locke_fc

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JacobC: I like having the option but will most likely keep it black for the rare times I read the forums here.

But the forum comments have always been displayed on a white background.

Note I'm not arguing with your personal preference, I just don't understand the logic.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 09:16 UTC

I'm not surprised to know people using the white theme spend twice as long on the site. I find the dark theme old-fashioned and, contrary to what others say, not easy at all on the eyes.

If antything, it was even worse in the forums, where pages would start loading dark only to hit you with a sudden splash of bright white as the comment boxes showed up. Extremely unpleasant for reading in bed at night.

For those claiming the white theme "burns" your eyes, dudes, you may want to crank down the brightness of those displays!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 09:10 UTC as 94th comment

Looking good, Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:56 UTC as 31st comment
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (115 comments in total)

I put in a pre-order (first time I've ever done that in my life) as soon as the first analyses came out, and everything I'm seeing sincethen seems to confirm this is the small-ish camera with great IQ and video I've been waiting for years.

Can't wait to get my hands on it next week.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 07:16 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
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locke_fc: It's an ok camera for those who want an all-in-one solution. But, frankly, at that price point the IQ leaves a lot to be desired.

I don't see how I'm doing anything of the sort.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 07:26 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

Great video, and awesome photography.

José Francisco is totally right: we need more of the people in governments (not talking about the US alone) to have a basic understanding of science.

Minor nag: DPR, you guys managed to spell his name wrong ("Fransisco") two out of four times!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 9th comment

It's an ok camera for those who want an all-in-one solution. But, frankly, at that price point the IQ leaves a lot to be desired.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: Ah well, that's that then. I have no desire to buy any of these cameras as they provide no obvious advantage over a budget SLR aside from size. Thanks Jeff, Carey and Dan.

Erm, the main obvious advantage is *precisely* their size.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)

It's been, what, four-five years, and the RX100 is still the best of the lot.
I still hate the controls, though. So, despite being on the verge of buying each of the four different versions a few times, I still haven't.

Sony, stop rehashing the darn thing and release a new model with proper controls already!!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 28th comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (681 comments in total)
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lawny13: People bash canon a bit too much (me myself included) I can't help but always want the best for my money, and like everyone else I tend to compare what I have to what is over on the other side do the fence. There is no other way to say it but I am disappointed, though for a large part due to my own circumstances. I am looking to move up from the 70D to FF, and I just can't stand the idea of getting a 6D while a new one might be around the corner.

I love my canon in hand compared to a Nikon, but I can't help but compare the IQ and wish canon had a FF camera that competes both in price and IQ to the competition. Would stick with them if they did... Might still of the 6DII comes out I the next 6 months.

So that is how I feel as a photographer. But as an engineer in the lithography business I do understand why it is likely this way. Fabs are very expensive to set up or upgrade. Processes require a long time to perfect and when you are that big and with your facilities in full operates you have to weight the costs, the gains, and the production you have to maintain. With a large market share you tend to have good exposure regardless of how many people may complain. Sony was new to enter they could use already existing tech to do fast prototyping in order to have a technological edge. So Sony had a starting point a good foot steps ahead. But in time their facilities (think hardware) will also be well established and they will continue to push what they can do with what they have. As we see canon is in progress with a change. It will be cost effective to offer better DR in all their lines as their fans are converted/upgraded. Then may likely enter a new cycle to push their tech with what they have, and the roadmap was likely set up with Sony sensors in mind. They will likely surpass the Sony sensor or at least match it for many years after. As big as they are and with how limited they are with the hardware they have set up canon plays of times scales in a decade or more.

That is my logic. I may be wrong. Regardless I can't wait for years to go FF. And since my life is considerable shorter than a companies I have to make the best choice for me. I like canon, I really do, but I am not deeply invested in glass like many of you (I don't like buying EF-S lenses thinking about going FF). Thing is that I am fairly certain I can learn to like another system as well. In the end as many people said, all these cameras can take great photos, so I am not exactly bent on that. The thing I dislike about th canons is that they do seem to cripple some of their systems. Had the 6D had a better AF (especially all cross type) and a joystick I would be all over it (for its current price). If the new 6Dii had great DR, great low light focusing and ISO I think it will be a big hit.

The points are too few, and provide little coverage, that's undeniable.
But in my experience the AF is fast and accurate. The outermost points not so much, but I would not call them horrendous. They definitely work, at least with the lenses I've tried and in the situations I've used them.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 10:26 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (681 comments in total)
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lawny13: People bash canon a bit too much (me myself included) I can't help but always want the best for my money, and like everyone else I tend to compare what I have to what is over on the other side do the fence. There is no other way to say it but I am disappointed, though for a large part due to my own circumstances. I am looking to move up from the 70D to FF, and I just can't stand the idea of getting a 6D while a new one might be around the corner.

