57even

57even

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2600 comments in total)

Seems quite competitive. Shame this sensor is only available in a DSLR. That sensor would work great in a CSC camera with its built in PDAF points.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 04:33 UTC as 153rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I,m answering the shallow minded "Laslen." He quotes:

" you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. A smaller, cheaper camera will work just as well"

That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind!

I wonder how his daughter feels about that?

I know quite a few of my friend's kids HATE being constantly photographed by their parents. I see that as an entirely healthy sign of independence.

But the photo in question, though nice enough, would not require a $1000+ camera. No-one mentioned camera phones as an alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 21:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I,m answering the shallow minded "Laslen." He quotes:

" you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. A smaller, cheaper camera will work just as well"

That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind!

I was responding to the assertion that somehow NOT spending $1700 on a camera to shoot your kids is tantamount to parental neglect.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (470 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I,m answering the shallow minded "Laslen." He quotes:

" you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. A smaller, cheaper camera will work just as well"

That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind!

When growing up I don't remember my childhood being ruined by the poor quality of my dad's old Kodak. That $1700 is for your benefit, not your kids. If you cared about your kids you'd put the money towards their hobbies and interests, or perhaps their future. You wouldn't waste it on a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1ā€ sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Hi Thomas,

Thankyou.

And a good weekend to you too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1ā€ sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

@Rick Knepper

You can read what you like into a comment, but ad hominem insults are not very grown up, are they?

This is a free site. You don't own it, though you seem to act otherwise.

FYI I have been around since the review of the Coolpix 990. That's around 14 years. I changed my login after forgetting my old password, but I don't feel an extended tenure or impressive gear list confers any special privileges.

Do you?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1ā€ sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

There is a limit to how much sample images can help you, since only a side by side comparison will show you any real differences, and they provide this with a review. What kind of post processing do you think they should use though? All the same or maximise each one?

I suggest if you need so much help making a decision, you create your own review site, and then manufacturers will give you samples for free. There comes a point when you just have to try it for yourself. C'est la vie.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Is it possible that more DPR people have expressed a strong opinion about Canon's new marketing campaign today than have expressed any interest at all in a weeks worth of non-Canon product related Photokina news? Yeah Baby! This is how the big boys, (Apple, Canon, Google, H-P), generate buzz in the marketplace that gets people to constantly say their name over and over again while lesser players quietly wither and die.

The sheeples' choice?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Is it possible that more DPR people have expressed a strong opinion about Canon's new marketing campaign today than have expressed any interest at all in a weeks worth of non-Canon product related Photokina news? Yeah Baby! This is how the big boys, (Apple, Canon, Google, H-P), generate buzz in the marketplace that gets people to constantly say their name over and over again while lesser players quietly wither and die.

It depends on the words they use immediately before and after...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)

Canon just wiped 90% off their credibility rating.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 228th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)

It's quite hard to tell anything from these samples except that the kit lens is not very sharp and/or the default JPEG processing is not very sharp either.

But I don't think it says all that much about the camera itself. Have to wait for the RAW samples.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 37th comment
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mosc: 12mp sure isn't much resolution for a stills shot these days. Comparing the detail in the A7S shots to the A7R at base ISO is... staggering. The A7S is a very specialized camera to me. I have much less interest than I did.

@Mike FL

Was the D3x NOT a pro camera? Were MF cameras not professional? Isn't a 50MP Phase 1 back useful for pros?

D4 series, like the D3, was specifically for photojournalism and sport. 16MP is more than enough for a good double page spread in a magazine, but it's a bit of a stretch for an advertising shoot or a 4" landscape print.

Sure, enthusiasts tend to buy more camera than they need, but last I checked a D800 is much cheaper than a D4. 20 million free pixels?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)

I am really struggling to see any difference to the detail levels between the D800 (RAW ISO100) and the D810, though I do see a lot more moire.

Not sure I could use this camera for a fashion shoot, or even a studio portrait.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

Wow, on average this must be the most idiotic bunch of responses ever.

Some great photos here, nobody died, calm down.

If you don't like it, rent a helicopter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 21st comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)
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57even: Hmm, can't see many early adopters. Nikon, get a decent sensor, quick!

Better still, put all this excellent technology in an APSC body. You would probably sell millions.

The raws are fine, but don't compete with APSC ones. Nikon have some great technology in a camera that deserves to compete head on with DSLRs, but it won't do it. In the end, it will hurt them.

I can only think they must have a model on the blocks, but are waiting to see what happens to the DLSR market. At the moment, it doesn't look too promising.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)

Hmm, can't see many early adopters. Nikon, get a decent sensor, quick!

Better still, put all this excellent technology in an APSC body. You would probably sell millions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:58 UTC as 160th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Not a Nikon 1 user, but I thought the review may be a little harsh...this camera has possibilities if it came with the 20 meg Sony sensor, which Nikon can do easily since Aptina is into automobile products now.

That's the problem. It didn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:54 UTC

Best photo job on the planet? Probably....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 17th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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57even: Perfect. Such a relief. I have no need to upgrade my D800.

Now back to the 1980s when I only had to upgrade a camera every 10 years because I wore it out. That's worth spending $3k for.

@Amnon G

You cannot capture more photons than there are.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 13:04 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1571 comments in total)
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57even: Perfect. Such a relief. I have no need to upgrade my D800.

Now back to the 1980s when I only had to upgrade a camera every 10 years because I wore it out. That's worth spending $3k for.

@Amnon G

I have upgraded in the past for many reasons, but no longer feel any need to. Advances in IQ are now mostly incremental. Small improvements in IQ or operating speed are great, but not a reason to upgrade. When I wear my camera out, it's nice to know I will have something even better to upgrade to, sure, but I don't feel I am missing out much in the meantime.

Another "disruptive" technology is unlikely in the short term. The D800 is already at a point where optics are limiting. 50MP would not make much difference in overall resolution, even without an AA filter.

@AbrasiveReducer

I agree. My point is that the D800e does not do anything I need that the D800 does not do. The market is now in a zone of small incremental improvement, just as it was in the 1980s.

@mgblack74

People wear cameras out at different rates. My point is there is little point in upgrading until you wear it out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
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