JackM

JackM

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a geek
Joined on Apr 1, 2005
About me:

Part time pro shooting youth sports, portraits, real estate, my family, and whatever else. Haven't quit my day job yet.

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mwstebbins: Please no NOT use the sexist 'he' when reviewing your camreas: in your article Photographer = he! Please use s/he or she/he or even he/she. Let's be inclusive. m2cw

mwstebbins, if you are so worried about gender equality, why are you living in Morocco?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
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mwstebbins: Please no NOT use the sexist 'he' when reviewing your camreas: in your article Photographer = he! Please use s/he or she/he or even he/she. Let's be inclusive. m2cw

"one", "they", "their" can be used neutrally. e.g.:

That makes me wonder what the photographer has in their mind when they walk into the camera store.

No reform of the whole language needed. (furthermore I would leave out "their" and just make it "has in mind when")

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:20 UTC

"It offers most of the important elements of an interchangeable lens camera designed for decent photographers, but maintains a scale that allows it to fit into pockets and bags that would not hold a Lumix DMC-GX7"

That's pretty much it in a nutshell.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 82nd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (216 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: A better methodology is needed not random shots. I know it's easier to do it this way but it's difficult to assess the IQ of the sensor at a glance. Also, efforts should be put into trying out the AF capability. It's a website that attracts over one billion viewers, surely more resources should be incorporated into this department.

Yeah, if you want "better methodology", go see (or wait for) the-digital-picture.com or imaging-resource.com, or wait for the dpr review if you want to stare at test charts and test still-lifes. These real-life samples (not test shots) are fun, even if several are overexposed or misfocused. It's a nice tease to see the camera actually being *used*. Looking forward to that AF test.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

The Multi-Aspect row needs to be GREEN in the G1XII column, and gray or red in the Panasonics'.
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=panasonic_dmclx100&products=canon_g1xii

And why is the LX7's Display cell red?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 4th comment
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9402 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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dgeugene1: I have never been satisfied with the dynamic range of digital cameras even with an APS-size sensor. For landscape and architecture with demanding tonal scales I routinely auto-bracket for a VERY long tonal scale with HDR software.

But you were satisfied with film? Let's see some examples.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (216 comments in total)

I usually try not to jump on the dogpile of whiners bashing DPR, but you really couldn't have had someone run towards the camera to test the groundbreaking AF just a little? You're aware that's the camera's #1 feature, right?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:21 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On 7DII_beta_ISO3200_030A9456 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

I remember when 800 looked worse than this on my 30D.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9339 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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JackM: could have had Rembrandt lighting here.

It would have been better than this anyway. Clearly these are all snapshots with minimal equipment, so flash and/or reflector weren't options at the time. Looks like about a 3 degree turn of her head would have done it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9339 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

could have had Rembrandt lighting here.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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JackM: Considering the fact that if I were to buy an M, I would only be able to afford one lens, this camera makes more sense! I like it. This is what the X1 should have been all along.

Sorry, should have said T, not M.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 05:23 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)
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JackM: For as amazing as this camera looks on paper for sports, they completely missed the mark with the 50-150mm lens. It's not long enough for field sports. You need 200mm very often (300mm in FF terms). So you're off to buy an adapter for a suitable 70-200/2.8 then. AF will probably suffer.

@viking, Samsung doesn't make a 300/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 02:25 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)
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JackM: For as amazing as this camera looks on paper for sports, they completely missed the mark with the 50-150mm lens. It's not long enough for field sports. You need 200mm very often (300mm in FF terms). So you're off to buy an adapter for a suitable 70-200/2.8 then. AF will probably suffer.

They did aim at field sports and wildlife/BIF users, obviously. 15fps? All those AF points? The 50-150 is ideal in exactly one regard, there is no gap between it and the 16-50. But that's barely significant. It's still too short.

Usually camera/lens companies don't make 100-300 f/4 lenses because they want you to buy a 70-200/2.8 and a 1.4x TC.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)
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JackM: For as amazing as this camera looks on paper for sports, they completely missed the mark with the 50-150mm lens. It's not long enough for field sports. You need 200mm very often (300mm in FF terms). So you're off to buy an adapter for a suitable 70-200/2.8 then. AF will probably suffer.

I shoot a 5D3 and a 300/2.8 for field sports and I still have to crop pretty often. Sorry, 150mm on APS-C is not long enough.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 02:29 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)

For as amazing as this camera looks on paper for sports, they completely missed the mark with the 50-150mm lens. It's not long enough for field sports. You need 200mm very often (300mm in FF terms). So you're off to buy an adapter for a suitable 70-200/2.8 then. AF will probably suffer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 14th comment | 10 replies
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George Veltchev: Can I enter with a Canon camera ?

All your base are belong to us.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
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MAubrey: You know...traditionally in headline writing, if there's a question the answer is invariably know. So the question is: are you communicating the right thing or the wrong thing?

People won't read that either.

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ThePhilips: APS-C lives on. Take that.

Yep. Sorry all you APS-H piners.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
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Zeisschen: So finally a DSLR that is almost on mirrorless standards in terms of AF accuracy and FPS. If it wouldn't be 2 times the size and weight to achieve that, it would actually be an exiting camera...
But sorry, it's 2014 Canon!! If you didn't have the large user base and lens selection, nobody would buy it for that prize!

Looks like I was given bum information on the A77-II, apologies. Still, my money is on Canon.

But it does have a lousy EVF. I mean, as EVFs go it might be the greatest, but all EVFs are lousy. :P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
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Zeisschen: So finally a DSLR that is almost on mirrorless standards in terms of AF accuracy and FPS. If it wouldn't be 2 times the size and weight to achieve that, it would actually be an exiting camera...
But sorry, it's 2014 Canon!! If you didn't have the large user base and lens selection, nobody would buy it for that prize!

Rishi, I basically agree with InTheMist. I'd like to see a test that simulates human sports, a bird in flight, and then motorsports.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
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