DaveE1

DaveE1

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On Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley article (26 comments in total)

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 8th comment
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Caerolle: I actually just bought $2000 worth of m4/3 gear, almost all Olympus, so I am no hater. However, I find this kind of snide, sarcastic, sneering approach disgusting. I would rather Olympus promoted the positive things about their products (of which there are a lot), rather than insulting people who use something else. Not sure that is going to convince people to change. Like those Mac vs PC spots only made me see Apple as more arrogant and pretentious than I already did, and those Windows Phone and Windows tablet ads made me even less likely to buy those products, too.

Wildbegonia: Companies direct these at the public. The public comment. It's a simple enough thing to understand.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:10 UTC
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olypan43: Really genious, very funny!
I was feeling the same when I had my Nikon DSLR, not any longer with my Oly!

@JeaPS Oh here we go again. I think the guy already explained the abbreviation to other kids on the forum a few times. Not that he seemed to care.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
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Jim Salvas: The defensiveness from DSLR users is almost deafening. Their brands have 90% of the market, but they still fear they may have made a poor choice.

Reminds me of the old Mac/PC debates, especially pre-Windows. Yeah, that graphical user interface stuff will never catch on.

I think the comments have more to do with a ridiculous marketing campaign for a brand than any "defensiveness".

Perhaps you are defending Olympus marketing a little too much?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
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Michael Ma: I blame the religions for demonizing sexuality. Imagine if you had a legalized red light district. Would this underground industry be as big or even exist?

Exploiting children is wrong. Religion or no religion.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 14:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (397 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: Worked with the RAW files using LR and right away I could tell that the file quality of the 5DSR is excellent. Best I have seen from Canon to date. No question about it. The files, even the high iso ones, are extremely workable in LR. They retain great quality (noise and color) even when making pretty wild adjustments. They are similar to 5D3 in look and feel but better. I can't get into specifics until I use the camera with my own lenses and lights but initial impressions are great.

I agree, jnd.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (397 comments in total)
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Battersea: The rose bushes have black spot, really. Could we get more people pictures? Thanks for these samples.

There is a scary amount of detail in these high res cameras for people shots. Maybe best to use with caution :)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (397 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Images look good, for sure, but I see that as an amateur photographer, I really don't want a über-high megapixel camera.

For many people, including pro's, the ability to crop these high res images is one of the reasons these cameras are attractive. If you just didn't get close enough, or something stayed into the edge of your shot, that's very useful.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (397 comments in total)
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beavertown: One thing that Canon will always ahead of Nikon is their color rendition.

It compensates their use of inferior sensor.

If Canon used Sony sensor, there would be no competition between C & N in terms of image quality.

The 1" Sony sensor that Canon uses in the G7X tops the 1" sensor chart that proves everything.

It's merely personal preference at this level of camera. Sometimes even just a perception.

It makes no sense to talk about Canon "always ahead of Nikon is their color rendition". Unless one is trying to troll, and we are all pro's here, aren't we? ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 08:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (397 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: Worked with the RAW files using LR and right away I could tell that the file quality of the 5DSR is excellent. Best I have seen from Canon to date. No question about it. The files, even the high iso ones, are extremely workable in LR. They retain great quality (noise and color) even when making pretty wild adjustments. They are similar to 5D3 in look and feel but better. I can't get into specifics until I use the camera with my own lenses and lights but initial impressions are great.

Colors are question of personal taste. Many would put Nikon colors ahead of Canon's or Pentax. But that's the great thing about choice.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 08:48 UTC
On Canon issues product advisory for Rebel T6i/T6s article (139 comments in total)
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tr573: Kudos to Canon for the super quick response and plan of action

They didn't have many options tr573.

Good work Roger at Lensrentals for reporting the problem before it became a problem for more customers.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
On Canon issues product advisory for Rebel T6i/T6s article (139 comments in total)

As has been said many times about Nikon recently... Canon need to have a good look at improving their quality control process when this latest mess is cleared up.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 15:39 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
On Lee releases pricing for SW150 Mk ll filter system article (36 comments in total)
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Michael MacGillivray: No wonder it was hard to find prices on their website. I wonder if they've heard of post production processing on a computer?

Post production won't bring back what you didn't capture. Keeping dynamic range under control is what the best landscape photographers do as an art. They use filters.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:26 UTC
On Lee releases pricing for SW150 Mk ll filter system article (36 comments in total)

Lee make very nice filters and accessories. So do Wonderpana. Time to look at my options, as I plan to get a new kit.

I've been very happy with the Lee filters in the past. However, the Wonderpana system seems to have an edge on price and options from what I can see so far, without loss in quality.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 7th comment
On Lee releases pricing for SW150 Mk ll filter system article (36 comments in total)
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James Shields Photography: Why are people whinging about the cost of Lee Filters/Holders? They've always been expensive. It's kind of like complaining about the cost of a new Hasselblad - expensive equipment is always going to be expensive. If you need it and can afford it, you'll buy it. If photography is just a hobby and you're not loaded with cash, then maybe don't go buying lenses you can't afford to attach a filter system to if you know you're going to need said filter system...

Consumer reaction does tend to dictate pricing. So, the more people throw their hands in the air and say "oh who are we to know the price of a piece of glass", the more expensive that piece of glass becomes.

I'm not complaining, just answering your "Why" question :)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:15 UTC
On Lee releases pricing for SW150 Mk ll filter system article (36 comments in total)
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snapa: I think they should have made it a bit larger and even more expensive :/

Studies show that the more they charge, the better the photographs you get from it ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
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Petrogel: Together with the remote control patent, the magnetic solution lens holder patent , the light field -like imaging system patent and who knows what's next patent, i believe Apple "will use this patent to sue anyone who'll design anything else about mobile devices.
And maybe one day Apple will patent photography itself

Forget about penguins Petrogel. Your anti-Apple rant was idiotic. The fact you took to calling someone else a troll kind of says it all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:04 UTC
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pdelux: The olympus version has the most gains only using the most premium lenses. How good can the Iphone lense be?

When you compare today's smartphones with so-called "real" digital cameras from a few years ago, they stack up very favorably.

Of course, a recent DSLR with good lenses is still miles ahead, but it is interesting to see how technology has improved across the scale.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: Why am I not surprised that Apple steals an idea and patents it. Still who the hell needs something like that in a smart phone anyway ...

You'll find that all major manufacturers already own, license or continue to apply for patents. The patent process stops people from "stealing" what others own.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: This is a false comparison. The Photos app should be compared with iPhoto. And lest anyone forget, the Photos app is free; no one is being asked to pay anything for it. Photos is meant to be a consumer level app for the average user, giving them something for free to use on their photos.

Most Aperture users have already migrated to LR; this was something happening even before Apple announced the end of Aperture development. If any advanced users actually think Photos is meant to replace a pro app like Aperture, shame on them for not doing their homework. I don't know of a serious photographer who in any way is surprised or disappointed with the Photos app because they never expected it to be a pro app or replace Aperture.

Turlututu, No. If all your software needs were included for the price of a computer, life would be nice though. I'll take whatever I am given for free though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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