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On article iPhone X: What you need to know (409 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 (409 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 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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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 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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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 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
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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 First Impressions Review (1004 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 56th 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 132nd comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (479 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 145th comment | 6 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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yoms: When shooting through the viewfinder, is face detect option available in all AF modes?

If I use "Single-point Spot AF" for instance, can I enable face detect so that the camera automatically select the AF point closest to the face? Would be time saving.

@tr573 Thanks for the info. Anyway, my only purpose was to instantaneously move the single-spot AF point the nearest possible to the face just to avoid having to travel from one side of the AF area to the other using the AF joystick. Then, I would have fine-tuned. A kind of "jump-to-face".
But Carey's idea may be a viable workaround!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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yoms: When shooting through the viewfinder, is face detect option available in all AF modes?

If I use "Single-point Spot AF" for instance, can I enable face detect so that the camera automatically select the AF point closest to the face? Would be time saving.

Thank you again.
Assuming my previous focus point in "Single-point Spot AF" mode was at the bottom left (previous photo), I was merely hoping that with "Face Detection" enabled and a face present on the top right of the frame, the camera would automatically set the focus point there.

I know, in "Single-point Spot AF" you're the one supposed to do the selection job, but it would have saved time not to have press the AF joystick several times to reach the top right corner from the bottom left's.

Maybe there's a viable workaround with what you suggest Carey.

Thanks for your input again :)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)

When shooting through the viewfinder, is face detect option available in all AF modes?

If I use "Single-point Spot AF" for instance, can I enable face detect so that the camera automatically select the AF point closest to the face? Would be time saving.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 144th comment | 8 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2150 comments in total)
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yoms: Thank you for the quick review of the 5D Mark III. It has just landed here in France :)

As a main one-shot AF shooter, I would have been interested in more details about focus accuracy, especially with the 5 dual cross-type AF points, rather than tracking.

Would you say focus is so accurate using one of these 5 points that it's mirrorless accurate? I would consider using them all the time, albeit at the expense of cropping/reframing in post to place my subject where I wanted initially to be, if I'm sure focus will be eye-lash accurate almost all the time.

Don't really care about tracking actually...

Hi Carey!
Actually I hadn't much hope someone from DPR would answer me, so that's both very nice of you and appreciated.

I used to shot portraits with 5DIII + 85mm 1.8 + AFMA using corner AF points (I thought composition), but hit rate wasn't that good. I think I almost never shot with the central AF point.

With the extra MP count on IV over the III, it gives room for cropping and reframing the subject. However, I think it's a "sad" method. Would have preferred to have my composition done at taking the shot...

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:05 UTC
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