John 3

John 3

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Joined on Feb 13, 2008

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On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)

Enough with the press releases. Where are the studio comparison shots.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 03:22 UTC as 13th comment

Personally I think the best invention of 2012 AND of all time is the dishwasher. It has alleviated so much human suffering.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 02:46 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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the_chris: There should be two final ratings - one for the stills, one for the movie capabilities. The K-30 would have gotten a gold award if it would have been regarded as what it is, an excellent stills DSLR.

This is why manufacturers have to implement video features at all despite the camera could probably be a better stills camera for the money if the video stuff whould have been left out. You need to have the features because of the final rating which is what most readers remember in the end.

We have finally reached the point I feared this hole video stuff would lead to: "Coffeemachine of brand A makes better coffee than the machine of brand B, but brand B machine makes milk foam also so it is the better machine".

Personally, I take my coffee black.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 10:23 UTC
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)
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saturnphotography: Is this contest open to entrants from the UK? I couldn't see anything to say it wasn't.

Yes. They are on 'our' side.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 13:17 UTC
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)

"Entrants may not be a national or legal permanent resident of any of the following countries: Burma, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria."

I guess DPReview wants these people to keep on the lookout for American drones and bombs instead of taking pictures. Safety first, I guess...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 12:39 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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mandophoto: Yes, bling (Dean Martin comes to mind,) but at least it's an effort away from the black plastic blob "design" most gear heads are infatuated with. As for Hasselblad, I wish them well. We need more than two or three giant corporations stamping out cheap, black plastic blob cameras for the masses to endlessly bicker over which blob of camera is better.

I don't blob styling either - in cameras or cars. The Cadillac CTS coupe is nice though as in general I prefer a knife edge. The NEX-7 is nice too (to my eyes) and much prefer it to the Hasselbald versions

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 00:30 UTC

These are much more interesting pictures than the ones you take in Seattle. You should consider relocating.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 20:24 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
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Phileas Fogg: All anyone has to do to dispel the flag waving nonsense is go to YOU TUBE! type in Apollo 11 - 16mm film. There is a lengthy 1:30 hr composite film, Fast forward to about the 56min. mark. You will see Armstrong & Aldrin put up the flag and for the next 5-6 min. in the film NEVER DOES THE FLAG MOVE!

It's important to be skeptical about everything...that way you keep an open mind to all possibilities.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 12:07 UTC
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Ando72: The design parameters, in order of priority, were probably (1) reliability, (2) reliability, (3) reliability, (4) survability of the space journey, (5) bandwidth, (6) resolution. If you only have once to get it right, and it absolutely must work first time, you start making different design decisions.

The Mars Rovers used 1980's tech processors, primarily because NASA had already done the "space-izing" to ensure they were reliable enough for space missions. It costs in the order of several $M to develop a new processor and prove it to be reliable enough for space missions. I would imagine cameras and imaging equipment to be on a similar scale.

They sent a stock Hasselblad to the moon and it took gorgeous photos.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 12:05 UTC
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years article (108 comments in total)

It's horrible what happens to people when they allow themselves to go to seed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:56 UTC as 22nd comment

Some are better than others. Inconsistant. Maybe some editing to produce an A+ suite. But then coverage of all the personalities would be lost.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 13:24 UTC as 119th comment
On P6270021 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I like how the focus is on the garbage can and drinking fountain.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review article (271 comments in total)
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Grant David Stovel: The image quality does rival my Canon 5d II and except for the zone focusing/manual focusing issue the camera makes a great friend when I do not want to blow away the spectators on the street. It does not replace any of my cameras...but I admit I bought it thinking it should be able to be pre-set to a distance and using f11 then go through life not caring about slower focus than some other cameras. I am confident Fuji can correct this and then it would be getting higher marks. Now I do not use the camera at all and other than doing my own tests on image quality I will wait on Fuji. I do have two Contax g2 lenses and since they would be used in manual focus mode ...this issue most like ly would disappear....a great third or fourth camera and just one of the tools I use to get the job done and enjoy photography....knowing there will never be a perfect camera, a perfect camera bag or for that matter even a perfect image....but we do keep trying don't we.

Many thought the white orb issue was overblown too. But love is blind I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 01:36 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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John 3: This camera has a lot of appeal but I would like to see a comparison with the new Nokia 808. The nice thing about the Nokia is then I wouldn't have to carry a camera AND a phone.

Please control your anger - it's taking up to much space. Plus you're hijacking my thread. And frankly who cares what you think about my post. Let's just keep these forums to a friendly discussion of photography and picture taking, shall we. As well you never know who you're talking to on this site...it's best not to pass judgement too quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 01:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: And once again (yawn) multiple numpties clamber to complain that yet another new camera has no viewfinder or hotshoe bracket. FFS, had Sony had added these it wouldn't be the camera it is would it!!! If you must have these then buy a DSLR ... This camera is all about maximum IQ in a minimum sized body. Jesus!

(For all the non numpties, this Sony looks pretty hot and could be the model to replace my S95 and fit in between that and my NEX. Yeah, shame about the price but give it 6 months and it'll be down to a more reasonable level .... And if it's not, well, that makes everything look good for high resale prices at a later date!) Gotta applaud Sony on this.

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Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 01:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

This camera has a lot of appeal but I would like to see a comparison with the new Nokia 808. The nice thing about the Nokia is then I wouldn't have to carry a camera AND a phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 18:36 UTC as 92nd comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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36hike: "... mushy jpegs, even at base ISO." And it receives a score of 82%? Lucky it wasn't a Pentax, Samsung, or Panasonic camera.

Canon should look at Olympus jpeg`s.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 18:42 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Cipher: Here comes the crying! The fact that it has the same score as the D800 is no coincidence. lol.

I wonder what that would look like...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 00:41 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony NEX-F3 hands-on preview article (67 comments in total)
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Photozopia: Is it just me .... or is Sony totally wasting it's in-house Zeiss lens agreement?

If ever a camera series was shouting for top quality lenses (from either Zeiss or Sony) then the NEX range is it.

Note to Sony - less bodies, more lenses. Preferably primes .... know what I mean?

Sony has no confidence in the longevity if the NEX concept for serious enthusiasts or professional photographers therefore no interest in the development of higher quality lenses. Just going by their actions which speak louder than words.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 22:13 UTC

A cheap way for leica to improve the quality of their crap sensor. A bit.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 38th comment
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