veroman

veroman

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Photographer, Teacher, Writer
Has a website at www.stephenmichaelgarey.com
Joined on Mar 23, 2004

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1479 comments in total)
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gianstam: About total light.
So, I have a question to DPReview?
Do the Sony and Nikon FF cameras produce different noise at pixel level when used at different formats for the same sceen?

My point of view: the sensor does not behave as a whole.
The electric signal from each photosite is not affected by the the total light.
Sensor is not a sun light collector (larger surface, more electric power).
Image (and noise and DR) is produced by pixels. Same tecnology and size pixels produce the same results.
So the advandage of the larger sensor appears not because of the more light but because of the more (same sized) pixels or because of the larger pixels (for the same Megapixel sensors).

Very informative article by the way.

The advantage of the larger sensor is the surface area of the larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1479 comments in total)

Equivalence is important to understand. But, in the end, I don't think the choice of tool should be based on equivalence but, rather, on the very basics of photography and acquiring photography gear, i.e. budget, subject matter, whether amateur or enthusiast or pro, size and weight one is willing to carry, etc.

I've owned full frame for most of my digital years and am now primarily a micro 4:3 shooter. I'm at a point where the end result hardly looks any different than when I was shooting with the 5D and 1Ds II.

One area where equivalence matters to me and that I do take into account is the ISO setting. ISO 200 is really ISO 400 on my M4:3 gear, and that really is important to the end result.

I think the handwriting is on the wall. I believe that the traditional DSLR is slowly but surely being replaced by these smaller, highly capable cameras ... in the same way that 35mm diminished medium format, particularly 2 1/4".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 188th comment | 5 replies
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

Don't be too hard on Canon. They're doing the best they can.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 20:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (1972 comments in total)

There's no arguing that this is a beautiful camera, at least to look at. Shaping it from a solid block of aluminum a la Apple computer's MacBooks makes it all the more attractive. Is it worth it? Was my Canon 1Ds worth $8,000? Was Kodak's 2MP DCS 520 worth $14,000? Is anything of this quality worth the price of entry? If you have the money, yes. If you don't, no. If I had the money (assuming I'd first handled it in person), I'd buy one and be a happy camper. One of the most interesting things about it, to my eyes, is that it both reflects super-contemporary design as well as the "Leica look" that has identified this maker for years and years. Nice job all around.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 222nd comment | 2 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: If there's any money left for the author this could be a good thing but I suspect it will be like eBay--you do the work and they get the money. It might still be worth it to get exposure on Amazon.

A $10 profit on a single book isn't anything to rave about. But if you sell 100 books, that's $1,000. 500 books is $5,000. What does it take to sell 100 books or more? Well, that's where talent and a good business head win the day. It had better be a damned good book to begin with!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
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veroman: To all the naysayers: educate yourself on business matters before you put this idea down. If you don't know how to conduct business, it won't work. If you don't have a strong concept, it won't work. If you have a strong concept and understand business, it can work.

Nothing sad about it. It's just another open door for those who want to lead a creative life and earn an income from it ... hopefully. As always, real talent and a good head for business will win the day.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 15:11 UTC

To all the naysayers: educate yourself on business matters before you put this idea down. If you don't know how to conduct business, it won't work. If you don't have a strong concept, it won't work. If you have a strong concept and understand business, it can work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

That cat shot at ISO 8000 is very impressive. I would say that the G1X Mark II looks like the pinnacle of the G-Series cameras and an easy, no-brainer replacement for a DSLR when traveling.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:00 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: I heard a rumor that a subtle name-change is imminent:
www.d-preview.com...

First time? This has been called an "ongoing review."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I might add that I find the new "studio scene" pretty dreadful. I prefer the older one by a mile. At the very least, dpreview should take the the best of the old one and combine it with some new but relevant ideas.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:59 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

This type of "reviewing" is like dripping acid on someone's forehead. Slow & very painful. Surely dpreview can do better than this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:56 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: I was skeptical if an unboxing slideshow would work nice as videos do, but I liked it. Took less time, the text is concise, and the pictures chosen give you a good look of it.

Videos of this truly boring "unboxing" business work "nice?" Seriously? If this is something working "nice," then watching weeds grow is worthy of an Academy Award.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:30 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)

Why preview feels compelled to imitate the utube "unboxing" thing is beyond me. I simply can't imagine why anyone would be interested in watching ANYTHING being "unboxed," much less a camera. That people DO watch these things doesn't mean they're worth imitating. Just the opposite, in fact. Best to let "unboxing" have its day and go the way of 8-track stereo. This pale imitation only goes to further the phenomenon. Sad to see it happen here. Let this be the first and last of its kind on depreview.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 81st comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

Save for the very best of the full frames, the M10 images look no better and no worse than the countless thousands of other images that have been posted on dpreview in the course of their most recent (past 2 to 3 years) camera reviews.

Seems to me that camera choices these days have much, much more to do with price point, ergonomics, features and intended uses than image quality or anything having to do with image quality. They're all very good. The OM-D E-M10 is good. A Leica is good. The Fuji X Trans cameras are good. My old Canon 40D is good. Take your pick.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 00:47 UTC as 31st comment | 10 replies
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veroman: Boy, that is one ugly camera. In a world of sleek designs such as found on so many cameras these days, I can't help but wonder what prompted Sigma to stretch the body so unnecessarily ... unless there's something inside the camera that, in fact, MAKES it necessary. But I doubt that.

Photo quality and ergonomics go hand-in-hand (no pun intended). If the ergonomics are poor, then the camera ends up staying on a shelf or in a bag and hardly used. If it's hardly used, there's no IQ to concern yourself with.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 20:57 UTC

Boy, that is one ugly camera. In a world of sleek designs such as found on so many cameras these days, I can't help but wonder what prompted Sigma to stretch the body so unnecessarily ... unless there's something inside the camera that, in fact, MAKES it necessary. But I doubt that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:59 UTC as 98th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

This is about as unexciting a camera as I've seen released by any M4:3 maker in quite some time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1616 comments in total)

A yesteryear design with not much else going for it ... unless ISO 6400 is your base ISO most of the time. Really, this is about as transparent a marketing idea as I've ever seen.

As a designer myself, I think it looks pretty terrible. As a photographer, having this camera would do nothing for me that I can't do with my other FF cameras. I don't get it. I really don't.

I can only guess that Nikon decided something like this would move the deep-pockets to reach in and help their bottom line. What other reason could they possibly have for putting out such a dated, clumsy-looking retrospective product?

Well, if I were Nikon, I would have concentrated on a top-tier mirror-less or, even better as a retro product, a digital rangefinder and Leica M9 killer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 178th comment | 9 replies

Is this supposed to be art?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 00:18 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Well, it sure has got people talking!

I can't wait to see some pics, many of us seem to have forgotten that's the main thing with cameras. Let's see what the D4 sensor can do!

The "main thing" with this camera isn't pics. If it were, Nikon would not have reached into the past for its design. No, the main thing with THIS camera is the retro (for want of a better word) design and marketing to the deep pockets that can afford it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 22:20 UTC
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