oscarvdvelde

Lives in Spain Prov. of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Works as a thunderstorm & lightning researcher
Joined on Apr 29, 2006

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On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016 (19 comments in total)

Why are so many lenses missing from the list?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 7th comment
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lacix: Damn! I just bought the FE 50mm F1.8

also for €3000?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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keepreal: The price for this Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 lens is pretty steep. A similar lens which has both both auto focus and aperture linkage also would be, even with as good optical quality, except perhaps from one of the prime lens manufacturers - no pun intended.

I am beginning to wonder if the growing number of manufacturers whose lenses lack auto focus and aperture linkage to the camera body is because they do not know how to do the electronics. Samyang, as far as I am aware do provide AE on Canon but only for one of their lenses. But at least their lenses are often cheap in spite of good optics, which may be the reason.

The nearest competitor will be the new Samyang XP 14mm F2.4 for the same price, whose samples I have seen look a lot nicer at 100%.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
On article Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D sample gallery (121 comments in total)
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keepreal: The price for this Venus Laowa 12mm F2.8 lens is pretty steep. A similar lens which has both both auto focus and aperture linkage also would be, even with as good optical quality, except perhaps from one of the prime lens manufacturers - no pun intended.

I am beginning to wonder if the growing number of manufacturers whose lenses lack auto focus and aperture linkage to the camera body is because they do not know how to do the electronics. Samyang, as far as I am aware do provide AE on Canon but only for one of their lenses. But at least their lenses are often cheap in spite of good optics, which may be the reason.

For less than this price you can buy a Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 including autofocus. Such lens is a lot more complex mechanically, electrically and in amount of glass. There is no reason this Laowa should be that expensive, the more so because the image quality seems barely okay below f/11.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 23:29 UTC

Interesting how this footage is enjoyed more by someone like me at 480-720p with an internet connection of 3 Mbps than guys with 4K screens, apparently unlimited bandwidth, and studio skills :D

Fabulous natural landscapes! Rare in Europe. I certainly am interested in visiting. I would probably need a drone too to enjoy the landscape in such a good way! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:15 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

First SLR a Yashica (FR or FX) bought second-hand in 1993. Upgraded to Canon EOS 500n in 1997. Added Bronica S2A in 2002. First DSLR Canon EOS 5D in 2006. 2014 - currently, Fujifilm X-T1. I used also some point and shoots, the first one in 1987.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:43 UTC as 473rd comment
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VisualFX: Glossy screens and photography/developers don't mix! What is with glossy screens? Please start making matte screens so I dont have to turn off all lights in my room! Otherwise i see reflections in the screen.

Okay, then you don't get touch functionality.

For example you can get a Dell XPS 15 9550 either with 4K touch screen or a full HD matte screen without touch.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2176 comments in total)
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Kalhor: On "Image Quality" page set it to show "RAW @ 3200 ISO" and choose a FF camera for comparison. You will know how good is X-Trans sensor to capture images with less noise and sharper details in smaller body with smaller lenses.

One more important reason for X-trans sensor is, it captures more green light which it helps to capture nicer colors of between Red and Blue. And that's why colors looks better in Fuji cameras compared to others.

It can only do so at the cost of blue and red. Those channels are more noisy.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
On article Going wide: Irix 15mm F2.4 sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: Going wide: why?

That's the question an average reader is going to ask after looking at those extremely boring pictures. Readers aren't going to mull in their heads if the lens worth the money, they are going to question the very need for that lens.

Perhaps you lack creativity to imagine its uses? Which have been demonstrated many times since the invention of 16-35mm-like zooms some 20 years ago.

Or are you only commenting on the sample pictures? In that case, generally they are boring no matter what lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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TORN: Funny that the Fuji actually was the most exciting thing since sliced bread but nearly nobody here will buy one. I wonder if a crop of 1.3 compared to a much smaller and affordable full frame camera really is a big deal? It surely would be a big deal if it was affordable. Great that Fuji dropped the xtrans on this one. There is hope. ;-)

Silently we are all hoping the body will sell for $/€ 3500 and the lenses under 1500.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
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rfsIII: With all this medium format happiness coming our way, it's time for DPR to do some serious stories on tripods and speedlights. It's going to be extremely tough to get truly sharp shots without either a rock-solid tripod or very short flash duration.

At the 100% zoom level, shake does not relate to pixel size but to angular resolution and motion.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses (82 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: The 85 F1.4 is a massive piece of equipment. How long can this trend last? When do prime lenses go down to reasonable sizes again?

They are making such lenses for 40+ MP cameras where they can make a difference.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
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Mark Eberts: did I miss anything ... or where is the Fuji FF camera ?

This *is* Fuji's FF camera. It just got a little more full.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: This should be sold under €6000 if we take the sensor surface as representative of camera cost. The step between APS-C and full frame is larger (1.5²) than between full frame and fuller frame (1.22²).

But it already does work quite well. High-end APS-C is €1600, times 2.25 gives high-end full frame at €3600. m43 would be 4 times cheaper than full frame which would be €900. Divide all by 2 for lower end products.

Maybe when this 44x33 format becomes more competitive and the sales good, the price for a high-end body will be €5300 while a lower-specced body could eventually go below €3000.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:46 UTC

This should be sold under €6000 if we take the sensor surface as representative of camera cost. The step between APS-C and full frame is larger (1.5²) than between full frame and fuller frame (1.22²).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 82nd comment | 5 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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Ouchy: Around six years ago I found myself with enough spare cash to buy a EOS 5 mkII and 24-105L lens kit for £1900.

6 years later, with a better job, but more responsibilities, I have a similar amount of cash to spend on a camera - I find that two iterations later the camera now costs two and a half times the price. Does it run on a fusion core or something?!..

The 6D line continued the old 5D line. The current 5D line is probably what rumors thought the 3D would be or a cheaper continuation of the 1Ds line.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 00:38 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2084 comments in total)
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yoms: Thank you for the quick review of the 5D Mark III. It has just landed here in France :)

As a main one-shot AF shooter, I would have been interested in more details about focus accuracy, especially with the 5 dual cross-type AF points, rather than tracking.

Would you say focus is so accurate using one of these 5 points that it's mirrorless accurate? I would consider using them all the time, albeit at the expense of cropping/reframing in post to place my subject where I wanted initially to be, if I'm sure focus will be eye-lash accurate almost all the time.

Don't really care about tracking actually...

It's mark IV

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 23:16 UTC

Amazing dynamic range. ISO 4 million seems to look a stop brighter than necessary, probably the applied curve is too flat. I am curious how good a still looks.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:33 UTC as 23rd comment

6, 8 and 16: wrong category...

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 21:35 UTC as 27th comment
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HMF70: The official price on the lens have been out for about a month now, so that is old news. Here is a review (swedish) https://www.cyberphoto.se/info.php?article=irix15blackca on the lens, where they explain that Irix 15mm is overall better lens compared to 14-15mm primes from Samyang, Canon, Nikon and Zeiss, and almost as sharp as Canon 16-35/4L, Nikon 14-24/2,8 och Tamron 15-30/2,8. The only thing the article doesn't tell is how the lens handle coma, and that is crucial if you want to use the lens for astrophotography.

I almost forgot... It doesn't work on Sony e-mount with Metabones adapter.

Coma is handled very well by many wide angle primes. It's the astigmatism people really seem to worry about while calling it coma.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
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