rallyfan

rallyfan

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On Salamina wrecks in the Water Pollution challenge (10 comments in total)

Great shot, beautiful picture, λυπηρό θέαμα!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 01:19 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography article (228 comments in total)
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Joshlovesphotos: And.....here we go again DPReview. You basically copy and pasted the advertising from Canon's press release onto your "Review" site. Only problem is, when you "review" something, isn't the point of the site to take another, more objective view of a product? You should call yourselves, DPAdvertisers.

Problem? Well, besides apparently being the only person here with an iq over 100, how about the fact that hydrogen-alpha light is NOT the true color of the cosmos. You know those galaxy and nebulae that you see on science shows in awe striking color? Yeah. Thats false color. That's not TRUE color, I don't care how subjective it is. The human eye does not see colors that way. This article's main title should read "CANON ANNOUNCES MODIFIED 60D (60DA) WITH STRONGER INFRARED SENSOR THAT PRODUCES FALSE COLOR IN ORDER TO MORE EASILY PHOTOGRAPH THE COSMOS".

So basically you just pasted NEWS and FALSE ADVERTISING onto your "review" site, that is just chock full of adverts really.

You've proclaimed yourself the most intelligent person here and are carrying on about the true colour of the cosmos, false advertising, and news in capital letters. It is my hope some site and/or some camera, be it modified for astronomy or not, allows you to find the inner peace you seem to have lost due to Canon's and DPR's misstatements.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 22:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (519 comments in total)

No sightings of the camera to my knowledge at Estadio Algarve this past weekend, though frankly the camera would be poorly suited for such a venue since the action requires quick glass with long reach and rapid AF.

I'd have thought though that its size and image quality would make it popular for candids and/or crowd shots. It could be the camera is too new, nobody spent any time looking for it specifically, or the colleagues that'd considered it for their kit share my apprehension due to the AF problems.

Next round is at the end of the month, giving all the enthusiasts ample time to shell out... $800 USD for the G1X and the venue is near the lake at San Roque, so there are plenty of still shots to be had I suppose that won't have to rely on AF speed or lens reach. I'd welcome a revue of the camera's utility from anyone attending the event (or even non-world ch. events for that matter).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 21:10 UTC as 15th comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (519 comments in total)
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mcslsk: Not recognizing the revolutionary design of the lens for me is the major shortfall of the review. That is disappointing because I was always under the impression that for the reviewers here, photographic elements of a camera are way more important than gimmicks like in camera filters or video capabilities. If you look at the lens, Canon has not only delivered high quality glass but also really taken it to the limits of what can be done given size restraints and also probably price point. There are only two other cameras that I had considered prior to he announcement of the G1X: The Fuji x100 and the Sony NEX 7. What made me go for the G1X is the lens! It is tiny, yet has a very acceptable zoom range and still starts at 2.8 and ends at 5.8 which is normal for most kit lenses (for camera with comparable sensor size). Thus I strongly believe that dpreview should revisit their review.

If one is shooting things that do not move, the camera seems to do very well.

However, this is a specific type of photographer. Still subject fans could I suppose like the camera.

The AF speed and burst issues combined with the optimistic pricing remove the camera from contention. An apparently great sensor and great lens won't do much good if the subject is no longer in the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 13:17 UTC
On Sigma USA announces pricing of 50-150mm F2.8 OS HSM article (105 comments in total)

Depending on build quality this could be ideal, allowing decent shots from a single body both on special stages and at park ferme. Dust and weather would be its enemies, more so than Sigma's almost comical recent status quo (see DSRL pricing debacle etc.).

Definitely worth a shot in my view. Eager to see it in real life.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 13:07 UTC as 20th comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (519 comments in total)

Could this be the world's best $500 USD camera? Quite possibly. Had they priced it correctly, Canon could have made a tremendous step sideways with this camera: the size is right, the specs are right, but alas the AF and speed are off. Some would still go for it (still photographers and such). The quality is very promising after all. If only the speed were there.

To those that like it and are paying... $800: more power to you. Don't worry about the naysayers; in fact, rejoice. They won't be in line in front of you to buy one (in fact it could be quite a short line...).

Judging from the review, the camera is poised to tax the wallets of those that must have the "next big" small Canon. Judging from some comments, the camera has already apparently taxed the emotional stability of some of the more vocal fans here.

As it stands the price is wrong. Rationalizing, proclaiming one's credentials and background, and self-aggrandizing won't fix this. Lowering the price will.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:19 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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rallyfan: Last I checked, iPad was not compatible with external hard drives. There were third parties that set up their drives to mimic the data "flow" of a camera, that is, made the hard drive's files look like a series of pictures that the iPad would recognize, but I am unaware of official support for any external drives on the iPad.

If so this is probably not the tablet for you.

In any case the point is moot; the tablet has sold out already.

>In a Jobsian iWorld...

Jobs is no longer with the company.

>You need pay Apple only $XX per month to rent your iSpace

iCloud is free.

>Apple shareholders (or SPV bondholders) will draw an indefinite annuit;y

I certainly hope so! This final part sounds great to me!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 17:34 UTC

Last I checked, iPad was not compatible with external hard drives. There were third parties that set up their drives to mimic the data "flow" of a camera, that is, made the hard drive's files look like a series of pictures that the iPad would recognize, but I am unaware of official support for any external drives on the iPad.

