marc petzold

marc petzold

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On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (70 comments in total)
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K2TL: Huawei is known to provide telecommunication technology to a state sponsor of terrorism. Just saying.

Propaganda - just saying. Huawei is making after Xiaomi decent smartphones the past years...well, minus the camera feature. but that goes for almost every brand for my taste. Years ago, the 808 & 1020 was my fave, but i never bought those because of the non-android OS. perhaps i'd get a CM1 this winter. at least, android 5 is being avialable for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (70 comments in total)
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marc petzold: When would smartphone manufactors build-in at least an 1/1.7" sensor...size does matter...you can't overcome laws of physics with newer processing algorithms and faster cpus...Sony for instance decided it right back into 2012 with their very first RX100 iteration - the 1" sensor is so much better than a usual 1/1.7" which all other prosumers and highend compacts have had back at this day...and now smartphones...12.16..20 or more MP...it doesn't matter...the sensor size is still a mess, JPEGs in 1:1 100% mode look really mushy & like watercolors....they'd never compete with digicams if they wouldn't get a better, bigger sensor for better light gathering ability, low light performance and image quality after all....i am tired of all these smartphone cameras...it's been 2016 - and still no RX100 IQ into a smartphone besides the CM1 Lumix from Panasonic.

Manufactors should do it right that way - bring it on, or just fade away. The typical smartphone cam can never compete with an 1" sensor

They should have at least 1 1/7" Sensors. 2.3" to 2.5" is such a mess in terms of IQ. As a everyday prime lens with me, and nothing else is mounted onto >= 95% or even more on all current smartphones, the IQ should be much better..but can't, because of these toy-like miniature sensor sizes. Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) or manufactor-own RAW format is some kinda joke with these terrible small sensors, i wouldn't waste my time with a phone like that nowadays. Hope some brand would be wise enough like Panasonic and built-into a bigger sensor. IQ isn't good enough for my needs, that's it, simply.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
On article All about control: Huawei P9 camera review (70 comments in total)

When would smartphone manufactors build-in at least an 1/1.7" sensor...size does matter...you can't overcome laws of physics with newer processing algorithms and faster cpus...Sony for instance decided it right back into 2012 with their very first RX100 iteration - the 1" sensor is so much better than a usual 1/1.7" which all other prosumers and highend compacts have had back at this day...and now smartphones...12.16..20 or more MP...it doesn't matter...the sensor size is still a mess, JPEGs in 1:1 100% mode look really mushy & like watercolors....they'd never compete with digicams if they wouldn't get a better, bigger sensor for better light gathering ability, low light performance and image quality after all....i am tired of all these smartphone cameras...it's been 2016 - and still no RX100 IQ into a smartphone besides the CM1 Lumix from Panasonic.

Manufactors should do it right that way - bring it on, or just fade away. The typical smartphone cam can never compete with an 1" sensor

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (183 comments in total)
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SimenO1: Pretty peace of hoax.

- Clouds reflected in the back window and paint does not match the clouds in the larger view.

- The lens flares show the large image is a single exposure, no stitching, except the car.

- The car itself is stitched. Evident by the stitching errors on both A pillars. And how do you stitch a moving car? Well, you don't. The car can't move when the stitching technique is used. Spinning wheels are added a different way.

- Motion blur on the vertical wires but not on their reflections..

I wonder if Bentley believes their customers are fooled by first glimpse? And if they think marketing lies increases their credibility?

The DPReview Forum Members are the new Myth Busters! ;)

New Bentley Marketing Campaign debunked & busted - Millions wasted (well, at least enough money for this Bentley advertising) and the Photoshop retouche Guy seems to be Non-pro enough for this kind of job.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (183 comments in total)

I appreciate the technical design solution for creating this image - but besides that, it is nothing more than a huge marketing campaign for Bentley, particular this specific car, nothing more, nothing less. And i personally dislike these kind of oversaturated, HDR like colourful images, it looks so artificial, nothing bad meant.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 11:31 UTC as 80th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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Photato: Me and others who care about video will be left wondering about the Video quality of this camera given that there is no Video Still sample of the Studio Scene.

Deliberate omission?

+1 The mighty Richard Butler. I can confirm it now works. Was really weird to not have this Option here. A honest thank you.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Lens is exactly the same as on the original G7X - and this lens was being soft, especially at the corners. Not any as good as the RX100 Mk. III or Mk. IV Iterations.

Anyway - no EVF, no buy...it's easy as that...and Canon doesn't have 1" 20 MP sensors, they're clearly from Sony...so....what does it make sense? It's cheaper then the Sony RX100 Series a bit...but the RX100 is the Original.

Anyway, congrats to Canon to stay somehow competitive - with a Sensor from the Competition. ;-)

.edit. i've found one "feature" that's way annoying here: i can't anymore compare the rating to other cameras - from this class, the pull-down menue is gone...sad, but true.

