Mark B.

Mark B.

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Joined on Nov 5, 1999

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On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)
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String: So half the names on here bitching about Adobe have no issue giving Canikon $2000 plus every time a new camera comes out but balk at subscribing to the most powerful/useful software out there at $10/month?

Unbelievable...

Canon isn't forcing me to buy a new camera with every upgrade. I can skip one, two, or however many I want while my existing camera still works. Skip a payment with Adobe and the software ceases to operate.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores news story (193 comments in total)
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AlexRuiz: First Helix and now Calumet. Oh well! I may stop by this weekend to see if they have liquidation prices :D

Yes, it's very sad that the employees are suddenly part of the unemployment statistics. It's also frustrating if you're a gift card holder, and alarming if you happen to have gear in one of their stores for repair or cleaning. However I agree with the others, may as well utilize a bad situation if there's to be a liquidation sale.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:58 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores news story (193 comments in total)
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jhmackay: Drove to Chicago, and bought my last Canon L lens from their Goose Island store. The reality is that the big boys in NY will sell the same lens, with free shipping, and no sales tax. Very sad to see the demise of the last decent camera store in Chicago.

They don't 'sell with no sales tax'. Currently they simply are not required to collect sales tax unless there is a physical presence of the store in your state. New Yorkers must pay tax. If I buy from Adorama or Amazon, they charge tax as they are also in NJ. Technically you're supposed to pay the tax to your state when you file taxes, but the reality is almost nobody does that. I think the whole tax advantage will go away in a few years. States are losing too much money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:52 UTC

I don't care about video, but the dust & water resistance is very interesting to me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review article (95 comments in total)
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Artistico: Yes, this is the must-have thing for a camera since there is no way I'll be able to cope if I can't share all my unadjusted images almost instantly on Twitter, Facebook and Flickr - my friends would love their timelines filling up with that. Preferably they should be up there just as I trigger the shutter - no, even before I take the picture would be ideal so I could look it up there myself before bringing out my camera to see if a picture was worth taking. Someone should invent a time machine Eye-Fi card so I could do that.

Not to mention it is too much hard work actually taking the SD card out of my camera and inserting it in the card slot on my computer to import my photos that way. I mean: who does that anymore? I read a review of an Eye-Fi card and it says you can "get rid of a ton of messy cables". Who doesn't want to get rid of literally a ton of messy cables, right?

Artistico was being sarcastic...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:59 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)
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VaLeX: Why on Earth didn't Canon make this camera weather-sealed weather-proof or any other resistance to light rain, dust and sand? With such a sensor and lens, this would be the camera to take on world trip!

It's already priced at $799...how much more are you willing to pay for weather sealing?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Nice for family snaps / low light / high ISO.

But only 12mp? Is it still 2004?

What's the largest print you'll make? Be honest now...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)
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mwstebbins: When are these cameras going to start offering USB3, rather than USB2?

USB3 would be useful for tethered shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography news story (33 comments in total)

Oh my, I don't think she was using a protective filter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 22nd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Frank C.: 1/500s fastest shutter speed with auto-iso.... ugh
1/180s x-sync ...average
1/4000 fastest shutter speed... average
summary: ugh average average

"1/500s fastest shutter speed with auto-iso"

I don't understand this...why would there be a shutter speed limitation with auto-iso?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:45 UTC

The EVF, at least on paper, seems to be a big improvement over the Canon SX50. Faster at the long end helps, and dust/weather resistance is a big plus. Should be interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:53 UTC as 6th comment
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JohnEwing: Put a 1" sensor in it and I'll buy one.

I doubt you could afford it or use it w/o a tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
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Shamael: Why this mini sensor? This is ridiculous, as if Fuji was not able to produce a 1" or put an apsc in such a box.

It would be huge, heavy, and incredibly expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: Great for Canon shooters, but unfortunately, Canon's APS-C doesn't perform any better than the best m43 so that is a better choice for someone that wants to pack small...body and lenses. Now if this was a Nikon with a Sony sensor....

@Lab D - there's a difference between a true through-the lens OVF and a VF that you add to the top of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)
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ijak: Carrot dangling, trying to move people into bondage. … Miss a payment and all your interim work is lost.

The files are still yours, or did you mean something else?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 17:29 UTC
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom news story (193 comments in total)
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SushiEater: It will focus on Canon crop bodies even at F6.3 by telling the camera that it is F5.6

It will focus on Canon crop bodies at f/6.3 w/o needing to tell the camera it is f/5.6.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (157 comments in total)
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ponyman: I do wish DPReview (and others) would stop promoting this Apple stuff. There are plenty of other places where iSheep can go for their fix. Can we please get back to the topic of serious photography. Sorry but I've just been getting so frustrated about this. DPReview is still arguable the best photography site, but it's becoming increasingly diluted. Whilst I appreciate that tablets can have a use in digital photography the constant biased promotion of Apple products is really grinding. I have no intention what so ever of buying any Apple products.

Like it or not, tablets are here to stay and are increasingly being used by photographers, whether some light editing on the go or to show portfolios. Your rant reminds me of people that still rail against video in still cameras. Get over it and move on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 13:35 UTC
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)
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SWSF14: It's great for a PHONE.

I wonder if any of the negative commentors even own an iphone.

Until a year and a half ago, I had no intention of getting a smartphone either but got tired of carrying both a cell and PDA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 13:38 UTC
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arhmatic: Well, it seems to be the most used camera phone on the market, for now... but what comparing 5 with 5s for photography, improvements are minimal.
Yes, I read better flash, burst and 2.2... Using the iphone since 2007, have the 5, but definitely not worth the upgrade this time.

photogeek, I have a 4s and I see no compelling reason at all to upgrade. What a yawner of an upgrade. Gold color and fingerprint unlocking - really? I'm patiently waiting for my contract to expire so I can take a look at moving to Samsung. Apple needs to break away from that ancient form factor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 01:27 UTC

I don't understand all the negative comments about the form factor. The lenses for an APS-C sensor are not small, so a larger camera body with a substantial grip makes sense to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 14:00 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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