Charlie boots

Charlie boots

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On Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro post (200 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Will the iPad Pro kill Wacom?

That's a question I don't find addressed in the comments so far.

With a drawing tablet app like AstroPad, an iPadPro probably replaces the smaller 13" active drawing pads from Wacom. Maybe, even Apple or Adobe now feel invited to do their own app. Or Wacom even (if you can't beat'em, joind them) ...

I understand Wacom teamed up with Samsung for a stylus solution. So, that's going to become an interesting competitive situation for Wacom and their users, I think.

It is very unfortunate if it did kill Wacom as their products are excellent. I can however see it doing so if someone creates a good interface with photoshop and lightroom. Possibly Adobe may even do this as it would be in their interest. Certainly if this were so it would move many users who have ipads away from wacom. Apple has a way of creating incredible products which are unfortunately disruptive technology. One could also blame those that are affected for not being forward thinking and for refusing to innovate in order to protect their market share.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 21:00 UTC

This is very interesting as it should also be very useful in criminal investigations to extract faces from the reflections.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

I thought it was illegal for the driver to have access to a video screen and the photo shows a video screen. Dont really see the difference between a gopro and a dash cam. There are enough russian dashcam videos on utube to satisfy anyone. Another redundant accessory.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:44 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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iAPX: I have a problem with DPReview reviewing tablets as "digital cameras". If they want to present us anything that could take a digital picture, why not testing also any webcam-equipped notebook, or event desktop PC/Mac?!?

Why not adding adding any security camera, given they took 25 or 30 "photography" per second?!?

I am also excited to see their reviews of automated radar-cameras that every country put on their road, as well on the ability to focus quickly, their Dynamic Range, color accuracy, are they good portraiture equipments?

Is their any test of the spying satellites too?

You jump the shark while testing tablets as "cameras". So, now where will you end???

They need to attract readers for their advertising and sales. Presumably this helps. For a free site it is fantastic so anything they do to keep it free is welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:22 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (314 comments in total)

No mention about printing. Lightroom has an excellent print engine and allows easy layouts of multiple images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:30 UTC as 73rd comment
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)

Nikon has discovered an issue and has proactively issued a service recall. Excellent and responsible customer service. Can't understand why everyone is making such a fuss. Auto manufacturers do this all the time and it works well. Nikon makes excellent Dslr's, and has for the past 15 years. Nikon's first SLR, the F1 dates from 1959 and changed the world, I have one and it still works perfectly including the meter. My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700 and D800E all of which have never had any issues. What a great company and what great products.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 11 replies
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (588 comments in total)
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EcoPix: Thanks dpReview for raising the issue of focus accuracy with SLR lenses. We love our reflex viewfinders, but increasing resolution is starting to reach the limits of this design. Zoom lenses often need different focus calibrations for different distances and focal lengths (and even f-stops sometimes), making the adjustments complex and too much for even the capable operator to do by AF fine tuning.

What’s needed now is focus mapping for each lens. Given the power of the modern camera’s IC, would it be possible for manufacturers to include a program in the firmware that maps focus for each lens at the range of distances, f-stops and focal lengths via the main sensor, and stores the data for calibration of the AF module?

Great idea, nikon could provide a focusing target with full instructions in the box to use. Better yet nikon should launch a body to match the Sony 7r2 which can take all nikon lenses. I would be their first customer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3440 comments in total)

This is a great shame. Perhaps this is a planned marketing ploy and the pre release is hobbled so that when the final is released and is much improved it will draw more attention.

Otherwise it is very hard to believe that Canon is unable to match DR of its competitors. Surely sensor design and manufacture and in camera image processing is well understood by all manufacturers of this calibre. There should be very little difference, especially on a brand new camera which has obviously been under development by the best minds that Canon has.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 01:25 UTC as 264th comment

No one talks about the performance or specs of the substitute chip. Surely the component supplier is irrelevant providing it performs as well or better than the original one and is as durable.

Vehicle, and many other, manufacturers often substitute components although they may look the same.

