Richard Butler

Richard Butler

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Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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eaglenote: How many cameras were used in this test? Sample size of one camera doesnt constitute the scientific method too well.

That would be true if there were significant variation in results between camera bodies. There isn't. One design of chip tends to produce very, very consistent results.

Equally, the degree to which the 6D II's results match older Canon chips (both in extent and in replicating the odd variations in intermediate ISO steps) helps validate the results.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
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AD in KC: I'm a professional test chart photographer, so this is clearly not the camera for me.

Wow, how much DR do your charts have?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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tinternaut: What happens when you push the exposure? Is there there any latitude hiding at the highlight end of the available DR?

I'm afraid not. Highlight recovery is primarily a question of what's clipped and how good your software is at interpreting what's missing.

If there were significant additional data in the highlights that wasn't in the JPEGs then it would mean your camera was always underexposing and each tone would be noisier than necessary.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
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Rhawi Dantas: Ricoh, if you are listening bring a GR with an 35mm equiv. lens. While at it slap a 24mp sensor and we are done.

I volunteer as tribute for testing. (hard job but someone has to do it.´).

FeDost - I don't think they were suggesting they'd build something *instead* of a 28mm (that's what the GR series *is*). I think they were saying they'd consider making something else as well, if there were enough interest.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M6 w/ EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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Vit Adamek: wow

That was pretty much my reaction, too.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
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Timmbits: In my camera, I can choose between no electronic curtain,
electronic first curtain, or
electronic second curtain.

The argument can me made that when you press the shutter, you create a little movement anyways. therefore removing the advantage of an electronic first curtain to keep the camera stable.

Would this be the reason for having the electronic second curtain option? Or would it be something else? (for example, keeping the camera stable once the curtain is open, and closing behind and following as data is read out)

(in case it makes any difference, it's a Samsung NX20)

There's no chance it was a flash first/second curtain sync option?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M6 w/ EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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Tequila MockingjayBird: Inspired Mr Butler for this image? I think so. :)
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58910967
https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~forums/58910967/eb53309884184ae4ae3193e41e9ac6a3

Strictly coincidence. I guess that's the composition that presents itself (not that you have much choice with a prime).

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Reactive: "A station called King's Cross"... is that a PSB reference by any chance?

I'm glad someone spotted it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: We all know Canon 22mm is a distortion free (close to 0% distortion) and extremely sharp lens. All the sample photos are with excellent color rendering and very sharp.
Good job! Canon.

Doesn't look like there's any software correction of distortion going on. There's a lot of vignetting, but I'm not seeing anything that would make me question photozone's results.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS M6 w/ EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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Slimjon: This composition was begging for F/2.0

I agree. I shot this one at F3.5 (trying to retain a little context from the background), and another at F2. Sadly I completely messed the alignment up on the F2 shot, such that the whole plane of the pumps isn't in focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (240 comments in total)
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Charles2: Something is wrong with your statement, "The camera has chosen to focus on the grass rather than the subject in the foreground." The Exif data for that photo (raw file) records:
Focus Mode: Auto
AF Point Set: Yes
Focus Pixel: 957 632
In portrait orientation, the focus pixel is at (y,x) from origin at the bottom left, at least on my X-Pro2. You set AF point/box there -- which is not on the grass -- and the camera duly focused the lens per your choice of location for the focus box.
From the online manual for the camera:
Choose the AF mode for focus modes S and C. -> SINGLE POINT The camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus point.
http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en/manual/x-a3/menu_shooting/autofocus_setting/

I think you're looking at the EXIF of the in-focus version from the gallery, not the out-of-focus example in the conclusion page, which says the camera was using Zone AF mode.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Note to you Leica haters who don't own one or never even used one:
Go to

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2017/07/10/hands-on-the-new-leica-tl2-camera-in-hand-first-look/

and read his initial impressions of the TL2 and then tell the world in your snarkiest best about iPhones, Galaxies and cheaper cameras measuring up to the Leica standards. This new TL2 makes gorgeous images and has little noise at ISO 10,000. And the colors are amazing. So go ahead and have your snark fest, I'm waiting to buy one.

The 35mm F1.4 and 60mm F2.8 are made in Germany, the rest are made in Japan.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
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kiwishamoo: Battery Life: cr#p
Flash x-sync speed: cr#p
Pixel pitch: cr#p

Brand w#nk factor: Priceless

And even then, it's only about pixel pitch if you solely care about 100% magnification.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
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ovlov: Looks like a YI M1.

Given it looks much like the [original Leica T](https://www.dpreview.com/products/leica/slrs/leica_t701), chronology implies the Yi looks like this.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)
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mokara: Looks like a rebranded NX500

Since the original, similar looking [Leica T](https://www.dpreview.com/products/leica/slrs/leica_t701) was launched almost a year before the NX500, wouldn't it be fairer to say that the NX500 looks like this?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
On a photo in the Leica TL2 sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: Please: Location of the establishment where this was procured? Explanation of the the pea concoction? Number of Michelin stars you would award were it in your power?

Seattle's excellent 'Nosh' food truck. They're minted garden peas (served slightly chilled). And I'd give them several stars, as they make some of the best fish and chips I've had on either side of the Atlantic.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)
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webber15: Proof really that touchscreens suck compared to physical controls...

It's the physical controls that I took issue with (the good news being that their behaviour can probably be altered).

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:35 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)
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Eric00: Lame review. I hope that the reviewer is a dedicated Leica photographer, because those who are not committed to a particular system will always concentrate on the negatives of a system they don't use. One thing to keep in mind are the limitations of the most used camera in the world: the iPhone. We all could fill volumes with its limitations, and yet, the modern user base taking photos out there are rejecting all those traditional systems everyone so dearly defend and voting with their dollars on the iPhone. Leica knows this, and to come out with a product based on a similar usability concept (with all its faults and all) is nothing short of brilliant in a consumer market in 2017 and beyond. A market driven by portability, software, and cool user interfaces. Leica is opening a window to the future with this TL2 while most critics seem caught in the incremental nostalgia other camera companies have imposed on us. The lame review is more like a lamentation from the old world crowd.

"...it’s not the smartphone-like touchscreen interface that I found hard to adapt to."

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (526 comments in total)
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sandy b: One memory slot listed as a con on the D7500, but not the 80D or the A6500/A6300, the main competition? We all know why Nikon chose to remove it, save a couple of dollars, competitive with the competition and product differentiation from the D500, all reasonable reasons. I think it's reasonable to point out the difference and the why, as you did, but to list as a con is a bit of a reach unless it's a con for the competitors.

@maksa - you're absolutely right. That's certainly a 'Pro' for the Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (381 comments in total)
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rurikw: Is this the first "real" camera with a smartphone type interface? Surprised Leica did it or rather that nobody else did it first. Kudos.

The Yi certainly came after the original Leica T, shall we say.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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