Tom_A

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Najinsky: Today's lesson for the armed chair critics: Joined up thinking.

So Sony RX100v has a fast F/1.8-2.8 lens, but this lens is slow? Equivalent apertures:

RX100V: f/4.9-7.6
G1X.3: f/4.5-9

Well holy poop, it's the slow Canon that actually has the faster comparable aperture, 1/3 faster at wide, but 1/3 slower at tele. Tie?

Do you really shoot at max aperture most of the time? Most of the time you'll be shooting with the appropriate aperture for the scene.

My APS-C compact has f/2.5, but on this day: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60236163 I never had cause to use it once, yet the AP-C sensor was used for every shot.

Max aperture would account for less than 2% of my shooting, for example, shooting a group of friends around a beach fire. For this I would use the wider faster end of the lens. And be thankful for the dust protection too.

New cameras = more choice.

Pretty dumb to hate a camera just because it doesn't fit your choice, no? You wanted an RX100 clone?

Saul Goodman....

Hi, yes, I can agree with the enlarging analogy in the sense that the pixels in a large sensor (when compared to a smaller one of the same resolutionJ are bigger and hence will be of better, less noisy quality.
However it was mainly the comment that the 1/100s for handholding rule of thumb that i am not convinced about. When I make photos with my 6x9 medium format film camera it still seems to apply.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 21:58 UTC
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Najinsky: Today's lesson for the armed chair critics: Joined up thinking.

So Sony RX100v has a fast F/1.8-2.8 lens, but this lens is slow? Equivalent apertures:

RX100V: f/4.9-7.6
G1X.3: f/4.5-9

Well holy poop, it's the slow Canon that actually has the faster comparable aperture, 1/3 faster at wide, but 1/3 slower at tele. Tie?

Do you really shoot at max aperture most of the time? Most of the time you'll be shooting with the appropriate aperture for the scene.

My APS-C compact has f/2.5, but on this day: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60236163 I never had cause to use it once, yet the AP-C sensor was used for every shot.

Max aperture would account for less than 2% of my shooting, for example, shooting a group of friends around a beach fire. For this I would use the wider faster end of the lens. And be thankful for the dust protection too.

New cameras = more choice.

Pretty dumb to hate a camera just because it doesn't fit your choice, no? You wanted an RX100 clone?

Saul Goodman....

I found your last comment about enlarging interesting and I never saw it before.
But is it correct? Not sure. Imagine 2 10 megapixel images. 1 from and APS sensor and 1 from a medium format size sensor. I can well imagine that the medium format sensor will yield a nicer image. But the pixels have lost a physical dimension once they are in the digital domain. the concept of enlarging is lost. I think that the 1/100s rule of thumb is exactly as applicable in both cases, independent of the sensor size.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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Najinsky: Today's lesson for the armed chair critics: Joined up thinking.

So Sony RX100v has a fast F/1.8-2.8 lens, but this lens is slow? Equivalent apertures:

RX100V: f/4.9-7.6
G1X.3: f/4.5-9

Well holy poop, it's the slow Canon that actually has the faster comparable aperture, 1/3 faster at wide, but 1/3 slower at tele. Tie?

Do you really shoot at max aperture most of the time? Most of the time you'll be shooting with the appropriate aperture for the scene.

My APS-C compact has f/2.5, but on this day: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60236163 I never had cause to use it once, yet the AP-C sensor was used for every shot.

Max aperture would account for less than 2% of my shooting, for example, shooting a group of friends around a beach fire. For this I would use the wider faster end of the lens. And be thankful for the dust protection too.

New cameras = more choice.

Pretty dumb to hate a camera just because it doesn't fit your choice, no? You wanted an RX100 clone?

Saul Goodman....

the point is that f1.8 is faster than 2.8, no need to calculate things.
you will get the double as quick shutter speed at the same iso at maximum opening. 1.8 is faster.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
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Najinsky: Today's lesson for the armed chair critics: Joined up thinking.

So Sony RX100v has a fast F/1.8-2.8 lens, but this lens is slow? Equivalent apertures:

RX100V: f/4.9-7.6
G1X.3: f/4.5-9

Well holy poop, it's the slow Canon that actually has the faster comparable aperture, 1/3 faster at wide, but 1/3 slower at tele. Tie?

Do you really shoot at max aperture most of the time? Most of the time you'll be shooting with the appropriate aperture for the scene.

My APS-C compact has f/2.5, but on this day: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60236163 I never had cause to use it once, yet the AP-C sensor was used for every shot.

