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mailman30

Joined on Jan 9, 2012

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On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

fair to say these cameras make the rx1 obsolete?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:57 UTC as 122nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (507 comments in total)

"the flash offers a working distance of 0.30 to 15 meters."

are you serious? Not even canon's top of the line external flash will do much at 15 meters (~50 feet)

These may be the specs but you guys should list real world numbers. I really don't think this flash would do much past 10 feet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 04:39 UTC as 47th comment
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)
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TechVerveLA: Thanks DPReview for having such comprehensive reviews over the years!

My current gear is Canon, and I have been waiting for what seems like eons for the Mk III. However, the 36mp sensor on the D800 is enough to make me think, however fleetingly, of switching to Nikon. For landscape and headshots, this camera could prove to be superior to the more expensive Canon. I don't think I could go back to the Mk II, no matter how low its price: given that it has been 3 years, I'm hoping Canon has drastically improved autofocus for the Mk III. If so, I will probably buy it. For anyone interested, I posted some thoughts on the Mk III at my blog:

http://www.techvervela.com/2012/03/canon-5d-mark-iii-first-impressions.html

I gotta say, people put way to much into sensor resolution. Image quality is so much more than that, your lenses, sensor size. I still think the 21 mp of my 5d mark ii is overkill. The most important upgrades in this mk III is the autofocus speed, frame rate and video features. The d800 can't compete in image quality to the mk iii as they are cramming so many pixels into the same sized sensor. get a medium format if sensor resolution is so important to you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 16:26 UTC

I can't believe canon went backwards with the wireless transmitter. anyone that used the transmitters on the 5d or 1d mk II (or IIn) know how horrible it was to have to connect a cable from the camera to the transmitter. Canon made a huge stride with the 1d mk III/IV and 5d mark II allowing the transmitter to connect directly to the camera and making the transmitter into a vertical grip on the 5d mk II. Why change the design from the mark II? boo canon. boo.

edit: I should add what a waste it is to have gigabit ethernet as a feature when it will be completely bottle necked by usb 2.0

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon D4 overview article (844 comments in total)
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Mssimo: No USB 3.0? Would be nice to use with new XQD card.

to shaocaholica: I am a professional, in fact I shoot for the new york times so I am surprised by your comment. Every single professional I know uses card readers so why by my comment would you assume I am not?

to petka: although I am a newpaper photographer I do have studio experience and have shot tethered myself. I just don't see usb 3 as an important upgrade, even shooting raw with a 1ds mk iii the photos pop up almost instantly over usb 2.0.

There were some good comments made about shooting tethered and I suppose usb 3 could help there but I would personally use the ethernet connection to shoot tethered but usb 2.0 would also be more than enough for speed.

In the end a card reader is many times faster than using the camera, I would rather put wear and tear on a card reader then a 6000 dollar camera, and there is battery life to think about as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 18:47 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (844 comments in total)
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Mssimo: No USB 3.0? Would be nice to use with new XQD card.

professionals don't plug their cameras into their computers they use dedicated readers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:01 UTC
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