Bill Bentley

Bill Bentley

Lives in Canada British Columbia, Canada
Joined on Sep 13, 2004

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On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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tt321: There is no discussion about the images taken with walking towards the camera high frame rate AF test? Hopefully it will be discussed in the full review.

I also asked that question and Barney replied that he was impressed with the tracking so far. Maybe so, but I find it puzzling why they included the beach clip but then never showed any images afterwards or really spoke about it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: Whos is the buzz-kill representing DPreview? is it barney? In the excitement meter that guy is in 3rd place behind "watching paint dry" and "watching grass grow"

Sounds like a "time-lapse" opportunity in the making. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)
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Bill Bentley: Hi Barney. I watched to the end but didn't really hear you guys talk about or see any images from your beach walk continuous focus test. How many of the dozens of images were sharp? For me this camera has to be able to track BIF reliably or its a nonstarter. Also, no back button AF is a huge oversight since they're targeting this to Pros/Prosumers. My Canon 600D has this for goodness sake.

Okay, good to hear. That "should" be a relatively easy firmware fix. Looking forward to your guys full review. Thanks for the video.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (349 comments in total)

Hi Barney. I watched to the end but didn't really hear you guys talk about or see any images from your beach walk continuous focus test. How many of the dozens of images were sharp? For me this camera has to be able to track BIF reliably or its a nonstarter. Also, no back button AF is a huge oversight since they're targeting this to Pros/Prosumers. My Canon 600D has this for goodness sake.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
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vesa1tahti: No time lapse, no bulb = useless

What a stupid statement. Bulb is NOT for beginners. Beginners do not even know where the bulb setting is or what it is for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
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Wye Photography: I like the ones with the big triangles in them.

For sure, and look, Francis even directed one of the Egyptians to stand like one too!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
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Michael Piziak: Nice historic photos.

Umm, the dawn of Egyptology started thousands of years before this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

This is actually worse than that failed piece of poop, Project 1709, or whatever it was called.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 424th comment

Not liking the low frequency Luma noise in some of these. Blue skies in particular look quite blotchy, both in daylight and dusk shots.
30_ISO400_ISO400_P1000192 and 13_ISO200_P1000077.

I have an older Panny, and its true for that one also.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 153rd comment

Nice idea, but how will the discount work once all the rentals are bought? I assume it will take at least 6-12 rentals before any significant discount is applied.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:33 UTC as 22nd comment
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marc petzold: Photoshop Elements degenerates even more....from the marketing ad: "Stand Out with an Innovative Facebook Page" OMG, that's really a feature what the crowd needs! I'm glad for not using it - and when will Elements be/and allow full 16bit TIF file processing? there enough freeware Alternatives out there. At least after ages (since 2008) the little one, PSE is 64bit. I'd take Paint Shop X7 over PSE anytime, if i wouldn't had Photoshop.

@cgarrard - The horse is out of the barn now. We know there's no going back to boxed software for them. I've all but given up on the idea that there will be one more boxed version of Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
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Marcelobtp: Ok, Fuji is the only one that found its correct niche in my opnion. Smaller, lighter, apsc sized with new sensor tech. smaller and lighter lenses as fast with very high quality, construction and performance.
now nikon is going Full Frame. And for what i see, the 36mpx sensor is the limit for the actual lenses. Otus? 10% or less will buy it. As mpx goes up the border resolution diference from the center resolution, of affordable lenses, will rise, and its ugly. 24-25mpx is just enough for the lenses we have now. Lenses are dificult to produce no one wants to wait more 10 years to develop lenses at affordable price to put in our 54 or maybe 100mpx sensor.
We want lighter lenses and bodys with the same or higher quality then our FFs now. Very light FF bodys don't balance well with not so light lenses. the proportion is already achieved in FF, now they need to maintain proportion and reduce size. Sony is not doint ic correctly and 4/3 is too small.

Panasonic too. Smaller and lighter, same as Fuji, except they focus more on video features. Both seem to love competing in the superzoom arena, although Panny is winning most battles there lately.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:32 UTC
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Sabud: This is a rather big lens, will be a nice range of 240-960mm on new 7DM2

No kidding. The poor barn swallow will never stand a chance against that combo. lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
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johnvr1: Doesn't 'hands on' mean your hands on and you can tell us how it feels and performs?

They're talking about the pretty German girl.

"So tell me Fräulein, exactly how many inches long is this lens."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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FrankS009: As someone who has moved into "enthusiast" photography from point and shoot, I am trying to come to grips with this camera. Actually, I should literally grip one to try a camera that weights more than twice my Panasoniic GX7 - plus a 24-200 lens. This is a design and cultural statement from an different and older world of photography.

In an age when IQ is becoming the same for practical purposes between m4/3rds, ASP-C and FF, I can now go much lighter with the new Panasonic GM5 at one end of the spectrum, or medium format at the other with the 645z. What is this then?

I conclude that a camera like this is a fashion accessory, something to make a statement of a particular kind. It says "big honking camera" to people who are impressed by big cameras in a similar way that big watches are impressive, or pickup trucks or SUVs. What what does it do - significantly - that a GH4 or a Sony A7R cannot do, or the GM5 for that matter? To each his or her own preferences and purposes.

This camera (and the 7D before it) are targeting people who need fast and accurate focusing, fast frame rates and the ability to balance high quality, heavy glass. None of the cameras you mentioned are up for that. It's a big honking camera for a reason. Weaklings need not apply.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
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Freeman-Jo: Some of you said this will be your next smartphone. i could be wrong but from the pictures shown here, I don't see any lens cap. And we know where we keep our cellphone, in the pants along with the keychains and whatever else that could scratch this big & awesome lens.
Just a thought.

Nobody wants an aftermarket cap for this and the lens is not well protected by any means. This design is flawed. It should have a small built-in lens cap that opens and closes when the camera function button is activated. Especially for this NOT inexpensive price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1431 comments in total)
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HomoSapiensWannaBe: $485 for yet another battery grip model -- which uses the same EN-EL15 battery as the D600/610. I doubt there was any need other than greed to change the battery grip from the D600/610. Oh well, in a few months we'll have one or more compatible 3rd party grips for $80 or less.

Even $385 for a hollow piece of screw on plastic is obscene.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:15 UTC
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tripodfan: The music on the promo video is outstanding.

LOL. Samyang just want to remind us they are not OEM.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 15:38 UTC
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Bill Bentley: I don't quite understand the Google connection. Is this a formal arrangement between them and Pics.io? And if yes, why? Google already has Snapseed and the Nik Collection they could develop further if they wanted to go in this direction.

Okay, so then if I understand correctly you are modelling your business plan like Adobe. PS/LR "online" bundle for editing and then upload to Adobe's Revel cloud service for storage. With monthly access fee of course.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 22:17 UTC

I don't quite understand the Google connection. Is this a formal arrangement between them and Pics.io? And if yes, why? Google already has Snapseed and the Nik Collection they could develop further if they wanted to go in this direction.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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