KerryBE

KerryBE

Lives in United States KS, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Nov 22, 2002

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On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1045 comments in total)
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futile32: @Rishi Sanyal Thanks for the article. It nice to here that you guys are as excited about this camera as some of us.

I really hope Sony delivers on their promises too. Can't wait to see the review when you guys get your hands on it.

Celsus - What you mean is you, not people in general. There may be others but there are many who have no problem whatsoever with this approach.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 21:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Searching: You can hardly call these high octane samples, quite frankly I'm disappointed and was expecting more, these are quite average in every regard.

In every regard doesn't really tell us anything. Wondering what caught his eye or didn't.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
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paulfulper: where did they move the GLOSSARY and technical explanations of cameras and sensors ?

that was my main reason to come to DPReview.

Please help !

I asked the same question via feedback.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
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nananananana: I wish people would stop assuming that dynamic range is a defining factor when people buy these cameras. You do realize that you can't see high dynamic range from a regular photographs. The only way Dynamic Range might matter is for people who do very heavy post editing.

We dun care about dynamic range. Stop assuming we do. What I care about is:

-COLOR ACCURACY (thank you low pass filter)
-LOW WEIGHT
-CONVENIENCE
-GOOD JPEG QUALITY
-GOOD APS-C LENS SELECTION THAT ISN'T TOO EXPENSIVE AND LIGHTWEIGHT
-FREE SOFTWARE LIKE DPP
-ERGONOMICS

Canon provides all the above, which is why they ship cameras.

We do not care about dynamic range or micro adjust. And by we, I mean the target audience for these cameras. People who buy these cameras have a life outside of photography, they are not pro photographers.

It's nice to have information available for those with different priorities to makes their assessments and hence their choices. If DR not critical to someone they can evaluate the camera on the basis of those things that matter to them. Those to whom DR is important can do the same.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
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nananananana: I wish people would stop assuming that dynamic range is a defining factor when people buy these cameras. You do realize that you can't see high dynamic range from a regular photographs. The only way Dynamic Range might matter is for people who do very heavy post editing.

We dun care about dynamic range. Stop assuming we do. What I care about is:

-COLOR ACCURACY (thank you low pass filter)
-LOW WEIGHT
-CONVENIENCE
-GOOD JPEG QUALITY
-GOOD APS-C LENS SELECTION THAT ISN'T TOO EXPENSIVE AND LIGHTWEIGHT
-FREE SOFTWARE LIKE DPP
-ERGONOMICS

Canon provides all the above, which is why they ship cameras.

We do not care about dynamic range or micro adjust. And by we, I mean the target audience for these cameras. People who buy these cameras have a life outside of photography, they are not pro photographers.

Did you establish the target audience in some manner that enabled them to appoint you as their spokesperson? DR can have varying importance to different people, even within such a target audience.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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nananananana: I have been reading about the electronic spirit level of the 760D. I wonder how good this works, I can see myself using it for architecture, but I wonder if it will help much, because if the street isn't level, the spirit is going to say my building is not level, even though it might be, but the spirit won't know since it doesn't understand the street and building are not 100% level.

For a horizon however, I can imagine this to be extremely useful.

If there is one thing I hate, is taking a shot, and noticing later that it wasn't perfectly level, and having to go into a program to correct it. If this thing can assist me with getting all my shots perfectly level, that would be nice.

Streets are almost never level on purpose. Minimum slopes for drainage.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Only 1 2000mm sample??? Of a mountain with no fine detail? That's the headline feature! What's up with that @Dan?

The phenomena is well known in astronomy and so no surprise that it can come into play in certain situations for super telephoto shooting. There is a reason they put telescopes on mountains to get above atmospheric distortions.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (508 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
On DPReview week in review: April showers article (6 comments in total)

Seems like it's been a while since your last week in review. Glad to see them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 01:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (824 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Is DPR under new management? They seem to crank up those reviews much more quickly. About two per week or so. Maybe the editor just has a bigger whip?

