keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)

I'm always amazed how well lightroom works with my 808 jpegs. It almost (not quite) feels like working with a RAW file. Has anyone else had that experience and how does working with the 808 JPEG files compare to the 1020 RAW files?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (100 comments in total)
In reply to:

Just a Photographer: Why should we still use Eye-Fi cards now in most places we can use a 4G network?

Next to that in todays world not only your phone has wifi already, but most (consumer) camera's have wifi too.

Few years ago these cards came in handy, but nowadays aren't these eye-fi card mostly redundant? Its only a matter of time before Eye-fi will be out of business.

I'm not sure what world you live in but in the real world most cameras do not have wi-fi and most of the world does not have 4G, and even if it is available data caps make it impractical for mass photo xfer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 08:51 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' article (163 comments in total)
In reply to:

keeponkeepingon: As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.

Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.

If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.

Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.

If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!

Thanks!

meland. I am so sorry I missed you!! With 10 posts in this thread alone (and several other posts supporting canon CES releases) I'm really sorry if you are not getting paid. You still have a ways to go to catch up with howard (19 posts) but in lieu of cash I hope this belated recognition is compensation enough!

Seriously though, I hope you did not think my point was that the N100 should be a DSLR? My point was that canon has a lot of great designs (such as the S50 style camera) that they just dropped. It would nice to see some of these "blasts from the past" refreshed with current technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' article (163 comments in total)

As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.

Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.

If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.

Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.

If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:11 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (155 comments in total)

Of course I just got a 3n weeks before the replacement. Still at almost twice as much I'll just enjoy the 3n for a year then pick up one of these when they are on clearance next year.

Power zoom ... slow? Yes but as a dad with kids having an APS-C sensor with a nice zoom range that I can operate one handed (including zoom) is priceless. Love it.

Wow ISO 100????? Maybe there is hope sony will enable this in the 3n after it is discontinued and no longer a threat to pricier models?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:45 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
In reply to:

jacketgiang: This guy reminds me Ken Rockwell, but it seems like Ken Rockwell knows a lot more about photography than this guy.

Here's Ken's free studio lighting tuturial:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/strobes.htm

It's free and it should be for what it covers....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2013 at 12:52 UTC
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

1. "asked to either photograph or try and remember objects on display"

So what if you try to remember and take a photo? Best of all worlds?

The whole study feels meh. Obvious. The results are basically: if you try to remember you will remember more.

She found in the same "study" that if you zoom in on a feature the "photo impairment" goes away suggesting that if you have even a mild interest in your subject, then impairment is a non-issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 23:10 UTC as 25th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (270 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Canon makes a camera about the same size as an older rebel or nikon.

Gear of the year!

http://camerasize.com/compare/#189,448
http://camerasize.com/compare/#218,448

" 1cm here, half cm there, and in the end you save quite a lot of volume." The D40 and XS are both thinner, and no dimension difference is as big as a centimeter, the D40 is (9.2 wider, 3.3 taller but 5.4mm thinner). I wager if the volume was actually calculated (say by water displacement) the difference would be less than 10%.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 16:18 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (270 comments in total)

Canon makes a camera about the same size as an older rebel or nikon.

Gear of the year!

http://camerasize.com/compare/#189,448
http://camerasize.com/compare/#218,448

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 12:24 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (270 comments in total)
In reply to:

FinDERP: If you want a GOOD and compact DSLR that doesn't skimp on features and has an excellent range of similarly compact lenses to go with it; buy a Pentax instead

Latest pentaxes have those features? Need to put the canon fanboi pipe down and smell the pancakes....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 12:17 UTC
On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (135 comments in total)

Wow. Y'all need to fire your "fact checker".

The LF1 has a Q.menu

c labs noted:

"Q.Menu system which allows you to adjust exposure compensation, Step Zoom, aspect ratio, resolution, sensitivity, white balance, AF mode, movie quality and monitor brightness using either the front or rear dials. "

And your own picture shows the Q.menu button on the lower right:
http://www.dpreview.com/files/news/9157282048/LF1_F3-7001.jpeg

It makes me wonder if you actually spent much time with the LF1?

