Will Cheung Shoots Marco Photography With The Help Of MPB

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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Camera Equipment, including the Nikon Z 8 Review.

Relatively few will have handled a Z9, though many will be familiar with a D850 or D500 DX near equivalent..

On size and weight it might have been more relevant to describe it as about 15% smaller and lighter than a D850.

Made by LenShepherd on 31 May 2023 9:43PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I know there are "die-hard" fans of black and white photography. Thankfully Leica is not the sole player in the game. I hear Pentax has its Monochrome K-3 III DSLR rolling out now and that it is sold out in the Japanese market. 😲

Made by pablophotographer on 23 Apr 2023 2:31AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

"...these sample photos far below average..."

These sample images are indeed very poor quality, but this is entirely the photographer to blame. I'm not sure what he/she was focusing on, but it sure wasn't in the frame. Add to that the compression the web publishing tool applies (even on the high res) and there's no way, that you can do justice to a camera with these images. Unfortunately, this photographer isn't alone. Many viewers try to judge the image quality of a camera or lens, based on images on web pages or (worse) Youtube videos. You simply can't... You need the raw file, some time in post and a large print or very good screen.

I'm a professional photographer in the fashion and beauty industry. Over the past 35 years I've used many different cameras and lenses and I'm very discerning. Nevertheless, when I borrowed a Q2 Monochrome from a friend, I was blown away by the images. The tonality and high-ISO performance wasn't anything like I'd seen before. Nowadays I'm using the SL2 professionally and the Q2M and M10-R for personal work. M-cameras and lenses are still at the pinnacle of image quality, but you need to know how to use them.

Made by Jacob62 on 17 Apr 2023 4:36PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

it's a bulgy beast and the quality of these sample photos far below average what you could achieve with all and any other compact cam now - even iphone cams make more detailed photos!
leica once was setting standards (long time ago: 30 years or moreSmile
nowadays, those cams are simply scam for snobs & bobos.

Made by FabioKeiner on 14 Apr 2023 8:48AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

For this prize I am not impressed, at least not with this samples.
IMO the Sigma Merrill is the best Sensor for BW photography, with even more possibilities than a monochrome sensor and I would bet the 20 times cheaper DP2 Merrill would stand its ground against the Leica M11.

Made by HDPro on 14 Apr 2023 12:46AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

". . . the camera does an okay job with JPEG output (as long as you're not pixel peeping)."

What?!? I have an SD Quattro H, and it makes the best jpegs of any camera that I have owned. Currently I own a Nikon D810 with a few G lenses, including the excellent 85mm f1.4 G. I have a 24 MP Sony too.

My Sigma is my favorite camera. Previpusly I owned a Sigma SD1 Merrill and a Sigma SD 14 too.

I think I should point out that the jpegs from Sigma's Quattro cameras (all of them) have received high praise by several professional reviewers. I have no idea why this review says what it does about the jpegs.

Made by Scottelly on 13 Apr 2023 7:54PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Why does canon always throw a spanner in the works on their cameras, no mechanical shutter ! 40 FPS is nice but the subjects you will use this on will be moving, so for action you are limited to 6 frames per second. I think I will stick with my RP for the foreseeable future only 1 FPS slower but doesn't have annimal bird recognition, I know what birds look like so at twice the price is it worth it ?

Made by GwB on 3 Apr 2023 2:50PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I upgraded from the S5 to the S5ii over a month ago but to date the RAW conversion in Adobe or DXO is not available. Lumix "helpline" advised that their staff are working on the conversion but expect a delay of 3-4 weeks at least. Why do camera manufacturers release new cameras that are only partly fit for purpose? It's not only Panasonic that are guilty of this as I have experienced this with Sony as well. I am sure other manufacturers are similar. Surely, as consumers, we should expect new products to work from day 1 release with all raw, jpeg or video features working asadvertised.

Made by sco1 on 23 Feb 2023 8:28AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

I'm more interested in the video, but there doesn't seem to be a hot shoe to mount a mic

Made by davetyrer on 10 Jan 2023 8:57PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Hi guys
I was 4 years ago a Nikon D800; D750; D500 shooter. A great offer 3 years ago after the X-T3 was on the market , they offered the X-T2 Fuji + 18-55mm lens for 1650$ cdn . I loved the results immediately , for a year or two, I was struggling with the menus. As I got better at them, I started to love it so much that I bought a few more lenses such as the expensive Fuji 50-140 F2.8 (heaviness is its only drawback). Since that time I added the X-T4 and many more lenses. I also ordered a Fringer NF-FX lens adaptor, and I was very surprised by the sharpness theses 2 cameras, have compared to my Nikons DSLRs, using the Nikon lenses. The AF is so much more precise than what a DSLR can do.
Because a crop sensor generate more noise I am using DXo Elite Photolabs 5 & 6 with its deepPrime denoiser. But I prefer my Capture One 22 for editing (layers). The film simulations are a joy to use. While Nikon & Fujifilm know how to build cameras & lenses, the edge on image quality for me is Fujifilm . As far as buttons or switches could accidentally be change position, I just found the "ON/OFF"' switch being a problem. I print on an epson Pro 3880 17 X 22 inch

Made by ardo on 4 Jan 2023 10:16PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply