Dragonfire

Lives in Hungary Sopron, Hungary
Works as a purchaser
Joined on Oct 13, 2003

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On article Panasonic Lumix S Pro 24-70mm F2.8 sample gallery (79 comments in total)

To my eyes the bokeh from Nikon Z 24-70/2.8 S looks more sweet.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2019 at 16:38 UTC as 19th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review (498 comments in total)
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ron purdy: When I have tried this camera, AF has been miserably slow and inaccurate every time.
There were times when I would hold my finger down on the shutter button for a full second or two before the focus even started working at all.

There is NO WAY I would want to use this camera to shoot indoors for that reason alone.

(IQ looks very good though.)

Altough I have never tried D600 is used D7000 for many times (own a D700 + D5100) and I do laugh on comments like the AF is unusable...

What would these people say for example for a 5D mk2 AF?

People need to realize that if an AF system works based on contrast and there is low light and low contrast and the lens is not the best wide open (where the AF point is active) especially towards the edges... there is a limit for every camera/configuration/situation...

These tools are precision tools, and the user needs some special knowledge -> use the center AF point in low light and pick a high contrast point on the same filed and recompose! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 10:19 UTC
On article Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview (376 comments in total)

heah, unfortunatelly AF fine tune/micro adjustment is missing... it is pity, of course maybe not a dealbreaker, i have it on my D700 but barely use it, lenses just work fine, but I can imagine in 24mpx there is bigger need for AF fine tune... (especially if Nikon quality check is down a bit nowdays... if!)

anyway, really nice product, light FF camera with durable shutter, love the idea of it, and the sample pics are amazing!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:45 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review (227 comments in total)

Hey Amadou,
why is there a tremendous difference in "ergonomics" when I compare to Nikon D5100? 8 vs 13 points? Usefull touchscreen cannot be the reason for the whole can it?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2012 at 22:10 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

wish all the best!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 18:58 UTC as 12th comment

great lens, i think will worth the price for many,
btw picture nr P6270021 (6/15) is missfocused.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 21:45 UTC as 42nd comment
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tkbslc: Wow, this makes the $800 Canon 28mm f2.8 IS look even more stupid.

sure it is cheaper to manfacture (f/2,8 + IS) but WHO'S GONNA BUY IT???

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:25 UTC
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snackwells: Wow...the JPG loss of fine detail is frighteningly stark compared to the RAW conversions (see the forest/tree scenes). This is a strictly RAW only camera...at least coupled with the 24-105.

I know only one photographer who shoots jpg... and He uses an Olympus system, they have great jpg engine and not too much reserve in RAW file... unlike for example Canon, these jpg images are so badly sharpened and noise-filtered like they are taken with a powershoot camera...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 13:30 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (178 comments in total)

D3s was out of this world when it was released, in my view D4 is a good replacement with a bit better IQ and lots of handy refinements... not to talk about video...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:18 UTC as 96th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (295 comments in total)
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lensberg: The Nikon D4 is essentially an overhyped camera... but i suppose that was to be expected considering the fact that it was propped up prematurely to assume the high ISO crown from the D3S.

Considering the fact that there is a 2½ year time span between the D3S & D4 ... Nikon seem to have made virtually no advances regarding ISO performance...

Just look at that furry patch that resembles tiger skin at ISO 6400 on the D4 and you'll notice severe ammounts of noise reduction at work... blurring out the fine textures & fibres completely... by contrast the D3 & Canon 1D Mark IV manage to preserve the textures whilst delivering a natural looking image...

The intricate pattern on the green & purple fabric is totally smeared out by the D4 though funnily the white cross fibres remain intact ... Now compare it to the D3s sample which is excellent... even the 1D IV manages to retain more detail...

agree with marika6!
and for the ones who are dissapointed: it is not the D4's fault that is (ovarall) only a bit better than D3s, it is the D3s that was so goooood... :)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 23:13 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (295 comments in total)
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Dragonfire: D3s is so goooood... would love to see the 5Dm3 comparison, all the JPGs seen from 5Dm3 looked like a properly cooked and sharpened 4mpx images blown up to 22mpx... poor JPG processing as usually, looks like plastic with powersot like shaprening...

imho D800 will be the best player under 4.000$, if I take a look at the D800 factory samples... WOW! and high iso samples are promising too...
5Dm3 will be a good allrounder, nice AF finaly!

count the 3 years of develpment in and the power downsampling images... even the 1,5 yo D7000 (with smaller pixel size than D800) is only 1-1,5 stop behind D700 only above 800 iso.
i am shooting with D700, based on early samples from D800 i would trade my camera in a second ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 22:51 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (295 comments in total)
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Dragonfire: D3s is so goooood... would love to see the 5Dm3 comparison, all the JPGs seen from 5Dm3 looked like a properly cooked and sharpened 4mpx images blown up to 22mpx... poor JPG processing as usually, looks like plastic with powersot like shaprening...

imho D800 will be the best player under 4.000$, if I take a look at the D800 factory samples... WOW! and high iso samples are promising too...
5Dm3 will be a good allrounder, nice AF finaly!

will see (from what I see is at least as good as D700 or better, that cannot be "shitty"), btw high iso samples from 5Dm3 are looking very very good (too much NR maybe), probably better on screen than D800. waiting for proper comparison.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D4 Studio Test Samples (295 comments in total)

D3s is so goooood... would love to see the 5Dm3 comparison, all the JPGs seen from 5Dm3 looked like a properly cooked and sharpened 4mpx images blown up to 22mpx... poor JPG processing as usually, looks like plastic with powersot like shaprening...

imho D800 will be the best player under 4.000$, if I take a look at the D800 factory samples... WOW! and high iso samples are promising too...
5Dm3 will be a good allrounder, nice AF finaly!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:15 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
On article Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer (151 comments in total)

Good post Barney, cannot wait to get the book in my hands here in Hungary. The story of Vivian is touching too, but the images are one of the most powerfull ones I have ever seen... simply a musthave

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 20:30 UTC as 46th comment

cannot belive this, a CoolPix with usable IQ...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:40 UTC as 15th comment

IMHO very good results...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 09:52 UTC as 13th comment

Love the little guy on D700, much nicer bokeh rendering than 1,8D, AF performance is more than OK, a joy to use...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:54 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

from the IR (reduced size) samples: it may have "usable" IQ at higher sensitivies. Altough i hope it ill not kill Pentax... Pity they did not joined m4/3 format. Hope Nikon's small sensor will not be that small...
I think I would choose Oly XZ-1 over this Pentax for a small camera with usable IQ.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 11:52 UTC as 148th comment
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