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mpgxsvcd

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1550 comments in total)

The improvements in Auto ISO alone should get this camera the gold award. It will get it for a number of other reasons as well though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 15:05 UTC as 345th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1550 comments in total)

I feel confident that the RX100 MKIV can do everything that the enthusiast user would ever want to do and probably just about everything that the pro-sumer user would want it to do. Some cameras may do specific things better but nothing does everything as well as this camera does.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this camera to virtually everyone. Even if you are a Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji, Pentax….etc fanatic this camera would have to intrigue you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 347th comment | 9 replies

80% of the performance for 20% more cost. We are Canon and we make impossible, possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 37th comment

What I got from this article is that the Canon 5DSR would be a world beating camera if its competitors didn't exist anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 38th comment
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Wonderful images but this is not the right application for this camera. Those are more landscape than they are astrophotography. Those pictures did not benefit from the “a” in the 810A at all and it is wrong to claim that these pictures demonstrate the cameras full capabilities.

You need to photograph objects with Hydrogen Alpha reflections like the Horse Head Nebula, M16, The Rosette Nebula, and M42 through a telescope to show why the 810A costs so much more than its non-astrophotography counterparts.

This article was nothing more than one guy showing off his night time landscape pictures and masquerading them as astrophotography. That is a disservice to the 810a which is truly a quite capable astro camera when placed in the right hands and in the right location.

That is the issue. Everyone thinks that you have to spend many thousands of dollars to do Astrophotography at all. I spent $1500 on my entire astrophotography setup including guided-tracking mount, 8 inch telescope, and fully modified camera.

That is roughly the same amount extra you spend on one of these “Modified by the factory” cameras over a non-modified camera.

If Dpreview wants to send one of those modified cameras my way. I will show them exactly what this article should have looked like with a minimal amount of AP equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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white shadow: Nice series of shots but do you really need this camera to shoot them?

Nikon made this camera for an entirely different purpose than what this photographer used it for. It offered him no benefit at all over the non-astro version of this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)

“This gives such nebulae 'pop' with a more saturated red appearance, even in wide angle shots of the Milky Way.”

What Nebula? Most Nebula are way too small to see in such a widefield image. All I see is our galaxy and that has too much non-Ha light to demonstrate the benefits of this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Wonderful images but this is not the right application for this camera. Those are more landscape than they are astrophotography. Those pictures did not benefit from the “a” in the 810A at all and it is wrong to claim that these pictures demonstrate the cameras full capabilities.

You need to photograph objects with Hydrogen Alpha reflections like the Horse Head Nebula, M16, The Rosette Nebula, and M42 through a telescope to show why the 810A costs so much more than its non-astrophotography counterparts.

This article was nothing more than one guy showing off his night time landscape pictures and masquerading them as astrophotography. That is a disservice to the 810a which is truly a quite capable astro camera when placed in the right hands and in the right location.

You are right. It is more that Dpreview is masquerading this as an example of astro photography. However, I was under the impression that Dpreview asked him to do this article for them. If that is the case then this most certainly is what he feels is an example of astrophotography.

Either way this does not represent what this camera is capable of. His Milky Way exposures do not contain a noticeable amount of Ha light. He is misguided in his conclusions there and he is misrepresenting what this camera is capable of.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 15:59 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)

Wonderful images but this is not the right application for this camera. Those are more landscape than they are astrophotography. Those pictures did not benefit from the “a” in the 810A at all and it is wrong to claim that these pictures demonstrate the cameras full capabilities.

You need to photograph objects with Hydrogen Alpha reflections like the Horse Head Nebula, M16, The Rosette Nebula, and M42 through a telescope to show why the 810A costs so much more than its non-astrophotography counterparts.

This article was nothing more than one guy showing off his night time landscape pictures and masquerading them as astrophotography. That is a disservice to the 810a which is truly a quite capable astro camera when placed in the right hands and in the right location.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 13:24 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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Jim Hully: Once again Panasonic USA forces you to buy this camera with the kit lens., no body-only option. DPReview, why isn't that a "con" in your conclusions?

I don't want the hear the usual witless suggestions about just selling it. Tell you what, next time you have your car serviced, let the dealership sell you a new wheel. Not something you wanted but hey you could always sell it...

Jim

I am just curious about this. However, if Panasonic sold the camera without the lens for $50 less would you buy it without the lens or would it need to be closer to $100 or more of a discount before it would matter to you?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: “Auto ISO is not available at all when shooting video.”

Can you clarify that statement a little bit? Surely you don’t mean that this camera cannot control ISO during video recording? How does ISO function when you hit the record button in one of the stills modes?

Does that mean the camera cannot shoot video at all in stills mode? That would be a change from how the Panasonic cameras have operated in the past and not a good change either.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 20:22 UTC

$399...... I will just stop you right there then.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 27th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (446 comments in total)

It is astonishing to me that Panasonic has great 4K video in a sub $800 camera while Canon and Nikon still have not produced a true DSLR with 4K video. It almost seems like Canon and Nikon have abandoned the video market.

That is fine there still is plenty of market for stills cameras today. However, that probably won’t be the case 2-3 years from now. Hopefully, Canon and Nikon can play catch up by then.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (446 comments in total)

“Auto ISO is not available at all when shooting video.”

Can you clarify that statement a little bit? Surely you don’t mean that this camera cannot control ISO during video recording? How does ISO function when you hit the record button in one of the stills modes?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 15:23 UTC as 121st comment | 8 replies
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think Dpreview raised their standards for the “Gold” award because they knew cameras like this one were just around the corner. It is almost in a class all by itself.

I am certain that Dpreview will place it in a class with other cameras. I seriously doubt they will put it in a class all by itself. That is why I said "almost".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

I think Dpreview raised their standards for the “Gold” award because they knew cameras like this one were just around the corner. It is almost in a class all by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:12 UTC as 135th comment | 6 replies
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

Sony is firing on all cylinders now!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 150th comment

Those are nice lenses that I could never afford.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:40 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Useless for astronomy with its 4 second shutter speed limitation. That is the area where it had the most potential.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 17:41 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

Here is the moon at 3200mm equivalent with a GH2 and a $30 tripod. Try catching a plane in front of the moon at that focal length. It isn’t very easy especially without a tracking mount.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYl7GvspoRk

And here is the moon with a $500 telescope and the GH4 at 4K. This did use a tracking mount though. That makes it much easier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaUsn1LEATs

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 13:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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