Musicjohn

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In my opinion the writer of this article is missing the real story here. The suggestion that apperture and shutter speeds have influence on the amount of noise is not correct. Making pictures at the suggested shutter speed / apperture combination will show the same amount of noise levels, even if you were to change one of the parameters (so the other changes accordingly). If I change my apperture from f/3.2 to f/8 and the shutter speed changes accordingly (at same ISO setting), I will not have two different images with two different noise levels. However, when using EV compensation and actually over-exposing, I might achieve a cleaner image. However, in a case whereby you would have to raise the ISO setting in order to make exposure to the right possible, your brighter picture may well show a lot more noise than the picture taken with the suggested shutter speed and lower ISO. So, to conclude, it is all about exposure, not about the shutter speed and apperture used.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 07:33 UTC as 68th comment | 3 replies
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (beta) real-world samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Sorry, but I am not impressed. These images look like noise has been agressively suppressed and therefore lacks detail. I have always been a Canon man, having owned 30D / 40D / 7D / 5DII / 5DIII / 1D3 / 1D4 but for the last three years Canon is losing the game to Nikon. They offer better image quality, at all ISO settings, right from their lowest / cheapest consumer model.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 07:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo 7DII_beta_ISO3200_030A9456 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Sorry, but I am not impressed. These images look like noise has been agressively suppressed and therefore lacks detail. I have always been a Canon man, having owned 30D / 40D / 7D / 5DII / 5DIII / 1D3 / 1D4 but for the last three years Canon is losing the game to Nikon. They offer better image quality, at all ISO settings, right from their lowest / cheapest consumer model.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 07:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 (118 comments in total)

So when are manufacturers going to design a photo-camera which excells in taking photographs (just as the word PHOTO-camera implements) instead of concentrating on video features? If I want to make superior video images, I'll buy a video camera instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 16:23 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
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jl_smith: Nice photos. Unfortunately, a lot of DPR commenters lack skill to actually make shots like this, so they claim Photoshoppery and move on. What a cop out.

So wrong you are. I was one of those who calimed to see largely photoshopped pictures, I also write that they are still very nice pictures, But the truth of the matter is that we are no longer looking at pictures here but at creations of art. Call them "Digital Paintings" if you wish. But don't pretend these are just 'photographs' straight out of the cam, which makes it sound like anybody and everybody with a little more professional camera can take and present artworks this way "straight out of the box". Cause it obviously does not work this way. You can be an absolute top photographer, but if you lack the Photoshop skills, your A+ grade picture will never be more than a B- quality product. The other way around, if you are a good and creative artist with post-exposure tools (Photoshop) you could make even the most terribly shot picture into an A+ grade picture or artwork.But do you legittimately and in all honesty still dare to call yourself a photographer? Thought not.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 22:51 UTC

I have a bad feeling that the cover picture is photoshopped. I found an inmage on the web where only the boots of the kid can be seen next to the dog. It would appear to me that the screencapture was taken whilst shopping the kid into the picture. Nevertheless, it is an impressive picture. This one is definately fake: http://i.imgur.com/JXAHY7f.jpg

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 271st comment | 2 replies
On article First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 (354 comments in total)

The G serie powershots have always been way too overpriced rubbish, are still way overpriced rubbish and always will be way overpriced rubbish. There are many other (even cheaper) cams of this format which make just as good a picture, if not better.

I am a professional photographer with 1D-mkIV and 5D-mkII and I have always had the need for a 'pocket sized' little cam which I can have with me all of the time. I have had several G-series from Canon, but always sold them again within a few weeks because I was disappointed with the image quality. About 4 years ago I even preferred a Casio Exilim to the G11.

The reason why people would buy a pocket sized cam is the need to get any picture as fast as possible onto a blog or a newspaper or news website. Considering the resolution size in which the final picture will appear (usually no larger than 600 pixels max.) one could argue that ANY compact camera would fulfill that job, even the lowest price compact cam available today.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies

Fail, fail, FAIL !

And some have the guts to call this art?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 20:59 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (513 comments in total)
In reply to:

Fatality: I wouldn't upgrade to 6D not even for $500. To me, the 6D is worth about $1000 MAX.. My 60D is more superior than this camera (which currently sells for $780), not only that it takes EF and EF-S lenses, but it even has a shutter speed of 8000.. pfff This is a major failure from Canon.

