TrojMacReady

TrojMacReady

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On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)
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technomad: Started reading: as soon as I came across the fatuous 'aperture equivalence' dross that DPR seems so keen to foist on the world, I gave up. Outta here.

"total light captured', that is completely meaningless "

Unless you actually care about low light performance at a given shutterspeed and a state of similar sensor technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
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armandino: I really do not see being any better, but actually worse than existing cameras up to at least ISO10K. It might be better at really high iso, but not for 90% of normal use. I guess will be a great camera for Batman, it should come with his logo. The bride image at ISO 1600 is less than average (could not believe my eyes, given my camera expectations it thought I was missing a zero on the iso settings), my A7RII blows by that image, not to mention that with IBIS I could have shot it at ISO 400.

I replied to Lea5, read what he wrote and where he feels each camera tops out: he suggests the D4 and 1DX look better at ISO 25600 than the A7RII above ISO 8000.

The controlled studio tests show otherwise (less than half a stop difference in shadows at ISO 25600 compared to the D4 and 1DX, similar or better in midtones and highlights at the same ISO and display size).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 00:31 UTC
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armandino: I really do not see being any better, but actually worse than existing cameras up to at least ISO10K. It might be better at really high iso, but not for 90% of normal use. I guess will be a great camera for Batman, it should come with his logo. The bride image at ISO 1600 is less than average (could not believe my eyes, given my camera expectations it thought I was missing a zero on the iso settings), my A7RII blows by that image, not to mention that with IBIS I could have shot it at ISO 400.

The AF part I can understand, but the D4, 1DX and even the D5 look quite a bit worse at ISO 25600 than the A7RII at ISO 12800, let alone ISO 8000.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=nikon_d4&attr13_2=nikon_d5&attr13_3=canon_eos1dx&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=25600&attr16_2=25600&attr16_3=25600&attr171_0=off&attr171_1=off&normalization=compare&widget=267&x=-0.27045179129287733&y=-0.8296285508493879

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=nikon_d5&attr13_2=nikon_d4&attr13_3=canon_eos1dx&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=25600&attr16_2=25600&attr16_3=25600&attr171_0=off&attr171_1=off&normalization=compare&widget=267&x=0.005475087777152213&y=0.22442379093907835

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
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armandino: I really do not see being any better, but actually worse than existing cameras up to at least ISO10K. It might be better at really high iso, but not for 90% of normal use. I guess will be a great camera for Batman, it should come with his logo. The bride image at ISO 1600 is less than average (could not believe my eyes, given my camera expectations it thought I was missing a zero on the iso settings), my A7RII blows by that image, not to mention that with IBIS I could have shot it at ISO 400.

Low ISO is fine, just relatively noisy in deep shadows, compared to other modern Nikon/ Sony FF cameras. About Nikon D5000 level in that specific area.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (177 comments in total)
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brendon1000: MF only which means a large number of people won't be interested in that lens.

No worries :)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (177 comments in total)
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brendon1000: MF only which means a large number of people won't be interested in that lens.

You may want to reread the press release...

Batis lenses do have autofocus.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 09:05 UTC
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (177 comments in total)

Pricey, but that was expected. I do like the focal length.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 09:04 UTC as 17th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)
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ruicarv79: If only Sony could make cameras as good looking as Fuji... :)

"non-lossy" with built in smoothing throughout the ISO range. A bit of a contradiction there.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

No, I didn't pay over $1k. According to Cicala's test results on a test bench (equal playing field), the 55mm performs closer to an Otus than the STM. Where can we see your test results?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

You're comparing lenses tested on a 50 MP sensor vs lenses on a 36 MP sensor. Apples and oranges. And still the STM can't hold a candle to the 55mm SZ regarding resolved detail when shot wide open.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 01:13 UTC
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cgarrard: Good job Richard, seriously. Now I've had stinging nettles once in my life and I'll never forget the experience. To think of drinking it down...wow! I know I know, they don't sting you on the inside, but just a thought.

Anywho, enjoyed the piece quite a bit. I like the simple and subdued nature of the video and think it looks good to me (but im not pro at video either), sometimes less is more!

-Carl

There are places where eating stinging nettles soup is about as normal as mushroom soup.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

"It's Pentax who knows how to make compact lenses"

Because of the huge flange distance to begin with. Take that into account and the distance between front element and sensor of the smallest Pentax prime (< 1cm thick), is larger than say an A7x and Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8.

