Rob Bernhard

Rob Bernhard

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

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (342 comments in total)
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ecm: Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more? Or do Canon and Nikon think that "we don't need no steenkin' viewfinder" is the only take-home message from increasing mirrorless camera sales?

I bought a mirrorless because of the small size, and then went back to a dSLR because of the lack of an integrated viewfinder..... accessory viewfinders SUCK.....

[[Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more?]]

You probably stand on the street yelling at cars driving by: "Isn't anyone interested in the horse anymore???"

Buy a camera with a viewfinder and Move. On.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (342 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Alright, who's the comedian who came up with the term "mirrorless" cameras? Who the heck walks into a Costco, Walmart or Best Buy and says "Hey, can I buy a mirrorless camera? Or, Hey, can I buy a stepless ladder?" Sounds like something important has been left out of the product, doesn't it? I mean I understand what those folks are trying to say: "Mirrors! We don't need no stinking mirrors." I get it. But they need to come up with a new product description or catch phrase to help sell these cameras they claim to love so much. And please no, don't use E.V.I.L. either, unless you want to continue to have warehouses full of "marketless, SLRless" cameras for sale. :)

[[ BSC (Big Sensor Compact), LSC (Little Sensor Compact)]]
Because somehow consumers walking into big box stores know what size the sensors in their cameras are and have enough background to know that one is larger or smaller than another? Insulated much?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:32 UTC
On Nikon debuts lighter 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 to DX lens lineup news story (67 comments in total)
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InTheMist: I don't see the need to rush out another 18-300.

So, it's a bit cheaper and slower than the "old" one. Am I missing something?

@ppastoris:
Tamron 16-300mm is 540g (10g lighter) and only costs $630
Sigma 18-250mm is 470g (80g lighter) and only costs $350
Tamron 18-270mm is 450g (100g lighter) and only costs $380 with current rebates.

If you want to spend your travel money on a lens instead of travel, then this new $900 Nikon is for you. If you want to travel with a travel lens, then you would be better served by a third party.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Nikon debuts lighter 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 to DX lens lineup news story (67 comments in total)
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select: clearly they made it to compete with the new Tamron 16-300mm...
$900 is CRAZY
this lens would be ok for $300-400

The price for the Tamron 16-300 is $630 US. If Nikon is "competing" with Tamron they have a very odd way of doing it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.

@Peiasdf
That is the best post i have read yet today. Your demonstrated inability to use reason, logic, or even the basic functions of intelligence is a fantastic April Fools' Day joke. Bravo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 00:57 UTC

Thought I would follow back on this review. I've now been using the Moto X for a month running Android 4.4.2 (which does provide updates to the camera.)

As this is my first smartphone I cannot say if the results are "good" or "bad" but it's certainly better than my previous phone, a Samsung Intensity. :)

I have found colors to occasionally be inconsistent with the default camera app but not very often. I actually prefer the lower saturation defaults as I can work on the images in post to my liking. HDR mode is pretty great. I leave it set to On 100% of the time.

The aspect ratio is rather strange. Works well for city, landscape, etc shots, but feels odd with portraits.

Overall I'm happy with the photos, especially within the context of them being grab shots or when I really can't carry another camera. As I'm in the newly-minted smartphone owners "group" I'm sure my opinion will evolve over time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 7th comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.

[[These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery]]

The post does provide information. It provides information on who has a sense of humor and who does not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: Here is, perhaps, a silly question:
Are there 3rd party camera apps that (at the time of exposure) help alleviate any of the cons identified in this review? Apps that help give you better control over exposure or focus?

Lars & Peter: Thanks for the follow up and info, I appreciate it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 14:32 UTC

Here is, perhaps, a silly question:
Are there 3rd party camera apps that (at the time of exposure) help alleviate any of the cons identified in this review? Apps that help give you better control over exposure or focus?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

[[Americans also seem to prefer bigger cameras. Sales for the Rebel SL1 have not been as great as we expected in America, for example. We've received some complaints about it being too small. But in Japan and Asia we don't see any complaints about that. So we have to be mindful of the differences between regions.]]

It's a shame the SL1 is not selling well, but I suspect it's more about price than size. Certainly there are those that truly need a larger camera, and there are those who measure their virility by the size of their camera, but a lot of people do want a smaller camera with good performance. The SL1 checks a lot of boxes. But it does so at $750 in the big box stores (with lens). Canon has been offering incentive/discounts but I think it's too little too late.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 18:03 UTC as 96th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (532 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

[[If the G1XII was at 18MP, it'd have better value and be a better buy than the 1200D.]]

It still is a better deal than the T5.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:58 UTC

Did they at least put dust removal (via sensor shake) back into the T5?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:54 UTC as 62nd comment
On CES 2014 Nikon Stand Report news story (66 comments in total)

[[We haven't played it yet, but Allison is now a character in a video game in which you run through the desert looking for D610s. Seriously.]]

Wait, did Nikon just re-create Desert Bus?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 16th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)
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retro76: I really wish Canon would have released more pancakes and/or small primes. Besides the 40, everything else seems big and disproportionate on this body.

Have you tried the original 35mm f/2 on this camera? Or the original 24mm f/2.8? These are my two "go-to" lenses for traveling light using previous xxxD series cameras but I'm curious about how they feel on the SL1.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 15:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Review preview (43 comments in total)
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Shelle belle: Hi, I just borrowed mt friends' sl1, but I can't open the raw files in my version of dpp, which came with my old 1000d. It also won't open in photoshop. So annoying. She said it didn't come with any editing software. Is that right? Which version of dpp do I need?
Thanks!

Just get the latest version from Canon's website and install. You'll have no problem with any previous RAW files.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:02 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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amfe: YEAHHH!!. This is Canon's answer to sony A7/r!!!

Nigel, that whooooshing sound is the joke flying right past you...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes news story (186 comments in total)

Though not with snowflakes, I used a reversed Canon 50mm f/1.8 in front of a Canon A80 back in the day. The working distance was so short that I accidentally got pollen on the rear element of the lens when I bumped the anther of the lily flower I was trying to photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 15:51 UTC as 74th comment
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rtogog: This camera looks very good. It will be very special if the lenses also small. The kit lens is small but still looks not proportional against the body. Give me some pancake lenses to represent classic focal lens as 24, 28, 35, 50, 105. It will be a killer for traveller.

@ Andy Westlake. FYI: the link you provided isn't returning the Olympus 75mm.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 19:36 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' news story (183 comments in total)
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Yanko Kitanov: Can you please post some actual photography articles first and then we may look at the "Gypsies and Hypsies" trash?

They show more civility than you do, Yanko.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 02:04 UTC
On Decaying dresses make photographer's landscapes personal news story (107 comments in total)
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Optimal Prime: Artsy stuff is great. But not at the expense of camera reviews. That's not why I visit this site.

Given the prodigious backlog of reviews, shouldn't DPR put more effort into clearing it and finally be as current as other major review sites?

[[Mrrowe8, you ARE aware that this is a gear site, arent you?]]

Keith,
The website is called Digital Photography Review, not Digital Camera Review.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 16:27 UTC
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