wootpile

wootpile

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L-glass seems to be struggling a bit...

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 13:35 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On 10 competitions to keep your photography inspired article (23 comments in total)
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Deardorff: Posting anything about contests without highlighting what rights they want or take is wrong. Too many of these steal the rights and/or are thinly disguised photo grabs for commercial use.

Highlight the terms and conditions. Just telling folks to read does not cut it. You write the article so show what rights the organizers are asking for.

Adults wanting their hands held? I agree with Damien - put some effort in and read the fine print yourselves. Everyone who can't even spend the time to check what rules apply at every venue will be in real trouble in all facets of life. Grow up!

I for one am happy Dpreview has highlighted a number of good competitions I can enter. Saved me lots of time researching!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (364 comments in total)
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beavertown: One thing that Canon will always ahead of Nikon is their color rendition.

It compensates their use of inferior sensor.

If Canon used Sony sensor, there would be no competition between C & N in terms of image quality.

The 1" Sony sensor that Canon uses in the G7X tops the 1" sensor chart that proves everything.

I agree with Brendon. Too much sepia tone on every type of Canon shot (except their compacts). I always had to tweak my camera profiles for 5d. not so with Nikon or Pentax. Sony which I now use also requires a bit of tweak, default a bit too plain, sometimes too red

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 06:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (364 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Blimey, big files but not much extra IQ for your trouble. It must be a niche market...

I see it as a studio camera, always base iso with loads of light.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 20:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (364 comments in total)

Cool pics. The most interesting part was seeing how well the chosen lenses handled themselves.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

Whatever the stats, specs and results.. the tulip sunset image is adarn good shot. Whoever took it deserves a raise.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 91st comment
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winkalman: This camera may be nearly unbeatable for backpackers and landscape photographers. Weather sealed, GPS, multi-shot image quality should at least match (and quite possibly exceed) the D800e, small (by DSLR standards), and relatively affordable. They need to get these things into REI or some other premium sporting goods store.

@Christom It's the modern way.. light and ultralight backpacking :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 07:43 UTC
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winkalman: This camera may be nearly unbeatable for backpackers and landscape photographers. Weather sealed, GPS, multi-shot image quality should at least match (and quite possibly exceed) the D800e, small (by DSLR standards), and relatively affordable. They need to get these things into REI or some other premium sporting goods store.

Add a good lens and it's way too heavy for backpacking these days.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 06:32 UTC

Cudos to Pentax/ Ricoh for delivering good tech with a mount that has so many beutiful lenses (including legacy). But...

Where is the flipscreen? & too darn heavy. Shave off 200 grams on next release please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:43 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

While I applaud the quality of Fuji's lenses, I can't see the benefit of 1.4 in a wideangle. Perhaps someone can explain how a ultra fast wideangle that is heavier, larger and more expensive makes any sense as a photographic tool.

A 2.2 lens would have cost half, been substantially smaller and been easier for Fuji to achieve optical results from...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 48th comment | 16 replies
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)

Thank you DPreview for commenting on the difficulty of using a flipout screen that only flips and doesn't rotate..

If Samsung had mounted a fully articulating screen the camera would have been much more enticing and certainly easier to shoot vertical, and closeups.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 07:41 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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wootpile: It's a great camera but it should be illegal to sell a camera today that lacks an audio-in jack. Shame. Shame..

I take it you don't do much video..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:27 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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wootpile: It's a great piece of software - but I refuse to pay a cloud fee for it. over a 10 year - span - PS CC will cost you $1200. hope they go broke.

It's still ridiculous. A much better scheme - which all software suppliers including MS could use is 1 price for installation + individual price for updates - that way you can choose to skip updates for any period of time. Bug-fixes? should be free since they are part of the manufacturing process-- same as if the brakes on your new car has a fault you get a free fix.
Pay for installation. Choose to pay for updates.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

It's a great piece of software - but I refuse to pay a cloud fee for it. over a 10 year - span - PS CC will cost you $1200. hope they go broke.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 06:35 UTC as 89th comment | 9 replies
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coody: If you pay for the good lens at additional $2,000, your spending on the camera will be more than $2500. With $2500 you can buy a better DSLR and many choices. Why must go for the A6000? Good camera with poor kit lens but expensive good lens. That is the Sony A6000.

The camera is always going to be second in importance to glass. I would rather spend my $$ on lenses.
The order of importance shooter, lens, camera, brand

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 07:11 UTC

It's a great camera but it should be illegal to sell a camera today that lacks an audio-in jack. Shame. Shame..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 07:09 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
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Becksvart: The EOS M was the most sold mirrorless in Sweden during 2014. Some more lenses, much better AF = going to sell very well in 2015, is my guess. People here are very much married to Canon and Nikon.

Am not entirely sure why you are glad Canikon didn't step up until very late and are now calling out Canon for not aggressively sweeping the market. Would be pretty sad to see 100% of cameras sold in Sweden to be Canons :/ The more makers the merrier most definitely.

Yes, but Swedes are only buying the M kit because of its extremely low price - which is a result of poor sales globally). If Swedes just stopped buying maybe Canon would realize it's time to step up the game. What is the point of having a enthusiast camera with only 2 lens choices, one of which is a so-so zoom? People are buying the M and using it as a point and shoot. Same as buying a SUV and only using it to go grocery shopping.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 19:25 UTC
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Jahled: How exactly are they going to enforce that? I mean your average Joe or Jane is going to go on a hike in the 'wilderness' with a rucksack..

It's these kinds of laws that slip through the net that later, one day allows for example rangers to stop you and confiscate you camera if they find it. makes a delinquent of everyone taking a snap with a phone in the wild.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:52 UTC

Why overcomplicate this type of legislation? The US legislators should make a hint from Sweden's way of handling this through 2 types of wilderness protection.
1) national park, no commercial construction, no vehicles (apart from supporting tourism) allowed (I assume this is similar to US national parks)
2) nature preserve, usually smaller in area and often located near suburbia. just about equally restraints on commercial (or residential) building, no vehicles and often dis-allowing camping or tents

In both cases though, all areas free to use for recreation walks and of course photography.

If you let this go through in US what next? Will they also prohibit un-licensed painting? How about mental memories?

One can only wonder if the forest service lawyers drafting this have gone to a proper law-school.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies

LX100 is very close to perfection - and it looks good!

I would have paid 100 more for the lx 100 if it had also sported a tilt screen for easier macro

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
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