Craig from Nevada

Craig from Nevada

Lives in United States NV, United States
Joined on Apr 7, 2012

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On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

I would like to ban the jets from Yosemite airspace. Contrails always seem to appear in my photos of Yosemite.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:52 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: A step in the right direction.

The Yosemite Valley is one of the most overused pieces of national park in the US. They should ban automobiles and tour busses from the valley as the next step.

If you want an aerial view, go hike to Cloud's Rest or North Dome.

Yup. Particularly, in August.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:45 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Great pity. I am sure that some outstanding photographic and video opportunities will now be lost for ever.
I dont at all buy this business of 'its a wilderness..' If that is the case, then why not just ban anyone from going there at all, and risking leaving rubbish, interfering with wild life etc. It is really just a matter of where you draw the line, so I dont think that people want to be too judgemental about where that line is drawn. There are plenty of people who are prepared and committed to the responsible use of unmanned copters etc for aerial photography.
It seems to me rather odd to ban the use of drones in Yosemite, but to allow firearms !
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/weapons.htm

LOL. "A handful of responsibly controlled drones"? Been to Yosemite, Paul? In the Yosemite Valley, nothing is done by the handful. Typically, it is done by the car and motorcoach filled to capacity. As for responsible, there is a shortage of that.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

A step in the right direction.

The Yosemite Valley is one of the most overused pieces of national park in the US. They should ban automobiles and tour busses from the valley as the next step.

If you want an aerial view, go hike to Cloud's Rest or North Dome.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: The new Olympus marketing strategy is now clear.

They are moving to the high end of each market segment. OM-Ds rather than Pens.... Stylus cameras rather than cheap P&S models. They are doing exactly what they need to do to survive in a mass market that is being eaten alive by smart phones.

I think they are making good chioices.

Now all they have to do is stop losing money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: "As we're working towards finishing our full in-depth review of Ricoh's Pentax K-3, we've decided to publish pages of the review that are complete so far instead of making you wait."

The public has waited 6 months.

This is just throwing a something out there in an attempt to rescue DPReview's credibility rather that an honest effort to review a fine camera for the public to consider (read other reviews).

Don't send partial drafts out.

The pinhole will be reviewed next month, in one page installments. The serialization of review marches forward!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

"As we're working towards finishing our full in-depth review of Ricoh's Pentax K-3, we've decided to publish pages of the review that are complete so far instead of making you wait."

The public has waited 6 months.

This is just throwing a something out there in an attempt to rescue DPReview's credibility rather that an honest effort to review a fine camera for the public to consider (read other reviews).

Don't send partial drafts out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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HomoSapiensWannaBe: Why no US pricing?

$599

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 16:28 UTC
On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (143 comments in total)

What does Sony have against Australia and Aussies?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 23:24 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On Camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction article (110 comments in total)

The camera is downright attractive compare to some of the most recent Hasselblad efforts and priced in the same range.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 19:18 UTC as 28th comment
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HomoSapiensWannaBe: Why no US pricing?

Assume $999.99 in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:43 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)

What nation will be stuck with the rejects from China?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 21:21 UTC as 78th comment
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JohnEwing: Aye, but what's in the envelope and where do you push it?

There won't be a mirror in the envelop.

The IBIS is awesome.

The glass is next challenge in terms of managing the size and quality tradeoff for the zoom lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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tjbates: Whichever way I look at it - the E-M10 looks like a marketing mistake in favour of the consumer. That doesn't happen very often.
The E-M10 is marketed as an entry level OM series camera - however on paper and I'm sure in reality - this camera looks to perform (purely in terms of image quality) as well as the E-M1. That's pretty special for a camera about half the price of it's bigger brother.

Olympus needs to make more marketing mistakes like this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 20:20 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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qwertio: I have a feeling this will have a gold award with 81~82% rating.
Something like this....
Pros:
- Excellent image quality, even at high ISO
- 3-axis IBIS almost as good as 5-axis IBIS except for macro photography
- Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable
- Impressive number of customizable controls
- Bright, sharp electronic viewfinder
- Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control and easy transfer of images to mobile device
- Neat in-camera time lapse creation
- Tilting OLED screen very good

Cons:
- No weather sealing
- Disappointing video quality (unless updated by firmware..)
- Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially
- In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive

Sounds like every camera receives a participation trophy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

This is pretty good deal. When the price settles down a bit, it will even be a better deal.

I would say the E-P5 and any offspring have run their course and are rendered obsolete by this camera. The EPL and EPM still serve some purpose in the Oly line up.

OMD occupies a nice niche in the camera market. It will be interesting to see if Olympus can make a buck selling these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 14:15 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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veroman: 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.

The OP's comments is spot on.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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qwertio: I have a feeling this will have a gold award with 81~82% rating.
Something like this....
Pros:
- Excellent image quality, even at high ISO
- 3-axis IBIS almost as good as 5-axis IBIS except for macro photography
- Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable
- Impressive number of customizable controls
- Bright, sharp electronic viewfinder
- Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for remote control and easy transfer of images to mobile device
- Neat in-camera time lapse creation
- Tilting OLED screen very good

Cons:
- No weather sealing
- Disappointing video quality (unless updated by firmware..)
- Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially
- In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive

Just about every camera trotted out gets a gold or silver award these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (194 comments in total)

It is a pretty good day to go out and take some photo, regardless of what equipment you carry.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 14:37 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)

Sounds like "no" in Nikonese.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 25th comment
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