jkrumm

jkrumm

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

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Cane: So if you are outside and don't have wifi, you are stuck using the cable only, like it's 1980?

Oh, I guess I didn't read the fine print. I just assumed it worked off bluetooth when wifi wasn't available.

Many phones can indeed act as hotspots, though that's another fee.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 00:34 UTC
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TORN: Corner to corner sharpness, well...

http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2012/11/14/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18.html

Sure, you should have an 11x14 inch view camera.... There are times when you want to maximize the quality of any format, if you can. I really enjoy using the 12-60 on my OMD in part for the range but also for that extra contrast and resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 19:53 UTC
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TORN: Corner to corner sharpness, well...

http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2012/11/14/olympus-mzuiko-17mm-f18.html

Sure, but actually read Potka's words and relative enthusiasm for the lens. It has better micro-contrast, so it appears sharper than the Panasonic. It also is better with back-lit situations, with less fringing. Sounds like he likes it, but he's keeping his 4/3 12-60 for the best 17mm performance on those occasions when image quality matters most.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 17:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery article (159 comments in total)

I've also downloaded and processed a few raws in LR 4.2 that were way, way sharper than these, so I'd chalk it up to a strangely detail-mushing jpeg engine. Though according to a recent Luminous Landscape review, the A99 files definitely need good sharpening, as they seem to be using a medium strength AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 17:28 UTC as 27th comment
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (272 comments in total)
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jkrumm: One strange thing about Dxo lens tests, unlike lenstip and slrgear, they rate 4/3 and m43 lenses from poor to middling, at least in resolution. Not sure what the reason is. Maybe they are not taking sensor size into account? Will be interesting to see what they get out of the new Oly 75 1.8, which appears to be about as flawless as lenses get.

So in essence they aren't rating lens performance, they are rating lens+sensor performance. I think the main problem is the way they present resolution, with a graph from "poor" to "excellent." It's a little misleading, since it implies that one lens is less sharp than another, regardless of sensor. And I suppose if they ever tested medium or large format cameras, they'd have to invent a new graph that goes beyond excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 18:36 UTC
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (272 comments in total)

One strange thing about Dxo lens tests, unlike lenstip and slrgear, they rate 4/3 and m43 lenses from poor to middling, at least in resolution. Not sure what the reason is. Maybe they are not taking sensor size into account? Will be interesting to see what they get out of the new Oly 75 1.8, which appears to be about as flawless as lenses get.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 17:34 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies

I don't care what you call them. I don't wan't a smart phone, so as soon as they make a good camera as slim as my ipod touch, or put a good camera in my ipod touch, I'm happy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 02:37 UTC as 51st comment
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)

A couple questions... the rules say images cannot previously have been shown through any "media channels." I'm guessing they mean newspapers, magazines, and major websites where the image is featured in some way, but they could mean just putting it on Flickr. Can you clarify?

Also, it looks like the image can be from any time, not just taken after the contest started. Is that true?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 16:43 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Has to be the eica.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 17:03 UTC as 47th comment
On Photokina 2012: Olympus Stand Report article (48 comments in total)
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InTheMist: That's an impressive lens on the XZ-2. I just wish it had a viewfinder.

And no, I don't mean a 'stacker' viewfinder.

I was hoping for a hint of a future release. The best we have is a Terada interview from a couple days ago, but he said nothing for sure about an E7. The three year cycle puts a release at next fall...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:39 UTC

I wouldn't mind a re-done Picasa with some cool Nik adjustment features.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:48 UTC as 31st comment
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)
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pricklypear: I knew it. 78, Gold but 78 Silver for another Sony.

Clearly a conspiracy somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 01:11 UTC

Looks appealing, but I agree that battery life would be a concern. Battery life for my daughter's HTC with Android is about a day. Anyway, would rather just have wireless with Android like the new Nikon, and keep my dumbphone. I'd really like an Lx7 class camera running Android, decent battery life, with wi-fi but no phone service.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 97th comment

As an E5 owner, this definitely makes me happy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 18:27 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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Carlos AF Costa: LX7 with a smaller sensor than LX5? Is this an upgrade? Not for me, thanks.

I have to assume that Panasonic testers like the performance of the camera, and their marketers know that people will react negatively to a sensor size decrease in this segment, but hope that it tests well. Personally I love the emphasis on the lens for this and the FZ200.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 16:49 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P510 Review article (63 comments in total)
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Barbu: Nothing unexpected, it's a nice camera (of course, if you're in the market for a supemegazoom).
But one thing was just mentioned in the review: the VR system. The author said only that „it's very good”, which seems more like an opinion than a true test.
A while ago reviews here meant testing and showing results, not just... „it's nice, just believe us”. Where have gone the graphs with the percentage of usable pics at max zoom?

It's good. I shoot sometimes with an author/photographer who has long used superzooms for macro work, documenting lichens and insects, and also using them for remote-controlled wide-angle bird shots, where the high depth of field comes in handy too. He was very impressed with the VR in his new 510, being able to take usable marmot shots at 1000mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2012 at 19:33 UTC

Personally I liked it better when there were no comments on the front page, only in the forums. The front always turns into a disagreeable mess.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 01:24 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EF40mm F2.8 STM sample images article (61 comments in total)

Looks good, though some of the 5D shots look a little front focused. Perhaps a click or two adjustment is needed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 24th comment
On Technique: Digital Photo Collages article (107 comments in total)
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sesopenko: David Hockney anyone?

Reminds me of the work I like of Ted Orland, a former printer for Ansel Adams, except I think he used a combination of scanned Holga images and Photoshop blending... http://www.tedorland.com/panoramas/panorama.html

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 20:25 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)

Looks like DPR is a victim of its own success, judging from the comments. I enjoyed the story, thanks. I hope someone makes a compact full-frame rangefinder style mirrorless for the masses before too long... priced in the $2000 range maybe.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 18:04 UTC as 63rd comment
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