad as Apple with their absurd pricing.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
In reply to:

marike6: The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses, and those from Canikon just got their clock's cleaned by Sigma's optical engineers (again) as the Sigma 85 f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the new king of the 85mm portraits.

@josseee
There is no head-to-head, but the Sigma 85 set a resolution record on its test camera and outperformed both Zeiss 85 lenses (Otus and Milvus), the Sony 85 did not. The Sigma also had way less distance between the center and border/corner resolution. Sigma quote: "The performance on the edge of the frame is equally sensational." In comparison, the Sony has a wide gap between its center and border/corners. Sony quote from Lenstip review: "When you glance at the edge of full frame your feelings might be mixed. The Zeiss Otus or the Zeiss Milvus could have noticeably smaller differences between their performance in the frame centre and on the edge of full frame".

Sigma 85 has only one Con, it won their "Editor's Choice" award , the summary mentions concludes that it outperforms the Otus 85. The Sony FE 85 has four Cons, and their summary remarks state that the Zeiss Milvus beats it in every optical category but vignetting. Ergo, the Sigma 85 is the king of the 85s.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
In reply to:

marike6: The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses, and those from Canikon just got their clock's cleaned by Sigma's optical engineers (again) as the Sigma 85 f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the new king of the 85mm portraits.

@DamianFI
Again, the Sony 85 is not sharper, not at all. Head to head on Lenstip, the Sigma wins easily. There, the Sigma 85 f/1.4 Art set a resolution record in the center of the frame, and unlike the Sony 85, the Sigma is sharp across the frame, with much better corners and borders, much more even performance. The Sigma also has less CA, less distortion and way less vignetting, a key weakness of the Sony 85. The Sigma is as optically perfect a lens as you'll find and it's significantly less expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 13:30 UTC

When I'm traveling or in NYC doing street shooting I bring my EM10 + 20 1.7, it's small, discreet with excellent IQ. This EM1 MkII, while not my favorite m43 body, has tons of bells and whistles, and a high profit margin so DPR will most certainly give it a Gold Award. For IQ, which IMO is never properly weighted in DPR reviews, clearly most APS-C cameras will outperform the EM1 Mk II. Even the budget D3400, which readers were laughing at and DPR hated, manages to produce class leading IQ, testing off the charts on DXOMark. And its size/weight, amazing battery life, and access to F-mount for next to nothing, clearly DPR's review missed the mark. The K70 is an even better specified budget DSLR that DPR was luke warm about because of, again, too little emphasis on its superb IQ and too much emphasis on marginally useful things (for a DSLR) like Live View shooting. But enough digressing, this EM1 Mk II is a welcome addition to the m43 ecosystem, "system" being the operative word.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 24th comment
In reply to:

DamianFI: Big Sigma Art fan here, but this hasn't beat the Sony 85GM the way I had thought it would, in fact it's lacking in a few areas, mainly the rendering of the OOF backgrounds.

Image #14 and #32 are good examples where an 85GM will demonstrate more pleasing specular highlights.

Go read the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 review on Lenstip. The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses were more consistent (and sharp) than the Sony 85mm GS, and the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art beats the two Zeiss lenses, setting a resolution record on the EOS Mark III sensor, while having way better borders and corners than the Sony and two Zeiss lenses. CA and distortion are also better on the Sigma.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
In reply to:

PPierre: I remember when I first bought my Nex 6 : it was the first ILC I'd ever bought, and I had long hesitated between it, the Canon EOS 600D and the Nikon D5300. However, people who said it was no big upgrade from the D5200, and the lack of EVF and LiveView that I had in my Panasonic FZ38 were big deals. I wanted something that felt new, and had an EVF + LiveView, which is something I'm far too accustomed to.

3 years later, it seems nothing has changed much. However, with more experience, I can say I sometimes wish I had gone the Nikon way : their lenses are pretty good and affordable, and an innovative body doesn't do much when you can't put good glass in front of the sensor because it's too expensive.

Way more DSLRs are sold than mirrorless cameras, the overwhelming majority of pros shoot FF DSLR or medium format. If you trust your own knowledge of metering, and your camera's meter, there is almost no reason for a live preview. Plus RAW shooting gives more latitude for any minor mistakes in exposure or white balance. For video, an EVF is great. For general shooting, quality optical viewfinders are preferred by traditionalists for good reason. But you like what you like. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
In reply to:

PPierre: I remember when I first bought my Nex 6 : it was the first ILC I'd ever bought, and I had long hesitated between it, the Canon EOS 600D and the Nikon D5300. However, people who said it was no big upgrade from the D5200, and the lack of EVF and LiveView that I had in my Panasonic FZ38 were big deals. I wanted something that felt new, and had an EVF + LiveView, which is something I'm far too accustomed to.

3 years later, it seems nothing has changed much. However, with more experience, I can say I sometimes wish I had gone the Nikon way : their lenses are pretty good and affordable, and an innovative body doesn't do much when you can't put good glass in front of the sensor because it's too expensive.

Personally, I'm more aligned with the majority of photographers who prefer a bright pentaprism viewfinder to an EVF any day. I have an OMD, I cannot stand its EVF and soulless EVFs in general. Website's like DPR give reader's the false impression that EVFs are some kind of technological advance when actually they are just way for vendors leave off the expensive pentaprisms or rangefinders but charge more. It's like when vendors said CDs were better than vinyl records, then MP3s were better than CD. We now know that vinyl sounds WAY better than CDs, MP3s in the same way that analog synthesizers sound better than VSTs. For me, film looks better than digital, and DSLRs and rangerfinders are much nicer to shoot with than mirrorless.

But every time I think about buying a NEX camera, Sony's pricey, frankly poor lens lineup stops me dead in my tracks. That and Sony's absurdly thin lineup of TTL flashes, their ridiculously high prices and lack of refurbished bodies. System is key.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 01:17 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
In reply to:

lensberg: How many more 24 MP cameras does the market need...??!! Nikon's already got about 10 or 11 of them floating around... boring the pants off everybody...

Sony and maybe Panasonic are the only companies that truly innovate and really put forth something exciting nowadays... The rest of the bunch are just same old... same old...

No the Nikon 1 didn't get anything cleaned by the RX100, the Nikon 1 is a CSC, the RX100 a compact. I've owned both and the Nikon 1 has WAY better for AF, both low light and AF tracking. In fact there is no comparison. As far as competing, not only are Nikon competing, the new Nikon DL series of compacts will offer 4K UHD video, bright f/1.8 optics with 20mp BSI sensors that should be comparable to the RX100 IQ wise but with next level auto focus including a 171 point hybrid AF system and 20 fps with AF / 60 fps with AF locked should exceed the RX100 performance wise. And the DL 24-85 won't be priced over $1000, an absolutely ridiculous amount of money for a P&S like the RX100.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 00:51 UTC

The Zeiss Otus and Milvus 85mm lenses, and those from Canikon just got their clock's cleaned by Sigma's optical engineers (again) as the Sigma 85 f/1.4 DG HSM Art is the new king of the 85mm portraits.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 00:42 UTC as 45th comment | 28 replies
Total: 2797, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »