Preternatural Stuff

Joined on Mar 3, 2012

Comments

Total: 156, showing: 121 – 140
« First‹ Previous5678Next ›Last »
In reply to:

mckracken88: too bad the many added elements for VC will make IQ much worse than the nonVC version.

same thing with the 17-50.

and all just because Nikon and Canon wont put VC in their bodies....

@JDThomas

That is a load of Canikon marketing BS that you are repeating as a duped consumer.

The in-body image stabilization of the micro 4/3 & Sony DSLRs for example have stabilisation up to 4.5 stops. Of course it is dependent on the focal lengths and the actual user. But in real life there is practically no difference with in-lens IS.

In theory in-lens stabilisation allows greater displacement of the optical light path, but what extremes in focal length are most photographers going to be using for that to matter? 1200mm? Can u afford a 1200mm IS/VR lens?

Further, as was pointed out, what cost the additional elements on IQ & the additional cost and weight of lugging a few image stabilisation motors in every lens? How much is it worth to be able to shoot a fisheye or 16mm or any lens for that matter at 1/2s shutter speeds?

That kind of Canikon BS is used to dupe u flocks of consumer sheep. Or either that you are a dinosaur. Update yourself.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 13:56 UTC
In reply to:

fyngyrz: I have another perspective.

I wonder how many people are like me, where I see the f/2.8 and react "just another slow lens" and never even consider purchasing?

I want to see f/1.4 or better yet, f/1.2. /Then/ I'm thinking of cracking the cookie jar.

Half of each day, on average, is spent in the dark. And just because it's dark doesn't mean subject matter will hold still. So slow lenses are not of interest.

And before someone says "f/2.8 isn't slow", you come back and tell me that after you've shot in the dark with an f/1.2 lens like Canon's 50mm or 85mm. If you do, I'll know you haven't actually used a fast lens. :)

That's ridiculous.

A f1.2 or f1.4 zoom lens would make your arms ache every time u raise it.

The mass of the lens elements would be too big & heavy to have IS.

The autofocus speeds will be subpar due to the mass needed to be moved.

With IS and the high ISO sensitivities of today's full frame bodies (IS in Sony DSLRs for instance), photographers literally can see in the "dark" already.

Your post only reveals yourself as a dinosaur.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 08:44 UTC
In reply to:

marike6: One of the posters below gave the best chuckle of the night. They would never buy such a lens because, in their words, it's slow.

a) This lens has a huge 82mm filter thread. A hypothetical zoom with constant f2 or faster max aperture would be the size of a can of Foster's Lager and would cost 4 times the price at least.

b) everybody here is fully aware of the advantages of fast primes but this lens is made for when it's not practical to change lenses to get the shot as in photojournalism, sport, weddings, etc

b) f2.8 is a common max aperture on the standard FF professional grade lens like those from Nikon and Canon.

m4/3 has a larger aperture precisely because the sensor is smaller and the light beams are focused onto a smaller area.

Its like trying to start a fire with a magnifying glass, you move it to a focusing distance till the light beam is focused onto the smallest dot possible for the highest intensity.

f2 at m4/3 has a DOF equivalent of only f4 at full frame. Different class, so let's not even try to compare. & the weight of the f2 glass negates all advantages of the m4/3.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 08:36 UTC
On article Transcend releases new Wi-Fi memory card (47 comments in total)

What we want is a Wifi-enabled SD card adapter where you can insert any micro-SD card in them. I don't want to be stuck with any fixed storage capacity.

I'll boycott all these till them make it like I want them.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 04:29 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

What do I know: Sony, mark my words...this camera will tank for obvious reasons you are so blind to see.

