steelhead3

steelhead3

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On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (220 comments in total)
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karlwunsch: Why not making it available on Linux as well?

My only open source is firefox which I thought was great until they went with yahoo browser and it is a mess. Constantly crashing and difficult to tell advertized items from actual search results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 02:13 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: DPReview Staff - possible suggestion:
When you do these in future, could you also take the same photo with a standard high-end stock camera (eg. Nikon D810 / Canon 5D m3) so we can have something to compare it to? It surely wouldn't double the workload as you're already there taking the photo, but would kill half the negative comments that seem to appear after each of these real-world samples are published.

Disclaimer: This was already mentioned somewhere below, but I think the original comment was meant in jest, despite it actually being a good suggestion.

No one would buy a Canon if DP did that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Not surprised dSLR focus accuracy is so hit and miss. How on earth can a precision optical instrument be designed so poorly that the AF module is able to be installed in a visibly different location on each model.

That's not bad quality control, it's bad design.

If most manufacturers are like Sony, they test with a 50mm...not sure if different lenses make a difference with focus accuracy but all my lenses use different calibration.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)
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cgarrard: How many more are tired of this subject like me? :)

Carl, are you always above it all?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)
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yesman12: For a web site that claims to be impartial, I am surprised to see a headline which fundamentally sounds like a apologist for Nikon. Also, since you uncovered the problem in your testing, why was it until now that you decided to present the issue with a full page?

Given a string of similar issues from recent Nikon cameras, If DP were really impartial, perhaps the headline should read
"Nikon Flare issue: Is there a pattern of QC problems"

All the cameras with bion x cpu, Richard commented on as a major fault. Not how it worked but its name. Of course, I threw that in there to show that Dp will look for problems when none exists in cameras that are not their favorite brands.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)
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yesman12: For a web site that claims to be impartial, I am surprised to see a headline which fundamentally sounds like a apologist for Nikon. Also, since you uncovered the problem in your testing, why was it until now that you decided to present the issue with a full page?

Given a string of similar issues from recent Nikon cameras, If DP were really impartial, perhaps the headline should read
"Nikon Flare issue: Is there a pattern of QC problems"

Read R. Butlers"s comments on the Sony cameras's reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)
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yesman12: For a web site that claims to be impartial, I am surprised to see a headline which fundamentally sounds like a apologist for Nikon. Also, since you uncovered the problem in your testing, why was it until now that you decided to present the issue with a full page?

Given a string of similar issues from recent Nikon cameras, If DP were really impartial, perhaps the headline should read
"Nikon Flare issue: Is there a pattern of QC problems"

Sony is called out by DP because they don't like the naming of the processor (Bionz x).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)

I can't understand why DP would justify their high score for the 750 with explaining that the total recall of a their favorite camera is not justified.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 04:47 UTC as 91st comment | 9 replies
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)

Now this is what I call a eye opener, thanks Scott for the raw conversions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:25 UTC as 15th comment
On ISO-50-DSC02097-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Wow, love those shadow lifting

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)
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David V: Honestly, these were disappointing samples, IMO. I think Sony is making the most impressive bodies out there, but their lenses do little to exploit that goodness.

I have been itching to pull the trigger on an A7II to add a FF mirrorless camera to my lineup but I think I will stick with just my Fuji X-System cameras/lenses for now.

I am interested to see what Sony does to follow up to the RX1R, which is a fantastic camera.

Fuji last generation Sony sensor is quite low resolution to modern sensors and consequently are kind to fuji lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (225 comments in total)

I thought the pictures were quite good, demonstrating DR that Canon shooters can only dream about. The only quibble I have is they seem a little bit underexposed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
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Paul B Jones: Apropos of not much, most of my family holiday, social event and pet snap shooter coworkers are doing their photography now with smart phones instead of compact point and shoots.

This has changed the nature of the photographs taken. In many peoples' hands the smart phones don't handle low light scenes, bright light scenes or action scenes all that well. I know the phones can take brilliant pictures but it seems a lot of folks don't feel it necessary to put as much effort into their pictures as they used to. It is almost like the phones have changed the social value of photography, turning it from a semi-formal ritual into a mundane and hurried documentation of all random and not random activity.

I guess I am probably coming across as a snob but that is not my intent. The rise of the smartphone is perhaps creating a new form of photography in which the quantity of images taken is more important than their quality. It makes sense that this trend would be reflected in the flickr stats.

The Canon and Nikon dinosaur is showing the world has hit a comet and their defenders are gasping for a few more breaths.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 01:46 UTC

Apple uses a Sony camera module

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 23:57 UTC as 90th comment | 31 replies
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steelhead3: I wonder if Canon will be as forthcoming with AF problems in the 7DII?

http://www.naturescapes.net/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 00:31 UTC
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steelhead3: I wonder if Canon will be as forthcoming with AF problems in the 7DII?

Go over to Naturscapes and read all the experienced photographers returning their cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
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steelhead3: I wonder if Canon will be as forthcoming with AF problems in the 7DII?

If the user can't operate the AF, don't you think the camera has a problem?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:37 UTC

I wonder if Canon will be as forthcoming with AF problems in the 7DII?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 18:45 UTC as 58th comment | 7 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1317 comments in total)
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steelhead3: The one problem with the analysis is that the major camera makers( sony, canon and nikon) all put their money on FF and leave aps-c lenses in the consumer level.
Fuji and 4/3 seemed to be fixed in their format and do produce good lenses (pentax less so), but of course this may change if FF starts dominating the market and these lesser camera companies have to follow suit to FF.

I am talking variety...their new 16/55 better be good, it is huge and heavy. Compare to the 16/50 Sony 2.8. (no light weight).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1317 comments in total)
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steelhead3: The one problem with the analysis is that the major camera makers( sony, canon and nikon) all put their money on FF and leave aps-c lenses in the consumer level.
Fuji and 4/3 seemed to be fixed in their format and do produce good lenses (pentax less so), but of course this may change if FF starts dominating the market and these lesser camera companies have to follow suit to FF.

Fuji certainly doesn't give full support of lenses (not that they aren't trying) and 4/3 is certainly fleshing out their line up, but it takes a long time to develop a good system. Ask Sony, which is trying to keep 4 different levels happy; lens capacity is a problem for everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
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