There's no way to beat physics.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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saeba77: i'm a Nikon fan but if i spend 5k euro i pretend the best in all....high iso, AF performance, durability, speed and of course DR.
Sorry but i'm a bit disappointed

"expose properly "

One of the most long-standing myths. "Proper" in this context is fully arbitrary, when you often have to make a cut-off either at the light end, dark end or both ends.

Are you telling me that professionals shooting movies using for example Arri Alexa cameras, fully exploiting 14 EV or more, aren't "exposing properly" either? For as long as our daily life scenes can easily exceed 14 stops of dynamic range, I don't see why we should start limiting ourselves to 12 stops or less, when output media like TV's and monitors are doing the opposite (see the new OLED TV's, monitors and for example the UHD Premium standard).

And yes, those output media and formats such as jpeg are usuallya limiting factor still, but that doesn't stop us from compressing more stops using gamma curves, similar to what our brains do all the time, rather than simply throwing details away. In fact, adding fill light in your RAW converter, can be the equivalent of adding >2 stops of shadow noise.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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ZAnton: I assume, lower DR is an inevitable trade-off for the better high ISO performance.
D5 is 2 fat stops better than Canon 1Dx.

I think we meant the same thing. Nikon went for a trade-off but other cameras have shown there doesn't need to be one. Possibly depending on the sensor supplier for this particular camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
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The Name is Bond: "Dissappointing"?

Why? Massive DR is for landscapes etc. This camera is for sports and news. It's a good thing that it is instead optimised for low-light.

It assumes that optimization for low light (mostly limited by high ISO read noise) always has to go at a considerable cost in low ISO DR, a theory disproven by existing cameras.

And as for the "good enough" comment, that sets the bar pretty low in the current age. Following such logic, sports shooters would still be fine with not having AF too, because excellent pictures were taken without it for many years.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
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ZAnton: I assume, lower DR is an inevitable trade-off for the better high ISO performance.
D5 is 2 fat stops better than Canon 1Dx.

It's clearly a trade-off but not to this extend inevitable, seeing that the A7S has quite a bit more latitude still.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
On article Sony may split off its imaging products business (71 comments in total)
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ray-ray: The Sony brand may look good on some products to which we were introduced over the years, like radios, TV's, telephones and at one time the ubiquitous Walkman, however, no matter how good the camera, the Sony moniker just doesn't have the "camera" appeal. Re-brand with Minolta and watch interest and sales pick up.

" Re-brand with Minolta and watch interest and sales pick up. "

New generations barely know that Minolta used to be one of the players in the Camera business and that knowledge diminishes further every year. Not to mention those that remember how their last efforts weren't exactly setting the market on fire (mostly due to financial issues as a result of legal battles).

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:20 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (294 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Looks like another highly competent body with good ergonomics and overall performance and now a sensor that's more versatile and competitive too.

It seems like possibly the best overall hybrid of live view and viewfinder technology if that's what you want, the dual pixel AF offers probably the best liveview experience of any DSLR and is close to or equal to the best mirroless bodies with OSPD.

It's a shame it doesn't have 4k, that would have really shaked things up in it's segment but Canon like many others are wary of harming sales of more expensive models.

It will be interesting to see if they keep working on that sensor tech or let it stagnate for years again.

" Sony screwed up 1080p video iq by chasing 4k."

Non sequitur. It actually allows for the best 1080p video in its class.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 08:17 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (294 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Looks like another highly competent body with good ergonomics and overall performance and now a sensor that's more versatile and competitive too.

It seems like possibly the best overall hybrid of live view and viewfinder technology if that's what you want, the dual pixel AF offers probably the best liveview experience of any DSLR and is close to or equal to the best mirroless bodies with OSPD.

It's a shame it doesn't have 4k, that would have really shaked things up in it's segment but Canon like many others are wary of harming sales of more expensive models.

It will be interesting to see if they keep working on that sensor tech or let it stagnate for years again.

If nothing else it allows for much better 1080p video too, through downsampling (increased usable detail and color information, less artifacts etc) , shake reduction by shifting the image, custom cropping while keeping fullHD resolution, etc.

Even on my 1080p screen, heavily compressed youtube videos played at 4k (thus downsampled to 1080p) look much better than natively shot 1080p material.

On top of that, 4k videos offer much more usable still grabs. At times print worthy.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
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