Dennis Linden

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On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (136 comments in total)
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daddyo: Most Excellent! By the time this is all perfected I will be able to live in a virtual nursing home! Can't wait -- better start stocking up on 'Depends' right now.

what will virtual diapers feel like?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (136 comments in total)

I remember the 1970's Egg chair. That was the future of music listening.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 18:51 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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ScanSpeak: I'm no tablet fan but I would go for the surface pro before this ipad pro running iOS.

Only the apps make my iP6s tolerable.

My personal experience with Surface 3 Pro was disappointing. Biggest problem with any pad device is the ergonomics. How do you hold and edit. iPad comes closer, but once keyboard attached, what you really want is a balanced laptop.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Isn't anyone concerned about the implications of throwing thousands of professional Canon complainers out of work?

melgross and sam, yes, but, some of us do print large. I like to shoot night time panoramas, and being able to recover the shadows is very important. So, all bits of information are important. And before anyone says, I have used Canon, Sony, Olympus and now use Sigma, Nikon and Fuji... just depending on which camera matches my outfit. The Sigma Night Noise is quite a bit for example, and that means more work to balance and reduce noise so that the prints are acceptable. Yes, you can always rely on post processing, but it's more work too. They can ALL make excellent prints.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Isn't anyone concerned about the implications of throwing thousands of professional Canon complainers out of work?

I think the improvement is fantastic, but as mentioned, just change the 70D to a D7200 and compare. They still have a way to go. I will be ready for a new camera system one day, not today.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2016 at 22:02 UTC

I don't know about the framing guide, but the climber sure looks like Barney Britton !!!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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maridia: Two more interesting cameras from Sigma with great potential gimped AGAIN even before release due to Sigma's incomprehensible reliance on their SPP software and mostly incompatible proprietary raw file format. Ugh.

I hear the next Medium Format version will have a Rasberry Pi built in so you won't be forced to use linux anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:20 UTC
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art99: A FF Foveon later on perhaps ??

I hear a medium format is just around the corner ... ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:17 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Dennis Linden: Why? It must be a labor of love.

If Fx sales (as in the case of Nikon and probably Canon too) represent less than 10% of the total body sales compared to Dx, then arguably Ricoh must have sales expectations in the thousands of units. They still made it. Now, if that's not for the love of their customers, I don't know what is.

Miles, yes, theoretically. I would look at Nikon as a bad example. They have 90% Dx shooters and even with a "full court press" to move to Fx, I suspect very few did. Pentax at least has a few good Dx lenses, Nikon has one or two lenses that are good for Dx. Shame, the 24 Mpx sensor is great.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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goodbokeh: I don't get the X70 vs GR lens sharpness statement? I just took a long look at the studio scene Jpegs at various ISOs in central and edge portions of the scene, on a Lenovo 27inch 2K monitor. The X70 was sharper and had more contrast than the GR every time and looked very similar to the X100T. Was the sharpness statement based upon a comparison of raw photos that could have been influenced by software compatibility with the x-trans sensor?

I think what I said was that it would be unlikely to appreciate any differences without large format printing. Now, I actually have the x70 and have been performing my own non-studio comparisons. I would say it is about the same as the GR. There's only so much you can do with a 28mm f2.8 lens and a 16 Mpx sensor. I would suspect that a much larger physical lens would be required to eek out better images.

Look, the bottom line, these cameras are good street shooters, ok travel shooters but lack the 24 Mpx to make them great.

I am impressed at the BW jpeg renderings in the x70, it handles highights with ease. Much better than my sold sony's

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

Why? It must be a labor of love.

If Fx sales (as in the case of Nikon and probably Canon too) represent less than 10% of the total body sales compared to Dx, then arguably Ricoh must have sales expectations in the thousands of units. They still made it. Now, if that's not for the love of their customers, I don't know what is.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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goodbokeh: I don't get the X70 vs GR lens sharpness statement? I just took a long look at the studio scene Jpegs at various ISOs in central and edge portions of the scene, on a Lenovo 27inch 2K monitor. The X70 was sharper and had more contrast than the GR every time and looked very similar to the X100T. Was the sharpness statement based upon a comparison of raw photos that could have been influenced by software compatibility with the x-trans sensor?

I agree that the comments are not grounded in reality. I downloaded full sized JPEG's (which in fact seem large, so I believe as has been pointed out these are not SOOC, but Adobe impressions). I find the GR2's less sharp, particularly at the edges, and suffering from a bit more moire. I don't usually see the moire unless processed. In either case, it is unlikely we would see the differences unless we were to print at over 24in. IMHO.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 21:51 UTC

I think they are on the right track with the Session. Improved functionality with mobile devices and improved software to help generate sharable media.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 40th comment

It is impressive where Sony has taken these engineering concepts, but then, I said the same thing when the Nikon 1 came out. I expected it would not be long before that tech moved to the Dx and Fx sized sensors, I was wrong, or perhaps, premature in my excitement. Just think about a FX sensor with IBIS, and DUAL IS in some cases trying to perform all the things we "desire". The processing power and battery power alone will be engineering wonders. It will be a time before these mythical Fx products appear, if ever, sadly.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 16:53 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

I have started and stopped a post under this article a few times now.

Anyone who has a family member in a mortal situation will be unable to hold back tears at the emotions expressed in the video. Thank you. It has inspired me to try and go back and capture more of my own family before our eventual parting.

From the techy perspective of a DPR reader for years, it's another example of how your "intention" and not your instruments make for life changing moments.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Great, now how about 16-80 and 80-250 f2.8 DX.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:36 UTC as 179th comment
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Aberaeron: Wow! They want everyone to shoot as I do. That's so cool.

Only I expect they want better images and themes than I take, so it doesn't effect me one way or another. I won't be missed. :-(

Hmm, I won't be missed either, since I refuse to shoot or save in Adobe RGB...

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 22:43 UTC

so much for the smaller and smaller trend.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 19:07 UTC as 43rd comment

Am I alone in thinking these look very Otus-like in general appearance.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 16:44 UTC as 52nd comment
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