pentaxfun

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On article Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview (303 comments in total)

I think I'm gonna go on a hunger strike until Nikon releases an optional version d7100 that has an AA filter.

With the d800 vs d800e articles on here as well as other highly respected photography sites/sources, the consensus was uniformly in agreement with each other that for the vaaaaaaaaaast majority of shooting situations, the image quality was better WITH an AA filter than without one. That the non-AA d800e was only superior in VERY specific, narrow, niche, rare, shooting situations, at very specific narrow aperture range in very specific conditions, but in the rest of the vaaaaaast other shooting apertures and conditions, the regular d800 yielded better results. And thus, the d800 was much better for the vast majority of shooters than the d800e, which was only better for those who did a very specific, narrow range of photography.

So, I guess I might starve to death in about 1.5 to 2 months or so. Oh wells, it was nice knowing you guys :(

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 05:21 UTC as 58th comment | 8 replies
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pentaxfun: They seriously aren't even having it be like a 7100e and a d7100 where you can pick whether or not to have an AA? Are you freaking kidding me? Wtf!? According to articles on here as well as other highly regarded photographic sources, the consensus was always the pros of not having an AA-filter only outweighed the cons in a VERY very limit, narrow, ultra specific type of shooting situation. Like, only at a very narrow aperture range, in a specific shooting situation, it was better, but in the other 99% of shooting situations, the image quality was far better with an AA than without one, and thus, other than for a very specific niche of photography, for the avg typical photographers, having an AA-filter was much better than not having one. So, this is blowing my mind that they would really just offer it STRICTLY as a non-AA camera, and not even have it be an optional thing like on the d800. What the hell!!??!?

Uh didn't dpreview compare the two cameras specifically to see the pros/cons and which one was better in which shooting situations/overall/etc, and they said that the d800e (the one without the AA-filter) only yielded superior image quality in a very small percentage of the total shooting situations they tested, like, only if the shots were taken at a very specific, narrow aperture-range in a specific shooting situation, it had better iq, but in the other vast majority of shooting situations the regular d800 had better iq than the d800e. Like, they even blatantly said something like, for most shooters, the d800 would be much better overall, since the shooting scenarios/settings in which the d800e had an edge were only a very narrow range compared to the total overall range of shooting situations, so the d800 would be better for most shooters and d800e only better for a minority of shooters with VERY specific types of photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 05:08 UTC
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pentaxfun: They seriously aren't even having it be like a 7100e and a d7100 where you can pick whether or not to have an AA? Are you freaking kidding me? Wtf!? According to articles on here as well as other highly regarded photographic sources, the consensus was always the pros of not having an AA-filter only outweighed the cons in a VERY very limit, narrow, ultra specific type of shooting situation. Like, only at a very narrow aperture range, in a specific shooting situation, it was better, but in the other 99% of shooting situations, the image quality was far better with an AA than without one, and thus, other than for a very specific niche of photography, for the avg typical photographers, having an AA-filter was much better than not having one. So, this is blowing my mind that they would really just offer it STRICTLY as a non-AA camera, and not even have it be an optional thing like on the d800. What the hell!!??!?

huh?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:48 UTC

They seriously aren't even having it be like a 7100e and a d7100 where you can pick whether or not to have an AA? Are you freaking kidding me? Wtf!? According to articles on here as well as other highly regarded photographic sources, the consensus was always the pros of not having an AA-filter only outweighed the cons in a VERY very limit, narrow, ultra specific type of shooting situation. Like, only at a very narrow aperture range, in a specific shooting situation, it was better, but in the other 99% of shooting situations, the image quality was far better with an AA than without one, and thus, other than for a very specific niche of photography, for the avg typical photographers, having an AA-filter was much better than not having one. So, this is blowing my mind that they would really just offer it STRICTLY as a non-AA camera, and not even have it be an optional thing like on the d800. What the hell!!??!?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:40 UTC as 79th comment | 11 replies

I am very impressed with dpreview about what they just did here.

Just yesterday, I read the comments section of the Canon SX50 HS review, and noticed someone giving constructive criticism about how he felt that the lengthy timespan between when a new camera would show up on the front page as a news item/preview, vs when it would finally come up again way later on in a full review, was just too long, and by that time, he would already have made his purchasing decision and so the review would often come too late for it to be useful to him. They apologized and said as for the time it takes to make so many reviews of so many cameras, there's no way around the reviews taking that long BUT, he then said, ok well then maybe you could at least put out some more bare essentials type of review of the performance aspect, as something to be able to put up quicker, before releasing the more thorough full review.

Looks like they actually listened to his feedback, and that pleases me very much.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 05:49 UTC as 35th comment

The second I saw the news item for this camera on the front page, I instantly perked up and got all excited and clicked on it, hoping that maybe this one would finally break the trend, and actually be a RAW-capable underwater cam, for once.

So I clicked it open immediately and was quickly scanning through the paragraph, and seeing how it was having a high quality fast lens and various high quality features and whatnot, and I'm thinking like AWWWW YEAAAA baby, this is gonna be the one, there's no way they are gonna be idiotic with this one and STILL somehow not give this one RAW ability.

I feverishly, sweaty-palms-ishly scroll down to the specs, like a rabid animal, just waiting to erupt into celebration when I feel sure I am inevitably about to see those three beautiful white letters on black backgroun of "R" "A" and "W".

But no...

My eyes scan from left to right, and it hits me almost as if in slow motion:

"JPEG" only.

::instantly starts sobbing passionately::

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 06:17 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)

Hey dpreview, first off just wanted to say I'm a big fan, and that this has been my favorite photography-related website on the net for several years now. That said, one upgrade that I think would be pretty cool would be if we could search images in The Challenges section by camera model. So like, have it display all photos in the entire Challenges section, but only ones taken by the camera you select it to filter for. Not sure if that could also be done for the forums photos as well, but if so, then there as well I guess, although I think having this feature in the Challenges section would be more urgent by comparison. Also, filtering by lens would be cool, but that would probably be more difficult and less urgent by comparison. So yea, basically the ability to filter photos in the Challenges section by camera model, in my opinion, would be really great. Any chance this might be coming in the near future?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 01:19 UTC as 78th comment
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