Xentinus

Xentinus

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IMO; using female body in adds, is also an insult for women. So, it looks like none can find a midway.
For example;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5p1737O3NI

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Dedecos: Barney, there are some problems with yout 7rII comparison. Let's see what you forgot:

- 7rII is cheaper;
- The silent shooter is better;
- We don't know yet the official number of dinamic range. But probably (according to Bill Claff estimates tests) the difference is insignificant.
- The same thing about the resolution: it's hard to believe that someone with already 42MP would change a system to gain only 5MP;
- Sony doesn't have the same number of lenses. But Sony lenses are growing very fast, and they are fresh and new technology. Sony lenses are better than Canon and Nikon lenses (DXOM tests): http://briansmith.com/sony-fe-lenses-sharp-canon-nikon-glass/

RubberDials,
Im not a fan of any brand, Im fully aware of advantages of mirrorless system over DSLRs, but Im an objective person.
"This proves only that currently you will get the best image quality using Sony lenses and a Sony sensor, not that Sony lenses are optically better"...This is what I meant as well. But when someone claims that Sony lenses are better than Canikon lenses, this is not true.
While saying this, Im not targeting Dedecos here; but it is pretty obvious that briansmith.com is not objective at all. He claims that Nikon lenses are tested on D800E, but some of those results are of D800.
Nikon has just announced D850, which has similar resolution comparing A7r II, now we will see what is waiting for us.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Dedecos: Barney, there are some problems with yout 7rII comparison. Let's see what you forgot:

- 7rII is cheaper;
- The silent shooter is better;
- We don't know yet the official number of dinamic range. But probably (according to Bill Claff estimates tests) the difference is insignificant.
- The same thing about the resolution: it's hard to believe that someone with already 42MP would change a system to gain only 5MP;
- Sony doesn't have the same number of lenses. But Sony lenses are growing very fast, and they are fresh and new technology. Sony lenses are better than Canon and Nikon lenses (DXOM tests): http://briansmith.com/sony-fe-lenses-sharp-canon-nikon-glass/

:) Compare the exact same lens on two different Sony cameras in DXO.

Honestly, looking at those results I have shared, I can say Nikon knows to produce lenses better than Sony. Im comparing lenses, on the sensors which are made by Sony. They have exact the same resolutions, so it gives an idea.
One more screenshot...

https://prnt.sc/gdt9ck

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Dedecos: Barney, there are some problems with yout 7rII comparison. Let's see what you forgot:

- 7rII is cheaper;
- The silent shooter is better;
- We don't know yet the official number of dinamic range. But probably (according to Bill Claff estimates tests) the difference is insignificant.
- The same thing about the resolution: it's hard to believe that someone with already 42MP would change a system to gain only 5MP;
- Sony doesn't have the same number of lenses. But Sony lenses are growing very fast, and they are fresh and new technology. Sony lenses are better than Canon and Nikon lenses (DXOM tests): http://briansmith.com/sony-fe-lenses-sharp-canon-nikon-glass/

Yes Dedecos, Im aware of that...But they are both 36mp relatively old sensors.
"Anyway, if you have a better sensor, with the same lens, you have better lens, right?"...True, but now we both know it is not the lens, but the sensor.
When Sony announced G master lenses, honestly I thought they are gonna kick Canikon's butts. But it didn't happen actually. I think we can agree on this too.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dedecos: Barney, there are some problems with yout 7rII comparison. Let's see what you forgot:

- 7rII is cheaper;
- The silent shooter is better;
- We don't know yet the official number of dinamic range. But probably (according to Bill Claff estimates tests) the difference is insignificant.
- The same thing about the resolution: it's hard to believe that someone with already 42MP would change a system to gain only 5MP;
- Sony doesn't have the same number of lenses. But Sony lenses are growing very fast, and they are fresh and new technology. Sony lenses are better than Canon and Nikon lenses (DXOM tests): http://briansmith.com/sony-fe-lenses-sharp-canon-nikon-glass/

https://prnt.sc/gdt3p4

And in this last screenshot you will see how he is biased!!
https://prnt.sc/gdt4l2

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Dedecos: Barney, there are some problems with yout 7rII comparison. Let's see what you forgot:

