riknash

riknash

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Aur: I don't understand the point of them having to provide raw files. I know canon has provided all the data any developer wants about their RAW format and how to parse if. It's not some kind of secure format that is not open to tinkering. All the info on how to tinker with RAW files and do so without detection is out there.

The only way to force them to be honest is to force ppl to shoot JPEG or film, by limiting the medium, some predetermined cameras, once you allow ppl to shoot in RAW, manipulation can't be stopped. It's pointless trying to stop it otherwise, since the RAW format can be tinkered with without detection.

A good reason that this RAW post processing should be stopped, an Italian photographer took pictures of Belgian city charleroi, and manipulated them , ppl of the city and the mayor were upset.

"“You will not find one single inhabitant who will recognize his city in these pictures, not to mention the captions that look more like a settling of scores than a reportage.”

I don't understand. Are you saying the Italian photographer manipulated the RAW image and it remained a RAW file after manipulation, and therefore it should be stopped?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
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riknash: Wow.. Not even a headphone jack! Another camera built by committee missing key components to bring it into step with its competitors. Sure, it's 50 Mp ...and.. almost $4000 and it's crippled for video with a very pricey 1080P at about $1000 overpriced for a slimmed down video camera. A first gen 50Mp DSLR sensor which hopefully doesn't suffer from banding or other impairment. Crop modes, but for which purpose on a studio landscape architecture intended use, camera?
It will be interesting to see what the photos look like.

OK, it is a specialists camera. Now unlike the companies that make laundry washers and video games, this camera's feature set seems to try and cater not only to that specialists area but has new features which make no sense on such a camera, more like a general use camera. That's showing a lack of commitment to the targeted market segment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:54 UTC
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AllOtherNamesTaken: DPR's interview with Canon says the DR is the same as 5DM3. Sorry folks.

Max native ISO 6400
5 Fps, no mention of crop mode FPS increase
1/200 flash sync
1080/30P max

"Meh"

Skip to 1:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=99NUDmVYwDM

I'd be surprised that it would outsell the D810. The D810 has a sizable head start. With delivery starting in June, this downtime would assist Nikon won't just sit there and likely has preplanned a response to this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:26 UTC
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WalterSrChat: The haters are out in force!
:)

Walter Sr.

Just because many comments are negative doesn't mean we hate it. Its simply "constructive criticism" from the forum participants. Canon UK video interview is very clear that this is a specialists camera, regardless if there are new features which would be useless for those specialties. Crop mode, anti-flicker don't seem to be at all in the realm of useful features for the cited specialties.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:54 UTC
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TristanW: seems the battery life of Canon's new body, is gettting shorter & shorter.

Have no fear, a studio camera can run off A/C with the $300 adapter attachment... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
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riknash: Wow.. Not even a headphone jack! Another camera built by committee missing key components to bring it into step with its competitors. Sure, it's 50 Mp ...and.. almost $4000 and it's crippled for video with a very pricey 1080P at about $1000 overpriced for a slimmed down video camera. A first gen 50Mp DSLR sensor which hopefully doesn't suffer from banding or other impairment. Crop modes, but for which purpose on a studio landscape architecture intended use, camera?
It will be interesting to see what the photos look like.

Yup... and like duh, why did Canon introduce 1.3x and 1.6x crop modes on a camera as you say, "only if you want ultra high res stills"? ... and it can't mount EF-S lenses? Must be part of that committee mentality that puts in new features not useful for the intended application of these models. ..duh...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:34 UTC
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AllOtherNamesTaken: DPR's interview with Canon says the DR is the same as 5DM3. Sorry folks.

Max native ISO 6400
5 Fps, no mention of crop mode FPS increase
1/200 flash sync
1080/30P max

"Meh"

Skip to 1:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=99NUDmVYwDM

I'm guessing the crop modes are simply post digitization, discarding the portions of the sensor not part of the crop. This would keep the frame rate the same. Tell me something like this explanation isn't so.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
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moimoi: I am sure some believe they may become better photographers with 50 MP...:-)

More interestingly, the 5Ds and 5Ds R would best suit studio photography.

Ya, studio photography is a huge market segment? In a town with a population of one million, there may be 100 studios. I hope they're good with limited sales, far less than the 5DIII market segment whatever it may be. On a positive note, we can look to an early price reduction if sales figures fail to meet target expectations.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:49 UTC

Wow.. Not even a headphone jack! Another camera built by committee missing key components to bring it into step with its competitors. Sure, it's 50 Mp ...and.. almost $4000 and it's crippled for video with a very pricey 1080P at about $1000 overpriced for a slimmed down video camera. A first gen 50Mp DSLR sensor which hopefully doesn't suffer from banding or other impairment. Crop modes, but for which purpose on a studio landscape architecture intended use, camera?
It will be interesting to see what the photos look like.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:33 UTC as 64th comment | 7 replies
On DPReview Live 2014 videos now available article (25 comments in total)
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DouglasGottlieb: I like DPReview and have watched a few interviews from this series so far. None ask any tough questions -- lots of fluff.

