Tan68

Tan68

Lives in United States Western Slope, CO, United States
Joined on Oct 5, 2008

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miles green: Pentax headquarters have been compromised: the guy who picked these photos works for Nikon!

But Nikon's headquarters are also under attack: the guy who raised Nikon prices by 18% works for Pentax!

:P

Sounds like Ken Follett has a good subject for his next trilogy.

- - Shutter of The Gods

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 09:13 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (606 comments in total)
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Peter K Burian: Why can't DP Review give us an article with paragraphs and headings about each topic. Instead of giving us 16 individual pages, each with just a short blurb about one topic.

Do readers have a short attention span? If so, why publish 20-30 page test reports on cameras??

More clicks, I imagine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 08:52 UTC
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Jim Evidon: If I read the article correctly, by employing a global shutter effect to the entire sensor, they could totally eliminate a mechanical shutter; either focal plane or leaf, and simply use the firmware to electronically turn the sensor on or off at user adjustable “speeds” resulting in a lighter, mechanically simpler and more accurate camera.

To the user, the controls could look familiar with dials and wheels, but the internals would be completely electronic. I expect the new product could hit the market within 2 years or much less. I suspect that the project is further along than is reported.

Times they are a changing.

Oh, not nearly the same sound coming out of the cell phone shutter emulator.

A sad world populated with shutter sounds collected and exchanged like ring tones. None of them sounding like either a real shutter or a reasonable Für Elise.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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BalasmicVinegar: I was wondering if they will produce an image stabilised version. Doubt they will call it the PEN-IS though ;)

I guess your suggestion is a good generic name.

The camera has image stabilization via sensor shift. So, it could more properly be called PEN-IBIS

No optical image stabilization so no PEN-OIS

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:35 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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Muqdad: Barney, please know that you are generating great potential for confusion by stating that this lens approximately behaves like a 34mm, f/3.6 lens. How about adding "in terms of field of view and depth of field" to that statement in order not to confuse those who have not been fortunate to read your Equivalence article but righteously think that this is a fast f/1.8 lens to be used for low light situations when f/1.8 is needed. Always make it clear that lenses for cropped sensors will act similar to their full frame brethren with similar f-number in terms of exposure. Please.

I think this is a good idea: "...How about adding "in terms of field of view and depth of field" to that statement in order not to confuse"

The statement that the 34/3.6 lens is equivalent is valid in that ISO would be raised to [maintain the same image brightness] and same shutter speed with the FF camera.

However, adding the words suggested above would help most people [better] understand the greater points in the 'equivalence' argument and still not confuse people that understand finer points.

Yes, this is a good suggestion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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mostlyboringphotog: "Equivalent apertures are just as correct as equivalent focal lengths. ..." - Richard Butler

The above leads to the sophism that f/2 lens is like f/2.8 for each half of the sensor and f/4 for each quadrant (and so on) of the sensor.

Why not simply understand 4/3 sensor is "like" a quarter of FF sensor.
It's the sensor that is like; a lens is a lens is a lens is a lens....

BTW, it seems some people forgot that film print used to be cropped all the time.

I don't follow your argument.

I think DPR means that an f/2^2 lens is the same as an f4 lens.

There really is little relevance in the sqrt(f/4) comparison and I would be surprised if DPR ever bought into that.

4/3+4/6 gets you just the same.
Depends on how you want to straddle the fence.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (167 comments in total)
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Bob A L: When are folks going to learn aperture, shutter speed and iso control exposure, not sensor size. F 1.8 is F1.8 whether tiny sensor or 16x24" sheet film. Wonder what the aperture equivalent of an old 4x5 speed graphic was? Maybe that's where the "speed" in the name came in.

35mm or FF or whatever you want to call it is used as a standard or constant so other formats (sensor sizes) can be compared.

If this type of comparison isn't helpful to you, I might ignore it. Whether you ignore it or rail against it, the comparison will remain helpful to some people...

In the (g)olden days you mention, different format sizes were not really considered by most people. I suppose this is because there just weren't as many different format sizes as easily available as there are now. There just weren't.

Most people bought 110 and this would be equiv.. the same as all people now buying only and always 1/2.3 sensor cameras or people bought 35mm. (also 'disc' & APS) Anyway, there were not so many different sensor/film sizes to choose from.

I never used larger formats but I imagine the people using them were educated how they performed. There was little 'cross pollination' by people not educated.. The internet allows this so a standard for comparison is handy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On photo Ha ha ha that was a goodie in the Facial Expressions challenge (10 comments in total)
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Tan68: I notice the picture was taken a few years ago. I hope your happy puppy is doing well.

alright...
not so sure i trust that smiling face :^|

depending on local custom, he may be saying 'i am not a guide' or 'where are you from' or 'the [wherever you are going] is closed today' or he may be offering you a deal on a place to stay and it is very close; he will show you.

:^)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
On photo Ha ha ha that was a goodie in the Facial Expressions challenge (10 comments in total)

I notice the picture was taken a few years ago. I hope your happy puppy is doing well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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kriztian: Dear god. Where is the video button!!!! Please let there be one in the final production. No 4k I belive not many people will buy the camera.

