Well I guess that explains the sample variation; hand cementing doublets was not something I was expecting to see!
Why did they bury the new Macro Ring Lite announcement in here?!?
rubank: The X-T1 studio scene shots look awful. Is there something wrong with the demosaicing? Or is this typical of the Fuji sensor...?
Unfortunately I'd say they're fairly typical of the X-Trans sensor.
The novel colour filter array means you get lovely B&W detail, and bold colours in larger areas. Small areas of colour get smudged out of existence though.
MJ Jones: At this focal and 200 ISO setting, it's disappointing to see so much pixel smudge on the full-size image.
Agreed; the NR (or AA filter?) looks very heavy handed.
oluv: wow, looks extremely soft, but i have no idea if it is the lens, wrong focus or shutter shock?
Whatever the problem is, you're right, this sample image is remarkably soft.
Having looked at the other samples I'd say it's either NR or the AA filter. 2822827.jpg shows remarkably little detail as well, and that's with the 25mm f1.8 shot at 1/1600th + f/4.5. That's a good lens, and the shutter speed is also high.
I guess we'll have to wait until the full review is published before we see some ACR samples to rule out poor JPEG NR and some studio samples to rule out the AA filter.
It is possible to get camera shake even at 1/1250 if you're unlucky... I've seen it done; but for this and the 1/1600s shot to be camera shake seems unlikely.
The prime appears to be a good lens too, so I'm voting NR/AA
BruceBorowski: I would insult all of the critics, intelligence here on dpreview.... but I can't think of anything dumb enough to say
Are you sure?
Oooh, leatherette. Can we have one in vinyl please? Ideally something in a fake tiger pattern!
Sorry, I've just given Hasselblad more ideas haven't I...
Michael Ma: 42x? You rarely need anything over 3X.
Correct; *you* rarely need anything over 3x.
Anyone with an interest in wildlife photography generally wants a very long zoom. That said, I would be happy with a 3x zoom, if it were a 300mm to 900mm (equiv) 3x zoom ;)
Brainois: I may say that the PRIME function is astonishing.
I would like to show you somme of my very first trials. There:http://mdelfeld.smugmug.com/ARCHITECTURAL/Chruches-Elises
These images has been taken at Porto in one of these "golden" churches so specific of this country.
All images has been taken in CR2 with a 5DMkIII at 25.600 ISO and treated with DOP (DxO) and the PRIME tool.
Since then, I did many other trials in different conditions. Even using PRIME with low ISO values.
Agreed. I tried the demo version using PRIME with an ISO 25600 shot from my 5D2, and was staggered by just how good it was at removing noise whilst keeping the detail intact. I showed a couple of people the shots at 1920x1080 and they all guessed they were taken at ISO800!
On a couple of shots it pulled detail out of areas I thought were completely obliterated by noise too.
I was so impressed I went out and bought a copy!
Master Yoda: A lot of us have been waiting for a fast super wide lens for the APC and 4/3rds cameras that's not a fish-eye and is reasonably affordable! If the subsequent review specs say it's at least decent a lot of people will be all over this thing!
You need a lens for your APC? Doesn't all the armour get in the way?! ;p
trulandphoto: This might just be my next EOS-M lens. But do I get EF mount so I can use it with my 7D and the adapter on the EOS-M or the EF-M mount version?
@zevobh: I'm not surprised they're looking at buying a manual focus lens either ;)
stevens37y: dpreview.com member.
Someone obsessed with photographic equipment but with little or no interest in the art of photography.
Is that why you're here?
Sorry, too easy.
dpalugyay: Give me a call, Adobe, when you stop renting your software and stop losing my confidential information. Maybe I'll come back.
In the meantime, I've found DXO Optics Pro 9 and Capture One Pro 7 that both kick Lightroom 5's butt, and my CS6 still works great on my Tiff exports.
... and if you haven't tried the new "Prime" noise reduction mode in DxO 9 give it a go - I'm amazed by just how good it is!
It's not as fast as the old NR mode (which is still the default mode), but the results can be amazing ...
Please can we have the D800E added to the test scene too?
Jonne Ollakka: As a smart phone, the PowerShot seems slightly limited to me. As a camera, the Nokia is really great and on par with alot of these cheap compacts.
The S120 isn't a cheap compact though, image quality on the S120 is significantly better than the compact camera average.
Go over to main DPReview, and have a play with the studio scene comparison.
Try the Nokia 808, the Canon S110, and then compare with (say) the FujiFilm Finepix XP30.
A very cool app, but the title's misleading IMO:"Nokia's post-capture focus app Refocus now available for all Pureview smartphones"
The 808 is unquestionably a Pureview smartphone. This app isn't Symbian compatible though.
I wouldn't quibble with "Windows based Pureview smartphones".
Please make it sharp at 600mm Tamron!
So many of the long zooms are at their softest at the long end; yet that's where I always seem to want to use them...
Yes, yes, I know; learn fieldcraft young grasshopper. A fair point Yoda, but... I'd still like it sharpest at 600mm :)
Looking at the right hand side of this sample, I'm wondering whether this lens is slightly de-centered?
The background houses on the right of the frame look very blurred compared to things I think are a similar distance away from the camera on the left hand side.
Which leads me to the question: Does DPReview run any form of test on the lenses before they're used?
I understand this is a can of worms™ you'd be opening; do you review based on a tested good sample or on the supplied and tested bad sample etc. If you only use the tested good lenses, do you report how many failures you had to go through before you found a good sample. Etc.
I know you reported on the Canon S100's lens issues, but that was an integrated lens.
Ben O Connor: An amazing blend of enthusiast compact camera.
- The best EVF on the class (which has brought from most popular MFT cam)- more than 10 times zoom with constant 2.8 apetture. - Class leading 1/ 1,7 compact sensor (Olympus made three cam with same sensor also Pentax used the same recipy)- A super macro and Super tele in the same body. -Its a flat camera when the lens is closed (Many VF superzooms aren´t ) -Has a hot shue, which match for other olympus product, which are affordable. -Wifi is avaliable.
I simply can´t find enought superlatives. Very well done olympus. Maybe I would put one complain that 28mm is not wide enought compare to 24mm, or could even be 22mm... but as long as there is panorama option, its not the end of the world.
Very well done olympus.
I thought that, until I looked at the samples posted; the samples really do not look good at 100%.
I'll wait until I see some converted RAW images before I write it off completely, but based on the JPEGs it's a non-starter IMO.
Thank you for publishing this really useful comparison, and using the high resolution mode - this is exactly the comparison I was looking for :)
Bad news for Nokia, I'll stick with my 808!