Dabbler

Dabbler

Lives in United States Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Works as a Web Designer
Has a website at www.itinko.com
Joined on Oct 14, 2005

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RobertSigmund: I am impressed. With the Sony A 7 S, one can still recognize objects where the others show nothing than mud.
A breakthrough?

Nikon D4s is considered the high ISO leader, why not include that in the test?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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Maklike Tier: The Elephant in the room for me, is that the A7 is a $1449 body.....and the 5D MkIII is a $3399 body. Yeah sure the 7S can resolve ridiculously high ISO shots, but in 'normal use' it's no advantage really from where I'm sitting...and it's a $2495 body.

For this shootut, the impressive camera to my eyes is the plain ol' boring ol' A7, punching well above it's weight.

Want.

*edit* Actually I just noticed that the comparo was for the A7R ($2298) DPR, can you add the A7 to this shootout? The 7S is worth the money if you're shooting regularly above ISO51200, but if not, then I'm not sure what the point is. A very specific tool for a very specific job? I'd be less inclined to say that if it could shoot at high ISO with more than a paltry 5fps.

The A7s can shoot 4K video and has a silent shutter. The A7 has both PDAF and CDAF focusing. If it wasn't for the loud shutter I might opt for it but may wait for the next release of the A7 which is sure to have a quiet shutter as so many people complain about it.

The Canon is a much bigger heavier body so not much interest from me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 09:31 UTC

I looked at this camera last weekend at my pro shop's open house with a Leica rep present. Impressive build but the menu interface was stunningly bland. It was like playing pong compared to one of today's 3D games. The camera is elegant but the interface is not up to Leica's brand image.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: The existence of quality "always with you" options like this, the 3rd version of the RX 100 III, is why there's no excuse for EVER using your freaking PHONE for photography pursuits because "the best camera is the one that's with you." As small & potent as this is, using the smartphone's camera is so lame. (As for price--you can now get the 1st RX100 for a relative song.)

Bentley recently shot an ad video entirely on iPhone 5s.
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/7168/20140517/bentley-loves-apple-films-intelligent-details-ad-with-iphone-5s-and-edits-with-ipad-video.htm

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 11:32 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

When the MKI came out I gave up 12mm at the long end in my 112mm X20. Now I'm expected to give up another 30mm? Yes the 24mm at the wide end is nice but I would miss many shots at the long end using a MKIII. I'm interested to see what Nikon comes up with in the P8000.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 518th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: The existence of quality "always with you" options like this, the 3rd version of the RX 100 III, is why there's no excuse for EVER using your freaking PHONE for photography pursuits because "the best camera is the one that's with you." As small & potent as this is, using the smartphone's camera is so lame. (As for price--you can now get the 1st RX100 for a relative song.)

"Real camera" snobs need to open their eyes and look around. There are some terrific photographs taken with the iPhone5/Lumix 1020/Samsung's Galaxy series. Pro photographers are using them and getting stunning high IQ shots when processed properly. Remember, back in the day 8 MP used to be a huge improvement. I still have a Nikon 5mp dSLR (collecting dust now that I have the D800 ;) So smartphones don't have, zoom.. that just makes them primes. I carry a RX100 most of the time but still use my iPhone to take shots daily.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 07:06 UTC
On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 article (64 comments in total)

Tip: move to a city where it isn't 76F today, then a 90% chance of precipitation in the form of snow and freezing rain during the eclipse. Typical Cleveland weather!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 10th comment
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Lan: By taking part in the Photoshop Photography Program, do we sign away our rights to any existing standalone versions, or can we continue to use our standalone versions indefinitely alongside this?

Also, any hints at UK pricing?

My CC version of Photoshop killed my CS6 license because I used the discount .. which is probably interpreted as an upgrade.. wish I hadn't done that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 00:33 UTC
On DSC_0044 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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petepictures: All images are on 200 or 250 ISO. Were are the high ISO ones?

Please be sure to include some high ISO in dark scenes, a lot of testers think shooting high ISO in normal scenes suffices but the results are very different when there are lots of dark regions in a scene.

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
On Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review article (106 comments in total)

These two level bags never have enough space on the bottom and too much space on the top. If you're just trying to carry camera gear, e.g. not overnight camping etc then I would rather have more camera body/lens storage up top.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (137 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: Some improvements from what I've seen so far on one of my toughest reference images I use to compare. The Watercolour effect (colour smearing) is much improved. Details is still lower than competing products like Capture One and SilkyPix. More testing to do and will publish my own results against the rest.

Thanks for continuing your tests of the X-Trans. It appears to me Capture One still produces the best results, especially with regards to details. I think in most cases I would be satisfied with LR 4.4 results especially if I was planning to use LR plugins such as NIK or Topaz.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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zinedi: I want to express my greatest respect to FUJI for implementing of revolutionary OVF in this compact camera category. FUJI goes against the consumerist main stream manufacturers who omit quality viewfinders or viewfinders at all. It is a good message for us who want better PHOTOGRAPHIC tool, not only spectacular toy. Thanks Fuji.

Reg I find the LCD is nearly useless on a bright sunny day. At least the OVF let me frame the shot in these cases. I have the X-E1 and it is a much bigger camera, the X10 slips in my coat pocket when I walk out the door. Eagerly awaiting the X20.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 17:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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Marek07: Lets hope It's better made than the x10, Mine was sent back to Fuji 3 times for repairs due to no fault of mine.
The camera looks beautiful but with so many problems like the 'Orbing' issue, Ridiculous Battery life, The Camera not turning on.. etc, it became a bit of a gamble whether you purchased a fully working model.

The camera seemed rushed so maybe the x20 will be what the x10 should of been!

The only problems with the X10 I've seen were the early orb issue which was resolved with a sensor redesign.. I waited for the right serial numbers to roll around and pounced. Glad I did, have taken many high DR shots with wonderful color tones. Battery life is a non issue, I carry a spare and rarely use it. You want to see a camera with abysmal battery life take a look at Dp2M or DP1M Foveons. They ship with two batteries and I usually carry 3, often using all three on an outing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:57 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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ELLIOT P STERN: adobe to big to care?

The Silkypix that ships with Fuji is not based on Silkypix 5, its based on v3.x. Silkypix 5 Pro is a much improved product although still awkward compared with Adobe. I've found for sharpness the free SP is better than ACR but I like what I see in C1 7.0.2 Final and its much easier to use than SP with more better features.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)
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Sgt_Strider: So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?

Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?

To get the best details you have to use something like Silkypix or CameraOne Pro. Adobe LR4.3 doesn't process RAW details and sharpness nearly as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 21:33 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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kucink132: for the sensor size, the body isn't that small, combined with sensor size, its a big meh. sony nex offer smaller body, far bigger sensor, yeah sure sony lenses sucks, but the body is great for small legacy lenses. M4/3 offer greater lenses selection, and sensor are bigger too. to say that sensor size isnt everything, yes, its true like saying money isnt everything.

With the 30-100mm lens you get 270mm equivalent, imagine how big that lens would need to be on a NEX. I have both and carry the long lens on the V1 and the 24mm Zeiss on the NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 23:13 UTC
On Connect contest winner announced! post (44 comments in total)

EXIF? What's the story behind image?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies

iPhone??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 14:54 UTC as 5th comment
On Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod article (50 comments in total)

Tough room..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Oh No! in the anxious challenge (8 comments in total)

Awesome shot! That's gotta hurt... aww, he'll probably just walk it off..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 23:38 UTC as 6th comment
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