ryansholl

ryansholl

Lives in United States Johnston US, IA, United States
Joined on Mar 4, 2009

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On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (140 comments in total)
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Michel J: Why an E-mount when we can have a real DSLR with A-mount for the same price?

A-mount offers very little of interest to buyers at this price point, for one.

A better ergonomic experience as a second camera for NEX owners, for another.

AF is pretty much a wash now. So what is it that you feel makes an A-mount any more of a DSLR than E? Neither are SLRs anyway. Honest question.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (230 comments in total)
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Retzius: Meanwhile, in China, a 14 year old makes iPhones for $4.00 a day.

and we all buy them. Come down off that high horse.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: I went to Budapest last year, and found it a wonderful city for street photography. It's a place I would certainly like to visit again. However, if there's an embargo on taking pictures of people in the street, I would not want to go back again.

I would not visit any nation where photography presents an undefined legal risk, and I'm sure many on this forum would agree.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 19:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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kty: just tell me ONE convincing quality about V3 to spent $1200 ?!

It is a spray and prayer's dream.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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jadot: Personally I love the idea of fast, accurate AF, but am in no way interested in FPS. I never have been. Maybe it's just me, and probably because of my preferred style of shooting, but this is why:
Where I come from we call it spray and pray. Simple as that. The hope that just one of a multitude of photographs might actually be "ok" bores the hell out of me. Professional sports shooters don't get award winning photographs by hoping for the best. There's great art in being in the right place and more so at the right time. There's no expression in picking out a picture that you didn't see at the time of capture. Otherwise just get a monkey to do it.
Are you an artist or an operator? Are you a photographer or a monkey?

And for that matter, I tried those 12fps shots as a stop motion gif but in that instance it was too choppy as they were moving too fast in grooming eachother. 20 would have nailed it, and it would have been adorable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:11 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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jadot: Personally I love the idea of fast, accurate AF, but am in no way interested in FPS. I never have been. Maybe it's just me, and probably because of my preferred style of shooting, but this is why:
Where I come from we call it spray and pray. Simple as that. The hope that just one of a multitude of photographs might actually be "ok" bores the hell out of me. Professional sports shooters don't get award winning photographs by hoping for the best. There's great art in being in the right place and more so at the right time. There's no expression in picking out a picture that you didn't see at the time of capture. Otherwise just get a monkey to do it.
Are you an artist or an operator? Are you a photographer or a monkey?

That's extremely closed-minded. You are saying that my stalking two deer around my yard for an hour and in the end using the option of 12 frames per second to capture the perfect moment because at 840mm equivalent I can't make out a 12 pixel wide tongue in a 6000 pixel wide photo for timing makes me a half assed photographer?

You can choose not to use a tool, but assuming that all others who use it are lesser individuals is the exact opposite of demonstrating superiority.

And pro photographers utilize high FPS captures when it's appropriate. Including the stop motion photos you see in the olympics. Don't be so naive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:50 UTC
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aftab: " There are many development tasks around that goal, such as increasing resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and so on. Ultimately what we want is to have a camera that incorporates all of this. With unlimited resolution, unlimited sensitivity and unlimited dynamic range you can take photos of anything that exists on this earth. That's our ultimate goal. "

Canon users who worry about resolution and DR, worry not. Canon has you in their mind. :)

They say the proof will be in the pudding but it's all meaningless if Canon keeps serving Jello.

What some guy says shouldn't give one ounce of warm & fuzzy. What else is he supposed to say?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
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Lensjoy: The schematic of the sensor layout looks wrong to me. The eye is most sensitive to green, and least sensitive to blue. If wanting to capture maximum luminance resolution, the green layer in the middle of the stack should have the highest resolution, not the blue layer.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 22:00 UTC
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DonSantos: wow. worst design I've seen in a long time.

The grip was designed specifically for those with Marfan's syndrome to avoid knuckle scratching on the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 18:33 UTC

"It's not long enough"

"OK, we'll just swing this side out unnecessarily"

"Perfect"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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retartedcanuck: USB 2.0? Really?

Yes! Data transfer is going to eat up all the time I would normally spend posting shallow complaints on the internet! WTH?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 16:07 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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jaygeephoto: I knew my Fujica ST 801 would fine it's way home again! It was always such the orphan child of cameras except when it out-shined camera costing 3 times as much with it's image quality. Go Fuji!

What does a film body have to do with image quality?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

There's not a whole lot to go from in the photo, but it looks to me like the df and the a7r had a fuji lovechild

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 130th comment | 1 reply
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 article (155 comments in total)

ANOTHER BODY?!

MAKE LENSES!

LARGER APERTURES!

JESUS SONY CAN YOU NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!!

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Did I about cover it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:15 UTC as 56th comment | 10 replies
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kimchiflower: Assuming it's optically excellent (which I have little doubt that it is), I think that's a fair price..... Unless you buy it in the UK, obviously.

I'm clenching in anticipation of the announced price of the m4/3 Leica 42.5mm f/1.2

@ kimchiflower

Lenses are exactly proportional to the square of the focal length divided by the aperture now. Go buy your Nikon 6mm/2.8 now! This math says $2! That's a 99.99875% savings!

Ridiculous assumption on yabokkie's part here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)
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Muus: Dear DPR staff, this may be nitpicking, but: 1/4000th sec is not maximum but minimum shutter speed. Please.

That's not even completely right. The literal speed of each curtain is constant unless I completely misunderstand how shutter timing works. Which is possible.

In the end, though, not a soul was confused by the terminology used. Find something better to do, Muus

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:41 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)
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Mike in Taiwan: I want to hold one in my hands and try it before making a judgement, but I hope that the weathered Nikon nameplate is not present in production models...that's lame.

I'm pretty sure he's taking the reflections in the photo at the top of the page - in the inlaid Nikon logo - as "artificial wear" to make it look used.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 04:35 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (349 comments in total)
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wisep01: The position of the Df in the poll--a distant second and neck and neck with the staid 70D and D7100--is as undistinguished as the camera itself.

For what it's worth, I clicked on dpr's a7r link once and then preordered the thing. The DF has me going back to gawk.

Might glue some dials onto my Sony for nostalgic value.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (349 comments in total)

I enjoy the Nikon 610 being on this list.

If only every manufacturer could massively **** up a product and rerelease it under a new number we could literally have hundreds of new models each year! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:18 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Have Your Say: Best Enthusiast Zoom Compact of 2013 article (57 comments in total)
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Jim: None of them. My vote goes to the G1X.

Video Girl Barbie

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
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