- 7rII is cheaper;
- The silent shooter is better;
- We don't know yet the official number of dinamic range. But probably (according to Bill Claff estimates tests) the difference is insignificant.
- The same thing about the resolution: it's hard to believe that someone with already 42MP would change a system to gain only 5MP;
- Sony doesn't have the same number of lenses. But Sony lenses are growing very fast, and they are fresh and new technology. Sony lenses are better than Canon and Nikon lenses (DXOM tests): http://briansmith.com/sony-fe-lenses-sharp-canon-nikon-glass/

I agree with you beside just one thing;
numbers in the link you have shared, MEANINGLESS. You can not say one lens is sharper than the other, unless you are comparing the similar sensors.
Sadly, despite Sony lenses are newer (more expensive also), they are NOT sharper than Nikon lenses...At least not them all.

https://prnt.sc/gdsurc

https://prnt.sc/gdswz6

https://prnt.sc/gdsyrf

https://prnt.sc/gdt221

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 23:58 UTC
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)

This is what Nikon and Canon also should do. It will be easy for Panasonic, cause they have a solid mobile phone background. They also have CM1 experience. I never use my phone to take photos, cause I think smartphone IQ is not there yet. But yet.
Beside that, it is not just about photography. It is also about compatibility. Samsung was the best at this.
As a side note;
like it or not, Iphone has the most realistic colors. Such a shame for imaging companies.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 17:49 UTC as 48th comment
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neatpicture: finally, pop up flash is gone like most serious cameras. About time. Seriously, if you are down to your pop up, might as well get the shot with your phone and leave the camera in the bag.

I don't understand, why amateur or pro no matter, a photographer wouldn't like to have any kind of light source. Isn't it betraying the photo-graphy itself?
Despite I have never been in a situation that I need pop-up flash, does it mean nobody needs it or will never need? I find Sony mirrorless cameras' tiltable pop-up flash extremely useful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ufW6AjeZy6s
Are those photos in the video bad? I know not the best but still.
I guess only few people, under certain circumstances, use an external flash without a diffuser.
https://photographylife.com/how-to-get-the-best-out-of-your-pop-up-flash

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
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Sdaniella: missing so far for a low light Sony A7sII camera ... opportunity knocks ...

colorful bright blue sphere earth moonlit nightside starry orbital space scenery (no cliche "city night lights") ... waiting for it ... (stills or video)

we can see stars (and milky way) while on earth at night, with moonlight ... bright blue starry sky earthly landscapes ...

so, likewise, see stars all the more in space over a brightly moonlit night earth !!!

until then ... unimpressive ... opportunities bypassed, too bad ... :\

lol I was kidding...I find it hilarious, when some people still claim the earth is flat.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 23:09 UTC
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Sdaniella: missing so far for a low light Sony A7sII camera ... opportunity knocks ...

colorful bright blue sphere earth moonlit nightside starry orbital space scenery (no cliche "city night lights") ... waiting for it ... (stills or video)

we can see stars (and milky way) while on earth at night, with moonlight ... bright blue starry sky earthly landscapes ...

so, likewise, see stars all the more in space over a brightly moonlit night earth !!!

until then ... unimpressive ... opportunities bypassed, too bad ... :\

what sphere?...the earth is flat!
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(lol)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
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neatpicture: finally, pop up flash is gone like most serious cameras. About time. Seriously, if you are down to your pop up, might as well get the shot with your phone and leave the camera in the bag.

The same was being said for tilt-screens. Look where we are now!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 22:50 UTC
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JT26: Holy hell that is a huge lens!

bigger and almost twice as much havier than Tamron 60mm f2 macro.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

No matter how many fps your camera shoots, tell me how many fps your model is. LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Ben O Connor: 10 year old dslr... HELLOOOOoooo.... IT IS A NIKON D3!!!!!! Not your 10 years old nikon D80.

Ben O Connor
"""Thanks to viagra, my grandpa' still jammin' but grandma's "printer" is out of cartridge... no more uncles ;)"""

LOL peak of analogy.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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Xentinus: I really found this as waste of time. As I stated under someone's comment, what is the point of this test? To test how careful we are? There are better tests.
Those photos are pretty ordinary photos (Im not criticizing or judging whoever took them). I mean look at those photos, do you think they are any better if they all are altered?
why would I want to flip someone's face in a photo? Why would I want to remove something distracting on the background, while Im leaving all other distracting stuff there? If we really want to learn something from this test, I think better to discuss over them one by one. But at the end of the test, they don't even show where the manipulations are done. So I wanna spoil the test and share the photos here, maybe this way, I can say "oh I have learnt something new from it".

https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_8caHr00kH7ehJ5P
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_07kdlUGnF25TYKF

search meaning of "rhetorical question".