I love my canon in hand compared to a Nikon, but I can't help but compare the IQ and wish canon had a FF camera that competes both in price and IQ to the competition. Would stick with them if they did... Might still of the 6DII comes out I the next 6 months.

So that is how I feel as a photographer. But as an engineer in the lithography business I do understand why it is likely this way. Fabs are very expensive to set up or upgrade. Processes require a long time to perfect and when you are that big and with your facilities in full operates you have to weight the costs, the gains, and the production you have to maintain. With a large market share you tend to have good exposure regardless of how many people may complain. Sony was new to enter they could use already existing tech to do fast prototyping in order to have a technological edge. So Sony had a starting point a good foot steps ahead. But in time their facilities (think hardware) will also be well established and they will continue to push what they can do with what they have. As we see canon is in progress with a change. It will be cost effective to offer better DR in all their lines as their fans are converted/upgraded. Then may likely enter a new cycle to push their tech with what they have, and the roadmap was likely set up with Sony sensors in mind. They will likely surpass the Sony sensor or at least match it for many years after. As big as they are and with how limited they are with the hardware they have set up canon plays of times scales in a decade or more.

That is my logic. I may be wrong. Regardless I can't wait for years to go FF. And since my life is considerable shorter than a companies I have to make the best choice for me. I like canon, I really do, but I am not deeply invested in glass like many of you (I don't like buying EF-S lenses thinking about going FF). Thing is that I am fairly certain I can learn to like another system as well. In the end as many people said, all these cameras can take great photos, so I am not exactly bent on that. The thing I dislike about th canons is that they do seem to cripple some of their systems. Had the 6D had a better AF (especially all cross type) and a joystick I would be all over it (for its current price). If the new 6Dii had great DR, great low light focusing and ISO I think it will be a big hit.

In what way is the 6D AF pathetic? Not my experience at all, but you may have other requirements.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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locke_fc: From a technical standpoint, I've always liked this camera since it was first introduced. I've even considered buying it a few times. Not the best IQ, but very impressive for a small sensor.

However, as much as it looks like a great all rounder for travel photography, it fails in one crucial department. It just looks massive, and way too conspicuous with that lens extended, even at the shorter focal lengths.

Pulling out this thing would make you stand out instantly, even in a crowded area. And that's not such a good idea in many parts of the world.

@Toccata: I disagree. That lens looks way too big at 24 mm too.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)

From a technical standpoint, I've always liked this camera since it was first introduced. I've even considered buying it a few times. Not the best IQ, but very impressive for a small sensor.

However, as much as it looks like a great all rounder for travel photography, it fails in one crucial department. It just looks massive, and way too conspicuous with that lens extended, even at the shorter focal lengths.

Pulling out this thing would make you stand out instantly, even in a crowded area. And that's not such a good idea in many parts of the world.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
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Yake: I paid of a few of the plugins a long time ago and have gotten a lot of use out of them. The only sad part about seeing them free is that this suggests there will be no further development of these products.

@Yake: "There's no advertising via these apps."

Give them time ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 09:24 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)
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Iamnotarobot: Wow, this camera takes worse pictures than my few years old Fuji X-E1(both raw & JPEG). Hope Leica does better in the next version with a 35mm lens...

I own an XE-1 and, from the photos posted here, I don't see a lot of difference. In fact, I much prefer the rendition of the former. And that's not even considering the price difference.
The only clear difference in favor of the Q is, as expected, resolution.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)
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Niko Tod: - Body can be slippery - wear a strap
- Dynamic range lacking compared to rivals
- Noise 'banding' can be an issue in pushed shadows
- JPEG engine and JPEG customization lacking
- Severe lack of customization options
- Card write times are slow if you shoot both Raw and JPEG
- Continuous autofocus can be unreliable
- Autofocus modes are poorly organized and may not behave as you expect
- Touchscreen is poorly implemented and can't be fully disabled
- Video mode is uncompetitive
- No weather sealing

and that would be $4300, ma'am...

The iPhone of the camera world.

Have you owned an iPhone?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:34 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)

Those high ISO images look nothing to write home about, frankly.

I know it's ISO 12,500, but in the first concert shot (the guy on the stage shot from behind) there is a really nasty banding pattern covering large areas of the image. I'm far from being a pixel-peeper, but this smacked me right on the face as soon as I opened the full-size image. Frankly, that looks terrible for any camera at this price-point.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:28 UTC as 114th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)
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CE3: DPREVIEW - you really need to up the resolution / display quality of your downscaled images. The original size looks fine, but the resolution of the smaller sizes is crap.

Absolutely. The small images look beyond horrible.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:25 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)
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beetle0042000: Even a 5 yr old iphone shoots better video than the 1700$$ fuji

What? Even the current iPhone model can NOT shoot higher quality video. Roughly similar, at most.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2472 comments in total)

At least it's decent quality, not the absolute joke it was. Let's hope it's extended to all future model.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 11:23 UTC as 183rd comment
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