Lightshow

Lightshow

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
Joined on Jun 12, 2011

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Sold my 1DIII and 6 "L" lenses after shooting a NEX-7 for a year and not touching the DSLR, I now have an A7r, till Canon steps up to the plate and builds something innovative and responsive, I sadly won't be shooting Canon.
I would love to see Canons version of a FF NEX-7.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 08:04 UTC as 19th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

I'm seeing colors change in my linked pictures, the source img is at Flickr, it looks fine there and at FredMiranda, but here it looks desaturated.
eg.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=50010803

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 13:08 UTC as 100th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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profus: am i only one to see, that the images viewed in the new forum are not looking that good ( sharp ) as before? try to compare an image from any thread to the same image opened directly in the gallery and you'll see what i am talking about...

since this is a photo forum - it is a huge minus imho :-((

I'm seeing colors change, the source img is at Flickr, it looks fine at FredMiranda, and Flickr, but here it looks desaturated.
eg.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1042&message=50010803

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 13:07 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

After posting the thread defaults to "Thread view" rather than my preference of "Flat view"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 01:33 UTC as 119th comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

How do I get "flat view" to stay my default view?
Edit:
I just had to reload the forum index page.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 03:01 UTC as 292nd comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Give me some view options/customizations please!!!!

The notification box seems to be pre-checked when I reply to a thread, I don't want a million emails telling me someone posted to the same thread, and I don't see a setting to change that in settings like it says.

Thankyou for letting me edit a post more than once. (it was so annoying) but more than 2 times would be nice.

I can't delete a post if it's been edited 2 times= FAIL

And what are the formatting options?
eg.
>is no longer a quote,
how about[quote]does this work?[/quote] nope. :(
phpbb or vbulletin formatting would be preferred.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 295th comment
On Just Posted: Sony NEX-6 and 16-50mm power zoom preview article (63 comments in total)
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mikeydread: Quote from the Sony official website:

"there’s a tiltable LCD touch screen"

oh dear DPReview - how can you do a hands-on preview and not know it has a touch screen!!!!

The press release:
http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=8032&NewsAreaId=2
"3.0” Xtra Fine LCD™ display that can be angled up to 90° up or 45° down (approx.) for easy viewing in virtually any shooting position"
Nothing about touch. :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:35 UTC
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Cy Cheze: It looks as though the NEX system can't provide a fast lens unless it is also rather big. If the E50mm f/1.8 sample is any indication, a 35mm or wider lens with f/1.8 would be very big. Both the 200mm f/6.3 lenses are too slow for sports at the long end, except maybe with the ISO juiced up.

>(Physically) bigger sensors = (physically) bigger lenses.
is just not true, M mount lenses are small, and cover full frame, it's just more difficult to get good corners on RF wide angle lenses, but that will change with every generation of sensor.
The AF motors & Iris system will not add to the depth, just the diameter.
<Bigger apertures = bigger lenses.
It's true of all lenses, even m4/3's

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 18:01 UTC
On Bibble Labs purchased by Corel article (50 comments in total)

I hope they bring something to market closer to Lightroom/Aperature without losing it's strengths.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 07:54 UTC as 23rd comment
On PocketWizards firmware brings additional features article (13 comments in total)

Thanks for another update PW!

Something I'd like to see is an ipod/iphone connection kit so we can change settings in the field.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2011 at 03:08 UTC as 5th comment

I was hoping he'd share what the final image size will be, but we only get this comment:
"The 0.1MP resolution we were producing then is not consumer-ready, so we've come a long way from there to make a commercializable product"

So 1MP?
If they can get to 4MP that would be a huge improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 19:06 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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ThePaulmeister: it seems it can't get critical focus on here, from the examples, will wait on this i think

I posted this quote near the top,

"Also the way we've packaged the data for easy viewing on the internet has an effect. It's not the full light field you're seeing - it's a subset to make it more portable. It's analogous to comparing the Raw data that an enthusiast photographer might take, with the small, compressed JPEG that Facebook might serve up if you view it on your smart phone."

It sounds like they sampled the data depending on the image used, so if the image has 3 points of interest, they only included those DOF slices plus a few OOF to save on bandwidth.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 18:46 UTC
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aardvark7: As with all the other samples, they are very poor and would ordinarily end up 'on the cutting room floor'!

Even when trying to apply the single stated advantage, that of selecting focus point, it is so inaccurate and arbitrary, that the 'gain' is actually a negative. To see what I mean, just try getting the earring in focus on the first sample shot...

Even if this system succeeded to some degree, the thought of having to fool around afterwards with every shot, just to optimise focus, sends shivers down my spine! It's bad enough post processing 500 - 1000 wedding shots when I've pretty well nailed the focus and the exposure is already reasonably good. Add this into the mix and you are looking at nervous breakdown territory!!!

All that said, I'm with Joe on this: it's complete hooey!

Re: the earring shot.
from the interview:
"Also the way we've packaged the data for easy viewing on the internet has an effect. It's not the full light field you're seeing - it's a subset to make it more portable. It's analogous to comparing the Raw data that an enthusiast photographer might take, with the small, compressed JPEG that Facebook might serve up if you view it on your smart phone."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2011 at 18:25 UTC

I agree some elements have been copied, but it's not like every element was original to LaChapelle in the first place, I've seen similar pink party rooms before in videos, maybe he copied them, s&m themed imagery is far from new.

At most he should get a small settlement for the video not including "Some imagery inspired by LaChapelle"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2011 at 00:28 UTC as 55th comment
On Olympus PEN E-P3 announced and previewed article (84 comments in total)

Bring on the NEX 7

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2011 at 11:45 UTC as 39th comment

I get the feeling this system is aimed at teens, not photo enthusiasts, or pros.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:44 UTC as 189th comment | 3 replies
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