Simon97

Simon97

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

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On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (215 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 (215 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 46th comment | 1 reply
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (215 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 (195 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 (1393 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 (1393 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 (1393 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 (86 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 32nd comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (195 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

Where's the review already! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)

Looking forward to the studio shots on this one!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 15:17 UTC as 394th comment
On 3,200MP LSST camera gets construction approval article (257 comments in total)

I had it

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 15:12 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1451 comments in total)

I'll have to eat my words. I said 16mp was the golden spot for APS-C because Sony's 24mp sensor is quite a bit more noisy than the 16mp that came before it, indicating the progressive improvements were coming to a halt. Now this new sensor has more resolution and better noise performance, so there is clearly room for APS-C to advance. I forgot about that thing called BSI.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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Trk: What does it mean "16MP Four Thirds sensor starting to look a bit dated"? It will have always the same physical size, only technology can change but I do not believe that it will mean significantly better quality. More megapixels? I do not need them with micro 4/3.

I agree! No more megapixels for this format. It has plenty. Nikon made the mistake of stuffing too many in the latest N1 cameras with the much smaller sensor and the picture quality suffers for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
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webrunner5: Heh, I can see it now. Some Chinese site selling Black Dots for Nikon 750's for 99 cents on Ebay. What a crazy world we live in lol.

I can't spell today lol.

Here are some black dots to get 'em going. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)

Good stuff. I usually find something to complain about, but not here. Even the zoom lens is good. I believe 24mp is the sweet spot for FF as there is plenty of resolution and great high ISO performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 03:17 UTC as 30th comment
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