Sergey Borachev

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On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (369 comments in total)

People die as a result of inadequate control over powerful tools. Let's hope the authorities have learnt from the ongoing and painful experience of allowing guns in the community. Drones are so powerful and difficult to monitor and control, and what we have seen is only the beginning of what certainly will be much more capable and problematic in future as they proliferate.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (332 comments in total)
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em jo photo: I miss the technical lens reviews DPReview used to do.

You know: the comparative product shots, build quality and design analyses, glass plans, MTF charts, the interactive widgets measuring sharpness and CA.

Those reviews struck a perfect balance between technical and practical considerations. The format was quick, engaging, delightful to read. They made DPReview *the* one-stop place for everything a photographer needed to know.

These new "Impressions"-centered reviews read like editorial one might find elsewhere: FStoppers, Petapixel, etc. The web is full of opinion, punditry. Fact, rigor--that's in short supply.

Phil Askey's original approach established a unique brand, identity, editorial perspective. And (so far as I know) he built it without corporate backing, with fewer writers-developers-photographers than run DPReview now, in a frothier equipment market. I mean this constructively and as a reader who finds FStoppers a snore: it'd be a real shame to abandon his idea.

Infomercials, that's the word some would call for these types of articles/impressions/whatever... where good phototogs can get away from precise testing and and comprehensive listing of weaknesses, but still help to sell products.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 05:08 UTC

Nice to see Sony, and OK Nikon too, continuing to innovate and push the technology envelope. If this seems too much, think about the retina of our eyes. They are not flat. I see this as a definite advance in photography and new possibilities in performance, features and applications in future. For example, many problems in the design of extremely wide lenses can be fixed with curved sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Canon is trying hard to match or outdo Nikon. Nikon has a silly D7500 that lacks some feature or performance already in the D7200. So, Canon has to have this 6D II.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 244th comment | 2 replies

I can tell you the results are not going to be great. This adapter uses a lens or lenses to enlarge, rather than concentrate as done by Speed Booster, the image circle to provide a bigger image necessary to allow shifting. That means loss of quality and resolution. A very high quality lens will be necessary to minimise such loss.

The example, 12mm to 17mm, shows a 1.42 enlargement, which seems quite significant. There will be further image degradation, the amount depending on quality of the optics in the adapter. No magic here. I think there will be a corresponding decrease in light, ie possible a loss of a stop, which can further degrade the image.

It will be interesting to see how much you can gain from using this, instead of just taking the shot with that same 12mm lens and cropping.

🤔

Other lenses not designed to be shifted may have curvature of field, uneven resolution across the frame, CA and vignetting causing further magnified issues in quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:34 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Are the NLE wars beginning to heat up? (33 comments in total)

What is meant by NLE?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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on1on: 90% Gold now?

Think about this. The top cameras from Sony, Canon and Nikon all have exactly the same score - 89. Coincidence? Still think that the A9 will get a new score of 90? 😉

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 00:13 UTC
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Jorginho: Still don't see why Em1.2 would be pricey and similar priced cams like Fuji, which needs a grip to achieve really good performance or D500 not. They offer nothing over the Em1.2 in total. Sure the d500 is even better at action shooting, but it lacks on the video end and pure speed. Also IBIS is not there where it is fantastic on the Em1.2. Same goes for fuji with some good glass has no OIS and the body has nothing either. Then there is GH5. A very good stills cam and a superb video cam that is far superior to anything even close to it for video especially.

The E-M1 II is clearly over priced for what it can do. Read the review. It would be rated better if it is priced lower than the D500 and X-T2. The GH5 is a better camera in terms of value than the E-M1 II, and a great camera, if and only if video is important. This is a fair review. It's hard to see why anyone would want to buy a $2000 M43 camera and not spend a little more to go FF.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2724 comments in total)

Just wait another generation or two, which will come much quicker for Sony cameras than Nikon or Canon, and you'll see!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 192nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2724 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Silent and fast. The White House should require all journalist to use this camera in important events.

@Infrared,
And small M43 performance. 😉

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2724 comments in total)

Silent and fast. The White House should require all journalist to use this camera in important events.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:37 UTC as 197th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (265 comments in total)

Any time you take somethIng away when you "upgrade" a model or when you offer a "higher" model (even if it's just higher in model number), it's an automatic fail. No amount of marketing, publicity or salvaging by way of more comparison articles can save it.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 14:02 UTC as 63rd comment | 7 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (105 comments in total)

About time! This is a very interesting camera and I hope it will be thoroughly reviewed.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 20th comment

Nikon is paying for its big mistake, the 1-inch MiLC system. Now, it is too late and it will be extremely hard to catch up on mirrorless with others, M43, Sony, Fuji, and even Canon, especially given it's weak state.

Selling shares and control is one option, but it really should consider something like using the Fuji mount or joining M43 as a way to the mirrorless future, before things get even worse.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 15th comment

Ingenious tourism promotion stunt!

😄

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 23:24 UTC as 23rd comment

http://www.fanhophotography.com/index.html

While people now do everything to avoid losing shadow details or blown highlight, to make technically perfect HDR toned photos, Mr Ho was using strong light and deep shadows to create his art. A pioneer.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: What's the problem?

If it's so good, just keep a computer running the current OS. Don't upgrade or update anything on it, and Nik will work forever there. Use anither computer to keep up with updates of Windows, run the latest PS and whatever else. Minor inconvenience (transferring photo files) for a free software that is useful to you.

VMs are slow, right?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)

What's the problem?

If it's so good, just keep a computer running the current OS. Don't upgrade or update anything on it, and Nik will work forever there. Use anither computer to keep up with updates of Windows, run the latest PS and whatever else. Minor inconvenience (transferring photo files) for a free software that is useful to you.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 21:45 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)

This depends on whether it's for work or play. For numerous people, photography has never been for making money and always for play. Then, it's totally different!

There's a NEED to get something new, to have fun with the new features and to learn to take photographs with a different way, to reward oneself for the hard work one does to earn money. You see, a new camera can also satisfy needs unrelated to the final results, the photos. It can be a toy to invigorate ones hobby/leisure life, something to let one learn about and experience capabilities made possible with new technology. It's not necessarily a need to get that photo but a need nonetheless, for enjoyment.

Photography can be fun, you know. :-)

A taxi driver may write about his cab the same way, resisting a new one, but there are actually people who enjoy their cars and buy new ones every other year.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 22:14 UTC as 33rd comment

The beginning of a universal menu system.for all cameras!

With more development, this can be very useful for those with cameras from different brands and for those who switches systems. The AI is also useful to provide settings that are a starting point, so that photographers can override or fine tune if they want, but can rely on for quick shooting when there no time to think. Just need some more control overrides than mentioned. Maybe also a way of feeding one's own photos into its database to personalise with odds one own style.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 39th comment
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