sense601

Lives in Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Joined on Sep 8, 2010

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If you tried to get the money to buy the “best camera DxO has ever tested” by investing in the “best fund S&P has ever rated”, you’d learn something about the value of professional ratings.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 2nd comment
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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.

"The convert to TIFF option was available."

Only for the GFX, as it supports TIFF in camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 15:36 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.

Look at the screenshot. There's a group of pixels that seem to form the word "Rotate".

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 08:05 UTC
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GinoSVK: I'm not a fan of fake analog film simulation, but picture number 5 is so good!

The decision to call it "film simulation" was a mixed bag. While some are attracted to it, others, like you, are put off simply by the name. If it's fake film simulation for you, well then let me tell you that Nikon has it, too. They're calling it Landscape, Neutral or Portrait. So does Canon, I just don't know their preset names.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
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osloray: I am glad I have the 18-55mm lens, it takes great images for a small and inexpensive lens.

I'm thinking about buying it now, years after switching to Fuji and skipping it in the first place. It's just the best option for travelling. The 16-55 isn't that heavy but with its size it's like screaming "Photographer! Photographer!" when you take up the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 07:08 UTC

Great shot, Erez...

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 15:06 UTC as 10th comment
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jwalker019: I guess this might make a cool gizmo :/ but why couldn't we just have the software run directly on the workstation instead of tethered? Can't imagine I'd ever use this :(

@beatboxa Excuse me? Did I get that right, you're going to WAIT and see how it ACTUALLY performs? That's...shameless. You've got a 5-liner from Dpreview, the press release and a photo of a camera and a MacBook. What else do you need to come up with a definite conclusion? I guess some ppl should learn the rules of the Dpreview comments before posting.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 08:53 UTC

Lol, useless! Has nobody told them all our background-blurred photos are on iCloud?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:42 UTC as 12th comment

'We’ve learned that some customers require exceptional lens performance' - ABSOLUTELY! But not in order to take photographs. Engineers are working overtime so people can 'win' in the forums.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 53rd comment | 10 replies
On article Leica SL Review (1094 comments in total)

On a sidenote: Looking at the image on the conclusion page, I'd take that "really unpleasant" jpg color over the processed version eight days a week...were you trying to build a hip retro-preset here? ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 54th comment
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fotobert: I guess, Penntax Ollymmpus, Sonny also have good wedding cameras. Oh, I forgot Leileileica. Avoid Hasselblad and Phase One - they do not have FF cameras. But I'm possibly not an expert.

And Fidji? What about Fidji? I read the Y-Trace sensor is great for people shots.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I echo the need for a good strap! Since I got an Optech my camera has been so much easier to lug around. The branded strap just cut into my neck!

Hooray for OpTech. They're one of a few no-BS companies out there with reasonable prices. The prices are so reasonable that I guess many people will double check if they really put the strap in their shopping cart or just a replacement part. Best thing however is that the straps are just straps. No integrated solar panels, no proprietary fiddly fasteners, no extra hooks for drone remotes. Just comfortable straps.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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George Zip: Let the arguing begin

Dynamic range...IBIS...backside illuminated...high ISO noise reduction...watercolor effect...battery life...DxO score...NOT PROFESSIONAL!

Since I probably won't miss anything important, I'm off reading "photography - the definitive visual history" which I found under the Christmas tree. Happy days to all of you!

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 12:00 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)

I'd like to know whether manufacturers also do these tear downs with their rivals' lenses. Does Canon tear down every Nikon and Sony lens to see how the other guys are doing it?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 11:23 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

I have an ONA. It's a beautiful, well made bag. I have gotten quite a number of compliments for how beautiful it is. I also carry my camera in it when I go to work. When I go shooting, I take the camera out and put it in my think tank, because the ONA is a terrible camera bag. The material is too stiff, the zippers are fumbly and the sound of the metal locks dangling around announces you from a mile away. The key point - they should stop advertising them as dedicated camera bags. Just offer the padding as an extra option.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 18th comment
On article PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack (32 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I'm holding out for the "PRVKE 21 - What You Need to Know" review.

I prefer short snappy reviews!

These are just first hands-on impressions. You'll know more when the production ready sample arrives.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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sense601: Thumbs up for including PhotoLine. It's a really powerful piece of software developed by two brothers and its lightning fast compared to PS. A real pity they never found the time to write good documentation for it (at least when I was using it).

If you have too much time, download the free trial and give it a shot (pun intended), even if it's only to marvel at how fast this thing works.

Holy cow...that is some impressive stuff you're creating. Do you print these and what was the largest print you made?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:12 UTC

Thumbs up for including PhotoLine. It's a really powerful piece of software developed by two brothers and its lightning fast compared to PS. A real pity they never found the time to write good documentation for it (at least when I was using it).

If you have too much time, download the free trial and give it a shot (pun intended), even if it's only to marvel at how fast this thing works.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (205 comments in total)
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Joakim Edsjö: I mostly use m43 these days, but on my Nikon system, the AF 180/2.8 is very nice. I sometimes bring it instead of the 70-200/2.8 VR II just because it is small, light and the photos are nice. It feels much less obtrusive than the 70-200 monster...

The 180 is a wonderful lens. I have the early-80s version with a plastic barrel and integrated hood. Haven't shot it for a while since I'm mostly using my Fuji at the moment, but if I'm to get a new Nikon body, it would be one of the first lenses I'd put on.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
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Photoman: White is blinding...Black is better. I mean, who owns a white camera anyway 🤗

Pentaxian conspiracy!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 08:35 UTC
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