Jeff Greenberg

Jeff Greenberg

Works as a full time stock shooter since July 1988
Joined on Jan 21, 2003

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No one looks at a photographer
wearing a Hasselblad & whispers,
"He has nothing on."

The Emporer has clothes...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 01:37 UTC as 7th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)

Latest Canon 5DS&R 83%
Latest Sony A7RII 90%

Wow.
Wow WOW WOW wow.
Wow wow...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 02:53 UTC as 131st comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

Jeff Greenberg: > hobby or amateur would like to see smaller MP instead of 42M

Really? 42mp allows one to zoom 2x or more post shooting.
Its like 2x teleconverter without teleconverter issues...

Being what??
(other than post-shoot zooming too much = IQ reduction)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 15:36 UTC

> hobby or amateur would like to see smaller MP instead of 42M

Really? 42mp allows one to zoom 2x or more post shooting.
Its like 2x teleconverter without teleconverter issues...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 18:17 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (211 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dandrewk: It's amazing how uniformed some posters CHOOSE to be regarding the nature of testing a wide angle lens, close up, on a flat field.

A lot of the absurd barbs seem to be coming from insecure Leica owners. Perhaps if Sony degraded the entire image to get flat field corner sharpness, similar to what Leica does, we could use the RX1 for 5:1 macro shots of stamps. But then, who would use a WA lens for such a chore?

Read all the comments here, ESPECIALLY the ones from the DPR testers themselves. It's basic photography 101. The corners are not unsharp, they are OUT OF FOCUS... which is exactly what should happen in this setup. The same goes with the Leica until Leica forced their correction upon us.

Sony continues to rip a hole in competition.
Competition owners continue to experience
increase in stomach cramps, bathroom visits.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
In reply to:

Jeff Greenberg: Sony stock chart SNE in 2015
looks great compared to
Canon stock chart CAJ...

CAJ chart looks horrible.
Like a company headed towards bankruptcy...

> Canon pays 4+% of dividend @ Payout Ratio of 80%. FWIW.

Worth about as much as
"my broken camera doesn't take bad pictures"
Your (6) Likes evidences others in denial after
experiencing 50% drop in CAJ since 2011.
OF COURSE yield goes up when stock price crashes!!!!!
And let's not ignore overwhelming analysts' downgrades...

SNE chart evidences its better longterm investment
than CAJ -- regardless I wouldn't go for either except
as short-term trade immediately after 10% sudden dip...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 17:24 UTC

Sony stock chart SNE in 2015
looks great compared to
Canon stock chart CAJ...

CAJ chart looks horrible.
Like a company headed towards bankruptcy...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 21:19 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On article Photo prodigy: The images of 17-year-old Taylor Gray (165 comments in total)

Great photos.
Processing skills beyond mine & many others, IMO, pro or not.
But "prodigy" usually reserved for children, not teens, right?
Otherwise EVERYONE taking photos at that level are prodigies,
regardless of age. Teen prodigies are talented young adult larvae...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 18:49 UTC as 55th comment
In reply to:

farhadvm: sony is taking over

Pro here.
Full time stock.
ONLY Sony RX10 ~2 yrs now...
And those images license regularly.
Gave up Canons after 10D, 20D, 40D, 7D.
Contemplating A7RII if Sony offers rumored
24-70mm f2.8 & its IQ is acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 01:22 UTC
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Jim Evidon: Once again, DPReview show that it prefers to give a big splash to Sony products.

Don't get me wrong. My wife has an a6000 replacing her Sony DSLR and I agree that Sony is on the cutting edge for everything but their infernal menus.
The a6000 is a little wizard and a fine camera.

But certainly, DPReview can consider giving a little more space for some of Sony's competitors. I'm certain that if we were to review DPR's featured cameras over the last six months we would find they are heavily weighted for Sony. If DPReview is to provide a service to it's readers it should review more than a Big Box store's large camera company's sales leaders, even if it is owned by Amazon.

Take Leica for instance. They make excellent cameras; some within the price range of high end Sony's and yet DPR's last review of a Leica camera was back in '09. Sure they have given preview space for new Leica models since then, but no actual reviews. The same can be said of Sigma cameras last reviewed in 2012.

