yoms

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I don't get it... Why haven't they decided to go with Thunderbolt 3 in the future instead of creating a new HDMI version? Thunderbolt 3 carries video and sound is 40Gbit/s.
A 1-cable-for-all time has not come yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

What else can I say that I totally agree with you, Richard Butler.

Let's imagine Lightroom Classic existed as a standalone version, what would we (users of LR6.X) be willing to pay for an upgrade that basically contains 1 new (nice) functionality in the Develop module and perf improvements that we shouldn't pay for in the first place as they should not have been there?

Oh wait! Yeah, we would also benefit the anti-haze feature that adobe released for the CC version on several weeks after LR6 was released. Meh Adobe!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 282nd comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2096 comments in total)
In reply to:

yoms: @Carey Rose
Thank you for this very informative AF review. I appreciate the efforts you all put into this.

I allow myself to ask you the same question I did a year ago when you reviewed the 5D Mark IV AF system:

Would you say that using one of the 5D Mark IV's dual cross-type AF points in single-point spot AF gives more precision and accuracy than the D850 set in AF-S mode?

I'm in the market for a DSLR and not a mirrorless system and am fond of environmental/cultural portraits "a la Steve McCurry" (if I may say so). So, I tend to rely more on single-servo AF mode than tracking. Ultimately precision and accuracy are more important to me than 3D tracking ability.

Thank you for your take on this.

Well I really do not consider a mirrorless camera. I'm all for OVF and the form factor of a (big) DSLR. It might change one day, but this is still not the day.

When Carey Rose reviewed the 5D Mark IV, the single spot AF + dual cross-type performed very well. I'd like to know how it compares to the D850 AF-S in terms of accuracy and precision.

And btw, I have no intention to be the next Steve McCurry. It was just to illustrate the type of photographs I like (but you got it right I guess).

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2096 comments in total)

@Carey Rose
Thank you for this very informative AF review. I appreciate the efforts you all put into this.

I allow myself to ask you the same question I did a year ago when you reviewed the 5D Mark IV AF system:

Would you say that using one of the 5D Mark IV's dual cross-type AF points in single-point spot AF gives more precision and accuracy than the D850 set in AF-S mode?

I'm in the market for a DSLR and not a mirrorless system and am fond of environmental/cultural portraits "a la Steve McCurry" (if I may say so). So, I tend to rely more on single-servo AF mode than tracking. Ultimately precision and accuracy are more important to me than 3D tracking ability.

Thank you for your take on this.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 211th comment | 6 replies
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (412 comments in total)
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yoms: With all that software, one day having f/1.4 primes or whatever your favorite lenses are won't be necessary. The iPhone will be able to create perfect bokeh from a picture grabbed from a tiny sensor, remove all that's unnecessary, crop, focus-stack for macro/landscapes in HDR, simulate compression effect of a telephoto although being a 28mm-ish equivalent sensor, change perspectives to simulate a 12mm lens, etc. etc. etc.

*** Why do I feel sad suddenly??? ***

Well that doesn't make me sad. What you refer to is not A.I. replacing us...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (412 comments in total)

With all that software, one day having f/1.4 primes or whatever your favorite lenses are won't be necessary. The iPhone will be able to create perfect bokeh from a picture grabbed from a tiny sensor, remove all that's unnecessary, crop, focus-stack for macro/landscapes in HDR, simulate compression effect of a telephoto although being a 28mm-ish equivalent sensor, change perspectives to simulate a 12mm lens, etc. etc. etc.

*** Why do I feel sad suddenly??? ***

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 12:26 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2096 comments in total)
In reply to:

yoms: @DPReview team, thanks for this analysis :) Appreciated.

To my opinion Nikon's real issue isn't OSPDAF but their lenses.
- Wide-angle zooms are old and not performing so well, no16-35mm f/2.8,
- Primes... 35mm f/1.4 has not been updated as Canon did after Sigma released their first Art. Was it really more important to release a nice 28mm before the so frequently used 35mm?
- New 24-70mm being a lesser performer than the former one, 24-120 f/4... no comment,
- Etc.

Now they do have nice f/1.8 lenses. The new 105mm f/1.4 and the latest 70-200mm performs admirably despite steep prices. Well all that doesn't make a great lineup to my opinion.

In a perfect world we would have Canon's L glass for Nikon mount :-)

For people not tied to a brand, It's not about Canon 5D IV vs Nikon D850 (Nikon wins this one, period) nor is it about Canon glass vs Nikon glass (Canon wins this one, period). The real battle is Canon lenses vs Nikon D850. And well, I'm clueless as for this...

