marc petzold

marc petzold

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On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (852 comments in total)

i'd love to have & appreciate the A7 II all-metal mount onto my A7, but i can't imagine that the Mk. II does feature only plastic dials onto the body - and this for that asking price ! Like DPR said, my dials onto the A7 are out of metal, aluminium here. That's a huge drawback & no-go into this price class.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:39 UTC as 28th comment

It looks like a way nice & decent Leica - so business as usual, i'd think, for the wealthy that can afford it. If i would be a billionaire, the only Leica i'd desire would be for sure the Leica M 60. Being reduced for the essence, only. That is a concept i do really love & appreciate very much...but unfortunately, i'd think i could never afford this in life...my time on earth. But i am fine settled with my poor man's Fujifilm X-E1.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:37 UTC as 56th comment
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (70 comments in total)

I'd get really nervous & upset likewise to scew-in & off everytime the baseplate, just for swapping SD Cards & exchanging the battery...that is some kind of old fashioned anachronism that is really getting strange these days...especially not on a film 35mm SLR. When retro - then play it like the Epson RD-1 then, cock the film advance lever before every shot - that's pure retro-alike, and have been done many years before...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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noflashplease: The bridge camera concept actually made sense in the beginning of the digital era, before the Digital Rebel and Nikon D70, let alone the later D40. Today, in 2017, the point-and-shoot camera has reached the brink of extinction, and four figure 1" sensor superzooms are ridiculous throwbacks to a bygone era.

As a whole, 1" sensors have been horribly disappointing, with image quality that's just too close to the levels of 1/2.3" sensors, despite the inevitably high price of the cameras.

Pretty useless statement - one simply can't compare a very small 1/2.3" sensor to a 1" sensor size - there are worlds between them in IQ terms.

Check the Samsung EX-1 for example - 10 MP, 1/1.7" sensor, fast 3x Zoom lens, rock-solid, all metal build - 24mm Wideangle & F1.8 aperture. Still great tech from 2010.

Even a 1/1.7" sensor (was being high-end of enthusiasts compact "premium" cams before 2012 the RX100 Mk. I with 1 inch sensor came out) does give much better IQ than a usual 1/2.3" sensor, which is nowadays mostly being used into smartphone cameras, and it's IQ is heavy post-processed by various jpeg "optimizing" algorithms into different smartphone brands.

Enthusiast Bridgecams like the RX10 III haven't been possible about 10 years ago - neither from it's IQ, size, focal length & therefore lens reach and speed.

A RX10 III is much better than a D40/D50 Nikon, and i still shoot (and love the CCD Colors) my D40 seldom...same goes for the oldie D80, but both can't match RX10 III

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 17:34 UTC

Thanks for the Review @DPR Team. Indeed, the Lens is mediocre - cameralabs figured this out a whole time ago - and here are 1:1 Crop Comparsions between the FZ-2000(2500) and RX10 III - based on this details alone - i'd never buy that Panasonic.

It's all being discussed into here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58950917

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 48th comment
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (87 comments in total)
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great Javier: To be able to answer the question we need pictures of both lens to compare them :-)

A 24-70 is in terms of IQ always the better alternative, not from reach (focal length) but from IQ...more reach means more lens elements, and therefore more compromises to design such a lens...that's way easy here to see, any 24-105mm lens can't reach the IQ from a 24-70mm lens, and 2x zoom lenses (24-48 or 28-50, 35-70's) already have had very good IQ into the early 70's, whileas all other type of Zoom lenses sucked in IQ compared to these at this given timetable.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (87 comments in total)
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great Javier: To be able to answer the question we need pictures of both lens to compare them :-)

Simply untrue. Mk. I isn't worse than Mk II - in fact, Mk. I holds its own. read the reviews. and I do have the Mk. I as well as the STM. Mk. II isn't worth it - from a IQ PoV buying separate...only when one would buy it as "kitlens" with a new 5D IV, for example. As the Reviews stated, the 24-70/4L, 24-105 Sigma ART or 24-70/2.8 L II are the better alternatives, but also the Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (87 comments in total)

Just saying, both Roger Cicala@Lens Rentals saying, the Mk. II Version is basically "meh"...especially for the asking price. Users of Mk. I 24-104/F4L USM doesn't need to replace it. And the 24-105 STM also comes close in IQ, too.

