budi0251

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Sample Images (69 comments in total)

Really looking forward to this camera, sample images are quite acceptable for me I guess; my plan is to lose my Sigma 8-16 & Nikon 55-300 while keeping 50/1.4 & 17-50/2.8.
28-70 & 80-200 are reserved for N6006.

@20mm, IQ sample is quite good, some parts are quite reaching per-pixel sharpness even @ 100% and that were shot @ f/2.8; I suppose f/4 would give good trade-off between even sharpness & diffraction limit. It'd be wide enough (about 14mm setting on my sigma, @8mm sigma I think there were just too much distortion in the corners).

Don't really care about 1200mm eqv. I don't really think it has a good enough IQ, then again I'd very seldom use that FL; prolly just about 600mm max.

Most important for me would be IQ @ 20mm - 400mm, the rest of FL would be considered as a free FL bonus.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 13th comment
On article OMG Life Autographer Quick Review (122 comments in total)

a long & very far relatives of Google glass.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 02:52 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Sample Images (69 comments in total)
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budi0251: 4608 x 3456 = ~16MP on 1/2.3" sensor.
4608px / 6.17mm = ~750px/mm

cancel out Bayer CFA, ie. reduce to 50% = 2304 x 1728 = ~4MP
2304px / 6.17mm = ~375px/mm

About a decade ago, Canon & Nikon released flagship DSLR with similar MP resolution for thousands of dollars without lens but with similar DR & Noise performance; and those DSLRs has illustrated a lot of NGC, NYT, Sports Illustrated, Stock Photos, Ads, etc. without anyone complaining about noise & dynamic range.

Now, given the same price, which would you choose (provided you could only afford 1 camera) between :
FZ70 VS Nikon D2h/Canon 1D (with 35-70/3.5-5.6 lens for meeting budget ceiling).

Sure, with DSLR (even the old one) you can always mount a better lens; but @ 4MP & no budget for lenses? other beneficial maybe like faster response/AF/burst, weather sealing, size (sometimes it's an advantage, you can use its magnesium body as a blunt weapon).

Now, don't get me wrong, I still use my Nikon 1Dx @ 2.7MP :)

I'm no pro photog, from thousands of pics I took with my (then) "PRO" level DSLR, most of them resides in my hard drive.
When I look at them, I use my (~2MP) full HD 32" LED monitor and still can't get @ full 100% view without pressing "+" sign on my keyboard.
Of thousands pics, only a few that really went for printings.

Sure I'd love to have videos for kids & friends, long super tele zoom lenses, IS/VR, ultrawide 20mm goodness, etc; but then again, budget limiting.

Sure if you have the will & the dough, get a more powerful one, FZ70 is simply not a DSLR.

Shoot FZ70 @ 4MP and don't worry too much about details, noise, CA, sharpness, etc. Enjoy composing & capture the moment, be it Superwide(20mm?), Supermacro larger than live (raynox?), super tele (1200mm?), super bokeh (use tele), super HDR, Full HD Video, etc. (ok, maybe no fast action sport shooting yet :D )

my D1x is just too heavy and then some lenses :( sigh, but I still love it :)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Sample Images (69 comments in total)

4608 x 3456 = ~16MP on 1/2.3" sensor.
4608px / 6.17mm = ~750px/mm

cancel out Bayer CFA, ie. reduce to 50% = 2304 x 1728 = ~4MP
2304px / 6.17mm = ~375px/mm

About a decade ago, Canon & Nikon released flagship DSLR with similar MP resolution for thousands of dollars without lens but with similar DR & Noise performance; and those DSLRs has illustrated a lot of NGC, NYT, Sports Illustrated, Stock Photos, Ads, etc. without anyone complaining about noise & dynamic range.

Now, given the same price, which would you choose (provided you could only afford 1 camera) between :
FZ70 VS Nikon D2h/Canon 1D (with 35-70/3.5-5.6 lens for meeting budget ceiling).

Sure, with DSLR (even the old one) you can always mount a better lens; but @ 4MP & no budget for lenses? other beneficial maybe like faster response/AF/burst, weather sealing, size (sometimes it's an advantage, you can use its magnesium body as a blunt weapon).

Now, don't get me wrong, I still use my Nikon 1Dx @ 2.7MP :)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Today this is cutting edge tech : 4K, 2.5K, 13-stops DR, 60p, etc.
Within a decade (or less), it will be a norm and accessible to average joe, just like DSLR about a decade ago (more or less).

Just hold your G.A.S. long enough.

ps.
Well, just imagine other supporting tech, try to download 36MP D800 jpg through 56k modem (Y2K) vs T1 (today)
Today we have multi gigabyte memory card where they used to be counted as megabytes, let's imagine the future possibilities :D

Nevertheless, what happened today would be a history known to no one in the future should you never record it audio-visually (digitally or analogously).
The value of an image (or video) that counts, I remember an original pic of Billy the Kid that sells so well even though technically it's not the best image quality.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:10 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Since Rhein II receives most interest, i'd say that you (and I) need to read the fine print between the lines about that very expensive one.
It's said that Rhein II "print" which is sold the most expensive, not the original jpg/psd image file.
I suppose the company that made the print has done a great job with colors accuracy, fidelity, exotic materials, pigments, frame, marketing, etc.
Could be very life like with high resolution image; coupled that with the right time at the right place at the right moment of someone with significant amount of money with God-knows what's in his/her heart intent to bought this.

