keeponkeepingon

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keeponkeepingon: My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

Gosh that's bad. If y'all would like to make your page look less 1999 how about adapting your width or designing your page for wide monitors. So much wasted space and nothing says "old" or "dated" like wasting 50% of my screen space.

"(I'll bet your browser has zoom functionality".

Really? Big letters is still wasted space.

"works great "

Zoomed so the page takes up the width of my monitor I can fit one post from this thread on the screen. Unusable.

Simon why not just have amazon or sony pay for the redesign?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Sony Alpha SHooter. I own an A6000 and can verify that after a burst I can not preview images or make adjustments to the camera settings for 20ish seconds
after a burst.

That may not affect "spray and praying" 4000 images in an hour but I find it very irritating and it gives the camera an overall "point and shoot" feel.

dpreview gives 1/2 a sentence to this issue in the A6000 review but fails to mention it in the A6300 review.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Dan
According to imaging resource the A6300 has the same issue locking you out of image preview and many functions after a burst.

Dpreview swept this issue under the rug on the A6000 review by not mentioning it in the conclusion, and failed to mention it at all the A6300 review.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A6.HTM

"Buffer clearing after max-length bursts took some time even with a fast UHS-I SDHC card, though, ranging between 15 seconds after a max-length burst of RAW files, to a rather lengthy 36 seconds after a max-length burst of Large / Extra Fine JPEGs, and the camera won't let you adjust settings or view just-shot photos while the buffer is clearing"

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:22 UTC

My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

Gosh that's bad. If y'all would like to make your page look less 1999 how about adapting your width or designing your page for wide monitors. So much wasted space and nothing says "old" or "dated" like wasting 50% of my screen space.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 129th comment | 4 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (214 comments in total)
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Retro1976: Wow, is this Sony Central ? Man I would easily pick the Olympus EM10 over the Sony A6000. Olympus has a better EVF, incredible in body IS, touch screen, fast auto focus (with touch AF), wayyyyy better JPEGs, and an incredible lens selection. Dpreview, do explain yourself, your bias is really showing :)

" there is a reason the A6000 has been way up the mirrorless charts on Amazon"

Yeah it's not like amazon purchased the leading camera review web site to pimp their favorite products. Oh wait.....

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Photomyne app scans multiple prints at a time (17 comments in total)
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PatsyK: is there a program for windows which with one scan of say three pictures, manages to save them to three separate files? Or crop them into three different files in the scan program?

The free software that comes with my canon scanner can do this. You an even give it a photo album page with a bunch of pictures all askew and it will identify and straighten the picts.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

forpetessake "So, do you have a separate monitor or a TV in a portrait orientation "

I'm not sure who you are responding too but this is my preferred monitor configuration. I call it my "T" setup because the monitors make the shape of a sideways T.

Portrait orientation is great for web pages (less scrolling) while landscape is better for some apps such as LR. Best fo all worlds......

" Or are you one of those who like to look at small pictures on a large screen monitor mostly filled with black or white color?"

This gave me a chuckle because it's exactly how this dpreview comment section looks on the landscape monitor. Small column of text on a field mostly filled with black.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 15:09 UTC

Gosh the distortion is irritating in the movies. Is it barrel distortion like you'll get on a wide lens (and in theory correctable) or distance perspective distortion (harder to correct).

Regarding changing the FOV. Is this done optically or by cropping the image (lower quality?). Thanks!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 13th comment
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Pixel peeping is fine if you are comparing apples and apples. In this case the pictures were taken at different times of day (different levels of light) on entirely different weeks (7 days apart, possible different atmospheric conditions).

This should be disclosed before presenting the picts for peeping and before declaring "destroys the competion" based on said peeping.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 18:07 UTC

Sigh. WD should just buy out Seagate and be done with it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_hard_disk_manufacturers#/media/File:Diagram_of_Hard_Disk_Drive_Manufacturer_Consolidation.svg

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:23 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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nir-vana: It might be interesting to see how it compares to the FE 70-300 on A7Rii.
Equivalent FL comparison and also 300-cropped-to-600 vs the RX10iii.
With such good IQ as it seems in the parrot photo it might be better to buy the RX10iii as a 2nd camera for telephoto, instead of the 70-300.

