Couscousdelight

Lives in France France
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Joined on Nov 9, 2010

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On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The best sensor coupled to the worst image compression.
This is stupid, this is Sony.

"...Says the Pentax user with a camera that produces smoothed-over RAW at low resolution...."

?
I've never heard than Pentax smoothed their raw, except for the K5 above 3200 iso.
B.T.W. why "at low resolutions" ?
When Pentax announce Iso 100, it's mesured around 100 iso by DXo, not around 160-200 like Sony or Nikon...
So, i guess you just don't know what you are talking about :)

But hey, if you're happy to shot a camera than can handle a proper comression, good for you.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 06:04 UTC
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HubertChen: After reading through the comments I am very amazed. So here we have two parties:

The innovative explorers:
- Hiking 15 days up to 3500 m and work at - 10 °C
- plan, coordinate and execute 70,000 Images
- Create a 365 Giga Pixel Panorama
- Create as a vision of what is possible in Ultra High resolution
- Write a web app and establish a server that can serve such monster picture (sure can not be off the shelf image sharing app)

The Critics
- overlook the accomplishment
- criticize anything

I am not shocked by finding negative comments, but I am shocked that negative comments are the majority.

I am sad for the readers of this web site. It is not the first time here I see innovation met with cynicism. It is likely this will motivate innovators to publish their new stuff elsewhere, making dpreview a less interesting place.

"- criticize anything"
Sorry, but the stitching is poorly made, and the subject is boring( hi-res snow, who cares ?).

A subject with a lot of details, like a cityscape or forest landscape must is more interesting than snow, stone & sky.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 05:52 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)

Here is the confirmation than sony is still using their crappy lossy compression on the A7rII :
http://diglloyd.com/blog/2015/20150612_1406-Sony-fixs-in-A7R_II.html

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 05:46 UTC as 93rd comment | 5 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: The best sensor coupled to the worst image compression.
This is stupid, this is Sony.

Yep, it's still the lossy compression which is used by the A7RII..
http://diglloyd.com/blog/2015/20150612_1406-Sony-fixs-in-A7R_II.html

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)

The best sensor coupled to the worst image compression.
This is stupid, this is Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:14 UTC as 172nd comment | 13 replies

The stitching quality is a shame...
and i don't understand the choice of that subject for such performance, it lacks of details and is too homogenic.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 19th comment
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brownie314: I don't know about Canons bodies and sensors, but I love those new small primes. They look great. Nikon should wake up and see what Canon is doing here.

The pentax DA40 was tested by Photozone, it scores 4/5 on imge quality...

http://www.photozone.de/pentax/630-pentax40f28?start=1
IT scores better than the Canon 40mm pancake...
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/772-canon_40_28_apsc?start=1

So, aren't you tired to say constant BS ?
B.T.W, the Pentax is full frame compatible, what about the Canon one ?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:24 UTC

How to make a best seller camera in 8 lessons :

Use a small and dull viewfinder.
A plastic body.
A sensor who lack behind competition in almost every aspect...
Forget about internal AF adust, even if the camera is prone to it.
Use the famous Canon ergonomy aka "who need a second control dial ?" with a stupid thumb wheel placed too low.
Implant Auto-iso without exposure compensation, i mean, who need that ?
USB2 transfert for24mpxl, in 2015 : a must-have.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 06:12 UTC as 69th comment | 6 replies
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brownie314: I don't know about Canons bodies and sensors, but I love those new small primes. They look great. Nikon should wake up and see what Canon is doing here.

(...)but then I look at their lens prices....the 40mm 2.8 DA from Pentax is $550...the canon is $200....auch(...)

550$ for a DA 40 ?
It cost 147$ on Amazon U.S. for a DA40 XS :
http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-DA-40mm-XS-Lens/dp/B0078KOEMA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432446359&sr=8-1&keywords=pentax+40+xs

Less expensive than the canon one...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 05:47 UTC
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T3: The size of the viewfinder is disappointing. It's even smaller than the poor viewfinder in the SL1. Canon basically upgraded the features of the T6 to be more of a mid-level camera, but then downgraded the viewfinder to below that of an entry-level camera. Canon giveth and taketh away!

And meantime, any Pentax DSLR offers a 100% pentaprism VF..
But hey, as far as there is no canikon logo on it, who cares ?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 06:42 UTC
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Snapper2013: Another little Canon gem that'll sell like hotcakes!!!

