raztec

raztec

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 13, 2005
About me:

Traveling and paragliding is what I used to love.
But now it's my boy.

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SLR lens lust vs. mirrorless lust. Never shall the twain meet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 29th comment
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maxnimo: For indoor shots those photos look quite good, except the contrast is a bit too low and the black level too high, a phenomenon that's usually caused by the presence of pure evil in the scene.

@NarrBL Your kind of analysis is far too nuanced to be understood by most people who always equate "evil" with the other, failing to recognize that as Solzhenitsyn said: "“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being."

It is precisely because people like Bush and Cheney and his supporters never recognized how close evil is to their hearts, that they were able to commit the atrocities they did.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 00:59 UTC

I think I want to vomit.

Pictures of Cheney behind bars would have been much more interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 14:18 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply

Guys at dpreview: please, seriously, is this news worthy? What did you expect, these guys to be dressed in full armour?

I have never seen a more banal post in my life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 13:44 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
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TriezeA72: Give it a few days and a Chinese version will be available on cheapBay!..... for half the price

Keep buying cheap chinese intellectually stolen knock offs and it will lead to the dumbing down of all products.

The quality will severely suffer and it will probably last less than half as long, if it even works as advertised. Only the big wig slave driving managers get rich, the workers get paid a pittance and there's no R&D or advertising cost so less trick down and fewer jobs created.

But who knows, it's probably already made in China :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
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Frank C.: This article seems a little patronizing, like restating the obvious to an 8 year old girl or that sign on the highway stating 'don't text and drive' and although this article is labelled as 'opinion' I'd rather DPR dispense its energies reviewing cameras instead and let us handle the judgment end of it

It's a good article which summarizes a lot of the differences between mirrorless and DSLRs. It's for people who don't frequent the forums every day and haven't already made up their mind on the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

Yup, this is the camera I want...but never in a million years will be able to afford.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:32 UTC as 53rd comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (543 comments in total)

Old school winner.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 127th comment
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Neil-H: I half expect a DPR article soon about going even further back in time. This time it's manual everything that frees the artist, next it's finger painting bringing us back to Louis & Clark and the Louisiana purchase....

Ah the good ole' days, why are we even using these clunky machines anyway... Is it just me or is this all backwards? Why are we celebrating getting less for our money? If I want to shoot manual everything, I can, I simply turn off AF and shoot in Manual with a lens with an aperture ring.
But to pay these prices for lenses that can't AF if it's really needed, that's just odd.

Old manual focus lenses are incredibly smooth to operate and have a completely different feel than an AF lens in manual mode.

I personally would pay big bucks (except Leica big) to have an all manual DSLR or range finder style all manual digital camera with the large bright viewfinders of old like the FM2 just to use manual focus lenses on.

The totally engaging shooting experience is second to none.

And yes, I only drive standard.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 06:23 UTC
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raztec: Does anyone know how easy it is to sync an Android phone with an imac?

I'm an Apple user but want to switch to get this Note 4, but I heard that all the Androids don't sync well with imacs. Certainly no where near an iphone where I just plug it in and it backs up and syncs all my apps and music with my computer, knowing which, either phone or computer, has been updated most recently.

When your Note 4 syncs with your computer, does it update all the apps, music, contacts, calendars etc. automatically, or do you have to ask it to do each manually?

And does it know where you made the most recent changes, on your phone or computer, and updates the other accordingly?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:45 UTC
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raztec: Does anyone know how easy it is to sync an Android phone with an imac?

I'm an Apple user but want to switch to get this Note 4, but I heard that all the Androids don't sync well with imacs. Certainly no where near an iphone where I just plug it in and it backs up and syncs all my apps and music with my computer, knowing which, either phone or computer, has been updated most recently.

Ok, I'd love to. I'm not married to Apple and am due to get a new computer. The problem is that all my music and photos are on itunes or lightroom on my mac. My iphone syncs and backs up perfectly with my mac.

My question for you is: which operating system should I get that allows for such easy syncing of music and apps etc. as the iphone Mac combo? And is as safe from viruses?

Thx
R

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 20:26 UTC

Does anyone know how easy it is to sync an Android phone with an imac?

I'm an Apple user but want to switch to get this Note 4, but I heard that all the Androids don't sync well with imacs. Certainly no where near an iphone where I just plug it in and it backs up and syncs all my apps and music with my computer, knowing which, either phone or computer, has been updated most recently.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 15:29 UTC as 4th comment | 11 replies
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ZeneticX: i love tripods with twist lock legs

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
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ZeneticX: i love tripods with twist lock legs

Actually, I find the twist locks very inconvenient.
They are not nearly as fast as a flip lock.
Not sure what the advantages are and why you like them?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 16:49 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston article (53 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: I would love all the negative commenters to show us their books.

No, because I don't claim they are good enough to be in a book, though some of my friends disagree.

It's not really about guts. It's about whether it's your profession for one, and second if you think they are good enough to publish.

Cudos to Roger for putting himself out there and getting the exposure. But, I just don't see these as worthy of a news item on DPreview considering how many other world class photographers there are here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 03:21 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston article (53 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: I would love all the negative commenters to show us their books.

Not claiming they are anything special, or worth publishing, but here you go for some samples:
http://bluethermal.zenfolio.com/p361725270

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Rodger Kingston article (53 comments in total)

Absolutely nothing against Roger, but seriously guys, other than 4 and 10, the majority of these look like simple snapshots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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raztec: I wonder what the sampling rate of the GPS is?
Needs to be at least 10khz for use in motosports.

I meant 10hz, not 10khz.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 17:17 UTC

I wonder what the sampling rate of the GPS is?
Needs to be at least 10khz for use in motosports.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 05:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

Spoken like a true champ. He knows his priorities.

Now put the most recent 3.0 firmware update into the EM5-II and I'm all in.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 49th comment
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