DaddyG

DaddyG

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Has a website at www.sarnim.com
Joined on Mar 25, 2010

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On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

loved the humour in this article

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 74th comment

Definitely the best general purpose DSLR ever made.
As a Canon user, I could only hope for something like the D750. Unfortunately Canon are always so careful about cannibalising their other product lines.
One great thing about mirrorless is that this increased competition surely must force Canon to be more generous with their product feature sets.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 18:26 UTC as 85th comment | 8 replies
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200 (156 comments in total)

Canon is not doing very well in these round-ups. I guess that predominately reflects the comparative lack of new cameras they release.

Maybe they will get a Best Value award in the next one ($1200-$2000) with the 6D.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 03:38 UTC as 45th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Lossy compression absolutely disqualifies these cameras for astrophotography use. You can’t remove noise or signal from each sub frame or the stacking process will not be effective. That is a shame too because otherwise they would be pretty much ideal for AP.

What I don’t get is that the lossy compression offers no benefit to the consumer over lossless compression or even zero compression. I can buy a high speed 256 GB memory card for $90 from Amazon. There is no need to reduce the file sizes at the expense of image quality.

If I need a smaller file for immediate upload I can just use .JPG files. These cameras have RAW conversion in camera so I can even edit and process them directly into jpgs directly in the camera.

I really just don’t understand why Sony let this happen in the first place.

Create a specification (lossless RAW) for a version 3?
You're right, it really is a mystery.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley (73 comments in total)

Number 2 is very impressive, well done. Love the subtle flash top right.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 20th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap (60 comments in total)

Great images.
I especially love numbers 1 & 10.
In 10, the illusion of fire on the mountainside is really impressive.

Good to see you getting out & enjoying the land!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 18th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean (36 comments in total)

Thanks for the comments all.
There is some confusion around the photo of the Spoonbills - image no. 7.
I can confirm that absolutely no cloning or compositing was done on the birds in this image. This is exactly the formation the five birds were captured in.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 7th comment | 9 replies
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tkbslc: Wow, that D7200 looks good even up to ISO 12800! Barely any difference between it and the Canon 6D.

Have a look at the water color paints in the top left. Still quite a bit of difference there, to my eye.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1312 comments in total)
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DaddyG: Great review - the degree to which you highlight the 7D's poor dynamic range is long overdue. You do a great job on explaining why this is so important.

This level of negative publicity is long overdue, and can only be good for us locked into the Canon system. Surely Canon must concentrate on improving its sensor technology.

However, it is odd that you do not list it as a 'Con'. Because, for me & many, it is this camera's greatest disappointment.

Perhaps negative publicity was not the right term.
You're right. The user/customer should decide - with knowledge.
The knowledge of Canon's poor ability to resist lifting shadows has now brought more clearly into the light, thanks to this review. And, more importantly, the real-world implications.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1312 comments in total)

Great review - the degree to which you highlight the 7D's poor dynamic range is long overdue. You do a great job on explaining why this is so important.

This level of negative publicity is long overdue, and can only be good for us locked into the Canon system. Surely Canon must concentrate on improving its sensor technology.

However, it is odd that you do not list it as a 'Con'. Because, for me & many, it is this camera's greatest disappointment.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 185th comment | 8 replies
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Greg VdB: Err... it was added already over a month ago... (http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/6778992695/photos/3055280/rawcomparison_dpreview)

Did you mean you re-shot with a newer camera or re-render with the final version of ACR? (Or did you simply want to launch another pointles pixel-peep battle between people spending too much time in front of their computer screen instead of their camera screen?)

Indeed - what's new here DPR - what's the difference between these findings and those from a month ago? Maybe it is the production version now?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

Thanks DPR for not posting another 7D advertisement posing as a 'review'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 158th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: she never really explains why she prefers a FF...

She does. Focal length remains at 1x

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On article Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions (254 comments in total)

I echo ScottRH below. This write-up, while interesting, reads a bit like an advertisement. Nowhere were the D810's shortcomings mentioned. E.g. why purchase a D4S?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game (47 comments in total)

There's a lot of talk about how mirrorless now have autofocus as good as SLR's. But there seems to be lots of big white lens' on the sidelines.
What's state of the art for sports photography these days?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:06 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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The Davinator: Too much time is wasted on comparing ridiculously high iso ratings that make up such a minute amount of where photographers normally reside. There must be a small underground movement of people producing 20x30 landscape, street, or portraiture at 100,000 iso that I must be missing.

They were probably saying a similar thing about ISO3200 ten years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On article Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses (56 comments in total)
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macjonny1: Canon, no one cares about these boring lenses. Maybe do something innovative instead of a MK II version of a lens that is just fine the way it is. Spend your resources getting out of the obsolescence that you seem to be heading at light speed.

I was considering the EF-S lens but the sacrifice in aperture does matter.
IS means naught for, e.g, astrophotography.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 23:50 UTC
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Eleson: So , as a fast action shooter, how does it stack up against the alternatives?

It depends how the AF works. No. of points is a small part of the picture

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 19:10 UTC
On Connect post Pressy gives your Android phone an extra button (23 comments in total)
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joe6pack: What took Pressy so long??? This article belongs in 2013!

They got pwned by Xiaomi MiKey, costing just $0.79!

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/02/xiaomi-pressy-clone/

No doubt Xiaomi copied their design. But then, it is hard to say if Pressy's idea is original or not. After all, controls using 3.5mm plug has been around for quite some time.

thanks joe 6 pack for completing the article.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On article Photographing bubbles, one bubble at a time (74 comments in total)

Great work.
With 4k vid coming out, I guess we'll be seeing all types of stuff like this soon (frame grabs)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 02:30 UTC as 25th comment
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