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
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MightyMike: I did poorly, 3 out of 10, now reading the comments I can see why, I wasn't looking for meaningless random alterations, stuff that doesn't help the photo, stuff I'd never do to a photo, I was looking for way someone might deliberately alter the image to make it better and ended up imaging things that may never have been altered in the first place or completely drawing a blank when the alteration was pointless. I'm very critical about my photos, I prefer to maintain realism most of the time, I've seen many very poor edits on these forums but i won't call any of the people who poorly edited them bad photographer or poor editors as we all are at different skill levels with different backgrounds and have learned different things. If it was edited and looks good who am i to judge unless its being passed off as a super accurate portrayal. I'll wear my 3/10 gladly as i went into this test with the expectation that the edits were logical and rational. Still feel it was a waste of time.

I can't agree more!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:33 UTC
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Xentinus: I really found this as waste of time. As I stated under someone's comment, what is the point of this test? To test how careful we are? There are better tests.
Those photos are pretty ordinary photos (Im not criticizing or judging whoever took them). I mean look at those photos, do you think they are any better if they all are altered?
why would I want to flip someone's face in a photo? Why would I want to remove something distracting on the background, while Im leaving all other distracting stuff there? If we really want to learn something from this test, I think better to discuss over them one by one. But at the end of the test, they don't even show where the manipulations are done. So I wanna spoil the test and share the photos here, maybe this way, I can say "oh I have learnt something new from it".

https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_8caHr00kH7ehJ5P
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_07kdlUGnF25TYKF

And BTW, I really started to think that, we are missing more important news about photography world with these silly posts. Like "Firmware update fixes Sigma MC-11 AF issues with incompatible lenses". I don't say "don't share this kind of stuff", but give priority for more important news.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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Xentinus: I really found this as waste of time. As I stated under someone's comment, what is the point of this test? To test how careful we are? There are better tests.
Those photos are pretty ordinary photos (Im not criticizing or judging whoever took them). I mean look at those photos, do you think they are any better if they all are altered?
why would I want to flip someone's face in a photo? Why would I want to remove something distracting on the background, while Im leaving all other distracting stuff there? If we really want to learn something from this test, I think better to discuss over them one by one. But at the end of the test, they don't even show where the manipulations are done. So I wanna spoil the test and share the photos here, maybe this way, I can say "oh I have learnt something new from it".

https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_8caHr00kH7ehJ5P
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_07kdlUGnF25TYKF

https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_0dJfy9jrJ3RIXFH
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_b2wIq9x77wOv3IV
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_2mi71IYuqrVy3I1
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_3xdt5nGQhjzkPBz
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_aXFQvP26jfRlzSJ
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_5dLKXAgyU4uzICF
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_2top5W0cif9tyHr
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_8u21S1zzb71c113

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:28 UTC

I really found this as waste of time. As I stated under someone's comment, what is the point of this test? To test how careful we are? There are better tests.
Those photos are pretty ordinary photos (Im not criticizing or judging whoever took them). I mean look at those photos, do you think they are any better if they all are altered?
why would I want to flip someone's face in a photo? Why would I want to remove something distracting on the background, while Im leaving all other distracting stuff there? If we really want to learn something from this test, I think better to discuss over them one by one. But at the end of the test, they don't even show where the manipulations are done. So I wanna spoil the test and share the photos here, maybe this way, I can say "oh I have learnt something new from it".

https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_8caHr00kH7ehJ5P
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_07kdlUGnF25TYKF

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:26 UTC as 102nd comment | 8 replies
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ewelch: Stupid test. You say no, and it asks you where you think the photo was altered.

Whoever did that test is not very good at what they're trying to do.

I agree. what is the point of altering those photos. I mean what benefit you get when you flip someone's face in a photo.
This one for example
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_b2wIq9x77wOv3IV
If the aim of the test is to find out how careful you are, there are better tests. Those photos are daily, ordinary, silly photos. to add or remove an item will not make them any better.
for example this one,
https://warwickpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/Graphic.php?IM=IM_2mi71IYuqrVy3I1
what would I do to make this photo looks better? what would you do? If this photo is altered, then why was not being altered more to get rid of distacting objects?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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