dmanthree

dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
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Plan 9.

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Looks OK, but I guess I was expecting better from a totally new sensor design.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1045 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I guess I missed the point. What's so impossible? That they brought a body to market with tons is nice tech only to handicap it with a bonehead compressed raw file?

Who knows? You don't have the option, do you? The lenses are another story.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:17 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1045 comments in total)

I guess I missed the point. What's so impossible? That they brought a body to market with tons is nice tech only to handicap it with a bonehead compressed raw file?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 169th comment | 9 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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skysi: Is this made in place of Lumix GX8, or is GX8 is still in making?

I'm hoping the GX8 has an upgraded sensor, in addition to the improvements we see here. This is a nice cam, though.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 17:59 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (494 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: Hey DPR, at some point can you start testing CAF tracking of these newer CDAF m43 systems as compared to, say, entry- and mid-level DSLRs with PDAF? I believe, at some point in the near future, these newer CDAF technologies may equal/surpass PDAF, at least entry-level PDAF. Apparently, Panasonic seems to think that, also.

I already suspect that a good photographer shooting a GH4 or G7, using back-button focusing and CAF, can compete with a typical DSLR for AF tracking.

Agreed, and this isn't hard. Just have someone weaing contrasty clothing run towards the camera at a decent clip. Repeat in low light. Not perfect, but right now we have nothing. Anyway, this cam looks nice, but I see nothing to get me to switch from a GH3. That "must have" feature isn't something I need.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (283 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: I had a dream last night that DPR posted a lens article with no "equivalency" discussion. It was wonderful. Then I woke up and found this... Back to reality, I guess.

It will only annoy you if you allow it to. Also, don't sell equivalences short. For example, if you're buying a superzoon, and aren't sure of the exact size of the sensor, those MM numbers won't mean much. So providing equivalents from FF does help. Or you could just buy that FF camera you've always wanted and ignore all the "equivalent" crap. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (283 comments in total)

I'd love to see some higher resolution sensors for all this pro glass.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 38th comment
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (283 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: I had a dream last night that DPR posted a lens article with no "equivalency" discussion. It was wonderful. Then I woke up and found this... Back to reality, I guess.

It's just a frame of reference. And until they start publishing actual angles of view, which is what we really should be using, it does provide a reference point for many who read it. I guess you can tell it doesn't bother me.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
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RichRMA: You know what would be interesting? If someone made one of these "fast" pro zoom lenses f/2.0 instead of f/2.8. Like Samsung does and Olympus once did.

Then all you'd need is a huge bank account and a pack mule to lug it around. The only high-end zoom I've seen faster is the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 for APS-C. Sweet lens, too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 13:21 UTC

+1 on the EVF. Non starter for me. Shame, too. Cam looks nice other than that glaring omission.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:56 UTC as 63rd comment
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Martin87: These cameras are so pointless in this age of mobile phone cameras.

Maybe, but how's the zoom on your phone?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
On Toshiba announces world's first SDHC card with NFC article (52 comments in total)

This is one of those products I can't envision using under any circumstances. Like the previous poster said; my wallet is safe.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 15:41 UTC as 5th comment
On 1953 Buick Sedan in the Old Cars challenge (2 comments in total)

Just a great shot! Love it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 18:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: How did anyone ever shoot in a beach in the 1980s with an SLR, just how?

With reflectors. Flash sync with those older units was a real pain, and most times not possible. go back even further, like the 60s and 70s, and lots of things just weren't possible. For example, I used to shoot a film called High Speed Ektachrome. It was ISO 160. And sports photos were nowhere near the quality of today's shots due to two things: amazing AF and great low light shooting. If you can, take a look at some of the photos from the first indoor superbowls. Not great.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

ozturert, excellent summary. For the record, I shoot only a GH3 right now, but if I went back to shooting high school football, this would be the camera I'd buy. The 7D I shot back then was excellent, this one looks even better, especially the AF. Really nice cam.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 15:32 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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toomanycanons: When's the last time any of you bought a Metz product?

I bought a Metz flash for my Panny GH3 last year. Before that, a smaller Metz flash for my GX1. Both are excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 00:41 UTC

Sure hope Metz survives and keeps making their excellent flashes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 00:40 UTC as 48th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

NO, they'll buy it instead of the D610 because it is a far superior tool for action photography than the D610.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 186th comment

Holy crap, that's a lot of tech gear for a bile trip!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (110 comments in total)
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hiro_pro: i am having a a love/hate relationship with this post. i love my d600. in fact i would go so far as to say the camera could count as revolutionary for its price/feature set. then dpreview has to publish this and i see this camera fixes all those niggling flaws in my d600. now i wonder if nikon is going to cut the price on the d610 (because it doesnt compete well with the d750) or simply discontinue it.

Good question, and I honestly don't see the point of the D610 any more. I wonder how many will choose that over the D750? And if they do, why?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
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