1. EVF on a FF are you kidding me?
2. $200 less than the Nikon D800 and $700 more than the Nikon D600
3. EVF EVF EVF EVF / SLT SLT SLT SLT = JUNK

How to fix this little mistake Sony

1. Junk the EVF and use the OVF from the a900
2.Drop the price to $2000
3. Make a DSLR and drop the SLT junk.

Will they listen?
NO

Dun think you have a clue what an EVF is, much less having looked into one of the latest ones before. Ask the NEX, OMD-5 & micro 4/3 brigade & learn something.

Dun think you know what the SLT does either!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 03:11 UTC
In reply to:

BlueVisor: I'm the author of SoftBox Pro for iPad.

First of all, I feel honoured that my app is featured on dpreview.com, which I have been a proud member since 2003.

This app was simply made to give creative photographers more ideas. Whether using iPad, android tablet, or your TV even, doesn't really matter. The reason this app was made for iPad and iPhone only, is these are the only devices I have. I don't want this thread turns into a brand bashing war, the writer of this article was merely using my app as an example, by no means other tablet users can't use their devices as light sources.

Please, can't we all just get along?

p.s. if you have taken any photos using SoftBox Pro, please post them on Flickrland:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/softboxpro/

No brand wars here, except for the fact that DPreview staff are ignorant of the fact that 70% of mobile devise users are on Android and only 20% are iOS - worldwide.

Unless of course the staff happen to live in a well too. Or either that, the staff are so new to tech and photography their first contact with it is through iOS.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 08:24 UTC
In reply to:

chrisfromalaska: Really Canon? Announcing a firmware update 5 months before its out. Hopefully that doesn't take resources away from your next camera with the 4-year-old 18mp sensor or 5d4 development with another 22mp sensor.

Nice try to keep me away from the A99, not going to happen.

@ Ionian
Which is funny because the A99 isn't afraid of anyone... it was specc'ed to scare the daylights out of Canikon. Where did you get that from? Of course, on the internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

@SMV78
Are people here totally missing the point? AF at f8 is a big yawn...hardly a critical matter to most.

However uncompressed HDMI output - that's a huge video thing. D800 and D600 suck at video. Canon & Sony are the main video players.

The Canon firmware update is clearly targeted at the threat of the A99, which also is the only one in the market that can do FF 1080 @ 60p.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 09:13 UTC
In reply to:

Lucas_: Why wait if you can have it all with an A99 in a couple of weeks and for a lower price?
I know, it comes from a house appliance and Pro video manufacturer..., which coincidentally is making the best image sensors in the world and most camera manufacturers ( but Canon... ) are buying them! Also, you have lots invested in other mounts' lenses. Well, good luck then!

@3systermuser

Plain ridiculous - u really expect 2 cameras, the A99 and the D600, using the same Sony sensor to have drastically different noise characteristics?

You are outright lying or you are just dumb enough to believe that the people here are dumb enough to believe you.

RAW image comparisons show negligible, if perceptible differences at all between the two.

You are very clearly a dinosaur who does not know what an EVF is - its the future and is already here.

People seem to be giving Nikon all the credit when they haven't really done much. Read a very telling interview with a Sony top brass... "the camera follows the device". By that he meant components like the sensor advancements. Nikon's pulled ahead purely because Sony came up with the winning sensors that just about all other camera manufacturers, (except Canon) are buying.

As a Canon user, I am fed up with Canikon, especially with such 6 month firmware shenanigans, and I am willing Sony on to flip the Canikon boat.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 08:56 UTC
On article Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics (129 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michael_13: Sony sensors + Sony marketing + Olympus optics/bodies = great success

I know that their primary goal is industrial products, but I hope that they finally also join forces for consumer products.

I think the E-M5 is a promising "preview" for this.

@mblg

"did nothing" with Minolta?

Er, did you totally miss all the interchangeable lens camera systems?

Before Minolta, Sony wasn't even in the interchangeable lens camera business.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:36 UTC
On article Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics (129 comments in total)
In reply to:

davidkachel: What I want/need is very, very simple.
I need a box that stores a bunch of megapixels, 36 minimum, 50-60 would be better.
Three or four high quality lenses, nothing exotic.
A good, 100% optical viewfinder.
Apertures and shutter speeds, along with built-in metering.
An upgrade path for the future so that I can have exactly the same camera (more or less), with ever-increasing image quality.

