TN Args

TN Args

Lives in United States Fleurieu, United States
Works as a Economic infrastructure policy expert
Joined on Apr 10, 2010

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On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1038 comments in total)
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TN Args: Nice to see a positive review and gold award for a mirrorless camera for a change. Pity that it seems to be based on feature lists and spec sheet numbers about 'leading edge' sensor tech, instead of photographer experience. Still, that's DPR for you.

@Dale Baskin, what I meant (I see it could be read as not 'based on' photographer experience) was that many of the Cons are things that lessen the photographer experience e.g. poor choice of lenses, aggressive noise reduction, couple of AF issues. But still she gets Gold. Why? The sensor of course.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1038 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Very nice sensor. Samsung finally match SONY's current generation of APS-C sensors after a decade of turning out subpar sensors and relying on (paid?) users going around saying it is on par with SONY. I would like to see Samsung make FF version of this sensor but consider Samsung don't have a FF lineup, that's a big if.

The AF is impressive as well. Matching the best EVIL/mirrorless camera such as GH4 and a6000 and comes close to the pro-level/standard-bearing 7DII. Low light AF is still an issue but that's laws of physics.

I would much rather see them make a m.43 version of the sensor, which would still be 16 MP (same pixel size as the NX1) but a touch more DR or high ISO. Hmm, maybe it's not so revolutionary.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:11 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1038 comments in total)

Nice to see a positive review and gold award for a mirrorless camera for a change. Pity that it seems to be based on feature lists and spec sheet numbers about 'leading edge' sensor tech, instead of photographer experience. Still, that's DPR for you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:03 UTC as 179th comment | 5 replies

I like the innovation, good on you Canon. Contrasts sharply with your miserable mirrorless cameras and hide-bound DSLR range.

I hope you get a few buyers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 01:37 UTC as 16th comment
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Ben O Connor: Cheapest set achieved for landscape photographers (architecture, various engineering, etc.)

EM-5II + 10,5 F O.95 Voightlander+ Dead steady tripod!

Total of 2.500€, worth every dime.

You need to read up on this stuff more @nerd2, you are way off base. Put the same lens on different sensors and you get completely different LW/PH numbers. Example Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS on 5D II it peaks at 3800, on 50D it peaks at 2640 LW/PH. So what does the 2640 figure tell us about the lens's limits? Nothing. Same goes for the numbers for a m43 lens on a 16 MP sensor. Tell us nothing about its limits on a higher resolution setup.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 04:43 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Cheapest set achieved for landscape photographers (architecture, various engineering, etc.)

EM-5II + 10,5 F O.95 Voightlander+ Dead steady tripod!

Total of 2.500€, worth every dime.

You seem to be remarkably clueless for a nerd. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)
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TN Args: Definitely gold.

Great allrounder

Plus unique features

Plus best IS in the world, on every lens

Plus selectable best colour resolution in the world

Plus selectable better detail resolution than D810

Plus new advance in hand-holdable video stability for any stills-oriented camera

Plus compact and light body, any smaller would raise issues

Plus a price of $1000-ish

Equals Silver?

And you want to be respected for your reviews?

I hope you're not suggesting that it's *impossible* for the award to be wrong, because it's a *subjective opinion*. Sorry, that doesn't hold water. If that were so, we might as well throw all award ratings in the bin straight away!

Like I say, if DPR give the award based on being a stand-out in the market, that means they are granting awards based on their guess of sales volumes. None of their business! No concern of potential buyers! If they want to make that assessment, they can put a little tiny box in the review called 'investment potential'. And, since digital cameras never appreciate, the choice can be between Poor, Very Poor, and Jolly Shocking. It's a minor issue. Some buyers may wish to take it into account, but it isn't The Award!
:)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:59 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)
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TN Args: Definitely gold.

Great allrounder

Plus unique features

Plus best IS in the world, on every lens

Plus selectable best colour resolution in the world

Plus selectable better detail resolution than D810

Plus new advance in hand-holdable video stability for any stills-oriented camera

Plus compact and light body, any smaller would raise issues

Plus a price of $1000-ish

Equals Silver?