@Barney Britton
it doesn't work for me - perhaps scriptsafe or something else here...it worked flawlessly for years here. Haven't installed anything new...weird. With Chrome, the same as into FF. Thanks for letting me know it does work. So i must found the error here.

.edit.

It looks exactly as here, Barney

http://tinypic.com/r/308jvvk/9

As you can see - no Pull down Menue for Camera Comparsion into my Browser.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
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starwolfy: I don't like the black tab and I hope it is not made of plastic...in old days even the tab was made of chromed brass.

@Marty
"Titanium" isn't something like precious metal, priceless like gold, platinum, etc. For instance - a decent MTB frame (from asia) cost no more than around ~700-750 bucks, and a handmade titanium frame doesn't need to cost more than ~3000 bucks (think Crisp Titanium for example), and i still hope since the late 80's, someday i'd own one. :-)
A Titanium Bike frame would last a lifetime with a bit TLC, and it does feel comfortable like a Steel frame, when riding, not that hard rigid like Aluminium and Carbon Frames are - i have ridden some from friends.
Nobody really needs a Moots, Litespeed or Lynskey, that's for the wealthy to show "hey look, i can afford it" and so it goes with Leica into Photography Equipment. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)

The Lens is exactly the same as on the original G7X - and this lens was being soft, especially at the corners. Not any as good as the RX100 Mk. III or Mk. IV Iterations.

Anyway - no EVF, no buy...it's easy as that...and Canon doesn't have 1" 20 MP sensors, they're clearly from Sony...so....what does it make sense? It's cheaper then the Sony RX100 Series a bit...but the RX100 is the Original.

Anyway, congrats to Canon to stay somehow competitive - with a Sensor from the Competition. ;-)

.edit. i've found one "feature" that's way annoying here: i can't anymore compare the rating to other cameras - from this class, the pull-down menue is gone...sad, but true.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 69th comment | 7 replies
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starwolfy: I don't like the black tab and I hope it is not made of plastic...in old days even the tab was made of chromed brass.

Best comment ever so far this year - Photoworks. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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zakaria: Is that the lens or the model?
From the model pic I will not read any thing else because it is pretty clear that you give the lens a positive credit from the beginning.
Things are known from the beginning!!!!

Yes, and it seems to be that grown up men always falling for or -lust for (very) young blonde women, why in hell...well, not my cup of tea. Everybody does have a different taste. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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iAPX: Creamy, sharp, beautiful colors.

First, with FF 42Mp, there are few if not rare lenses that could cope with this definition. There are some that are great for FF 24MP, not so rare, but frankly not all, they are prime lenses-only.

Second the right eye (on the left) is close to the to the edge, where we won't expect a perfect resolution of the lens, still it's there, it's nearly as good as on the other eye (she have two!). Awesome!

Third, this is wide-open at f/1.4, a value used when we lack available light, and we expect the lens to capture light, at a loss with resolution, and overall quality. This is clearly not the case here, it's beautiful at f/1.4, it's an incredible achievement.

For myself, playing with a 50mm f/1.4 on a Nikon D300, this lens is nearly perfect, a pure gem!

In fact, this lens and maybe it's 80+mm, 35mm and 24mm siblings, this is a good reason to buy a Sony body!

PS: some ppl don't see it's a 50mm, not portrait-oriented 70+mm, nor a 35mm...

The lens is also being far off my price class, but it's some kinda funny, ppl are complaining the 1500 $ for this 50/1.4 FE Fullframe lens - into germany, it's 1700 EUR....which is in fact *way* much. But into the opposite, ppl aren't complaining about a 50/1.4 Leica Summicron for example - which costs way >7000 EUR....well, for the wealthy. But good composition doesn't need a ~14k Setup. :-) (into Leica terms - just a Body and a prime lens)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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PPierre: Well, it confirms what I was fearing : if you're not rich/don't want to spend $1000 more for a 2MP difference (which is nothing if you consider the whole picture), don't invest in Sony's system. Sony is definitely aiming at the high-end FF market, which is nice, but also feels like a let-down for those who trusted Sony and invested in the A7 or the A6000, hoping they would at least have some "affordable" options, like a $500 50f1.4, or a $500 85f1.8...

I'm really wondering if I should leave Sony or not...

Horses for Courses. I do have the A7, and for adapting virtually every lens on the planet, eMount is quite the best avialable System onto the market. Whileas battery life is too short due to EVF, and LiveView Mode, different from a DSLR, it's way good to adapt old MF lenses...something you can't do with Canon, only partially, because of the Mount flange distance. On eMount, it's just 18mm, so very short.

The people which are complaining like you about AF Speed is crap, are using el cheepo AF EF to eMount Adapters - hello cheap Commlite, Viltrox, etc...if you want decent AF speed, get a MetaBones Mark IV EF to eMount AF Adapter - there's always a price to pay in life, so it is here. I don't need it, so i can't complain. But i see your point - for a 40/2.8 STM it's being useless to get that Metabones IV Adapter, if you'd have otherwise some L-Lenses, it'll be quite worth it to adapt it that way to your Sony.

