photo_rb

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The great thing about these lenses is that they are Light! I did a mountain hike yesterday, 20km and 1km vertical and I think I could find room for that 100-400mm on such a hike. Now just bring out a light high MP body please Canon.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 16:11 UTC as 41st comment
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bizi clop: Apparently DPR doesn't know about Topaz Gigapixel AI…
Tunnel vision at its best.

I just installed the latest Topaz version and indeed it is much faster. Resolution still looks slightly better than PS on my monitor but almost a wash when comparing.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 17:46 UTC

I love the image quality from my old 1Ds more than any other digital camera I have owned. File sizes just too small and the camera too massive and slow for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 17:16 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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bizi clop: Apparently DPR doesn't know about Topaz Gigapixel AI…
Tunnel vision at its best.

I'd like to see a comparison with the Topaz product. In my limited testing, Topaz Gigapixel AI did a superior job but processing time was much longer.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 14:40 UTC

It's a good tool to have, but I'd guess the comparisons shown would look much less dramatic if more unsharp mask had been applied to the upscaled images.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 14:21 UTC as 87th comment
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madecov: Back in the late 80's and 90's I used JOBO film processors. This a more modern version.

Had an Autolab ATL2 and yes it was a good reliable machine. I agree that the water bath was an excellent way of maintaining temperature and the larger reels likely also helped with consistency. I processed every type of film from 35mm to 8x10 but mostly 4x5.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 16:24 UTC
On article Head to Head: Adobe Lightroom Classic vs Capture One 21 (423 comments in total)
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photo_rb: I was a happy Capture One user but the Map Module in Lightroom was too useful to ignore.

The map module is much more useful than just being able to see the location in Google maps. For example you can see all your shooting locations and filter by date and other parameters. Very easy to find client location requests among other things. And if you don't tag your RAW files in the camera with GPS data, Lightroom makes it easy to add the data afterward with a GPX file.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2021 at 00:02 UTC
On article Head to Head: Adobe Lightroom Classic vs Capture One 21 (423 comments in total)

I was a happy Capture One user but the Map Module in Lightroom was too useful to ignore.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2021 at 14:51 UTC as 111th comment | 4 replies
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goodgeorge: The biggest surprise: After all the mocking of imperial system of units by the boys, even other Canadians use Inches.

Mock Kostas! Do!

:-D

Canadians have always had to deal with two measurement standards even before metric. Imperial vs. US ounces, pints, and gallons. Mixing photo chemistry was challenging.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2021 at 17:06 UTC
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photo_rb: Great series and I'd love to see more with specific focus. My personal wish, what system for backpacking in the mountains, a compromise between weight, focal range and quality.

I find at my age a hike of 8 miles and 3000 vertical feet can make a camera extremely heavy...same with mountain biking. Every gram feels like an ounce. I have the Canon M6II but sometimes carry the 5DsR and usually regret it. Anyway the point of my original post was to suggest the DPReview guys look at lightweight systems.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 16:12 UTC
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photo_rb: Great series and I'd love to see more with specific focus. My personal wish, what system for backpacking in the mountains, a compromise between weight, focal range and quality.

I've looked at the gh5, nice camera with great features and light lenses but the body is a bit heavy for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 17:39 UTC

Great series and I'd love to see more with specific focus. My personal wish, what system for backpacking in the mountains, a compromise between weight, focal range and quality.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 15:32 UTC as 126th comment | 5 replies
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD (66 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: What E ASPC really needs is a slower, cheaper UWA zoom like Canon's 11-22mm or 10-18mm. $750+ or an UWA lens is a lot to stomach.

Samyang's new 12mm AF should help a bit.

More expensive usually translates to wider fixed aperture which is what many want. Not necessarily sharper though.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 16:22 UTC
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wilberforce_1: In my experience the main issue with GPS and cameras is the delay to lock on the satellites, unless the GPS is always on.
If the GPS is always on, = unacceptable battery draw.
If the GPS is not always on = unacceptable lock on delay.

Curious if anyone has found a camera (or attached GPS module) that does not have this operational dilemma.
Smartphones get around this by in effect always being on.
I have essentially given up with GPS on cameras, and instead sync in Lightroom to a GPS track from my smartphone (or Apple Watch). I really like photos to be tagged with GPS, as I take many thousands of travel/landscape photos, and years later I lose track of where the photos were taken (which is a bit embarrassing!).
I hope the new Nikon camera somehow solves this issue.

The Canon module works very well, my only complaint is that it is a bit bulky. A bonus with these modules is that they always keep the camera time and date correct. I know you can do this with cellphone apps but I've never found them to be problem free.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 05:08 UTC
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wilberforce_1: In my experience the main issue with GPS and cameras is the delay to lock on the satellites, unless the GPS is always on.
If the GPS is always on, = unacceptable battery draw.
If the GPS is not always on = unacceptable lock on delay.

Curious if anyone has found a camera (or attached GPS module) that does not have this operational dilemma.
Smartphones get around this by in effect always being on.
I have essentially given up with GPS on cameras, and instead sync in Lightroom to a GPS track from my smartphone (or Apple Watch). I really like photos to be tagged with GPS, as I take many thousands of travel/landscape photos, and years later I lose track of where the photos were taken (which is a bit embarrassing!).
I hope the new Nikon camera somehow solves this issue.

The Canon GPS module (GP-E2) uses a AA battery and lasts for quite awhile, I usually change the battery every couple of days of shooting just to be safe. I wish they would bring out a GNSS version.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 01:31 UTC
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(unknown member): For those who want more evidence, Foto Magazin in Germany published their test of IBIS between difference brands. Nikon was arguably best just as many have observed while Sony as usual was last. (my R5 did OK too)
https://nikonrumors.com/2021/07/22/nikon-z7ii-ibis-compared-with-other-cameras.aspx/#more-159371

IBIS along with build quality are two more areas where Nikon is really ahead of the competition, and both are important for landscapes.

I consider myself a landscape photographer and when I'm on a "hike" with hikers, I often do not take a tripod. But when the purpose of the hike is to photograph landscapes I will always take a tripod, no matter how long the hike or how difficult the ascent.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2021 at 01:56 UTC

I'll have to check our silicon muffin pan for size as I might have six lens covers in the kitchen waiting for me to cut up and put in the camera bag.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 15:00 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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BoFiS: Too bad they mispronounce GIF

There's a reason it's not spelled JIF. :) Also telling that the first word in the acronym begins with a hard G.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2021 at 00:38 UTC

When I read the article I thought about the Canon M6 II as a good option letting him keep his 70-200 and having a good inexpensive wide angle zoom but then I read his want list and it misses at least one of his requirements not having IBIS.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 16:51 UTC as 226th comment
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RolliPoli: "...smaller equivalent apertures..." What does that mean?

People are fixated on depth-of-field which matters on some photos but not on others. Not an issue with most of the photos I take.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 16:08 UTC
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