Simon97

Simon97

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

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On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review news story (79 comments in total)

Nice work Nikon. A stillborn camera. Hardly a camera at all. Just a gadget and way overpriced at that.

DPR, will this be the sole review in Feb like the Canon P&S super zoom was the sole review in Jan? Why are the reviews so sparse on dpREVIEW?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 03:41 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix S800c Review news story (79 comments in total)
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marike6: I didn't read the whole review, but from the conclusions and looking at the JPEG comparisons, I actually thought the reviewer was a bit hard on the camera. I think that in the context of what the camera represents, a better smartphone, IQ is fine, and honestly, except for the Canon, IQ is as good or better than the other 3 test cameras.

Of course there is heavy NR and if you pixel peep images you will surely find flaws, but few owners of such a camera are going to be photographing test scenes and zooming to 100%. Like most of the lower tier 1/2.3" sensor cameras, it seems to produce bright, well exposed snaps, no more, no less.

No, in the lower key parts of the image, you can see how bad the camera does. You can hardly read anything on the globe. Shadows are smeared.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 03:35 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses news story (142 comments in total)

D800 users will be wondering how to get the Canon lens on their Nikon body to have the best of both worlds!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 15:21 UTC as 32nd comment | 8 replies
On Olympus announces Stylus XZ-10 enthusiast compact news story (198 comments in total)

I'm going to wait foe the reviews. The 12mp BSI in the Pentax Q was a match with the G12, so it has potential.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 18:43 UTC as 24th comment
On Pentax to ship more affordable WG-10 waterproof camera news story (19 comments in total)

CCD or BSI CMOS? So which is it DPR? I hope it gets the BSI sensor. The camera feels great in the hand and is rugged (it is based on the same body as in 2011. Unfortunately the image quality is not much better than a cell phone, so hopefully things improved.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 15:16 UTC as 1st comment

After reading the posts here makes me sad to realize this site has some of the biggest dopes and "Brand Bois" I've seen on any photo site. Shameful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 15:38 UTC as 22nd comment

How are the newer EVFs in bright sunlight for eyeglass wearers? My only experience is with an old 4mp camera from 2004. The EVF becomes too hard to see unless I cup my hand around the eyepiece. OVF, of course doesn't have this issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 20:50 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Simon97: I use RawTherepee. I'm not converting raw files in any large volume, but when I do have a few to process, this program does everything I ask of it. I'm very happy with the results I get. Makes me wonder why I even fool around with JPEGs anymore.

I'm running RT4 on Windows 7 64 bit. Works fine.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 20:39 UTC

I use RawTherepee. I'm not converting raw files in any large volume, but when I do have a few to process, this program does everything I ask of it. I'm very happy with the results I get. Makes me wonder why I even fool around with JPEGs anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 97th comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review news story (165 comments in total)

This 12mp camera makes images that are sharper and cleaner than the ones with more photo detectors. It goes to show you how pointless it is stuffing more pixels on these pin head sized sensors. Yet, there will be more P&S models released with 16+ MP sensors. Bummer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 18:38 UTC as 31st comment

Canon, how about some lenses for the M?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 20:26 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Simon97: The rectangular aperture looks too small for a 1" sensor. Looks more like a 1/1.7" sensor would fit there. Compare to Nikon 1 camera. The inner circle of contacts would be in the way. Why so many contacts for the lens anyway? This almost seems to be some kind of joke.

I understand that there is no sensor that is why I said "the aperture" and "sensor would fit there". Now look at the inner contact rings. No way will a 1" sensor fit. In the plastic mock up, there is only room for a 1/1.7 sized sensor (or less). Look at a Nikon 1 body. The sensor and recess are much larger. If you tried to set a Nikon 1 senor in that mock-up, it would touch the pins of the inner circle at the corners (or nearly so). Just no room for it and that seems odd to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 21:43 UTC

The rectangular aperture looks too small for a 1" sensor. Looks more like a 1/1.7" sensor would fit there. Compare to Nikon 1 camera. The inner circle of contacts would be in the way. Why so many contacts for the lens anyway? This almost seems to be some kind of joke.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 15:42 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples news story (226 comments in total)

Not crazy about the soft jpegs that Nikon, Canon and some others seem to like. Panasonic got the message with the LX7. While you do get some noise with the raws, the difference in sharpness is night and day.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 66th comment | 6 replies

Measurebaters rejoice!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 15:28 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E1 preview extended news story (113 comments in total)
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plasnu: Why RAW mages are so blurry?

This camera uses a different color array pattern on the sensor. The RAW converters need updating to handle the conversion properly. This was covered in the preview.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 16:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E1 preview extended news story (113 comments in total)

Very little to complain about the images from this camera. High ISO colors are a little muted, other than that, this camera does a great job.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 15:58 UTC as 32nd comment
On Just Posted: AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F4 ED VR Samples Gallery news story (49 comments in total)

Something amiss with this lens. Lens looks decentered at wide angle at wider apertures settings in the corners. Look at the window shot 9250. Also has some weird busy double image bokeh near the edges (tree branches in some shots).

The center is pin sharp and contrasty so my fingers are crossed that the edge issue is not the way it was designed.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 01:45 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review news story (340 comments in total)

I don't care for Canon's fat sharpening halos at low ISOs. The Nikon jpegs are better. At high ISOs, the tables turn and the Canon does better. If you shoot raw, select the camera with the features you like.

The RX100 is a bit of a disappointment to me. Better resolution and a bit better noise performance but the lens is a let down as you move away from the center of the image.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 23:09 UTC as 96th comment

Looks sharp and contrasty. No annoying color fringing (maybe just a hint in some shots). Bokeh looks somewhat busy at some settings, good in others. I can't judge edge performance due to the limited DOF but overall I'd say it is a promising lens. You can't ask too much more from a zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 14:10 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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