DarkShift

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On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (996 comments in total)
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Cocktail Time: This is pretty heartbreaking, but having dealt with the issue in the past I've got to say that the moire kills it for me. Most of my work involves product photography and lots of that is packaging and this thing is going to turn anything printed on a 4-color press into a zebra. DL the raw file of the test target and you can see how bad it is in the woodcut. Omitting the low pass filter gives you, in my opinion, a trivial amount of additional resolution but it does me no good if what it resolves is turned into swirls and rainbows.

@Lichtbild

Yes, middle apertures are usually the worst, but stepping down doesn't help always. With the D810 I've seen moire often even with f11, and don't want to use much smaller than that.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 06:23 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (996 comments in total)
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Cocktail Time: This is pretty heartbreaking, but having dealt with the issue in the past I've got to say that the moire kills it for me. Most of my work involves product photography and lots of that is packaging and this thing is going to turn anything printed on a 4-color press into a zebra. DL the raw file of the test target and you can see how bad it is in the woodcut. Omitting the low pass filter gives you, in my opinion, a trivial amount of additional resolution but it does me no good if what it resolves is turned into swirls and rainbows.

I agree 100% with you. Landscape photos might benefit of extra detail, but otherwise I don't understand the lust for removing AA filter. Omitting AA filter creates too much post-processing difficulties in many cases.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (996 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: I'm looking at the prices of both D850(3.3k) and 5DIV(3.5k) here, at the amazon links DP provides, and then I look at the features and sensor performance of the two... and a very serious question arises:
Who, in their right mind, would ever pick the mark IV over the D850? For what possible reason? What am I missing here: better IQ; better AF(wanna bet?); deeper buffer; better battery life; no AA filter; xqd slot; tilting screen?
Why pay more for less?

In my country it is currently 3995 eur for D850, and 3260 eur for 5D mk IV, so completely opposite situation.

Luckily was able to pick 5D mk IV & battery back combo for 3150 eur in June. Very good deal and very happy with the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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DBCossini: That is all fine and dandy, but what about making a full frame camera that comes near the Nikon D850, that blows away anything Canon makes? What happened to you Canon??? your sensors are pure crap for todays standards.

Few more stops? I was talking about 5D mk VI which is at most 2/3 stop behind D810. Not several stops. You should update your knowledge.

Removal of AA filter is not always good because there's often lot of moire and false color effects which mean extra post-processing.

2 fps more speed is available only with costly accessories. No true Wifi or GPS.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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DBCossini: That is all fine and dandy, but what about making a full frame camera that comes near the Nikon D850, that blows away anything Canon makes? What happened to you Canon??? your sensors are pure crap for todays standards.

I believe D850 too has touch focus. But without DPAF it will be slower.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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DBCossini: That is all fine and dandy, but what about making a full frame camera that comes near the Nikon D850, that blows away anything Canon makes? What happened to you Canon??? your sensors are pure crap for todays standards.

5D mkIV is very fine camera, and has true Wifi (no gimmicks), GPS, DPAF with excellent IQ and decent DR. Canon lens lineup is at the moment best in the market IMO.

D850 has basically more resolution, 1/2-2/3 stop better DR and non-crop 4k video. Faster framerate after spending 1000 eur more to extra accessories.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 13:33 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Joed700: Should I upgrade? This is a rather difficult question, because having the D810, D750, D600 and 6D made me realize that there is a catch to everything. I find myself always shooting with a 20ish MP body, and I rarely take out my D810 because more MP slows down my work flow. On top of that, unless I use VR lenses/tripod, I ended up with less keepers, especially shooting longer focal length lenses at wide aperture. Indoors shooting is out of the question for me; I wouldn't push the ISO on the D810 beyond ISO 1600. That's just from the technical aspect of my own debate, and the reliability issues on Nikon bodies certainly is a minus for me; I had the D600 and still own the D750..

With 45 MP on the D850, the mentioned issues will only get more challenging for sure. If I'm a videographer, this is a no-brainer...you get the best of both worlds.

I would need to see the high ISO performance results from either DXO Mark or equivalent, and that's is going to be a major deciding factor.

I guess you could shoot with the 25MP RAW mode then, and enjoy other improvements like better AF and much faster frame rate.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 09:17 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: Canon has great lenses too bad their cameras are so far behind the leaders

Not that far behind. I find the 5D mk IV very strong performing camera overall.

