neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

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On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)
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neo_nights: Why does the high ISO JPEG files are bigger than their RAW counterparts?!
(that goes for Pentax, Nikon and Sony)

@ Samuel - Thanks!
I guess this is a pretty common thing and I never paid attention before hehehehe!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)

Why does the high ISO JPEG files are bigger than their RAW counterparts?!
(that goes for Pentax, Nikon and Sony)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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AlexisH: My 3 line summary of the interview:

"Thank you very much for your idea!!
We will explore the possibility in the future.
We’ll ensure the best product mix to meet the wide range of customer needs."

They were polite and they deflected all interesting questions into explanations about how great their current product line is. The only time they provided answers was when they could talk about the improvements in their products. I liked the bit about the ISO 200 of the D810A.

Apart from admitting the issues with the D600 and D750, all the rest was pretty much like AlexisH summed up.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
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AlexisH: My 3 line summary of the interview:

"Thank you very much for your idea!!
We will explore the possibility in the future.
We’ll ensure the best product mix to meet the wide range of customer needs."

They were polite and they deflected all interesting questions into explanations about how great their current product line is. The only time they provided answers was when they could talk about the improvements in their products. I liked the bit about the ISO 200 of the D810A.

@ Rishi Sanyal - So, FWIW, they did reflect all the questions.

They may have told YOU (and you, of course, can't say because of agreements and such). But for US, the general public, this interview and nothing is nearly the same thing.

I'm not blaming you, guys, rest assured. You've made all the questions you had to ask, even insisted on some, but the responses of all those reps were very disappointing!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:59 UTC
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)
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diforbes: These things should be banned.

T-Rexes had small arms and we could say they were banned. Maybe that was the reason?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)

I don't know where you can buy those "arms" thingies, but Jon Lajoie's been selling HANDS for quite some time now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMHNFOtjYk

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 50th comment
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I LOVE this kind of story. I know not everyone is as obsessed with purposeless curiosity as I am. (Took me well into my teens before I stopped disassembling things just because.). I think it's a good reminder of the incredibly complex engineering and manufacturing processes required to make modern lenses. 90% of what we'd declare a defect in modern lenses would be well within manufacturing tolerances for lenses 20 years ago.

"(Took me well into my teens before I stopped disassembling things just because.)."

Having lost MANY toys during my childhood for the same reason, I can only ask you a question: at least did you manage to put things together again or were they at total loss?
Hehehehe!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 15:29 UTC

Compared to some other interviews, this one was a bit... meh!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (126 comments in total)
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neo_nights: A couple Queen's songs came to my head after seeing those rollerblade girls.

That and Bicycle (which mentions the f b g song)!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (126 comments in total)

A couple Queen's songs came to my head after seeing those rollerblade girls.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (194 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: DPR, did you ask them about supporting the Fuji X and/or the Samsung NX mounts? Those are the mounts I'd love to see the Art 2.8 glasses and the 8-16. (These two mounts both lack high-quality but still, compared to native glass, really cheap glass like these - and, with the 8-16, *significantly* wider than anything natively available.)

EDIT: now I see they indirectly answered the question: "DSLRs first, particularly Canon and Nikon, since most of our customers use those systems. And after that mirrorless. Sony FE-mount. "

I wonder how they can asses the number of customers if they don't even have any X or NX mount glass?

Also, let's not forget one thing: Canon and Nikon mounts are already solid, estabilished mounts. They don't seem to go away anywhere soon.

Meanwhile, new mounts like E-mount, NX mount or X mount, how long are they going to last? We are not sure yet. Sigma is not sure yet. They are very clear about having limited resources and have to prioritise not the main mounts, but the ones they know will last for longer.

(of course, mount-wise they could show the K-mount some love too, since it's the older one still in use. But then PentaCoh has such a small market share that's not worth it)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (194 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: DPR, did you ask them about supporting the Fuji X and/or the Samsung NX mounts? Those are the mounts I'd love to see the Art 2.8 glasses and the 8-16. (These two mounts both lack high-quality but still, compared to native glass, really cheap glass like these - and, with the 8-16, *significantly* wider than anything natively available.)

EDIT: now I see they indirectly answered the question: "DSLRs first, particularly Canon and Nikon, since most of our customers use those systems. And after that mirrorless. Sony FE-mount. "

I wonder how they can asses the number of customers if they don't even have any X or NX mount glass?

Maybe he just follows the sales numbers for cameras. And then, based on his experience and "gut feeling" try to predict how many % of that user base would actually buy their lenses.

I'm not a Canikon user, but I can't blame Sigma for focusing on those two mounts.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: Shoot raw/jpeg. Choose neutral, vivid, monotone whatever in camera the same way you could choose film type. Submit the jpeg as the entry and the raw file as the proof.

Yeah, like photographers would willingly send their RAW files to those newspaper/magazines/whatnots that hold those contests.

I wouldn't!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
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Mirrorless Crusader: Who cares if someone digitall manipulates a photograph? Cameras already cook the raw files and raw converters manipulate the data as well.

But pre-cooked RAW doesn't change a whole scene, like adding a person that wasn't there or vice-versa for example.

I guess those disqualified pictures had some more extreme case of manipulations other than just color correcting/cropping.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:06 UTC

Does anyone know anything about this sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 96th comment
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sgitlin: I have a question re image #5, the black rhino at night. According to the exif data the exposure was ISO 1600, f5.6, for 30 seconds. If you blow the picture up to its max. you can see slight star trails instead of points for the stars, which makes me think that 30 seconds is probably correct for exposure time. If it is correct, it's amazing that the rhino doesn't move a centimeter during that whole time, as the image is extremely sharp, even the hairs on its ear. Does this seem possible, or am I missing something here?

If you make a very long exposure, the camera won't record movements. Maybe de Rhino moved just after the picture was taken.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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Paul_B Midlands UK: Fabulous photos, and praise from all posters how nice. so nice to see comments bitchin free.

"bitching free"? You either are being sarcastic or haven't paid careful attention. There's plenty of "Meh. He's using remote cameras. I don't see any skills in that" comments.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
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RobertZ_si: For photo Vineyards Slovenia (5), type "slovenija vinsko srce" into google pictures...came across ? copy of the copy

Well..... type "Eiffel Tower" and you'll see many copy of the copies. I guess it's just a matter of it being an obvious subject, with that heart-shaped road.

But the photographer had the care to come back later when the lighting was good. So it's not really a matter of subject/framing but also how well you do it.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 09:04 UTC
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Sean65: A beach is a garden?

If you own an island, the beach becomes your garden!
:D

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 15:18 UTC

Photo #9...... wow!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
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