i_Coon

Joined on Nov 10, 2020

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jcr67: Why does this camera look so familiar? I swear I've seen that body before, but can't remember where...

Sigma DP series?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2021 at 09:02 UTC
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MinAZ: Finally some competition for the big camera manufacturers. This is a good thing because competition drives innovation.

I'm sure the big camera manufacturers are terrified now.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2021 at 08:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)
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Ruekon: At least the 20-60mm kit lens is best in class, compared to 24-... or 28-.. by others. Imagine how much fun this focal range offers!

It's the only lens in the 20-60mm class, so it's not so hard to be the best :-D If you meant that it's the best kit lens for ff cameras, my Nikkor Z 24-70 f/4 would like a word.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2021 at 21:03 UTC
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PhotoPro1: This makes shooting with micro 4/3 cameras even more viable when shooting wildlife and cropping images. AI computation is clearly the future of photography. Be interesting if the camera makers can hard bake this technology into their cameras.
Wonder how this will compare to the results I get with photo zoom pro which I think is gives spectacular results.

Photographers are the future of photography. I hope.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2021 at 20:56 UTC
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Zero4497: Had a GR3 loved the hard black and white profile, but I couldn’t live with the terrible autofocus and the worst battery life I’ve ever experienced in a camera. I have an XF10 that has great battery life and good Autofocus. The GR3 just wasn’t for me.

I find it hard to believe that you find the XF10 autofocus better than that of the GR III. Reports about the XF10 missing focus even on static shots are plenty. Even dpreview mentioned it in their review: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-xf10-review/5

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2021 at 15:34 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1515 comments in total)
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mooog: I upgraded from Z6 to Z7ii for higher resolution. For me, two big disappointments: first, in some cases when pushing up the contrast and colors in the ACR, it is possible to see BANDING !! (With Z6 and the same procedure not...) Second - no significant improvement in AF tracking, face / eyes detection, birds, I hope this will address the next big ugrade fw.

@vindellama: mooog was talking about the Z7 II, which has a fix for the banding. I linked that comparison to show that the Z7 II has almost no banding at all. You can't say that Z7 II has "clearly visible" banding when the evidence is staring you in the face like that. If you look REALLY closely, and know what to look for, you can see it. Otherwise I'd say that it's totally fine and no problem whatsoever. The original Z6 and Z7 are a different story altogether, but that's not what we're talking about here...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 20:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1515 comments in total)
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mooog: I upgraded from Z6 to Z7ii for higher resolution. For me, two big disappointments: first, in some cases when pushing up the contrast and colors in the ACR, it is possible to see BANDING !! (With Z6 and the same procedure not...) Second - no significant improvement in AF tracking, face / eyes detection, birds, I hope this will address the next big ugrade fw.

Strange, my Z6 has the problem and the original Z7 has it too, but the Mk II versions of these cameras have a fix for it. With a Z7 II you should hardly be able to see it! You can compare them all here:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=nikon_z6&attr144_1=nikon_z6ii&attr144_2=nikon_z7&attr144_3=nikon_z7ii&attr146_0=100_6&attr146_1=100_6&attr146_2=100_6&attr146_3=100_6&normalization=full&widget=205&x=-0.0257102908374859&y=0.01885986282767894

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2021 at 07:10 UTC
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Yandrosxx: Less saturation the better.

It's funny to read that on a photography website

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2021 at 20:48 UTC
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24thWanderer: Not too surprised to see Fuji dominating this list if its based on Instagram. Fujis have that classic elegance and look to them that make them a real treat to show off. Maybe one day I'll get one. I've been tempted by them for a while. In the meantime though, I am happy with my Canons.

@tlinn I have a Ricoh GR III, which doesn't have an anti-aliasing filter. Moire was a problem in exactly 2 of my 1800 exposures so far. Turning on moire correction in Photolab fixed it completely. As to the noise, it is indeed slightly better than competitors, even though modern Bayers are catching up. But noise can easily be eliminated with Photolab's DeepPRIME or Topaz Labs Denoise AI, and other software manufacturers are improving their noise removal algorithms rapidly! So, the two minor problems that are alleviated by the X-Trans seem totally irrelevant to me, given that they are easily fixed in post. But the cost is real. X-Trans has only 89% of chroma resolution, and the guesswork involved in restoring the lost color does even lead to false color in high ISO scenarios. This is all well documented and to me this trade-off is not acceptable. I'd much rather have more detail and higher color resolution, and fix moire (if any) and noise in software.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2021 at 09:59 UTC
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NotAPhotog: Happy to see a DSLR making the list.

Also, Fuji really knows how to make good-lookin' cameras.

@Nicolaso you keep repeating that they have great sensors. What about the fact that demosaicing X-trans sensor data leads to noticeably less sharp results than equivalent Bayer sensors? What about the fact that X-trans saves more green, but less red and blue data? And what about the fact that the claimed lower noise and less moire are almost imaginary? If I were to buy a Fuji camera, it would have to be one of the cheaper ones with a Bayer sensor. Much better sharpness and color.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2021 at 00:08 UTC
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24thWanderer: Not too surprised to see Fuji dominating this list if its based on Instagram. Fujis have that classic elegance and look to them that make them a real treat to show off. Maybe one day I'll get one. I've been tempted by them for a while. In the meantime though, I am happy with my Canons.

@Nicolaso when I compare sensor performance in tools like the DPreview studio scene, or by comparing downloaded raw files, I always notice that X-trans sensors give noticeably less sharp results. Demosaicing of those raw files is notoriously more complicated than demosaicing a Bayer sensor, and it shows. Also, knowing that X-trans sensors record more green data and less red and blue, it seems to me that Fuji color science must include some Fuji color guesswork. All of these problems are real, but the supposedly superior noise and moire performance which Fuji claims for X-trans seem almost non-existant... And indeed, when comparing the X-trans sensors with the Bayer sensor of the X-T200 or X-A7, it is immediately apparent how much sharper the files are, and how much better the colors! So I have to wonder what you meant by "you would be surprised how good their sensors are"...

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2021 at 00:03 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 II review (360 comments in total)
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Rahul_Sharma: I tried shooting a waterfall on long exposure with following settings:

1) ISO 100, min possible
2) f/16, narrowest
3) shutter speed, 1 sec

But the image was all washed out...i could see only white colour..

Any recommendations?

You are a beginner but you bought a Nikon Z6 II? What a way to get started with photography!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2020 at 09:44 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2020 (574 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Oh snap,

I missed the X-S10 as runner up for product of the year! In another year it would have won.

I walked through the specs of the X-S10 and compared them to the Sony A6600, a $1200 “flagship” camera. Virtually every X-S10 spec is better. And the SOOC pictures are noticeably better with more pleasing colors, etc.

You really could live with just the X-S10 and take great pictures and video competing with far more expensive cameras.
For anyone just starting and on a budget it’s the #1 camera.

@Brev00 I have a feeling that this is just one of the many recent accounts saying that x Fujifilm camera "is just better".

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 17:12 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Nice to see Nikon really working on the lens lineup, something that certainly cannot be said about every mirrorless manufacturer.

@Operon I'm thinking of Canon EF-M

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 21:26 UTC
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