> Can DPR help that Sony is on the cutting edge...

Righto.
Only reviews I'm eager for are those that end with
"...its better than Sony in same class"
AND then with clear majority of comments agreeing!!!!
Wh-wh-wh-where are they...?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
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Shangri La: Only wish it had image stabilization.

Interesting.
But its pressing of shutter button
as delicately as possible that still
defeats RX10 IS & sometimes ruins
hand-held under 1/100th sec.

I assume its the pressure to get that
final "triggering" doing the damage...?
Hasn't image already exposed by
time shutter "slams"???

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 20:16 UTC
In reply to:

Shangri La: Only wish it had image stabilization.

Even with IS, mass is so low,
normal shutter tripping defeats IS.
True with heavier RX10, too, IMC...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:49 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
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palie: interesting cam, but essentially misguided. the simple truth about these high mp cams is that they effectively cannot be handheld, which contradicts the fundamental purpose of this form factor. ming thein is the only reviewer to date who has had the guts and clarity to say this outright. and if you want to shoot landscapes on a tripod, with mirror lock and a cable release, use a mf format camera. mp, the same, colour depth etc no comparison. even 24 mp is too much - hand-held you get a much sharper result out of medium jpegs. so what's the best ff camera today for handheld use? ta-daaaa ... the nikon df ...

> You get a high MP camera to be able to increase the viewing size, > not keep it the same
=====
Some of us are concerned about ALL sizes,
e.g., stock shooters. We would upgrade
from, say 20mp RX10, to 42mp A7RII, if
buyers would realize increase in IQ at ANY size...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
In reply to:

palie: interesting cam, but essentially misguided. the simple truth about these high mp cams is that they effectively cannot be handheld, which contradicts the fundamental purpose of this form factor. ming thein is the only reviewer to date who has had the guts and clarity to say this outright. and if you want to shoot landscapes on a tripod, with mirror lock and a cable release, use a mf format camera. mp, the same, colour depth etc no comparison. even 24 mp is too much - hand-held you get a much sharper result out of medium jpegs. so what's the best ff camera today for handheld use? ta-daaaa ... the nikon df ...

> if with a 24MPx you get consistent really sharp images at 50mm for 1/100s, maybe for a 42MPs you should use a bit faster shutter speed (i would suspect something like half stop to a full stop faster, for the same user to get the same pixel level sharpness
=========
Would using fill flash increase % of no-shake handheld 42mp using
upcoming Sony 24-70 f2.8 at 1/40, 1/30th, at least at 24mm end???

And, as to IQ, does anyone think this Sony upcoming fast zoom will surpass all other zooms in same class (Nikon 24-70 f2.8 has highest DX0Mark of any zoom in world?)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 01:10 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2125 comments in total)
In reply to:

bootsofspanishleather: re have a Fuji X Pro 1 camera which I love. What might I expect from the X Pro 2i f it ever is released. Question 2, What advantage does the X Pro2 have over it's lighter, smaller cousin, the XE 2 if any

I don't read DPR reviews anymore. Just the comments.
Learn more from critiques of review than from review...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 00:59 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (254 comments in total)
In reply to:

Retzius: Up next, the Zeiss Vulvis

MilkUs...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On article The travel photography of HDR guru Trey Ratcliff (235 comments in total)

I searched for reported usages by major media & came up empty:
(except circular references)

https://www.google.com/search?num=50&q=Trey+Ratcliff+ABC+CBS+FOX+BBC+NBC&oq=Trey+Ratcliff+ABC+CBS+FOX+BBC+NBC

Can somebody clarify????!!!
Does DPR fact-check for these features?
And not allow themselves to become another circular reference...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 00:11 UTC as 24th comment
On photo 22bDan_ISO6400_76mm-ACR in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

> Luminance Noise Reduction +25

Really? ISO 6400!!!?

Try +50 to +60...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On SampleImage:2503177069 (5 comments in total)

> Luminance Noise Reduction +25

Really? ISO 6400!!!?

Try +50 to +60...

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sony RX10 II real-world samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

> Luminance Noise Reduction +25

Really? ISO 6400!!!?

Try +50 to +60...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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