Isn't it amazing that Sony built a new camera (a99) with lots of bells and whistles but STILL managed to fail me even on this very simple list?

Anybody want to buy an alpha 900 with some really nice lenses?

@davidkachel

Why are you trolling in this thread? Sony didn't fail you. You just came to the wrong place and barked up the wrong tree.

You will be perfectly at home in the medium format forums.

N.B. - OVF huh? If I have a problem with this excellent interview, its the fact that some disruptive technologies are simply beyond the dinosaurs. Its like preaching to the hopeless. Try sticking your eye into one of the latest EVFs. Then Google "EVF advantages". Then try imagining the future possibilities via firmware upgrades.

P.S. - All this coming from a long time Canon user.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:30 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Princess Leia: Most of the bad comments are just haters of Sony or could not afford to buy it so they'll say anything to discredit this camera. A99 is very capable profressional camera. Just look at other samples and reviews from professionals, A99 is a beast!

Yep, some things (like technological progress) are just beyond some folks.

If you do not know the revolutionary implications of EVF, try reading more and gaining some knowledge. Else go stick your eye into one, whether the Sonys or the m4/3.

EVFs are the future and enable the previewing of the exact picture before pressing the shutter button. Its as important as LiveView, but in the viewfinder. Digital imaging without EVF and Liveview merely shortens the time to seeing your work AFTER pressing the shutter button. If you do not understand the implications for professionals...

Don't know what focus peaking is? Learn how to use Google.

Try understanding EVF's low-light boosting ability too - its like having a pair of night vision goggles.

Or just try growing up. The Canons and Nikons not using EVFs get away with it because there are ignorant users like you to milk. EVFs will become even more incredible over time but they are already there.

& I'm a long-time Canon user btw.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 02:56 UTC
In reply to:

wakaba: Been lurking in this forum for a while. Am I professional, doing photography for 35 years and am an artdirector.

We are talking about a consumerformat partially used by lowend professionals. It is a means to an end not the holy grail.

Starting with the D3100 - lens quality becomes the limiiting factor.

High ISO is a styling method or a sorry and lazy excuse for not having the proper lowlight/fast lens with you. Some commentators are favoring "film". Lighten up - this stuff was always bad. Glad it went the way of the dinosaurs.

.

What tosh about small print sizes! Any pic looks nice in small sizes -screen or print.

I learnt my photography during the film days and will NEVER want to go back to rolling my own Provia slide film from 100ft roll canisters in black bags, fighting against X-ray machines at airports and paying money for film & development.

You dinosaurs are not limited by age but more outdated in your attitudes. You need to stop living in your cave and get some sun.

N.B. Most photogs serious enough about the art do use more than 25% of our cam's capabilities, perhaps not you.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 16:40 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Clyde Thomas: Three lenses all defocusing on the right. I think someone licked the SLT mirror. I can't see DPReview having three lenses all with decentering issues. This is a camera issue. I'd bet that SLT mirror got touched somehow.

70-400G The entire right side of image is blurred. Center very sharp. Left sharp enough.

16-35 ZA Entire right side of image blurred crazy. Sharp center and left.

ZA 24-70 Wild field curvature on right side. Front grass on right is sharp. Center sharp. Trees at top rear peak sharp. But trees at top right blurred. They should be sharp, being centered between rear trees and forground grass. Image left side is sharp within focus plane.

Come on DPReview... you're not looking at your samples close enough. Something is wrong here. If you want us to look at them 100%... then you should too. Something is amiss with the landscapes on three different lenses.

You're looking at JPEGs taken perhaps with questionable technique and subject choices, true enough.

