solarider

solarider

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Aug 29, 2006

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Timbukto: I thought the first image was a fancy optical adjustment bench. But it's just hand sanitizer station. I think Chipotle needs some of those.

Also why on earth would anyone need to unbox a unit to QC vs just QC prior to boxing? Shady boxing workers? Or just nonsensical workflow?

Yikes!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 16:21 UTC

Nicely done Sir B, and with a nice bit of humor pitched in :- ) It must be a tough job to cull through umpteen images, to pick just the right ones. Made in Japan does still seem to mean something. Great stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 13th comment
On article YoCam is world's smallest waterproof 'life' camera (26 comments in total)

Way late? now $219.00?

Edit my mistake: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/yocam-the-world-s-smallest-waterproof-life-camera/contributions/new?perk_id=3381890#/contribute

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 9th comment

Wonderful looking design and ergs. Tho' at that price, it should be triple water resistant. Maybe the few reported issues will be addressed in v. II
;-P

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 130th comment

Hi DPR and Mr. Butler.

Describing in each case that a given reviewer would want that camera or not want that camera, even tho' they give a high mark would actually be helpful to know in every review, especially if it didn't fit their requirements. Is it possible to add this to the reviews? I think showing that it's not a slam dunk just because of the rating gives the reader something more to think about and consider.

Again, DPR does a great job in bringing good ideas into the spotlight.

Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply

I'd like to know more about the water protecting membrane that's glossed over on the b&h website video. No mention tho' on the product info specs. I asked about this over at Imaging Resource too, so we'll see later.
Perhaps the good folks here at DPR will look into it as well. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 21:21 UTC as 8th comment
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Randy Veeman: All the A7RII bundles with a lens are over $4300. OUCH!

Some are willing to pay that much, but I'd bet 98% of prospective buyers would laugh at the price.
Just get the D750 with better performance and near identical IQ. It is a bit bigger, but can shoot faster FPS and such, AND their are so many native lens bargains with great IQ. Try to find a native 50mm F1.9 prime on the Sony for under $200 - ain't gonna happen!

Re: FuhTeng.

What sort of warranty comes at this price? Authorized 1 year Nikon USA? Would be surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Emphyrio2: A good review. Image quality is impressive. But the"Not so good for' list is longer than the same list for 5D3 and includes the photography i most like to do.

For Rishi,
In that case then, in future it might be useful to have a Small and Smaller/Smallest Cons List... in order to put things in a useful context. If it makes the camera less useful or even useless in some context, it would be helpful to know - and on the other hand where particular cons are simply a niggle. How specific and refined can a review become? DPR is getting there. Thank you as always.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:15 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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JerryKraut: I would give Sony an innovation award for doing away with the SLR - in principle if not in practice. This particular camera, however, given its high price, does not deserve an award due to its many significant shortcomings. Back to the drawing board, Sony!

Seeing how Sony is fairly rapidly making newer improved versions, they will continue to improve each one as much and as quickly as possible. They don't at all appear to be sitting on their laurels to get to the finish line with each iteration. So at least they are trying, and by the looks of it, they are trying with some ferocity... the industry needs someone to try to beat anyway, and Sony appears to have stirred the pot in a positive way. All the camera brands using the Sony sensors have benefitted to some degree. This does help everyone potentially. Hopefully the other brands improve as well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 15:07 UTC

Thank you for a very well written review. I 'm sure much time and effort was spent both before and after the event. Sony has come a long way so far... will be of great interest to see what happens down the pike. Maybe some of this tech might show up on Sony's upcoming DSLR's and something magic is in the future?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 15:40 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies
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kriztian: Dear god. Where is the video button!!!! Please let there be one in the final production. No 4k I belive not many people will buy the camera.

Not only that, but where on earth can one find video coverage of the Pentax FF booth? Nowhere. I wonder why? All this talk of video in a slr and nobody takes a video, just still pics... curious!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 21:29 UTC

Mr. Alcorn, your portfolio is truly excellent. My hat is off to you. Best Wishes, Nic

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 5th comment

Catfish mode is hidden in the menus. Merman mode is hidden in the testoserone menu. Get with your inner feminine. Looks like a good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 15:41 UTC as 8th comment
On article CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel (28 comments in total)

Excellent play of ideas and tips. Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 20:47 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (368 comments in total)

I do hope that we'll soon see BSI sensors for aps-c :-) available to Pentax and Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 14:48 UTC as 9th comment
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xmeda: Rebranded TAMRON 24-70/2.8 .. not even worth the * designation..

At least they have FF standard zoom again... fast and cheap with little effort.

What *? Not.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 01:14 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)
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HubertChen: Concept Idea: EVF option

Support for legacy lenses is a big thing for Pentax Users. I can see that with this might come in part a reluctance to use EVF. OVF is more traditional. Also in some shooting conditions it is superior to EVF. So why not have both?

Concept 1: EVF Module
Clip an EVF Module accessory to the top left of the camera. This converts the Gestalt to Rangefinder Haptic, which is a big plus. Much more comfortable to hold. The effective camera size will remain the same. Ideal for shooting video or to just get all the OVF benefits.

Concept 2: High Quality LCD Viewer
Place a metal frame around the LCD. Make the LCD viewfinder a magnetic snap on. Make it symmetric, so you can mount it either way. Use great optics with coating. Make sure the lens does not fog easily due to eye's humidity. And reduce the size. Third party products are 70 mm deep. They use only one lens element. Do it in 30 mm with fold back rubber eye piece. No need to be low cost. Be high quality!

The eyeglass division went with the previous overlord.
Telescopes and binoculars are with Ricoh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 14:13 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

Quadraphonic sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 133rd comment

For some reason I can't get the name Mulva out of my mind now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 22:38 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Greg Krycinski (44 comments in total)

I find it enjoyable to see your work and learn something of your approach to photography. I like your shared blog too and have it bookmarked. You have much to add to our world Sensei... Thank you.
Nic

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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