While Gursky himself is credited as the photog, i suppose he receives 2nd least amount of the money from that sale.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 15:20 UTC as 41st comment
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(unknown member): This news makes sense. Oly and Sony partner up, Panasonic left alone partners with Fuji, the two halfs become stronger. Interesting to watch the camera companies evolve over time. First Pentax Ricoh, Sony Oly, now Pana Fuji, maybe one day they will all merge with Leica ;).

Carl

Canon has "indirectly" partnered with ML/CHDK for their firmware hack (abuse)
Of course they both will deny any "official" partnership. :)

Nikon so far has been "alone" (eventhough after some Sony & Toshiba image sensor fiasco).

Nonetheless, about Olymp helping Sony with lens development, it makes sense.
Lens is quite a specialized thing, you can't simply bought a "know how" about it & mastering in a shortcut; took a lot of resources to get where nikon is.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 05:02 UTC
On article Canon patent describes novel liquid lens design (77 comments in total)
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SRT3lkt: My eyes got more efficient mechanism.

Hmm, faster AF? fix FL.
imagine boxing punch coming at you, or table tennis game, then race car driver, fighter pilot, etc.
Very fast aiming, very good IS, VERY fast AF, 3D range finder, etc.
Redundancy (just in case one is damaged, usually the person still could function more that 90% visually effective most of the time).

of course after some 60+ years, some might still works while others could develop focus problem (front or back focus), cataract, etc.

But hey, you got it (almost) for free, take it for granted.
Nikon's Gold Ring-Nano Coated and Canon's "L" Pro lenses cost quite a money, but Human eyes single variable meniscus lens sometimes (if not most of the time) works better in current human habitat.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 09:25 UTC
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Francis Carver: From DP REVIEW:

"....it allows for individual frames of 14 bit output, yielding a much wider dynamic range than you'd get from standard 8 bit video files."

Two quick points to make:

1. Why would anyone need to record 14-bit color depth video files with a pedestrian HDSLR.... when even $200,000,000 budgeted Hollywood feature films are shown only as 12-bit color depth Motion JPEG 2000 files in the world's commercial digital cinemas?

2. Video files these days can be 8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit, 14-bit, and 16-bit color quality files. I am not sure why out of all these, the 8-bit color depth would be classified as "standard."

Well, "anything" above standard would commands higher price for video maker. :)
At least they could brag on "Technical issues" despite video techniques would be way more important, but what do clients know :D
(test chart & benchmark numbers are easy to compare).

Hopefully, with this, Nikon would realize and allow full/partial access to their codes/SDK/Library/etc. to developers/hackers.

Or maybe they still content with "Best consumer DSLR sensor" (based on DXOmark).

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 05:37 UTC

Speaking about sensor is like being back in the old days when the talks around Ektachrome, Velvia, Illford, Agfa, etc....
Camera bodies didn't really matter, it did when new tech appear, ie. IS, AF, Toughness, Motor, Meter, etc.

Fast forward today, here we are again, talking about the newest, latest, most advanced, brand new tech & ideas.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2013 at 03:55 UTC as 21st comment

Bravo to Canon for letting people to use their SDK and libraries, hence the birth of such like CHDK & ML.
Pity on Nikon for keeping their source code so tightly secret.

As much as I like Nikon's DSLR (good sensors, ergonomics, lenses, IQ, Noise, DR, SNR, etc.), I envy canon DSLR & users.

Even for entry level like 550D or 600D, you could get HDR Video, needs PP though; but nevertheless of the problems, you could do it, unlike anything from Nikon.
With HDR video, you could almost compete with tens of thousands of dollars camera (Arri, Red, Black Magic, etc. 14 EV DR People!!!)

Don't really care about bitrate, youtube and the likes are compressing video so badly, means no problem with BR as long as it's higher than those websites.
But DR is very crucial in Video cause you can't fix what you don't have (blown highlights or black shadows).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database (186 comments in total)

I suppose 24 MP is great, provided you can get a good quality lenses.
Nikon bundled lens 18-55/105/135/200/300 I think would be sucks at DX 24 MP,
Eventhough they're may be quite good and close to great at 13.5MP and 6MP.

Logic would be, Pro Users would buy it just as tools for digitizing/capturing image for very large prints that they always wanted with their pro lenses.

Average Joe/Amateurs would learn by hard that they can't get 24MP goodness with standard cheap lenses and would begin to invest in good lenses & learning techniques to get better/sharper images.

Noobies/Newbies will be wiser to stick superzoom lenses and set image size to 13.5MP or very crispy 6MP (provided they're using good standard lenskit from Nikon).

