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DStudio

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On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (102 comments in total)
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DStudio: Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?

I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!

Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.

I certainly hope so ...

I think you need to start focusing on lenses. Leica has made some of the best, most beautiful image-rendering lenses ever. This won't be counted among them. Such a shame - at this price point I expected *some* kind of special quality (like Zeiss and Fuji deliver), but alas, I don't see it.

JPEG or RAW has nothing to do with it. Neither you nor the camera can simulate what the lens failed to pick up in the first place. This can't be fixed. Lecia has already tried in their JPEG engine, but to no avail.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (102 comments in total)
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DStudio: Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?

I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!

Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.

I certainly hope so ...

You need to learn some things about photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (102 comments in total)
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DStudio: Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?

I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!

Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.

I certainly hope so ...

I'm sorry to hear you haven't learned to discern the quality coming out of a camera or lens without RAW files.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (102 comments in total)
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DStudio: Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?

I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!

Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.

I certainly hope so ...

That's the point - I never said I had DNGs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:42 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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tompabes2: Two turkeys don't make an eagle.

Microsoft is going backwards. Canon is simply stalled - they could end up going either way.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (102 comments in total)
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DStudio: Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?

I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!

Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.

I certainly hope so ...

HowaboutRAW - I have a couple of important questions for you:

- Why didn't you brush your teeth with Crest this morning?
- Why didn't the Dutch team save their last substitution for Krul again today?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
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dpmaxwell: Changing my response to - Noooooooo!

App can't find my Pixma Pro-100, and there is absolutely zero documentation to help with this, as far as I can tell.

Can you print to it with AirPrint from an Apple device? Just curious. My Pro-100 works from AirPrint, but I'll have to try this from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 which I updated to 4.4.2 last week.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 02:59 UTC
On Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated article (102 comments in total)

Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?

I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!

Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.

I certainly hope so ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 01:58 UTC as 14th comment | 11 replies
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)
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DStudio: I'm trying to write down all the times a deal with Microsoft has benefited the other company, and I'm still staring at a blank page ...

The only thing that came to my mind later was Microsoft writing Word/Office for the Macintosh from early on.

I'm not sure that was actually a "deal," though. And now Apple would rather have you use Pages anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement post (73 comments in total)

I'm trying to write down all the times a deal with Microsoft has benefited the other company, and I'm still staring at a blank page ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1049 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: The D810 is a mid-cycle refresh of a class-leading DSLR with respect to IQ and DR.

I tend to agree with the reviewer that it is unlikely going to entice too many D800/E owners like myself to run out and upgrade to Nikon's latest offering, but any incremental refinement is better than none at all.

Naysayers will diss this D800/E successor (e.g. still no WiFi, GPS, or 4k video, etc.). Mirrorless fans will criticize any DSLR regardless.

For those who appreciate the amazing medium format-like IQ the D810's predecessors are capable of producing in the hands of skilled photographers, I view the tiny improvements in this D810 as welcome additions--however "unexciting" they may be.

Without Medium Format lenses I think you're only getting an MF-like number of pixels, not MF-like IQ.

But as to the rest of your post, I agree that this camera will prove to be a worthwhile improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1049 comments in total)
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DStudio: Love your headline!

It's such a statement on the current state of the industry.

This isn't a knock on the camera. It looks like a worthwhile update from Nikon. But it may not be a worthwhile upgrade for current (D800/E) owners.

Nevertheless, don't underestimate the power of refinement. When the AF works better and resolution improves, cameras like the D810 can actually end up being the most pleasant to own.

Martin, I think you're right. This is generally good for photographers, but challenging for manufacturers who now have to deal with largely saturated markets where sales numbers are on a downswing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:56 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1049 comments in total)
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Timbukto: "When we tested the D800 and D800E we found that we had to go to great lengths to avoid mirror and shutter-induced vibration from reducing resolution at some shutter speeds. This is par for the course with such a high-resolution camera, and we've worked through the same issues on other DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras (like the Sony A7R) since then."

Is this the first time we've heard about this? How come it seems like companies need to make improvements before issues are revealed...I feel like it should be the other way around, journalism should be revealing issues to be fixed beforehand. What are the great lengths needed to avoid mirror slap and shutter shake anyhow, would it be useful to know for anyone wanting to extract the most out of their pics? Forgive me if I you guys already went to great lengths explaining, perhaps I missed it.

If DPR would talk more about specific ways of solving the problem that would be useful.

Suggesting that these are "issues" (which in support parlance is a codeword for a major bug) which are only now being "revealed" due to DPR's irresponsible "journalism" is just plain silly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:47 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1049 comments in total)
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Timbukto: "When we tested the D800 and D800E we found that we had to go to great lengths to avoid mirror and shutter-induced vibration from reducing resolution at some shutter speeds. This is par for the course with such a high-resolution camera, and we've worked through the same issues on other DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras (like the Sony A7R) since then."

Is this the first time we've heard about this? How come it seems like companies need to make improvements before issues are revealed...I feel like it should be the other way around, journalism should be revealing issues to be fixed beforehand. What are the great lengths needed to avoid mirror slap and shutter shake anyhow, would it be useful to know for anyone wanting to extract the most out of their pics? Forgive me if I you guys already went to great lengths explaining, perhaps I missed it.

This actually falls under the category of "common knowledge."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1049 comments in total)

Love your headline!

It's such a statement on the current state of the industry.

This isn't a knock on the camera. It looks like a worthwhile update from Nikon. But it may not be a worthwhile upgrade for current (D800/E) owners.

Nevertheless, don't underestimate the power of refinement. When the AF works better and resolution improves, cameras like the D810 can actually end up being the most pleasant to own.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 05:11 UTC as 247th comment | 2 replies
On Air Stylus turns your iPad into a graphics tablet post (58 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: We need the android version

You mean *you* need an android version.

Which would you develop for first - the one with a few finite hardware and software variations that has a huge installed base, or the highly fragmented one with nearly infinite permutations?

In any case (as Lars already pointed out) you'll get your wish.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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pgphoto_ca: Be carefull....it's not a f2.8-f4 with this sensor (2.7x crop)....it's f5.6-f8 or more.......the crop factor need also to be apply to the aperture :)

A real 400mm f4...is much bigger ! :)

Sure, he can send a PM, but it's so much more fun to see it here, since discbrake made this public from the beginning, and *he's* the one who proposed the bet!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 22:45 UTC
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DStudio: If is this so useful why didn't they do this with film? After all, it's much more pliable!

Or do I need to take a closer look at my old Olympus XA?

But they never really brought it to 35mm or consumer cameras, did they?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 04:43 UTC

If is this so useful why didn't they do this with film? After all, it's much more pliable!

Or do I need to take a closer look at my old Olympus XA?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:46 UTC as 150th comment | 5 replies
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JackM: Great, but... should we wait for more lenses for the a7/r, which won't be usable with this sensor, or should we wait for this system? Argh.

Yes, I still have my XA (actually, I re-acquired one a few years ago, the original being long gone). It has a great little lens. It was the first high quality camera I ever owned.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
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