Lan: @DPR: Go on, tell us; how many times did you have to beg Sony to make that headline happen? Or was the pun always there, just waiting patiently for its day in the pixels? Anxious minds need to know ;)
@DPR: Go on, tell us; how many times did you have to beg Sony to make that headline happen? Or was the pun always there, just waiting patiently for its day in the pixels? Anxious minds need to know ;)
I shall be interested later; or perhaps not decided. Tentatively. Possibly in 2015.
Honestly, that has to be nearly the most pointless press release in the world - it would have won the crown, but for the Hasselblad Lunacy ;)
Lan: I don't mind coverage of the video features of a camera, but please can you stick with reviewing things in text/stills? Video is just so slow and tedious to watch IMO...
Pun intended ;)
Does this take any time to script/act/produce?
Is any time spent marshalling thoughts?
Does it require any manpower to edit into usable form?
Is any time spent setting up lighting?
Configuring the camera?
Do you spend time answering comment threads from whiny users? ;)
If the answer to any of those questions is yes; then I hate to say it, but it *is* taking up time that you could be spending on something else instead!
Of course if you all do all of this in your own free time, then by all means carry on ;)
I don't mind coverage of the video features of a camera, but please can you stick with reviewing things in text/stills? Video is just so slow and tedious to watch IMO...
Nope, this clearly isn't the lens to choose if you photograph pine trees. The CA means that the colour is completely missing some of the pine needles - go on, admire the blue needles near the top left of the frame.
This would make an amusing companion to an X-Trans sensor though ;)
Howard111: Frankly I'm pretty impressed. I would have bought this had I seen these examples in the summer - opting instead for the Panasonic FZ1000. OK, not perfect but very very good for such an amazing zoom length. At 300mm, I copied the original size into photoshop and sharpened it a little bit, and I reckon it would have been as good, probably better than my Nikon 18-200 (only) zoom.But there you go - I'm still very pleased with my FZ100!
Edgar, for an opposing view, did you look at the pine needles shot? I'd moderate that enthusiasm a bit. The CA is so strong that the pine needles are entirely the wrong colour in places - see top left!
The big cat is also not happy with her purple eye liner ;) The CA is so great in places that the colour fringes of the CA are overlapping each other! (see OOF area to the left of her)
I'm not even sure that all the kings horses and all the DxO team's men could put that colour back together again ;)
h2k: Why not mention the lens' s widest apertures in the headline or at least in the text?
Possibly because no one would be crazy enough to use it wide open? ;)
Spectacular CA! I love the purple eye liner it's given that big cat ;)
The bokeh to the left of her is particularly unpleasant - I don't think I've seen jangling colour in bokeh before. Fixed colours yes, almost striped, no. Pine needles are clearly not the strong point of this lens.
I know you have to make compromises to get such a large zoom range, particularly in this size and price range, but there must have been better compromises than this?
Why do lens manufacturers not realise that most people want a long zoom so they can take pictures of something at the long end of that zoom range? Most of these lenses have terrible long ends - sadly this lens wouldn't appear to be an exception to that :(
nicolaiecostel: Love these videos. Much better than a 25 page review, although much less informative.
It would be great if you could post your usual in-depth reviews along with these videos.
Thank you Barney; that's perfect!
Conversely I'd rather have the 25 page review. If I wanted to watch videos, I'd be on Youtube, or staring at the TV...
Joni...: Usually DPReviews choices of this kind of news are not great examples of good photography, always open to discussion and I think that's the main reason they post it. And that's why I never comment on them.But seeing comments from people that don't see any beauty in pictures like 1 or 9, I need to say: You guys should rethink why you photograph and what is photography...
Joni: Everyone's taste is different; but your taste isn't any more important than anyone else's.
People can love all of the images, they can hate all of them; but I don't think anyone who's been critical of some of the images should have to rethink anything. At least they're thinking...
MediaDigitalVideo: Great idea that mobile device as viewer.
If it had a *tablet* holder I could see an advantage; having a significantly bigger screen attached would be nice, but an iPhone holder... Yay, I get to replace a small screen with an almost as small screen but with extra lag.
I'd have thought a cup holder would be more useful than an iPhone holder ;)
Lan: Surprisingly high levels of noise, and worse still there's quite a lot of noise reduction at base ISO here too. For a camera with professional pretentions this is not looking good at all...
Thank you; I'm aware of that; but RAW or JPEG doesn't really matter in this case. My point was that there's noise where there shouldn't be any, and NR where it shouldn't need to be any...
Surprisingly high levels of noise, and worse still there's quite a lot of noise reduction at base ISO here too. For a camera with professional pretentions this is not looking good at all...
MadManAce: Best DXO upgrade yet! About time that I can fully use DNG files, I have been trying trials for sometime and the sharpening artifacts, DNG incompatibility, slow processing, not impressive noise reduction (including PRIME), and many others things have been addressed. I may actually buy it this time, unless I am forced to get the elite version to use with my E-M1, if that is the case, then I will skip again.
Ironically I suspect the reason you've been having NR problems is almost certainly *because* you're using DNG. I don't know what camera you're using, or how you're creating the DNG files, but many DNG files are demosaiced. PRIME's unlikely to work well on those.
I find PRIME works spectacularly on my 5D2's CR2 files - sufficiently so that I bought a copy of DxO9! It's far better than ACR, DPP, NoiseNinja, NeatImage or indeed anything else I've tried...
One thing you may (or may not) have missed is that DxO rather stupidly (IMO) defaults to not using PRIME. You need to specifically select it in the Customize options; otherwise DxO defaults to "HighQuality" noise reduction; which isn't high quality ;)
Lan: I know I'm swimming against the tide here, but I can't understand why anyone would buy a camera because it's small, and then deliberately go and make it bigger?!?
Use two hands to hold the camera (any camera) and the grip problem is solved. You don't need to buy a grip, you need to get a grip ;)
Richard: A good question. To be honest I don't know. I don't tend to use these cameras in my pockets; as I feel the lens mechanism is too flimsy for that... I think cameras like the S100 are a bit too big for my pockets already!
Mike FL: "Lytro Development Kit features a 41MP Toshiba sensor". It is interesting to see Toshiba is joining the game of sensor war.
It's almost certainly the same Toshiba 41MP sensor that was in the Nokia Pureview 808. Not new in other words ;)
If they are looking for a hardware partner, Nokia should be familiar with that particular sensor!
KonstRuctor: And what about Canon sRAW and mRAW?
Actually a bit of both :)