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On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (514 comments in total)

The resolution or detail between this and the Sony A7II isn't that different, even going up the ISO ladder. It's not an "Oh Wow!" difference. So for many photogs the 7II would more than suffice.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 49th comment
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)
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ulfie: Landscape photography is, IMHO, the most challenging type. To portray the vast 3-dimensionality of real, naked-eye seeing onto a 2-dimensional print or screen is daunting. I have in storage in my basement a whole box of 35mm Kodachrome 25 and 64 slides, many taken hiking with a teeny but very capable Rollei 35S w/ 40mm f2.8 Sonnar lens. When I view them I always feel something is lacking even though they are quite decent exposure and composition-wise. What's missing? The feeling, visual and physical, of the vast 3-D space at the original site(s). This cannot be replicated in prints or on screen.

Van gogh was a painter, not a photograher. Two inherently different media. Both intrisically illusionary. -- I don't want photos to enter my thoughts. Visual images are not thoughts. When I view photos (or paintings) I want internal silence, not thoughts, to experience them as they are, not as second-hand thoughts.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 06:15 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)

Landscape photography is, IMHO, the most challenging type. To portray the vast 3-dimensionality of real, naked-eye seeing onto a 2-dimensional print or screen is daunting. I have in storage in my basement a whole box of 35mm Kodachrome 25 and 64 slides, many taken hiking with a teeny but very capable Rollei 35S w/ 40mm f2.8 Sonnar lens. When I view them I always feel something is lacking even though they are quite decent exposure and composition-wise. What's missing? The feeling, visual and physical, of the vast 3-D space at the original site(s). This cannot be replicated in prints or on screen.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
On photo a7RII-RS-DSC08595-ISO_100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)
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ulfie: A similar type outdoor portrait using the Oly EM-1 utilizing only 7.4MB of data shows just as much fine detail/resolution and also lacks the chromatic aberration seen on this man's left jaw line. Click on "Original" here to compare:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2687640/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-1-review-samples
Is the race for more and more MPs and larger sensors really necessary, especially for non-professional work and enjoyment?

My comment isn't about non-existent f1.0 lenses but rather the actual level of detail/resolution in these two actual images made with different-size sensors. m4/3s speaks to the point of "less is more."

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
On SampleImage:9953226172 (18 comments in total)
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ulfie: A similar type outdoor portrait using the Oly EM-1 utilizing only 7.4MB of data shows just as much fine detail/resolution and also lacks the chromatic aberration seen on this man's left jaw line. Click on "Original" here to compare:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2687640/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-1-review-samples
Is the race for more and more MPs and larger sensors really necessary, especially for non-professional work and enjoyment?

My comment isn't about non-existent f1.0 lenses but rather the actual level of detail/resolution in these two actual images made with different-size sensors. m4/3s speaks to the point of "less is more."

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7R II Samples Gallery sample gallery (19 comments in total)
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ulfie: A similar type outdoor portrait using the Oly EM-1 utilizing only 7.4MB of data shows just as much fine detail/resolution and also lacks the chromatic aberration seen on this man's left jaw line. Click on "Original" here to compare:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2687640/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-1-review-samples
Is the race for more and more MPs and larger sensors really necessary, especially for non-professional work and enjoyment?

My comment isn't about non-existent f1.0 lenses but rather the actual level of detail/resolution in these two actual images made with different-size sensors. m4/3s speaks to the point of "less is more."

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7R II Samples Gallery sample gallery (19 comments in total)

A similar type outdoor portrait using the Oly EM-1 utilizing only 7.4MB of data shows just as much fine detail/resolution and also lacks the chromatic aberration seen on this man's left jaw line. Click on "Original" here to compare:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2687640/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-1-review-samples
Is the race for more and more MPs and larger sensors really necessary, especially for non-professional work and enjoyment?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On SampleImage:9953226172 (18 comments in total)

A similar type outdoor portrait using the Oly EM-1 utilizing only 7.4MB of data shows just as much fine detail/resolution and also lacks the chromatic aberration seen on this man's left jaw line. Click on "Original" here to compare:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2687640/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-1-review-samples
Is the race for more and more MPs and larger sensors really necessary, especially for non-professional work and enjoyment?

Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On photo a7RII-RS-DSC08595-ISO_100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)

A similar type outdoor portrait using the Oly EM-1 utilizing only 7.4MB of data shows just as much fine detail/resolution and also lacks the chromatic aberration seen on this man's left jaw line. Click on "Original" here to compare:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2687640/?inAlbum=olympus-om-d-em-1-review-samples
Is the race for more and more MPs and larger sensors really necessary, especially for non-professional work and enjoyment?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 00:25 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies

This is truly a blantantly discriminatory piece of yellow journalism if I ever saw one! To belittle, to besmirch, to make fun of one's disability is ... well criminal, at least in the US. Has Olympus no decency, no morals? I hope all DSLR-Arm victims will unite and file a class-action, discrimination lawsuit ASAP. J. Ulfie, J.D.
P.S. I'll handle your case for half price if you phone me immediately. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
On article More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) (136 comments in total)

Dang! No aspherics in the half sandwich. Must be a kit sandwich.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 06:08 UTC as 25th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)
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ulfie: If we think full frame will automatically make us better photographers ... we are full of ----.

That goes without saying.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 17:39 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1621 comments in total)

If we think full frame will automatically make us better photographers ... we are full of ----.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 05:32 UTC as 231st comment | 3 replies
On article WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability (77 comments in total)
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ulfie: Water? Use wine instead ... for obvious reasons. En vino y photo veritas!

जी हां, लेकिन कोई बात नहीं।

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On article WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability (77 comments in total)

Water? Use wine instead ... for obvious reasons. En vino y photo veritas!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 06:22 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)
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ulfie: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3085735/iso-640-dsc00374-acr?inalbum=sony-a7-ii-real-world-samples
is smeary-noisy as heck for ISO 640 full-frame no less! At this ISO full-frame should be crisp and sharp. This is hardly a good sample of what this gear is capable of.

"He's too proud, or too immature, ..." Such argumentum ad hominem gets one nowhere. Sorry it appears on this usually civil forum.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)
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ulfie: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3085735/iso-640-dsc00374-acr?inalbum=sony-a7-ii-real-world-samples
is smeary-noisy as heck for ISO 640 full-frame no less! At this ISO full-frame should be crisp and sharp. This is hardly a good sample of what this gear is capable of.

ulfie knows what he sees. And that is that the image is indeed "smeary-noisy" regardless of how it was processed or work flow, etc. It is what it appears as, smeary-noisy. Can any of you deny that? It doesn't matter how you processed it, or even if it's done via the gear as a jpeg. What ultimately matters is the final image itself. ulfie

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 23:10 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)
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ulfie: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3085735/iso-640-dsc00374-acr?inalbum=sony-a7-ii-real-world-samples
is smeary-noisy as heck for ISO 640 full-frame no less! At this ISO full-frame should be crisp and sharp. This is hardly a good sample of what this gear is capable of.

My remark is not misleading. It's just an opinion: the IQ of the image is not good. Period.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 03:04 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)
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ulfie: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3085735/iso-640-dsc00374-acr?inalbum=sony-a7-ii-real-world-samples
is smeary-noisy as heck for ISO 640 full-frame no less! At this ISO full-frame should be crisp and sharp. This is hardly a good sample of what this gear is capable of.

Edgar in Italy, If you think this image has great IQ ... well then I don't know what to say. Your sarcasm cannot hide its insufficiency and hardly even mediocre quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3085735/iso-640-dsc00374-acr?inalbum=sony-a7-ii-real-world-samples
is smeary-noisy as heck for ISO 640 full-frame no less! At this ISO full-frame should be crisp and sharp. This is hardly a good sample of what this gear is capable of.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 50th comment | 17 replies
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