Eleson

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a IT
Joined on Oct 13, 2003

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On article An introduction to our studio test scene (105 comments in total)

- nvr mind -

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 14:22 UTC as 18th comment
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Iamnotarobot: Huawei. Chinese company. Not surprised at all.

Yes, the Chinese is the root of all evil. And no one there can do anything by themselves. All others are good.
Wan't some more Cool-aid?

I have my guesses as to who has Done The enlightenment...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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Iamnotarobot: Huawei. Chinese company. Not surprised at all.

And Ford have assured us all that the Pinto is perfectly safe ...

What on earth made many of the comments be about China?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 17:58 UTC

"The #HuaweiP9's dual Leica cameras makes taking photos in low light conditions like this a pleasure"

The way I see it, they say that the picture wasn't taken by the P9.

Do anyone really think that all images in a camera brochures was always taken by the 'right' camera? Wake up and get off the cool-aid!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:19 UTC as 32nd comment
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GodSpeaks: Oh please, this is a tempest in a teapot. Do you really believe ANY advertizing you see/read? I take it all as only a possibility of what the product may do, not as gospel that it can/will do it.

However, the absolute worst for false claims has to be the cosmetics and weight loss industries.

Which just means that any picture that have the EXIF information removed, probably had that done for a reason.

A cheat is cheat because it is a cheat. Not because you were caught.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 12:18 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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PORTRAIT: I had A55, the first generation DSLT cam.,Amazing features at that time: 10FPS,FAST LV AF,IBIS,just to name fews..Anyway,I had wonderful memories as well, (weddings, family event, etc..)Never let me down, except for these little "details":
.1 The infamous video heating issue,(basically unusable if you were planning to shoot more than 10/15mns. above 25c..And W/o having the cam quitting on ya, just when you were shooting..;)...and as far as I understand, the new A6300 has the same issue?.
.2 Flash system is mediocre at best (very unreliable!..nothing can beat Nikon system,my D40X has still an incredible metering/flash system..!)
3.Lenses, just Okish, (unless you are willing to spend $$$ with Zeiss be my guest..)but luckily, Minolta has a plethora of old vintage very cheap ones,but again, there where always the downside of the PF issue with many of those lenses...Overall I found the kit lens inferior even compare to my Nikon 18-55mm...,So Sony for these "few" reason I'M ..OUT..;)

@Camera Newton, true, there are still many Nikons with screw drive, And for all of those choosing between the SLT-a68 and one of the cameras you listed that may just be a deal breaker.
( I admit, I oversimplified it to be in the context of that a68 price range.)

Let's just agree to disagree on whether or not it is called AF if the subject cannot move. (Ooops, Oversimplified again, I just can't help myself today ...)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
On article Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples (120 comments in total)
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PORTRAIT: I had A55, the first generation DSLT cam.,Amazing features at that time: 10FPS,FAST LV AF,IBIS,just to name fews..Anyway,I had wonderful memories as well, (weddings, family event, etc..)Never let me down, except for these little "details":
.1 The infamous video heating issue,(basically unusable if you were planning to shoot more than 10/15mns. above 25c..And W/o having the cam quitting on ya, just when you were shooting..;)...and as far as I understand, the new A6300 has the same issue?.
.2 Flash system is mediocre at best (very unreliable!..nothing can beat Nikon system,my D40X has still an incredible metering/flash system..!)
3.Lenses, just Okish, (unless you are willing to spend $$$ with Zeiss be my guest..)but luckily, Minolta has a plethora of old vintage very cheap ones,but again, there where always the downside of the PF issue with many of those lenses...Overall I found the kit lens inferior even compare to my Nikon 18-55mm...,So Sony for these "few" reason I'M ..OUT..;)

@Camera Newton ,
You do know that electronic IS of for video only?
And screw lenses?? Either buy one, and then it works, or you don't and that's fine. ( Unless you have Nikon, then you cannot use them even if you want to...)

Personal choice of course, but I'll take f/3.5 and working video-AF before shooting at let's say f/1.8 without AF any day of the week. And With the SLT's you can choose between the two.

Light loss is a somewhat of an issue, and the pushed MP count will sooner or later make it impossible for an SLT mirror in the light path.
I say somewhat because in spite of the lost light still they were still ahead of the Canon sensor for quite some time.

No amount lenses need IS, but the price of 70-200 is for sure high.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 16:10 UTC

Anyone else than me that is a bit surprised with the flange diameter?
(I hesitate to use the word disappointed as I'm not even close to being in the market for this one.)
But it seems to be designed around the sensor size, which leaves no or very little room for a camera with a larger sensor at a later stage.
To me, it seems a bit shortsighted from an MF manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Light Pilgrim: DPREVIEW TEAM, just wanted to let you know that when I see other people reply to my posts and click on the direct link which should lead me to the post, I am being transfered to a main page of the article. Impossible to find the post without it, a pain really. I am using it on an iPhone 6s, latest iOS.

I am alone?

