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kevin_r

kevin_r

Lives in South Africa South Africa, South Africa
Joined on Sep 9, 2008
About me:

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (295 comments in total)

Please make it a 12-45mm f/2 lens......and call it the XT120

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 19:25 UTC as 139th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take article (190 comments in total)

Having seen quite a few of Erez's Iceland photos, I must admit to not being grabbed as much as I was by the ones shown here:
http://www.capturearth.com/expeditions/view/capture-iceland
or here:
http://www.capturearth.com/blog/view/sixth-flight-lucky-aerial-photo-tips
and no, these are not my photos nor am I pushing the website, these are just some photos I really admire.
I hope you find them interesting as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 51st comment
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (316 comments in total)

"able to tilt the G3 X's viewfinder, for low-angle shooting and for video. The only cameras that can do this with built-in finders are the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 and the new GX8"

Sorry, guys, you;'re a bit late - the Samsung NX30 had this a long time ago already. I know, I own one!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 19:36 UTC as 26th comment
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
In reply to:

T3: Facial recognition AF and eye AF show the power of on-sensor AF. The sensor is simply smatter and can resolve more information from a scene than an off-sensor phase-detection unit like those used in DSLRs. And as we move forward, on-sensor AF will only get smarter.

..but the Nikon D810 does it very well using off-sensor focus module.....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 17:20 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (331 comments in total)

I suppose it would have cost an extra $500 if
nikon had added two more aperture blades.....???!
What an idiotic, stingy decision on their part for a lens in this price range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:12 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Just going by the existing cameras, I'd venture to say that the 5DR will match the A7RII at ISO 12800.
OK, you can flame me now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 16:24 UTC as 126th comment

Will probably also weigh a ton.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1272 comments in total)
In reply to:

rhurani: Can anybody please suggest a native lens that will go with this for general photography (indoor, landscape, travel) so that:
- IQ not compromised
- Not very expensive;

Thanks

Seems like the 16-35mm FE f/4 will do just fine.
You can crop as much as you like to get even 50mm equivalent shots, ie. using APS-C crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
On 022c 2015-04-27 Milano photo in lorenzo's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very lovely photo! Stunning bokeh! I can see why you love the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:31 UTC as 1st comment
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panos_m: It seems that I will need a new operating system (64bit) also. As I read somewhere there is no 32bit version anymore :( True?

Panos, Windows 10 will be a FREE upgrade, so just hang in there!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
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tom1234567: I don't no why camera makers keep producing cameras with these
SMALL CRAPPY SENSORS

It's time the public were educated to what they are buying
Instead of being ripped off by ALL camera manufactures

@photonius: "big sensor, big lenses". True to a certain extend.
Which is of course why the eye is designed the way it is:
Small sensor, small lens. But what a sensor and lens!!!!.
Current technology can imitate that lens, it's just that it's still in the labs. Plus if the lens is fluid-filled the clarity will be outstanding. So these compact cameras should ideally have fluid-filled fixed zoom lenses - with lenses that can change focal length by changing the lens shape itself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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bronxbombers4: So riddle me this, if Canon uses whatever sensor is best for each camera, then why not the new Sony high MP for this?

They don't use DPAF in this and they made the video circa 2008 so what exactly did they gain from sticking with Canon sensor????? THey didn't make any use of the Canon video sensor abilities!

Why waste numerals, why not simply have a Canon 4D?????

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Yes, well, no fine!

Too expensive for the normal enthusiast - only for the well-heeled or else pros who are making money hand over fist.

Why didn't they just remove the AA filter completely? Why have an AA cancellation filter? Didn't they learn from Nikon's problems?

In any case, I'm not a Canon user so this is moot. Not even exciting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:40 UTC as 836th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1471 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: The one wildcard here is FOCAL REDUCERS, which really do give your lenses highly similar functionality on FF and APS-C. The catch is that none of the focal reducers offer fast AF -- pitty nobody has made an LA-EA2+focal-reducer, but then the PDAF SLT in the adapter wouldn't fit with the glass needed for the focal reducer. Anyway, the point is that focal reducers do solve the problem for us folks who predominantly use manual lenses, and they increase the lens effective aperture by a stop at the same time, largely compensating for the smaller pixels of APS-C (you can get similar DoF and use a 1-stop lower ISO with the same shutter speed to get similar noise properties).

Focal reducers tend to mess up the image in the corners. This is especially visible at big apertures. BUt then again, it's not just the focal reducers it's the adapters used to add current DSLR lenses to mirrorless cams in general that do this.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (211 comments in total)

Price of Sony A77II is now only $998 with instant $200 rebate at Adorama.
So if anyone is new to DSLRs or wanted to switch anyway, there's an equally appealing camera for the same money. Just doesn't have a touch screen.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 07:00 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)

Seeing that there's no weight specification, one can only surmise that it weighs a ton, given the high ED glass count.
Furthermore, one should expect to find a lot of onion rings in the bokeh because of the 3 a-spherical lenses.
Other than that, I'd say it will probably deliver the usual excellent image quality we've come to expect from Fuji. And cost a ton.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 06:33 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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nssnphoto1: I wonder if you guys at DP test the "actual" max sync speed. Curious whether 1/200 on the D750 is real or just a point of differentiation from the higher end models' 1/250. I value the ability to "cheat" the sync on my D7100 and D4 up to 1/320 or 1/400 when shooting daylight fill with a non-dedicated battery portable strobe (Norman) which has a relatively long duration. I really miss shooting my D3X at 1/1000 but, alas, those days are gone.

See review at photographylife.com

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
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Michael Berg: With such a massive firmware feature upgrade, reviews will surely need to be revisited for this camera. Just check the video upgrades alone, exactly *all* of the review critique points have been addressed. For stills the AF focus area problem and customization issues have been fixed, and look at that electronic shutter speed. It's like a completely new camera!

Hardware Button updates via firmware? That should be interesting and extremely valuable for ANY company!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:35 UTC
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Easycass: Just for information, for anyone interested in static testing results...

Having run tests with the new firmware, have found that the issue of variable 0.2-0.5s shutter-press to image-capture lag with the 35mm, 56mm and 60mm, when in MF and stopped-down, still remains after this software update.

That's too bad. Maybe it's time to switch back to the Nikon D750, no lag there, that's for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (7 comments in total)
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marks123: Wow.....Just terrible.

Yes, absolutely terrible for iso 25600. Just a few years ago this would have been impossible with film and even the "latest" DSLRs.

By the way, this cleans up very nicely in LR. The face is pretty well exposed and the white balance is really easy to correct. Doing that makes this photo pop -except that the focus is on the wrong part of the face.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:47 UTC
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