Robert Hoffman

Robert Hoffman

Lives in United States Wheeling, IL, United States
Works as a Aerospace Consultant
Joined on Apr 5, 2002

Comments

Total: 35, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12Next ›Last »
On Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery article (130 comments in total)

I have to say that the files from my outdated, 8mp Rebel XT cream what I'm seeing here. What's with the heavy-handed sharpening at low ISOs? There are halos everywhere. The ISO 2000 shots look worse than ISO 12,800 images from other APS-C cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 21:46 UTC as 17th comment
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (99 comments in total)
In reply to:

IanSeward: Their pricing seems out of line with the current market. Adobe recognised the changes when they reduced their price for LR4 by about 50%.

As most pros seem to use either LR or Aperture Phase One are unlikely to attract many new customers unless their products performance is significantly better than the Adobe or Apple product. The reviews will reveal all!

Most pros use either LR or Aperture?

Not in Chicago, they don't. I work with several pro fashion/glamour photogs and all are using C1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:15 UTC
In reply to:

Rage Joe: And to tell you the truth the pictures Angel Adams took/made are pretty. Pretty BORING.

Reproductions do not do Adams justice. You have to see his original prints to fully understand their tonality, dynamic range, and sheer beauty. Even the best digital prints look harsh, in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 11:28 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

The wide spacing between threads is driving me nuts. Before, it was nice and compact and you could scan large blocks of threads quickly. Now, you have to constantly scroll up and down to accomplish the same task.

Rob

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 07:43 UTC as 77th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
In reply to:

Robert Hoffman: Can someone explain how I can scan a thread for posts I've already read? Is this an option, or am I missing the obvious? The color change worked effectively for the old layout.

Nevermind, I get it: the read posts show up as a lighter shade of blue. Still don't like it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:52 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Can someone explain how I can scan a thread for posts I've already read? Is this an option, or am I missing the obvious? The color change worked effectively for the old layout.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
In reply to:

ET2: Do already clicked links no longer change color? I want that back

Boy, you and me, both! The color change really enhanced the scan speed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:40 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
In reply to:

krebss: Hate it.

I used to be able to scan a whole forum page in 10 sec to see if there was any interesting thread (to me).

Now it takes me 10 sec to manage to read the titles of the first 5 threads.

I don't know if it's the bigger font, the color, the spacing between thread titles or the OP name/time since last update in between... or probably all of the above.

I'm not saying the previous layout was perfact but much easier to "scan through". The new one "looks" nicer but way harder to read.

Agree also, that the wider spacing between the thread titles makes scanning a much slower process. I was happy with the old layout, even though I'm sure I'm in the minority.

Rob

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 21:38 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
In reply to:

backupgeek: I would love to get this camera, but I would be upgrading from a D5100. I have a few FX lenses already, but my primary lens is a 10-24 Ultra wide angle. The cost of an equivalent FX lens in addition to the D600, really pushes the price out of my range. Sure I could use my old lens in Crop Mode, but it is only a 10MP crop. Really need some more 3rd party Ultra Wide FX lens options.

Hugo808 - No truer words were ever spoken. You should be able to take any current DSLR, at any price level, and do good work. If not, then new expensive hardware will not save you from bad technique.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 19:37 UTC

Great, a $2800 camera that requires a stinky diaper shooting stance.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 20:40 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 in-depth Review article (357 comments in total)
In reply to:

motobloat: What is really hilarious is that they are recommending various lenses over the 18-55 VR, but they haven't actually tested ANY of them except for the 18-55 VR.

DPreview, if you are going to make claims, support them with evidence. Where are your reviews of DX standard zooms?

* Niikon 17-55, 16-85, 18-105?
* Sigma 17-50 and 17-70?
* Tamron 17-50? Tokina 16-50?

Thank god for other lens testing sites. DPreview, call up your corporate overlords and get some money to hire some more reviewers.

Sir, yes sir!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 18:43 UTC
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

MaRcIu: not sure if everything about this camera is expensive or I'm too poor.

I paid over $400 for my 4-MP S400 nine years ago. The higher-end digital cameras are still quite expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:57 UTC
On Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' article (370 comments in total)
In reply to:

derfla1949: For me, the specs read ok.
The major remaining question is the quality of the lens.
For 500+X bucks it had better be very, very good.

I can assure you that no one makes better lenses than Schneider. I wouldn't worry about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2012 at 12:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review article (271 comments in total)

One trick pony

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 20:34 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

wilsonlaidlaw: I just hope the lenses are better than the rubbish fitted on the front of recent Kodak digital cameras, to which they put their name. Given their reputation for wonderful large format lenses, I was amazed they were prepared to risk their reputation on these awful plastic blobs.

Wilson

They make up for it with huge image circles, extremely low distortion, and exceptional uniformity of sharpness, from corner to corner.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 20:23 UTC
In reply to:

marike6: Now you're talking. I'm a huge fan. Even just hearing the words "Super Angulon" makes me all dreamy eyed. :-) But seriously I have missed a couple of lenses I had, two favorite on my 4x5 camera were a Schneider 150 APO-Symnar and a 270 G-Claron. Obviously these m43 are going to be pricey, but maybe we'll be surprised. One can only hope.

Yes, I remember the days of my Linhof Color Kardan 4x5. I had both Schneider and Rodenstock glass. They were killer lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 20:37 UTC
In reply to:

stelioskritikakis: Canon lost the sensor round completely.

some super-filtered jpegs can't stand a chance in RAW samples..
Assuming that 650D will offer nothing more than the 600D in RAW
Same thing as 5D mark3 offered nothing better than 5D mark2 in RAW.
Very similar IQ.. i'd say identical.

Its impossible to catch up with the new nikons d800 and d3200 that play in a different league. Plus the stupid delays in stock...

i'm one step in changing equipment.. only problem? i love my L glass :(

You should be able to pick up any current DSLR, at any price point, and get excellent results. If not, you need to find a new hobby, like knitting or stamp collecting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:09 UTC
In reply to:

random78: I only see thumbnails of the gallery images on the last page. Clicking on the thumbnails doesn't open the gallery

Impressive statement

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:52 UTC
In reply to:

Elinas: Cool... so the day that they will decide to make Camera raw available for the Fuji X-Pro1, this means I will need to buy CS6...

Why screw around with these idiots, when C1 updates are free.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
In reply to:

thx1138: Where to next for Nikon. Will Sony soon have a 30MP DX sensor that Nikon will use in the D300s replacement? Can't see the point at all in an entry level camera. Will these people seriously be making A2+ prints on a regular basis. The 16MP was more than adequate. Should have focused on better AF and CDAF for LV.

And don't forget those massive 4x6 prints handed out to their friends.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:16 UTC
Total: 35, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12Next ›Last »