So your major gripe then would be a lack of exposure flash compensation? For a point and shoot (to me) that's not really a big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 09:49 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
In reply to:

John Koch: Casio, very wisely, backed out of cameras as the P&S market collapsed. Times remain challenging for consumer electronics, but the company has managed to post profits in recent quarters, unlike some competing conglomerates. Interesting to see that the company still makes cameras. Casio virtually pioneered high speed video in consumer models.

RU Serious? They may have backed out of the US market, but they list 18. Yes 18 current models on their japanese web site:

http://casio.jp/dc/compare/spec/select/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:58 UTC

Loved my P505, EX-Z750, EX-Z850 but every casio I tried after those were total POS (I've owned or purchased/returned like 4).

Having kids, I really really miss features such as the "pre-recorded video mode" where it starts the movie 5 seconds before you push the shutter. Genius on a kid or pet camera. I see this model now has that feature with pictures. Awesome.

The good casios have always been crazy fast compared to the competition. If this has a decent build and not horrible IQ I really hope they bring this to the US or European market.

DANG. $640 USD according to the casio site:

http://www.e-casio.co.jp/shop/c/c301005/

Too rich for my blood. If it's like the P505 ($499 MSRP) we'll be able to pick it up for $150 in a year or two. If it's like the TRYX, the price will go up and up and up (resellers are asking $899 for some models at amazon these days http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ZJS5HW/ )

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:54 UTC as 8th comment

I would just love to see this same test with the 3X RX100.

I've got the S100 and Pureview 808. Yeah the S100 is better at full zoom but gosh it's nice to be able shoot at 28mm (equiv) and to "zoom in post". When you get it right there is just so much content in the pureview images, but there is the rub. It takes a lot of light and (for me) a lot of luck to get it just right. If the light is not perfect, or you are not getting a good shutter speed forgetaboutit.

The S100 is no lowlight monster either. You really should point that out, zoomed into 5X the thing is like F6 or something crazy while the 808 is still shooting at F2.4 It may still be better than the 808 but if things get dim I reach for my DSLR or ILC.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:45 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Wow. Is there no fact checking at dpreveiw? I actually read this thinking it would be neat to try on my 808, now I find connnect does not have a clue. Thanks for wasting my, and every 808 dpreview reader's time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:36 UTC as 2nd comment

"the 8.7MP smartphone just scored nearly as well as Nokia's 41MP flagship phone"

DXOMark resizes everything to 8mp before testing so yeah, surprise surprise when everything is shrunk to the same size it all looks the same.

Continually disappointed that dpreview continues to publicize DXOMarks whacked mobile tests, especially without a disclaimer as to how they jimmy the images before testing to iphone size.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 7th comment
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (157 comments in total)

I'm disappointed this "must-have" focuses on editing and not on photography.

How about apps to calculate sunrise sunset?

or.... I don't know, you tell me? What apps would actually help me take pictures versus just hacking some pixels in the field?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 14:47 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

Y'all need to read your own buying guide, this is not a superzoom and you folks are just about the only ones calling it a superzoom:

From the most recent buying guide:
"Super zoom / Bridge'
Very powerful zoom lenses - typically 20X+ zooms"

10X is not a super zoom. All we have here is a big inconvenient camera with (relatively) little zoom with a lens that is (relatively) slow on the not so wide end (where most folks use it the most) and (relatively) fast on the long end.

300m is what I use for kids soccer and it's barely enough, forget about birds etc.

It's hard to rationalize the cost and size when you can get a pocketable 7X LF1 for under $400.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 05:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

10X "super" zoom?

Y'all need to work on your nomenclature?

10X these days is hardly a superzoom. That's more like a pocket point and shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:40 UTC as 98th comment

While I like the 808 camera everything else about it is horrible.

Just doing a basic task can take me 5 times longer than on my iphone.

For example: Take a picture, resize it for email, enter contacts/enter a subject text then send.

OMG it is so slow on the 808. You can't specifiy a size in the email program so you have to enter the editor, resize, then save as a seperate file which takes 4evah. Then you go to send it but they give you 3 choices and the screen is so bad (or my fingers so big) 1/5th of the time it goes to SMS messaging, exit that, try again get into email, now your subject is like a 10 didget number, so you try to select and delete that, but the selection is wonky you finally give up and back space 10 or 20 times to delete the filename based nonsense subject enterr you contacts/text and "finally" hit send.

Sigh. End result is I rarely actually send pictures from the phone, which is sort of the whole point of having a camera in the dang phone.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 23:39 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
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