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Zigmont

Zigmont

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Editor
Joined on Dec 8, 2011

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When did the words "wide angle" became "wideangle"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 18:24 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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onlooker: Thanks for that map, DPR. Please keep us updated. I will definitely consider it next time I go to Europe.

Not me -- I can't wait for this law to be in place. I'll take twice as many photos and post 'em all over the place. So sue me EU. Try it, I dare you!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)

Make it a 24 to, say, 140 mm max with f2.8-4.0 and I'm interested. 600mm lens? Really? And other than marketing, the reason for that is...?

I guarantee no one can hold this thing steady at that range, multi-axis stabilization or not.

Anything over about 140mm or so is unnecessary for a travel camera. I've traveled the world multiple times with many point and shoots from back in the B&W film days until now and never found the need for anything over 120mm. Most shots taken at wide angle to 70mm or so.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:08 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: I'm very curious as to which market segment this camera is supposed to be competing in?

The "Mine is longer than yours" category.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (605 comments in total)

Just a correction: "The Sony also uses all of it’s 12.2MP sensor..."

"It's" is always and only a contraction for "it is". If you wouldn't use "it is" then don't use "it's". There is no such thing as a possessive "it".

In the sentence above, "it is" would be incorrect, so it's "its".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 20:59 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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Mike FL: Too bad/sad

Who is the next waiting on the line? Hasselblad?

Nikon, if they don't sharpen up and move out of the '60's to compete with Sony and Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
On Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet article (39 comments in total)

Doesn't look that small to me...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 16th comment
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (99 comments in total)

But if you don't have a good wifi connection, you're out of luck. I wonder if it downloads some of the software so the local processor can help?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 00:34 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

The heck with 4K, Nikon can't even get 720p right!

Yo Nikon: just give me a DSLR with some decent autofocus capabilities for shooting video! My D7100 video is an absolute joke and an embarrassment to Nikon.

Mr. Akagi, you want to make improvements that will distinguish yourself from the competitors? Take DSLR video seriously like Sony and Panasonic, who have probably siphoned off tens of thousands of potential Nikon customers (and I'm next if it doesn't improve).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:17 UTC as 77th comment
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MikeF4Black: Most commenters here have no idea whatsoever of Japanese business culture, let alone of the successful part of that business culture. It takes some reading between the lines to grasp what he's saying.

My only question is: did DPR really "make time" for him, or was it possibly just the other way round? ;-)

We understand Japanese business culture, but Nikon cameras are not sold only in Japan. The best companies understand that and change their culture and practices to fully satisfy and delight their customers, no matter where.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:13 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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Zigmont: I'm kind of confused as to how the G7 compares to the G1X? Is the G1X the top of the line and the G7 fits underneath, or vice-versa?

According to the chart, the G1X has a larger sensor, although lower resolution. But wouldn't a larger sensor with lower resolution mean better light gathering? Thanks.

Thanks. Maybe hoping the G1X II sees a price drop now, I'm kind of liking it, I currently use a Nikon P7700 but sensor is small and it overall has very slow response frustrates me a lot. I use this type of camera for my job, taking photos and video at trade shows.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)

I'm kind of confused as to how the G7 compares to the G1X? Is the G1X the top of the line and the G7 fits underneath, or vice-versa?

According to the chart, the G1X has a larger sensor, although lower resolution. But wouldn't a larger sensor with lower resolution mean better light gathering? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:39 UTC as 191st comment | 5 replies
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (67 comments in total)

Must be a mistake, the article on the new Nikon 20 mm lens (link below) has the press release for the D750?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5249695462/nikon-announces-af-s-nikkor-20mm-f-1-8g-ed

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 7th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Outstanding, thanks so much, I've been following the series. England looked so incredibly peaceful just before the insanity that was to rage soon after these photos were taken.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:08 UTC as 55th comment
On Adobe releases Revel for Android post (5 comments in total)

Because...the world needs another "sharing photos with family and friends" app.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 9th comment
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (216 comments in total)

Interesting that most of the photos here except one are of the camera without its housing. The GoPro is basically useless without its housing and with it, it's bulky and difficult to mount. I have 3 different GoPros along with other action cameras that we use quite frequently. Although the Hero 3 series takes good video for an action cam, remember that with the housing, special GoPro mounts and a suction cup mount to hold it, this sucker is big and heavy compared to some other action cams.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
On John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year article (82 comments in total)

"it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity."

Huh? If they didn't tell me it was of people in Djibouti, I'd have never guessed. Looks like people holding up cigarette lighters for a concert at the beach in L.A. or something. Or maybe getting ready to go midnight smelt fishing. If this is the best press photo of 2013, no wonder why newspapers are failing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Finally, a camera without the trendy "retro" 1950's look! I'd buy one just for that alone. I mean after all, it is 2014. I want cameras to look like the future, not the past.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
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Jogger: What is this "film" that they speak of?

It's the CMOS/CCD sensor of the 20th Century. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
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JaimeA: There is something called actuality and momentum in the news. The story and reviews for the full-frame Sony A7r and A7 have by now appeared practically everywhere, including DxO, an affiliate. Apart from inconclusive “first impressions” we get no review in DPR. Nevertheless we see this inane news that no professional or amateur cares to know (except perhaps children). Michael Reichmann reported his impressions in October of last year; DxO Mark published a detailed review and ratings (2nd in 249 cameras) also in October. I got my camera in November. I suggest you do not publish anything more about the A7r and avoid the ridicule; by now it is old, stale news.

I have no interest in a 120 roll film camera either, but reading about it and realizing that other people do is indeed interesting. I like to "broaden my horizons" and perhaps there are 120 film and composure techniques that can help me improve my photography skills. So I'm glad to see dpreview publishing off-beat stories like this. If I don't want to read them, I click through to something else. Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
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