PIX 2015
Skipper494

Skipper494

Lives in Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Retired engineer/scientist.
Joined on Apr 20, 2004

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As they say, you can't fix stupid!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 83rd comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (448 comments in total)

A case of 'too little, too late'? It certainly appears to have little advantage over the X-E2, which I prefer, due to the placement of the EVF. However, Fuji scores in having very little compression of the RAW files, which gives cleaner images, despite being long passed by Samsung's 20MP and Sony's 24MP.

In fact, Fuji's RAW file is about 45% larger than the Sony's. It is worth noting that Samsung's EX2F has considerably less RAW compression, if any. Of all my cameras, I prefer the Samsung EX2F and the Fuji X-E2. Though my D700 is superior, it is just too cumbersome and heavy for me at my age.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies

AS they say, marketing guff. Reminds me of Japan creating a town named USA, so they could claim that items were manufactured in USA, but not U.S.A.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 17:35 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)

For a lot less, you can get an APS-C mirrorless and two kit zooms, also dpreview wrongly attributes an uncompressed file capability again, RAW is heavily 'lossy' compressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 01:13 UTC as 153rd comment | 9 replies
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)

Can never understand why people think that a third party knows a camera manufacturer's RAW algorithm better than the camera manufacturer and, of course, the latter's converter comes free.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:39 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies

I agree with other comments. The only other things I carry are a cell phone in a belt holster and my usuall pocket contents. Who wants to carry a computer as well, dangling from one sore shoulder?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 00:47 UTC as 38th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (166 comments in total)

A poor imitation of the Pan FZ1000, more money and extra for a VF, I don't think so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 43rd comment | 12 replies
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
In reply to:

riman: Yes its nice to have lots of points..but when you can develop a system that tracks a dragonfly in flight, then I will change...

The human eye and brain does pretty well. Luckily, most of the dragonflies that I photography keep still for a while.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

If you'll pardon the pun, I fail to see the point, as most advanced photographers are used to point focus and exposure, with recomposition, so just a few points in the center would suffice most of us.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
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michaelbs: I'm so so disappointed with this so called "update": it STILL can't make me a nice cup of tea!

You mean Fuji did a Microsoft and put out an unfinished product, to be upgraded as the complaints came in.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
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MartinB77: Holy s...! In these days, where you get from the big players (Canikon, Sony) only the middle finger for asking about a simple bugfix - Fuji rolls out a new firmware with a bunch of really cool and usable features - again!

Hello Sony? Lossless RAW... You know?!

Added Fuji to the top of my "what's next" list. If they could also improve the video-mode, decision time would be over...

Agreed about Sony. Dpreview should show the RAW and tiff file sizes, so we can see if there really is an uncompressed file.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
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maxnimo: Okay, so let's say a wolf suddenly jumps out of the bushes - do you really have time to set anything on your camera? Do you have time to fiddle with focus points? You have half a second to point your camera and shoot... that's it. So how would you best handle this situation?

I'm more likely to draw my 357 Magnum.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:55 UTC

It does not impress me when a company keeps bringing out new firmware versions, means they didn't get it right the three times before. The lenses are excellent, the performance clean, but it's still a 16MP camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)

Disregarding the 4K and other video, it would appear to be less capable than my three year old Samsung NX20, which is lighter, more MP and an APS-C sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 03:11 UTC as 9th comment

Further: What happened to the 'hands on' text? I'll take my Sam NX20 over the 10 and the NX200 over the 100 any day.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

We've said it all before, about the expense of some of Sony's cameras. Looks like they stole the idea for the sensor from Dick Merrill and modified it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 38th comment
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (688 comments in total)

I see photos, but where's the text?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 03:00 UTC as 63rd comment

There's no doubt that several manufacturers are slipping in regard to quality control and the more this is publicised the better it is for consumers. That's us, who put up the money.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 35th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (451 comments in total)

I'm amazed that this should get the same rating as the Samsung NX200, which is streets ahead, though years earlier, with mag alloy construction, APS-C sensor, more MP, less noise, etc.

I can never understand these reviewers' predilection for M4/3 cameras, as I have one and they are a dead end, easily surpassed by similarly, or lower priced APS-C mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 22:54 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung300mmPreProd_f2.8_14 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Blown highlights in the bird. Why didn't you use Samsung's converter, convert to tiff and recover the highlights? They are there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 1st comment
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