GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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noisephotographer: "1080p resolution will still be limited to 120 fps, lagging behind the current iPhones' 240 fps capability"
From what I have seen the iPhone's 1080p slow motion is less sharp than Samsung's or Pixel's 720p slow motion. I guess the iPhone crops. So actually the iPhone is lagging behind

Even comparing my old iPhone 5S to my new 8 Plus, the stills and video quality (at 1080P) on the former are better. That surprised me! Especially video in low light. The 8 Plus has distracting levels of noise compared to the 5S which has virtually none. But for everything not photo or video related, the 8 Plus is definitely a step up.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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racin06: Being a Fujifilm camera owner is like Christmas occurring every 3 months! Fujifilm IS THE camera company for continuous improvement. I can't wait to download the new firmware for my X-T2!

Indeed!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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jwalker019: Well - it works. i.e., you can change each of the raw parameters that are changeable in camera (e.g., exposure, white balance, highlights / shadows, noise reduction, sharpening, color treatment, etc.), which Is very nice.

I'm surprised, however, that there is no crop / rotate option (even in camera allows this), no other processing options (e.g., output sharpening or any other tweaks), and appears the only format supported for output is JPEG (no TIFF or DNG?).

Perhaps these features will be added later; otherwise, not much utility for me, I'm afraid.

I watched a video demo of this software on YouTube. The convert to TIFF option was available. A convert to DNG option would be very nice though. Maybe as a upgrade in the near future...hopefully.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:30 UTC

Nearly 10 grand for a standard 50mm F2 lens and not much less for the non special edition versions is insane! What’s Leica’s profit margin on these? 1000 percent! Just crazy! But it’s Leica, I suppose if I had that kind of disposable income. Being the photo enthusiast that I am, I might purchase them myself...they are very pretty, especially in silver LOL!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 10th comment | 8 replies
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zilver: “This feature, combined with the increasing inebriation, led to me laughing/near-cheering with the announcement that my flight was further delayed.”

I stopped reading at this point. Just a written ad, not a review.

Just look at the slick product photos too. This is such an ad!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 07:52 UTC
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (203 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: 8K video is nice in theory, but I don’t see any added benefit to it for the consumer market. I’ll admit 4K looks a lot better on a big screen home TV than FullHD, but with 8K I don’t believe the eye will resolve anymore detail in a typical home viewing environment. Unless future screens literally cover an entire wall. And constantly moving ones head around to watch a movie on a screen that big won’t be very comfortable I’d imagine.

MatVicensPhoto I was referring to the home/consumer market. Of course 8K is suitable for the likes of the huge screens found in commercial theatres. But you won't see the advantage of that resolution in a typical home environment is all I'm saying.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
On article Sharp's new 8K camera is $77,000 (203 comments in total)

8K video is nice in theory, but I don’t see any added benefit to it for the consumer market. I’ll admit 4K looks a lot better on a big screen home TV than FullHD, but with 8K I don’t believe the eye will resolve anymore detail in a typical home viewing environment. Unless future screens literally cover an entire wall. And constantly moving ones head around to watch a movie on a screen that big won’t be very comfortable I’d imagine.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies

Has the same 14.8 Evs of DR as the D850 too. So it becomes the podium leader solely by winning the LL-ISO measurement. Overall then the Nikon has done very well with a smaller FF sensor compared to the MF one of the Hasselblad...I wonder what the Fujifilm GFX will score?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:12 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

There is no SP designation in the model name or it seems on the body itself either. So this isn't part of Tamron's premium SP range of lenses then?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:05 UTC as 4th comment
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)

I really like what Tamron are doing with their latest lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 09:59 UTC as 7th comment
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stevo23: And yet you're still stuck with a terrible OS on an unreliable device.

stevo23 yes on a second look it does seem to be as pricey as a Mac. So not the good value As I thought. But then Microsoft’s version of the iMac was also very pricey. Both nice examples of industrial design by Microsoft though.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
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stevo23: And yet you're still stuck with a terrible OS on an unreliable device.

stevo23 The GPU seems to be better.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 07:13 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1631 comments in total)
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razadaz: I don’t know why people seem surprised by this. The writing has been on the wall for years. When Adobe brought first brought in the subscription model, as a lifetime user of Photoshop since version 3 some 20plus years ago, I was worried about what to do. At that time there was nothing to compare with Photoshop for its speed and power. Now other alternatives have emerged that can match its performance, so the choice is there if you want it.
I think Adobe have always wanted to monopolise the graphics world. They tried in the 80s when they started a font war which was so bitter it resulted in Microsoft and Apple joining forces to create the True Type font. For years after they became quite benevolent offering good value for money and generous upgrade deals, but recent years have proved the leopard has not changed it spots.

Here, here!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:44 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1631 comments in total)

I'm with you Richard! My feelings exactly! Adobe is dead for me now, I never liked their subscription model to begin with, and now that's all they offer! There are solid alternatives...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 06:42 UTC as 403rd comment
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stevo23: And yet you're still stuck with a terrible OS on an unreliable device.

J A C S I've been using a Mac for a number years now (left the Windows world a while back) and there's nothing unreliable about it or terrible about its OS. I have had far less trouble with it than I did with my previous Windows setup. The spec of this new Microsoft device is impressive though, you'd pay through the roof for that on a Mac. Still, I'm not switching back.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 05:59 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I know the scoring here is relative to a camera's category type (APS-C, FF, enthusiast, semi-pro, pro etc...) and price range, but I was expecting the D850s score to surpass that of the D500 (91%) and certainly the D810 which it replaces and which was also 89%, as its certainly a major improvement over the latter.

Agreed, the score achieved by a particular camera a few years back shouldn't be directly compared to the score of a similar type of camera released today. What was achievable back then is not directly comparable to what is achievable today. As is the constant march of technology...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 05:51 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
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tinternaut: With respect to Snapbridge, Nikon isn't exactly alone in its backward, blinkered view that users will only want to share images to a smartphone or tablet for social media consumption. On both my Sony and Olympus bodies, transfer is JPEG only (and Sony limits to 2MP by default). If you're serious about editing in the field, with an iPad Pro, it probably makes sense to invest in a Lighting to SD adapter. I think both the camera and tablet makers need to start treating their users like adults.

Indeed!

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)

A score only a couple of percentage points higher than the underwhelming 5D Mk4, despite the Canon's admittedly much better LV-AF implementation. I thought it would do much better than that camera. Oh and my mistake on the score of the D810 I made in a previous comment, that achieved 86% here not 89% like I wrote below.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 06:04 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)

I know the scoring here is relative to a camera's category type (APS-C, FF, enthusiast, semi-pro, pro etc...) and price range, but I was expecting the D850s score to surpass that of the D500 (91%) and certainly the D810 which it replaces and which was also 89%, as its certainly a major improvement over the latter.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 05:46 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies

Designed to look like their G-Shock watches...nice.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 06:28 UTC as 4th comment
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