dennishancock

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dennishancock: Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.

Yes, both card slots with the same technology. Just like the D5.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 01:16 UTC

Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies

I'm for the same card type option in both slots of the D500, just like the D5. This is the market speaking, Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Love DxO.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 3rd comment

Speaking of low dynamic range output displays reminds me of prints on paper.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 45th comment

Congratulations to the photographer. But the picture is a bit dowdy. Maybe it's a British thing?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:24 UTC as 41st comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (393 comments in total)

So Light is pre-announcing a product it will have in 11 months. What is this? Have rents in downtown Palo Alto gone up so much Light is in need of some early cash? And why would anyone believe if they gave a down deposit, these guys are going to be around next September?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:37 UTC as 94th comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (393 comments in total)

If you read Light's patent, you see they get 52MP by concatenating the field of view of four separate cell phone camera quality sensors. That is to say very small pixels with poor signal to noise ratios. The folded mirrors allow longer focal length lenses to be used to simulate zooming in software.

So I'm a bit skeptical that those 52 Mega pixels are going to be of high quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 108th comment
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (255 comments in total)
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dennishancock: Zeiss really needs to explain why it doesn't implement automatic focus with these lenses. The analogy may not be exact, but this is like Mercedes announcing a new car that doesn't have an electric starter motor.

Zeiss! I'd like to use automatic focus lenses with my automatic focus enabled Nikon.

KrisAK
Apparently Zeiss marketing research feels enough people will buy their manual lenses for the Nikon or Canon to make the engineering effort and expense worthwhile. There will be some, though, who find lack of AF a deal killer. I'm one. Too bad because otherwise I'm attracted to high performance optics.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (255 comments in total)

Zeiss really needs to explain why it doesn't implement automatic focus with these lenses. The analogy may not be exact, but this is like Mercedes announcing a new car that doesn't have an electric starter motor.

Zeiss! I'd like to use automatic focus lenses with my automatic focus enabled Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 14:31 UTC as 60th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (129 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Great camera, but where are the lenses? Nikon DX lens selection: 4 Primes, one f2.8 standard zoom and two wide zooms (all other are kit or super zoom lenses)

This segment will die next year. Full frames are almost hitting the magic $999 mark. Mirrorless have much better native lens selection and innovations.

Nikon has given up on DX, they are just "milking the cash cow till its bone dry" I would not invest in this system.

It's not the optics! It's the AF system in each camera body!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (129 comments in total)

Not that the DPR staff doesn't have enough to do, but Real World Samples of the same scenes at the same ISO settings from the Nikon D7100 would make for an interesting comparison of the Toshiba/Sony sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (999 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: I own this camera for while now and I agree with almost all of the conclusions in this review. I do not care about the seperate flash, since I almost never use flash. I like the camera very much although at this moment I have no possibility other then rawtherapee to process raw files on a computer. I have noticed the distortion of uncorrected wide angle raw files is severe and am a bit surprised that this seem to have little effect on corner image quality or did I miss that ?
A viewfinder on a camera is essential to me (for that reason I do not like my GM1 as much as I expected). The quality of the LX100 viewfinder is not that great. As I wear glasses I keep on fiddling with that correction wheel. I do not seem to get that right. I will do some experimentation with the contrast and color settings of the VF now. Thanks for that advice.

Distortion is one of the five Seidel aberrations which has no impact on softness. Or hardness for that matter. Check your optics book.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On article Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS (231 comments in total)

I'm holding out until Hasselblad has a camera that delivers at least 750 Giga Bytes per picture:)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 60th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Flames of the North (68 comments in total)

Interesting article and great technique.

And as an easier way to produce these landscape photos focused from near to infinity, that's what view cameras and tilt and shift lens are all about. Scheimpflug imaging it's called.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 18th comment

Great idea but, personally, I find these examples missing the artistic potential of illustrating interesting connections in time and the same location, or connections in space at different times. The obvious use of layering is distracting.

But there's potential here for something interesting.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 17:24 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

I can't find a new Galaxy S tablet at Verizon or Best Buy. What's the deal with Samsung announcing a product that's not in the market place?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 02:50 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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ProfHankD: I think AA filters don't make sense anymore. Just have small enough sensels to be past Nyquist for any lens and do analog/digital reduction in resolution. Easy. As I account for Bayer filters, a 5um sensel is at Nyquist for a lens resolving 50lppmm -- which few do corner-to-corner. 5um is just 14MP APS-C, or 36MP FF -- i.e., the D800. A little higher sensel count just makes the AA issue disappear.

The D7100 pixels are 3.9 um. That's the major reason it doesn't suffer from lack of an AA filter.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 13:45 UTC
On article Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review (118 comments in total)

I've had my D7100 for four months now and I'm liking more the more I use it. Really impressive image quality particularly compared to the D90.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 56th comment
On Connect post Nokia shares first official image samples from 41MP Lumia 1020 (231 comments in total)

I find Nokia's whitepaper on the Lumia 1020 to be pseudo-engineering without any math--a.k.a marketing hype--and only serves as the latest example of elucidation through obfuscation. It might serve to make the clueless feel they're purchasing some advanced technology, but really, how is Bayer sensor interpolation noise overcome by (electrically noisier) oversampling?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 14:51 UTC as 25th comment | 20 replies
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