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  • Commented on CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article

    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.

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

  • Replied in Thanks guys...
    I'm trying to get back into photography now that I have a decent N1 system built up. It does look a lot like planets. You probably would not want to "land" on the yellowish-green marble with the ...
  • Created discussions Marble Study
    Inspired by the marble shots from CX Bob, I decided to try my own. In a darkened room, I set up some interesting marbles on a piece of black glossy plexiglass. I used a 4000K LED utility light on ...
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    Marble Study
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • I find the cameras small enough. Especially the S1 that is a few mm shorter in length and lighter than even the J1. Smaller lenses are fine but NOT at the expense of image quality. Lower IQ is NOT ...
  • 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...

  • Most stores give you a return period so you can try the camera out to see if you want to keep it. If you like the camera, I'd think you would want to keep it longer than the warranty lasts. People ...
  • Commented on Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview

    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...

  • 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.

  • Where's the review already! ;)

  • Yes, downsizing a higher mp camera will look better, but at higher ISO the V3 has more noise and it is wash when compared to the 10mp sensor. You don't get back any lost dynamic range either. I ...
  • I know I'm late here, but the second pic is sharper with less noise. However, the left side of the picture softens up a bit indicating some sort of optical problem, like decentering.
  • In the case of the V3, the JPEGs are so much softer because it has to deal with all that noise at base ISO. The 10mp N1 cameras don't have that issue, but the JPEG engine does not produce images ...
  • I do agree the N1 system needs more fast glass. Nikon has given us some and perhaps more are on the way. Compare the RX100 III ISO 800 raw against the V3 raw ISO 400. The noise texture is a bit ...
  • Some posters try to butter the bread here, but I call it as I see it and this appears to be the typical soft JPEGs the N1 system makes. You will get better results with a better lens as the kit ...
  • Looking forward to the studio shots on this one!

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