jkrumm

jkrumm

Lives in United States Duluth, MN, United States
Works as a teacher
Joined on Oct 13, 2007

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Looks good to me. Enjoying the Adobe bandwagon so far, other than the credit card problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 29th comment
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Zeisschen: wait: "It's an ultra-fast portrait prime"

Why is there still no single portrait shot from this lens? I can mostly see pictures from houses at daylight with focus close to infinity and aperture stopped down. Any of them could be made with a kit-zoom lens. Pictures that could need some subject isolation (horse, buddha statue) are not even taken at F1.2. The horse statue shot has infinite DOF, it could be taken with any point and shoot or smartphone. The only F1.2 "portrait shot" I see is the guitar player statue , but impossible to see any details on that surface, I can't even spot the focus point.
To me all those samples look like a kid running around taking snaps with the camera on automatic-mode. This is a f**** expensive 1600$ ultra-fast portrait lens, remember? I guess I better look elsewhere...

Still, Zeisschen, you did come across as a D***. A little courtesy helps.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 07:04 UTC
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PDavis: Did they really Just list as a con "very slow shutter speeds inevitably lead to motion blur in non-static scenes"? Really?

What they need is something simple, like a a setting for motion that favors higher iso, and a setting for still subjects. You could choose one as a default.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 20:05 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Actually looks pretty good in low light at iso 6400 in raw. Maybe a half stop better than the 610 and a full stop better than the A7 and 5dlll.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 111th comment
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Northgrove: A bit surprising choice, given that most of the m4/3 lineup is already compact enough for jacket pockets, while not even this one and a decent lens compact enough for jeans pockets. So then why get this one and unusually many compromises for a camera of its class?

A camera is more than its body alone and the m4/3 format puts limits on how small you can go. While you can keep trying to go smaller, the lenses won't. The lens in the photo is not even long, but still too long to make it pocketable. A very small body will also easier get front heavy early, even earlier than with a tele zoom lens on it.

I would understand an RX100/II better than this choice. It's truly pocketable, comes with a tiltable LCD, a hotshoe, and a lens to suit the body, all unlike this one. And about $100 cheaper when including a kit lens.

You must not mind bulgy pockets. : ) Seriously, my wife's EPM2 with the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 will fit in my coat pocket, but it does not fee so good there.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)

I can't tell if it is mirrorless or not. Looks interesting. Hope the shutter is more quiet than the Sony cousin.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 397th comment

The 7r shots look significantly better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:30 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (158 comments in total)

It's unfortunate, but this happens. Could happen to Amazon or anyone who stores CC card info. I just got word from my CC company that they are issuing me a new card due to this problem. Bit of a pain to fix all the recurring payments.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:20 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: ISO noise performance is far from impressive, right from direct observation.

I don't think I've seen such a poor ISO 200 performance from a $1250+ camera in a long time.

Also, why are so many photos in the samples gallery significantly underexposed?

Actually, after a couple weeks of shooting one, I don't think I've used such a good base iso performer before. Very flexible raws, good color control, little to no shadow noise (at iso 100 I can't see any) and great detail.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 17:17 UTC

The lens looks great. Nice draw.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 22:30 UTC as 78th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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budi0251: Where is Olympus Pen F with 1/2 frame sensor a.k.a. APS-C sized?

They did it back around 40 years ago, now technology has advanced tremendously, so where is it today?

You mean, where is the completely new lens system for a new mount not much larger?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 04:28 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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Michael Kaufman: I prefer the new power switch. On the old one, I had to look to turn the camera on. It takes two hands now, but I can do it without looking at the camera.

Me too. Don't see what the fuss is about. Much better than the EM5 micro-switch. Just like the switch on my OM4.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 21:32 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (554 comments in total)

All of these hipster white guy photographer ads make me want to be as unhipsterish as possible when taking photographs. Can't help the white guy part.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:12 UTC as 175th comment
On Sample gallery: Apple's iPhone 5s post (105 comments in total)

Love the duck.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 19:44 UTC as 35th comment
On Sony QX100 preview (157 comments in total)

Still seems a rather odd solution compared to a compact Sony camera with built in wireless. Perhaps in future models they will figure it out. For now, this looks destined for the 2023 edition of DPR's digital camera history article.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 16:26 UTC as 81st comment
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CarVac: I'm not sure I like the particular tonemapping algorithm used, especially on the first photo. There are halos visible.

Striking captures, yes, but I think the post processing needs a little more work.

How in the world do you make out halos on such a small image on a computer screen?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 18:38 UTC
On Boys in the Portrait shot with M4/3's challenge (1 comment in total)

Great shot, and really good noise processing (looks super clean for iso 3200)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 01:33 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC01186-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Love this shot.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 00:04 UTC as 2nd comment

It was a predictable uproar, if you read the article. It contained statements about Leica images being more detailed and crisp because there is no mirror. That's throwing down the fanboy gauntlet. : )

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 18:47 UTC as 67th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (352 comments in total)
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matteov: Am I the only one who is not very impressed about the sharpness of this lens? Also the photo of the boat, shot at f/6,3 is not very sharp IMHO.

To me it looks sharp on the boat (sharp enough at their default sharpening settings, which I think are fairly conservative) and the background looks like it is very slightly out of the depth of field, not surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 20:41 UTC
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