TheOwl360

Joined on Aug 17, 2017

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TheOwl360: I will be sticking with my A7RIII (which has better image quality than the A7RIV) and may pick up an A9 Mark I when the price drops to $3k or below.

@Noogy
IQ includes AF, DR, resolution and etc, while image quality includes aspects of IQ.
Again: the RIII has better image quality than the RIV.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2019 at 05:02 UTC
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TheOwl360: I will be sticking with my A7RIII (which has better image quality than the A7RIV) and may pick up an A9 Mark I when the price drops to $3k or below.

Sony seems to have reached a plateau in its sensor R&D dept.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2019 at 01:02 UTC

I will be sticking with my A7RIII (which has better image quality than the A7RIV) and may pick up an A9 Mark I when the price drops to $3k or below.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2019 at 01:00 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (396 comments in total)
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TheOwl360: Renders very nicely. However, $2700 is very expensive for an 85mm, even if it has a 1.2 aperture.

@1Dx4me
Don't know if you're addressing your post to me or @wats0n but I'll afford you a reasonable response in any case.

We're talking about short telephoto portrait lenses here, not super telephoto lenses. For this reason, your post is odd.

Complaint? More like an observation.

Feel free to pay that price for that glass. It's your money.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 16:04 UTC
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Henrikw: I just got two of these.
First impression:
- love the deeper grip (compared to my A9)
- where did the shoot mode dial go? Why have an empty space rather than a dial?
- incredible detail/resolution, but a bit noisy
- those files are massive, extra memory cards needed
- shame there is no raw file size option for when full res is not needed (like on Canon bodies)
- AF seems as snappy as the A9
- no banding under fluorescent light, hooray!!!

No banding under fluorescent light when using electronic front current shutter? AF seems as good as the A9?
Are you saying apart from the noise the RIV is as good as the A9?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2019 at 14:26 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (396 comments in total)
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TheOwl360: Renders very nicely. However, $2700 is very expensive for an 85mm, even if it has a 1.2 aperture.

I paid $1600 for the Sigma 105 1.4, which also controls CA very well wide open. That’s as high as I could justify. Canon is venturing into Leica territory selling prime lenses at that price.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2019 at 17:30 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (396 comments in total)

Renders very nicely. However, $2700 is very expensive for an 85mm, even if it has a 1.2 aperture.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2019 at 08:23 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7R IV added to studio test scene comparison (438 comments in total)

It seems to me the RIII has been represented ever so slightly out of focus, in comparison to the RIV. Weird....

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 18:13 UTC as 72nd comment
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS M6 II and EOS 90D first look (48 comments in total)
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TheOwl360: I'd like to see Sony offer that EVF to hotshoe kit. That's really nice.

@T3
Thanks for sharing. It’s an accessory. It’s optional. Sometimes there’s trade-offs to using accessories.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2019 at 04:02 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS M6 II and EOS 90D first look (48 comments in total)

I'd like to see Sony offer that EVF to hotshoe kit. That's really nice.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 05:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
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Ghost1999: I'd put more faith in their study if they didn't list university professor as a top career. It may have been once, but not any more.

To get a job now you need minimum 13 years training (four year undergrad, two year masters, 5-7 years PhD, at least one 2-5 year post-doctoral research fellowship). Then what do you find? Way too many PhDs chasing too few jobs.

If you do get something, you stand little chance of having a career. Most universities and colleges have "casualized" their work force. A third or less of the "professors" are full time. The rest are living from one short term contract to another (typically 4 month), paid crap ($2,000-$5,000 per course, usually with a 9 course/year practical maximum), and with no job security.

Heck, it almost makes being a photographer look good :-/

@ghost Universities have are running more and more like business, thus paying an adjunct or an instructor/lecturer can save money.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 15:23 UTC
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Ghost1999: I'd put more faith in their study if they didn't list university professor as a top career. It may have been once, but not any more.

To get a job now you need minimum 13 years training (four year undergrad, two year masters, 5-7 years PhD, at least one 2-5 year post-doctoral research fellowship). Then what do you find? Way too many PhDs chasing too few jobs.

If you do get something, you stand little chance of having a career. Most universities and colleges have "casualized" their work force. A third or less of the "professors" are full time. The rest are living from one short term contract to another (typically 4 month), paid crap ($2,000-$5,000 per course, usually with a 9 course/year practical maximum), and with no job security.

Heck, it almost makes being a photographer look good :-/

@Ghost1999 now that sounds like an experienced scholar

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 08:07 UTC
On article Choosing a camera Part 3: the trade-offs of sensor size (298 comments in total)

Good article.

I shoot a lot of events in low light settings.

My FF camera is A7RIII and my APSC camera is A6500.

What I have found is that the above full-frame camera produces much better image quality in low light settings (i.e., less grainy) than the apsc camera. I have also found that using a FF camera and a fast prime generally produces the best results in image quality.
If I am using flash and want to achieve the deepest depth of field possible, I use an apsc camera. When using flash, the difference in image quality between FF and apsc is there but it's negligible, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 15:41 UTC as 39th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (388 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: Is this lens made in Japan? Or is it made in Thailand like the other GM lenses?

@shigzeo, your lack of humility and ethnocentrism continues inducing you to put your foot in your mouth on this public forum. According to your own logic, you are not only embarrassing yourself but you are also embarrassing Japan. For the sake of not embarrassing the great country you are so shamefully misrepresenting, please practice some humility by reflecting on how your foolish comments are eliciting responses like this one and stop apparently compensating for whatever inadequacy you have by attempting to put down your geographic neighbors. Thank You!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 07:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony 135mm F1.8 GM (388 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: Is this lens made in Japan? Or is it made in Thailand like the other GM lenses?

@shigzeo, your post---"innate focus on....That is cultural."---is absolutely ridiculous, ethnocentric, racist.
You are obviously uneducated and very ignorant.
Quality control, which is what you are essentially talking about, has absolutely nothing to do with genes nor culture.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 03:06 UTC
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