About the A7II, I was certain DPR was going to award the gold to this camera, IBIS and all, but I guess they resisted being swept away and stuck to their guns about the many niggles with the entry-level A7 series. Can't complain there.

You haven't noticed the new staff on board over recent months? They are getting cranked up.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 23:55 UTC
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Stollen1234: i am more interested to know about the surf spot in California..Dpreview could you please disclose the surf location in California and which pier ist it..

thank you

There is an earlier comment from someone who lived in the area that will answer your question.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 03:13 UTC
On On point: Steve Vaccariello's dance photography article (79 comments in total)

Wonderful depictions of controlled energy. Thanks DPR for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 38th comment
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donCortizone: Too little, too late. I've already replaced my 5D Mark III and lenses with an X-T1. No need to look back.

This change was primarily driven by a desire to go mirrorless? Just curious.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
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rsf3127: As a former Canon user, I can only pity those who have a significant investment in Canon lenses and cannot jump ship without a loss.

These bodies are uninspiring and outdated by a good margin by other brands.

If they bought their sensors from someone else and had invested seriously in MILC, I would be their loyal customer because Canon lenses are very good, even the affordable ones.

Can you imagine a Sony A7II with native lenses like those from Canon?

I am very interested in waiting and seeing how these cameras perform when tested. Some have said 50 MP is a waste. For some it is not needed. I may or may not be interested in these cameras after testing is completed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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piratejabez: The diagonal banding (exhibited in his-res shots with motion) is evident even in the studio shot; take a look at the green feathers. The slightest breeze may invite unwanted artifacts...

Actually a nice way to learn how little it takes to impact the quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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Samuel Spencer: Just a brief note because a few people had asked, the studio test scene was updated for the NX1 after the release of FW 1.2 because of improved JPEG NR. All shots were updated.

@Trk
You are asking about manufacturers adjusting their firmware just to get better testing results on the test scene? Doesn't make sense that any of them would do that just to get better results from the DPR test scene. If firmware comes out for fixing things or improving things it is for general use of customers not tuned to the DPR test scene.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 13:49 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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Satyaa: Hello Dale, very good review so far.
In the soccer shot I see lot of grain (noise) at ISO 5000. I am looking at the picture in this review at full screen on a 14" laptop (not enlarging it).
Is that usual in a camera of this class?
The picture of Richard on bicycle is very clean. What ISO was that at?
Thanks.

The NX1 is in the Studio Comparison Tool for other high iso comparisons.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 21:20 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I read the review so far and I simply couldn’t help thinking that I would never buy a Canon 7D MKII over this camera. There simply wasn’t anything I saw in that review that would convince me otherwise.

Sure each camera has its own benefits and drawbacks. However, the NX1's benefits far outweigh its drawbacks and the 7D MKII’s benefits.

However, I simply can't convince anyone else that this is the camera to get. When I mention the Samsung camera they say “I would be more comfortable getting something everyone else has like a Canon”.

The average photographer cares more about not getting the “wrong” camera than the “right” camera. They don’t want to take a chance buying a camera that is inferior and no one else uses because they are afraid people will say "I told you so".

With the Canon camera they can simply say “Everyone else has it so it can’t be that bad”. Convincing people that the majority of camera buyers are wrong is a next to impossible task even though I think that is true.

@mpgxsvcd
Curious as to why you are trying to convince others to buy this? Sounds like you like it for your use?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1460 comments in total)
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aandeg: Many fallacies in this fallacy article. I would suggest to never join a debate team.

So tell us what some of the fallacies in the fallacy article are.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1460 comments in total)

I own a FF and APS C. My wife has APS C. We have dealt with these types of considerations over the years regarding lenses. I find each format useful for certain shooting situations and have to consider what lens(es) make the most sense. We have both APS C and FF lenses. This opinion article gives some perspective that is valuable for me. Thank You

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 423rd comment
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