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jrtrent

jrtrent

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  • Minor point, but Sony spec'd the FD200's lens as being a 41-123mm equivalent.  I really enjoyed that camera, even the delightful whirring and clicking of the floppy disk drive.
  • Replied in Vivitar and Metz
    There seems to be little available for Fuji, but Vivitar and Metz make models for Sony. Here's a link to the Metz compatibility chart. http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/2747/media_document/li ...
  • Like another poster, I also tend to vote in slideshow mode.  By wiggling the mouse I can see the title, which does factor into my voting, but not the description.  I tend to vote for only a ...
  • Thank you for starting this thread; I think it made interesting reading. The particular contest you linked to made it clear that any and all types of photo manipulation were acceptable. A quote ...
  • I have always greatly preferred the SLR viewing system, but I have no problem with using just a 50mm focal length.
  • I did read that second post, but maybe I'm misunderstanding what's happening.  It sounds like the OP is setting a normal exposure (that is, mid-tones come out as mid-toned), but that anything two ...
  • Does this happen only with your 1100D or with other cameras, too?  If it's just the Canon, maybe there are camera settings that need to be adjusted.  If it's with all cameras, maybe your viewing ...
  • When I look back at the pictures I've taken, as well as those from my parents and grandparents, the ones with the most meaning for me are those simple snapshots that capture a birthday, holiday, ...
  • There is a site that compares viewfinder sizes. Here are a few example: 5DS - 100% coverage, 0.71 effective size 6D - 97% coverage, 0.69 effective size 7D - 100% coverage, 0.63 effective size Rebel ...
  • Replied in wondering why
    I don't know about all those others, but I know a few people plus myself who bought and use a DSLR with the kit lens (mine hasn't been off the camera since I bought it eight years ago).  For us, ...
  • Yes. I believe this is what Iliah was referring to when he said that 2.7 stops of highlight range can become 3.4 stops by a simple exposure compensation adjustment. What matters most to me, ...
  • Replied in Kodak FZ series
    I remember past threads on this topic, and though it's not a feature I've ever used, it's strange how what used to be a common feature has disappeared from many cameras. I don't know how good they ...
  • I think you're creating a distinction where none exists. In many of their reviews, DPR displays a chart showing shadow range, highlight range, and usable range, with the understanding, since it's ...
  • I'm always happy to have things explained. I have to admit, though, that the quote I gave from DPR on highlight and shadow dynamic range seems unassailable. I don't pretend to understand it, but I ...
  • And yet it makes so much sense. From the K3 review: "Our Dynamic Range measurement system involves shooting a calibrated Stouffer Step Wedge (13 stops total range) which is backlit using a daylight ...
  • My aging DSLR may not be a fixed lens camera, but I treat it that way--eight years ago I put the kit zoom on my Samsung, and it's never been off it since.  I've experimented some this year with a ...
  • Are the errors to a degree that if DPR's tests show 2.7 stops of highlight dynamic range for Camera A and 3.4 stops for camera B, that camera A will, in practice, prove to have better highlight ...
  • I tried to see if other review sites used different methods, but the couple I found that tested dynamic range and told how it was done also used transmission test charts.  Do you find a lot of ...
  • I must have missed that in the original post (and in Iliah's response to it).  I suppose it's possible though, given that the OP's listed camera, the X30, does offer raw as an option. DPR measured ...
  • I'm sure it is, and not just the sensor but also the processing engine. For example, in their tests of Olympus cameras, DPR found that activating Olympus's shadow adjustment technology gave better ...
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