Jogger

Jogger

Lives in United States Ottawa, United States
Joined on Jul 27, 2003
About me:

D700, 24/1.4, 50/1.4, CZ100/2, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, SB600, NEX5, 18-55

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Any word on internal 4k video capture?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)

Doesnt this defeat the purpose of applying instagram filters and such. Most people want worse quality not better.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:48 UTC as 17th comment
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (74 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Has ANYONE worked with even half of these? What's the point of this?

1. Joe Public searches "best compact" on Goodle.. this link comes up, DPR seems like a reputable website. Its not apparent to Joe Public that DPR is owned by Amazon... and that those links did not magically appear by random.
2. Joe Public buys camera from Amazon using link.
3. ???
4. Profit

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:37 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (74 comments in total)

Should have separated this into pocket camera and fixed-lens compact.. e.g. LX100/X100 and RX100/G7x do not belong in the same category.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)
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mosc: Ok, I get that this thing is weather proofed, has modern high ISO performance, as good a shutter as you're going to get, and an AF system that's best in class for tracking motion. All that said, it's an $1,800 APS-C camera! Who has that kind of budget and can't afford a FF camera that for not much more money can match most of the 7Dm2's features with about double the sensor area? The Sony A99 is only 10% more money.

I get the "It's pro" stuff, I just don't get who is pro AND APS-C. If you're pro, don't you have enough glass where a few hundred dollars difference in body doesn't mean that much? If so, what are you doing using expensive glass with a smaller sensor? I don't get it.

Then again, if I'm a canon EF glass aficionado already and I really don't want a non-weatherproofed body or one that doesn't naively take EF glass, what choice do I have? I think that's all that this needed. A tougher 70D indeed but seems like needless expense if that was the only goal.

The people who buy this will write it off as a business expense, or it will be given to them to use.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On ShareGrid offers peer-to-peer gear rental article (32 comments in total)

Seems like ShareGrid is assuming no risks and taking a cut from all of the transactions. i.e. the renter is responsible for buying insurance, verifying users useless to prevent fraud or protect the renter from broken equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 20th comment
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (102 comments in total)
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electrophoto: Why is it that all the samples I've seen look oddly "artificial" for a lack of a better description.
Aside from being mostly small samples.

Sure from a purely technological point of view this is interesting stuff - but I get the feeling that the actual implementation of the entire Hardware / Software is not by any means a mature product yet.
Time will tell - but currently I look at the entire Lytro thing as an interesting, but inherently useless, technology preview.

Also I've seen / handled the Illum recently out of pure curiosity - and it is not something I would feel happy to integrate in my current photographic workflow.
Odd handling / ergonomics.
To me a product that tries VERY HARD to be "totally different" but with this looses both great ergonomics and handling.

Thats because the out of focus areas are artificially blurred/rendered based on depth information.

Its not like the camera is capturing an infinite number of photos with different focus points and letting you choose which focal plane to use.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Relio is a powerful LED light in your pocket post (26 comments in total)

That is far, far too expensive for what is essentially an LED in an enclosure. Without a battery pack (or connectors), its utility is compromised, esp. since it is touting its portability.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: You've never had to deal with spots on film? Or air bubbles formed during film development?

You don't know much about film.

What is this 'film' that you talk about? Development???

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

For any other brand/make this wouldnt be much of an issue since their bodies reach the end of their functional life one way or another.

The issue with Leica (esp. the real Leicas like the M series) is that a lot of people buy them as collectors' items.. meaning that any defect reduces its collectors/resale value... regardless if the camera is actually used to take photos.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 54th comment
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)

Things will get interesting once the next generation of high resolution Sony FF sensors come online. Scaling a 24mp APSc up would give you about 54mp.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I have expected to see the Sony A99 as one of the picks on the last page. But otherwise, pretty unsurprising conclusions.

The most interesting bit for me is the explosion of the number of the FF cameras. I wish the manufacturers were as eager to bring their lens catalogs into the 21st century: some small and pancakes primes and zooms would have done much good to really expand the choices.

The Panasonic 14mm pancake is basically a fisheye lens without the software corrections. Fine for m43, but, why bother with an FF camera.

Bokeh is also horrendous on pancakes.. again, fine for m43 with 2x the DoF, but why bother if shooting FF.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:13 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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///M: Sony A7R- "â—¾Lack of uncompressed Raw" - what is the point then?

If its loss-less compression, I dont see the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I have expected to see the Sony A99 as one of the picks on the last page. But otherwise, pretty unsurprising conclusions.

The most interesting bit for me is the explosion of the number of the FF cameras. I wish the manufacturers were as eager to bring their lens catalogs into the 21st century: some small and pancakes primes and zooms would have done much good to really expand the choices.

Pancake primes are a huge compromise in optical quality as a trade off for compactness. Why bother with an FF sensor in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)

Does this still have the electronic first curtain shutter??

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 18:47 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
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JohnHoppy: I'm constantly surprised how photographers still moan about batteries. I have a GM1 and sure, after a couple of hundred it's running down, but I always have back-up batteries and many compatibles are really good as well as cheap. I got a pack of 2 for the GM1 at around £12 (USD19), no problem with them. Take up space? - Get outta here! I love the EM1 but it's the GM1 that goes everywhere with me.

Depending on the event, I may go through 1000+ frames.. thats 4-5 battery swaps and units that you have to buy and maintain logistically. When the manufacturer changes the battery type, that's 5 more batteries that you have to buy. Fun.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
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JohnHoppy: I'm constantly surprised how photographers still moan about batteries. I have a GM1 and sure, after a couple of hundred it's running down, but I always have back-up batteries and many compatibles are really good as well as cheap. I got a pack of 2 for the GM1 at around £12 (USD19), no problem with them. Take up space? - Get outta here! I love the EM1 but it's the GM1 that goes everywhere with me.

Depends where youre coming from, my D700 still gets 2000+ shots from its original battery from 2008. Not to mention its standby time is measured in weeks, not, hours.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)

... but, DPR commenters keep telling me that FF DSLRs are dead.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
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Shiranai: Whats the difference between using this or just using a normal LED video light from say Yongnuo with 291 more LEDs and at the same time 12 times cheaper?
And don't tell me the only difference is, that it "flashes" instead of being permanently on.

You probably need to understand the intended use-case before asking random questions.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 17:18 UTC

Sony A6000 looks best to me, esp. RAW and fine detail.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 20:43 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
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