Samsung is an extremely competent manufacturer and I have confidence in their products. I have one of their 12 year old high res lcd screens which is used every day and performs flawlessly and is still much better than the average computer screen.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 10:23 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3440 comments in total)

Certainly a very interesting body. Expensive and needs the best lenses. I use a D800e and very satisfied but the files are huge and need high end and fast computer gear to work with them not to mention large storage and backup ability. Cant imagine shooting a whole wedding of around 1,000 images with this body. Perhaps the special portraits only. This makes the cost very high. The question arises as to what is good enough. Unless one is printing very large the 5DIII should be more than sufficient.

For very large landscapes and other large prints this would be amazing but here again this is a fairly limited market as print prices are very high.

Looking fwd to the test report.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 731st comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (250 comments in total)

Makes one think that Canon has been substantially overpricing this camera and gouging the consumer since its introduction.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 20:17 UTC as 21st comment

If there are black dots in the tripod sockets then obviously Nikon knew about this before it was noticed by customers but they kept quiet until they had to do something. They should have been upfront and issued a notice and recall as soon as this was discovered. Once again Nikon does not inspire confidence in its new products. The result will be that people will hold off buying new products until the bugs have been ironed out.

Too many mistakes made in the past few years with high end expensive cameras without Nikon quickly taking responsibility.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:25 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

It is probably obvious that mirrorless will eventually replace the traditional SLR with flipping mirror and prism as will electronic shutters replace traditional fp shutters. The SLR has been a workhorse for the past 50 years and is an amazing mechanical gadget. It also replaced existing well established technology. The fact that the mirror and shutter mechanism reliably lasts for 200k or more activations and that it can function at 11fps is astonishing. A mdern DSLR is mostly electronic and solid state anyway and as technology progresses it will invariably replace the clunky mechanical pieces. With the speed of development and innovation in the digital world we probably cannot imagine what will be possible in 3 to 4 years. Look at the iphone 6 and its competitors to see what has been achieved in just a few years.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:21 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1306 comments in total)

I wonder why when the D800E has a score of 82% and is rated gold. This camera has a score of 84% and is rated silver?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 193rd comment | 4 replies
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)

An excellent perspective which brings out issues I have not seen mentioned before. This compares Leica with Leica. Interesting and perceptive.

Also very surprised that apparent full manual settings are not so.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 10:36 UTC as 83rd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Obviously Canon is grasping at straws and has nothing much to say.

Great website, nice graphics, poor content, but not suitable for the majority of people in the world. Takes faaaar tooo long to load. What a total waste of my time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 17:43 UTC as 342nd comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Great teaser, builds anticipation. Lets hope they do something at least as good as Fuji.

Compact pro level exchangeable lens camera, which also takes existing Canon lenses, at a reasonable price.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 775th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

There is a great issue being made about 1/4000 as opposed to 1/8000. Can anyone elaborate why having 1/8000 is so very critical?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 01:27 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (586 comments in total)

Sony has excellent engineers and excels in miniaturization and it will be really interesting to see what they eventually make of the camera business. People who buy high end cameras and lenses have a substantial investment in hardware and want to see some permanence and long term lens compatibility. If Sony is able to provide this and give their customers the feeling of long term security about their investment they should be very succssful as they have already significantly shaken up the camera industry with their offerings, especially with the A7r and A7s. I can't wait for this to settle down as I will then seriously consider changing my heavy nikon FX gear for Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 17:30 UTC as 40th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)

The only people who this is really relevant to are those that used 35mm film when the only interchangeable lens cameras were 35mm and we all knew what a 50mm or other focal length lens was.

Most of the new SLR and other smaller sensor camera users have no idea of the relationship between 35mm lenses and their sensors, and why should they care. A wide angle is a wide andgle and a tele is just that. Most people use zooms anyway.

Yes it is good to refer to a common standard for an apples to apples comparison and for those that want to dig deeper all this info is useful in making better photos. The huge majority however simply want to take snap shots for viewing in electronic media and it should be a fun activity without having to bother about focal lengths etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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