InTheMist

InTheMist

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a Product Management, Product Design and Marketing
Has a website at http://inthemistphoto.com
Joined on Jan 12, 2012
About me:

Amateur photographer and creative professional techie who appreciates photography, innovation and a quick, clean UI. Day job as a senior Product Manager.

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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ecube: I have reservations about the "Real World" sample photos presented here. What are the sample photos suppose to illustrate? Good looking pictures does not mean anything for evaluating the camera performance because there is no basis of comparison. As for the processed RAW, what does it proved regarding the camera capability? If the purpose is to illustrate the dynamic range, then the three or four samples illustrate the shortcoming of this D810. I have gotten better results of high and varying lighting condition from my D800 than the samples shown in this review. It seems to me that the shooter did not set the HDR properly.

Is the purpose of the sample photos is to compare the D810 against the D800 and D800E, then why not make a side-by-side shots from all three cameras? The comparison to the Canon camera shows the lack of knowledge by the tester because there is no common and controlled basis of comparison. Moreover, it is not relevant.

Was I expecting too much from DPReview?

You can look at test charts if you like, I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Snikt228: Just buy a telescope for like 1/100th the price. Kinda silly

f/5.6 though.

That's a monster!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Puffin about to land in the Telephoto Lens Challenge challenge (11 comments in total)
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mdbinasif: Why do people give 1.5 or 2 ratings for such pics which deserves perfect 5.

They don't look at the picture, they're just wannabe technicians or armchair experts.

They see a blown highlights or a square crop and they're ready to toss it out as junk.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
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Richard Schumer: "Do you think Mr. Slater's takedown requests are justified?"

That's actually three questions -- one as to law, one of facts, and one of "fairness."

The law is on Wikipedia's side, clearly. The facts are the photographer owns the camera and distributed the photos, something the animal could not do on its own.

Fairness, like beauty, however, "is in the eye of the beholder."

He also EDITED the photos. So using Wikimedia's argument, he took a non-copyrighted work and adjusted it to make a new piece - a derivative of the original.

Would a derivative not be copyrightable?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)

After receiving mine it's clear that this is more than just a minor upgrade. So many things are improved and polished.

- Improved auto white balance
- Extremely quiet, and sexy shutter sound. It’s my quietest DSLR yet
- Focus is fast and accurate! My D800 needed a lot of tuning.
- D810, no focus fine tuning necessary.
- The buffer is huge
- 6 FPS in 1.2 crop and 7 FPS in DX crop is well appreciated
- It goes without saying that the files are beautiful, even at high ISO. Not sure if there is a real improvement over the D800, though.

However, Small Raw (9 MP) is a waste. Compressed NEF (36 MP) is the same file size, and even the in-camera NEF converter can't process them!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 96th comment | 6 replies
On Flickr launches image marketplace initiative post (37 comments in total)

Skeptical!

I replied to the Getty invitation with "please go and *edit* yourselves."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 03:09 UTC as 12th comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)

Beautiful shots - all of them!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 44th comment
On Paris Street - Pont de l'Archevêché in the Street Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow, I'd really like to know why so many people gave it a zero rating :(

C&C please?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 08:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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3systermuser: read DXO mark on this one, you will see the IQ is the same or extremely similar to that of the D800E.
and considering the price difference between the D810 and the D800E, there is no point getting it if you do not need a touch better AF, a bit better LV,etc over the D800E.
I think this is what D800E should have been, but it is now already dated even at this point, Nikon should focus its very limited R and D money onto FX mirrorless.
for me , the Sony A7R wins over all this extremely old dated D-SLR.

I've been shooting 1000 photos over three days on just one battery, and I never turned my camera off.

Who's dated now?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 17:21 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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qianp2k: It still show more moire than A7R.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=nikon_d810&attr13_1=sony_a7r&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=100&normalization=full&widget=130&x=-0.6282213213349404&y=0.37960868016953847

Yep. Weaker AA filter

Neither camera looks really good in that specific use case.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:36 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)

Is it me or is the white balance looking much better?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 03:29 UTC as 132nd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Review coming soon? /wink

My local shop canceled on me and therefore my preorder wasn't in time for the first shipment. Switzerland is sold out!

Df? Amazing, nostalgic, every-day, fun camera. They could have thought about the controls a bit more and the smallish focusing system irritates me at that price.

My Df is just fun, while my D800 is for special occasions and work, but I still don't trust the focus and wish I had gone with the "E" originally. I also do sports from time to time, so the 6 FPS (my personal sweet spot for the sports that I shoot) is my reason for upgrading.

Still waiting though on D810 availability here. Sold out!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)

Review coming soon? /wink

My local shop canceled on me and therefore my preorder wasn't in time for the first shipment. Switzerland is sold out!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (110 comments in total)

Love the vibration diagrams and WTD easter egg!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 12:47 UTC as 44th comment

As I'm reading books full of images by Saul Leiter, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Vivian Maier and the likes, I wonder if my images will be rediscovered in 100 years and be more popular then.

What is it about old images that fascinates?

Fantastic collection.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 14:30 UTC as 20th comment

Dream job!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 5th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Hilarious and lovable!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 55th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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hrt: What would Nikon be offering two years from now ?

@Lucas_ That don't suck batteries and aren't dog slow, can track focus on moving targets and can be used with all my existing glass? Then, I'm in!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (166 comments in total)

I quite enjoyed the contrasting reviews. Refreshing!

For me, it's intellectual interest, because I relate more with Mr. Westlake's evaluation. I enjoyed Ms. Patton's hands-on a lot, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 82nd comment
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Gosman: I love this article and seems to come out of my own mouth. Indeed I'm the one on the Nikon forum that pinned the name "Guinea Pigs" upon the early adaptors of the D800. I urged everyone to wait. What I didn't know was that it would take Nikon 2 years to upgrade and make the must needed changes. It is a huge lesson to all of us about product life cycles. This is why I decided to stay with Pentax and the K-3 which is now at the height of the crop sensor life cycle. I decided to stay away from full frame for awhile and see where the product cycle takes it along with the mirror less cameras. And yes, I am a Kodachrome baby and it is the first thing I thought of when I saw the ISO (we called it ASA) was 64!

Pentax spam.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
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