Yes, what you see above lacks saturation, contrast, dynamic range, and is soft at near the front of the lens. I didn’t tilt the Cambo ACTUS GFX far enough forward. You see, I had intended just to take a few test shots, after which I’d cull the bad ones, save the profiles and shoot proper ones tomorrow, where focus, file quality, WB and more would be carefully set. But then family matters erupted.Read More
This thread is raging at DPReview right now, precisely because Canon's second-tier 370$ USD F/1,8 85mm lens from 1992 draws very similarly, and certainly with less DOF than Fujifilm's top-of-the-line 1000$ USD F/1,2 56mm XF lens.
OP Stoneh Ray's camera settings are problematic, but the basic draw styles tell what needs to be told: unless cost, size, weight, and generational misalignment are ignored, equivalence never favours smaller formats.
Editor's note: this essay is written by long-time OHM IMAGE friend, and confidant, Thomas Tsai aka Mr. T, of Cymbacavum fame. You may also know Thomas Tsai from products such as OHM AIR, and The A-Team. Be sure to check out his flickr account, Thomas Tsai Photography (Facebook), and Cymbacavum. And, stay tune for more. His journey has just begun.
When it comes to photography, I’m not exactly a gear head. I’ve been using my Canon EOS 40D for the past eight years or so, and it has served me quite well. In today’s terms, however, the 40D is a stinker. The cheapest micro 4/3rds cameras best it in image quality on DxOMark, and my iPhone theoretically has the better autofocus system. It doesn’t even have video capability.Read More
While now a month old, Michael The Mentor's painstaking review which pits Canon's top grip-less FF dSLR VS Nikon's latest D750, is fresh. Why it matters is that it is a user, not a benchmark review promoting external software, or performance-by-the-numbers journalism. He even describes why he pits cameras of two generations against each other.
Covered are the usual suspects: stills, video, ISO, dynamic range, etc., but rather than stopping at the numbers, Michael shows how each impacts the end user. His AF tests aren't simple statements, but practiced, gruelling metrics covered by modus operandi. And, inasmuch as his conclusions are drawn by a flawed species of mammal, they are as unbiased as I've seen. You certainly won't find their like at ohm. And While they've been around forever, yours truly has just discovered them.