Well, i guess we don't share the same definition about what a "gem" is.
Blurry images, DR still in 2006, no Af adjustments, no exposure compensation in auto Iso mode, dull and small pentamirror viewfinder...
But yeah, it will be sold by entire wagons, by people who just want a Canon logo in front of their camera.
A boring camera, a Canon.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
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Mssimo: for the price, I would just get the Fuji T10, Pani G7 or the awesome Oly OM5 MK2. Electronic viewfinders are now better than most small penta mirror style optical VF.

So many nice cameras on the market, canon needs to re-invent the rebel line of cameras to keep up. One thing is for sure, they cant keep this basic design and sensor around for another 6 years.

"Pentax can manage a decent 100% pentaprism on even their cheapest DSLR. Why can't Canon do the same with any body cheaper than the 7D II? I can't answer than question."

I can :)
It was explained in "Chasseur d'Images" photo magazine.

Pentax take advantage of the SR system to calibrate the sensor alignement with the VF/AF module, when Canikon need expensive human ressources to do that operation.
So, it doesn't cost much money to Pentax to have a 100% pentaprism in their bodies.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
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RStyga: Worst-design camera record.

what about hasselblad Lunar & co ?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (485 comments in total)

It looks a little like a Pentax K5.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 17:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)

Hi res sample are available on Ricoh Website :
Hi-res shots are truly amazing.
http://www.ricoh-imaging.fr/fr/reflex-numeriques/photos/samples/reflex-PENTAX-K-3-II.html

Hi res images (6000x4000 jpg/multiple shots)

http://s2.media.ricoh-imaging.fr/media/97e43703b47bff7f727c42de15822791;w780;h520;cffffff/IMGP2583_PixelShiftResolution_ON.JPG

http://s2.media.ricoh-imaging.fr/media/64ffd41d474e703dcd381bd1e0b177ea;w780;h520;cffffff/IMGP2410_PixelShiftResolution_ON.JPG

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 18:37 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)
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Mike FL: So, K-3.2 uses same sensor as old K3. Well let's see how dated K3 sensor vs Fiji's old/lowest-end Fuji X-A1:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=pentax_k3&attr13_1=fujifilm_xa1&attr13_2=fujifilm_xt1&attr13_3=fujifilm_xe2&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=12800&attr16_2=12800&attr16_3=12800&normalization=print&widget=75&x=0.07533055257188802&y=0.512815730723348

Not good.

Who gives a clue about Jpgs ?
If you want to compare, why not the K50 which have the same sensor & resolution than the Fuji, and it's a different story :

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=pentax_k3&attr13_1=fujifilm_xa1&attr13_2=pentax_k50&attr13_3=fujifilm_xe2&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&normalization=print&widget=75&x=0.07533055257188802&y=0.512815730723348

AND, the K50 is 12bits only, the K5IIs with a 14bits output will give better results.

In fact, you can compare any 16 Vs 24 Mpxl camera, you'll have the same results you show, it's clueless.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 06:10 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Your choices:
This camera or:
The latest Nikon DSLR with whatever QC problem it had this time.
The latest Canon with sensor tech from 5 years ago.
The latest Pentax, the K3 is a good one, but limited lens group.
The latest Olympus, you need to like m4/3.
The latest Fuji, mushy as the images are due to excessive noise reduction.
The latest Panasonic, if video is your main goal.
The latest Sigma, well, Foveon...
The Sony DSLRs, hybrids, mirror-less. Good choices

"The latest Pentax, the K3 is a good one, but limited lens group."
the Pentax APS-c dedicated lenses line-up is bigger than Canikon, sony, Samsung...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 08:21 UTC
On article Sony sells half of its Olympus stake (92 comments in total)
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Juck: They got IBIS tech,, the only thing of value in this old girl,, bailed,,, made a profit,, and still have enough shares for a seat on the board. Nice.

"I never said it was identical,,, just that they got the tech from Olympus,, which they did. Fin."
There is no proof about that.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (874 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Anybody knows its AF sensitivity? Is it poor 0EV or goes to -3EV or -4EV like Panasonic cams? Olympus hides this information, do not know why - maybe it's only 0EV?

Yep, -2EV :
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/olympus_om_d_e_m5_mark_ii_review/

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 19:37 UTC

Yep, this is a really impressive UWA zoom, well done Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:33 UTC as 88th comment
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