Lives in United States Oxford, OH, United States
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Joined on Feb 23, 2007
About me:

I have an Nikon D2X, Panasonic GF1, 20 1.7, Canon 5D MK II, 5D, Canon 20D, 80-210mm 2.8, Sigma DP2 Merrill, Sigma DP1, Sigma SD14 with a 18-50MM 2.8 EX Macro lens, and a 70-300MM Sigma. A Fuji F20. A lot more stuff but too lazy to type it all in lol.



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On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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srados: Again Apple bias.First comes Iphone 6 in the article than Note 4 as recomended phone.I took pictures with both phones, Apple image quality is left in the dust by Samsung's Note 4...and we are talking some serious dust.

I am not a iPhone hater, I have had a few, but from a photography tool standpoint you have to win the Lotto to buy it if you plan on using it for long Video lengths or taking a lot of shots. With the 4k sort of hack you Have to have the 128 version.

So you are FORCED to pay for the 128 MB one, which costs a fortune compared to say a Note 4, which I have, that you can go down to Wal Mart and buy a Micro 128 MB card for 60 bucks.

I hate that Apple Sticks it to you by not having a way to add memory space without paying through the nose to get it. God like they really Need to make more money!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
On Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner article (153 comments in total)
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natal: With a minimum altitude of five feet I would suggest anyone over that height keep a low profile while this is in the air :)

Yeah really, sounds like a accident waiting to happen lol.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 13:23 UTC
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justmeMN: An optional selfie stick is $1,000.00

Wow I just about spit my coffee on my Keyboard lol. Shame on you.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
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Sezano: I'm always curious, who buys this stuff?


Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 14:22 UTC
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abluesky: I've lost my desire for Leica, at least as far as digital ones are concerned. I still would like an interchangeable lens rangefinder camera with a full frame sensor and M-Mount, but the rest of the Leica design philosophy doesn't really appeal to me anymore. With the film cameras, there was something about the camera that seemed to represent the "sin qua non" of a camera. Now, it seems almost pointless and impractical, a nostalgic appeal to an allegedly more romantic, bygone era.

I feel the same myself. It is sort of like Leica is trying to build a brand new 57 Chevy. At the time they were great cars. But in this day and age they are just terrible at about everything a modern car has to offer.

I will keep my money for a modern product, not some half cobbled together Frankenstein thingy.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 14:19 UTC

Lot of different emotions come about from that set. Both good and bad.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 18th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (522 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Does the pixel shift technology mean that this camera can emulate a Foveon sensor's output?

I am not sure it will have higher resolution than a Foveon Sensor. But it probably will have the edge detail of one.

Sigma Quattro is more than 24mp trust me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:53 UTC
On Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option article (104 comments in total)
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Renzokuken: Noob Question: Someone was saying that this thing much actually take better photos (Stills) than most Full Frame DSLRs in the market.

Fact or Fiction?

I would imagine that it probably will. 4k takes a 8mp frame grab, 8k takes a I think 33.2mp frame grab. So it would pretty much be equal to say a Nikon D810 or a Sony A7r.

So you have hundreds ,thousands of frames to pick from. I would imagine you could find just the right one you want, need, from that many exposed right, or have the right content in it.

I really think down the road there will be less and less pictures taken with a single shot camera, and more taken with a grab from a short video clip.

I have a Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone and I use the 4k frame grabs now. Pretty impressive stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 15:15 UTC

I have a Galaxy Note 4 and the 4k video and 8mp frame grabs are pretty amazing. OIS and all. I have no clue why there is so much hate on DPR against Smartphones. If you don't like them don't come to this forum and knock people that DO like them.

Not everyone has tons of money to throw at 4k pro rigs. And just even buying a GH4 is just the tip of the Iceberg cost wise to do 4k.

I have rigs to hold my phone and tripods for it also. Editing software to boot. Don't knock it till you try it. You might just be amazed what they are capable of.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 15:20 UTC as 1st comment
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)

I have a Galaxy Note 4 and my son bought a iPhone 6+ the same day. In the daytime my Note 4 is definitely better than the Apple but in low light I have to admit the Apple is better.