And you want to be respected for your reviews?

@cgarrard, your '=gold' criteria can't be what DPR use, or they would never have given the 5D III gold, as it followed the D800 which whipped its sensor in every regard. But they did. Why do you think that is?

Further comments here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3814829/55490227

Either the sensor has to beat everyone else's to get gold, or it doesn't. Looks like it doesn't. So why the silver?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)
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TN Args: Definitely gold.

Great allrounder

Plus unique features

Plus best IS in the world, on every lens

Plus selectable best colour resolution in the world

Plus selectable better detail resolution than D810

Plus new advance in hand-holdable video stability for any stills-oriented camera

Plus compact and light body, any smaller would raise issues

Plus a price of $1000-ish

Equals Silver?

And you want to be respected for your reviews?

Here come the Full Frame Police. Just watch them work me over! How utterly predictable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)

Definitely gold.

Great allrounder

Plus unique features

Plus best IS in the world, on every lens

Plus selectable best colour resolution in the world

Plus selectable better detail resolution than D810

Plus new advance in hand-holdable video stability for any stills-oriented camera

Plus compact and light body, any smaller would raise issues

Plus a price of $1000-ish

Equals Silver?

And you want to be respected for your reviews?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:11 UTC as 132nd comment | 11 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)
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Snikt228: This camera seems pretty big for what it is to me. The EM5 II with 12-40 2.8 is very nearly the exact same size and weight as an A7 with 24-70 f4, and that's comparing 2X crop to FF, huge difference.

Comparing those 2 cameras with small primes I think the A7 is actually even shorter or the same size

The 24-70 optics are no match for the 12-40, huge difference, plus, why not put the Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 on the Olympus for a fair focal length comparison and suddenly the A7 system looks porky, even with its average optic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 22:06 UTC

Good to see these stockers come on line for long-suffering Sony FF owners.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

So, where can I read the 'standard set of rules' for a photo to qualify as photojournalism? Something that is more or less agreed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 05:57 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)

Biggest newest cameras win. Pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 10:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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probert500: How about a series of smaller f2.8 lenses. The ART lenses are great but BIG and heavy.

Your Canon is now junk. You need the *new* Canon. :) P.S. My little GX7 will AF in -4EV, that's hardly 'lost'!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 07:06 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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probert500: How about a series of smaller f2.8 lenses. The ART lenses are great but BIG and heavy.

"Smaller f/2.8 lenses"? Come to micro four thirds world, and Sigma will spoil you with (equivalent FL) 38mm, 60mm, and 120mm f/2.8 lenses with excellent optics for $200 each.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:39 UTC

Pleeeeaaaaassssseeeee, Panasonic, give us an 18-month lens roadmap too!

Kudos to Fuji, they are really investing in the enthusiast photographer who wants to build around 30mm sensors. And with a degree of transparency too, regarding intentions.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 20th comment
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)

By my reading, this goes about 60% of the way to meeting the needs of most amateur enthusiast photographers, and 300% of the way to meeting point-and-shoot photographers' needs.

Who on earth is it just right for?

Disappointed -- I was eagerly awaiting this as a true replacement-plus-more for Aperture. I would not have minded if it had an ultra-friendly, snapshooter-ready outer shell, as long as there were layers that could be peeled off to reveal Aperture-plus performance. It's not there, is it?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:22 UTC as 5th comment

The title gives the wrong impression that this lens is a cosmetic update with a better coating. Surely it deserves to be called a re-design?

Old model: 2 ED glass elements 3 aspherical elements (1 ED glass)

New model: 1 dual-sided aspherical, 1 aspherical ED, 1 ED and 3 HR elements

Also, your full spec listing for the new lens incorrectly says no hood included.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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TN Args: Shocked to see still no touch screen, but otherwise very nice.

Thanks Richard, good to see. Now it's *all* very nice. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:40 UTC
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