Banhmi

Banhmi

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Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)

Puked in my mouth when I saw the low light IQ at ISO 3200.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 05:14 UTC as 25th comment | 9 replies
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Edymagno: Dangerous times to buy expensive glass.

"Dangerous times to buy expensive glass" -- I was thinking the same thing but, on the other hand, MILCs have existed for a decade and are JUST starting to truly chip away at DSLR dominance with the Sony A7-series... pro-quality curved sensor camera systems will probably be similarly slow to evolve and achieve acceptance.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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forpetessake: After the detailed article about the lens equivalence one could expect DPR would stop writing "24-1248mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens", but here we go again. I guess the advertising dollars are more important than truth.

How about DPR standardizes publishing the sensor size and then saying: "24-1248mm equivalent, f/15-29 equivalent"?

Then we won't have to do the math in our heads EEEVERY TIME!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: We have two RX10s for video (attached to Ninja 2s) and for a few months now, I can say that it sure matches and even edges out the 5D3 especially on low light! They're great on gymballs especially with their weight and remotely zoomable lens. They are not perfect though, sub-par focusing methods and sure would be great if it can use a touch focus system, especially via tablets. A better CODEC like the RX100M3 would be very welcome, and a faster zoom would be fab.

Do that on the next RX10 and you have a Wedding Video Killer!

Many seem to favor zoom length over lens quality. The zoom range is fine for me. I'd take fixed aperture any time.

OK, so I think we're all clear now that the FZ1000 delivers superior output compared to the RX10 and, to top it off, comes at a better price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

<yawn> another high price, low performance nikon mirrorless that no one will buy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:00 UTC as 142nd comment

Another photographer with a morbid fixation on depressing subjects.
She could've balanced out a visit to the graveyard that is 'Kodak city' with a visit to Irvine for the fertile fields of 'RED city'.
It's tumultuous, but the USA remains the undisputed leader in innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 17:19 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

Some of my favorite photography on DPR in a while

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 55th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (717 comments in total)
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plasnu: Does anyone still choose DSLR over this at this price point?

Of course! -- the U.S. market is full of mildly retarded people who are obsessed with giant cameras and have absurd ideas regarding the quality of mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (624 comments in total)
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sevoman: Quick question regarding the 70D. I want to purchase this but I am wondering what the eventual T6i would offer over and above the 70D. I am not sure how the "Ti" line and the xxD lines compare and if the xxD models are always better than the Ti lines? I checked the 60D vs T5i and the 60D seemed to be better. Can anyone explain these different classes of Canon cameras? Thanks in advance!

most critical issue will be whether the new t6i/750d will get the 70D's autofocus system.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
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Banhmi: Does it come with a built-in app to turn my phone into a PLA spy camera?

no, I definitely mean PLA.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (411 comments in total)

Man... even Pentax is better!
Now I know why DPR snubs these things -- they deserve to be snubbed!

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 16:51 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (640 comments in total)
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Photato: I don't know why people keep comparing this Canon to the Sony RX100. Different sensor size, different overall size and different zoom range.
When compared to ILC cameras, then this Canon G1XII is not so impressive.
For the same money people can get a much better package getting a Sony A6000, is like.... no comparison.
I don't know what was Canon thinking by intentionally crippling this camera in features that wouldn't cost anything to implement, my ancient Canon Pro1 has features this camera doesn't have and lets not get started comparing it to what a smartphone can do these days.
Unless Canon is happy to charge much less of the suggested price is my guess, but I don't see this camera selling well.
Another camera for the landfill in a few years.
Sony A6000 is much more interesting option for about the same price.

@Richard Butler:
Per DPReview's own specification pages:
a6000: 120 x 67 x 45 mm = 361800 volume
G1X Mark II: 116 x 74 x 66 mm = 566644 volume

So please explain how is the a6000 "considerably larger"?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 04:51 UTC

Does it come with a built-in app to turn my phone into a PLA spy camera?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (603 comments in total)

I'm pretty irked that they reduced features from the original a77.

Specifically, I actually really LIKE GPS now, even though I originally thought it was pointless.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 106th comment | 6 replies

Sorry, but there's nothing that great about the 4 photos I just saw.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 09:35 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Up close: The beauty of butterfly wings article (47 comments in total)
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peterwr: Little-known fact: the irridescent colours of butterfly wings are produced not by pigments, but by nanometric structures on the scales' surface that reflect different colours of light, much like the microscopic pits on a CD.

God, I love nature.

I'd also like to mention with regard to this DPReview photo set, that while complex three-dimensional biophotonic nanostructures produce the vivid structural colors of many butterfly wing scales, their exact nanoscale organization is uncertain. Indeed, many butterfly photonic nanostructures initially develop within scale cells as a core-shell double gyroid (Ia3d), as seen in block-copolymer systems, with a pentacontinuous volume comprised of extracellular space, cell plasma membrane, cellular cytoplasm, smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) membrane, and intra-SER lumen.

Yep, nature really is amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (230 comments in total)
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iAPX: It's pretty interesting, as China is an emerging country, they are trying to protect consumers, and seems to be more pro-active at this than US or Europe!

The CCP loves any excuse to slam a major Japanese company.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: Richard, This may be the first time I recall DPR have written a commentary ripping a camera product at announcement.

Once again, with more feeling, please tell us what you *really* think of the N1 Series...

Agree.
Refreshing article DPR!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On CP+ 2014 interviews: What we learned article (93 comments in total)
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kongqueror: Just curious - why no interviews with Sony? Would have loved to hear from them.

Agreed. Considering the a7 is probably the most disruptive camera of the year and is putting Sony in position to deliver a knock-out punch to Canikon. They could've railed against the dogma of the DSLR market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:05 UTC
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Henry M. Hertz: another lame interview....

i don´t know why the interviewers never ask the questions that come up on every forum.

as only one example... why not asking why canon is still using 7 year old sensor manufacturing? a 500nm process.
they improve sensors... well not as much as others do.

the 18MP sensor get´s a bit long in the tooth even with dual pixel AF.

the 1DX sensor is fantastic and it´s a wonder canon can do this with a process that is at least 3 steps behind sonys manufacturing process.

still the question is when will canon update to the same manufacturing process as, for example, sony?

canon builds the best overall DSLR´s. i love my 1D X.
but the real question is .... when will canon improve sensor perfomance?
with improved DR and low read noise of current sony sensors canon would be unbeatable.

What's interesting about the interview is that Canon's stodgy bureaucrats are clearly determined to continue skating to where the puck is rather than to where the puck is going. This company deserves to be disrupted hardcore.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 07:39 UTC
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