Some earlier Pentax cameras had direct access to change ISO but the button was not labeled ISO. The cameras were panned for having no ISO button.

Video buttons are important and I suppose it is fair to pan this camera for not having one.

Hopefully, the little switch that should allow use of the shutter release will be a satisfactory compromise.

Perhaps the button on the unlabeled dial turns red when video is selected. That would be interesting..?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:27 UTC
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Ulfric M Douglas: They have a mode position called "crap"??

Composition Re-Adjustment Please

A green light in the viewfinder when the camera's eye thinks composition is good enough for fish sticks. Composition data based on 1,000 select images including RGB data.

It's the new pancakes and syrup of green modes..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 00:23 UTC
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Lofote: Oh my good that second mode dial to select what to change (ISO, HDR, etc.)... Why does anyone think this is a good control? I mean, there is a reason Sony stopped this after Minolta did it for upto Sonys own (still largely Minolta developed) A100... It is not practical, as it is not good to use blindly.

I don't like the two new dials because I don't think I will use them.. might set it to 'ISO' for whatever functionality that offers.

I don't really change much on my camera other than exposure and mirror lock when I want it. I don't adjust WB or HDR or EC or whichever...

So, I don't like the new dials because I don't like the new bumps. I think it doesn't look clean and pretty :^)

However, the dials might offer something I like when more is known and I think they will be useful to people that change more settings and whichever than I do.

I think they will be popular, in the end.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
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Becksvart: Sv, Tv, Av...eeh.

A for Aperture priority, S for Shutter priority..yet this is easier to remember than that darn playback/trashcan switch between Sony A cameras and the Canon 7D.

And Av is 'aperture value'

Canon made an AV-1 and its program was... not shutter priority :^)

PASM makes me think of PRNDL on the old automatics.

I have used Canon and Pentax so Tv doesn't seem odd to me. If I am talking to someone, I might recommend they adjust the shutter. I don't tell them to adjust the time value...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 00:04 UTC
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sh10453: Doubtful claim, especially "breaking the granite" part.
If that part wasn't there, one could say "maybe", and that the owner got lucky that the hood is what hit the ground and absorbed all the energy from the fall.
The added spice made the story less believable.

I believe the granite could break. Looks like veneer rather than a thick piece and there is a lip extending over the full thickness of the pool.. curb?

Anyway, he was lucky to have hit both the hood and lip. Both combined to cushion the fall.

As far as the camera breaking the rock.. the force of my t-shirt broke a piece of cement off with no damage to the shirt.

I will admit my shirt needed to be washed, but a small piece of cement was ripped from a concrete retaining wall at a hydroelectric plant.. wool is truly remarkable. Still, not going to try bullets :^|

- okay, cement aint granite, but my shirt aint a Leica, either !

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Here's a thought...join the real world.

Thanks for the correction, man.

Some people shopping with dollars got to be upset about stuff even when it don't involve their currency.

I don't mean Australian or Canadian dollars. Costa Ricans are just as happy with US dollars, but I don't mean them. I imagine shoppingboy uses USD :^(

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
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mailman88: For the record.....Princess Diana was chased by the paparazzi and was killed. So the Royal Family has the right to be concerned over their safety.
Hey paparazzi...no more hiding in garbage cans. Hiding in sand dunes and using decoy children.
Show some class!

dirt deed dug dung deep

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 13:46 UTC
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ShoppingBoy: Here's a thought...join the real world.

Joining the real world means accepting the pappas ?

Or, joining the real world will make them no longer desirable pappa targets, yeah? What could make them better targets than to drive a Fiesta to their job at Marks & Sparks...?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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Macx: That does seem like an unnecessarily harsh way to dump someone.

On the continuum of 'dump', you got 'dump with retardant' < 'dump' > 'dump with accelerant'

In the middle is indifference and that is painful.
On the right, no one likes to be dumped on FB (for instance...)

'Dumped with retardant' is when the dumping party sets the dumped party up with a friend. That isn't so bad...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)
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BeaverTerror: A very pretentious article.

Yeah, when I wake up tomorrow morning in my sixteenth floor apartment in downtown Shanghai, I'll just casually sit up, pull out my camera, and snap a photo of a flipping ice cave.

Every single one of those images took effort to get to. If you've flown fifteen hours to get to ICELAND, whether or not you had to hike all day is irrelevant. You've spent a great damned deal of effort to get the shot.

Not so much a 15 hour flight.

You have to be quite lucky to get good shots when you make one trip to a place.. Add to that trying to tour the place and see different things.

Few will go to Iceland (or anywhere) and camp in one spot for good/perfect/better conditions/location.

Best is to visit places and be familiar with them.
This means multiple 15 hr flights :^)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:58 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)
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joelakeland: Wow, this has to be amongst the worse articles ever posted on DPR, reading about some suffering persnickety photobug who thinks he walks amongst the clouds.

I like alliteration...

I believe he thinks my photography can be as good shootin' the shoe surfing the surface road as it is shootin' the snaefellsness.

Or, he is telling me if I take pants pics in the city park, I will likely take the same quality image in Manuel Antonio NP.

He may have a point.
Shoulda bought a Corvette :^(

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
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