fz750

Lives in Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland
Works as a ITConsultant
Joined on Mar 11, 2010

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On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD review (19 comments in total)
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jeejay98: This is a great lens. I highly recommend it. Just don't buy it from DigitalRev. You would get charged tax and if they used DHL as shipper, there is a so called "payment deferment" charge for being a broker for Customs and Border Patrol.

The payment deferment charge is pretty normal for all private shipping companies like DHL actually, unfortunately..

And, much to my annoyance, as it's quite a fee sometimes, more than the value of the goods in occasional cases..

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
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photominion: The first ones almost had me abandon my looking through the gallery. Too much tonemapping for my taste.
But it got better and better and there are pictures that reminded me of how incredibly jealous I am of you guys living in countries where they actually leave abandoned stuff be.
Here in Switzerland it's incredibly difficult to find something that was abandoned and if they were, they usually get torn down after a few years before any charm develops.

Yes, the Historic Car Graveyard Gürbetal comes to mind..

The stupidity of political correctness which seems to rule this country.

I remember trying to explain why it was valuable to a work colleague, without any success whatsover. and to the point where I felt like burying him in the graveyard with the cars (almost..).

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
On article Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos (105 comments in total)
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RichRMA: A smart product. Offers a quick, likely inexpensive (unless you are so strapped for cash $0.50-$1.00 each will brake you, in which case stick to your phone) and fulfills a need not met by phones or other digitals. This will also be good to the people who the takers want to show images. They won't be taking hundreds so you won't be subjected to them frantically searching their phone for 20 minutes looking through hundreds of shots to find the one they want to show you.

I think it's perfect for things like fridge "magnets" or such mementos.

I agree it's likely to be left in a drawer though, would have been better as a clip-on to a smartphone, like the DXO thing or the sony lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:06 UTC
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jhinkey: Please shoot the same challenging scene in 12 bit and 14 bit modes and clearly show us the technical (100% pixel viewing super stretched shadows) AND the practical differences (typical viewing sizes and printed output).
Then the readers can decide if this matters to them.

Though I like these articles I find them not as focused/coherent as they could/should be - dpr can do better.

I second that i'd like to see examples of what difference this makes to me. I suspect little, but i'd like to know.

Thank you for the article, nevertheless.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On article War Rigs: The tech used to shoot Mad Max: Fury Road (54 comments in total)
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Gollan: I've been reluctant to see the new Mad Max movie because I felt it would be swamped with cartoonish CGI in an effort to top the wonderful, practical special effects in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. These photos make it look like computer imagery is being used to complement acting, rather than replace it. If the whole thing is like that, I really should give the move a chance.

I hated it, too much like the ridiculous Beyond Thunderdome and little like the first two which I thought were excellent.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 19:27 UTC
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Randy Veeman: Wow, at ISO6400 RAW looks every bit as good as the latest Sony APSC camera and maybe a bit behind the D7200.
Well done!

IBIS makes this one the winner.

@lassoni

I think the only really 100% clear conclusion from that (other than splitting hairs..) is that I won't be taking any pictures at iso6400..

:-)

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (514 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: good review, great camera!

Seconded! Love the review

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
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batmatty: Im sure if it were using a Sony sensor it would reach ISO 40 million and have all the dynamic range!!!! Typical Canon. NO INNOVATION.

@dynaxx I agree, but 2015 is not finished yet, and I prefer facts rather than quarterly reports and seasonably adjusted estimations..

And I imagine no conclusion is actually possible from these figures I quoted anyway which are company-wide figures, as Sony and Canon have many other divisions which contribute to this (up and down) and which, of course, skew any picture we might wish to get of how well their photography division is doing based on some people's "slightly" biased opinions or preconceptions.. (like the Sony fanboy above making laughable statements about garbage..).

Personally, I am not sure Sony's clear technical progress is resulting in the sales they'd hope for - I just don't see that many about, although more than before. Similarly, Canons somewhat slow development might not be hitting their SLR sales as much as some might expect. (at least not for Sony's benefit, maybe Nikons..)

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
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batmatty: Im sure if it were using a Sony sensor it would reach ISO 40 million and have all the dynamic range!!!! Typical Canon. NO INNOVATION.

Financial results 2014: Sony group lost 1.26 Billion $, Canon group made a 2.9 Billion $ profit.

