KerryBE

KerryBE

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

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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 (83 comments in total)

Wonderful depictions of controlled energy. Thanks DPR for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 37th 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These bodies are uninspiring and outdated by a good margin by other brands.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 (1393 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 (1451 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 (1451 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 (1451 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 (1446 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 (1446 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 419th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1446 comments in total)
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M H S: One of the silliest, and most poorly written opinion pieces I've ever read here (and that's saying something)

Please share your thoughts on the topic of APS C vs FF. I can't glean anything from your comment.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (72 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: It's been a great year indeed! Except for one small thing—the boys on the staff get all the marquee stories, the vids and whatnot. The women on the staff seem to be relegated to the secondary stories. It's America 2015—time to give Wenmei and Allison their time in the spotlight.

And Allison was prominently featured in their video series.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 01:28 UTC
On Editorial: 2014's Homepage Highlights article (72 comments in total)

With all the developments in technology we are fortunate to have DPReview providing the venue for evaluation and new approaches to keeping up with what is happening. Thanks and I am looking forward to 2015 and the next wave of technology.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 13:15 UTC as 32nd comment
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the DPR team. Thanks for all you did in 2014. Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2015. 😃

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 30th comment
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crashpc: Please, add some older camera models in the comparison tool. It has been said many times and it would make good reference. I'm sure you'll find your time for 4-6 models... THX

I would guess their problem is they no longer have the cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 15:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: looking forward to updates for better processing and newer PDAF of 7DMkII
still missing on 5DMkIII, 6D, 1DX

but add:

hoping Canon uses full sensor res dual-ISO (or beyond dual-ISO) without half-res line skipping to give us live realtime HDR stills and HDR video (long overdue since no mfr yet offers it*)

option for RAW RAWs, flatter profiles, not just slightly cooked peaky RAWs

*except Arri Alexa's Dual Gain Architecture (DGA) sensor wired to process two gain levels (two ISOs) instead of one from todays mfrs

Rishi, I hope all this doesn't get you down. I think you add great value here and look forward to your future undertakings.

Best Regards

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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djrocks66: The 7D2 is for a sports or wildlife shooter on a budget. Enough with the DR talk. We all know how much better the Sony sensors are for that. Compare the D7100 buffer with the 7D2. Compare the AF and tracking, I dare you. :)

@ djrocks66 - Is there some aspect of the AF and tracking and buffer not compared in the review? Seemed like they were covered but I am curious if there is something else you had in mind?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 14:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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DanK♂ FP6900: I looked at some image comparisons in this review and other sites with FujiFilm X-A1 and this and I don't know who would be smart enough to buy this overpriced POS with subpar IQ. When you can get better IQ in a smaller and cheaper package why bother with this at all? Yes, there are more features and lens options with this cam, but I personally don't need all that.

@ DanK♂ FP6900 - "why bother with this at all?" sounded like a question to me. Not that I disagree with you but I was pondering your question and now no question?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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topstuff: For people looking to buy a camera for sport or action shooting, this camera looks excellent.

BUT, so does the Sony A77 Mk2. And the Sony is attractively priced as well as having the lenses most people are likely to need.

DPR really should give users a proper, informed opinion of both of these important cameras. DPR have not provided enough of a review of the A77Mk2 and I think they should do so asap.

Given that these two cameras occupy the same spot in the market, I think many people would find a proper comparison very helpful.

Come on DPR. Stop procrastinating. This comparison begs to be done asap.

Get on with it. :)

They also stated they weren't going to complete the A77 M2 review until the new firmware is available, which it now is. Given that AF tests seem to take a while to make sure they believe the results are meaningful it would seem likely to be a while before it is posted.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I get less and less of the British humor DPReview like to post. Maybe it is a result of DP joining mothership in Seattle and the horrible weather there. Most sample image aren't interesting to look at. Good for technological analysis but simply don't wow unlike marketing material. If only DP can move to Florida, Arizona, California or Hong Kong.

Technical Assessment is the purpose I think.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
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