GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Nothing against Sigma ART Series Lenses, but at the german Site Krolop & Gerst, the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC G2 wins against the Sigma 24-70 2.8 "ART". The Tamron is also my fave, too. It's built/exterior design looks better into my eyes, the image stabilizer is more aggressive (claimed 5 stops!) and the AF is more dependable than the Sigma, also the IQ should be a tack better, at last.

(use google translate)
http://blog.krolop-gerst.com/technik/tamron-sp-24-70mm-2-8-vc-g2-vs-sigma-24-70mm-2-8-os-hsm-art/

I am curious about the "real" reviews soon, means DPR, Photozone, Lens Rentals, Lenstip into here. :-)

photofreak1972 and MyReality nobody here thinks equipment will make them better photographers. Some of my best photos I took back in the days of film and manual focus, the lenses of which didn't have any of todays bells and whistles. But this particular forum is referring to a new lens, so the comments here pertain to that...lighten up!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 06:29 UTC
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Nothing against Sigma ART Series Lenses, but at the german Site Krolop & Gerst, the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC G2 wins against the Sigma 24-70 2.8 "ART". The Tamron is also my fave, too. It's built/exterior design looks better into my eyes, the image stabilizer is more aggressive (claimed 5 stops!) and the AF is more dependable than the Sigma, also the IQ should be a tack better, at last.

(use google translate)
http://blog.krolop-gerst.com/technik/tamron-sp-24-70mm-2-8-vc-g2-vs-sigma-24-70mm-2-8-os-hsm-art/

I am curious about the "real" reviews soon, means DPR, Photozone, Lens Rentals, Lenstip into here. :-)

Lol! I just read that very review via Google Translate last night! I'm very curious about this lens, as its predecessor overall did very well. Beating Nikon's twice as expensive version on the optics front...according to DxOMark anyway. Only Tokina's 24-70mm F2.8 beats it (maybe Canon's too, but I'm referring to Nikon compatible versions) but that has much higher CA and no image stabilization.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
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Arizona Sunset: That must be the largest female model hand ever.

Non-extended its 26cm (10.2") long with a Canon mount, with a Nikon mount, a few mm shorter again.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 22:28 UTC

16 Dollars for a pack of 8 photos...expensive! I've got a couple of Polaroid cameras lying about somewhere. Maybe I'll give it a try, see if they still work. Haven't used them in over 30 years!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:36 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: Hope canon take it seriously and make 6D II a game changer. But then again at the end they will make some handicap so that they wont loose 5D sales. Its the marketing team make the final call.

As you know by now, the 6D Mark II came out, and its undisputedly the most disappointing new camera release in years! I don't know how Canon get away with this kind of thing, their arrogance is astounding!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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EXX: A head to head between the Canon Eos 5D MKIV and the Sony Alpha 99-II would be interesting.

That's Canon's trump card over the competition...their excellent L series glass. That's why I think many stick with the brand, despite Canon camera bodies generally being technically inferior and overpriced (currently in my part of the world, the brand new Nikon D850 is only slightly more expensive than the now 2 year old 5D Mk4!) compared to those from Nikon, Sony etc... And to think once Canon were the leader on the DSLR front too! They've become arrogant and lazy in that department unfortunately. But those excellent lenses...

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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WT21: Nice camera!

Please drop the x-trans

Androole true. The D7200s DR at base ISO is 14.6 EV's! That's better than the D500/D7500 although they start to surpass it on DR above ISO 200. And even better than most FF cameras too! With the exception of Nikon stablemates the D810 and probably the new D850 too...all this according to DxOMark anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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ZnajomyZnajomego: Like it.

Yeah, its a nice little camera. I appreciate Fujifilm trying to innovate with the X-E3 (the control system) rather than just making it purely a rangefinder styled version of the X-T20.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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evilmagicnut: What is the eye point? Same as X-E2/E2s?

According to the comparison chart provided in this article! Its worse at 17.5mm as opposed to the X-E2/X-E2S 23mm...that can't be right? It'll make it nearly unusable for eye-glass wearers such as myself.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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CaPi: I'm out.
X-T20 it ia

I have an X-E2, but I prefer the faux DSLR look of the X-T20. But I am intrigued somewhat by the X-E3s new touchscreen/joystick control system. I think going forward, all of Fujifilm's new models might adopt this layout...including an X-T30! Hopefully that'll finally get a fully articulating LCD (like the Canon EOS 80D) along with the X-T3.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Ed.: Please verify if the lower plate is actually metal, as the previous X-Es have all got plastic lower plates.