Max aperture would account for less than 2% of my shooting, for example, shooting a group of friends around a beach fire. For this I would use the wider faster end of the lens. And be thankful for the dust protection too.

New cameras = more choice.

Pretty dumb to hate a camera just because it doesn't fit your choice, no? You wanted an RX100 clone?

Saul Goodman....

With the sony you can shoot at f1.8, good for evening shots.
No need to calculate equivalence. A hand light meter doesn t need to know your sensor size to determine exposure. 1.8 is faster.
Depth of field is another matter, but calculate whatever you want - with f1.8 you will get a higher shutter speed than on f2.8, when taking the same iso.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:12 UTC
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Jefftan: A simple question to those in the know
if left to auto, iPhone8 or Note 8 or pixel 2 which is a better camera?

Is there a consensus here in dpreview?

Best to repeat that question when the X is here.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
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Jefftan: People say RX100 mark 5 overpriced and it really is

but compare to iPhone8 or note8, it is a bargain

Comparing apples with, well, sonys.
Of course the sony will make better pictures, and the iphone is a much better communication device. So what is your point?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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Old Cameras: Apple sells you a phone. Apple provides cloud service so they can host (and access and data mine) everything stored. Apple sends you continuous OS updates which coincidentally turn your phone into a dead fish after 2 years - time to upgrade. Now they want to analyze your photos with pseudo artificial intelligence so presumably they can effectively monetize your photos (and all other data - like your contact list and correlations there).

Whatever faults we can attribute to Apple, monetising your data isn't one of them, actually they seem more focused on customer privacy than most tech companies.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 04:46 UTC

For info I have a rather charming Lomography Belair 6x12, with the optional better quality lens by zenith for it. Quite similar in its basic operation, well priced, and if you take your time and use a tripod, you can get very nice images. If they ever do a v2 of it then they have to put the shutter release on the body though, because since if is now on the lens it is far too easy to introduce a bit of vibration.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (231 comments in total)

Because of the fans and detractors of foveon vs bayer below, I had a look in the new comparison between the D850 and the Sigma Quattro H, specifically examining the eye of the peacock feather at 100 iso jpeg. I was surprised to find the Sigma more detailed, but it could be due to the lens - ideally all the cameras would use the same physical lens with an adapter.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 02:14 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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Wildbegonia: This does not make it easy for me. It is been a while that I am looking to replace my camera. Should I get a camera or an iPhone?

A modern iphone or other top end phone will be quite acceptable certainly for daylight photos and you will always have it with you. Still a dedicated camera with a nice big sensor will always look better still, no surprise.
Now for video, if that usage is purely amateur hobby level, then I could be happy enough with a modern top phone like the iphone 8. I wouldn't professionally shoot a wedding with it but would be ok using it for my holiday clips.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
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DingieM: Again an Apple iPhone advertisement attempt? People don't line up anymore to buy new ones, around the world.

Post articles that compares various high-end Androids against iPhones regarding 4k video capture and its possible use cases. Then and only then is it interesting...

Why so cynical. This is just a guy trying out his new phone. It is in itself interesting enough.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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Kostasm: So sad that you can still see better mockups than the final iphone x implementation. That terrible screen notch and that protrusive camera are so against Steve Jobs simple yet wise way of thinking.

A slow death for Apple? Let us speak facts. Compare the financials at the time of Jobs' passing and now.
Any company would love such a "slow death"...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:10 UTC

The new portrait lighting functions seem great for casual users.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)

I bought the lens 2-3 months ago, very nice portrait results on my xt2.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 15th comment
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Yeah well, remember that pro photographer whose iphone photos made it to magazine covers.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Yeah well, remember that pro photographer whose iphone

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 01:15 UTC

I would never check in my camera or laptop, but I assume that the owner of this lens packaged it reasonably well, as would we all. Meaning, it wouldn't surprise me if an officer accudentally dropped it during inspection of the luggage.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 07:07 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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Funkyd3121: Must have been made by Apple

People like Funky are so very tiring. They can't accept that others simply enjoy their gear which is different from their own, and find it cool and funny to post totally off topic comments to fuel their obsessions...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
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toomanycanons: I read where HC-B never did any work in the darkroom. His comment was "once I take the picture it's over for me" (or something to that effect). So if anyone here is impressed with the final print, well, that wasn't HC-B's processing.

Indeed he outsourced the printing.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (68 comments in total)

I recommend to add Hipstamatic. IOS.
I don't use it as a camera, rather mainly to immediately create great looking black and white pictures without much fiddling. Nike AO "film" and Akira "lens" is a good combination for example.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 29th comment
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