marc petzold

marc petzold

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OER49: Keep hoping someone like Voigtlander will make a new digital rangefinder that is much more affordable.

I do thought about this back into 2005...unfortunately, ZEiSS isn't going to create
a digital Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder...sad, but true. And even they'd decide to do it one day, i'd guess the price would be above Sony A7R III level....

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 18:56 UTC

No offense, but shouldn't the headline not read "Skylum unveils Luminar 2018, takes on Adobe Lightroom CC", as the name have had being changed from Macphun to Skylum yet?

I'd wish for using a Mac, because i do really like Tonalty, but Skylum isn't giving the nice b&w tool for us windows users...yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 16:49 UTC as 65th comment
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)

Basically, Sony hit all the checkboxes with the A7R III i've said here a long time ago - 1) 3.69 MP EVF from the A9 2) bigger capacity battery from the A9 3) dual SD Card Slots 4) updated AF System.

Also finally, the already impressed 4.5 Stops of IBIS is improved to 5.5 Stops (perhaps Sony took notice from Olympus here. ;-)

Due to a new Front End LSI, the A7R III should have 15 stops of DR (way impressive - considering the A7R II was being noticed of 14 Stops DR capable - and DxO Mark also shows 13.9 Steps - so i do expect 14.8-14.9 into DxOMark. So when the A7R II was already impressive into 2015 - the Mark III should be even better into the IQ department out of this aging 42 MP Sensor, Sony managed to squeeze every bit out of it.

edit. *If* the new FE 24-105/4 Zoom is that great, as early previews to say, i'd consider this for my A7 Mark I someday...perhaps selling other gear, and just using this zoom on my A7. I am way curious, if it's optically really better than the Canikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 comments in total)
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marc petzold: People should also consider the G5X, which is like a "Baby G1X III", with 20 MP 1 inch Sensor. It's unfair to compare APS-C vs 1" i'd say - but we'd all know, that the Sony Sensor is quite good for it's size.

From the haptics, design & layout: Canon wins for me, not from the price, and perhaps lens performance. I am a huge fan of ZEISS lenses, ever...since my childhood...the Art of rendering, microcontrast and 3D Pop...is truly what i want & need into a lens...but do have only a few old, manual focus ones.

I'd seriously love to see a A7 like A5 Series with APS-C or even FF Sensor, integrated EVF, and great DR, image quality. And of course - with Zeiss glass, what else?! ;-)

.edit. The G5X would do it for me - as all in one pocketable camera, but here's the thing: soft borders at all apertures...stopping down a few steps helps a bit...but the Lens is by no means a match for Sony's 24-70 into the current RX100 V.

I fear the G1X III lens could also suffer from soft corners after all.

You as typical Canon Fan....i do also use Canon, but 1:1 comparsion would be fair with the same Sensor size - and we'd all know who would win this - Sony of course. Canon still gets better with their current 24 MP DPAF Sensors, but still...they can't match Sony in terms of DR. It would be fair to compare the G1X III with a possible Sony RX100 VI or say RX200 with APS-C Sensor. And you know what for real - Canon is using Sony's BSI 20 MP 1" Sensors into the smaller ones - because they don't have one on their own.

(see G5X, G7X, G9X Series for instance. ;) I doubt the Lens, even new designed, is much better than the one into the G5X....but we'll see... :-)

I do personally don't care about the Camera brand, i do use what suits my needs - it doesn't matter if it's canikon, sony, panasonic, fujifilm, who cares...

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:58 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 comments in total)

People should also consider the G5X, which is like a "Baby G1X III", with 20 MP 1 inch Sensor. It's unfair to compare APS-C vs 1" i'd say - but we'd all know, that the Sony Sensor is quite good for it's size.

From the haptics, design & layout: Canon wins for me, not from the price, and perhaps lens performance. I am a huge fan of ZEISS lenses, ever...since my childhood...the Art of rendering, microcontrast and 3D Pop...is truly what i want & need into a lens...but do have only a few old, manual focus ones.

I'd seriously love to see a A7 like A5 Series with APS-C or even FF Sensor, integrated EVF, and great DR, image quality. And of course - with Zeiss glass, what else?! ;-)

.edit. The G5X would do it for me - as all in one pocketable camera, but here's the thing: soft borders at all apertures...stopping down a few steps helps a bit...but the Lens is by no means a match for Sony's 24-70 into the current RX100 V.

I fear the G1X III lens could also suffer from soft corners after all.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 139th comment | 2 replies
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marc petzold: Still a way good DSLM, even 2017 - DPR is right, *but* there are only 2 S-Grade Lenses from Samsung - and a very good Prime for Portrait, the rest is not the same Class and Image Quality.
As Samsung killed their Camera Line without big notice, i wouldn't buy old gear because of 2 great DSLM with the same Sensor - the NX1 here, and the NX500 (without EVF). Instead, i'd buy Vintage Lenses, because they're way easy to adapt for current Systems like Fuji X-Mount or especially Sonys eMount System.

Samsungs NX Mount is sad, but true...a dead System...and i wouldn't invest into that further, it may be different when one would have some NX Lenses already and Bodies, too...then it won't be worth to switch systems. I'd buy rather a mint-like X-E2(s) or X-T10/T20 instead of the NX1, Fujifilms APS-C X-Mount Lenses & System is really of great Quality.

Sony should have a Lineup like Fujifilm, their Sensors are great, DR too, but APS-C eMount lacks decent lenses - welcome Samyang & Sigma. ;-)

simply LOL! I do have had 3 NX Bodies, NX10, NX100 and NX1000 - and also had a few lenses, only kept the 20-50 NX and sold all except the NX1000 for nostalgia purposes.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 06:35 UTC

Still a way good DSLM, even 2017 - DPR is right, *but* there are only 2 S-Grade Lenses from Samsung - and a very good Prime for Portrait, the rest is not the same Class and Image Quality.
As Samsung killed their Camera Line without big notice, i wouldn't buy old gear because of 2 great DSLM with the same Sensor - the NX1 here, and the NX500 (without EVF). Instead, i'd buy Vintage Lenses, because they're way easy to adapt for current Systems like Fuji X-Mount or especially Sonys eMount System.

Samsungs NX Mount is sad, but true...a dead System...and i wouldn't invest into that further, it may be different when one would have some NX Lenses already and Bodies, too...then it won't be worth to switch systems. I'd buy rather a mint-like X-E2(s) or X-T10/T20 instead of the NX1, Fujifilms APS-C X-Mount Lenses & System is really of great Quality.

Sony should have a Lineup like Fujifilm, their Sensors are great, DR too, but APS-C eMount lacks decent lenses - welcome Samyang & Sigma. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:47 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)

Thank you very much for this "inside Leica" Viewpoint, DPR.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 11th comment
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: I don't understand the complaints about the lens. Canon managed to put an aps-c sensor in a diminutive P&S body, and to manage so only sacrificed some reach (no big deal fov-wise) and aperture at the long end.

For comparison:
- G1 X MkIII = 399 g ; 115 x 78 x 51 mm (24mm f/2.8 - 72mm f/5.6)
- Ricoh GR II = 251 g ; 117 x 63 x 35 mm (28mm f/2.8)
- Sony RX100 V = 299 g ; 102 x 58 x 41 mm (24mm f/1.8 - 70mm f/2.8 BUT 1")

and some relevant aps-c lenses for comparison:
- Canon EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS USM: 645 g ; 83.5 x 110.6 mm
- Sigma 17-50/2.8 EX DC OS HSM: 565 g ; 83.5 × 91.8 mm
- Sigma 17-70mm/2.8-4 DC OS C: 465 g ; 79 x 82 mm

Even if the lens trade-offs mean the G1 X MkIII doesn't fit your needs, In my opinion Canon should be applauded for creating a new class in the premium P&S sector.

That said, you can of course chide Canon for the high price and lack of 4k.

BarnET is a die-hard Canon Fanboy, who cares. ;-) Horses for Courses. To each their own.

Just for the record - a Fujifilm X-T20 with 18-55/2.8-4 "Kitlens" does give better IQ, also does have 4K recording (for those who wants it) and does for sure is being much cheaper (currently 1200 EUR into germany) albeit not that physical small size, like the G1X III, but better IQ, sharper images, and without AA Filter, which the G1X III does have. With the bit slower XC 16-50 OIS II lens it does cost currently 950 EUR only.

And, i couldn't care less about the Camera brand, which is only important for Gearheads & Freaks. I use many brands, each one does have strenghts and trade-offs, who cares.

Sony's PZ 16-50 is much better than one (especially BarnET) thinks, and for the record - the Samsung PZ 16-50 does have unsharp edges, especially at wideangle - i do have had two, and sold my 16-50 PZ therefore, the 20-50 Zoom is better into IQ department, for real.