If so this is probably not the tablet for you.

In any case the point is moot; the tablet has sold out already.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 18:48 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series article (283 comments in total)

Great images, very promising!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 21:58 UTC as 58th comment
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Tape5: Can you run Maya on ipad? Because this year a product will enter the market that can do that. Better engineering will alway prevail. Lollies and jelly will only take a company so far.

There is no reason to expect better engineering to prevail at all, much less always. Numerous products that were much better engineered than their competitors have failed.

In any case, your question isn't relevant to most users, and it also can't be answered. Why? Because the apparently poorly engineered New iPad just sold out in the US...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 21:57 UTC

This is a winning situation for everyone involved and even those not involved...

The greatest winners are those who bought not Apple products necessarily, but Apple stock. The current price compared to the price before iPhone launch should bring a smile to anyone's face.

Those that don't buy Apple because the i-device lacks an ostensibly critical feature or suffers from a proprietary connector (when in fact these devices are the standards for significant markets in the developed world...) also win, because they won't have to worry about availability of their chosen non-Apple device: it should be ready and waiting for their $.

I doubt, meanwhile, that Apple will be able to produce enough of these to meet demand in the near future and perhaps beyond. In fact, it's almost fortunate that the iPad lacks the oh-so-crucial "standard" connector, SD card slot, bluetooth file sharing, fill-in-the-blank; if it were equipped with these must-have features supply would never meet demand... Heh.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
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akjos: Wow, its all nice , BUT, STILL no usb or sd card slot?? really? Im on the road ALL the time and despite what cell phone service providers make you believe , in LOT of places i have very questionable mobile internet connection, unless im close to bigger cities... I used mb pro 13" for 10 months now every day, mostly for email, skype, browsing, occasional photoshop and especially watching movies to kill some time.... With inability to connect external 1 TB HD or at least being able to pop in high capacity SD card, its pretty much useless to me. I waited and waited and hoped apple would listen and at least gave up SOME on extremely proprietary solution giving us at least darn usb port. I guess its too much to ask for. Im almost kind of happy to soon ditch my MBpro ( always a pc user anyways ) and firing up a loaded 17" asus ROG beast. WHile i enjoyed extensive time with my MBpro ,dont think ill miss apple much ...

Adding USB to such a device would be regressive, not a sign of progress. There are other devices that I am sure have the USB connections necessary for what you need.

It's not that kind of party.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 03:42 UTC
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pedrojoper: Why is this on dpreview? Are they gonna cover every smartphone and tablet announced or just the ones from a particular brand? If they're sponsored by that brand they should make that clear, if not it makes no sense!

I really like this site, watch it almost daily since 2006 and it's the first time I write something negative about it. I think the iPad 3 is a great tablet but shouldn't be featured on this site!

At the last sporting event I attended, there were pro videographers and photographers but they were the minority, and I doubt they sold all that much; there was a sea of people taping and photographing with Apple i-devices. Note not tablets and mobile phones; iPads and iPhones specifically.

The photo and video performance of these devices is also relevant in that even those (few?...) that still use conventional cameras can also use the Apple devices for on-site storage, processing, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 03:39 UTC

Excellent camera for 2010.

Like the proverbial MOD that insists on fighting the previous war and not this one, Nikon insisted on releasing this when the body is too large, the sensor too small, the price too high, the interest too low, and the circumstances entirely different.

From the test it seems to be a great camera. I have no idea why it would be chosen over a μ4/3 or other mirrorless at this stage though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 06:31 UTC as 32nd comment | 8 replies
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

Great looks, a good direction for Oly to take at this point.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:37 UTC as 124th comment

This isn't nearly as funny as Sigma's original SD1 announcement and pricing. It seems that during the difficult times they have been facing, Sigma have also lost their sense of humour.

It would have been epic if they had come out and increased the price instead!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 03:34 UTC as 7th comment

Even though some shots do not lend themselves to pixel peeping, the ISO 1600 shot of Wayne Rooney for example looks very, very good given what type of camera this is. In fact it's as good as a DSLR of yesteryear I'd say. Full test will be interesting, as will the new Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:35 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

The question in my mind is pricing vs. features. If it has AF plus a large sensor, would it not have to be priced higher than the M series? In fact, even if it is MF but has a larger sensor, would it not have to be priced higher than the M series?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 21:46 UTC as 41st comment
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rallyfan: The comments by "REAL" photographers (sigh...) seem to get more and more condescending as the price of a camera increases and/or the user interface has issues.

Like the cameras it emulates in style the Fuji will gain a cult following. Also like those cameras in many cases the person in front and the person behind the lens are both posing...

All the credential waving and non-wedding-shooter posts won't help nearly as much as a firmware fix.

I in fact think Antonio G is correct, has presented a balanced view, and I agree with him on several points.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2011 at 02:40 UTC

The comments by "REAL" photographers (sigh...) seem to get more and more condescending as the price of a camera increases and/or the user interface has issues.

Like the cameras it emulates in style the Fuji will gain a cult following. Also like those cameras in many cases the person in front and the person behind the lens are both posing...

All the credential waving and non-wedding-shooter posts won't help nearly as much as a firmware fix.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2011 at 00:12 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
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