Thath's Canons fault and problem. Nikon can work around it by using a DX and FX mode. Why can't Canon incorporate a system like that in their FF cams? If they want APS-C users to become interested in FF bodies, they should create the possibility to keep using your EF-S lenses!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:45 UTC
On article Olympus m.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 first impressions and samples (255 comments in total)

I have never been able to understand why people include high ISO shots in sample galleries meant for judging the quality of a lens. What an I seeing in an ISO 2000 shot? Lots of grain and loss of detail and color. High ISO means loss of quality, so what's there to be judged? If you want to get a real impression of the quality of a lens, they should always use the base ISO of the camera used. So, in my opinion high ISO pictures are totally useless when judging the qualities of a new lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 08:13 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery (130 comments in total)

I personally feel that the image quality is no beter than the Canon Powershot G12 or GX1. High ISO is disappointing, and images appear to have artifacts even at ISO 100. The only advantage of this EOS-M cam is that you can exchange lenses. Nothing more, nothing less!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:10 UTC as 28th comment
On article Sony announces NEX-FS700 '4k-ready' E-mount camcorder (231 comments in total)

I don't need nor want a square box with features. I want a true camera with a lens attached. Sony should upgrade their EX1-R / EX3 to fascilitate a 35mm cinema sensor, 1920 x 1080 pixels, with 4:2:2 color sampling at 50 MB/s datarate, It should also have SD card slots and 96GB of internal memory as well as HD/SDI output connector and a 20x optical high class zoom. But not these wanna-be movie camera's which aren't even really foto-camera's. What are they, actually... really? All I know is that I don't like them. They are not ergonomic to use, nor for transportations, nor for quick build-up / setup for newsgathering, Please Sony, give us a decent "reporter" cam !!! Same camera concept as NX-5 / EX1-R / EX3 but technically better than the current models. NX-5 / EX1R and EX3. And make the EX1-R have interchangeable lenses!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 23:03 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
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(unknown member): They are calling these pro machines but are there extra quality control and support systems promised for these cameras? It does seem to me that Fuji are attempting to be a bulk and a top end producer of cameras at the same time. Has anyone managed this before and do people think Fuji can manage this? My last Fuji had a heavily decentered lens and if you do a Google search over the last year for 'Fuji Decentered' you get 311,000,000 results whereas Canon,Nikon and Sony returns less than 25,000 results each.

Wow, did you say 311,000,000 hits? Threehundred-eleven-million hits? Trange, Fuji has not even manufactured that many lenses in it's entire history. But apart from that, it's always the complaint you read about on the internet because dissatisfied customers need to complaint somewhere, after the salesman is done with them. On the other hand, all of the SATISFIED customers are the group you'll never hear about, because they have no reason to complaint! So please be realistic when commenting please.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2012 at 21:43 UTC
On article Nikon D4 overview (837 comments in total)
In reply to:

IsaacImage: Yeaaahhhh ))

Big deal! Sure, it looks like a naice enough camera. Sure, it will perfrom. Sure it's quality-made and first class materials. But hey, that's the least you could expect from a cam in this price range.

Now let's first wait for a look at image quality, high ISO performance, AF tracking performance, etc. To be honest, the pics in the first reviews and the official brochure didn't give me the WOW factor. As a matter of fact, the pic of the girl on the boat in the swamp isn't even sharp.

When using HDMI output for video, the signal will not be recorded to the memorycard. Strange, because with my Canon 1D4 I use an external full-HD monitor all the time, and I can record what I am seeing to memorycard. So what's this crap about being the first DSLR that can do this? (which it actually can't - either watch only or record, not both). The audio metering is nice though, as is the headphone output and illumination..

No, I'd wait for the 'real life' experiences first before getting too excited.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:03 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
In reply to:

smallcams: And so many buttons.

too many!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:54 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
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noneyabidnis: what a bunch of crap. Where's the updated D700?

Big deal! Sure, it looks like a naice enough camera. Sure, it will perfrom. Sure it's quality-made and first class materials. But hey, that's the least you could expect from a cam in this price range.

Now let's first wait for a look at image quality, high ISO performance, AF tracking performance, etc. To be honest, the pics in the first reviews and the official brochure didn't give me the WOW factor. As a matter of fact, the pic of the girl on the boat in the swamp isn't even sharp.

When using HDMI output for video, the signal will not be recorded to the memorycard. Strange, because with my Canon 1D4 I use an external full-HD monitor all the time, and I can record what I am seeing to memorycard. So what's this crap about being the first DSLR that can do this? (which it actually can't - either watch only or record, not both). The audio metering is nice though, as is the headphone output.

No, I'd wait for the 'real life' experiences first before getting too excited.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:49 UTC
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