Just my 2 Cents, so much for this.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)
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marc petzold: It does look way nice - but here are 2 fails for my needs - 1) No Lens Cap 2) folding Lens Design, it doesn't seem there is a addon Lens Hood being avialable, and even if so - no filter thread for serious photography? And i do fear, the Lens is not being far away (albeit a bit faster) than the 15-45/3.5-5.6 Lens, which was tested by Ming Thein whileas he reviewed the EOS M6 (APS-C also, DSLM) and that lens is really being flawed, to quote Ming here:

https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/10/02/review-the-2017-canon-eos-m6/

Because i dislike the (current) RX100 Series from haptics and dials/buttons. The LX100 is like Fuji, way more "analogue" feeling, and therefore prefered.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Making an APS-C compact is not easy. If Canon made the zoom faster or longer, people would complain that the lens is too big.

In making an APS-C compact that includes a zoom, Canon did something that Fujifilm X100F, Ricoh GR II, and Nikon Coolpix A didn't. They should get credit for trying something different, rather than just following the APS-C compact crowd.

JustMeMM: Sony did this already way back into 2005: a famous 24-120/2.8-4.8 Zeiss T* Zoom Lens and (almost) APS-C, Cropfactor x1.7. Sony was 1st, not Canon here. :-) Albeit not this small package - but Canon does have much less Zoom Range.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)
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marc petzold: It does look way nice - but here are 2 fails for my needs - 1) No Lens Cap 2) folding Lens Design, it doesn't seem there is a addon Lens Hood being avialable, and even if so - no filter thread for serious photography? And i do fear, the Lens is not being far away (albeit a bit faster) than the 15-45/3.5-5.6 Lens, which was tested by Ming Thein whileas he reviewed the EOS M6 (APS-C also, DSLM) and that lens is really being flawed, to quote Ming here:

https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/10/02/review-the-2017-canon-eos-m6/

rrcad - i only said they're from focal length and lens speed similar, i do hope this lens is much better than the 15-45 lowcost EOS M kitlens, nothing more - nothing less. :)

Anyway, 1300$ is way over the top for this kind of camera.

I am waiting for the Panasonic Lumix LX200.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 06:04 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (282 comments in total)

This article was overdue. :-) I do like to shoot with old tech way much, not because it's cheap - but because, for the fun of it - and to see how much IQ i could get out of it with the current software. (RAW converter).

PS: I do love to shoot my EOS 30D with 18-55/4-5.6 STM Kitlens, the Lens was <65 bucks, whileas the 30D was around 100 many years ago ( i am on my 2nd One).

I am also fine with my X-E1 (150) and XC 16-50 OIS II Kitlens (100- NEW)....now that Iridient X-Transformer 1.0 final is out a few days (bought my license just today) whileas i was off on vacation - i'll see what that combo would look like. :-)

One can make nice compositions with *any* camera - not IQ-wise, but composition.

Therefore, i do live by the sentence for many years, like my signature does say into the forum. "The best camera is that one, that's with you - Chase Jarvis".

PS: Not everybody likes the 50 II 1.8 on Canon APS-C, which is ~80mm into FF, and therefore a small telephoto lens focal length.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 8th comment
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)
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marc petzold: It does look way nice - but here are 2 fails for my needs - 1) No Lens Cap 2) folding Lens Design, it doesn't seem there is a addon Lens Hood being avialable, and even if so - no filter thread for serious photography? And i do fear, the Lens is not being far away (albeit a bit faster) than the 15-45/3.5-5.6 Lens, which was tested by Ming Thein whileas he reviewed the EOS M6 (APS-C also, DSLM) and that lens is really being flawed, to quote Ming here:

https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/10/02/review-the-2017-canon-eos-m6/

""Canon has included the best APS-C sensor they have at the moment, with a capable AF system, and crippled all of it with a sub-standard kit lens. The kit lens exhibit all kinds of lens flaws that you can think of – soft edges and corners at all focal lengths, bad distortion control, serious chromatic aberration issues and flare problems. I understand that entry level users may not necessarily mind these flaws, and I have been the champion of using your kit lens first before upgrading to better lenses, but if you are serious about getting the best out of your Canon M5 or M6, please consider the other lenses available for the camera."

So, this "Kitlens" which is attached to the G1X Mark III and therefore not being interchangeable - is hopefully at least something better than this flawed EOS M 15-45 Zoom Lens.

Because it looks technically way equal - also APS-C, also 15-45, only F2.8-5.6, instead of F3.5-5.6 from the EOS-M Kitlens.

