Rad Encarnacion

Lives in Philippines Philippines
Joined on Sep 9, 2012

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On photo 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9339 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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JackM: could have had Rembrandt lighting here.

I can agree with that assessment.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (beta) real-world samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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JackM: could have had Rembrandt lighting here.

I can agree with that assessment.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
On photo 7DII_beta_ISO100_030A9339 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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JackM: could have had Rembrandt lighting here.

I think Rembrandt would have conflicted with the casual mood of the shot (opinion based on the squatting pose). Personally, I would have either used fill flash or a mid-sized reflector.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:08 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (beta) real-world samples sample gallery (6 comments in total)
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JackM: could have had Rembrandt lighting here.

I think Rembrandt would have conflicted with the casual mood of the shot (opinion based on the squatting pose). Personally, I would have either used fill flash or a mid-sized reflector.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 11:08 UTC
On article Get more accurate color with camera calibration (265 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: .... Bloody hell. The ColourChecker Passport is USD $115. Seems like a lot for some coloured plastic squares.

It's 84 USD from Amazon right now. Bought one a week ago, myself. It just arrived, however, so I've yet to start doing the calibrations.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned (94 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: These interviews are pointless, waste of time. Talking about things they want not the things we would like to talk about. Basically PR and marketing talk. All media should boycott them but then they wouln't have a nice trip to Japan...

You must not have experience in large-scale business. If you did, you'd know that "PR and marketing talk" is the only kind of talk they CAN say, because everything else is confidential.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
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kevin_r: This is a lens Sony users have been shouting for for a long time but now Sigma has gone greedy and removed the OS. Which means that a whole market segment that wants to use this lens on the FE or Nex E mounts with LA adapters will have no stabilisation.

Perhaps they should simply bolt on an FE mount with stabilisation and watch it take off.
It'll give the 24-70mm f/4 Zeiss a fair thrashing since that lens is priced at $1000.00.

"Sigma has gone greedy and removed the OS"

Sony decided to make a full-frame E-mount camera without IBIS, and you're blaming Sigma?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 11:36 UTC
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falconeyes: 0.01 lux is -8 EV.

I heavily doubt it was this dark, as it would correspond be about a moonless starry night. But the fireflies then would illuminate the scenery (or their direct surrounding at least) as main light source and I didn't notice the effect in the video.

Anyway, while dark, -8 EV corresponds to (F/1.4, 1/24s) ISO 1,200,000. I saw extreme noise at 640px web resolution. Scaling web resolution to full 24 MP resolution, the would be the screen pixel noise (24MP) at ISO 14,000. I'd say a normal full frame 24MP dSLR doesn't have this much pixel noise at ISO 14,000.

Therefore, I conclude that the demo shown by Canon is technically lame, more of a marketing gig than anything else.

@falconeyes
Perhaps you were distracted by the marketing text in the center of the frame, but the scenes at 0:09-0:15 was of the night sky, precisely to show that this video was taken during a "moonless, starry night."

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 04:04 UTC
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SeeRoy: Why doesn't one of the manufacturers release something with overall improvements in IQ (bigger sensor, faster lens etc) keeping the size down by eliminating the LCD screen?

Apart from setup (and the chumps who chimp all the time) I think many people would trade it for overall performance gains if the essential functions were externally accessible and setup could be done via an EVF. After all, there are plenty of overpriced cameras out there lacking a viewfinder - which many of us find indispensable.

Still, adding an EVF to cameras in this sector: about bl00dy time too.

@SeeRoy
What is the point of a digital compact that can't be used to show the photo it just took?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:50 UTC
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(unknown member): If Mario Andretti drove somewhere in a Civic would there have been an article about it?

Not sure about Andretti, but back in 2007 there were a handful of articles about Michael Schumacher driving a taxi.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 06:08 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Nice photos. The question is why?
Just because he can? Is that a noble motivation?

"Because it's there." - Sir George Mallory, mountaineering pioneer, when asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest in 1923

Imagine how much of human advancement would not exist today if people always needed a noble goal before they tried something.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 06:05 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (185 comments in total)

Mike, I have a couple of questions:

1) Would you consider the Transcend an adequate solution for a non-professional just taking casual photos during a hobby event (say, something like Comic Con) to transfer to a tablet for immediate viewing by the subject?

2) Were you able to determine which solution used up battery power more, or did you find yourself filling up the card well before running out of power?

Thanks in advance.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 05:55 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (681 comments in total)
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Neodp: The problem:

The Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 Prime is going for the lowest, *USED* price, of $400. This is the most, recommended lens, and for (wise) prime users.

So much for affordability. There are much better lenses; for much less. This, barely, incrementally smaller system size just costs too much. It's no value buy. Then there's lens selection. Now, if the E lens prices dropped....

Plus, as far as fun adapter mania, you should know, some systems use fun, high quality, inexpensive, old lenses; without needing any adapters.

@Neodp
That isn't a problem. Another characteristic of the target market for this camera is that they don't buy a second lens at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:52 UTC
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (681 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Definitely a smart marketing move on Sony's part - having a price-killer entry-level that gives you an upgrade path by keeping the lenses.

At first (as in my comment under the product announcement) I thought this might also compete with the NX20/NX30 and be a new option for mirrorless Sony fans not satisfied with the NEX ergonomics, but I see now that it is positioned lower-end - with it's low res screen and cheap feel to it. That doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it to the masses and those looking to finally replace their film DSLR with a casual use (pretending-I-know-what-I'm-doing) replacement well suited to their needs (D3200 and Rebel turf).

I totally agree with DPR's view that this is a great alternative to small sensor P&S cameras and the intended target market.

"MADE IN CHINA" I suppose...

@TrojMacReady
Logical conclusion: there will be better and more expensive E-mount Alphas in the future.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 09:19 UTC
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (681 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: So why is this (or NEX) considered an Alpha?

Different menu and battery. And there is more than one smart adapter for lenses. Get AF adapter for Canon EF and Contax G now. Manual adapters for anything.

What makes this an Alpha?

My guess is the shape.

It looks like Sony will be going with NEX branding for cameras that use the current NEX shape, while using the Alpha branding for cameras that use the DSLR shape.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 06:28 UTC
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tabloid: Having a look on google...it seems that only Canon make STM lenses.

Come on Sigma etc get your finger out.

Maybe not for a few years. While stepper motor technology certainly isn't proprietary, their specific use as autofocus motors in camera lenses is patented by Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
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5inchfloppy: I think there's a typo? In the article it states:

"Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode."

But in the table below, Full time manual is listed as 'No'.

That's technically correct, due to how FTM works for Canon's STM focus-by-wire lenses. With STM lenses, the user needs to half-press the shutter before the focus motor will respond to any motion of the focus ring. It's kind of like stepping on the clutch pedal of a manual transmission car in order to change gears.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 05:48 UTC
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (146 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: Why is Andy Westlake reviewing some obscure gadget that is going to interest a tiny group of people, instead of one of the overdue mirrorless camera reviews like GF6, G6, NEX-5R, NEX-3N, E-PL5, etc? Obviously this is somewhat shorter than a camera review but it seems very strange to prioritize a niche product over a camera with much broader appeal, especially on DPR.

Real Photographers are people who take photos.

Real "Photographers" (intentional quotation marks) are people who demand a free-access website to provide reviews of cameras these "photographers" have already predetermined should be "80%+, Gold Award" and are just looking for an excuse to say either "good, unbiased review" if the result matches their expectations, and "obviously biased to Canon/Nikon" if the result does not.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 06:00 UTC
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