marike6

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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
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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 (1290 comments in total)
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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 (1290 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 141st comment | 2 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1290 comments in total)
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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 (298 comments in total)
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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
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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
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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 25th comment
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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 (298 comments in total)
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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 (298 comments in total)
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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 (298 comments in total)
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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 48th comment | 51 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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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...

@BarnET You missed the point. He said Nikon doesn't innovate, but the Nikon 1 introduced innovations that no mirrorless cameras had at the time, i.e. PDAF, blazing fast burst rates, et al. RE: IQ, most 1" sensor compacts including the Nikon 1 have image quality that is more than adequate for most travel/family needs. Even the now ancient Nikon V1 with its 10 mp sensor has absolutely stellar IQ, the newer models even better. In 2016, pixel peeping and making lists rating IQ is a complete gear head style waste of time. All modern cameras are capable of superb results. But before the Nikon 1, AF tracking on mirrorless cameras was terrible. Now most models have PDAF on sensor and it was Nikon who first introduced it.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
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mario loconte: 85mm on FF still too short or too long. No matter if it is a good lens or not.

"Too short or too long", one of the more meaningless phrases of the day. 85mm on FF is one of the classical portrait lenses because it's doesn't elongate the nose and forehead like a 50mm and it doesn't flatten the face like a 200mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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Tiefenunschärfe: Wow, how exciting.
Even better than the great KeyMission.

Good bye Nikon.

Go buy an expensive, high profit margin mirrorless so it can lose over half of its value the minute you open the box. If you are an experienced photographer, why would you even care about a 5000 series Nikon?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 12:24 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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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...

Nikon 1 has excellent IQ, far from a mediocre P&S and its AF was always locked in 60 fps. But you said "innovation", and the Nikon 1 was the FIRST mirrorless camera with usable AF because of their extremely robust PD-AF on sensor.

Re: Sony, their lenses are complete garbage. They can't even make a decent kit lenses and a simple lens like a 35 f/1.8 you're paying over $400 for a mediocre lens. Panasonic IQ, forget it. Terrible dynamic range, colors, lousy deep DOF because of the smaller sensor. Canon's IQ is good, just not Nikon level, which is class leading. Pentax lens lineup is from the 1980s. If that works for you, great. As far as video, Nikon's video or better than Canon's but it's drag to shoot with because of the inability to change aperture in LiveView. AF, ease of use, build quality, no nonsense metering, and affordable lenses, Nikon is tough to beat.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 12:14 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)

What a bunch of complainers, the D5500 is already an excellent entry level camera with superb IQ and video quality. If it's not broke, don't fix it. If you need a pro grade crop sensor camera, there are few better than the D500. But Nikon is not about to make a cheaper, better, smaller D7000 series camera. And the reason why the 5000 series bodies sell so well is because they are easy to use, small/lightweight and have GREAT IQ. And Nikon's system of lenses, flashes and accessories absolutely destroys everybody else's except for Canon. Panasonic or Sony APS-C lenses (save a few Pany short primes) and flashes just aren't cutting it. Neither company can build a telephoto lens to save their life. Panasonic brought Leica in to build their 100-400 and it's probably the most expensive subpar telephoto zooms ever made. Don't get me started on flash systems (you guys remember, lighting), where Nikon / Canon are head and shoulders above anyone else.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:51 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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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...

They are excellent cameras with class leading IQ. Not everybody wants teeny, tiny overpriced mirrorless cameras, that lose resale value by half as soon as you open the box. Nikon is about the system and truly other than Canon, nobody is touching Nikon's system of bodies, lenses and flashes. As far as innovation, there is no vendor that can touch Nikon's AF algorithms. And remind us, who made the first mirrorless camera with Phase Detect AF on sensor? Who made the first mirrorless camera with blazing fast burst modes like 60 fps? That would be Nikon.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
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