But for web use, emails, Facebook they both are way more than is needed. I bought the Galaxy mostly for the 4k video which is pretty amazing and the 8mp frame grabs are as good as his Apple in good light. YMMV.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 51st comment
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (359 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: I picked up a Nikon D5000/18-55mm kit for only $175 around two weeks ago, it even included a portrait grip, 2 spare batteries, a Toshiba case and a 4G card. It would totally blast any of these to pieces. Yes it's large--so? When you care about quality, you only use the good stuff, not the stuff the Kodak/Polaroid crowd is using. Besides, if you can't deal with an SLR, there's always a Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100, or the Sony NEX-6 which I also have and which, with Wi-Fi, can beam your images to a device for instant sharing, if that really matters so much.

I don't think you can stick a Nikon D5000 and a few lenses in your pocket.

The article is about cell phones not Phase One MF Digital Backs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (671 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: It's a lovely little camera but that's one hell'o'va price for a compact, the new Oly 5II with lens costs same/less.

A lot of margin for fashion in there.

Yeah I agree. They are just too expensive anymore for what you get.

Sort of reliving the past is nice but this is 2015 not 1995. I will pass on this one. Not worth the upgrade to me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:39 UTC

You have to admit in the beginning Panasonic Jpegs sucked. They were terrible. They have come a long ways. I like them better now then the over saturated Oly Jpegs. Not that the Oly ones are terrible. Just not really realistic.

Both are doing well and that is a good thing. Rocky start for sure, but they may have made the right idea in the long run. Grats too both of them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 20:41 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

I am afraid with the Mirrorless statement and still not having the new camera out yet they are just WAY late to the dance. I have no clue how they are going to make a go of it in the long run. Having 2 FF lenses is not very encouraging either.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 43rd comment | 11 replies

This has got to be one of the most overpriced cameras on the market. And I thought Hasselblad and their limited wood hand grip crap was stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 14:55 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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mosc: I don't buy the mechanical motor will work on a smaller pixel pitch (so no more than 16mp from m43) or get better than 2.5x resolution out of the sensor. I buy they could take full resolution shots at 1/60s but you still need 8 of em which slows you down to 1/7.5 s. Also your image stabilization is off, being borrowed for multi-shot work. Handheld 1/60s no stabilization is not going to be terribly still to begin with let alone 1/7.5s effective.

I think this feature will always be limited to essentially still objects while tripod mounted. Useful, but not anywhere near to the point where you'd consider this a 40mp sensor.

Yeah, and who thought you would have OIS and 4k in a Smartphone 3 years ago either??

Never second guess computer geeks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On Travelling by air in the Sky traveller challenge (3 comments in total)

Would love to see a whole view of that aircraft. Baby Blimp I guess lol.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3412 comments in total)

These stupid cameras will not even Shoot 4k, let alone 8k. Total fail on their part.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:50 UTC as 636th comment | 5 replies
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nikheat: I checked my serial number (2004727) and the site says it is affected, but I have run every test I can and have read/seen and am unable to replicate any banded flare (not even a little bit).

So the question would be, should I still send it in? My initial reaction is no, how do they fix something that isnt broken? As I understand it, the D600 had a shutter replacement, but it seems the D750 only needs an adjustment.

"I'd suggest that you do have it checked out by Nikon anyway.

It won't cost you and there is no harm in having the "fix" black dot if selling. Though, I doubt that many people will remember to check for the dot when buying these secondhand a couple of years from now."

I bet the people that will have enough money to buy one used WILL be smart enough to check for the repair. You are shooting yourself in the foot for not sending it in down the road.

Nikon's track record as of late is pretty bad. Anyone serious about buying a used one is in the know about each bodies problems.

Nikon needs to pick up the pace big time on the QC part. They may end up being # 3 or #4 if they keep this up. Sony, and Samsung, yes Samsung, are out to eat their lunch down the road.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:27 UTC

Heh, I can see it now. Some Chinese site selling Black Dots for Nikon 750's for 99 cents on Ebay. What a crazy world we live in lol.

I can't spell today lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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