Anyway, 6MP image from 24MP bayer CFA sensor would yield crispness similar to Sigma's Foveon sensor without CFA/AA filter (unless you want RAW).

Dunno about Jared Polin "I Shoot RAW!" concept, but I think D3200 JPEG is quite good with some Picture Mode tweak.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 09:17 UTC as 9th comment

sounds great; I've been thinking such things, but google search returned that nikon is (was) already did this with Nikon E2/E3 with their ROS.

Should be great if can be done properly.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 08:51 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview (117 comments in total)
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Combatmedic870: This is a rather exciting camera! A Mini X-trans 2/3" BSI PDAF sensor!! heck yea!!
If the AF is as fast as we should expect its going to be a killer camera!

indeed, me too thinks this ought be a very good concoction from fuji, especially their APC-C X-Trans sensor perform so nicely without AA filter; even comparable to an FX sensor in terms of resolution resolving capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 07:43 UTC
On photo Ready, Steady, GO! in the Discuss and Improve "3 objects" (Please read all rules) challenge (20 comments in total)

using fuji bridge camera? great works.
love the reflections, really adds something to the whole.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 06:02 UTC as 8th comment
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1412 comments in total)

welcome 2013, any scheduled nikon dslr release this year??? :D
D400? D500? D7100?

Anyway, congrats on Olympus for such a good & brilliant market wise product.

Eventhough so, technical issues like diffractions on m4/3 (thus 16MP limits) is something from the book of Laws of Physics, so... that's it.
Good camera needs a good lens, smaller sensor (with high MP count) would needs an even better (if not near perfect) lens, possibly with big aperture (to compensate stopping down for better IQ).

full frame 12MP DSLR like 5D Mk. I and D700/D3s is way much more forgiving towards lens quality, I suspect even fullframe D800 or 5D Mk. III with high MP count would still handle not-so-perfect lens better.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 06:11 UTC as 431st comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1504 comments in total)

Canon & Nikon : 2 entries
Sony : 4 entries

Hasselblad Lunar? maybe the poll is for 35mm and below.

Best 2012 camera? it is D800E for me.
2nd best (if avail.)? Sony A99 looks sweet.
5D Mk. III, sure it is great, just not innovative enough; I believe ergonomics will become 2nd nature for a person whom use his/her camera on daily basis,
so,
A99 for its innovative SLT PDAF/Metering & In Body Stabilization (pity on lens selection though).
D800E for sheer everything else (except size & weight, but hey, it's a tool and it does have to works great, unless you're on holiday maybe. That's where OM-D comes 2nd place :) ).

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:59 UTC as 487th comment

Good bayer CFA, hate the AA filter in front of it.

Maybe fuji's X-Trans CFA algorithm is better.

Definitely not Foveon, way too expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 07:41 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi (392 comments in total)

Regarding preview, I'm not really excited with D5200, I supposed it's sensor performance will be equal or (only) marginally better than D3200; sure thing Nikon can shoot their own feet by making its sensor worse than D3200, but let's hope not.

the difference would be for some very obvious features like bracketing, tilty-swively LCD, AF Module, etc.
Not very significant for me, not really doing AEB, hinged LCD is good but not most important, focusing speed will depends on AF-S lens used, I used center focus most of the time.

D600 is good & exciting, but the price isn't. Same thing like D800 & D4.
Let's see how Nikon would do D400 or D7100.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 10:48 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi (392 comments in total)
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budi0251: hmmm, having red most of the comments;
I'm supposing most people thinks more megapixels mostly is not a good thing, and yes indeed it may; and for some added thoughts, anything from Nikon which is not for "Pro" market DSLR body may (and would) have dodgy PDAF.

This dodgy PDAF will even be more evident with more megapixels, so....,
yes, more MP will show more of a misfocus, diffractions, fringing, abberation, focus shifts, etc... almost all optical photography defects will be way more evident.

I suppose this will call to have an even better lenses (a good primes nonetheless), anything else will just under-resolved the sensor resolutions.
and not to mention : "With great megapixels, comes great responsibilities!"

yeah, indeed Stephan, I'd love to have things like focus peaking.

for legacy lens, then nikon entry level is actually very compatible with most of nikon's legacy lenses, even better than their pro level body. Pre-Ai anyone?
If "in body" focus motor you wish, then I suppose nikon's reserve that exclusively for their "semi/pro" body (marketing strategy probably).

Currently using D3200 with broken nikon 50/1.4 Ai without aperture ring, well, it's really hard to feel at what f-stop the lens is being set, plus manual focus without "ever" useful L/R indicator, manual exposure settings & non TTL flash.
Boy, for photog noob like me, I got around 33% of misfocus, UE/OE, etc. Another significant fail % of composition, colours, lighting, etc.
But when things is correct, this old-broken lens is really sharp for still life & you know you've got the MP to print 1m x 1.5mtr or more (I did).
Even with puny-bottom of the line-entry level Nikon DSLR, heck, it got the same MP count & IQ like D3x.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 03:08 UTC
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