MAubrey

MAubrey

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
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Joined on Dec 22, 2011

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Corpy2: This downsizing makes no sense to me. Throwing away 2/3 of the information from the 36 mp camera?

Sure. Noise isn't everything. But when you're explicitly making a comparison between two cameras and focusing specifically on noise, then...noise is everything...that the comparison is interested in.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
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Corpy2: This downsizing makes no sense to me. Throwing away 2/3 of the information from the 36 mp camera?

Downsizing gives extra advantage to the A7r...making the image look less noisy than it otherwise is.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)

So...is it worth you guys testing just how much AF improvement there is with 4/3s lenses?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 14th comment
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)
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samfan: I thought the recommended lens is the one you need? As in, with the focal length, aperture and other aspects that you need.

One thing that always makes me sad is when someone asks about a lens, say, 35mm, and someone recommends a 85mm because it's sharper. How much more backwards can it get.

Uh...I think that's why they have a discussion of best wide angle primes and zoom separate from their discussion of standard and telephoto primes and zooms.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Valentinian: could this camera replace the need for a 12mm-35mm lens (for a m4/3)?

It might for you. It might not for someone else.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Full frame readout on video?

Nukunukoo, you said it just fine. And it's a good question. I'd like to know to.

There are just too many people searching the comment solely for the purpose of finding someone to pounce on and correct.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 13:04 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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PK24X36NOW: False: "the camera has all the elements implied by the term 'DSLR.'"

Nope! It's missing the "Reflex" part. It's name is therefore moronic in more than one respect. It's mirror is not "translucent" (as you pointed out) AND it is not a "Reflex" camera.

I guess they should call it "DSLST" for Digital Single Lens Semi-Transparent...

Or maybe they should just make DSLRs again, and then they could call them what they are.

Uhm...Okay.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:59 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2089 comments in total)
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bincho: Great. So, how much is it? $2300?
I'd rather buy a full frame mirorrless available now.
I could also buy a decent mirrorless with aps-c and several lenses.

Wow. HowaboutRAW is good at making things up.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
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joe6pack: The M43 sensor is 17.3mm x 13.0mm. Now they come up with a 21mm x 12mm. 17.3mm -> 21mm is a significant difference to me. It means many existing lens will be showing vignetting. Am I missing something here?

If this camera is gaining popularity. It could also mean that future M43 lens will be bigger to accommodate the wider sensor, covering 21mm x 13mm. That may not be such a good news for M43.

The gap between the two becomes much, much smaller if you're comparing the diagonal. And it's the diagonal that matters in terms of a lens's image circle.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: not small, looks like a 80s design. so what?

there must be something in the specs that justifies the hype... not?
is it 100% certain that it will be a mirrorless?

It sounds like both a shutter and a mirror to me...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:01 UTC

I'd say they came up with a great idea if it wasn't for the fact that these have been around for quite some time already...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 11:25 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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Falcon31: Nice tech, but what problem does it solve?

The whole point of a small sensor system is that it is small. Now with the speedbooster we can use our old BIG HEAVY lenses again. Now that is what I really want.

Define heavy.

Some of us have already been using our 'big heavy lenses.' While the idea of putting a 300mm f/2.8 on this adapter is intriguing, I would expect that most people are more interested in mounting their 50mm f/1.2...which isn't big and isn't heavy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 14:20 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: Perfect portrait lens for me. Fast aperture to keep shutter speeds up and iso numbers down. Perfect DOF at my favorite f2 FF eq for the fine art black and white portraits I do. I am buying the OMD em5 next week with the 17 f1.8 and I can't wait to join the four three crowd. :)

How much does that D800 weigh?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 21:13 UTC
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iShootWideOpen: Isn't Aptina 1" sensor in the nikon 1 system?

A previous generation, yes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 01:17 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
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aarif: I agree with the conclusions mostly but I don't see this as a con. At all

"Slightly lower resolution than all of its full frame peers"

What else do you gain other than smaller storage size?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 02:24 UTC
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (274 comments in total)
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Denis James Evans: Keep dxo's biases out of the camera reviews. If dxo has any influence in the camera reviews, I will never visit this site again. Dxo is a blight on the industry!

@roustabout66

If you look at the actual measurements, rather than the total score you might realize that their rating is more complicated than "Oh, Nikon got 94 and Phase One only got 91 so everything is rubbish."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 04:49 UTC
On User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5 article (262 comments in total)
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michalc: hmmm.. was there a review posted before? would expect such an article before or at least in it. such info used to appear years ago at dcresource but with time every review became alike. i understand that comparing pixels, buttons, iso, dynamic range etc. is useful to assess a camera. but for a potential buyer info how to set settings to get most out of a camera is essential if not more important than bare facts.... well done but would ask guys at dpreview to take a little more time when reviewing cameras and introduce a section called recommended/cute/cool settings or whatever, that would be definitely of a value add to potential customers, thanks

there was a review posted last week.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 17:03 UTC

They couldn't have waited another week and provide an RC with E-M5 support, too??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 19:37 UTC as 35th comment | 9 replies
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: As I suspected, the E-M5 may be too small for a prosumer camera with really good ergonomics. Slightly more width should provide, more gripping area, better shaped grip, and better positioned dials and buttons.

They have an add-on for that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:52 UTC
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