It'd be even better to see it on an A6000. Almost exactly the same price for the combo, and with the crop factor your at 450mm FF equivalent. You can crop down to 600 but it would be really really interesting to see what both do at the 450mm FF equivalent.......

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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carlg10013: It would be a shame if someone considering the FZ1000 is dissuaded by this review. I'm a veteran photojournalist who uses it extensively for stills and video for about 70% of shooting that formerly would have required a DSLR. And the fully articulated LCD, not available on the RX10 III, is a huge plus with video. The camera is a gem!

The review is trash. Look at the comments. Some of the test pictures were taken on different weeks at different times of days (later in the afternoon so less light for the FZ1000). Very disappointed in dpreview on this one......

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:08 UTC

Wow. I really like this. You take your time with it, play with it, give a fair analysis and then throw in an interview at the end. Well done Damien! Is there any chance you could start doing Camera reviews too?

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 19th comment
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bwana4swahili: We now use WD drives exclusively after horrible experiences with Seagate drives. Not all that sure about Sandisk being a good match? I think they would have been better off negotiating a deal with Samsung...

samsung and seagate are in bed with each other so probably not gonna happen:

http://www.seagate.com/sg/en/about-seagate/news/seagate-completes-aquisition-samsungs-hdd-business-pr/

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 04:47 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)

According to the EXIF data for the space needle pictures, the Sony and Panasonic pictures were not taken on the same day, they were taken a week apart. (2016:05:11 15:12:36 versus 2016:05:18 16:10:41.041)

Given the level of pixel peeping going on here is it possible we are looking at differences in atmospherics/air pollution versus differences in cameras?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 116th comment | 3 replies
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forpetessake: More and more businesses realize that paying for the ads in Google, Fakebook, social media sites is mostly a waste.

The game becomes more convoluted though, when a company owns directly or indirectly a big part of the advertisement company. Then it's mostly paying to itself for ads while boosting popularity and trying to sign in as many suckers as possible.

> We have a clear policy on sponsored content at DPReview. You can read it here:

I really can't take what you say on that page seriously:

For example you state: "... sponsored content outlined here exists separately from our in-depth camera and lens reviews and previews, which are produced entirely in-house and always will be"

Yet a large chunk of the final A6300 review was not in-house but from your sony sponsored junket to miami.

The review would have felt a lot more clean if you kept the report on the junket and the review of the camera separate.

To me the whole review had a sony "influencer" bias. For example you spent 10000000 words on how great the A6300 is for action shooting but never once mentioned in the article or conclusion that it locks you out of many functions for up to 22 seconds (an eternity!) after a burst of raw photos. (your competitor IR mentions it both in the body and conclusion).

Influencing or maybe y'all had a little too much Florida sunshine.....

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
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Jefftan: what the system really need is some lightweight fast prime
in 18mm, 24mm, 28mm ...etc
with F2 or better

Like a 22mm F2 pancake lens that's cheap and available as the kit lens. That would be perfect!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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AngularJS: The idea of pushing everything by 5 stops is getting boring. You guys at DR-Review should focus on something else, otherwise it seems like a strong fixation that may require a medical attention.

Exactly. How about some useablility stuff like how the A6300 locks out many functions after a burst? No mentioned at all in the review. Does this camera lock up? Doubt it but who knows as DPreview as obsesses with stuff for folks can't control lighting but nothing for actually getting the job done.......

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (681 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

@JunzInc

Well good for you. I've been reading dpreview since probably before you were born and I've come to expect conclusions to highlight critical flaws.

"Well, now you know what to do better next time."

Thanks for the chuckle. "next time" in the glowing A6300 review DPREVIEW does not mention the lockup at all in the body or the conclusion yet according to IR the problem still persists:

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)

IR claims the A6300 locks up for 22 seconds after a burst. Yet no mention of this by dpreview?

Or did I miss it in the review?

"buffer clearing is slow and the camera doesn't allow you to do anything while the camera is clearing the buffer. Clearing an 11.1fps burst of 21 RAW+JPEG files takes 22 seconds, which is quite slow. "

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-a6300/sony-a6300A.HTM#overview_start

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 14:47 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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