Excellent image quality with very good dynamic range, DPAF, fully functional Wifi, GPS, 7 fps speed. With this lens it will be killer combo for professional portraiture.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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breschdlingsgsaelz: I wonder what you need an IS is a 85 f1.4 for? That one will be used for portraits mainly and wide open. I never missed an IS in my 85 1.8 even in low light situations.

What I would buy immediately would be an extender compatible 200mm f2.8 with IS. There it would be very useful and the 70-200 is much too big to haul around in many cases.

High resolution sensors show easily small blur even with higher shutter speeds.

IS and weather sealing makes this perfect lens for portraiture outside the studio.

Canon really has a killer lens lineup now compared to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 09:35 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (361 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: higher rez ... great for day+night light landscape ... for all the desired details

higher rez ... great for high detail products ...

BUT
higher rez ... is going to make portraiture a nightmare in two (or more) ways:

1) for "beauty" shots (girls) WITHOUT make-up, her NATURAL FLAWS will stand out, and the photographer is going to either heavily photoshop it away (extra unwanted work), or excessively downsize the image, or both

2) for "beauty" shots (girls) WITH make-up, her MAKE-UP flaws will stand out, and the photographer is going to either heavily photoshop it away (extra unwanted work), or excessively downsize the image, or both, as well as her make-up artist will get extra unwanted work to ensure "flawless" near-photoshop make-up application

3) higher rez sensors with tinier CoC will have SHALLOWER DoF ... the subject will seem always "mostly oof" even if ONE eye is in-focus, even with narrower aperture diameters ... and only a huge image downsize can hide it

ah ... 40+ mp ...

Of course they claim so... but in reality it's just matter of detail size, pixel size, lens sharpness and aperture.

So higher density helps when there's moire present with lower megapixel camera, when photo is shot from exactly same position. But moire may appear elsewhere in the image depending on magnification and detail size.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 12:49 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (361 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: higher rez ... great for day+night light landscape ... for all the desired details

higher rez ... great for high detail products ...

BUT
higher rez ... is going to make portraiture a nightmare in two (or more) ways:

1) for "beauty" shots (girls) WITHOUT make-up, her NATURAL FLAWS will stand out, and the photographer is going to either heavily photoshop it away (extra unwanted work), or excessively downsize the image, or both

2) for "beauty" shots (girls) WITH make-up, her MAKE-UP flaws will stand out, and the photographer is going to either heavily photoshop it away (extra unwanted work), or excessively downsize the image, or both, as well as her make-up artist will get extra unwanted work to ensure "flawless" near-photoshop make-up application

3) higher rez sensors with tinier CoC will have SHALLOWER DoF ... the subject will seem always "mostly oof" even if ONE eye is in-focus, even with narrower aperture diameters ... and only a huge image downsize can hide it

ah ... 40+ mp ...

Yeah, and that's the exact reason for my opinion :D

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (361 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: higher rez ... great for day+night light landscape ... for all the desired details

higher rez ... great for high detail products ...

BUT
higher rez ... is going to make portraiture a nightmare in two (or more) ways:

1) for "beauty" shots (girls) WITHOUT make-up, her NATURAL FLAWS will stand out, and the photographer is going to either heavily photoshop it away (extra unwanted work), or excessively downsize the image, or both

2) for "beauty" shots (girls) WITH make-up, her MAKE-UP flaws will stand out, and the photographer is going to either heavily photoshop it away (extra unwanted work), or excessively downsize the image, or both, as well as her make-up artist will get extra unwanted work to ensure "flawless" near-photoshop make-up application

3) higher rez sensors with tinier CoC will have SHALLOWER DoF ... the subject will seem always "mostly oof" even if ONE eye is in-focus, even with narrower aperture diameters ... and only a huge image downsize can hide it

ah ... 40+ mp ...

Extra resolution is not that bad, but removal of sensor AA-filter is IMO not that good idea for portraiture & fashion.

Without it, there's very often moire somewhere in clothing or hair. Skin details are so sharp that they require softening. AA-filter will smooth out things nicely.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 08:20 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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John: My question of the day is how well does this camera handle critical manual focusing? Not all good lenes are autofocus. Especially when we're talking 47mpix. I dont think focus peaking works consistently for this task either so I hope there's more in store.

