jorg14

jorg14

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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (780 comments in total)

So, what's next?
2-1/4 square?
4X5?
Full frame is so yesterday.
I mean how could you even take a serious shot with APS-C or 4/3's right?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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Grig: I don't see destruction compared to FZ1000... Sorry... May be good idea to change it to "outperforms" or something like it if you really think so, but not destroys for sure... But to me FZ Leica lens is sharper and less CA... Especially on the sides at F8 at 400mm

With all due respect to BB and DPR, I disagree and think headlines should inform and entice, but not to the point of deception. To me "Destroys" is over the top, cheapens the editorial headline, and leaves a false impression.
Sadly I see this trend with all to many publishers. I'd like to think we have a more 'mature' readership here.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (53 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

Why buy a Pelican case for clothes?
We travel extensively and every suitcase I had soon fell apart, even the most expensive. A few years ago I considered a Pelican case as they are considered the toughest. plus I like the top hinge vs split suitcases as the latter takes up twice the room when open. But when I looked at the weight and what I'd have left over for clothes, it was out. This new lighter case might change things. Another issue we considered is Pelican cases sometimes draw unwanted attention.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Not sure how the Nikon d7200 is the benchmark for comparison for a year now and the Sony a6300 doesn't match or beat the Nikon and the Nikon receives a silver and the Sony a gold. I guess cameras have gotten worse with time so they get higher awards or maybe the Sony has such a great user interface it deserves the over look.

I think we forget use. If you're a professional using a camera day in and out, then perhaps a mirrored camera with a big lens selection might be good. I'm a traveler first and photographer second, and found my huge Nikon DSLR sitting in the closet most of the time in favor of smaller cameras. As a long time Sony user, I think the current menu is great! I prefer it over my Nikon menu. Of course perhaps coming from the Nex 7 menu from hell it just seems better. I take two small cameras that cover from 15-100mm so never have to change lenses, the bane of travel photographers in tense conditions. So my lens needs are minimal too. That said, I see no reason to upgrade to the a6300. It has all the improvements I'm not looking for except perhaps weather sealing.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 13:33 UTC

I have a feeling the photos didn't do the lens justice.
I also have a feeling the lenses won't be flying off the dealers shelves.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 12:41 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

I've often wondered about my monitor color gamut, but realized most people viewing my photos on their monitors aren't calibrated either. So even if mine is perfect, the photos will still be seen differently by others.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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TheDarmok74: I'd wish the assignment would be "take photos that best show the camera's capabilties" and not "show what good a photographer you are".

Barney, points to you for keeping your cool! The commentator has a small point, but lacks social graces. It would be nice to see photos taken at the extreme of it's capabilities. E.g. maximum zoom, max. wide angle, macro, very low light, etc. and clearly labeled as such.
Many thanks for all the good work you guys do.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
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rsf3127: It is quite impressive that this 1" sensor are about to reach the DXOmark ranking of APS-c sensors inside very respectable pro cameras launched some years ago.
However, those high ISO samples remind me of how far have technology evolved in this field.
From a travel photographer perspective, using one of these compact zooms instead of a Sony A700 or Nikon D90 and their huge 16-105 or 18-135mm lenses - and with the same IQ - is something liberating and totally worth the investment.

Right to the point. Where can you find a 24-70 f1.8-2.8 zoom for an interchangeable lens camera like on the Sony RX100M series? I'm not aware of any.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 14:17 UTC

So... who or what market is this intended for?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 5th comment
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (617 comments in total)

There seems to be this underlying impression that if the pro's use it, it must be better for the enthusiasts. I'm sure this is a well made camera that meets many of the needs of say a professional shooting sports. But as a hiker and amateur landscape photographer who travels light and can take his time with a shot, it's the wrong piece of equipment. If I judge this camera, it should be within it's intended use.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:43 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies

