Kabe Luna

Kabe Luna

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Grapher Designer + Photographer
Joined on Sep 25, 2006

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great Javier: What can you do with MF that you can't do with FF?

Have the DOF characteristics of a 63mm f/2.8 lens with your "normal" field of view. If you've never shot larger formats, you're unlikely to appreciate this.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:26 UTC

Now we're talking! Yay, Fuji!!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 47th comment
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: you may think whatever you want about the announced canon products.

but different than nikon ... canon is doing something.

yes the C700 is maybe overpriced.
but if it does not sell the market will adjust the price.

nikon doesn´t even have good video products.

canons mirrorless is not the best in class.
but at least they have a mirrorless line they can improve.
a new EOS-M5 is expected for photokina.

the only photographic stuff from nikon that sells are nikons DSLR cameras.
nikon should be really concerned about sony.
sony can become the number two in a matter of 2 years.
well there are a lot of noobs out there who don´t care about ergonomics. :-)

now the nikon DL cameras are delayed again.. until 2017.

and no sign of a D900 that can at least do 4K video.....

Nikon is a fraction the size of Canon, and smart enough to realize what size its bread is buttered on. They don't have the resources to pursue still and video independently, so they've made, arguably, the right choice for them given a great many photographers choose Nikon, while hardly any videographers do: Implement video as a function of stills cameras. Until there is broad enough demand for video to warrant prioritizing it over stills capture, this is the smart path for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)

Interestingly, the 5D Mark IV doesn't deliver much boost in resolving power compared to the 5D Mark III.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)

In camera JPEGs deliver excellent colors, but why-oh-why would ISO 100 images be so aggressively noise processed, even at default settings? And why the continued use of crude, high-radius unsharp masking? The samples converted from RAW indicate the 5DIV is capable of great image quality with lots of textural detail–so long as you're not shooting JPEGs in camera.

DPR staffers, how about some in-camera JPEG samples with no NR, no sharpening–minimal processing–so we can see something closer to what's coming off the sensor without having to download and open a RAW file? Pretty please?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

A peerless, capable, gloriously simple imaging tool in its day. I could still use it for at least a third of what I shoot today. I had a 1DsII for a while and preferred the direct simplicity of the 5D. Wish I hadn't sold it for the 5DII, which I like far less and feel, below ISO 1600, actually has poorer image quality overall.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 28th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)

Ha! $3500 for a camera that, for stills, manages to still trail, in most respects, my aging Nikon D800? No thanks, Canon! Nice updates to the 16-35 and 24-105, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 19:36 UTC as 300th comment

You've only processed one of likely 1200 rolls, showing a few utterly banal snapshots, and want me to pony up hard-earned cash so you can pay to have the rest (of these likely snapshots) professionally processed?

No thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 00:56 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)

Surprisingly awful moderate and high ISO samples.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 16:01 UTC as 5th comment

Hmmm... Don't see anything in the samples that represents a significant advantage over monochrome images created from color captures. So, I'll stick with my Bayer cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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chriscotec: I don't think C1 is quite there yet, in terms of versatility, but I can't wait for any of the "alternative" image editing applications to come of age and knock adobe (lower case intentional ; ) off its ivory tower. I hope it never gets back up when that happens. It would be one less controlling annoyance in a photographer's life.

That's good for a chuckle. You couldn't pay me to go back to using Lightroom. For my style and workflow, Capture One Pro does everything faster and better.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Does this work with RAW images?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

You're welcome, Nicolaie. Sounds like you really love the D700. Have you considered a buying a couple minty, low-mileage examples second-hand, replacing the shutters and calling it a day? You wouldn't even have to change your workflow!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

nicolaiecostel, fair enough regarding the punishment through which you put the D700, but the D750 is built nearly identically to most Canon DSLRs (which is to say, a notch below Dx and Dxxx Nikons), so if you find it toy-like, don't bother with Canon (I shot Canon non-exclusively from 1989–2013).

Since purchasing my D750 in March, it's become my primary camera and while the handling is perhaps a bit more fiddly, the controls are as positive as the day I bought it and in practice not in the slightest inferior to those of the D800 or D700 before it. (Admittedly, I don't swap lenses anywhere near as often as you do!) The ONLY potential durability problem could be with the flip-out rear monitor, although I very seldom deploy mine and it remains snugly fit to the body when not deliberately pulled out for use.

I can think of a few reasons to pass on the D750, but durability isn't among them. I suspect in no time, you'd find the same confidence in the D750 if you gave it a chance.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?

I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.

The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.

When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).

I shot the D700 for a couple years before replacing it with the D800, which has now been joined by the D750. Neither D800 nor D750 *feels* as sturdy as the D700 did, but in practice neither has proven less robust, and in terms of capability (if not handling), the D750 produces images of appreciably higher quality than the D700. Personally, I'm happy Nikon decided to make the D750 more akin in size and weight to the F100.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
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km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.

Not worth another moment. Enjoy snapping pics of the pretty flowers in your garden.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
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km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.

Actually, the shooting time lost changing a battery (or memory card, for that matter) can result in missing critical moments in the case of weddings, sporting events, etc. The action doesn't pause because you need to swap batteries. But if your photography is of static subject matter, you may not be aware of that - which is why I asked if you shoot for a living and if your subject matter is dynamic.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.

Everythingis1, what qualifies you to speak on behalf of all or even a majority of photographers? Do you shoot for a living? Part-time, even? Ever shot a wedding? Collegiate or professional sporting event?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 00:15 UTC

I'd like to see what the lens is capable of. However, even assuming stellar results, $3300 is too dear for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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km25: This is good. Not a Sony hater, but a front running sensor maker, not so good at making cameras.

During my more recent full day shoot (image libraries for education institutions), I took just under 2700 pictures with my D750 with over 30% charge remaining. The D800, used alongside for the same shoot, captured a trickle over 1700 images with greater than 60% charge remaining. Those are with very minimal chimping, which isn't technically possible with SLT and mirrorless cameras. So, forgive me not being impressed with 1K per charge.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
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