Obviously making garbage is more profitable than you think or, alternatively, the rest of the world doesn't really agree with you...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 06:37 UTC
On article Video: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD Field Test (100 comments in total)

Thanks, nice & useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 11th comment
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fz750: The French MEP who proposed the changes, and who said that no one has ever been prosecuted for copyright infringement in the countries that have no Freedom of Panorama should be reminded that not all countries are like France (who selectively apply laws..) and will certainly follow the law to the letter...

@Nixda. Not as far as I understand it. FoP is not "permission" to use copyright (for non-commerical use) but freedom from copyright, where no such permission can be assumed because no copyright exists!

https://juliareda.eu/2015/06/fop-under-threat/

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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COSTISTOICA: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Review-New-top-ranking-Canon-EOS-sensor/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Comparison-3-EOS-5DS-vs-Nikon-D810-vs-Sony-A7R

Of course, my eyes love the pictures and of course i'm impressed with the resolution and colour and I'd love to have one of these cameras!

Nevertheless the DR and low light ISO performance doesn't, according to DXO, seem much better than the 6D and I suspect the target market for these cameras would like that to be significantly improved too..

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 07:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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COSTISTOICA: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Review-New-top-ranking-Canon-EOS-sensor/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Comparison-3-EOS-5DS-vs-Nikon-D810-vs-Sony-A7R

Not really much of an improvement over the 6d in a number of ways! very disappointing really, at that price, as somehow I thing Canon has the better lenses..

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 18:03 UTC

The French MEP who proposed the changes, and who said that no one has ever been prosecuted for copyright infringement in the countries that have no Freedom of Panorama should be reminded that not all countries are like France (who selectively apply laws..) and will certainly follow the law to the letter...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 53rd comment | 20 replies
On article Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear (154 comments in total)
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Bill3R: "When buying from the big sellers like Amazon*, B&H and Adorama, things are a bit more clear." I would hardly include Amazon with sellers B&H and Adorama.
Amazon is more like eBay.

I tried to buy a "genuine" apple charging cable from amazon a while back and, honestly, the number of fake cables sold as real by sellers (must read reviews..) is beyond count and I don't understand why Amazon doesn't control this "wild west" situation..

So, yes, I agree with the original comment it's like Ebay but only for partner companies..

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 11:06 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)
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EcoPix: Thanks dpReview for raising the issue of focus accuracy with SLR lenses. We love our reflex viewfinders, but increasing resolution is starting to reach the limits of this design. Zoom lenses often need different focus calibrations for different distances and focal lengths (and even f-stops sometimes), making the adjustments complex and too much for even the capable operator to do by AF fine tuning.

What’s needed now is focus mapping for each lens. Given the power of the modern camera’s IC, would it be possible for manufacturers to include a program in the firmware that maps focus for each lens at the range of distances, f-stops and focal lengths via the main sensor, and stores the data for calibration of the AF module?

Seems very simple, in principle, and definitely sounds useful, but I imagine it's not easy due to lack of reference points. I think you'd need the owner to perfectly manually focus though the viewfinder, and then switch to liveview to compare and calculate the difference..(and store etc.)

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:47 UTC
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rrccad: where's all the people crying about the lack of 4k?

Thank you for pointing that out!

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 06:55 UTC
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Mikity: I really wonder if in a double-blind test comparing pictures taken with a "dedicated" B&W camera, versus ones taken with a comparable DSLR that have been processed for B&W, the majority would be able to tell the difference!

I don't understand why B&W is considered that much of a holy grail. It's just a throwback to a time when the technology wasn't advanced enough to record separate colours.

I think it's one of those things where "if I have to explain, your not going to understand"..

Somehow, for me, B&W is the essence of photography without the distraction of colour, but each to his own..

And doesn't the build quality of that camera just drip out of the pictures.. Wow. I'll have to try the lottery again :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 07:48 UTC

I am surprised to see this front focus issue, is this normal?

Was it also tested or noticed on earlier editions of the Rebel or D5300/D5500?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 59th comment
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Joachim Gerstl: Wow! What a nice surprise. Fuji knows how to keep customers happy.

yes, you're right, and eventually they did the right thing (replace the sensor, unlike, Nikon with the D600..), credit where it's due.

Looking back at the comments, though, it took a while for them to sort it out, and there were an awful lot of negative comments from owners about it, a software solution which didn't help etc. Seems some companies learnt from this, and some didn't..

My comment was directed at "Fanboys" with short memories, jumping on the bandwagon without the "context", shall we say - every company has a "leaning process", it's just a question of when perhaps..

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
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