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 article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (309 comments in total)
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TN Args: I think that it is a real pity that you rushed this review into print while the Nikon DL 24- 500 is on the horizon. The Nikon and the Sony together are the new kids on the block, so side-by-side comparison is a really good idea, and would've made all the comparative discussion going on in this review much more complete.

I'm glad that you highlighted the poor performance of this camera with birds in flight or similar types of long-range action photography. That is the one area in which the Nikon is possibly a bit of a game changer for this type of camera. We, the unwashed masses, need to know!

....and when I say rushed, I don't mean the review looks rushed, I mean that there is no rush to get this review out, with its emphasis on comparing the competing models, knowing that the Nikon was announced before the Sony. I know there is a production delay on the DL models, but DPR took 8.5 months to review the GH4 which was a groundbreaking camera, so they can't argue that the Sony review had to go out now without taking the time to get the new Nikon included for reference.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (309 comments in total)
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TN Args: I think that it is a real pity that you rushed this review into print while the Nikon DL 24- 500 is on the horizon. The Nikon and the Sony together are the new kids on the block, so side-by-side comparison is a really good idea, and would've made all the comparative discussion going on in this review much more complete.

I'm glad that you highlighted the poor performance of this camera with birds in flight or similar types of long-range action photography. That is the one area in which the Nikon is possibly a bit of a game changer for this type of camera. We, the unwashed masses, need to know!

I guess what I am trying to say, is they were both announced at the same time, so buyers will be intrinsically interested in how they compare, and quite a lot of buyers might be reluctant to jump for one or the other until they know how they compare, in hand, in a full review, not just by the spec sheet differences.

I am not saying a side-by-side won't happen once the Nikon is reviewed, but the above review specifically tried to compare all the competition, yet doesn't even address the Nikon in any way. So there is *an elephant in the room* while we read this review, that affects how readers feel about it as a full review of the Sony vs its competitors.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (309 comments in total)

I think that it is a real pity that you rushed this review into print while the Nikon DL 24- 500 is on the horizon. The Nikon and the Sony together are the new kids on the block, so side-by-side comparison is a really good idea, and would've made all the comparative discussion going on in this review much more complete.

I'm glad that you highlighted the poor performance of this camera with birds in flight or similar types of long-range action photography. That is the one area in which the Nikon is possibly a bit of a game changer for this type of camera. We, the unwashed masses, need to know!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 05:56 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies

Certainly I switched to white once it came out, and no surprise that white is favoured over black by a 2:1 majority.

Although I know that photo viewing is eased on a dark background, reading is NOT, and DPR is in reality a reading website with minority photo viewing areas.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 05:44 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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Toni Salmonelli: @dpreview team: Did I miss something or is there still now review of this camera?

Please speed camera reviews and keep up the great work!

I can write the review now if you want. "Great sensor at base, terrible high ISO, wot century is this no video??, **@@#$%% mandatory software, camera just barely okay, what were Sony thinking?, what do you mean it's not a Sony?, then I don't want it okay? Next!!" Just you watch.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:51 UTC
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unbelievable: Sigma Quattro: Great cameras, great lenses, great images let buy one...

Oh wait: there is the notorious Sigma Photo Pro Software barrier, specially designed by Sigma Engineers to prevent people from actually enjoying/using their beautiful equipment

(Maybe one day, they'll get it)

Iridient no good with Quattro, Doug.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (761 comments in total)

Nice to see more diversity in the enthusiast camera market, especially in the lower end of the price scale for MF. Looks like a very nice product IMHO.

I wonder what price point Sony could achieve with a mirrorless MF body and lenses, if they aimed smash the price floor?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 126th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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TN Args: It won't be a game changer unless it enters at a more affordable price point than the current range. If you want to change 'the world of photography', as the hype says, then you have to affect a reasonable proportion of that world.

Fingers crossed.

I know that. But still, their choice of words, 'game changer in the world of photography.' If it starts at $36,999 US then it's no game changer, it's a curiosity. And it won't be changing the 'world' of photography, only the height of the flagpole on top of Mt Everest.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 06:01 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

It won't be a game changer unless it enters at a more affordable price point than the current range. If you want to change 'the world of photography', as the hype says, then you have to affect a reasonable proportion of that world.

Fingers crossed.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 02:12 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
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jim bennett: "Now that the D5 has 20.8 megapixels a shutter speed of at least 1/2000th is needed to freeze most fast moving sport. What many people don’t realise is that the more megapixels you have the faster shutter speeds necessary to freeze the same action. "
This is the first time I have heard this. I have always been under the impression that it was about having a high enough shutter speed in relation to the focal length of the lens, and taking into account any crop factor that changes the equivalent focal length, but needing a faster shutter with more megapixels is news to me.

You are right if you look at the same image size. He is right if you look at the same pixel magnification (because the blur now spreads across more pixels).

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 03:13 UTC

I am waiting to see the new Nikon DL24-500 appear on these charts. For me this is a contest between new RX10 v new Nikon vs FZ1000.

Then I want to see the three compared for BIF and sports action photography, single shot and burst mode. I have a feeling that the Nikon will prove the easy winner in that area. Given that I see these cameras appealing as all-in-one travel or general purpose solutions, I suspect the Nikon will open a whole new door for mirrorless buyers hesitating over their reputation for unsatisfactory action/burst shooting.

Bring it on.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 01:26 UTC as 4th comment
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

As expected. No disappointment here.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I don't own any Panasonic or Canon camera. I do have a Sony one. I found the title very biased, irresponsible, and also suggesting some immature school kid type of language.

Actually more suggestive of paid-for comment... and assuming that is not the case, makes it even more unhelpful, even unhelpful to the Sony's cause.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)

It is a pity that you couldn't access a pre-pro DL24-500 to join in the fun. Nikon definitely specified its lens highly.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:13 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

If that is the best action AF in the world, then there is still a way to go. Thanks DPR for pointing this out to the camera manufacturers -- at least in the main review, although you spoiled it by hyping up the conclusion.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 104th comment
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (111 comments in total)
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deep7: Hmm, looking through the sample images, those Sigmas sure look good in this company. I must try to find one!

You wont be sorry. You'll be sorry. At the same time. :-)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (111 comments in total)
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Bombastic: I fail to see the logic in comparing cameras in such a wide price scope, let alone size.

It means that the maximum number of readers will find something in their price range to buy using the affiliate links provided. Very logical.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (111 comments in total)

So, which is the best 21mm camera? The best 75mm camera? Or do we have DPR here telling us which is the 'best focal length'? Isn't that a bit odd?

Which is the best 'IQ value', solely in terms of image IQ per dollar?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:14 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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TN Args: The photo is admirable. The title is off-putting.

Hmm. When we give a photo a title, we make that part of the art and/or communication. My comment was intended to be constructive.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)

The photo is admirable. The title is off-putting.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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