For Olympus:

Whatever happened to the rumored "Trip D" fixed lens, 4/3 sensor, enthusiast compact?

What's happening with the Pen "rethink" you promised? How can it challenge the Panasonic GM1, GM5 and LX100? Users repeatedly ask for a Pen with integrated EVF. Why not do it? If a Pen body had EM1 ruggedization and performance, wouldn't enthusiasts and pros buy it? Why do you assume that centered EVF with a hump appeals to pros and smaller, boxy rangefinder style is for selfie shooters?

Where is 4K?

Where are fast, ultra wide primes?

Why not do f/1.2 or f/0.95?

Why not weather seal your primes to match the EM1 and EM5 bodies?

Is 16 megapixels the limit of M43?

Thanks for putting these videos out. Product reps are very limited to discuss anything beyond the scope of allowed disclosure. If they did, most likely their employment would be quickly terminated. Corporations just like governments are very strict about controlling the message.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 09:53 UTC

Sony keeps producing innovative products. This may not be perfect but still, a lot of fun to play with.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 22nd comment
On Milla Lisa in the Mona Lisa - 20th / 21st Century challenge (8 comments in total)

Better than nice!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 4th comment
On Weather Channel announces photo contest winners article (24 comments in total)

Number 2 and 3 were good but I don't see them as exceptional.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 4th comment
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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Gosh, tell that to all the mobile phone users buying into a long term contract. They claim they were victims too. All those introductory prices complete with the asterisk or small notation number beside them are simply methods to compel the weak to buy into something far more expensive after the honeymoon phase.
It's a trap because if you choose to quit paying them, your application stops working. Yes/no? Subscription based models for software leave you hostage to the process of continually paying if you want to use it. Maybe a usage model would be more appropriate. That way you don't have to unsubscribe and resubscribe each time you wish to use it.
I'm guessing Adobe realizes a significant portion of the photo processing market wouldn't pay what they were asking and had to lower the prices.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 00:05 UTC

Yes, $12K is a huge wad of dough. If name brand meant nothing, there would be many more proud owners of Sigma super telephotos at substantially more affordable pricing. Until you run out and purchase one, those grumbling about the price of the Nikon lenses have little validity.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 21:13 UTC as 10th comment
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photoholiko: Just curious, does anybody really use f2.8 on a 300? to me that's a big price to pay for one f stop.

Does anyone use 1.2 on a 50mm? Yes they do. Otherwise there really no reason to purchase such an expensive lens. Same with a 300mm f/2.8. Or a 400mm F.2.8.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On How Peter Hurley became a top portrait photographer article (49 comments in total)

Ya gotta luv all the negativity in these comments. :)
Folks, the boy "finds" himself a great life and shares that with us. Opportunity knocked many times and he answered to become successful. End of story? No, to be continued throughout the remainder of his life.
In the faux land of NY and LA, this video portrays him as real. It's nice to see that over the front-of-camera face-mask so many have. I hope he continues to do well and continues to share his knowledge and experiences with us.
The video is laggy in some places and he tends to ramble a bit, no big surprise for someone blabbing continuously for that length of time in monologue format.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 6th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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Pyramides: Reminds me of when I visited Machu Pichu in Peru (some 15 years ago), some guides mentioned that it used to be possible to spot condors along the Inca trail until helicopter flights by tourists became somewhat common.

Its rather odd they haven't banned helicopter flights over National Parks. Its really disturbing and annoying that they are allowed to fly overhead. Actually, I wonder if the NPS has any authority over the airspace?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On SmugMug Films: Master of illusions article (37 comments in total)
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G3User: This guy is a joke. Sliding levers in Photoshop does not make you a great photographer. It may make you a good artist. My teenage daughter can slide levers and apply instacrap filters also. It's too bad he has to resort to these gimmicks to make his photos interesting (there not by the way). They are all over processed. We don't even know what the camera captured. You could get these images from a cell phone and then Photoshop them to death which he has done here. What a waist of space on dpreview, they should only profile real photographers, not illustrators like this guy.

Based upon your other comments elsewhere on DPR, you may need to live a few more years to appreciate the work of someone who is not simply an appliance operator of his tools but rather has the skills and artistic creativity needed. Come back and show us some "sliding levers" creations you have made in Photoshop. If they are any good, we, honestly will tell you so.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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Hugo808: What on Earth is going on in #10? Looks positively hallucinogenic. Not a real place surely?

not sure what you mean by ...you know. i do know that every one of these 12 images I would consider a nice piece of art. None of them are reality.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
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