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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On Pentax K-3 Review preview (490 comments in total)

Wow! A .95x magnification viewfinder with 100% coverage. What other company offers that in a DSLR? Even the FF from Nikon and Canon have puny viewfinders in comparison.

The experience of shooting with a nice bright viewfinder is such an engaging experience, that alone is worth switching systems for.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 11th comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (261 comments in total)

Fabulous camera. Almost perfect, but not quite there yet.

I'll keep my LX7 for now and wait for the LX200 with a better EVF, 24-90mm lens, and tilting LCD which in this era is critical for video.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)
In reply to:

ZAnton: I don't understand the whining. This is basically a Canon 5Dmk3 with better button layout and a tonns of DR at low ISO, and flipping screeen, and a 1000 $/€ cheaper (Nikons release price vs canon actual price) and a build in flash that works as a trigger, and 1 fps more (and same flash sync).
Oh my Goooooood, it doesn't have 1/8000s! :'-(
- are you f**** kidding me? Do you want to shoot snow @ f/1.4?
Get a freaking polarizer or ND filter for 20 bucks and sh** the **** up!

@Blackbox I laughed my *** off and nearly sh** my pants your post was too f****** funny. Thanks for making my day. I too get worked up for nothing. Can you imagine if people were discussing politics or religion?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 06:43 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)

What's up Nikon?
You got two sure feet, but you walk like a cripple.
Why do you cripple this camera with slow flash sync speed, no AF-ON, and only 1/4000 shutter?
Always close, but no cigar. (well, except for the D300s 'cause even the venerable D700 fell prey to your crippling department with its 95% viewfinder).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:36 UTC as 154th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)
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Cagri: I thought D7100 is the most pro APS-C camera (from nikon). Are nikon users really asking for a D400? What else it is gonna add on top of D7100?

Higher buffer, AF-on button and no flipping scene modes

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:30 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)

Oh Nikon! Why can you never get it right?
Af-ON button and 1/8000 shutter speed would have made this the perfect camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:28 UTC as 240th comment | 4 replies
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

Nikon seems damned if they do and damned if they don't acknowledge and seek to rectify a mistake. Do people expect perfection? While I've been very critical of Nikon in the past, I applaud this transparency on their part and their willingness to service these cameras for free.

With incredibly greater complexity of electronics, it's amazing that we have the products we do. All we can expect of companies is to acknowledge the issue and quickly provide a firmware update or fix it free of charge.

Early adopters are always going to have this problem in nearly any industry. Even with vehicles it's always best to wait a year. With cameras it's at least 6 months.

Patience people. Nikon did good on this account acknowledging the issue (unlike the D600 or D800 oil and focus problems) and need to be applauded for it. You have to give credit where credit is due.

I'd still like to know that if it's a hardware issue how they expect to fix it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)
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raztec: My conclusion from all this is that, lens quality aside, other than in low light, or when needing very shallow depth of field, there is no advantage to a FF sensor.

Or is there?

True, that for a well lit scenic shot, the two cameras would be able to reproduce the same image quality in terms of noise and resolution. But will they have equivalent dynamic range?

And how often do you shoot indoors, or at dusk, or fast moving kids in shaded back yard, or a humming bird on your deck, or at evening events? It seems so much of photography does require low light, and having the ability of subject isolation is bigger than bonus. So again FF wins.

I think the only area where m43 really shines is in convenience and the fact that you'll actually take more pictures with them. Bigger volume means more keepers.

Seems like everyone's wanting a once and for all camera. But currently, there's isn't one. Technically, anyways. It's always a compromise.

cont....

....The question is: at what point do humans choose convenience over quality? The wide scale adoption of mp3 shows well that for many, that's all they want. For the time and effort it takes to capture a moment artistically, they'd rather spend it enjoying the experience. And nothing can substitute for live music.

To each his own. And let's not mistake efficiency for experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:24 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)

My conclusion from all this is that, lens quality aside, other than in low light, or when needing very shallow depth of field, there is no advantage to a FF sensor.

