DDWD10

DDWD10

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2011

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On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (51 comments in total)

Awesome. Inspires me to try layering some of my night shots for these types of effects.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 18:17 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)
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Boissez: Much poorer dynamic range than the 4 year old Nikon D7000. Doesn't anyone at Canon care about shadows?

Hubris of their top brass, that was apparent from the interview from a few months ago. (I don't know which tests you are talking about, but...)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
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GPW: It seems that Canons new 7DMKll has almost caught up to Nikons 2 year old D7100 in sensor quality!!!

IIRC, the D7100 uses a 24 MP Toshiba sensor while the K-3 uses a 24 MP Sony sensor. The only real difference I can see between them is that the Nikon suffers from purple amp glow at high ISOs while the Pentax does not.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Noise performance of the Canon 7D mkII is not its biggest issue. Actually the noise performance in low light is quite good. Even the DXO tests show that its low light performance is less than ½ a stop behind its competitors. Take a look at the low light scene near the bottles at ISO 1600-6400 and you will see the 7D mkII noise is handled quite well.

Dynamic range is the issue with the 7D mkII. It is almost 2 stops behind its competitors in dynamic range. The studio scene can’t demonstrate that difference because the scene simply does not have enough dynamic range to exceed what the 7D mkII can display. If the dynamic range of the scene does not exceed the dynamic range capacity of the camera’s sensor you can’t draw any conclusions about dynamic range for that image.

If your RAW workflow includes pushing up shadows at low ISO, the more modern sensors will be of great benefit.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Wow, what happened to modern ergonomic design? This is not only one ugly body, i bet it hurts in the hands. Great functionality though.

And there is always the vertical grip!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:29 UTC

A good small step for Pentax. Hopefully this lens performs in line with the competition and signals a much-needed optical re-hashing of some of their other lenses, like the 18-55mm kit lenses and some of the primes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 10th comment
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maxnimo: Ever since my Canon 50mm f1.4 failed catastrophically, I lost my taste for Canon. I would have bought the new EOS 7D Mark II, but instead I found Fuji, and I'm extremely pleased. The Fujinon kit zoom is actually better made and sharper than my Canon 50mm f1.4 was.

I used to like Canon, but it seems unlikely I'll ever go back to them. Kind of sad.

I can vouch for the MD 1.4... it was a star on my X-Pro1, even wide open.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
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Omexis: General blanket statements from the CEO, he doesn't show any passion or drive. The 7D mark II would have been nice with WiFi, but oh no, we have this optional accessory for $800 dollars. And Canon, your sensors aren't the best, if they were then Sony wouldn't be stepping all over you.

Yeah, I don't get his comment about WiFi. The X-T1 has a full metal body and manages WiFi just fine. Why can't the 7DII?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:57 UTC

I daresay the Panasonic is the better-looking of the two this time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 75th comment
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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Jogger: Fuji has the only successful APSc fixed-lens compact on the market. Others from Nikon, Sigma, Ricoh, etc... have flopped despite being good cameras.

I would worry though, the 1-inch compacts are gonna eat their lunch.

Well, when you factor in f/1.8 and OIS for the 1" sensor compacts, the gap narrows, no?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:29 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: "And here's the other new one - the XF 56mm 1.8 R APD - Fujifilm's ultimate portrait lens."

Too bad it haven't really received stellar reviews - the bokeh isn't THAT creamy, after all.

Caption should read 1.2, not 1.8.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
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luke through the lens: Taken a long time to bring out a "new" LC1 !!

Might try it when its £300 S/H .Until then the Sony Nex 7 will do fine

It's uncanny! There are very similar design elements between the two if you compare them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Odd how the top LCD is much smaller than on the D610 and D810.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:03 UTC as 282nd comment
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)
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DDWD10: When the price drops to half, I'll buy one to replace my original Q. Glad to see a return to a metal case and good classic looks.

Too bad it still has a 460k LCD though.

What I've read is the Q-S1 has an aluminum skin rather than the Q10/Q7's plastic and the Q's magnesium.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:21 UTC
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (362 comments in total)

When the price drops to half, I'll buy one to replace my original Q. Glad to see a return to a metal case and good classic looks.

Too bad it still has a 460k LCD though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 12:37 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Interesting... inset filter thread with a foam seal for WR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 7th comment
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SaltLakeGuy: Such typical banter regarding the 18-55 "kit" lens. It is perhaps the most wrongly maligned lens out there. I've had the Nikon, Canon and Sony so called equivalents and they don't deserve to be in the same room as the 18-55 OIS. It is exceptional assuming of course you haven't gotten a duff copy which I don't happen to think there are many out there of. As for this new kid on the block, I'm sure for many it will be an essential tool. I prefer the faster 18-55 and frankly I don't shoot in rain conditions nor terribly dusty either so it's of no advantage to me. If I really need longer focal ranges I'll slap on my all time fav the 55-200 OIS which always gets it done as well.

@ abortabort

*$600

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

Glad to see the 16-35mm f/4L... it should nicely replace the 17-40mm f/4L and hopefully offer much better corner performance.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:43 UTC as 58th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)
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km25: The D4s is an improvement, the Df is a small ways behind. I love that my X-T1 does well, about a F stop away. Next is the Sony A7S.

I love the look of DR400% on the Fuji cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (611 comments in total)
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JDOnrust: Does somebody know if the X-T1 can make full size photo's with the interval timer?

Yes, it can do this for full-sized photos. It cannot, however, combine them into a movie in-camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 00:06 UTC
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