Photozone
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/995-canon24105f4ismk2
Quote: "So what's the final conclusion ? Honestly, we would recommend to skip this lens. We just didn't find any substantial improvement over the already not-so-great predecessor. Instead we would suggest to check out the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 USM L IS or the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 HSM ART. "

Lens Rentals
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2016/11/canon-24-105-f4-is-mk-ii-mtf-results/
Quote: "Would I upgrade my old 24-105 f/4 IS? Nope."

The Digital Picture (i've posted this before)
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-4L-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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marc petzold: The Lumix GH1 is basically 95% a Lumix G1, same Body, Size, just added Video Features, same 12 MP mFT Sensor with great Colors & Tonality. My go-to walk-around mirrorless is always being the G1 & Lumix G Vario 14-45/3.5-5.6 Lens - it delivers, and that's it. Same as for the Sony R1, i never go >ISO 400 with this combo, shooting RAW-only.

I know all of this quite well for ages, but the fact is - the surface is the same 17.3x13mm mFT Sensor - and just different ratios - same with the G1, but the G1 can't do 1:1, and does have physically not 14 MP. End of the Story.

Good Light !
Marc

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
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marc petzold: The Lumix GH1 is basically 95% a Lumix G1, same Body, Size, just added Video Features, same 12 MP mFT Sensor with great Colors & Tonality. My go-to walk-around mirrorless is always being the G1 & Lumix G Vario 14-45/3.5-5.6 Lens - it delivers, and that's it. Same as for the Sony R1, i never go >ISO 400 with this combo, shooting RAW-only.

@Frederik Glckner

Which special Aspect Ratios? I can do 3:2, 4:3 & 16:9 on my G1. And this is the same onto the GH1, but the latter one can also 1:1 Aspect Ratio..as Panasonic here only cutted out the Video Part - for selling the GH1. The Sensor Size is physically the same, a "LiveMOS" 17.3x13mm mFT Sensor like the G1.

Good Light !
Marc

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 23:27 UTC

The Lumix GH1 is basically 95% a Lumix G1, same Body, Size, just added Video Features, same 12 MP mFT Sensor with great Colors & Tonality. My go-to walk-around mirrorless is always being the G1 & Lumix G Vario 14-45/3.5-5.6 Lens - it delivers, and that's it. Same as for the Sony R1, i never go >ISO 400 with this combo, shooting RAW-only.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 15:40 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
On article Close-up: Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (118 comments in total)

I am not interested into a GH5, but would like to know how good the new Leica 12-60/2.8-4 Zoom is...OTOH i do know, i'd get the Olympus Zuiko 12-60/2.8-4...because it's a great lens and used being affordable...perhaps this year...

The all-new EVF on the GH5 looks interesting - i hope the next iteration of Sony A7-Series would feature also a higher resolution EVF....around 4 MP would here also being way nice.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:14 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: with all due respect, the SLT mirror (not glass) is semi translucent and transmits all but 1/3rd of a stop of the light. In reality that's not half bad to say the least. Sure worth the fact it can nicely track video. I've got to hand it to Sony, their marketing ideas are pretty bold but more often than not they get the job done. It is more than a stop improvement over the A77MkII. The focus speeds are super. I had a A77MkII for a bit and I have to admit I sure did love the fit and feel of the body in my hands let alone that capable screen. They did handicap this one a tad just to preserve the A77RII from being completely encroached upon, but overall they did a good job. It sure kicks the Canon 5KMkIV in the butt that's for sure. The primary advantage other than shear resolution over the D500 I see is it's video tracking (which is pretty much non existent on a D500). But all in all it's competitive.