BarnET I was about to say...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Mateus1: "X-E3 looks like a solid X-E2 replacement"
Sorry, I do not see it, it's rather a weak replacement after X-E2 anouncement in 2013 - almost 5 years ago! We are almost in 2018 and you still get from Fuji fixed LCD (Lol!), same smalish EVF with x0.62 magnification, same small and narrow eyepiece - a true "point-and-shot" style that does not protect your eye from back/side lighting, you got ditched 5 fn buttons incliding D-pad that are important for fast and direct access to features, you got ditched nice bounced pop-up flash (who will mounting every time this tiny external flash? it's useless), and you got touched LCD as base navigation that will slow shooting. and your nose will always be changing the settings. Joystick is a very nice feature but without D-Pad's buttons it does not help that much. It's clear Fuji changed target group with X-E3 and had not listened to X-E1/2 users voice who wanted different improvements. Same was with X30 that killed nice X-20 line. X-E3 kills X-E line.

Raist3D the X-T20 doesn't have a larger viewfinder...its the same 0.62x magnification as the X-E3. Also I don't like the built-in flash on my X-E2. It seems incredibly fragile and not up to the build quality of other parts of the camera (with the exception of the rear control dial which is awful too...loose and plasticky) I've hardly ever used it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Ugh! It doesn't have a larger screen! The X-E3s screen is 3" like the previous X-E2/X-E2S. Its also not smaller than the X-T20 either. That camera is taller due to the EVF/flash hump, but the X-E3 is wider and a little deeper.

Fair enough.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)

Ugh! It doesn't have a larger screen! The X-E3s screen is 3" like the previous X-E2/X-E2S. Its also not smaller than the X-T20 either. That camera is taller due to the EVF/flash hump, but the X-E3 is wider and a little deeper.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 19:45 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (452 comments in total)

This flagship Pro camera has a 61 point AF module, 41 of which are cross-type. The (now quite ancient) 7D Mark II has a 65 point AF module, all of which are cross-type! Why didn't canon use an improved version of that module (enlarged, faster or what ever...) for the EOS-1D X Mark II instead? I wonder if that means the 7D Mark III (rumored to be released next year) will retain an improved version of its predecessors AF module, or ditch it for this one?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Out of the 20 questions nobody asked about LV-AF. If somebody did, it was probably removed from the the transcript. Because Nikon doesn't have a positive answer to that, due to it likely being the same as their other DSLRs...terrible!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (998 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: So all those rumors about a significantly improved SnapBridge were likely bogus too...Nikon want you to purchase the ridiculously expensive (for what it is) and messy WT-7A instead and no improvements with Automated AF Fine Tune either. Its still a brick too, no lighter than its predecessor, despite rumors to the contrary...disappointment mounting, sorry. DSLRs really are becoming dinosaurs.

XXTwnz because from what I've read here so far, the D850s WiFi implementation (and all other Nikon cameras too I gather) is restricted in what it can do and is only available via the subpar (I used an expletive, but you're not allowed to write those here on DPReview) SnapBridge app anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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DongaMogudu: One Camera to rule them all.

Except when it comes to LV-AF and video that is, a smartphone does both better! But as a stills camera it looks like its going to be class leading. I was seriously considering purchasing this camera if it could do both stills and video well, as I need both. But it seems to be same old Nikon when it comes to the latter. So I can't justify the purchase price of this camera, just for stills. As I would be using my own money...I'm not rich!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: Many of my personal boxes ticked, congratulations! However, no on-sensor PDAF is a dealbreaker for me. I don't care about video AF, but if LV AF stays as useless as it is on my D810 (and before that the D600 and D7000), I won't upgrade. The nice tilting screen makes this omission only harder to tolerate, as it is an incentive to shoot at other perspectives than eye-level. Undoubtedly a great camera, just not an upgrade option for me.

A deal-breaker for me too. That was actually the single feature I was hoping the D850 would get more than anything else (I commented here enough about it! Lol) Even with this otherwise excellent new camera, its going to be same-old Nikon when it comes to LV-AF and video...the worst in the industry! :-(

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (998 comments in total)
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DingieM: How long until Nikon recalls this one? D600, D610, D750...

The D850 is part of Nikon's pro-line of cameras. So recalls unlikely I'd say.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
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