I've heard this before but it's worth repeating. For the last year I've heard nothing but news on the A7 series. How many of us need or even want full frame? Much less pay $3k plus for the body not to mention the lenses. I wonder how many a6000's have sold in the meantime? This wonderful APS-C camera came out almost two years ago at a very reasonable price. There just hasn't been anything new since and I think this is Sony's main market. Unless of course full frame drops below $1000. Even then I'd personally stick with APS-C due to it's size advantage.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 14:25 UTC as 37th comment | 14 replies

I've seen a lot of street photography and have to admit that with Ruiz I'm impressed. The expressions seem to mirror the dark atmosphere with its vibrant tones.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 13:39 UTC as 30th comment
On article Nikon D40 Review (3 comments in total)

Had one of these for years and I have to admit, my overall favorite DSLR due to the size, ease of use, quality pictures & price. Now I've gone to mirror-less.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 13:38 UTC as 3rd comment
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Richard Murdey: And these are better than the RX100 series how exactly?

If Canon hadn't removed the tilt rear screen, I'd probably still own a G series. Instead I went to the Nikon P7700. So for me, they screwed up.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
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jorg14: I've had my photos published in books and magazines throughout the USA and shot for over 50 years (non professionally) and have no use for RAW.
Too time consuming, very poor archiveability, and dubious results for the effort involved. Most people spend far too much time analyzing a picture from a technical point of view instead of an artistic one. Very few of the most famous pictures of the past would pass today's pixel peeping muster.
Unless you shoot for very large prints, work in a studio, or have some other critical photographic work, you're probably wasting your time shooting raw... unless you just enjoy playing around.

Thanks for the mostly thoughtful replies. I knew this would raise controversy.
When I shot film (seldom), my local lab would process the shots, or I shot slides which went to Kodak which did a great job. I've never lost my negatives (or positives) once.
I've spent many hours experimenting with raw vs jpg in Photoshop, and again could not see significant enough differences (& yes I have 20-20 vision) to warrant the extra work. I simply shoot dark to preserve the highlights and then bring out the dark tones & never overwrite my jpg's. Having had 30 or so digital cameras which generate various raw files, I'm not about to deal with all those file formats. Now if the standard were to go to DNG things might be different.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 01:14 UTC

I've had my photos published in books and magazines throughout the USA and shot for over 50 years (non professionally) and have no use for RAW.
Too time consuming, very poor archiveability, and dubious results for the effort involved. Most people spend far too much time analyzing a picture from a technical point of view instead of an artistic one. Very few of the most famous pictures of the past would pass today's pixel peeping muster.
Unless you shoot for very large prints, work in a studio, or have some other critical photographic work, you're probably wasting your time shooting raw... unless you just enjoy playing around.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 13:43 UTC as 128th comment | 14 replies
On article Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter (150 comments in total)
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cinemascope: Why the hatred? Can't these people have a little fun? I actually met some of them by accident on a trip to HK once, they just love what they do. It's so harmless. Plus 50-odd bucks is the price of a dinner, what's the problem? Live a little...

Reading the comments I don't see hatred, most people are just having fun and stating the obvious.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 13:00 UTC

This seems like a Sony A6000 without the EVF & a few other features at a higher price. Why not make a hard core enthusiasts/professional camera that will take all those great canon lenses with a reasonably priced adapter? Sure they will lose some of their DSL sales, but they will anyway. This way they gain a mirrorless share at least.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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anthony mazzeri: I think the DxO ONE is showing the most promise. Rather than fighting the phone camera onslught, they have decided to ride it. Which is something I always expected for years from the DSLR makers to embrace by releasing a 'blank' DSLR model or even a compact with an iPod dock to use an iPhone as the full back/LCD/controls. Pretty much basically what speaker/stereo companies realized they should be doing to rake the money in as soon as they saw the first iPhone. Even Thom Hogan has an article listing this an obvious expectation we will be seeing soon - back in 2007. But still nothing. Nada from the big camera makers at all. It's now taken non-camera smaller third-party DxO to pick up this ball and run with it, which has just been sitting out there in the middle of the field untouched by the two big league players for 8 years now.

I've tried that and really prefer my EVF.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:11 UTC
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