dmanthree

dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
About me:

Plan 9.

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On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Just as APS-C film cameras served as a bridge from film to digital, this camera can serve as a bridge from digital back to film.

Good God, what a stupid product.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 19:35 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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Rockaw: @admin How about dropping the "crop sensor" label? This is a lens designed to provide an image circle which matches the size of an APS-C sensor, which by definition is "full frame" coverage.

Maybe, but a 6x7 is just a crop 4x5, and so on, and so on...

:-P

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
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Rockaw: @admin How about dropping the "crop sensor" label? This is a lens designed to provide an image circle which matches the size of an APS-C sensor, which by definition is "full frame" coverage.

Sort of agree, but then it's true that any lens that covers the sensor it's designed for is then considered a full frame lens? I'm OK with the current terminology.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (26 comments in total)

Love this "smartphone versus proper camera" debate. I think a little historical perspective is in order here. How many of you remember the Instamatic 104? It was wildly popular in the 1960s and produced, well, less than wonderful images. But for people who wanted to just push the damned button and get an image, it worked. The Instamatic crowd has graduated to smartphones, and all they want to do, well, most of them, is push the damned button and get an image. So from my point of view, the smartphone is a huge upgrade for them over the Instamatic 104. They didn't care about proper cameras back then, and don't now. <snob mode on> But we know better, don't we? <snob mode off>

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 14:45 UTC as 4th comment

Shooter's gloves work great. As to cyclist's gloves, which are windproof and have thin palm and finger surfaces for good tactile feedback.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 52nd comment
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)

I guess Leica hired the Hassy guys who designed the Lunar. I just can't understand why this thing is so damned big! Just ridiculous. Can't wait to hear the Leica apologists explain this one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 469th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)

I'm not in the market for a FF cam, but I like the makeup of the Sony line, and I think the m4/3 makers should take notice. Having three bodies, high sensitivity, high resolution, and one in between is a great idea.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:41 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Tower: The decent photographer should know how to exposure. Not post process up 5 stops. Can you do this on slide? even on B?W film?

Slide film, no. B&W, sure. You can push process, pull process, and over or underexpose and use any combination of exposure variation and processing variation to achieve a specific result. Ansel Adams made a living doing this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)

Ilza, it's not ridiculous to do this level of pixel-level analysis for a hardware test. That's the whole purpose of this: to learn the limits of the technology and of the camera so you can better take advantage of its abilities and work around its limitations. The time to examine at the pixel level is now, not later when producing pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 00:24 UTC as 313th comment | 1 reply

Wait....I thought it wasn't the gear, it was the photographer!

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 5th comment

Possibly the most worthless idea I've ever seen. Utter stupidity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 205th comment | 2 replies
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Photog74: This is a bad idea. Nikon offers both compressed and uncompressed raw files (at 12bpc or 14bpc), but even the compressed ones are in a lossless format. Sony ought to stop using a lossy algorithm.

Nikon also offers a lossless compressed raw file. Can't Sony do the same? It's a shame to handicap such a fine sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On photo Leading the Pack in the B/W photos of people racing (Must be running or on Bicycles) challenge (3 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Ah, volunteered for the PMC again this year? Where were you stationed?

And....thanks! I rode again this year, and it was a damn sight better than last year, for sure.

Yes, the Saturday afternoon part of the ride was really hot. Loved the ice couches.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 15:26 UTC
On photo Leading the Pack in the B/W photos of people racing (Must be running or on Bicycles) challenge (3 comments in total)

Ah, volunteered for the PMC again this year? Where were you stationed?

And....thanks! I rode again this year, and it was a damn sight better than last year, for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 12:45 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Snow covered country road in the Naturally Flat challenge (2 comments in total)

OK, one of my shots was DQ'd for including a road, and this one stays? Why?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 13:56 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "We held a 59 percent share in the mirrorless camera market last year ..."

but only (by value) a 11% share of the ILC market.

When Sony execs brag, they always seem to forget to mention the last part. :-)

Well, I love most of their products, but this is the same company who gave us the root kit. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I think this is great, but some day they'll learn it's all about the glass.

I was, and if Sony wants to compete with Nikon or Canon, they'll need to spend a massive fortune developing lenses for the FE mount or simply hire a third party to do it for them. You're not going to sell to pros or even advanced amateurs unless you have a *system.* Bodies are only a single component.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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Thoughts: Good news, a professional model and an entry full frame mirrorless (A9 and A5 I guess) may be coming soon.

And the glass to take advantage of them?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I think this is great, but some day they'll learn it's all about the glass.

Sony's lens lineup is nothing compared to either Canon or Nikon. Fast teles? Do they have a 2.8 zoom set? Ultra wide zoom? Fast primes? Specialty lenses? Forget adapters, they're a kludge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:18 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)

I think this is great, but some day they'll learn it's all about the glass.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 21:11 UTC as 86th comment | 10 replies
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