Sony should bring on the RX100 VI with APS-C Sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 19:50 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (416 comments in total)

It does look way nice - but here are 2 fails for my needs - 1) No Lens Cap 2) folding Lens Design, it doesn't seem there is a addon Lens Hood being avialable, and even if so - no filter thread for serious photography? And i do fear, the Lens is not being far away (albeit a bit faster) than the 15-45/3.5-5.6 Lens, which was tested by Ming Thein whileas he reviewed the EOS M6 (APS-C also, DSLM) and that lens is really being flawed, to quote Ming here:

https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/10/02/review-the-2017-canon-eos-m6/

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies

I do really would have loved a true Yashica Rangefinder, digital, say a Electro CC, GSN or -alike with 12 to 24 MP Fullframe Sensor, no LCD Display (Leica M60 Style) and exchangeable Lenses (perfect would be here Contax Yashica C/Y Lens Mount - because there are many high quality Optics being avialable)

Make it somehow like Fuji X100 and for <1k bucks, it'll sell like hotcakes.

I would say, Yashica Electro 35, CC, GSN....with the Sony A7S (II) 12 MP Fullframe Sensor and C/Y Mount, also IBIS - perfect ! That would be a dream machine.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 206th comment | 1 reply

If it's as good (almost) like the Sony Zeiss FE 35/1.4, this would be another big hit for Samyang! 669 EUR into Europe, i'd guess this Lens would be 499 EUR (incl. VAT) into Germany somewhere into 2018....then. If the IQ and AF performance is good, greatly appreciated! I'd exchange my Samyang 35/1.4 AS UMC onto my 5D for this lens onto my A7.

Hint: their tiny FE 35/2.8 AF was being compared to the Zeiss 35/2.8 eMount (read Web Reviews with Samples) and guess what? The Samyang isn't only cheaper, but (almost) 95% the same IQ, even it was a bit sharper by Pixelpeeping than the equal Sony Zeiss Lens.

At least, it would be very interesting, when next year Sigma would enter (with entire new Lens designs - no adapted FF-Canikon Lenses) the FE Mount with ART Series FE Lenses. Perhaps, Tamron would join Fullframe eMount into 2018/19 also? Competition is always good. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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FTOG: As much as I want to see the charm in this, what's the point?
Sure, you can ride the coat tail of retro-styled niche cameras.
But will this revive a reputed brand of way back when? I doubt it.

For a fun-priced camera, I see nice points I wish they had gone further with.
AA batteries - Stranded in a developing country, you should be able to find these. Without an electronic socket, your proprietary batteries won't help you.
No LCD - I like the concept of anticipation. If there is enough storage space, this can however mean more culling at home.
Optical viewfinder, 35mm (eqv.) lens, minimalist controls - All good and well. After all,there are just four parameters for basic exposure.
Sensor size - Most likely the sacrificial lamb for the sale price, wish it had been larger.
4 shutter speeds - While I understand some settings as "for the experience", this is just nonsense. There is no 1/125 or 1/120? Why have a 2 step gap at such a crucial step?

PS: What's with "The Silence of Story."?

i'd say, as a gift for someone who is absolute new to photography, *if* it'd cost around 50 bucks, it's perfectly fine...but it'll be much more expensive...i do think.

To get serious - buy an old Yashica CC or similar Rangefinder, for the full fun. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 16:51 UTC

Booooh....noooo! A Sensor, even a little smaller than into most smartphones....what a disappointment...

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 303rd comment
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Hugo808: The Jpegs posted here in the sample gallery were highly impressive to be sure, but when I had a go on a D850 I felt like I was witnessing the last of the lumbering dinosaurs. Not that it's a bad camera just that it's big, heavy, sluggish and the live view focusing is as awful as I remember all DSLR's to be.

The whole experience made me extremely glad I jumped to Fuji as it was a huge relief to pick mine up afterwards, both better made and nicer to hold and use IMO of course.

But I'm sure this score will make the sort of people who judge things by metrics very happy indeed.

The D850 does have Nikons biggest OVF ever, a huge plus - for this alone, it'll be worth it...but 45 MP is way too much for my needs, and this DSLR would be at least 2 times oversized for my needs. :-) Congrats Nikon, for this great Machine.

I'm waiting a couple years more....and perhaps getting a X-T2 then for small bucks. :-) Because the Lenses are excellent, and the IQ is great enough for my needs - being way satisfied (for an APS-C Sensor) with my X-E1 already settled yet.

Coming from an analogue Age, the Fujifilm Mirrorless Cameras are just what i do like & need mostly, from their haptics & apperarance. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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