Mobile site seems to do that, Desktop version leads to he correct place.
Room for improvement.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: What's going on DPR? B&H has the camera for First Look!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIxvY1ofXc

Didn't you get your copy?

Maybe he meant small ?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: that's a thin body, I had to wonder... This isn't a true medium format camera, make no mistake, my 5dmk2 will make the same image quality and I don't know whose images will look better at a pixel peeping level...

True medium format is 60mm x 45mm, I think Hassy should be 60mm x 60mm so they keep true to their marketing values. So what do we have instead.... a 44x33mm sensor; how does that compare in size to 36x24mm that most of us already have?

So I made a sensor comparison chart here: https://photos.google.com/search/_tra_/photo/AF1QipNF1V4qJeB95tYIwYlkryp6nNMFXT2BU9isJgCq

Judging that this sensor is not that much bigger than the 35mm full frame sensor we could really get away with the same or better results by just adding any sigma art lens with a fast apperture of 1.4 and call it a day!

"my 5dmk2 will make the same image quality "
- As a 50 MP Larger-than-ff sensor??

If you can't see the difference (or can't produce the difference) then you can save yourself a pile of money by not buying this one.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: You would find nearly any pro shooter who uses canon with a 5d in the bag, semi pro my foot.

(I'm (mostly) assuming 5DIII, here ...)
But is it alone in the bag?
But is it their first go-to camera? Or the 2nd, backup option?
Was it bought as a primary and have now be relegated to a backup?
Or is a cost conscious, small income, Pro that bought it cheap on eBay, and uses it as their only tool?

I have lots of thing in my house that made perfect sense when I bought them.
Having it in the bag doesn't quite tell the full story.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 11:12 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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andrewD2: Wow, didn't expect that. I love my A7RII is has been great. Really great. But all round best? Its a very rainy June in the UK, last wedding the 5DIII +24-70II got a good soaking while the A7RII stayed in the bag. I needed a reliable and foolproof 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT combination for off camera lit group shots in the church. I also use a 135L a lot. Then the real kicker, I don't find the A7RII + the Sony lenses fast enough to lock focus for reportage so however amazing the 55mm FE is (and it is) I have to use the Canon 35L on an adapter to get pure PDAF performance. Delieved files will end up 55:45 A7RII:5DIII but I could have done the whole thing with two 5DIIIs but not with two A7RIIs. That makes me feel the "all rounder" tag is misplaced. It is quite the opposite, its is extremely good for many niches and if your usage fits one of those you'll love it.

Much in the same way as landscape shooters most probably won't go for D5 or its Canon sibling.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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Jonathan Brady: So your recommendation is to pick one of two cameras which have glaring deficiencies when it comes to AF? Seriously?

Just curious , how do you shot action with a focus-and-recompose style?

Versatile,dependable AF ... necessary feature .. for the majority.
That kind of defeats and contradicts 6D and center AF, doesn't it.

OTOH, I've never been a great fan of Pentax tracking abilities. The (few) cameras I've tried have been a bit frustrating in this area.
Important?, well anyone who's tried to capture a moment and had the camera frozen for half a sec and missing the moment have had a feeling that doesn't come off easily.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 15:18 UTC
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Eleson: Top picture:
f/11@38 mm , subject distance , what? 4 m?
= Dof from 2m to 58m !

Am I to judge the excellent panning technique here or am I missing something?
As far as AF , that shot doesn't require AF.

How to test AF system is for sure a company secret.
(And is most probably a matter of statistics)
OTOH, the nest best approach could be to implement a crude test ,and let the feedback from manufacturers guide you forward. :)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 11:07 UTC
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Eleson: Top picture:
f/11@38 mm , subject distance , what? 4 m?
= Dof from 2m to 58m !

Am I to judge the excellent panning technique here or am I missing something?
As far as AF , that shot doesn't require AF.

As you meet the makers from time to time, what can they teach you all about AF testing?
Whilst most probably isn't meant to be public, there must still be information about what to test that can move all of this forward.
Like the obvious fact that both object recognition time must be part of measurement.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
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Eleson: Top picture:
f/11@38 mm , subject distance , what? 4 m?
= Dof from 2m to 58m !

Am I to judge the excellent panning technique here or am I missing something?
As far as AF , that shot doesn't require AF.

Hey c'mon! ;)
I said excellent!

All the best!
//

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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kelstertx: "Face down in the dirt"...

The shooters most inclined to be willing to lay face down in the dirt to get the shot they want (pros) are the only ones forced to do so - no tilting/rotating screen. Dumb.

Or no useful AF when using the tilted screen.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 18:39 UTC

Top picture:
f/11@38 mm , subject distance , what? 4 m?
= Dof from 2m to 58m !

Am I to judge the excellent panning technique here or am I missing something?
As far as AF , that shot doesn't require AF.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 18:35 UTC as 49th comment | 11 replies
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bluevellet: It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Yes!!
This is the lens that will bring the m-mount to the mass market!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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