LensBeginner

LensBeginner

Lives in Afghanistan Afghanistan
Joined on Jan 23, 2012

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On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (132 comments in total)

1. We've seen a new model every year in some cases, even with only minor changes (D5200, D5300, D610)

2. DSLR are built to last: you don't need to upgrade very often unless you do that for a living.

3. Technology has reached a point that's "more than enough" for many people.
Hell, if you're only posting to a blog/website even 6Mpx is absolute overkill!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 14:56 UTC as 10th comment
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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cinemascope: RAW is nice, but what about something in between, say PNG?

The world needs to stop producing content exclusively and directly to a crappy lossy format such as JPEG.
JPEG is for distribution... Internet... Sharing... That's it.
JPEG is not for content production... Not for saving treasured memories...

I know phones are used for sharing, but many of its images do get stored for future appreciation too.
How many new born babies these days have their first photo taken by a phone?
Just create the crappy JPEG at the moment of sharing... Done!
And keep the proper copy. Duh?

Sure RAW might be too complicated and overkill to most phone users... Not everyone will care to change WB later, or to keep the original bayer info intact.
But it makes sense to use a proper demosaiced, non-lossy format for creation and storage.
We are in the HD era, it's not 1990 anymore, why we keep recording to a crappy distribution format?

It's like recording a feature film directly to DVD or VHS...

Sorry.
/rant

new boyz is right: a musician would not use a cellphone in the first place!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:24 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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Benarm: lipstick on a pig...

I'd rather have pig on a stick ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:23 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)
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noirdesir: This is welcome, though 16 bit is overkill. Take for example the Nikon P330 pixel of 1.8 μm size (most smartphone pixels are smaller than this) and it gets less than 12 stops of engineering dynamic range with a very flat read noise curve and a very high QE of 75% (possibly somewhat a calculation artefact). I haven't done the math but I would estimate that a 1 μm pixel with a QE of 100% and a read noise of zero wouldn't get more than 12 stops of DR.
Add one bit for over-encoding, hey even two, and anything more than 14 bit is just encoding noise. And for real sensors with a QE of less than 100% and some read noise, a 12 bit encoding is very likely completely sufficient.

Sadly, consumers buy the item with the bigger figures...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:25 UTC
On Google working on RAW imaging for Android post (84 comments in total)

Ah, that's good news!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:24 UTC as 33rd comment
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Perry Kivolowitz: "Try to be very still" Enough said.

Same as smartphone-based "HDR"...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
On Pentax K-3 real-world samples gallery article (150 comments in total)
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naththo: I suspect this is a pre-production photos. It is not a full review yet with proper sample yet. Just have some patience. Those pre production sample won't be as nice as a proper review sample. When the DPR gets chance to get fully produced camera to do the review. DPR will get proper pentax glass lens for the full review.

Yep, my K100D Super makes 3000*2000 jpgs and 3008*2008 RAWs.

@naththo try RAW and see how many pixels you get.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 15:01 UTC
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Kodachrome200: I hate that they are ignoring the ricoh gr for lens correction

Troll.
Ricoh GR is a great camera.
...but you're obviously a nikon fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
On Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments article (46 comments in total)

Fastastic pics, I concur.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:02 UTC as 33rd comment
On Sample Gallery: LG G2 smartphone images post (48 comments in total)

Not too bad.
There's not much detail in the nighttime photo of that fountain, but I'm impressed by the dynamic range: there are plenty of pictures that include buildings in the shadow + clear sky/clouds and I think it manages to cope well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 23rd comment
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (117 comments in total)
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D1N0: It's about the flame, not the torch. Idiots!

Maybe they were looking at the finger...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (117 comments in total)

"The torch will remain unlit "
...There! I was wondering... :-D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 09:17 UTC as 42nd comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)
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LukeLT63: I do not understand why Tamron does not produce more new lens for Pentax. I wish I knew ....I'm sorry for my friends that use Pentax!

Myopia.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:55 UTC
On The Q Camera wants you to 'shut up and shoot' post (27 comments in total)

Is me (along with meself & I) wrong or we already have Q camera?
Me senses lawsuit coming! :-DDD

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 22nd comment
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

Do you need to open the part with the rear lcd when you put the film in?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:29 UTC as 89th comment
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LensBeginner: Call me Mr. Grumpy, but I mainly see many oversaturated, overexposed and overprocessed photos...
I like some, though, like Nos. 4-5-6-10.
Not much else.

@Roland Karlsson
wait... shouldn't the winner of the competition get... an award!? :-D We'll see who the winner will be

@b craw
Thanks for your kind words,
I hope that you noticed the tone of my rebuttal, which was, I do believe - calm and self-controlled

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 11:29 UTC
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LensBeginner: Call me Mr. Grumpy, but I mainly see many oversaturated, overexposed and overprocessed photos...
I like some, though, like Nos. 4-5-6-10.
Not much else.

7. If I had equally flattered every single gallery here then my praise would be devoided of significance.
I'm happy to comment favourably on the many astounding photos and portfolios Dpreview regularly publishes (and those get much more comments than this one, go figure...), and give praise to those who, IMHO, rightfully deserve it.
However, I'm sorry to say, that's not the case.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
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LensBeginner: Call me Mr. Grumpy, but I mainly see many oversaturated, overexposed and overprocessed photos...
I like some, though, like Nos. 4-5-6-10.
Not much else.

4. I take pictures as a hobby, and when one of my pictures has good composition, portrays an interesting subject, but I've been sloppy with, say, exposure or pp (RAW development, mainly), then I'm not happy with what I've done.
I'm not a "pro", in the sense that I don't get a living out of it, but had I been up to similar quality standards in my job (which is not photography) I think I would have been fired immediately. There's a fierce competition in almost every field nowadays.

5. @: Are you then suggesting that professionals should only worry about subject and composition? That's beyond preposterous.

6. You say I should care about the content of those photos, not the form: well I admit I did not say that in the first place, but most of these are flat and unimaginative under this perspective as well. Hell, many of those don't even tell a story.
(continues)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
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LensBeginner: Call me Mr. Grumpy, but I mainly see many oversaturated, overexposed and overprocessed photos...
I like some, though, like Nos. 4-5-6-10.
Not much else.

1. Are you implying that an amateur cannot criticise a professional, ever?
What do you do when you see, say, a pro guitarist fumbling over the fingerboard with a super-distorted effect plugged in? Based on your post you are only allowed to gape in awe because he's the pro and you're the amateur.

2. I never suggested nor implied that I was able to take better photos than those guy here, however this seems to be one of the main targets of you're ridicule.

3. I'd like to point out that there are far better photos online, made by amateurs (on aviation/flightsim enthusiasts fora, or sites like Jetphotos, for instance), and these here are supposedly the best photos from the best photogs who work with RAF and have therefore access to some locations/events which are restricted to the general public (and therefore also to amateur photogs). (continues)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 23:08 UTC

Call me Mr. Grumpy, but I mainly see many oversaturated, overexposed and overprocessed photos...
I like some, though, like Nos. 4-5-6-10.
Not much else.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:00 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
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