@Ihkjacky
The 2015 released A7RII focuses down to -3EV, so the A99 II is just one stop better, not two.

The Truth is out here:

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/6884391759/sony-alpha-7r-ii-can-match-or-beat-dslr-low-light-af-performance

"We were even able to get the a7 II to focus down to -3EV." I do think it's a text typo in there, too...because all the time it was reading about the A7R II, then it says A7 II.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 16:08 UTC

All the Best Nikon, for the upcoming 100 Years ! The Music isn't my kind of music, but i'd think the video is being well-made. Nikon needs really something special this year to show for their 100. Anniversary !

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 107th comment
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JoaoPedroAB: I think that the best way for using film in this digital era is using BW films. TRI-X, PLUS-X, Tmax, for instance, are not expensive and very easy to be developed at home. With a good scanner, it is possible to bring the film feeling back with very low costs and work.

Well, i do love lenses, why not? Many lenses do have their own kind of "rendering" style, means -look. But you're right - for daily shots, or as everyday with me camera, i do just keep the oldie G1 & 14-45 Lumix with me - and that's basically all i need, minus the 24mm equivalent, that lens can't give me for wideangle.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
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JoaoPedroAB: I think that the best way for using film in this digital era is using BW films. TRI-X, PLUS-X, Tmax, for instance, are not expensive and very easy to be developed at home. With a good scanner, it is possible to bring the film feeling back with very low costs and work.

Yes, *if* i could afford it - i'd buy for special pictures a Contax 645, a handful of matching Zeiss lenses therefore, and the best digital back currently being avialable for the Contax - just for my own fun & joy, and because i've put my nose flat onto the photo gear shops when this beast was being released into 1998....end of the story. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
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JoaoPedroAB: I think that the best way for using film in this digital era is using BW films. TRI-X, PLUS-X, Tmax, for instance, are not expensive and very easy to be developed at home. With a good scanner, it is possible to bring the film feeling back with very low costs and work.

...and don't forget the Ilford XP2 Super, and Agfa Scala x200. ;-) But most important - All Film Cameras are also being "Fullframe" 36x24mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)

From a technical aspect, very uninteresting camera, but it'll for sure work as womens handbag camera, or selfie cam....but without EVF....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 09:32 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
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marc petzold: The Graphite X-Pro2 looks (almost) like a exquisite Contax Filmcamera, made out of a Titanium Shell Body. Also, the X-T2 is very nice into "graphite silver"...and i still like my X-E1 into pure black. ;-)

Dear ZEISS, please bring back the good old Contax Days !!! I want the brand being back.

Not really true. Kyocera have had Yashica being bought, and they made their famous Yashica ML Lenses, albeit also Tomoika, and Zeiss-design lenses.

Do you know the Zeiss Ikon Cameras, or Contaflex, Contarex? Contax was being before there - named CONTAX, not Contax....my dream (D)SLR back into it's heyday was the 6 MP FF Philips Sensor-based Contax N Digital, but that Sensor had many issues...and the Camera basically much noise over lowest ISO...it was a mess, basically. CONTAX was the Brand from ZEiSS, and known since 1932. The famous Nikon S-Rangefinders for instance - are clones basically from the Contax II Rangefinder...and they've been out there 12 years earlier...The Contax Brand you do know, was founded later in/around 1973 as a joint venture between Zeiss & Kyocera/Yashica Brand, because after all the mess with Zeiss Rolleiflex SL 35 Rangefinders. Zeiss Ikon was the Name for Zeiss Cameras.

Kyocera shut down the Lens Production into 2005, and Contax was also being gone..sad

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 22:33 UTC

The Graphite X-Pro2 looks (almost) like a exquisite Contax Filmcamera, made out of a Titanium Shell Body. Also, the X-T2 is very nice into "graphite silver"...and i still like my X-E1 into pure black. ;-)

Dear ZEISS, please bring back the good old Contax Days !!! I want the brand being back.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
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