knickerhawk

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  • Yes, it's ridiculous that they use f/5.6, which is clearly past the peak resolution for either of these lenses. Unfortunately two wrongs (wrong aperture, different lenses) do not make a right when ...
  • At the moment, there's only an option to view the 50mp JPEG rendering that's generated in-camera. The option to view the raw version seems to be gone now, perhaps because of the brain-dead ...
  • But your reference to "average metering" is unfortunately vague (partly the fault of camera makers). To my knowledge, there is no "average metering" mode on the Panny cameras, just ...
  • You're both right. If the OP had lowered ISO by a stop and increased EV by a stop by using a slower shutter speed or wider aperture, then the sky would still have been blown just as much (alcelc's ...
  • Even assuming DXO Optics Pro 11 is "dramatically improved" compared to LR for the GX80, it's just as likely to "dramatically improve" in similar ways the raws processed from the OP's EM5. I've ...
  • It means "no text" as in, "There's no text in the message. I've said everything I'm going to say in the message title, so don't bother opening the message."
  • It should come as no news (at all!) that OV3 and Oly's in-camera JPEGs show exaggerated amounts of noise reduction and sharpening. It's noteworthy that even with OV3 set to its lowest sharpening ...
  • Even at 24mp we're nowhere near to the sensor outresolving even mediocre zoom lenses. With a cr@ppy zoom the improvement will be negligible but it won't be zero.
  • Replied in ISO invariance
    Yes, this. The bolded text was poorly worded by me.
  • Replied in ISO invariance
    If you shoot raw, one other thing to test for when you get around to it again is figuring out at what ISO your camera become ISO invariant - i.e., increasing ISO above that level provides no noise ...
  • No, it works just like the 50mp version - i.e., 8 frames downsized/interpolated to the smaller size during conversion to JPEG. More generally, Oly's HiRes strategy is based on multiple overlapping ...
  • First, I'd like  to note my gratitude for all of the positive comments thanking me for the effort that went into the original post. Much appreciated. A number of comments have been along the lines ...
  • Replied in OV3 vs. ACR
    Correct. It's kind of a tragedy, really. OV3 is such a pain to work with - so ridiculously slow, such a cumbersome interface. It also forces too much noise reduction and sharpening even at the ...
  • A reasonable argument can be made for either strategy (use the best lens or use a more typical lens). What I find immensely frustrating is when different lenses are adopted and no effort is made ...
  • This is part of the equivalence "unfairness" I've mentioned elsewhere. When I raised the issue with Richard Butler, he claimed that the staff tests and determines the optimal aperture setting for ...
  • Created discussion thread DPR Studio Comparison - A Warning!!!
    There's been a flury of DPR studio comparison threads in the past couple of days because of the recent inclusion of the EM1ii shots. This has resulted in lively but largely inappropriate ...
  • Replied in Looks terrible
    DPR made the decision to use the Nocticron for the pixel shift shots for the EM5ii and PenF because they wanted to see the absolute best one could expect from the pixel shift. For the sake of ...
  • Replied in RGB vs. sRGB
    Hi, Iliah. I used Perceptual with black point compensation because that's what Digidog used in his video. Regardless, it makes no difference whether or not the rendering intent is perceptual or ...
  • Replied in RGB vs. sRGB
    Yes, with respect to ColorMatch images. However, the same can be said with respect to the soft proof tool when the same test is run on ColorMatch images (device simulation is set to ColorMatch). ...
  • Replied in RGB vs. sRGB
    It's only moot now because I called you out on it. What's rather remarkable is that you seem completely unperturbed by the fact that it's actually the soft proofing tool that's more f'd up in ...
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