Well, my setup would be a wide-angle zoom with front filter thread, a 35mm prime and a 135mm prime (Nikon's 105mm could fit, but not my wallet).

Maybe if Sigma or Tamron release a wide-angle zoomn that'll change.

That said, my initial post was more general than only what I'm in the market for.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2096 comments in total)
In reply to:

yoms: @DPReview team, thanks for this analysis :) Appreciated.

To my opinion Nikon's real issue isn't OSPDAF but their lenses.
- Wide-angle zooms are old and not performing so well, no16-35mm f/2.8,
- Primes... 35mm f/1.4 has not been updated as Canon did after Sigma released their first Art. Was it really more important to release a nice 28mm before the so frequently used 35mm?
- New 24-70mm being a lesser performer than the former one, 24-120 f/4... no comment,
- Etc.

Now they do have nice f/1.8 lenses. The new 105mm f/1.4 and the latest 70-200mm performs admirably despite steep prices. Well all that doesn't make a great lineup to my opinion.

In a perfect world we would have Canon's L glass for Nikon mount :-)

For people not tied to a brand, It's not about Canon 5D IV vs Nikon D850 (Nikon wins this one, period) nor is it about Canon glass vs Nikon glass (Canon wins this one, period). The real battle is Canon lenses vs Nikon D850. And well, I'm clueless as for this...

Also, as explained by DPReview, Nikon lenses are not best suited for OSPDAF which means that Nikon is probably (that's my guess) working on a new mount and new lenses to go along with their highly rumored FF mirrorless system. My point is: does that leave enough time to Nikon teams to refresh their F-mount lens lineup as well as developing the new one? Especially when Nikon is restructuring and let go many employees some time ago? Just wondering...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2096 comments in total)
In reply to:

yoms: @DPReview team, thanks for this analysis :) Appreciated.

To my opinion Nikon's real issue isn't OSPDAF but their lenses.
- Wide-angle zooms are old and not performing so well, no16-35mm f/2.8,
- Primes... 35mm f/1.4 has not been updated as Canon did after Sigma released their first Art. Was it really more important to release a nice 28mm before the so frequently used 35mm?
- New 24-70mm being a lesser performer than the former one, 24-120 f/4... no comment,
- Etc.

Now they do have nice f/1.8 lenses. The new 105mm f/1.4 and the latest 70-200mm performs admirably despite steep prices. Well all that doesn't make a great lineup to my opinion.

In a perfect world we would have Canon's L glass for Nikon mount :-)

For people not tied to a brand, It's not about Canon 5D IV vs Nikon D850 (Nikon wins this one, period) nor is it about Canon glass vs Nikon glass (Canon wins this one, period). The real battle is Canon lenses vs Nikon D850. And well, I'm clueless as for this...

@russbarnes, your comment seems a bit harsh. I didn't say the latest 24-70 is crap. I said it performs less than the previous model.

As regards Canon vs Nikon (I do not include Sony as Rishi does because I'm personnaly in the market for a DSLR, not a mirrorless system), just look at Canon lens lineup refresh rate.

I'm not saying Nikon is unable to deliver great lenses. I think they do (f/1.8 series, 105mm f/1.4, latest 70-200mm). No doubt on this. If they would release a new 16-35mm for instance, I have no doubts it would be stellar.

When I think Canon lens lineup it goes this way: "what are the lenses they haven't ALREADY updated?" whereas when I think Nikon, it's: "what are the lenses they STILL have to update?" That's my point.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2096 comments in total)

@DPReview team, thanks for this analysis :) Appreciated.

To my opinion Nikon's real issue isn't OSPDAF but their lenses.
- Wide-angle zooms are old and not performing so well, no16-35mm f/2.8,
- Primes... 35mm f/1.4 has not been updated as Canon did after Sigma released their first Art. Was it really more important to release a nice 28mm before the so frequently used 35mm?
- New 24-70mm being a lesser performer than the former one, 24-120 f/4... no comment,
- Etc.

Now they do have nice f/1.8 lenses. The new 105mm f/1.4 and the latest 70-200mm performs admirably despite steep prices. Well all that doesn't make a great lineup to my opinion.

In a perfect world we would have Canon's L glass for Nikon mount :-)

For people not tied to a brand, It's not about Canon 5D IV vs Nikon D850 (Nikon wins this one, period) nor is it about Canon glass vs Nikon glass (Canon wins this one, period). The real battle is Canon lenses vs Nikon D850. And well, I'm clueless as for this...

