faterikcartman

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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
Why settle for only 17+ stops of dynamic range and just 8K when 99% of all content will later be consumed on sub-VGA size 5" phone displays and mostly outdoors under the sunlight where you can hardly see any whites and absolutely no grays (forget about blacks)? Nahhhhhhhhh, give me at least double that DR from 32K capable sensors.. minimum!

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/cameras-vs-human-eye.htm#resolution

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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(unknown member): Is this better than the D850? The D850 scored a 100 on DXO Mark, so that means it's the best camera on the market and it has more megapixels at 45mp. This only has 35.4mp and it doesn't even come with a lens.

Well Pancho, at least Otto and I didn't take you seriously.
Next time you need to add "and, after all, the D850 has video recording!"

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
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Autriche78: That's it then, people. DxO has spoken.

Someday, our ancestors will marvel at this strange and powerful Oracle, and will mention it reverently in hushed tones alongside Wadjet and Delphi. It will be featured in educational holographs, with splendidly adorned 'reviewer priests' offering devotees a drink of the ceremonial Kool Aid and a bite of the holy sensor wafer.

I see you're familiar with Apple and Facebook.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
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belnan: Funny I didn't see the 645Z on the list of tested cameras. I guess they never tested it, oh wait they did. It scored 101. Not that 1 point means anything but it speaks to their integrity I think.

"First to hit score of 100."
Yeah that's pretty weak if there were already a 101 but no 100. Literally true, but utterly misleading.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
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moimoi: Wait for the dust, wait for the shutter, wait for Nikon ;-)

They can do it...

You left out focus point and then deny deny deny.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
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cosinaphile: i know that the d850 is quite the dslr .... a really fine machine...

having said that ,,, with each new declaration from the dubious outfit DXO i am left feeling thay are less trustworthy ... their findings more questionable and seem to be connected with a paid endorsement scoring system

proof you have??? well no ... its an impression from reading about dxo findings for many years and feeling that the validity of they finding gets worse with each passing one.

So you think Nikon paid them this time?
And Sony paid them last time?
And if Sony's next flagship hits number one again you'll think Sony is paying them again?
And you think it makes no sense that the newest electronics are better than older technology so a payoff must be involved?
Thanks in advance for clarifying.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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Peiasdf: How come these hipsters aren't more interested in sending handwritten letters and listening to 8 tracks. It is always a vintage record player and a film camera without lens cap and covered in patina.

I am pretty sure I saw one wearing an old Canon with stuck aperture the other day on the subway heading to Midtown (NY).

Fmmaxwell, in the future everyone will be a hipster for 15 minutes.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 23:05 UTC
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faterikcartman: Delayed by the one feature I refuse to use but overreaching police wanting to snoop will be glad you did.

And you got a thumbs up for that? You completely missed my point. Completely. This must be what Mugatu felt like when talking about Derek Zoolander's signature looks.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
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faterikcartman: Delayed by the one feature I refuse to use but overreaching police wanting to snoop will be glad you did.

How can the police not get your data when instead of demanding your password or fingerprint all they have to do is hold the phone in front of your face?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 16:42 UTC

Delayed by the one feature I refuse to use but overreaching police wanting to snoop will be glad you did.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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faterikcartman: Dear DPReview: I'm normally pretty supportive of you folks. So please don't take this as the ranting of constant complainer here. But I just saw you didn't even use a pro lens for the Nikon. I just don't think we're really getting the best available from a 45.7MP body and sensor when you stick a sub-$500 lens on it. I'm hopeful you'll redo the test with a pro-level Nikkor, Sigma Art, or Otus lens. Thanks.

They're shooting at f5.6.

The Sony is using a $1,000 Zeiss lens.

I could be wrong, but I think with these sensors we need to have the best glass available on these cameras to really represent what the camera can do. It has been my experience -- note that I did not say I have extensive testing to back it up, etc., etc., just my experience, so take it with a grain of salt if you like -- that a cheap lens is not equal to a top-quality lens at 5.6. Again, just my opinion based on what my experience has led me to believe. I could be factually off base. But at this juncture, I do not think so.

A great receiver sounds terrible if your speakers are rubbish. Like camera and lens they work as a system.

Until I'm proven to be needlessly concerned, in the era of 50MP FF sensors, I encourage DPR to acquire a 50 or 85 Sigma Art, or 55 or 85 Zeiss Otis for testing the big three -- Sony, Canon, and Nikon. To save money can't a single Nikon F mount lens be used with adapters on all?

Flame away!

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 08:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)

Dear DPReview: I'm normally pretty supportive of you folks. So please don't take this as the ranting of constant complainer here. But I just saw you didn't even use a pro lens for the Nikon. I just don't think we're really getting the best available from a 45.7MP body and sensor when you stick a sub-$500 lens on it. I'm hopeful you'll redo the test with a pro-level Nikkor, Sigma Art, or Otus lens. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 05:11 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies

Facebook and Instagram? I must be anti-social and a Luddite because I don't use either.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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mick232: Great idea! Then models will have to be thinner right away already.

Minababe, you sound way off base. Nowhere did I suggest this will cause more of the problem. I said it won't solve it.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
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trungtran: Are these new laws the product of the EU?
All this does is push models to have the correct body shape initially.

Next they will ban retouching in movies and video games.

Photography is art. Art is subjective and the artist has the right to convey the message they want.

Oz, the restriction will coerce models into starving themselves in the first place as they can't be photoshopped later. And girls will still end up starving themselves trying to emulate them.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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mick232: Great idea! Then models will have to be thinner right away already.

Interesting point Mick. I think one of the arguments for this sort of thing is that girls see images of impossibly thin models and adopt unhealthy eating to reach impossible goals. But as you've noted, the restriction will coerce models into starving themselves in the first place as the can't be photoshopped later. And girls will still end up starving themselves trying to emulate them.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 20:49 UTC

Can we hope to see a similar comparison between the Arri and cheaper cinema cams like the Canon C200 and C300 MkII? That would be much more meaningful in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 61st comment

I'm not sure you're really getting a full 40 PCIe lanes here. Which is important with multiple GPUs and NVME drives. I think there might only be 16 lanes to the processor. I will be investigating further before I embrace this. I still think you have to go with Intel's more expensive chips for more PCIe lanes. But I want the lanes with the high speed and fewer cores to maximize Photoshop and Lightroom. Will Adobe ever be more multicore friendly?

Also, I note that I've read AMD has left ECC memory a functional possibility on its Rysen chips (dependent on motherboard). I had to get my laptop with an Intel Xeon chip so I could use ECC memory.

I think these new Intel chips are really going to be great for gamers and fast, but simple, systems. But I'm not convinced this is going to be the Grail for fast photo and video editing machines. Still appear to be some compromises necessary. But I'm not an expert. And will wait for more info and real world results.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 19:29 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Unless it involves secret super tech that Arthur and the Tick are trying to keep from the evil clutches of the Terror, I'm not interested.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 08:07 UTC as 49th comment
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Samuel C: What?! What has happened to this website? Where are the other video cameras announced recently on this photography site? Canon has some new ones...but I guess 273 PDAF points is revolutionary for Sony? Canon with its measly few million DPAF points.

I'm sure everyone understood but my comment above should have said "show they don't like".

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
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