Prognathous

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On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (163 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I continue to be perplexed as to why you don't use your famous Image Comparison Tool in your cell phone reviews to allow us to personally evaluate IQ on a range of different dimensions vis-à-vis other competitive offerings. You created the tool; you use it in every single SLR review; so certainly you must understand its value to your readers.

They plan to. More info in an answer from Rishi Sanyal:

https://www.dpreview.com/site-news/4986026762/a-letter-from-the-publisher-2018?comment=2105079257

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 16:37 UTC
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zsedcft: Add a 1" sensor and we'll talk.

The point is much higher image quality at base ISO. More here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4237520

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:32 UTC
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zsedcft: Add a 1" sensor and we'll talk.

1" in sensor and a slower lens and they don't need to bump up the price.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 08:15 UTC
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Mike CH: PITTA? Not the acronym that I would have chosen, too close too something else. But maybe aptly chosen?

Yes, BS would have been a more suitable acronym.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 07:58 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

One thing is clearly missing - an option to use your studio scene to compare cameras with phones.

Many phone users are under the impression that, except for the option to change lenses (on DSLRs and mirrorless cameras), phones have caught up with cameras. Time to let them see the actual quality difference side by side.

Good luck!

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:17 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article OnePlus 5 camera review (94 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: Why wouldn't you use your famous Studio Scene Comparison Tool on this?

I agree your comment here makes the point, but bumping that thread to the top of the Site Feedback forum would increase the chance the staff here actually sees it. Comments to 2 month old news items are less likely to be seen.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera review (94 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: Why wouldn't you use your famous Studio Scene Comparison Tool on this?

Maybe voice your opinion on this relevant thread:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60561656

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 22:14 UTC

I don't think I kept the receipts, so registration is going to be a challenge. Luckily I only have 3 Tamron lenses, so no need to bother :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 18:35 UTC as 31st comment
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (415 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Images look good, but don't justify the $1200 price tag unless one insists on using m43 to get this look.

@ozturert - Do you think that the $700 Sony-Zeiss Sonnar T* 35/2.8 lens will give you lesser results (at f/2.8)?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (415 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Images look good, but don't justify the $1200 price tag unless one insists on using m43 to get this look.

@Impulses - I didn't mean to sound condescending. My point is simple - if you want moderate wide angle with shallow DOF, there are much cheaper lenses for other mounts that will give you pretty much the same result. One would need to buy this lens if he or she isn't willing or isn't interested in using anything but M43.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 11:07 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (415 comments in total)

Images look good, but don't justify the $1200 price tag unless one insists on using m43 to get this look.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 22:32 UTC as 46th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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barrym1966: the answer is easy the a99ii is the best

As an A-mount user for many years (currently use both A77 generations), and a former E-mount user (used A6000 for a couple of years), this doesn't sound like a very impressive list of advantages.

It's great for existing users to see that Sony still supports A-mount, a decade after acquiring the camera business from Minolta, but it's clear that E-mount is their main focus and the offering that most new customers are likely to find more attractive.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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barrym1966: the answer is easy the a99ii is the best

What advantages do you see in the A99II over the A7R-III (other than native A-mount compatibility)?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
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RandyPD: If you take away the D850's base ISO64, and measure equivalent ISO to ISO, it will not score 100.

But why take away ISO 64? It's one of the tools the camera provides and the main ISO setting owners of the cameras would use for tripod work, landscape, studio etc...

Sony should just add ISO 64 to match up, or better yet - go even lower if technically possible.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 07:13 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: You gotta be crazy to stand out there

Not crazy, just plain stupid. Both are aiming for the Darwin awards.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (131 comments in total)
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Prognathous: DJI: Put a 1" sensor and RAW support in, and I'm buying. I don't even mind if you make the lens slower (e.g. F/4.0 instead of f/2.6).

Apparently it's too late to edit my comment (why?), so I'll just post the rationale in a separate comment.

The advantages of the larger sensor would be 1 extra stop of DR, and close to 3 extra stops better ISO performance. This would make an F/4.0 lens the equivalent of F/2.0 (in terms of low light performance). This is based on comparison between the test results of the best current 1/2.3" camera and the the best 1" camera.

As for weight, it should be very similar. Just look at other compact cameras with 1" sensors. Some of them are absolutely tiny, and with faster lenses.

I think there's no need to explain why RAW is a must for anyone serious about photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (131 comments in total)

DJI: Put a 1" sensor and RAW support in, and I'm buying. I don't even mind if you make the lens slower (e.g. F/4.0 instead of f/2.6).

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 09:50 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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mcslsk: Add 50% sharpening in LR. Done.

For normal use, any mirrorless camera and DSLR made in the last 10 years works just fine. This discussion isn't about what works fine, but what is the pinnacle of current image quality.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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KristinnK: Bring up the Nikon D850 in the studio scene comparison. It's standard images are as good as the A7R3 pixel shift images. It's almost as good as the 100MP medium format camera. Either the Nikon lens is just much, much sharper than the Sony lens, or Nikon has worked some impressive magic with the Sony sensor.

The D850 really is the best full frame camera right now.

This D850? http://tinyurl.com/yaetqzhl

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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mcslsk: Add 50% sharpening in LR. Done.

Try that with any camera that doesn't support pixel-shift and show us the results. You may want to start with the Nikon D850 image here: http://tinyurl.com/yaetqzhl

Good luck! :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
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