PIX 2015
Rick Knepper

Rick Knepper

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Oct 8, 2003

Comments

Total: 314, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (324 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Would you mind sharing your optimal ACR settings? I downloaded the ISO 100 file and no matter what I did, the image was riddled with noise by +2 when looking at it 3840x2160. I can't post an image here, but did you realize there was a bum laid out in the store's entryway?

I picked up the phrase 'riddled with noise' from a Nikon/Sony troll describing 5DsR images on the Canon forum. This image is very similar to the Canon image so...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (324 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Would you mind sharing your optimal ACR settings? I downloaded the ISO 100 file and no matter what I did, the image was riddled with noise by +2 when looking at it 3840x2160. I can't post an image here, but did you realize there was a bum laid out in the store's entryway?

bum /bəm/ noun North American

1. a vagrant.

He's looking pretty vagrant to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (324 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marcus Antonius: Did anyone else notice the white line over the womans chest like some bad photoshop skills showing through?

Yes, I see it. Also, look at the dark area on her upper left arm. Looks more like gangrene than shadowing. And, do we have to point out that the image is riddled with noise?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 09:50 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (324 comments in total)

Would you mind sharing your optimal ACR settings? I downloaded the ISO 100 file and no matter what I did, the image was riddled with noise by +2 when looking at it 3840x2160. I can't post an image here, but did you realize there was a bum laid out in the store's entryway?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 09:38 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies

So, upgrading a camera to the level of its competitors is game-changing? DPR is enamored with the tech but doesn't understand the main concern of photographers: results. So, let's all welcome Sony to the 21st Century.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 11:45 UTC as 69th comment | 8 replies

This must be killing fanboys all across DPR.

Edit: oh yeah, it is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)

Regarding the comments about LV and EFC, if you are suggesting that Canon/Nikon shooters use LV handheld, uh uh. I am sure a few have tried it in a pinch but... Comparing use of an EVF to the use of LV when handholding is a stretch. Of course, accessing EFC is easier with the Sony if simply accessing EFC is the primary goal. I do not believe for a moment that handholding a camera of any brand gets tack sharp images at full rez.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Greg Krycinski article (44 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: A couple of thoughts.

Not sure why DPR does not provide links to Mr. Krycinski's profile, his website or photo-sharing site because I would prefer seeing much larger versions of these images. The compositions are enjoyable.

To Krycinski: I carry all of my cameras (used to be 5, now down to 3 but coming back up to 4 in a few days) and a shipload of lenses on every trip but when I head out for the day for a hike, I select 1 or 2 cameras and a complementary lens for each. When I 4WD, I can mount a lens on all 4-5 cameras and let them sit beside me in the passenger seat.

My previous profile said essentially the same thing i.e. the insinuation and subsequent growth of photography into my hikes and travels sometimes chokes off the enjoyment of these other pursuits which were with me long before I became enamored with photography. It becomes a balancing act to allow each interest its allotted time.

Sometimes, I fail. For example, last Thanksgiving weekend, I took my traditional Thanksgiving trip to Big Bend NP. I thought it was a good idea to rent the Zeiss Otus 55mm. I spent more than half the trip testing the lens rather than exploring new places within the park I haven't heretofore seen. Time wasted for sure that I could have done by renting the lens and testing in town. Luckily, this is a trip I can make easily once a year so less was lost.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 14:33 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Greg Krycinski article (44 comments in total)

A couple of thoughts.

Not sure why DPR does not provide links to Mr. Krycinski's profile, his website or photo-sharing site because I would prefer seeing much larger versions of these images. The compositions are enjoyable.

To Krycinski: I carry all of my cameras (used to be 5, now down to 3 but coming back up to 4 in a few days) and a shipload of lenses on every trip but when I head out for the day for a hike, I select 1 or 2 cameras and a complementary lens for each. When I 4WD, I can mount a lens on all 4-5 cameras and let them sit beside me in the passenger seat.

My previous profile said essentially the same thing i.e. the insinuation and subsequent growth of photography into my hikes and travels sometimes chokes off the enjoyment of these other pursuits which were with me long before I became enamored with photography. It becomes a balancing act to allow each interest its allotted time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On photo in sample gallery (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: I was viewing the image on my NEC PA322 UHD with Spectra View calibration @100%

Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying but if something to do with Apple machines is messing with the photo, why not re-process on a PC and replace this photo?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

As a non-professional landscape enthusiast, I judge my own images by their uniqueness to me. The first time I visit a locale, I shoot the iconic and tourist overlooks with some hiking. On the 2nd, 3rd, and future trips, effort is exerted to find something in that locale I hadn't seen yet. Emphasis on "I haven't seen it" (or shot it).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 12:48 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies
On a7RII-RS-DSC08440-ISO_400 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Not loving ISO 400.

@sh10453

Appears you are a trolling fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Not loving ISO 400.

@sh10453

Appears you are a trolling fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Not loving ISO 400.

@sh10453

Appears you are a trolling fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Noisy

Thanks for the mature reply. I'll check it again when I get home on Sunday.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Noisy

Thanks for the mature reply. I'll check it again when I get home on Sunday.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On a7RII-RS-DSC08439-ISO_400 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Noisy

Thanks for the mature reply. I'll check it again when I get home on Sunday.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
On a7RII-RS-DSC08410-Edit-ISO_100 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Impressive from the standpoint of illustrating the detail and sharpness high resolution sensors can provide although there is nothing here to suggest this camera can do something that other high-rez sensors can't do.

I should mention that the Batis 85 is looking good here.

Goes without saying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (12 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Impressive from the standpoint of illustrating the detail and sharpness high resolution sensors can provide although there is nothing here to suggest this camera can do something that other high-rez sensors can't do.

I should mention that the Batis 85 is looking good here.

Goes without saying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (15 comments in total)
In reply to:

Rick Knepper: Impressive from the standpoint of illustrating the detail and sharpness high resolution sensors can provide although there is nothing here to suggest this camera can do something that other high-rez sensors can't do.

I should mention that the Batis 85 is looking good here.

Goes without saying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
Total: 314, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »