dale thorn

dale thorn

Lives in United States Rock Hill, SC, United States
Works as a Software dev.
Has a website at dalethorn.com
Joined on Feb 23, 2010

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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)
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dale thorn: Got my first 'T' image today in b&w - the detail is amazing, and it really has the Leica Look (not kidding). Much better than I expected, and that was with the 18-56.

I bet $4000 on it, and I'm satisfied (and I'm a *very* picky customer).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 22:11 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

Got my first 'T' image today in b&w - the detail is amazing, and it really has the Leica Look (not kidding). Much better than I expected, and that was with the 18-56.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:59 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)
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SPerez: (1) It is evident that you are angry with Leica, because they have sent a unit of the Leica T much after that to almost any other photography site. Please improve your relations with them. Your customers will be grateful.
(2) Center your report in the main aspects of the camera: the quality of the pictures you can take with it, and the quality of its construction . In your report, you have been looking for the worst attributes of the Leica T. Again, please meet your customers demands and forget your little quarrels with Leica. My experience with the Leica XV and now with the Leica T: gorgeous photos, sharp from edge to edge and splendid colors. And both are built in a superb quality. Nothing in common with any other camera I have owned before.
(3) Read carefully the instructions of the camera to avoid mistakes in your report. Check how to manual override the camera in order to focus manually with Focus set to AF mode; it is possible and very easy to do Post rectifying your mistake

We got the point, no fairness required. It was obviously a slam against Leica, who must not have come across with any favors. Michael Reichmann (a real photographer) loves the T.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 05:50 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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dale thorn: Ha!!! People ask if DPR has a deal with Sony, but take a look - 2308 comments so far - I'd say the reader interest is a slam dunk!!

Heh - sure be good to have the database and compile those statistics.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 23:13 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Ha!!! People ask if DPR has a deal with Sony, but take a look - 2308 comments so far - I'd say the reader interest is a slam dunk!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 20:44 UTC as 188th comment | 4 replies
On IMG_0082 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This looks very cool, very capable. I hope that since we've been through the EVF/no EVF controversy a million times now, people will just leave it be so we can read more about the other features.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

It looks loads better than the Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 92nd comment

As an M camera owner, it looks weird. I've seen white before, no problem. I've seen rounded before, no problem. This thing needs something, like maybe some black trim lines, I dunno.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 03:30 UTC as 160th comment
On iPhone 5s compared in our new studio test scene post (7 comments in total)
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jimr: Every other test of the iPhone 5S has found its IQ significantly better than that of the iPhone 5.....

I have comparison images here:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5235253614/albums/iphone5-and-iphone5s-comparisons

If you scroll around, you'll see that each has sharp areas and blurry areas, and those are random and unaffected by wind or shaking. My conclusion is the lenses are both uneven in quality at many places across the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 02:44 UTC
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)

I can't find my post here in these comments, but I posted detailed images from both the 5 and 5s on my gallery and in the iOS forum, showing both to be rather poor cameras when images are viewed at 100 percent. The tremendous variation in quality across the images at random points are unexplainable.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 44th comment
On Leica X Vario "Mini-M" Camera review by Dale article (22 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: This camera is junk. Thank you very much.

The reviews are still coming in, the lens is not just good it's superior, and the trolls who have been posting factless attacks on the camera and its users are just identifying themselves by the content of their posts.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 14:29 UTC
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dale thorn: Is the biometric mandatory? I'd like to know how I can avoid being fisted by Apple, although it's certainly inevitable in the coming apocalypse.

The reason I asked is because in the 100 articles I read, plus Apple's speil, not a mention - not one,

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 21:08 UTC
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dale thorn: Corporate suicide. What are they doing with that $100 billion in cash?

Steve Jobs is dead, much like the zombies who replaced him.

Edit: I was just kidding when I asked about the cash. They'll steal it of course.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 21:05 UTC

Is the biometric mandatory? I'd like to know how I can avoid being fisted by Apple, although it's certainly inevitable in the coming apocalypse.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies

Corporate suicide. What are they doing with that $100 billion in cash?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:27 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies

13 mp on a smartphone sensor? The Nikon S9500 is 18 mp I think on a 1/2.33 sensor and has more pixel smearing than I've ever seen in any camera. I can't wait to see what this one does.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 07:22 UTC as 42nd comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)

My first digicam was the $1000 Kodak DC260, which took an average of 50 seconds to write a one mp image to card. Next I traded my Leica M6 for the Minolta DImage 7 with a 200 mm zoom - a great breakthrough. Then the very good quality Casio EX1000 10 mp pocket camera (later cheapened by Casio), followed by a Nikon 8700 then 8800 bridge/zoom cameras, followed by a Panasonic FZ-50 and then the Panasonic G1. Going for better quality in a small size, got the LX3, then got the Leica X1. After the X1 got the LX7, Nikon Coolpix A, then Leica D-Lux6, then Leica X Vario, then Monochrom and Noctilux. The last camera cost more than all of the others combined, and it feels like it weighs as much as all the others combined.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 01:56 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

Black and White makes very effective images of dynamic conditions like these. Color seems to reduce contrast in certain ways - not saying there can't be a very dynamic color image, but when the term 'stark' applies as in the stark rawness of power these storms display, black and white strips away the fluff and delivers the goods. Most violent weather as seen here tends toward black and white (or shades of grey), due to the inherent color of clouds etc. Rare is the cloud with color, except at sunrise and sunset where the color isn't a property of the cloud anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 01:50 UTC as 32nd comment
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)

If I had any illusions that shooting b&w with the Monochrom would be easy or simple, that illusion is gone. The difference between an average take and a really good one are striking. It's tempting to view those average captures and imagine getting the same result with any camera and b&w conversions, but when you get lucky (or if you're the 21st century Ansel Adams) there's no need for imagination - the results can be spectacular. I have a number of b&w prints from a Rollei 5.7 cm square shooter, and some of the Monochrom images I have approach the look of those Rollei b&w's - quite a feat I think for a small digital camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 11th comment

One particular type of troll that's never mentioned is the insider who creates a dummy account to bait and attack an unpopular user the forum would like to ban. Sometimes an established member can be recruited for this type of task, but then again the established member may be a long-standing dummy account anyway. Lots of chicanery goes on in erstwhile "user" comments, mostly to promote product, and then some to plug the inevitable leaks.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:09 UTC as 109th comment
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