Steven Blackwood

Lives in United States Milwaukee, AK, United States
Works as a Library
Joined on Sep 19, 2001

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Angrymagpie: I've written my initial review when I bought the bag 3 months ago:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57122397

I'm enjoying it three months in. The slider turns out to be tight enough so far.
My biggest problem with the bag - apart from it being quite fancy-looking - is its inability to stand on its own. The bag keeps tilting frontward and occasionally falls over. One time, tragedy struck, when I was packing and wasn't paying attention to how stable the bag was sitting on my desk, it fell over and a lens fell out and hit the floor. This wouldn't have happened with my 7-million dollar home.
Yes indeed I could have had the lid of my bag closed - but I was packing and I only just left my bag for a few seconds to grab something else...
Peak Design has to do something to address this problem in my view!

You nailed it with the bag unable to stand on its own. This is especially true if you put stuff in the front pocket. The Tenba DNA 15 is a bit larger and not so 'fancy' but looks plainer and does stand up easily. Cheaper too.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
On article UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted (166 comments in total)

I don't wish to be snarky but would it kil DPR to finally deep-six Flash? Many of us use mobile devices and Flash doesn't work. Yeah, yeah, it works on Android or at least some of them but Adobe is no longer developing for mobile. It's very laborious to click on pictures one at a time. hTML5, guys.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 00:15 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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Steven Blackwood: But that $3200 price tag, That's $900 more than the current model.

Very true but one of the selling points was price, so this upward push on price resembles Canon's strategy on lenses. What will the A7s ii cost?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:28 UTC

But that $3200 price tag, That's $900 more than the current model.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:54 UTC as 244th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Nicolas Alexander Otto (40 comments in total)

all excellent but I was especially struck by #9.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 19th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: I can't fault this review too much but, given how poorly WiFi is implemented by Canon, the lack of WiFi is no loss. Agree that a touch screen would have been great. And one area in which Canon's video shines is in the DualPixel AF which, in my opinion is top of the line. It will be interesting to see if the Samsung NX1 does better.

@nandbytes I can't comment on all mirrorless cameras but I recently owned a GH4 and I published a video comparison on Vimeo of the GH4 and 70D autofocus capabilities. Try as I might, the GH$ would NOT focus on a hollyhock flower without pressing the shutter button halfway while the 70d had zero problems.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)

I can't fault this review too much but, given how poorly WiFi is implemented by Canon, the lack of WiFi is no loss. Agree that a touch screen would have been great. And one area in which Canon's video shines is in the DualPixel AF which, in my opinion is top of the line. It will be interesting to see if the Samsung NX1 does better.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 195th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

One observation. She uses a 5d iii but that camera lacks audio annotation as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 128th comment
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)
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Zdman: Why is nobody else bugged by m43 camera's mostly having a 4:3 ratio as well? The specification is for an image circle so it could also be 3:2 like the others but all current models are 4:3. I would pick m43 if it was 3:2 but as it is I find it hard to compose. In all the comments by lovers and haters I've read (and that must be over a thousand by now) why have I not seen one comment on this?

You can also set your ratio to 3:2.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:23 UTC
On article Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (88 comments in total)

A very welcome update. Now, how about movable focus points in video mode?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 10th comment
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cherrydn: Could you guys please tell me where can I buy this lens for Nikon mount?. I'm looking around but I couldn't see any one in stock.

It will not be available until November.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On article Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century (249 comments in total)

The Olympus c210o IS was sort of a unique camera. A Canon made IS system coupled with a 10x zoom. I got a lot of use out of it.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 01:12 UTC as 43rd comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (598 comments in total)

For the price, the Fuji X100s should have had Image Stabilization.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:05 UTC as 185th comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (598 comments in total)

Re: #4. The conventional wisdom is that you should use an 85mm equivalent for portraits. although CW is sometimes wrong.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:02 UTC as 186th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon says it wants to 'change the concept of cameras' (134 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "a non-camera consumer product." I know, Nikon brand guns and ammunition. (grin)

Advertisement: "Whatever you shoot, make it a Nikon."

The NSA is keeping a REAL close Eye on U. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 21:11 UTC

Interesting product in that it uses Bluetooth and doesn't require line of sight. It is small and compact enough to fit in a pocket. Too bad it can't be used to control Lv and video functions. If it could do that, it would be a Camranger killer (which costs $300).

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 14th comment

Why don't they just fire the reporters and give the photographers "lessons" on reporting?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 15:59 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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