JaimeA

JaimeA

Joined on Jan 9, 2012

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Captain Hook: OMG! What have they done to the layout?!?
Lots of space is now wasted! :-(
I'm not happy. I'm using a dual screen high res (2560x1440) setup. But now lots of white spaces around my photostream. All waste... :-( I don't want that! I want efficient layout (= using entire screen) back.

Anyone knows how to restore and/or configure the layout of the flickr photostream screen?

I agree. A black background defines a picture look. A white background makes it look like cheap advertising, A really bad move, this change of background. Photoshop provides black background, and greys as you wish and feel comfortable with for creation.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (809 comments in total)
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JaimeA: We are in May; one third of the year has gone. Since the beginning of the year [2015] Nikon has issued 16 new cameras, Canon 14; Sony only 2 and they are pockets cameras.
What's happening? What gives?
We have been using Sony cameras for a long time with spectacular results.
This company has always been known for innovation in everything they make.
Still waiting for the a7000!

I had the A7 before and now I have the A7II with the 24-70 Zeiss. This last combination is getting a bit heavy to carry all day in my traveling days. So I was looking forward to an unobtrusive small camera that won't alert the guards in interesting places. I do not need wall-size enlargements; a double-page magazine spread will do. At that scale it is not obvious which shot has been done with FF or DX. The NEX-7 and later the a6000 were very useful and racked thousands of images. We got everywhere with them and were the happiest. In former times I carried a Canon 1Dx and other heavies. Not any more, now that the quality of the sensors has gotten so good.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (809 comments in total)

We are in May; one third of the year has gone. Since the beginning of the year [2015] Nikon has issued 16 new cameras, Canon 14; Sony only 2 and they are pockets cameras.
What's happening? What gives?
We have been using Sony cameras for a long time with spectacular results.
This company has always been known for innovation in everything they make.
Still waiting for the a7000!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1914 comments in total)

Does the D750 have the same terrific Time-Lapse feature found in the D610?
It is so uncomplicated and ends up with good results.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 01:07 UTC as 72nd comment

The fellows who posted these shots really know how to find sexy guys. Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 23:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

What is the weight of this lens?
Here is another Fuji lens without stabilization. There are many occasions when the lens has to be stopped down for additional depth of field.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (137 comments in total)

The reviewers apparently do not go to special events, such as outdoor music festivals or open air exhibitions.
Many museums (e.g. the Louvre) and other cultural spots do not allow these sticks blocking or disrupting the view for everyone else. They seem to be always up and on, and in large groups; unavoidable. They are dangerous too, as they rob attention from the users. Pickpockets love them.
What’s wrong with a raised arm or asking someone?
Shame on DPR for mentioning, let alone recommending this awful nuisance.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:15 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)

It is hard to believe that in this time of advanced camera development this camera does not have stabilization of any kind.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 57th comment | 11 replies
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Reinhard136: looks like a typo on one of the dates , the one with Jesus and his cross would have had to have been closer to ad 27 than 1827.

The raised index finger pointing up is the traditional Christian gesture meaning "going to heaven."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On early morning walk in color-1 photo in hozho's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This shot is absolutely superb!! We could not take our eyes away from it. The colors are perfect. And so is the mood. (Not ruined by too much photoshop, as we see much too often.) Truly beautiful and evocative. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 22:16 UTC as 1st comment
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bmwzimmer: A6000 is great for a small compact kit. It makes sense with a set of small fast primes or general purpose zoom. But it looks ludicrous mounted to the 70-200 and 100-400 w adaptor and is terribly unbalanced. The FE 70-200 f/4 is bigger and heavier than the Canon DSLR equivalent and the 100-400 plus adapter is about as heavy as a 100-400 mounted to a more ergonomically comfortable and balanced dslr. I really like the A6000 though. Best Mirrorless AF there is. I wonder how it compares to the Samsung NX1

Paradoxically, it is a big capable lens that happens to have a great recording instrument attached. Terrific.
The a6000 has incredible capabilities. With good glass I'm super satisfied.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 09:53 UTC

One can learn from this video much more than hours and hours with a manual.
Exuberant feeling projected.
Truly a great video. Thanks, DPReview!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 09:44 UTC as 96th comment

I know several people who shoot only JPEG, for the reason that RAW is a bit complicated and entails large amounts of storage.
RAW processing can also be highly subjective.
Every samples gallery ought to have some samples in jpg, to keep everyone informed and happy.
(Especially Fuji; famous for their great looking jpgs.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:01 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)

Assignments are arriving for spring. We have seen work done with the D4S, Nikon’s flagship; it looks fantastic. We look forward to buying at least one.
However, after a year in the market there is no in-depth DPR review of it. Nor was there one for its predecessor, the D4, a camera much heralded when it appeared in 2012 (a good but hurried 4-page “First Impressions” exists). A full review “is in the works.” It’s been 3 years!
Instead one finds a plethora of news already featured in other sites. Incredible. And discouraging.
No way to treat a faithful following.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:37 UTC as 5th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section article (63 comments in total)

Makes me want to return to my first true favorites, Canon 1Ds, 1DsII, and 1DsIII, after a long stint with other brands.
Joins other masterpieces: 17mm PC (wow!) and 8-15mm Fisheye zoom (another wow!).
Well done!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 02:33 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)

I know this is the wrong place to ask, but what's happening with Sony?
Aren't there any new items at all in CP+2015?
The silence has been deafening........

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:08 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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JaimeA: "Our full review will evaluate it's true performance...." At the current rate of reviews and after having fulfilled other promises, it will probably remain a thought or at best a reality by 2017. There is no review yet of the worthy Sony A7II, listed by DxO among the top ten of all cameras.

As our main activity is travel photography, the concept of lightness and consequent enhanced mobility is paramount. The Sony a7r was a revelation. We could start at dawn and finish at night with energy to spare. And shoot inconspicuously too.
We were more than satisfied with the Nikons and their fantastic results, but the enhanced mobility revealed by the Sony system was the trump card.
DxO (a French company) lists the D810 as the currently top sensor camera, followed close by other Nikons. I agree. The A7II comes as number 12. But with Zeiss optics it is hard to beat, obtaining flawless, breathtakingly fine detail; and in an efficient body. And a great dynamic range too.
The Sony colors are beautiful and very close to reality, mercifully away from the horrid Velvia-like hyper-saturation excess (loved by the overweight).
As tools go, we are happy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 04:42 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)

"Our full review will evaluate it's true performance...." At the current rate of reviews and after having fulfilled other promises, it will probably remain a thought or at best a reality by 2017. There is no review yet of the worthy Sony A7II, listed by DxO among the top ten of all cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:34 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)

This camera is trying to impress. In fact it is an outdated ripoff.
It picks from others here and there. Better get an original.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 04:41 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On A Grain Elevator used as a canvas in the Elevators challenge (2 comments in total)

Could you please identify the location of this shot? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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