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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lacikuss: Awesome, Sony is moving the dynamics of the FF market a la P&S....

They already own Nikon now is time to beat Canon!

They are like Toyota beating GM slowly and steadily.

Nikon and Canon are big ships. Very slow to turn. I'm not sure the handwriting is on the wall for these giants, but it sure appears that way.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:02 UTC

Has anyone made note of the price? Full frame for a little over a grand! Unthinkable just a few years ago. The A850, when it was released, was the most affordable full frame at $2k. Does anyone remember what $1k got you in 2004? Not much by today's standards. I can't help but wonder what the pricing will be on top-end cameras within a couple of years.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 193rd comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)
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veroman: Why no viewfinder and/or no hot-shoe for an external EVF????

I wasn't asking the dp crowd. I was asking Canon. I find that a viewfinder is one of the more critical components for ANY camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)

Why no viewfinder and/or no hot-shoe for an external EVF????

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)

There's no hot shoe! How could they have left that off?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:51 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)

I have yet to find any reason to go beyond my X10. The X10 gives me exceptional IQ in a wide range of environments and conditions and provides the best JPEGs of any camera I've owned so far, including my bigger Olympus E-bodies.

The X30 is almost certainly for newcomers and not X10/X20 owners like myself.

As the latest model in the series, I guess it fills the bill. But I don't see it as a worthwhile improvement over the older versions. I'm not even sure a 1" sensor would have made all that much difference. The X10 really does produce some remarkable imagery.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 95th comment | 4 replies
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Mssimo: He did a great job with focus.

Yeah ... and obviously the monkey knew that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 13:42 UTC

I, too, very much doubt it's a selfie. But whether it is or it isn't, the organization/corporation is acting very badly. This doesn't at all bode well for Wikipedia. As another posted put it, it's thuggery. Take down the damn photo, as the photographer has requested. It's his photo ... not yours!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 331st comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (165 comments in total)

Looks ugly. Maybe it's just a poor photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 42nd comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 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 (2071 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 288th 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 19th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 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 307th 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 (959 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 (959 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 (959 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
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