EricoftheNorth

EricoftheNorth

Lives in United States Fairbanks , AK, United States
Works as a Camera Sales
Joined on Apr 26, 2009
About me:

Plan?.....to make one.

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On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)

"Negative comment detracting the photo, writer, and website because of my own insecurities, when I should just keep it to myself."

Am I doing this right?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 02:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: The price is the same but "The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality".

Interesting.

I've taken apart several of these and really, there's not much there. 3 copper coils, three magnets. Maybe a couple bucks? And the accelerometer on these things are about 2mm across now (compared to the 2axis mondo blocks sticking out of the side of old canons) so its a couple bucks. The price difference would be so minimal that it would be a joke. The glass is the expensive part.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 08:52 UTC
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DimensionSeven: Bulls*** advertising.

Infrared light doesn't have any color. If it reaches the sensor, it only affects the luminance of the picture.

The problem with the red color cast comes from the uneven spectral sensitivity of the filter in the VISIBLE light range. Get those reds filtered out the same as the colder colors and you have a filter that doesn't have any color cast.

Quite simply incorrect. Tiffen ND have almost 0 color shift, but an IR spike as a result. Some sensors render foliage as red. This solves this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:29 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

HA HA HA I CALLED IT!!

Seriously. Look at my comment from yesterday.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5579438583/see-impossible-canon-counts-down-to-something?comment=7469798009

lol.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 256th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Totally a new marketing campaign. Move along.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 672nd comment | 1 reply

But.....there's so many that this copies......how is front page......sigh.

Slow news day I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 66th comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)

I'm just going to whine about that lens on every post related to this camera. The only thing that sells these cameras is the touch screen. The lens in the American market is hands down the ugliest kit lens PERIOD.

Aesthetics aside, it makes the camera far larger than a Sony equivalent, and the Sony has a better grip. O-MD is all I can sell Olympus!! Get it together! EZ lens or go home!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 73rd comment | 10 replies
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced article (80 comments in total)

OLYMPUS!! WTF is with the 14-42 II?!? I cant sell that thing next to the power zooms from Sony!! That 14-42 is so pathetic looking the way it tapers down to it tiny tip. Gross.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 18:55 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (234 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: But this lens seems to be impossible to get from anywhere? Several months of waiting (at least in Finland).

I have 2 at my store in AK

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On PA275637 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Gotta love it. Apparently this is 'unusable' for printing by most reviewer standards. What is wrong with this universe?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

I don't care about this article. It's fine, whatever. Seems cool.

But.

If I see 'reimagine' or 'rethink' or 're-ANYTHING' ever again, somebody is going to to be indicted.

IN WORD COURT.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 22:32 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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peevee1: DPR, you have a mistake in your spec table for AW110, it starts from f/2.8, not f/3.9 like AW110.

No, second. You can't list the same lens 7 times and call it new. I use both the we and tg. Same lens, the Pentax just has shitty processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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plasnu: imaging-resource.com says that the A6000's EVF is the clear winner as it produces much more accurate colors and easy to discern details, compare to NEX 6. hmm...

After playing with it, muscle memory may trump engineering failure, but no other EVF I've used at this price point is remotely that sensitive to eye position. I'm sure you eventually get used to it, but there is nothing to get used to on competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)

I am simply stunned by the praise the NEX 6 and 7 EVF gets. They far and away have the worst VF optics outside of $350 super zooms. Compared to pretty much any other EVF, pulling a the NEX EVF to your eye is disorienting and unnatural. The a65 and a77 are stunning, the NEX are blurry and finicky. If your eye is a few degrees off center, it's a blurry mess. Forget leaving the huge eyecup off to make it easier to get in a smaller bag, it's almost impossible to get the frame focused without it.

I manage a camera shop and watch people flip out about the alphas or the OMD series, but look through the NEX with almost zero reaction. Which means in my decade of sales experience, that it simply sucks, and they think they don't know what they're doing.

So I gladly welcome a smaller EVF if it will actually be functional without 100% perfect eye alignment.

No touchscreen though? FAIL.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 254th comment | 9 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (894 comments in total)
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plasnu: imaging-resource.com says that the A6000's EVF is the clear winner as it produces much more accurate colors and easy to discern details, compare to NEX 6. hmm...

Not so. The viewfinder in both the NEX-7 and NEX-6 is a good screen with horrible optics. I would gladly welcome a smaller view if it means it will actually be in focus when you pull the camera to your eye. Without the little eyecup it's almost impossible to focus the whole EVF without adjusting your eye for an unacceptable amount of time. The a77 and a65 do not have this issue, assumedly from the longer throw.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
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peevee1: DPR, you have a mistake in your spec table for AW110, it starts from f/2.8, not f/3.9 like AW110.

Yeah, this brief is woefully lacking that spec. This makes the second reasonably bright water proof on the market (the wg-3 and TG-2 use the same lens.) That should be highlighted front and center.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 07:32 UTC
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (105 comments in total)
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twenty200: I own a Tamrac bag and am mostly happy with it. They make great bags... but look at that clip. It's the worst I've ever seen on any bag. That weird almost triangle shape is way to easy to mis-align when trying to close the bag. It's really terrible. I assumed the horrible clip would be the first thing they'd change, but there it is, years later, on new bags. I have no idea what the people at Tamrac are thinking. I like their bags a lot, but that clip is really terrible.

I appreciate the annoyance at the misalignment issue, but the one handed operation is much easier to open.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On iON announces tiny rugged HD video camera post (42 comments in total)

It appears Gizmodo and Huffpost are teaching DPR how to make headlines...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 22:31 UTC as 22nd comment

I have a sneaking suspicion this will not fix the fact that the NEX-6/7 have unusably lame viewfinder optics and squish a 16:9 menu interface onto a 4:3 screen. They squished the original menus of the SLTs onto the current models LCDs, so I doubt they care about this either. Weak sauce lazy crap.

/troll

My work here is done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 09:43 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Just think, if the new lens had IS. 4 stops lower ISO would be nice. Doesnt matter if its the sharpest zoom ever if there is motion blur.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 9th comment
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