Dimitris Servis

Dimitris Servis

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Has a website at www.coloraberration.com
Joined on Sep 27, 2009

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Maybe they again produce cameras without batteries (I wish)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 36th comment
On Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review article (41 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: There are a couple of important things missing from this review.

For instance, a 75W modeling lamp sounds useless for portrait work. Was it?

How do you -- or can you -- attach a softbox or any light modifier other than the umbrella?

These are very basic flashes. Output and colour are uncontrollable. If you need to add modifiers, you need to purchase a collar with bolts that attaches at the front and then you can mount modifiers. Usually the bolts will break the plastic anyway. However for the price, people seem to use these for slaves to light backgrounds and the like.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 21:17 UTC
On Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Review article (41 comments in total)

Typical low end godox

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 16th comment
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

Why doesn't she just burn everything, dance around the fire and get done with it.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:40 UTC as 85th comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (326 comments in total)
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Dimitris Servis: Why is "dynamic range" so narrow? I understand that your metrics have actually little to do with the sensor but rather how the camera processes jpegs, but I wonder if it makes sense to give a camera an 87%, said camera being rated near the top for dynamic range elsewhere (http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/Landscape) and still demonstrate such a poor performance. Either your metrics are only relevant for jpegs or you're trying to say something... If the former, most raw shooters get undeserved and at any rate, you shoot jpegs with all the possible tweaks to get the best out of the camera I guess.

@which is what dr is all about, right? I mean, the DR here is only relevant for no-touch jpeg. It is not relevant for raw or manipulated jpeg...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Dimitris Servis: Looks like a great camera but the slow shutter and no way to trigger a flash but optically is a big tradeoff for the EVF... I actually find evfs terrible compared to the nice large tiltable screens

Truth is the setup is very well balanced for a pocketable camera. However, going on a trip where you might want to use flash requires a second camera. It's a pity.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

Looks like a great camera but the slow shutter and no way to trigger a flash but optically is a big tradeoff for the EVF... I actually find evfs terrible compared to the nice large tiltable screens

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 09:45 UTC as 488th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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Master Yoda: They're gonna sell a lot of these . . .

And certainly much fewer than pizzas...

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)

A word of caution: do not put junk store lenses on your camera unless inspected for fungi. A contaminated lens may contaminate your camera and every lens you put on it.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (326 comments in total)

Why is "dynamic range" so narrow? I understand that your metrics have actually little to do with the sensor but rather how the camera processes jpegs, but I wonder if it makes sense to give a camera an 87%, said camera being rated near the top for dynamic range elsewhere (http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Ratings/Landscape) and still demonstrate such a poor performance. Either your metrics are only relevant for jpegs or you're trying to say something... If the former, most raw shooters get undeserved and at any rate, you shoot jpegs with all the possible tweaks to get the best out of the camera I guess.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail article (289 comments in total)

As usual in Switzerland we get lost in the details...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 16th comment

So if I buy now a D600, will they accept it for replacement? Sounds like a good discount on D610?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 21:59 UTC as 39th comment
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)
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Retzius: Does anyone at Sigma smile?

It looks about as fun working there as in a forced labor camp.

Ahem, I hate to mention the suicide ratios in CH...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)

Factory is good, QC would be more interesting

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 17:34 UTC as 29th comment
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report article (59 comments in total)

"The EOS-1D X is a serious camera"

You think the others are funny?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 12:08 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)

Never.Buy.New.Models.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 21:42 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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tmurph: Some of the comments on here are so negative it makes you wonder why they bother.
There is actually someone on here who has compared this entry level camera with a pro spec Cannon....WHAT!!
Then you get the one who hasn't got a clue about card speeds but derates the D7100 buffer, go figure.
To have an entry level DSLR with that kind of spec has got to be applauded no matter who brings it to the market so, if you're one of those who's a gear freak but never takes any photos stop boreing everyone else on here and get a life.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion but a lot of stuff on here is just childish claptrap.

You should be thankful to these fora and DPR. It keeps these people off the streets.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Dear DPR
Aperture for Df 1/25? (that's the shutter speed)
Aperture for D610=f5.6 while for 5d=f7.1? That's what I call bias...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 12:47 UTC as 102nd comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

"channeling his inner 19th century satirist"? Looks Dada to me....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 18:15 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Maybe they just mean they're gonna launch wherever it snows

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 12:39 UTC as 38th comment
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