But to say they are shockingly bad and/or having major lens failure or defocusing on one side (what?) etc. is ludicrous. That's only because some of the subject matters were taken from the side.

No need to get your knickers into a twist ... wait for the RAW files I say ...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 16:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery (159 comments in total)
In reply to:

Clyde Thomas: Three lenses all defocusing on the right. I think someone licked the SLT mirror. I can't see DPReview having three lenses all with decentering issues. This is a camera issue. I'd bet that SLT mirror got touched somehow.

70-400G The entire right side of image is blurred. Center very sharp. Left sharp enough.

16-35 ZA Entire right side of image blurred crazy. Sharp center and left.

ZA 24-70 Wild field curvature on right side. Front grass on right is sharp. Center sharp. Trees at top rear peak sharp. But trees at top right blurred. They should be sharp, being centered between rear trees and forground grass. Image left side is sharp within focus plane.

Come on DPReview... you're not looking at your samples close enough. Something is wrong here. If you want us to look at them 100%... then you should too. Something is amiss with the landscapes on three different lenses.

What are you talking about? Defocusing/decentering/smudged SLT? Are you implying that any manufacturer would allow the publishing of sample shots taken with faulty equipment?

More like you totally mistook shallow DOF with lens fault! This is full frame after all.

They look fine to me. & I'm not even a Sony user!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 08:56 UTC
In reply to:

GordonAtWork: Is that why it costs over a grand ?

You live in an unreal world detached from reality... wait ... Hollywood did you say? No wonder.

Hollywood types are quite airheads who spend money on stupid things while thinking they are cool...nothing new. Wait … I reckon there's an Apple parallel there...?

In all the competitive commercial tenders, whether private, public sector or MNCs, I have yet to see an Apple solution. & I'm talking about computers ordered in their hundreds or thousands. That's why Apple is non-existent in the enterprise field.

"iPhone high resale value" claims are not something to be proud of but something to be ashamed of! It only proves that iPhone users are utterly clueless. Buy a used phones with sealed batteries most likely worn out? Not in my life. Pay $320 for a one year old Apple product (equivalent to 2-3 year old relic in normal world IT time)? Shoot me 1st.

Name an app not available on Android & I will name you ten that are available on Android but can never be available on Apple.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 04:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (566 comments in total)

@hoggdoc - "All for a few bucks more"? - Typical BS about the M4/3 value proposition (or lack thereof). I used to want M4/3 to succeed but no more.

Products with smaller sensors and less glass @ equivalent focal length costs more? What kind of fool do the M4/3 makers take consumers for?

M4/3 will never beat a larger sensor for image quality. Look at the comments by your kind of M4/3 users filled with stuff like "nearly as good", "almost as good" qualifiers.

M4/3 will never beat the 35mm or APS-C system for sensor image quality (bokeh, depth of field, noise). Ditto for range of lenses - something any photographer worth his salt knows is what ultimately matters. Please - no nonsense about using the best M4/3 prime lenses to compare IQ with 35mm/APS-C bodies with kit lenses. The best 35mm prime lenses on a 35mm/APS-C body, will blow your measly minds.

M4/3 should be cheaper but instead costs more on an IQ-per-dollar basis. Understand why I refuse to get M4/3 yet?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2012 at 05:12 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies

Funny how the people who have neither tried their hands on this adapter nor the EOS-M cry out the death of the EOS-M.

Funny how they neglect to mention that it costs HALF the price of an EOS-M.

Funny how they also neglect to mention that third party products almost always never guarantee 100% compatibility nor functionality (as illustrated by the product recall).

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2012 at 02:43 UTC as 3rd comment

Funny how the fools who slam the EOS-M neglect to point out that this thingie costs half the EOS-M.

& they still have to buy an NEX. & still have crap functionality.

Oh yeah cos they're the M4/3 & NEX users facing chronic cognitive dissonance.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 03:19 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
Total: 156, showing: 121 – 140
« First‹ Previous5678Next ›Last »