General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Athiril

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    He's using DxO not Lightroom, and also consider the pricing on that chart.

    The 2700x is $260 vs the i5 9600K $370, thats about $100 more for 2.5% performance increase in Lightroom. There is nothing else on that chart in that price range. The Ryzen has a better multi core score on Geekbench so will probably be better on DxO.


    The 2700x isnt 4x as powerful as your current CPU, so there must be something else in there as well other than just cpu performance. An SSD makes life in general more pleasant for anything really. Having your catalogue on an internal SSD would be better for reviewing, editing, etc as well.

    Do you find rendering slower or faster on DxO? Just curious, 2 mins sounds like a lot to me.
     
  2. herzeg

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    Rendering previews is generally slower (than LR), but not annoyingly so - main gripe is with exporting with Prime NR, which supposedly uses a unique algorithm to rebuild the file pixel by pixel. The quality of the output is unquestionable, but whether the difference is worth the process/overhead could definitely be argued...
     
  3. thommo101

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    So, I'm going to need Canon / Nikon to release some amazing new body. That way people that switched to Sony will be compelled to switch back, and then there will be some decent 2nd hand bargains available for my to buy. Unless someone has a 100-400GM going cheap already? :p
     
  4. Pbx_Jnr

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    I will be pre-ordering just as soon as I can :)
     
  6. Deftone2k

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    Yep cant wait! :)
     
  7. Yanoflies

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    No, I'll pick up the Sigma 35mm instead. The f/1.2 one of course!
     
  8. Psyentist

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    Very interesting to see how the new 35s are. So many 35mm primes - all good - but none that really stands out; the crown is still vacant

    Personally I don't like 35mm, but am eying the new 45mm offerings. The Sigma looks mildly interesting, but the Samyang is faster and priced very well.
     
  9. lonewolf1983

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    for me a 35 1.8 tends to just be a bit meh, prefer the pop of a 1.4 but understand not everyone wants the heft
     
  10. Yanoflies

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    Which Samyang? Are you sure you're thinking of the same Sigma 35mm f/1.2 that I am? It's definitely the fastest auto-focus FE lens.
     
  11. Deftone2k

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    To be honest we just end up with them all.

    I think my lineup will end up being along the lines of below

    16-35GM
    24GM
    24-70GM
    35 1.8
    35 1.2 Art (if it turns out amaze)
    50 1.4 Sony
    55 1.8
    85 1.8 Sony
    85 GM
    135GM
    100-400GM
     
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  12. Psyentist

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    Nah the 45mm lenses, specifically the Samyang 45mm f/1.8.

    I want no part of the Sigma 35/1.2
     
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  13. Psyentist

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    That's a comprehensive line-up.

    I'm always trying to get away with the least amount of lenses in my bag. For the past few years it's been an 85/55. However, the 135GM looks like a stunner.
     
  14. Deftone2k

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    Indeed and specific in different usage. The smaller glass is great for day to day usage/personal work, travel and destination work.

    The other workhorses are great for solid use most weeks of the year.

    Others are great for specific photography uses (astro etc).

    I am not usually one for awkward focal lengths, but really loving 55. 45 is ok... ive got the tiltshift and its always been a little not quite wide enough/not quite long enough feeling to me.
     
  15. Yanoflies

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    Sigma fp - L Mount Camera - 'Pocketable'.
    ISO Range -100-25600
    4.43 x 2.75 x 1.78 inches
    24.6MP (Sony?) Full Frame Sensor
    49 point Auto Focus
    4K Video via Cinema DNG
     
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  17. herzeg

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    Yeah, I'd definitely pay $499 for that...
     
  18. millsy_c

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    Argh the holy trinity prices are getting so low on gumtree!
     

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