Scott Everett

Scott Everett

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Works as a Product Manager, dpreview.com
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Aug 10, 2004

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On DSC02097 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Is this with a tripod or did you see Medusa on the trip? Hands of Stone.

Neither Medusa or tripod, just a relatively flat rock. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
On DSC01560 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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stevo23: OK this one is a total dud. Terrible jpg processing makes it look like something from an iphone or worse..

I mean the original gallery you viewed, and this photo, are strait out-of-camera jpegs. Here is the RAW file converted in Adobe ACR for the same shot:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/3123354/iso-100-dsc01560-acr?inalbum=sony-alpha-7-ii-in-hawaii

Are you complaining about the sharpness? Make sure you wait for the screen to fully load the image, there is a second or so where the image loads but will appear quite blurry or out of focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 03:19 UTC
On DSC01118 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Several of these photos were taken with substantial negative exposure compensation. (-1, -1.3) Was that intentional, and if so, why?

To me, they look strange. Very dull, like in old movies where they "simulated" night scenes by darkening the footage.

We've added RAW conversions for all the shots plus a handful of others in a variety of ISO and shutter speed/focal length combos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On DSC01560 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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stevo23: OK this one is a total dud. Terrible jpg processing makes it look like something from an iphone or worse..

We've added RAW conversions for all the shots plus a handful of others in a variety of ISO and shutter speed/focal length combos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On DSC01462 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)
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stevez: I like that you've shown a large variety of images with different lighting, lenses and exposure combinations. CA is virtually nonexistent at least to my eye. Colors are very natural although I'm not overly impressed with the level of detail, mostly in low contrast areas. I suspect that may be the JPEG engine?

We've added RAW conversions for all the shots plus a handful of others in a variety of ISO and shutter speed/focal length combos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:54 UTC
On DSC01462 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)
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camcom12: Shadows appear nearly black (00,00,00). Needs at least some shadow recovery.

We've added RAW conversions for all the shots plus a handful of others in a variety of ISO and shutter speed/focal length combos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:54 UTC
On DSC01615 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Team Thor Expeditions: I really cannot see the point of "critical focus" in any of these shots. I wonder if it is a camera thing or the specific lens or a combo. Any comments?

In general I'd say the focusing worked pretty well. There is a mixture of the 55mm, 70-200, and 16-35 in the gallery. In this shot the tree is in critical focus. Make sure you wait for the site to fully load the file as it will appear OOF for a second as it loads.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:54 UTC
On DSC01237 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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CaPi: Nice shot. But I somehow wonder if this might be a camera better suited for RAW only usage

We've added RAW conversions for all the shots plus a handful of others in a variety of ISO and shutter speed/focal length combos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
On DSC01127 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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camcom12: Very deep shadows are distracting. Needs some shadow recovery work. This would show a truer test of the sensor's noise & dynamic range limits, I think.

We've added RAW conversions for all the shots plus a handful of others in a variety of ISO and shutter speed/focal length combos.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
On DSC01127 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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R Stacy: Interesting, but I'm not sure f11 was the right choice here. There is so much background and deep shadow, I dono, I'd like to see this at about f4 or 5.6 focused on the subject.

I agree with you, I think f4 would have brought the subject to the eye more effectively. Thanks for the feedback!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:51 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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camcom12: Shadows appear a bit mottled, void of detail, at least on my monitor. Are these images "right out of the box" jpeg defaults, or were parameters tweaked a bit, or raw then post processed? Most Sony cams can be set to produce very substantial shadow recovery if jpegs are the desired output.

Check the gallery again, we added all RAW conversions plus a variety of additional shots to show ISO and shutter speed variations. The original gallery was just out-of-camera jpegs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:26 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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Zorak: As we are on a gear site, it would be nice to give technical informations about the shooting. Were they shot in raw, processed in LR, or were they shot in jpg, which settings, etc...

Check the gallery again, we added all RAW conversions plus a variety of additional shots to show ISO and shutter speed variations. PP limited to exposure, WB, and minor color tweaks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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dominic2: Is this all you have? Where are high ISO shots. A7 II is not not expected to have problems with landscape shots.

Check the gallery again, we added all RAW conversions plus a variety of additional shots to show ISO and shutter speed variations.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: Curious as to why on the last 10 shots an EC of -1 and -1.3 was used? These scenes were obviously underexposed because of this (look at the beach shot).

As a crop shooter, I expected a lot better sharpness and detail from such an expensive body and lenses.

I guess that goes to show just how close the gap is between crop and full frame in that category.

Check the gallery again, we added all RAW conversions plus a variety of additional shots to show ISO and shutter speed variations.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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jeanpierre19: great pictures indeed. could be better developed, to obtain more sharpness, detail and dynamic. ACR is not always the best Raw-Converter. Have a look to other and try it out! It would be an advantage for the Zeiss 16-35/f 4.0! Please retryit and let us show how great your pictures will be......

Check the gallery again, we added all RAW conversions plus a variety of additional shots to show ISO and shutter speed variations. The original shots you viewed were strait out of the camera jpegs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:23 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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iAPX: Would like to see RAW results, I am pretty sure the Alpha 7II sensor deserve more than out-of-camera JPEG.

(and yes I don't understand mirrorless small cameras with big lenses, no weight gain, no price gain, and it's not as balanced that a dslr with grip with equivelent lenses. But still Sony have really great cameras!)

Check the gallery again, we added all RAW conversions plus a variety of additional shots to show ISO and shutter speed variations.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (211 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: Picture DSC01500 is somewhat interesting. What is it?

It's a NYE firework shot by changing the focus over a 4 second exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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JoEick: I want to know which of these 2 things are most true:

A. DPR allows paid advertisements loosely disguised as articles.

B. DPR staff can't find better or more variety of photographers for these "behind the shot" segments.

Erez is a good photographer, but still has a very long way to go to match the skills of even many amateur photographers. DPR has good writers too. But these articles have no place on the front page without some disclaimers about why they are there.

It's obvious to only a small fraction of us readers who can clearly see this, so maybe I just answered my own question. :)

Hey Jo,

I really am not following your comment about paid advertisements for a few reasons:

A. Surely you wouldn't expect a freelance photographer like Erez to be capable of spending the amount of money required to advertise his business on a site as large as DPReview, where pretty much the only advertisements are from major electronics companies?

B. Paid advertisements are just that, advertisements. This is an editorial piece about photographic workflow published to our homepage. How this could be seen as an advertorial, and what for, is beyond me, but taking a step back, we don't and never would, do advertorial on DPReview, it doesn't make sense for our brand or editorial approach.

Other than that, I think SmilerGrogan pretty much covered the thought process behind working with a writer like Erez.

-Scott

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 02:33 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (279 comments in total)
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Brian OReilly: Guys

Enjoyed the Review/Preview
But one item I found curious.
This is a commercial web site, reviewing a named product.
So, why, in the interview at the end was there a most distracting piece of black tape over the logo of the laptop (A MacBook I presume) used to present the images?

Brian

Legally, we really shouldn't have any brand names in these videos unless we have consent from said brands. Just the nature of making videos in the U.S.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (191 comments in total)
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Rasskot: Pros and No cons. I'm glad I live in an age when the perfect camera is invented:) this website site used to mean something to me:( I really am sad. I used to know each review by heart(that is the reason why i bought 550D). Now I barely bring myself to read them and then go somewhere else on internet.. I still do read it, but it is not the same...

Our reviews contain the same analysis as they always have. This was an experiential shooting video with the goal of highlighting how an actual pro uses the gear, not a review, technical or otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
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