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 282nd comment | 11 replies
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)

@Dan Bracaglia, Richard Butler
Thank you for this hands on. As regards, the "but" section and what's missing from your whish-list:
1) Let's hope the test you will be conducting on vibration effect will prove them to be inexistant
2) Snapbridge, well given all negative comments EVERYWHERE, I'm not worried. I think Nikon knows and will update the app.
3) My only disappointment here is lack of GPS and Auto Fine Tune not being improved. This had so much potential for improvement. And I clearly don'y see Nikon changing this via firmware in the future.

I'm glad though the camera size hasn't been reduced (big hands here).

Thanks again!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:53 UTC as 54th comment

I only have 14 for Nikon D5 :
- 11 times I scored "1"
- 1 time I scored "3" and that's on picture 4 only because the harsh sunlight is softened by Nikon's processing.

Well, I'm really interested in the coming D850. That can't be good :p

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 14:02 UTC as 140th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

Well, these are 10 nice features DPReview.

Like you, I definitely want to see Auto Fine Tune upgraded : not storing one final AF fine tune value, but storing as many values as selectable AF points (55) per focal length and focus distance.
Following Sigma's implementation: 4 focal lengths (for zoom lens) and 4 focus distances => that is 55 x 4 x 4 = 880 values to be stored for 1 zoom lens. If you do it for 10 zoom lenses, that would be 8800 values. Come on Nikon, that would require 10 kb of memory. That's nothing!!!!!

I'd like to see 2 extra features:
1) Built-in GPS
2) Make those Custom Banks really usable : allow option to make them sticky, to store more choices and that choices affect only 1 bank at a time. I really don't understand why it's been so difficult for Nikon to do this. It's not like if people haven't been complaining for years...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:07 UTC as 127th comment
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yoms: Am I wrong or I can clearly see a strong magenta cast on the rear screen at the end of the Canon mounting procedure?

Well, some ND filters are more color neutral...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:00 UTC

Am I wrong or I can clearly see a strong magenta cast on the rear screen at the end of the Canon mounting procedure?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 10:55 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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yoms: Hi Carey Rose, DPR staff,
Thanks for sharing this.

Would you create a poll about that so that we can vote? I'm pretty curious (and maybe camera manufacturers as well) about the results.
I'm all in for OVF :)

Thank you Carey!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)

Hi Carey Rose, DPR staff,
Thanks for sharing this.

Would you create a poll about that so that we can vote? I'm pretty curious (and maybe camera manufacturers as well) about the results.
I'm all in for OVF :)

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 21:27 UTC as 235th comment | 4 replies
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yoms: Thanks a lot Chris M Williams for the review. Very informative and highly appreciated ;-)

I've read you mentioned the Canon DSLR bodies. Could you please comment more on focus consistency and accuracy when paired with a 5D Mark IV (especially when using single spot-AF mode)? Did you need a lot of adjustments using the Sigma USB dock?

I personally think it's almost useless having great sharpness at f/1.4 if you cannot accurately and consistently nail that eye when shooting portraits. And I got tired to shoot 5 times to be sure that at least one out of the five would be tack sharp.

Thank you for your feedback on that matter :)

Thanks, reassuring :-)
Heard so many people saying that they had AF issues with their 35mm and other all the contrary... I no longer knew what to think.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
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yoms: Thanks a lot Chris M Williams for the review. Very informative and highly appreciated ;-)

I've read you mentioned the Canon DSLR bodies. Could you please comment more on focus consistency and accuracy when paired with a 5D Mark IV (especially when using single spot-AF mode)? Did you need a lot of adjustments using the Sigma USB dock?

I personally think it's almost useless having great sharpness at f/1.4 if you cannot accurately and consistently nail that eye when shooting portraits. And I got tired to shoot 5 times to be sure that at least one out of the five would be tack sharp.

Thank you for your feedback on that matter :)

Thanks to the 3 of view for your replies. I really appreciate your inputs on the matter.

I didn't mention it explicitly, but my concern was indeed about OVF shooting. I have nothing against LiveView. It's just that OVF allows a better immersion into the scene. Well, at least for me.

Did you often feel the need to "switch to LiveView if you thought the lens wasn't nailing focus [through the OVF]."?

Thanks again to all of you.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 21:58 UTC

Thanks a lot Chris M Williams for the review. Very informative and highly appreciated ;-)

I've read you mentioned the Canon DSLR bodies. Could you please comment more on focus consistency and accuracy when paired with a 5D Mark IV (especially when using single spot-AF mode)? Did you need a lot of adjustments using the Sigma USB dock?

I personally think it's almost useless having great sharpness at f/1.4 if you cannot accurately and consistently nail that eye when shooting portraits. And I got tired to shoot 5 times to be sure that at least one out of the five would be tack sharp.

Thank you for your feedback on that matter :)

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 147th comment | 6 replies
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