Rob Bernhard

Rob Bernhard

Lives in United States IL, United States
Joined on Jul 8, 2002

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On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)
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mosc: Can somebody quick work out the arc angle visible at 2000mm as compared to what is expected camera shake at the maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec?

I know it would require a lot of light but maybe this thing could manage taking an actual image of THE SUN ON A CLEAR DAY hand held?

Someone should tell Nikon not to aim their cameras at the sun. Because they did it for the promo video for the P900.

http://youtu.be/C8Ece4w3xx0?t=1m50s

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
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Boky: Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!

Nick

[[Hey, you gotta give 'em what they want...]]

No, you don't.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: Any idea what is happening with the lower end of the Canon lineup now? Safe to assume that the T3i slot is filled with the T5i and the T5 itself remains the entry-level body?

1/200, same as the others.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 02:27 UTC
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Boky: Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!

Nick

[[b/c I happened to be shooting a bride & groom very far away at f/1.2 to isolate them on a railroad track]]

And there we have another trespasser putting his life and the life of his clients in danger for a cliche. Thanks Rishi

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 02:16 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (227 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: As a long time owner of the 14-24, I'd suggest potential purchasers of this one investigate the term "volume anamorphosis".

@SmilerGrogan
I think volume anamorphosis is what happens when The Music being played by Those Kids is just Too Darn Loud!

Also, have you been to Santa Rosita recently?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:04 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: Any idea what is happening with the lower end of the Canon lineup now? Safe to assume that the T3i slot is filled with the T5i and the T5 itself remains the entry-level body?

Interesting. I hope Canon continues the SL line and it's not just a one-off. I sort of assume, with the M3 not coming to the US that they would introduce a SL2 but is there really a market for 5 consumer camera models?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:51 UTC

Any idea what is happening with the lower end of the Canon lineup now? Safe to assume that the T3i slot is filled with the T5i and the T5 itself remains the entry-level body?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:05 UTC as 234th comment | 6 replies

f/3.6 to f/7.0 max aperture across the zoom range.

This is the "the death rattle" of the compact market, for Canon at least.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:59 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Just Ed: Honestly, I don't quite understand the reasoning other than for marketing purposes.

Buy a 4/3 camera for its small size and portability and then lash it to a tripod and use a very slow exposure ("freeze everybody") to achieve greater resolution.

Don't hate 4/3'd or Oly, but it really is a bit of a gimmick!

[[Honestly, I don't quite understand the reasoning other than for marketing purposes.]]

The camera is a toolbox. Isn't it great that they added such a tool that you can use when you need it and ignore it when you don't?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (388 comments in total)
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brownie314: Another website has listed a curious spec:
"Light Speed Auto Focus with Contrast AF, Low Light AF, Face / Eye Detection AF and more"

Is this some kind of new high speed contrast detect focus system? Should be interesting to see how it works out.

[[Is this some kind of new high speed contrast detect focus system?]]

It means the marketing department hired another millennial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (388 comments in total)
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GoneMirrorless: So the new goal is to make cameras an easy/quick extension for smartphones with seemless integration.

Take better quality selfies and post on social media.

Everyone is right I think. Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF. Just like they prefer tablets to laptops and touch-screens to a mouse, they prefer LCDs to VFs.
I wonder, does it fit in a pocket like the GM1?

[[Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF]]

It's not just younger camera buyers. I run into a lot of people in their 40's, 50's and 60's that have completely forgotten how to use a camera. They only look at the LCD and are flummoxed by a viewfinder, despite growing up with plenty of film camera experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 15:42 UTC
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Zeisschen: So next week Nikon is going to release the D760?

@HansV, the D760 will come with a built-in sarcasm detector for people who don't know what sarcasm is, how it's used, or when it's being deployed. That way you will never be caught unaware again.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
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Mike FL: Even after Canon teamed up with Microsoft last year, it is sad to see that Canon still can not slow down for getting old.

Yes, Canon is getting old, and fast.

So, they're old and yet moving quickly, or they are quickly getting old?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
On Motorola Moto X (2014) camera review post (21 comments in total)
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photospots: I see one major issue with the Motorola X 2014 (http://www.gadgetindex.info/MotorolaAS/Motorola-X-14.html) as a camera phone and that is the lack of MicroSD card. This a major issue if you just shoot a good deal of pictures and videos. Then you would have to sync them elsewhere pretty often as 16/32 GB storage is quickly used by a little bit of pictures, videos and what you have of apps on the phone.

it's /not/ the only phone with this limitation, but we all know what you meant. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (301 comments in total)

I wish there was a Live-Tweet session of this Review In Progress
"Allison is switching to P mode now." "She's writing a note." "Ok, there goes the shutter and...it's a photograph!!"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 16:11 UTC as 28th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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WACONimages: 1502 posts... about this camera. That must be kind of a record this year...

It is not a record. It's just that now they are not splitting the comments across 4 or 5 different posts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
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sebastian huvenaars: Darker then a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night...

Drifting along like a tumbling tumbleweed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:29 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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Josh152: LOL Canon is talking about the impossible and DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.

I think your responses here are indication of a great need on your part.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)
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Josh152: LOL Canon is talking about the impossible and DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.

[[ DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.]]

You need a history lesson and a two detailed lessons on understanding humor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:36 UTC
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Joed700: I would like to see APS-C cameras to disappear. During the film era, we only had 35mm SLR and point-n-shoot for most people. The APS-C breed was introduced at a time when chips were still quite expensive/lack of technology for FF DSLR. Today, FF DSLR starts at around $1600 price range while APS-C are around $1000 - $1700, which is ridiculous. The existence of APS-C somehow made the FF (old 35mm equil.) into a higher class. I don't think it will cost that much to produce FF compared to APS-C. It's just an opportunity for camera manufacturers to make more money. Point-n-shoot has it's place because they are compact and good for traveling while the APS-C are about the same size as FF DSLR; APS-C also lacks shallow DOF; not a desirable option for isolating your subject....

[[The whole point of sharing my experience is that I wanted to inform people who still believe in this myth that APS-C is just as good as FF is false....]]

Your ability to communicate this is, sadly, quite lacking. Go back and read what you actually wrote.

Also, your latest statement is completely false. In many, many, situations, crop-sensor cameras are just as good as full frame. In some situations full frame has the advantage.

Your over-generalized comments do nothing to bolster your argument.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
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