Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (40 comments in total)

Why all the super zoom samples of late? Please review something with a sensor that is larger than a pin head.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (31 comments in total)
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Simon97: I have always admired wildlife photographers who pack up and head off to some remote corner of the earth to photograph some rare or endangered creatures. They are often gone for months on end, deep into the wilds. Something I find interesting but would never do myself.

Well, I am wearing a pair of Nike shoes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 14:09 UTC
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (31 comments in total)

I have always admired wildlife photographers who pack up and head off to some remote corner of the earth to photograph some rare or endangered creatures. They are often gone for months on end, deep into the wilds. Something I find interesting but would never do myself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (73 comments in total)

Finally, a glimpse into this Sony (?) 20mp sensor. Seems on par with the fabled 16mp APS-C sensor and a bit less noise than the 24mp sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Canon drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses article (58 comments in total)

Sigh... Wish I had kept that 200mm 2.8L prime. Sharp as a tack and had the reach of a 300mm on APS-C SLRs. Slap on a quality 1.4x converter for even more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 23rd comment
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justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.

300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.

Exactly what I was thinking. ~$400 makes more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I'm assuming this is an Aptina sensor still. Can anyone verify?

Technically it can't be because ON Semiconductor bought Aptina. But does it matter? The final image quality is what I'm concerned with. I was very critical of the 18mp sensor in the J4/V3 as it is too noisy even at base ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?

Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)

The 2/3" sensor does hold on to detail better the 1/1.7" sensors at higher ISO. A shame more camera makes don't use it in compact models which could help differentiate the image quality from the smart phones cams.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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basujayanta0: Where's the final score????

Also the red "review" tag missing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:32 UTC

Transparent aluminum! (oxide)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

Not crazy about the JPEGs. The noise reduction seems aggressive. perhaps there is a setting to reduce it. In the library shot you can see the mottled look around detail edges. It is better to let a little noise show through rather than screw up the pic. Would have hoped for better noise performance from this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

I had a Sigma 300mm f/4 APO and their higher quality teleconverter back in the film camera days. I was very pleased with the performance. Wish I still had it today.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 64th comment
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

I picked up a Lowepro "Tahoe 10" compact camera case for fifty cents at a closing Radio Shack store. This puts it into perspective!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 13th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

I was talking about the 40mp multishot high res mode vs the normal 16mp mode. It is clearly visible that the multi shot mode resolved more detail.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 15:33 UTC

The shot with the three lion cubs is great. Coming to a poster near you (or smart phone/computer wallpaper).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 17:48 UTC as 35th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

AlexisH: I think he meant to direct his question at me. The camera has a hi res mode. You can see extra detail in areas, such as the lines in the engraving.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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AKH: IQ is not very good for such an expensive camera. Made me think of the images presented in a resent review here on Dpreview of the Fuji 16-55mm with the Fuji X-Pro1. Those images were in a completely different league.

He didn't use an aperture below F9 for the architectural shots so it's hard to say, really. The studio scenes do show the JPEGs rendered rather soft. The RAWs are quite nice. The high res mode looks soft but does show quite a bit of added detail.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (87 comments in total)

Surprise, surprise. Pathetic image quality. Why bother reviewing cameras with pin-head sized sensors. I thought DPR stopped this awhile ago. There are many good cameras that need a review. Please put the effort into that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)

Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 23rd comment | 8 replies
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