I have my A7 for old manual focus lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
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D200_4me: For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

@D200
Do you know, that the X100 Sensor is the same it was being used back into 2008 into the D90? That's right. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:44 UTC

The Design of the X-T2 is excellent, and so is the Oldie, but goldie Zeiss/Ikon Icarex 35s. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 100th comment
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xoio: Come on Panasonic, FZ2000 ... what ya waiting for? :-D

A FZ-2000 with longer reach, but the same "plastique-drastique" build quality, no top LCD display, no weather sealing, no 2nd dial onto the huge zoom (for Zoom and Focus) i wouldn't buy - even if it's 500 bucks cheaper than the Sony...doesn't make much sense to me...instead, i wait some couple years until the RX10 Mk. III would be cheap enough for my taste - and buy it 2nd hand then. :-)

As for the 24-500 DL, it may be great from IQ, but i don't like the haptics/design of it...instead, the RX10 III is perfectly right from built quality & features. I'd only miss a 2nd dial, just on my DSLR. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
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marc petzold: Just for example, my old, beloved Sony DSC-R1 is 24-120/2.8-4.8, so this superzoom Zeiss is not only does feature much more reach from focal length terms, but also even faster from speed, on both ends - really amazing. The R1 lens was worth alone 1000 bucks back into 2005...and the R1 onto it was basically free. ;)

The R1 is "almost" APS-C size, just a tad smaller. The lens is very nice, still...into todays life...i've found the microcontrast is much better than usual suspects in APS-C terms. My Nikon 18-70 DX can't touch it, and my Tamron 17-50/2.8 does have nice IQ, but the focal length isn't equal to it. So yes - i still use my R1 occasionally...albeit only for static objects & Landscape work, here the R1 does it's best. No Canikon APS-C/DX lens from the same FF-equal Focal length 24-120/2.8-4.8 can touch it. There just isn't any comparable lens of the same IQ, speed & reach. I love my R1 for shooting statues.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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PPierre: Well, it confirms what I was fearing : if you're not rich/don't want to spend $1000 more for a 2MP difference (which is nothing if you consider the whole picture), don't invest in Sony's system. Sony is definitely aiming at the high-end FF market, which is nice, but also feels like a let-down for those who trusted Sony and invested in the A7 or the A6000, hoping they would at least have some "affordable" options, like a $500 50f1.4, or a $500 85f1.8...

I'm really wondering if I should leave Sony or not...

It's pretty good from F/2.8 on. Also, the Nikon 50/1.8G FX is much better, optically. Furthermore, the Nikon lens is about 70 bucks cheaper into germany than the FE 50/1.8 Sony lens.

http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/631-nikkorafs5018ff

The FE 50/1.8 is the worst FF eMount Lens so far ever, terms of optical Image Quality.

http://www.photozone.de/sonyalphaff/980-sonyfe50f18

Here is the Sony Review.

Last, but not least, the 50/1.8 STM is better than the 50/1.8 FE

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/905-canon_50_18stm

So much for that...and "into your dreams" only....just face the facts & reality.

PS: If you can read, nobody talked about the 55/1.8, but the 50/1.8 FE.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 06:41 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

I'm wondering how the FE 50mm 1.4 ZA would compare to the 50mm/1.4 ART Sigma, which is considered one of the best "nifty-fifty" expecially for the price compared to the Sony Zeiss. The latter would cost at least into germany more then twice the price...but if it's worth that much...? Otherwise, i do love the typical Zeiss "Look" from the older generation lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 24th comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (267 comments in total)
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PPierre: Well, it confirms what I was fearing : if you're not rich/don't want to spend $1000 more for a 2MP difference (which is nothing if you consider the whole picture), don't invest in Sony's system. Sony is definitely aiming at the high-end FF market, which is nice, but also feels like a let-down for those who trusted Sony and invested in the A7 or the A6000, hoping they would at least have some "affordable" options, like a $500 50f1.4, or a $500 85f1.8...

I'm really wondering if I should leave Sony or not...

@PPierre

FF is & was always being expensive...but it's true, i thought when i got my A7, at least affordable, good quality primes would came within time...the FE 50/1.8 isn't great at all, optically...read the Photozone review, also, it's AF is beyond standards, way mediocre into speed...and almost 2 1/2 the price compared to the 50/1.8 EF STM..which is also optically better. But the true reason for the A7 was, at least in my term, to adapt old manual focus lenses.

As for Sony APS-C eMount Cameras....who needs a great A6300, when there is IBIS missing, and much more: a good quality 16-50 or 16-70 Zoom. The 16-50 PZ is mediocre, and the Sony "Zeiss" 16-70 isn't worth the asking price - and optically especially. Soft Corners...only very high center sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
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