Kwick1

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Joined on Sep 20, 2009

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Kwick1: Looks great, but honestly if I had the choice of buying this or buying the new Vivo X70 Pro+ mentioned here, I’d buy the Vivo. More versatile and I doubt you’d notice any image quality difference in practical use.

Most people post on social media.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 05:10 UTC
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joger: I am missing a A//MF switch, programmable button and an aperture ring at this class of lenses - maybe the last trigger point for me to buy the G 40 from Sony 🤣

Seriously - the MILCs manufacturers are slowly filling all the niches needed for the users. A good sign and a welcome new lens for nikon Z mount shooters - I am curious about the MTF curves.

It has a programmable control ring. You can use that for aperture, exposure comp, manual focus, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 05:09 UTC

Please do a shootout between this and the Xiaomi MI 11 Ultra. Battle of the heavyweights!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 01:40 UTC as 3rd comment

Looks amazing. Can’t wait to see the full review.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 01:31 UTC as 4th comment

Looks great, but honestly if I had the choice of buying this or buying the new Vivo X70 Pro+ mentioned here, I’d buy the Vivo. More versatile and I doubt you’d notice any image quality difference in practical use.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 01:26 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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Mr Bolton: I thought the Noct was also 0.95? Meaning this lens would be tied for the title of fastest FF lens. The price however, is certainly no contest.

They said fastest 35mm full frame lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 01:17 UTC
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mermaidkiller: Interpolation will never get the same result as using the real higher resolution. Despite such algorithms, we can never create information which is not available. It can be a good tool, but it is 'smart' (what is smart ?) interpolation and don't expect wonders.
We can never make a real 30MP image from a 3MP image.

Where can I read your doctoral thesis on machine learning image processing algorithms? Or were you a distinguished scientist at Google in image processing as well?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 13:34 UTC

So how do you get it?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 13:30 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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Kwick1: I bought the new Megadap ETZ11 adapter hoping to use the Tamron 28–200 f/2.8-5.6 for Sony FE on my Nikon Z6 II (I have the Z 24-200 but wanted the brighter aperture and closer focus distance of the Tamron).
Both brand new, all running the latest firmware. The adapter looks like it was made in shop class, with the circuit board exposed and covered with epoxy.
I just shoot stills and was using AF-S and AF-C. It focused maybe 20% of the time. When it couldn’t acquire focus, sometimes it just gave up trying to focus on anything and I had to turn the camera off and back on just to get it to try again. When I tried a portrait, I only got the eye AF to work once, then never again. I don’t do video, so didn’t even try that.

Just an overall fail, unfortunately.

I tried it at all focal lengths, 28-200.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 10:00 UTC

I bought the new Megadap ETZ11 adapter hoping to use the Tamron 28–200 f/2.8-5.6 for Sony FE on my Nikon Z6 II (I have the Z 24-200 but wanted the brighter aperture and closer focus distance of the Tamron).
Both brand new, all running the latest firmware. The adapter looks like it was made in shop class, with the circuit board exposed and covered with epoxy.
I just shoot stills and was using AF-S and AF-C. It focused maybe 20% of the time. When it couldn’t acquire focus, sometimes it just gave up trying to focus on anything and I had to turn the camera off and back on just to get it to try again. When I tried a portrait, I only got the eye AF to work once, then never again. I don’t do video, so didn’t even try that.

Just an overall fail, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2021 at 09:52 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Head to Head: Adobe Lightroom Classic vs Capture One 21 (423 comments in total)

Absolutely nothing about image colors and processing?

Wow.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 14:48 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Platinumkid: If you have the Sony lenses, just buy a Sony camera. Nikon do not have a model, that beats the Sony equivalent so much in some regard, that people need to adapt lenses or something...

I absolutely hate the ergonomics of Sony cameras. They just feel like picking up a computer to me. I love my Nikon Z6 II so this adapter will give me many more lens options to choose from.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 14:40 UTC
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evaeva0705: After seeing some early review from Chinese users, I suggest people wait and see how well Megadap could pull out firmware updates for this adapter. While the performance is said to be better than TZE-01, now there are still many issues to be fixed.

- 24GM / 55ZA / 70-200GM / 100-400GM : Native performance

- Sigma 28-70 / Tamron 70-180: close to native performance

- Sigma 14-24 / Tamron 28-200: good performance. In rare occasions AF stop working in continuous mode.

- 24-70 GM / Sigma 35 ART: AF system occasionally stops working in eye/face-detection AF mode. Can't track subject consistently.

- 35 ZA / 85 GM / Batis 25 / Tamron 28-75: AF won't function at all

Bugs:

-Zoom lenses can't report proper focal length in EXIF data

-Power-zoom lenses won’t retract when the camera is turned off

- Won't focus wide-open when aperture is set to a smaller number, significantly affect AF performance when shooting sopped down.

Thank you for posting this

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:45 UTC
On article Panasonic announces development of Lumix DC-GH6 (79 comments in total)
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Film_enthusiast: "Excited about the GH6? Let us know in the comments"

I certainly am. This is a good news for both Panasonic and MFT users. New sensor sounds exciting, as well as new Leica lens...
Seems like MFT officials were forthright when they talked about new products and future developments on Olympus Live YT channel
Regards

There is no such thing as a “MFT Official”. Micro Four Thirds is a standard adopted by several companies, and this Panasonic announcement has nothing to do with Olympus.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 23:57 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (877 comments in total)
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Kwick1: I actually like the concept. Continuous refinement rather than just throwing a ton of features for the sake of having features. It will be interesting to see how it performs, especially image quality and AF.

Missed the point entirely.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 16:47 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (877 comments in total)

I actually like the concept. Continuous refinement rather than just throwing a ton of features for the sake of having features. It will be interesting to see how it performs, especially image quality and AF.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 22:54 UTC as 229th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Our favorite $1000 camera kits (286 comments in total)

Should have just bought an iPhone 12 Pro. Great video and photo quality in a pocketable package.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2021 at 15:26 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Our favorite $1000 camera kits (286 comments in total)
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mikeporterinmd: I had the X-T30 and really enjoyed it. But the jump to the X-S10 was sooo worth it. Love the IBIS. It's not as classically styled as the X-T30, but the ergonomics of the X-S10 are far better than the X-T30 in my opinion. I lived with both for at least three months and handled them daily. Although never at the same time since I put the X-T30 up for sale at the local camera store.

I did the same thing and agree completely.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2021 at 15:22 UTC

Amazon-owned DP Review criticizing Amazon? Wow. I’m sure leadership won’t like that.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 15:30 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies

And still feels like you’re holding a computer and not a camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 15:57 UTC as 469th comment | 1 reply
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