Or is there?

True, that for a well lit scenic shot, the two cameras would be able to reproduce the same image quality in terms of noise and resolution. But will they have equivalent dynamic range?

And how often do you shoot indoors, or at dusk, or fast moving kids in shaded back yard, or a humming bird on your deck, or at evening events? It seems so much of photography does require low light, and having the ability of subject isolation is bigger than bonus. So again FF wins.

I think the only area where m43 really shines is in convenience and the fact that you'll actually take more pictures with them. Bigger volume means more keepers.

Seems like everyone's wanting a once and for all camera. But currently, there's isn't one. Technically, anyways. It's always a compromise.

cont....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 233rd comment | 5 replies
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (144 comments in total)

Gotta get me one of these if you can do this with it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9KZ3jgbbmI

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 06:54 UTC as 7th comment
In reply to:

Dr111968: I wonder why mirrorless camera body should be small while the lenses are huge! what is the point!

It's a matter of physics. There's no way to make the glass smaller without sacrificing light gathering capability.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

I had the RX100II and returned it after not seeing a significant difference in IQ between that and my LX7. And I found the faster and wider lens on the LX7 much more useful.

The RX100III has the better lens than the 100II but I'm still wondering if the image quality will be that much better than the LX7 to warrant an upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 02:09 UTC as 102nd comment | 6 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

Dear DPR Staff,

You really need to get out more if you think this is entertaining. You've got to be truly desperate for newsworthy items to put this up on your site.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 19th comment
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DFPanno: If Sony intends for this camera is to be considered a true successor to the RX100 it must continue to fit in a man's trouser pocket.

(And by trousers I mean slacks; not wide-boy cargos and the like)

Any improvement that precludes that context pushes it into an entirely different class of camera completely IMO.

Once I need a bag (I don't do the camera on my belt thing thank you very much) there is a lot of competition out there.

Is that a camera in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 04:02 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (233 comments in total)

Who cares?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Way to go Nikon. Keep sinking to the bottom of the consumer barrel. While Sigma puts out a constant f1.8 18-35mm zoom you keep sinking lower and lower into the depths of hyperzoom despair. Soon you will be the laughing stock of all photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 08:00 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad post (131 comments in total)

Adobe will die with their subscription service.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:53 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

The distance, the isolation, the grandiosity conveyed by the bright lights all reveal the significance and magnitude of prisons in the USA. And they are only one thunderbolt from being unleashed on the sleeping masses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 33rd comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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MiraShootsNikon: Count me among the (hopefully many) readers who find it absurd to see this review appear before one for the Pentax K3.

What's more: a full 13-page write-up on the D610 provokes the wonders of hindsight, reminding us to see DPReview's high score and "Gold Award" for the D600 through the lens of Nikon's recent "sensor dust" acknowledgement, service recall, and various legal class actions pursuing the company's behavior following the D600 launch.

I get that Amazon owns DPReview, and that you log into the "Gear Shop" to participate. But at the same time, the folks who write these reviews respond to comments like mine with defenses of "editorial credibility."

Well DPReview, if you want "editorial credibility," don't give "gold awards" to $2K cameras with recall-worthy quality flaws. And instead of 13-page write ups for high-volume incremental warm-overs, let's hear about lower-volume but truly new stuff, like the K3. Stop telling us you aren't ruled by the Amazon "Gear Shop." Show us.

While I agree with Mira and can't wait for the K3 review, I also find that Richard Butler et al have been extremely forthcoming with respect to their critique of Nikon's foray into mirror-less and the Df's 'silliness.' If they didn't have editorial freedom I don't think they could critique Nikon so openly

The explanation regarding the tardiness of the K3 review seems plausible, but not by nearly 6 months given how popular it appears among the DP users.

The majority of the users here are very well informed amateurs and gear heads. What they don't realize is how much in the minority they really are. The vast majority of those who buy cameras don't even know what an f stop is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
On Nikon launches new series of instructional videos article (33 comments in total)

Shows you what Nikon considers their primary market now: the beginner photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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