Reilly Diefenbach

Reilly Diefenbach

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On the tetrarch in the Old Coins. challenge (3 comments in total)

Heckuva shot!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 2nd comment

Lightroom with Process 2012 still tons faster and better and widening the gap with every release.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without seeking consent news story (325 comments in total)
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grumpycat: Hungary is done.. Sadly I was born here..

Hungarians are the smartest people in the world, they'll figure it out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without seeking consent news story (325 comments in total)

Does this law mean the end of street photography as we know it? If so, something good came out of it.:^)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)
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steelhead3: This is a very good camera...the trouble is that it has to use Nikon glass, a step behind Canon and a big step behind Sony. Look at their newest 58 1.4, price wise their highest achievement.

Rubbish. Advantage Nikon all the way from 14-800mm

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 14:45 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)

Do the Pentax fans really need a review to tell them they want a 24MP Pentax?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D3300 real-world samples gallery news story (25 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Not one picture of a landscape to show what 24MP can really do?

I'm not sure the D3300 hasn't the best 24MP APSC sensor out there. Peeping it converted in CNX2 and tiffed over to Photoshop for a light high pass sharpening, it looks a bit better than the D5300. Very, very nice. I'm waiting for the ACR conversion to tell for sure.
We always get the people saying the kit lens hobbles the sensor, but that is incorrect, at least stopped down, it shows most available pixels. Without doubt, a heck of a lot of image quality for the money!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D3300 real-world samples gallery news story (25 comments in total)

Not one picture of a landscape to show what 24MP can really do?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 13:55 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On Homestead and Asungate-7343 in the Turf Houses challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice indeed. Excellent job in post, too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 3rd comment
On Grizzly bear fishing in the Sea to Shining Sea : Alaska challenge (1 comment in total)

Looks like Brooks Falls in Katmai where I was. What a place!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 1st comment
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crsantin: I used to be a DX shooter for many years but left this year for mirrorless and won't be going back. I got really tired of Nikon offering up the same camera time after time, no new DX lenses, especially primes, and the recent push they've been giving customers to move to full frame. I grew tired of it and it is time to move on. So many interesting and truly excellent cameras to explore.

None of which will hold a candle to picture quality of a D610 :^)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (759 comments in total)

Outstanding picture quality, what 36MP is all about.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 144th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (759 comments in total)
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Tord S Eriksson: I seem to recall that the shutter in the A7 shook the camera quite a bit, and the one in the A7R was worse?! In my book that would be a huge con, no matter which camera we're speaking about.

Not a mention in the Con list — has the shutter noise/shake been eliminated, or what?!

I don't get "camera motion blur" with my D800e. Handheld is pixel sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I've had the D5300 with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens for a few months now.
I agree with every word in this review.

The still & video quality is very good.
But the camera is so frustrating to use and handle, that it takes away the fun and joy of shooting photos. The lack of touch capability, the lack of real aperture control in LiveView, the sluggishness of the LCD when zooming to check focus, the complicated menu, the missing dial - all of these make the camera very hard to use.

One other thing that this review neglected to mention is the fact that the D5300 is almost useless with fast glass, when using the viewfinder. In this review they mainly used the kit lenses which go to f/3.5 max. My lens opens up to f/1.8, and let me tell you - the focus point is never where I intended it to be when I use the viewfinder, even stopped down to f/4.0.

Eric, you need to use AF On to get the best out of just about any Nikon DSLR: The thumb controls when you focus. It takes a little practice. You cannot expect to shoot wafer-thin depth of field with any camera without a lot of practice any more than I could play "Steppin' Out" like Eric Clapton the first week I picked up a Les Paul.
http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2010/11/05/nikon-af-on-technique/
The folks in the FX forum use AF On/ AFC to the tune of about 90% because it flat out works better for sports, BIFS, portraits, you name it.
Switch mode when you need the assist.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I've had the D5300 with Nikon 35mm f/1.8G lens for a few months now.
I agree with every word in this review.

The still & video quality is very good.
But the camera is so frustrating to use and handle, that it takes away the fun and joy of shooting photos. The lack of touch capability, the lack of real aperture control in LiveView, the sluggishness of the LCD when zooming to check focus, the complicated menu, the missing dial - all of these make the camera very hard to use.

One other thing that this review neglected to mention is the fact that the D5300 is almost useless with fast glass, when using the viewfinder. In this review they mainly used the kit lenses which go to f/3.5 max. My lens opens up to f/1.8, and let me tell you - the focus point is never where I intended it to be when I use the viewfinder, even stopped down to f/4.0.

You're just the latest victim of the 351.8. AF On, AFC 9points, menu a3 to off, that's the way to shoot a Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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completelyrandomstuff: The lack of in body AF motor is a real deal breaker for me.

Almost all the old D lenses don't cut the mustard on these new high res cameras, especially wide open.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (604 comments in total)
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km25: 24MPs is a little high for APS-C, I would rather give up a few MPs for better low light use. The 24MP is fine for the mass market, but I think most serious photographer would rather a better balance, leaving 24MP for FF. I fell as if 16-20MP is best for APS-C in all the noise tests I have seen.

I guess you missed DXO.
low light (sports) score:
D7000 16 MP 1167
D5300 24 MP 1338
This is correct. With good noise reduction especially, any of the 24MP APSC cameras will show as clean with better detail than any of the Sony-sensored 16MP items.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 01:05 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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completelyrandomstuff: The lack of in body AF motor is a real deal breaker for me.

Maybe so, but I'm sure Nikon has done the math and figured out what percentage of users would ever use an old lens on this item and factored accordingly. There's always every other Nikon above the D5300 for you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:57 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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hoxton fives: Dear Dpreview Team!
You rated the canon 70D at the same image quality as the nikon d5300... surely that can't be right? generally I feel that you don't focus enough on image quality as that is surely the most important category?

@ R
Yes, I'm referring to the DPR review of the 70D.
Now, DXO gives the D5300 much more than a fraction, more like 18%, 83 to 68 overall sensor score, which the DPR bar graphs do not reflect. I think this D5300 is a really nice achievement. Best image quality under the magic spousally acceptable $1000 price point with the possible exception of the new a6000, all with a nice set of features. Power to the people.
Here's an interesting real world DPR shootout article proposal for you: Try all the competitive APSC cameras on tripods at sunrise or set with a 35mm prime at f5.6 with a row of trees somewhere in the middle distance using several different exposures. Then we'll see who's really good the goods for dynamic range, distant detail, shadow banding, etc. Seattle has more than a few prime locations.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:43 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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hoxton fives: Dear Dpreview Team!
You rated the canon 70D at the same image quality as the nikon d5300... surely that can't be right? generally I feel that you don't focus enough on image quality as that is surely the most important category?

Well, actually, you have given exactly the same image quality scores for both raw and jpg, if we're to go by the bar graphs in the two reviews, not to mention an 93% score with gold Award for the Canon vs 89/Silver for the Nikon. I don't think there's any doubt in anyone's mind the Nikon produces a superior picture. Not that I care, but someone else might who's making a choice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 21:44 UTC
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