Critical manual focus with 45MPIX sensor while using OVF? Just forget it...at least with apertures faster than f2.8.

The most accurate method to focus is to use live view and zoom in. Lack of EVF means this is usable only for certain situations. Lack of DPAF or similar tech makes focusing slow even with AF lenses, even if it's more accurate than using OVF.

Given the tilting screen, silent electonic shutter in live view etc. there's still room for focusing improvements in the next generation model.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
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D135ima: How will Canon respond to this ? An emergency update throughout the year ? Reduced price on 5d4 ?
No. No way. Canon likes to keep a good face in a bad game. We know this on many examples.
This camera does not compete with 5d4. This camera crushes 5d4, breaks into small pieces. Maybe next year, Nikon will release a camera in the 2000-2400$ segment. And it will compete with 5d4.

@fatdeeman

Excuse me, but when was that happening? :D :D

Canon 5D series live view implementation has been one or two steaps ahead of Nikon since 5D mk II (2008?). That model even had EFCS many years before D810.

Also LV blackout time between frames has been much shorter for ages. With D800 that was horrible 2-3s before camera became usable again.

Now, given Nikon's 3 years product cycle, usable AF solution for LV shooting will lag several years behind Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
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Vignes: I have the 5DM4 and the D500. I was expecting Nikon to introduce a mirrorless centric feature like better AF performance in LV but looks like they stayed the same... similar to D500. Canon in the other hand made the 5DM4 a DSLR/MILC bridge or hybrid. the mirrorless mode or LV is good especially the AF/focusing experience. I spent time testing and taking shoots comparing how will the shoots looks like using off sensor and on sensor AF. I’m comfortable now shooting in both mode/manner. Canon intentionally giving these features in pro bodies. They're spending more on getting their on sensor DPAF to work better. The DPAF already have couple of year of run time and refinement. I find their face tracking C-AF using DPAF is better than off sensor PDAF. I think their intention is to get their DSLR die hard into a transition state moving into mirrorless. Very clever. The D850 would be the right platform for Nikon to develop a technology transition platform.

Who cares? Canon 5DIV with DPAF was introduced about one year ago. It is existing and well performing feature that is available now.

Considering 3 years product cycle, Nikon will be several years behind with D8xx lineup.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
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russbarnes: Nikon literally threw every feature at it they could and it's about time someone did this. This could be the best and most rounded DSLR ever made. In fact in today's world of product segmentation and price gouges this just made Sony and Canon look ridiculous while they also managed to obliterate the lower medium format segment of Fuji, Pentax and Hasselblad. This will be a MASSIVE seller, make no mistake.

It will be massive seller, but there's still important features that are lacking.

Canon has still advantage with the excellent DPAF. The 5D mkIV can actually focus while recording video. I had a hope Nikon would have introduced something similar. Now there's silent mode for live view but AF speed is still not very good.

Canon also has better lens lineup IMO.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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DarkShift: I very much hope the D850 would also have sensor based AF like in 5D mk IV. Very useful for video and live view stills shooting.

Also 16-bit sensor is on my wishlist but maybe in the next model after this one.

And IBIS we can forget at this point as I think it requires EVF to be really useful. Hybrid viewfinder with both optical and EVF would be cool if possible.

For high contrast scenes every stop of DR counts and makes post-processing easier.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (479 comments in total)
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ovlov: Canon's about to fall behind again.

Well... I have both the D810 and 5D mk IV.

What Nikon needs to introduce IMO is sensor based AF similar to Canon's dualpixel AF. Excellend for video and live view shooting.

Integrated wifi and GPS would be good but Nikon propably wants to milk pro photographers with their nearly 1000 eur external wifi solution :/

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 06:03 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

I very much hope the D850 would also have sensor based AF like in 5D mk IV. Very useful for video and live view stills shooting.

Also 16-bit sensor is on my wishlist but maybe in the next model after this one.

And IBIS we can forget at this point as I think it requires EVF to be really useful. Hybrid viewfinder with both optical and EVF would be cool if possible.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 05:51 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies

Lack of decent DR is truly disappointing here.

The 5D mk IV has so much better DR with better resolution. Also first Canon DSRL with almost as good DR compared to other top models.

Why did Canon choose to cripple performance of lower cost model so much. I don't really understand.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 06:34 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies
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